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December 9, 2019

December Letter from Mrs. Collins...

Please read this letter from Supt. Collins, regarding re-branding the schools in our system.

Reaching Out to Help Our Community

Over the next few weeks, there will several opportunities to help people in our community.

The Cape Coral Police Department (CCPD)’s Holiday Toy Drive:

This event is sponsored by the Cape Coral Police Department. Officers are partnering with the staff, faculty, students, and parents of Oasis Elementary School and Oasis Middle School to collect new, unwrapped toy donations for The Children’s Network of SWFL.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, December 10, before school at the parent drop-off line at Oasis Elementary School and Oasis Middle School. Send in a new, unwrapped toy with your child to school on Tuesday, December 10. Cape Coral Police Officers will be greeting students that morning at the parent drop-off line to collect the donations. For more information, read this flyer.

Stocking Stuffers – K-Kids Holiday Service Project

The Oasis K-Kids club would like to give filled stockings to members at Special Populations. Donations will be accepted in your child’s classroom from December 1–18. In addition, there will be a special collection box at the Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 14. Please see the flyer below, for a list of needed items.

Nutty Scientists and the Mad Hatter Drum Club (Grades 1-3 now available)

If you have a student in grades 1-3, interested in participating in the Mad Hatter Drum Club, please read this flyer for more details.

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...

12/9, 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.

12/12, 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


Next week...

12/16, Monday: Drama; Golf Squad

12/17, Tuesday: Drama

12/18, Wednesday Jingle Jog (2-3) During Specials Time

12/18, Wednesday: Drama, Eco Club (K-2)

12/19, Thursday: Table Top Game (2-3)

12/20, Friday: Early Dismissal Day (12:30)

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

Early Dismissal Days

Please note, this year, our Early Dismissal Days are not the same as the School District of Lee County.

Friday, (12/20) is the only Early Dismissal Day before our break.

Wednesday, (12/18) and Thursday, (12/19) are regular dismissal days for Oasis Elementary.

Frosty's Factory Class Schedule is Below

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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 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.