Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

February 4th-8th 2019 Weekly Reminders

Help us spread the word! ORLANDO SCIENCE SCHOOL OPENING NEW EAST ORLANDO K-8 CAMPUS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

Dear Orlando Science Families,


Help us spread the word about the opening of our Orlando Science East Campus located near UCF. It will be opening August of 2020 for grades K-6 with the addition of a higher grade each year to include grades K-8 by 2022. Students attending our East Campus will be able to continue at Orlando Science Charter High School which is located on Technology Drive. We would like to welcome our new East Orlando Campus to our Orlando Science family. They will have the same outstanding programs and educational model that we currently have at our existing campuses including:


  • Small class size and individual attention for our students
  • Award-winning academic and extracurricular programs
  • Robotics, Science and Math Olympiad programs
  • State of the art STEM classrooms, labs and media center
  • Dedicated teachers and staff
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Full-time Gifted program


Orlando Science Charter School is a tuition-free STEM-focused public charter school. Orlando Science has been rated the #1 school in 2018 and 2019 in Central Florida by Niche. US News also rated Orlando Science Charter High School the best high school in Central Florida.


While our plans are progressing, we would like to ask for your participation by filling in an interest application to help us determine the capacity of each grade level. If you are on the waitlist for one of our current campuses or would like to transfer your children to the east campus, please complete the application form below by February 15th, 2019.


http://www.orlandoscience.org/orlando-science-east-campus


Sincerely,
Yalcin Akin, Ph.D

Executive Director

Orlando-Seminole- Osceola

Science Charter Schools

Stay in the Know and Follow OSS MH on Social Media!

3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Information and Sign Up Details

LYNX LANE 6th 7th and 8th Grade Families,


Welcome to our 3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights of the 2018-2019! As a reminder, you are ONLY permitted to sign up for one-time slot per grade per, student. Please note dates are Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, Wednesday, February 13th 2019, Wednesday, February, 20th 2019, and Thursday, February 21st, 2019.


These time slots are for LYNX LANE 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students only, if your student(s) is attending either of the TECHNOLOGY DRIVE Campuses you will need to contact their campuses for the PTC Sign Up Procedures.


Please be advised: Conferences are for 15 minutes, and must not exceed that time. You are more than welcome to schedule an additional conference, on another date and time, with the teachers if you require more time. If this sounds like a better option for you please email your student's teachers.


Once spots are filled please email your student's teachers to arrange an appointment for another date and time, no additional spots will be added to these nights. There will be no wait list created, please check back for canceled time slots.


If you register for more than one time slot per student or you sign up for the incorrect grade levels you will be removed from all that you registered for. If you made a mistake you must contact Mrs. Sturm ASAP.


Time slots are listed by DATE and then by GRADE LEVEL please make sure you are in the correct grade level when selecting a time slot.


You make begin selecting a time a time slot on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7 PM EST, using the link below. OSS Staff members are not permitted to sign up for a time slot for you so please plan accordingly.

2ND Semester Club Re-Sign Ups-February 11th-15th 2019

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Lynx Lane will host 2nd Semester Club Re-Sign Ups during the week of February 11th-15th, 2019. This will be for any clubs that have available space and will take place outside the Media Center on the yellow club window across from the gym. Students who have missed three or more consecutive weeks beginning with the week of January 7th, 2019 will automatically be removed from their club in order to make room for other members. Please be advised this will be for only clubs with available spots and not all clubs will be offered. A list of the available clubs will be featured in next week's newsletter. Students must sign up in person beginning after the 6th and 8h grade 7th-period bell on Monday, February 11th, 2019, no email or phone reservations will be accepted.

Support the OSS Band by Participating in the SNAP-Raise Fundraiser

Currently, the Orlando Science School Band Program at both the middle school and high school are raising money to fund their program. Their current fundraiser is a Snap-Raise fundraiser. This type of fundraiser does not hinge on actively selling products or services but instead requests help and donations from patrons. The band program is asking for help in raising the funds they need to purchase music, maintain and repair equipment, and purchase new or missing equipment. The link at the bottom takes you to the band's Snap-Raise page with more information on donating to their cause or spreading their story. Anything that anybody can offer will be appreciated. Even if you cannot provide financial assistance, forwarding the link with their story to others and through social media can go far to help them achieve their goals. If you would like any further information about the fundraiser, you may contact Mr. Jenkins.

https://www.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/orlando-science-charter-band-2019

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Assessment Calendar

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ATTENTION LYNX LANE FAMILIES:

Above you will find the 2018-2019 Lynx Lane Assesment Calendar, please keep these dates in mind when planning any upcoming appointments and vacations. It is also important to note that on the following days listed below we will not be holding our regular early release schedule, instead, we will follow our standard release schedule to allow more time for testing.



  • May 1st 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM
  • May 8th 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM
  • May 15th 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM

8th Grade Gradventure Consent Form and Guidelines

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2019 OSS 8th Grade Graduation Details

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Attention: Lynx Lane ADDitions Volunteers

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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 less than the two days 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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3rd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Fundraiser-November 2nd 2019

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The OSS PVO Committee representing the

Elementary, Middle, Junior High, and High School

are holding their Third Annual Fall Festival to raise funds for our schools!


Annual OSS Fall Festival Fundraiser will be held on

Saturday, November 2, 2019


Something for everyone, from toddler to adult with Inflatable houses, jousting, and slide; Games; Food; Bake sales; Silent auction; Raffles; Vendors; Health Fair


TIME: 11am – 5pm

LOCATION: OSS Elementary and Middle School

2611 Technology Dr. Orlando, FL. 32804

PARKING: Free parking at Magic Mall with shuttle service to the school. $5 Preferred Parking at the Technology elementary and high school parking lot


This is where we need your help! We have various sponsorships at all levels available to fill. If you would like to be a business sponsor, individual sponsor, or know of a business that would be willing to be a sponsor, please contact us.

We are working diligently to fill all the spots.


With your help, we can reach this year’s goal to increase our profits!

Please feel free to contact our PVO Committee below for more information on sponsorship levels, to submit a sponsor referral, or if you would like to become involved with the PVO committee. Our kids are this country’s future; please help us support our school’s needs by supporting the efforts of the OSS PVO committee.

OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org


Visit our webpage for one stop shop for festival information:

www.OrlandoScience.org/Fall-Festival-2019

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. Caggiano.


https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Replacement-Agenda/IdKuT

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.

Where can I find the 2018-2019 Dress Code?

The 2018-2019 Dress Code can be found in the link below, beginning on page 29.


http://orlandoscience.org/images/stories/2018-2019PDF/OSS%20HANDBOOK%20STEM%20Planner%202018-2019Lynx%20Campus.pdf


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 or 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.


https://ocps.samaritan.com/recruiter/index.php?class=OppSearchResults&recruiterID=503&orgid=1583&udf734=Volunteers&type=all

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

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.


https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3366305


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


https://www.officedepot.com/cm/school-supplies/give-back

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-February

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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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MS Basketball Game VS OCPA at OCPA

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 5pm

10250 University BLVD, Orlando FL 32817

Lynx Lane PTC Sign Ups Begin

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 7pm

This is an online event.

AMC 10/12 A Math Competition

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 9am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Lynx Lane History Fair

Friday, Feb. 8th, 8am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Central Florida MathCounts

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 8am

865 South Ronald Reagan Boulevard

Longwood, FL

MS Basketball Game VS Legends Academy at FLOC

Monday, Feb. 11th, 5:15pm

3000 C.R Smith ST, Orlando FL 32805

3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 4-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

AMC 10/12 B National Math Competition

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 9am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

MS Basketball Game VS CFLA at FLOC

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 5pm

3000 C.R. Smith St, Orlando, FL 32805

Mu Alpha Theta February Regional

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 8am

1900 Omaha Street

Palm Harbor, FL

No School-President's Day

Monday, Feb. 18th, 7:30am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

MS Basketball Game VS Passport at FLOC

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 5pm

3000 C.R. Smith ST, Orlado FL 32805

3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 4-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

MS Basketball Game VS Goldenrod at FLOC

Monday, Feb. 25th, 5pm

3000 C.R. Smith Street

Orlando, FL

MS Basketball Game VS Hunter's Creek at FLOC

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 5pm

3000 C.R Smith ST, Orlando FL 32805

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