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Principal's Report

NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson once said, "We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics." This week, Oakview families practiced their STEM skills at our school-wide BREAKOUT night and celebrated the hard work of their students at the Science Fair awards. We are very proud of our accomplishments in STEM!

Science Fair Winners

3rd Grade Winners:

  1. Avery Yelton
  2. Raymond Gibbs
  3. Blakely Shuler

4th Grade Individual Winners:

  1. Owen Norton
  2. Haiden Davis
  3. Latasha Middleton

5th Grade Individual Winners:

  1. Katherine Villiger - OVERALL WINNER
  2. Kaitlyn Vail
  3. Jack Coleman

4th Grade Team Winners:

  1. James Wallace & Parker Halpin
  2. Ryan McMurray & Elijah McCollough
  3. Delaney Doran & Holly Williams

5th Grade Team Winners:

  1. Beatrice Kiznyte & Camille Remec
  2. Daniel Campbell & Jacob Flassing
  3. Ava Jane Windham & Alexis Leeds

For children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D


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Book Fair Volunteers Needed

It's that time again! BOOK FAIR is almost here and we need your help! Book Fair will be at Oakview next week, Monday March 11 - Friday March 15. Please sign up for a time slot to work the book fair, read to a class during library time, or to help set up this coming Friday. Click here to go to the SignUp Genius. We are SO appreciative of your help!

Thank you!
Mary Catherine, Tracy, and Ginny (Book Fair Co-Chairs)

JL Mann Invites OES Parents to a Parent Session

JL Mann PTSA would like to invite Oakview parents to a program on Teen Anxiety and Depression presented by Rob Rhodes, Director of School Counseling Services for Greenville County Schools. The program is Monday, March 11 at 6 pm in the JL Mann Auditorium. It is a free presentation but please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. You can find the RSVP on the front page of the JL Mann website or by clicking here.

Student Council Canned Food Drive Success!

Student Council recently delivered over 1,800 packaged food to Harvest Hope Food Bank! Oakview is proud of our students efforts to support our surrounding community.

Read Across America Bookmark Winners

Congratulations to our two winners of the Read Across America bookmark contest sponsored by our media specialist, Mrs. Brown! Blythe Stork and Mary Hollingsworth's creative and artistic designs were chosen to represent Oakview. Every student received one of these bookmarks!
Technology @ Oakview

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STEM Breakout Night @ Oakview

Over 500 Oakview families attended our STEM BREAKOUT night on Thursday, March 7th! Families worked together to solve STEM related problems and puzzles in order to get the clues to the final puzzle. Estimation jars and STEM businesses were on hand in the cafeteria. We loved seeing all the creative ways families used to breakout of Oakview!
Upcoming Events

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Week of March 11

  • Spring Book Fair-- All Week
  • Monday, March 11: SIC Meeting @ 9:00
  • Friday, March 15: Shamrock Shuffle @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16: Spring Garden Day @ 9:00

Week of March 18

  • Thursday, March 21: End of 3rd Quarter Grading Period

Chick-fil-a Spirit Night @ 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

Spring Garden Saturday!

Our first Garden Saturday is Saturday, March 16 from 9-11 am. We will clean out our garden beds in the vegetable garden, adding new soil, fixing watering tubing, staining the fence, adding seeds, and digging holes and planting potted flowers. If there's time left, we will get started pruning and weeding in the butterfly garden. It's a busy, but exciting time as we get our gardens ready for beautiful flowers again! Contact our STEM lab teacher, Charnley Demeritt, for more information.
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Save the date for Hootenanny!

Ready to Owl have a Hoot?

Mark your calendars for the 2019 HOOTENANNY!

Friday, April 5th from 4:30pm until 9:00pm.

Get ready for lots of rides, games and food! This year’s Hootenanny will feature your past favorites and some new additions.

· What cake will you win at the Cake Walk?

· How bright will you be in the Glow Party?

· Will you bounce the highest on the Bungee Trampoline?

· Will you be hollering BINGO?

· Will you win the NINTENDO SWITCH from the online advanced ticket purchases?

· Which delicious food vendors will you visit?

Parents, get ready for an evening of family fun! In addition to the above you will have a chance to win some fantastic auction items! This year’s auction features a wide assortment of items and gift certificates as well as a chance to win your child's classroom collaborative art project. The auction truly has something for everyone!

Stay tuned for more details about the Hootenanny or email the Hoot committee with any questions at

PTA Information

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Eye on Legislation

Learn more about pending state and federal legislation on GCSD's website by clicking here. You'll find your elected officials, ways to contact them, and view their voting records. Contacts for the school board's advocacy committee members are also listed.

AMAZONSMILE supports Oakview Elementary PTA

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