The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

December 8, 2014

Principal's Report - Dr. Philip Reavis

2014 Science Fair

Congratulations to the following students for placing at this year’s Oakview Science Fair! The projects were incredible as students showed their knowledge of the scientific method.

3rd Grade Winners

Sofia DiPasqua

Addison Fish*

Sam Smith

4th Grade Winners

Patrick Campbell*

Arunan Gunalan

William Witte

5th Grade Winners

Clayton Bloomstram

Christian Frank

Maurena Supra*

Maurena Supra, fifth grade student, will now advance to the district level science fair. Good luck Maurena! We are proud of you!

* Overall Grade Level Winner

The “Owlet” Digital Student Newspaper

I am proud to announce the launching of the school’s first edition of the Owlet, a digital newspaper produced and published by students at the school! The content for the Owlet is generated by the students of Oakview Elementary. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students brainstormed ideas, conducted interviews, and wrote the stories (with a little help from advisors Mrs. Breitmeier, Mrs. Haarsgaard, Ms. McKamy, Mrs. Gwendolyn Brown, and Mrs. Thompson). Special thanks to Mrs. Timberlake, Mrs. Wheeler-Hawkins, Mrs. Owens and Ms. Angelo! A very special thank you to our journalist mentor, Katie Jones. You won’t want to miss this inaugural edition! Click here to read the Owlet!

PTA President's Report - Jean Scott

Happy holidays! December is a short school month, but it is brimming with opportunities to celebrate the season. Thank you to Missy Lawlor for coordinating the Jingle Bell Drop, in which Oakview families donated new and gently-used toys to benefit the Salvation Army and the Greenville Human Relations Commission. Later this month, your students will have the chance to purchase gifts for loved ones at our Elf Shelf Holiday Store. And I hope you all will join us tonight for our General Membership Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium, followed by the chorus concert.


Congratulations to the Oakview Reflections Art Contest winners. This national PTA contest provides a great opportunity for our students to shine artistically. The Oakview winners will now compete in the state competition, and possibly the national competition.

Oakview PTA Reflections Winners

Primary Division

Grades K-2


1st Place Caroline Furr

2nd Place Christian Foggie

3rd Place Cormac Long

1st Honorable Mention Archish Seshadri

Music Composition

1st Place Sarah Tervo


1st Place Archish Seshadri

Visual Art

1st Place Archish Seshadri

2nd Place Sarah Tervo

3rd Place Maximillian Notar

1st Honorable Mention Anthony Jones

2nd Honorable Mention Caroline Furr

Intermediate Division

Grades 3-5


1st Place Samuel Stein

2nd Place Sanjay Govindarajan

3rd Place Kshiraj Talati

1st Honorable Mention Johnyia Wedman

2nd Honorable Mention Sophia Stein

Music Composition

1st Place Ethan Fish

Dance Choreography

1st Place Clarissa Meier


1st Place Sophia Stein

2nd Place Samuel Stein

3rd Place Samuel Stein

1st Honorable Mention Jonah Tervo

2nd Honorable Mention Lily Peck

Visual Art

1st Place Nelia Leong

2nd Place Victoria Brooks

3rd Place Samuel Stein

1st Honorable Mention Nandita Bhat

2nd Honorable Mention Dheeran Indiran

Elf Shelf, December 16 - 19

The holiday season is quickly approaching and so is the opening of the Elf Shelf Holiday Store, December 16-19. The Elf Shelf is an opportunity for your child to shop and purchase gifts for loved ones; while not an obligation, it is a fun way for students to participate in the season of giving. Be on the lookout for more information and volunteer opportunities! If you have further questions, please contact Joy Cutter at or Sarah Purcer at

Children's Book Drive

The Children’s Book Drive Donation will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars for the week of February 9 – 13, 2015!

Help reading grow by saving your gently used or new children’s books over the holidays. The Book Drive recipients are the Golden Strip Early Childhood Center and our own Oakview Community! The more we participate, the more books our children have to use in the classrooms. Thank you in advance for helping make this Book Drive a huge success!

If you have any questions, please contact Mary-Claire Busby, Children’s Book Drive Chair, at

New Family Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 22nd 2015 at 8:15am

515 Godfrey Rd

Simpsonville, SC

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming, informative new family gathering on January 22 at 8:15 a.m. in the Media Center with Dr. Reavis and New Family Coordinators, Betsy Williams and Tonia Hawkinson. This will be an informal meeting with a question and answer session.

Your Pie Restaurant Night

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 5-8pm

1461 Woodruff Rd

Greenville, SC

If you love pizza and Oakview, this Thursday night will be the perfect time to combine your two loves together! Join us at Your Pie on Woodruff Road on December 11 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to create your perfect pie and support Oakview at the same time.