OES Panther Press

November 29, 2020

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving break.

As we return from our week off, please review mask and social distancing expectations with your child. Most importantly, please remind your child how to properly wear their mask, (covering their nose and mouth).

Also, please remember that if your child is displaying COVID-19 related symptoms, such as: fever of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, newly uncontrolled cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or a new onset of a severe headache (especially with a fever), or symptoms similar to that of a common cold, please keep your student home and contact the school.

If you have a positive case of COVID-19 in your household, please do everything you can to minimize or eliminate direct exposure between your children and the positive individual. Any student or staff who has had direct exposure to a positive case must stay home and be quarantined for 14 days from the last known date of exposure.

As the numbers of positive cases rise, together, our efforts can minimize exposure and provide for a safe environment for our students and staff. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Huge Thank You!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to the K-Kids Food Drive. Over 800 pounds of food was donated by our generous families. This donation supported our OES families in need, as well as our local Cape Coral Caring Center.

Dash Pass Postponed

We are going to postpone indefinitely the use of DashPass for dismissing students. We will continue to use our current system. Until further notice, please continue to use OES.dismissalchanges@oasishs.org.

A Message from the Foundation...

Dear Parents,

Nominations are being accepted for the LIGHTHOUSE AWARDS! The Lighthouse Award 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.

Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 7: Mindful Tasting. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Important Dates for December/January

11/30 Five Below Fundraiser starts

12/2 at 4:00 PM SAC Meeting ( A link will be sent prior to meeting)

12/21-1/1 Winter Break

1/4 Hurricane Make Up Day

1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)


Staff Member of the Week...

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

Thankful Tree Students participated in a class thankful tree activity! Check out the video!

Frosty’s Factory has been extended until 11/30! Bring in the magic of the holidays with this fun activity!


Password: HGS2081OES

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!

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.