The Acorn

Oakview's Online News Flash

October 10, 2016

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Principal's Report - Dr. Phillip Reavis

Food Service Staff Earns Perfect Score!

Congratulations to Oakview Elementary School Food Service team staff for earning a perfect score of 100 on a recent inspection from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Miss Rena” and her team are the best!

Oakview Students Perform Well Above District

Spring SC Ready scores are in and once again, Oakview students are scoring well above the district! The new SC Ready tests 3rd – 5th grade students on the state English/Language Arts and Math curriculum standards and was administered for the first time in spring 2016. Students scored at one of four levels:

Does Not Meet Expectation

Approaching Expectation

Meets Expectation

Exceeds Expectation

Here are the results for Oakview compared to Greenville County Schools students:

Meets or Exceeds Expectations in ELA

Greenville County Schools – 51%

Oakview Elementary School – 78%

Meets or Exceeds Expectations in Math

Greenville County Schools – 57%

Oakview Elementary School – 75%

Congratulations Oakview students, parents, and teachers for the amazing focus you bring to student achievement! The longstanding tradition of academic excellence continues at Oakview.

PTA Reflections

Follow this link for information about this year’s PTA Reflections contest. The deadline for entries is approaching!

Teacher Workdays and Parent Conferences

As a reminder, there are two teacher workdays (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS) scheduled for Thursday and Friday (October 13-14). If you have not already done so, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a parent conference.

PTA President's Report - Mandi Morin

Fall is an exciting and busy time for Oakview families! We appreciate all of our families and friends who pledged money for our Boosterthon Fun Run! We are collecting payments via cash or check or by online payment at Thank you for your support of Oakview Elementary PTA!

The Fall Bookfair and Red Ribbon Week are coming up October 24 - 28. Also, the Hootenanny Fall Festival is coming soon on November 4.

Read on for more details about these exciting events. As always, please email me at if you have any questions or comments about Oakview PTA.

Box Tops - Deadline for submitting is 10/21/16

It’s time to send in your box tops for the 2016 fall submission deadline. Please send in all box tops by Friday, October 21 to be counted in the fall contest!

Here are some important details to remember:
  • Put your child’s name, teacher’s name, and grade on the bag or envelope - each class will be given individual credit. The classes with the most Box Tops will receive a special treat.
  • Make sure all box tops are neatly trimmed on the black, dotted line before submitting
  • Check each box top for a visible, valid expiration date. We don’t get credit for expired box tops.

Reflections - Deadline Extended!

Great news! The Reflections deadline has been extended! Deadline for entries are Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18. Entries will be collected before and after school in the cafeteria. The collection times are 7:30-8:15am and 2:30-3:15pm.
This year’s theme is “What is Your Story?”. This is a free arts program and students may submit as many entries in as many different categories as they choose. Each entry must be accompanied by a student entry form. All rules for each category and entry forms can be accessed at

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Joy Anderson or Sarah Markwell at or (864)546-1073.
Let’s start REFLECTING!
Joy Anderson & Sarah Markwell


Please plan to join us at the Fall Book Fair. Opening day is Monday, October 24 and the fair will continue through Friday, October 28. This is a wonderful opportunity to build personal and classroom libraries. All proceeds from the Book Fair benefit our Media Center, so please consider supporting this important event!

Book Fair Hours:

Monday: 7:30am -3:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30am -5:00pm

Wednesday: 7:30am-3:00pm

Thursday: 7:30am-5:00pm

Friday: 7:30-11:00am

Restaurant Night - Sonic Drive-In

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 11am-10pm

1534 Woodruff Road

Greenville, SC

Red Ribbon Week - 10/24 - 10/28

Monday, Oct. 24th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 28th, 3pm

515 Godfrey Road

Simpsonville, SC

Check your child's book bag soon for more details!



Oakview Families...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! The 14th Annual Hootenanny is on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 from 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. We will have rides, games, food and prizes...OH MY!

Would you like to help out by folding and fluffing the paper flowers? We will be folding the tissue paper on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 in the cafeteria after drop off. The dates for fluffing are Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2 in the cafeteria after drop off. You don't have to have any experience and it's a lot of fun. Come and join us!

We will once again have the Basket Raffle. If you, or someone you know, has a business and would like to donate toward the raffle, please email us at

Thanks so much!! See you at the HOOT!!!

Hootenanny Fall Festival

Friday, Nov. 4th, 4:30-9pm

515 Godfrey Road

Simpsonville, SC

Make sure to mark your calendars for the best fall festival ever! More details coming soon.

Friends of Oakview, 2016-2017

Please join Oakview PTA in recognizing and thanking these businesses and families of the Oakview community for their generous donations to the

2016-2017 Friends of Oakview fund.


AR Funding

Brain Balance

Brain Refocus

Bubba Annie’s

Chicken Salad Chick

Crockett Pediatric Dentistry

Davis Orthodontics

The Donut Experiment

The Goddard School

Harrison Orthodontics

HomeTrust Bank

Hungry Howie’s

Jelly Beans Hair Design for Kids

J. Freeman & Associates

McDonald’s at Highway 14

Pizza Inn

Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

Pump It Up

Sonic at Woodruff Road

Summers Orthodontic

Twisted Cup


An Anonymous Family

The Akahori Family

The Alfonso Family

The Andrews Family

The Angone Family

The Arzt Family

The Balan Family

The Bengen Family

The Benton Family

The Berg Family

The Bishop Family

The Blinston Family

The Bloodworth Family

The Bradley Family

The Brake Family

The Brinker Family

The Burns Family

The Burr Family

The Caputo Family

The Chaitoff Family

The Cianfarano Family

The Clapp Family

The Cofer Family

The Cohen Family

The Cole Family

The Coleman Family

The Conley-Cruz Family

The Cremmins Family

The Curtis Family

The Dadania Family

The Davidson Family

The Dawson Family

The Dobson Family

The Dougherty Family

The Doherty Family

The Doll Family

The Donohue Family

The Doran Family

The Dukes Family

The Durrell Family

The Eidson Family

The Eminoglu Family

The Fields Family

The Feldman Family

The Fish Family

The Foggie Family

The Frazier Family

The Furr Family

The Gamrat Family

The Gan Family

The Garcia Family

The Garner Family

The Gauvey Family

The Gettig Family

The Gibson Family

The Goldstein Family

The Greenberg Family

The Griffith Family

The Hanigan Family

The Harder Family

The Harrison Family

The Haydamack Family

The Hegele Family

The Helmer Family

The Hernandez Family

The Hodge Family

The Holzman Family

The Hughes Family (Greyson & Juliana)

The Hughes Family (Jennifer)

The Johnson Family

The Jones Family

The Jordan Family

The Joudeh Family

The Kalatges Family

The Kneeland Family

The Knox Family

The Krishnakumar Family

The Kumar Family

The Lawlor Family

The Lee Family

The Lewis Family

The Long Family

The Lovegrove Family

The Lovelace Family

The Makosiej Family

The Manos Family

The Markwell Family

The Marlin Family

The Marullo Family

The Mathis Family

The McAdams Family

The McClure Family

The McKinney Family

The Mendola Family

The Mewborn Family

The Middleton Family

The Miller Family (Abigail & Madison)

The Miller Family (Brianna & William)

The Morgan Family

The Morris Family (Griffin)

The Morris Family (Olive)

The Moschella Family

The Onyebueke Family

The Orr Family

The Osato Family

The Palmer Family

The Pappas Family

The Pauksta Family

The Pearse Family

The Pelino Family

The Rahul Family

The Raynes Family

The Reilly Family

The Richter Family

The Ridge Family

The Rumsey Family

The Scheib Family

The Schiefelbein Family

The Schofield Family

The Scott Family

The Sellner Family

The Shaikh Family

The Shaw Family

The Shieh Family

The Shuler Family

The Sibal Family

The Siffri Family

The Silva Family

The Soenke Family

The Stamper Family

The Stefanik Family

The Stiles Family

The Stoudemire Family

The Strutz Family

The Tavis Family

The Thomas Family

The Vanchoff Family

The Villiger Family

The Wagener Family

The Watts Family

The Willis Family

The Wyss Family

The Yochum Family

The Young Family

The Zhang Family

The Zhao Family

The Zow Family

The Zych Family