The Acorn

Oakview's latest news, events, activities & opportunities

February 9, 2018

Principal's Report - Phillip Reavis

21st Century Tech Tools

Below is a short video that shows students collaborating and using new technology at Oakview. Mr. Hoeft lead students through a Google Expedition using the Virtual Reality Lab focused on supporting student understanding of the American Revolution. The students were very engaged and excited to have a 360 degree view of their lesson. Ms. Hoefel wrapped her solar system unit with a BreakOut Edu task. Students were both challenged and excited to demonstrate their learning. Ms. Garosi’s students used FlipGrid for the first time. They were eager to use video to explain what they know about literary mystery. Watch video

Science Fair 2018

Be Curious, Be Safe, Be Scientists!! Science fairs give students the opportunity to study a topic that interests them! Projects can be as varied as your child’s interests, such as sports, music, art, rocketry, psychology, and computers. Through their projects, students will discover that science is found in every niche of the universe. Please visit our Science Information page for more information. Projects are due by March 5, 2018.

Follow Us on Instagram


Don’t miss out on all the amazing things happening “only at Oakview”. With 318 followers on Instagram, Oakview is telling its story!

For Children,

Phillip Reavis, Ph.D.



The time has finally arrived!! BRICK WEEK IS HERE…

There has been a lot of talk about the new playground that will be installed at Oakview this year. PTA spoke of the “Brick Campaign” as our way of fundraising to provide for it - in fact many of you have already pledged your support to buy a brick. After all of the discussion, the time has now come to make those pledges a reality. Even if you never pledged a brick, you still have a chance to leave your mark. Current students, OES alumni, past & present teachers, and other friends of Oakview are encouraged to support our brick campaign by buying a brick! We will launch the website where you can purchase & design your brick on Monday, February 12th and we will take orders until Friday, Friday, February 23rd.

We would LOVE to get the kids involved, so we have set up a fun-filled week of events that will take place Monday, February 12th - Thursday, February 15th.

The events will be…

  • Classes will listen to the “BrickMaster” ask the “Question of the Day” on ONN. At the end of the week, the class with the most correct answers will WIN A BRICK FOR THEIR CLASS.
  • There will be a BARREL OF BRICKS on a table in the cafeteria. Each student will be able to make one guess as to how many bricks are in the barrel. The student who guesses correctly will WIN A BRICK .
  • Each class will be able to decorate a brick that will be added to the “BUILD A PATH TOWARD KINDNESS” display.
  • Send in your pennies! The class with the most spare change sent in will win our PENNY WAR and will RECEIVE A BRICK FOR THE CLASS .

Stay tuned for more info!


Box Tops Spring Collection

Thank you to all Box Top collectors! Please make sure to send any clipped box tops by this Monday, February 12th.

In order for your student to get credit for the class contest, each baggie/envelope of box tops must include their grade level & teacher name.

Our fall collection resulted in over $1,100 for Oakview and we hope to surpass this goal this Spring! Thank you for your support - we couldn't do it without you!

An Enchanted Evening - Father/Daughter Dance

Join us Friday, February 23, 2018 for a magical evening with delicious snacks, fun dancing, and a photographer** to capture the evening’s enchantment!

5:30 - 7:00 pm - Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grades

7:30 - 9:00 pm - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades

Attire: Sunday Best Recommended but Not Required
Cost: $10 for each Father and $5 for each Girl ~ Maximum: $20

Purchase your tickets by Thursday, February 15, 2018 online HERE or print your order from HERE.

** Photographer will be onsite to take your picture. Digital Images will be sold for $5 - Cash Only

Annual Children’s Book Drive

Start sorting through any children’s books your family may be ready to donate to brighten another child’s day! Our annual book drive will take place February 26th through March 2, 2018. We will be collecting each morning at both entrances or throughout the day books can be left in the collection bin near the main office.

This year Oakview is going to be donating any gently-used books to the Bair Foundation, who specialize in foster care, adoption, and family services here in Greenville. They are in great need of books for kids ranging from babies to young adults. Thank you in advance!

Getting to Know: Sherrie Brookie, Oakview Instructional Coach

She works one-on-one and in small groups with teachers, providing training, guidance, and other resources as needed focusing on practical strategies for engaging students and improving their learning.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Greenville native who had the opportunity to venture out into the world and found my happy place right here at home. I love my family more than anything and love spending time with them doing activities. I have a heart for people and enjoying serving others. I also love to learn new things and I am willing to try anything...even baking.

What is your hidden talent?

I can spell words backwards very quickly.

Favorite meal?

My favorite meal is salad! I could eat salad for every meal.

What is your favorite thing to do in Greenville?

I love seeing shows at the Peace Center!

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

Bible, Dryer Lint, and Tweezers

How long have you been part of the Oakview family?

I have been part of the Oakview family for five years now, however, this is my first year being at Oakview full time.

What is your favorite event at Oakview?

My favorite event at Oakview is the Hootenanny. I love working the event and watching our students have so much fun. I also love bringing my own children to enjoy the fun.

Upcoming Spirit Nights

Big picture

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