The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

February 22, 2016
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Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to all of the Oakview Science Fair Winners. Way to Go! A 4th grade team, 5th grade team, and a 5th grader will represent Oakview in the District Science Fair in April. Good luck to all of our students. http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/oakview/

Jump Rope for Heart – A Huge Success!

Thank you to all those who sent in donations and heart stories for our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in the gym! The heart stories really made this event more personal for our kids. We learned how important it is to keep our hearts healthy and jump roping is a great exercise for doing just that. As a school community, we sent a donation of $8,658.62 to the American Heart Association. That is AMAZING!! Thank you for all the support and generosity!

Middle School Registration

As fifth grade students and their families prepare to take that big step to middle school, please visit Oakview’s web site for information about course descriptions at each of our feeder middle schools. For questions concerning middle school registration, please contact Gwen Daughtry, School Counselor, at gdaughtr@greenville.k12.sc.us

PTA President's Report - Celeste Blinston

Hello, Oakview families! Thank you for your participation in this month's Children's Book Donation and Box Top drives. Your involvement and dedication to our school are always appreciated! A big thanks goes to our Book Donation chairperson, Mary Claire Busby, and our Box Tops chairs, Amee Patel and Angela Halpin, for their hard work!

PTA is thrilled to announce the recipients of the PTA mini grants for the school year. Your hard work and generosity with implementing innovative ideas in the classroom that greatly benefit our students. See the list below for the grants that were selected:

2015-2016 PTA Mini Grants

Alternative Seating Options for 1st Grade

Balance It Out

Cling, Clang, Rattle, Bing, Bang

HUE Animation Studio

KEEP BOOKS for First Grade

Kindergarten Reading Center Games

Let’s Go Fishing

Ready, Set, Read

Ride to Read

Rocking Your Way Into Learning

Tools of the Trade

We will wrap up February with our second Family Game Night and Art Show for families and friends of 2nd and 3rd graders on Friday, February 26. Also, our Nominating Committee continues to meet to slate PTA officers and committee members for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please don't hesitate to contact me at cblinston@charter.net if you have any questions.

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Reflections

Congratulations to all of our Reflections participants! You worked very hard and did a fantastic job with your entries. Your artistic talents will be celebrated at an Oakview Reflections Ceremony in the spring, with details forthcoming. Every student who participated will be recognized for their unique creativity.
The school judging round has been completed and here are the results:
Literature
Primary

1st - Christian Foggie
2nd - Christian Foggie
3rd - Archish Seshadri
HM1 - Rishika Talati
HM2 - Holly Williams
Intermediate

1st - Caroline Furr
2nd - Sanjay Govindarajan
3rd - Kshiraj Talati
HM1 - Caitlyn Clendenin
HM2 - Sophia Stein

Photography
Primary

1st - Archish Seshadri
2nd - Karthik Arumugam
Intermediate

1st - Caroline Furr
2nd - Caroline Furr
3rd - Sophia Stein
HM1 - Kshiraj Talati
HM2 - Sophia Stein

Visual Arts
Primary

1st - Karthik Arumugan
2nd - Archish Seshadri
3rd - Ted Adams
HM1 - Ava Pelino
HM2 - Charlie Stephens
Intermediate

1st - Tyler Forsythe
2nd - Caroline Furr
3rd - Caitlin Kenney
HM1 - Ashlyn Vail
HM2 - Taylor Bynum

Music
Intermediate

1st - Ethan Hong
2nd - Rebecca Nelson

Film
Primary

1st - Lily Boyle

Dance
Intermediate

1st - Kayla Nguyen

Our first place winners advanced to the district judging round and here are the results:
Visual Arts

Intermediate

3rd - Tyler Forsythe

Literature

Primary

1st - Christian Foggie

Film

Primary

1st - Lily Bogle


Music Composition

Intermediate

1st - Ethan Hong


Literature

Intermediate

2nd - Caroline Furr

20 of our Oakview participants’ entries are headed to the state judging round! Congratulations to all of our students who participated. You rock!
If you are interested in participating in next years’ Reflections program, the 2016-2017 theme will be announced very soon! Stay tuned there’s more to come!

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Spring Book Fair

Please plan to join us for our Spring Book Fair. Opening day is Monday, February 22 and will continue through Friday, February 26. Also, the Spring Book Fair will be open during game night Friday, February the 26.

Restaurant Night - Your PIe

Thursday, March 10th, 5:30-8:30pm

1461 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC