January 2020

Three Oaks Elementary Newsletter

The Nation’s First Core Knowledge School

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Jody Moorhead – Principal
Tami LeMaster – Assistant Principal
Phone: (239) 267-8020
Fax: (239) 267-9559

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Important Dates

Thurs., Jan. 16th

* Incoming Kindergarten School Tour 8:00 a.m.

*PTO Meeting 8:00 a.m.

*SAC Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 17th

Report Cards

Mon., Jan. 20th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day School Closed

Tue., Jan. 28th                              

* Incoming Kindergarten School Tour 8:00 a.m.

Important Reminder For All 5th Grade Parents

 It is very important that the office has your current address information for all fifth grade students. You will not be able to apply online for middle school if your address is not updated. No changes can be made online by parents. If you have any changes they need to be made as soon as possible. Incoming Kindergarten applications will be mailed on January 24, 2020, and for incoming 6th grade students they will be mailed out on January 16, 2020. If you have changed your address since the beginning of school and not updated the office, please send a note. Make sure your child’s first and last name, the new address, parent name and phone number are on the note . Also, please attach a copy of the proof of address. Any questions, please contact Shannon  McMahon at 267-8020.

Example of proof of Address:

Utility/ Cable Bill,

Mortgage Agreement or Rental Contract

School Choice Tour

We have set aside the following dates for School Choice Incoming Kindergarten Tours for the 2020-2021 school year.

The tours will take place at 8:00 a.m. on January 16 and January 28, 2020. Please call Erin Labreche at 239-267-8020 to reserve a spot. 
For additional information, please visit our website at

Bus Ramp Drop Off

Thank you for entering the bus ramp after the sign is turned to, “Student Drop Off”. We turn the sign once all the buses are on the ramp and have unloaded the students.  We really appreciate all your help with our drop-off procedures.

Once you enter the ramp, please look for our new sign, “No drop off before this point” on our bus ramp. Please only allow your child/children to exit your automobile once you pass this sign. Unfortunately, students are exiting far back on the ramp where there is no adult supervision. We appreciate your partnership and only want what is best and safe for all children.

Thank you,

TOE Administration

Out-of-Field Teachers


Florida State Board Rule 6A-1.0503(3) requires that the School Board must approve all instructional personnel who are assigned to teach Out-of-Field.  Jordan Ward is our Out-of-Field teacher in Elementary Education.

The following faculty members are engaged in training to add the English as a Second Language (ESOL) endorsement to their certificate:

 Beverly Davis, Demetria Paul, Kelly Thompson, Sharon Seikel, Jen Kerzetski, Angela Gall and Jordan Ward.

Three Oaks Elementary School

Vision: A fair and excellent education for all students.

Mission: To provide all children an excellent education through a solid, specific and sequenced curriculum.

Counselor Corner

 January Character Value- Knowledge                   

 KNOWLEDGE is discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.

 With all there is to know and discover in the world, it can be overwhelming. But what if it’s not about the facts we are learning? What if we believe that everything, we learn makes us better at whatever we do? Instead of thinking of knowledge as something to gather and store up, think about it as helping you to get better at other things you like to do.

In the elementary years, a child develops skills that equip their future.

Here are three questions that all elementary-aged children are asking:

1. Do I Have Your Attention?

In Kindergarten and first grade, a child craves adult attention and approval.

2. Do I Have What It Takes?

In second and third grade, a child wants to know how their abilities compare with peers.

3. Do I Have Friends?

In fourth and fifth grade, a child begins to prioritize friends in a new way.

Relationships create a safe place to resolve who we are. Relationships bring clarity. When children see themselves the way a loving adult sees them, it changes how they see themselves.

Ask your child about our new Kindness Path that we   created at TOE.  Show them ways to be Kind.

Core Essential Character Assembly -Jan. 23, 2020

You are making a difference!  Ms. Wallace, School Counselor

You are making a difference! Ms. Wallace, School Counselor

The School Board of Lee County, Florida

District 1               Chair, Mary Fisher

District 2               Melisa W. Giovannelli

District 3             Chris N. Patricca

District 4               Vice Chair, Debbie Jordan

District 5               Chairman, Gwynetta S. Gittens

District 6               Betsy Vaughn

District 7               Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan

Superintendent Gregory K. Adkins, Ed.D

A Big Thank You

A big THANK YOU to Emma Mantilla and her family for initiating funding to improve our P.E. fields.  Because of Emma’s desire to play soccer and the generosity of Dick’s Sporting Goods, our school was awarded a $1,000 grant in which we purchased official sized soccer goals. They will be well used throughout the year by all our students!