Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 4

September 7th 2018-Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,


I hope we had a great start to the Month of September and we are ready to continue the 2018-2019 on a strong note. 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.


Lynx Lane Families our 1st Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights will take place this month on Tuesday, September 18th, 19th, and 20th. Please note that you may begin signing up for a time slot using the link found in this newsletter beginning at 7PM this Sunday, September 9th. Please review all the information before our sign-ups become available and find the details below.


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.


There will also be a LYNX LANE PVO Meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at our Lynx Lane 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 to thank all of the families that have donated so far. I like to thank the following families for their generous donations to our media center.


The Seyler Family

The Simmon-Tully Family

The Engineer Family

The Waddell Family

The Foisy Family

The Fordham Family


Club Re-Sign Ups will begin this Monday. Students may sign up for an available club spot outside the media center, there will not be an online sign-up. Please note that students are only permitted one club per day, and must have attended three of their scheduled meetings over from August 13th-September 7th in order to keep their spot. If they missed three or more days for each club they signed up for they will be removed to make room for other students.


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. Have a safe and wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday!



Respectfully,

Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed

Principal

Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

1ST Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups-Sunday September 9th 2018

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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.

Please be advised that time you will NOT be able to sign up for time slots before the time frame listed above.


7th Grade:

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

6th and 8th Grade:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-lynx1


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.

1st Semester Club Re-Sign Ups Begin Monday September 10th 2018

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LYNX LANE Clubs have begun, please see the schedule above. Students must attend three of their scheduled club days from the weeks of August 13th 2018 through the week of September 3rd 2018. If your students missed more than three days of each of their scheduled club days from the time frame of August 13th-September 7th 2018 they have been removed to make room for other students.


We will hold 1st Semester Club Re-Sign Up beginning Monday, September 10th until Friday, September 14th 2018, outside the Media Center. 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 and email requests will not be accepted.


If your student would like to withdraw from a club please contact Mrs. Sturm. Below you will find a list of clubs with availability. If you do not see a club listed it is because there is no availability for that club and will it not be offered during the re-sign up process.


Monday

Scrabble and Anime

Tuesday

Fashion, International Club and Anti-Bullying

Wednesday

Drama, Chess, Spelling Bee, Yearbook, and Odyssey of the Mind

Thursday

Newspaper, Environmental, Mindfulness, Model UN, Battle of the Books, and Future City

Friday

STEM Art, National Math Club, Student Government Association(SGA) and We the People

Here at OSS Attendance Matters!

Attendance is a 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. Caggiano.

Middle School Skate Night

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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.

2018-2019 Welcome Picnic

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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 Friday September 14th 2018. We also ask that you provide your own drinks(non-alcoholic) and chips or snacks 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!

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

Lynx Lane Orcas Families please make sure to review the Dress Code with your students. Dress Code may be found in the attachment below beginning 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.

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!

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Operation stock the library Book Drive

Lynx Lane Orcas!


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.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Sturm

Thank you to those that Donated!

Thank you to the following families who have donated to our "Stock the Library" Book Drive. Your contributions are very much appreciated! You have been entered to win the $25 Barnes and Nobels' Gift Card!


The Seyler Family

The Simmon-Tully Family

The Engineer Family

The Waddell Family

The Foisy Family

The Fordham Family

Need a replacement Agenda?

Lynx Lane Orcas who are in need of a replacement agenda may purchase one using the link below. Once you purchase the agenda please email a copy of your SchoolPay receipt to Ms. Estes!

Student Walker and Bus Rider Release Form

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. Students must sign out at the front office before leaving school each day.

Lynx Lane Campus Celebrates American Founders' Month

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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.

George Washington

"Georgie Washington was a victorious general of the American Revolution, the first President of the United States, a successful planter, and entrepreneur."


"He was born on February 22nd, 1732, in George Washington's early years he worked as a surveyor in the Virginia Company. His forays into the Ohio country shaped his career and sparked a global war. He led the American Army in the Revolutionary War as was elected president twice from April 30th 1789 to March 4th 1797. He passed away on December 14th 1799"


To learn more information about George Washington please visit:

https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13th, 1743. He held more than 9 public offices throughout his life, including becoming the 3rd President of the United States of America.


"He wanted to be remembered for three distinct things, 1) Author of the Declaration of Independence 2)Author of Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom and 3)Father of the University of Virginia." Thomas Jefferson is also responsible for sending Lewis and Clark on a 7.000 round-trip expedition to find a route to the Pacific."


Over his lifetime he wrote 19,000 letters and sold over 6,500 books to the US for the Library of Congress in 1851. He passed away July 4th, 1826.


For more information on Thomas Jefferson please visit: https://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/thomas-jefferson-glance

congratulations ms. Stutts!

Congratulations to Ms. Stutts on winning the Door Decorating Contest! Take a look below at Ms. Stutts' winning door and her classroom, Ms. Stutts is one of our dedicated ELA Teachers!

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Interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus?

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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.

September 12th 2018-Lynx Lane PVO Meeting

Please join us on September 12 in the Lynx cafeteria from 6:00-8:00PM for a PVO meeting specific to Lynx parents. This is meeting is geared to those interested in being part of a special PVO team designated to oversee, take care of and organize the needs and activities specific to the Lynx Campus. Parents who are interested in becoming a grade level “homeroom parent” and be the liaison for the teachers between the administration and PVO should also attend. Each grade will have assigned parent(s) to be the point person for that grade level. Job descriptions and responsibilities for these positions will be discussed at the meeting so everyone is aware of what will be expected of them. If you have any questions please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org, we cannot wait to see you there!

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

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Important Student Medical Alert Check and Medication Information

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.

Science Fair Weekly

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Happy start of September! We are on track for our science fair. Students have pinpointed their questions and hypotheses. If students are not sure about their specific question they can always talk with their science teacher and slowly make adjustments to their initial question. Modification is an important part to the scientific process! Research is one way that students can adjust their question.

Many times their question is already answered somewhere on the internet, but that is fine, they can modify their question to something more novel! Research is very important as it allows us to learn what is out there as well as learn about other methods previous people have tried. To avoid plagiarism, we must cite these sources. To cite the sources we need to format them properly, copying and pasting the website address is not appropriate or acceptable. Try placing citation machine, which can be found freely on the internet!

To further enhance learning, students should highlight what they read. Printing out only the important pages of the article or website (not the entire thing!), students can highlight key bits of information they gained from the source. This will be kept in their research binder. The research binder can be used when they eventually present their project. They can always turn to that binder if they forget something in the middle of their final presentation.

This is a long term project. As such it is important to keep track of what has been accomplished and what more needs to be done. If there is a missed week, please try to catch up before the next checkpoint is reached. Waiting to the last minute will compound the amount of work that needs to be done, and that’s not healthy. Please always let us know if you are having difficulties or have some concerns! Best of luck Orcas!


Sincerely,

Mr. Stampas

OSS Science Fair Packet

Week 2

STEAM Art Projects Detail and Rubric

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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 jmallonee@cfl.rr.com


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.)


HAPPY CLIPPING!!

Denise Mallonee

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 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

What is the "30/30 Rule"?

The “30/30 Rule is the Delayed Dismissal Weather procedures that the nationally recognized. It is required that the “30/30 Rule” be enacted by the school if thunder is heard within 30 seconds of a lightning strike. Orlando Science Middle/High follows this rule.


When 30/30 Rule is implemented, Students will not be dismissed until 30 minutes has passed from the last sound of thunder. However, parents/guardians who wish to pick up their child/children during delayed dismissal, will be allowed to sign out their child/children at the front office.


In order to pick up your student(s) from the front office during this procedure parents/guardians must bring their dismissal sign to the front door of the school to sign their child/children out. If you do not have a dismissal sign, you will need to provide a picture ID and be on the school pick-up list to pick-up the child/children. Bus riders will be delivered home when conditions are all safe for dismissal.


An automated telephone and/or email message will be used to notify parents/guardians about delayed dismissals. Always be sure to update the school when your phone or email information changes. Thank you for your cooperation on our students’ safety.

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-September

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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 Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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Newsletter Trivia

Congratulations to Tyler Waddell and Mr. Lakner for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winners! Please check your emails!

Upcoming Events!

Lynx Lane PVO Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 6-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Please join us on September 12 in the Lynx cafeteria from 6:00-8:00PM for a PVO meeting specific to Lynx parents. This is meeting is geared to those interested in being part of a special PVO team designated to oversee, take care of and organize the needs and activities specific to the Lynx Campus. Parents who are interested in becoming a grade level “homeroom parent” and be the liaison for the teachers between the administration and PVO should also attend. Each grade will have assigned parent(s) to be the point person for that grade level. Job descriptions and responsibilities for these positions will be discussed at the meeting so everyone is aware of what will be expected of them. If you have any questions please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org, we cannot wait to see you there!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-lynx2

6th and 8th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Night

Tuesday, Sep. 18th, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

7th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Night

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 4-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

7th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Night

Thursday, Sep. 20th, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

OSS PVO Fall Festival Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

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.

PVO Sponsored Middle School Skate Night

Friday, Sep. 28th, 5-9pm

14207 West Colonial Drive

Winter Garden, FL

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.
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