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October 8, 2018

Important Update on OES Gate

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)

OES Grade Level Lunches in the Breezeway

Enjoying a meal together is a great way to build and strengthen our classroom communities. This year, every grade level will have a month designated where each class on the grade level will invite their parents to lunch. Each class will have a special designated day to enjoy lunch in the breezeway with their parents. Second grade is October's grade level. See the schedule below for the dates of your second grade student's luncheon event. All parents must have a gold form completed and be cleared to attend.

10/9 Carlson


10/16 Martin

10/18 Ordway

10/23 Rozum

10/25 Taylor

10/30 Wolvin

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News from Mrs. Gamboa

News from the Library

October 8- October 16 - One School One Book for K-2

One School One Book – Reading Schedule for K-2

Hilde Cracks the Case - Hero Dog! By Hilde Lysiak with Matthew Lysiak, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

An interesting fact about the author Hilde – she was nine-years-old when wrote this book in 2017.

This Reading Event is designed for families to read this story aloud. Follow the schedule below, allowing your child to be prepared to discuss the book with teachers and classmates the next day. Each night as you read; stop and insure your child comprehends the material before continuing. Then after each chapter, review for understanding of the content and vocabulary.

Throughout this week, please assist your child in completing the Literature Study packet written by Noelle Dixon Knight. The activities in the book will require assistance from you – please use this time as a teachable moment; as time, maps, vocabulary, and writing are involved. Students who turn in the completed literature study packet by Friday, October 19, will receive a mini reporter’s notebook and ink pen. Please include child and teacher’s name to the packet. Note: for your pre-planning purposes, page 16 will require the student to interview a person about their job, a skill, or hobby. Page 17 needs to be completed as the story is read. As for pages 18 and 19 – spend time discussing the meaning of reparations with your child – another great teachable moment. If your child would like to share their News Story from page 13 or Poster Design from page 14, please add a note to the front of the packet and include the child and teacher’s name on each sheet when it is returned by October 19. We will display their work.

Each day, there will be questions asked during the morning news about the material read the night before.


Monday – October 8, Spend time reviewing the map adjacent to the Introduction.

Then read the Introduction. Read and discuss the vocabulary words on page 2.

Then read aloud Chapters 1, 2, and 3.

Tuesday – October 9, Read aloud Chapters 4, 5, and 6.

Wednesday – October 10, Read aloud Chapters 7, 8, and 9.

Thursday – October 11, Read aloud Chapters 10, 11, and 12.

Friday – October 12, Read aloud Chapters 13, 14, and 15.

Monday – October 15, No School

Tuesday – October 16, Read aloud the information about the authors and

illustrator. Then take time to read the excerpt from the next book in series of

Hilde Cracks the Case – Bear on the Loose!

Then consider reading another book in the Hilde Cracks the Case series with your


Thank you for taking the time to enhance your child’s learning

October 16 - October 24 -Scholastic Book Fair

Set up for the fair is Monday - October 15 (Professional Duty Day - volunteers needed for set up and throughout the fair) Register to volunteer:

Volunteers make a difference.

We need help to pull off our best Book Fair ever! Even an hour of your time would help. Sign up now!

Fair Hours

October 16 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 17 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 18 - Parent/Teacher Conference 8:30 - 7:00 p.m.

October 19 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 22 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 23 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 24 - (Half Day) 8:30 - 12:00

October 22 - Storybook Pumpkins delivered to the OCES Breezeway.

October 24 - October 30 - Fall Friendship Candy Grams will be sold in the OCES Cafe during lunch allowing students to make the purchase. Also, a sheet of blank Friendship Candy Grams at fifty cents each will be sent home Friday, October 19th. You and your child can complete at home and then return to school with the funds. Parents, you too are encouraged to send a message to your child and their friends. Consider sending a candy gram to everyone in your child's class. Just send the money and the message to be written. A volunteer will complete each gram for you. Don't forget your teachers, principals, and staff. They will be delivered to all classrooms on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Click on this link to sign up to volunteer.

Family Events in Our Community

FSW will be hosting their annual Family Math Night on October 18th.

Click this link for more information.

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Cape Coral Firefighters will host an Open House. See flyer for more information.

AM Car Line

Remember, please use the updated map for morning drop off. Also, please do not line up for the AM car line until 7:45. This will enable the middle school drop off line to finish.

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 100% of their Point Goal.

Upcoming Events

10/10 3rd-5th Grade Fall Dance

10/11 PTO Meeting @6:30

10/12 End of 1st Quarter

10/15 No School Teacher Professional Duty Day

10/24 Early Release Day

10/25 @6:00 pm PTO Trunk or Treat

10/31 @9:30 Halloween Parade