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January 30, 2020

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January has been a busy month of learning and fun!

Safety and Security (Front Office)

Last week, a letter went home with your child regarding a new safety measure for entrance to the OES front office. Please review the letter. This will go into effect on Monday, 1/27. In order to keep our procedures effective, please do not post this procedure, (or any other safety procedures) on Social Media. As always, thank you for your help in keeping our school safe.

Cold and Flu Season

OES has had an increase in illnesses. Please remind your child of the importance of hand washing/hand sanitizer and also keeping their hands away from their face. Teachers are doing their best to keep surfaces disinfected and our custodial staff will be doing extra cleaning. Also, our school policy states that a fever is considered 100.0 or higher and the student must remain at home at least until 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of medication.
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Rally on the Green Will Be Here Soon!

The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation is hosting their 7th Annual Rally and 2nd year of the added golf tournament! This family-friendly fundraiser benefits our 4 schools and will include Games, Rides, Online Auction and Live Entertainment. The date of the event is Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Cape Royal Golf Club. There is an opportunity for sponsorship at a variety of levels. The Foundation is looking for for local businesses to donate items for online auction and sponsorships. For more information on how to help, please read the informational flyer.

Click here for Rally on the Green information, including reserving your tee time as well as how to purchase unlimited play wristbands, (at pre-sale prices) as well as details about the online auction. Please check out this very informative flyer to find out more about this awesome event, which supports all four schools.

For more information on the Foundation please visit their website.

Reflex Math and Khan Academy

As we approach FSA, many parents ask what they can do at home to help their child be successful on the FSA. For math, spending some extra time every night, on Reflex Math or Khan Academy (grades 3--5) is an effective way for your child to increase his/her math fluency as well as build a better understanding of grade level math skills. Please reach out to your child's teacher, if your child does not know his or her username and password.

Mind Up Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

This week in MindUP, students will continue to learn about Lesson 11: Choosing Optimism.

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

Road Closure

Starting Tuesday, January 21st, Gleason Parkway, (the short part between the stop signs) is scheduled to be closed until February 11. Since your new route may take longer, leaving earlier than usual will allow for students to arrive to school on time.

Lunch Visitors in the Cafeteria

Thank you to everyone for following our rotating lunch schedule. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
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A Message from Mrs. Gamboa...

Many students are reading to reach a milestone in the SSYRA Jr. (K-2) and SSYRA (3-5) Reading Program.

The deadline to read for a milestone is Monday, March 23, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. Note: They must have read at least 8 books to attend the Election Party and all 15 to earn a seat on the Battle of the Books along with earning 70% or higher on the AR Test.

For the 3-5 SSYRA books, we will continue to give out the dog tags through May 15, or until our supply is depleted.

Please make sure if your child is reading to reach a milestone of 3, 8, 12, or 15, that they advise their classroom teacher allowing their reading log card to be updated.

Thank you for encouraging your child to reach for the highest summit of READING!


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.

Safety Reminder: Please keep your car in Park, while students are loading and unloading in the car line.

This week at OES...


This week...

Monday, 1/27: Drama

Tuesday, 1/28: SSYRA JR Book Club (GR: K-2); Drama; Dairy Queen Spirit Night (5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wednesday, 1/29: Class Pictures (GR: K-2); Drama; SAC Meeting 4:00 pm in the Media Center

Thursday, 1/30: Class Pictures (GR: 3-5); Optimism Clubs (GR: 2-3 AND GR: 4-5) ( Nutty Scientist (GR: K-1)

Friday, 1/17: Nutty Scientist (GR: 2-3)

Next Week:

Monday, 2/3: Drama, Golf Squad

Tuesday, 2/4: SSYRA JR Book Club (GR: K-2); Drama

Wednesday, 2/5: ECO Club (GR: 3-5), Spelling Bee; Chic Fil A Spirit Night (5:00-8:00 pm)

Thursday, 2/6: K-Kids Meeting (GR: 3-5); Optimism Clubs (GR: 2-3 AND GR: 4-5) ( Nutty Scientist (GR: K-1) PTO Meeting 6:30 PM in the OES cafe

Friday, 2/7: Nutty Scientist (GR: 2-3)

No School on Monday, February 10th, (Teacher In-Service Day) and No School on Monday, February 17th, (President's Day)

Teachers Teaching Out of Field

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

Cameron, Allison, ESOL

Davis, Anne Marie, Kindergarten

Foster, Stefanii-ESOL

Gutierrez, Stacy-Gifted

Ordway, Jamie-Gifted

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. (This link has been updated for 2020).

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.

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.