The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

September 14, 2015
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Principal's Report - Phillip Reavis

Welcome Back to School!

On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome back to school for 2015-2016! It has been a very smooth opening. Thank you all for your team efforts as we work together to support the children at Oakview.

Tips for a successful school year include:

- Checking the school web site and calendar regularly

- Obtaining your Parent Portal log in information

- Checking your child’s book bag daily

- Reading Monday Memos and teacher web site content

- Providing a protected time and space for homework completion

- Communicating frequently with your child’s teacher

New Faculty & Staff

Lauren Burdick – Kindergarten

Morgan Hallen – Kindergarten

Libby Smith – 1st Grade

Katie Zidaroff – 1st Grade

Christina Bolt – 4th Grade

Jeffery Hoeft – 4th Grade

Liz Teeple – 4th Grade

Hannah Long – Art

Amy Godfrey – Challenge

Emily Wells – Teacher Assistant

Oakview Receives $3,000 for Archery Instruction!

Oakview P.E. teachers, Jen Miller and Kenny Hall, attended the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources NASP Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Training over the summer. They are now certified presenters of NASP® lessons that are safe for students, instructors, bystanders, and the facility. As a result of their training, Oakview received $3,000 worth of archery equipment!

PTA President's Report - Celeste Blinston

Welcome back Oakview families! It is hard to believe how quickly the first few weeks of school have flown by. The PTA has been hard at work processing all of the forms that you filled out and are thrilled with the response! It was wonderful to see all of the new faces at the Volunteer Breakfast last week and we look forward to a great year ahead where we can work together with the students and teachers to "Celebrate! 20 Years of Excellence!"

Watch D.O.G.S.

Are you a Dad? An Uncle? Maybe a Grandpa? Then, come join us for the 3rd annual Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Pizza Night Kick-off Event on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm. You will receive an invitation in your child’s folder the week of 9/7/15. Please be sure to RSVP – we want to have enough food for all. If you have any questions, please contact Christi Yenser at or Heidi Dannelly at

Restaurant Night - Chick-fil-A

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 5-7pm

1225 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC

It's time to celebrate...SCHOOL SPIRIT! This year we've added Culver's and Olympian Grill to our Spirit Night Calendar along with some classic favorites. Whether you enjoy eating out as a family or grabbing food to go, a portion of the proceeds from the following nights will be given directly back to our school. Just remember to tell them you are with Oakview! Our first night is Tuesday, September, 15 at Chick-fil-A from 5:00 - 8:00pm

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Lace up your sneakers... it's almost time for Boosterthon! While raising funds for Oakview, students learn the value of fitness and sportsmanship, and have a great time along the way! This year's theme is "Big World Recess," and our students will be taken around the world to see teamwork, curiosity, practice humility, confidence, and endurance in action. All students will be given a T-shirt; forms with requested sizes should be returned by Friday, September 4. Mark your calendars for the Pep Rally on Tuesday, September 29 and the Fun Run on Thursday October 8!

Restaurant Night - The Snow Castle

Monday, Sep. 28th, 6-9pm

2109 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC


The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. For over 50 years Reflections has allowed students to explore their creativity and talents through various art forms. Inspired each year by a specific theme, students may submit entries in Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Film Production, and Music Composition.

This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly”.
Deadline for entries are October 13 and 14 from 7:30-8:30 am and 2:30-3:30 pm in the cafeteria.

All guidelines and entry forms can be accessed on the state PTA website
Please contact Joy Anderson for any additional help or questions at or (864) 546-1073.

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Whooooooo is ready to HOOOOT and HOLLER?!


4:30 - 9:00 pm

We need your help!
We are in search of donations from businesses that can be used for our raffle. Do you know of anyone who would like to make a donation of a product, service, gift certificate, etc.?
Please contact us at

Attention all tissue paper flower folders and fluffers! Be on the lookout for our first signup genius. We need all hands on deck...literally!

Event Co-Chairs
Dawn Ridge, Kim Alexander & Katie Martin