Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 21

Director's message

Special Message from Executive Director’s office: Opening of Orlando Science K-8- East Campus

Dear Families,

Orlando Science Schools is very excited to announce the proposal of opening a new Kindergarten through eighth grade campus in east Orlando probably near the UCF campus for the 2020-2021 school year. The school will be accepting grades K-5 in August of 2020 and will be adding one grade each year until we reach the inclusion of 8th grade. The students who choose to attend our east campus will be eligible to continue to the current Orlando Science Charter High School which is located on Technology Drive. While our plans are progressing, we would like to ask for your participation by filling in an interest application to help us determine the capacity of each grade level. If you are on the waitlist for one of our current campuses or would like to transfer your children to the east campus, please complete the application form below by February 15th, 2019.


Yalcin Akin, Ph.D

Executive Director

Orlando-Seminole- Osceola

Science Charter Schools

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 1-25-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

Congratulations to all OSS Science Olympiad team members! They have done a phenomenal job competing at the Central Florida Regional Tournament. Two of our middle school teams placed 1st and 3rd place and earned two spots for the State tournament. All three of our high school teams also qualified to state while getting 1st, 3rd and 4th places, overall. Many of our students earned individual recognition in their respective events.

None of this could have happened without the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, coaches, parents, and volunteers. The words are not enough to convey how appreciative we are for your support! We are truly grateful for your time, effort and donations to our team.

Today, Friday, January 25th marks the 100th day of school!


Michael Singleton

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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 11th.

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

OSS Technology Volunteers

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.

Join the OSS 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.

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!

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Please email if there is anything specific you would like to start seeing in the weekly newsletter.

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

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Get to know your OSS family


This week in Kindergarten we learned about “Equality” and read “Ron’s Big Mission by Corrine Naden. We loved learning how Ron made his dreams come true and became a real astronaut. We also feel inspired by this story and wrote and drew our future goals and dreams.

Our favorite event was dressing up like we were a 100 years old for the 100th day of school. We practiced counting to 100 by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Sorting and creating patterns and then sharing our 100 item bags.

First Grade

Ms. Kelly’s class has been rocking our I-Ready assessments! I am so proud of our hard workers this year. This data is being used to drive our curriculum forward for the rest of the year, and Ms. Kelly is assessing our I-Ready math and reading scores at this time. We will be having conferences to discuss I-Ready data in the upcoming weeks, keep an eye on our class dojo for dates when they become available.

Ms. Molnar’s class is reading The Big Trip in ELA this week. We are discussing different ways to travels. We are also going over comparing and contrasting strategies. We had our Chapter 4 math test and will begin learning how addition and subtraction strategies are related. We had so much fun at Literacy Night!

Second Grade

In Mrs. Waugh’s Science class, students have been studying force and motion with homemade straw rockets they launched using their breath and race cars. They attached magnets to cars and had to use only a magnet with the same pole to repel the car, completing several obstacles.
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In Reading, students started a novel study on Jake Drake Know-It-All by Andrew Clements. Students are excited to find out if Jake wins the grand prize for the Science Fair, a Bluntium Twelve computer!
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Third Grade

Third graders have been learning about different forms of energy. As a STEM project, students in Mrs. Silvares and Ms. Knight’s class created a windmill to represent wind energy.

Government is our current topic in Social Studies- specifically the different branches and levels of government. Students are also learning more about medieval times in preparation for our field trip!

Third grades next field trip will be to Medieval Times on February 15th. Forms and payments are due on January 30th no exceptions! Please remember you must be additions approved to be allowed to chaperone any field trip.

Don’t forget A.R. goals should be completed by January 30th!

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Fourth Grade

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.

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Specials and Clubs k-6


This week in Computers third grade students have been learning the importance of strong passwords. We created our own passwords and then took legos to build castles to keep our passwords safe. Fourth and Fifth grade have been working on their Scratch coding projects make sure to stop by during Family Tech Night on February 28th to see some of the projects on display.

basketball team

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curtis science competition

The deadline for the Science Competition is this Saturday, January 26th.

Please see link under the contest section to sign up

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girls on the run


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.

You can also email either Ms. Zaremski at or Mrs. Williams at if you have questions!

Nonprofit Girls Empowerment Program |

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. **

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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

year books on sale!

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Extracurricular Activities

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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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Character Art Contest

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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

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Orca's Core Values and character Education

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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:

  • Kindness
  • Empathy
  • Trustworthy
  • 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

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

Congratulations to the all the students who won character of the month for the month of December!
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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 (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


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