Category Archives: From the PTO

Women in World Jazz | Coming to Oak Hill January 9th

The next Creative Arts and Sciences program is coming to Oak Hill on January 9th. Read more about the incredible Women in World Jazz group below.

Your PTO contributions make these programs possible. Thank you for your support!

Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest: Thank You!

Dear Oak Hill families,

Thank you so much for your generous time and yummy donations for this year’s Staff Appreciate Cookie Fest! The Oak Hill teachers and staff were delighted and enjoyed the delicious and beautiful spread last Wednesday.

Thank you volunteers and donating families!
Oak Hill PTO

School Mathcounts Competition 2020

Oak Hill Mathcounts club is inviting Oak Hill students to participate in the School Mathcounts Competition. The competition will take place on January 6, 2020 in School Cafeteria, 2:30-6pm, and is open to any Oak Hill student in 6, 7 and 8 grades. Please, use the following link to sign up:

https://sites.google.com/view/oakhillmathcounts/sign-up

The competition will follow Mathcounts competition format and will consist of 3 rounds: Sprint (30 questions for 40 minutes), Target (4 pairs of questions, 6 min for each pair) and Team (10 problems for 20 minutes for a team of 4). Students are welcome to form teams with their friends (please, make sure all the friends on the team are signed up!) and to come up with funny team names. We will help with forming teams right at the competition. For more information about Mathcounts competition series please see https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/competition-series

We kindly ask to sign up so we know how many students to expect and print the competition materials accordingly. We might not be able to accommodate students who come without signing up, or signed up on the day of the competition. Please, do not wait until the last minute. Sign up today!!!

Coupon Books for Sale | Volunteers Needed to Help

The 8th grade is raising funds for their annual trip to NYC.  If you are looking to support them, please consider purchasing a Coupon Book.

Students are selling Kidstuff Coupon Books for 25.00 each. Coupons for money off to places like Sports Authority, Marathon Sports, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Learning Express, Gardner Museum, Macy’s, Johnny Rockets, are among many others that will save $ throughout the year.  Using just a few coupons makes your 25.00 back! To do so, please reach out to any 8th grader or email info@oakhillpto.org– they are only available until this Wed 12/18.

Mr. Harutunian also needs help with sorting and organizing the collected envelopes for the coupon books- he plans on sorting them this Wed 12/18- if you’re able to pitch in and help him with the sorting and organizing, please email him at john_harutunian@newton.k12.ma.us

Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest: This Week!

Donations Still Needed: Annual Oak Hill Faculty and Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest

It is a long standing December tradition to show our appreciation for the wonderful Oak Hill teachers and staff by contributing cookies, bars, cupcakes or any treat you’d like to bake for a Cookie Fest in December.

It’s great fun and teachers LOVE it. Please consider donating some baked goods, or your time, for this important year-end recognition.

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054FAEAB2FABFA7-theteacher1

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed: Laps at Lunch

As of today, we have no volunteers signed up for any of the upcoming Laps@Lunch days.

Please consider volunteering so that our Oak Hill students have a chance to get outside, stretch their legs and walk during the lunch hour.

The program, launched by Oak Hill’s PE team and parent volunteers, is available to students in all grades. The success of the program relies on parent volunteers so we need your help!

Click here to find a time slot that works with your schedule.

Please Support the Holiday Gift Card Drive

The Oak Hill Counseling staff is collecting gift cards and money for families in need during the holiday season. Your small donation could have a huge impact for families in need this year!

We are looking for gift cards from Shaws, Star Market, CVS, Walgreens, Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Amazon. You can also make a monetary contribution with a check made out to the Oak Hill PTO. There will be a collection box in the main office where you or your child can drop off the cards and checks or your child can give the donation to their counselor. You can also mail them to:

Oak Hill Holiday Drive, 130 Wheeler Rd. Newton, MA 02459.

We are happy to provide a letter documenting your donation for your taxes. If you would like a letter, just contact us at school or email: info@oakhillpto.org. Please send your donations by December 17 so that we can ensure our recipients have them in time for the holiday season.

As always, thank you for your help and happy holidays!

Katy, Amanda, Ariel, Jennifer, Daniel, Kristen and Lisa
Oak Hill Counseling Staff

Donate Halloween Candy to Troops Serving Overseas

Starting Monday 10/28, there will be collection boxes near the front entrance for Halloween candy donations, to benefit the U.S. troops serving overseas.

Thanks for your donations!

Reminder: Parent Events at School This Week

We have several parent events happening at school this week:

  • Wed, Oct. 16: 6th Grade Parent Visiting Day, 8:00am to 9:45am
    • If you are the parent of a 6th grader, you are cordially invited to visit the school while in session on this day, during Periods 1 and 2. You will have the opportunity to visit your child’s “team” classes (Eng., Math., Sci., SS/Hist.) followed by a multi-team class (World Language, Art, Music, Health, Drama, P.E., and Engineering). This is an opportunity to get a snapshot of what teaching and learning looks like in our classrooms.
    • Click here for the process and expectations during Parent Visiting Days
  • Thurs, Oct. 17: Parent Coffee Regarding Safety, 8:00am to 9:00am
    • We will be leading a school safety day with students on October 24. If you are interested in coming to listen to the updated emergency operations plan as well as the scripts we will be using with students during the safety day, please feel welcome to come our coffee on Thursday, October 17 at 8am in our library. If you are unable to come, there will be materials that you can preview in the main office.
  • Fri, Oct. 18: 8th Grade Parent Visiting Day, 8:33am to 10:05am
    • If you are the parent of a 8th grader, you are cordially invited to visit the school while in session on this day, during Periods 1 and 2. You will have the opportunity to visit your child’s “team” classes (Eng., Math., Sci., SS/Hist.) followed by a multi-team class (World Language, Art, Music, Health, Drama, P.E., and Engineering). This is an opportunity to get a snapshot of what teaching and learning looks like in our classrooms.
    • Click here for the process and expectations during Parent Visiting Days

Creative Arts & Sciences Authorfest – Wednesday 11/6

Creative Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Oak Hill
The Oak Hill PTO and the Creative Arts and Sciences* team is excited to sponsor an event with author Marcella Pixley, who will be visiting with all Oak Hill students on Wednesday, November 6th, as part of a city-wide day recognizing and celebrating the importance of books in our children’s lives. A wide range of authors and illustrators will be visiting schools across the district during the day to talk about the writing and illustrating process – from idea to published work.

Book Sale & Signing at the Zervas Elementary School Library
At the end of the school day on November 6th, all participating authors and illustrators will gather in the Zervas Elementary School Library for a meet and greet, book sale and signing event. Students and their families from across the district will have the opportunity to meet a variety of authors and illustrators, including those who presented at other schools. Newtonville Books will facilitate the book sale. Book order forms will be distributed several weeks prior to November 6. No purchase is necessary to meet an author.

*CAS AuthorFest is made possible by a grant from the Newton Schools Foundation, a contribution from The Village Bank in Auburndale, and your generous contributions to our PTO. A percentage of the book sale proceeds will go to CAS to help defray the cost of the CAS AuthorFest event and toward future CAS events.