Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 29

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 3-29-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

Astronomy Night is Friday, April 12th, this is a free RSVP event. All students in attendance will receive four dress down day passes.

FSA testing will start This coming Tuesday (April 2nd) please make sure your child is fully rested and on time for school on testing days.


Michael Singleton

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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 8th.

Support Your School

spirit night

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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.

Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser

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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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Ms. Stapleton got married over Spring Break and had Disney filled Honeymoon!


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Over Spring Break, Mrs Trujillo inspired students to practice their persistence at the Towers of Hanoi math table at the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. This was the first time that the math festival was held in Central Florida and she was honored to be a part of it and work with the Orlando Math Circle, one of our STEM community partners.
Over Spring Break, Ms. Taylor had lots of fun in Colorado with her family! She went skiing/snowboarding, built snowman,made s'mores, and more!
Mr. Press and his kids, Merrill (6th), Eric (4th), and Margo (1st) enjoyed some time at Lego Land during their Spring Break!

Emily Dorman, (6th grade), Mrs. Finsterle’s homeroom spent 2 days of Spring Break volunteering alongside some of the OSS high school students. They spent the 2 days working with immigrant and refuge students doing STEAM and Humanities based projects. The workshops were a lot of fun and a great success.

Ainsleigh Baughn (6th Grade) spent a Transylvania style Spring Break in Romania, specifically Bucharest and Brasov!
Zoey and Kylie (5th and 2nd grade) had fun going to the beach and Universal Studios over Spring Break!


This week in Kindergarten we explored snakes!! We had a slithery and sneaky week learning how they move, eat and live in the wild! We used on non-fiction text skills to help us learn information about snakes. We used text snapshpots,labels, the glossary and the table of contents to research the snakes.

We also explored 2-d shapes

First Grade

Ms. Molnar’s class is starting our unit on measurement in math. We read The New Friend in ELA and talked about how we can help out a new friend. We discussed how we could make a new friend feel welcome. We are so excited to be back from spring break!

In reading Mrs. Beckman’s class read the Frog and Toad story “The Kite”, and learned all about adjectives. In math we had fun with our graphing extended learning activities!

Second Grade

Second Grade is working hard on our Science Diorama Projects. We are completing our Animal Lapbooks, as well as conduct research about our animals. In math, we are learning all about millimeters and centimeters. In reading, we are reading the story “Gloria who might be my best friend” and learning about what it means to have friends. We are doing great with our March Madness challenge, seeing who in the class can pass the most i-Ready lessons between Reading and Math.

Third Grade

Third grade is working diligently on FSA rotations.

Mrs. Sokoloff’s class is working on measurement in math. We are continuing to practice our reading strategies for FSA. RELAX

Fourth Grade

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful spring break! 4th grade has been hard at work this week reviewing for our upcoming Writing FSA. Mrs. Michaud’s class jumped back into learning this week. In Reading, they reviewed the basic elements of poetry by reading a poem from World War I. In Math, they discussed how to multiply decimals. In Science, they discussed how weathering and erosion affect the Earth’s surface, as well as natural resources. In Social Studies, they discussed the population boom Florida experienced in the early 20th century.

Mr. Press’s class modeled the moon’s phases with Oreos!

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4th Grade will be taking the Writing FSA next Tuesday! Please make sure your child is well rested, eats a good breakfast, and arrives to school on time. We are very proud of our students and are confident that they will do an amazing job on this exam!

As a reminder, all payments and forms for our upcoming field trip to the Pioneer Village are due next Friday, April 5. Chaperones for each class will be chosen no later than that date. Please ask your child’s teacher if you are in need of another permission slip.

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Sixth Grade

Ms. Kish: The 60th Winter Park Art show welcomed 21 student work pieces and proudly 2 of our own, Rahul G. and Nevin K. placed! If you did not have chance to make it to the exhibit, please take time to view some the 6th graders work.

Rahul's Greek Parthenon in 3d and Nevin's watercolor of the Buddha. These culminating projects take time and effort and I appreciate the students' diligence and creativity- Special Thanks to ALL PARENTS who make the commitment to drive to OSS- You are appreciated!

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DEA Special Agent Marcus Anderson

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Orlando Science Elementary School had the honor to receive at our campus DEA Special Agent Marcus Anderson, as well as 3 other agents. We also had the honor to have Christine Stilwell from National Family Partnership. They all came to award our school with a $1,000 check that we earned after winning the photo contest during Red Ribbon Week.

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Mommy bear checked out STEM curriculum for her cub

This Tuesday we had 2 black bears, mom and cub, visit us at the technology campus. They climbed up one of the trees early morning and hung out there all day. The wildlife protection officers and the Orlando Police Department were present and they made security parameters around the parking lot. The bears were not a threat to the school and students and the protection team watched them closely. Late Tuesday night the bears came down from the tree and walked into the nearby forest.

For Full Article by Sentinel staff writer, Stephan Hudak, please see link below:

FSA pep rally/parade

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staff character of the month- February

Building one: Ms. Greene

Building two: Mr. Clark

Student Character of the Month- february

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

Family volunteer opportunity

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coding for Kids

Quiver Vision


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