Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 19

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 1-11-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their winter break. We had a great first week back at OSS!

The next PVO meeting will be on January 23rd at 6PM in the High School cafeteria.

Talent show auditions for 4-6th grade will be held next Tuesday and Thursday. Students can sign up for an audition time outside of Ms. Parrella's room.


Michael Singleton

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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, January 28th.

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

If your student is absent on a day that they have club, please remember to email the club teacher so that their absence for club that day is excused.

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.

Please remember to label everything, especially uniform clothes and agendas so they can be returned if found.

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.

Additionally, In order to make the newsletter more interactive please look out for posts in the ''Get to know your OSS family'' section below.

Next Week's Lunch Menu

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Get to know your OSS family

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Jacoby (3rd) and Lena (1st) watched the dinosaur light show at the Orlando Science Center and went to Islands of Adventure!
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Alexander (3rd) got to visit Costa Rica during winter break, he got to see where his father grew up and visit some amazing places!
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Phynix (2nd) and friends attended robotics camp at the Orange County Public library. They met up for play dates and nature walks In the park, and had a Pre NYE bash where the made wishing wands to usher In the new year.

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Ms. Gajus Over winter break, 2 of my nieces came to stay with me from out of town. We visited Disney Springs, the Science Center, and got to explore Central Florida. It was a fabulous time spent with family!

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Ms. Taylor went zip lining at Tree Trek Adventures and ''babysat'' two little kittens that one of the 5th grade students found.
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First Grade

Ms. Kelly’s class is happy to be starting the 2019 year on the right foot! We are reviewing our rules and expectations by focusing on the growth mindset. Our brains are capable of doing incredible things when we try our best! We are reading the story “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds and thinking of ways we can push ourselves to meet new goals in 2019. In math, we are reviewing our subtraction strategies. Even first graders have important resolutions, like reading more books or being faster at math. We are looking forward to meeting our goals!

This week in Ms. Molnar’s class we are learning all about animal groups. We are learning how to compare and contrast these groups and document how they are alike and different. In math, we are starting our subtraction strategies unit. We are enjoying our first week back!

Mrs. Beckman’s class is so happy to be back from a wonderful winter break! This week we read the non fiction text “Where Does Food Come From?” and learned about contractions ‘ll and ‘d. In math we began comparing numbers using greater than and less than symbols and comparing tens and ones place values. We also started a brand new social studies unit on the past, present, and future.

We are off to a great start in 2019 in Ms. DiNuzzo’s class! Students were greatly missed and I was so happy to see them return! =) This week in reading, we are learning about main idea. Main idea = topic + the point. Main idea is what the text is mostly about. In math, we are learning a variety of strategies to add multi-digit numbers. In science and social studies, we are learning about geography and the world around us. iReady testing will begin next Monday. Please ensure your child gets a good night's rest prior to testing. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Second Grade

After the long break, second-graders enjoyed relaxing at their AR party to celebrate their hard work! We are very excited to continue our learning journey in the new year. In Science, we have been learning about magnets and forces.

Below is Ms. Shirar’s class doing as small warm up to demonstrate how opposite poles attract. After being assigned a pole at random, the students sprung into action to create a magnetic chain with their bodies to beat the clock.

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Next Wednesday and Thursday, second-graders will have their second i-Ready diagnostic testing in Reading. The Math i-Ready diagnostic will be on the following Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you join us at the OSES Literacy night on Thursday, January 24th. The second-grade team will guide you through the process of creating a story element fortune teller that you can take home with you!

Third Grade

Ms. Hurley’s class hit the ground running after winter break! We reviewed skills we learned before break through New Year’s themed centers in both Mathematics and ELA. In Science we finished our unit on Forms of Energy and have continued with our Engineering is Elementary unit on light and Optical Engineers. Students were super excited about designing their scientist lab coats to wear during our science lessons. In Social Studies we started our unit on US Government. We have been listening to many songs and watching different videos to help us understand why government is important and what makes up a government.
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Third grades next field trip will be to Medieval Times on February 15th. Forms and payments are due on January 30th no exceptions! Please remember you must be additions approved to be allowed to chaperone any field trip.

Fourth Grade

Fourth grade is starting the new year off right! We are working hard and playing hard too! In Mrs. Michaud’s class, students have been reading informational and fiction text about World War II to start off their month-long Holocaust unit. They also experienced their first financial literacy lesson this week! Students learned how the level of education a person obtains correlates to the salary he/she earns. In Math, Mrs. Michaud’s class started a new unit on algebra and graphing. They have discussed how to plot, interpret, and find the average of fractional data expressed on a line plot. They also began exploring the concept of ordered pairs and graphing on the coordinate plane. All classes have been working hard on opinion writing, as well as starting new units on Forces of Motion in Science and the Florida Territory in Social Studies.

We are going on a field trip! We will be seeing a live performance of Ella Enchanted the Musical on February 19 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The cost is $18. Payment is due by Friday, February 1.

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Mrs. Gajus: I am so glad to be back with the students after the long break! Pre-Algebra students are working with circle graphs and scatter plots. We learned about creating circle graphs by making a human circle graph in class. We are also using scatter plots to visually represent data. Students working on 7th grade math are learning how to solve equations to find missing pieces of information. We will be starting chapter 6 where we will be learning how to write and solve inequalities and equations. Students have been working with various problem-solving strategies to make this process easier.

Welcome back from the winter break!!! In Mrs. Bravo’s Class:

I am learning all the new names this semester. Awesome group of students!!!

We did an “introduce yourself” activity in Spanish to get to know each other. We are also practicing our ABC’s and numbers in Spanish. We reviewed our Rules and Procedures and the class syllabus. I am looking forward to get to know all of you better!!! Great start so far! :)

Specials and Clubs k-6

girls on the run


Starting this Spring Mrs. Williams, parent volunteer, and myself are running an after school program! The program is called Girls on the Run.

GOTR is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. This is only a 10 week program for all girls Grades 3-5. The program provides girls with different goal setting/teamwork skills while focusing on relationships and incorporating running to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle! The program concludes with a 5k run through UCF's campus. Practices will be held on Monday & Thursday starting at 3:30 and will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. More information can be found at the link below. A flyer will be going home as well.

You can also email either Ms. Zaremski at or Mrs. Williams at if you have questions!

Nonprofit Girls Empowerment Program |

Girls on the Run is a transformational learning program for 8 to 13 year-old girls. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games.

**Note: There is a fee to participate. Sliding Scale and Payment Plans are available though. There are also scholarships available for those who apply early. **

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smile mile

Hello OSS Families!

As many of you know, Smile Mile is coming up! The race will take place on March 2nd at Blue Jacket Park (2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando, FL 32802).

Track Shack is going paperless this year for registration, so I have included the sign up link! Registration is $8 until February 16th, then increases to $11 February 17th-March 1st. Registration includes a finishers medal and a t shirt.

This event is for students grades K-5. There is also a fun run for anyone under the age of 5! They will get a finishers ribbon. Younger participants may sign up under our school if they would like a t shirt since the fun run is free and only includes the finisher ribbon.

I really hope we have a great turn out! We have won the last few years and I would LOVE to keep that tradition going! Any questions, feel free to contact me via email.

Please see sign up link below for registration

Camera donations

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year books on sale!

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Extracurricular Activities

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After School Clubs with Space k-6

This form is to sign up for clubs with space. This is for k-6, but will be grouped by grade levels. As a reminder, if you miss three or more days in a club you will be removed. If you are absent from school on a day that you have club, please remember to email the club teacher so that they are aware of your absence from school/club that day. Once you sign up, you will receive an email from If you do not receive confirmation email to join the club, then it was full and you will be placed on the waitlist. The club guide is attached in case you want to view descriptions and club fees for the club. Please visit to pay the designated fee for the club.

Middle School Basketball Team Roster

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Talent Show Auditions

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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.

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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-December

Ms.Stauffer: Dean of students

Congratulations on winning character of the month!

Ms. Jensen: 5th grade teacher

Thank You for being an awesome teacher!

Student Character of the Month- December

Congratulations to the all the students who won character of the month for the month of December!
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Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do

Florida Resident Discover Tickets!

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coding for Kids

Ice Skating at RDV ice den

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!


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