Cape Elementary: Seahawk Sentinel

March 7, 2023

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 Families,

As educators and parents, we have the awesome responsibility of helping our children to become the best that they can be. We achieve this by working together and sharing successes and struggles with our parents. Our Cape kids are the best because of our strong partnership. We want to thank our PTO and parents who supported our Fun Run.

We continue to make improvements to our campus along with repairs from hurricane damage. This summer the inside of our school buildings will be painted, and our kindergarten building will get new windows. The roofs will be replaced in the next several months.

We look forward to seeing our Cape families at our PTO and SAC Meeting on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. We also have our Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30. Please join us for live performances, art stations and a silent auction with class art projects.

We want to take this opportunity to tell you about the safety protocols that are in place every day here at Cape Elementary:

  • Officer Ed Schilff from the Cape Coral Police Department is on our campus each day as our School Resource Officer. A replacement SRO is sent when he is off campus.

  • We have 104 cameras around our campus.

  • Doors and gates around our school properties are checked routinely by our School Resource Officer, Ed Schilff, throughout the day to ensure that they are securely locked.

  • All visitors must enter through the main office entrance and bring photo identification to all events.

  • Our office has a video entrance system on the front doors. Visitors will need to present identification to be buzzed into the office.

Our school district has an extensive safety plan that covers multiple situations that could arise. Our teachers are familiar with Cape procedures and protocols when it comes to those plans and participate in training during the school year.

  • Our safety plan is continuously evolving and changing to address different and various situations that could occur.

  • We maintain a very close relationship with local law enforcement. They also play a part in monitoring our schools to ensure that our security exceeds safety standards. They help us do walk-throughs of our buildings. They then provide us with feedback of what we are doing well and areas where we might need improvement.

  • We conduct monthly drills, which include fire, evacuation, full lockdown and severe weather. We want our staff to know what to do in the event of a real situation.

  • We will use School Messenger to communicate to parents during an emergency.

Cape Elementary is a special place to work. We are thankful for our parents, students and staff. Please call or email us if you have any questions or concerns. We are happy to assist in any way we can.


Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

PTO News!

PTO and SAC Meeting Wednesday, March 8 from 6:00 to 7:00 via Zoom. The link will be sent out before the meeting via School Messenger.

Mark your calendars for our Spring Fling Friday, April 21 from 5:00 to 8:00. Join us for a family friendly fun evening! More details to come.

Love Notes!

Do you want to add a personalized note in your child’s yearbook? The cost is $5 and the deadline is Thursday, March 16th. See the flyer on our social media and our website. This is purchased separately than the yearbook.

School In Session! Hurricane Make Up Day

School is in session on Friday, March 17th – as a Hurricane Make Up Day.

Proximity Plan for 23-24 School Year-Important!

New School for 23-24 for K to 4th – deadline is March 10th:

Thanks to the parents who completed their selection. We need parents who do not live in Zone F (33904 and 33914) to go into the FOCUS Portal and select a new school for next year or waive to stay at Cape Elementary but transportation services will be waived.

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Mark Your Calendars: End of Year Testing

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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:

Armor Persons, District 5 (Chair)

Samuel Fisher, District 1 (Vice Chair)

Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2

Chris N. Patricca, District 3

Debbie Jordan, District 4

Jada Langford-Fleming, District 6

Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7

Christopher S. Bernier, Ed.D.