Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 12

November 2nd 2018-Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope as always we had another wonderful week at Orlando Science! We have a few exciting announcements and recaps to share with you.

We would first like to say 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: www.osceolascience.org.

Congratulations again to OSCS and the growth of our Orlando Science School family!

Our NJHS Sponsored Coin Wars is off to a great start, the deadline to donate will be Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. The grade level with the most points will win a prize and all donations will be donated to those affected by Hurricane Michael.

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups will take place on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 beginning at 7 PM using the link found in this week's newsletter. It is important to read through all the information provided before this date and time.

We are now accepting donations for the annual OSS Staff Thanksgiving Feast. For more information and ways you can help, with donations are or volunteering please see the article in this week's newsletter.

Orcas do not forget that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 4th, 2018. Clocks are turned back one hour, this is also a great time to check/change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

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


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Osceola Science Charter Now Enrolling Osceola & Orange County K-8 Students for 2019-2020 School Year

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: www.osceolascience.org.

Congratulations again to OSCS and the growth of our Orlando Science School family!

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Coin Wars: October 30th-November 6th 2018

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NJHS will be hosting coin wars from Tuesday, October 30th to Tuesday, November 6. All proceeds will go to help the recovery process of Hurricane Michael victims. The Grade Level

with the highest total will win a prize. Remember, coins are positive and bills will subtract points from your team.

Turn your clocks back Sunday November 4th 2018

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2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights

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2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights will take place during dates and times posted below. 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 Dates:

Monday, November 26th, 2018 from 4:30-6: 30 PM

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 from 4:30-6: 30 PM

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 from 4:00-6: 00 PM

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 from 4:30-6: 30 PM

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 7 PM. Please review all the information above and in the link below. Time slots are listed in DATE order and then by GRADE LEVEL. It is very important to read ALL the information. This is just a reminder you will not be able to sign up for a time slot until Sunday, November 11th 2018 at 7PM.


Volunteer and Donate to OSS Staff Thanksgiving Feast!

We will be holding our annual staff Thanksgiving Feast during the day on Thursday, November 15th 2018 and we need your help. We will be hosting identical luncheons for both the Lynx and the High School. Please make sure you are signing up for the correct campus you are planning to support and of course we welcome parents who have students at both campuses to donate to both luncheons.

In the link below you will find a list of items we would love to have donated, if you could please help us with this, we would extremely thankful. Please note we have around 40 staff members at each location who will be enjoying this great event.


We are also accepting monetary donations to help pay for the cooked turkeys we will be ordering. If you are interested in making a monetary donation please utilize the link below.


Your donations can be dropped off in morning at either front desk. Please try to use disposable pans for easy clean up. If you do give us a container to return, please label your name on it and pick it up at the end of the day.

Please email our OSS PVO Team if you have any questions.

2018 OSS 2nd Annual PVo Sponsored fall Festival


Stay in the know and Follow Us on Social Media!

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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.

The video topics and links are as follows:
Buying/distributing/selling drugs on campus
Bringing weapons on campus
Sexual harassment

Threats via social media

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:

    1. Q1: October 2nd 2018
    2. Q2: October 30th 2018
    3. Q3: January 15th 2019
    4. Q4: April 2nd 2019

Join OSHS at the OSHS Barnes and Nobles Book Fair!

OSS Family and Friends,

Do you plan on buying books for gifts over the holidays? Is there something you’ve been meaning to pick up but haven’t yet? Do you or you kids need study materials or books for class? OSHS is hosting our first Book Fair in partnership with Barnes and Noble. Do your shopping that the Barnes and Noble in Colonial Plaza (see flyer for address) on November 15 (or online from November 15-20, using our Book Fair ID#12440825) and a portion of your sales will come back to OSS. It’s that easy! We’re excited to invite you to help support OSS and to celebrate reading and our school.

All proceeds will go to the OSHS Media Center to help us put books on the shelves and make more resources available to our high school students, so mark your calendars now!

Throughout the evening, we’ll have 2 awards ceremonies, robotics interactives, and a SteamPunk Cosplay fashion show for your entertainment and edification.

Please feel free to let your friends and students know, too.

If you have any questions, email myself, Mrs. Singleton (the OSHS Media Specialist), or any member of the OSHS ELA department and we’ll get you the information you need.


Ms. Stevens

Registration Open for Orange County Math Tournament!

The Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society of Orlando Science High School invites all 4th and 5th grade Orange County students to compete at the Orange County Math Tournament (OCMT) to be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.

Registration is now open! If you would like to register your student for this year's Invitational, visit the Registration page and fill out the form with your student's information. Registration will be available until Monday, December 3rd, 2018.

Registration must be completed online at our website www.ossmualphatheta.com no later than Monday, December 3rd, 2018. Registration fee is $15 for each student and should be paid online via School Pay. The competition is open to first 250 students who applied.

The competition will take place at Orlando Science Elementary School campus which is located at 2601 Technology Drive, Orlando FL 32804.

Operation stock the library Book Drive Continues!

Lynx Lane Orcas!

We would like to thank everyone once more for donating to the Lynx Lane Operation Stock the Library Book Drive. We have received so many fantastic donations and our shelves are becoming filled, we could not have done this without you!

Congratulations to the Fordham Family, you have been selected as the winner of our $25 Barnes and Nobel Gift Card for the 1st quarter!

Since our first Book Drive was such a huge success we will host another from Monday, October 8th 2018 until Friday, December 14th 2018. For those that you donated during our first Book Drive, you will still be eligible to win the 2nd Book Drive!

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.


Mrs. Sturm

Orlando Science Lynx Lane Library Database

Orcas did you know you can search all the wonderful books our shelves contain from the comfort of your own home? Simply click the link below and search all the adventures and wonders you can take simply by visiting the Media Center!

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 Mrs.Estes.

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.

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.

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.

Amazon Smile and Office Depot's Give Back to Schools

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Orlando Science Families, great news! If you shop on Amazon or Office Depot then you may eligible to support Orlando Science Schools! Below you will find information on both of these wonderful organizations and their links. Happy shopping!

Amazon Smile

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.

Office Deport Gives Back to 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

2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

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OSS Science Fair Packet

Missed Any Past Science Fair Updates ?

Orcas if you missed any of our past Science Fair Updates simply click the link below!

Orlando Science STEM Corner

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STEM Occupation of the Week: Historians

Historians: Research and understand the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources. They collect archival data and prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=193093&title=Historians

STEM Word of the Week: Benchmarks

Benchmarks-Any standard or reference by which others can be measured or judged.

Source: http://mdk12.msde.maryland.gov/instruction/curriculum/stem/pdf/STEMEducationGlossary.pdf

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.

November Birthdays

Robert D., Liam I., Raven K., Jyovanni M., Ann'tonia P., Anitej A., Aidan B., Daniel B., Melaina C., Travis C., Siva Sai S-D., Delano H., Addison J., Kai L., Khanijah M., Christian M., Zikora M., Aaditya N., Hemangi P., Charlie R., Christopher T., Duy T., Manas V., Glen W-C., Travis W., John A., Ahmad A., Ripley D., Yumna E., Deborah L., Gabrielle M., Victoria P., Kevin P., Hayden R., Carrighan S., Joseph S., Dylan W. and Amaya W.

October Birthdays

Malcolm B., Sean(Joshua) G., Anders L., Alika M., Layla R., Tenzin S., Elijah W., Kaushal A., Kimora C., Flavio C., Ishaan D., Rami F., Samuel F., Tarang G., Julianna I., Ilana J., Daniel J., Jabari J., Alyssa K., Za'Riyah L., Noah M., Scarlet M., Zeeshan M., Anaya N., Jason P., Carlos S., Ali V., Vijay B., Taylor F., Arooba G., Amanda K., Abraham L., Isaiah L., Jailyn M., Bibi Zorah M., Bibi Zarah M., Lugetha P., Ashton R-M., Rahul R., Abdelrahman S. and DeMaris S.

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.

Report Card & Progress Report Calendars

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Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-November

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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.

Important LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT Information

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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Lynx Lane Newsletter Trivia

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Congratulations to Mr. Lakner and Tristan J for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winner! Please check your emails!

October Event Calendar-Lynx Lane

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Lynx lane Coin Wars

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 7:30am to Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 3pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

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