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OSCEOLA SCIENCE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 31, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Saturday, September 8th (11:30 am - 1 pm)


Dear Parents/Guardians,


At Osceola Science Charter School, we know the important role grandparents play in our student's lives. As such, we like inviting our grandparents to come and enjoy a special day here at OSCS, along with their grandchildren.


Please join us for a special day to honor our grandparents on Saturday, September 8th at 11:30AM. The event will take place in the Cafeteria where lunch will be served. After a short introduction from our principal, grandparents can make their way to the classrooms to see student work and receive a gift from their grandchildren.


The purpose of this special program is three-fold:

1. To honor grandparents;

2. To give grandparents an opportunity to get more information about their grandchildren’s school; and

3. To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.


We encourage students, parents, and grandparents to come together to celebrate!

If you wish to attend our special Grandparents Gathering, please click here and fill out the online form.


*Please complete the form by Wednesday, Sept 5th*


We hope to see you all there!




WELCOME PICNIC

KG-2nd: Saturday, September 15th

3rd-5th: Saturday, September 22nd


COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL (GIFTED EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS)

*PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS CHANGED. NEW DATE:

Friday, October 5th (8:30 am - 10 am)

NO EARLY RELEASE

Attention Parents:


Please note that the academic calendar has been modified and there will be NO early release on the following dates:


October 10, 2018

May 8, 2019

May 15, 2019

May 22, 2019

KINDERGARTEN FIELD TRIP

Our Kindergarten classes are going on a field trip to see A Year With Frog and Toad! The trip is scheduled for Friday, September 7th. Please click on the link below to find out more information about this musical. Permission slips are due Wednesday, September 5th.


https://www.orlandorep.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/TRG-Frog-Toad-Compressed.pdf

SEARCHING FOR A SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER!

¡Hola! We are searching for a volunteer to assist and teach our KG-2nd grade Spanish club! Candidate must speak English and Spanish fluently. The club meets every Thursday from 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm. Please contact Ms. Kristin Maldonado at kristin.maldonado@osceolascience.org, if you are interested. ¡Gracias!

SCHOOL PAY

School Pay is available to pay any of the following fees:


  • $25 school fee (Agenda, ID, Homework Folder)
  • Club fees
  • Field Trips
  • Morning Care


Or a check can be filled out and sent to your homeroom teacher


https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Student-Fee/IdJmc

AFTER CARE

We have limited openings in After Care, so please sign up as soon as possible if you are still interested.

i-READY

Our first i-Ready Assessment Window will end next week. Your child’s teacher will soon be sending home login credentials to i-Ready.


i-Ready Instruction delivers powerful online lessons that motivate students on their paths to proficiency and growth. Driven by insights from the i-Ready Diagnostic, i-Ready’s online K–8 lessons provide tailored instruction that meets students where they are in their learning journey and encourages them as they develop new skills.


i-Ready Instruction:

  • Taps into the rich data from the i-Ready Diagnostic to deliver personalized learning paths to growth for each student, balancing rigor and reachability
  • Meets learners at their level, helps them problem solve, and keeps them motivated to continue their progress
  • Provides digital instruction that is proven to drive gains for students at all levels and is backed by evidence for ESSA


i-Ready Reports will be sent home by the end of next week. These reports will be providing you with valuable information regarding your child’s performance in Reading and Mathematics.

AR QUIZZES

We would like to announce that it is time to read and take AR quizzes! Students completed STAR testing and their AR goals have been set up. Every student will be able to take an AR quiz to check their comprehension from on/above level books. You can login by visiting, https://hosted346.renlearn.com/5984992/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s


Students may use our library to check out books. Students will have one week to keep the books.


Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Reading!!

CLUBS

At this time, we are finalizing our clubs. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Ms. Maldonado at: kristin.maldonado@osceolascience.org.

Academic Teams

For FLL and Jr FLL:


We are having a meeting next Friday, September 7th during club time. Mrs. Wong will be giving a presentation for parents and students that will cover some of the basics of the club and how to have a successful season.


If you have any questions/concerns regarding Academic Teams, please contact Mr. Muley at: siddhesh.muley@osceolascience.org.

CELL PHONE USAGE

Students are NOT allowed to use their cellphones during school hours. Cellphones must be turned off and stored away in their book bags. If a student is found to be using their cellphone during school hours, it will be taken away and turned into the front office. A parent must then retrieve the cellphone from the front office.

DRESS DOWN DAYS

Dress down days will be held on the last Friday of every month. Students are still expected to be in compliance with the dress code. Please refer to the student handbook regarding dress code.

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT!

Check out Ms. Furbee's 4th grade class working on their Florida Map Project!
The students in Ms. Zayas 1st grade classroom are having fun during a singing break with the roller coaster song!
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