Cape Elementary: Seahawk Sentinel

April 1, 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 Families,

Welcome to the month of April! We are super excited about the progress that our Cape kids have made this school year. While there have been struggles, we feel confident that we are on a path toward a greater sense of normalcy. We would like to thank our students, parents, and community members for all of their support during these challenging times. As we continue to move forward, we encourage parents to be vigilant in communicating with your child’s teacher and monitoring your child’s grades and attendance through FOCUS. Third quarter report cards will be sent home via students on Monday, April 4. Third, fourth and fifth grade students will also bring home their i-Ready Parent Report for ELA and Math Diagnostic.

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are ready to show what they know on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). They will have the opportunity to take the FSA in the months of April and May. Please check our school calendar and FSA dates in this newsletter or our website for specific dates. Limited homework will be given during FSA testing days.

Please make sure your children are:

  • at school each day by 7:45.

  • well rested.

  • fed a nutritious breakfast.

  • sent off with love, smiles and hugs.

We would like to thank the Cape PTO officers, Mrs. Amy Gabel, Mrs. Corinne MacDonald, Mrs. Noelle Vilim and Mrs. Aileen Ernest, for their work this year. Our PTO board and PTO continue to support our students and teachers. The officers continue to be creative and flexible during COVID protocols and are always willing to do whatever it takes to keep things going. Thanks to all the parents who supported PTO fundraising and activities. We look forward to seeing all of our Cape families at the PTO Spring Fling on Friday, April 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on the PE field.

Cape Elementary is one of five elementary schools to participate in becoming a High Reliability School by Marzano. There are five levels of certification and our staff will work on earning Level 1 certification which is a Safe, Supportive and Collaborative Culture. The process will take over a year and the first part is having all stakeholders complete a detailed survey. We encourage you to take 15 minutes and complete this survey:

We will use this data to change and/or update our processes and procedures.

The first week of May is staff appreciation week. We are planning to have a week full of goodies and fun for our hard working 100 Cape staff members. We want to have a scavenger hunt for our staff and need many gift cards from Starbucks, Urban Buzz, Dunkin Donuts, Publix or anywhere local for $5 or $10. If you have any ideas, connections or know a company willing to donate, please reach out to Nicole Osterholm at

At the end of each year we have awards ceremonies for kindergarten to fourth grade called Celebrations of Learning and for fifth grade a Promotion Ceremony. We are working on dates and times and determining if they will be in person or via Zoom. We will communicate on social media and through School Messenger in the next few weeks.

Cape is a special place to work. We are honored to be the leaders of this great school! Please continue to contact us via email or phone call when you have a concern, question or comment.


Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

Yearbooks for Sale!

$15.00 "Early Bird" yearbook orders end Friday, April 15th. After April 15th, yearbook cost is $20.00. Purchase your yearbook ONLINE using the link below:

Yearbook "Love Notes" deadline is Friday, April 8th. See Flyer below for details.

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PTO News!

We've waited 2 years for this! The 13th Annual Cape Elementary Spring Fling is finally here! Friday, April 8th from 5:00-8:00pm. This is an exciting evening filled with carnival games, rock wall, inflatables, bungee jump, bubble soccer and more! Wristband presale going on now until Wed. 4/6 at $12 now or $15 at the gate cash/check only. Save a few bucks and skip the line at the gate! Pre buy tickets for carnival games, confetti eggs, & PTO Concessions too. Each grade level will host a carnival game that will cost between 2-6 tickets. The grade will keep all proceeds from their game! Tickets are $.25 each. Save $5 when you purchase 100 for $20. Food Trucks will be onsite cash/credit only.

Our Spring Fling Online Auction will be held Tues., April 5th-Sun., April 10th with the auction ending at 8pm. There are some great items up for bid including Universal Studio tickets, 3 Day/2 Night stay at 'Tween Waters, Principal for the Day and the coveted VIP Parent Pick Up parking space which allows you to bypass the carline and have your student delivered to your car!!

Thank you for all of the wonderful donations we've received! You have a few more days to drop off a donation for the online auction. We're in need of movie tickets, passes for bowling, mini golf, Top Golf, Defy or Skyzone etc. to make a few more Family Date Night packages. Email us at if you're able to help with a donation! Last day to drop off is Monday, 4/4.

Thank you to all of the local businesses that have helped by donating auction items! This event would not be possible without your support! We hope to see everyone at Spring Fling!

FSA Testing Dates: Reminder

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Special Shout Out!

Thanks to RoofRX for donating a delicious lunch from Taco Works for our staff!

We LOVE our Business Partners

C21 Sunbelt Realty

Jim Fischer

Quality Pest Control

Cape Coral First United Methodist Church

Vineyards Community Church (Cape Coral)

Horace Mann Insurance

Walmart (FM Beach Store)


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

Kenneth A. Savage, Ed.D.