OES Panther Press

November 1, 2020

Second Quarter Begins on Monday

As we are welcoming many of our Oasis Home Connect students back on campus, please be aware that the car line in the morning and afternoon will be slower than usual, as we adjust to the larger amount of vehicles in the line.

If you have a student returning to campus, please make sure your child's teacher knows how your child will be going home. All cars in the carline must have a current car tag in the afternoon. Parents in vehicles without a car tag will have to park in the parking lot, go up to the office and show a valid ID.

Also, students returning should be sure to return their school issued Chromebook and any other school materials, including textbooks.

Finally, if Monday is your child's first day back, remember to send them in with a mask and a water bottle. Remind them that if they are not sure where they are going, we will have staff available throughout the hallways to help them get to their classroom.

We are looking forward to welcoming our returning students back to campus.

This Week's Edition of the OES News

View the link below to see what's going on at OES, from Mrs. Feury's news crew.


Students may wear a school appropriate red, white and/or blue shirt on Tuesday, 11/3, for Election Day.

Oasis System COVID Tracker Dashboard

Click on this link to see the Oasis Charter Schools systemwide summary of the positive cases of COVID19, as well as the number of students who were required to quarantine. There is an option to view the statistics of each school by itself. There is also a brief video clip to show how to navigate the data. Please note, this dashboard will not instantly update when there is a new case, as there may be a delay in posting the latest numbers.

Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 6: Mindful Smelling. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Important Dates for November

11/2 Second Quarter Starts

11/6-11/19 Scholastic Virtual Book fair (See link below)

11/11 Schools are closed due to Veterans Day

11/23-11/27 Schools are closed for Thanksgiving Break

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Scholastic Online Bookfair is Coming Soon

Oasis Elementary South will hold a Scholastic Online Scholastic Book Fair from November 6th - November 19th. The link is below, but it will not be active until November 6th and will close November 19th.


When children have a new book in their hands, they are excited to read!

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Who’s ready to have some fun with STEM?

As part of our system’s efforts to increase STEM opportunities for all students, we would like to invite all families with students in grades K-8 to participate in a home STEM bingo game. Engaging in STEM and design thinking activities has shown to have tremendous impact in increasing students’ understanding of critical thinking, problem solving, and creative thinking.

Over the next two months, we invite you to work as a family to complete any five (or more!) challenges from the bingo cards below.

STEM Bingo

The five challenges you work on do not have to be done in a row on the card, simply choose the five your family is most interested in completing.

When you are done, please complete this Google Form with information on the challenges you completed and photos showing your family working together on these tasks. Please complete the form by Monday, January 4.

All students who complete this challenge and submit photos through the Google Form above will receive a laser engraved keepsake from the OMS Gator Garage Makerspace.

We hope you have fun as a family with this challenge. We can not wait to see all the great solutions you come up with!

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Omundsen via email at john.omundsen@capecharterschools.org

There will be no school on Wednesday, November 11th, due to Veterans Day.

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In lieu of our traditional Veterans Day ceremony, this year, PTO will be creating a video to honor our community's veterans. please see this flyer for more details. If you have someone you would like honored in the video complete this survey by November 7th.

This week's Staff Member of the Week is...Kori Nelson!

If you would like to nominate one of our outstanding staff members, please use this link.

Congratulations to all pumpkin decorating contest winners!

K-1: Victoria Ojeda: Montag’s Class

2-3: Spencer Florio: Plana’s Class

4-5: Addison Hicks: Lucas’ Class

Check out this video to view all the amazing pumpkins!

We have amazing Teachers and staff! Check out this video of them getting into the Halloween spirit!

November Staff & Teacher Friday Appreciation

The theme is Thanks and Giving Love and we are in need of donations. If you are able to contribute please use the sign up genius link below. Thank you for your support.


Home Connect Boosterthon Prize Pick Up dates are 11/4 & 11/5 from 10-1:00. Home Connect students can also return their Chromebooks if they are returning to campus. Students remaining in Home Connect, may also pick up packets if their teacher has some for them. Please stay in your vehicle.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Parent PTO Calendar is below, as well as some upcoming PTO sponsored activities.

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Message from the Foundation...

Thank you Grable Services LLC for sponsoring Rally on the Green t-shirts for the staff of ALL four schools!

Order your kids and family shirts and have them for their Friday spirit shirt outfit by November 1st!

Only $5 for kid sizes!!! Wahoo! We can't wait to see everyone rocking their Rally gear!


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School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.