Panther Press

November 4, 2019

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November is the month to be thankful. We are once again, certainly thankful to the time and energy our staff put into making the day safe, secure and fun, and also to our many parents and grandparents who volunteered to help at Halloween. It really made the day special for our students and teachers. We also got some great feedback regarding how to make the parade and the parties even more engaging. As always, we are thankful for your honest and helpful feedback.

Special thanks to Mrs. Davis who created a memorable video of the day. Click here to view the video.

Thanks also to PTO for selecting our Costume winners, (see below).

Grade Level Costume Winners:

1st Place: Seven Dwarfs (5th grade)

2nd Place: Toy Story (1st grade)

3rd Place: Circus (4th grade)

A letter from our Superintendent...

Click here for communication from Mrs. Collins, regarding last week's Committee of the Whole meeting, with City Council.

Optimism Club Opportunity for 4th and 5th Grade Students

This club will encourage students to become confident, self-reliant, and to be positive thinkers. It will teach them about a grateful mindset and how to make a difference in the world. Please register your child and learn more, click HERE. Class size is limited to 15 students and students are “mindfully selected” and considered by teacher recommendations. For more information, including meeting dates, read this flyer.

Optimistic Coach: Mrs. Taylor

K-Kids Helping Families in Need for Thanksgiving

K-Kids Thanksgiving Food Drive

K-Kids are asking for donations of nonperishable Thanksgiving-related foods such as cans of vegetables, boxes of mashed potatoes, boxes of stuffing, etc. Our food drive will run from October 21 through November 15. We are also looking for donations of Publix gift cards. The top two classes with the most donations will earn an extra recess.

All donations will first be used to help our own families at Oasis. If your family is in need of assistance this holiday season, please use this link and complete the form. All information is confidential. Any leftover donations will be sent to the Cape Coral Caring Center.

Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, please e-mail the K-Kids Faculty Sponsor Mr. Zedd at at any time.

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will be introduced to Mindful Tasting (Lesson 7). This lesson focuses on being mindful of familiar tastes.

(To learn more about this curriculum visit Mind Up.)

Leadership Club is Hosting a Veteran's Day Ceremony

The Student Leadership Club is hosting a Veteran's Day ceremony. OES students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to invite a Veteran (a family member or close family friend) as their special guest to participate in this event. We would also like to extend this invite to local first responders and family. If your 3-5 grader would like to invite a special veteran or first responder, please complete this form and return to school.

Lunch Visitors in the Cafeteria

Thank you to everyone for following our rotating lunch schedule. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

Beginning October 15th, we will be following the 2nd quarter schedule. See below.

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There will be no school on November 11th in Honor of Veteran's Day.

This week at OES...

Drama Rehearsals: Monday, 11/4

Golf Squad: Monday, 11/4

Drama Rehearsals: Tuesday, 11/5

Leadership Club: Tuesday, 11/5

Drama Rehearsals: Wednesday, 11/6

3-5 ECO Club: Wednesday, 11/6

OES SAC Meeting: Wednesday, 11/6-4:00 pm in the OES Media Center

Drama Rehearsals: Wednesday, 11/6

Oasis Singers: AM Thursday, 11/7

2-3 Optimism Club: Thursday, 11/7

K Kids: Thursday, 11/7

Sets & Props Art Club: Friday, 11/8


Next week...

Veterans Day: No School

Governing Board Meeting: Tuesday, 11/12 City Council Chambers 5:30-7:30

PTO Meeting: Wednesday, 11/13 6:30 OES Cafe

Oasis Singers: AM Thursday, 11/14

2-3 & 4-5 Optimism Club: Thursday, 11/14

Table Top Game Club (2-3): Thursday, 11/14

Sets & Props Art Club: Friday, 11/15

Fall Festival: Saturday, 11/16 4:00-8:00 pm

Watch Dogs

We had a great turnout for our Watch Dogs pizza night! If you could not make it, please see the Watch Dogs section in the PTO Rocks page, for more information and the link to sign up as a Watch Dog.

PTO and Foundation

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

A Message from PTO ...

PTO will be collecting candy for Troops. For more information read this flyer.

Do you know an Oasis student who runs their own business (baby sit, dog walker, etc.)? Read this flyer for more information on how they can participate in Fall Fest to promote their business.

If you are looking for more information, please read the Fall Newsletter for event dates and other information.

Volunteering in the OES Cafeteria on Pizza Days

If you would like to help out on our Pizza Days, (Fridays) in the cafeteria, please use this sign up link.

Early Dismissal and Transportation Changes

●If your student needs to have a dismissal change email:

●If a student needs to be picked up from the front office prior to dismissal time, they must be picked up before to 2:45. No dismissals will be made after this time.

Free Money!

Please see the attached flyer below for easy ways to raise money for our school. This includes, Box Tops, (see link for how to go digital) Amazon Smile, and Coca-Cola.

Fortify App

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear. FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. For more information visit:

Official OES Facebook Page Launch

In addition to our web site, Twitter, PTO OES Families Facebook page, we have launched an official OES Facebook page.