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April 1, 2019


FSA testing begins this week for third, fourth, and fifth grade students.

If your child will be taking the test on these days, please ensure that your child gets a good night's sleep the night before and eats a healthy breakfast the morning before the test. It is important for your child to understand that electronic devices are not allowed. Students will have to have to turn them off and put them in their book bags, which will be stored in a safe location outside of the classroom. This includes watches, or any other wearable items if they are linked to electronic devices. If students have an electronic device, their test will be invalidated. Also, please remind your child to be quiet and follow all directions during the test and of course, to do their best. They have been preparing all year and are ready for this test.

If your child is in K-2, please remind them that the school will need to be very quiet and when students are walking through the hallways they must be silent. Also, we will have a modified schedule on testing days, so lunch and special times will be different.

Read the FSA letter for the dates and more details.

Upcoming Events and Club Meetings

Club Meeting Dates are below. Students who are club members have been notified by the club sponsors. If your child is enrolled in a club, please communicate updates with your child's teacher about when your child is or isn't staying after school for a club.

4/1 Random Acts of Kindness Club

4/1 Yoga Club

4/2 4th and 5th Grade FSA ELA Writing test

4/3 3rd Grade FSA ELA test

4/4 3rd Grade FSA ELA test

4/4 K-Kids Club

Little Chef's in Training Club

Students in grades 2nd to 4th are invited to apply for this after-school enrichment program providing interactive, hands-on cooking classes right here at Oasis Elementary.

In Little Chefs in Training children learn to prepare a variety of healthy meals and snacks that they can enjoy and share with family. Each week they will explore a variety of foods, improve cooking skills, and practice food safety.

The club will meet on 4/17; 4/24; 5/1 and 5/8 from 3:30 until 5:00, and children will get to enjoy a sample of every dish we create in class. There are currently 12 spots available in this club.

Please use this link to sign up

Please email Mrs. Diecidue at if you have any questions.

News from the Library...

The Scholastic BOGO Book Fair will be open on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

April Library Events

April 12 - SSYRA Jr. and SSYRA Election Party Students had to read at least 6 SSYRA Jr. or SSYRA books by March 14, to receive an invitation.

April 23 - Dairy Queen Spirit Night - 2525 Skyline Blvd - anytime between 5:00 pm. - 8:00 p.m. Drive thru or Dine Inside Stop by and support the OCES Library.

April 26 - SSYRA Jr. Battle of the Books 2:00 p.m. in OCES Cafe

April 30 - SSYRA Battle of the Books - 6:00 p.m. City of Cape Coral Yacht Club - everyone is welcome!

Accelerated Reader

Students should be at 39% of their Point Goal by Friday.

Student Online Academic Resources

This school year, we have been working hard to provide useful resources for students, which can be accessed at school and home, to help them with a personalized track of learning activities.

Moby Max presents Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science in a fun and engaging way. To find out more information about Moby Max, view this presentation.

Reflex Math is a new program designed to improve students' math facts fluency. Students work on increasing their retrieval time on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. To learn more about Reflex Math, visit the virtual tour.

Students at Oasis also use other online resources, including Khan Academy and support for our new Science curriculum. All of these links have been compiled on our school web site, underneath our Student Portal. You can also access it using this link. While you are there, be sure to click on the Florida Standards Resources. It provides useful tutorials linked to Florida Standards.

Happy Learning! :)

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Reminder about Car Line

Please remember in the morning that cars can use both lanes on the side of the building and will merge into an every other traffic flow when vehicles get to the front of the building. Please review the map for clarification.

Also, please remember that in the afternoon, the OHS entrance is not double lanes (like it is in the morning). It is only one lane in in the afternoons. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

Updated OES Gate TImes

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

Please note the updated times that the OES automatic gate will be open.

6:00 am - 8:45 am

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm