November Newsletter

Three Oaks Elementary Newsletter

The Nation’s First Core Knowledge School

Tami LeMaster – Principal

Kelley Hill – Assistant Principal

Phone: (239) 267-8020

Fax: (239) 267-9559     


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Important Dates

Monday, November 7th                                              



Tuesday, November 8th                                              UNITY Day (Wear Orange)

Wednesday, November 9th                                         Veterans Day Celebration

Friday, November 11th                                                Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th                                                Hurricane Make-Up Day


Wednesday, November 16th                                       Interim Day







Tuesday, November 29th                                            Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night


ID’s Required

For the safety of our students, teachers and staff, anyone who enters our campus for any reason at all MUST show their ID card or Bear Tag to the front office. Pictures of ID’s and pictures of Bear tags are NOT allowed.


If your child is going to be absent or you need to email a doctor’s note, please email that information to [email protected] or send it into the teacher.

Please remember to put why your student has been absent.

Clinic Needs

The clinic is in need of boys and girls bottoms sizes 4-7


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 and sign their child in. The parent drop off line can sometimes be long, so please adjust your time accordingly.


Transportation Changes

If there is any change in the way your child is going home, we MUST have a handwritten 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. They do not always read their emails during the day.  

You may email only EMERGENCY transportation changes to [email protected] 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.



Counselor Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S. and its signature event is Unity Day. Due to Hurricane Ian, we had to reschedule our Unity Day. (Ian was a Bully!)  This year we are going to celebrate it on November 8th.  On this day, Three Oaks Elementary will come out to stand up against bullying, which we recognize as a social problem that must be addressed. The key message of November 2022 and day is to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion, in an effort to prevent students from being bullied. Show your support for the cause by wearing something ORANGE for students who have been bullied and for bullying prevention. Orange is the designated color for this day and is commonly associated with safety, visibility, and protection.



Time Change


Don’t forget to change the

clocks BACK one hour on

November 6th.





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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   Christopher S. Bernier, 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.