Technology Campus Chronicle
Vol. 2 No. 28
The Week Ending 3-15-19
Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,
Operation Orca is underway for students in grades 3rd-6th. These FSA based program will offer students incentives that include both dress down days and raffle prizes. Tickets were provided to teachers and raffle boxes will be forthcoming for grades 4-6.
Astronomy Night is Friday, April 12th, this is a free RSVP event. All students in attendance will receive four dress down day passes.
Attention K-3 students! We want to see your talent. Don't forget to sign up to audition for the talent show online! Auditions will be March 27th-28th.
There is no school starting tomorrow, March 15th. Students will return Monday March 25th. Have a fun and safe Spring break!
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, April 1st.
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.
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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.
Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser
K-3 Talent show Auditions
Want to perform in the K-3 Talent Show? Sign up for auditions by following this link!
Auditions will be Wednesday March 27th and Thursday March 28th. Do not miss your chance!
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision is a national STEM competition that challenges the students to look 20 years into the future. The students researched current technology and imagined what it would be in 20 years. The students put a lot of hard work during STEM for this project. We submitted 33 projects from grades 3rd-5th. This year we are honored to have 3 teams achieve national honorable mention in the contest. This means that their projects were the Top 10% in the Nation and I was also able to be named a Top 27 coach for the eligible projects submitted. Each students project that was submitted will receive an entry prize and certificate.
Character art Winners
All contest submissions can be viewed HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 went on a leprechaun hunt, learned about the Irish holiday, how to create rainbows with fats and sugars, how plants take root and graphed the different marshmallows in Lucky Charms!. We also had a wonderful time explaining how our traps worked and then voted on the trap that we felt that would work the best.
We had a great time writing about what new type of marshmallow should be added to Lucky Charms! We described it size, color, taste and shape and then the class voted on which marshmallow should be in the next box of cereal!
Ms. Molnar’s class is working on sequence of events in ELA this week. We wrapped up our chapter on double digits in math and are ready for our spring break!
Mrs. Beckman’s class read the non-fiction story “What Can You Do?” about finding things we are good at! We also practiced adding -er and -est to words ending in “y”. In math we continued our work on graphing and introduced the tally chart. Thank you all for a wonderful third quarter and have a SUPER spring break!
Remember our SeaWorld field trip forms and payment is due no later than April 1st.
Guest Speaker: World History- Ms. Kish group
Some classes had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Daniel Keel, 96 years old, WW2 survivor and one of the remaining Tuskegee Airman! Mr. Keel has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush and also met President Obama. In addition, Mr. Keel has been the subject of two books. He shared personal stories of racism in the military in the 1940s and explained to the students the importance of diversity, staying in school, studying hard, and procuring a good education. The students were apart of “living history” as Mr. Keel watched a brainpop.com video of the Tuskegee Airman! Ms. Kish said, “It was surreal to watch Mr. Keel watch his life through that lens, a true honor.” *Thank you to Prince-Howard and his mother for organizing the visit.
Ms. Kish- Art Elective and History classes- Student made mandalas- “circle” in Sanskrit in celebration of Ancient India and homemade kites, using recyclable materials, after studying Ancient China. Twelve students’ independent projects will be showcased in the Winter Park Art Show this weekend. Paintings of Buddha and Indian Gods: Vishnu and Ganesha, and 3D replicas (made from clay, cardboard, paper, styrofoam) of ancient buildings and Gods will be on display.
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 email@example.com
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.