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Oak View Summer Office Hours

Oak View wishes all students and families a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. Our office is not fully staffed through the summer and will be open each day, Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 1:00. We welcome phone calls on the main line at 703-764-7100 as your schedule allows and your call will be promptly returned. Our office will be closed next week, July 1 - July 5 and will reopen on Monday, July 8 at 9:00 a.m.


Congrats to the Robinson and Woodson Graduating Classes of 2024! 

Oak View LOVES the annual tradition of former Eagles returning to our school during their grad walks and then the feeder principals get to attend graduation. We were delighted to celebrate so many former Eagles in these two graduating classes and wish them the very best in their next big adventures!


Spring Concerts Soared!

Oak View was thrilled to celebrate our Spring Band and Strings Concerts during the last week of school. Our students musical abilities soared to new heights over the school year and we cannot wait to welcome those returning again in the fall and look forward to welcoming a new flock of musicians! Thank you Mrs. Andray and Ms. VanHorne for the Band direction and Mr. Miller and Ms. Lubinski for their direction of Strings.


Congrats to Oak View Librarian, Mrs. Atkins!

Oak View was thrilled to celebrate Mrs. Marcie Atkins, Oak View Librarian and 2024 recipient of the FCPS Library Luminary Award. Each year, one librarian out of over 200 FCPS librarians is chosen for this award for significant leadership and innovative practices that further the goals of FCPS library programs. Mrs. Atkins received this award for so many reasons including her commitment to bringing authors to Oak View students, creating book clubs and her amazing library content! We are so grateful to Mrs. Atkins and are excited she is a part of our amazing Oak View staff!


Thank You Oak View PTA and Parent Community!

Oak View staff was treated to a visit from the Mister Softee ice-cream truck on the last day of school. After we waved off all of the students and sent them to summer, OV PTA brought Mister Softee over for a very well-earned treat! Our amazing PTA made this possible for every OV staff member through the generous donations collected in advance of teacher appreciation week! This delicious treat hit the sport and was a great start to summer for our staff. Thank you OV PTA and OV Parent community for always taking care of our amazing staff. It is a pleasure to partner with you and we look forward to coming together again this fall!

Now Hiring Classroom Monitors - Please Join Our Team!

Oak View is hoping to hire a number of additional classroom monitors to join our incredible monitor team! Our monitors work hourly and support a variety of essential school-based operations. Monitor duties include brief supervision of students when teacher is called to a meeting, supervision during recess, material preparation for teachers and scheduled support in the cafeteria.  This position can be flexible and is a great fit for the parent/community member who would like to be part of our amazing staff and serve in a variety of roles. Every day is different!  Experience in education is not required and we will support any training you may require.

We look forward to welcoming Oak View community members to express interest via email to our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Hanson, at [email protected]. The monitor position is paid at an hourly rate of $17.88 per hour and while there are more crucial times of day (10-2), flexible schedules are possible.  We need the most assistance on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Thank you for considering joining our Oak View team!

SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students – the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students – the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.


Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5 and older with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required; no walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. 

 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

 

Students in middle or high school can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

 

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

 Calling All FCPS Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing free meals this summer to all children and teens 18 and under at select schools.

Exceptional employees from across Fairfax County Public Schools were recognized at the FCPS Honors event held Wednesday, June 12.

Being the Director of Student Services at an alternative high school in a low income area comes with its challenges so Florence “Pipi” Harrison met the challenges head on to make an impact in this area of Mount Vernon.

Creativity spews from the LEGO Discovery Center at Springfield Town Center since its opening in August 2023. Seven-year-old Lawrence or “LJ” of Lynbrook Elementary School was in on this creativity when he built a toucan bird out of LEGOs, earning him the title of “Mini Master Model Builder at LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C.”

In 2021, as thousands of Afghan refugees arrived in the U.S., Annandale High School’s Multilingual Education Department Chair, Meredith Hedrick, reached out to students Sosan Barakzai and Husna Basiri.

It didn’t always come this easy for McLean. At times this season, its defense was suspect and its at-bats uncompetitive. Injuries also hampered the Highlanders. 

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and will return in the fall.

Upcoming Events

July 1-5: OV Office Closed

August 15: OV Open House (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

August 19: First Day of School

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

5004 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Phone: 703.764.7100

Attendance: 703.764.7171 or [email protected]  |  Web

Administration: Sarah L. Brooker, Lora Adams & Raegan N. Hanson

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Thank You Oak View For Sharing Your Heritage

Heritage Night was a HUGE success this past Wednesday evening! We were so appreciative of the large numbers of families who donated their time, amazing displays and delectable food for all to enjoy! We had a tremendous turn out and left the evening with full hearts and full bellies! We look forward to making this an annual tradition!


Oak View 5th Graders Celebrated Medieval Day

Oak View 5th grade students and families celebrated Medieval Day this past Friday. We thank all staff and amazing volunteers for organizing such a special event for our students! A regal time was had by all!

550 Library Books Still Outstanding

Oak View asks all families to help their students remember that all library books must be returned as soon as possible! Please help Mrs. Atkins and Mrs. Carlsson have a 100% return rate and look under beds, behind night tables and in the car for those precious Oak View library books. Please return as soon as possible as inventory begins soon and all books must be accounted for or replaced by families. Thank you for your help!


Book Fair THIS WEEK

Oak View thanks all families who came out Friday night for the kick off to our Book Fair.  The Book Fair will continue this week and all students will visit with their classes.  We also want to thank author/illustrator, John Gallagher, for being present to sign his Max Meow books. Oak View even has a special mention in the thanks page at the end of the first book as John was an after school club sponsor of the Oak View Comic Club!

Book Fair Week Hours:

June 3 10:30am-4:00pm
June 4 8:30am-4:00pm
June 5 8:30am-4:00pm
June 6 8:30am-4:00pm
June 7 8:30am-2:00pm

Book Fair Week - Volunteers Needed

The book fair will be open during the week of June 3-7 and all students will have the opportunity to visit it with their class.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make the book fair a success! Volunteers are needed both for family night and during the week and we appreciate your help. Click here to sign up.

How to Pay
Cash
Check (Payable to Oak View PTA)
Credit Card
eWallet
Directions for eWallet are available below:


eWallet Details:

If you want to forget the stress of lost or forgotten money on book fair day, be sure to set your child up with an eWallet!

eWallet works like a pre-authorization on your credit/debit card- your child can spend up to the amount you set, but you will only be charged for what they actually spend. For example- if you set your eWallet at $30.00, and your child's total comes to $17.50, you will only be charged $17.50. The $12.50 remainder can be spent later in the week at the book fair (and charged when it's spent) or not used (and not charged) at all!

Information can be found here: Bookworm Central ewallet sign in | ewallet login (bookwormbmaps.com)

Please note that if you have set one up for previous book fairs, you must set up a NEW one, as they expire after each fair.


Oak View Celebrates Seniors During Grad Walk

Oak View was thrilled to resume our annual tradition of Grad Walks through the school. This past Wednesday more than 460 Robinson Seniors walked the halls of Oak View with high-fives and rounds of applause for all they accomplished! The line of graduates was so long, we crossed paths two times while moving up stairs, down stairs and throughout the building! We look forward to welcoming Woodson graduates this Wednesday!

You're Invited! Oak View Band Concert - June 4

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Band Concert! Mrs. Andray and Ms. Van Horne have again created a musical masterpiece for our 5th and 6th grade students and you are invited. Students will be performing at Robinson Theatre on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

You're Invited! Oak View Strings Concert - June 5

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Strings Concert! Mr. Miller and Ms. Lubinski have again prepared our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to showcase their talents and you are invited. 5th & 6th students will perform at Oak View Gym on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. See you there!

Limited Quantity of Yearbooks ON SALE

Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school! A limited number of extra books will be available for sale. If you missed the pre-order and would like to purchase a copy, you can pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com. The cost is $17.00. Once the books are gone, the site will show as sold out. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 703-764-7100.

Class Placement Information

Oak View invites you to share your valuable input regarding the best placement for your child for the upcoming 2024/2025 school year (SY). In addition to your input, we also consider the specific learning needs of each child, academic levels of performance, student records, teacher recommendations regarding learning styles, work habits and student needs and finally, input from counselors and specialists. We ask that forms are completed by June 3 2024.

Please complete a separate form for each child.

OV Laptop Collection This Week

The OVES Tech Team would like to thank you for a wonderful year! The end of the school year is quickly approaching. The following information should prepare you for tech device turn-in and/or summer check-out. 


The two options for returning the student laptop to the school:


1) Students not participating in a summer learning program must return the FCPS laptops and chargers to Oak View ES on or before June 6 (grades 4,6) and June 7 (grades 3,5).


2) If your student is participating in a summer learning program you must return the laptop before August 1, 2024. We will contact you later this summer with drop-off dates and times.


The cost of the student FCPS laptop is $481.00. If your student is not attending OVES next year and we do not receive the laptop back by August 1, 2024, you will receive an invoice for that amount.

Thank you for your help with this collection so we can ready our laptops for returning students this fall.


Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

Summer Camp Information

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning. Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Oak View Registrar, Mrs. O'Brien for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

 Calling All FCPS Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

For those who see the benefit of recycling but find it cumbersome to bring their glass bottles and jars to a county bin, Falls Church High School student Sam Ross has a solution.

Fairfax County Public Schools’ Office of Transportation Services recently hosted its annual “Bus Road-eo” competition, with bus drivers and attendants vying to be crowned best in the county.

The end of the school year often means year-end concerts for student orchestras and choirs. For high school music educator Annie Ray, it’s time to look back on a busy year that included a Grammy award and look ahead at her vision of what education should be. 

At Chantilly Academy on Tuesday afternoon, senior Sebastian Nowicki held a measuring stick against a mobile medical bed situated in the back of the classroom.

A Fairfax County middle schooler hopes to S-P-E-L-L her way to the top at the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and include the items below:

  • Book Fair Flyer
  • OVES Laptop Collection
  • Fairfax Public Library Summer Reading Program
  • Birthday Book Donation
  • Spring Portrait Information
  • OV PTA Papa Johns 40/10 Flyer
  • South County Orchestra Camp
  • Fairfax County 1st Puzzle Hunt
  • FCPA Summer Rec Pac
  • Give Tutoring Flyer
  • Tech Adventure Camp Flyer
  • CTE Summer Camp Flyer
  • GMU Girls Basketball Camp
  • Summer Reading Skills
  • Solving Fun Fairfax
    • English and Spanish
  • Camp Achva 2024
  • Arts in the Parks
Upcoming Events

June 3-7: Book Fair

June 4: Grades 5 & 6 Band Concert (6:00 p.m. Robinson Theatre)

June 5: Grades 5 & 6 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

June 7: 6th Grade Recognition & Celebration

June 12: Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.)

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

5004 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Phone: 703.764.7100

Attendance: 703.764.7171 or [email protected]  |  Web

Administration: Sarah L. Brooker, Lora Adams & Raegan N. Hanson

Games Cancelled? - Come to Heritage Night!

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You're Invited! Heritage Night at Oak View - TONIGHT

Hooray! Hooray! It's finally here! Oak View staff have been planning Heritage Night since late fall. We are so excited to invite all families to join us for our first Heritage Night - Around the World in One Night tonight, Wednesday, May 29. This event is hosted by Oak View staff and made possible by participation from our large and diverse Oak View community! Join us at this FREE event as we celebrate Oak View students’ and families’ traditions and customs. Students and families will get to sample traditional food, participate in games and activities, and students can walk the runaway in their favorite attire.

We thank the large number of families who have signed up to participate to make this evening so special and truly representative of our diverse Oak View community!

Please consider volunteering in some way and join us to celebrate! 

Class Placement Information

Oak View invites you to share your valuable input regarding the best placement for your child for the upcoming 2024/2025 school year (SY). In addition to your input, we also consider the specific learning needs of each child, academic levels of performance, student records, teacher recommendations regarding learning styles, work habits and student needs and finally, input from counselors and specialists. We ask that forms are completed by Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Please complete a separate form for each child.

ALL Oak View Library Books DUE TODAY - Please return ASAP

Oak View asks all families to help their students remember that all library books must be returned today, Wednesday, May 29! Please help Mrs. Atkins and Mrs. Carlsson have a 100% return rate and look under beds, behind night tables and in the car for those precious Oak View library books. Please return as soon as possible as inventory begins soon and all books must be accounted for our replaced by families. Thank you for your help!


You're Invited! Book Fair Family Night THIS FRIDAY, May 31!

Oak View in collaboration with Oak View PTA are inviting you to our final Book Fair of the year, kicking off with Family Night including local author, John Gallagher Book Signing, Fairfax County Librarians and Kona Ice on Friday, May 31 from 5:00 - 7:30. This is a fun way to dive into summer and pick up some awesome summer reads for your children. Oak View encourages all families to support summer reading for our students, whether they are reading to you or you are reading to them, please read! Students will visit the Book Fair the following week of June 3 with their classes.

Family Night details:

  • BREAKING NEWS - Author John Gallagher will be present and signing Max Meow books
  • Stock up for summer reading!
  • Librarians from Fairfax County Public Library will do grade level specific book talks, sign kids and parents up for library cards and share about the summer reading program!
  • We will also have Kona Ice of North Fairfax County on site from 4:45-7:15. Enjoy a cool, refreshing treat before or after browsing.

Book Fair Week Hours:
June 3 10:30am-4:00pm
June 4 8:30am-4:00pm
June 5 8:30am-4:00pm
June 6 8:30am-4:00pm
June 7 8:30am-2:00pm

Book Fair Week - Volunteers Needed

The book fair will be open during the week of June 3-7 and all students will have the opportunity to visit it with their class.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make the book fair a success! Volunteers are needed both for family night and during the week and we appreciate your help. Click here to sign up.

How to Pay
Cash
Check (Payable to Oak View PTA)
Credit Card
eWallet
Directions for eWallet are available below:


eWallet Details:

If you want to forget the stress of lost or forgotten money on book fair day, be sure to set your child up with an eWallet!

eWallet works like a pre-authorization on your credit/debit card- your child can spend up to the amount you set, but you will only be charged for what they actually spend. For example- if you set your eWallet at $30.00, and your child's total comes to $17.50, you will only be charged $17.50. The $12.50 remainder can be spent later in the week at the book fair (and charged when it's spent) or not used (and not charged) at all!

Information can be found here: Bookworm Central ewallet sign in | ewallet login (bookwormbmaps.com)

Please note that if you have set one up for previous book fairs, you must set up a NEW one, as they expire after each fair.

You're Invited! Oak View Strings Concerts - May 30 & June 5

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Strings Concert! Mr. Miller and Ms. Lubinski have again prepared our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to showcase their talents and you are invited. 4th Grade students will be performing at Oak View Gym on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. and 5th & 6th students will perform at Oak View Gym on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. See you there!

You're Invited! Oak View Band Concert - June 4

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Band Concert! Mrs. Andray and Ms. Van Horne have again created a musical masterpiece for our 5th and 6th grade students and you are invited. Students will be performing at Robinson Theatre on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

Limited Quantity of Yearbooks ON SALE

Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school! A limited number of extra books will be available for sale. If you missed the pre-order and would like to purchase a copy, you can pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com. The cost is $17.00. Once the books are gone, the site will show as sold out. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 703-764-7100.

You're Invited! Spring Portraits for sale online through May 30

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping until May 30. Questions regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

 

Spotlight was bright on Oak View Peter Pan Players

Oak View was so proud of our Peter Pan Players who performed last week! This cast and crew made up of nearly 60 sixth grade students wowed four large audiences - two school shows (300-400 students each) and two evening performances for the community. Families traveled from near and far (California, Scotland and many others) to see our Oak View Eagles shine in the spotlight!  Special guests attendees also included FCPS School Board Member, Ms. Anderson (Springfield District), FCPS School Board Staff Aide, Mr. Farrar (Braddock District), FCPS Region 4 Executive Principal, Mr. Jagels and FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Reid. We could not have been more proud of the tireless efforts of our students, staff, volunteers and families to bring this production to life! Special thanks and appreciation to our directors, Mrs. Sweet, Mrs. Farris and Mrs. Aldridge. We look forward to continuing this tradition next school year!

 

In case you missed it, see below for a repeat post from FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections!


On Wednesday night I stopped by Oak View Elementary School to check out the sixth-grade production of Peter Pan, Jr. Congratulations to staff sponsors Elizabeth Sweet and Rebecca Farris and to the students and their parents for their hard work in putting the show together!

Oak View is thrilled to begin what is hoped to be an annual musical theater tradition for sixth-grade students that will foster growth through a high-quality fine arts experience while building inner confidence, strength of character, resilience, and a true understanding of teamwork. Go Eagles!

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their board meeting last night. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Watch the School Board’s budget discussion. Visit FCPS’ Budget webpage.

 Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning. Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Oak View Registrar, Mrs. O'Brien for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

 Calling All FCPS Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

The fourth graduating class of the Global Leaders of Fairfax County program was recognized at a ceremony held May 19 at Woodson High School. A total of 130 Fairfax County high-school seniors successfully completed the program.

Principal Shane Wolfe of Buzz Aldrin Elementary School in Reston received the VA PTA Principal Partner of the Year award during the group's annual meeting on May 18 in Richmond.

Artwork created by three D.C. metropolitan area students, two from elementary schools and another from a high school, was selected for public voting in this year's Doodle for Google contest, a Google spokesperson announced Thursday.

When Ankita Balaji’s sister, Akshita, was in third grade, she decided to pick up the list for the school spelling bee and start studying.

Ankita Balaji, a seventh-grader at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon, will represent Fairfax County Public Schools in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, starting next Tuesday, May 28.

A Fairfax elementary student might soon see her artwork on Google’s homepage.

Earlier this week, the Helen Hayes Awards honored the best professional theaters in the D.C. area.

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and include the items below:

  • OV Heritage Night - May 29
    • English & Spanish
  • Book Fair Flyer - Family Night May 31
  • OVES Laptop Collection
  • OVES Library Books DUE - 5/29
  • Birthday Book Donation
  • Spring Portrait Information
  • OV PTA Papa Johns 40/10 Flyer
  • South County Orchestra Camp
  • FCPA Summer Rec Pac
  • Give Tutoring Flyer
  • Tech Adventure Camp Flyer
  • CTE Summer Camp Flyer
  • GMU Girls Basketball Camp
  • Summer Reading Skills
  • Solving Fun Fairfax
    • English and Spanish
  • Camp Achva 2024
Upcoming Events

May 29: Heritage Night at Oak View (5:30 p.m. Oak View)

May 29: Due Date for Library Book Returns

May 30: Grade 4 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

May 31: Family Books Fair Night with John Gallagher, Fairfax County Librarians & Kona Ice (5:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

June 2: Class Placement Information Deadline

June 4: Grades 5 & 6 Band Concert (6:00 p.m. Robinson Theatre)

June 5: Grades 5 & 6 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

June 7: 6th Grade Recognition & Celebration

June 12: Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.)

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

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Attendance: 703.764.7171 or [email protected]  |  Web

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You're Invited! Heritage Night at Oak View - TONIGHT

Hooray! Hooray! It's finally here! Oak View staff have been planning Heritage Night since late fall. We are so excited to invite all families to join us for our first Heritage Night - Around the World in One Night tonight, Wednesday, May 29. This event is hosted by Oak View staff and made possible by participation from our large and diverse Oak View community! Join us at this FREE event as we celebrate Oak View students’ and families’ traditions and customs. Students and families will get to sample traditional food, participate in games and activities, and students can walk the runaway in their favorite attire.

We thank the large number of families who have signed up to participate to make this evening so special and truly representative of our diverse Oak View community!

Please consider volunteering in some way and join us to celebrate! 

ALL Oak View Library Books DUE TODAY - Please return ASAP

Oak View asks all families to help their students remember that all library books must be returned today, Wednesday, May 29! Please help Mrs. Atkins and Mrs. Carlsson have a 100% return rate and look under beds, behind night tables and in the car for those precious Oak View library books. Please return as soon as possible as inventory begins soon and all books must be accounted for our replaced by families. Thank you for your help!


You're Invited! Book Fair Family Night THIS FRIDAY, May 31!

Oak View in collaboration with Oak View PTA are inviting you to our final Book Fair of the year, kicking off with Family Night including local author, John Gallagher Book Signing, Fairfax County Librarians and Kona Ice on Friday, May 31 from 5:00 - 7:30. This is a fun way to dive into summer and pick up some awesome summer reads for your children. Oak View encourages all families to support summer reading for our students, whether they are reading to you or you are reading to them, please read! Students will visit the Book Fair the following week of June 3 with their classes.

Family Night details:

  • BREAKING NEWS - Author John Gallagher will be present and signing Max Meow books
  • Stock up for summer reading!
  • Librarians from Fairfax County Public Library will do grade level specific book talks, sign kids and parents up for library cards and share about the summer reading program!
  • We will also have Kona Ice of North Fairfax County on site from 4:45-7:15. Enjoy a cool, refreshing treat before or after browsing.

Book Fair Week Hours:
June 3 10:30am-4:00pm
June 4 8:30am-4:00pm
June 5 8:30am-4:00pm
June 6 8:30am-4:00pm
June 7 8:30am-2:00pm

Book Fair Week - Volunteers Needed

The book fair will be open during the week of June 3-7 and all students will have the opportunity to visit it with their class.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make the book fair a success! Volunteers are needed both for family night and during the week and we appreciate your help. Click here to sign up.

How to Pay
Cash
Check (Payable to Oak View PTA)
Credit Card
eWallet
Directions for eWallet are available below:


eWallet Details:

If you want to forget the stress of lost or forgotten money on book fair day, be sure to set your child up with an eWallet!

eWallet works like a pre-authorization on your credit/debit card- your child can spend up to the amount you set, but you will only be charged for what they actually spend. For example- if you set your eWallet at $30.00, and your child's total comes to $17.50, you will only be charged $17.50. The $12.50 remainder can be spent later in the week at the book fair (and charged when it's spent) or not used (and not charged) at all!

Information can be found here: Bookworm Central ewallet sign in | ewallet login (bookwormbmaps.com)

Please note that if you have set one up for previous book fairs, you must set up a NEW one, as they expire after each fair.

You're Invited! Oak View Strings Concerts - May 30 & June 5

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Strings Concert! Mr. Miller and Ms. Lubinski have again prepared our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to showcase their talents and you are invited. 4th Grade students will be performing at Oak View Gym on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. and 5th & 6th students will perform at Oak View Gym on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. See you there!

You're Invited! Oak View Band Concert - June 4

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Band Concert! Mrs. Andray and Ms. Van Horne have again created a musical masterpiece for our 5th and 6th grade students and you are invited. Students will be performing at Robinson Theatre on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

Limited Quantity of Yearbooks ON SALE

Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school! A limited number of extra books will be available for sale. If you missed the pre-order and would like to purchase a copy, you can pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com. The cost is $17.00. Once the books are gone, the site will show as sold out. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 703-764-7100.

You're Invited! Spring Portraits for sale online through May 30

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping until May 30. Questions regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

 

Spotlight was bright on Oak View Peter Pan Players

Oak View was so proud of our Peter Pan Players who performed last week! This cast and crew made up of nearly 60 sixth grade students wowed four large audiences - two school shows (300-400 students each) and two evening performances for the community. Families traveled from near and far (California, Scotland and many others) to see our Oak View Eagles shine in the spotlight!  Special guests attendees also included FCPS School Board Member, Ms. Anderson (Springfield District), FCPS School Board Staff Aide, Mr. Farrar (Braddock District), FCPS Region 4 Executive Principal, Mr. Jagels and FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Reid. We could not have been more proud of the tireless efforts of our students, staff, volunteers and families to bring this production to life! Special thanks and appreciation to our directors, Mrs. Sweet, Mrs. Farris and Mrs. Aldridge. We look forward to continuing this tradition next school year!

 

In case you missed it, see below for a repeat post from FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections!


On Wednesday night I stopped by Oak View Elementary School to check out the sixth-grade production of Peter Pan, Jr. Congratulations to staff sponsors Elizabeth Sweet and Rebecca Farris and to the students and their parents for their hard work in putting the show together!

Oak View is thrilled to begin what is hoped to be an annual musical theater tradition for sixth-grade students that will foster growth through a high-quality fine arts experience while building inner confidence, strength of character, resilience, and a true understanding of teamwork. Go Eagles!

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their board meeting last night. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Watch the School Board’s budget discussion. Visit FCPS’ Budget webpage.

 Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning. Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Oak View Registrar, Mrs. O'Brien for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

 Calling All FCPS Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

The fourth graduating class of the Global Leaders of Fairfax County program was recognized at a ceremony held May 19 at Woodson High School. A total of 130 Fairfax County high-school seniors successfully completed the program.

Principal Shane Wolfe of Buzz Aldrin Elementary School in Reston received the VA PTA Principal Partner of the Year award during the group's annual meeting on May 18 in Richmond.

Artwork created by three D.C. metropolitan area students, two from elementary schools and another from a high school, was selected for public voting in this year's Doodle for Google contest, a Google spokesperson announced Thursday.

When Ankita Balaji’s sister, Akshita, was in third grade, she decided to pick up the list for the school spelling bee and start studying.

Ankita Balaji, a seventh-grader at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon, will represent Fairfax County Public Schools in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, starting next Tuesday, May 28.

A Fairfax elementary student might soon see her artwork on Google’s homepage.

Earlier this week, the Helen Hayes Awards honored the best professional theaters in the D.C. area.

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and include the items below:

  • OV Heritage Night - May 29
    • English & Spanish
  • Book Fair Flyer - Family Night May 31
  • OVES Laptop Collection
  • OVES Library Books DUE - 5/29
  • Birthday Book Donation
  • Spring Portrait Information
  • OV PTA Papa Johns 40/10 Flyer
  • South County Orchestra Camp
  • FCPA Summer Rec Pac
  • Give Tutoring Flyer
  • Tech Adventure Camp Flyer
  • CTE Summer Camp Flyer
  • GMU Girls Basketball Camp
  • Summer Reading Skills
  • Solving Fun Fairfax
    • English and Spanish
  • Camp Achva 2024
Upcoming Events

May 29: Heritage Night at Oak View (5:30 p.m. Oak View)

May 29: Due Date for Library Book Returns

May 30: Grade 4 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

May 31: Family Books Fair Night with John Gallagher, Fairfax County Librarians & Kona Ice (5:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

June 4: Grades 5 & 6 Band Concert (6:00 p.m. Robinson Theatre)

June 5: Grades 5 & 6 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

June 7: 6th Grade Recognition & Celebration

June 12: Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.)

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

5004 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Phone: 703.764.7100

Attendance: 703.764.7171 or [email protected]  |  Web

Administration: Sarah L. Brooker, Lora Adams & Raegan N. Hanson

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  Thank You for Celebrating Oak View Teachers

Oak View was so fortunate to celebrate our teachers during teacher appreciation May 6-10. Oak Staff celebrated with a Friends themed teacher appreciation all week long. This was a collaboration with Oak View Admin and our incredibly generous PTA, especially coordinators, Mrs. Long and Mrs. Brill! Through the community's generous donations, every teacher and staff member received a Friends theme Oak View T-shirt, generous gift card in our gift card scratcher raffle and treats and sweets throughout the week. This is in addition to the school gifted yellow umbrella that you have likely seen at arrivals and dismissals. We cannot thank you enough for showing our staff that you are there for them and we will always be there for Y-O-U!


You're Invited! Peter Pan Jr. at Oak View THIS WEEK!

Oak View is so excited as opening night begins Tuesday for our first 6th grade student production of Peter Pan Jr.! Under the direction of staff sponsors, Mrs. Sweet and Ms. Farris, and parent sponsor, Mrs. Aldridge, our students are ready for their debut!  All students will have the opportunity to see the play during the school day on May 21 or May 22. We are inviting the entire school community to this FREE production each evening - show time is 7:00 p.m. and Door 2 opens at 6:30 p.m. It is a fun musical, running just over an hour and great for all audiences!  In an effort to account for the number of attendees, please complete and submit the form**.  We welcome responses through end of day tomorrow, Monday, May 20. General audience seating will be first-come, first-serve in the Oak View Cafetorium. There will also be a livestream available to overflow seating located in our gym.  

We hope to see you there as our students shine in front of an audience!

**Cast and crew families who have already completed separate audience form, please DO NOT complete this form.
You're Invited! Heritage Night at Oak View - May 29

Oak View invites all families to join us for our first Heritage Night - Around the World in One Night coming on May 29. This event is hosted by Oak View staff and made possible by participation from our large and diverse Oak View community! Join us at this FREE event as we celebrate Oak View students’ and families’ traditions and customs. Students and families will get to sample traditional food, participate in games and activities, and students can walk the runaway in their favorite attire. Please consider volunteering in some way and join us to celebrate! 

 

You're Invited! ALL Oak View Students Invited to Participate (Dolls & Crests)


Students in all grade levels are invited to share a little about their family’s heritage by decorating a paper doll in an outfit that represents their culture. You do not have to be from another country or have an international background to participate. Your child’s doll can reflect a state or a country where you’ve lived, even if you’re not from that state or country, or it can represent some other aspect of your family’s traditions and home culture. Paper dolls will be sent home with your student in their Friday, May 17. They may use crayons, markers, pencils, fabric, paper, lace, beads, yarn, feathers, seeds, seashells, ribbon, sequins … or anything else you can think of to decorate the doll. The possibilities are endless!

 

In addition to or in place of the paper doll, students can design a Cultural Family Coat of Arms or Military Family Coat of Arms. Please see the back of this letter for more information and specific instructions. Dolls and coats of arms will be displayed throughout the school building. Please return the completed doll and/or coat of arms by Friday, May 24. If you’d like to have your child’s doll returned, please be sure to put their name and teacher’s name on the back.


We look forward to learning more about your family’s cultural traditions!

Oak View Students Share Bookprints

Oak View students recently completed Bookprints or book recommendations that they created during a library activity. Students worked with Mrs. Atkins to share books that they connect with, making up their bookprint. Check out some of these books at our upcoming Book Fair beginning with Family Night on May 31.


You're Invited! Book Fair Family Night on May 31!

Oak View in collaboration with Oak View PTA are inviting you to our final Book Fair of the year, kicking off with Family Night including Fairfax County Librarians and Kona Ice on Friday, May 31 from 5:00 - 7:30. This is a fun way to dive into summer and pick up some awesome summer reads for your children. Oak View encourages all families to support summer reading for our students, whether they are reading to you or you are reading to them, please read! Students will visit the Book Fair the following week of June 3 with their classes.

Book Fair Hours:
June 3 10:30am-4:00pm
June 4 8:30am-4:00pm
June 5 8:30am-4:00pm
June 6 8:30am-4:00pm
June 7 8:30am-2:00pm

How to Pay
Cash
Check (Payable to Oak View PTA)
Credit Card
eWallet
Directions for eWallet are available on Book Fair Flyer here

You're Invited! Oak View Strings Concerts - May 30 & June 5

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Strings Concert! Mr. Miller and Ms. Lubinski have again prepared our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to showcase their talents and you are invited. 4th Grade students will be performing at Oak View Gym on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. and 5th & 6th students will perform at Oak View Gym on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. See you there!

You're Invited! Oak View Band Concert - June 4

Oak View invites families to come and celebrate at our Spring Band Concert! Mrs. Andray and Ms. Van Horne have again created a musical masterpiece for our 5th and 6th grade students and you are invited. Students will be performing at Robinson Theatre on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

You're Invited! Spring Portraits for sale online through May 30

Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online! All orders will include free shipping until May 30. Questions regarding portraits can be directed to [email protected]

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Oak View librarian, Mrs. Atkins, has again transformed our hallway display case to honor contributions of Jewish Americans. Students are able to learn more about the accomplishments by checking out these books and through daily spotlights on the morning announcements. Thank you Mrs. Atkins!

Memorial Day Holiday, May 27 - School Closed

Oak View reminds families that school will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, May 28.

Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

 Calling All FCPS Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates:  

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Our Schools, Our Future: Final Community Conversation

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

 

The date for the final Community Conversation is below. This event provides a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

 

We invite you to register for the last community conversation of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

 

Final Community Conversations:

 

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

at Katherine Johnson Middle School,

REGISTER  HERE

 

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

 

For more information please visit our website.

 

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation awarded 27 Fairfax County Public students $2,500 scholarships in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

He understudied the role of Jesus in his Woodson High School production of “Godspell.”

Gabriela Konde, a junior at George C. Marshall High School, has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the STEM Excellence Award, given annually by the McLean area branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Twelve young local artists were awarded 2024 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarships by the McLean Community Center.

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and include the items below:

  • Peter Pan Jr. - May 21 & May 22
  • OV Heritage Night - May 29
    • English & Spanish
  • Book Fair Flyer - Family Night May 31
  • Birthday Book Donation
  • Spring Portrait Information
  • OV PTA Papa Johns 40/10 Flyer
  • FCPA Summer Rec Pac
  • Give Tutoring Flyer
  • Tech Adventure Camp Flyer
  • CTE Summer Camp Flyer
  • GMU Girls Basketball Camp
  • Summer Reading Skills
  • Camp Achva 2024
Upcoming Events

May 21 & May 22: Peter Pan Jr at Oak View (7:00 p.m. RSVP Here)

May 27: Memorial Day Holiday - School Closed

May 29: Heritage Night at Oak View (5:30 p.m. Oak View)

May 30: Grade 4 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

May 31: Family Night & Kona Ice Book Fair (5:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

June 4: Grades 5 & 6 Band Concert (6:00 p.m. Robinson Theatre)

June 5: Grades 5 & 6 Strings Concert (6:30 p.m. Oak View)

June 7: 6th Grade Recognition & Celebration

June 12: Last Day of School - 2 Hour Early Release (Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.)

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

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Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments Begin This Week

Oak View students have been working hard all year and learning so much! Beginning this week, Grades 3-6 students will get to showcase their knowledge in one measure, the SOL. Students are ready and the best help you can provide is to encourage them to take their time and share what they know. Getting a good night's sleep before and eating a good breakfast will also support their success! See the test schedule linked here.

  Book Swap Bingo Returned!

Oak View was glad to welcome back a fan favorite- Book Swap Bingo last Thursday. This was a great evening where Oak View families got to play all sorts of Bingo cards together and walk away with books that were new to them. We had handfuls of winners and thank all attending families for their book donations as well as our guest callers, Mr. Trone, Mrs. Brooker and Mrs. Adams! OV PTA provided all Bingo cards and daubers, upping the Bingo feel even more! See you next time!


Oak View Teacher Appreciation Week - THIS WEEK

Oak View has the very best teachers in all the land and we are celebrating them this week with a Friends themed teacher appreciation celebration! Our teachers will be treated to a new episode each day, made possible by the generous contributions of our entire Oak View community and sponsored by Oak View PTA! In addition, we hope you will also have your students participate in the fun and honor their teacher by participating in our Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week!

Monday

Write a thank you note to a specialist or staff member who is not your classroom teacher.

 

Tuesday

Dress like a teacher or friend.

 

Wednesday

Wear your teacher's favorite color!

 

Thursday

Write a thank you note to your teacher.

 

Friday

Wear Oak View shirt or colors!

Oak View Celebrates School Nurse Day - Wednesday!

Oak View is also glad to recognize our school nurse, Mrs. Kelly Scheider and our school health aide, Ms. Mayra Gonzalez on Wednesday of this week. Oak View has one of the busiest health rooms and all students are treated with the highest level of care and concern. Whether a student needs an encouraging word, lost a tooth or maybe a little more, Mrs. Scheider and Ms. Gonzalez stand ready to respond. We thank them and recognize their awesomeness this week and all year long!

Bike to School - Wednesday, May 8

Oak View invites those students and families who live close to school to participate in upcoming Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8.  

There are two bike racks on school property students can use to secure their bike. Please follow the
guidelines below.
● Wear a helmet
● Lock your bike up
● Know how you are getting you and your bike home after school.

Feel free to get together with neighbors and make your own bike train to school. Students need to make sure they ask their parents before riding their bike to school and follow all laws of the road. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, you can ride a scooter or even just walk to school.


Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Oak View librarian, Mrs. Atkins, has again transformed our hallway display case to honor significant firsts made possible by members of the AAPI community. Students are able to learn more about the accomplishments by checking out these books and through daily spotlights on the morning announcements. Thank you Mrs. Atkins!


RSVP Now for Peter Pan Jr. at Oak View!

Oak View is so excited as opening night nears on our first 6th grade student production of Peter Pan Jr.! Under the direction of staff sponsors, Mrs. Sweet and Ms. Farris, and parent sponsor, Mrs. Aldridge, our students are nearing their debut!  All students will have the opportunity to see the play during the school day on May 21 or May 22. We are inviting the entire school community to this FREE production each evening - show time is 7:00 p.m. and Door 2 opens at 6:30 p.m. It is a fun musical, running just over an hour and great for all audiences!  In an effort to account for the number of attendees, please complete and submit the form**.  We welcome responses through Friday, May 17. General audience seating will be first-come, first-serve in the Oak View Cafetorium. There will also be a livestream available to overflow seating located in our gym.  

**Cast and crew families who have already completed separate audience form, please DO NOT complete this form.



Seeking an Oak View community volunteer to video record Peter Pan, JR!

The Peter Pan creative team is looking for someone to record one of the night shows (either May 21 or May 22). Experience capturing a professional quality video would be ideal and if you have your own digital camera, even better, but not required. Please reach out to Betsy Sweet at [email protected] ASAP if this sounds like the job for you.


Save the Date - Heritage Night at Oak View - May 29

Oak View invites all families to join us for our first Heritage Night - Around the World in One Night coming on May 29. This event is hosted by Oak View staff and made possible by participation from our large and diverse Oak View community! Join us at this FREE event as we celebrate Oak View students’ and families’ traditions and customs. Students and families will get to sample traditional food, participate in games and activities, and students can walk the runaway in their favorite attire. Please consider volunteering in some way and join us to celebrate! 

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s counselor. 

Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources

FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns, and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates:  

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

Two FCPS teachers, Cadi Doyle of Waples Mills and Oakton elementary schools and Laura Senturia of Colin Powell Elementary School, have won Teacher of the Year awards this spring.

To address the global challenge of affordable housing and homelessness, math just might be the answer.

A fourth-grade teacher at Colin Powell Elementary School in Centreville for more than 20 years has been named the Washington Post’s 2024 Teacher of the Year.

A team of high school students from Fairfax County, Virginia, will soon be heading to New York City with the hopes of winning $20,000 for their work in an international math competition.

Seven Fairfax County Public Schools students have been awarded 2024 corporate-sponsored scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Three D.C. area high schools are ranked in the top 100 in the nation, according to a new report. 

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and include the items below:

  • Spring SOL Schedule - Begins this week
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - This week
  • Bike to School - May 8
  • Peter Pan Jr. - May 21 & May 22
  • OV Heritage Night - May 29
    • English & Spanish
  • Birthday Book Donation
  • OV PTA Papa Johns 40/10 Flyer
  • Techstravaganza - May 18
  • FCPA Summer Rec Pac
  • Tech Adventure Camp Flyer
  • CTE Summer Camp Flyer
  • GMU Girls Basketball Camp
  • Summer Reading Skills
Upcoming Events

May 6-10: OV Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 7: Reading SOL (Grades 4, 5, & 6)

May 8: Reading SOL (Grade 3)

May 8: Bike to School Day

May 14: Math SOL (Grades 4 & 6)

May 14: Science SOL (Grade 5)

May 15: Math SOL (Grade 3)

May 17: Math SOL (Grade 5)

May 14: OV PTA Meeting (6:30 p.m. via Zoom)

May 21 & May 22: Peter Pan Jr at Oak View (7:00 p.m. RSVP Here)

May 29: Save the Date - Heritage Night at Oak View

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

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Attendance: 703.764.7171 or [email protected]  |  Web

Administration: Sarah L. Brooker, Lora Adams & Raegan N. Hanson

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Calendar Reminder - No School Friday, Teacher Workday

Oak View reminds families that school is closed this Friday, May 3 and is a teacher workday. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday, May 6.

  Book Swap Bingo is BACK - May 2!

Oak View is delighted to welcome back OV PTA Book Swap Bingo on Thursday, May 2! This is one of our most fun, free family events so mark your calendars now! All students and families are invited to do some spring cleaning of their book shelves and bring a few gently used books to donate at the event. Win Bingo and you get to select books that are new to you to take home! This is a fun night with special guest callers and everyone is a winner!


Oak View Art Featured at Robinson Pyramid Art Show

Oak View thanks Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Sousa for their amazing showcase of Oak View student art work at the recent Robinson Pyramid Art Show. Mrs. Adams had the chance to visit the event and connect with students and families who were very impressed by the work of our artistic eagles!

Bike to School - Wednesday, May 8

Oak View invites those students and families who live close to school to participate in upcoming Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8.  

There are two bike racks on school property students can use to secure their bike. Please follow the
guidelines below.
● Wear a helmet
● Lock your bike up
● Know how you are getting you and your bike home after school.

Feel free to get together with neighbors and make your own bike train to school. Students need to make sure they ask their parents before riding their bike to school and follow all laws of the road. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, you can ride a scooter or even just walk to school.


Save the Date: Peter Pan Jr - A 6th Grade Musical (May 21 & May 22)

Oak View is so excited as opening night nears on our first 6th grade student production of Peter Pan Jr.! Under the direction of staff sponsors, Mrs. Sweet and Ms. Farris, and parent sponsor, Mrs. Aldridge, our students are nearing their debut!  All students will have the opportunity to see the play during the school day on May 21 or May 22. The Oak View community is invited to attend our shows on May 21 and May 22. More info coming soon about limited seat availability! 

Seeking an Oak View community volunteer to video record Peter Pan, JR!

The Peter Pan creative team is looking for someone to record one of the night shows (either May 21 or May 22). Experience capturing a professional quality video would be ideal and if you have your own digital camera, even better, but not required. Please reach out to Betsy Sweet at [email protected] ASAP if this sounds like the job for you.

 

Below, a few members of the Peter Pan Jr. crew prepares for the show with prop creation! Look at all those repurposed paper towel tubes!


Save the Date - Heritage Night at Oak View - May 29

Oak View invites all families to join us for our first Heritage Night - Around the World in One Night coming on May 29. This event is hosted by Oak View staff and made possible by participation from our large and diverse Oak View community! Join us at this FREE event as we celebrate Oak View students’ and families’ traditions and customs. Students and families will get to sample traditional food, participate in games and activities, and students can walk the runaway in their favorite attire. Please consider volunteering in some way and join us to celebrate! 

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s counselor. 

Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

Good News Around FCPS

Oak View is glad to share the good news happening around FCPS in this section. Each week check back for happenings around FCPS!

Once a week, Laura Senturia hands a paper butterfly to each of her fourth-grade students with a classmate’s name on it, and asks them to write them a compliment.

U.S. News & World Report released its latest rankings of the nation’s best high schools and one well-known school from the D.C. region remains part of the list.

A total of 181 Fairfax County Public Schools students were selected to perform at the 2024 All-Virginia Band, Chorus and Orchestra event taking place April 18-20.

Standing in a courtyard outside the school Wednesday afternoon, Clermont Elementary Principal Roxanne Salata faced a group of dozens of students.

About seven months ago, Chantilly High School student Gautham Ramachandran came across a man in a wheelchair on the sidewalk.

Friday Folder Contents

Oak View uses Schoology for all Friday Folder contents. 

All flyers are posted to Schoology Course: Oak View All Parents and include the items below:

  • Spring SOL Schedule
  • Bike to School - May 8
  • OV Heritage Night - May 29
    • English & Spanish
  • Birthday Book Donation
  • OV PTA Book Swap Bingo - May 2
  • OV PTA Papa Johns 40/10 Flyer
  • Our Schools; Our Future Community Conversations with Dr. Reid
  • Techstravaganza - May 18
  • FCPA Summer Rec Pac
  • Summer Camps/Spring Sports
  • Tech Adventure Camp Flyer
  • CTE Summer Camp Flyer
  • GMU Girls Basketball Camp
  • Summer Reading Skills
Upcoming Events

May 2: OV PTA Book Swap Bingo (6:30 p.m. OV Cafeteria)

May 3: Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

May 6-10: OV Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 8: Bike to School Day

May 14: OV PTA Meeting (6:30 p.m. via Zoom)

May 21 & May 22: Peter Pan Jr at Oak View

May 29: Save the Date - Heritage Night at Oak View

Want To Be Involved?

Visit the Oak View PTA website for all sponsored events and activities.

Save Money on Technology Products

FCPS' Technology@Home program provides an opportunity for FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products at discounted rates. See how to save on technology products

5004 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Phone: 703.764.7100

Attendance: 703.764.7171 or [email protected]  |  Web

Administration: Sarah L. Brooker, Lora Adams & Raegan N. Hanson

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