Panther Press

January 8, 2020

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a restful and happy break! We are so excited to see everyone again. Students in grades 1, 2, 4 and 5 will see our new interactive boards in their classrooms ready to go. We are so thankful to our PTO and all of our families for raising money to go towards this initiative. Teachers will be officially trained in February, but they are ready to start using them tomorrow.

Additionally, we have a new security person, who will monitor our campus for safety. He will also be stationed by the new security building by the entrance and will be requesting to see your driver's license and asking you your intended destination.

We would like to invite you to our Martin Luther King Jr. event on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 pm at Oasis HS. For more details, please see our flyer.

Chick Fil A Night

Please join us for our Chick Fil A Night on Wednesday, January 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm. See flyer for more details.

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 10:Perspective Taking.

(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.

Our new schedule for lunch days by grade level will begin January 13th. For this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will continue to use the schedule below.

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This week at OES...


This week...

Wednesday, 1/8: Gr. -5 Eco Club, Drama

Thursday, 1/9: Gr. 2-3 Table Top Game Club, 1-3 Drum Club

Friday, 1/10:

Next Week:

Monday, 1/13: Drama, Gr, 2-3 and 4-5 Optimist Club, Golf

Tuesday, 1/14: Drama, Leadership, SSYRA JR Book Club

Wednesday, 1/15: Drama, Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Thursday, 1/16: K-Kids, Table Top Games, (2-3), MLK Event 6:30 PM at OHS

Friday, 1/17: Usborne One Day Book Fair

Governing Board meeting has been cancelled for Tuesday, 1/14.

Please note, Monday, 1/20 there is no school in honor of Martin Luther King JR. Day.

No School on Monday, January 20th, due to MLK Day

PTO and Foundation

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

A Message from PTO ...

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.