Technology Campus Chronicle

Vol. 2 No. 36

Principal's Corner

The Week Ending 5-17-19

Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,

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.


Michael Singleton

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

5th grade graduation volunteers/donations

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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This week in Kindergarten we learned about robotics and technology! We had a great time learning about coding, programming and organizing our data to move the robots. We also had a great time using the merge cubes and how augmented reality works.

Our favorite thing was Field Day!! Thank you to all of the parents that helped out on this big day! We greatly appreciate your support to help make this event possible.

First Grade

Ms. Molnar’s class had so much fun with field day this week! Thank you to all of the parents who helped out and the specials teachers for putting it all together!

Mrs. Beckman’s class had a great week of reviewing capital letters and punctuation in reading and adding tens and ones in math. Have a great weekend everyone!

Second Grade

In Second grade we have had a very fun but very busy week! Field day was so much fun! We would like to thank the wonderful specials teachers and volunteers for making sure it ran as smooth as possible.

Second graders Dalia (277), Aarit (100.7), Daniel (118), Anaya (175), Carlos (153.5), Vivek (116) and Shiah (116) got to participate pie your teacher for AR points. They made their teacher very proud and smelled like whipped cream for hours.

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Third Grade

Third grade had an awesome time last week during our STEAM Carnival rotations. The carnival was a reward for all of the hard work our third graders put into preparing for their Math FSA. Students enjoyed creating their own food trucks, basketball hoops, and even answering review questions to win a fish!
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Ms. Hurley’s class has enjoyed their A-Z countdown so far. From names and nibbles to oobleck day...they are ending the year on a high note!
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Fourth Grade

Fourth grade has been hard at work this week! We completed I-Ready testing. We also had an amazing time at Field Day! Fourth grade is excited to kick off their end of year festivities with our Teddy Bear Picnic on Monday! Students can come to school dressed down with their favorite stuffed animal and blanket on Monday!

Mrs. Michaud’s class also had an amazing time researching jobs and colleges for their Big Dreams projects. These projects were presented on Friday; photos to come next week!

Fifth Grade

Ms. Berray and Ms. Jensen’s classes have been working on a play about The American Revolution. Students have been researching important events, writing scripts, creating backgrounds, and even making props for their scenes.

This week was also field day! Thank you for donations for items for field day and donations of time. It made such a difference!

Sixth Grade

Gajus- I can’t believe the year is already just about over! I have enjoyed teaching your children this year and I hope they enjoyed the year as well. Students in Pre-Algebra have been working on Algebra I skills to help them prepare for next year. Students taking 7th grade math have been working to finish the 7th grade math standards to be ready for 8th grade math next year. I want to wish everyone a fabulous summer and good luck for the future!

In Spanish students learned about Hispanic Carnivals and worked creating a Hispanic Carnival mask. Please see some of the carnival masks photos attached! Right now, we are working on our final project: a puppet show. Students are creating a stage, making puppets, and an entire Spanish conversation/script for their puppet show. They will be performing this week and I will post pictures in our next Newsletter.

I also want to take a moment to express my gratitude for your thoughtfulness during Teacher Appreciation Week!!! … from the lovely cards and letters, presents, gift cards, and flowers to the yummy treats… Thank you all so much!!! Also, special thanks to our PVO for everything they did during the week!

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In Ms. Finsterle's class, the students worked on creating career brochures. They researched the academic and training requirements and created brochures about their chosen professions. Students also wrote letters to next year's incoming sixth graders and decorated the envelopes with motivational sayings, drawings, etc.

Ms. Finsterle had her students read about the titanic and then write a narrative based on the non-fiction text they read. The students’ work has been compiled into a digital book. Feel free to check it out:

Art Elective- Ms. Kish- Topic: Engineering Greats! Students chose between the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France to create a mini-design using only straws, scissors and glue.

field day

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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