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Interested in Playing an Instrument Next Year?

If your child is a rising 3rd-6th grader, he/she has the opportunity to be a part of the OES music ensembles!

 

  • Rising 4th graders - choice to play a strings instrument
  • Rising 5th & 6th graders - choice to play a band or strings instrument

Spring recruitment forms will be sent home soon.  Everyone needs to complete a form or will automatically be enrolled in both general music classes.  We look forward to your child being a part of the music program!

Register for Dr. Reid’s Virtual Town Hall (May 17)

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

Upcoming Dates

May 16 - 6th Grade Math SOL

May 17 - 4th Grade Math SOL

May 18 - 3rd Grade Math SOL

May 19 - 5th Grade Science SOL

May 25 - PTA Meeting, 7:00PM, Virtual

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you so much to our AMAZING PTA for the breakfast, lunch, treats, gift cards, kind words and more!  We all feel so fortunate to work at a school with such supportive parents!

Stay Home When Sick

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) continues to monitor cases and report COVID-19 outbreaks, as outlined by the Virginia Department of Health. Currently, Fairfax County's Community Level remains low as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our layered prevention strategies are being implemented based on our COVID-19 Community Level, as recommended by the CDC.

However, FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and parents/legal guardians are reminded of the daily health screening requirement to check their students for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students home if sick and get them tested to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

VaxUp

We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated or boosted as soon as they are eligible. COVID-19 vaccination keeps children safely in school and childcare settings, and also while participating in sports, playdates, extracurricular activities, and other group activities. Strong community vaccination rates help keep our schools safe for in-person learning. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, or to find a vaccine provider, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Masking

As a reminder, students may return to school after five days of isolation if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for five additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the five day isolation period. If individuals are unable to wear a mask when around others, they should continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home. While not required, wearing a mask while indoors is still considered an important way to protect yourself and others. Families are encouraged to discuss mask wearing as an additional layered prevention strategy.

Additional recommendations to prevent COVID-19 are available online.

Register Now for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Did you know that registering early helps prevent overcrowded classrooms? REGISTER NOW!*

Virginia law requires that all children who will reach their 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year. 

If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Oakton Elementary next year, and you have not already registered them, please contact Sandie Horton ([email protected]).

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Oakton ES. Have neighbors with rising kindergarteners complete the online intake form, call the office at 571-642-6302 or email [email protected].

* If your student currently attends OES, you do not need to re-register for the coming year.

Next week, students will be focusing on other peoples mindset. Students will review the elements:

  • Being present and giving others my attention
  • Knowing my words and actions affect others
  • Supporting others when they struggle
  • Cheering on others' success
  • Identifying and appreciating the good in others

2022-2023 Class Assignments

At Oakton, we strive for healthy, heterogeneous student enrollment in each classroom. We have a process in place whereby teachers, specialists, and administrators confer with grade level teams to make recommendations that will result in a well-balanced school setting.  These settings include a broad range of academic levels, behavioral characteristics, and learning styles.  Teacher styles are also taken into consideration when completing teacher assignments. 

To further outline the process, there are eight areas used in the determination of class assignments.  These include:

  • Heterogeneous groupings
  • Gender balance
  • Balance of special needs
  • Peer interactions
  • Special services
  • Learning environment
  • Health and medical concerns
  • Equitable distribution of students

These criteria play a role in the final decision for assignment. While parent input is welcomed, a request for an individual teacher cannot be granted.  Assigning students is a complex and educational process that we take seriously. We have developed procedures to best match students with classroom settings and teachers. 

Parents are welcome to share information about their child here. All input must be shared via the google form by Friday, May 13.  We will only be using this document when we create classes, emails will not be considered.

The OES PTA is looking for Board Members for the next school year. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Upcoming Dates

May 10 - Interims Go Home

May 11 - PTA Dining for $ - Noodles & Co - 4:00PM - 6:00PM

May 12 - 5th Grade Math SOL

May 16 - 6th Grade Math SOL

May 17 - 4th Grade Math SOL

May 18 - 3rd Grade Math SOL

May 19 - 5th Grade Science SOL

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Thank you to our parent volunteers for helping us celebrate "Purple Up" Day and honoring our military children!

Staff Appreciation Week

Next week (May 2-6) is Staff Appreciation Week and we join with our entire school community in honoring the dedication and skill of our tremendously talented staff of educators - teachers, special education teachers, specialists, counselors, resource teachers, instructional assistants, and office staff - who are devoted to making a positive difference in the lives of the children at Oakton ES. The faculty of our school is committed to excellence, and this special week of recognition is one way that we can show our appreciation.

Throughout the week, we invite parents and students to share thoughts of appreciation through notes, cards, and kind words.  We thank our wonderful PTA for all they have planned for next week to treat our staff!

Register Now for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Did you know that registering early helps prevent overcrowded classrooms? REGISTER NOW!*

Virginia law requires that all children who will reach their 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year. 

If you have a child who will attend kindergarten at Oakton Elementary next year, and you have not already registered them, please contact Sandie Horton ([email protected]).

Please spread the word to your neighbors who don’t already have a child at Oakton ES. Have neighbors with rising kindergarteners complete the online intake form, call the office at 571-642-6302 or email [email protected].

* If your student currently attends OES, you do not need to re-register for the coming year.

SOL Testing: May 3 - May 19, 2022 (Grades 3-6)

Students in grades 3-6 will take the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments this Spring. Federal law requires schools to give SOL tests in reading, math, and science. Additionally, state policy requires schools to use local alternative assessments in grade levels and content areas where SOL tests have been removed.  Please avoid having your child miss school these days.

All tests will begin shortly after school starts. 

Grade 3:  Reading 5/6; Math 5/18

Grade 4:  Reading 5/5; Math 5/17

Grade 5:  Reading 5/4; Math 5/12; Science 5/19

Grade 6:  Reading 5/3; Math 5/16

Next week, students will be focusing on leadership. Leaders are able to understand
others and inspire them toward a common goal, they have the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.

2022-2023 Class Assignments

At Oakton, we strive for healthy, heterogeneous student enrollment in each classroom. We have a process in place whereby teachers, specialists, and administrators confer with grade level teams to make recommendations that will result in a well-balanced school setting.  These settings include a broad range of academic levels, behavioral characteristics, and learning styles.  Teacher styles are also taken into consideration when completing teacher assignments. 

To further outline the process, there are eight areas used in the determination of class assignments.  These include:

  • Heterogeneous groupings
  • Gender balance
  • Balance of special needs
  • Peer interactions
  • Special services
  • Learning environment
  • Health and medical concerns
  • Equitable distribution of students

These criteria play a role in the final decision for assignment. While parent input is welcomed, a request for an individual teacher cannot be granted.  Assigning students is a complex and educational process that we take seriously. We have developed procedures to best match students with classroom settings and teachers. 

Parents are welcome to share information about their child here. All input must be shared via the google form by Friday, May 13.  We will only be using this document when we create classes, emails will not be considered.

The OES PTA is looking for Board Members for the next school year. Please email [email protected] with any questions, or come join us for coffee Monday, May 9 @ 9:15 am at the Oakton Starbucks to learn more about the PTA and Board positions.

Upcoming Dates

May 2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 3 - 6th Grade Reading SOL

May 4 - 5th Grade Reading SOL

May 5 - 4th Grade Reading SOL

May 6 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL

May 10 - Interims Go Home

May 12 - 5th Grade Math SOL

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This week we held our first in-person concert in 2 years! And the OES Band did not disappoint - they were FABULOUS!  Thank you to our Band Directors, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Landers.

Volunteer Appreciation Reception

We celebrated our volunteers on Thursday.  We thank each and every one of you who give extra time to our school.  We truly appreciate all the support we get from our parent community.

SOL Testing: May 3 - May 19, 2022 (Grades 3-6)

Students in grades 3-6 will take the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments this Spring. Federal law requires schools to give SOL tests in reading, math, and science. Additionally, state policy requires schools to use local alternative assessments in grade levels and content areas where SOL tests have been removed.  Please avoid having your child miss school these days.

All tests will begin shortly after school starts. 

Grade 3:  Reading 5/6; Math 5/18

Grade 4:  Reading 5/5; Math 5/17

Grade 5:  Reading 5/4; Math 5/12; Science 5/19

Grade 6:  Reading 5/3; Math 5/16

Dear Parents and Families:

We’re excited to announce our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair from April 21st-April 29th. Hosted by our staff and PTA volunteers, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

Book Fair Preview- all classes will have the opportunity to preview the fair and create a wish list on either Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22 or Monday, April 25.

Fair Shopping Hours- students will be allowed to visit the fair during their Language Arts block the week of April 25-29.

K:  Tuesday through Friday 11:45-12:45       

1st:  Tuesday through Friday 9:30-11:45

2nd:   Monday through Friday 11:45- 1:45     

3rd:  Monday through Thursday 12:45-2:15

4th: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-11:30         

5th:  Monday through Thursday 1:45-3:30

6th:  Monday through Thursday 2:15-3:50

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/oaktonelementaryschool3

Volunteers needed- Have a few hours to spare?  We are still looking for volunteers!  Take a look at this Sign Up Genius to see where you can lend a hand:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45aeaa22a46-oesscholastic

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

Happy reading,

Corin Harmon

OES Librarian

Next week, students will be focusing on purpose
Purpose gives individuals the sense that they are put on in a place for a reason and that they are somehow connected with humanity or the universe.

Girl Scout Project

I am a girl scout junior trying to earn my bronze award, which is the highest award a girl scout junior can earn. I have to plan and carry out a take action project to earn the award. The project that I have chosen is an art supply drive. I’m collecting supplies to make kits for kids at the Fairfax Domestic Violence Shelter. 

My inspiration for this project was I was reading a book where a girl and her friends decided to do a school supply drive by filling backpacks with school supplies. I wanted to do something like that but I wanted something I could do by myself. The reason I chose this shelter was because I wanted to give these kids something all their own because they might not have a lot.  My goal is to make at least 50 kits. 

  The supplies I’m looking for are:

  • Plastic Pencil Boxes
  • Boxes of pencils (unsharpened or sharpened)
  • 3x5 or 4x4 blank (unlined) notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Boxes of 24 crayons
  • 12 count colored pencils boxes

A box for donations is located in the front lobby. Thank you!

-Zaiya Hulburt, 5th Grade Student

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and thank children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. The nationwide commemoration was established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger.

Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. 

To show our support, we are inviting all OES students and staff to “Purple Up!” on April 27.

Upcoming Dates

April 25-29  - Scholastic Book Fair

April 27 - "Purple Up" - Wear Purple to Support Military Children

April 27 - PTA Meeting - Virtual, 7:00PM

April 28 - 6th Grade Visits Thoreau MS

May 2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 3 - 6th Grade Reading SOL

May 4 - 5th Grade Reading SOL

May 5 - 4th Grade Reading SOL

May 6 - 3rd Grade Reading SOL

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Thank you Mr. Mork and the 6th grade Garden Club for this inspirational sign!

Dear Parents and Families:

We’re excited to announce our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair from April 21st-April 29th. Hosted by our staff and PTA volunteers, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

Book Fair Preview- all classes will have the opportunity to preview the fair and create a wish list on either Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22 or Monday, April 25.

Fair Shopping Hours- students will be allowed to visit the fair during their Language Arts block the week of April 25-29.

K:  Tuesday through Friday 11:45-12:45       

1st:  Tuesday through Friday 9:30-11:45

2nd:   Monday through Friday 11:45- 1:45     

3rd:  Monday through Thursday 12:45-2:15

4th: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-11:30         

5th:  Monday through Thursday 1:45-3:30

6th:  Monday through Thursday 2:15-3:50

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/oaktonelementaryschool3

Volunteers needed- Have a few hours to spare?  We are still looking for volunteers!  Take a look at this Sign Up Genius to see where you can lend a hand:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45aeaa22a46-oesscholastic

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

Happy reading,

Corin Harmon

OES Librarian

Next week, students will be focusing on appreciating beauty and excellence. 

Appreciation of beauty and excellence is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

Girl Scout Project

I am a girl scout junior trying to earn my bronze award, which is the highest award a girl scout junior can earn. I have to plan and carry out a take action project to earn the award. The project that I have chosen is an art supply drive. I’m collecting supplies to make kits for kids at the Fairfax Domestic Violence Shelter. 

My inspiration for this project was I was reading a book where a girl and her friends decided to do a school supply drive by filling backpacks with school supplies. I wanted to do something like that but I wanted something I could do by myself. The reason I chose this shelter was because I wanted to give these kids something all their own because they might not have a lot.  My goal is to make at least 50 kits. 

  The supplies I’m looking for are:

  • Plastic Pencil Boxes
  • Boxes of pencils (unsharpened or sharpened)
  • 3x5 or 4x4 blank (unlined) notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Boxes of 24 crayons
  • 12 count colored pencils boxes

A box for donations is located in the front lobby. Thank you!

-Zaiya Hulburt, 5th Grade Student

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK!

AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK AT OES!!

 April 18 - April 22, 2022

We are proud to announce that OES will be observing Autism Awareness Week from   April 18th – April 22nd!  This annual event reminds us that all students play a vital role in our school’s community and should be appreciated and respected.  We are excited to show our support, and THIS IS HOW!

With a Special Video Message from Paws – Check out how our favorite panther is getting ready for this important week at OES: YouTube message from Paws!

On PTV – The Student Council Association will be sharing facts about autism during Panther TV morning announcements to help educate and inform students.

In Morning Meetings – Classes will discuss the topic and participate in a fun Autism Awareness art activity.

On Facebook – Stay tuned to our PTA's Facebook Page!  We will be sharing various facts about autism to help promote the awareness, acceptance and understanding of our students, as well as the tens of thousands of individuals living with an autism diagnosis each year.

With a Special Reading List – Our librarian has created a special reading list of books that treat many aspects of the topic of autism. It is our hope that students and families will read and reference these books to learn more about what it's like for an individual to live with autism, (or to know someone who does); and that, in turn, such knowledge will foster acceptance, empathy and compassion.  CLICK HERE to view our selection of books and print a copy.

By Wearing Blue for “Light It Up Blue Day” (April 20th) – Wear ANY blue shirt, (or an Autism Awareness t-shirt previously purchased through our PTA), in observance of "World Autism Awareness Day."  Let's all "Light It Up Blue" on this special day!

CLICK HERE to access our page on the PTA website, updated monthly with opportunities and resources for ALL families. For more information, contact our Special Education Liaisons, Andrea Zuppas and Maren Wood at [email protected].

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and thank children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. The nationwide commemoration was established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger.

Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. 

To show our support, we are inviting all OES students and staff to “Purple Up!” anytime in the month of April.

Upcoming Dates

April 18-22 - Autism Awareness Week

April 20 - Light it up Blue Day! 

April 19 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Go Home

April 19 - Band Concert - Gym, 7:00PM

April 20 - PTA Meeting - Virtual, 7:00PM

April 21 - Volunteer Appreciation Reception - Cafeteria, 8:30AM

April 25-29  - Scholastic Book Fair

April 28 - 6th Grade Visits Thoreau MS

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We wish our OES families an enjoyable and restful Spring Break!

Signs of Spring...

6th Graders preparing for their official 6th grade picture.

When we return from Spring Break, students will talk about identifying and appreciating the good in others. To see the good in others, we must first slow down and take the time to pay attention. Look for the intentions behind people’s words and actions.

Upcoming Dates

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

April 11 - First Day of 4th Quarter

April 18-22 - Autism Awareness Week

April 19 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Go Home

April 19 - Band Concert - Gym, 7:00PM

April 20 - PTA Meeting - Virtual, 7:00PM

April 21 - Volunteer Appreciation

April 25-29  - Scholastic Book Fair

April 28 - 6th Grade Visits Thoreau MS

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The Fairfax County 6th Grade All County Chorus Festival was held this past weekend. Participating from OES were Charlie Hartline, Aanika Bhatnagar, Saanvi Jain, Gena Jagadeeswaran, and Mia Smith - accompanied by Mr. Renne and Mr. Zelno. We are so proud of them! The festival will be broadcast on Channel 21 starting April 12 at 7p.m. and a streaming link will be put up after the broadcast.

Next week, students will talk about humor. Humor is a sense of playfulness and lightness. It is a way
of looking at and describing the world that brings laughter to people. A person with the strength of humor is skilled at seeing at the funny side of things, bringing smiles and
laughter to others, and identifying and communicating the absurdities in life.

Counselor's Corner

This month, Mrs. Schnaue and Mrs. Theberge’s classroom lessons focused on Resiliency. Students talked about bouncing back versus splatting, how everyone splats for a little bit and that’s ok, and what strategies to use to help them bounce back from situations that may be difficult. All students learned about their circle of support (who they can lean on when needed), how finding the positives can be helpful, using humor to alleviate stress and even focusing on a future goal can help students become more resilient.  Upper grade students should have brought home examples of different strategies they learned to help them develop their resiliency skills. Not only did Primary Grade students learn about resiliency, they continued to enhance their knowledge about emotional regulation. Ask your child what strategies they can use when experiencing an overwhelming feeling!

Class and Individual Spring Pictures

Monday, March 28

Order forms were sent home in Tuesday Folders this week, or, you can order online

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Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Join FCPS for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.

Upcoming Dates

March 28 - Spring Pictures - Individual and Class

March 31 - Early Dismissal, 2:00PM

March 31 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation for Parents, 3:00PM - Virtual

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

April 18-22 - Autism Awareness Week

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OES 3rd Grade Wax Museum!  Students researched an accomplished person and shared what they learned in costume.  Check out Mrs. Dreiman's class!

Next week, students will talk about identifying and appreciating the good in others. Identifying and appreciating the good in others helps us see the world through a more positive lens.

Class and Individual Spring Pictures

Monday, March 28

Order forms will be sent home in Tuesday Folders next week, or, you can order online

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Registration Open for 2022 Special Education Conference

Join FCPS for the 2022 Special Education Conference, Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing, held virtually on Saturday, March 26. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now available online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.

Upcoming Dates

March 21 - PTA Dining for $ - Bear Branch Tavern, 11-2PM

March 28 - Spring Pictures - Individual and Class

March 31 - Early Dismissal, 2:00PM

March 31 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation for Parents, 3:00PM - Virtual

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

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This week is National School Social Work Week. School Social Workers shine brightly for their students, families, and school communities. We appreciate what our social worker, Haley Narins, does for our school!

Next week, students will talk about a love of learning. Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize or a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.

Upcoming Dates

TONIGHT - Skate Night, 7:30 - Reston SkateQuest

March 14-18 - SCA/PTA Food Drive

March 21 - PTA Dining for $ - Bear Branch Tavern, 11-2PM

March 28 - Spring Pictures - Individual and Class

March 31 - Early Dismissal, 2:00PM

March 31 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation for Parents, 3:00PM - Virtual

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

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Read Across America Week was awesome!  We ended it yesterday with a schoolwide reading train.  

Next week, students will talk about social intelligence. You are aware of other people's thoughts and feelings.  You understand why people do things.

Upcoming Dates

March 7-18 - SCA/PTA Food Drive

March 9 - PTA Dining for $ - The Sandwich Shop & Rita's

March 11 - Skate Night, 7:30 - Reston SkateQuest

March 28 - Spring Pictures - Individual and Class

March 31 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation for Parents, 3:00PM - Virtual

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

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As Dr. Brabrand shared in his email to parents earlier today, you may elect for your child to not wear a mask in school starting Tuesday, March 1. There will be no formal process to let us know your choice– no notes or documentation will be needed. 

Please understand that students must still wear masks on the bus due to Federal requirements.  

We strongly recommend that students continue to participate in universal masking to help protect their classmates, teachers, and staff who have health concerns.

FCPS will continue to follow the roll back plan, shared earlier this month, which will be implemented when we reach moderate transmission, and remain there for seven consecutive days. This week, we saw our community transmission level drop into the substantial category and we anticipate we could be at or very close to moderate community transmission as early as next week. FCPS will formally announce when we are ready to make this transition.

Please talk with your child before March 1 about your family’s decision about wearing masks in schools.  

OES will remain a caring and supportive place to learn. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. 

2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, please complete this form and return it no later than March 1, 2022. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oakton families who do not have children currently attending school.

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 1, 2022.

Next week, students will talk about enthusiasm.

This means you approach life with excitement and energy.  You energize people around you.

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 28-March 3 - Read Across America Week

     Monday - Read to your favorite pet (stuffed or alive) at home

     Tuesday - Wear your favorite hat to school

     Wednesday - Wear animal print or animal ears to school

     Thursday - Wear PJs to school

March 3 - 2 hour Early Release, 2:00PM

March 4 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

March 31 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation for Parents, 3:00PM - Virtual

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

3000 Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124  | Main Office: 703-937-6100
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From our Counselors:

The past month Mrs. Schnaue and Mrs. Theberge have been working with students on conflict resolution and coping strategies.  Conflicts are a part of our daily lives and students need to be able to handle whatever comes their way.  Ask your child what effective strategies work best for them when resolving conflicts and what effective strategies they like best to help cope when they experience overwhelming feelings. Your child should mention some of the following: ignoring low level conflicts, moving away, taking a deep breath, using firm words such as “Please stop” or I” don’t like that”, thinking “Is this in my control or out of my control”, using “I can be calm” fingers and when they find those strategies are not effective then they should seek adult support.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, please complete this form and return it no later than March 1, 2022. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oakton families who do not have children currently attending school.

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 1, 2022.

Next week, students will talk about supporting others when they struggle. 

This means when other people succeed, we are happy for them and cheer them on. Being supportive of people who succeed is good for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being and when people cheer each other on it begins a reciprocal process that forges stronger relationships. Those relationships are the foundation for a strong culture in teams, schools, and businesses.

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 21 - Presidents Day - No School

Feb. 23 - PTA Meeting, 7:00PM - Virtual

Feb. 25Deadline to order YEARBOOKS!  Order here: https://bit.ly/OESYEARBOOK2022.

Feb. 25 - Kids online cooking class is Feb 25th! Register here:  https://bit.ly/oeskidscooking2022 

Feb. 28-March 3 - Read Across America Week

     Monday - Read to your favorite pet (stuffed or alive) at home

     Tuesday - Wear your favorite hat to school

     Wednesday - Wear animal print or animal ears to school

     Thursday - Wear PJs to school

March 3 - 2 hour Early Release, 2:00PM

March 4 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

March 31 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation for Parents, 3:00PM - Virtual

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

3000 Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124  | Main Office: 703-937-6100
Attendance: 703-937-6161 | Web | Twitter

Weekly Message

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Congratulations to 4th grade student, Noah P.! His wire sculpture (showing him in motion, playing lacrosse) was included in the February edition of USA Lacrosse magazine.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, please complete this form and return it no later than March 1, 2022. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oakton families who do not have children currently attending school.

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 1, 2022.

Next week, students will talk about LOVE. You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

Starting on February 14, Oakton Elementary students will participate in the i9 Sports “I LOVE My School” Writing Contest!

Students will receive an entry sheet from their teacher to write about why they love Oakton Elementary! Kindergartners can draw a picture. Parents just complete the info at the bottom of the entry sheet.

The school with the highest % of participation wins a $1000 grant and all classes with 100% participation will have a chance to win a Pizza Party! On top of that, everyone that submits an entry will receive an email with a $20 credit for any season of i9 Sports soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball or volleyball!  Be on the lookout for the entry sheet and help us earn the $1000 grant!     

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 21 - Presidents Day - No School

Feb. 23 - PTA Meeting, 7:00PM - Virtual

March 3 - 2 hour Early Release, 2:00PM

March 4 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

April 4-8 - Spring Break - School and Office Closed

3000 Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124  | Main Office: 703-937-6100
Attendance: 703-937-6161 | Web | Twitter

Weekly Message

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National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 

We are very fortunate to have amazing school counselors at OES!  Thank you Mrs. Theberge and Mrs. Schnaue for all you do for our students, staff, and families.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, please complete this form and return it no later than March 1, 2022. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oakton families who do not have children currently attending school.

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than March 1, 2022.

Next week, students will revisit Humility. You do not seek the spotlight.  You let your actions speak for themselves.

Starting on February 14, Oakton Elementary students will participate in the i9 Sports “I LOVE My School” Writing Contest!

Students will receive an entry sheet from their teacher to write about why they love Oakton Elementary! Kindergartners can draw a picture. Parents just complete the info at the bottom of the entry sheet.

The school with the highest % of participation wins a $1000 grant and all classes with 100% participation will have a chance to win a Pizza Party! On top of that, everyone that submits an entry will receive an email with a $20 credit for any season of i9 Sports soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball or volleyball!  Be on the lookout for the entry sheet next week and help us earn the $1000 grant!     

Attention 6th Grade Parents:

Prior to entering 7th grade, students need the TdaP and MenACWY/MCV4 immunizations.  

This Saturday, February 5 from 8:00AM to 12PM, the Fairfax County Health Department will be offering a special Immunization Clinic for Fairfax County Students to complete their school vaccine requirements.

To make an appointment, call 703-246-7100.

Joseph Willard Health Center

3750 Old Lee Highway

Fairfax

Upcoming Dates

Tonight - Skate Night - Reston SkateQuest, 7:30-9:30PM

Feb. 7 - Registration for Spring Enrichment Classes close

Feb. 9 - PTA Dining for $ - Nothing Bundt Cakes

Feb. 21 - Presidents Day - No School

3000 Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124  | Main Office: 703-937-6100
Attendance: 703-937-6161 | Web | Twitter

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