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A Season of Thanksgiving
This time of year puts all of us in the mindset of giving thanks for all the blessings in our lives, and expressing our appreciation for each other. We remember to view our world through a lens of gratitude which helps us through this busy season. Gratitude can be expressed through simple acts of kindness, philanthropy, volunteering, and making positive connections with others.
"Autumn is the time when the overflowing garners of America call for this expression of joyful gratitude." ~Sarah Josepha Hale, 1827
Sarah Josepha Hale, known as the 'Mother of Thanksgiving', lobbied for 36 years to make Thanksgiving a national holiday so that we would be reminded to pause and give thanks. We have many things to be thankful for here at Oakview, including our students and parents, staff, and faculty. For example, we recently celebrated our 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Dori Flynn, as she received the Golden Apple Award from WYFF and Ingles! We expressed our appreciation during American Education Week for the many district employees who keep our school running smoothly and educating our students' young minds. We are immensely. grateful for the resources provided by our district leaders, such as new ActivPanels and desks in the 4th/5th grade and art classrooms. Oakview has so many things to be thankful for!
I'm grateful for the meaningful work done every day in our building, the kind and good hearts of our students, and the support of our parents and community. The Oakview family wishes everyone a joyful Thanksgiving holiday!
Philip Reavis, Ph.D
What are you thankful for?
Thank you for being a part of our Oakview family!
1st Grade Teacher Dori Flynn wins the Golden Apple Award!
Updated Attendance Report
PERFECT ATTENDANCE (week ending November 18)
AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE
(as of 11/22/19)
Keep up the great work in getting your children to school each day.
Fall picture packages sent home
Grandparent's Day still needs volunteers!
We are still in need of help for Grandparent's Day, Tuesday, November 26th! Please visit the following sign-up link and help anyway you can. Thank you!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration December 3-6
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1 of the current year must enroll in public or private kindergarten unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver (see Kindergarten Non-Attendance Form at the link below). Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1 of the current year must enroll in first grade.
To enroll a new student in kindergarten or first grade, a parent must present the following at registration:
- Photo ID from any state or country
- Two current “proof of residency” documents (all must contain property address) These can be a combination of:
- Current bills – i.e. electric, gas, water, cable
- Current mortgage statement or current signed lease agreement with landlord’s name and phone number
- Birth Certificate
- Signed Certificate of Immunization, Conditional Certificate of Immunization, or Religious Exemption Certificate (Religious Exemption Certificate provided by Health Department)
The GCS Student Enrollment Form and Home Language Survey are provided at the link below if you would like to complete and bring with you to the school when you go to register.
To find out where your child will attend kindergarten or first grade, call the INFOLine at 355-3100 or visit Find Your School.
Updates to Parent Backpack
Salvation Army's Giving Hope Program
OES & United Way
School of Excellence Program: An Overview
The PTA developed National Standards for Family-School Partnerships to empower parents, educators, community members and students to work together for the educational success of all children and youth. Many of you participated in our initial survey at the beginning of October, which is based upon the six standards of the Family-School partnership. We have reviewed the survey results, met with the School Improvement Council (SIC), and held a discussion with the Oakview leadership team. As a result, we have selected to focus on Standard 4: Speaking Up for Every Child. Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success. Our goal is to grow family participation in advocacy. During the year, we will also address other items that arose from our survey results, such as sharing more information regarding the middle school transition, displaying friendly signs in multiple languages and distributing information on community resources that serve the needs of families within our community. We look forward to partnering with you this year!
IXL Challenges for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders!
IXL Challenge skills are based on current lessons from the classroom and the questions mimic ones that students will see on standardized tests, including digitally-enhanced questions that require students to drag and drop answer choices. IXL also has built-in explanations if the student misses the answer and a diagnostic tool to help the student choose skills to work on.
The second quarter IXL Challenge was issued in early November and is due January 17th. Once a student completes the Challenge sheet with an 80 percent SmartScore, he or she turns in their sheet to their computer lab teacher. Students are recognized every Thursday on ONN! Find the Challenge sheets linked below. Log on to IXl today!
Technology Parent Workshops
- New Date!--Google for Education, Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 10:30 : Most appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade parents. Learn about the Google tools your students are using in the classroom, including Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and Forms. You'll experience it just like the kids do!
Student Council Hosts Winter Items Drive!
Oakview's Winter Concert & PTA General Meeting
Week of November 25
- Monday, Nov. 25: Geography Bee @ 8:30 am
- Tuesday, Nov. 26: Grandparent's Day
- Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Break
Week of December 2
- Wednesday, Dec. 4: Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window ends
- Monday-Friday, Dec. 2-6: PTA Elf Shelf
- Tuesday, Dec. 3: K5/1st grade registration begins for the 2020/2021 school year
- Tuesday, Dec. 3: MAP testing begins for 2nd and 5th grades
- Thursday, Dec. 5: PTA Board meeting @ 9am
Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here
Calling all School Store Volunteers!
No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. The new app is very easy to use. Please visit BTFE.com to learn more and download.
To help encourage everyone to use the app, there will be prizes at the next PTA General Membership Meeting on December 9th. There will be a $25 Visa Gift Card to the person with the highest amount of scanned points and a $50 gift card to be drawn from the tickets for everyone who shows the app on their phone.
Having trouble with the app? Not sure how to scan? WE CAN HELP. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
Elf Shelf is December 3-6!
**Note: Dec. 6th is an "extra shopping day" where students will get the chance to go back to the store and purchase additional items for family and friends. Items from previous years will be available at reduced prices.**
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Additional Code Ninja Spirit Nights
- December 6, K-2nd: 6:30-8:00. Click here to signup!
- December 13, 3-5: 6:30-8:00. Click here to signup!
- December 14, 3-5: 4:30-6:00. Click here to signup!
- December 14, 3-5: 6:30-8:00. Click here to signup!
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jingle Bell Toy Drop
Spirit Night @ McDonald's
Thursday, December 12
2111 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Spirit Night @ Chick-fil-a
Thursday, January 16
1225 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Spirit Night @ Twisted Cup