Weekly Ticker - September 24, 2017

Week of September 24, 2017


  • Beginning tomorrow, parents may join students for lunch. Meal tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under five years old and may be purchased from the main office. Cash or check only. Please note, we have a limited number of seats available in the Dining Hall, a room just outside the Dining Hall and on the patio. If possible, consider spreading out your visits to ensure seating is available for all guests.


  • School Picture Days are this week! Pictures for students in PreK, Mrs. Griffin’s first-grade class, third, fourth and fifth grades will be taken on Wednesday, September 27. Pictures for students in Kindergarten, the remaining first-grade classes and second grade will be taken on Thursday, September 28. Be sure your child is dressed in standard uniform and ready on the scheduled day. Remember, yellow shirts do not photograph well.


  • If you are a current family considering OHS for a younger sibling, it’s time to apply! This applies to children who are currently enrolled in preschool programs across town. Please take time to apply now by clicking HERE


  • Round Up is this Friday, September 29, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. A variety of food trucks will have food and drinks available for purchase, beginning at 4:30 p.m. For a map of game and activity locations, please click HERE. And, don’t forget to bring in cakes for the cake contest on the morning of Round Up. Cakes entered in the contest are awarded as prizes during the popular Cake Walk, so we need many bakers to participate. Store-bought cakes and cupcakes are also gratefully appreciated. Please use your discretion as to whether or not your child can handle these items on the bus. Categories for the cake contest are: Shine Like the Son, teacher impression, school spirit and Cinderella KIDS.


  • Students will be dismissed early on the day of Round Up, Friday, September 29. PreK and Kindergarten students will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. All other students will be dismissed at 11 a.m.


  • Explorations will be open on Friday, September 29, from 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., to accommodate early dismissal for Round Up. To make a reservation, please click HERE. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 27. Due to staffing and lunch/snack preparations, we are unable to offer refunds for canceled or altered reservations.


  • Coding Club is back. Students in first through third grade are invited to participate in Coding Club every A day, beginning Wednesday, October 4. This Lower School coding club will provide students the opportunity to code and design personal projects, videos and animations sing Scratch programming. Students in fourth through sixth grade may attend Coding Club every O day, beginning Tuesday, October 3. In addition to designing personal projects and videos, Upper School students will have the opportunity to explore video game design and learn the basics of HTML, Javascript and Python. Both coding clubs will meet on their assigned days, from 7:10 a.m. - 7:55 a.m., in room C104.


  • Please come out and support the OHS volleyball team at the PlayDay on Tuesday, September 26, at Ensworth. This is the team’s final match of the season. Hope to see you there!


  • It’s time to sign up for Panther Cubs Dribble Team. Boys and girls in firsth through fourth grade are invited to participate. Practice will begin after school on Wednesday, October 4. To register, please click HERE. Additional information is available on the link, or email Patrice Elder, athletics director, at elderp@oakhillschool.org.


  • New this fall, we will offer open gym hours for fifth and sixth grade students. Open gym will provide the opportunity to participate in basketball drills and practice fundamentals. Open gym for girls will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and open gym for boys will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, also from 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Open gym will begin on Monday, October 9, and end on Thursday, November 9. There is no fee to participate. Fifth and sixth graders just need to come and be ready to practice basketball! 


  • Don’t forget to continue collecting Box Tops for Education to help OHS earn Easy Money. Our first collection will be in October. For a complete list of products where BoxTops can be found, please click HERE. If you have questions, please contact Catherine Beemer, cathbeemer@comcast.net.



Monday, September 25

Rotation Day O

Volleyball Practice, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., FPC Gym

Musical Theatre Workshop Principals Rehearsal, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Auditorium

5th and 6th Grade Football Practice, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Front Lawn

K - 6th Grade Cross Country Meet, 4:30 p.m., Currey Ingram Academy


Tuesday, September 26

Rotation Day A

K - 6th Grade Cross Country Practice, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Front Lawn

Musical Theatre Workshop Rehearsal, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Auditorium

5th and 6th Grade Football Practice, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Front Lawn


Wednesday, September 27

Rotation Day K

Picture Day for students in PreK, Mrs. Griffin’s 1st grade class, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

Volleyball Practice, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 28

Rotation Day H

Picture Day for students in Kindergarten, remaining 1st grade classes and 2nd grades

Cheerleading Practice, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., FPC Gym

Musical Theatre Workshop Rehearsal, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Choral Hall

6th Grade Football vs. Ensworth, 4:30 p.m., Ensworth Middle School


Friday, September 29

Rotation Day I

Cakes and Cupcakes Contest Drop-off, 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m., North, South and West Porches

Early Dismissal, 11 a.m. dismissal (grades 1-6) and 10:45 a.m. (PreK and Kindergarten only)

Explorations Open, 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Food Trucks for Round Up, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Round Up, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Volleyball Match Playday, time and location TBD



Lunch Menu
  • September 25 - September 29, 2017



    Scrambled eggs with cheese

    Potatoes O’Brien

    French toast

    Fruit salad

    Pork sausage links



    Baked chicken tenders

    Quinoa-stuffed peppers

    Steak fries

    Buttered and herbed peas

    Chicken noodle with cilantro-lime soup



    Beef nachos with cheese sauce

    Guacamole- and cheese-stuffed tomato

    Steamed cumin corn

    Cilantro-lime roasted vegetables

    Tomato soup



    Pork carnita soft tacos

    Poblano-roasted vegetables

    Refried beans and rice

    Sautéed peppers and onions

    Gingered-carrot soup

    Cherry Italian ice



    Early dismissal for Round Up


    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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