Summer Fun 2019

Summer Fun 2019

As many of you know, Osceola Christian Preparatory School hosts a Summer Fun Program every year.  This year is no different! And we look forward to seeing most of you back again!

This year we have several exciting field trips, activities, and crafts planned.  You can see the calendar below!

Summer Fun Calendar 2019

My personal favorite field trips are to the Crayola Experience and the Orlando Science Center.  And if you show up on the first day of camp, we'll be making very cool lava lamps!

With all these fun activities, our focus is to make sure our campers go home every day learning something new.  We'll have reading projects as well as learning math and science, making sure each project is assigned with our Summer Fun twist.

While we want everyone to be able to enjoy our exciting Summer Fun Program, we unfortunately have limited space.  Because registration fills fast every year and because we only have 100 spaces available at each of our 3 campuses, I highly recommend registering as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Register Online Today

Space is limited!

This Month in History: March

Let’s have a little fun this month!

We’re going to learn about some of the historical moments that have happened in March. Come back to this blog once and a while and maybe something cool happened that day!

  • March 3, 1847 – Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • March 4, 1681 – King Charles II of England granted a huge tract of land in the New World to William Penn to settle an outstanding debt. The area later became Pennsylvania.
  • March 4, 1789 – The first meeting of the new Congress under the new U.S. Constitution took place in New York City.
  • March 5, 1770 – The infamous day of the Boston Massacre occurred.
  • March 6, 1836 – The final day of the Battle of the Alamo which stirred the famous Texan saying, “Remember the Alamo.”

“Remember the Alamo!”

  • March 6, 1475 – Renaissance genius Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and visionary.
  • March 10, 1862 – The first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation.
  • March 10, 1880 – The Salvation Army was founded in the United States.
  • March 13, 17:33 – Joseph Priestly, the scientist who discovered oxygen, was born in Yorkshire, England.
  • March 15, 44 B.C. – Also known as the Ides of March, March 15th was the day Brutus and other conspirators assassinated Julius Caesar in the Senate chamber in Rome. After discovering his good friend was part of the plot, the famous saying was born: “Et tu, Brute?” (You too, Brutus?)

“Et tu, Brute?”

  • March 16, 1751 – The 4th U.S. President, James Madison, was born.
  • March 17, 1762 – The first official recording of St. Patrick’s Day was actually not in Ireland, but in New York during a dramatic increase of Irish immigrants in the U.S.
  • March 18, 1837 – The 22nd and 24th U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, was born.
  • March 23, 1775 – Patrick Henry ignited the American Revolution with a speech before the Virginia convention in Richmond, stating, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

“Give me liberty, or give me death!”

  • March 24, 1874 – Harry Houdini was born (as Erik Weisz) in Budapest, Hungary. He is a magician known as the “Great Houdini,” famous for his magic tricks escaping from seemingly impossible places.
  • March 29, 1790 – John Tyler, the 10th U.S. President was born in Charles City County, Virginia.

Your turn!

Are there any notable days in history for the month of March that peak your interest?  Are there any not on the above?  Share your thoughts with us!

 

Read more historical moments here: http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/march.htm

Summer Program Donation List

Summer Fun Wish List

The Summer Fun Program is currently seeking donations!

Please help us fufill our wish list!

Donation List:

Paper Plates
Magazines (With Pictures)
Glitter
Popsicle Sticks
Shaving Cream
Yarn
Salt
Toys/Play Dough
Empty Water Bottles
Board Games
Children's Movies
All Level Reading Books
Coloring Books
Paper Bags
Copy Paper
Construction Paper
Shoe Boxes
Empty Jars
Empty Towel/Paper Rolls
Food Coloring
Flour
Jewelry Beads

Please bring all donations to Mrs. Rivera’s classroom. THANK YOU!

And the Winner for our All For Books Contest is…

All For Books Contest Winners

All For Books Contest

The All For Books contest has wrapped and our donations grand total is $164.59 (including lots of pennies…!). Grades K-8 participated and the overall winner was our first-grade class who brought in $50.82. Teachers and students in that class will enjoy a pizza lunch to celebrate their hard work!

Thank you to all families who participated in this fund-raising initiative in the spirit of Christian love!

One student truly demonstrated his understanding of putting others first by emptying his pockets as he said to his teacher:

“This is all I have… I’m sorry I can’t give more.”

Know that your monetary gifts will help our school purchase books to grow our classroom libraries as well as support the Red Cross efforts to assist hurricane victims in Houston, Puerto Rico, and locally through Scholastic’s matching donation program.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming PCPS Scholastic Book Fair Preview Nov. 9th, 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Shopping Days from Monday, November 13th-Friday, November 17th, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Remember to visit our Family Shopping Night on Tuesday, November 14th, 3:30-5:00 p.m. for some great buys and holiday gift ideas!

God bless and thank you again for your generosity!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Heggi
PCPS’s Learning Specialist

Safety Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Countdown to the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, we will have the opportunity to witness a partial solar eclipse here in Central Florida! The eclipse will begin at 1:19 PM, reach its maximum coverage at 2:51 PM and will end at 4:15 PM.

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      Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm
      Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm
      Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm
      Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes
      Magnitude: 0.87

Watch the Solar Eclipse Safetly

I know it will be an exciting bit history to be able to witness a solar eclipse! However, it is important that you do not look directly at the eclipse at any point of time without the proper safety gear.

Solar Eclipse Certified Glasses

The ideal way to view a solar eclipse is through certified solar eclipse glasses. You will be able to view the eclipse directly.
However, if you are looking to buy your glasses now, most vendors are either sold out or they will arrive too late. But don’t fret!
There are other ways you can enjoy this momentous occasion!

Pinhole Projection

Pinhole Projection is a NASA-approved method of indirectly viewing the sun. For this project, have your back facing the sun. Your hands must be in the shape as though you’re ready to give a high-five. Cross the fingers of one of your hands over the fingers of the other. Look at your hands’ shadow on the ground. The small crevices between your fingers will project an image of mesh on the ground. For the viewing of our partial eclipse, these images will reveal the Sun’s crescent shape

If the area where you are viewing the eclipse is shaded by trees, the leaves’ shadows will act as a natural Pinhole Projection.

View other Projection projects you can use during the August 21 Solar Eclipse Here: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/projection

Cameras

If you have a professional or semi-professional camera, you should be able to record the solar eclipse without the need to look directly at it. We do recommend using a camera filter to project the lens of your camera, however.

Others may be thinking to use your cell phone to view the solar eclipse. Although, it will be difficult not to look at the sun while you try to aim your camera. Having eye protection is still recommended for this method. Now, cell phone cameras lenses are so small that it shouldn’t damage the lenses but to be on the safe side either put filter on the camera or set the phone’s settings to receive less light when viewing the eclipse.

We hope you are all prepared and enjoy 2017’s Solar Eclipse on August 21st!

Graduation happened! What’s next?

You Graduated What Next Blog

Congratulations on graduating!  That next step that has been always around the corner has finally come! Life after high school. It’s a very exciting but may also be an intimidating step for most of you. You’ve worked diligently in your books all year to finally walk across that stage and earn your diploma.

But now many of you have a different challenge ahead. Some of you are going straight into college, others pursuing a trade, and then others going straight into the workforce after they graduate. Whatever your path may be, we have a few lines of advice for you.

Be Patient.

Of course, we want to be successful right away, like get that nice car and live in that nice house. However, God may have different plans. Success isn’t always overnight. Often, God wants us to grow through the wealth of our experiences not through the wealth in our wallets.

Don’t Worry.

God has his hand on you and has a plan for you. He will take care of you even when life gets difficult. You may not know where you’ll be in 10 years, but don’t worry.  God knows and will be with you as you get there.

Plan.

Now I know we just said to not worry, but that doesn’t mean to not prepare. Do you know what you enjoy doing? Do research on how other people made your passion their life’s career. Also, save for the future. Put a little money aside each week or month. Your future self will thank you.

Do Your Best.

Finally, do your best in all circumstances. It may seem difficult or disheartening at times, but don’t give up! When you do your best, you’ll easily stand out among those around you. Even in a job that pays next to nothing, do your best. The people over you will take notice.

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” – Jeremiah 29:11

Black History Month 2017

Black History Month

TRIVIA CONTEST

Each class, 3rd grade & up, will be asked to participate in the BLACK HISTORY
MONTH trivia contest. I will give you 4 clues to the answer, and you have until
Wednesday morning at Chapel to guess the correct answer. The class with the
most answers correct by the end of the month will be treated to a tasty lunch on Friday, March 3rd!

Some basic expectations for the trivia contest:

DON’T call out the answer DURING CHAPEL until MRS. RIVERA OR MYSELF
am done reading the clues.

When you share your answer, please write your answer and submit it before
CHAPEL starts:

TEACHER’S NAME
GRADE
CORRECT ANSWER

You will have 2 tries per class in case you guess the wrong answer.

MRS. CHANEY & MS. TOBIN are in the lead…

HIGH SCHOOL TRIVIA:

  • If you gave him an inch…with the ball
  • Catching and throwing with those famous Mitts
  • He got in trouble in Hitler’s time, for becoming a “signal caller”
  • Even though he led the Leprechauns into a national victory
  • He wasn’t allowed to do it for the grizzly Chi-Towners because of his color.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRIVIA:

  • She “ran away” with our hearts
  • She wasn’t afraid to she show she “Got Milk”
  • Her smile was as warm as the California sunshine
  • Setting fashion trends was made her just as newsworthy
  • And she’s still considered the fastest woman of all time.