Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 15

November 30th 2018-Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and we are ready to finish our second quarter on a strong note.

This week's newsletter is filled with many important reminders and exciting announcements. We would first like to remind you that the 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment form is due today Friday, November 30th, 2018.Information regarding re-enrollment details and the link maybe found below.

I would like to also take this time to thank all of our parents and guardians who attended our 2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights, we understand how important these opportunities are to both our teachers and families. I would also like to remind our families that you may reach out to your student's teachers at anytime and arrange a conference, we are here to help!

The Middle School Decades Dance will take place next Friday, December 7th, advanced tickets are on sale for $3 and will increase to $5 if purchased at the door. Our Annual OSS Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at the Orlando Rep, more information may be found below. We will also hold our first paid Spirit Week of the 2018-2019 School Year next week to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Michael. Please be sure to review all the information found in this week's newsletter regarding this event!

Orca Families, we are now accepting donations for our OSS MH Holiday Donations. This is a wonderful opportunity to help us show our teachers and staff members how much we appreciate them by donating gift cards or by making a monetary donation we purchased gift cards. More information and the SchoolPay link may be found in this week's newsletter.

This week's newsletter also features our October Commendations Winners as well as our October O.R.C.A. Character Award Winners, we are so proud of everyone. Keep up the great work Orcas!

Our Orcas will be busy this weekend in several competitions. I wish good luck to our middle school Model UN Team and Mr. Koebe in Sarasota Conference, our high school science olympiad team in the OSS invitational, and mathletes in middle school MathCounts tournament!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, and we will see you on Monday!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Re-Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year by today Friday November 30th 2018 !

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Re-Enrollment submissions will be taking place online this year. Please read all information carefully and complete the form at the following link no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018.

All current students will need to have a response. If this form is not submitted by the deadline on November 30, 2018, your student may lose his/her spot at Orlando Science Schools for the next school year.

This form can be completed on any computer or mobile device. *Please do not reply to this email requesting confirmation. You will receive an on-screen confirmation if your submission was successful.


As a reminder, the Re-Enrollment form contains the following sections:

  • RE-ENROLLMENT FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: A separate form must be submitted for EACH student that is currently attending and would like to return. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether your student will be returning for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • PRE-ENROLLMENT REQUEST FOR NEW (NOT CURRENT) SIBLINGS: If applicable, submit the siblings’ information and submit an Online Application for each sibling listed. If space is available to enroll the sibling(s) listed, you will be contacted via email with instructions on how to complete the enrollment process once a spot becomes available. If the number of siblings exceeds the number of seats available, a sibling lottery may be held. Please note: siblings are given preference, but immediate enrollment cannot be guaranteed if we are already at capacity.

Student Immunization and Verification of Residence must be up-to-date for Re-Enrollment submissions to be complete.

2018 Orlando Science MH Holiday Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the holidays are approaching, it is time to prepare our annual gift bags for our Orlando Science Middle High teachers and staff members!

Help us show our teachers and staff members how much we appreciate them by donating gift cards or by making a monetary donation we purchased gift cards. Popular gift cards are Target, Barnes, & Nobels, Publix and Amazon.

Gift card donations may be dropped off at the front desk and monetary donations may be provided using the SCHOOLPAY link below. Donations of $5, $10, $15 and $20 work bests,

As always, we are thankful for your support and wish you a Happy Holiday Season!


Lynx Lane Spirit Week-December 3rd-7th 2018

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Orlando Science NJHS Chapter is pleased to announce that we will hold a Spirit Week during the week of December 3 -December 7, 2018. Students may participate in daily activities by paying $3 per day or $10 for the whole week. All proceeds will be donated to help recovery efforts of those who were affected by Hurricane Michael. Below you will find our spirit week theme days and details. Tickets may be purchased before or after school from an NJHS member. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Frunker in room 148.

All Students must follow standard dress down day policies and procedures each day. Failure to follow the dress down day rules will result in disciplinary consequences. Please see the Dress Down Guidelines below.

Monday-December 3rd 2018-Decades Day

Come dressed in your favorite decade attire

Tuesday-December 4th 2018-Tacky Tuesday

Dress as you were a tourist in your wackiest outfit

Wednesday-December 5th 2018-Sports Day

Wear your favorite College/Sports Team Jersey or T-Shirt

Thursday-December 6th 2018-Color War

6th grade: Yellow

7th grade: Green

8th grade: Red

Staff: Blue

Friday-December 7th 2018-Standard Dress Down Day

Standard Dress Down Day

2018-2019 OSS Middle & High Yearbook Now on Sale!

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Middle School Decades Dance: Friday December 7th 2018

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In order to attend the dance, you cannot have any suspensions, Saturday detentions, or morning or afternoon detentions from November 26th, 2018 until the day of the dance(December 7th, 2018).

There will be a dress code posted fro the dance outside Ms. Santo's office. We hope to everyone there, please see Mrs. Frunker in RM 148 if you have any questions.

Registration Open for Orange County Math Tournament!

The Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society of Orlando Science High School invites all 4th and 5th grade Orange County students to compete at the Orange County Math Tournament (OCMT) to be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.

Registration is now open! If you would like to register your student for this year's Invitational, visit the Registration page and fill out the form with your student's information. Registration will be available until Monday, December 3rd, 2018.

Registration must be completed online at our website www.ossmualphatheta.com no later than Monday, December 3rd, 2018. Registration fee is $15 for each student and should be paid online via School Pay. The competition is open to first 250 students who applied.

The competition will take place at Orlando Science Elementary School campus which is located at 2601 Technology Drive, Orlando FL 32804.

OSS Annual Holiday Concert: December 11th 2018

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Model United Nations- FHSMUN 16 -December 1st 2018

This Saturday, December 1st, OSS will participate in FHSMUN Sarasota. Now in its sixteenth edition, FHSMUN Sarasota trains both middle and high school students on the ins and outs of Model UN, and prepares them for future conferences, including those in the FHSMUN family of conferences.

Save the Date: Orlando Science MS Drama Department Presents Alice and Wonderland

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Lynx Lane October Commendation Winners

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Congratulations to the commendation winners for the month of October. These students went above and beyond in their actions at Orlando Science and were recognized by staff members. The following students received a dress down day and chocolate.

Ummulwara S., Ishaan G., Jasmyn H., Rushi S., Victoria B., Abdel M., Ann'tonia P., Nauti'Ka R., Tristan J., Sahiti Y., Robert D., Jasmine R., Ishaan D., Hayden R., Lisa P., Piankhy A., Brady L., Daria G., Safawana R., Esa M., Marcus Q., Mehlika A., Neveene L., Isaiah O., Cahlil L, Omer D., Shaan P., Eshan P., Mariel G., and Michael S.

October Student O.R.C.A Character Awards

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We are pleased to announce our October Student O.R.C.A.S Character Award Winner. The students pictured above and listed below were nominated by their OSS teachers and staff for displaying one of the CORE VALUES. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and selected we are so proud of you!

O-Lara G-R., R-Hilary M., C-Sebastian P-C., A-Richardo F., S-Fenn S.

O(Outreach towards Community)-Lara G-R.

Embodies the school value of Outreach to Community. She eagerly offers to help both her peers and her teachers every day. She stays engaged in the school community by actively participating in numerous clubs, including Environmental Club, Drama Club, Volleyball Club, Fashion Club, STEM Art Club, and CMP. She also volunteers in the local community cleaning up litter and recycling.

R(Respect and Compassion for All)-Hilary M.

Although Hilary is mostly quiet and sometimes shy, she is supportive and compassionate to her fellow classmates and all OSS students and staff. She is always respectful of others' opinions, and she presents academic, cultural, and personal oppositions respectfully and tactfully. Hilary always has a pleasant and cheerful demeanor, and she assists everybody here at OSS whenever possible.

C(Celebrate Diversity)-Sebastian P-C.

Sebastian P-C. is a model student in the classroom that prides himself on accuracy and providing help to his fellow classmates. He asks great questions, completes his work in a timely manner, and altruistically offers to help his classmates with assignments after he has finished his own.

A(Advocate for a Safe Learning Enviornment)-Ricardo F.

Ricardo not only speaks out against injustice, but he also takes steps against it. He thinks of ways to advocate for school safety in and outside of school. Ricardo is not a passive bystander but actively stands up and speaks out against injustice.

S(Strive for excellence within a stimulating environment)-Fenn S.

Fenn is always implementing stimulating ideas and tools when the individual/group works are bassigned. He likes to do brainstorming by asking further questions for clarification. He makes the learning exciting and fun for all his peers.

October Teacher O.R.C.A Character Awards

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We are pleased to announce our October Teacher O.R.C.A.S Character Award Winner. The Teachers pictured above and listed below were nominated by their fellow collegues for displaying one of the CORE VALUES. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and selected we are so proud of you!

O-Mrs.Frunker, R-Mr.Bautista, C-Mr.Demirci., A-Mr. Kelly, S-Ms.Beeghly

O(Outreach towards Community)-Mrs. Frunker

Mrs. Frunker is the epitome of volunteerism. She is a sponsor of clubs that help the community such as National Junior Honor Society and the College Mentorship program.Mrs. Frunker is always the first to assist others in need and hosts the annual Relay for Life that raises money to fight against cancer. She also hosted her first CMP camp this year in Davenport with the middle school girl group.

R(Respect and Compassion for All)-Mr. Bautista

Joining our team late into the 1st quarter, Mr. Bautista has been a great asset to the team: accepting positions, leading clubs, and being a team player in planning all of our social studies events for the year. He has been nothing but respectful to all of us and we enjoy having him on our team.

C(Celebrate Diversity)-Mr. Demirci

Mr. Demirci is a high-energy teacher that puts a tremendous amount of effort into teaching his students in a fun and interesting way. He uses a variety of resources to make lessons enjoyable and does this well across many different levels of students.

A(Advocate for a Safe Learning Enviornment)-Coach Kelly

Coach Kelly is always promoting a safe learning environment in the gymnasium and on the field. He cares deeply about his students and makes sure they exercise with the proper technique to ensure safety. He makes it his priority to check all equipment before each use as well.

S(Strive for excellence within a stimulating environment)-Ms.Beeghly

Ms. Beeghly is always looking for curriculum materials and activities to nurture all types of learners in her classroom in a stimulating environment. She always tries to implement differentiated hands-on activities that not only involve physical movement and flexibility but also provide opportunities to enhance higher order thinking and problem-solving skills.

Locker Clean Out-December 20th 2018

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Join Orlando Science Schools on LinkedIn!

Our School System has recently updated our accounts on LinkedIn would love for you to join our network! Please see below for links to the official LinkedIn Company Pages for each of our campuses and feel free to share with current families and alumni.

Osceola Science Charter Now Enrolling Osceola & Orange County K-8 Students for 2019-2020 School Year

Congratulations to Osceola Science Charter School on their move to a new campus! The K-8 school is relocating to a brand-new facility on the border of Osceola and Orange counties for the 2019-2020 school year.

The new, 70,000-square-foot campus features STEM and science labs, a media center, music classroom, performing arts lab, regular classrooms, a playground, basketball court, and football field.

Parents, please help spread the word among your community that Osceola Science Charter School (OSCS) is now accepting applications for Grades K-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. Details, including the Online Application and Open House dates, can be found on the school’s website: www.osceolascience.org.

Congratulations again to OSCS and the growth of our Orlando Science School family!

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OCPS Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Introduces Code of Conduct Videos

Orlando Science Families,

Last year, four Code of Conduct videos were produced with the help of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (which consisted of two students from every high school). The videos, which highlighted various Level IV infractions, were distributed to all middle and high school students.

The video topics and links are as follows:
Buying/distributing/selling drugs on campus
Bringing weapons on campus
Sexual harassment

Threats via social media

To reinforce the message delivered by these videos, OSS will show these videos to middle/high school teachers and students once per quarter in homeroom classes on these dates:

    1. Q1: October 2nd 2018
    2. Q2: October 30th 2018
    3. Q3: January 15th 2019
    4. Q4: April 2nd 2019

Important Lynx Lane Questions and Answers

How do I purchase a replacement Agenda?

Lynx Lane Orcas who are in need of a replacement agenda may purchase one using the link below. Once you purchase the agenda please email a copy of your SchoolPay receipt to Mrs.Estes.


Whom should I contact if my student was or will be absent ?

Attendance is a key to the success of your student's learning. If you have any attendance concerns such as daily absences, upcoming absences, extended absences or questions please contact Mrs. Caggiano.

What do I need to do if my student is a bus rider or walker ?

Orcas who walk or take the Lynx Bus transportation must have "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. If you need form you may find it below. Students must sign out at the front office before leaving school each day.

How do I contact My Student's Teachers ?

Here at OSS, email is the best way to reach your student's teachers with any questions or concenrs. All OSS Staff Emails maybe found on the staff directory tab on your student's OSS Dashboard.

Interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus?

Orlando Science Families interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus during the 2018-2019 School Year must be ADDitions approved. Below you will find the link to apply for ADDitions for the 2018-2019 School Year.


Join the OSS Parent Volunteer Organization!

Dear Orlando Science Lynx Lane and Technology High School Families,

It is time, once again, to join the Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO). Membership is $25 per family for returning families and $30 for new families, your membership dues go directly back into the school to provide items and supplies for our teachers. We are also asking that PVO members work with specific committees (School Improvement, Fundraising, Volunteer Work, Teacher Appreciation, Events, Etc.) Please utilize the SCHOOL PAY link below to pay your dues.

If you have questions, comments, or requests, you may email OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . A formal PVO committee, including president and vice-president, will be announced at the end of the first quarter of the 2018-2019 School Year. PVO will hold bi-monthly meetings that will inform parents of progress, agendas, and upcoming events.

Thank you for all of your help and support as we look forward to a great year.

Amazon Smile and Office Depot's Give Back to Schools

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Orlando Science Families, great news! If you shop on Amazon or Office Depot then you may eligible to support Orlando Science Schools! Below you will find information on both of these wonderful organizations and their links. Happy shopping!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Orlando Science Schools via Discovery Education Services, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Office Depot provides the school with 5% back in credits for FREE supplies when you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies. Simply provide the school ID at checkout.

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341

2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

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Orlando Science STEM Corner

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STEM Occupation of the Week: ASTRONOMERS

Astronomers: Astronomers observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or to help solve problems. Did you know, that this occupation requires good eyesight?

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=192011&title=Astronomers

STEM Word of the Week: Innovation

Innovation– An improvement of existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.

Source: http://mdk12.msde.maryland.gov/instruction/curriculum/stem/pdf/STEMEducationGlossary.pdf

Birthday Dress Down Information and Form!

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Students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday. If a form is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code.

Dress Down Day Request Form

December Birthdays

Miles A-C., Aaliyah A., Khandhaker R., Hamza T., Emman A., Jamari A-D., Armin A., Dev B., Sa'Kura B., Angel C., Sri T-C., Yash D., Zakaria E-H., Jasmyn H., Nigel J., Ufuk O., Jalecia P.,
Owen R., Ummulwara S., Nicole S., Kaydence U., Alysia V., Makayla W.,Ramsey Z., Lillian B.,
Kyla P-B., Naimah P-B., Suheyla E.,Gabriel G., Khasijah M., Mohammed M., Alexander M., Demian P., Layla P., Julia S., Acquin S., and Aalia W.

Important Payment Update!

Please be advised for the 2018-2019 School Year we will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH as a form of payment. We will continue to accept checks, credit cards, and SCHOOL PAY. Thank you for your understanding.

Report Card & Progress Report Calendars

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Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-December

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Orcas Apply For Free/Reduced Meals Today!

Orcas, we ask that you take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! To fill out the application simply click the START FRESH photo above or click the link below. For more details regarding the application please select the appropriate link below.

Important LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT Information

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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Lynx Lane Newsletter Trivia

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Congratulations to Mrs.Dilek and Anders L. for being our last Newsletter Trivia Contest winner! Please check your emails! Complete the Trivia Questions by Wednesday December 5th 2018 in order to be eligible for our next contest.

November Event Calendar-Lynx Lane

Lynx Lane Spirit Week

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 7:30am to Friday, Dec. 7th, 5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Please see details found above.

Middle School Decades Dance

Friday, Dec. 7th, 5-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Tickers: $3 in advance $5 at the door.

In order to attend the dance, you cannot have any suspensions, Saturday detentions, or morning or afternoon detentions from November 26 until the day of the dance. There will be a dress code posted for the dance outside of Ms. Santos’ office. We hope to see everyone there. Please see Mrs. Frunker in room 148 if you have any questions.

Orlando Science Schools Annual Holiday Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 5:30-8pm

1001 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL

Tickets are $3
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