The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

May 18, 2016
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Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

Year in Review


I wish 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 2015-2016 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 Family, Math, Science and Technology Night, staged Elf Jr. in December, and so much more! A vegetable garden was added to the school campus! 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!


Oakview Receives Healthy School Award!


Congratulations to Oakview Elementary School! LiveWell Greenville has recognized Oakview for the fourth consecutive year as a school which is “making a healthy choice an easy choice” for students.


Oakview Earns Safe Schools Recognition!


For the tenth consecutive year, Oakview has received the Safe Kids Upstate Safe Schools Award. This recognition represents a wide variety of safety initiatives such as an active Safety Patrol, cyber safety, bully prevention, fire safety, and more. In receiving this recognition, Oakview continues to value the partnerships with parents and community members in keeping our children safe!


Teacher Assignments for 2016-2017


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 Friday. 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.


PTA President's Report - Celeste Blinston

Oakview is fortunate to have fabulous teachers, staff and volunteers. Our PTA honored the following outstanding individuals during our General Membership Meeting earlier this month:


*Volunteer of the Year - Tina Goumas


*Support Staff of the Year - Amy Nasiatka


*Teacher of the Year - Karissa Page


*Principal of the Year - Sallie Sexton


*Business Partner of the Year - Pizza Inn of Woodruff Road



Congratulations to these wonderful honorees! I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve you as PTA President this school year. I have enjoyed it and look forward to seeing great work from next year's board! Also, remember that we still have volunteer opportunities coming up like 5th Grade Day, Garden Work Days and Field Days! As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at cblinston@charter.net if there is anything I can help you with.


Reflections

It has been such an amazing school year! Congratulations to all of our Reflections' participants and winners! From the district level, to state, all the way to nationals, Oakview students continue to excel scholastically and in the Arts! Not only does Oakview have a national winner this year, but Christian Foggie is the Outstanding Interpretation of Theme winner overall of the grades K5-12th in the Literature category. We are so proud of you Christian!
Students it is not too early to get a head start on next year’s entries. The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is, “What is Your Story?” The possibilities are endless! So whether your talent is music, dance, art, photography, literature, or film you can create as many works of art in as many categories as your heart desires.
The deadline approaches quickly so let’s get work! I cannot wait to see the masterpieces you come up with over the summer. You are all so talented and bright. What makes you so unique and awesome? “What is Your Story?”

2016-2017 Oakview Student Directory

Would you or someone you know like to put an advertisement in the 2016-2017 Oakview Student Directory? If so, contact Allison Levato via email at allisonbmurphy1@gmail.com.


5th Grade Day - Friday, May 27

Plans are underway for this fun Oakview tradition! Each year our 5th graders celebrate the end of their elementary school career with a day full of fun. The homeroom classes will compete against each other in a talent show and outdoor games. They will come together to laugh, dance and remember all of the good times they have had at Oakview!


Stay tuned for more details from the co-chairs, Aimee Lonergan & Michelle Stoudemire.

Restaurant Night - Chick-fil-A

Tuesday, May 24th, 5-8pm

1225 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC

This is the last restaurant night of the year!

End of Year Details

Make sure to check the calendar link below for the schedule of events as this year winds down. There are field days and awards days that you won't want to miss. And don't forget half days and Memorial Day. Make sure you are up-to-date and aware of all these details and more.