OES Panther Press

May 23, 2021

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Final Week for FSA!

Fifth grade will be administered the Science test this week on May 25 and 26.

If your child is testing, please make sure they get a good night's sleep, healthy breakfast, and have a stress free morning. They have been working hard and they are ready.

As with the prior weeks, all grade levels will have an altered schedule to accommodate testing.

Quarter 4 Interims Will Be Sent Home This Week.

Important Information on Lunch Accounts

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As a friendly reminder, please make sure your lunch account is paid in full by Friday, May 28th. This includes:

· any outstanding balances you might have.

· pre-payment for any additional lunches you wish to purchase from June 1st through June 17th.

Your child will no longer receive a hot lunch if you have a negative balance after Friday, May 28. They will receive a cold sandwich and a milk.


If your student will not be returning to our school system next year, please contact your school’s cafeteria to issue a refund before June 4.

Please contact us if you would like lunch money transferred from a student leaving the system to a student staying in the system. You may also donate the balance to the school to be used for other student’s lunches as needed.


We will be providing bag lunches on the three early dismissal days of June 15, 16, and 17. You MUST pay for these lunches if you would like them for your child. It is $3.50 for full paying status, $0.40 for reduced status and $0.0 for free status.

It would be helpful if you preorder and prepay your bag lunches, but you may send cash on the last two days if you decide to order a lunch. Please use this form to pre-order lunches on the last 2 days.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.


Danielle Jensen

Director of Procurement and Food Services

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This week's Staff Member of the Week is Allison Cameron! Congratulations!

Here is the new nomination link for the next Staff Member of the Week:


Chalk the Walk is BACK! June 16, 5:30- 6:30 pm. Sign up here if you would like to participate. Some chalk supplies will be provided but feel free to bring you own.

School Supply Boxes School Supply Boxes for the 2021-2022 school year are now available for purchase. If interested, please click the link below to order. This is an optional easy way to check these items off your to do list! Items are shipped to your home and the deadline is July 1st!

Shopping link:


5TH GRADE PARENTS: 5th grade families, please see our flyer for

Farewell to 5th Grade week is June 7- June 11.

Check out our PTO Calendar for all upcoming event!


Mind Up

For the rest of the year, we will focus on Extension lessons.

Increasing Outside Temperatures

As the weather is getting warmer, please continue to encourage your child to stay hydrated all day. Also, students are not permitted to wear their hoodie/sweater, etc. outside.

If you would like to help keep our kids hydrated, please consider donating a case of water to your child's classroom. This will help keep our students hydrated on days they do not bring their water bottles.

Important Dates for May/June

5/25-5/26 Grade 5 FSA Science Assessment

5/31 No School-Memorial Day

6/15-6/17 Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM

6/17 Last Day of School for Students

Baked Goods Policy

Going forward, we are no longer requiring treats/food to be individually wrapped. Items must still be store bought and in individual servings (cupcakes, donuts, brownies, etc.). Staff will distribute with gloves.

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.