In "Otter" News - Week #10 (B Week)

For the Week of 11/1 - 11/5


Message From the Principal

Good Evening Oakville Otter Families and Happy Friday!

Today, we end the 1st Marking Period of the 2021-2022 school year! It is hard to believe we are already a quarter of the way through the year. Be sure to check out the update on report card distribution below in the "Update from the Front Office" section of the SMORE.

We also say goodbye to October this weekend and hello to November on Monday! We sent October out with a bang with our Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat on Saturday. Check out some pictures below!

Finally, a big CONGRATULATIONS to the following fifth-grade students for being selected by Ms. Drake to represent OES in the Elementary School All-County Honors Chorus! They are busy rehearsing and preparing for the concert on November 9th at Leonardtown High School.

  • Lizzy Alvey
  • Olivia Bailey
  • Harper Derby
  • Ava Eagan
  • Kaitlyn Porter

Enjoy your weekend and try to stay dry!

"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

B Week


  • Maryland STE(A)M Festival at the SMC Fairgrounds from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. See below for more information

Monday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser

Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser

Friday: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm

  • PTA Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser
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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.

**A hard copy of the order form will be sent home directly with students.** The hard copy order form and payment will be due at the same time and can be returned to school in an envelope labeled "PTA Honey Baked Hame Fundraiser Form and Money".

A PDF of the information and order form has been provided below the visual if you would like to print it out and get started right away!

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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 - 11/1 - 11/5

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


Next Level Info - Upcoming Events

Save the Dates!

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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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 is 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

Check out some pictures from our Fall Festival and our PreK Fall Celebration!


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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