November Newsletter

Three Oaks Elementary Newsletter

The Nation’s First Core Knowledge School

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Tami LeMaster – Principal

Kelley Hill – Assistant Principal

Phone: (239) 267-8020

Fax: (239) 267-9559      

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Important Dates 

Thursday, November 4th Fall Picture Retakes 

Thursday, November11th Veterans Day & Hurricane Make Up Day  (SCHOOL CLOSED)

Spirit Night: 3 Pepper Burrito Company

      (Grand Oaks Shoppes In Estero)

Wednesday, November 17th 5th Grade Virtual Trip to FGCU 

Thursday, November 18th 5th Grade Virtual Trip to FGCU

Kindergarten Native American Day

Zoom SAC Meeting 5:30 

Monday, November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break (SCHOOL CLOSED)

Thursday, November 25th THANKSGIVING!

Student Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders

Students MAY NOT be dropped off before 7:25 a.m. as there is no supervision.

In order to ensure that our morning drop-off runs smoothly please make sure your child(ren) are ready to get out of the car when you pull up to one of our staff members. 

All parent pick-up families must display their “BEAR” tag.

Severe Weather Dismissal: During times of severe weather or lightning in the area we may need to change our routine dismissal for the safety of our students and staff. If this is the case, biker/walker students will need to be picked up in the carline.

Tardy Policy

Students must be in their classrooms by 7:55 a.m. or they will be considered Tardy. Our Tardy Policy states that students who arrive after the 7:55 a.m. bell must be escorted by the parent to the front office door to receive a Tardy Pass. The parent drop off line can sometimes be long, so please adjust your time accordingly. 

Counselor Corner- Contentment


To be content is to learn to be okay with what you have. There are several things that contented people do regularly to remain okay with what they have. These include spending their money on experiences rather than things, spending more time outdoors, and exercising consistently. They also spend time with friends and family who are also okay with what they have and therefore content. The Adventure Challenge Family Edition is a book that challenges families to enjoy fun experiences together as a family. Examples include cooking together, playing baseball with fruit, going on an adventure in the backyard, etc. The challenges don’t require anything elaborate or extra to do. Everything can be done with everyday items that can be found around the house.


Select a few days this month to venture out as a family and do things together. For example, you could go on a picnic to your local park, hike some trails, pitch a tent in the backyard and camp out together, or simply get outside and walk the dogs together. Taking time to slow down and spend time together will be time well spent and will allow you to be content with what you already have.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Make lots of great memories and be grateful for all your blessings. TOE where Kindness Always Matters! Ms. Wallace, School Counselor,

Transportation Changes


If there is any change in the way your child is going home, we MUST have a note with specific instructions. The note must be given to the teacher by the morning of the change in order to clear up any questions that may arise. Please do not email transportation changes to your child’s teachers. 

You may email any EMERGENCY transportation changes to before 1:00 pm. If we do not get a note, your child will go home their normal way. NO CALLS will be accepted for transportation changes due to safety and security issues.

Early sign outs

Although early sign outs are discouraged, we understand that sometimes an appointment requires you to pick up your child(ren) before the 2:10 p.m. dismissal time.  If this is the case, please send in a note to the teacher the day of the early dismissal change and you must arrive prior to 1:30 p.m. to request your child’s early dismissal from class. If you arrive after 1:30 p.m., you will be asked to wait until our dismissal procedures begin.  As per District Policy 4.16, we cannot do any dismissals after 1:30. Thank you for helping us enforce this policy.  Students will only be released to parents/family members or friends listed on the school emergency contact list and your photo ID or Bear tag will be required.

Clinic Needs

The clinic is in desperate need of BOYS bottoms sizes 4-8.  

We also need undergarments in sizes 4-8 NEW and packaged and childrens belts. 

If your child utilizes clothes from the clinic, please wash and return them as soon as you can. 

Birthday/ Holiday Celebrations

Students’ birthday/holiday celebrations may be celebrated. Just a reminder that any treats given out in the classroom need to be individually wrapped and store bought this year.  Please communicate with your child’s teacher if you do wish to bring something in. 




Time Change

Don't forget to set those clocks back one hour on November 7th!!

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            Gwynetta S. Gittens

District 6   Betsy Vaughn

District 7   Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan

Board Attorney   Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq. 

Superintendent   Kenneth A. Savage, Ed.D.


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.