Oakview's Latest News, Events, Activities, & Opportunities
A Wonderful Gift
As many families celebrate various holidays this time of year and give gifts to one another, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you Oakview parents for the gifts you give each day. The gifts of your time, love, service, money, organizational skills, and the list goes on are so evident in the life of our school. As we approach Winter Break and the midway point to the school year in January, I want to thank you for sharing your gifts with Oakview! Thank you on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students!
Congratulations Mrs. Brown
Congratulations to Gwendolyn Brown, Oakview media specialist, who received a $500 Donors Choose Grant! The funds from the grant were used to purchase supplies for the media center's Lego wall. The 10x10 Lego baseplates create a canvas for student's to explore and create. Students can collaborate and communicate while they are making and doing at the Lego wall. It is already a huge hit with students. Congratulations, Mrs. Brown!
Phillip Reavis, Ph.D
From Our Nurses
As we work to keep our school a healthy environment for all, we wanted to give parents some information about colds and flu.
What is the difference between a cold and flu?
Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.
How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.
What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
Please do not hesitate to contact the health room at 355-7107. Thank you!
Come on our reading Goose Chase!
The Chase begins Monday, December 17th at 2:30 p.m. and ends Monday, January 7th at 8:00 a.m. Directions on how to join the Chase can be found here! The password is OwlsRead. Good luck and happy reading!
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:
Set up a small demonstration/activity for parents/students to stop by and visit to learn more about your connection to the STEM field
Provide us with materials and/or a display related to your company’s STEM connections to display in our cafeteria for you.
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.
Week of December 17
- Friday, December 21: Student 1/2 Day, Noon Dismissal
- Thursday, December 20-Friday, December 21: Winter Parties
Week of January 7
- Monday, January 7: Students return
- Thursday, January 10: PTA Board Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here
Skate for STEM Nights at Ice on Main in Downtown Greenville
K5 & 1st Grade Registration for 2019-2020 School Year EXTENDED DEADLINE
- State-issued Birth Certificate
- Properly completed Immunization Certificate or Religious Exemption Certificate
- Two forms of Proof of Residence (two documents required such as a current electric bill or current mortgage/lease statement)
Yearbooks for Sale!
Last Day to Purchase is February 1st!
Notes from PTA's Legislative Committee
House returns this week for organizational meeting
Newly-elected and re-elected members of the state House of Representatives will convene at the State House Tuesday and Wednesday for organizational meetings so that they will be able to hit the ground running when the legislative session opens January 8, 2019. On Tuesday, new House members will be sworn into office and members will elect the Speaker of the House and other officers. Members will also select their seats based on the House rules. On Wednesday, members will receive their committee assignments and then meet as a committee to elect the chair and vice chair and receive subcommittee assignments.
Dates for pre-filing bills set
The dates for lawmakers to pre-file legislation for the 2019 legislative session are right around the corner.
Senators can pre-file bills on Wednesday, December 12 and House members will have Tuesday, December 18 as their day to pre-file legislation.
House releases 2019 state budget schedule
The House Ways and Means Committee recently released the timeline for the House to complete its proposed state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. Key dates are as follows:
- January 8 - 10: First week of session & budget subcommittee meetings
- January 15 – February 7: Budget subcommittee meetings
- January 31, 2019: Deadline for budget proviso submittals
- February 12 - 14: Proviso subcommittee meetings
- February 18 - 21: Ways and Means Committee budget deliberations
- February 26 - 28: Appropriations bill printed
- March 5 - 7: Printed appropriations bill placed on House members’ desks
- March 11 - 14: House budget deliberations