Technology Campus Chronicle
Vol. 2 No. 24
The Week Ending 2-15-19
Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,
Family Tech Night is February 28th, both students and parents can experience a variety of programs and enjoy meeting some of our community partners. An RSVP link will be sent home soon.
Black History Night will be next Thursday, February 21, from 5:30-7:30. This is a RSVP event.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the pennies for pasta program. The tops three fund raising classes are Mr. Lawrence, Ms. Dyer, Ms. Kelly ‘s class. Classes still have over three weeks to fundraise for this cause
There will be no school this coming Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents day. Enjoy your three day weekend!
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, March 4th.
Support Your School
Pennies for Patients
Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.
As you know, our school is participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign until March 8th. Pennies for Patients is a service learning and philanthropy program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Please visit this link to view our school's fundraising page and to donate. Feel free to share the link on your various social media sites.
Students may also create a fundraising page and raise money that way and win prizes. (please see the flyer sent home last week to view prizes).
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!
Please see link below to donate online. Last year OSS raised $5,000 and this year we are looking to raise $6,000!
In addition, for a limited time, if you are purchasing MAGIC basketball tickets, Pennies for Patients is offering a discount code. Purchasing the tickets this way allows our school to win a few free tickets to raffle off as well. Please visit the link below
Discount Code: PENNIES
Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser
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: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Gift-Card. Parents can send in a gift card for their teacher or for the whole school account.
This webinar will focus on details and what to expect for the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
There will be a comprehensive presentation about the FSA Test and test taking strategies. There will also be time to answer any questions regarding FSA. Please refer to the link shared via email to sign up.
What: FSA Parent Information Webinar Presentation
When: Monday, February 25th
Presented by: Fatih Dag and Heather Wence
Who: Parents of 3rd-6th Grade Students
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yprL-MgEfA4s91fhyWfCSLShZoHLE3ls/view?usp=sharing Please visit schoolpay.com to pay the designated fee for the club.
Get to know your OSS family
We had a “Rockin Good Time” in Kindergarten learning about rocks and fossils! We learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and how fossils are made over time. The Reactory Factory also visited our school on Wednesday and the classes had an amazing time at this event. Thank you everyone for your support and generosity!
We also had a blast doing scratch tests, acid (vinegar), dull or shiny and magnetic tests on rocks too. We also measured the lengths and widths of the rocks during math. Finally we loved creating maps on brain pop about rock information!
Mrs. Beckman’s class read the realistic fiction story “Whistle For Willie” and learned about possessive pronouns. In math, we began our unit on measurement and data. Permission slips went home this week for our March field trip to Gatorland! Please make sure to have your child’s signed permission slip returned by March 1st.
Ms. Molnar’s class read Little Rabbits’ Tale and learned about how to help a friend when they are sad. We also finished up our math chapter on addition and subtraction relationships. We had so much fun on Valentines’ Day! Please make sure to return your Gator land field trip form by March 1!
The Second grade is having a fun week reviewing using our partners and groups! We have reviewed on how to be a kind teammate, and how to work together so everyone is learning!
For Reading we have been working on reviewing our story structure, and in Math we have been working on reviewing money. In Social Studies we have been playing a fun group activity called Deserted Island, where we needed to focus on choosing between wants and needs.
In Science we have learned about Animal Habitats. We have played many fun games, including Headbandz where we have tried to guess either a habitat or animal using our facts that we have learned!
In Ms. Waugh’s class, students used beads to write messages in binary code for Valentine’s Day! In Social Studies, we finished up a unit on government with a mock trial. Jury members listened to witnesses and evidence from both sides before making their decision on whether the Gruff Family was guilty of trespassing on Mr. Troll’s property. Ask someone from the class to find out the verdict!
Third grade is wrapping up our unit on government in social studies. We learned all about the three branches of government and more! We are very excited to go on our field trip to Medieval Times on Friday to learn all about the Code of Chivalry.
Mrs. Anderson’s friends learned all about comparing fractions and made a Valentine’s Day fraction heart to show what we learned. We will begin to learn all about equivalent fractions next!
Many of the third grade classes will celebrate learning their multiplication facts with an ice cream party on Thursday. Please continue to practice these facts to become fluent.
Fourth grade has been hard at work this week! Mrs. Michaud’s class has continued their study of slavery for Black History Month this week. They have read several primary sources, including the story of Solomon Northup and a recounting from a lesser known conductor on the Underground Railroad. They are wrapping up their unit on shapes and volume this week. They are also wrapping up their unit on Earth and space in Science.
Don’t forget, our field trip to the Orlando Repertory Theatre is Tuesday! We will be leaving at 9:30 and returning to school by 1:30. If you are a chaperone, please arrive by 9:15 to sign in with Ms. Taylor and submit your chaperone payment ASAP. If your child is not attending the trip, please contact your child’s teacher to let him/her know if your child will be coming to school so arrangements can be made.
Press’s class is having fun letting the kids be the teacher! This week, the class split in half and taught lessons about how Florida became a state through identifying key details, designing comprehension questions, creating a slide presentation, and delivering the lesson.
If you do not have an ADDItions account, please click the link below so sign up
Important school Reminders/Information
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 schoolpay.com 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.
Parent Volunteer Organization
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 email@example.com
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.