Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 33

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 4-26-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

Congratulations to the OSES Science Olympiad team. Our school placed I both 1st and 2nd at the State of Florida Elementary Championship out of over forty teams. Congratulations to Coaches Jensen and Blaske and all the Science Olympiad team members.

Operation Orca raffle drawings started this week and will continue into the following week. Please be sure students submit their tickets!

The K-3 Talent show is Wednesday, May 1st, at the Orlando Science Center. If you haven’t already, you can purchase your tickets via school pay.

Don't forget to purchase your yearbooks! The current price is $20. Please see Ms. Martinez for additional details.

Please remember that there is no pick up or drop off at the front desk during dismissal. If you need to make special arrangements please call the office ahead of time.


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.

Dress down passes will be rewarded to the students who receive a 100% on the quiz for that week!

We hope that you have fun, and enjoy reading this week's edition! Entries are due the morning of Monday, May 5th.

Support Your School


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.

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341

Teachers pay Teachers

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.

Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser

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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.

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field day

Field Day is coming up!

We are in need of volunteers and donations (or both!). Please sign up via the sign up genius links below! All details, volunteer opportunities, and donations needed are listed under each Field Day link. Any questions, please email Mrs. Scales (Stapleton) with any questions! Her email is Thank you so much for all that you do!

FSA test taking tips

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Administrative professional day

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ORCA raffle winners!

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This week in Kindergarten we learned about gravity and flight with our recycled kites, how to protect our environment on Earth Day and controlling our bodies and actions during our Karate Demonstration.

We also had a great time sharing our stories from “Taking our Kid to Work Day”! Afterwards we reflected on becoming a model citizen and what it means to work as an adult.

First Grade

In reading Mrs. Beckman’s class continued to work on the book study for “Monster In The Mangroves”. In math we practiced partitioning 2D shapes!

Ms. DiNuzzo’s class recently finished animal book projects and they are all individualized and looking great! Students completed a STEM/critical thinking project this week to Save Fred (the worm) and place him back in his boat with his life vest on. It was a challenge, but we finished strong! If interested in doing this activity at home go to: We look forward to the next couple weeks when we continue to work on our Elementary is Engineering - Bioengineering project. We are excited!

Second Grade

In Ms. Waugh’s class, students celebrated Earth Day by constructing Greywater filters out of recyclable materials. In Science, we are continuing the study different biomes.
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In Social Studies, students practiced their economic skills by producing and selling donuts to consumers. They were given a start-up allowance, bought supplies, constructed boxes out of index cards, and created price lists for their products. Then they shopped with their profits. Strawberry sold out quickly, as the demand was high!
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Third Grade

Third grade has begun our Carnival Math Rotations as review for the FSA. Our carnival day is now May 9th and we are super excited!

Please keep in mind that the field trip form and money is due no later than May 3rd. Be aware that there are no exceptions and no refunds.

Mrs. Anderson’s class has finished all Math skills and are focusing on reviewing concepts for the FSA. We will also continue to practice our ELA skills over the next 6 weeks of school. We are creating biomes for our Biome Day later in May.

Ms. Hurley’s class is having a fun time with our A-Z countdown to the end of the year. Students are looking forward to counting down the last days until summer vacation in fun and educational ways.

Fourth Grade

Fourth grade has been working really hard this week as we prepare for the upcoming FSA. Here are a few pictures from the field trip we took last week to the Pioneer Village.
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Fifth Grade

Ms. Calabrese’s class experienced cleaning oil off feathers for an Earth Day activity. They were given different materials and worked together to collect the oil from the feathers while cleaning it. They have also been busy practicing and preparing for the upcoming FSAs and learning more about animal adaptations.

Ms. Calabrese and Ms. Blaske’s class will be working together next week to review for the Math and Science FSA/FCAT by having the students participate in a test prep carnival. The culminating carnival will be on Friday, May 3. If any parents are interested in volunteering to help out, please look for the upcoming sign up.

Next week is the due date for AR (5/01). Students will have their AR party on Friday, May 3.

Next week is ELA FSA for fifth grade (May 1st and May 2nd).

Lastly, The 5th grade Animal Kingdom field trip permission slip form is due next Friday, May 6.

Sixth Grade

This week the students read two informational texts about the Titanic and researched actual people that were on the ship to write narrative nonfiction. We played a Titanic board game to recall important details about the event and consider the sequence/details of their narratives.

In Spanish class students had a lot of fun “breaking the piñatas last week. It was a fun activity to help students understand the Hispanic culture. Teachers, students, and staff voted for the best piñata. The winner was Big Chungus (the bunny). Congratulations to period 4! They enjoyed an ice cream party on Monday.
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Students in 5th-6th grade spent time to focus on the Character trait of

May: Tolerance. Ms. Kish had the students blow up a balloon with a word such as: Ethnicity, Culture, Music, Color, Food, and Religion written on it. The kids had no idea what word they had until it was blown up. The students then had to explain how they and “society” can be tolerate of the word. Some responses were---”One way to become tolerate of food is accepting the smell. Maybe the the smell is something you are not used to, but, you may find the taste is delicious. It happened the first time I tried curry!” Another student shared that through learning about different religions in World History class, he became more understanding of a classmate’s belief. A perfect example of this is when the Notre Dame burned and Ms. Kish talked about the Crown of Thorns. Many students did not know the symbolism behind it.

stress free club

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OSHS SGA hosted their first ever Oscar’s EGGstravaganza for all OSS K-12 families on Wednesday this week. It was a great success, the kids had fun and SGA raised $600 for Nathaniel's Hope! Thank you to everyone who participated and for supporting this family charity event!

Important school Reminders/Information

School Pay

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. 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 at

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.

Parent Volunteer Organization

Welcome Parents!

It is time, once again, to join the Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO)!

For the latest information and events happening at our technology campus, grades K-5 and technology 6th graders, 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.

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Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do

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summer camps