Cape Elementary: Seahawk Sentinel

November 2, 2020

Cape's Mission & Vision

Mission: To provide a safe and supportive learning community where every student experiences success.

Vision: We believe that the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Cape Elementary is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community.

Message from Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

Dear Cape Families,

We made it through the first nine weeks of school! It was great to see the smiles on the teachers’ and students’ faces when they started connecting again. We heard many stories from students and staff about how great it was to see each other and share experiences. This week we will welcome back ninety more Cape students. Our hope is your child is feeling safe, connected and comfortable with coming to Cape each day.

We greatly appreciate parents who have kept their children home when their child was not feeling well. Parents are urged to continue this practice for the protection of everyone in our community. The steps we are taking at school are working to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. We are all weary of social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing, but we can’t let our guard down now. We recognize that all these safety measures and the sanitizing program at Cape are essential in the fight against COVID-19. Our goal is to keep our students and staff safe while remaining on campus with in-person learning. Please continue to help your child understand the importance of all safety measures. Your child’s health and safety are always a top priority.

We want to thank our PTO and also welcome our new board members! Please take time to participate in our online silent auction the first week of November, and we look forward to seeing you at our first Spirit Night at Chipotle on Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m..

We are very thankful and privileged to work with students at Cape Elementary. Each one of them is our joy! Happy Thanksgiving!


Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for 2021-2022 School Year!

To be registered to begin Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Pre-registration ends November 25, 2020. For more information please see the flyer below.
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School Social Worker News!

Welcome back Cape Elementary families! The first quarter of school has ended, and it has been wonderful to see students on campus and in their Home Connect classrooms. This school year continues to be unique for our students and families, so I wanted to remind our Cape Elementary families to please contact me if your child is having any trouble with school attendance (in-person or Home Connect), if there are any student/family needs or other concerns.

School attendance is essential to student success; however, student and family needs are equally important. Everyone has a role to play in student success from parents, caregivers, students and school. Research shows poor attendance in the first months of school can predict the trend for the entire year. We are here to help.

Thank you!

Erin Dalla Costa

Cape Elementary School Social Worker

(239) 542-3551

(239) 281-3815

PTO News!

We are happy to announce the addition of two new PTO Board Members: Aileen Ernest is Secretary and Corinne MacDonald is Treasurer. Thanks to these ladies for stepping up to join our President, Amy Gabel! Because of the addition of these volunteers, Cape Elementary PTO lives another year. The Vice President seat is still open. If you're interested in taking on this position or can volunteer your time without committing to an official position, please email Amy Gabel at We would appreciate any and all help!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest. We were excited to receive 47 entries! With so many entries, we were able to have two categories: KG to 2nd Grade and 3rd to 5th Grade for a total of six winners. The winning entries are included below. Check our Facebook Page to see all entries. While there, please give us a "Like" (Cape Elementary PTO) and send us a friend request (Cape Elementary Pto). Yep! We have two pages. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to Maria's Pizzeria for sponsoring the event!

We have been on a mission to increase our support through AmazonSmile. With your participation in our Prime Day Raffle, we are up 26 supporters for a total of 85! Congratulations to Heather Sprague! She won a $25 Amazon gift card. If you haven't, please consider shopping via AmazonSmile and choosing Cape Elementary PTO as your charity. Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to the PTO. Our goal is to have 100 supporters by the end of the year. With your help we can reach that goal! With the holidays coming, you'll be shopping why not support the PTO in the process?

Please see the November calendar below for upcoming PTO events! Thank you for your continued support!

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We LOVE our Business Partners

C21 Gulf Coast Realty

Jim Fischer

Quality Pest Control

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Vineyards Community Church (Cape Coral)

Horace Mann Insurance

Walmart (FM Beach Store)


Papa John's Pizza



Rib City

Cici's Pizza


Dominoes Pizza


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Lee County School Board

Board Members of the LCSD:

Mary Fischer, District 1 (Chair)

Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Vice Chair)

Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2

Chris N. Patricca, District 3

Gwynetta S. Gittens, District 5

Betsy Vaughn, District 6

Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7

Gregory K. Adkins, Ed.D.