Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 3 No. 1

Principal's Corner

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!


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, 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: Parents can send in a gift card for their teacher or for the whole school account.

Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser

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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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If you are interested in signing up for clubs, please click on the link below to fill out the form. Please wait until you receive an official email letting you know you were placed in club before attending.
2019-2020 Club guide

please save for your records

6th grade soccer tryouts

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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.

First Grade

First grade is hard at work reviewing our rules in procedures in class. We are also spending time getting to know our new classmates. Thank you to all of our families who attended Meet the Teacher, we look forward to seeing everyone for Curriculum Night on August 27th!

Second Grade

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!

Third Grade

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

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

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.

Sixth Grade

Mrs. Gajus’ classes spent the week learning about the rules and procedures of the classroom. We participated in various activities to get to know our peers and learned how to work cooperatively with others using various problem-solving puzzles. Next week all math classes will be taking a benchmark assessment to gauge the students’ knowledge of the content standards for this year. We will be able to use this data to better tailor our instruction in the classroom. Please make sure you and your child have taken the time to read through the syllabus for each of their classes and have returned the signed syllabus contracts that were attached. I am looking forward to a great year with your students!
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STEM- Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great restful break. During STEM this week has been all about rules, procedures, and getting back into the working as a team mindset. Grades 2nd-5th participated in a STEM icebreaker where they were challenged to build a tower from pipe cleaners. During the challenges they were given two different constraints( only using one hand and not being able to speak to each other). The students had a lot of fun, but most of all they kept trying even with the difficult tasks.
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Kindergarten and 1st grade are working towards learning that they too are scientists. They were asked to draw what they thought a scientist looks like. This is in hopes that by the end of the year their idea of a scientist will change from the “mad scientist” to seeing themselves.


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 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 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

bell schedule

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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!

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.


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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character education corner for parents

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Developing a Growth Mindset! | Dr. Nagler's Laboratory

Student Coupons, Deals, Promotions, and other fun things to do

ASAP central FL walk and roll for a cure

Saturday, September 28th, 2019! Join ASAP for an afternoon of fun for the family including: DJ, face painting, raffles, food, and more!

For more information contact event organizer Jeni Adair at