Weekly Ticker - December 17, 2017

Week of December 17, 2017


  • Online bidding for the 30th annual Songwriters Night, featuring three of Nashville’s top songwriters—OHS parent Jim Beavers and former OHS parents and Songwriters Hall of Fame members Wayland Holyfield and Tom Douglas—ends TONIGHT at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to place your bid by clicking www.oakhillschool.org/songwriters.


  • Christmas Coffee is this Wednesday, December 20. Coffee will be served in the Rotunda at 8 a.m., followed by the Christmas program in the Auditorium at 9 a.m. Students will be dismissed for Christmas break at 11 a.m. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive. Please enter through the main doors at South Porch or the Enrichment Center. Dress uniforms are required on this day. Students will be dismissed for Christmas break at 11 a.m. from North and South Porches. As a reminder, Explorations will be closed for Christmas break, beginning Wednesday, December 20. If you require care for your child following the Christmas Coffee program, please make other arrangements to accommodate for early dismissal.


  • Don’t forget to stop by the Panther Den to complete your Christmas shopping list. The Panther Den will be open this week during Lower School Christmas parties on Tuesday and during Christmas Coffee. If another time works better, please see Kate Sullivan in the Development Office.


  • Your child is invited to join us Wednesday, January 3, for an Explorations Winter Wonderland, as we kick off the start of 2018. Explorations will be open from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., during Teacher Inservice to accommodate the last day of the Christmas Break. This full day of fun will include winter-themed snacks and crafts, as well as science experiments from Mr. Bond the Science Guy. The cost to attend is $50, which includes all activities, a morning snack and lunch. A reservation is required to attend, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Please click HERE to register and start off the year with a fun day in Explorations.


  • First Presbyterian Church invites your to attend the joyous Christmas Eve services. A Christmas Eve Family Service will begin at 5 p.m., on Sunday, December 24, in the FPC sanctuary. The special candlelight services are Sunday, December 24, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. For a complete list of Advent events and Christmas programs at First Presbyterian Church, please click HERE.


  • Mark your calendars for the Camp Mini Auction coming in January! A variety of camps will be available for online bidding during the Camp Mini Auction from Tuesday, January 16, through Sunday, January 21. Perfect timing for parents planning summer activities, the Camp Mini Auction will feature local favorites and popular destination camps. The traditional Online Auction will once again be held in April. If you have questions or are interested in donating to the Online Auction, contact auction co-chairs, Camille Rogers, camillerogers@mac.com, or Meredith Stewart, mstewart.tn@gmail.com, with any event tickets, vacation homes, unique experiences or other donation ideas.


  • We wish you and your family a safe and joyous Christmas holiday. The next Weekly Ticker will be sent on Sunday, December 31, prior to returning to school in the new year. We look forward to welcoming our students back for the second half of a wonderful school year.


The December virtue is GENTLENESS. Our verse this week is from Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”



Monday, December 18

Rotation Day I

Girls Basketball Practice, 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Gym

Boys Basketball Practice, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 19

Rotation Day LL

Coding Club (4th-6th), 7:10 a.m. - 7:55 a.m., Room C104

Girls Basketball Practice, 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Gym

Boys Basketball Practice, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Gym


Wednesday, December 20

Christmas Coffee, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Rotunda

Christmas Program, 9 a.m., Enrichment Center

Early Dismissal, 11 a.m. (PreK and K only lines will dismiss at 10:45 a.m.), North and South Porches


Thursday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 3

Students dismissed for Christmas break

Lunch Menu
  • December 18 - December 22, 2017


    Slow-roasted pork carnitas tacos

    Chili-roasted vegetable soft tacos

    Spanish rice

    Peppers and onions

    Garbanzo-cilantro stew



    Oven-baked chicken tenders


    Amaranth pilaf

    Sugar snap peas

    Chef’s choice soup



    Early dismissal (no lunch)



    Christmas break—school closed



    Christmas break—school closed


    Lunch Times

    Lower School

    10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    First Grade
    11 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


    Second Grade
    O, A, H, I and LL days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 a.m.

    K days
    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.


    Third Grade
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


    Upper School

    Fourth Grade
    O, A, H, I and LL days
    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    K days
    11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


    Fifth and Sixth Grade
    12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.


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