Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 37

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 5-24-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

Congratulations to Ms. Blaske, Ms. Jensen, and all the Science Olympiad members. OSES place first and second in the state competition this year. This is the first time our school has gone to state and it’s a magnificent accomplishment.

The lost and found is filled with water bottles, jackets, and lunch boxes. If your student is missing anything, please check the lost and found in both buildings 1 and 2. Anything left at the end of the year will be donated.

There is no school Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 29th!

No backpacks will be allowed on campus the last two days of school next week. This policy was implemented by OCPS and OSES will follow its lead


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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

Thank you to everyone who partook in the newsletter quizzes each week! There will be no more quizzes for the remainder of the year.

Support Your School

Science Olympiad

OSS is heading to Nationals, and we need your help to get us there!

We are proud to announce that the Orlando Science Middle School Science Olympiad Team is heading to Nationals this May to represent the state of Florida. After taking home a 1st place prize at the State Competition, held at the University of Central Florida, their sights are now set on the National Competition in Ithaca, New York.

In order to make this dream a reality, the school is looking for dedicated individuals interested in "Sponsoring a Student." The sponsorship program will assist in costs associated with the travel, accommodations, and additional necessities for the team of 15.

Donations and sponsorship benefit details can be found through the links below. All donation processing will be made through Orlando Science’s School Pay Account. Please feel free to review our fundraising site at your convenience. The deadline for donation will be Friday, May 31st.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school with your inquiries at


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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math camp

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Kindergarten had a great time at Legoland on Thursday and action packed building day and pizza party on Friday!! Have a great summer!!!!!!!:)

First Grade

Mrs. Beckman’s class had a wonderful last full week of first grade! We reviewed nouns and verbs in reading, measurement in math, and we finished up our last social studies unit which was on Community Economics. Thank you all for such an amazing year in first grade!

Ms. Molnar’s class had a great last full week of first grade! Thank you to all of those that helped out this year and contributed to our class successes! It was a wonderful year and we could not have done it without you! I hope you all have a great summer!

Second Grade

Ms. Shirar’s class enjoyed a week filled with fun themed STEM days. The students told stories by the “campfire” and ate smores directly from our solar oven. They observed diffusion in action, showed off their talents, and won a Kid’s Choice Award!

In Mrs. Waugh’s class, students ended the year with a 3-D paper taco truck project. Students designed a truck including the required elements, found the area and perimeter, a business name, and color key. Some students even typed their menus and made dining furniture. Bring on Taco Tuesday!

The second-grade team would like to thank all of the students and parents for an unforgettable and tremendous school year!

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Third Grade

Operation Orca donut party winners Olivia and Aurora

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Third grade has been having a blast counting down to the last day of school! Our trip to fun spot was amazing! We had an awesome Spy day where students were super detectives and solved many mysteries. We visited 4th grade classrooms to see what it will be like as a 4th grade student and had 2nd graders come see us and ask what being in 3rd grade will be like.
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Thank you parents for all of your support this year. It would not have been the success that it was without YOU!

Ms. Hurley will miss her babies dearly! You will always be a part of the Hurley Crew!

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Fourth Grade

Fourth grade has had an incredible time celebrating a successful school year this week! On Monday, we had our Teddy Bear Picnic. On Tuesday, we had Fairy Tale STEM Day. Wednesday we enjoyed signing yearbooks and T-shirts for each other for Memo-licious Madness! On Thursday, we had a great time showing off our talents for our friends! The 4th grade team would like to thank all of our students and parents for contributing to such an awesome school year! We hope you all have an amazing summer and look forward to seeing all of your accomplishments as 5th graders!

Fifth Grade


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Animal Kingdom

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Sixth Grade

Ms. Finsterle's class wrote letters of advice/encouragement to next year’s incoming sixth graders. The students decorated the envelopes and put a lot of thought into their letters.

field day

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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

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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.

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

summer camps

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