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October 22, 2018

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Thank you

A big thank you goes out to our parents and teachers who took the time to meet for conferences. Our students really benefit from your dedication and commitment to their future and helping them realize their potential.

Upcoming Events

10/23 Rozum Lunch in the Breezeway

10/24 Early Release Day

10/25 Taylor Lunch in the Breezeway

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

10/30 Wolvin Lunch in the Breezeway

10/31 @9:30 Halloween Parade

November is First Grade's Lunch in the Breezeway (Dates will be posted next week)


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:

10/22: Drama Rehearsal & Golf Squad

10/23 Drama Rehearsal & Leadership meeting

Halloween Parade

Our Halloween Parade will begin at 9:30 on October 31st. In order to facilitate students safely arriving in the morning, parents and families will not be able to arrive for the parade until 9:00. Thank you for understanding. Also, please make sure student costumes are appropriate for elementary school. Students should not bring pretend weapons or have costumes that are too gruesome for our younger students.

Veterans Day Ceremony

On Thursday, November 8th, OES will be having a Veteran's Day ceremony and our students are encouraged to invite a Veteran (a family member or close family friend) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans. We would also like to extend this invite to local first responders and family.

If your child is able to bring a Veteran to our celebration, please fill out the bottom portion of the letter in Friday Flyers and return to your child’s teacher by Friday, October 26th .

All guests need to sign in with the front office so please arrive early enough. Guests of K-2 should plan to be in the middle school gym by 8:45am and guests of 3-5 by 10:15am. OES will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school to celebrate our Veterans and soldiers who cannot be with us on this Veterans Day Celebration.

See flyer for more details.

News from Mrs. Gamboa

News from the Library

October 16 - October 24 -Scholastic Book Fair

Fair Hours

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.

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 25% of their Point Goal.

Family Events in Our Community

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

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)