Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 26

Principal's Corner

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 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.


Michael Singleton

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

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car magnets

Please see either front desk to purchase your official Orlando Science School car magnet
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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.

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Book fair

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 1(K-3)

Building 2 (4-6)

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Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Samuel S in Ms. Jensen's class for getting 2nd place in the county spelling Bee!

Talent Show

yearbook cover contest

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After School Clubs with Space k-6

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 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. Please visit to pay the designated fee for the club.

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Get to know your OSS family

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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!

First Grade

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!

Second Grade

Third Grade

This week Mrs. SIlvares’ class is creating Watercolor Paintings that feature influential African Americans. Students are doing research and then will be presenting their finding in an artistic way. They are also finishing up the chapter on measuring and adding angles. They have learned to use a protractor and will be doing hands-on applications of this skill. Third grade will have its AR Party this Friday as well.

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

This week students had their AR party on Friday. Options of party rooms included a Hamilton Sing Along, extended recess, a movie, or electronics. Next week is the fifth grade field trip -- if your student is attending the field trip, please make sure your student has a lunch and the appropriate clothing for the 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.

Sixth Grade

This Week 6th grade had their first field trip to Lego land! Everyone had a great time!
Orlando Science Schools would like to invite our parents and students to the 6th grade Family Fun Day Picnic. Please join us for this fun fundraiser. It will be on Saturday, March 9th. Food will be sold during the picnic and there will be student performances such as singing and dancing in different languages and cultures. This is an RSVP event so please use the below link to RSVP.

Student Character of the Month- January

Congratulations to the all the students who won character of the month for the month of January!
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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.

Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found both in the cafeteria and the front desk in Building 1 and Building 2 . We have lots of items that need to find their way back home.

Please remember to label everything, especially uniform clothes and agendas so they can be returned if found.

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Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do

central Florida fair

Don't forget to check out The Central Florida Fair which starts this weekend and goes until March 17th!

Read across America

coding for Kids

Quiver Vision


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