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Principal's Report

Giving Thanks

This time of year puts all of us in the mindset of giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives, and expressing our appreciation for each other. We remember to view our world through a lens of gratitude which helps us through this busy season. Gratitude can be expressed through simple acts of kindness, philanthropy, volunteering, and making positive connections with others.

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives."

John F. Kennedy's words remind us to take time this week to express our thankfulness. We have many things to be thankful for here at Oakview, including our students and parents, staff, and faculty. I'm grateful for the meaningful work done every day in our building, the kind and good hearts of our students, and the support of our parents and community. The Oakview family wishes everyone a joyful Thanksgiving holiday!

For children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D


What are you thankful for?

Let us know what you are thankful for this fall season! Click here to access Flipgrid--an online video discussion platform. (The password is Thankful). Spend a few minutes as a family reflecting on what you are truly thankful for and then record your 90 second video letting us know! Just click the green + button to start. Videos will be viewable to other Oakview families.

Thank you for being a part of our Oakview family!

The November edition of the Owlet is available!

The Owlet, Oakview's student-led online news site, has published its first edition of the 2018-2019 school year! You may access it here! Stay tuned for future editions. Great work, Owlet reporters!

Geography Bee Results

Congratulations to all students who participated in Oakview's Geography Bee! Ten students were identified from the semi-final round to participate in the final competition. Those students were:

  • Neha Shivanna
  • Eli Nash
  • Charlie Frazier
  • Josey Stefanik
  • Amy Stewart
  • Ayaan Patel
  • Owen Dannelly
  • Ryan McMurray
  • Owen Frazier
  • Mark Romeo
  • Sarah Turner

Oakview's final competition was held Monday, November 19th. Our winners were Neha Shivanna (3rd place); Owen Frazier (2nd place); and Josey Stefanik (1st place). Josey will go on to take a written qualifying test to compete for advancement to the state level. Congratulations to these hard-working students!

America Recycles Week!

Thank you for making America Recycles Week a great success! The shoe napper's ransom of 1,000 shoes was met and exceeded! We recycled 1,220 pairs of shoes and 800 other recyclable items like crayons, markers, cardboard, and electronics!

Here are the winners of the Recycling Contest:

Overall Pizza Party Winners: Mrs. Boone's 3rd grade with 99 pairs of shoes and Mrs. Conner's K5 with 75 pairs!

Popsicle Winners: Mrs. Warren (56 pairs); Mrs. Lee (43 pairs); Mrs. Clark (42 pairs); Miss Dodd (50 pairs); Mrs. Hoefel (68 pairs); and Mrs. Szynal (35 pairs)

Tech Talk

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3rd Graders Connect with Scientist to Learn More about Matter

Third grade students participated in a virtual field trip with Dr. Lee from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History! A combination of hands-on experiments by the students and demonstrations by the scientists, students expanded their knowledge of matter.

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Upcoming Events

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Week of November 19

  • Monday, November 19: Geography Bee for School Finalists
  • Tuesday, November 20: 4th Grade Native American Day
  • Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)

Week of November 26

  • Tuesday, November 27: 2nd Quarter progress reports issued
  • Thursday, November 29-Sunday, December 2: Aladdin Jr. by the Oakview Players
  • Friday, November 30: 1/2 for K4
  • Friday, November 30: Donuts for Dads, 4th and 5th grades

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

Boys' Track Club invites you to run with them!

Oakview's Boys' Track Club will participate in the Jingle Bell Jog on Saturday, December 8th! Coaches Kirk and Miller invite you to join them! This family-friendly event promotes physical exercise and having fun--all for a good cause. 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Frazee Center and Daily Bread Ministries, both local charities. Registration ends December 6th! Click here for more information.

Student Council Coat Drive

Student Council is hosting its winter coat drive the week of December 3-7! Gently used coats of all sizes will be collected during this week. Student council representatives will be in car line each morning collecting them. There will also be a collection box in the front lobby. Coats will be donated to Miracle Hill. Thank you for supporting our student council's efforts to positively impact our community!

K5 & 1st Grade Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

New students entering kindergarten or first grade in the 2019-2020 school year will register the week of December 4-7. To enroll a new student, a parent must present the following at registration:

  • State-issued Birth Certificate
  • Properly completed Immunization Certificate or Religious Exemption Certificate
  • Two forms of Proof of Residence (two documents required such as a current electric bill or current mortgage/lease statement)

A link to registration forms is on the Oakview website and can also be found here. Please print, fill out, and bring to the office with your documentation.

Yearbooks for Sale!

Our 2018-2019 Yearbook are on sale! Click here to purchase your yearbook online. Keep the memories of this year forever!

Donuts with Dad for 4th and 5th grades

Dads, granddads, uncles, or other important male figures of 4th and 5th grade students are invited to enjoy a delicious donut, coffee, and special time with their child before school in the cafeteria.

Join us this Friday, November 30th , at 7:15 a.m!

PTA Information

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ELF Shelf is coming!

Elf Shelf, which runs December 10th to 14th this year, celebrates the gift of giving during the holiday season by providing students with an opportunity to purchase affordable, pre-wrapped gifts fortheir loved ones. Information will be coming home with your students in early December but please make note of the following:

  • Gifts range in price from $1-$7
  • Dec 14th is an “extra shopping day” where students who have leftover money can go back to the store to buy additional items. Some items from previous years will be available as well, at reduced prices.
  • Gifts will be wrapped

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, do not hesitate to contact Michelle Smith, Katie Gettig or Erica Huffman at

PTA's Reflection Contest

Does your child enjoy art and music or have an interest in creative writing or photography? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA's annual Reflections contest. This year's theme, Heroes Around Me, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. An entry form was sent home recently.

If you are interested in competing in the Film division, please complete and print the online form, available here. Submissions will only be accepted November 20 from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. in Oakview's cafeteria. For extenuating circumstances or questions, please email

For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual gallery, and find more information on rules as well as prizes and scholarships on the South Carolina PTA website here or the Oakview PTA website here..