The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

November 9, 2015
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Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

Oakview Ranks Among Top 10 in the State

Based on ACT Aspire standard scale scores, Oakview ranks 9th highest in the state out of 625 elementary schools! This impressive ranking provides continued evidence of the high achievement of our students and the strong partnership that exists between home and school. Congratulations Oakview!!!

America Recycles Week

Oakview will celebrate America Recycles Week from November 9 - 13. For a complete listing of items being accepted, please see Oakview’s web site http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/oakview/.

During this week only, Oakview will collect pairs of new and gently used shoes. Containers will be available outside the main, kindergarten, and bus entrances. All shoes, new and used, are accepted as long as they have no rips or tears. All shoes will be given to Shoes4Water who will then send them to Kenya where shoes and water are difficult to find. The funds from the sale of the shoes will then help the program dig wells and buy pumps and filtration equipment for the local people.

Elf Jr. The Musical

Please join us for the fifth annual Oakview Players production! "Elf Jr. The Musical" will open on December 3 at Mauldin High School. Thursday and Friday night’s shows are SOLD OUT. Don't delay in purchasing tickets for this amazing show!
Show Times:
Thursday, December 3 - 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
Friday, December 4 - 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 5 - 2:00 p.m.

Many Thanks

Thank you ALL for your team efforts in carrying out this year’s Hootenanny last Friday night. The wet weather didn’t dampen the excitement and fun spirit of the evening. Special thanks go out to the Hootenanny Chairs and all their helpers!

PTA President's Report - Celeste Blinston

What a great turnout for our annual Hootenanny last Friday night! The weather couldn't stop the Oakview Owls and their friends and families from having a blast and supporting their school in such a fun setting! The months of hard work from our cochairs Dawn Ridge, Katie Martin and Kim Alexander definitely paid off and for that I am ever so thankful! I know those that won the basket drawings are too :o)

The PTA helped with two great week long events during the last week of October and hopefully your children learned from and enjoyed them both! April McClure and Ginger Griffith organized Red Ribbon Week and the Book Fair was co-chaired by Kelly Long, Tammy Terry and Leslie Ferrel! A HUGE THANKS to them all!

This week we will be participating in America Recycles Week so be on the lookout for more information from our Environmental Chairperson, Holly Mannino.

As always, thank you for your commitment and generosity to Oakview PTA and our community and neighbors in South Carolina. Here's a lovely thank you note from the Principal of one of the schools that received donations from our Supply Drive last month. I appreciate you and I know each of our children benefit from your assistance! Please don't hesitate to contact me at cblinston@charter.net if I can answer any questions that you might have.

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Hoot Cleanup!

A huge thank you goes out to Cub Scout Pack 760 (plus parents and some siblings) for their help Saturday morning with cleaning up after Hootenanny! Thanks for braving the rain to keep our school clean and beautiful --- your time and energy are appreciated!!
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Restaurant Night - Your Pie

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 5-8pm

1461 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC

Let's Get Ready to Recycle!

America Recycles Week
Oakview will celebrate America Recycles Week from November 9-13. We encourage all families to use Oakview as a recycling center for the items listed below so our planet uses fewer natural resources. Oakview’s Earth Savers’ Club members will give prizes each day that week to students who bring any of the following items to recycle:
*pairs of wearable shoes (no skates)

*bottle caps

*cell phones

*aluminum cans

*ink and toner cartridges

*six-pack rings

*laptops

*eyeglasses

*glue sticks

*game cartridges

*digital cameras

*GPS systems


*Recycle Your Gently Used Shoes*
For one week only, November 9-13, Oakview will collect pairs of shoes to help those in need around the world. Containers will be available outside the main, kindergarten, and bus entrances to collect them. All shoes, new and used, are accepted as long as they have no rips or tears. All shoes will be given to Shoes4Water who will then send them to Kenya where shoes and water are difficult to find. The funds from the sale of the shoes will then help the program dig wells and buy pumps and filtration equipment for the local people.


Elf Shelf

The holiday season is quickly approaching and so is the opening of this year’s Elf Shelf Holiday Store. The Elf Shelf is an opportunity for your child to shop and purchase gifts for loved ones from Oakview’s Holiday Store. The items for sale range from $1.00-$5.00 and your child may purchase two items. A letter will come home soon with your child explaining more of details based on your child's selections.

Elf Shelf will be open Tuesday, December 15 – Thursday, December 17. On these days, your child will shop with their class at their designated time. On Friday, December 18, the Elf Shelf will be open for your child to purchase additional gifts, if desired, during designated times so watch for announcements.


Please go to this link for volunteer needs during Elf Shelf. Your help is greatly appreciated.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090448ABAB2DA20-oakview

We hope this holiday season brings peace and joy to you and your families!



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