Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 3 No.2

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 8/23/19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

Curriculum Night is Tuesday August 27th and Thursday August 29th. This is a night that allows parents to visit their students classroom and learn about the curriculum. A sign up link can be found below. Any student’s parents who attends, will be allowed to dress down the following Friday, August 30th.

OSES is encouraging all students and families to participate in the ASAP Central Florida Walk & Roll For A Cure, on Saturday, September 28th. You can register for free, or for $30.00, you can register and receive a shirt. There will be music, food, face painting, and more. Flyers for this event will go home this week.

O ownership for my actions

R respect myself and others

C caring for my community

A accept differences

S strive for excellence

Congratulations to the following students for scoring perfect on one or more FSA assessments last school year. The students will receive an certificate signed by Florida Governor Rick DeSantis:

Helena Burnett

Daniela Dobrev

Keerthi Karri

Nye Morgan

Aidan Pirani

Caralyn Campbell

Aanvi Mathur

Sanjana Nagarur

Anushka Patni

Nathaniel Jocelyn

Samuel Sapatla

Just a reminder that parents should not be dropping off or picking up their students at the front desk. Please use the car line both in the mornings and the afternoon. There will be no pick up from the front desk after 2:30PM, 1:30PM on Wednesdays. Thank You!


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, September 2nd.

Support Your School


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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Curriculum Night Information

Curriculum Night Dates and Times:


Date: 8/27/2019

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Details: There will be 4 sessions available for K-5. The sessions will be 30 minutes long. Please sign up in the provided link below for which session you would like to attend.

6th Grade:

Date: 8/29/2019

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Details: Sessions will be in 15 minute increments starting at 5:30. Families will follow their student's schedule and report to their teachers at the following times:

5:30-5:45 - 1st Period Teacher

5:45-6:00 - 2nd Period Teacher

6:00-6:15 - 3rd Period Teacher

6:15-6:30 - 4th Period Teacher

6:30-6:45 - 5th Period Semester 1 Elective Teacher

6:45-7:00 - 5th Period Semester 2 Elective Teacher

7:00-7:15 - 6th Period Teacher

7:15-7:30 - 7th Period Teacher

Please make sure to sign up using the following link:

You can navigate the tabs at the top to find your child’s grade and teachers (see below).

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Dear OSES Families,

The Free and Reduced Lunch Application for the 2019-2020 school year is now available through OCPS. All information can be found at the link below, including instructions on how to apply and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Parents/Guardians must submit the application to qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch. Orlando Science Elementary is not responsible for submitting applications for students.

Note: Free and Reduced Lunch applications are updated every single year. You must reapply every year

If you have any questions about Free and Reduced Lunch, please contact OCPS at 407-317-3200.

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All clubs are currently FULL. If you wish to join the wait list, please fill out the form below.
2019-2020 Club guide

please save for your records

2019 Orca soccer team

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The Kindergarteners have had another great week of learning our rules and procedures and finally feel comfortable with our school routines. We are looking forward to curriculum night to introduce our upcoming activities and curriculum to parents. Please make sure you are checking your emails for reminders and information from your child’s teacher.

First Grade

Upcoming Events:

  • Curriculum Night – August 27th

  • iReady Testing – August 26th – August 29th

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences September 10th

First graders have been working hard at learning classroom and school procedures. This week we have been enjoying learning how to be good citizens in our community. Thank you, parents, for our support in ensuring your child is following dress code guidelines.

Second Grade

Second graders had an exciting week exploring the scientific methods through experimenting with gummy bears in different solution baths! We also learned how to rotate through centers, what to do with bullies, and how to be good character students.

Curriculum night is next Tuesday after school.

Third Grade

Third graders had a busy week learning about their communities. We are all eagerly waiting for AR to start next week so we can show off how well we have been reading. Please make sure you are checking your students planner.

Mrs. Haines-Riiska’s class designed a class comic book entitled, “The Good Citizens.” Each student designed a three frame comic for the collection. Students got to choose the plot, characters, and setting for their comic strips. Once complete, the pages were laminated, bound, and placed in the classroom library.

Fourth Grade

There are so many exciting activities going on in Mrs.Colon's class recently! During Science, we tested how many drops of water we could place on top of a penny. In ELA, we started our novel study of Superstar by Mandy Davis! Lester is quite the main character, and we have so many questions about his new adventure. One of our highlights this week has been getting to know one another during our morning meeting games!

Mrs. Michaud’s class has had a busy week! In Math, we began our study of place value and algebraic expressions. In Reading, we read a drama about the unintended effects of superpowers and discussed mood. In Science, we learned that all scientists engage in inquiry. In Social Studies, we discussed geography.

Mr Nemcik’s class worked together to make and present posters related to stories about cooperation. This activity helps to teach students about working together and requires them to use details from the text.

Fifth Grade

This week in class the students took their iReady diagnostic for ELA and math. In Ms. Blaske’s class Studetns worked on plave value by playing a regrouping game.

Remember, Curriculum Night is coming up on Tuesday, August 27th at 5:30. We’re looking forward to meeting with you!

Sixth Grade

In Science we are discussing lab safety. Science labs are designed for students to experiment and test the topics we are learning in class. Labs are a great privilege and can be an exciting way to learn. By following proper safety procedures and rules of behavior, we can reduce the chance of an accident (and the creation of a new super villian).



blast off with books

Orlando Science Schools

“Blast Off with Books”

19-20 Grades K-6 Reading Incentive Program

Please click on link below for more information

2019 fall festival baskets

Each grade will get their choice of two baskets to send in items for. The class with more donations will win a doughnut party! You may bring your items starting in August 2019.

Please email for more information.

Kindergarten baskets 1) princesses 2) pirates. Suggestions but not limited to: dress up clothes, glitter nail polish, tiaras, princess coloring books & crayons, child friendly make up, jewelry, gift certificates to princess boutiques; pirate costumes, pirate accessories for the costume; tattoos, pirate coloring books & crayons, chocolate gold coins, gift certificate to Pirate Mini golf

First grade baskets 1) dogs 2) cats. Suggestion but not limited to: cat toys, dog toys, treats, chew toys, dog bed, cat bed, dog shampoo, leashes, collars, dog clothes, grooming gift certificates, brushes, combs, cat litter

Second grade baskets 1) Barbies 2) Legos. Suggestions but not limited to: Barbie dolls, Ken dolls, outfits, Barbie coloring books & crayons, Barbie furniture, Barbie dress up, nail polish, Barbie toys, Barbie books; Lego sets, Lego characters, Pokémon cards, Lego DVD movies, Minecraft, Lego books, rubrics cube

Third grade baskets 1) Baking with Kids 2) camping. Suggestions but not limited to: aprons, oven mitts, mixing bowls, measuring cups, silicon cupcake liners, kid friendly recipe books, spatulas, timer, decorator set, cake mixes, browning mixes, frosting; flashlight, sleeping bag, lantern, bug spray, marshmallow/hot dog sticks, Smore fixings, foldable chairs, blow up mattress, tree hammock, sunscreen, beach towels

Fourth grade baskets 1) At the Beach 2) Fishing. Suggestions but not limited to: beach umbrella, beach hat, sun block lotion, floats, boogie board, beach towels, foldable beach chairs, beach buckets and shovels for sandcastles, cooler, yeti cups; tackle box, fishing lures, fishing poles, bait bucket, bug spray, flashlight, sunscreen, fishing vest, cooler, yeti cups, gift certificate to Bass Pro shop

Fifth grade baskets 1) Chocolate Lovers 2) Movie/Date Night basket. Suggestions but not limited to: chocolates by Dove, Lindt, Godiva, Ghirardelli, Ferrero, candy bars, hot chocolate, chocolate fountain, gift certificates to chocolate stores i.e. Ferris & Foster, Chocolate Kingdom, Peterbrooke, Schakolad; Fandango/AMC/Regal gift cards, popcorn, restaurant gift cards, ice cream parlor gift cards, bowling gift cards.

Sixth grade baskets 1) Coffee/Tea Drinkers 2) Thanksgiving dinner. Suggestions but not limited to: ground coffee in variety of flavors, Keurig cups in variety of flavors, coffee mugs, Starbucks Gift Cards, Teavana Gift Cards, battery operated frothier, flavored teas loose or in bags, tea ball steeper, tea cups, cookies, biscuits, gift certificates from Infusion tea, Royal Tea, Bubble tea; Publix gift cards, Thanksgiving themed napkins, plates, tablecloth, oven mitts, aprons, Turkey roasting bags, ingredients to make stuffing, cornbread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon sticks, canned sweet potatoes, mini marshmallows, apple cider, Thanksgiving centerpiece, candles

Important school Reminders/Information

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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!

All OSS K-12 Families are invited to attend the First General PVO meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 6-8pm at the High School cafeteria. Learn about the Fall Festival and come join us in helping to make this fun family event a HUGE success! Find more details and RSVP to the meeting using the link below. Hope to see you there!

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.


FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

For more information, please click on the link below.


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