Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 1

August 17th-2018 Weekly Newsletter

Welcome Message from Dr. Akin

Dear Orlando Science Families!


I would like to take a moment and welcome you all to the 2018-2019 School Year. We hope you are ready for a successful year here at Orlando Science Schools.


Our brand new High School building opened with great success and we would like to thank everyone who assisted in making this accomplishment happen! We would also like to thank our wonderful Parent Volunteer Organization(PVO) for their great "ORCA PRIDE" displays at each of our campuses.


I hope everyone has a fantastic school year, Go Orcas!


Sincerely,

Dr. Akin

Executive Director

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students


I hope everyone had a wonderful first week of school, and are ready for a successful year!


It has been great to see so many familiar Orcas and welcome new Orcas to the OSS Family! Each week our "Weekly Newsletter" will be sent home via email and may also be found on our Facebook page. Our weekly newsletters are a great resource to stay in the know of everything going on at our Lynx Campus. This week's newsletter is filled with many important reminders and announcements so start our year off on the right foot!


This Saturday, our Science Olympiad, and Robotics Teams will host Informational Meeting at our Technology High School Campus, you will find more information under the Upcoming Events section below.


As we end the first week of school, I would like to thank all parents and students for following school staff directions and our dismissal and pick up procedures. This helped a lot to have smooth traffic lanes. Please check your student's schedule for the pickup times.


Do not forget to mark your calendars for our 2nd PVO Sponsored Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Information may be found below regarding details about the festival, sponsorships opportunities and more!


We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Orlando Science Lynx Campus!


Respectfully,

Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed

Principal

Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

2018-2019 Bell Schedule

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Middle School Lynx Lane Campus Bell Schedule

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.

2018-2019 Dress Code

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Lynx Lane Orcas Families please make sure to review the Dress Code with your students. Dress Code may be found on page 29 in the OSS Handbook STEM Planner 2018-2019 below. Please also see the "Orientation Presentation" attachment below regarding dress code as well.

Important Student Medical Alert Check

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If you have a student with any medical conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes or any other serious medical conditions please contact Mrs. Caggiano via email ASAP for the paperwork that will be needed for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-2019 Emergency Forms

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Please be advised that all Orlando Science Students must have a 2018-2019 Emergency Student Information Form on file for the 2018-2019 School Year. These forms are not optional, and per the OSS Handbook ALL students must provide this form whether they are on campus full time or dual-enrolled. You will also find this form on www.orlandoscience.org , select the “Enrollment Form” button located on the navy blue bar on the left-hand side of the web page select the “Enrollment Forms” Link. Please note you will only need pages Five and Six. All 2018-2019 Emergency Forms are due by Friday, August 31st 2018.


You may also find the forms in the link below labeled "CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018- 2019 EMERGENCY FORM"


Sincerely,

Mrs. Caggiano and Mrs. Sturm

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Clubs

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The 2018-2019 Lynx Lane Clubs have begun, please see the schedule below with room numbers.

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Students must attend three of their scheduled club days from the weeks of August 13th 2018 through the week of September 3rd 2018. If they miss more than three days they will lose their spot in the registered clubs.


We will hold 1st Semester Club Re-Sign Up during the week of September 10th-14th 2018, on campus. We will NOT be sending home a link for re-signing up students will sign up for any available club spots during the week of September 10th-14th 2018 at school. Please note there will be NO ONLINE sign-ups for the 1st Semester Re-Sign Ups.


If your student would like to withdraw from a club please contact Mrs. Sturm.


Invitation Only Club Sponsors may be found below. Once OSS Connect is up and running all of their emails will be found under the Staff Directory.


Competition Math Clubs-Mr. Akyalcin(Akyalcin@orlandoscience.org)

NJHS-Mrs. Frunker(Frunker@orlandoscience.org)

We the People-Mr. Koebe(Nicholas.Koebe@orlandoscience.org)

Band-Mr. Jenkins(Andrew.Jenkins@orlandoscience.org)

Students interested in learning to play an instrument and be a part of the OSS Band as an 7th or 8th grade, please contact Mr. Jenkins ASAP.

Sports Clubs

Students interested in joining a sports club will need to meet with the designated coach listed below beginning next Monday, August 20th 2018 on the designated club days to pick up the information needed to register.

Volleyball(Monday-Mr. Morgan)

Basketball-7thGrade(Thursday-Mr.Kelly)

Basketball-6th and 8th Grade(Friday-Mr. Morgan)

2018-2019 Science Olympiad Introductory Meeting!

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Dear Orlando Science Families!


The Orlando Science Olympiad Team will have an introductory meeting in Building 3 (High School) cafeteria of Technology Campus at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 18th. It will be for both Division B (middle school) and Division C (High School) In addition to explaining what Science Olympiad is, we will talk about the competitions, study structure, expectations, and 2018-2019 school year events. Students will be given an event selection form at the end of the meeting to choose 3-5 events that they are interested in out of 23 available events. The forms are due Wednesday, August 22nd. About 50 students will be chosen from each division (a total of up to 100), and the studies will begin after the selection. The registration fee is $100 and it will be used to cover some of our numerous costs. If you can’t attend the meeting, please see Mr. Demir (Division C) Ms. Demir (Division B) to pick up a form on Monday, August 20th. Please email, scioly@orlandoscience.org for questions, concerns and/or suggestions.


Sincerely,

Science Olympiad Coaching Committee

2018-2019 Curriculum Night

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2018-2019 Picture Day!

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Picture Day will be held on Thursday August 23rd 2018! Students were sent home with an order form during the first week of school, but you may also order photos online! Simply visit www.mylifetouch.com and enter our school code found below to order yours today!


FT208049Q0

Picture Day Volunteers Needed!

The Lynx Lane Campus is looking for PICTURE DAY Volunteers on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018! If you are interested in volunteering and are ADDitions approved please sign up for the opportunity and select a time slot from step 3 below. Parent Volunteers will receive a $35 photo package for their child.

Informational Robotics Meeting-August 18th 2018

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Attendance Matters!

Attendance is a key to the success of your student's learning. If you have any attendance concerns such as upcoming absences, extended absences or questions please contact Mrs. Caggiano at Clarrisa.Caggiano@orlandoscience.org.

2018-2019 OSS Middle School Soccer Team

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Congratulations to the following students listed below who made the 2018-2019 OSS Middle School Soccer Team!


Thank you to all those who tried out. For those who did not make the team this year, we hope that you will continue to develop your love for the game and skills over the next year and come back out for tryouts next year!

Please keep an eye and ear out for other opportunities such as soccer club during club time and possible soccer Academy sessions being hosted here at OSS!


Coach Ingle and Coach Ulgut


Ahmad A.

Berraj B.

Xander B.

Dyordan Dilly P.

Anya G.

Nirek G.

Wassim K.

Artem M.

Kaden M.

Amogh R.

Akshat R.

Billy S.

Emmalea S.

Sidharrth S.

Daniel S.

Gael T.

DeAundre W.

Michael Y.

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.


https://ocps.samaritan.com/recruiter/index.php?class=OppSearchResults&recruiterID=503&orgid=1583&udf734=Volunteers&type=all

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.

Next PVO Meeting: August 29th 2018

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Join the OSS Middle and High School for their first PVO meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, August 29, 6-8pm. The meeting will be held in the new High School Technology Drive cafeteria on the 2nd floor. Parents from all three campuses are invited to attend and learn more information about the OSS Fall Festival that will take place on October 20. We will need many parents to volunteer during the event to ensure a successful outcome. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org if you have any questions.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-august

Thank-You Orlando Science PVO and SGA!

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Orlando Science Schools would like to thank our Parent Volunteer Organization and Student Government Association for the amazing fence display!

Top Photo: Lynx Campus

Bottom Photo: Tech Campus

Report Card & Progress Report Calendars

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Parent Teacher Conference Night Dates and Times

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STEAM Art Projects Detail and Rubric

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STEAM Art Projects will kick 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 fun and relaxing summer break. 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.


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.)


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 jmallonee@cfl.rr.com



HAPPY CLIPPING!! Denise Mallonee

Student Walker and Bus Rider Release Form

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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.

2018-2019 School Calendar

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Below you will find the 2018-2019 School Calendar.


https://www.ocps.net/about_us/calendars/2018-19_school_calendar/

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 business days prior to their birthday. If a form is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code.

2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

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The 2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival will be held on Saturday October 20th 2018, please select the link below for more information!!


http://www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival/uncategorised/fall-festival

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-August

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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.

Check out the Orlando Science Technology Drive High School Newsletter!

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Upcoming Lynx Lane Events

First Lego League(FLL) Robotics Information Meeting

Saturday, Aug. 18th, 10am

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a robotics club for 4th and 5th graders, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills. Teams of up to 10 kids, guided by Parent Coaches, program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their Project, all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up the yearly Challenge. Parent participation is required. Fees will go towards the kit, registration, and competition fee. A coaches’ training will be held shortly after the club begins to help prepare parents for their roles and responsibilities this year. There will be a parent meeting on August 18th at 10:00 AM at the Technology Drive High School Cafeteria.Fee: $125

FIRST Tech Challenge(FTC) Robotics Informational Meeting

Saturday, Aug. 18th, 1pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics club for students in grades 7th – 12th, designed to get them excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and to teach them valuable employment life skills. Following a sports model, teams of up to 15 members design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to play a floor game in an alliance format. Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Parent participation is required. Fees will go towards the kit, registration, and competition fees. A coaches’ training will be held shortly after the club begins to help prepare new mentors for their roles and responsibilities this year. There will be a parent meeting on August 18th at 1:00 PM at the High School Cafeteria.
Fee: $150

FIRST Robotics Competition(FRC) Informational Meeting

Saturday, Aug. 18th, 1pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a robotics club for students in grades 9th – 12th, designed to get them excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and to teach them valuable employment life skills. Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni and more, teams of 25+ students build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. They must also raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $80 million in college scholarships. Parent participation is required. Fees will go towards registration, materials, and competition fees. There will be a parent meeting on August 18th at 1:00 PM at the High School Cafeteria.
Fee: $350

Orlando Science "Science Olympiad" Introductory Meeting

Saturday, Aug. 18th, 10am

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Dear Orlando Science Families,


The Orlando Science Olympiad Team will have an introductory meeting in Building 3 (High School) cafeteria of Technology Campus at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 18th. It will be for both Division B (middle school) and Division C (High School) In addition to explaining what Science Olympiad is, we will talk about the competitions, study structure, expectations, and 2018-2019 school year events. Students will be given an event selection form at the end of the meeting to choose 3-5 events that they are interested in out of 23 available events. The forms are due Wednesday, August 22nd. About 50 students will be chosen from each division (a total of up to 100), and the studies will begin after the selection. The registration fee is $100 and it will be used to cover some of our numerous costs. If you can’t attend the meeting, please see Mr. Demir (Division C) Ms. Demir (Division B) to pick up a form on Monday, August 20th. Please email, scioly@orlandoscience.org for questions, concerns and/or suggestions.






Sincerely,



Science Olympiad Coaching Committee

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Picture Day

Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 8am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

We will hold the 2018-2019 Picture Day in the OSS Gym. Stay tuned for order forms to be sent home during the first week of school.

Curriculum Night(6th and 8th Grade)

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 5:30-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Curriculum Night is a wonderful opportunity to speak with your students’ teachers and discuss what they will be learning during the 2018-19 School Year.

PVO Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Join the OSS Middle and High School for their first PVO meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, August 29, 6-8pm. The meeting will be held in the new High School Technology Drive cafeteria on the 2nd floor. Parents from all three campuses are invited to attend and learn more information about the OSS Fall Festival that will take place on October 20. We will need many parents to volunteer during the event to ensure a successful outcome. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org if you have any questions.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-august

Curriculum Night(7th Grade)

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 5:30-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Curriculum Night is a wonderful opportunity to speak with your students’ teachers and discuss what they will be learning during the 2018-19 School Year.

2018 Summer Reading: Grades 6th-12th

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Middle School(6th-8th Grade) Summer Reading Parent Letter

Orlando Science Middle School Families,


Below you will find the 2018-2019 Middle School(Grades 6th-8th) Summer Reading Parent Letter PDF, please review before continuing.

Sunshine State 2018-2019 List for Grades 6th-8th

6th Grade Summer Reading

7th Grade Summer Reading

8th Grade Summer Reading

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