In "Otter" News - Week #7 (A Week)

For the Week of 10/11 - 10/15

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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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Counselor's Corner

Please click on the PDF below to check out the Counselor's Chat the Mrs. Curtis gave at the most recent PTA Meeting. For more information, please contact Mrs. Curtis!

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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 - 1:45 pm

  • Early Release Day
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Day
  • No School for PreK Students
  • Sweet Frog Spirit Night (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)


Tuesday : 9:00 am - 3:45 pm


Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm


Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • Last day to register flu vaccination clinic. See below for more detailed information.


Friday: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

  • Early Release Day
  • Professional Responsibilities and Collaborative Planning for Teachers/Staff
  • No School for PreK Students - Parent Involvement Activities
  • Last day for Charleston Wrap PTA Fundraiser
  • Last day to order Chick Fil A for pick up at the Fall Festival

Sweet Frog Spirit Night

How do you Sweet Frog? We will be having another spirit night at Sweet Frog in California, MD on 10/11 from 4 to 9pm. Come out and show your Otter Pride. Share this flyer or mention Oakville ES and 20% of your proceeds will go back to OES!

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Fall Festival - Chick Fil A Fundraiser

We will be doing a Chick Fil A Fundraiser to coincide with our Fall Festival. Due to limited availability .. ALL purchases must be pre-ordered by 10/15 and paid at the event. We will be selling Chicken Sandwich Box Meals and Chick - Fil - A Nugget Box Meals (please note all box meals come with a cookie and chips). Beverages will be available to purchase at the OES PTA concession stand at the event.

Student Flu Clinic Information

St. Mary's County Health Department and Maryland Partnership for Prevention will be offering flu vaccines in the SMCPS elementary and middle school settings once again this year. The date for Oakville Elementary School is 10/19/2021. If you would like your child to receive the vaccine, you must complete the online registration prior to 10/14/2021. There will be no exceptions for late registration. If your online registration is not complete, or your child has a symptom or medical condition that the vaccinator feels puts your child at risk to receive the vaccination in the school setting, your child will NOT receive the vaccination even if you registered. In that scenario, you will need to contact your child's healthcare provider to make arrangements for the vaccination.


Linked here is a letter from the health department regarding the flu clinics. This link will take you to registration specifically for Oakville Elementary School.

Lunch Menu October 2021

Take Home Meals Order Form - 10/11 - 10/15

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

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Next Level Info - Upcoming Events

Save the Dates!

School Spirit Tastes Great!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Oakville ES. Come into Chipotle in Lexington Park on Monday, October 18th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Oakville ES.

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Flu Vaccination Clinic - 10/19/2021

St. Mary's County Health Department and Maryland Partnership for Prevention will be offering flu vaccines in the SMCPS elementary and middle school settings once again this year. The date for Oakville Elementary School is 10/19/2021.


More information is located toward the beginning of this SMORE.

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Fall Festival Volunteers

Calling all volunteers! We need you to help us with making our Fall Festival Great. Please consider donating your time on 10/23 from 11 to 1 to help our otters enjoy the fall season and all that it offers.

Red Ribbon Week 2021

This year's theme for Red Ribbon Week is "Drug Free Looks Like Me". See below for how to show our commitment to remaining a drug-free community!

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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: https://www.smcps.org/hr/employment-opportunities


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: https://www.abacuscorporation.com/find-jobs

St. Mary's County Government Request for Community Input

St. Mary's County Government has asked that we share this link to their press release asking for community input into the revisions of the St. Mary’s County Comprehensive Plan. According to the county, “results from the survey will provide ways to document shared goals and objectives and maintain and enhance the quality of life in St. Mary’s County for years to come.”


https://www.stmarysmd.com/pio/docs/2021-201NewsReleaseLUGMLaunchesComprehensivePlanUpdateCommunitySurvey.pdf

Schoology Guidance for Parents/Guardians

Parent’s View of Schoology. This guidance will help all to understand the best ways to navigate Schoology and help their child’s instructional success. Questions can be sent to schoology@smcps.org.

School Photos

Our P.A.W.S. bulletin board at the front entrance to the school is filled with the pictures of our Otters who are demonstrating expectations in a "PAWSitively" fantastic way!

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Update from the PTA

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

PTA Meeting

October 6th

First PTA Fundraiser of the School Year


Dear Oakville Elementary PTA,


Now more than ever, YOU can make a difference! We are kicking off our fundraiser and we are counting on your support!


Our Fundraising Goal:


Visit charlestonwrap.com/Fall-kickoff-videos/daily-prizes-incentives/ to watch our kick-off video!


Helping us reach our goal is QUICK, EASY, and only takes about 5 minutes. We have partnered with Charleston Wrap® to make it happen! With over 2,500 gift ideas, including UltraHeavy™ gift wrap, gourmet kitchen essentials, personalized gifts & more, friends and family can help us reach our goal by checking off their holiday shopping list! But first, you'll need to invite them to support our fundraiser! Complete the three (3) steps below and we'll be on our way to reaching our goals!


Here’s how to help:


1) Please visit registercw.com to register today! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 22848 to register! One registration per family.

2) Send 10 unique and valid shopping email invites to your friends & family using our invite tool at registration.

3) Shop! With over 2,500 gift ideas, you can check off your holiday gift list and support our important cause, too.


PRO TIP: The more email invites you to send, the more supporters we'll get! So, break out your email contact list, share on social media, and help spread the word!


Will you take a few minutes and register now?


Thank you so much for your support!

Oakville Elementary PTA


Questions about registration? Call CW Customer Support at 1-866-395-2926

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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


FAQ:


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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