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Road to the Super Bowl Scavenger Hunt!

We want to give your family something fun to do while celebrating the Chiefs! Complete the hunt for a little treat from Oakhill. 

How can you submit your hunt?

  1. You can tag @oakhilldayschool when you post your photos to social media. *Remember, if your privacy settings would prevent us from seeing your posts, we will not be able to see what you've tagged us in!

  2. You can email your pics to the communications office with a note of which clue your photo completes!

  3. You can complete the entire scavenger hunt, add your photos, and send everything in at once!

Stop 1: Take a picture with Patrick!

Our beloved Mahomes is EVERYWHERE! Find him around town, snap a pic, post it and tag @oakhilldayschool to make it count! 

Stop 2: Oakhill has gone red!

Snap a pic of Oakhill washed in red and tag it to @oakhilldayschool to show you found it!

Stop 3: KC Team Spirit in Lights!

Have you made it down to Union Station yet? Capture the moment, post and tag @oakhilldayschool to make it count!

Stop 4: Are you the biggest fan?

Deck yourself out in head to toe Chiefs gear, snap a photo, share and tag @oakhilldayschool... we need to see it to believe it!

Stop 5: Eat like it's 1969!

Westport Flea Market is offering $1.69 burgers until the Super Bowl! If your family stops in to eat like it's 1969, show us by marking it off your hunt list... can't make it down there, send of a pic of you and Super Bowl inspired eats... that counts too! Don't forget to post and tag @oakhilldayschool.

Stop 6: Bring that trophy home! 

If you've been to the home of the Chiefs... Arrowhead Stadium, share a pic of yourself cheering from the stands or grab a family pic at Arrowhead, post and tag @oakhilldayschool.

Stop 7: I spy with my little eye... the CHIEFS!

Chiefs fever has hit the city! If you spot our home team on a billboard, in the grocery store, anywhere around town... you know the drill, take a pic and tag @oakhilldayschool.

Red ODS

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Due to tonight's impending weather forecast, the Learning Expo is moving to Tuesday, January 28. Hope to see you all there!

Bring friends and family to this all-school event for the whole family!

The entire Oakhill community is invited to Oakhill's Learning Expo! Come and watch Oakhill's curriculum COME TO LIFE! This interactive-open house will have something for everyone... from demonstrations of fun science experiments to exciting problem-solving strategies you can do as a family.

Teachers and staff will help you learn cool phonic projects and design-build-discover activities, to coding and using broadcasting green screens. Mindful and recharging activities that you can use ANYWHERE. So much to see and do - something for everyone!

Invite a friend to come with you that evening and check out the fun that IS Oakhill! 

Tuesday, January 28

4:30 - 7 p.m.

Walking Taco Dinner 4:30-6 pm

Click here to order dinner.

and Event 5-7 pm

South Campus Building 

Download Event Schedule

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Dance Invitation

This is your golden ticket to a world of pure imagination! Please join us for this year's PTO Dances, an opportunity for the boys and girls of Oakhill to spend a special night out with the adults that mean the world to them. The school gym will become a Candy Factory full of fun door prizes and games. You won't want to miss this night of surprises!

 

Mother/Son Dance - Friday, January 31, 2020

Father/Daughter Dance - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Both dances are from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Admission is $20 per person and includes dancing and Wonka approved desserts in the Oakhill Gymnasium!

Any attire is appropriate, from casual to formal, or fun festive themed costume... it's up to you!


Dance Photography

Dice Photography will be at the dances again with a special backdrop for this year's photos to match our Willy Wonka Pure Imagination theme!

You will be able to choose from one of four photo packages and have the option for additional add-on photographs.

Package A  Package B   Package C   Just a Memory 

1 - 8x10
2 - 5x7
2 - photo magnets

1 - 8x10
2 - 5x7
8 - wallet
2 - 5x7
2 - 3.5x5
4 - wallet

1 - 5x7
4 - wallet

$30 $25 $20 $15

*Add 16 wallets to any package for $10 more.

All money will be collected at the time photos are taken. Cash or Check only will be accepted and paid directly to Dice Photography.

Pictures CANNOT be billed to your SMART account.

Make Checks Payable to Dice Photography (please include your phone number, DL#, and DOB)


Register Now!

 

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Alumni participate in Jan Term at Pembroke

The upperclassmen at Pembroke have the opportunity to participate in an independent study project, community service work, and other enrichment activities during the month of January. Three of our very own Oakhill Alumni went to the Bahamas to complete a community service project.  Pictured here are Stuart Yantis ('17), Brooke McCanles ('18), and David Conkling ('18).

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On Cherry Street

Recent Alumni Sightings on Oakhill's Campus!

We love seeing our Oakhill Alumni come back to support their siblings and friends on the Oakhill stage! 

From left: Graham Carter ('18), Lauren Holloway ('19), Sam Brown ('19), Ava Kirkpatrick ('19), Ryan Dodson ('19), and Georgia Carter ('19).

From left: Delaney Clawson ('16), Sophia Martin ('18), Preston Bigler ('18), Jessica Eisler ('18), Julia Holmes ('19), Mary-Kathryn Wert ('19), Owen Riddle ('18), Grace Clark ('19), Nicole Kuehn ('16), and Yasmine Henok ('18)

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Congratulations Delaney!

Delaney Clawson (ODS Alum '16) was accepted to Vanderbilt University in Nashville during early decision! She will be attending next fall as part of the class of 2024. 

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Oakhill's Got Talent!

And it's time to show it off!

Do you have a special talent that you'd like to share with the rest of Oakhill? Well you should sign up for the Talent Show! Participation is open to students in grades 1 - 8.

This year's participation guidelines are as follows:

  • You must provide the name of student(s) performing in the act.  All names written down of those performing with them the day of the show.
  • The Name of the Song/Piece you are performing must be provided and appropriate for school.
  • Please identify what type of talent you are performing. (Singing, gymnastics, dance, magic, etc.)
  • Each student may perform in only one act.
  • Acts must appear well-rehearsed, entertaining, and follow a 2- 3-minute limit. (There will not be scheduled rehearsal time for individual acts during the school day, rehearsals must be arranged outside of the school day.)
  • Impromptu acts will not be performed in the Talent Show—students plan and practice on their own time. Requirements of practicing in your group outside of the school day.
  • By signing up to participate, you understand that participating in the Talent Show requires a commitment to the show on Tuesday, March 3.

As in previous years, there is a limited number of acts that we can accept (15 from Grades 1-3 and 15 from Grades 4 - 8). Once the limit is reached, we can place additional acts on a waitlist in the chance someone backs out.

Forms are due back by: January 24

Download Talent Show Permission Slip

Please return your forms to: Mrs. Burnfin for Grades 1-3 | Mrs. Hill for Grades 4-8

If you have any additional questions about the talent show, please contact: Elaine Scheidecker

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Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

Tomorrow marks enrollment opening for the upcoming school year! It is hard to believe that we are already into the second semester and planning for the fall. Thank you for being a part of Oakhill and for making us your family's school of choice! We look forward to working with you for the coming year.

For students currently enrolled in Pretoddler through Prekindergarten, you are on a traditional contract and will be able to choose your needed days of the week for next year; for students currently in the 1st-7th grade, you are on a rolling contract and will be able to confirm your payment plan via the checklist. No matter the grade of your student(s), re-enrollment is a simple process and we are here to help!

On Monday, your Admissions Office snail-mailed enrollment information, including updates and 20-21 tuition information to all current families. These included the neccessary paperwork, tuition information and an Admissions Enrollment Timeline.


What do I need to do next?

Parents with students currently enrolled in Pretoddler through Prekindergarten:

Included in your re-enrollment packet mailed, you will find the Traditional Contract paperwork needed to complete. This, along with your deposit are due back to Oakhill by January 31, the Priority Enrollment Deadline.

NOTE: After this date, re-enrollment paperwork will be accepted but Acceptance Letters may not be issued until later in the spring. 

Once re-enrollment packets are received, Oakhill will be able to send acceptance letters on, or before, February 18. Student placement for the 2020-2021 school year will not be secured until we receive your acknowledgment of each student's acceptance as well as your deposit. We do anticipate full classrooms within our Early Childhood Division, and 5-day students will receive priority.

Parents with students currently enrolled in Kindergarten:

Included in your re-enrollment packet mailed, you will find the Rolling Contract paperwork needed to complete. First through Eighth Graders are on rolling contracts that automatically renew each year during re-enrollment. This will be the last contract that you have to complete. The paperwork, along with your deposit are due back to Oakhill by January 31, the Priority Enrollment Deadline.

NOTE: After this date, re-enrollment paperwork will be accepted but Acceptance Letters may not be issued until later in the spring. 

Once re-enrollment packets are received, Oakhill will be able to send acceptance letters on, or before, February 18. Student placement for the 2020-2021 school year will not be secured until we receive your acknowledgment of each student's acceptance as well as your deposit. 

Parents with students currently enrolled in First through Seventh Grade:

Students currently in 1st – 7th Grade are automatically re-enrolled for the following school year in accordance to your signed continuous enrollment agreement. Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, you will receive via email, a required electronic form to complete by January 31. If we fail to communicate by January 31, Oakhill will select the monthly payment plan which corresponds with this year's enrollment.

On your tuition statement, due by February 15, 2020, your deposit will be reflected for the 2020-2021 School Year. If you are not planning to return to Oakhill Day School next year, you must complete and submit the Exit Survey/Letter to the Admissions Office by clicking on the un-enroll portion of the enrollment checklist and completing the form as prompted. The Exit Survey must be done by January 31. Following this date any notifications of cancellation will fall under the withdrawal policy of the enrollment agreement and the deposit will be due.


Affording an Oakhill education

Oakhill Day School is committed to designating a percentage of the budget to be used in granting financial assistance to families who qualify. By providing Financial Assistance, Oakhill can help students realize their academic potential by making its educational offerings more affordable to a broader range of families.

Oakhill uses Financial Assistance for School Tuition or FAST when granting Financial Assistance to families who qualify. We also offer Sallie Mae K-12 loans as another option for families needing help with monthly tuition but are not eligible for assistance. Finally, the MOST 529 Savings Plan is available to utilize for private K-12 institution's tuition charges.

Our Financial Assistance program through FAST consists of three steps:

1. Submit a Letter of Intent

The Letter of Intent notifies the Admissions Office that you are applying for Financial Assistance and reserves a place for your child in the appropriate classroom for the school year. Click here for The Financial Assistance Letter of Intent. The signed Letter of Intent is due to the Admissions Office by January 31 to receive priority on Financial Assistance Award Opportunities.

2. Complete the FAST application online.

Begin FAST Application FAST Applications are due with tax information supplied by February 18 to receive priority on Financial Assistance Award Opportunities.

3. Mail both your state and federal tax forms from the previous year.

FAST Processing, ISM
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

*Oakhill utilizes FAST (Financial Assistance for School Tuition) for the entry, processing, and calculation of financial information used by The Financial Assistance Committee to determine need and recommend award amounts. Awards amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

With classes on waiting lists and an increasing number of financial assistance applicants each school year, it is critical that any family interested in receiving assistance submits the included Letter of Intent to the Admissions Office by January 31.


Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office with questions regarding re-enrollment or if you are interested in receiving information regarding Financial Assistance for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Budding Artists on Display

Art Exhibit

Be sure to check out our student exhibit at the Gladstone Community Center!

From now until March, you can catch Oakhill student artwork on display in the lobby of the Gladstone Community Center at 6901 North Holmes Street.

This year's featured artists are:

Elliana Houdek
Kindergarten

Sophia Paretta
First grade

Berkley Henry
Second grade

Sage Amalani
Third grade

Selina Liu
Fourth grade

Annabelle Schneider
Fourth grade

Callie Draut
Fifth grade

Natalie Hall
Fifth grade

Andy Phung
Fifth grade

Rafael Polina
Fifth grade

Jude Beckham
Sixth grade

Tyler Johnson
Sixth grade

Katerina McDonald
Sixth grade

Ainsley Pardon
Sixth grade

Alexa Doumit
Seventh grade

Alyssa Hiegert
Seventh grade

Cooper Riddle
Seventh grade

Emme Sweet
Seventh grade

Julian Abella
Eighth grade

Mary Kimmerle
Eighth grade

Ella Kramer
Eighth grade

Isabella Mountjoy
Eighth grade

Be sure to support Oakhill artists by checking out the exhibit before it's gone!

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Upcoming Admissions Events

Part of our Admissions Office plan includes working on events targeted for both current and prospective parents to help get parents excited about the education that Oakhill offers. We hope to give your family an interactive look into daily life at Oakhill through hands-on activities, so you can experience how we teach and how our students learn, your opportunity to explore what sets Oakhill apart. 

These events serve as a valuable resource to help you make decisions for your child's 2020-2021 school plans.


A Taste of Kindergarten

Do you have a Prekindergarten student this year? These students will get to "taste" what a day in kindergarten is like during this unique day visiting the classrooms. Parents are welcome to attend and follow along with your child should you choose! This is a day to not miss school as they will have a ton of fun being a kindergartner! 

Wednesday, January 15
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Main Campus Building

Directions

Click here to register!


Oakhill's Learning Expo

Do you ever wish you could take a step back and relive your childhood through the eyes of your child?  Join us for the Learning Expo! We welcome all current and prospective Oakhill families to attend this awesome new event!

Marvel at the fun your kids are having at Oakhill while doing exciting, hands-on experiments and interactive activities! We will be making bouncy balls, challenging families in games of Kahoot and Trivia, visits with our animals, learning sign language and calligraphy and exploring STEM activities!  This is a night you won't want to miss!  Come hungry...Chef Justin will be serving Street Tacos as well!  

Invite your neighbors and friends! For every non-Oakhill student that you bring with you, incoming Pretoddler through 7th-grade student, you get one ticket into a raffle to win AMAZING prizes that evening! 


Thursday, January 23
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Dinner 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Expo activities 5 p.m.-7 p.m.)
South Campus

Directions

Click here to order dinner.


Early Childhood - Playdates

Have an Early Childhood student? These events are for parents and children 12-months through prekindergarten to come and play with our Early Childhood Division! These fun, family-focused events combine learning and play.

Upcoming Early Childhood Panther Playdates

Sweet Storytime
Saturday, April 18
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Main Campus Library

Directions

Popsicles and Play
Wednesday, June 17
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Main Campus Early Childhood Playground

Directions 

Cookies and Coaches
Saturday, July 18
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Main Campus Gymnasium

Directions

Click here to register!


South Campus

We have a couple of events coming your way in the next few weeks!

Intermediate Division Parents Night
Thursday, January 16
6 p.m.
South Campus

Join Amy Ganaden, Oakhill's Intermediate Division Head, as she shares information on these pivotal years before your student heads into Middle School. Oakhill will have additional staff on-site to answer questions from current and prospective families.

Directions 

 

3rd Grade Shadows 4th Grade - Experience the South Campus excitement!
Tuesday, February 4
9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
South Campus 

This event is for current Oakhill students, as well as new friends! Prospective parents will drop off at 8:45 a.m. South Campus. These students will shadow current 4th-grade students and then get to enjoy the Oakhill South Campus lunch at 11a.m. before current students head back to the Main Campus. Prospective students will participate in Admissions Screenings at noon. Prospective parents can return for South Campus tour and Q&A at 2:30p.m. and visitors will be ready for pick up at 3:15 p.m., excited to share how their day went!

Directions

Click here if you are a prospective family and would like to RSVP.


Kindergarten - Third Grade Bingo Night

Students grab those parents and join us for a fun night at Oakhill... playing BINGO! Your Oakhill Admissions Office is hosting this fun, family event that is sure to cure those winter boredom blues! This FREE event is for all Oakhill families with students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Join us for pizza, bingo AND prizes!

Monday, February 10
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Main Campus Commons

Directions


If you have questions on these events or enrollment at Oakhill, please contact Dorothy Beckham, Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance, so we can help to support you!

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