The latest announcements from the Principal and the PTO...

Volunteers Wanted for Oak Hill Spring Cleanup

Volunteers Wanted for Oak Hill Spring Cleanup on Sunday, April 28 from 1pm-3pm

Please help beautify the grounds of Oak Hill Middle School. This is a fun and rewarding community effort to make Oak Hill extra warm and inviting for all of our children and teachers as they complete the school year. Come solo or bring your middle schooler with you to help plant, weed, rake, mulch, and sweep. Please bring gardening tools (rakes, shovels, buckets and gloves), if you have any. Thank you! Sign up on the link right below.

Please sign up on the Newton Serves link page. (This activity is part of the larger NewtonServes Community event. Just enter your name and scroll down to Oak Hill Middle School box )

Can’t make it on the 28th? No worries, you can still be a part of making our school beautiful! We need volunteers to help water the flowers during the months of May and June, and it only takes seven minutes. You can volunteer to water for one time only or sign up for a recurring day of the week. Whether it’s early morning or sunset, the flowers are always happy to see you! It is a fun way to be active in your child’s school.

We welcome donations too – We are looking for contributions to improve our building and grounds. Please feel free to donate any plantings—from your favorite perennial to smiling pansies! We need shade plantings. If flowers are not your thing, we also wish for:

• one large flower pot

• watering hose

• an oscillating sprinkler

The Giving Project is Back!

We are delighted to announce that this spring, the Giving Project is back!

The Giving Project is a special community event that brings families from Brown and Oak Hill together over a delicious meal while raising awareness and funds for some of the many charities supported by our students, faculty, and staff.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate a favorite non-profit organization, along with a brief summary of why they support it. Nominations are due by Thursday, April 25. The nominations are then shared with student and teacher representatives from both the Brown and the Oak Hill communities, and five charities are selected to be showcased at our fundraising community potluck dinner on Thursday, May 30. The funds raised at the dinner are then shared among the five charities. We can’t wait to hear about the charity or cause that inspires you!

Click here to nominate an organization.

Looking for pizza over spring break? Order from Anthony’s and help raise money for Oak Hill!

From April 19 through April 21: Order your food from Anthony’s at 180 Needham Street, mention Oak Hill Middle School, and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to our PTO!

See attached flyer for additional details.

Oak Hill School-Wide Spirit Wear Fundraiser

The Oak Hill PTO is running a Spirit Wear fundraiser, to help fund the full range of initiatives we are rolling out during the 2018-2019 school year. From community events to teacher support, educational enrichment programs, and student events, your purchase of spirit wear helps improve the educational experience for all our students. 

Just $15 for t-shirts, $35 for hoodies and $25 for sweatpants. Sample designs are below. The last day to place your order is Friday, March 8th!

Click here to go to the order form and review a detailed sizing chart!

Select the quantity next to each size you'd like to orderSelect the quantity next to each size you'd like to order

Oak Hill is collecting donations for Cradles to Crayons. A collection box will be in the main lobby from from January 22 to February 1. Cradle to Crayons is a non-profit organization that helps to provide for children and families in need. Donated items need to be new or gently used. We are looking for-

The Most-Needed Items:

  • Boys Sweater/Sweatshirts
  • Boys Shirts
  • Girls Shirts
  • New PJs
  • Winter boots

What They Accept:

  • Clothing and coats
  • New socks, underwear, and pajamas (only accepted in new condition)
  • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals
  • Books, especially baby board books
  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Baby equipment
  • New hygiene supplies for ages 0 to 12

Link to Cradles to Crayons donation list

All Oak Hill Students Invited to Sign Up for Mathcounts

Oak Hill Mathcounts club will run School Competition on January 7, 2019, 2:30-6pm. The competition will take place in the Oak Hill school cafeteria. All students attending Oak Hill are invited, but we kindly ask you to sign up. We will not be able to accommodate students who come without signing up first at:

Mathcounts is a Mathematics competition series for middle-school kids that has School, Chapter, State and National levels. Competitions involve live in-person participation.The competition will consist of 3 rounds: Sprint (30 questions for 40 minutes), Target (4 pairs of questions, 6 min for each pair) and Team (10 questions for 20 minutes).

For more information about Mathcounts competition series please follow the links on the sign up page or send an email to Sign up will be open until January 5, 2019. Do not wait until the last minute. Sign up today!!!

Oak Hill’s Cookie Festival is 12/19. LAST CALL FOR BAKERS!

The annual Oak Hill Cookie Festival will take place on Wednesday, December 19th.The Cookie Festival is a long-standing tradition for families to show their appreciation to all of the terrific teachers and spectacular staff by contributing cookies, bars, cupcakes, or any other delectable treats.

Please sign up here to contribute

Does your family have a favorite dessert they look forward to making and eating on special occasions? Baking can be a fun way to share family traditions. Please share your tasty treat with Oak Hill’s faculty and staff, and they will love it! Don’t be shy — write the name of the dessert and your child’s name on an index card. The teachers will enjoy knowing who made (or purchased) the tasty treats.

Make Sure you sign up:

Label, Label, Label
Please be sure to label all items that contain nuts; also label any vegan, non-dairy, Kosher, and gluten-free treats. Food can be dropped off at the black table outside the main office first thing in the morning, and all goods should be in by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19th. If you don’t use a disposable platter, please label your container, and it will be left on the table in front of the office. Thanks so much! Please reach out to with any questions.

Join us for Pasta Night Thursday, 12/13

Please join our 8th grade students and families on our end of year Pasta Night on Thursday, December 13. All proceeds will benefit our 8th grade NYC trip in May.

To celebrate the end of 2018, we would like to offer you an early bird special which is only $20.18 for the whole family. Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your spot. It will be $25 at the door. Two seatings available: 5:30pm and 7pm. If winning is your thing, bring some cash to win our 50/50 raffle during each seating!

Reserve your spot here:

ALL PARENTS, ALL GRADES ARE WELCOME. We look forward to a fun night of pasta and more!

For any additional questions, please contact Mona Wong at or Tracy Lin at

The 8th Grade Fundraising Team

It’s Giving Tuesday: Donate a Gift Card for the Holidays

GIVE TO YOUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED. The Oak Hill Guidance department is collecting gift cards and money for families in need during the holiday season. We have some families with a very strong need for support this year, and your small donation could make a huge difference!

We are looking for gift cards from supermarkets (Stop and Shop, Wegmans, Star Market), drugstores (CVS,Walgreens) , or big box stores (Target, Amazon) but 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 (your child) can drop off the cards and checks or you can mail them to Oak Hill, Holiday Drive, 130 Wheeler Rd, Newton 02459. We are happy to provide a letter documenting your donation for your taxes. If you want a letter, just contact us at school, or email . Please send in your donation by December 17th so we can ensure our families in need have them in time for the holidays.

Thank you for your help and happy holidays!

Katy, Jennifer, Ariel, Daniel, Kristen and Amanda

Oak Hill Middle School

SALE ENDS TOMORROW: Oak Hill Hoodies for Sale!

Oak Hill Hoodies for sale!  

Fundraiser by students for students.  Please support their efforts.

Your student should have received a flyer in their backpack to remind them to ask about the Oak Hill Hoodie sale. 8th Grader Ella Ezrin has created the design and worked with other 8th grade students to launch this great fundraiser! All profits will support the 8th grade NYC trip to New York City.

Hoodies are available in yellow, navy, white, black, and grey and feature a design created by 8th graders.  

To purchase a hoodie, use the link provided below. But Hurry, Sale ends November 28th.