OES Panther Press

September 29, 2020

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Can you help us with the 50 State Challenge for Boosterthon donations?

Boosterthon Fundraiser Kicks Off This Week

Dear Families,

This week kicks off our Boosterthon. Boosterthon is our main fundraiser, which helps PTO purchase new technology, support teachers, and create special events.


Click here to read Boosterthon's flyer. Students in Home Connect will also be participating in the Boosterthon events and the Dance Fit Day.

Reminders From Last Week:

The week of October 5th, we will be sending out a Change Request Survey for families wishing to change their Instructional Model for 2nd Quarter. The change will not take place until second quarter beginning on November 2nd.

This year, due to our present circumstances, we will not be having our traditional Halloween Parade. However, students are still encouraged to wear their costumes to school and enjoy a school based Halloween celebration. If families want to contribute treats, all food must be store bought and individually wrapped. Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so we will be celebrating on Friday, October 30th. This is also an Early Release Day.

Have a great week.

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Our Amazing PTO

Congratulations to Susan Taylor, last week's Staff Member of the Week! Visit the Kudos Board to share your Kudos with Mrs. Taylor and read everyone else's comments.

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

Also, in support of our Boosterthon’s Sports Theme, students can share a quick video telling us about their favorite sport. Students who wish to participate, should share their first name, grade, and their favorite sport. Students can wear their team uniform or show their team's equipment. Keep it under 20 seconds. Please note, if your child shares, everyone with access to FlipGrid will be able to view it. Please use this link and select join with Google (and select your student’s school Google username.)

The Pep Rally will kick off the event on September 29th, and the event day is October 8th. The theme this year is Sports.

The Parent PTO Calendar is below.


We have had families reach out to inquire about purchasing our OES-StrongerTogether shirts. If you would like to purchase them for your family, please see the flyer for more information.

Mind Up

We are continuting the MindUp lesson on Focused Awareness. For more details, view the sample lesson.

First SAC Meeting of the Year 9/30

This meeting will be held through Zoom. We will post the Zoom link in Parent Square prior to the meeting. For more information, click here.

A Message from Cub Scouts Pack 777

Hello Oasis Families!

Pack 777 would like to invite you to a fun family Cub Scout Night, Monday, October 26, at 7pm. Pizza will be provided for your family! If you are interested in scouting please come and learn more! Masks are required to attend. Please fill out the Google Form below so we can be prepared with our activities and food!


Pack 777


Important Dates for September/October

9/30 SAC Meeting on Zoom at 4:00 PM

10/6 Governing Board Meeting at 5:30

10/8 Boosterthon Event

10/30 Early Release Day and Last Day of First Quarter

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.

Teachers Teaching Out of Field

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teacher at times must be assigned to duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Oasis Elementary are certified, but are assigned to a class outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are in training for ESOL or Gifted certification.

Please see below for a list of teachers who are teaching out of field and click here for a link to our Out of Field Letter.


Janet Altini

Esmeralda Arroyo

Allison Cameron

Anamaria Diecidue

Stefanii Foster

Natalie Graham


Gena Feury

Victoria Olszewski

Jennifer Vallozzi

4th and 5th Grade

Solara Bendezu, Health Teacher

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.