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December 10, 2018

Updated OES Gate TImes

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

Please note the updated times that the OES automatic gate will be open.

6:00 am - 8:45 am

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning for Life Assembly

Learning for Life, a character education program used throughout the Lee County School District, will be presenting a holiday cultural awareness show to our Kindergarten through 4th grade students Monday, December 10th during specials. The presentation will discuss different holidays celebrated throughout the world such as Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and Christmas. If you wish for your child not to participate in this event, please send an e-mail to your child’s homeroom teacher. Thank you for your time.

Breakfast with Santa

Thanks to all of our volunteers who made Breakfast with Santa such a fun and memorable event. To view the photos of Santa and Mrs. Claus, click on this link.

It was great to see our students, not only having fun, but making cards for Veterans and donating to some of our school causes. Our school is so fortunate to have families who are always willing to give back to our community. We have two more opportunities to give back to our local community, sponsored by our school counselor and K-Kids. For more information, see the articles below.

Stocking Stuffers K-Kids Holiday Service Project

We would like to give filled stockings to members at Special Populations (a facility in Cape Coral that offers programs for adults with intellectual disabilities). Between now and December 18, please start donating towards this great holiday project. You can donate stocking stuffers. Please drop off any donations to your classroom’s K-Kids collection box between now and December 18. We will be dropping off these stockings to Special Populations on Friday, December 21. The two classes with the most donations will receive a pizza and popsicle party in January.

Suggested List for Stocking Stuffers

Travel–Size Soaps

Travel- Size Shampoos

Travel –Size Hand Sanitizers


Travel-Size Perfumes, Lotions, and Colognes

Decorative Pencils/Pens/Stationery/Mini Notebooks

Pocket Calendars for 2019


Sugar Free Gum, Candy, and Snacks

Mini Picture Frames

Key Chains

Holiday Pins

Mini Brushes/Combs

Holiday Gift Project

Oasis Elementary will be collecting gifts this season for some of our less fortunate students. By donating to our Holiday Gift Project you truly have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children in our school. Your involvement sends a message of care and support to children in need. We are collecting gifts now through December 18th. We have cards on our holiday tree in the main office, please take a card with you and return it with your gift. Alternatively, you can send gifts to Stefanii Foster, School Counselor, without taking a card from the tree, and your gift will be matched with a child.

Currently we have need for gifts for:

Boys: 5, 7, 8, and 9 years old

Girls: 11, 12, and 16 years old

For more information please contact Stefanii Foster, School Counselor, at

SSYRA Jr. Book Club Open for Students in Grades Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades

This club will meet: January 17, February 7, and March 7 afterschool from 3:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m. where students will explore 5 SSYRA Jr. books with discussion, crafts, and activities.

K-2 readers who plan on joining us for any of the dates are required to register using the form below. During these club meetings, students will explore these books through discussion, crafts, and activities. After each meeting, attendees will be escorted to the front of the school for pickup at 4:30 p.m. Please return by Monday, December 17. Please be on time.

Volunteers are needed to assist with activities. Hours will be given.

More information is below and on the registration form below.

Lunch in the Breezeway Dates

December is Kindergarten's Lunch in the Breezeway Month

Raulerson 12/11
Conticelli 12/12
Aley 12/13
Williams 12/18

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.

12/10 Golf Squad

12/10 Drama Rehearsal

12/11 Leadership

12/11 Drama Rehearsal

12/12 Eco Club

12/12 Drama Rehearsal

12/6 K Kids Meeting

12/14 Art Club

12/19 Jingle Jog (a Sign Up will be sent out for RSVPs to watch this event)

12/20 and 12/21- December Early Release Days (OES Dismissal is at 12:30)

12/24- No School Winter Break

1/9 Students Return to School

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 100% of their Point Goal by Friday.
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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.