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Principal's Report

Fall is Here!

While 90+ degree days do not feel like fall, it is officially here! In 2005, my wife and I adopted our daughter from China and in Chinese, her birth name translates as 'beautiful autumn.' I always think of this when autumn arrives and how beautiful our children are to us. Things are 'falling' into place at Oakview with your beautiful children. Routines and procedures are in place around our building and we continue to be Game Changers. Thank you for all you have done from home to support students during this first month of school!

New ActivPanels

We are blessed to attend schools in a progressive district which considers the needs of all its students. As part of our district technology plan, GCSD recently began to replace the old Promethean boards in classrooms and Oakview was the third school to receive the new ActivPanels! Teams for our ETS (Educational Technology Services) have been installing 4 panels a night and will continue until every classroom has one. These new panels support more interactivity and engagement while showing a crisp, clear image on screen. Teachers and students have been very excited about using the new panels in their classrooms. Help us thank our academics department and school board for supporting our instructional environment!

For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D


National PTA School of Excellence survey

We need your help! Oakview is participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students. At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help us improve our family-school partnership and achieve excellence.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the survey using the link below. Mark the box that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this survey by October 7, 2019. Go To Survey

GCSD Attendance Blitz

Let's keep our Attendance Blitz going strong! The elementary school with the highest attendance rate through January 14, 2020 will win a plaque and recognition. Please help us “bring home the gold” this year by focusing on regular daily attendance. Just like our high test scores, we hope to post an increase in average daily attendance for 2019. Thank you in advance for your part in supporting that goal!

Reading Workshop for K-2 Parents

Recently our reading specialists, Mrs. Charlotte McNeill and Mrs. Sharon Long, held a reading workshop for our kindergarten through second grade parents. Click here to watch the recording of the workshop for lots of ways to help your children with reading at home.

Reading Tutor Volunteers Needed

Oakview would not be the school that it is today without our wonderful group of volunteers. Each volunteer job is important, but one volunteer job that makes a lasting change in the life of a student is the job of reading tutor. You do not have to be a teacher to tutor a child! If you want to make a real difference, please sign up to help a child learn to read. You may be the one that gives that struggling student the confidence that is needed to work harder and succeed. Reading Tutor training wiIl be held on Thursday, October 10th at 9:00 AM in the Virtual Lab. If you would like to volunteer to be a reading tutor, please contact Sherrie Brookie, Instructional Coach, at

*Tutoring sessions last approximately 30 minutes and days/times of service are flexible.

Volunteer Level II Application

Oakview Reading Tutor Sign-Up

WYFF News 4 and Ingles "Golden Apple" Awards Nomination

Nominate a teacher who has made a difference in your life! WYFF 4 and Ingles want to reward the teachers who go above and beyond for their students. Each week, a teacher from the area is selected to receive the Golden Apple Award.

To nominate a teacher:

  • Write a 1-page letter using this nomination form or an 8.5x11" sheet of white paper, maximum 250 words.
  • Nominations should be based on outstanding teaching methods and not extracurricular activities.
  • Mail entry form to WYFF News 4, Golden Apple Award, 505 Rutherford St., Greenville, 29609.
Technology Talks

Click here to find Parent Resources for our OES Chromebooks

Third graders are the first to complete their IXL Challenge!

Three third graders were the first to turn in the 1st quarter IXL Challenge this past week! Olivia Charles, Maya Cohen, and Tanner Rose were recognized on O.N.N. and chose a prize after completing their sheets.

The Challenge sheet is due by Friday, October 25th. Each student who returns the completed sheet will receive an EdTech Game day in computer lab.

Oakview 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have been issued a challenge! Complete the 10 math and 10 ELA skills listed on your Challenge sheet by getting at least an 80 SmartScore in IXL. Each grade level has specific skills related directly to content taught in the first nine weeks of school.

3rd Grade Challenge Sheet

4th Grade Challenge Sheet

5th Grade Challenge Sheet

OES receives NEW ActivPanels!

Oakview faculty and students have been very excited to receive our new ActivPanels! Installed 4 at a time, the panels are replacing our old Promethean boards and projectors. With touchscreen capabilities, the screens are jam packed with enhanced interactivity, productivity, and engagement tools. Teachers and students can use the interactive whiteboard as an infinite canvas that supplements lessons. Teachers can also mirror their screens to the Panels from anywhere in the room.

As one of the first schools to receive the ActivPanels, Oakview is very thankful to our school board and district leadership for investing in our students!

Upcoming Events

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Come volunteer during our next Garden Saturday!

Go ahead and mark your calendar for our next Garden Saturday on Saturday, October 12 from 9-11! Now that we've worked hard to get our gardens back in shape, it's time for the fun--flowers and mulch! If there's time, we'll also start working on the Nature/Fitness Trail. I hope you can join us as we brighten up our gardens for fall.

Donuts for Dads

Our next Donuts for Dads--for 2nd & 3rd grade students--will be Friday, October 18th, 7:15-8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you to check-in in the lobby before proceeding to the event.
Week of September 29
  • Thursday, Oct. 3: PTA Board Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3: Spirit Night @ Your Pie (map) @ 4:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4: Boosterthon Fun Run

Week of October 6

  • Thursday, Oct. 10: Reading Tutor Training @ 9:00 a.m.

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

PTA Information

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Please help us raise money for our school with our annual Boosterthon Fun Run! It is our biggest school fundraiser throughout the year. Our kick-off was Wednesday, September 25th. Students are participating in amazing huddles daily that teach lessons on character building and build excitement for the Fun Run event. Please continue to share with friends and family, and collect pledges this week.

The Fun Run will take place on Friday, October 4th! Please join us for the Fun Run to cheer on your student!

8:20 Kindergarten & 1st Grades

9:25 2nd & 3rd Grades

1:00 4th & 5th Grade Color Run

Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteers needed

We are still in need of great dad volunteers for Watch D.O.G.S.! If you missed our online kick-off, please join us at to get signed up for a fun day at Oakview! Our PTA sincerely appreciates your time and contributions, and more than anything, your child will too!

Reflections Contest

All students, Pre-K through 5th grades, are encouraged to participate by bringing the Reflection theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts. Our theme this year is "Look Within". Oakview's deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 31st.

Call for Entries: 2020 PTA Reflections Program