Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 9

October 12th 2018-Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I would like to congratulate everyone for completing the 1st Quarter of the 2018-2019 School Year! You are working so hard and we are very proud of each and every one of you, keep up the great work as we kick off our second quarter on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.

To honor the Orlando Schools Day which is proclaimed by the City of Orlando November 4th, we are inviting all parents and students to the 2nd Annual Orlando Science Schools PVO Sponsored Fall festival next Saturday, October 20th, 2018! You will find more information below regarding this wonderful event, do not forget to today is the last day to purchase the Early Bird Wristbands for $12, the price will increase tomorrow October 13th 2018.

We are pleased to announce that our Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success, we would like to thank all of your volunteers, staff, and students who assisted! We will recap our annual Literacy Night Celebration that was held this past Wednesday in next week's newsletter so please stay tuned!

Congratulations to Middle School Soccer team ended their season with a winning record of 5-3! Congratulations to our awesome team as they took second place in the OCPS Charter schools division. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the team are highly noted by their coaches, parents, and school. We are proud of our team and look forward to next year!

We would also like to congratulate our September Character Award Winners than can be found in this week's newsletter! This is an outstanding accomplishment keep up the great work!

Orcas do not forget that there is NO SCHOOL Monday, October 15th, 2018 due to a Teacher Workday/Student Holiday. Have a safe and wonderful weekend we will see you on Tuesday!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Celebrate Orlando Science Schools Day at the 2nd Annual Orlando Science Schools PVO Sponsored Fall Festival next Saturday October 20th 2018!

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To honor the Orlando Schools Day which is proclaimed by the City of Orlando November 4th, we are inviting all parents and students to the 2nd Annual Orlando Science Schools PVO Sponsored Fall festival next Saturday, October 20th, 2018!

There are still Fall Festival sponsorships that are available. Please consider one of the sponsorships still available or an affordable family sign for $100. If you also work for a company that does donation matching, your donation will be doubled. You can find out all the fall festival information on our OSS home webpage or at www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival-2018 .

We are also looking for donations for our Fall Festival Treasure Box. Please begin to collect small new and unused toys and trinkets for our Treasure Chest tent at the festival. These prizes are for the two(2) free game tents the children play to collect tickets and then redeem them for prizes at the Treasure Chest tent. Donation boxes are located at the front offices at all campuses to drop off your donations.

Last Day to Purchase Fall Festival Early Bird Wrist Bands! Price Increase October 13th 2018

Early Bird special for Fall Festival Wrist bands is now open. From Sept 21 to Oct 12 wrist bands will be sold at a reduced rate of $10. From October 13 to the festival the price will revert back to the normal price of $15. Beat the lines and purchase package deals now and pick up your tickets at the Will Call Table either at the festival or a couple days before the festival at the school. (Will Call pick up dates at the school will be announced closer to the festival.)

Donate Items to the Fall Festival Bake Sale

Orlando Science Families,

We are accepting donations of homemade baked goods (i.e. cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, candies, loaves of bread, muffins, etc.) for the Bake Sale at the Fall Festival. We would love to have a variety of ethnic foods representing our OSS families’ heritage and something your fellow compatriots would be excited to buy. We are also accepting store-bought goods for those who want to donate but have a busy schedule. Please donate only dessert type foods that will compliment and not compete with our lunch sales.

Things to remember:

  • Avoid adding nuts as per mandated be the OCPS
  • Include a list that states the ingredients inside your homemade food for allergenic purposes
  • Wrap your food in clear wrap so we can see but is protected from handling
  • Nonperishable goods can be dropped off at the schools to the PVO rep on duty at the front desk on Friday morning October 19, 2018 from 7:30—8:30AM or all items may be brought on the morning of the event before 11:00 AM

For further clarification or any questions, contact Mayme MacCabe, mamaccabe@gmail.com

Volunteer at the PVO Fall Festival!

The Adult Fall Festival Volunteer Registration link is now open. We need your help! This is a big undertaking that will reap big rewards if we have the support from the parents to help us. There are two shifts plus an early set up. Please sign up for at least one of them, if not more, so that we can have every position covered. We will have an In Service meeting at the October 10th meeting so you know what is expected of you. If you can’t come to that meeting, we will get in touch with you and share what you missed. If you are volunteering to work at a club tent do not sign up on this link. This link is only if you are helping with the PVO. You must be OCPS Additions approved to volunteer for anything school related. Don’t forget to register with them ASAP.

Final PVO Fall Festival Meeting-October 17th 2018

Orlando Science PVO Members and Families,

Please join us for the last PVO Fall Festival Meeting before the Festival on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the High School cafeteria. This meeting is to make sure we have everything organized for the festival. All campuses are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP using the link below, we cannot wait to see you there!

Orlando Science Schools Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month-September 15th to October 15th 2018

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1st Quarter Report Cards Released on October 12th 2018

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No School Next Monday October 15th 2018

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September O.R.C.A. Character Award Winners

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We are pleased to announce our September O.R.C.A Character Award Winners. The students pictured above and listed below were nominated by their teachers for displaying one of the CORE VALUES.We will feature two students this week on why they were chosen and the remaining three next week so please stay tuned. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and selected we are so proud of you!

O(Outreach towards community)-William S.

William consistently contributes to a positive school culture by helping his classmates when they struggle with a topic. Additionally, William has logged over forty hours of community service. He volunteers at the Gotha Post Office, cleans police vehicles for the Windermere Police Department, sorts donated food for less fortunate individuals at Matthew’s Hope, helps to restore Nehrling Gardens and helped Camp Ithiel build a trailer.

R(Respect and Compassion for All)-Ravindra B.

Ravi is exceptionally well-behaved in and out of the classroom. His level of understanding directly correlates to the respectful demeanor he presents 100% of the time. He is always attentive during lessons and will work to better himself by displaying positive and healthy interactions with students and staff.

2018 Middle School Soccer Season Recap!

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Our middle school soccer team ended their season with a winning record of 5-3! Congratulations to our awesome team as they took second place in the OCPS Charter schools division. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the team are highly noted by their coaches, parents, and school. We are proud of our team and look forward to next year!

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

Solar Bears Field Trip-November 6th 2018

The Field trip to Solar Bears Hockey Game for students in grades 6th through 8th will take place November 6. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Frunker. The field trip form may be found below. The deadline to turn the permission slip found below with your SCHOOL PAY payment is October 19th 2018.

Event Details:

  • When: Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  • Who: 6th-8th Grade Students
  • Cost: $30 per student
  • Where: Amway Center

Orlando Science High School Invites Professionals to Career Day on November 1st 2018!

Orlando Science High School Invites Professionals to Career Day! OSHS is hosting a 2018 Career Day on Thursday, November 1st from 8:30am-2:30pm. We would like to invite professionals from our community to visit OSHS classrooms so that they may share their professions with our students.

Presenters should expect to share a 10-20-minute presentation focused on their career followed by a Q & A session. The presentation may be a PowerPoint slideshow or any other kind of engaging format they wish. If you know professionals interested in sharing their career choices with students, please send them to the link below. Diversity is key, from firefighters, chefs, engineers...all are welcome! RETIREES TOO! Any experience is helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Stampas at Stampas@orlandoscience.org .


Operation stock the library Book Drive

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.

2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

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Week 7

For OSS Science Fair Week 7 details please select the link or PDF below!

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: Sociologists

Sociologists: Study the behavior of people in groups. They conduct research on social issues and collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=193041&title=Sociologists

STEM Word of the Week: Criteria

Criteria - The desired specification (element or feature) of a product or system.

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.

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.

Lynx Lane October Staff Birthdays!

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September Birthdays

Nirek G., Joshua K., Rushi P., Keshly P., Neda A-H., Ashuana A., Winter C., Samara D., Nadia D., Vishwa K., Samyutka K., Hari K., Joel L., Serena L., Michael S., Fez S. Saba S., Myla A., Douglas B-V., Blaze H-D., Tenielle M., Hilary M., Emily N., Damion P., Jaharia P., Yalisa R., and Jalissa R.

August Birthdays

Peter K., Lulia M., Joshua O., Kaarthik R., Ahziah R., Teo Jacob S-L., Brooklyn T., Shivin V., Zain A., Hannah B., Nicholas D-C., Mayam F., Chetna G, John G-A., Carnelli J-L., Esa M., Jaithra N., Jaival N., Ta'Kya N., Santiago Q., Janiya R., Diego R-L., Roderick R-L., Alya S., Kaiden S., Isabella S., Magda S., Edward S., Grace S., Pragna T., Emma W., Ibrahim A., Farris A., Celine A., Ky-Asia B., Marquay C., Jaylen C., Ashley C., Justin H., Roya I., Valdinir J-L., Mekhi L., John R., Nauti'ka R., Jasmine R., Fenn S., Darin S., Tyler T., Jahmaya V., Jake W., and Sarah Z.

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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2018-2019 Parent Teacher Conference Nights

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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. 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 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.

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-October

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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.


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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 Mrs. Regan and Skylar B. for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winner! Please check your emails!

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October Event Calendar-Lynx Lane

No School(Teacher Workday/Student Holiday)

Monday, Oct. 15th, 7:30am-5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

2nd Annual OSS Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 11am-5pm

2611 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

The OSS PVO Committee representing the Elementary, Middle, Junior High, and High School are will hold their Annual Fall Festival to raise funds for our schools! The 2nd Annual OSS Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Something for everyone, from toddler to adult Inflatable houses, jousting and slide; Games; Food; Bake sales; Silent auction; Raffles; Mini health fair; vendors

TIME: 11am – 5pm LOCATION: OSS Elementary
and Middle School 2611 Technology Dr. Orlando, FL. 3280

PARKING: Parking will be available across the street at Columbia College and overflow parking will be at Magic Mall’s parking
lot (which connects to the back road by the soccer field that ends at Texas Ave.). Maya’s Carpool, OSS’s student transport service, will provide buses to and from the parking lot to the school.

This is where we need your help! We have various sponsorships available to fill. If you would like to be a business sponsor, individual sponsor, or know of a business that would be willing to be a sponsor, please contact us. We have been working diligently over the summer to bring this event to fruition.

Please feel free to contact our PVO Committee below for more information on sponsorship levels, to submit a sponsor referral, or if you would like to become involved with the PVO committee. Our kids are this country’s future; please help us support our school’s needs by supporting the efforts of the OSS PVO committee. OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org

More information may be found at http://www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival/uncategorised/fall-festival

Picture Day Re-Takes

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 8am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Visit mylifetouch.com and enter our Picture Day ID: FT208049Q1
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