Technology Campus Chronicle
Vol. 2 No. 26
The Week Ending 3-1-19
Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,
Congratulations to Connor Cha, who won the bronze medal at the Battle of the Padawans fencing tournament over the weekend.
Smile Mile is this Saturday, March 2nd at Blue Jacket Park. Please sign up if you haven’t already on trackshack.com.. Please come out and join the fun!
Operation Orca will start on April 4th for students in grades 3rd-6th. These FSA based program will offer students incentives that include both dress down days and raffle prizes.
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 18th.
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!
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.
Our Spring Book Fair is coming up and we need our parents help to make this a successful event for our wonderful students. If you’re interested in volunteering, please click on the links below to pick a shift(s).
Volunteers must be ADDitions approved. Thank you!
Building 2 (4-6)
6TH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR
yearbook cover contest
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 email@example.com 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
This week in Kindergarten we had an explosive time learning about Volcanoes and a Seussatical time learning about Dr. Seuss. We explored the the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and how volcanoes create island, separate land and how lava flows move. We also dug deep into the earth to find how gases and rocks make up different types of lava and volcanic eruptions.
We also learned about the themes and writing style that Dr. Seuss used in his books and compared them to children's stories today. We also read about children's books from the past and how they are much different from present day books.
Our favorite thing was having our special guest authors come in and read to us on Friday and dressing up daily to the themes of Dr. Seuss’ stories!
This week in reading Mrs. Beckman’s class read the realistic fiction story “The New Friend” and learned about contractions with pronouns! In math we took the chapter 9 measurement and telling time assessment and had a great rest of the week with our extended learning fun. By this point all permission slips for Gatorland should be turned in and all payments should have been made on Schoolpay. Have a great weekend!
Ms. Molnar’s class learned all about animals and drawing conclusions this week. We wrapped up our comparing numbers chapter in math and are getting ready for our Gatorland field trip!
Students in Ms. Blaske and Ms. Calabrese’s class were visited by OUC on Thursday. Students have fun learning about the water cycle and trying to create a waterproof roof that would filter water.
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. If you have any problems using the School Pay system please call 1 888-88-MYPAY
Parent Volunteer Organization
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.