SPECIAL EDUCATION UPDATE – DECEMEBR 2020

The Special Education Spotlight
December 2020

A word about Inclusive Schools Week…

This year, Inclusive Schools Week is scheduled for December 7th through the 11th. Though we are unable to celebrate this important week at OES as we usually do, it is certainly worth noting that it remains on the calendar; and that it will be highlighted on Panther TV! Why is inclusion so important? Because ALL students, regardless of their abilities, should be appreciated and respected as valuable members of their community. This helps them to develop a sense of belonging so they can become better prepared for life as children and adults. Inclusion also provides all students with opportunities to develop friendships with one another! We hope everyone will remember that at OES, it’s all about inclusion!!

Updated information regarding Special Education opportunities has been posted on the OES Special Education website page. Here you will find newly offered virtual workshops, including webinars providing useful tips and suggestions for parents navigating the distance learning experience. CLICK HERE to access our OES Special Education website page to find our most current update of important Special Education information, (most of which is beneficial to ALL families!); and be sure to visit our OES PTA website for new and ongoing information regarding Special Education issues, workshops, etc.

If you are new to OES, seek additional information about Special Education and wish to establish connections with others at our school; or if you are interested in joining our committee, (all are welcome!), we encourage you contact our Special Education Liaisons, Andrea Zuppas and Maren Wood at special.education@oaktonpta.net.

Fun activity for Inclusive Schools Week, click below!

All Hands on Deck

Original Works – ORDER BY DECEMBER 4th

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND DEADLINE EXTENDED!

In lieu of our beloved OES ART SHOW, we have teamed up with Original Works to offer a creative program to OES Families.  This program is designed to transform your child’s artwork into custom, one-of-a-kind keepsakes!

Start here to create an account, upload your student’s artwork, then shop for products personalized with your student’s art!  Use our school code “OAKTON” during checkout. Submit questions here.

See lots of pictures and more details here.

Paper Order Form here (only necessary if not ordering online). 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Our OES Reflections Winners and Participants!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR

2020-2021 REFLECTIONS WINNERS & PARTICIPANTS!!!

THANK YOU TO OUR REFLECTIONS CHAIR,

ELMAS MEHMED!

 

VISUAL ARTS: 

Primary

Amelia Jia , 1st place : Outstanding Interpretation Award, “Lovely Neighborhood “ 

Intermediate 

– Julia Tysse, Honorable Mention : “ Oakton Lives On” 

-Arda Mehmed , Honorable Mention : “Everybody Matters” 

– Mehmet  Balci, 3rd place :  Merit award “ I matter because I am part of this world”

– Mehmet Balci, 2nd place : Award of Excellence, “I matter because I am part of the team” 

-Mia J Dinia, 1st place : Outstanding Interpretation Award, “Family at Christmas “

FILM PRODUCTION: 

Intermediate 

Saanvi Jain, 1st place : Outstanding Interpretation Award, “I Matter Because “

LITERATURE WINNERS: 

Primary 

– Marilyn Hinkley, 1st place : Outstanding Interpretation Award, “I Matter” 

Intermediate 

– Samah Shibili, Honorable Mention: “ I Matter Because “

-Grace Thompson, 3rd place : Merit award “ I am Grace” 

– DoWon Lee , 2nd place: Award of Excellence “ I Matter Because I am following the trail to victory “ 

-Mehmet Balci, 1st place : Outstanding Interpretation Award, “ I Matter Because what I do affects everyone in the whole wide world” 

Middle School 

– Simran Rai, 2nd place: Award of Excellence  “ I matter Because… “ 

-Yoonsub David Choi, 1st place: Outstanding Interpretation Award, “ Changing the World “ 

 

*** All first place winners of each category and division advanced on to the Fairfax County (District). 

A first place win in the County advances to the Northern Virginia competition. From there it goes to State and then National competitions.

GOOD LUCK!!! 

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020

The Special Education Spotlight – November 2020

IT’S ALL ABOUT INCLUSION

The OES PTA Special Education Committee was formed in 2012 in an effort to create an awareness of and address matters relevant to this vital part of our school’s population. With the inclusivity of ALL students and families as our primary goal, we strive to be the direct link between our school’s Special Education/IEP community, PTA, students and families and the diverse Special Education offerings of our local area.

If you are new to OES, seek additional information about Special Education and wish to establish connections with others at our school; or if you are interested in joining our committee (all are welcome!), we encourage you contact our Special Education Liaisons, Andrea Zuppas and Maren Wood at special.education@oaktonpta.net.

Please CLICK HERE find our latest update of important information!

Save or SCAN your BOX TOPS to Support OES

Box Tops for Education is getting a major makeover! Download the app and get scanning today!

Scan your store receipt if you have Box Tops eligible items and earn money for OES!  Traditional clipped Box Tops still exist for some items, we want those too! 

Contact our Box Top Coordinator Liz at liz.kimball@icloud.com .

 

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