Nov
12

We Are in the Final Stretch of our Fall Fundraising: CAN YOU HELP?

OUR FALL FUNDRAISER ENDS THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH!

 HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO OUR FALL FUNDRAISING GOAL? 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

 

 

 

  • Participate in the Kindness Fundraiser with Your Kids:

    • SECOND – ENTER THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF FAMILY & FRIENDS and just hit “Send Email” 

  • Recommend Local Business/Corporate Sponsors:  CLICK HERE

The PTA Board is now facing difficult decisions on activities and events to cancel due to the fundraising shortfall. YOU can help by sharing our fundraiser with your student’s favorite supporters!! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE

Nov
12

WHY DOES THE PTA NEED YOUR PANTHER PRIDE AND FUNDRAISING DOLLARS?

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES??????

“Why does the PTA need our donations? Doesn’t Fairfax County have enough money? What does the PTA pay for anyway??”

ANSWER:

These are good questions, and the PTA wants to make sure they are answered.

The fact is, school budgets are dwindling. Your PTA works closely with the principal to determine how we can best supplement the school’s budget with teaching tools, tech and other resources that are not covered by your tax dollars. That’s why we ask you to donate generously – so that our school has the necessary tools and resources to provide your children with the very best elementary school experience possible. 

In addition, your PTA works hard to create low-cost community events to enrich your children’s elementary school experience outside of the regular school day. They are here for 7 years – we want those years to be the best they can be! It’s all about the kids!

If you ever want to see EXACTLY how your donations are used by your PTA, please review the PTA budget on the PTA website. All of this information is ALWAYS at your fingertips on the OES PTA website – year-round.  CLICK HERE!

Nov
12

WHAT DO YOUR DONATIONS PAY FOR

Nov
12

Join Us for the the First OES Skate Night of the Year!!

Nov
13

CONGRATULATIONS to Our OES Reflections Winners and Participants!

Congratulations to All of our OES 2019 REFLECTIONS WINNERS AND PARTICIPANTS!

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR REFLECTIONS CO-CHAIRS, ELMAS MEHMED & ELIZABETH BRAUER!

 

VISUAL ARTS

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Middle school:

1st (tie)- Julia Lee: Look into the Future

1st (tie) Victoria Yu:  The Telescope of the World

2nd-Sibel Mehmed: A Big World

3rd- Luke Brauer: Look Within Our Oceans

Intermediate:

1st- Mira Vinayak:  Adopt a Dog

2nd- Arda Mehmed: Different People Different Natures

3rd- Samira Yusupova: Autumn Flowers

Honorary Mention -Samira Yusupova:  Autumn Colors

Primary:

1st- Amin Yusupova: Fish

LITERATURE

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Middle School:

1st- JoonWon Lee: I am a Man of Many Faces

2nd -Sibel Mehmed: Don’t Assume

3rd- Luke Brauer: Vampire Trick

Intermediate:

1st- Samah Shibili:How Sarah Found Her Talent

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Intermediate:

1st- Mehmet Balci: Important City

Middle School:

1st- Victoria Yu: The Tunnel to Our Roots

Nov
12

OES Career Fair – Guest Speakers Needed

CAREER FAIR AT OES

Wednesday, December 11

9:30-11:00 AM

OES is in need of parents, family members, or friends of the family who are available and willing to talk to our 5th and 6th graders during our OES Career Fair.

For more information, CLICK HERE

The deadline to submit your interest is Wednesday, December 4th. 

Nov
12

FAMILY ENRICHMENT FOR OUR OES FAMILIES!

 FAMILY ENRICHMENT!!

Are you looking for enrichment activities that the whole family can participate in? Well, you are in luck because OES has rolled out its first monthly family enrichment activity page.  

November’s theme is ART related; we are calling it ARTvember.

In the activities, the whole family can use their creativity and critical thinking skills to draw a picture that incorporates opposites like day and night together. Or perhaps you would like to use your creativity and wit to create a person based on an animal. What would a chamelaboy or chamelagirl look like.

What happens when I finish one of my masterpieces?  

You can share them on our Oakton ES Twitter page (@Oakton_ES), or email them to Mr. Gray at awgray1@fcps.edu and he will upload them on behalf of your family.  

There are some additional details that are needed on the ARTvember activities attachment.  CLICK HERE

So what are you waiting for? Get your best colored pencils, pens, watercolors, etc and let the creativity flow!

Nov
12

IMPORTANT Information for AUDITIONS FOR VARIETY SHOW!

 Variety Show:  OES OLYMPICS 2020

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE AUDITIONING!!

 

Auditions:

  • MC & Stage/Tech Crew:  December 2nd

  • Individual Acts:  December 3rd & 4th

Dear Parents and Kids:

We are so excited to see all the talent that Oakton Elementary has to offer!! It is our desire that any child who wants to be in the “show” will be in it in some capacity. Please note the following:

  • Due to time constraints (1 hour for the show) some acts may have to be consolidated.

  • Please keep your act to 2 minutes or less!

  • Also, NEW THIS YEAR, each child may only be in one individual act, emcee role, group act or tech role.

  • SIGN UP TO AUDITION HERE

Notification:

  • We will notify by email on or before December 6th, if we think your act is good just as-is, if we need to shorten/consolidate it into another act, or have you join a group act/tech crew.

  • Variety Show Group Acts signup will be released on December 8th.

  • We will then post a rehearsal schedule beginning the second week of January!

Rehearsals: 

  • Rehearsal Times: Rehearsals go from January – March and will be held in the OES auditorium before or after school depending on your act. Parents are welcome to attend rehearsals but don’t have to be at each rehearsal (although it is recommended for some of the younger performers.)

  • Most of your rehearsing should be done at home!

  • When you do have a time scheduled for rehearsal, we need your commitment to be at this rehearsal. Practice times will vary for each performer (usually no more than a couple of times a month – whatever the act needs). You will receive a rehearsal schedule for each month. Please let us know of any conflicts by noting it on this form.

Tech/Dress Rehearsal Week: March 23rd-25th

We will need ALL of the performers during this time frame as we run the lighting/sound and stage transitions.

Pickups:

  • Parents MUST pick up ON TIME as the Variety Show team has children and/or other commitments. Parents will need to come into the auditorium and sign your child out.

    **We will be sending a SignUp Genius asking for several parent volunteers at each of the rehearsals and during the show. Please help make our show a success!

Parent Sponsor Responsibility: So what does a Parent Sponsor do??

1.) Send any emails or communication that you receive to all members of your act.
2.) Get the director a copy of either your script/ mp4 music file/lyrics etc. by February 15th.
3.) Make sure all the members of your act are at their rehearsal dates and are prepared
4.) Set time for your act to practice at home – the more the kids are comfortable with the material the less stage fright they will have.
5.) Make sure all the kids in your act get picked up on time
6.) Notify us if any child in your act will not be at a scheduled rehearsal time
7.) Parent helpers are needed during some rehearsal times.
8.) Inform your TEACHERS what your child will do after school!

Student Responsibility:

1) To know the material in your song/skit/act
2) To be at each scheduled rehearsal and showtime
3) To be respectful of school rules and other performers.

Costumes:

  • Each individual act will be responsible for their own costumes.

We really want this show to be a positive and memorable experience for your child! We are always available for any comments/questions. Let the show begin!

~Variety Show Team-Robyn Brown, Mimi Chou, Courtney Chadwick, Sommer Conway, Jo D’Eugenio, Jamie Rothenberger & Kristyn Woldow

Nov
09

VARIETY SHOW: OES OLYMPICS 2020 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

OES VARIETY SHOW

OES OLYMPICS 2020

The time has come to start auditioning for various aspects of the OES Variety Show!   We are looking to have you showcase your skills as an MC, join our amazing Stage/Tech crew, or showcase your individual talents. 

AUDITIONS ARE STARTING IN JUST A FEW WEEKS AND YOU MUST SIGN UP TO AUDITION. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW!

Mandatory Rehearsal DatesMarch 23rd, 24th, 25th @ 4-6:00 p.m. 

  • Note: If you are participating in the Variety Show, you must be able to make these mandatory rehearsals and the performance times below:

  • Prior to these final mandatory rehearsals, rehearsals for individual and group acts, MC’s, and Stage/Tech crew will be scheduled.  Look for announcements for these rehearsals which will begin the second week in January.

Performance Dates: March 26th & 27th @ 7:00 p.m.

UPCOMING AUDITION Information:

  • Audition Dates: (See Link to Sign Up for Audition Slots Below)

    • December 2nd -MCs & Stage/Tech Crew

    • December 3rd & 4th -Individual Acts

  • PRIOR TO AUDITIONING: You MUST FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM PRIOR TO YOUR AUDITION DATE (see link to Google Form and other important documents below). 

  • On the afternoon of your auditions, DO NOT LEAVE THE CAMPUS. Once you are checked in, do not leave the auditorium until you have completed your audition.

  • Parents must pick up their children IMMEDIATELY following your child(s) audition as there will be no childcare provided.

  • We will notify you by email on or before December 6th if you have been selected as an MC or individual act.  If you have not been selected, we would love to see you audition in another act or have you join a group act/tech crew.   

  • Note: Variety Show Group Acts signup will be released on December 8th. 

  • We will then post a rehearsal schedule beginning the second week of January!  

LINK TO IMPORTANT FORMS AND INFORMATION: 

 

SIGN UP FOR AUDITION SLOTS: 

CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie at jamie.rothenberger@gmail.com or (202)423-4367.

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