Oak Hill Observer
Bonus Edition- November 18, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a wonderful fall break this week. We all- students and staff- need this time to recharge. Please enjoy, be safe and know how much we are grateful for all of the amazing families at Oak Hill!
This is a bonus edition of the newsletter as we wanted to remind you of a couple things. Please take a look at the information below.
Always thankful for the support of our wonderful parents and community! See you back here on November 28th!
Your Proud Principal,
- November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break!
- November 27-Dec 2: Book Fair
- November 29: Picture Retakes
- December 5: CAC Meeting 3:30pm
December 12: K-5th Grade HSR Lessons Begin
- December 13: SCA 2 Reading (3rd-5th grades)
- December 14: SCA 2 Math (3rd-5th grades)
- December 15: SCA 2 Science (5th grade)
- December 22 - January 8: Winter Holiday
- January 9: Staff Development Day
- January 10: First Day of 2nd Semester!
GIVING TREE SIGN-UP
Are you shopping this Thanksgiving break? Consider picking up an extra item or two from the giving tree list that an OHE family needs. What is the Giving Tree? The Giving Tree is a project that we have done at OHE for many years to help get Christmas gifts to our families that are in need. This year our Giving Tree will all be online. You will be able to click on the link below to select the items you would like to purchase for the child. Once you have selected the child and gift(s) you would like to purchase, please be sure to fill in your information in the Google sign-up, so we can get a hold of you, if needed. There is an ornament number listed next to the child's age and gender and this is very important to keep track of (please be sure it is the ORNAMENT # and NOT the family number). You will need to write this ornament number on a paper with the age and gender of the child you selected and attach it to the unwrapped gift before you bring it in, so we know who the gift is for. Please be sure it is securely attached.
SIGN UP HERE: Click here to see our ornaments that are available and sign-up!
***When you are ready to donate, place your donation(s) in the large box in front of the school office. If it is a gift card, please leave that at the front office. Please tape a paper with the ornament NUMBER you signed up for online (column B) and the child's gender and age on the donated gift. DO NOT wrap the gift(s). Donations are due December 9th. ***Donations of new and unopened wrapping paper, rolls of tape, and/or gift tags are also needed. Please place them in the box in front of the office as well. Thank you so much for your generosity during this holiday season!! All of our families who receive gifts are always so grateful.
Book Fair Blizzard
Our Book Fair Blizzard is just around the corner! Students and families are invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 at the Oak Hill Elementary Library. Students can shop M-F 7:30 - 3:00. On Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 6:00 parents and families are invited to join as well. Check our Book Fair Homepage for more details.
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who have signed up to make this a great book fair for our students! We couldn't do it without you! If you haven't signed up yet and would like to volunteer for Book Fair, join us HERE.
A reminder: if you are signed up to volunteer at the Book Fair: All volunteers must go through APIE to be registered as volunteers for our campus.
Human Sexuality and Responsibility Opt-In Letters
All parents should have received a hard copy permission form and google form from their child's teacher regarding the AISD Human Sexuality and Responsibilities lessons to be taught in December. Parents must opt-in for their child to participate in the lessons. Students who are not opting in or for whom a form is not returned will participate in alternative SEL lessons. Forms are due Dec. 2 to your child's teacher.
For more information on the HS&R lessons for each grade level please visit:https://www.austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education/hsr/lessons
For your grade level's opt in form, please click on the appropriate links below:
Access to Healthy Food over Thanksgiving Break
With many Austin ISD students living in food-insecure households, access to healthy food may be challenging when the district is closed. Families can use the community resources below to find free meals in their area while Austin ISD offices and schools are closed for the fall break November 21-25:
Texas Health and Human Services - Call 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 to speak to a live operator.
El acceso a los alimentos puede resultar difícil para muchas familias cuando el distrito cierra. Las familias pueden usar los recursos de la comunidad para encontrar comidas gratis en su área, mientras que las escuelas de Austin ISD están cerradas por las vacaciones de otoño del 21 al 25 de noviembre:
Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas - Llame al 2-1-1 o al (877) 541-7905 para hablar con un operador
Picture Retakes Information
Pictures should arrive by Monday we hope and we will send them home as soon as they arrive. If you are new to Oak Hill, were absent, or don't like the pictures then we will be having retakes on Tuesday, Nov. 29. If you do not like your child's pictures, please return them to the school and then see the information below about ordering pictures for retakes.
Oak Hill Elementary
Location: 6101 Patton Ranch Road, Austin, TX, USA