Panther Press

October 28, 2019

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2019 Trunk or Treat

We are so thankful to Mrs. Marshall and the PTO Committee, parent volunteers and parent donations for creating such a wonderful experience at Trunk or Treat for our students. It was so great to see our students in their costumes and enjoying the company of their classmates and families. Special thanks to our staff who pitched in and went above and beyond to ensure things went smoothly.

All of the vehicles showed lots of creativity and effort and were super fun to see. Our Car Winners are listed below.

1st: Mrs. Ordway's Class: Car Wash

2nd: Mrs. Brown's Class: Pizza Planet Toy Story

3rd: Mrs. Diecidue's Class: Fortnite

Red Ribbon Week

The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to create an awareness for our children to better understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Please see the flyer for how we will be showing our support for Red Ribbon Week, and also some suggestions for age appropriate ideas on how to talk to your child about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Monday: Hear My Message Loud and Clear - It’s Red Ribbon Week Wear a red shirt with your uniform bottoms to help kick off Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday: Band Against Dugs Add a bandana to your school uniform

Wednesday: I’d be CRAZY to do Drugs Wear crazy or mismatched socks with your school uniform.

Thursday: Drugs Are Scary and I’m “Red-y” to Say No to Drugs Change into an orange, black, or festive Halloween shirt and jeans after the parade

Friday: Let’s Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your favorite sports jersey and jeans to sport your drug-free lifestyle

Halloween Celebration

Our Halloween Storybook Parade will start at 9:00 am on Halloween. Traditionally, we have lots of visitors come to watch the parade. As with any event on our campus, parking will be a challenge. We will have CCPD Volunteers helping us with traffic flow. Click here to see a map of parking as well as the parade route, which is different from prior years. Parking is available in empty spots as well as along back car line area and side of the school. Please do NOT park in empty lots and in median along Oasis Blvd.

Your child's teacher will reach out to you with more details if you are volunteering for the parade/party.

If your family does not celebrate Halloween or you do not want your child in the parade, please let your child's teacher know and we will have a different activity for your child to do during the parade/party.

Please be mindful of others when helping your child select his/her Halloween costume. Out of consideration to our younger and more sensitive students, costumes worn to school should NOT be overly scary and pretend/make believe weapons should NOT be brought to school. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Student Leadership Costume Drive

As you are getting your Halloween costumes ready for this year, the Student Leadership Club wants you to know they are collecting Halloween costumes you no longer need. These costumes will be distributed to students in our community who are in need of a Halloween costume. Please help our student leaders with this initiative. For more information, read this flyer.

Optimism Club Opportunity for 4th and 5th Grade Students

This club will encourage students to become confident, self-reliant, and to be positive thinkers. It will teach them about a grateful mindset and how to make a difference in the world. Please register your child and learn more, click HERE. Class size is limited to 15 students and students are “mindfully selected” and considered by teacher recommendations. For more information, including meeting dates, read this flyer.

Optimistic Coach: Mrs. Taylor

K-Kids Helping Families in Need for Thanksgiving

K-Kids Thanksgiving Food Drive

K-Kids are asking for donations of nonperishable Thanksgiving-related foods such as cans of vegetables, boxes of mashed potatoes, boxes of stuffing, etc. Our food drive will run from October 21 through November 15. We are also looking for donations of Publix gift cards. The top two classes with the most donations will earn an extra recess.

All donations will first be used to help our own families at Oasis. If your family is in need of assistance this holiday season, please use this link and complete the form. All information is confidential. Any leftover donations will be sent to the Cape Coral Caring Center.

Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, please e-mail the K-Kids Faculty Sponsor Mr. Zedd at at any time.

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will continue to learn about Mindful Smelling (Lesson 6). This lesson focuses on being mindful of familiar smells and memories that are linked to them. Think about Christmas smells, nature smells, home baked cookies, etc. What memories do you think of when you smell those familiar smells?

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

A Note from Mrs. Gamboa...

The OES Pumpkin Patch looks great! So many students have stopped to admire all of the fun storybook characters represented in our pumpkin patch. Thank you to all of our families who created and shared a pumpkin.

Please carefully read the letter in Friday Flyers, regarding AR Fun Day. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Gamboa or your child's teacher.

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.

Since Halloween is a busy day, we will not be having lunch visitors on 10/31.

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There will be no school on November 11th in Honor of Veteran's Day.

This week at OES...

Third Grade Storybook Concert: Monday, 10/28, OMS Cafe See below for times for each classroom

5:45-6:15pm: Plana/Olszewski/Rouah

6:30-7:00pm: Nelson/Diecidue/Hopper/Ordway

Drama Rehearsals: Monday, 10/28

Golf Squad: Monday 10/28

Drama Rehearsals: Tuesday, 10/29

Drama Rehearsals: Wednesday, 10/30

Oasis Singers: AM Thursday, 10/31

Halloween Parade: October 31st @ 9:00 am


Next week...

Drama Rehearsals: Monday, 11/4

Golf Squad: Monday, 11/4

Drama Rehearsals: Tuesday, 11/5

Leadership Club: Tuesday, 11/5

Drama Rehearsals: Wednesday, 11/6

3-5 ECO Club: Wednesday, 11/6

OES SAC Meeting: Wednesday, 11/6-4:00 pm in the OES Media Center

Drama Rehearsals: Wednesday, 11/6

Oasis Singers: AM Thursday, 11/7

2-3 Optimism Club: Thursday, 11/7

K Kids: Thursday, 11/7

Sets & Props Art Club: Friday, 11/8

Watch Dogs

We had a great turnout for our Watch Dogs pizza night! If you could not make it, please see the Watch Dogs section in the PTO Rocks page, for more information and the link to sign up as a Watch Dog.

PTO and Foundation

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

A Message from PTO ...

PTO will be collecting candy for Troops. For more information read this flyer.

Do you know an Oasis student who runs their own business (baby sit, dog walker, etc.)? Read this flyer for more information on how they can participate in Fall Fest to promote their business.

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.

Four Schools, One Vision

If you are curious to learn more about our system and our schools, beyond Oasis Elementary, please read the Superintendent's Governing Board Interim Report. It contains lots of great information about our four schools and our system. Here is direct link to the September 2, 2019 report.

Please do NOT use your phone in the car line, especially as you approach students and staff. We need 100% of your focus and attention to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your help.

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.