Panther Press

November 18, 2019

With Gratitude at Thanksgiving...

This is a wonderful time of year to reflect on all that we are thankful for. We are so thankful for our students, teachers and staff and our students' families and are fortunate to be a part of a school community filled with kind and caring staff and families all working together to build the character of our children, who will become tomorrow's community leaders.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Fall Fest

Thank you to all of our volunteers and staff who made Fall Fest a very fun event! A lot of planning, time and organization went into making sure the day was safe and fun!

Nominate a teacher for the Lighthouse Award

What is the Lighthouse Award?

The Lighthouse Award Recognition Program is administered by the Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation and overseen by the Lighthouse Award Committee, comprised of members of the Municipal Charter School Foundation and is designed to honor the most deserving teachers within our Charter School System. .

Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators and the community at large are encouraged to nominate any City of Cape Coral Charter School educator who they feel makes an impact in the classroom in a positive manner.

You may nominate multiple teachers at multiple schools but only one (1) nomination per teacher.

To nominate a teacher, complete this form.

A Message from Mrs. Gamboa...


Please review the AR Fun Day letter, from October, to remind your child of the criteria to earn this super fun day.

E-Book Collection

Our E book collection contains most of the 2019-2020 SSYRA books along with a few audio books.

You will have 14 days to read, but if you finish early simply go into the account and click RETURN. This will free the copy for someone else and allow your child to check out another ebook.

To access Sora program in the browser,

visit or download the Sora app (Apple or Android) and search for Oasis. Students will sign in using their Oasis Google account username and password.

Username: first

Password: Children in grades 3-5 know their passwords

A letter containing this information was sent home in September.

Please utilize this wonderful resource and CHECK OUT and RETURN often.

Rainbow Reading

The K-2 Rainbow Reading Program is in full swing now. All students received the red reading log at the beginning of the school year. As you and your child read the books listed on the sheet and it is returned during their library visit, they will spin for a prize and receive the next colored log.

The goal is for students to read through the colors of a rainbow and reach "PURPLE". Then they will join us during our Purple People Party in May. During this party, students will wear purple, and eat purple foods, play games, and enjoy time with other readers.

If you need another red sheet, please send an email and include the student and his or her teacher's name to the request. This is a fun time for your child to explore books in varying genres from your home and public library. Also, they can search for books in the school library during their Specials visit.

Thank you for supporting your child's education.

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will continue to learn about Lesson 8: Mindful Movement.

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

Kindergarten Open House for Prospective 2020-2021 Students

If you have a child or know a child who will be starting kindergarten next year and are interested in learning more about our OES Kindergarten program, please join us November 20th, from 5:30-6:30 in the OES cafeteria. For more information on our Open House, click here.

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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4th and 5th Grade Turkey Trot

Fourth and fifth grade students have been practicing for success for the 4th and 5th grade Turkey Trot. They will have their competitions during their specials time. Cleared parents who want to watch do not need to RSVP, but will need to show their ID to attend.

Thursday, 11/21

12:40- 4th grade start time

1:35 5th grade start time

This week at OES...

Drama Rehearsal: Monday, 11/18

2nd Grade Concert: Monday, 11/18 (check with your child's teacher for times)

Drama Rehearsal: Tuesday, 11/19

Drama Rehearsal: Wednesday, 11/20

Eco Club (K-2): Wednesday, 11/20

Kindergarten Open House for Prospective 2020-2021 Students: Wednesday, 11/20 5:30-6:30 in the OES cafe

Oasis Singers: (AM Club) Thursday, 11/21

4th and 5th Grade Turkey Trot Thursday, 11/21 (during 4th and 5th grade specials)

Table Top Game Club (2-3): Thursday, 11/21

Sets & Props Art Club: Friday, 11/22


Next week...

No School next week (11/25-11/29) due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

12/2, Monday: Drama; Golf Squad

12/3, Tuesday, Drama

12/4, Wednesday, Drama; Eco Club (3-5)

12/5, Thursday, Oasis Singers (AM club); Optimism (2-3, 4-5); Table Top Game, K-Kids Club,

12/6, Friday, Sets and Props Art Club

PTO and Foundation

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

A Message from PTO ...

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.