Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 23

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 2-8-19

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.


Michael Singleton

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.

Dress down passes will be rewarded to the students who receive a 100% on the quiz for that week!

We hope that you have fun, and enjoy reading this week's edition! Entries are due the morning of Monday, February 25th.

Support Your School

Pennies for Patients

Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.

As you know, our school is participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign until March 8th. Pennies for Patients is a service learning and philanthropy program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where students learn about blood cancers and get to make an impact in the life of others. The money our school collects will go towards finding a cure for blood cancer and support patients and their families. Funds are raised on honor of local students affected by blood cancer.

Please visit this link to view our school's fundraising page and to donate. Feel free to share the link on your various social media sites.

Students may also create a fundraising page and raise money that way and win prizes. (please see the flyer sent home last week to view prizes).

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

Please see link below to donate online. Last year OSS raised $5,000 and this year we are looking to raise $6,000!

In addition, for a limited time, if you are purchasing MAGIC basketball tickets, Pennies for Patients is offering a discount code. Purchasing the tickets this way allows our school to win a few free tickets to raffle off as well. Please visit the link below

Discount Code: PENNIES

Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser

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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.

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341

Teachers pay Teachers

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: Parents can send in a gift card for their teacher or for the whole school account.

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This webinar will focus on details and what to expect for the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).

There will be a comprehensive presentation about the FSA Test and test taking strategies. There will also be time to answer any questions regarding FSA. Please refer to the link shared via email to sign up.

What: FSA Parent Information Webinar Presentation

When: Monday, February 25th

Where: Online

Presented by: Fatih Dag and Heather Wence

Who: Parents of 3rd-6th Grade Students

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smile mile

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

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After School Clubs with Space k-6

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 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. Please visit to pay the designated fee for the club.

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Get to know your OSS family

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This week in Kindergarten we explored different types of reading genres and understanding point of view in a book. We had a great time reading ‘Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.

We also had a great time exploring rocks and getting ready for our “Reactory Factory” presentation next week. We are looking forward to seeing how rock music can teach us about fossils and rocks. If you are interested in making a donation to help make this event possible please visit school pay.

First Grade

In Ms. Molnar’s class this week we read Tomas Rivera and learned about how events from the past can have an impact on the future. We also continued learning about space in our science unit. We are excited to celebrate Valentine's Day next week!

This week Mrs. Beckman’s class read “Amazing Animals” and learned about correctly using the pronouns “I” and “me”. In math we had a blast with our extended learning week on double digit addition. Next week we are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a class card exchange. For students who are participating in the extra credit Valentine’s card box project - finished boxes are due on Monday. I can’t wait to see them!

Learning is taking place in Ms. DiNuzzo’s class! In math, we are earning play money for completed work that we can use to purchase items. Students are enjoying money songs and counting coins to purchase goods.

This week in reading we are learning about Chinese New Years and reviewing standards using a variety of texts


Second Grade

In Ms. Wolf’s class, we are learning about Biographies and how to tell how a character is feeling based on their words and actions. We are working diligently on Black History Month and preparing for the Black History Month night by working on our Biography Bags, identifying important African Americans throughout history. In math, we are reviewing how to count money and the value of different coins. In science we are learning about different animal habitats and what types of animals/plants can be found in each type of habitat. So far, we have learned about the Ocean, Arctic, Desert, and Rainforest.

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Roberts class has been tackling fractions in Math! This week we made fraction coding/mapping projects using BrainPop. Ask your child about their projects, they gave some pretty creative examples. In Writing, our focus is on becoming independent as the kids formulate their introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion on their own. With Reading, the kids have been learning about firsthand and secondhand accounts of historical events events. They have explored of some of the major events of the civil rights movement for black history month. In Social Studies the kids have been learning how Florida became part of the US territory. We’ve discussed the Seminole wars with Spain Great Britain and France and the effect it left on both sides.We have just started our unit on rocks and minerals in Science and are excited to sort various kinds of rocks next week!

Mrs. Michaud’s class has been busy this week! In Writing, they have discussed additional types of transitions and using personal anecdotes to elaborate on text evidence. In Reading, they have started their new unit on slavery and civil rights for Black History Month. This week, they have read several sources discussing the treatment and history of slavery in the United States. In Math, they started a new unit on geometry. This week has been focused on learning how to classify different types of shapes. In Science, they have been studying the moon phases more in depth and discussed the difference between the waxing and waning phases. In Social Studies, they have discussed the effects of Reconstruction on the state of Florida.

Fifth Grade

In Miss Jensen’s class, students made weather instruments to help determine wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure and temperature at a given time and place. They also were able to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend by getting outside and participating in math relay games. Don’t forget that candy grams are still on sale through February 13th!
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Sixth Grade

K-4 Curtis science challenge

On Saturday, students from K-4 completed in the Curtis Science Challenge at the Science Center. Thank you to the following students for completing and showing you best engineering skills.

K-2 team: Sean Adair, Aarit Moolchandani, Seiya Lewandowski, and Atharv Tiwary

2-4th grade team: Oliva Jordaan, Jayden Adair, and Kento Lewandowski

3rd and 4th grade team: Toby Chubb, Janvi Patel, and Shriya Raman

Our 1st and 2nd grade team won Best In Fair for 1st and 2nd grade teams: Each member of the team won a $25 gift certificate to the Science Center gift store.

  1. Harry Chubb
  2. Riddhi Patel
  3. Srivats Raman
  4. Molina Soni
  5. Anishka Sharma

Student Character of the Month- January

Congratulations to the all the students who won character of the month for the month of January!
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Important school Reminders/Information

School Pay

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 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.

Interested in Volunteering at the OSS Technology campus?

Orlando Science Families interested in volunteering at the OSS Technology 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.

Parent Volunteer Organization

Welcome Parents!

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

Attendance matters

Attendance is 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. Stella for k-3rd grade and Ms. Taylor for 3rd-6th grade

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

Please check the lost and found both in the cafeteria and the front desk in Building 1 and Building 2 . We have lots of items that need to find their way back home.

Please remember to label everything, especially uniform clothes and agendas so they can be returned if found.

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Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do

Florida Resident Discover Tickets!

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coding for Kids

Orlando Art Museum

The Orlando Museum of Art is proud to offer a 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


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