Panther Press

September 23, 2019

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Thank you for your support of the Boosterthon!

Boosterthon Fit Challenge

Our Super Hero Fit Challenge was so much fun on Friday! Our students were learning about positive character traits and lots of fun exercises to do! We are so appreciative of our amazing PTO, for the their time and effort to coordinate this event. Also, thank you to our staff, who were flexible and supportive of the events and schedule changes. And finally, another heartfelt thank you goes to our families, for their financial support of this fundraiser. As of this weekend, our profit is more than $42,000! This money will go towards technology improvements. Because we exceeded our stretch goal, students will be permitted to wear school appropriate pajamas (no slippers) on 9/25.

To view a short 2 minute video of our event, click here.

Logon to over the weekend if you would like to make any final pledges.

Congratulations to our Door Decoration Winners (see pictures below):

1st Place: Mrs. Graham's class (center picture)

2nd Place: Mrs. Carlson's class (right)

3rd Place: Mrs. Murphy's class (left)

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Front Car Line and Buses

In an effort to be as safe as we can be, we have switched our bus pick up to the front of the school. Currently, this has added between 5-10 minutes to the car line. As with all changes, it will take some time to regain momentum to move it along more swiftly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Student Fall Picture Retakes

Our retake day is the morning of Tuesday, September 24th. (NOTE: This is a correction from an email that was sent in error last week.) Also, retakes are available, for students who were absent or if you were unhappy with the photos received. Please return the unwanted packet on Retake Day with any special instructions.

If you have any questions regarding your pictures, contact the photographer directly at 239-273-4977 or

Lunch Visitors in the Cafeteria Begins Thursday, 9/26

Beginning this Thursday, 9/26...

We are happy to let you know that we have processed the visitor/volunteers forms that have been submitted. A special thank you to our front desk ladies for all of their time, efforts and diligence to accomplish this huge task. The schedule is below and will be in effect until October 11th. At that time, we will rotate days for each grade levels.

First Quarter: September 26- October 11

Kindergarten: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

1st Grade: Tuesday and Friday

2nd Grade: Monday and Friday

3rd Grade: Tuesday and Wednesday

4th Grade: Wednesday and Thursday

5th Grade: Wednesday and Thursday

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A Message from Coach Arroyo and Tabaka....Our First K-2 Family Fitness Event

During P.E. class we have been talking about the five components of health related fitness. Please come and join us with your child for our 1st Family Fitness Night. Parents are encouraged to participate in the class with your child! We will have an energizing exercise class with information on the importance of exercise and good nutrition.

Details are listed in the image above and the attachment below this article.

Please register your family using this link. (Space is limited. Only the first 40 sign ups will be able to participate) As of this edition of the Panther Press, here are still a few spaces left, if you would like to attend.

Money raised will go towards new PE equipment

Due to the maximum capacity of the café, space is limited so reserve your spot today on the Google link above. Additional information, including payments, will be given to families who register before capacity has been met.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Coaches Arroyo/Tabaka

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students are continuing to learn about Mindful Listening (lesson 4).

This lesson focuses volume modification, fosters sensitivity to sound, and promotes self-regulation.

(To learn more about this curriculum visit Mind Up.)

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Art Club and Drama Club Collaboration

Mrs. Calabrese is excited to announce that the art club and drama club will be merging for the first session!

If you would like to help create props and sets for the upcoming play, please be our guest!

WHEN: Fridays, October 8th - December 6th

(Oct. 8, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6)

TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

WHERE: Art Room

WHO: 3RD – 5TH Graders who currently do not have a role in the play

COST $10 (Cash or Check made out to OES) Includes Drama Shirt (Payment information will follow upon acceptance in club)

Conditions for membership:

o You must be willing to commit to all nine week sessions due to the complexity of the projects.

o If you miss more than 1 session you will be excused from the club.

o If accepted, you must be enrolled in aftercare to ensure that pick up is prompt and/or you have a place to go.

Behavior and a passion for art will determine your eligibility.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today by October 4th using this


You will be notified on October 5th.

The attachment below, has more information.

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This week at OES...

Golf Squad Monday, 9/23, 3:40-4:40

Drama Rehearsal Monday, 9/23 & 9/24, 3:30-4:30

Fall Picture Retakes: Tuesday, 9/24

DQ Spirit Night: Tuesday, 9/24 5:00-8:00 pm

EARLY RELEASE DAY: Wednesday, 9/25 Students will be released at 12:30. Buses will arrive 3 hours earlier than their normal time

City of Cape Coral Charter Schools Town Hall: Thursday, 9/26 from 6:00-7:30 in the OMS cafe


Next week...

Schools Closed (Rosh Hashanah) Monday, 9/30

Eco Club: Wednesday, 10/2

K-Kids Meeting: Thursday, 10/3

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Four Schools, One Vision

If you are curious to learn more about our system and our schools, beyond Oasis Elementary, please read the Superintendent's Governing Board Interim Report. It contains lots of great information about our four schools and our system. Here is direct link to the September 2, 2019 report.

Early Release Day: Wednesday, 9/25 Students will be dismissed at 12:30. Bus students will arrive 3 hours earlier than their normal time.

Lunch Information

For Free and Reduced lunch form applications, as well as lunch payments and other lunch information click here.

A Note from the Library

Mrs. Gamboa has been hard at work, preparing for the 2019-2020 SSYRA book club. If you would like your child to participate, please read the SSYRA JR Parent Letter, 2019-2020 SSYRA Book ,List, SSYRA Parent Letter. They are also accessible on Friday Flyers.


Thank you to all of the parents and families who have connected to the PBIS app. Please keep in mind, our teachers are still learning this system and how to best utilize it within their classroom.

View this short video for a brief overview.

Due Dates- Please be mindful of due dates on flyers, students may be turned away if submitted after the date.

Watch Dogs

We had a great turnout for our Watch Dogs pizza night! If you could not make it, please see the Watch Dogs section in the PTO Rocks page, for more information and the link to sign up as a Watch Dog.

PTO & Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation

A Message from the Foundation...

The Cape Coral Charter School Foundation invites you to a 70's disco party fundraiser with proceeds benefiting all four schools. Please view this flyer for more information.

A Message from PTO ...

PTO had a great turnout and shared lots of great information. Please see the article on BoxTops. There are some updates that will make it easier to participate in this program.

If you are looking for more information, please read the Fall Newsletter for event dates and other information.

A Message from Our Box Tops Coordinator...

Hey parents! Please remember to clip your boxtop and scan your receipts into the new BoxTop App. School wide contest coming soon! Remember to give"credit" to your child's teacher, in the app. Collection day for physical boxtops will be Oct 18th. If you have any questions please feel free to email (Stacy Turasky - PTO BoxTop Coordinator.
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Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

Please do not honk at car line- this encourages students to run out before all traffic has stopped

Remind your students to stay behind the yellow lines for arrival and pick up. This ensures that they are a safe distance from the vehicles.

Day Care Vans- If your child takes a daycare van in the afternoon, parents need to communicate absences or changes in dismissal with the daycare as well as the school.

Please do NOT use your phone in the car line, especially as you approach students and staff. We need 100% of your focus and attention to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your help.

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 to 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.

Out of Field Teachers

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teacher at times must be assigned to duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Oasis Elementary are certified, but are assigned to a class outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are in training for ESOL or Gifted certification.

Altini, Janet- Gifted

Arroyo, Esmeralds -ESOL

Brook, Teresa- Gifted

Calabrese, Nicole-ESOL

Foster, Stefanii-ESOL

Gutierrez, Stacy-Gifted

Ordway, Jamie-Gifted

For more information, read the Out of Field letter posted attached below.

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.