Technology Campus Chronicle
Vol. 2 No. 25
The Week Ending 2-22-19
Dear OSS Technology Campus Families,
Family Tech Night is February 28th, both students and parents can experience a variety of programs and enjoy meeting some of our community partners. An RSVP link will be sent home soon.
Operation Orca will start on April 4th for students in grades 3rd-6th. These FSA based program will offer students incentives that include both dress down days and raffle prizes.
Come join us for a night of magic shows and dancing at our 4th annual talent show. It will be held Tuesday February 26th at the Lynx campus cafeteria at 7PM. We hope to see you there!
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 Monday, March 11th.
Support Your School
Pennies for Patients
Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.
As you know, our school is participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign until March 8th. Pennies for Patients is a service learning and philanthropy program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Please visit this link to view our school's fundraising page and to donate. Feel free to share the link on your various social media sites.
Students may also create a fundraising page and raise money that way and win prizes. (please see the flyer sent home last week to view prizes).
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!
Please see link below to donate online. Last year OSS raised $5,000 and this year we are looking to raise $6,000!
Fall Festival 2019 Fundraiser
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: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Gift-Card. Parents can send in a gift card for their teacher or for the whole school account.
This webinar will focus on details and what to expect for the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
There will be a comprehensive presentation about the FSA Test and test taking strategies. There will also be time to answer any questions regarding FSA. Please refer to the link shared via email to sign up.
What: FSA Parent Information Webinar Presentation
When: Monday, February 25th
Presented by: Fatih Dag and Heather Wence
Who: Parents of 3rd-6th Grade Students
Hello OSS Families!
As many of you know, Smile Mile is coming up! The race will take place on March 2nd at Blue Jacket Park (2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando, FL 32802).
Track Shack is going paperless this year for registration, so I have included the sign up link! Registration is $8 until February 16th, then increases to $11 February 17th-March 1st. Registration includes a finishers medal and a t shirt.
This event is for students grades K-5. There is also a fun run for anyone under the age of 5! They will get a finishers ribbon. Younger participants may sign up under our school if they would like a t shirt since the fun run is free and only includes the finisher ribbon.
I really hope we have a great turn out! We have won the last few years and I would LOVE to keep that tradition going! Any questions, feel free to contact me via email.
Please see sign up link below for registration
meet an Astronaut
On February 28th and March 1st, astronaut teacher, founder of Mike Mongo’s Astronaut Job Fair, and book author Mike Mongo will visit OSE to speak and engage with all our students in special sessions exclusive to Orlando Science Elementary.
If you would like to receive a signed copy of the Astronaut Instruction Manual, please complete the form below and submit to child's teacher.
Scratch coding contest
4th and 5th grade students have spent the past couple months working on a project in the coding program Scratch. The project was for the SECME Competition at UCF that was held this past Saturday.
Congratulations to Toby Chubb for placing third in the storytelling category for coding!!!! These projects were a lot of work and the students did them completely on their own. Orlando Science would also like to recognize the following students whose projects were demonstrated at the SECME competition : Shirya Roman, Zeynep Cetin and Aarti Abhilash.
yearbook cover contest
This form is to sign up for clubs with space. This is for k-6, but will be grouped by grade levels. As a reminder, if you miss three or more days in a club you will be removed. If you are absent from school on a day that you have club, please remember to email the club teacher so that they are aware of your absence from school/club that day. Once you sign up, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not receive confirmation email to join the club, then it was full and you will be placed on the waitlist. The club guide is attached in case you want to view descriptions and club fees for the club. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yprL-MgEfA4s91fhyWfCSLShZoHLE3ls/view?usp=sharing Please visit schoolpay.com to pay the designated fee for the club.
Get to know your OSS family
This week in Kindergarten we learned about our Presidents! We had a great time comparing and contrasting past presents to modern day presidents, exploring their personal interests and political issues during their presidency. We also held in class mock elections some of our campaign platforms were longer recess, better playground and shorter school days!
We are still exploring rocks and soil and have learned a lot of porosity this week. During math we are still comparing measurements and learning on the hour and half past.
Mrs. Beckmann’s class read “A Tree is a Plant” and learned about indefinite pronouns this week. We also began working on telling time to the hour and half hour which has been so much fun! Please remember to send in signed permission slips for our Gatorland field trip by March 1st!
Ms. Molnar’s class read The Garden this week in ELA. We learned about pronouns and the importance of repetition. We started a new chapter on comparing numbers in math. We are so excited for our Gatorland field trip in a couple weeks!
In honor of Black History Month, the second-grade team assigned a Biography in a Bag project. The students created an oral report based on an influential African-American in history. They brought items to school that represented milestones in their person’s life. Those items also naturally prompted them to speak on the topic. We loved the creativity that went into the decoration of the bag and unique items that came out of it.
We also had to say a bitter-sweet goodbye to Mrs. Cybulski’s seven chicks that helped our classes understand life cycles. We now are welcoming Mrs. Cybulski’s tiny larvae that will soon morph into beautiful butterflies!
Students did a wonderful job creating bio-posters of important African-American figures throughout history, including famous athletes, scientists, entrepreneurs, writers, politicians, activists, jazz musicians, and President. Student work was showcased at Black History night this past Thursday. It was a great time, and many thanks to all who attended. Also, many thanks to Grandma’s BBQ food-truck for being present as well. Their food was delicious!
Mr. Rego’s classes finished writing their second essay response to a DBQ (Document Based Question) where they had to answer a prompt, using five historic resources, and citing evidence from primary and secondary sources. The prompt was about the Jamestown Settlement (England’s first permanent settlement in the U.S.).
Students wrote a complete essay, including a full introduction, transitions, topic sentences in each paragraph, and two examples of evidence, two examples of elaboration in each body paragraph, as well as a concise conclusion.
On the topic of writing, 5th grade will be taking their final DEAW (Drop Everything and Write) on Tuesday, February 26. They should have a good night’s rest before, and a big breakfast on the day of. It will be the last one before the Writing FSA on April 2.
Also, the 5th grade field trip is coming up soon, and field trip forms are due 3/1/2019 (next Friday). Students should make sure to turn in their forms by that date.
Ms. Jensen’s and Mrs. Berray’s class had a visit from OUC (Orlando Utilities) this Friday. Students had a blast, as they experienced fun. Their purple banner also looked awesome at Thursday’s celebration.
Ms. Zaremski’s and Ms. Blaske’s students did a tremendous job with their bio-posters for Black History night.
All 5th grade students should make sure that they are keeping up on their Study Island assignments weekly. Their goal is to have earned all blue ribbons in Math, Science, and ELA by April.
Mr. Rego would like to thank the members of 6th-grade chorus who sang the classic jazz ballad, “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” They sounded spectacular!
Students taking Pre-Algebra and 7th grade level math have had a change to their curriculum. We are working on moving through each unit of standards to help with our instruction of the standards. Students have been working with ratios and rates, percentages, exponents, and scientific notation. They are working hard to review skills we have already learned as well as learn new skills. Students are still receiving Study Island assignments weekly that are due every Sunday night. We are looking forward to this new system in class and I am excited to see some new results!
Important school Reminders/Information
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 schoolpay.com 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
Parent Volunteer Organization
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 email@example.com
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.