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September 29, 2014

PTA President's Report - Jean Scott

Happy Fall, Oakview families! PTA is hoping for cool weather for our students at the October 9 Boosterthon fun run. The Hootenanny fall festival is also coming soon. Read on for more details about these exciting events. As always, please email me at if you have any questions or comments about your Oakview PTA.

PTA Memberships

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have participated in the PTA Membership Drive. It is not too late to join. All families that joined PTA should of received their cards, which were sent home with your children. We would like to thank Moe's for supplying a BOGO card with each PTA membership card.

The first class in each grade to reach 100% won a TCBY yogurt party. The winners are:

K5 Mrs. Ables & Mrs. Ludwig tied

1st Ms. Higgins

2nd Mr. Gambrell

3rd Mrs. Bradt

4th Mrs. Bell

5th Mrs. McKamy

We also had classes to reach 100% after these winners. Each of those classes received extra recess at the teachers discretion.

If you are new to Oakview, please help us reach our goal of 100%! You can still join PTA.

If you have questions, please contact Leslie Ferrell at

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Give a Hoot and volunteer! We can’t have the festival on Friday, November 7 without help from all our Oakview parents. In a streamlining effort, the Sign-up Genius for donating items is separated by grade level this year. You can find the links on the Oakview home page at and on the PTA page of the Oakview website at, or look for the email from your room coordinators with the link. Please consider donating multiple items if you have more than one child at Oakview. Your time is valuable as well. We will have a lot of exciting games this year which means opportunities to work a booth shift. Look for information from your room coordinator for volunteer time-slots. Lastly, the Hootenanny is a great place for your middle school or high school students to earn service hours. There will be a separate Sign-up Genius just for student volunteers coming out later this month.

Once again, all your Hootenanny favorites will be there: carnival rides, games, tissue-paper flowers, food from Chick-Fil-A, Sabretts, and Papa Johns as well as dessert from our bake sale and TCBY. Take home a cake from our cake walk or win a prize at BINGO; our Hootenanny has something for everyone!

Questions about Hootenanny? Want to get involved in bigger way?

Contact Blair Vana at

We look forward to seeing you at the Hoot!

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Book Fair

Please plan to visit Sir Readalot’s Castle and prepare to enter a kingdom of books during our Fall Book Fair. Opening day is Sunday, October 26, and the fair will continue through Friday Oct. 31. In addition to Sunday and afternoon hours, your student will also have the chance to visit the fair during the school day. 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:

Sunday, October 26 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 27 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 30 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 31 7:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Room Coordinators (RC) are in place and the year is ready to ramp up for volunteer opportunities! A big thank you goes out to the RCs for their willingness to step up and help the teachers and their classrooms run smoothly! We couldn't make it happen without the parents and your willingness to share your time. If you are interested in volunteering and needs some ideas/direction, go to the Oakview PTA website for opportunities, committees, and contacts. The website is:

We look forward to another amazing year full of fun and learning at Oakview! Please feel free to contact the volunteer co-chairs, Julie Wells ( or Jennifer Smith (, with any questions!

OES Spirit Wear

Thank you for showing your Oakview Spirit. All spirit wear orders have been sent home. If you would still like a T-shirt, sweatshirt, water bottle or magnet, please visit the school store. Hurry in, supplies are limited.

Watch D.O.G.S.

A big thanks to all who came out to our Pizza Night Kick-Off event. What a great night! And, a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped out - we couldn't have done it without you! Remember, if you’re interested in staying up-to-date on all the Watch D.O.G.S. happenings, please send in your registration form. Please contact Christi Yenser ( if you have any questions.

October Restaurant Night - October 6 at Zaxby's on Batesville Road

Thanks to all who came out to support Oakview at Babaziki in September. What a fun night of great food! October brings yet another brand new restaurant night to Oakview right at Five Forks! Zaxby's on Batesville Road will be hosting Oakview on Monday, October 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Whether you dine in or drive thru, a percentage of ALL (not just Oakview families) proceeds from those three hours will come straight back to our school. You can take advantage of their Monday Family Special of four meal dealz and six cookies for only $20 or simply order your favorites. Either way, Oakview wins!

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Boosterthon Fun Run

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 8:15am

515 Godfrey Rd

Simpsonville, SC

It's that time again - Boosterthon Pep Rally on September 30 and Fun Run on October 9.

Oakview and Boosterthon partner to strengthen our school through fun, easy fundraising as well as motivating and teaching our kids with fun, exciting fitness and character-building experiences. Help both our school and our children by supporting our efforts by coming out to volunteer and cheer on our runners. More information will be coming home soon. If you have immediate questions, please contact Dave Gorman at

Get Out Greenville Festival

Saturday, Oct. 4th, 10:30am

601 Fork Shoals Rd

Greenville, SC

The Get Out Greenville 1.5 mile Kids Race will be held on October 4, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Conestee Nature Park! This 1.5 mile trail race will be part of the day-long Get Out Greenville Festival at Conestee. The race is open to runners age 14 and under. The entry fee is $15. The Get Out Greenville Festival will feature outdoor vendors, demonstrations, food, and music. There will also be events for the adults to participate in, such as the Get Out Greenville 10K, Swamp Rabbit Urban Ultra 25K and 50K. If interested, register online at: For questions, contact Coach Hall or Coach Miller.

Walk for the Homeless

Sunday, Oct. 5th, 2pm

945 S Main St

Greenville, SC

Please take note of the following events in our great city of Greenville! These are ways for your kids and families to get active and spend time together!

Join the “Walk for the Homeless” on Sunday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. Entry fees are $15 per walker. Walkers receive a free T-shirt with registration by September 19! This is a fundraising event for the Place of Hope. Each year over 12,000 visits are made to the Place of Hope by those that are living on the streets or in poverty. If interested register online at: For questions, contact Coach Hall or Coach Miller.


Friday, Nov. 7th, 4:30-9pm

515 Godfrey Rd

Simpsonville, SC

There will be games, bingo, prizes, and more! We can't have the Hootenanny without our fabulous volunteers. Be on the lookout for signups coming your way. See you at the Hoot! Questions? Contact Blair Vana at 735-6235 or

Ways and Means

Please join us in recognizing and thanking the families and businesses of the Oakview community for their donations of $50 and above to the 2014-2015 Friends of Oakview fund.

Abacus Insurance Advisors

Carolina Foot Care

Greer Pediatric Dental Care

Haywood Smile and Designs

J. Freeman and Associates

The Olympian Grill

Mass Mutual Financial Group-Chris Campbell

Quality Logistics

Summers Orthodontics

Summit Janitorial Services

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