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March 3, 2019

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Oasis Elementary and Middle School Students Community Outreach

Our elementary and middle school students have combined forces to provide some assistance to students at another school who are in need. Please consider contributing to this worthy food collection. For more information, view the student created video below.

STAR Testing This Week

Starting Monday, March 4th, the testing window for STAR progress monitoring will be open this week. This period of testing is used in consideration for placement for next year. Please remind your child to try his/her hardest and use all of the strategies he/she has been taught throughout the year. For 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, it also provides teachers with some valuable data to help them make decisions on what still needs to be mastered between now and the FSA.

Science Fair Awards and Family Science Night

Family Science Night will be March 4th in the Oasis Middle Cafe from 6-8. The Imaginarium Hands On Science Museum will have 11 different stations set up for activities. In addition, the school Science Fair winners will be announced and the projects will be on display. The whole family is welcome to attend.

If you are interested in earning some volunteer hours and having a great time, please sign up to help. Use the link below to sign up.

Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you at this fun event.

Rally on the Green

This year, the Charter School Foundation is holding the 6th annual Rally on the Green will be Saturday, March 9th. This is a family friendly fundraiser which benefits all four schools. In addition to golf, there will be inflatables, laser tag, Nerf War, an online auction, school group performances and live music. Check out all the details.

A Pound of Kindness Presentation

This week our students will attend a presentation given by motivational speaker, Dave Clark. He will share his experiences. Students will have an opportunity to purchase his book. Parents are also invited to attend the assembly, which will take place during student's special times. For more information, view this video.

See schedule below.

Wednesday, March 6th: K, 2, 4

Thursday, March 7th: 1, 3, 5

With Gratitude

  • Thank you so much to everyone who helped make Read Across America a big success! The readers, the students participating in dress up days and all of the little things that our families contributed to make it such a fun day!
  • Thanks not only to all of the families who took the time to cut out boxtops and turn them in, but also to the BoxTops committee for organizing them and motivating our students
  • Thanks to all of the families who supported their students with their Science Fair projects. Our judges were very impressed with our young scientists.
  • Thanks always to our amazing PTO for their support of our school. This month's Drop Off Dance Party was so fun!
  • Thanks to everyone who helped make the Dear Edwina such a great experience. So much time and effort went into preparing our students and making the performances amazing!
  • Thanks to all of our teachers who are club sponsors to provide extra curricular experiences for our students.

Upcoming Events and Club Meetings

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.

YOGA club is not starting until next Monday, 3/11. Parents will be getting a confirmation email.

3/4 Random Acts of Kindness Club

3/4 Family Science Night

3/5 Leadership Club

3/6 Spring Picture Day

3/6 Pound of Kindness Presentation (Grades: K,2,4-during specials time)

3/7 Pound of Kindness Presentation (Grades: 1,3,5 during specials time)

3/7 K Kids Meeting

3/7 SSYRA JR Book Club

3/7 PTO (6:00 pm in the OES cafeteria)

News from the Library...

Volunteers are needed for the Oasis Elementary Library Booth at the upcoming Rally- Saturday - March 8th at the Cape Royal Club. Please click on the link.

Children's author Keith Lawrence Roman will be presenting to the students of Oasis during Specials on Friday, March 8th, in the airnasium. You are invited to attend this educational interactive storytelling experience.

Your child will be bring home a catalog of Roman's books available for purchase. He accepts checks and credit cards. All books will be personally autographed. .

Wednesday your child will be photographed for the Spring Individual Picture. School uniform is not required and students are encouraged to DRESS THEIR BEST!

According to Leonard's, pictures can be ordered online prior to Picture Day at or wait until the proof sheet arrives in 3 weeks or so and order then.

I see the excitement and enthusiasm the Read-A-Thon has stirred among our readers. As we approach our last week of the Read-A-Thon, please make sure you and your child set up their online account (they will receive a dress out of uniform pass just for setting up their account). The directions on setting up the account is located on the color flyer that was sent home last week.

Use this account to record minutes your child spent reading, as they will earn prizes as their minutes build. Of course, we hope you will also make and seek pledges from families and friends. The funds the library earns from this program will buy books for our library collection and provide rewards for our readers to include: Rainbow Reading Bingo, AR Fun Day, SSYRA Jr. and SSYRA Election Party, and our Book Battles.

Note - The Treasure Chest noted on the flyer will be time in the Money Machine.

If you need to have a reprint of your online account pass-code, please email and I will handle.

Lunch in the Breezeway Dates

March will be third grade's Lunch in the Breezeway

3/5 White

3/6 Tassoni

3/7 Olszewski


3/12 Hendershot

3/13 Barnhill

3/27 Keezer

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Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 100% of their Point Goal by Friday.

Beacon Awards

This program is designed to honor the most deserving non-teaching staff within our Charter School System. The Beacon Award Recognition Program is administered by the Cape Coral Charter School Authority and the Superintendent.

Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators and the community at large are encouraged to nominate any City of Cape Coral Charter School support staff who has made a difference at one of the schools.

Nominations are due no later than March 29th at 5:00 PM. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

The Beacon Award was created for non-teaching and support staff. One (1) winner will be chosen among the four (4) schools.

Those listed below are eligible for that nomination.
• Paraprofessionals
• Guidance Counselors
• Coaches who don’t teach
• Support Personnel (facilities, cleaning, cafeteria, nurse, office, etc)
• Bus Drivers

Click here to go to the nomination form.

Student Online Academic Resources

This school year, we have been working hard to provide useful resources for students, which can be accessed at school and home, to help them with a personalized track of learning activities.

Moby Max presents Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science in a fun and engaging way. To find out more information about Moby Max, view this presentation.

Reflex Math is a new program designed to improve students' math facts fluency. Students work on increasing their retrieval time on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. To learn more about Reflex Math, visit the virtual tour.

Students at Oasis also use other online resources, including Khan Academy and support for our new Science curriculum. All of these links have been compiled on our school web site, underneath our Student Portal. You can also access it using this link. While you are there, be sure to click on the Florida Standards Resources. It provides useful tutorials linked to Florida Standards.

Happy Learning! :)

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Reminder about Car Line

Please remember in the morning that cars can use both lanes on the side of the building and will merge into an every other traffic flow when vehicles get to the front of the building. Please review the map for clarification.

Also, please remember that in the afternoon, the OHS entrance is not double lanes (like it is in the morning). It is only one lane in in the afternoons. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

Updated OES Gate TImes

Reminder, the OES gate is no longer a point of entry. Vehicles will be able to enter through the OHS gate.

Please note the updated times that the OES automatic gate will be open.

6:00 am - 8:45 am

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm