Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 12

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 11-2-18

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

The book fair is next week, November 5th-9th. Students will have the opportunity to purchase great books and novelty items. The fair will be in the media center of B1 and the computer lab of B2. Please see flyer under the events section of the newsletter for more info.

OSES will celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, November 8th. The event is scheduled to be from 530-730pm and is an RSVP event. We hope to see you there.

Our Costa Rica trip is coming up this Spring Break. If you think you might be interested, Please read the flyer uner Costa RIca 2019 towards the bottom of the newsletter.

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-6 for the 2019-2020 school year. Details, including the Online Application and Open House dates, can be found on the school’s website: Please see flyer in the ''Osceola campus is expanding'' section of the newsletter for more details and photos.


Michael Singleton

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, November 19th.

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

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.

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.

Next Week's Lunch Menu

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This week in Kindergarten we explored “Creatures of the Night” and enjoyed a presentation by the Sanford Zoo and Botanical Garden. Afterwards we practiced our writing skills and wrote an opinion about which nocturnal creatures would make good pets. We also had a blast having our picnic outside after our presentation.

We used our counting, addition and subtraction skills during math this work to help us count spooky objects and critters. We especially thought the sticky worms and wiggly spiders were the best!

We finished our week up talking about community helpers that help animals for our social studies activity.

First Grade

From pumpkin decorating to learning about bats and spiders, we are having a blast in first grade! This week students participated in STEM activities making Pumpkin Catapults, Candy Towers, and Spider Web Bridges! All of their creations looked amazing! Thank you to everyone who helped make this an extra special day!

1st grade Upcoming Events and Reminders:

  • 11/08 Thursday - Orange Grove Field Trip

  • 11/08 Thursday - Veterans Day Event 5:30 - 7:30 pm located in Building 1 Cafeteria

  • Report Card Acknowledgement of Receipts - please turn in if you haven’t already

  • 11/05 - 11/09 Scholastic Book Fair

  • 11/09 - Friday - School Wide Dress Down Day

  • 11/14 Wednesday Parent-Teacher Conference Night

  • 11/19 - 11/23 Thanksgiving Break/No School

  • 11/28 Wednesday - AR Cut off - Who’s going to the AR Party? Must have 6 points to participate

  • 11/30 AR Party

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Ms. Molnar’s class had so much fun with our First Grade Halloween STEM Day! All of their creations looked amazing! Thank you to everyone who helped make this an extra special day!

Ms. Kelly’s class is focused on fall’s favorite fruit this week... pumpkins! We are learning all about what plants need to survive, the pumpkin life cycle, and labeling our pumpkins. On Wednesday, our class is dissecting our own pumpkins, counting the seeds and even beginning the process of sprouting our own plants! Thank you to all of our families who have helped our students be successful.

Mrs. Beckman’s class had a WONDERFUL week! We practiced subtraction strategies and read about Animals in the Ocean! We also had a lot of fun during our Halloween STEM rotations!

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Ms. Jones’s class had a blast this week! We shared our pumpkin book reports, continued our geology unit, and worked on place value. We had an amazing time participating in first grade’s spooky STEM day on Tuesday! We even met our new “class pet,” Felix. Thank you for your continued support.

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In Ms. DiNuzzo’s class, we’ve been learning the difference between Fiction and Non-Fiction texts. This week we read an informational text on Spiders and learned many new facts. We compared numbers using candy corn and talked about light and sound in Science

Second Grade

Third Grade

Third grade had an awesome time on our field trip to Kennedy Space Center. Students worked hard to complete their expedition log books which took them on several educational adventures. Students were in awe when they were able to meet astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Thank you to all the chaperones that attended and joined in all the learning fun with us!
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Mrs. Anderson’s class is finishing up their unit on multiplication and division and will continue to practice their facts for their ice cream party in December! We also did our first escape room and successfully made it out safely from the zombies! We will be looking forward to more escape rooms throughout the year.

Mrs. Silvares’ class has been learning about using strong verbs and adjectives. They wrote real estate ads for a house of their choice using amazing descriptive words. Then, they learned how to mix colors to create a twilight moon scenery.

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Fourth Grade

Fourth grade has had an awesome week this week! We have all enjoyed participating in Red Ribbon Week activities. All fourth graders are continuing to focus on mastering informative writing.

As a reminder, St. Augustine payments are due November 9. If you are wanting to chaperone, you MUST received the out of county clearance to be considered.

Mr. Press’s class and Mrs. Juracich’s class had fun planning a Halloween party by considering phases of the moon, the temperature, menu items, and even love bug season! Congratulations to the kids for doing so well with an open ended question, changing client demands, and with no definite correct answer! Welcome to life...

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Specials k-6

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Fall Festival

A special thank you from the office of our executive director:

Dear OSS families and staff,

I want to thank each and every one of you for making our 2nd annual fall festival a huge success. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves; this years festival was even better than last year! It had more activities for the kids, the club booths brought extra energy, and there was a great sense of community from all. I want to send out an extra thank you to the PVO--all of your hard work and dedication is what made this day happen. We appreciate all your enthusiasm and support for OSS.

Fall festival is now a wonderful OSS tradition, and we are excited to see how it grows over the years.


Yalcin Akin

Executive Director

Red Ribbon Week

Use the link below to vote for our school photo in the National Red Ribbon photo contest!

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Extracurricular Activities

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STEM Art Fair

K-5 STEM Fair (Deadline is November 9th at 7 PM)

The K-5 STEM Fair is optional this year. For those that do enter a project, they will present their research and display board at the OSS STEAM Expo on November 27th from 5 to 7 PM.

Trophies will be given out to the winner of each category in K-6th grade.

All students that participate will receive a medal and a certificate. Students may enter a project for the following categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Demonstration.

Digital STEM Fair notebooks are due on November 9th at 7 PM. Submissions must be emailed as a PDF to Display boards are due on November 26th. Students may present their projects on November 27th from 5 to 7 PM.

One winner from each grade level will move onto the county STEM Fair at Super STEM Saturday on December 8th.

All K-5 STEM Fair documents and links to online Parent Help recordings can be found here:

Science Fair

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OSS’s science fair is an excellent opportunity for our students to explore their favorite topic in science. It provides an avenue for student research, allow students to be actively engaged in their own learning, and to use their own creativity to solve a pressing problem in an imaginative way. A science fair builds a bridge between home and school - establishing bonds between students, parents, and teachers and inspires students to become life long learners.

All forms must be typed or filled out using blue ink. NO pencil!

Mr. Stampas is the adult sponsor., (407) 253-7304

Form 1B is signed by the student and the parent. Besides the start date of experimentation on form 1A (10/20/17), all other forms prior to experimentation will be dated in September.

Please click the link below for full science fair description!

Star Wars Reads Art Contest

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Grades K–2

Entries Must Be Received by Nov. 16, 2018

How to Enter: Imagine you are exploring a newly discovered galaxy and meet a new friend. Draw a portrait and include the name of your new friend!

Prizes: One Grand-Prize Winner will receive a class field trip to a planetarium (or similar science-based classroom experience).

Ten Runners-Up will win a Star Wars Prize Pack with books and great surprises.

Send to: Star Wars™ Reads Art Contest (K–2), PO Box 714, New York, NY 0013-0714

Entries must include student name, age, and grade; teacher name; and school name, address, and phone number.

Grades 3–6

Entries Must Be Received by Nov. 16, 2018

How to Enter: Create a new galaxy and draw a map of it, labeling the important places and things.

Prizes: One Grand-Prize Winner will receive a class field trip to a planetarium (or similar science-based classroom experience).

Ten Runners-Up will win a Star Wars Prize Pack with books and great surprises.

Send to: Star Wars™ Reads Art Contest (3–6), PO Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714

Entries must include student name, age, and grade; teacher name; and school name, address, and phone number.

STEM teams Forming

We have new STEM teams forming for upcoming competitions. These teams will meet off campus. The competition dates are in December, February, and May. These are general lower cost than some of the competition teams, but some cost is required ($15 per student for the February event and about $50 per team for the May event, and money for the t-shirts if they are not donated, and kit items.) I highly suggest looking into where the coach/adults work to see if funds are available for sponsorships.

Here are the list of teams that are forming:

  • Gliders (K-6)
  • Math (K-6)
  • Mousetrap Car (K-6)
  • Water Bottle Rockets (K-6)
  • Egg Drop (K-6)
  • Energy Transfer Machine (Rube Goldberg) (3-6)
  • Junior Solar Sprint (4-6)
  • Critter Comfort Cottage (4-6)
  • Solar Energy Cook-Off (4-6)
  • Vex Robotics (6)
  • Balsa Bridge (4-6)

Please sign up at if you are interested in your student joining a team. Students/parents will be notified if the student is selected for a team. No coach = No team. The point of these teams is for the experience. This is our first year and there is NO pressure on coaches or teams to win. We want them to have the experience, have fun, and be engaged in STEM.

STEM fair

K-5 STEM Fair

The STEM Fair this year is optional. It will take place during the month of October and is open for any student in K-5. One winner will be chosen from each grade level in K-5 to move on to the county's STEM fair. The winners will be able to showcase their display board on November 27th from 5-7 PM and at the county's STEM Fair on December 8th (Afternoon.)

Students in 3rd-5th are working in STEM class on the Exploravision project, a national STEM contest. Students in 6th grade are working on their projects for the County STEM Fair (Ying Expo.)

Teachers are not required to grade anything this year for STEM Fair. There will be weekly help online meetings for families with the first one on Wednesday, October 10th.

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.

Energy Whiz Competition

STEM Teams Are Forming!

Students from kindergarten to sixth grade are invited to join a STEM team. Teams will meet off campus and compete at between one to three competitions. There are eight teams to choose from! Students that are not on a competition team will have a better chance of making the team since we want to make sure that ALL students are able to compete in STEM competitions. Also, if a parent volunteers to be the coach, the student has a higher chance of being on a team.

The teams are: Mousetrap Car (K-6), Water Bottle Rockets (K-6), Egg Drop (K-6), Rube Goldberg (Energy Transfer Machine) (3-6), Junior Solar Spring (4-6), Critter Cottage (4-6), Solar Energy Cook-Off (4-6), and Vex Robotics (6).

If you would like to sign up for a team, please sign up online: Signing up on the form does not mean you are on a team. You will be contacted if you were chosen for a team.

For more information on Energy Whiz, visit their website: Here is a video about the events: Here is where you sign up as a volunteer:

Girls' Math Competition

Register for this upcoming math competition and online practice round at

Help create a supportive mathematics community of peers and mentors by participating either as a contestant or a volunteer.

1st hour- contest

2nd hour - math games and art

3rd hour- awards

All participants will receive t-shirts.

Teachers can chose an OMC t-shirt or a book on our website here:

Registration fee is waived for anyone who submits a district letter documenting child is on assisted or free public school lunch program.

Thank you to our generous location sponsor, Rosen JCC!!

Orlando Math Circle is a local nonprofit volunteer organization providing resources and opportunities for students to explore mathematics outside of school.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Poster Contest

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STEM art Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the STEM art contest! and a special thank you to all of our judges and everyone else who helped put this together!
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Veterans day Celebration

Please join OSS in thanking those that have served our country on Nov. 8th from 5:30-7:30.

There will be refreshments, student performances, and student work displayed in the Building 1 Cafeteria. Please RSVP to the event at and let us know if there’s a veteran coming with you (please provide their name and branch of service). If you would like to donate food for the event, sign ups are at

We look forward to celebrating with you!

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Book Fair Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for the book fair, please click on the following links

Bldg 1 (K-3)

Bldg 2 (4-6)

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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-September

Ms. Zhen Cybulski 2nd grade

Ms. Cybulski is a great example of a teacher with good character. Parents, students, and coworkers recognize Ms. Cybulski as a sweet teacher that teaches and encourages students to be the best they can be. Character Education and

Social Emotional Learning are always part of her lessons.

Mr. Marquise Lawrence 6th grade

Mr. Lawrence is a great example of a teacher with good Character. Parents, students, and staff recognize him as a very friendly person that allows learning History to be fun. He uses a variety of resources to make his classes easy to understand and is very kind with students and staff.

Student Character of the Month- September

Congratulations to the all the students who won character of the month for the month of September!
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Student Coupons, Deals, and Promotions

Kennedy Space Center - Free Admission

The Space Center is offering free admission to 5th graders NOW through the end of December.

Please see the flyer below for promotion details.

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Costa Rica 2019

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All of our families are invited to join us on a memorable STEM field trip to Costa Rica during Spring Break. You can watch the recording of the online parent help session here:

If you are interested, deposits are due in November. The deposits hold your spots on the trip. The rooms are filling up, so deposits are the best way to save your room for your family.

Final payments are due by December 13th.

Just a reminder that everyone receives two shirts for the trip down and trip back. Students will also receive the learning journal. We all fly out of Miami together on the same flight. Holbrook takes care of all of the costs. That is why we all fly together both in and out of Costa Rica. The price includes all food, excursions, hotels, and tips for the driver and guides.

You can learn more about the trip here:

Here are the two places we are staying while in Costa Rica:

Arenal Paraiso

Ara Ambigua

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Dyer or Mrs. Trujillo. We are excited to share this incredible experiences with our families!

OSS Expansion Project

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