OES Panther Press

March 7, 2021

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Thanks to Everyone Who Made Read Across America a Very Fun and Silly Week!

Spring Break Next Week!

There is no school from 3/15-3/19 for Spring Break. Please have your child continue to read and practice math facts. If you are looking for some useful activities, please have them do Freckle for 15 minutes a day. Also, if you are staying close to home, this is a great time to get a public library card for your child. For information, click here.

I hope you and your families have a safe, healthy and restful Spring Break!

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The deadline to read all of the SSYRA books (making 70% or higher on each AR test) for a possible seat on the Lee County Book Battle being held on June 4, via Zoom, is Friday, March 12, 2021. Please make sure your child advises their teacher of their accomplishment by Friday, March 12.

Dress Code Reminders

Since we are no longer experiencing cold weather, it is a good time for Dress Code Reminders.


Students may only wear jackets and/or sweatshirts in white, navy blue, or black. If a student is wearing a different jacket, other than described above, they will be asked to remove it.

Sneakers are required for safety reasons.


Pants: Navy blue, black, or khaki uniform pants

Shorts, skorts, skirts, jumpers: Navy blue, black, or khaki uniform shorts*

Leggings may only be worn under uniform skirts. They must be solid color.


Students may wear jeans with no holes and a spirit shirt.

*Bottom of the shorts, skorts, and jumpers must meet or exceed the length of the fingertip.

Students in violation of the dress code will be sent to the clinic to receive a change of clothes. These must be washed and returned in a timely manner. Students will receive three written notices to correct dress code violations. Students will receive a consequence for each violation thereafter.

Please Ask Your Child to Check Lost and Found in the Breezeway! We Have Lots of Lost Items!

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Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 12: Appreciating Happy Memories. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Change in Baked Goods Policy

Going forward, we are no longer requiring treats/food be individually wrapped. Items must still be store bought and in individual servings (cupcakes, donuts, brownies, etc.). Staff will distribute with gloves.

Important Dates for March

3/10-3/11 Spring Pictures

3/15-3/19 Spring Break

3/30-3/31 Class Pictures

Please DO NOT use glass items in lunch boxes.

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Michelle Carlson is this week's Staff Member of the Week!

New nomination link:


The Easter Bunny will be coming to OES on March 31, for bus riders and April 1, for car riders!

Scentco Spring Fundraiser is coming next week! Be on the look out on OES Families Facebook for more details! Scentco is smell good fun, Easter basket fillers and more!

Check out our PTO Calendar for all upcoming event!


School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

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Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.