The Acorn

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December 18, 2017

Principal's Report - Phillip Reavis

Wednesday, December 20 – Half Day of School

Parents are reminded that Wednesday, December 20, is the last school day before Winter Break AND that it is a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. There is no Extended Day Program on half days of school. The first day back at school in the New Year is Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Thank You

Many thanks to Oakview parents and students for your kindness and generosity shown to the faculty and staff at the holidays. The gifts and cards are so appreciated and they reflect the care you show for the school and its people. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I wish everyone a restful and joy-filled holiday with time spent with family and friends.

POUND Fitness

Mrs. Edwins, the lead instructor from Mauldin Sports Center, has been at Oakview for 2 weeks working with Coach Miller and Coach Hall in our Artist in Residence (AIR) program. AIR is funded by PTA and gives the students of Oakview a chance to experience new and exciting things, like Pound, in their related arts classes. POUND, a combination cardio and strength class with “constant simulated drumming.” Yes, as in with drum sticks! The 4th and 5th grade students are getting to experience this high energy class in Physical Education this week.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration

While the district window for early registration has closed, parents can continue to enroll new kindergarten and first grade students for the 2018-2019 school year. Registering now allows schools to adequately staff classrooms and be prepared for the number of new students who will arrive in August. All the forms needed to register a student at Oakview for next year can be found on our web site.

For Children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D.


Letter from the PTA President

First and foremost, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, but we can all certainly use a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life so I am praying that each of you will enjoy your time off and, hopefully, will be spending special times with dear family and sweet friends!

We have wrapped up the year with continued success! The toys and coats donated last week were greatly received by the community and our Elf Shelf was a hit this week with all the children that came shopping! Thank you so much for your continued support and involvement in 2017 and I look forward to seeing you all back in January! And stay tuned as we will kick off the year with lots of playground updates and information!

Blessings to all over the break,


Welcome Oakview's Newest Family Members!

Congratulations to OES Vice Principal Mrs. Sallie Sexton on the

birth of her son, Gus (right), and

Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Ashley Nettles on the birth of her daughter Ellie (left)!

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Getting to Know: Lora Henderson, RN, BSN

She's one of the sweet nurses who gives our children the care & comfort they need when sick or hurt.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I attended Western Carolina University and worked as a cardiac nurse at Mission St Joseph's in Asheville before moving here 16 years ago. I have been at Oakview 13 years.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

I am married. My husband Jon and I have 2 daughters, Natalie 17 and Ollie 15 - they are both at Mauldin High School.

Favorite ice cream?

Cookie dough

What are some things you like to do in your spare time?

Watch my daughter Ollie play volleyball and hear my daughter Natalie perform with the symphony.

Favorite travel spot?

My husband and I love to travel and have taken some great trips to Paris, London, Rome, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Sydney and the great barrier reef.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite thing about my job is the people I work with. I enjoy the relationships I have with co workers and my Oakview family as well as all the children that I get to know during their time here at Oakview.

Upcoming Spirit Nights

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Please join us in recognizing and thanking these businesses and families of the Oakview community for their generous donations to the 2017-2018 Friends of Oakview fund.


A/R Funding

Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry

Barre 3

Brain Refocus

Crockett Pediatric Dentistry

Davis Orthodontics

Edward Jones

Goddard School

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Greer Pediatric Dental Care

Harrison Orthodontics

Home Trust Bank

InsideOut at home

Kumon of Simpsonville

Little Bee Hive


Mc Donald’s at Maxwell Pointe

Pizza Inn

Pump It Up

Southern First Bank

Steadman Hawkins

Summers Orthodontics

Summit Janitorial Services

Trader Joe’s

Tucanos Brazilian Grill


The Adams Family

The Akahori Family

The Alfonso Family

The Andrews Family

The Angone Family

The Artz Family

The Baird Family

The Baum Family

The Benton Family

The Berg Family

The Bird Family

The Bishop Family

The Bracall Family

The Brake Family

The Bucci Family

The Burns Family (Ian and Bonner Bloodworth)

The Burns Family (Jake, Sadie, and Eliza)

The Campbell Family

The Caputo Family

The Cianfarano Family

The Clapp Family

The Cofer Family

The Cole Family

The Coleman Family

The Curtis Family

The Dadania Family

The Daniel Family

The Dawson Family

The Eberstein Family

The Eminoglu Family

The Feldman Family

The Fickling Family

The Fields Family

The Frazier Family

The Gamrat Family

The Garcia Family

The Garner Family

The Gettig Family

The Gregory Family

The Griffith Family

The Guastaferro Family

The Halpin Family

The Harder Family

The Harrison Family

The Helmer Family

The Hernandez Family

The Herring Family

The Hughes Family

The Johnson Family

The Kalatges Family

The Kneeland Family

The Knox Family

The Lane Family

The Lewis Family

The Lobo Family

The Long Family

The Makosiej Family

The Manos Family

The Markwell Family

The Marlin Family

The Marullo Family

The McClure Family

The Mewborn Family

The Middleton Family

The Moschella Family

The Murdock Family

The OLoughlin Family

The Orr Family

The Patel Family

The Pinkley Family

The Rast Family

The Richter Family

The Rumsey Family

The Scheib Family

The Schiefelbein Family

The Schofield Family

The Shaw Family

The Shieh Family

The Shuler Family

The Siffri Family

The Silva Family

The Smith Family

The Soenke Family

The Stamper Family

The Stiles Family

The Stoudemire Family

The Tan Family

The Thomas Family

The Vanchoff Family

The Villager Family

The Wagener Family

The Wilson Family

The Zow Family

The Zych Family