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Welcome to THE "O"! 
Occoquan Elementary School
Home of the Braves!
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Occoquan Elementary Announcements
Kindergarten Visits Washington, DC
April showers stayed far away as Kindergarten went to our nation's capital last month.  They were able to visit the monuments and memorials built to honor a few of the famous Americans learned about in class: Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington.  Upon returning, students wrote about their experience on our first field trip.   This was a wonderful opportunity to see the memorials in person!
Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser - May 23
Occoquan Elementary School is proud to once again partner up with The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association to teach students about the importance of heart health!  On Monday, May 23 all students will be participating in the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraising event during their Encore time.  All donations will be made online.  Please click "Join Team" under the dog park picture to register your student(s) and participate.  With this year's theme being "PAWS to SAVE a LIFE", students who participate will earn puppy keychains in "The Life Saving Puppy Squad" based on the amount they raise.  Please contact Mrs. Friedman with any questions.
Kudos, Mr. Brewer!

Our very own Mr. Brewer received the School Bell Award at the annual VAESP conference this past weekend in Williamsburg.  VAESP stands for Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals.

The School Bell Award was presented to Mr. Brewer because of his significant contributions to Occoquan and to PWCS. He was chosen because of his outstanding leadership qualities and his commitment to our Occoquan community.


SOL Dates
Spring SOL testing dates are here.  Parents, please do not plan any absences or appointments for your child during this window.  Attendance for review and testing are very important.  Thank you!

3rd Grade
Reading: May 10-11
Math: May 24-25

4th Grade
History: May 6
Reading: May 12-13
Math: May 26-27

5th Grade
Reading: May 4-5
Math: May 19-20
Science: May 31

Vote for the "O" at Click for Kids!
Please vote for our school, Occoquan Elementary, Prince William County for a chance to get our Digital & Book Mobile Truck!  With your vote we can make this magic happen for our kids at the "O"!

Please click on link to vote: http://wtop.com/click-for-kids-voting/

Online Textbooks and Learning Website Links
Occoquan Parents and Students:

Did you know students at The "O" can access online textbooks and programs used at school while at home?  Check out the "Quick Links" on the lefthand sidebar, and you will find links for Benchmark Universe (PWCS's online literacy program), Connect Ed (PWCS's math textbook), and Istation (our reading and math remediation/enrichment program).  Students and their teachers have the login info.  Teachers may also have more sites available on their class pages. 

Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate and share their culture with the school at our Multicultural Night!  It was a great time!  

Occoquan Elementary Principal is a Hometown Hero
Hamish Brewer, principal of Occoquan Elementary School appeared on Good Day DC November 13. He is being honored as a Hometown Hero. 

A capella at The "O"
For the month of October, students learned all about the "A cappella" style of music in music class. A cappella music is when you use your voice to sing, but no instruments at all! On Friday, November 6th, we had the pleasure of having two a cappella groups from George Mason University come to Occoquan and perform for us! "Noteworthy" and "The Statesmen" put on an awesome show. Then at the end of the event, 4th and 5th grade classes performed an a cappella song they have been learning for the past month! What an aca-awesome event!

Occoquan Pink Out Day
Check out our Occoquan PINKOUT supporting breast cancer awareness!  Thank you to all staff members and students who participated and showed their support!

Recycling Fundraising
Do you have any empty printer or toner cartridges lying around the house or at work?  If so, please consider bringing them to the school for recycling.  We have partnered up with Funding Factory to recycle our empty cartridges.  Each item we turn in earns money and technology resources for Occoquan School.  You can send them in with your child, or drop them off in the office. Here is a qualifying list of items Funding Factory accepts.  Thank you in advance for your support!
Student Registration
Registrations are held daily for new students. 

Parents can register daily from 9:00 - 3:40.  Feel free to stop by the office to pick up a registration packet. ***

Please see the "Registration Requirements" tab on the left for documents needed for any new student registration.  Students will not be given a classroom teacher until all requirements are met. 

To determine the support children need to be successful in school, parents of children who speak or understand a language other than American English, will be asked to call Central Registration at Ann Ludwig at 703-491-8432, to make an appointment for an English language evaluation. Parents will need to call for an appointment if one cannot be made before leaving registration.

Occoquan's Tribes
Every student from Kindergarten to fifth grade has been placed into one of our four tribes. These tribes operate like teams, earning points for outstanding behavior and accomplishments that go above and beyond. Each tribe has its own color, unique tribal sign and meaningful name.

The blue tribe, Altruista, represents unselfishness.
The black tribe, Lealtad, embraces loyalty.
There is the red tribe, Mpango, which stands for initiative.
Seigo-sei is the green tribe honoring integrity.

Every quarter one tribe will emerge as the Quarterly Champ and a day will be spent honoring and celebrating that tribe. This leads up to an even bigger winner, the Yearly Champion, who will be honored with the title and a plaque on the Tribal Trophy.  Last year LEALTAD won the Tribal Trophy.  Who will it be this year? Make sure you ask your son or daughter what tribe they are a member of so you know which color you need to support!  Parent tribal shirts and tribal bracelets are available for sale in the front office.

Please click here for an explanation in Spanish.


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