Technology Campus Chronicle
Vol. 3 No. 1
The Week Ending 8/16/19
Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,
Thank you everyone for a smooth first week of school! We are off to a great start!
Picture day will be this Tuesday, August 20th. All students must be in uniform in order to get their picture taken. Order forms were sent out this week and can also be ordered online.
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 will be sent soon. Any student’s parents who attends, will be allowed to dress down the following Friday, August 30th.
Co Ed soccer tryouts will take place next week at the Tech Campus soccer field. 6th grade Girls and boys interested in playing must have the sport physical packet completed to attend! Tryouts are Tuesday and Wednesday after club time.
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!
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, August 26th.
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: 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
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.
6th grade soccer tryouts
GET TO KNOW YOUR OSS FAMILY
Congratulations to all of our Kindergarteners for successfully completing their first week of elementary school!!!! :) This week our Kindergarteners learned the ends and outs of our school, rules and procedures and how to be a role model student. We will continue working on these skills next week.
Please check you emails for updates from your teachers, check agendas/binders for notes and papers to sign and your child’s OSES connect to view grades and behavior.
Second grade is off to a fantastic start. Students are working hard to learn the expectations of our class and school. Classes have been doing activities that help us learn how to work together as a group.
If you haven’t already, please return the OSES Code of Conduct, OCPS Code of Conduct, Club Contract and the last page of the K-5 Specials handout.
We look forward to seeing our families on Curriculum Night on August 27. A signup link will be sent home soon!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Anderson’s class spent the week learning all about our third grade classroom. We checked out new books, discovered some of the things we will learn about this year, and made some new friends! Parents, please be sure to have the remaining supplies to school ASAP, so we can begin using them in our learning! We look forward to seeing our families on Curriculum Night on August 27. A signup link will be sent home soon!
Mrs. Sokoloff’s class has been learning about procedures and expectations. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and building relationships. Our class is already reading our first novel.
Ms. Hurley’s crew has hit the ground running! We have been exploring our classroom, learning the rituals and routines that come with being a 3rd grader as well as having fun! We are looking forward to a great year together
Fourth grade is off to a phenomenal start! All fourth graders have spent this week getting to know their teachers, reviewing rules and procedures, and making some friends! Many classes even engaged in some exciting STEM challenges this week. Mrs. Colon’s class did an activity where they made towers out of index cards, and Mrs. Michaud’s class did an engineering activity where students had to create a self-standing ring out of Pringles!
We look forward to discussing the academic expectations of fourth grade with our families August 27 during Curriculum Night; please be on the lookout for a signup link which should be sent soon. As a reminder, please be sure to submit the OSS and OCPS Codes of Conduct as soon as possible, along with any other paperwork.
Fifth grade has been learning procedures and expectations for the school and classrooms. We are starting strong! We hope you will be able to join us for curriculum night on August 27th.
Field trip forms for our trip to the Orlando Rep Theatre to watch Tuck Everlasting went home on Wednesday. Please make sure to turn in those forms by August 22nd to your child’s homeroom teacher. If you would like to chaperone, please fill out an Additions application online (it needs to be renewed every year) and then email your child’s homeroom teacher.
Chess club is off to a great start. In our first meeting, we discussed the history of chess and learned about the game board and it’s pieces. I look forward to some chess competitions in the future. Please remember to pay club dues via school pay. See you next Tuesday!
In SECME Egg Drop club, we spoke about gravity and brainstormed materials to use for our egg drop. Student can gather materials from home and bring them in on Wednesday’s during club time. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or gather materials for our club, it is always appreciated. We will need to gather/buy materials and support will be needed during egg drop trials. You can email email@example.com if you are interested in helping. You must be ADDitions approved. See you next Wednesday!
We are looking forward to starting our study of anatomy next week in Human Anatomy club! Please don’t forget to pay our club fee via SchoolPay and to bring a 1 subject spiral notebook next week!
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 OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org 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) Wine 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, Peter Brooke, Schakolad; wine glasses, cork screw, corkcicle stopper, wine stoppers, wine glass charms, ice cube shapes, bottles of wine(red, white, rose, sweet and dry varieties) champagne, nuts, crackers, cured meats, ice bucket, decanter, stain remover
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
character education corner for parents
Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do
ASAP central FL walk and roll for a cure
For more information contact event organizer Jeni Adair at email@example.com