Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus
September 14th 2018-Weekly Newsletter
Dear Families and Students,
I hope we had another great week! The Month of September 2018 is marked the first annual observance of "American Founders" and Orlando Science Celebrates and highlights the greatest people of our Nation! In each of our September Newsletters, we will feature one or two of our seven founding fathers, be sure to check back each week to learn more information.
Please be advised 1st Quarter Progress Reports were sent home today during your student's 7th-period class. Progress reports may also be found on OSS Connect if your student was absent or the report did not make it home.
Congratulations to our Middle School Soccer Team who won their first match against Passport Charter tonight! Congratulations to the team, Coach Ulgut, Coach Alexander and Coach Pham on this great victory! The Orcas take on Renaissance Charter next Monday and will be hosting a game next Wednesday at the Technology Drive Campus. Come out and support your Orcas!
Our OSS PVO Team will be hosting a Middle School Skate Night on Friday, September 28th at Let's Skate Orlando. Please see the information below regarding pricing, the time frame, and location address. The PVO Team is also looking for volunteers, if you are able to assist please be sure to sign up for a time slot in the link below.
Our PVO Team will also be hosting a Fall Festival PVO Meeting on Wednesday, September 28th, 2018 at our Technology Drive High School Campus. If you are interested in attending please RSVP using the link below.
Our Book Drive is off a great start and I would like to take the time once more to thank all of the families that have donated so far.
We cordially invite all of our Lynx Lane and Technology Drive HS family and friends to the Annual Welcome Picnic on September 22nd! Please find the details and signup link in this issue, the deadline to RSVP will be Thursday, September 20th 2018. I cannot wait to see you there!
Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed
Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High
Middle School Soccer Team Wins First Match!
We are pleased to announce that our Middle School Soccer Team won their first match against Passport Charter tonight! Congratulations to the team, Coach Ulgut, Coach Alexander and Coach Pham on this great victory!
The Orcas take on Renaissance Charter next Monday and will be hosting a game next Wednesday at the Technology Drive Campus. Come out and support your Orcas!
2018-2019 Welcome Picnic
We cordially invite all of our Lynx Lane and Technology Drive HS family and friends to the Annual Welcome Picnic!
This event will take place on Saturday September 22nd 2018 from 11:00AM-3:00PM at the Technology Drive Campus Field. OSS will be serving hot dogs, chicken, veggie burgers as well as other veggie items and hamburgers. If you would like to attend this exciting and joyous event please RSVP using the link below, please also note the number of individuals that will be in your party no later than Thursday September 20th 2018. We also ask that you provide your own drinks(non-alcoholic) and chips, snacks or desserts to share. The OSS Welcome Picnic is open to all students in grades 6th-12th attending the Lynx Lane and Technology Drive High School Campus.
We cannot wait to see you there!
Volunteer at the Welcome Picnic!
We are in need of volunteers to help set up and serve at the Welcome Picnic on Saturday, September 22nd 2018 from 9:00AM-12:00PM and 12:00PM-3:00PM. The Event will be held at the Technology Drive Soccer Field. If you are able to assist please sign up below, if you have any questions or concerns you may contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org
Middle School Skate Night
Join the OSS PVO Team for a Middle School(Grades 6th-8th) Skate Night on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at Let's Skate! The Cost: $8 per student or $6 if you bring your own skates. Please be advised payment must be CASH ONLY and will be taken at the event. There will be raffle giveaways, concessions available and a contest of the highest class participation.
Volunteer at the Middle School Skate Night!
We are in need of a few volunteers at the Middle School Skate Night at Let's Skate Orlando on Friday, September 28th 2018 from 5:00PM-9:00PM. We will earn $1 per OSS Students that attend. If you have any questions please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . If you are interested in volunteering please select a time slot from the link below.
1st Quarter Progress Reports Released
Please be advised 1st Quarter Progress Reports were sent home today during your student's 7th period class. Progress reports may also be found on OSS Connect if your student was absent or the report did not make it home.
2018-2019 Parent Teacher Conference Nights
Parent Teacher Conference Nights will take place during dates and times posted above. 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.
1st Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:
Sunday, September 9th 2018 at 7PM.
6th and 8th Grade:
2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:
Sunday, November 11th 2018 at 7PM
Link will be provided, please check back.
3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:
Sunday, February 3rd 2019 at 7PM
Link will be provided, please check back.
4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:
Monday, April 22nd 2019 at 7PM
Link will be provided, please check back.
Lynx Lane Campus Celebrates American Founders' Month
The Month of September 2018 will mark the first annual observance of "American Founders". American Founders' month offers the opportunity for students to participate in activities related to the nation's founding fathers, who were instrumental in crafting historical documents that provide for individual liberty and representative government.
In each of our September Newsletters, we will feature one or two of our seven founding fathers, be sure to check back each week to learn more information.
"Before becoming President in 1797, John Adams built his reputation as a blunt-speaking man of independent mind. A fervent patriot and brilliant intellectual, Adams served as a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress between 1774 and 1777, as a diplomat in Europe from 1778 to 1788, and as vice president during the Washington administration."
John Adams passed away on July 4th, 1826.
For more information on John Adams please visit https://millercenter.org/president/adams .
" He was an American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat. One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one of its signers, represented the United States in France during the American Revolution, and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He made important contributions to science, especially in the understanding of electricity, and is remembered for the wit, wisdom, and elegance of his writing."
He passe away on April 17th 1790.
For more information on Benjamin Franklin please visit https://www.britannica.com/biography/Benjamin-Franklin .
OSS to Celebrate Constitution Day
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created, the US Constitution. OSMS students will observe this important day in our nation's history in their social studies classes.
Celebrate Freedom Week
In addition to Constitution Day, Celebrate Freedom Week is an official holiday in Florida schools from September 24-28th. It is designed to emphasize the teaching of our country's origins with an emphasis on the founding documents. Please be advised School is OPEN this week.
STEM Art Club Completes their first project!
The STEM Art club worked on their first project the last two weeks with oil resistant paintings. Students painted with acrylic on thick watercolor paper. After it dried, they applied dish soap on top in various designs. Mrs. Estes spray painted the pieces black. She showed them the chemical reaction the soap made with the spray paint. After the soap was washed off, it revealed the acrylic paint underneath!
1st Semester Club Schedule
Club Re-Sign Ups will continue next week! Students may check the lists posted outside the media center for any clubs with availability. If your student would like to withdraw from a club they may see Mrs. Sturm.
Here at OSS Attendance Matters!
Important Payment Update!
2018-2019 Dress Code
2018-2019 carline reminders
We would like to thank our parents for following the drop-off and pick up lane procedures and making the traffic transition smoother each day. We would like to remind you of one important item and bring to your attention. Parents must NOT drop the students on the Lynx Lane or park across at the neighboring companies at any time. This is not in our drop off/pick up procedures and it may cause several delays and safety complications. We do appreciate you for following school’s drop off and pick up procedures. Please see the following image for your reference. Thank you and have a great weekend!
Operation stock the library Book Drive
We know you LOVE to read, and each summer we need to replenish our reading materials. This year, we would LOVE your help! Below, you'll find a link to an Amazon Wish List* for books for our Media Center. Beginning August 24th-September 28th 2018 stop by our Media Center, and drop off a donation for our middle school library. You'll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card for each new book you donate! We're looking forward to partnering with you as we build our middle school library.
*New books can be purchased from anywhere. The Amazon list is simply an easy way to share the titles we think our students would love to have access to.
If you have any questions, email Mrs. Strum.
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.
Thank you to those that Donated!
The Seyler Family
The Simmon-Tully Family
The Engineer Family
The Waddell Family
The Foisy Family
The Fordham Family
The Lumucso Family
The Corbett Family
The Batra Family
Need a replacement Agenda?
Student Walker and Bus Rider Release Form
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.
September 26th 2018-OSS PVO MEETING
Orlando Science Families!
Please join us for the next Fall Festival joint PVO meeting on Wednesday, September 26 at the High School Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, from 6 – 8 pm. This will be focusing on the Fall Festival preparations. All campuses are welcome to attend to learn more about the festival and how you can help contribute to its success. If you are interested in attending please RSVP using the link below! If you have questions, comments, or requests, you may email OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org
Report Card & Progress Report Calendars
Important Student Medical Alert Check and Medication Information
Lost and Found Clean Out: September 28th 2018
Our Lost and Found Clean Out will take place on Friday September 28th 2018. Please remind your students to check all of our lost and found locations for any of their items. After 4:00PM on Friday September 28th 2018 all items remaining will be donated or properly disposed of.
2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly
Our 3rd week will be focusing on writing procedures and figuring out how we will analyze our data. We need to know what we plan on doing each step of the way before we can perform it. The wording of the procedures is very important! A poorly written procedure, something that is vague and left up for interpretation, can create disastrous results. Other people may misinterpret what the steps are and can lead to unsafe conditions. It is this reason why your procedures need to be clear so that everyone knows what you are working with and how to handle any situation. Safety is important, we need to address ALL hazards that can occur. Even if you have used power tools many many times it is still a safety hazard.
We need to record what are proper ways to handle all tools! The procedures and forms are part of the Research Plan. This Research Plan will be sent to county for approval. The county members read the procedures, if they suspect something unsafe or not properly defined and addressed they can forbid the project until proper forms are filled out or until the procedures are made clearer. This even goes into how we will analyze our data. Way before we get the data we need to have an idea of what data we will gain and how to analyze it. Students are not allowed to work on their project until county approves of their project! We just need to know what your plans are for the analysis. If you are concerned as to what county needs or any part of the science fair please do not hesitate to contact us!
OSS Science Fair Packet
1A Student Checklist Research Plan Instructions
Missed Any Past Science Fair Weekly's ?
STEAM Art Projects Detail and Rubric
STEAM Art Projects kicked off on Monday August 20th 2018, for details regarding the project and the rubric please see the PDF below. If you have any questions please conact Mrs. Estes at Amber.Estes@orlandoscience.org .
Orcas keep clipping those BOXTOPS!
Welcome Back OSS Families! We hope that everyone had a great start to the 2018-2019 School Year! It’s time to turn in those Box Tops that you’ve been saving. Please send them to school with your student to hand into either Mrs. Foley at the Technology High School campus, Mrs. Caggiano at the Middle School Lynx Lane campus or their homeroom teachers.
PLEASE KEEP SAVING BOX TOPS YEAR ROUND.
Please remember that BOX TOPS are a wonderful FREE way to raise funds for our school. Each Box Top is worth $.10 and really adds up. Please make sure to continuously send these in so that I can mail them before their expiration dates. The monies received go to supporting our Academic and Sporting Teams, the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) along with many other OSS programs and classroom needs. If you would like to learn more about the Box Tops program go to: www.btfe.com . Please register or login today. Make sure that you designate Orlando Science Schools as your school to support, not the elementary.
Thank you so much for your support of Orlando Science Middle and High School.
For questions or thoughts please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see a complete list of products, go to: www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products .Also, it is very important to check those expiration dates. (We do not receive any credit for expired Box Tops.)
2018-2019 School Calendar
Birthday Dress Down Information and Form!
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.
2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival
Attention Orlando Science Families! The 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20th 2018 at the Technology Drive Campus. There are still Fall Festival Sponsorships available, and we ask that you consider one of the sponsorships or an affordable family sign for $100.
If you also for a company that does donation matching, then your donation will be doubled! To find out more information on the Fall Festival and donations please select the link below!
We are also looking for donations for our Fall Festival Treasure Box.Please begin to collect small new and unused toys and trinkets for our Treasure Chest tent at theFestival. These prizes are for the two(2) free game tents the children play to collect tickets and then redeem them for prizes at the Treasure Chest tent. Donation boxes will be located soon at the front offices to drop off your donations.
Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-September
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.
Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!
Congratulations to Sejal Mogalgiddi and Mr. Jenkins for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winners! Please check your emails!
6th and 8th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Night
Tuesday, Sep. 18th, 4:30-6:30pm
2427 Lynx Lane
7th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Night
Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 4-6pm
2427 Lynx Lane
7th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Night
Thursday, Sep. 20th, 4:30-6:30pm
2427 Lynx Lane
OSS PVO Fall Festival Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 6-8pm
2600 Technology Drive
Orlando Science Families,Please join us for our next Fall Festival joint PVO meeting on Wednesday, September 26 2018 at the High School Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, from 6 – 8 pm. This will be focusing on the Fall Festival preparations. All campuses are welcome to attend to learn more about the festival and how you can help contribute to its success.