Panther Press

October 15, 2019

Student Conferences

This week, parents and guardians are invited to meet with their child's teacher. This is a great opportunity to understand and collaborate on ways to help your child be his/her best. Read this brief article on how to make the most of a Parent/Teacher conference.

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

AM Car Line: Cars should NOT line up before 7:50 AM. Our OES cars hinder the OMS car line. We will be closing the back gate in between OMS and OES arrivals. Please see link for more information.

PM Car Line: Cars should NOT line up before 3:15.

Please do not honk at car line- this encourages students to run out before all traffic has stopped.

Please stay in your vehicle for the safety of everyone.

Remind your students to stay behind the yellow lines for arrival and pick up. This ensures that they are a safe distance from the vehicles.

Day Care Vans- If your child takes a daycare van in the afternoon, parents need to communicate absences or changes in dismissal with the daycare as well as the school.

A Note from Mrs. Gamboa...

Please carefully read the letter in Friday Flyers, regarding AR Fun Day. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Gamboa or your child's teacher.

The Oasis Elementary Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch, and we need your help! Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your favorite book characters and bring it to the library to plant in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch! If you would like to participate, please read the informative flyer in the Friday Flyer for more details.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon to OES! Please read the Friday Flyer for more information.

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will learn about Mindful Seeing (Lesson 5). This lesson focuses on visually focusing on all of the visual details of what they are looking at.

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

Wednesday, October 23rd, is an Early Release Date. Students will dismiss at 12:30.

Lunch Visitors in the Cafeteria

The schedule for lunch visitors is below and will be in effect until October 11th. At that time, we will rotate days for each grade levels.

Beginning October 15th, we will be following the 2nd quarter schedule. See below.

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This week at OES...

Parent Teacher Conferences: Week of 10/14-10/18

Professional Duty Day (No school for students): 10/14

Eco Club (K-2): Wednesday, 10/16

Oasis Singers: Thursday AM, 10/17

Scholastic Book Fair Family Night: Thursday, 10/17


Next week...

Drama Rehearsal: Monday, 10/21

Golf Squad: Monday, 10/21

Drama Rehearsal: Tuesday, 10/22

Early Release Date: 10/23

Oasis Singers: AM Thursday, 10/24

Trunk or Treat: Thursday, 10/24 6:00 pm

Halloween Parade: October 31st @ 9:00 am

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.

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:

2020-2021 Kindergarten Lottery and Wait List information

If you have a child or know a family with a child who will be starting Kindergarten next school year, (2020), and would like them to attend Oasis Elementary, we are accepting applications at this time. Please complete the forms on our web site (scroll all the way down and locate the heading, 2020-2021 Kindergarten Lottery and Wait List Packet and bring these completed documents, along with all other required documents, to our OES office.

Lottery enrollment runs through October 25th, 2019, at which time, it will be determined if a lottery will be necessary. It is important to submit your completed applications to Oasis Elementary by October 25th. Applications received after that time will be put on a waiting list.

Four Schools, One Vision

If you are curious to learn more about our system and our schools, beyond Oasis Elementary, please read the Superintendent's Governing Board Interim Report. It contains lots of great information about our four schools and our system. Here is direct link to the September 2, 2019 report.

Lunch Information

For Free and Reduced lunch form applications, as well as lunch payments and other lunch information click here.


Thank you to all of the parents and families who have connected to the PBIS app. Please keep in mind, our teachers are still learning this system and how to best utilize it within their classroom.

View this short video for a brief overview.

Watch Dogs

We had a great turnout for our Watch Dogs pizza night! If you could not make it, please see the Watch Dogs section in the PTO Rocks page, for more information and the link to sign up as a Watch Dog.

A Message from Our Box Tops Coordinator...

Hey parents! Please remember to clip your boxtop and scan your receipts into the new BoxTop App. School wide contest coming soon! Remember to give"credit" to your child's teacher, in the app. Collection day for physical boxtops will be Oct 18th. If you have any questions please feel free to email (Stacy Turasky - PTO BoxTop Coordinator.
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Please do NOT use your phone in the car line, especially as you approach students and staff. We need 100% of your focus and attention to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your help.

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

PTO and Foundation

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

A Message from PTO ...

Trunk or Treat is October 24th. Please see the Friday Flyer for more information.

If you are looking for more information, please read the Fall Newsletter for event dates and other information.

Free Money!

Please see the attached flyer below for easy ways to raise money for our school. This includes, Box Tops, (see link for how to go digital) Amazon Smile, and Coca-Cola.

Out of Field Teachers

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teacher at times must be assigned to duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Oasis Elementary are certified, but are assigned to a class outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are in training for ESOL or Gifted certification.

Altini, Janet- Gifted

Arroyo, Esmeralds -ESOL

Brook, Teresa- Gifted

Calabrese, Nicole-ESOL

Foster, Stefanii-ESOL

Gutierrez, Stacy-Gifted

Ordway, Jamie-Gifted

For more information, read the Out of Field letter posted attached below.

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.