OES Panther Press

September 8, 2020

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First Week of School

Dear Families,


Our first week of school was like no other. Our Face to Face students arrived in their masks, were temperature checked and followed our Social Distancing rules throughout the day. Our Home Connect students worked hard to troubleshoot some technology challenges, but also got to meet their teachers and work out their routines. All of our teachers and staff are reflecting on the week, and collaborating on ideas for improvement. We appreciate our staff's commitment to not only keeping our students safe, but making the first week of school a positive experience.


Also, a huge shout out to our families, who were diligent in checking on their child's health before sending them to school, having their child masked up and ready for a temperature check in the morning car line and sending in masks, water bottles, and hand sanitizer. Please reach out if you have any concerns or questions.


I am so grateful for not only our hardworking staff but our amazing families. Together, we will create a safe and successful year for our students.


MaryBeth Grecsek

Our Amazing PTO

PTO has been working very hard to amend the traditional OES activities and events. Information on SMENCILS and Discount Cards is listed in the article below. Our first upcoming event is BOOSTERTHON. This will look very different this year, but is still going to be a fun and engaging activity for our school.


Additionally, prior to students arriving on campus, our PTO lifted our staff's spirits by sponsoring a grab and go luncheon for our staff, as well as staff spirit shirts that our staff wore on the first day of school. We appreciate their support. For more information on PTO, see the resources below.



Please view PTO's Welcome Video here.


View this super quick video with details about the Boosterthon.


The Parent PTO Calendar is below.

PTO Fundraisers... SMENCILS and Discount Cards are Back!

Please see the SMENCILS flyer for information and if you would like to order, please use this order form.


For information on the Discount Cards, click here. To order Discount Cards, use this order form.

Mind Up

We are continuing our Mind Up Curriculum again this year. This week, students will be learning about How Our Brains Work. You can view the sample lesson here. Also, for a great video on Finding Optimism, please click on the video below.

Important Dates for September


9/8: 5:30 PM Governing Board Meeting in CIty Council Chambers. (You can also view through Cape TV on YouTube)


9/23: Early Release Day for Students (Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM)


9/28: No School- Yom Kippur

Every Friday is OES School Spirit Week. Students can wear a School Spirit Shirt. Jeans are also permitted on these days, as well.