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What if there was ONE thing you could do that would absolutely improve your child’s ability in school? What if it were free? Well, there is! Research has shown the single most important activity for building the knowledge for eventual success, is reading aloud to children. Jim Trelease, national reading expert and the author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, states that reading aloud to your child “conditions the child to associate reading with pleasure, creates background knowledge, and provides a reading role model.” I hear many parents say, “Sure I know I should read to my child, but who has time?” What if I told you it would take only 15 minutes a day?

Other Reasons Reading With Your Child Is Important
  • stimulates your child’s imagination
  • develops your child’s interest in reading and in books
  • improves your child’s listening skills
  • builds vocabulary
  • helps your child to understand stories and “book language”
  • creates a bond between you and your child
  • provides your child with a positive role model

Activities & Spirit Nights

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

OCES Barnes and Noble Book Fair Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:00 p.m.  6:00 p.m.  OCES Students attending will receive a No Uniform Coupon.  Make a craft, enjoy the newest technology gadgets, open microphone for kids to read and sing, be entertained by the Panther Performer at 4:00 p.m. and the Ovations Show Choir at 4:30 p.m.  Receive a free raffle ticket towards a gift basket for every $5.00 spent during the book fair.  If you are unable to be with us, visit BN.COM  to support us from 12/2/13 thru 12/7/13 and enter Bookfair ID 12166559 at checkout. Volunteers are also needed to make this event successful and you will receive hours for volunteering:  http://signup.com/go/EograGE    

Sponsor the OCES Library Reading Incentive Programs

Plesae consder sponosoring the OCES Library Reaidng incentive Programs for 2017-2018. 

CUB Status  - $50.00 -  will have their name announced during a morning announcement and added to the OCES Library webpage.  Idea for families.

Panther Status - $250.00 - Same as the cub plus name or business logo added to our flyers and Battle TShirt.  

Pay with check, cash, online at https://www.myschoolbucks.com

Thank you for your support

Program Sponsorship Flyer

Welcome to Cub Status 

Monica and Angelo Piscopo - Stella Piscopo

Scott and Paige Wappler - Gavin Wappler 

The Larson Family - Ava Larson 

Dairy Queen Spirit Night

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dine inside or Drive Thru
Dairy Queen will share their profits with the OCES Library's Reading Programs:
Books and Buttons Reading Club, SSYRA and SSYRA JR., AR Fun Day, Battle of the Books
Thank you for supporting the Library.

Library Volunteers Needed

The Oasis Library needs a volunteer each day for 2 hours or more.   Below is the link for parents to sign up for a day at a time.  I am hoping you can give 2 hours of your time to the library and shelve and organize books.  There will also be times, you will be requested to stop shelving and help students with circulation or their lesson. 

 http://signup.com/go/hwtZHLG

Important Notice Regarding the Lee County Book Battle

Dear Parents of a Third, Fourth or Fifth Grader,

Lee County requires a photo and video release for all team members who represent a school during the Lee County Book Battle on May 18.   The county Battle will be livestreamed and then posted on YouTube. 

Oasis Elementary will be sending our winning team from our school battle to the county battle.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected].

 

Attention Oasis Families

Battle of the Books

Please support the upcoming Eighth Annual Oasis Battle of the Books being held Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club – 6:30 p.m. EVERYONE is welcome to attend the Battle where six teams will be competing.

You can also support the Battle by purchasing a Battle Tee Shirt for $10.00. Order form is attached.

Children who have earned a seat on the Battle of the Books have read the 15 SSYRA books and made 70% or higher on the AR test. Teams spend about 4 weeks preparing for the Battle. The winning team will move to the Lee County Book Battle scheduled for Friday, May 18, at the Lee County School Administration Office.

Important Information

About the Library

Students are responsible for the materials they check out from the Media Center. Students are reminded from kindergarten to keep library books in backpacks when not being read. There are two very important reasons for this rule. One, if the book is in the student's backpack, the book is available for reading at home as well as at school. The other reason for this rule is that it helps students keep track of their books. If books are overdue, the student can retrieve the book from the classroom and return it later in the day, thus allowing them an opportunity to check out a new book. If the book is at home, outside of the backpack, it is more likely to be lost or forgotten. Please help us remind students of this rule.

Library News

Oasis parent Wilson Hawthorne pays tribute to this literacy king.

Check it out!! Click here.

Family Involvement Opportunities

Volunteers

All volunteers are welcome! Volunteers are needed to help shelve the huge number of books that are returned daily and assist students. There is also a need for volunteers during other library events: Book Fair, Family Reading Nights, Fall Festival, Barnes & Noble Book Fair, etc.

Additional Programs and Information

 
AR Fun Day Goal Program

Please encourage your children to reach the AR Fun Day goal during the second and third quarters allowing them to join us during the fourth quarter. Parent Letter to be posted soon.

AR Fun Day is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Oasis Campus. Students in third through fifth grades who reached their AR Fun Day Goal in both the second and third quarters will attend AR Fun Day. Parent Volunteers are needed contact if available.

Parent Information Letter