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October 15, 2018

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Second Quarter and Parent Conferences this Week

It is hard to believe the first quarter has already come and gone. This week marks the start of second quarter and Parent Conferences. We have already seen so much growth in our students since the beginning of school. The partnership with your child's teacher is so important to the academic and social success of your child. Thank you for all you do to support your child's growth at school. If you are unable to come to a conference, report cards will be sent home on October 26th.

Upcoming Events

10/15 No School Teacher Professional Duty Day

10/16 Martin Lunch in the Breezeway

10/17 Due date for turning in box tops/coca cola codes/Tyson labels

10/18 Ordway Lunch in the Breezeway

10/23 Rozum Lunch in the Breezeway

10/24 Early Release Day

10/25 Taylor Lunch in the Breezeway

10/25 @6:00 pm PTO Trunk or Treat

10/30 Wolvin Lunch in the Breezeway

10/31 @9:30 Halloween Parade

OES PTO is Looking for Sponsors for Fall Fest

OES PTO is looking for sponsors for our upcoming 9th Annual Fall Festival! If you own your own business or work for a company that loves to donate to awesome schools like ours, we’d love to hear from you! Please email and check out our flyer in this week’s Friday Flyers!

Halloween Parade

Our Halloween Parade will begin at 9:30 on October 31st. In order to facilitate students safely arriving in the morning, parents and families will not be able to arrive for the parade until 9:00. Thank you for understanding. Also, please make sure student costumes are appropriate for elementary school. Students should not bring pretend weapons or have costumes that are too gruesome for our younger students.

News from Mrs. Gamboa

News from the Library

October 16 - October 24 -Scholastic Book Fair

Set up for the fair is Monday - October 15 (Professional Duty Day - volunteers needed for set up and throughout the fair) Register to volunteer:

Volunteers make a difference.

We need help to pull off our best Book Fair ever! Even an hour of your time would help. Sign up now!

Fair Hours

October 16 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 17 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 18 - Parent/Teacher Conference 8:30 - 7:00 p.m.

October 19 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 22 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 23 - 8:30 - 5:00

October 24 - (Half Day) 8:30 - 12:00

October 22 - Storybook Pumpkins delivered to the OCES Breezeway.

October 24 - October 30 - Fall Friendship Candy Grams will be sold in the OCES Cafe during lunch allowing students to make the purchase. Also, a sheet of blank Friendship Candy Grams at fifty cents each will be sent home Friday, October 19th. You and your child can complete at home and then return to school with the funds. Parents, you too are encouraged to send a message to your child and their friends. Consider sending a candy gram to everyone in your child's class. Just send the money and the message to be written. A volunteer will complete each gram for you. Don't forget your teachers, principals, and staff. They will be delivered to all classrooms on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Click on this link to sign up to volunteer.

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 12% of their Point Goal.

Family Events in Our Community

FSW will be hosting their annual Family Math Night on October 18th.

Click this link for more information.

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Cape Coral Firefighters will host an Open House. See flyer for more information.

OES Gate TImes

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

In order to facilitate heavy traffic during arrival and dismissal times, it will be open during the times below.

Open - 6:00 am - 8:40 am daily (for all morning drop off cars and buses)

Open - 11:15 - 11:30 am (for VPK)

Open - 12:15 - 12:30 pm (for VPK)

Open - 1:35 - 2:00 pm (dismissal OHS car line)

Open 2:20 - 2:50 pm (dismissal OMS car line)

Open 3:10 pm - 4:05 pm (dismissal OES car line)