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Principal's Report

Parent Report Card

You made it! Your children have finished the first quarter of the school year and they have grown so much. Parent conference season is upon us and it is time for teachers to share with you the progress your children have made and to set some goals for further growth.

As parents, it is also a good time to see how YOU are doing! Click on the Oakview Parent Report Card link (also found on our OES website under 'Parents'). Print the report card, and rate yourself on some of the major areas of parenting such as Home Environment, Communication, High Expectations, and Support. After completing, reflect on how you did and set some growth areas for yourself. Know that your principal and teachers are proud of the work you have accomplished this quarter!

For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D


Updated Attendance Report


558 Students


(as of 10/25/19)


Keep up the great work in getting your children to school each day.

GEOBEE Competition

It's time to start preparing for the OAKVIEW GEOBEE sponsored by National Geographic. This competition challenges fourth and fifth grade students to learn about world geography, ecosystems and international issues. To help your child prepare, download the study guide provided by National Geographic. If you need a hard copy, notify Jessica Preisig. You can also visit the online GeoBee Study Corner.

On Thursday, November 7th, all students that want to participate in the school geography bee will be given an online assessment. The assessment will be taken in the classrooms immediately after the morning news show. The top ten scores will advance to the school geography bee. If there are more than 10 students that advance, a “tiebreaker” assessment will be given on Friday, November 8th. The 10 students participating in the school geography bee will be notified by 2:30pm on November 8th.

The School Geography Bee will be held in the cafeteria on Monday, November 25th at 8:30am. Families of participating students will be invited to attend.

The school winner will take the state qualifying test sometime in December or January, depending on the student’s preference. The deadline for the state qualifying test is Friday, February 7th. On Monday, March 2nd State Geobee qualifiers will be announced. Friday, March 27th is the State GeoBee.

For further questions or information, please contact Jessica Preisig (

Help Needed for Fossil Fun Day!

Oakview will celebrate its first "Outdoor Classroom Day" in April 2020. This will take the place of the usual "Fossil Fun Day" of the past and update it to include more outdoor activities beyond just fossils. However, we know how much our students (and their parents!) LOVE the fossil piles! But, we need a company to volunteer 1-2 dump trucks to bring back our fossil material from Aurora, NC! If you know of anyone who may be willing to either sponsor the trucks and driver or owns a trucking company that may want to donate their truck and driver to a very worthy cause, please contact Charnley DeMeritt at or at 355-7159. Let's make sure Oakview has another year of fossil fun!

Magnet Academy Information

The application window for GCSD magnet academies opens November 1st and closes December 3rd. Find out more about the process of applying as well as each magnet school here. The school district also provides the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

Related Arts Fall Newsletter

Find out what's happening in our related arts classes in their fall newsletter! Click here to read more.
Technology Talks

Click here to find Parent Resources for our OES Chromebooks

Technology Parent Workshops

Oakview is pleased to invite parents to our fall series of technology workshops! Read more about each one and then RSVP here. This will help us plan our space to accommodate the number of people attending.

  • Technology @ OES, Monday, Nov. 11 @ 9:00: Appropriate for any grade level parent. Learn about the different technology tools offered here at school, including iPads, Osmos, Ozobots, our digital weather station, and more. You'll be able to explore a variety of tools in a hands-on workshop.
  • Internet Safety, Friday, Nov. 15 @ 11:00: Appropriate for any grade level parent. Listen as Rick Floyd, former computer and internet crimes investigator, as he explains how parents can help their children stay safe on the internet. Mr. Floyd now works in GCSD's Information Security department.
  • Google for Education, Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 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!
Upcoming Events

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Fall Garden Saturday Nov. 2

Our final Fall Garden Saturday will be THIS Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9-11 a.m. We will work in the butterfly garden to finish clipping, weeding, and mulching. Then, have some fun planting pansies, mums, and spring bulbs! Everyone is welcome. This is a great time for middle and high school students who need to complete service hours.

Donuts for Dads

Our next Donuts for Dads--for K5 & 1st grade students--will be Friday,November 8, 7:15-8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you to check-in in the lobby before proceeding to the event.

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will be the week of November 4th-8th. This is a wonderful opportunity to build personal libraries at home or donate to a favorite teacher's classroom library. Please mark your calendar to join us for an Arctic Adventure themed experience!

Monday & Wednesday, 7:30-3:00

Tuesday & Thursday, 7:30-5:00

Friday, 7:30-11:30

We need volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering to work the book fair, please sign up here!

America Recycles Week is coming soon!

Get ready! It's almost time for America Recycles Week, November 18-22. Start looking in your closet for those shoes you don't need anymore. We encourage families to focus on recycling by sending in cans, cell phones, iPads, old glasses, and of course, SHOES! Shoes are donated to the WorldWearProject to help needy communities in Africa have access to quality, affordable shoes. Prizes are given to individuals and classrooms who recycle that week so start planning now!

We need some amzing parent volunteers to help collect shoes and other materials each morning and to sort the items in the STEM lab. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the SignUp Genius link:

Week of October 28
  • Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28-29: Teacher Workdays, No School for Students
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30: 1st Quarter Report Cards
  • Thursday, Oct. 31: Deadline for PTA Reflection contest entries
  • Friday, Nov. 1: 4th Grade Native American Day
  • Saturday, Nov. 2: Saturday Garden Workday

Week of November 4

  • Monday-Friday, Nov. 4-8: Fall Book Fair
  • Thursday, Nov. 7: PTA Board Meeting
  • Friday, Nov. 8: Donuts for Dads, K5 & 1st students only

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

PTA Information

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Reflections Contest

All students, Pre-K through 5th grades, are encouraged to participate by bringing the Reflection theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts. Our theme this year is "Look Within". Oakview's deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 31st.