Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 6

September 21st 2018-Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,


I hope we had another successful week! As our month begins to come to a close we want to remind and share with a few important/exciting items!


First I would like to congratulate our Middle School Soccer Team on their win over Legends Academy this past Monday! Their next home game will be next Wednesday, September 26th against Crown Point at the Technology Campus field. Come out and support your Orcas!


We are pleased to announce our August Students of the Month! Congratulations Abigail L, Audrey M and Lillian B for going above and beyond, we are so proud of you!


On Saturday, September 15th two of our Advanced Band students, Arlen P. and Trey C., auditioned for the All-State Band, a band that will be composed of players from all over the state of Florida. If they make the Middle School All-State Band, they will perform for a concert at the annual Florida Music Educator's Convention this January in Tampa, Florida. We wish both of them the best of luck in being chosen for this highly-advanced ensemble.


This past Monday, Orlando Science Schools celebrated "Constitution Day". This year, many of our students participated in a Constitution Day poster competition, where they artistically demonstrated their knowledge of the themes and goals of the U.S. Constitution. In this week's newsletter, you will be able to find a few of their amazing posters.


From September 15th- October 15th, 2018 Orlando Science Schools are pleased to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! We invite all of our Orlando Science Middle High families to join us on October 5th for our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night. Details may be found in this week's newsletter on this fantastic event!


Orcas do not forget that our Annual Welcome Picnic event will take place this Saturday, September 22nd 2018 at the Technology Drive Field, we hope to see you there!


Respectfully,

Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed

Principal

Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Lynx Lane August Students of the Month

Congratulations to the students listed and pictured below on being selected as the August Students of the Month! These students were nominated by their teachers for always going above and beyond what is asked, showing kindness towards others and following the Orca Core Values. Congratulations again we are very proud of you!


6th Grade: Abigail L., 7th Grade: Audrey M., 8th Grade: Lillian B.

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Lynx Lane Orcas Audition for All-State Band!

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This past Saturday, September 15th, 2 of our advanced band students auditioned for the All-State Band, a band that will be composed of players from all over the state of Florida. Arlen P. (7th-grade clarinet) and Trey C. (7th-grade percussion) each auditioned as representatives of Orlando Science Middle School. If they make the Middle School All-State Band, they will perform for a concert at the annual Florida Music Educator's Convention this January in Tampa, Florida. We wish both of them the best of luck in being chosen for this highly-advanced ensemble.

Middle School Skate Night

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Join the OSS PVO Team for a Middle School Skate Night on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at Let's Skate! The Cost: $8 per student or $6 if you bring your own skates. Please be advised payment must be CASH ONLY and will be taken at the event. There will be raffle giveaways, concessions available and a contest of the highest class participation.

All OSS Families are welcome to attend!

Volunteer at the Middle School Skate Night!

We are in need of a few volunteers at the Middle School Skate Night at Let's Skate Orlando on Friday, September 28th 2018 from 5:00PM-9:00PM. We will earn $1 per OSS Students that attend. If you have any questions please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . If you are interested in volunteering please select a time slot from the link below.

OSS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Orlando Science Schools will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th- October 15th, 2018. We will host our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Technology Drive High School Cafeteria. For more information please find the details below.

Hispanic Heritage Night: October 5th 2018

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We will host our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Technology Drive High School Campus Cafeteria from 5:00-7: 00 PM. The event is free and there will be an optional dinner available for purchase for $8. Dinner to include a choice of Arroz Con Guandules, Chicken or Beef, Ensalada, plantanos, drink, and dessert. The purchase of a dinner also includes a free wristband for a dress down day that will take place on Monday, October 8th, 2018. Please see the dress down day rules attached below.

Lost and Found Clean Out-Friday September 28th 2018

Our Lost and Found Clean Out will take place on Friday September 28th 2018. Please remind your students to check all of our lost and found locations for any of their items. After 4:00PM on Friday September 28th 2018 all items remaining will be donated or properly disposed of.

2018 PSAT 8/9 Information and Registration

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Dear Parents,


Students in 8th and 9th grade have the option of taking the PSAT 8/9 on November 8th, 2018. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. The test fee is $18.00 and must be paid via school pay only. The deadline to register and make payment for the PSAT 8/9 is October 5th, 2018. A registration form is attached to this letter.


PSAT 8/9 Quick Reference Guide


Get to Know the Test

Find out what kinds of questions will be asked on PSAT 8/9 and which skills and knowledge areas it will test. Go to Test Design. Web link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/test-design

Better Access to Better Data

With sub scores and cross-test scores, PSAT 8/9 scores provide detailed information about students’ foundational skills and knowledge.

(Web link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/scores


Delivering Opportunity

The PSAT 8/9 connects students to free practice resources for later tests in the SAT Suite and to AP courses.

Personalized Study for the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT

Students who take the PSAT 8/9 will receive personalized SAT study resources based on their results. This Khan Academy practice experience will be adaptive and tailored to meet each student’s individual needs.

Khan Academy web link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/about/benefits/khan-academy-practice

Connect to AP

AP Potential™ helps our school use PSAT 8/9 results to identify ninth-graders likely to succeed in AP World History and AP European History. These students are also notified of their potential directly.


If you have questions concerning the PSAT 8/9 please contact Mr. Moon(Moon@orlandoscience.org).


Thank you,

Andrew Moon

Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator

Orlando Science Charter School

2427 Lynx Ln, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 253-7304
Fax : (407) 253-7305
www.orlandoscience.org

Registration and SCHOOLPAY Link

In the PDF below, you will find the PSAT 8/9 Registration Form(Page 2) and the SCHOOLPAY link to pay for the PSAT 8/9. Both the Registration Form and SCHOOLPAY must be completed.

Middle School Soccer Week 2 Results!

September 17th 2018 OSS VS Legends Academy

The OSS Orcas played Legends Academy and XL Soccer World on Monday September 17th 2018. The OSS Orcas showed great sportsmanship and teamwork as they placed another win in the books. Orcas ended Monday's game with a triumphant victory of 8-2. Great work Orcas!

September 19th 2018 OSS VS Renaissance Charter Chickasaw

The OSS Orcas placed Renaissance Charter Chickasaw on Wednesday, September 19th at home! Orca's ended Wednesday's game with a defeat of 2-1. The Orcas played an incredible game and continued to show great sportsmanship and teamwork. Keep up the good work, we are proud of you!

Middle School Soccer Schedule Week 3

OSS VS Hunter's Creek

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 4:30pm

825 Courtland Street

Orlando, FL

OSS VS Crown Point

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 5:15pm

2611 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Lynx Lane Campus Celebrates American Founders' Month

The Month of September 2018 will mark the first annual observance of "American Founders". American Founders' month offers the opportunity for students to participate in activities related to the nation's founding fathers, who were instrumental in crafting historical documents that provide for individual liberty and representative government.


In each of our September Newsletters, we will feature one or two of our seven founding fathers, be sure to check back each week to learn more information.

James Madison

James Madison was born on March 16th, 1751in Virginia. He was the fourth president of the United States and served between 1809 to 1817.


"An advocate for a strong federal government, the Virginia-born Madison composed the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and earned the nickname “Father of the Constitution.” In 1792, Madison and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) founded the Democratic-Republican Party, which has been called America’s first opposition political party."


James Madison passed away on June 28th, 1836 at Montpelier. For more information on James Madison please visit https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/james-madison .

John Jay

John Jay was born in New York City in 1745.


"Of all the Founding Fathers, no other filled so many high offices. John Jay served the State of New York as a principal author of its first constitution in 1777, and as its first Chief Justice. He served the nation as President of the Second Continental Congress, Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain during the Revolutionary War, and Secretary for Foreign Affairs under the Articles of Confederation. He was author and key negotiator, with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution. With Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, he wrote the Federalist Papers, arguing for adoption of the United States Constitution. After the ratification of the Constitution, President Washington appointed Jay the first Chief Justice of the United States"


John Jay passed away in 1829, for more information on John Jay please visit http://johnjayhomestead.org/about-john-jay/the-life-of-john-jay/

OSS Celebrates Constitution Day

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Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The law establishing the present holiday was passed in 2004, mandating all publicly funded institutions to provide educational information related to the signing of the U.S. Constitution. This year, many of our students participated in a Constitution Day poster competition, where they artistically demonstrated their knowledge of the themes and goals of the U.S. Constitution. Top submissions will be entered in the Constitution Facts- Constitution Day Poster Contest. Keep an eye out for student work posted around campus!

Constitution Facts- Constitution Day Poster Contest

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Celebrate Freedom Week

Celebrate Freedom Week is an official holiday in Florida schools from September 24-28th. It is designed to emphasize the teaching of our country's origins with an emphasis on the founding documents.


Please be advised school will be in session during the week of September 24th-28th 2018.

FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman Presents: "Dangers of Social Media and the Internet" Parent Presentation

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The explosion of instantaneous communication systems such as e-mails, text messaging, and social media websites have made us more connected through technology than ever before. As technology progresses, the necessity to educate ourselves and our students about the dangers and safeguards when using it becomes paramount. FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman will be presenting “Dangers of Social Media and the Internet” at Orlando Science Middle School to inform parents of his expertise of this matter and to help families become more aware of these issues. Space is limited to the first seventy-five (75) persons. Please use the sign-up link below to register.

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.

Operation stock the library Book Drive

Lynx Lane Orcas!


We know you LOVE to read, and each summer we need to replenish our reading materials. This year, we would LOVE your help! Below, you'll find a link to an Amazon Wish List* for books for our Media Center. Beginning August 24th-September 28th 2018 stop by our Media Center, and drop off a donation for our middle school library. You'll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card for each new book you donate! We're looking forward to partnering with you as we build our middle school library.


*New books can be purchased from anywhere. The Amazon list is simply an easy way to share the titles we think our students would love to have access to.

If you have any questions, email Mrs. Strum.


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.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Sturm

Thank you to those that Donated!

Thank you to the following families who have donated to our "Stock the Library" Book Drive. Your contributions are very much appreciated! You have been entered to win the $25 Barnes and Nobels' Gift Card!


The Seyler Family

The Simons-Tully Family

The Engineer Family

The Waddell Family

The Foisy Family

The Fordham Family

The Lumucso Family

The Corbett Family

The Batra Family

The Hayes Family

The Saavedra Family

The Oliver Family

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 Ms. Estes!

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.


https://ocps.samaritan.com/recruiter/index.php?class=OppSearchResults&recruiterID=503&orgid=1583&udf734=Volunteers&type=all

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.

September 26th 2018-OSS PVO MEETING

Orlando Science Families!

OSS PVO Fall Festival General Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 26th from 6 – 8pm at the new High School Technology campus cafeteria on the 2nd floor. There will be heavy emphasis on information about the Fall Festival that will take place on October 20th. This fall festival meeting is open to all OSS parents from all three campuses to attend and learn more about the Fall Festival and how they can help make it a success. If you have any questions please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org.

2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

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Week 4

For OSS Science Fair Week 4 Details please select the link below!

OSS Science Fair Packet

1A-Student-Checklist-Research-Plan-Instructions

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: Nano systems Engineers

Nanosystems Engineers: These engineers research engineering applications of emerging technologies. The research biological and chemical processes as well as create physical prototypes and physical models. A bachelor's degree is typically required for entry.


Source:

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=17219909&title=Nanosystems%20Engineers

STEM Word of the Week: Accuracy

Noun

Accuracy: the quality or state of being correct or precise.


Synonyms:

correctness, precision, preciseness, exactness, exactitude


Technical

the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the correct value or a standard.

STEAM Art Projects Detail and Rubric

STEAM Art Projects kicked off on Monday August 20th 2018, for details regarding the project and the rubric please see the PDF below. If you have any questions please conact Mrs. Estes at Amber.Estes@orlandoscience.org .

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.

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.

2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

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Attention Orlando Science Families! The 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at the Technology Drive Campus. 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.

Fall Festival Early Bird Wrist Bands Now Available!

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.)

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.

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.

1st Semester Club Schedule

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Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-September

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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.

Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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Newsletter Trivia

Congratulations to Logan Lumusco and Mr. Lakner for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winners! Please check your emails!

Upcoming Events!

OSS PVO Fall Festival Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Orlando Science Families,Please join us for our next Fall Festival joint PVO meeting on Wednesday, September 26 2018 at the High School Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, from 6 – 8 pm. This will be focusing on the Fall Festival preparations. All campuses are welcome to attend to learn more about the festival and how you can help contribute to its success.

PVO Sponsored Middle School Skate Night

Friday, Sep. 28th, 5-9pm

14207 West Colonial Drive

Winter Garden, FL

Join the OSS PVO Team for a Middle School(Grades 6th-8th) Skate Night on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at Let's Skate! The Cost: $8 per student or $6 if you bring your own skates. Please be advised payment must be CASH ONLY and will be taken at the event. There will be raffle giveaways, concessions available and a contest of the highest class participation.

FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman Presents: "Dangers of Social Media and the Internet" Parent Presentation

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 5-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

The explosion of instantaneous communication systems such as e-mails, text messaging, and social media websites have made us more connected through technology than ever before. As technology progresses, the necessity to educate ourselves and our students about the dangers and safeguards when using it becomes paramount. FBI Special Agent Kevin Kauffman will be presenting “Dangers of Social Media and the Internet” at Orlando Science Middle School to inform parents of his expertise of this matter and to help families become more aware of these issues. Space is limited to the first seventy-five (75) persons. Please use the link below to register.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-fbispecial

Hispanic Heritage Night

Friday, Oct. 5th, 5-7pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

We will host our Annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Technology Drive High School Campus Cafeteria from 5:00-7: 00 PM. The event is free and there will be an optional dinner available for purchase for $8. Dinner will include a choice of white rice and beans or rice with guandules, meat or chicken, plantanes, salad, dessert, and one beverage.

(*Tickets for dinner may be purchased at the door)


There will be dancing, singing, poetry readings, guest speakers and more. Join us for a night of fun, we are looking forward to seeing you there!

Lynx Lane Literacy Night

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 5-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Picture Day Re-Takes

Friday, Oct. 12th, 8am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

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