Panther Press

December 2, 2019

Welcome Back!

OMS Open House

Oasis Middle School will be having its first Open House during the school day on December 5th at 8:30 AM. This event will give you the opportunity to see OMS teachers and students during their regular day. You will also have a chance to meet administration, hear new details about the 2020-21 year and tour core academic classrooms (math, language arts, science, social studies), as well as some elective classrooms. This event will last approximately 90 minutes.

Nutty Scientists and the Mad Hatter Drum Club

Coming soon, we have a some fee based clubs that will be offered after school. Nutty Scientist is offering two clubs, (K-1, 2-3). This is a a weekly S.T.E.A.M. club. For more information, view the K-1 and 2-3 flyer. Additionally, the Mad Hatter Drum Club is for students in grades 4 and 5. Students will learn to play drums. For more information, view the Mad Hatter flyer.

Please note, these fee based clubs are not school sponsored. They are provided by private companies.

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A Message from Mrs. Gamboa...


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.

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.

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will continue to learn about Lesson 8: Mindful Movement.

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

Lunch Visitors in the Cafeteria

Thank you to everyone for following our rotating lunch schedule. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

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

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This week at OES...

12/2, Monday: Drama; Golf Squad

12/3, Tuesday, Drama

12/4, Wednesday, Drama; Eco Club (3-5)

12/5, Thursday, Oasis Singers (AM club); Optimism (2-3, 4-5); Table Top Game (2-3) K-Kids Club (4-5),

12/6, Friday, Sets and Props Art Club


Next week...

12/9, Monday: First Grade Winter Concert

5:45 - 6:15 Sowinski/Brown/Montag

6:30 - 7:00 Holowell/Roessler/Lewis/Brook

12/9, Monday: Drama; Golf Squad

12/10, Tuesday: Drama, Leadership Club

12/10, Tuesday: Firehouse Subs Night at 5:00 PM

12/10, Tuesday: Governing Board Meeting at 5:30 PM.

12/11, Wednesday: Drama; Eco Club (3-5)

12/12, Thursday: Winter Dance, (3-5)

12/12, Thursday: Oasis Singers (AM club); Optimism (2-3, 4-5); Table Top Game (2-3)

12/14, Saturday, Breakfast with Santa

December 20th is an Early Dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30. Winter Break Starts December 23rd.

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PTO and Foundation

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

A Message from PTO ...

Breakfast with Santa is fast approaching. See the flyer for more details.

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.

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.

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.

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.