Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 34

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 5-3-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

May 7th is Gallery Night, Come see all of the amazing art work created this year and participate in hands on art. Cost is $5 per family. Students who participate will receive 2 dress down passes.

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.

This Sunday May 5th, our Girls on The Run Team will be participating in the programs culminating 5K! It is being held in Baldwin Park. The 5K begins promptly at 8:30 am on Sunday! If any of you live in the area and are free to come support OUR AMAZING GIRLS, they would really appreciate all the cheering and encouragement from the sidelines.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Each day there will be a theme, however students can show their appreciate anyway they would like. A flyer of the themes was sent our via email and is also posted below.


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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.

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 13th.

please note that this will be the LAST newsletter quiz for the year

Support Your School

Science Olympiad

OSS is heading to Nationals, and we need your help to get us there!

We are proud to announce that the Orlando Science Middle School Science Olympiad Team is heading to Nationals this May to represent the state of Florida. After taking home a 1st place prize at the State Competition, held at the University of Central Florida, their sights are now set on the National Competition in Ithaca, New York.

In order to make this dream a reality, the school is looking for dedicated individuals interested in "Sponsoring a Student." The sponsorship program will assist in costs associated with the travel, accommodations, and additional necessities for the team of 15.

Donations and sponsorship benefit details can be found through the links below. All donation processing will be made through Orlando Science’s School Pay Account. Please feel free to review our fundraising site at your convenience. The deadline for donation will be Friday, May 31st.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school with your inquiries at


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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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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Teacher Appreciation week

Please see flyer below for more information regarding suggested themes and gestures. Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff!


This week in Kindergarten we had a great time learning about physics and gravity with our egg drop projects! We also sailed the seven seas learning about pirates from around the world in history and present day.

Our favorite thing was having a marine biologist come and talk to us about ocean conservation, sharks and Bimini research facility in the Bahamas!

First Grade

Mrs. Beckman’s class continued the Monster in the Mangroves book study and finished their math unit on 2D shapes. Thank you to all parents for keeping your children ready to go for IReady testing this week! Have a super weekend!

I'm happy to announce that Ms. DiNuzzo’s whole class will be attending the SSYRA ice cream party on Friday, May 10th! As a class, we've read all of the Sunshine Shine State Books except one from the list (but we plan to)! Congratulations class!

I’m also happy to announce that students have shown growth on their iReady Reading.

This week in Reading, we continue to compare and contrast a variety of Cinderella stories from Chinese Cinderella, Yeh-Shen, to the male version Prince Cinders.

**Don’t forget these upcoming dates 1st grade:

Gallery Night May 7th

Dress Down Day May 10th

SSYRA ice cream party May 10th

Glow in the Dark AR party Monday, May 13th

K-1 Field Day Wednesday May 15th

Second Grade

Third Grade

Third graders are ready to do their best on the FSA Math test Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7. Please remember to have our kids get a good night sleep, healthy breakfast the days of testing, and get to school on time!

Each class is loving our A-Z countdown for the end of the year. Many classes had international day on Wednesday. It was interesting to learn about different cultures. Some exciting days coming soon are Biome Day, Field day and our last field trip to Fun Spot.

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

The students in Ms. Calabrese’s and Ms. Blaske’s math and science classes had an awesome time practicing for the FCAT and FSA with a test prep carnival.

Students worked in groups to complete math and science questions to earn tickets. With their tickets they bought prizes and treats such as popcorn and ice cream. Thank you to all the generous parents that donated items and took the time to make the carnival a success!

Remember, the permission slips for the Animal Kingdom field trip are due Monday, May 6th. We are still looking for more chaperones. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you are interested. Thank you for your continued support!

Sixth Grade

math competition

Orlando Science Elementary Math League Team participated in the Math League States Competition today, Saturday, April 27. Overall, the team placed third out of 17 schools. Individually, we had 7 students from grades 3-6 qualify for Nationals, which will take place on June 15th in Texas. In third grade, Huy placed in 5th place and Brayden placed in 1st place. In fourth grade, Anushka placed in 5th place and Rashed placed in 2nd place. In 5th grade, Samuel placed in 3rd place. In 6th grade, Purav placed in 7th place and Amogh places in 5th grade. All three coaches are super proud of everyone who participated in Competition Math Club this year and who made it to both states and nationals. Congratulations to everyone and good luck to the winners at nationals.

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

Bahia Shrine Circus

Welcome to the Bahia Shriners Circus, the fun way to help support the many activities of the Shriners in our communities in order to promote awareness of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa .

MAY 4th and 5th

FREE child ticket with purchase of an adult ticket.

Family Workshop: May the 4th Be With You

summer camps