Sep
16

WAYS TO SHOW YOUR PANTHER PRIDE!!

WAYS TO SHOW YOUR PANTHER PRIDE TODAY!

 

Join the OES PTA 

Simply visit http://oaktonpta.net/join-2/to join the PTA.  Memberships are just $15, and PTA members receive a hard copy school directory and access to our online directory.

Volunteer 

Want to be more involved at OES?  We need you!  Please contact the PTA’s VP of Volunteer Resources at vp.volunteers@oaktonpta.net.

 Stay Tuned to Announcements on our OES Website, the Panther PTA Express & Facebook 

Stay in the know on all OES PTA and community events, announcements and information by checking out our OES website (www.oaktonpta.net),  our OES PTA Facebook Page and weekly Panther PTA Express (click here to subscribe)  .  Don’t miss announcements on Twitter, as well, at @OaktonESPTA!

Sponsor the Panther Pride Fund 

Do you own a business or know someone who does?  Does your company provide matching donations or sponsorships?  We have fantastic sponsorship packages for local businesses.  Please contact vp.fundraising@oaktonpta.net.

Support OES When You Shop with Amazon Smile, Harris Teeter Card, Box Tops & Giant Card

Link your Giant Card or Harris Teeter Card using the instructions above.  Cut out and return our General Mills Box Tops and return to the OES office.  Shop using Amazon Smile designating OES as your charity!

Attend One of Our Upcoming Family Night Outs 

Please check our calendar and announcements for our next Dining for Dollars at a local restaurant.

Sep
16

Calling All Fifth Graders to Battle: BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!

5th Graders- Welcome to our first ever Oakton ES

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS! (B.O.B.)

What is it?

A battle among teams from each fifth grade class to see who will be the Champion of B.O.B!

How do I do it?

Read as many books on the B.O.B. list by October 30th, when battle teams will be created.

How do I get my hands on the books?

Check them out at your local library, our school library, or purchase and share them with your friends.

 

CHECK OUT THE  B.O.B. BOOKS BELOW!!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CnO2XBq0vCMR1CpB-dtT7SPnVFGVaSvVCs4my17UdzWJAp5WPL9GpjMdf8ycTiLHOK8F4BQQALxJwHJxl9YxTqBtRRMtFn1tGcD-S9Gx1iOMOY7OI5xbeaS3XMIyouuNBdhn2H0x

Full of Beans, by Jennifer Holm (VRC)

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Crime Biters!  My Dog is Better than Your Dog, by Tommy Greenwald (VRC)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ZbUElx_ebRDEgpHiPb1x8_9Ow9CZFI66rCg1fm-krgBd-gcHAJEqP5Q4r3RlPyp814y549zrYrrRbt9kOtaPt302m3dxicVegc1GYbqeG5k2yVG1wxcsLtPyLP4ZrNsO2XU5BMwA

A Long Pitch Home, by Natalie Dias Lorenzi (VRC)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ewut_b6vpiymnqo481JexIXifAxE0eqaJRdZ819gP6RRex1Vt0fgnTlgRAeK4dpvEcHrgNPJ7pjUxg9gT-9qVXa228Yis5AuMf3MrU0nE4QDDJ0QFZ7DYf6z2_OArW7YQbjURc0H

A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold (VRC)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q5kpp8RtLUf5151lK7Y1VRSaI5KzfSiyNfSKmdEJQATKhuoGuY0QFsFuDx90Cx9bLnU9XjjMS6cgkapTm_BQpZZa0beM29AWowtYc80Eajv1ABMiLZhonmIrmjVv2019KooWvZc

The Great Shelby Holmes, by Elizabeth Eulberg (VRC)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Yoj1UEq1JZbbfYyKlx-JYNe9lbk7uaEYCAcY9iDwGEMIqU57iCiujZWGzPGxf_eU12vZNM4X9w0eva0SDZKQddCd2b4akT9R3Yei-CoVvnQR35Vt8ky9TT_T9YEK5LWfSl2oulc0

Wish Tree, by Katherine Applegate

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/B3JJ_R3VyFxOaF-eVxPv62tHeWTwmYFh2pOQP6NGxImmXBoP2cXgdOrPv7SSpKC58-UzAEl0yvQ6DU1TSjP1HbsMD-9YvCT_4I6YfPOLFy6xf4W5yaTrxmn2JIrXfuAVREuOZFQj

Losers Club, by Andrew Clements

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YnOgbnxuqyUMw_aSgpXncG1JramUBSFVQWpBISVtyn3604ZdPzsc3K9_4jBzY9bcliBXZQzMqFT87ZoGbpJ4tKRzqVVYQEmQ0EijmKC9eWYrmekrqorfNVWKhQC0ngS4P2npMoe

Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/W0RtKYYhoHbk0Sco__fzC96xiMLgbe_bTGPBg9pFls-y1oLCfOs6QVon-KdWEM8kXeJ5bP-Q649Zkn2s__qM0_1qrur0RSx7uPpDNiHoWGRAx5mAqLAXlx2os5b94ZSmL-diwQUE

Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly

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The Eighth Day, Dianne K. Salerni and David McClellan

Sep
15

Four Ways You Can Earn Money for Oakton Elementary Just By Shopping!!

EARN MONEY for Oakton Elementary 

JUST BY SHOPPING

with our Amazon, Boxtop and Grocery Rewards Programs:

Amazon Smile

Harris Teeter Together in Education 

BoxTops for Education

Giant A+ School Rewards 

 

Shop Amazon using Amazon Smile and designate Oakton Elementary as your charity of choice!  https://smile.amazon.com

Link your Harris Teeter (VIC) Card to OES.  

Simply visit https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education.

 

 

Clip and submit General Mills’ Box Tops for Education to the OES Front Office.

 

Link your Giant Card to OES.  Simply visit https://giantfood.com/member-benefits/.  Our school ID # is 02058.

Sep
10

Recap of Safety Presentation at OES on September 6th

Keeping OES Safe: Experts Say Talk to Your Children

 

In an interactive discussion that ranged from metal detectors to mental health, nearly fifty Oakton Elementary School (OES) parents, teachers and staff gathered to explore “Keeping OES Safe” at the September 6th PTA meeting.

Participants heard from the Director of the Office of Safety and Security (OSS) for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Tom Vacarrello, who outlined the $4 million in security enhancements recently approved by the Fairfax County School Board. The Board approved eight security training positions, 18 psychologists and social workers for student mental health support and $1M to replace classroom locks. The new measures were the result of the FCPS Internal Security Review Recommendations, a wide-ranging overview of existing and proposed security practices at FCPS triggered by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

Vacarrello encouraged parents to review the report and talk with their children, “No matter what we talk about, we have to address mental health. If you haven’t had that talk with your kid about mental health you should,” said Vaccarello. “You have the conversation that when you hit your arm, your elbow hurts. You need to tell your kids, ‘Sometimes your brain can get hurt. I need to tell somebody I’m not feeling right.’ So, have that talk however you’re going to have it, but do have that talk. You have to have it, because until we address mental health in this country, frankly, we’re not chipping away at the iceberg.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Vaccarello, Director, FCPS Office of Safety and Security

Attendees also heard from Jen McCarry of the Be SMART campaign, a program created to bring together all responsible adults to reduce suicides and the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get ahold of an unsecured firearm.  McCarry explained that each year, nearly 300 children age 17 and under gain access to a gun and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else, and nearly 500 more die by suicide with a gun. Be SMART says many of these deaths are entirely preventable with responsible gun storage. The campaign encourages five easy steps for keeping kids safe (see image). Parents can learn more at besmartforkids.org.

“Keeping OES Safe” was hosted by the Oakton Elementary School PTA.

 

Aug
28

Girls on the Run – Fall 2018

GIRLS ON THE RUN

FALL 2018

AT OAKTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

 

OES will have a FALL Girls on the Run team!!! My House Fitness is partnering with OES and will provide the coaching! We are very excited! Girls in grades 3-6 can register NOW!

CLICK HERE

For more information about the program, check out http://www.gotrnova.org.  If you have any questions about the program, at OES please contact Keely Hilton at hiltonka1@yahoo.com or Alix McLearen alixmclearen@gmail.com.

 

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