Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus
September 28th 2018-Weekly Newsletter
Dear Families and Students,
I would like to first say thank you for completing the month of September on a strong note, we had so many wonderful things take place this month that we are excited to recap with you.
Last week our newest National Junior Honor Society Member were inducted, we are proud of these students and this outstanding accomplishment, keep up the great work! You will find a recap of this event in this week's newsletter.
Our PSAT 8/9 will take place on November 8th, 2018, the deadline to register and pay for this assessment will be Friday, October 5th, 2018. Information and the official registration form may be found below.
We are also proud to present our August Commendation Winners in this week's newsletter. These students were randomly selected from a list of students were given a commendation based on their terrific behavior and acts of kindness! We would also like to congratulations to all the students who received a commendation!
This week Orlando Science Lynx Campus celebrated "Celebrate Freedom Week"! We had the honor of hosting Historian J.D Sutton for a wonderful presentation this past Thursday. Thank you, Mr. Sutton, for your time and Mr. Koebe for putting together a great event!
As Orlando Science Schools continues to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! We invite all of our Orlando Science Middle High families to join us next Friday, October 5th for our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night. Details may be found in this week's newsletter on this fantastic event!
We are pleased to announce another Week of Club Re-Sign Ups during the Week of October 8th to October 12th. Please review our Club Re-Sign Up Information in this week's newsletter for all the details.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend Orcas, we will see you on Monday!
Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed
Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High
2018 NJHS Induction Ceremony
On Tuesday, September 18th 2018, the Orlando Science National Junior Honor Society held their first induction of the year. 17 new members were inducted into NJHS. Congratulations to the all of the new members, and thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this ceremony a one to remember!
The 2018 NJHS Inductees are as follows:
Amaya W., Joel L., Dakota M., Maya R., Sofia R., Rachael Y., Yuvika S., Sathwik D., Nadia D., Juan C., Carrighan S., Jasmyn H., Nidhiya J., Nicole C., Hari K., William S., and Bryan R.
Amaya W., Joel L., Dakota M., Maya R., Sofia R., Rachael Y., Yuvika S., Sathwik D., Nadia D.,
Juan C., Carrighan S., Jasmyn H., Nidhiya J., Nicole C., Hari K., William S., and Bryan R.
OSS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Orlando Science Schools will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th- October 15th, 2018. We will host our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Technology Drive High School Cafeteria. For more information please find the details below.
Hispanic Heritage Night: October 5th 2018
We will host our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Technology Drive High School Campus Cafeteria from 5:00-7: 00 PM. The event is free and there will be an optional dinner available for purchase for $8. Dinner to include a choice of Arroz Con Guandules, Chicken or Beef, Ensalada, plantanos, drink, and dessert. The purchase of a dinner also includes a free wristband for a dress down day that will take place on Monday, October 8th, 2018. Please see the dress down day rules attached below.
2018 PSAT 8/9 Information and Registration
Students in 8th and 9th grade have the option of taking the PSAT 8/9 on November 8th, 2018. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. The test fee is $18.00 and must be paid via school pay only. The deadline to register and make payment for the PSAT 8/9 is October 5th, 2018. A registration form is attached to this letter.
PSAT 8/9 Quick Reference Guide
Get to Know the Test
Find out what kinds of questions will be asked on PSAT 8/9 and which skills and knowledge areas it will test. Go to Test Design. Web link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/test-design
Better Access to Better Data
With sub scores and cross-test scores, PSAT 8/9 scores provide detailed information about students’ foundational skills and knowledge.
The PSAT 8/9 connects students to free practice resources for later tests in the SAT Suite and to AP courses.
Personalized Study for the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT
Students who take the PSAT 8/9 will receive personalized SAT study resources based on their results. This Khan Academy practice experience will be adaptive and tailored to meet each student’s individual needs.
Khan Academy web link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/about/benefits/khan-academy-practice
Connect to AP
AP Potential™ helps our school use PSAT 8/9 results to identify ninth-graders likely to succeed in AP World History and AP European History. These students are also notified of their potential directly.
If you have questions concerning the PSAT 8/9 please contact Mr. Moon(Moon@orlandoscience.org).
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Orlando Science Charter School
2427 Lynx Ln, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 253-7304
Fax : (407) 253-7305
Registration and SCHOOLPAY Link
Middle School Soccer Week 3 Results!
September 25th 2018- OSS VS Hunter's Creek
September 26th 2018-OSS VS Crown Point
Middle School Soccer Schedule Week 4
OSS VS Renaissance Charter Golden Rod
Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 4:30pm
825 Courtland Street
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.
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:
- Q1: October 2nd 2018
- Q2: October 30th 2018
- Q3: January 15th 2019
- Q4: April 2nd 2019
August Commendation Winners
Orlando Science Middle School would like to congratulate the following students listed below who were observed exhibiting behavior "above and beyond" what is expected in the month of August!
Twenty students are randomly selected each month from the total list of submitted commendations. Congratulations to
Trista J., Lara G-R., Sanjana N., Derick R-D., Casara M., Eiram A-C., Valeria, M-O., Vivienne F., Aashana K. ,Zikora M., Preson S., Sybil A., John G-A., Ta'Kaya N., Abel M., Sejal M., Lyliany O-B., London P., Evan A., and Cahlil L..
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.
For more information on Alexander Hamilton please visit https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/alexander-hamilton.
OSS Celebrates "Celebrate Freedom Week" with Guest Speaker-Historian J.D Sutton
On Thursday, historian J.D. Sutton spoke to our students about the Declaration of Independence and the basic ideas of constitutional government. Mr. Sutton is an actor and playwright who for the past 25 years has been researching, and performing as, Thomas Jefferson. His solo play about Thomas Jefferson, Twilight at Monticello, has been presented off-Broadway and at venues throughout "the original 13", including Philadelphia's historic Carpenters' Hall. An hour-long version, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, has been performed at libraries and historic societies throughout the state. His half-hour A Brief Encounter with Thomas Jefferson was selected for FHC’s 30th anniversary Chautauqua tour of eight Florida communities.
Ms. Stutt's 6th Grade Class Puts a Twist on Folk Tales
Ms. Stutt's 6th graders posted their folktale projects in the link found below. Each student made a video retelling their choice of a myth, fable, tall tale, or fairy tale. Some of the students acted out their stories, some designed puppets, some illustrated the tales, but all of the videos were very creative. We are so proud of their hard work and creativity, keep up the great work Orcas!
FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman Presents: "Dangers of Social Media and the Internet" Parent Presentation
The explosion of instantaneous communication systems such as e-mails, text messaging, and social media websites have made us more connected through technology than ever before. As technology progresses, the necessity to educate ourselves and our students about the dangers and safeguards when using it becomes paramount. FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman will be presenting “Dangers of Social Media and the Internet” at Orlando Science Middle School to inform parents of his expertise of this matter and to help families become more aware of these issues. Space is limited to the first seventy-five (75) persons. Please use the sign-up link below to register.
Here at OSS Attendance Matters!
Solar Bears Field Trip-November 6th 2018
The Field trip to Solar Bears Hockey Game for students in grades 6th through 8th will take place November 6. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Frunker at email@example.com. The field trip form may be found below. The deadline to turn the permission slip found below with your SCHOOL PAY payment is October 19th 2018.
- When: Tuesday, November 6th 2018
- Who: 6th-8th Grade Students
- Cost: $30 per student
- Where: Amway Center
Operation stock the library Book Drive
We would like to thank everyone who donated to our "Operation Stock the Library" Book Drive! Our bookshelves have been filled with so many wonderful additions and we are so thankful! We will announce our winner of the $25 Barnes and Nobels Gift Card in next week's newsletter so please stay tuned! If you have not yet donated and would like to, you will find our wish list link below. Thank you in advance!
*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 Simons-Tully Family
The Engineer Family
The Waddell Family
The Foisy Family
The Fordham Family
The Lumucso Family
The Corbett Family
The Batra Family
The Hayes Family
The Saavedra Family
The Oliver Family
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Club Re-Sign Ups Last Call-October 8th-12th 2018
Attention Lynx Lane Orcas,
Due to the recent changes, we will offer one more week of Club Re-Sign Ups from October 8th-12th, 2018. This will only be for clubs with availability and not all clubs will be offered.
If you have missed three consecutive club meetings from September 3rd-September 28th 2018 you will be removed from clubs.
Club Re-Sign Ups will be posted outside the Media Center on the yellow "Clubs" window across from the gym. A list of available clubs will be found in next week's newsletter so please stay tuned. Email and or phone requests will not be accepted so please plan accordingly.
You will find the club schedule below, if you would like to withdraw from a club please contact Mrs. Sturm. As a reminder, only the clubs listed in next week's newsletter will be what is available if you do not see a club listed it is because there is no longer space for that specific club.
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.
Scholastic Book Fair and Volunteer Information!
Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Attention parents! We will need ADDITIONs approved volunteers to help with our book fair. The fair will be from 7:30 A.M. until 4 P.M. the week of October 8 to the 12th with extended hours until 7 P.M. on October 10th. If you are interested in helping, please email Mrs. Frunker at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and time that you can help us out. Thank you in advance.
Literacy Night is coming-October 10th 2018
2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly
OSS Science Fair Packet
Missed Any Past Science Fair Updates ?
Orlando Science STEM Corner
STEM Occupation of the Week: Dietitians and Nutritionist
Dietitians and Nutritionist: Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues. Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment and much more.
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 .
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.
Important Payment Update!
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 that are available. Please consider one of the sponsorships still available or an affordable family sign for $100. If you also work for a company that does donation matching, your donation will be doubled. You can find out all the fall festival information on our OSS home webpage or at www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival-2018 .
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 the festival. 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 are located at the front offices at all campuses to drop off your donations.
Fall Festival Early Bird Wrist Bands Now Available!
Early Bird special for Fall Festival Wrist bands is now open. From Sept 21 to Oct 12 wrist bands will be sold at a reduced rate of $10. From October 13 to the festival the price will revert back to the normal price of $15. Beat the lines and purchase package deals now and pick up your tickets at the Will Call Table either at the festival or a couple days before the festival at the school. (Will Call pick up dates at the school will be announced closer to the festival.)
Volunteer at the PVO Fall Festival!
The Adult Fall Festival Volunteer Registration link is now open. We need your help! This is a big undertaking that will reap big rewards if we have the support from the parents to help us. There are two shifts plus an early set up. Please sign up for at least one of them, if not more, so that we can have every position covered. We will have an In Service meeting at the October 10th meeting so you know what is expected of you. If you can’t come to that meeting, we will get in touch with you and share what you missed. If you are volunteering to work at a club tent do not sign up on this link. This link is only if you are helping with the PVO. You must be OCPS Additions approved to volunteer for anything school related. Don’t forget to register with them ASAP.
Report Card & Progress Report Calendars
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. 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 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.
Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-October
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!
Lynx Lane Newsletter Trivia
Congratulations to Tristan Junga and Mr. Jenkins for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winners! Please check your emails!
October Event Calendar-Lynx Lane
FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman Presents: "Dangers of Social Media and the Internet" Parent Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 5-6:30pm
2427 Lynx Lane
Hispanic Heritage Night
Friday, Oct. 5th, 5-7pm
2600 Technology Drive
We will host our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Technology Drive High School Campus Cafeteria from 5:00-7: 00 PM. The event is free and there will be an optional dinner available for purchase for $8. Dinner will include a choice of white rice and beans or rice with guandules, meat or chicken, plantanes, salad, dessert, and one beverage.
(*Tickets for dinner may be purchased at the door)
There will be dancing, singing, poetry readings, guest speakers and more. Join us for a night of fun, we are looking forward to seeing you there!
Scholastic Book Far
Monday, Oct. 8th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 12th, 3pm
Lynx Lane Literacy Night
Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 5-6:30pm
The OSS ELA department is proud to present our annual literacy night. The event will take place on October 10 at 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. in the Lynx campus cafeteria. More information is to come, but save the date.