Panther Press

February 24, 2020

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Rally on the Green Will Be Here Soon!

The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation is hosting their 7th Annual Rally and 2nd year of the added golf tournament! This family-friendly fundraiser benefits our 4 schools and will include Games, Rides, Online Auction and Live Entertainment. For more information on how to help, please read the informational flyer.

Click here for Rally on the Green information, including reserving your tee time as well as how to purchase unlimited play wristbands, (at pre-sale prices) as well as details about the online auction. Please check out this very informative flyer to find out more about this awesome event, which supports all four schools.

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

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FSA Parent Night

We had an impressive turnout for Grade 03 and 04's FSA Parent Night. Thank you to all of the parents who attended. We appreciate your support.

Please note, 5th grade's FSA Parent Night has been changed. The new date is Monday, 2/24 at 5:00 PM. As we approach our FSA testing dates, our staff has been digging into the data and collaborating on strategies to help our students become proficient and continue to make learning gains. Many times parents ask what kind of strategies they can use at home to help their child become more prepared for FSA.

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Reflex Math and Khan Academy

Here are some online activities that the children are already familiar with using. For math, spending some extra time every night, on Reflex Math or Khan Academy (grades 3--5) is an effective way for your child to increase his/her math fluency as well as build a better understanding of grade level math skills. Please reach out to your child's teacher, if your child does not know his or her username and password.

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Family STEM Night Coming Up... Volunteers Needed

On February 25th between 6-8, in the OES Cafe, we will have our Family STEM Night. It is an opportunity to see the amazing Science Fair projects our students created and a chance to have fun with hands on science activities that were brought from the IMAG. We are in need of some parents to help with some of the science centers. If you are able to volunteer please use the link below to sign up. If you have any questions please contact

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will learn about Lesson 13: Expressing Gratitutde

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

Student Banking Program

Achieva Credit Union will be on our campus for students who want to make a deposit. This is only for students who have registered through our Student Banking program. Achieva Credit Union representatives will be in our OES cafeteria on Friday, February 28th, from 8:00-8:25.

Cold and Flu Season

OES has had an increase in illnesses. Please remind your child of the importance of hand washing/hand sanitizer and also keeping their hands away from their face. Teachers are doing their best to keep surfaces disinfected and our custodial staff will be doing extra cleaning. Also, our school policy states that a fever is considered 100.0 or higher and the student must remain at home at least 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of medication.

This includes refraining from all on-campus after school clubs and activities. Please reference our illness policy located in the link below:

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Field Day is Coming Up!

Please see the above schedule for Field Day times. Parents are welcome to attend, but must already be cleared and also must complete this form by Friday, February 28th. This will give us enough time to adequately prepare for the large amount of spectators to come on campus. Thank you for your cooperation and helping us keep our campus safe and secure.


Coach is requesting some volunteers to help smoothly run each station. If you are interested, please Click here to volunteer on Field Day.

Select the appropriate link to RSVP to attend as a spectator on Field Day.

Kindergarten March 5th: 8:50-10:25

1st Grade March 5th: 10:30-12:05

2nd Grade March 5th: 12:40-2:15

3rd Grade March 6th: 10:30-12:05

4th Grade March 6th: 8:50-10:25

5th Grade March 6th: 12:40-2:15

A Message from Mrs. Gamboa...


The Oasis Library Read-a-Thon will start next Monday and run through March 6. A flyer with information about this fundraiser was sent in your child's folder. As your child builds their minutes and/or raises funds, they will receive additional prizes.

Please take the time to activate your child's account and share it with family and friends to requesting sponsorship of their reading. Students who activate their online account will receive a "dress out of uniform coupon to be used on March 6, 2020".

Then starting next Monday, February 24, your child will start recording the minutes they devote to reading.

Students will earn prizes online, but we additional incentives: First Week: By Friday 2/28, at midnight, the top two students in K-2 and 3-5 will go on the news to be recognized and talk about the program.

At the end: Each grade level's "Top Readers" most minutes and students with the most sponsorship as measured by the most money raised will get a $10 Scholastic Book Fair coupon to spend at the Scholastic BOGO in March.

Many students are reading to reach a milestone in the SSYRA Jr. (K-2) and SSYRA (3-5) Reading Program.

The deadline to read for a milestone is Monday, March 23, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. Note: They must have read at least 8 books to attend the Election Party and all 15 to earn a seat on the Battle of the Books along with earning 70% or higher on the AR Test.

For the 3-5 SSYRA books, we will continue to give out the dog tags through May 15, or until our supply is depleted.

Please make sure if your child is reading to reach a milestone of 3, 8, 12, or 15, that they advise their classroom teacher allowing their reading log card to be updated.

Thank you for encouraging your child to reach for the highest summit of READING!


Please review the AR Fun Day letter, from October, to remind your child of the criteria to earn this super fun day.

E-Book Collection

Our E book collection contains most of the 2019-2020 SSYRA books along with a few audio books.

You will have 14 days to read, but if you finish early simply go into the account and click RETURN. This will free the copy for someone else and allow your child to check out another ebook.

To access Sora program in the browser,

visit or download the Sora app (Apple or Android) and search for Oasis. Students will sign in using their Oasis Google account username and password.

Username: first

Password: Children in grades 3-5 know their passwords

A letter containing this information was sent home in September.

Please utilize this wonderful resource and CHECK OUT and RETURN often.

Rainbow Reading

The K-2 Rainbow Reading Program is in full swing now. All students received the red reading log at the beginning of the school year. As you and your child read the books listed on the sheet and it is returned during their library visit, they will spin for a prize and receive the next colored log.

The goal is for students to read through the colors of a rainbow and reach "PURPLE". Then they will join us during our Purple People Party in May. During this party, students will wear purple, and eat purple foods, play games, and enjoy time with other readers. The last day to turn in a Rainbow sheet is May 1st.

If you need another red sheet, please send an email and include the student and his or her teacher's name to the request. This is a fun time for your child to explore books in varying genres from your home and public library. Also, they can search for books in the school library during their Specials visit.

Thank you for supporting your child's education.

Lunch Visitors in the Cafeteria

Thank you to everyone for following our rotating lunch schedule. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
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Can a Good Night's Sleep Help Your Child Be More Successful at School?

Please take a moment to consider how much quality sleep your child gets in a night. Research shows that being well rested and having enough sleep can have a positive impact on academic performance. How much sleep should children be getting? This article is a good place to start. Read this article on sleep and academic performance. Click here to read the American Academy of Pediatrics for sleep guidelines.

Wednesday, March 4th is an Early Release Day: Students dismiss at 12:30.

Read Across America Week

Starting on March 2nd, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. Our Leadership Club has planned a fun week, including a Wacky Week. Please see this flyer for more details.

This week at OES...


This week...

Monday, 2/24: Golf Squad, GR05 FSA Parent Night

Tuesday, 2/25 SSYRA JR Book Club (GR: K-2); Dairy Queen Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 PM, Family STEM Night

Wednesday, 2/26:

Thursday, 2/27: Nutty Scientist (GR: K-1); Optimism Club (K-2) (3-5) Watch Dogs Meeting & Kickball Game 5:00 PM

Friday, 2/28: Nutty Scientist (GR: 2-3)

Saturday, 2/29: RALLY on the Green

Next Week:

Monday, 3/2: Read Across America Week

Tuesday, 3/3 SSYRA JR Book Club (GR: K-2)

Wednesday, 3/4: Early Release Day 12:30 Firehouse Sub Spirit Night; PTO Meeting 6:30 PM

Thursday, 3/5: K-2 Field Day Nutty Scientist (GR: K-1); K Kids

Friday, 3/6: 3-5 Field Day Nutty Scientist (GR: 2-3)

No School for Students: March 13th.

March 16th-March 20th: School Closed due to Spring Break

Volunteering in the OES Cafeteria on Pizza Days

If you would like to help out on our Pizza Days, (Fridays) in the cafeteria, please use this sign up link. (This link has been updated for 2020).

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 2:45. No dismissals will be made after this time.

Fortify App

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear. FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. For more information visit:

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.