Cape Elementary: Seahawk Sentinel

November 7, 2022

Cape's Mission & Vision

Mission: To provide a safe and supportive learning community where every student experiences success.

Vision: We believe that the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Cape Elementary is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community.

Message from Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

Dear Cape Parents,

It is hard to believe that it’s already November! During the month of November, we are reminded of all the things for which we are thankful each day. Our Cape families are at the top of our list! We are very thankful and feel honored to work with the students at Cape Elementary. We are a school family! We rely on each other to help make a difference in the lives of the students that we teach. Without the partnership between students, staff, parents and community sponsors, none of this would be possible. So, once again, thank you.

With Thanksgiving and Winter Break approaching, please keep in mind how unscheduled interruptions prior to the holidays impact the students’ learning. Please plan your trips during the times of breaks to keep loss of instruction at a minimum. Teachers will be teaching every day and students will miss out on valuable instructional time if they aren’t at school. Your support with maintaining consistent attendance, including arriving at school on time, truly makes a difference. Every day counts! We appreciate your partnership and are thankful for the important role you play in your child’s education.

As we continue through the month of November, remember to model for your child that the simple things in life matter the most. This is a great life-long lesson that we should continue to revisit in our minds and hearts throughout the year.

According to a Harvard Health study, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. It helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. In these stressful times, this is more important than ever. Looking forward to continuing to work with you, to build great minds, at Cape Elementary.


Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

PTO News!

Our next PTO Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 9th via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed via School Messenger. We look forward to seeing everyone!

AmazonSmile Raffle coming soon! Win a $25 Amazon gift card! If you haven't please consider shopping via AmazonSmile and choosing Cape Elementary PTO as your charity. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the PTO. Our goal is to have 150 supporters by the end of the year. With your help we can reach that goal!! With the holidays coming you'll be shopping anyway so why not support the PTO in the process? Thank you for supporting Cape Elementary PTO!

We have A LOT of volunteer opportunities coming up that we have listed on PTBoard including Holiday Shoppe Decorating, Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Shoppe Setup & Holiday Shoppe Elves. Please join PTBoard to see all of the upcoming PTO events & volunteer opportunities. School code: SXEABG

Thank you for all of the support you give the PTO! Without parent involvement in our events the PTO would not be possible. We appreciate each and every one of you and are so thankful to have the opportunity to support our students, teachers & staff at Cape Elementary! Happy Thanksgiving!

Save the Dates:

PTO Meeting via Zoom 11/9/22 at 6pm

Volunteer Opportunity Decorate Holiday Shoppe 11/14-11/17

Breakfast with Santa 12/3/22

Volunteer Opportunity Holiday Shoppe Set Up 12/5-12/8

Volunteer Opportunity Holiday Shoppe Elf 12/12-12/15

Help for Struggling Families

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Out of Field Teachers

Florida Statutes 1012.42(2) recognize that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Cape Elementary School are engaged in training to add endorsements to their current certificate:

Clara Bai-Lee (Autism)

Pride Prause (ESOL-English as a Second Language)

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We LOVE our Business Partners

C21 Sunbelt Realty

Jim Fischer

Quality Pest Control

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Vineyards Community Church (Cape Coral)


Papa John's Pizza



Rib City

Cici's Pizza


Dominoes Pizza


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Lee County School Board

Board Members of the LCSD:

Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Chair)

Mary Fischer, District 1 (Vice Chair)

Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2

Chris N. Patricca, District 3

Gwynetta S. Gittens, District 5

Betsy Vaughn, District 6

Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7

Christopher S. Bernier, Ed.D.