Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 16

December 7th 2018 Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope everyone had a wonderful start to their month of December! This week's newsletter is PACKED with many exciting announcements and recaps.

Our annual holiday donations links are still hopping. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to help us show our teachers and staff members how much we appreciate them by donating gift cards or by making a monetary donation. We are also now taking donations for the Annual Holiday Staff Breakfast, all information may be found below.

Congratulations to our High Schol Science Olympiad team on last week's victory, we are so proud of your hard work. We would also like to recognize our Model UN Team on their recent conference. These Orcas are working hard alongside their sponsor Mr. Koebe, keep up the great work!

The Annual Orlando Science Holiday Concert will take place next Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at the Orlando Rep. Tickets are now on sale via SCHOOLPAY for $3 until December 9th, after the 9th tickets may be purchased at the door.

Congratulations to our November Student's of the Month found in this week's newsletter, these students were nominated by their teachers for always going above and beyond!

Middle School Basketball Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for January 8th and 9th 2019. Be sure to review the information below on what is needed in order to try out!

Last but not least, I would like to congratulate our student of the month winners. Matthew, Chhavi and Arooba were selected as role model of students! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, we will see you on Monday!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

2018 Orlando Science MH Holiday Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the holidays are approaching, it is time to prepare our annual gift bags for our Orlando Science Middle High teachers and staff members!

Help us show our teachers and staff members how much we appreciate them by donating gift cards or by making a monetary donation we purchased gift cards. Popular gift cards are Target, Barnes, & Nobels, Publix and Amazon.

Gift card donations may be dropped off at the front desk and monetary donations may be provided using the SCHOOLPAY link below. Donations of $5, $10, $15 and $20 work bests,

As always, we are thankful for your support and wish you a Happy Holiday Season!

2018 Holiday Breakfast Donations

Dear LYNX LANE PVO Members,

As the holidays approach we would like to host a 7:00 am holiday breakfast for our teachers and staff! Below you will find a list of items we will need to make our breakfast a great success; we are also in need of a couple of volunteers to organize set up and breakdown. Items can be dropped off to the front desk and nonfood items dropped off before. We encourage bringing your baked items in disposable containers. Please make sure you label any container to be returned to you (including serving utensils) and pick up at the end of the day. If you have any questions please contact our PVO at OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . Thank you for all that you do!

Attention: Lynx Lane ADDitions Volunteers

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OSS Annual Holiday Concert: December 11th 2018

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The Orlando Science Schools will be holding their Annual Holiday Concerts on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre (1001 E. Princeton ST. Orlando, FL 3280).

The Elementary/Beginning Band Concert will be at 6:00 PM and the Middle/High Concert Band will be at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $3.00 per person, either through the SCHOOLPAY link below until December 9th or at the door. Come out and join us for a night of Yuletide merriment!

New Lynx Lane Traffic Pattern

Lynx Lane Orcas please see the attached memo(PDF) below of the temporary Lynx Lane traffic pattern beginning on Monday, December 10th 2018.

Lynx Lane November Students of the Month

OSS would like to congratulate the following students for being selected as the Lynx Lane November Students of the Month! These students were nominated by their teachers for always going above and beyond what is asked, great job ORCAS!

Matthew M.(6th Grade), Chhavi P.(7th Grade) and Arooba G.(8th Grade)

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Orlando Science Lynx Lane Model UN Headquarters

FHSMUN- Sarasota 16

On Saturday, December 1st, Scarlett S., Nicole S., Mehlika A., Evan A., Rami F., Alex M. and, Hayden R. traveled to the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences where they participated in the United Nations conference- FHSMUN Sarasota 16. FHSMUN Sarasota trains both middle and high school students on the ins and outs of Model UN, and prepares them for future conferences, including those in the FHSMUN family of conferences. Congratulations to Emily Dorman, for receiving recognition for her work as a delegate representing China in the United Nations Security Council.

Hornet MUN-Bishop Moore HS

Last month, Alexander M., Nicole S., and Aleena A. participated in Hornet MUN at Bishop Moore High School. Delegates were tasked with rebuilding the United States after the Nuclear Fallout Crisis of 2058. Our students collaborated with others to rebuild infrastructure, education, national defense and were responsible for putting a new government together after a long period of crisis and instability. Congratulations to these students and Mr.Koebe on a job well done!

High School Model United Nations Mentors at Lynx Ln.

Last Thursday, Model UN high school mentors: Alexis D., Avari M., and Isaiah S. joined Mr. Koebe’s Model United Nations elective students to review resolution writing, author panels, and working papers. Special thanks to Mrs. Dorman for chaperoning this event.

OSS High School Science Olympiad Invitational Recap

Congratulations to our High School Science Olympiad Team for another outstanding performance. They received first-place at the invitational tournament held at the OSS Lynx campus on December 1st. We hosted the event and seven high schools from the state of Florida attended. There were 17 teams competing as most schools brought multiple teams. Local teams were Cypress Creek High School, Deland High School and Olympia High School. Rounding out the rest of the state were Cardinal Gibbons High School from Miami, FAU High School from Boca Raton, River City Science Academy from Jacksonville and Tampa Prep from you guessed it…Tampa. OSS had 3 teams who received 1st place in 13 events, 2nd place in 11 events and 3rd place in 6 events. Special Thanks to all coaches – Mr and Mrs. Demir, Mr. Abakay and Mr. Ulgut. Several of our students, teachers and parents supported the event as well. We could not have done it without them. Good Luck to our Science Olympiad teams in their quest for the State Championship.

Middle School Co-ed Basketball Tryouts

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Students in 6-8th grades at OSS (lynx and tech), middle school basketball tryouts are coming up! We will be offering a co-ed basketball team for the 2018-2019 season.

Students who wish to try out must have a completed sports physical packet. The sports packets are new this year and must be signed off by (1) parent/guardian, (2)Dr, (3)the AD (Mrs. Mulligan), and (4)Admin prior to tryouts.

Packets are now available at the Lynx and Technology Buildings(B2 and B3)

Tryouts will be held tentatively January 8th and 9th at the Lynx campus during the times listed below. Students are responsible for transportation to Lynx campus and attending BOTH days of tryouts.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 from 3:00-5: 30 PM

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 from 2:00-4: 30 PM

Please note- OSS will not offer transportation at any point during the season for practices and/or games.

For any questions, email Mrs. Mulligan

ORCA Lynx Lane Athletes

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Orlando Science would like to congratulate Justin H. and the Edgewater Eagles for coming in 2nd place at the 2018 Popwarner Championship. Justin is the Wide Receiver for the Edgewater Eagles football team. Let's celebrate our fellow ORCAS!

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Birthday Dress Down Form

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Orcas this is just a reminder that students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday dress down day request. If a form is submitted in less than the two days requested time frame or is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code and they will not be approved to dress down.

2018-2019 OSS Middle & High Yearbook Now on Sale!

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Locker Clean Out-December 20th 2018

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Lynx Lane 1st Semester Award Ceremonies

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Lynx Lane STem Club Uses 3d pens!

STEM Art Club has been working on several projects this semester. They learned how to make tessellations like M.C. Escher, drew from nature like Maria Sibylla Merian, and began using 3D pens for a group project. Keep up the good work Orcas!

National History Bee Qualifying Exam

Attention parents, all 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be participating in the National History Bee Qualifying exam in January. This exam is a preliminary step in qualifying for the National History Bee. We are asking all students to participate whether they plan to attend the regional competition or not. This is a great opportunity for students to test their history skills and who knows students may know more than they think!

After the qualifying exam, students will be notified whether they qualified or not for regionals. Those students will then be given the option to attend the regional competition in the Spring.

Good luck students!

Operation Gratitude: Help with our Mission!

The mission is to send care packages to our troops to show them how much we respect them and thank them for their service. This mission is of special importance to our team, as Jay Rao has an older brother who is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Let’s show them our support and thanks by sending some supplies and thank you letters! Please see the list below for ideas of items that the troops would like. You can also send in a cash donation to help offset the postage cost. The RobotSakers Team will collect these items from the teachers/ box in the front reception area. Thank you for showing your support!

For more information, you may reach Julie Rao 407-427-4571

Snack bars - Snack cakes - Cheese crackers- Candy (avoid chocolate)

Gum - Sunflower Seeds - Trail Mix – Gum - Energy Bars -Eye Drops

Beef Jerky - Tea Bags - K Cup Coffee – Toothbrushes - Toothpaste

Shaving Lotion - Disposable Razors - Chap Stick - Playing Cards

Did you know that 1 million jobs may go unfilled because only 1 in 4 schools teaches computer science?


Osceola Science Charter Now Enrolling Osceola & Orange County K-8 Students for 2019-2020 School Year

Congratulations to Osceola Science Charter School on their move to a new campus! The K-8 school is relocating to a brand-new facility on the border of Osceola and Orange counties for the 2019-2020 school year.

The new, 70,000-square-foot campus features STEM and science labs, a media center, music classroom, performing arts lab, regular classrooms, a playground, basketball court, and football field.

Parents, please help spread the word among your community that Osceola Science Charter School (OSCS) is now accepting applications for Grades K-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. Details, including the Online Application and Open House dates, can be found on the school’s website: www.osceolascience.org.

Congratulations again to OSCS and the growth of our Orlando Science School family!

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Important Lynx Lane Questions and Answers

How do I purchase a replacement Agenda?

Lynx Lane Orcas who are in need of a replacement agenda may purchase one using the link below. Once you purchase the agenda please email a copy of your SchoolPay receipt to Mrs.Estes.


Whom should I contact if my student was or will be absent ?

Attendance is a 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. Caggiano.

What do I need to do if my student is a bus rider or walker ?

Orcas who walk or take the Lynx Bus transportation must have "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. If you need form you may find it below. Students must sign out at the front office before leaving school each day.

How do I contact My Student's Teachers ?

Here at OSS, email is the best way to reach your student's teachers with any questions or concenrs. All OSS Staff Emails maybe found on the staff directory tab on your student's OSS Dashboard.

Can I make payments with Cash?

Please be advised for the 2018-2019 School Year we will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH as a form of payment. We will continue to accept checks, credit cards, and SCHOOL PAY. Thank you for your understanding.

What do I need to do to Volunteer at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus and attend OSS Field Trips?

Orlando Science Families interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane 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.


How do I join the OSS PVO(Parent Volunteer Organization) Team?

The OSS PVO Team is accepting new members all year long! Membership is $25 per family for returning families and $30 for new families, your membership dues go directly back into the school to provide items and supplies for our teachers. We are also asking that PVO members work with specific committees (School Improvement, Fundraising, Volunteer Work, Teacher Appreciation, Events, Etc.) Please utilize the SCHOOL PAY link below to pay your dues.

If you have questions, comments, or requests, you may email OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . A formal PVO committee, including president and vice-president, will be announced at the end of the first quarter of the 2018-2019 School Year. PVO will hold bi-monthly meetings that will inform parents of progress, agendas, and upcoming events.

Thank you for all of your help and support as we look forward to a great year.

When are Progress Reports/Report Cards Released ?

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Amazon Smile and Office Depot's Give Back to Schools

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Orlando Science Families, great news! If you shop on Amazon or Office Depot then you may eligible to support Orlando Science Schools! Below you will find information on both of these wonderful organizations and their links. Happy shopping!


AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Orlando Science Schools via Discovery Education Services, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.


OfficeDepot Gives Back

Office Depot provides the school with 5% back in credits for FREE supplies when you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies. Simply provide the school ID at checkout.

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341


2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

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Orlando Science Lynx Lane STEM Corner

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STEM Occupation of the Week: Mining and Geological Engineers

Mining and Geological Engineers: Study land for possible mining sites, and determine whether conditions are safe for mining.

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=172151&title=Mining%20and%20Geological%20Engineers

STEM Word of the Week: Model

Model– A visual, mathematical, or three-dimensional representation in detail of an object or design, often smaller than the original. A model is often used to test ideas, make changes to a design, and to learn more about what would happen to a similar, real object.

Source: http://mdk12.msde.maryland.gov/instruction/curriculum/stem/pdf/STEMEducationGlossary.pdf

Birthday Dress Down Information and Form!

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Students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday. If a form is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code.

Dress Down Day Request Form

December Birthdays

Miles A-C., Aaliyah A., Khandhaker R., Hamza T., Emman A., Jamari A-D., Armin A., Dev B., Sa'Kura B., Angel C., Sri T-C., Yash D., Zakaria E-H., Jasmyn H., Nigel J., Ufuk O., Jalecia P.,
Owen R., Ummulwara S., Nicole S., Kaydence U., Alysia V., Makayla W.,Ramsey Z., Lillian B.,
Kyla P-B., Naimah P-B., Suheyla E.,Gabriel G., Khasijah M., Mohammed M., Alexander M., Demian P., Layla P., Julia S., Acquin S., and Aalia W.

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-December

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Orcas Apply For Free/Reduced Meals Today!

Orcas, we ask that you take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! To fill out the application simply click the START FRESH photo above or click the link below. For more details regarding the application please select the appropriate link below.

Important LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT Information

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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Lynx Lane Newsletter Trivia

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Congratulations to Logan L and Mr. Lakner for being selected as last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest Winners. Newsletter Trivia will return after the new year!

December Event Calendar-Lynx Lane

Orlando Science Schools Annual Holiday Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 5:30-8pm

1001 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL

Tickets are $3

Middle School Basketball Tryouts(Day 1)

Tuesday, Jan. 8th 2019 at 3-5:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando FL 32804

Middle School Basketball Tryouts(Day 2)

Wednesday, Jan. 9th 2019 at 2-4:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando FL 3284

Orlando Science Middle High Science Fair

Thursday, Jan. 10th 2019 at 8am

2427 Lynx lane, Orlando FL 32804

Lynx Lane 1st Semester Award Ceremony(6th and 8th Grade)

Wednesday, Jan. 16th 2019 at 5:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando FL 32804

Lynx Lane 1st Semester Award Ceremony(7th Grade)

Thursday, Jan. 17th 2019 at 5:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando FL 32804

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