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Today we close out another unique school year. Together we made the best of this challenging year. Parents, thank you for partnering with us to help our children through frustrations with re-learning school.  Thank you for supporting outdoor lunches! Thank you enduring the endless daily COVID counts. We certainly could not have survived this year without your support!  We are looking forward to the 2022-2023 school year with the hopes that it will be more "typical" and we are so fortunate to have you all as a part of our community! 

We wish you all the most amazing summer ever!

We would like to thank our outgoing PTA Board:

President: Christine Lancman

VP, Programs: Joy Park Lee

VP, Communications: Delphine Woltz

VP, Fundraising: Jen Maki Dodge

VP, Membership:  Meredith Campbell

VP, Volunteer Resources: Paula Currall

Recording Secretary: Erin Gallagher

Treasurer: Karen Rose

We appreciate their dedication and the numerous hours they have so graciously volunteered to make Oakton the best school it can be. We continue to be grateful to all who support our school and the many opportunities that are afforded to our students by our volunteers. 

Best wishes to all of our students and their families who are leaving Oakton.  we will miss each and every one of you!

Some pics from this week!

A Fond Farewell...

The end of the year inevitably brings changes to our staff and we must say goodbye to some people who have made a significant impact on our school.  We are sad to see them go and wish them the very best in their endeavors.

Jane Brill, 2nd grade teacher, is retiring and looking forward to traveling and spending time with her family.

Maureen Buchino, Math Specialist, is excited to try a career outside of education.

Karen Lopez, Office Staff, is moving to a school closer to home.

Herlinda Garcia Lemus, Special Education IA, is moving to a school closer to home.

Julia Shin, Special Education IA, is returning to school.

Nicole Walker, Special Education teacher, is moving to a school closer to home.

Janice Wan, 3rd Grade AAP teacher, is looking forward to new experiences outside of teaching.

We also want to extend our gratitude to three special people who were an integral part of the Oakton family this school year:  Liz Earls, Alex Robinson, and Brian Solomita.  We could not have done it without you!

Thank you!

We have been spoiled by our parents!  Thank you to The Buckley's and The Woldow's for providing breakfast on two mornings!

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

SOL Reports

If your child took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE beginning June 8. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Last Call for Lost & Found!

Any items not claimed TODAY will be donated.

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

School supplies for next year, the PTA has got you covered!

Order here: WWW.SCHOOLTOOLBOX.COM

Upcoming Dates:

TODAY - LAST DAY of SCHOOL! Early dismissal - 2:00PM

TODAY - Dining for $, Ben & Jerry's - 2:00PM-10:00PM

Save the Date:

August 18 - Kindergarten Open House, Time TBD

August 19 - Grades 1-6 Open House, Times TBD

3000 Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124  | Main Office: 703-937-6100
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Kindergarten Field Day Fun!

It's been a musical week!  We were treated to concerts by chorus and strings!

Dear Parents-

We are excited for our 1-6 Field Day on Monday, June 6th.  4-6 grades will be from 9:30-12:00pm and 1-3 grades will be from 1:00-3:30pm.  The kids have been working hard practicing their field day games and getting ready for all of the fun!  Please remind them they are representing Oakton Elementary and to display good sportsmanship!! 

A few reminders for your child to make sure they are prepared:

  • Please have your child wear their grade level color shirt
    • 1st Grade- purple
    • 2nd Grade- green
    • 3rd Grade- yellow
    • 4th Grade- navy blue
    • 5th Grade- red
    • 6th Grade- class shirts (light blue)
  • Wear SNEAKERS!!!! (please no boots, sandals or flip flops) If your child is not wearing sneakers it will not be safe for them to participate in the field day activities.
  • Sunscreen, hat and/or sunglasses
  • Water bottle labeled with your child’s name. (No sports drinks due to the sugary liquids attracting bees)
  • There are a couple of water stations with the potential to get wet, so you may want to send a change of clothes and/or a towel to be prepared.

We are looking forward to this fun and exciting event!

Your PE Teachers,

Mrs. Castillejo and Mr. Kegerreis

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

SOL Reports

If your child took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE beginning June 8. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Laptop Returns

Student laptop collection continues this week. Please make sure the school laptop and charger is clean. Remove any personal stickers and the residue they leave behind. Please turn in the FCPSON issued charger with your laptop. Wrap your power adapters neatly and plug them into your laptops.

If you are missing your FCPSON issued power adapter, replacements may be purchased via MySchoolBucks

OUTDOOR LUNCH

Please volunteer for outdoor lunch for grades 2-6. Sign ups can be found here for the remaining school days:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449aca623a02-3ahn

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

6th grade - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdewRT4Z8tkb0iudsNiYIOOuOeW5pGOOV6X_cmojuBXl8UUgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

5th grade – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1VMVhrZ-afsXMWBR5b7XaWwhuxqho0u_cssyB6mJY6QKcTA/viewform?usp=sf_link

4th grade - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3eUMEwiZGXK5mliQQf9fEoyEYGE7H-AAwgtTJYfBhjrRtdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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!

End-of-Year Medication Disposal Guidelines

All medications currently in the health room must be picked up by parents—By June 10 at 4:00PM. For safety reasons, medicine cannot be sent home with children, nor kept by the school from one school year to the next. Medicine not picked up by parents will be discarded.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.  For additional information, call our Health Aide, Ms. Sedra (703-937-6110).

Last Call for Lost & Found!

Any items not claimed by Friday, June 10 will be donated.

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

School supplies for next year, the PTA has got you covered!

Order here: WWW.SCHOOLTOOLBOX.COM

Upcoming Dates:

June 6 - Field Day - Grades 1-6

June 8 - Kindergarten End of Year Celebration, 12:00PM

June 9 - 6th Grade Farewell Ceremony-Oakton High School, 1:30PM

June 9 - 6th Grade Party-Cafeteria & Gym - 6:30-8:30PM

June 10 - LAST DAY of SCHOOL! Early dismissal - 2:00PM

Save the Date:

August 18 - Kindergarten Open House, Time TBD

August 19 - Grades 1-6 Open House, Times TBD

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

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We share in your grief, fear, and frustration about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. These events impact us all in personal ways. One thing we all have in common is our condemnation of these senseless acts of violence. 

Another thing we have in common is our commitment to keeping our schools, and the students and employees within them, safe. FCPS and Oakton ES work to make critical safety upgrades to our buildings, plan and practice day-to-day safety and security measures, and respond swiftly to any concern or possible event. 

Your child may have questions and concerns after learning about this tragic news. The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful resource (in multiple languages) for families and educators to support them when talking with students about school violence. If you or your child need additional support, please reach out to our clinical team. 

We stand together, as the Oakton community and in solidarity with the Robb Elementary School community. 

6th Grade Basketball vs. Waples Mill

Thank you to our PTA, 6th grade parents, OHS students, and 6th grade staff for making this special event a reality!  6th grade students had fun playing, cheering, selling their goods, and enjoying great food.  It was a fantastic event for all!

These past few months have been busy! Students have been working hard with Mrs. Schnaue and Mrs. Theberge on the topics of Empathy and Friendship and what that looks, sounds and feels like. Some lessons included an escape room, others a movement lesson, and in 6th grade we focused on our last transition lesson as they head off to middle school. Ask your child why empathy is important in a friendship and what it takes to show empathy! 

We will be ending the year focusing on kindness!  We are challenging the whole school to show kindness and complete a scavenger hunt by next Friday, June 3. The scavenger hunt forms will be passed out at school. Any student who completes the kindness scavenger hunt and turns it in to their school counselor by the 3rd will get a prize! We encourage families to do some of these together ❤

End of the Year Celebrations

As you are aware, OES, as well as many schools in the district, are experiencing high levels of COVID cases.  We are trying to balance our efforts to reduce of spread of cases with the need for our students to experience the joys of school events.

We feel it is important to continue with our planned end of year activities and are asking for your help to do all we can to keep everyone healthy.  Please continue to keep children home who are not feeling well.

This coming week, we will be holding our Chorus Concert on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00PM and our Strings Concert on Thursday, June 2, at 7:00PM.  While we want all of our chorus and strings students to participate, we understand if parents would like to opt their child out of this performance due to the COVID increase. Student grades will not be affected by opting-out of a performance. 

We are looking forward to celebrating these important milestones and thank you all for your careful considerations. 

INCREASE IN COVID CASES

FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently, especially at the elementary level, as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep our students safe. As we enter the final weeks of the school year, we must stay vigilant so we can all enjoy the events and milestones ahead and be ready for a relaxing and healthy summer.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

It is increasingly important to stay home if you feel unwell and testing is a critical strategy to slow transmission. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for information about COVID testing and testing sites. At-home testing is also a good option. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home COVID tests; visit COVID.gov for details. 

Laptop Returns

Student laptop collection will begin Tuesday, May 31. In preparation, please make sure the school laptop and charger is clean. Remove any personal stickers and the residue they leave behind. Please turn in the FCPSON issued charger with your laptop. Wrap your power adapters neatly and plug them into your laptops.

If you are missing your FCPSON issued power adapter, replacements may be purchased via MySchoolBucks

OUTDOOR LUNCH

Please volunteer for outdoor lunch for grades 2-6. Sign ups can be found here for the remaining school days:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449aca623a02-3ahn

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

6th grade - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdewRT4Z8tkb0iudsNiYIOOuOeW5pGOOV6X_cmojuBXl8UUgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

5th grade – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1VMVhrZ-afsXMWBR5b7XaWwhuxqho0u_cssyB6mJY6QKcTA/viewform?usp=sf_link

4th grade - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3eUMEwiZGXK5mliQQf9fEoyEYGE7H-AAwgtTJYfBhjrRtdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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!

End-of-Year Medication Disposal Guidelines

All medications currently in the health room must be picked up by parents—By June 10 at 4:00PM. For safety reasons, medicine cannot be sent home with children, nor kept by the school from one school year to the next. Medicine not picked up by parents will be discarded.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.  For additional information, call our Health Aide, Ms. Sedra (703-937-6110).

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

School supplies for next year, the PTA has got you covered!

Order here: WWW.SCHOOLTOOLBOX.COM

Upcoming Dates

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 - 5th Grade Battle of the Books

June 1 - Chorus Concert, 7:00PM

June 2 - Strings Concert, 7:00PM

June 3 - Kindergarten Field Day

June 6 - Field Day - Grades 1-6

June 8 - Kindergarten End of Year Celebration, 12:00PM

June 9 - 6th Grade Farewell Ceremony-Oakton High School, 1:30PM

June 9 - 6th Grade Party-Cafeteria & Gym - 6:30-8:30PM

June 10 - LAST DAY of SCHOOL! Early dismissal - 2:00PM

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

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INCREASE IN COVID CASES

FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently, especially at the elementary level, as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep our students safe. As we enter the final weeks of the school year, we must stay vigilant so we can all enjoy the events and milestones ahead and be ready for a relaxing and healthy summer.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

It is increasingly important to stay home if you feel unwell and testing is a critical strategy to slow transmission. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for information about COVID testing and testing sites. At-home testing is also a good option. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home COVID tests; visit COVID.gov for details. 

Laptop Returns

Student laptop collection will begin Monday, May 30. In preparation, please make sure the school laptop and charger is clean. Remove any personal stickers and the residue they leave behind. Please turn in the FCPSON issued charger with your laptop. Wrap your power adapters neatly and plug them into your laptops.

If you are missing your FCPSON issued power adapter, replacements may be purchased via MySchoolBucks

Thank you to Oak Endodontics, Dr. Ahmed Matri, DDS for providing breakfast for our staff and bus drivers!

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

6th grade - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdewRT4Z8tkb0iudsNiYIOOuOeW5pGOOV6X_cmojuBXl8UUgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

5th grade – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1VMVhrZ-afsXMWBR5b7XaWwhuxqho0u_cssyB6mJY6QKcTA/viewform?usp=sf_link

4th grade - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3eUMEwiZGXK5mliQQf9fEoyEYGE7H-AAwgtTJYfBhjrRtdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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!

End-of-Year Medication Disposal Guidelines

All medications currently in the health room must be picked up by parents—By June 10 at 4:00PM. For safety reasons, medicine cannot be sent home with children, nor kept by the school from one school year to the next. Medicine not picked up by parents will be discarded.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.  For additional information, call our Health Aide, Ms. Sedra (703-937-6110).

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Click HERE to view the fantastic artwork produced by Oakton students.

Upcoming Dates

May 23 - PTA Dining for $ - SouvlakiBar - 11:00AM-8:00PM

May 25 - PTA Meeting, 7:00PM, Virtual -To find the PTA meeting link, go to the PTA Website here!

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 - 5th Grade Battle of the Books

June 1 - Chorus Concert, 7:00PM

June 2 - Strings Concert, 7:00PM

June 3 - Kindergarten Field Day

June 6 - Field Day - Grades 1-6

June 8 - Kindergarten End of Year Celebration, 12:00PM

June 9 - 6th Grade Farewell Ceremony-Oakton High School, 1:30PM

June 9 - 6th Grade Party-Cafeteria & Gym - 6:30-8:30PM

June 10 - LAST DAY of SCHOOL! Early dismissal - 2:00PM

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

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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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Attendance: 703-937-6161 | Web | Twitter

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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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