Panther Press

February 19, 2019

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Reaching Out to Our Community

We are so proud of our OES students reaching out to support our community. K-Kids delivered Valentines to seniors and second grade students wrote cards to our troops. Keep Roaring!

Beacon Awards

This program is designed to honor the most deserving non-teaching staff within our Charter School System. The Beacon Award Recognition Program is administered by the Cape Coral Charter School Authority and the Superintendent.

Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators and the community at large are encouraged to nominate any City of Cape Coral Charter School support staff who has made a difference at one of the schools.

Nominations are due no later than March 29th at 5:00 PM. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

The Beacon Award was created for non-teaching and support staff. One (1) winner will be chosen among the four (4) schools.

Those listed below are eligible for that nomination.
• Paraprofessionals
• Guidance Counselors
• Coaches who don’t teach
• Support Personnel (facilities, cleaning, cafeteria, nurse, office, etc)
• Bus Drivers

Click here to go to the nomination form.

Read Across America

This year we will be celebrating Read Across America. In next week's Panther Press we will send out a list of fun days for our students, starting on February 25th. On Friday, March 1st, students will have readers come to our school and share their favorite book with students.

See the Friday Flyer for details on this fun week.

Rally on the Green

This year, the Charter School Foundation is holding the 6th annual Rally on the Green will be Saturday, March 9th. This is a family friendly fundraiser which benefits all four schools. In addition to golf, there will be inflatables, laser tag, Nerf War, an online auction, school group performances and live music. Check out all the details.

Firehouse Subs School Spirit Night

We are gearing up for our second Firehouse Subs night! This is a great night to support our school. This event will support our STEM and Safety Patrol programs. We had a great turnout at our last event. If you missed it, please consider coming this time. It is a great night to visit with our OES families and eat good food. Details are below. We hope to see you there!

WHEN: February 25th, From 5pm - 8pm

WHERE: 2612 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral

Please see flyer for more information.

K-2 Clubs Sign Ups

For the spring, we will be offering some clubs for our younger students. The clubs will meet from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm on the following Mondays: 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 2019. See below for more details on the clubs. Spaces are limited and admission to the clubs will be based on the order they are received.

Random Act of Kindness Club Oasis R.A.K.C is a school enrichment club for students who want to work together to promote kindness at school, at home, in the community, and the world!

There are 20 spots available and each club will have 8 second graders, 6 first graders and 6 kindergarteners.

Application for the RAKC club,

Deadline to sign up for the club is Friday February 21st.

Coming soon for our younger students... a yoga club and a cooking club. Details will be coming up in a later issue of the Panther Press.

Science Fair Awards and Family Science Night

Please join us on Monday, March 4th in the OMS Cafe for Science Fair Awards and Family Science Night. There will be hands-on exploration stations that engage students and their families to the concepts of science, math, art and related technologies! The event will take place from 6-8 pm. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact


Box Top deadline is on WEDNESDAY, Feb 20th! Be sure to send them in and help your class win a popsicle party! There are incentives for each grade and for the class who brings in the most for the entire school!

This is FREE MONEY for our school and we have brought in thousands of dollars thru the Box Top program. Ask friends and family to collect them all year long!

For more information, see the Friday Flyer.

Lunch in the Breezeway Dates

March will be third grade's Lunch in the Breezeway

3/5 White

3/6 Tassoni

3/7 Olszewski


3/12 Hendershot

3/13 Barnhill

3/27 Keezer

News from the Library...

Thursday, February 21, - Publix Math Night - Camelot Isles - 1616 Cape Coral Pkwy West 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Receive one hour of volunteer time for attending. Please RSVP allowing Publix to have a gift for your child.

Tuesday, February 26, - Dairy Queen Spirit Night to support the OCES Library Reading Incentive Programs - 2525 Skyline Blvd, anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. - dine inside or drive thru.

Oasis Library Read-A-Thon - be on the look out for information regarding his program to include dates and information.

Upcoming Events and Club Meetings

Club Meeting Dates are below. Students who are club members have been notified by the club sponsors. If your child is enrolled in a club, please communicate updates with your child's teacher about when your child is or isn't staying after school for a club.

2/18 No School

2/19 No School

2/19 Drama Rehearsal

2/20 Drama Rehearsal

2/21 Drama Rehearsal

2/21 6:30 Publix Math Night (Camelot Isles)

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 76% of their Point Goal by Friday.

Student Online Academic Resources

This school year, we have been working hard to provide useful resources for students, which can be accessed at school and home, to help them with a personalized track of learning activities.

Moby Max presents Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science in a fun and engaging way. To find out more information about Moby Max, view this presentation.

Reflex Math is a new program designed to improve students' math facts fluency. Students work on increasing their retrieval time on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. To learn more about Reflex Math, visit the virtual tour.

Students at Oasis also use other online resources, including Khan Academy and support for our new Science curriculum. All of these links have been compiled on our school web site, underneath our Student Portal. You can also access it using this link. While you are there, be sure to click on the Florida Standards Resources. It provides useful tutorials linked to Florida Standards.

Happy Learning! :)

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Reminder about Car Line

Please remember in the morning that cars can use both lanes on the side of the building and will merge into an every other traffic flow when vehicles get to the front of the building. Please review the map for clarification.

Also, please remember that in the afternoon, the OHS entrance is not double lanes (like it is in the morning). It is only one lane in in the afternoons. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

Updated OES Gate TImes

Reminder, the OES gate is no longer a point of entry. Vehicles will be able to enter through the OHS gate.

Please note the updated times that the OES automatic gate will be open.

6:00 am - 8:45 am

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm