OES Panther Press

November 15, 2020

K-Kids Thanksgiving Food Drive

We can make a huge difference this holiday season for families in need. The Oasis Elementary South Guidance Department and Oasis K-Kids have joined forces together to sponsor a holiday food drive.

We will be collecting donations of Thanksgiving related nonperishable food items until Wednesday, November 18th. Donations will be collected each morning in your child’s homeroom class. These donations will first be offered to families at our own school who may be in need this holiday season. Any leftover donations will be donated to the Cape Coral Caring Center at the end of the drive.

Below is a list of suggested Items • Boxed stuffing • Cranberry sauce • Pie crusts • Boxed mashed potatoes • Yams • Juice • Gravy • Jiffy cornbread mix • Olives • Chicken broth • Bread crumbs • Rice • Any can of vegetables or fruits- corn, beans, peas, pears, peaches, pineapple, etc. •

Any other nonperishable food items are ALWAYS needed such as peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, apple sauce, etc.

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A Message from the Foundation...

Dear Parents,

Nominations are being accepted for the LIGHTHOUSE AWARDS! The Lighthouse Awards honors our most deserving teacher at each school.

During this unprecedented time, teachers are going above and beyond and this is an opportunity to share your thoughts on your favorite teacher---past or present! Nominations will be accepted until Friday, December 4th. Winners are not announced until May 2021.

To nominate a teacher, click here.

This Week's Edition of the OES News- Veterans Edition 2nd Edition

View the link below to see what's going on at OES, from Mrs. Feury's news crew. This is the second installment of their Veterans edition.


Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 6: Mindful Smelling. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Important Dates for November

11/6-11/19 Scholastic Virtual Book fair (See link below)

11/18 Picture Retake Day

11/23-11/27 Schools are closed for Thanksgiving Break

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Scholastic Online Bookfair is Coming Soon

Oasis Elementary South will hold a Scholastic Online Scholastic Book Fair through November19th.


When children have a new book in their hands, they are excited to read!


This week's Staff Member of the Week is...

Note: Due to the unusual circumstances of last week, a new Staff Member of the Week was not selected.

If you would like to nominate one of our outstanding staff members, please use this link.

Veterans Day Video: This past week the students had the opportunity to view a Veterans Day honor video showcasing many amazing historical and inspiring photos submitted by our OES families. In case you missed it you can view it here!

This week students will complete their grade level thankful trees. Be on the lookout for a video on Nov 20th!

Frosty’s Factory opens Tuesday Nov 17th! Be on the lookout for a post on The Oasis Families FB page and a letter from your teacher for a website and password to log into our personalized shop!

Five Below shop for OES starts Nov 30th! Be on the lookout for our personalized shopping flyer. Please present this flyer when shopping so OES gets credit!

Not sure what Five Below is? Here is a link to their website! https://www.fivebelow.com/

Perfect for holiday shopping!

More December fun events for our students to be announced soon!

November Staff & Teacher Friday Appreciation

The theme is Thanks and Giving Love and we are in need of donations. If you are able to contribute please use the sign up genius link below. Thank you for your support.


Thank you for your continued support!

The Parent PTO Calendar is below, as well as some upcoming PTO sponsored activities.

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Who’s ready to have some fun with STEM?

As part of our system’s efforts to increase STEM opportunities for all students, we would like to invite all families with students in grades K-8 to participate in a home STEM bingo game. Engaging in STEM and design thinking activities has shown to have tremendous impact in increasing students’ understanding of critical thinking, problem solving, and creative thinking.

Over the next two months, we invite you to work as a family to complete any five (or more!) challenges from the bingo cards below.

STEM Bingo

The five challenges you work on do not have to be done in a row on the card, simply choose the five your family is most interested in completing.

When you are done, please complete this Google Form with information on the challenges you completed and photos showing your family working together on these tasks. Please complete the form by Monday, January 4.

All students who complete this challenge and submit photos through the Google Form above will receive a laser engraved keepsake from the OMS Gator Garage Makerspace.

We hope you have fun as a family with this challenge. We can not wait to see all the great solutions you come up with!

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Omundsen via email at john.omundsen@capecharterschools.org

School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.