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OSCS Newsletter- September 21, 2018

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WELCOME PICNIC

Thank you so much to all of our families that attended our picnic on Saturday the 15th. We had such a great time, and we're looking forward to the next picnic this Saturday! If you missed the picnic on the 15th, and your student is in K-2nd grade, please join us this weekend.


  • Saturday, September 22nd: 3rd -5th grade families


  • A barbecue will be organized by our teachers and staff. We kindly ask our parents to bring the following items based on your child’s last name.


    A-L: Desserts or Fruits for 10-15 people


    M-Z: Drinks or Salads for 10-15 people

    HISPANIC HERITAGE

    The Hispanic Heritage Celebration has been to postponed to Friday, October 19th. More details to come.

    SUNSHINE STATE BOOKS DEADLINES

    Here are the deadlines for students when they should read the books and take the AR quizzes:


    5 books: November 30th

    10 books: February 28th

    15 books: April 30th

    Cookies & Milk With a Cop!

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    MATH KANGAROO COMPETITION

    Math Kangaroo Math Competition will be held on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. Osceola Science will be one of the centers. All grade level students can register. There will be 60 available seats and first come first serve bases. Please find detailed information below.



    Osceola Science Charter School - Session One (Kissimmee, FL)

    General Info

    Welcome to Math Kangaroo - the International Olympiad in Mathematics with plenty of fun and learning!

    The participation fee is $21 ($20+$1; $1 is to cover processing fee). Financial assistance is offered to families in hardship; please contact finance@mathkangaroo.org.

    Families are welcome to register their children for any center that is listed during the enrollment period from September to the end of December each year. In some areas interest in participation is greater than the capacity of our centers. We advise parents to encourage schools to host the next Math Kangaroo. There is no monetary cost for schools and parents offer help eagerly.

    Teachers are welcome to bring the Math Kangaroo Olympiad to their schools; please apply for hosting permit from August 1 until December 1st each year.

    Some schools limit enrollment to their students only and they are not visible on the registration page by others.

    School Grade Level of participation is the student's grade at school. Participation at levels lower than the actual school grade level is not allowed.

    Parents/legal guardians are not allowed in the competition room.

    Please request the special accommodations need at the time of enrollment.

    For more information please visit http://www.mathkangaroo.org


    Availability:

    Registration between October 1st and December 14th
    (60 seats available)


    Location:

    Osceola Science Charter School
    2880 N. Orange Blossom Trail
    Kissimmee, FL 34744


    Date / Time:

    Mar 21, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM EST


    Cost:

    $21.00/student

    SAC MEETING

    Dear parents,


    School Advisory Council (SAC) Monday, September 24th


    Osceola Science Charter School encourages you to consider joining our School Advisory Council. This is one way to ensure that OSCS is on the cutting edge of achievement for the success of each child. The participation of our Parents, Business Partners, and Stakeholders in SAC is essential for the continuous growth of our school, our first SAC meeting is Monday, September 24th.


    The responsibility of the School Advisory Council (SAC) is to provide parents, citizens, faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to participate in the development of educational priorities, assessment of a school's needs, and identification of local resources. Parents will receive volunteer hours for attendance.


    We will be holding elections at our first meeting on Monday in the media center at 5:30PM.


    Positions include:

    President

    Vice President

    Secretary

    Fundraising

    ON FULL THROTTLE! LET'S LEARN!

    Your support from home is essential in helping your child reach their full academic potential. Tools like I-Ready, Study Island, and AR are available to your child at home and are strongly encouraged. Our dedicated teachers are working to offer rich classroom lessons, now we rely on you to provide an extended learning opportunity at home. (Please note that I-Ready works through Google Chrome)


    If you have not sent in a pair of headphones, please do so as soon as possible. I-Ready is being used daily to provide students with unique learning experiences and require headphones. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions regarding any of these programs and/or login credentials.

    COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

    Please remember our first Coffeehouse with Principal Cetin will be held on Friday, October 5th at 8:30AM. Mr. Matt Pearce, a licensed psychotherapist, will be speaking about Gifted Education. All parents are encouraged to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.


    When: Friday, October 5, 8:30am – 10:00am


    Where: Osceola Science Charter School


    RSVP by clicking on the link provided: https://goo.gl/forms/s9HFJJNfve0jcEtU2 by Tuesday October 2nd at noon.

    NOTES FROM DEPUTY TOOMEY:

    Friendly Reminders:


    • During dismissal, please do not block the cross way for pedestrians
    • Do not wave pedestrians while Deputy Tommey is managing traffic
    • For your safety and the safety of our students, please follow Deputy Toomey's directions

    OUR NEW CAMPUS!

    We are thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of our new campus!
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    We've kicked off our Yankee Candle Fundraising! Yankee Candle Fundraising provides us with a platform to raise funds for our school! If each student sold 1 item we have the potential to earn approximately $10,000 for events, learning, and school necessities. Yankee Candle has made the fundraising extremely easy with their app. Simply register with the group number and start sharing with family, friends through text and/or social media.


    Each student has an opportunity to earn prizes for their participation.


    Thank you for your continued support we hope each student can participate! We look forward to an excellent school year with many joyful activities.

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    SHARK BITE STORE

    Students earn Shark Bites throughout the school year for good behavior such as supporting each other, maintaining a positive attitude, being responsible, respecting themselves and others, and keeping high expectations. Every month our Shark Bite store visits each classroom and student can "purchase" items with their Shark Bites! Items in the Shark Bite have been purchased with PVO fund or donated by parents.

    We are seeking volunteers to run the Shark Bite Store for each 4th Friday of the month beginning in September. If you are interested in covering a month or every month please let us know. Thank you in advance for all your help!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054AADA62AA2F85-shark

    STEM SPIRIT SHIRTS

    If anyone would like to purchase Spirit Shirts please fill out the order form and return to the front office with method of payment. Student sizes are available at the front office. If you would like to order an ADULT sized Spirit Shirt we will need all order forms by Monday, September 24th.