OES Panther Press

November 8, 2020

No School on Monday Due Tropical Storm Eta

School will be closed tomorrow due to the storm. As we follow the School District of Lee County, we will wait for their decision, tomorrow afternoon, regarding Wednesday's Hurricane Make up Day. We will keep you posted.

Stay Safe, OES.

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This Week's Edition of the OES News- Veterans Edition

View the link below to see what's going on at OES, from Mrs. Feury's news crew.


Minimizing Exposure to Covid19

As we continue to work to keep students and staff safe at Oasis Elementary South, we ask your assistance to make sure everyone's health and wellbeing is safeguarded.

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. Direct exposure means any siblings or household members who have been within 6 feet of a person with a confirmed COVID infection for 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period.

In addition, 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.

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.

Oasis System COVID Tracker Dashboard

Click on this link to see the Oasis Charter Schools systemwide summary of the positive cases of COVID19, as well as the number of students who were required to quarantine. There is an option to view the statistics of each school by itself. There is also a brief video clip to show how to navigate the data. Please note, this dashboard will not instantly update when there is a new case, as there may be a delay in posting the latest numbers.

Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 6: Mindful Smelling. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Important Dates for November

11/6-11/19 Scholastic Virtual Book fair (See link below)

11/11 Schools are closed due to Veterans Day (This is also a Hurricane Make Up Day)

11/23-11/27 Schools are closed for Thanksgiving Break

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Scholastic Online Bookfair is Coming Soon

Oasis Elementary South will hold a Scholastic Online Scholastic Book Fair from November 6th - November 19th.


When children have a new book in their hands, they are excited to read!

K-Kids Thanksgiving Food Drive

As the holidays quickly approach, the need for some of the families at our own school and community cannot go unnoticed. We can make a huge difference this holiday season for a family in need. The Oasis Elementary South Guidance Department and Oasis K-Kids have joined forces together to sponsor a holiday food drive.

We will be collecting donations of Thanksgiving related nonperishable food items from Monday, November 2nd – Wednesday, November 18th. Donations will be collected each morning in your child’s homeroom class. These donations will first be provided to families at our own school who may be in need this holiday season. Any leftover donations will be donated to the Cape Coral Caring Center at the end of the drive.

Below is a list of suggested Items • Boxed stuffing • Cranberry sauce • Pie crusts • Boxed mashed potatoes • Yams • Juice • Gravy • Jiffy cornbread mix • Olives • Chicken broth • Bread crumbs • Rice • Any can of vegetables or fruits- corn, beans, peas, pears, peaches, pineapple, etc. •

Any other nonperishable food items are ALWAYS needed such as peanut butter & jelly, pretzels, apple sauce, etc.

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This week's Staff Member of the Week is...Danielle Rosario!

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

Veterans Day Honor Video will be available for viewing on Nov 11th! Thank you to all the families for submitting all the amazing photos!

Grade Level Thankful Trees: Nov 16-Nov 19: Students will complete a thankful tree by grade. We encourage all our families to take a moment to talk about what it means to be thankful prior. Be on the lookout for a video of the completed trees on Nov 20th!

Virtual Frosty’s Factory: Nov 17 -Nov 27: Log in information coming soon!

Shop Five Below for OES: Nov 30 - Dec 6: Flyers to shop will be sent home but here is the link. You must present this flyer for OES to get credit.

November Staff & Teacher Friday Appreciation

The theme is Thanks and Giving Love and we are in need of donations. If you are able to contribute please use the sign up genius link below. Thank you for your support.


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.