Trees Greenville Comes to Oakview
Oakview students worked with a local outreach group, Trees Greenville, to help each of the 5th grade classes plant a legacy tree in their honor. For the past two years, Trees Greenville has been an amazing partner to Oakview. Not only have they given us the 7 trees for free, but they have also sent us a horticulturalist who specializes in native trees. This year, Hope Timmerman led each class in the digging, planting, mulching, and watering of their special tree. Five trees (2 Witchhazels and 3 Sourwoods) are located on the nature trail to fill in spots where old trees recently fell. The other two trees (2 Red Maples) are located along the side of the track to grow into nice shade trees for sunny days. We are very grateful to Trees Greenville for their help and support. Happy Earth Day, from the 5th grade!
Testing and Volunteers
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month: Writing and English (April 28) Reading (April 29) and Mathematics (April 30). It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! Students in 4th and 5th grades will be taking the SCPASS Test on May 7 and 8, 2015. SCPASS is an untimed test. In order to provide the best testing environment for our students, parents/volunteers/visitors will not be allowed in the school building during testing. If you are scheduled to volunteer on a day of testing, please call the school office at 355-7113 to make sure we have the all clear for the completion of testing. Thank you for your cooperation!
Student Photography Exhibition
The Columbia Museum of Art is curating a student photography exhibition entitled Palmetto Heritage: The History of South Carolina. The goal of the exhibition is to capture the history of South Carolina by photographing one of the many beautiful places listed on the National Register of Historic Places for South Carolina. Here’s a link to qualifying historic places in SC:
iMOVE 5K Run/Walk
Riverside Middle School is hosting their 5th Annual iMOVE 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2nd. This year 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbor. Safe Harbor breaks the cycle of domestic violence and helps women and children in crisis. The event is $20 to participate, you can register on-line at www.rmsptsa.com or mail in registration forms RMS, 615 Hammett Bridge Road, Greer, SC 29650 (checks made payable to RMS PTSA). Registration received by April 10th will include a t-shirt. Registration Packets can be picked up at RMS between 7:30-4:30 on Friday, May 1st."
Safe Kids School Recognition
Congratulations are in order! Safe Kids Upstate would like to recognize Oakview Elementary as being a “Legacy School.” Oakview has been awarded the Safe Kids Safe School designation and banner since the beginning of the program. To celebrate, all students and staff members will receive one free ticket voucher to the Greenville Drive baseball game this Sunday, April 12th. All Safety Patrols are invited to meeting before the game to parade the field. The school with the highest percentage of students that attend the game on Sunday April 12th will win a visit from several of the Greenville Drive players! Reedy-Rip It, the Drive mascot, visited Oakview at dismissal. See you at the ballgame!
Items Needed For Recycled Mural
Mrs. DeMeritt and Mrs. Page are still in need of the following items for the "Oakview Owls Recycle" mural: bottle caps, particularly black, silver, blue, orange, white, and green; green bottles (i.e. Sprite, Ginger Ale); wine corks; large buttons; and CDs. Collection continues through the end of April. Thank you for your support!
Illustrator Dan Yaccarino Will Visit Oakview!
Oakview is excited to welcome acclaimed artist, Dan Yaccarino on April 24th, 2015. Yaccarino will spend time visiting with 5th graders on that day. Oakview was among several schools vying for the free illustrator visit. The Greenville County Museum of Art will fully fund the $2,000 in costs associated with bringing Dan Yaccarino to our school. The museum will also exhibit his work.