The Acorn

Oakview's Latest News, Events, Activities, & Opportunities

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Principal's Report

Outstanding Teachers

Oakview recently recognized four outstanding teachers for their accomplishments in the classroom!

  • A huge congratulations goes to Oakview's STEM lab teacher, Charnley DeMeritt on her election as our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year! Selected by our staff, Mrs. DeMeritt will represent Oakview next year at the annual awards banquet. Her dedication to bringing STEM alive through hands-on, high-interest activities to our students made her an easy choice as our Teacher of the Year!
  • First grade teacher, Mrs. Ellen Hearn, was recently selected as Oakview's reading teacher of the year. Mrs. Hearn works diligently to help her students become life-long readers through the use of small group work and lots and lots of books! We appreciate her efforts to create amazing readers.
  • As Oakview's math teacher of the year, fourth grade teacher, Ms. Liz Teeple, implements math workshop in her classroom. This differentiated approach to teaching math allows all of her students to be successful and helps each one master math concepts!
  • Coach Jen Miller wrote a grant proposal from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Oakview will receive $6,000 to help fund the transformation of our school's nature trail into a national demonstration site Fitness Trail! Coach Miller's continuous efforts to keep our staff, students, and families healthy is appreciated by everyone.

For children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D


Yearbooks for Sale!

Our 2018-2019 Yearbook are on sale! Click here to purchase your yearbook online. Keep the memories of this year forever!

Last Day to Purchase is February 1st! No additional yearbooks will be available for purchase after this date.

Calling all Scientists!

What do you want to change? What are you curious about? That's really how it all starts! Our annual Science Fair is here! Third through fifth grade students can participate in the following ways:

  • 3rd grade-individual projects
  • 4th grade- individual or group projects
  • 5th grade-- individual or group projects

(Groups may contain 2-4 members from the same grade level.)

Excited?!? Find more information here!

Read Across America Bookmark Contest!

Celebrate reading through our Read Across America bookmark contest! Get your bookmark template from the library, design your bookmark, and write your first and last name and your teacher name on the back. Turn it in the library by February 14th!

All artwork must be 100% original (no clipart, collages, digital art, or copying others). It can be in color or black & white.

The winning bookmark will be printed and distributed to all of our students. Thank you for promoting healthy reading habits!

IMPORTANT--Your Lowe's Foods Card needs to be relinked!

Last year, we had 45 parents sign up with the Lowe's Foods Cart to Class program and PTA was able to earn over $600! However, not everyone is aware that you have to link your card to our PTA every year! So, if you haven't recently linked your card, please click HERE and take a few minutes to relink your card so that we can continue to receive this grocer's support!
Technology @ Oakview

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Business Partners needed for STEM Night

Oakview’s STEM Breakout Night will be Thursday, March 7, 2019, and we need your help! We are looking for businesses who are in related science/technology/engineering/math fields in our community! With such a growing interest in STEM careers, Oakview’s STEM Night is an optimal time to share what these local companies do with our families. If you know of a STEM business or are connected to one, here are three different ways businesses could partner with us that night:

  1. Set up a small demonstration/activity for parents/students to stop by and visit to learn more about your connection to the STEM field

  2. Provide us with materials and/or a display related to your company’s STEM connections to display in our cafeteria for you.

  3. Donate an estimation jar filled with an item (or items) of your choice, such as candy or small prizes, to our estimation station for students to test their math skills. Closest estimate wins the jar which would be labeled with your business name or logo.

This is a perfect opportunity for the students to make connections to the real-world careers around Greenville County which integrate science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Not to mention, it’s a great way for each business to get some extra exposure with our families in the community. If you are willing to become a STEM Breakout Night partner, please contact Charnley DeMeritt, Oakview’s STEM Lab teacher, at or leave a message at 355-7159. Thank you for supporting STEM education at Oakview Elementary School!
Upcoming Events

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Week of January 27

  • Wednesday, January 30: NAEP testing for select 4th graders
  • Friday, February 1: 1st Grade 100th Day of School Celebration

4K Half day

Last Day of Spring Box Tops contest!

Last Day to Purchase Yearbook!

Week of February 3

  • Thursday, February 7: PTA Board Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 8: ARMES @ Fine Arts Center program application window opens

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

Children's Book Drive

Our annual Children’s Book Drive is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for the week of February 11-15! We are looking for volunteers to help each morning during drop-off to assist in the collection and counting of the books. Contact Kim Alexander ( to volunteer and start sorting through your gently used books to donate for a great cause.

This year's Book Drive recipient is YouthBASE. YouthBASE is a unique Afterschool and Summer program designed to equip K5-2nd grade children with the skills and abilities to overcome Behavioral, Academic, Social and Emotional difficulties so they may succeed at school, home, and in the community.

Student Council Canned Food Drive

Oakview's Student Council is sponsoring their annual Canned Food Drive this year on February 25 to March 1. Donated canned food will benefit local food banks. Thank you for supporting our Student Council's efforts in the community!
PTA Information

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Box Tops Spring Contest!

It's that time again! The Box Tops for Education Spring Contest has begun and will run until Friday, February 1. In order to be counted for the class contest, please return all of your collected Box Tops to your child's class or to the dropbox in the school lobby by the deadline!

A bonus prize will be awarded to the first class to turn in 250 Box Tops!

1. Please make sure that you have not included any expired Box Tops (we don't get credit for expired ones)

2. Make sure to cut put each Box Top on the black outline (we have to cut off all excess packaging in order for them to be counted)

3. Don't forget to include your child's teacher name & grade level on the baggie/envelope, that way their class will receive credit. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 classes with the highest total number of Box Tops!

PTA receives 10 cents for every Box Top sent in! This adds up in a big way--thank you for your support of our students and staff!

2019-2020 PTA Positions Available

Each year, the PTA Nominating Committee works diligently to fill our PTA Board with hard-working and dedicated parents! And we would love to get everyone in the school plugged in somewhere to serve! So whether you have just a few minutes each month or an open schedule, please consider serving on the 2019-2020 PTA Board. Click here to tell us what your talents and interests are!