The Acorn

Oakview's latest news, events, activities & opportunities

October 26, 2017

Principal's Report - Phillip Reavis

1st Quarter Finished

I want to thank Oakview parents for all the ways you support your children with their education. In particular, I want to thank PTA for the amazing work they do each day as they support teachers and students. Oakview PTA sets the standard for others to follow and our students benefit greatly!

As we close the first quarter, I compiled this list of just a few things you are doing to help your children succeed in school! Keep up the great work!

  • Check student book bags daily
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences
  • Review homework/school work
  • Talk to your child about their day at school
  • Keep up with school communications from the teacher and other school personnel
  • Communicate to your child the importance of education and how their future depends on it
  • Insure proper sleep at night
  • Set an area and a time for homework completion
  • Limit technology access and television viewing for children during the week
  • Volunteer to help at school or on school sponsored events

Parent Report Card

With student report cards coming out soon, it’s now time for parents to assess how they are doing. Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself as a parent by using the Parent Report Card found on Oakview’s web site. No need to turn it in to your child’s teacher. It’s just for you to reflect and set new goals for yourself. The Parent Report Card can be found by clicking here.

Letter from the PTA President

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Fall Break and that your Teacher Conferences went well. As I see the leaves turning and feel the air getting crisp, I know what must be right around the corner. Yes, you guessed it - it’s time for Oakview’s Hootenanny - and this year we are hosting our 15th Annual Event. For those new to Oakview, we refer to our fantastic Fall Festival as the Hootenanny, and it is a night to come together as a school and a community. So be sure to bring your neighbors and come enjoy terrific games, fun rides, and plenty of delicious food on Friday, November 3, starting at 4:30 p.m.

This is a huge event and requires everyone to get involved! For details on how to volunteer; how to donate some very important items critical to the night’s festivities; and how to buy tickets, just go to Thank you in advance for making this another fantastic night for all of our families and friends!

In addition to Hootenanny on the 3rd, next week is full of lots of things going on at Oakview. Red Ribbon Week is next week and Reflections entries will be accepted on November 1st and 2nd - both before and after school each day. Specifics for both are below, but I wanted to let you know that both are quickly approaching! Thank you again for your continued support of Oakview PTA. We are off to a terrific start this school year and I hope to see everyone at Hootenanny on Friday, November 3rd!

Serving With You,

Jennifer Burns

#ONLYatOAKVIEW where we “Work Hard, Play Hard”


Join us on Friday, November 3rd, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. for our 15th Annual Hootenanny. Past favorites like the Cake Walk, Confetti Eggs, & Silly String Fun will be mixed up this year with new features like a Silent Auction, an opportunity to “Cream Your Teacher”, and Soccer Darts!

We do need your support to make it all as much fun as we are hoping it will be.

  • If you can donate water, silly string, or cakes for the cake walk, please click here to sign up!
  • We need lots of volunteers to keep the fun going. To sign-up to volunteer, click here!

  • Want to show your cake-decorating skills off? Click here to enter the Cake Decorating Contest! We have divisions for both students and adults and new this year, the OES students will determine the winners!

Buy Tickets Online

*** TO BUY HOOTENANNY TICKETS ONLINE THIS YEAR, JUST CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TICKET PRICE LIST AND THEN PLACE YOUR ORDER! Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket for the Online-Exclusive Raffle of a Yeti 20 Cooler ***

Grade-Level Raffle Baskets

Each Grade Level has been assigned a theme and donations will be put together to create awesome Raffle Baskets. Here are the themes by Grade. Donations can be dropped off in the front office or sent in to your child’s teacher - just be sure you let them know what the donation is for!

  • Kindergarten & 4th Grade: Family-Friendly Games & Movies

  • 1st Grade: Arts & Crafts

  • 2nd Grade: Chocolate & Baking

  • 3rd Grade & 5th Grade: Clemson vs. USC

Please send in any donations by Wednesday, November 1.

Reflections Contest Submissions Due

Contest submission entries should be turned in November 1st or 2nd in the cafeteria before or after school. All guidelines and student entry forms can be accessed at As a reminder, the entry must reflect this year's theme "Within Reach." Students may choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art (drawing, painting, or even 3D) and are encouraged to submit as many entries in as many categories as they like. Just make sure that each entry is accompanied by a student entry form. All Oakview participants will be recognized for their artistic efforts!

If you have any questions or need additional help please contact Joy Anderson or Anna Arzt at or (864) 546-1073.

Student Directory

Student Directories were delivered to teachers this week so your child should have already brought it home or has it in his/her possession. If you ordered a directory and have not received it, please email Bridgette and Emily at

Red Ribbon Week

This year's Red Ribbon and Career Awareness Week is October 30 - November 3, 2017 with the theme “Your Future is Key so Stay Drug Free!” Students are invited to participate in a week of school spirit to focus on making good choices to be healthy and stay drug free while looking ahead to our future careers.

  • Monday - We All Have a Bright Future
    Wear lots of red to help kick off red ribbon week

  • Tuesday - Your Future is Key - So Stay Drug Free
    Dress up like the future career of your choice

  • Wednesday - Buckle Up for a Great Future
    Wear a belt with a fun buckle

  • Thursday - It's Not Too Early to Think About Your Career
    Be on time to school and wear a watch

  • Friday - Aim High For Your Career
    Wear your favorite higher education spirit wear

Getting to Know: Sallie Sexton

Meet Oakview's Administrative Assistant and soon-to-be mom!

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Sallie Coker Sexton and I am 33 years old. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Andy. Andy is my best friend in the whole world and we love to travel and try new things together! We are so excited to be adding to our family this year. Our son, Augustus "Gus", is due December 13th.

You’re happiest when?

I am happiest when I am surrounded by the people I love. Andy and I always say that our biggest blessing in life is the people we are surrounded by-that includes you too Oakview family!

People would be surprised if they knew:

Many of my Oakview friends know this about me already, but I like the smell of skunks. Strange but true.

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

That's easy, a magic wand! Then you could have everything you would possible want or need, including a boat to take you back to the mainland, when you were done vacationing.

If you could meet anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

That is a tough question! I would choose Leonardo Da Vinci. Not only was an artist, but he was also an architect, writer, mathematician, inventor, botanist, musician, cartographer, military engineer, geologist and anatomist. To me, he was a magnificent problem solver. I'd like to know his motto for living and working.

What is your favorite event at Oakview?

The Hootenanny, of course! I love how this one event brings together families, teachers and students! It's a celebration of community!

Upcoming Spirit Nights

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Please join us in recognizing and thanking these businesses and families of the Oakview community for their generous donations to the 2017-2018 Friends of Oakview fund.


A/R Funding

Ashby Park Pediatric Dentistry

Barre 3

Brain Refocus

Crockett Pediatric Dentistry

Davis Orthodontics

Edward Jones

Goddard School

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Greer Pediatric Dental Care

Harrison Orthodontics

Home Trust Bank

InsideOut at home

Kumon of Simpsonville

Little Bee Hive


Mc Donald’s at Maxwell Pointe

Pizza Inn

Pump It Up

Southern First Bank

Steadman Hawkins

Summers Orthodontics

Summit Janitorial Services

Trader Joe’s

Tucanos Brazilian Grill


The Adams Family

The Akahori Family

The Alfonso Family

The Andrews Family

The Angone Family

The Artz Family

The Baird Family

The Baum Family

The Benton Family

The Berg Family

The Bird Family

The Bishop Family

The Bracall Family

The Brake Family

The Bucci Family

The Burns Family (Ian and Bonner Bloodworth)

The Burns Family (Jake, Sadie, and Eliza)

The Campbell Family

The Caputo Family

The Cianfarano Family

The Clapp Family

The Cofer Family

The Cole Family

The Coleman Family

The Curtis Family

The Dadania Family

The Daniel Family

The Dawson Family

The Eberstein Family

The Eminoglu Family

The Feldman Family

The Fickling Family

The Fields Family

The Frazier Family

The Gamrat Family

The Garcia Family

The Garner Family

The Gettig Family

The Gregory Family

The Griffith Family

The Guastaferro Family

The Halpin Family

The Harder Family

The Harrison Family

The Helmer Family

The Hernandez Family

The Herring Family

The Hughes Family

The Johnson Family

The Kalatges Family

The Kneeland Family

The Knox Family

The Lane Family

The Lewis Family

The Lobo Family

The Long Family

The Makosiej Family

The Manos Family

The Markwell Family

The Marlin Family

The Marullo Family

The McClure Family

The Mewborn Family

The Middleton Family

The Moschella Family

The Murdock Family

The OLoughlin Family

The Orr Family

The Patel Family

The Pinkley Family

The Rast Family

The Richter Family

The Rumsey Family

The Scheib Family

The Schiefelbein Family

The Schofield Family

The Shaw Family

The Shieh Family

The Shuler Family

The Siffri Family

The Silva Family

The Smith Family

The Soenke Family

The Stamper Family

The Stiles Family

The Stoudemire Family

The Tan Family

The Thomas Family

The Vanchoff Family

The Villager Family

The Wagener Family

The Wilson Family

The Zow Family

The Zych Family