In "Otter" News - Week #11 (A Week)

For the Week of 11/8 - 11/12


Message From the Principal

Good Evening Oakville Otter Families and Happy Friday!

As we go into the weekend, there are three things I would like to put on your radar.

  1. Report cards will be available on HAC on Tuesday, November 9th. They will not be printed out and sent home with students. Narrative comments from teachers to accompany student report cards will be sent home via email by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 9th, as well. Please be on the lookout for an email from your child's teachers. If your child has an IEP, progress reports related to specific goals and objectives will also be sent home via email on Tuesday, November 9th, by your child's case manager.
  2. Paper copies of the order form for the PTA's Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser should have come home with your child this week. Order forms and money are due Thursday, November 18th. They can be sent to school in an envelope for the teacher to return to the front office.
  3. Our 4th and 5th grade students will present a Veteran's Day music program on Thursday, November 18th. Ms. Drake is requesting picutres of veterans from our school's community. Please click HERE for more information about how to submit pictures. See below for more information about the scheduled times for the performance.

"Otterly" Yours,

Ms. Dietz

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Office hours during the regular school year will be Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

P.A.W.S. Matrix

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Top Level Info - Need-To-See for the Week Ahead

Student Schedule for the Week Ahead

A Week

Monday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser
  • ES All County Honor Chorus All Day Rehearsal at Leonardtown High School

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser
  • ES All County Honor Chorus Concert at Leonardtown High School (7:00 pm)
  • Report Card Distribution

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser
  • PTA Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse (4:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Thursday: Holiday - Veteran's Day - All Schools and Offices Closed

Friday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser

Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse! - 11/10/2021

"You have no idea what is at steak here!" Join the OES PTA on November 10th from 4 to 10. Dine-in or place a To-Go order and show this flyer so that OES can get 10% of the proceeds.

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Honey Baked Ham Fundraising

Back by popular demand, the OES PTA will continue with their Honey Baked Ham Fundraisers (just in time for Thanksgiving). ALL Money and Ham Orders are due by no later than November 18th! Pick Up for the Hams will be on November 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30.

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Lunch Menu November 2021

Lunch menu choices are subject to change based on the availability of expected supplies.
Take Home Meals Order Form - 11/8 - 11/12

You must sign up each week to continue to receive meals for the week ahead.


Next Level Info - Upcoming Events

Save the Dates!

Veteran's Day Performance - 11/18/2021

Our 4th and 5th grade students will share a Veteran's Day themed music performance on Thursday, November 18th to show our appreciation to our veteran community. Parents and school community members are welcome to attend this in person performance event.

Performance #1: 10:00 am -10:45 am

  • AM PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Students will attend with their class
  • Parents and community members are welcome to attend, too.

Performance #2: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

  • PM PreK, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade students will attend with their class
  • Parents and community members are welcome to attend, too.

Masks are required when entering and remaining in the building. All parents and community members who attend will have to check in through our Raptor safety system. A valid photo ID is required with this process.

Picture Retake Day - 11/19/2021

Students who were absent from school or who registered at school after the original picture date of October 5th will need to have their pictures taken for the yearbook.

If a parent has expressed interest in having their child’s picture retaken, this can also be done on retake day. The student should bring the original photo package, including the original envelope and all picture products, to turn in to the photographer when they come to sit for a new picture. They do not need to fill out a new order form.

Outdoor Movie Night - 11/19/2021

OES PTA will be presenting their first-ever Outdoor Movie Night showing "Free Birds" on November 19th at 6pm. Bring an outdoor chair or blanket to sit on. We will be having concessions for sale. (Don't worry .. if it rains, we will treat it like a drive in movie!)

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Annual Holiday Shop - 12/6/2021 - 12/10/2021

Our Annual Holiday Shop is returning this year! Students will be given the opportunity during their lunch and recess periods to shop for gifts for every person on their list. (Preview day will take place on 12/3 and the Holiday Shop will occur from 12/6 to 12/10.) That being said .. we are in search of volunteers to help us ensure that the Holiday Shop is a success. (If you are interested in helping out, please sign up to volunteer below, please note, a volunteer number is needed.)
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Volunteer - Holiday Shop Sign Up Genius

Click this button to sign up to volunteer to assist with the Holiday Shop.

Click below for the SMCPS Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Update from the Front Office

Employment Opportunities within SMCPS

SMCPS has multiple positions available to support our students and staff, including full-time and part-time positions in various areas. Employment opportunities can be found on the SMCPS website:

The Abacus Corporation provides part-time/temporary positions to support SMCPS as well. Various positions are also available through the Abacus Corporation and can be found on their website:

Report Card Information

The end of the 1st Marking Period was Friday, October 29th. Report cards will be available to parents on Tuesday, November 9th through HAC. Report card comments/narratives will be emailed to parents by the teacher at the end of the day on November 9th.

Please be sure to reach out to the front office if you need assistance accessing your HAC account.

School Photos

Mrs. Milcetich is helping us to all feel the Fall spirit! This is just a small sample of the students' beautiful artwork displayed in our building! Thank you, Mrs. Milcetich!
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Our next installment of the P.A.W.S. student bulletin board is up for everyone to see and celebrate our Otters that are meeting expectations every day!


Update from the PTA

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The 2021-2022 PTA Membership Application can be found by clicking the link directly below.

Small Actions Add Up to Big Benefits for Our School Community

Please consider using the following methods to help the PTA support our school community. These little actions could add up to big benefits!

Link Your Harris Teeter VIP Card to the OES PTA

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Use the OES PTA AmazonSmile Account When Shopping on Amazon

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Turn in Your Coca-Cola Product Bottle Caps

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Check Out the New Way to Redeem Your Boxtops for OES

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Update from the Nurse

The number one way to stay healthy is still handwashing! Please remember to reach out to me with any questions!

Nurse Frangenberg


When should I keep my child home from school?

  • Fever >100.0, vomiting, diarrhea, or pink and crusty eyes
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 like illness OR symptoms or an illness that do not resolve after home interventions
  • Your child has been directed to quarantine by the local health department

What are COVID-19 like illness symptoms?

  • New-onset of cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell,
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Chills or shaking chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose


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