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November 19, 2018

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We are Thankful for All of our Fall Fest Volunteers

PTO did an amazing job of organizing all of our volunteers' time, talents, and treasures, which helped make this such a wonderful event. It was an awesome example of what makes our school such a special place. Thank you everyone for your contribution to our Fall Fest.

We are Thankful for our Teachers - Lighthouse Awards

We are so thankful for our exceptional teachers. Oasis Elementary has many outstanding teachers who devote so much of their time and energy to create positive and creative learning opportunities for our students. If you would like to recognize one of our amazing teachers, please read the information below.


The Lighthouse Award Recognition Program is administered by the Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation and overseen by the Lighthouse Award Committee, comprised of members of the Municipal Charter School Foundation, Parents and Community-at-Large Members. This program is designed to honor the most deserving teachers within our Charter School System.


Online submissions are required using the link below.

Deadline is November 30th.

Updates from Mrs. Gamboa

Please join us for the Dairy Queen Spirit Night - Tuesday, November 27, - anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

2525 Skyline Blvd

Dine Inside or Drive Thru

Thank you for supporting the OCES Library Reading Incentive Programs - SSYRA Jr., SSYRA, Rainbow Reading Bingo, Battles of the Books for both SSRYA Jr. and SSYRA, and AR Fun Day.

Join us for our first Firehouse Subs Night - Monday, December 3, anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. There subs are delicious and huge! The City of Cape Coral Police and Fire Department will be on hand to explain their jobs and show off the equipment used to protect you and the community.

A flyer will be going home after the break, which Firehouse is asking you provide at the time of order.

Thank you for supporting the OCES Library Reading Incentive Programs - SSYRA Jr., SSYRA, Rainbow Reading Bingo, Battles of the Books for both SSRYA Jr. and SSYRA, and AR Fun Day.

During Thanksgiving Break, please remind your children to "carve" out some time to read. They could share their books and reading skills with a family member who has not seen them in a while. Children should be proud of their accomplishments in learning to read and the books they have chosen.

Rainbow Reading Bingo K-2- Please continue to work with your child in finding and reading these books. Many students are forward-thinking and when they receive a new card after spinning the wheel, they find books in our library that match the boxes on the card. The public library is another source for books. You can search their card catalog by subject, author, or title.

Second Quarter AR Fun Day Requirements K-5 - Please review the requirements and help your child meet this goal. The classroom teacher assigns the classroom and AR Fun Day goals. Click on the link below to review the requirement letter.

Lunch in the Breezeway Dates

November is First Grade's Lunch in the Breezeway on the dates below.

Due to the shortened week, there will be no lunch in the Breezeway until we return from Thanksgiving break.

11/27 Sowinski

11/28 Swearingen

Upcoming Events and Club Meetings

Club Meeting Dates are below. Students who are club members have been notified by the club sponsors. If your child is enrolled in a club, please communicate updates with your child's teacher about when your child is or isn't staying after school for a club.

Clubs meeting this week:

11/19 Drama Rehearsal

Save the Date

12/08 Breakfast with Santa

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 63% of their Point Goal.
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Reminder about Car Line

Please remember in the morning that cars can use both lanes on the side of the building and will merge into an every other traffic flow when vehicles get to the front of the building. Please review the map for clarification.

Also, please remember that in the afternoon, the OHS entrance is not double lanes (like it is in the morning). It is only one lane in in the afternoons. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

A Message from the School Nurse

The School Health Services Act (s.381.056 F.S.) mandates that each school district shall provide health appraisals and management of actual or potential health problems which includes vision, hearing, scoliosis and growth and development screenings. Screening tests are not diagnostic, but point to the need for further medical evaluation.

You will be notified of the results of the screenings, only if your child appears to have a problem. If for any reason, you DO NOT wish for your child to participate in the Health Screening Program please sign the letter below and return to the school. Should this form not be returned, your child will be scheduled for participation in the program.

Screenings will be performed at Oasis Elementary School during the week of December 5 - 7, 2018. Please return this form to the clinic by November 19th, 2018, if you DO NOT wish for your child to participate.

Type of Screening Grades

Vision K, 1, 3, 6, ESE, and all new to county K-5

Height/Weight/BMI 1, 3, 6, and new to county K-5

Hearing K, 1, 3 (optional), 6, and new to county K-5

Scoliosis 6 and new to county

OES Gate TImes

The OES gate is no longer a point of entry. Vehicles will be able to enter through the OHS gate.

In order to facilitate heavy traffic during arrival and dismissal times, it will be open during the times below.

Open - 6:00 am - 8:40 am daily (for all morning drop off cars and buses)

Open - 11:15 - 11:30 am (for VPK)

Open - 12:15 - 12:30 pm (for VPK)

Open - 1:35 - 2:00 pm (dismissal OHS car line)

Open 2:20 - 2:50 pm (dismissal OMS car line)

Open 3:10 pm - 4:05 pm (dismissal OES car line)