In "Otter" News - Week #9 (A Week)

For the Week of 10/25 - 10/29


Message From the Principal

Good Evening Oakville Otter Families and Happy Friday!

I am hoping to see many of you at the Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat on Saturday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The PTA has worked very hard to make this a fun event for our community. Also, scroll through the SMORE to see some pictures from our Unity Day activities from the week. Finally, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated next week. A list of each day's "costume" can be found below. I can't to see everyone dressing up and showing school spirit!

Have a wonderful weekend!

"Otterly" Yours,

Ms. Dietz

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Office hours during the regular school year will be Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

P.A.W.S. Matrix

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Top Level Info - Need-To-See for the Week Ahead

Student Schedule for the Week Ahead

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  • PTA Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Don't forget this is the opportunity to pick up your Chick Fil A orders!)

Monday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • "Wear Red Day" for Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • "Dress for Your Dream Career" for Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • "Crazy Hair Day" for Red Ribbon Week

Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • "Wear Your PJs to School Day" for Red Ribbon Week

Friday: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

  • Early Release Day - No school for Prek Students
  • Last day of the 1st Marking Period
  • "Show your Otter Spirit Day" for Red Ribbon Week - (wear Otter spirit wear and/or blue)


  • Maryland STE(A)M Festival at the SMC Fairgrounds from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. See below for more information

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Red Ribbon Week 2021

This year's theme for Red Ribbon Week is "Drug Free Looks Like Me". See below for how to show our commitment to remaining a drug-free community!

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Lunch Menu October 2021

Take Home Meals Order Form - 10/23 - 10/29

You must sign up each week to continue to receive meals for the week ahead.


Next Level Info - Upcoming Events

Save the Dates!

Click below for the SMCPS Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Update from the Front Office

Employment Opportunities within SMCPS

SMCPS has multiple positions available to support our students and staff, including full-time and part-time positions in various areas. Employment opportunities can be found on the SMCPS website:

The Abacus Corporation provides part-time/temporary positions to support SMCPS as well. Various positions are also available through the Abacus Corporation and can be found on their website:

Report Card Information

The end of the 1st Marking Period is Friday, October 29th. Report cards will be available to parents on Tuesday, November 9th through HAC. Report card comments/narratives will be emailed to parents by the teacher at the end of the day on November 9th.

Please be sure to reach out to the front office if you need assistance accessing your HAC account.

School Photos

Unity Day was a huge success here OES! Check out some pictures from the week below. Thank you to Mrs. Curtis for organizing and working with students to create a wonderful addition to "our" tree at the front of the school!

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Update from the PTA

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The 2021-2022 PTA Membership Application can be found by clicking the link directly below.

Small Actions Add Up to Big Benefits for Our School Community

Please consider using the following methods to help the PTA support our school community. These little actions could add up to big benefits!

Link Your Harris Teeter VIP Card to the OES PTA

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Use the OES PTA AmazonSmile Account When Shopping on Amazon

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Turn in Your Coca-Cola Product Bottle Caps

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Check Out the New Way to Redeem Your Boxtops for OES

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Update from the Nurse

The number one way to stay healthy is still handwashing! Please remember to reach out to me with any questions!

Nurse Frangenberg


When should I keep my child home from school?

  • Fever >100.0, vomiting, diarrhea, or pink and crusty eyes
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 like illness OR symptoms or an illness that do not resolve after home interventions
  • Your child has been directed to quarantine by the local health department

What are COVID-19 like illness symptoms?

  • New-onset of cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell,
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Chills or shaking chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose


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