The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

September 12, 2016

Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

Welcome Back to School

Please join me in welcoming the following NEW faculty and staff members to Oakview!

Paula Warren K5

Ellen Hearn 1st

Ashley Sink 2nd

Crystal Stewart 2nd

Mary Leslie Miller 3rd

Melissa Hoefel 4th

Maddie Rewis 5th

Vicki Bramer 5th

Lindsey Godfrey Special Education

Adriane Morgan Guidance Counselor

Terry Kee Attendance Clerk

Bell Michel Special Education Aide

Oakview Earns State Recognition

Congratulations to Oakview Elementary School on receiving the “Rising Star” Award by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The award is given in recognition of our efforts in the areas of recycling and composting. Did you know that Oakview composts food waste from daily lunch trays which is then used in many of our outdoor habitats? Great job, Oakview Owls!!

Oakview Receives Over $12,000 in Grant Funding

Congratulations to Oakview faculty who have received grant funding to support arts integration at various grade levels. For example, second grade students will be integrating sculpture into an upcoming science unit on animals by making totem poles from clay and then firing them in the school’s kiln. Third grade students will be expanding their Native American studies through the integration of drama and theater arts. Thank you teachers for the creative ways you engage students in learning each day!

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook sales begin soon and all yearbooks will be in FULL COLOR this year! The cost will be $27. Order forms will go home on Monday, September 19. Oakview will only order a few extras for students who join our school after the pre-order deadline on December 14. Please order your yearbook using the order form if you plan to purchase a 2016-2017 yearbook.

Free Breakfast for GCS Students!

We are pleased to announce that all Greenville County Schools locations will now offer FREE breakfast to ALL students, regardless of an individual's free and reduced lunch status. Breakfast will be served at Oakview from 7:15am to 7:50am daily. The free breakfast program provides one free meal per student. If a second meal is requested, a charge will be incurred. ​

Reading Tutors Needed!

Change the life of a child forever by serving as a Reading Tutor! You do not have to be a teacher to tutor a child. You become a tutor when you become a parent. If you want to make a real difference, please sign up to be a Reading Tutor. All training and materials will be provided. Training will be held on October 7, 9:00- 10:30am in the Virtual Field Trip room. Questions? Please email Becky Riddle at

Parent Portal Access

Are you interested in having online access to your child's progress? Parents of children attending Greenville County Schools have access to a Parent Portal that will help keep them better informed about their children’s academic performance, attendance, and much more. Parents must have an access ID and password to obtain their children’s school information. Please click here to find out more.

NEW Volunteer Application Process

In its ongoing effort to provide a safe school environment for students, Greenville County Schools is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Follow the link below to complete the steps for this new process. It is REQUIRED that ALL volunteers complete an application BEFORE they show up for their first day of volunteering.

PTA President's Report - Mandi Morin

Welcome back Oakview families! It is hard to believe how quickly the first few weeks of school have flown by. The PTA has been hard at work processing all of the forms that you completed and are thrilled with the response! It was wonderful to see all of the new faces at the Volunteer Breakfast. We look forward to a great year where we can work together with the students and teachers to be "#OWLIN" at Oakview Elementary.

Box Tops Bonus App


Earn even more cash to help Oakview get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for Oakview. It's free and as easy as 1-2-3. Here's how it works:

1. BUY - Find products on the app
2. SCAN - Scan your receipt
3. EARN - Watch earnings stack up

You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the Box Tops App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion.

The app is available today in the Apple App Store or Google Play!


It’s that time of year again when students should be preparing their Reflections entries! This year’s theme is “What is Your Story?” Students can create a work of art in the following categories: Dance; Music Composition; Literature; Visual Arts; Photography; Film Production; and Special Artist. Students may enter as many categories as many times as they choose.

Entry forms and rules for each category are located at, Students must complete an entry form for each entry they submit.

So let’s get your creative juices flowing as we also celebrate National Arts in Education week! Deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. Entries will be collected before and after school in the cafeteria. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Joy Anderson or Sarah Markwell at

Let’s start REFLECTING!

Joy Anderson & Sarah Markwell

Restaurant Night - Brixx Pizza

Monday, Sep. 12th, 3-10pm

1125 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC

Friends of Oakview, 2016-2017

Please join Oakview PTA in recognizing and thanking these businesses and families of the Oakview community for their generous donations to the 2016-2017 Friends of Oakview fund.


AR Funding

Brain Balance

Brain Refocus

Bubba Annie’s

Chicken Salad Chick

Crockett Pediatric Dentistry

Davis Orthodontics

The Donut Experiment

The Goddard School

Harrison Orthodontics

HomeTrust Bank

Hungry Howie’s

Jelly Beans Hair Design for Kids

J. Freeman & Associates

McDonald’s at Highway 14

Pizza Inn

Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

Pump It Up

Sonic at Woodruff Road

Summers Orthodontic

Twisted Cup


An Anonymous Family

The Akahori Family

The Alfonso Family

The Andrews Family

The Angone Family

The Balan Family

The Bengen Family

The Benton Family

The Berg Family

The Bishop Family

The Blinston Family

The Bloodworth Family

The Bradley Family

The Brake Family

The Brinker Family

The Burns Family

The Burr Family

The Caputo Family

The Cianfarano Family

The Clapp Family

The Cofer Family

The Cole Family

The Coleman Family

The Conley-Cruz Family

The Cremmins Family

The Curtis Family

The Dadania Family

The Davidson Family

The Dawson Family

The Dobson Family

The Dougherty Family

The Doherty Family

The Doll Family

The Donohue Family

The Doran Family

The Dukes Family

The Durrell Family

The Eidson Family

The Eminoglu Family

The Fields Family

The Feldman Family

The Fish Family

The Foggie Family

The Frazier Family

The Furr Family

The Gamrat Family

The Gan Family

The Garcia Family

The Garner Family

The Gauvey Family

The Gettig Family

The Gibson Family

The Goldstein Family

The Greenberg Family

The Griffith Family

The Hanigan Family

The Harder Family

The Harrison Family

The Haydamack Family

The Hegele Family

The Helmer Family

The Hernandez Family

The Holzman Family

The Hughes Family (Greyson & Juliana)

The Hughes Family (Jennifer)

The Johnson Family

The Jones Family

The Jordan Family

The Kalatges Family

The Kneeland Family

The Knox Family

The Krishnakumar Family

The Kumar Family

The Lawlor Family

The Lee Family

The Lewis Family

The Long Family

The Lovegrove Family

The Lovelace Family

The Makosiej Family

The Manos Family

The Markwell Family

The Marlin Family

The Marullo Family

The Mathis Family

The McAdams Family

The McClure Family

The McKinney Family

The Mendola Family

The Mewborn Family

The Middleton Family

The Miller Family (Abigail & Madison)

The Miller Family (Brianna & William)

The Morgan Family

The Morris Family (Griffin)

The Morris Family (Olive)

The Moschella Family

The Onyebueke Family

The Orr Family

The Osato Family

The Palmer Family

The Pappas Family

The Pauksta Family

The Pearse Family

The Pelino Family

The Rahul Family

The Raynes Family

The Reilly Family

The Richter Family

The Ridge Family

The Rumsey Family

The Scheib Family

The Schiefelbein Family

The Schofield Family

The Scott Family

The Sellner Family

The Shaikh Family

The Shaw Family

The Shieh Family

The Shuler Family

The Sibal Family

The Siffri Family

The Silva Family

The Soenke Family

The Stamper Family

The Stefanik Family

The Stiles Family

The Stoudemire Family

The Strutz Family

The Tavis Family

The Thomas Family

The Vanchoff Family

The Villiger Family

The Wagener Family

The Watts Family

The Willis Family

The Wyss Family

The Yochum Family

The Young Family

The Zhang Family

The Zhao Family

The Zow Family

The Zych Family