Panther Press

September 16, 2019

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Pictures from Boosterthon Pep Rally and Door Decorating

Boosterthon Fit Challenge

We have been having so much fun with the Boosterthon team this past week and our Super HeroFit Challenge is coming up on Friday, 9/20! Our students have 2 challenges for the weekend, make sure to ask your students about it! Remember, we are raising $36,000 for new technology and we need your help to reach that goal! Logon to over the weekend and get those pledges in to help our school.

As you can see from the graphics below, we almost have participation from every state in the U.S. Additionally, the dials share some great stats on how we are doing so far. Thank you for all of your participation to help us reach our goals!

There are lots of fun dress up and silly days for reaching participation goals. Please remember sneakers must be worn every day. (Including no cowboy boots. They are a safety concern.) Our dress up days will usually be on a Friday, unless they can be incorporated into our uniform dress code.

To find out more, including spectator information, please see our flyer in Friday Flyers.

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Student Fall Picture Orders Have Arrived

This week your child will bring home their Fall Picture order. If you ordered pictures and your child does not have the packet, chances are they are on the retake list. Mrs. Gamboa will send a separate email to those families. There are only about 7 students.

Our retake day is the morning of Tuesday, September 24th. (NOTE: This is a correction from an email that was sent in error last week.) Also, retakes are available, for students who were absent or if you were unhappy with the photos received. Please return the unwanted packet on Retake Day with any special instructions.

If you have any questions regarding your pictures, contact the photographer directly at 239-273-4977 or

Early Release Day: Wednesday, 9/25 Students will be dismissed at 12:30. Bus students will arrive 3 hours earlier than their normal time.

Four Schools, One Vision

If you are curious to learn more about our system and our schools, beyond Oasis Elementary, please read the Superintendent's Governing Board Interim Report. It contains lots of great information about our four schools and our system. Here is direct link to the September 2, 2019 report.

A Message from Coach Arroyo and Tabaka....Our First K-2 Family Fitness Event

During P.E. class we have been talking about the five components of health related fitness. Please come and join us with your child for our 1st Family Fitness Night. Parents are encouraged to participate in the class with your child! We will have an energizing exercise class with information on the importance of exercise and good nutrition.

Details are listed in the image above and the attachment below this article.

Please register your family using this link. (Space is limited. Only the first 40 sign ups will be able to participate)

Money raised will go towards new PE equipment

Due to the maximum capacity of the café, space is limited so reserve your spot today on the Google link above. Additional information, including payments, will be given to families who register before capacity has been met.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Coaches Arroyo/Tabaka

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students are continuing to learn about Mindful Listening (lesson 4).

This lesson focuses volume modification, fosters sensitivity to sound, and promotes self-regulation.

(To learn more about this curriculum visit Mind Up.)

Watch Dogs

We had a great turnout for our Watch Dogs pizza night! If you could not make it, please see the Watch Dogs section in the PTO Rocks page, for more information and the link to sign up as a Watch Dog.

This week at OES...

Interim Report Day Monday, 9/16

Golf Squad Monday, 9/16 3:40-4:40

Student Leadership Club Tuesday, 9/17 from 3:30-4:30

Drama Rehearsal Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18 from 3:30-4:30

PTO Boosterthon Superhero Fit Challenge Friday, 9/20


Next week...

Fall Picture Retakes: Tuesday, 9/24

Golf Squad Monday, 9/23, 3:40-4:40

Drama Rehearsal Monday, 9/23 & 9/24, 3:30-4:30

DQ Spirit Night: Tuesday, 9/24 5:00-8:00 pm

EARLY RELEASE DAY: Wednesday, 9/25 Students will be released at 12:30. Buses will arrive 3 hours earlier than their normal time

City of Cape Coral Charter Schools Town Hall: Thursday, 9/26 from 6:00-7:30 in the OMS cafe

Please note: There will be no school on Monday, September 30th, due to Rosh Hashanah

Please do NOT use your phone in the car line, especially as you approach students and staff. We need 100% of your focus and attention to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your help.

Building a Positive Digital Footprint & Social Media Responsibilities

We have completed our presentations to the fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Please talk to your child about the information which was presented to them. Also, please take the time to review some of the videos provided in the Google Classroom created to support this initiative. Remind your student, that students who submit the most authentic and outstanding assignment submissions will work on a small Student Leaders committee, for the purpose of creating a "Junior" version of using electronic devices responsibly, for third grade students.

For more resources, check out Common Sense Media, which is an independent, research backed non-profit organization whose mission is to help families and educators provide a safe digital environment.

A Message from Our Box Tops Coordinator...

Hey parents! Please remember to clip your boxtop and scan your receipts into the new BoxTop App. School wide contest coming soon! Remember to give"credit" to your child's teacher, in the app. Collection day for physical boxtops will be Oct 18th. If you have any questions please feel free to email (Stacy Turasky - PTO BoxTop Coordinator.
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A Note from the Library

Mrs. Gamboa has been hard at work, preparing for the 2019-2020 SSYRA book club. If you would like your child to participate, please read the SSYRA JR Parent Letter, 2019-2020 SSYRA Book ,List, SSYRA Parent Letter. They are also accessible on Friday Flyers.

Due Dates- Please be mindful of due dates on flyers, students may be turned away if submitted after the date.

PTO & Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation

A Message from the Foundation...

The Cape Coral Charter School Foundation invites you to a 70's disco party fundraiser with proceeds benefiting all four schools. Please view this flyer for more information.

A Message from PTO ...

PTO had a great turnout and shared lots of great information. Please see the article on BoxTops. There are some updates that will make it easier to participate in this program.

If you are looking for more information, please read the Fall Newsletter for event dates and other information.

Boosterthon has begun! For more information go to: FUNRUN.COM. Every student will participate in the Super-HeroFit Challenge!

This year, our goal is to raise $36,000 for NEW TECHNOLOGY, and we need your help! Please begin thinking about friends and family who could pledge your student for the Oasis Super-HeroFit Challenge. Look for a Pledgebook to come home on Tuesday with more information. And don’t forget to save the Super-HeroFit Challenge date—Friday, 9/20. More details to come. Thank you for supporting our school.

Reminder: Car tags must be yellow. If you have last year's tags (blue) or no tag you will not be able to pick up your child, until you check out in the office.

Our Neighbors

Please be mindful of our neighbors in the morning and the afternoon. If you see someone trying to back out of their driveway, please stop and wave them out. Your courtesy would be so appreciated. Thank you for your help.

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

Please do not honk at car line- this encourages students to run out before all traffic has stopped

Remind your students to stay behind the yellow lines for arrival and pick up. This ensures that they are a safe distance from the vehicles.

Day Care Vans- If your child takes a daycare van in the afternoon, parents need to communicate absences or changes in dismissal with the daycare as well as the school.

Reminder: Volunteers and lunch visits will start at the end of September.


Thank you to all of the parents and families who have connected to the PBIS app. Please keep in mind, our teachers are still learning this system and how to best utilize it within their classroom.

View this short video for a brief overview.

Free Money!

Please see the attached flyer below for easy ways to raise money for our school. This includes, Box Tops, (see link for how to go digital) Amazon Smile, and Coca-Cola.

Early Dismissal and Transportation Changes

●If your student needs to have a dismissal change email:

●If a student needs to be picked up from the front office prior to dismissal time, they must be picked up before to 2:45. No dismissals will be made after this time.

Fridays, Jeans Pass and Rally No Uniform Days

Friday Dress Code for Spirit Day will be: Spirit Shirt (Spirit Shirts include Grade level shirts, PTO or Foundation related shirts, Rally shirts, K-Kids shirts, any OES affiliated shirt,) with Dress Code shorts, pants or skorts.

Jeans may be worn on Fridays ONLY if a student purchases a Jeans pass.

If a student has a No Uniform Pass, purchased at last year's Rally, (pictured below) they may wear any school appropriate shirt or pants only on Friday. (Note: These are no longer available for purchase)

Out of Field Teachers

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teacher at times must be assigned to duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Oasis Elementary are certified, but are assigned to a class outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are in training for ESOL or Gifted certification.

Altini, Janet- Gifted

Arroyo, Esmeralds -ESOL

Brook, Teresa- Gifted

Calabrese, Nicole-ESOL

Foster, Stefanii-ESOL

Gutierrez, Stacy-Gifted

Ordway, Jamie-Gifted

For more information, read the Out of Field letter posted attached below.

Official OES Facebook Page Launch

In addition to our web site, Twitter, PTO OES Families Facebook page, we have launched an official OES Facebook page.