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Principal's Report

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!

For children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D


Our Media Center needs Legos!

Thank you everyone who donated to the media centers Lego Wall! The supplies were delivered and the wall is now up ready. We now need Legos. Please send any Legos you would like to donate to the media center. Thank you!

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!

Technology @ Oakview

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Come on our reading Goose Chase!

Oakview families are invited to participate in our reading Goose Chase over the holiday break! Goose Chase is a scavenger hunt that allows you to complete different types of missions and earn points. Families will work together to complete the some--or all!- of the 14 reading missions and earn points as you read your way through the holiday season! Please limit only 1 family per login as we can only host a limited number of participants. Our high point winner will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card.

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:

  1. Set up a small demonstration/activity for parents/students to stop by and visit to learn more about your connection to the STEM field

  2. Provide us with materials and/or a display related to your company’s STEM connections to display in our cafeteria for you.

  3. 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.

This is a perfect opportunity for the students to make connections to the real-world careers around Greenville County which integrate science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Not to mention, it’s a great way for each business to get some extra exposure with our families in the community. If you are willing to become a STEM Breakout Night partner, please contact Charnley DeMeritt, Oakview’s STEM Lab teacher, at or leave a message at 355-7159. Thank you for supporting STEM education at Oakview Elementary School!
Upcoming Events

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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

From now until January 21, 2019 at Ice on Main, Wednesday nights are “Skate for STEM Nights,” presented by the Duke Energy Foundation. The first fifty K-12 students who bring a copy of a recent progress report or report card showing a B or higher in math or science can skate for free.

K5 & 1st Grade Registration for 2019-2020 School Year EXTENDED DEADLINE

Registration for new students entering kindergarten or first grade in the 2019-2020 school year has been extended until December 21st. To enroll a new student, a parent must present the following at registration:
  • 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)

A link to registration forms is on the Oakview website and can also be found here. Please print, fill out, and bring to the office with your documentation. More information can be found here.

Yearbooks for Sale!

Our 2018-2019 Yearbook are on sale! Click here to purchase your yearbook online. Keep the memories of this year forever!

Last Day to Purchase is February 1st!

PTA Information

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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

For more information, visit PTA's legislative page here or contact the Legislative committee at