Cape Elementary: Seahawk Sentinel

February 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,

February is the month when we celebrate and remember those who make our days immeasurably richer. Daily, we receive hugs and smiles and hear proud words about recent achievements from our students. The joys they share with us are the highlights of our days! Please join with me in commending the teachers at Cape for their dedication to enriching and meeting our students’ academic and social needs. Our support staff members including our paraprofessionals, office staff, cafeteria teams, and custodial crew give willingly to make sure our students, families and teachers are supported in their educational journey. You, as parents, are our partners, constantly offering your support wherever needed. We are all members of the Cape family, and it is that sense of family that provides the cohesiveness to accomplish great things!

Each year our students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade participate in the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for reading, math, writing and science. The specific dates and tests Cape will administer are included in this newsletter. Please mark your calendars now. On Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m., we invite our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade parents to learn more about the FSA via Zoom meeting. More details to come in a few weeks.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Movie Night on Friday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. on our PE Field. More details about the movie and food being served in the next couple of weeks.

Safety continues to be a focus at Cape Elementary. We appreciate all the parents who walk their tardy students to the front office doors in the morning. We also thank parents who keep their phone numbers, addresses and email addresses up-to-date. Remember all communication including emergency communication will now go through School Messenger. We send messages about once a week via phone and email. If you have not received messages that means we do not have your correct information.

We continue to be thankful to lead Cape each day.


Ms. Osterholm and Mrs. Sund

Mark Your Calendars Now for FSA Testing Dates!

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PTO News!

Thank you to all of our Cape Kids and Staff for participating in our 4th Annual PTO Fun Run! Boy was it a cold one! Cape students ran over 11,000 laps! The money pledged will be used for a shade over the new Kaboom Playground and other improvements around Cape Elementary. Pledge money is due Friday, February 4th. Checks should be payable to Cape Elementary PTO and a tax donation letter is available. If needed email your request.

Valentine Gram flyers will go home this week & will also be posted on our Facebook page. Treat your child, teacher, staff or class to a special Valentine treat. Orders are due Friday, February 11th. Valentine Grams will be delivered on Monday, February 14th. For class orders please email your request to

Movie night is coming Friday, February 25th! Please join us on the PE field for a free family movie. The students will vote for their choice of movie during lunch. Food & drinks will be available to purchase from local food trucks.

The PTO Spring Fling Online auction will be here in just a few months. We're looking for donated items to include in the auction as well as volunteer help to solicit donations from the community. Please reach out on Facebook or via email if you're able to help. More information will be posted on PTBoard soon!

The PTO Spring Fling Carnival has been approved and is scheduled for Friday, April 8th. We need LOTS of volunteers for this to be a successful, free event for our school. More information will be coming soon via an email from PTBoard.

Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Join us virtually and get the latest happenings from PTO.

We look forward to our upcoming activities in the second half of the school year and always appreciate the parents and families who donate to our events. Thank you!

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Out of Field Teachers

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Cape Elementary School are engaged in training to add the endorsements listed to their current certificate:

Clara Bai-Lee (Autism Endorsement)

Olivia Candor (ESOL-English as a Second Language)

Sally Nemerovsky-Kopko (ESOL-English as a Second Language)

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.