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OSCEOLA SCIENCE WEEKLY Newsletter- August 17, 2018

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Dear Parents,


Thank you to everyone for a successful first week! We had a great start and we're looking forward to an amazing school year. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding with the dismissal line. The line is getting better and we appreciate everyone for working together to make it as smooth as possible. Clubs and tutoring will begin next week, Monday the 20th. You will be receiving an email indication which club(s) your student made. Please pay attention to the dismissal schedule below for clubs and tutoring.


Have a great weekend,


Principal Cetin

IF YOUR CHILD HAS NO CLUBS OR TUTORING - DISMISSAL SCHEDULE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

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IF YOUR CHILD HAS CLUBS OR TUTORING - DISMISSAL SCHEDULE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

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PICK UP REMINDERS

  • No parking is allowed at the old DMV office at any time
  • No parking is allowed at Avant Garde at any time
  • No merging into the car line right before the entrance of the school parking lot on OBT
  • No U turn on OBT
  • No parking and walking to the entrance of the school is allowed
  • Drop off/Pick Up is only allowed on the unloading/loading zone
  • No exiting the parking lot against the traffic
  • Following these instructions will keep everyone safe

HOW TUTORING WORKS

KG - 2nd GOAL OF TUTORING


  • To help students reach their grade level
  • Improve the student's deeper understanding of the recent material covered by their teacher
  • To help the student move to an advanced and accelerated level
  • KG - 2nd grade teachers have tutoring once a week. Teachers will help student in Reading and Math
  • Tutoring is free of charge
  • Parents can request their student to attend tutoring, depending on their needs
  • Students can request tutoring, depending on their needs
  • Teachers can request tutoring
  • Parents need to communicate with their homeroom teacher in advance regarding their student's weaknesses

3rd - 5th GOAL OF TUTORING


  • To help students reach their grade level
  • Improve the student's deeper understanding of the recent material covered by their teacher
  • To help the student move to an advanced and accelerated level
  • 3rd - 5th grade teachers have tutoring twice a week. Teachers will focus on Math one day and Language Arts/Reading the other day
  • Tutoring is free of charge
  • Parents can request their student to attend tutoring, depending on their needs
  • Students can request tutoring, depending on their needs
  • Teachers can request tutoring
  • Parents need to communicate with their homeroom teacher in advance regarding their student's weaknesses
  • Teachers can give students additional materials for FSA preparation

CURRICULUM NIGHTS

The purpose of curriculum night is for parents and guardians to meet with their homeroom teacher and or specialist to learn about the grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. Teachers will provide an outline for routines and expectations- a great tool in getting students prepared for a successful school year.



KG - 2nd Grade

Tuesday, August 28th (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)


3rd - 5th Grade

Thursday, August 30th (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

TARDIES/ATTENDANCE

As you all know, student attendance is crucial for academic success. If your child is tardy, you must walk them into school and sign them in on our check in computer. We kindly ask that you do NOT let them walk unattended towards the school if they are late. If your child is late or absent due to medical reasons, please provide documentation to the front office so your child is excused. If your child has a trip or previous engagement that will require he/she to be absent for several days, they can be excused up to 5 days only if the trip is educational. You also would have to inform your child's teacher ahead of time, so they can send work with the student so they don't fall behind. Every 5 unexcused tardies equals 1 absence. Please be sure to bring your child to school on time so they can be prepared for success. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Gonzalez at jessica.gonzalez@osceolascience.org.

PVO UPDATES

Please be sure to follow PVO on Facebook to receive updates:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/OSCSPVO/



Wednesday, August 22nd, 5:30 pm- Fall Festival Committee Interest Meeting


If you are interested in the planning and/or facilitating the Fall Festival, please joins us on August 22nd. We will be creating a committee to handle different aspects of this years Fall Festival. The Fall Festival will take place on November 10th or 17th. Whether you are interested in being a volunteer at the event, have a special talent, and/or know a local business that would like to sponsor or reserve a vendor table, we gladly welcome you all! Thank you in advance!



Wednesday, August 29th, 4 pm to 8 pm Spirit Night at Culvers

3148 N Orange Blossom Trl, Kissimmee, FL 34744-1136, United States


Osceola Science Charter School's first Spirit Night at Culvers! Culver's will be featuring a Disney movie along with coloring pages for our kids. We must dine in and identify ourselves as Osceola Science Charter School when placing our order. Feel free to share this event with friends and family! If you haven't experience their frozen custard and/or ButterBurgers this a great opportunity while supporting our children's education.

i READY TESTING

Dear Parents,



We will be administering our first iReady Adaptive Diagnostic Test in Reading and Mathematics to all K-5 students starting on a Wednesday, August 22.


What is an adaptive diagnostic?

Adaptive Diagnostic web shows student's path of correct and incorrect answers on the question difficulty scale Adaptive assessments, like i-Ready® Diagnostic, leverage advanced technology to provide a deep, customized evaluation of every student and to track student growth and performance consistently and continuously over a student’s entire K–12 career.

By dynamically adapting based on student response patterns, adaptive assessments are able to derive large amounts of information from a limited number of test items. This allows the assessments to more accurately and more efficiently pinpoint students’ needs as compared to traditional fixed-form tests.

Based on the Diagnostic results, i-Ready automatically provides individualized online and teacher-led instruction targeted to each student’s unique needs. In addition, easy-to-read reports provide teachers with a detailed action plan for individual and group instruction and the tools to deliver that instruction in any style learning environment.

Specific testing dates will be shared by classroom teachers.


Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener


Section 1002.69, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires the Florida Department of Education to adopt a statewide kindergarten screening instrument that assesses the readiness of each student for kindergarten based on the performance standards adopted by the department under section 1002.67(1), F.S., for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK). The screening instrument, known as the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS), must be administered to all public school kindergarten students within the first 30 days of each school year. Nonpublic schools may administer FLKRS to each kindergarten student who was previously enrolled in VPK. The results of this screening provide valuable information about a child’s readiness for school, help teachers develop lesson plans to meet each child’s individual needs, and offer useful information to parents.


FLKRS is also used to calculate the kindergarten readiness rates for the VPK Program. For more information on the VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate, visit the Office of Early Learning (OEL) website.


Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the FLKRS assessment is the Star Early Literacy®, which is an online, adaptive instrument that students complete independently in approximately 15-20 minutes. For information on FLKRS administrations prior to the 2017-18 school year, contact the Just Read, Florida! office.


Statewide Screening Dates for 2018

For the 2018–19 school year, the statewide screening window for FLKRS begins on July 9, 2018, and ends on October 12, 2018.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS

If you still need to purchase a school uniform, please visit:


Uniforms are provided by RISSE BROTHERS SCHOOL UNIFORMS

100 Candace Dr, Ste 120

Maitland, FL 32751

407-339-1486

www.RisseBrothers.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

*GRANDPARENTS DAY*


SAT, SEPT 8TH (11:30 AM - 1 PM)


Bring your grandparents in for a special luncheon and tour!


*WELCOME PICNIC*


KG - 2ND GRADE: SAT, SEPT 15TH


3RD - 5TH GRADE: SAT, SEPT 22ND


*COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL*

Gifted Education Workshop for Parents


THURS, SEPT 20TH (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

CHECK OUT OUR 2ND GRADERS HAVING FUN WHILE LEARNING!