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Osceola Science Charter School Newsletter - Dec 8, 2017

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Principal's Corner

Dear Prospective Parents,

We will be holding an Open House for new students and their parents who are interested in attending our school for the 2018-2019 school year.

It will be on Saturday, December 16th. There will be two presentations:

First session: 10:00AM

Second session: 11:00AM

Osceola Science Charter School will be hosting two additional Open Houses in January 2018:

Saturday, January 20th at 10:00AM and at 11:00AM.

Sunday, January 28th at 12:00PM and at 1:00PM.

This is a great opportunity for you and your students to learn about Osceola Science Charter School by touring our school, visiting classrooms and teachers, and getting questions answered at an Administrative presentation which will kick off each session. No RSVP is necessary.

Lottery Applications for the 2018-2019 school year must be submitted by 11:59PM on Wednesday, January 31st.

Students who currently attend at Osceola Science Charter School don’t need to fill out online application. Only if there is a sibling who would like to attend next year, they need to apply on-line by 11:59PM on Wednesday, January 31st.

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Upcoming Events

-Friday, December 8

Chick Fil A Spirit Day

(All Day just mention OSCS, don't forget to spin the wheel)

-Tuesday, December 12

Holiday Paint Party

-Wednesday, December 13 - Tuesday, December 19

The Elf Shop "A Holiday Store for Children"

-Thursday, December 14

PVO Meeting 0800 am

-Friday, December 15

Kids Night Out/Parents' Night Out- Movies, Games, and Pizza

-Saturday, December 16

Open House

Volunteers needed 930 to 1130 am PVO Table

-Thursday, December 21

3rd grade Wonderworks field trip

Winter Music Concert

-Friday, December 22

Quaterly AR Party

Last Day of School

Kindergarten and First Grade Parents!

The STEM class needs your help! Over the past few weeks we have been learning about coding. The students will be given an opportunity to practice their coding skills during centers rotations during the months of December and January. Some of the centers will require parent volunteers to help the students either play a coding game or code a robot mouse. If you would like to volunteer in the STEM classroom during one or more of these classes please sign up using the following links:


Kindergarten: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48aba72fa1fd0-stem


First grade:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48aba72fa1fd0-stem1


If you have any questions please contact Ms. Young: mailto:mallory.young@osceolascience.org

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Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge


What: The Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge is an entry-level STEM competition. The purpose of this program is to prepare and inspire younger elementary students for science competitions later on in their academic careers. This competition is challenge-based with a team focus. Students will officially meet their teams the morning of the event. Students are first prepared individually through pre-activities and prompts that you can choose to do with your child at home. The experience culminates in the day-long competition at Orlando Science Center, during which students will put their skills into practice.


Where: Orlando Science Center (777 E. Princeton Street Orlando, Florida 32803)


When: Saturday February 3rd from 9:00am – 2:00pm


How: There are limited spots! Please sign up ASAP to reserve your spot:


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48aba72fa1fd0-curtis


If your child has been placed on a team you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further instructions.

Come paint with Ms. Garzinski!

Children are cordially invited to a

Holiday Paint Party

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

3:40 pm to 5:30 pm *

Mrs. Garzinski will teach children to paint a beautiful winter holiday painting that can be used as a holiday gift or as a memorable keepsake.

-No previous painting experience required.

Price: $10 per painter

To reserve your child's space RSVP mailto:jennifer.garzinski@osceolascience.org

Space is limited make sure you RSVP and pay to reserve your child's space!

*All children must be picked up no later than 5:30 pm

The Elf Shop


Hey parents, its that time of the year for giving and its your time we need! We need Elves (that's you) to help our children buy gifts for their families and budget their money so all family members receive a gift. By volunteering your time you be able to witness first hand the children’s excitement while buying gifts as well as learn how they think as they choose gifts for their family members. Simply click the link below to sign up for specific times of day! We thank you in advance!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508054AADA62AA2F85-theelf

Kids Night Out/Parents Night Off Movie and Pizza Party!

Do you still have some holiday shopping to do? How long has it been since your last date night? We have the perfect solution. On Friday, December 15, 2017, 4th grade is sponsoring a Kids Night Out/Parents Night Off Movie and Pizza Party!


Your children will be entertained with a movie, games, and their friends!


Time: After School until 8:00pm *

Cost: $10.00 per child

*All children must be picked up no later than 8:00 pm.



Registration forms have been sent home with your children, simply return filled out form and monies before Thursday, December 14, 2017.

First Semester Awards Ceremony for 2nd-4th Grade will be on Thursday, January 11th

Monday, Dec. 11th 2017 at 8-10pm

2880 North Orange Blossom Trail

Kissimmee, FL

2nd-4th grade parents, please join us for an awards ceremony in the gymnasium on Thursday, January 11th.

The schedule for each individual ceremony is below:

  • 2nd Grade: 8:00am
  • 4th Grade: 9:00am
  • 3rd Grade: 10:00am

Award certificates will be issued for Principal's Honor Roll (all A's), Honor Roll (A's & B's), Citizenship, and Perfect Attendance.

There will not be a ceremony for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students. Teachers will distribute certificates for Achievement in their classrooms to students who are eligible.

Special thank you to Chick Fila A!

It's Spirit Day at Chick Fil A December 8th all day stop by and let them know your in support of OSCS! From 5 to 8 pm Spin The Wheel for $1 and 100% proceeds go to the school and your receive free sandwich, salad, treat, or kid's meal!

About US

Orlando Science Schools, with its 8 years of successful learning, is excited to announce its expansion into Osceola County with the opening of Osceola Science Charter School for the 2016-2017 school year in Kissimmee, FL.

Osceola Science Charter School (OSCS) is a S.T.E.M focused Osceola County Tuition Free Public Charter School that is approved by Osceola County School Board. OSCS offers a K-8 experience devoted to enriching the lives of students with an integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, S.T.E.M., curriculum and a diverse student population that seeks to achieve a well rounded educational experience. Give your child the education they deserve! OSCS offers a fulltime Gifted program, Hands-on and project-based learning approaches along with a research based curriculum encourage students to think above and beyond to reach their highest educational goals.