Technology Campus Chronicle
Vol. 2 No. 22
The Week Ending 2-1-19
Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,
Family Tech Night is February 28th, both students and parents can experience a variety of programs and enjoy meeting some of our community partners. An RSVP link will be sent home soon.
Do you want to earn a dress down and lunch? If you meet with the following Study Island goals by February 15th , you can earn dress down pass and free lunch.
- Earn 6 blue ribbons in ELA and 6 blue ribbons in Math.
- 5th grade students: earn 4 blue ribbons in Math, 4 blue ribbons in ELA and 4 blue ribbons in science.
- Top 5 Students who earn the most blue ribbons will be invited to a lunch with admin team.
The Technology Campus is incredibly thankful for all of our faithful readers, and for that we would like to reward our families. Moving forward we will have a NEWSLETTER QUIZ located under the Principal's corner.
Quiz completion will automatically place your student into a drawing for a Dress Down Pass. Dress Down Passes will be awarded to 10% of entries for each building. The number of entries will directly effect the amount of prizes awarded for the week. Entries selected from the lottery must be correct upon review.
We hope that you have fun, and enjoy reading this week's edition! Entries are due the morning of Monday, February 18th.
Give back to Schools
A great way to help raise money for Orlando Science Schools is to use the links below when shopping from Amazon or Office Depot/Office Max.
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.
*AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school.
*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
Online Payment System
Parents can now make FREE online payments for most school expenses online with School Pay. This includes School Lunch and After Care! Simply log into your secure online School Pay Parent Center account and pay for items including after school care fees, club fees, field trips, class fees, student fees and more. The first step is creating your Parent Center Account at schoolpay.com Please go to "Charter Schools" tab and then choose your school name as "Orlando Science Elementary School" to complete the steps for creating your parent account. Online payment methods include VISA, MasterCard, Discover cards, and a full history of payments is searchable by date and child.This gives families the convenience of paying at any time (24/7) from your home PC. Emphasis on Security The School Pay service is audited by a third-party to assure adherence to the strict, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). If you have any problems using the School Pay system please call 1 888-88-MYPAY
Questions about your student’s school pay account can be directed to Ms. Centenera.
Many of our teachers use Teachers Pay Teachers for engaging and inquiry-based lessons. There is a schoolwide Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) account. Parents and community members may donate to the TpT fund by sending in TpT gift cards. Gift cards can be purchased online: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Gift-Card. Parents can send in a gift card for their teacher or for the whole school account.
OSS Technology Volunteers
Join the OSS Parent Volunteer Organization!
It is time, once again, to join the Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO)!
For latest information and events happening at our technology campus, grades K-5, please join our Facebook page under ''OSES PVO". We can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that in order for an absence to be excused you must turn in proper documentation (i.e a doctors note) to the front desk
If your student is absent on a day that they have club, please remember to email the club teacher so that their absence for club that day is excused.
lost and Found
Osceola Campus is expanding!
Osceola Science K-8 is expanding to a brand new 70,000 Square foot facility on the border of Osceola and Orange County!
We are currently enrolling and need your help to spread the word to your communities that we are serving both Orange and Osceola counties.
Please see flyer below for more info! If you would like some of our flyers please ask any of our front desk staff and they can provide them.
Thank you again for all your support!
We need your help!
Additionally, In order to make the newsletter more interactive please look out for posts in the ''Get to know your OSS family'' section below.
Next Week's Lunch Menu
Get to know your OSS family
This week in Kindergarten we had a “Bad Case of Stripes” and learned about “Being Yourself”! We explored the unique adjectives in the book and how they related to the illustrations in the book. We also became detectives and found other adjectives that describe the character traits in the book.
We continued practicing our addition, subtraction and skip counting during math. Our favorite thing we did this week in math was adding and subtracting the yards it took to get a touchdown!
We are looking forward to our upcoming presentation from the Reactory Factory STEM DJ duo on February 13th. If you would like to make a donation to help support this event please bring a check, cash in a sealed envelope or visit school pay! :)
Mrs. Beckman’s class began the week by celebrating the 101st day of school dressed as the 101 dalmatians! We also read Toad and Frog, and learned about pronouns in reading. In math, we continued to add two digit numbers by counting tens and ones. Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Molnar’s class is reading all about where our food comes from in ELA. We are learning about different ways that writers write, including to persuade, inform and entertain. We had so much fun celebrating the 101st day of school on Monday!
Ms. Kelly’s class is so excited to celebrate the 101st day of school! This week, we’ve been learning all about measuring items by weight and height as we celebrate being 101 days smarter. We are working on adding two digit numbers to two digit numbers, both with and without regrouping. We also read the story “Equal Schmequal” to learn about finding key details, summarizing a story, and retelling a story through writing.
Second grade is working on their Black History Month person in a bag projects where the students are researching different historical and important people related to black history. These projects will be displayed at our upcoming Black History Night at school.
Second grade is learning about living and nonliving things in science this chapter. Ms. Wolf’s class went on a nature walk around campus to find, observe, and discuss the different living and nonliving things they found.
Mrs. Cybulski’s class is expecting their eggs to hatch starting this Friday. They have been patiently waiting the hatching of their baby chicks.
We are going on a field trip! We will be seeing a live performance of Ella Enchanted the Musical on February 19 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The cost is $18. Payment is due by Friday, February 1.
Mr. Nemcik’s class is learning about about fractional equivalents, motion of objects, and using text information with non-fiction texts. We have been practicing and demonstrating our skills through our cooperative learning structures.
In Mrs. Michaud’s class, students have been hard at work! This week they focused on informational text structures as they wrap up their month-long Holocaust unit; they will be moving to study slavery and the Civil Rights Movement next in honor of Black History Month. They have also been focusing on planning in Writing, and are wrapping up their unit on customary and metric conversions in Math. In Science, they discussed why stars move in the sky and are learning about the moon phase cycle. In Social Studies, they discussed the role of Florida in the Civil War. For FSA Fun Day, they discussed analyzing literature, place value of whole numbers, comparing whole numbers, and the difference between a debit and a credit card for financial literacy.
Mrs. Michaud’s class has also been given the responsibility of piloting Google Classroom for the remainder of the school year, and that has been going great! They have been experimenting with a flipped classroom model as well as numerous other tech tools with this application. Mrs. Michaud looks forward to discussing this in more detail during Family Technology Night next month!
For the 100th day of school celebration, 4th grade elected to switch it up and dress like the 1980’s to celebrate 80 days of school until summer.
Mr. Press’s class represented a variety of styles including some big fans of rock n’ roll and rap music.
Specials and Clubs k-6
girls on the run
- WANT TO GIVE YOUR GIRLS AN EDGE …… GIVE HER CONFIDENCE!!!!
Starting this Spring Mrs. Williams, parent volunteer, and myself are running an after school program! The program is called Girls on the Run.
GOTR is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. This is only a 10 week program for all girls Grades 3-5. The program provides girls with different goal setting/teamwork skills while focusing on relationships and incorporating running to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle! The program concludes with a 5k run through UCF's campus. Practices will be held on Monday & Thursday starting at 3:30 and will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. More information can be found at the link below. A flyer will be going home as well.
Nonprofit Girls Empowerment Program | GirlsOnTheRun.org
Girls on the Run is a transformational learning program for 8 to 13 year-old girls. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games.
**Note: There is a fee to participate. Sliding Scale and Payment Plans are available though. There are also scholarships available for those who apply early. **
Hello OSS Families!
As many of you know, Smile Mile is coming up! The race will take place on March 2nd at Blue Jacket Park (2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando, FL 32802).
Track Shack is going paperless this year for registration, so I have included the sign up link! Registration is $8 until February 16th, then increases to $11 February 17th-March 1st. Registration includes a finishers medal and a t shirt.
This event is for students grades K-5. There is also a fun run for anyone under the age of 5! They will get a finishers ribbon. Younger participants may sign up under our school if they would like a t shirt since the fun run is free and only includes the finisher ribbon.
I really hope we have a great turn out! We have won the last few years and I would LOVE to keep that tradition going! Any questions, feel free to contact me via email.
Please see sign up link below for registration
year books on sale!
This form is to sign up for clubs with space. This is for k-6, but will be grouped by grade levels. As a reminder, if you miss three or more days in a club you will be removed. If you are absent from school on a day that you have club, please remember to email the club teacher so that they are aware of your absence from school/club that day. Once you sign up, you will receive an email from email@example.com If you do not receive confirmation email to join the club, then it was full and you will be placed on the waitlist. The club guide is attached in case you want to view descriptions and club fees for the club. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yprL-MgEfA4s91fhyWfCSLShZoHLE3ls/view?usp=sharing Please visit schoolpay.com to pay the designated fee for the club.
Character Art Contest
Curtis Science Competition
Are you interested in a fun science competition? There are spots open for each grade level. All you need to do is fill out the form on the link. K-4 is the Rising Stars Challenge and 5th and 6th is the Kinetic Challenge that needs a parent coach for each team. Requirements are included in the form.
Important school Reminders
Orca's Core Values and character Education
Character Education has begun at OSES and we are having a great time learning our social skills at school and the students are learning how to use these tools successfully too! This year part of our Character Education curriculum we have introduced "Operation Impact" our goal is to share and show how our students are reaching out to the communities, families and other students to show their positive character traits.
Here are a few character traits:
- Reaching Out to Others
- Building Friendships
We want to see how your children are using their character traits outside of school and featuring them each week in our weekly newsletter!! This is a great way to spotlight your child's positive influence that they have in our community and school! We look forward to seeing your pictures and experiences.
Please send a few pictures and small description of your children's activity (encourage them to write it on their own too). Pictures must be handed in on Monday's in order to make it for the Friday newsletter. They can be sent in to your child's teacher or emailed to Mrs. Krygowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can't wait to see our wonderful students putting #Operation Impact to work in our community!!!
Staff character of the Month-December
Ms.Stauffer: Dean of students
Congratulations on winning character of the month!
Ms. Jensen: 5th grade teacher
Thank You for being an awesome teacher!
Student Character of the Month- December
Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do
Florida Resident Discover Tickets!
coding for Kids
Orlando Art Museum
The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is proud to offer a program that connects visitors of all ages with developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum to art and the world around them. In an environment where there are no wrong questions or answers, the Creative Connections program will spark imagination and foster creative expression.
These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of abilities and learning styles together with family members. All can enjoy these workshops which include exploring art in the galleries and then making your own in the studio classroom.
See link below for more details and the website