The Acorn

Oakview's latest news, events, activities & opportunities

May 18, 2018

Principal's Report - Phillip Reavis

Year in Review

I want to extend a sincere thanks to faculty/staff members, parents, students, community members, and other district employees who have contributed so much to make the 2017-2018 school year a tremendous success! Oakview Elementary School continues to set itself apart as a leader in the district, state and nation as we work together for the children we serve. This year, parent and community volunteers logged tens of thousands of hours supporting the students at Oakview Elementary. The faculty and staff organized another successful Culture Fest, staged Shrek in December, created a Kindness Rock Garden on campus, and so much more! The school and its students and teachers received awards and grants from local, district, state and national organizations recognizing our efforts in academic/artistic achievement, volunteering, and teacher professional service! Again, these success stories could only happen through the joint efforts of everyone at the school! Thank you ALL! #OnlyAtOakivew


Oakview PTA Earns Top Award from the State

You may have already heard but as principal at the school, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the good news again! Oakview PTA earned the 2017-2018 Excellence in Communication Award from the S.C. PTA at its annual convention recently! This top honor from the South Carolina PTA recognizes the tremendous efforts our PTA demonstrates in communicating with the school community at Oakview! From enrichment programs to strong communication, Oakview’s PTA sets the standard for others to follow, as over 40,000 volunteer hours are logged each year! In addition to earning the Excellence in Communication Award, Oakview PTA received the following honors at this year’s SCPTA state convention:

Finalist – Award of Excellence in Family & Community Involvement

Finalist - Award of Excellence in Enrichment Programs

Palmetto Award Platinum - Membership Recognition Award


Recycled Art Contest Winners

To celebrate Earth Day, Oakview students participated in a recycled art sculpture competition. This year's theme was, "Adventures in Space". Students were judged on adherence to the theme, use of reused and recycled materials, and overall creativity and presentation. Congratulations to our 2018 winners!


K-2:

1st (tie) - Clementine L. (2nd grade) and Anika P. (Kindergarten)

2nd - Theodora K. (1st grade)

3rd (team) - Caroline A., Samuel H., and Sam F. (1st grade)


3-5:

1st - Emelia R. (5th grade)

2nd - Antoine W. (3rd grade)

3rd (tie) - Mackenna B. (5th grade) and Parker G. (3rd grade)


Teacher Assignments for 2018-2019

Letters requesting a certain teacher for next year are not accepted. We ask that parents allow the school staff to make professional judgments with respect to student placements. Letters containing the following information will immediately be discarded: 1) naming a teacher, 2) requesting an experienced teacher or a new teacher, and 3) requesting that certain students be in the same/different classes (with the exception of twins, triplets, etc.). Thank you for supporting the process of teacher assignments as we work with the many students here at Oakview Elementary School.


Summer Office Hours/Registration

We will keep summer office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We are closed on Fridays. If you or someone you know needs to register a student for next year, please come by ASAP!! Information regarding registration can be found on our web site.

Upcoming Events

SC READY Mathematics – May 21-25

Next week all 3rd-5th graders will be involved in SC READY Mathematics testing. We need your help to provide the best test environment. Ways to help: Make sure students get a good night's sleep. Please have students to school on time. Make sure students leave all electronics at home. Make sure students dress comfortably. Make sure students eat a good breakfast. Please check your child's teacher's website for the exact dates for the remainder of testing. We will have a silent lunch until testing is complete. We are also using the media center for testing.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for Field Days! Please click the link below if you are willing and able to help with one of our fun stations at field day! Dates and times are included in the sign up genius. Field Day is one of our biggest events at the end of the year and we need all the help we can get! Middle school students are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent at the station. If you have questions-please email Coach Miller: jenmille@greenville.k12.sc.us

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baea82fa6f94-field1/9682091

Summer Gardening Help

Summer Gardening Help Needed!! Our butterfly and vegetable gardens need some special families to volunteer to maintain them this summer. It's very simple to help...volunteer for a one week period, and then stop by twice that week to pull some weeds. We have a watering system, so that's taken care of. All the supplies you'll need (gloves and shovels) will be in a box ready to go so you and your family can come at your convenience. If you can help, please click the link below and sign up! Thank you so much for volunteering! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fa4ad22a2fb6-summer

Student News

congratulations to emma bogle national pta reflections winner

Fourth grade performs south carolina in review

Important Reminders/Information

  • We are excited to announce Oakview's participation in the Personalized Learning Initiative in Greenville County Schools. Beginning in the fall of 2018 all students in grade levels 3-5 will be issued their own Chromebook. Please visit our Personalized Learning website to learn about this new technology and the many ways it will be used to enhance your child's educational experience.



  • Please do not send ANY MEDICATION into school with your child. All medication must be brought to school by a parent or adult with the proper permission forms. All medicine must be in a new unopened container. Prescription medicines will need a physician signed form. Now is the time to start picking up your child's medication from school. The last full day of school is June 5th. Any medication not picked up by June 6th at 12:30 will be destroyed. ***Students are not allowed to pick up their medication***

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