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OSCEOLA SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOLS

OCTOBER 29th - NOVEMBER 2nd

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Now Accepting K - 6th Grade Applications for 2019-2020!

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We're Moving & Expanding Next School Year!

The brand new 70,000-square-foot campus will open August 2019. It will be located on the border of Osceola and Orange Counties and will serve grades K-6 for the 2019-2020 school year. Our new building will feature a STEM lab, science labs, media center, music room, performing arts lab, a playground, basketball court, and football field.
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What Makes Our School So Great?

Come join us for OPEN HOUSE to find out!

We welcome all current & prospective families and friends to our first open house of the year!


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd from 10:00am - 12:30pm


Families will have the opportunity to tour our school, visit classrooms, see our current STEM projects, talk to administrations, teachers, and even current students, and get questions answered at an Administrative presentation, which will kick-off each session.


This is a great opportunity for them to learn about Osceola Science Charter School.

No RSVP is necessary.

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Current Events/ Activities at OSCS

Red Ribbon Week at OSCS

October 23- 31



Each year, Red Ribbon Week is celebrated by thousands of schools all over the country from October 23 - 31. During this time, an emphasis is placed on discussing the importance of making positive life choices and avoiding the temptation to use drugs and alcohol. OSCS celebrated this year with a school-wide presentation by PVO and a school-wide picture to pledge against the use of drugs!

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School-Wide Picture on the Football Field

Storybook Charater Parade

October 31st

Osceola Science Charter School hosted a school-wide. Students were encouraged to dress up as their favorite story book characters. Students choose any character from a book they enjoy.

Hispanic Heritage Night

October 26th

This is fun-filled night was dedicated to celebrating Hispanic heritage. Families had the opportunity to experience different aspects of Hispanic culture by visiting various stations in the cafeteria, and learning about each culture. There was a student-led presentation for different South American countries.


Thank you to all the families and staff that provided the delicious foods and helped decorate and organize the event. A special gracias to Ms. Blanes and Ms. Garcia for coordinating this great fiesta!

1st Grade Pumpkin STEM DAY

Teachers: Mrs. D. Parker, Ms. Zayas, Mrs. Frazier, Ms. J. Parker


1st Grade had a blast inquiring and experimenting with their pumpkins!

Scholastic Book Fair

OSCS Parents,

We would like to thank each of you for all of your support which lead to a successful book fair. We had total sales of $8,000 which gives us commission of 50% to get books for our school library.

A Special THANKS to our Book Fair Volunteers: Soraya Bello, Katherine Allemand, Nova Schaffnit, Saida Belhadj, Gloria Herrera, Carolyn Thurman, Kimberly Hutcheson, Evelyn Rodriguez-Urena, Myrna Prophet, Vanessa Max-Faults, Sarah Grinder and Tabbitha Bailey.


We are looking for another successful Scholastic Book Fair in Spring!

Accelerated Reader (AR)

Congratulations to our students who have been reading and taking AR Quizzes.

These are the top 3 students and their AR Points for each grade level for the First Quarter.


Kindergarten

1-Colton O.- 16.5

2-Ryan F.-8.1

3- Gabrielle Z.-3.0


1st Grade

1-Sarah S.-15.1

2-Malak E.-13.5

3- Bayaan L.-11.2


2nd Grade

1-Donnie B.-34.5

2-Isra M.-19.4

3-Sebastian B.-18.3

3-Morgan K.-18.3



3rd Grade

1-Hanan N.-193.1

2-Samra B.-59.8

3-Aiden N.-50.6


4th Grade

1-Dawud H.-135.7

2-Andrea T.-90.0

3-Amanda F.-87.7


5th Grade

1-Coral L.-130.9

2-Mckenzie R.-89.5

3-Zakaria A.-68.5


Please encourage your students to read and take AR Quizzes.


The quarterly goal has been divided into smaller milestones as follow:


October 26th- a treat will be given to students at 25% of their goal.

November 16th- a treat will be given to students at 50% of their goal.

December 7th- a treat will be given to students at 75% of their goal.

December 21st- AR Party (for students meeting 100% of their goal.

Goal is due by 12/19

UPCOMING EVENTS

OSCS STEM Day

November 8th


National STEM Day celebrates advances in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These fields of industry are becoming ever more relevant and important.


Osceola Science Charter School will be celebrating this day through schoolwide STEM activities for each grade level. Each teacher within the grade level will be leading a unique STEM activity. Fostering a love for the science and engineering process is one of the foundational philosophies of this school and we look forward to celebrating together!

Maker Faire Orlando 2018

November 10-11th


Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. The exhibits are in 3 air-conditioned exhibit halls and in the green spaces between the expo halls. All parking is on-site, and is free. A variety of food choices are available from on-site food vendors. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. The individuals behind these exhibits are known as “Makers” and they range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.


Maker Faire Orlando 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th and is open from 10am to 5pm both days. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

MATH KANGAROO OLYMPIAD - MATH COMPETITION

March 21st, 2019


Math Kangaroo Competition is an International Olympiad in Mathematics with plenty of fun and learning! Osceola Science Charter School. is proudly hosting one of the sessions. Families can register their children in all grade levels. There will be 60 available seats, on a first come-first serve bases.


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.


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

Overnight Field Trip

January 11-12th

UPCOMING FIELD TRIP DATES:

  • Kindergarten is going to Gatorland on Oct. 26th
  • 1st grade is going to the Crayola Experience on Dec. 3rd
  • 5th grade is going to Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 16th
  • 2nd grade is going to the Orlando Science Center on Nov. 26th
  • 3rd grade is going to WonderWorks on Dec. 13th
  • 4th grade is going to Animal Kingdom on Dec. 14th

Announcements

SHARKS OF THE MONTH

Welcome to our team!

OSCS welcomes our new staff members:


Resource Teacher, Ms. Alfiky, MA.Ed.

Sophia.Alfiky@osceolascience.org


ESE Staffing Specialist, Ms. Nieves, MA.Ed.

Itza.Nieves@osceolascience.org


ESE Teacher, Ms. Bailey

Dimitria.Bailey@osceolascience.org

Safety Reminders

  • Parents: please be sure that you complete an Oasis Volunteer Application. All parents must be cleared through Oasis to enter the school and/or participate in field trips. Applications must be completed every year.

    https://www.osceolaschools.net/departments/o_a_s_i_s_school_volunteer_program


  • During the morning drop offs, please do not park and walk your child to the entrance. For your safety, and the safety of others, no one should be walking to the entrance in between vehicles. If it is after 8am, parents MUST walk with their child inside to the front office to be signed in.
  • Please remember not to use cellphones while in the car line
  • Follow the posted speed limit

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