The Acorn

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Principal's Report

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school for 2019 and the beginning of the second semester! My family and I had a restful and celebratory winter break and I hope yours was the same. As we enter the second half of the year, I want to thank parents in advance for your ongoing efforts in support of your child's education. Simple things like checking book bags at night, monitoring student grades in 2-5 through the Parent Portal, attending conferences, and talking about the day play such a vital role in the success of students. Our reading specialists also have helpful tips for you when reading with your child at home. I encourage everyone to recommit yourselves to these simple yet powerful parent responsibilities as we enter the new calendar year. Thank for all you do for Oakview and our students!


Are you on Instagram? Oavkiew's Instagram page went live in the summer of 2017 and we are up to 559 followers. We want to encourage new followers to join us and follow Oakview's journey through the school year. This is another way to make a 'Positive Connection'!

For children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D


An Updated Space for Teachers

Kids going back to school means that teachers and staff go back too. This past fall, the administration at Oakview wanted to update a tired, outdated teacher's workroom. The Oakview Tech girls, Holly Rushton and Sarah Hollingsworth, were psyched to take on the job and make the teacher's space a little fresher and brighter.

After asking for input from the staff, the overall responses pointed to a “grown up” space. A neutral vibe using soft greens, blues, and grays provides a relaxing feel in the room. Comfy chairs were added in hopes of the teachers getting off their feet, even for just a minute of their day! New work tables, tools and supplies were added as well. The project was completed in November. Our amazing teachers' reactions have been priceless and they are enjoying their new, cozy space.

See the Before and After pictures below!

Hootenanny T-shirt Contest

Attention Students! Express your artistic talent and design the front of the official 2019 Hootenanny T-shirt. Get creative and have fun!

Designs are due by January 18, 2019. The winner will be announced on the ONN February 11th and will receive a free shirt in their size.

  • Submit your design on 8.5 x 11 white-plain paper.
  • Use maximum of 3 colors for your design.
  • 1 submission per student
  • Please include your name, grade, and teacher on the back of your submission.

T-shirts will be available for purchase in mid-February for adults and children. Put Friday, April 5th from 4:30 to 9:00 on your calendars for our Hootenanny event!

School Store Volunteers Wanted!

The Oakview school store is a great way to volunteer with your student. Younger students love to help you count money and sell cool school supplies to their friends. Middle and high school students can earn community service hours. The store is open from 7:25 am to 7:55 am, Tuesday thru Friday. Click here for more information and to sign up!

Angela Villiger

Oakview School Store

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 14

  • Monday, January 14: School Improvement Council (SIC) Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 15: End of 2nd Quarter Grading Periods
  • Wednesday, January 16: K4 Pre-registration begins
  • Thursday, January 17: Class Pictures

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5-8 p.m.

Week of January 21

  • Monday, January 21: No School, MLK Day
  • Wednesday, January 23: Report Cards

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.

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!

PTA Information

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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!