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August 26, 2019

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OES Picture Day Information

We are using a different photographer this year. All orders must be brought to school on your picture day. This is a pre-order picture only. No ordering is available after picture dates. Everyone, regardless of ordering status, will have their picture taken for the yearbook, (unless a parent marked the "NO" option on the directory form.)

Students must be in uniform.

Picture Dates:

Grades K-2: August 28th

Grades 3-5: August 29th

OES Curriculum Nights

Please be sure to check our OES calendar for upcoming Curriculum Nights. Fifth grade had an a great turnout for their Curriculum Night last week. The purpose of Curriculum Night is for parents and guardians to better understand the grade level curriculum, behavioral and organizational expectations. There is consistency among the school and grade level for some things, and other expectations are teacher specific. When parents/guardians are able to come to this event, it is time well spent and will help make the year go by more smoothly.

Kindergarten: Monday, 8/26, 5:30-6:30 pm

First Grade: Tuesday, 8/27, 6:00-7:00 pm

Fourth Grade: Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm

Second Grade: Thursday, 8/29, 6:00-7:00 pm

Third Grade: Tuesday, 9/3, 5:00-6:00 pm

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Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students are learning about mindful awareness. This lesson focuses on teaching students to focus on one thing at a time and be mindful listeners. (For more information on our curriculum visit Mind Up.)


If you are still not connected to the Parent PBIS app, please let your teacher know. The most frequently encountered issues when parents are having difficulty connecting are downloading the wrong app or the wrong version of the app. Parents must use the Parent app, not the Staff app. The other issue, is having the QR code printed with faded ink or other printing issues. Most of these are easy to resolve. If your teacher cannot help you, please stop by the office for further assistance.

Since this will also be our communication tool for infractions/referrals and eventually, we will be linking to a reward system for points it is important to be connected.

View this short video for a brief overview.

No School for Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd

Growing Leaders

Many parents have requested the title and author of the book we are using for our Growing Leaders initiative. The title, author is below. If you purchase through Amazon, remember if you use Smile and designate the CAPE CORAL MUNICIPAL CHARTER SCHOOL FOUNDATION as the charity.

Marching off the Map by Tim Elmore

This week at OES...

This Week...

Kindergarten Curriculum Night: Monday, 8/26, 5:30-6:30 pm

First Grade Curriculum Night: Tuesday, 8/27, 6:00-7:00 pm

Dairy Queen Spirit Night (Skyline location) Tuesday, 8/27 5:00-8:00 pm

Fourth Grade Curriculum Night:Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm

K-2 Picture Day: Wednesday, 8/28

3-5 Picture Day: Thursday, 8/29

Second Grade Curriculum Night: Thursday, 8/29, 6:00-7:00 pm

PTO Miracles Baseball Game: Friday, 8/30 at 7:00 pm

Next Week...


Third Grade Curriculum Night:Tuesday, 9/3, 5:00-6:00 pm

SAC Meeting (Media Center): Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm

4th Grade Parent Meeting for St. Augustine: Thursday, 6:00 pm

Fridays, Jeans Pass and Rally No Uniform Days

Friday Dress Code for Spirit Day will be: Spirit Shirt (may be vintage until new Spirit Shirts have arrived) with Dress Code shorts, pants or skorts.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Thank you...

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback to improve our car line. Every year is different. This year, our lines work best with only two grades dismissing up front and they seem to be moving much more swiftly. Please remind your child to stand up and go to their number the first time they hear their name. Also, remind them that because we have rotating dismissal teams, they might not always pronounce their names 100% accurately.

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.

PTO & Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation

A Message from the Foundation...

There is still time to enter to win FOUR DISNEY tickets. We want to hear from each of you! We want to share more information with you directly about what the Foundation does and how you can be a part of it all!!! No fees, no commitment, just a quick survey and a chance to win big!!!

Also, join PTO August 30th at the Hammond Stadium to watch the Miracles. See the attachment below for more information.

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.

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.