Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 13

November 9th 2018-Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope as always we had another wonderful week! This week's newsletter is filled with many important reminders and announcements that we cannot wait to share with you.

In honor of Veteran's Day Sunday, November 11th, we would like to thank all of our veteran's for your service to our country. On Saturday, November 10th, 2018 Orlando Science Schools will be participating in the City of Orlando's Veterans Day Parade, we cannot wait to see you there!

As a reminder, our 2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign-Ups will begin this Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 7 PM. We ask that you carefully review the information and in the link before this date and time. It will cover sign up information and what to do if all time slots become full or the time and dates do not work for you.

Our Annual PVO Sponsored Thanksgiving Staff Potluck will be held on Thursday, November 15th, 2018, and we need your help to make sure this event is a huge success. Please see the information below on items we are still in need of and volunteer opportunities.

Congratulations to our FTC Kube Khaos team who placed at their first competition this past weekend. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication, keep it up!

The 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment process has begun, please see the information in this week's newsletter for more details. The deadline to fill out the digital re-enrollment form is November 30th, 2018.

Orcas do not forget to follow us on Social Media to stay in the know, we can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

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


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights Sign Ups Start This Sunday November 11th 2018

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2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights will take place during dates and times posted below. Sign Ups will take place beginning on the time and dates listed below. Please be advised OSS Staff Members are not permitted to sign up for a PTC for our Orca Families, so we ask that you please plan accordingly. We ask that once links are provided you read through the information carefully before selecting a time slot. Parents and Guardians may always email their student's teachers to make an appointment to meet that do not fall within these conference nights. Once spots are filled please email your student's teachers to arrange an appointment for another date and time, no additional spots will be added to these nights. There will be no wait list created, please check back for canceled time slots. Please be advised dates and times can change, and we will notify you via the weekly newsletter if they do.

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Dates:

Monday, November 26th, 2018 from 4:30-6: 30 PM

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 from 4:30-6: 30 PM

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 from 4:00-6: 00 PM

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 from 4:30-6: 30 PM

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 7 PM. Please review all the information above and in the link below. Time slots are listed in DATE order and then by GRADE LEVEL. It is very important to read ALL the information. This is just a reminder you will not be able to sign up for a time slot until Sunday, November 11th 2018 at 7PM.


Volunteer and Donate to OSS Staff Thanksgiving Feast!

OSS Middle/High PVO will be holding our annual staff Thanksgiving Feast during the day on Thursday, November 15th 2018 and we need your help to make it a success. Show your gratitude for our wonderful teachers and staff and sign up to donate food items or volunteer your time. We need items found on the link below and we need volunteers to help set up, serve food and watch students while teachers & staff enjoy their lunch with one another.

We will be hosting identical luncheons for both the Lynx and the High School campuses for all teachers and staff. When signing up using the link below, please make sure you are signing up for the correct campus (or campuses) you plan to support.

In the link below you will find a list of items we would love to have donated. Please consider showing your appreciation by donating your time to cover lunch duty and/or supplies to help make this event a success. The teachers and staff really look forward to sharing a hot meal together before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lynx Campus Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-2017

We are also accepting monetary donations to help pay for the cooked turkeys we will be ordering. If you are interested in making a monetary donation please utilize the link below.


Your donations can be dropped off in the morning at either front desk. Please try to use disposable pans for easy clean up. Please label any items you would like returned with your name and pick it up at the end of the day.

Please email our OSS PVO Team if you have any questions.

Veterans Day: In honor of all who have served.

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City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade: Saturday November 10th 2018

This Saturday, OSS will participate in the City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade. Students who have submitted their completed consent form will meet at Booth #27 on Orange Ave., between Robinson St. and Livingston St. Parents should park in the Courthouse Garage and then walk their child to Booth #27 on Orange Ave. by 9:30 AM.

Veterans Day Assembly: Monday November 12th 2018

On Monday, November 12th, the Social Studies Department will host a Veterans Day assembly during 2nd period. The assembly will include the Pledge of Allegiance, an instrumental performance of the National Anthem, and student performances. The assembly will highlight an interactive, student-led Q & A session with four veterans.

Re-Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year!

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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.

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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The OSS FTC "Kube Khaos" Places at 1st Competition

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Kube Khaos is a rookie First Tech Challenge robotics middle school team made up of ten teammates and two-parent volunteer mentors. The team has been meeting twice a week with two extra meetings since mid-September.

This past weekend Kube Khaos competed against twenty-two teams in their first meet.

The teams ranged from middle schoolers to high schoolers; rookies to veterans. Each team is asked to journal their team’s progress in an Engineering Notebook.

Kube Khaos has also received some tips and pointers by the OSHS Robotics Team and OSS alumni Carlos Barea. Each team used their robot that they designed, built, and programmed in six matches during the meet.

Kube Khaos won two of their matches. Only five trophies were awarded this past weekend- one in the following categories engineering notebook, one for each of the two top scoring teams, one for gracious professionalism, and another for rising stars.

We are pleased to announce that Kube Khaos was awarded the trophy for the best Engineering Notebook. Congratulations to the team on their victory and their hard work, we are very proud of you all!

OSS Model UN Competition Information

This Saturday, Alexander M., Aleena A., and Nicole S. will participate in Hornet MUN at Bishop Moore High School. Delegates will be faced with the challenge of rebuilding the United States after the Nuclear Fallout Crisis of 2058. Participating students should arrive at the Bishop Moore Student Center at 8:30 AM. Best of luck Orcas!

Stay in the know and Follow Us on Social Media!

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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

Join OSHS at the OSHS Barnes and Nobles Book Fair!

OSS Family and Friends,

Do you plan on buying books for gifts over the holidays? Is there something you’ve been meaning to pick up but haven’t yet? Do you or you kids need study materials or books for class? OSHS is hosting our first Book Fair in partnership with Barnes and Noble. Do your shopping that the Barnes and Noble in Colonial Plaza (see flyer for address) on November 15 (or online from November 15-20, using our Book Fair ID#12440825) and a portion of your sales will come back to OSS. It’s that easy! We’re excited to invite you to help support OSS and to celebrate reading and our school.

All proceeds will go to the OSHS Media Center to help us put books on the shelves and make more resources available to our high school students, so mark your calendars now!

Throughout the evening, we’ll have 2 awards ceremonies, robotics interactives, and a SteamPunk Cosplay fashion show for your entertainment and edification.

Please feel free to let your friends and students know, too.

If you have any questions, email myself, Mrs. Singleton (the OSHS Media Specialist), or any member of the OSHS ELA department and we’ll get you the information you need.


Ms. Stevens

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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Operation stock the library Book Drive Continues!

Lynx Lane Orcas!

We would like to thank everyone once more for donating to the Lynx Lane Operation Stock the Library Book Drive. We have received so many fantastic donations and our shelves are becoming filled, we could not have done this without you!

Congratulations to the Fordham Family, you have been selected as the winner of our $25 Barnes and Nobel Gift Card for the 1st quarter!

Since our first Book Drive was such a huge success we will host another from Monday, October 8th 2018 until Friday, December 14th 2018. For those that you donated during our first Book Drive, you will still be eligible to win the 2nd Book Drive!

If you would like to donate items and prefer to have them shipped, please deliver to:

Orlando Science Schools

Attn: Media Center

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL 32804

Be sure to message me if you choose to have items shipped so I may acknowledge your contribution.


Mrs. Sturm

Orlando Science Lynx Lane Library Database

Orcas did you know you can search all the wonderful books our shelves contain from the comfort of your own home? Simply click the link below and search all the adventures and wonders you can take simply by visiting the Media Center!

Need 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.

Here at OSS Attendance Matters!

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.

Student Walker and Bus Rider Release Form

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.

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!

Amazon Smile

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 Deport Gives Back to 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

2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

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OSS Science Fair Packet

Missed Any Past Science Fair Updates ?

Orcas if you missed any of our past Science Fair Updates simply click the link below!

Orlando Science STEM Corner

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STEM Occupation of the Week: Statisticians

Statisticians: Create usable information out of numbers and data. Statisticians analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variable and evaluate data quality.

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=152041&title=Statisticians

STEM Word of the Week: Figure of Speech

Figure of Speech-Specific non-literal expressions where the meaning is ironic, metaphorical, or rhetorical

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.

November Birthdays

Robert D., Liam I., Raven K., Jyovanni M., Ann'tonia P., Anitej A., Aidan B., Daniel B., Melaina C., Travis C., Siva Sai S-D., Delano H., Addison J., Kai L., Khanijah M., Christian M., Zikora M., Aaditya N., Hemangi P., Charlie R., Christopher T., Duy T., Manas V., Glen W-C., Travis W., John A., Ahmad A., Ripley D., Yumna E., Deborah L., Gabrielle M., Victoria P., Kevin P., Hayden R., Carrighan S., Joseph S., Dylan W. and Amaya W.

October Birthdays

Malcolm B., Sean(Joshua) G., Anders L., Alika M., Layla R., Tenzin S., Elijah W., Kaushal A., Kimora C., Flavio C., Ishaan D., Rami F., Samuel F., Tarang G., Julianna I., Ilana J., Daniel J., Jabari J., Alyssa K., Za'Riyah L., Noah M., Scarlet M., Zeeshan M., Anaya N., Jason P., Carlos S., Ali V., Vijay B., Taylor F., Arooba G., Amanda K., Abraham L., Isaiah L., Jailyn M., Bibi Zorah M., Bibi Zarah M., Lugetha P., Ashton R-M., Rahul R., Abdelrahman S. and DeMaris S.

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-November

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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 Mr. Lakner and Christopher T for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winner! Please check your emails!

November Event Calendar-Lynx Lane

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Veterans Day Assembly

Monday, Nov. 12th, 9-9:45am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Up

Sunday, Nov. 11th, 7pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

PVO Sponsored OSS Staff Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 10am-12pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 19th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 23rd, 5:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Parent Teacher Conference Night

Monday, Nov. 26th, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Parent Teacher Conference Night

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Parent Teacher Conference Night

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 4-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Parent Teacher Conference Night

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Orlando Science Schools Annual Holiday Concert

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

1001 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL

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