Summer Fun 2019

Summer Fun 2019 in Osceola

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!

Summer Program Donation List

Summer Fun Donation 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!

The Four Temperaments Quiz

The Four Temperaments Quiz

Our senior students finished up the day by taking a personality quiz on the four temperaments. After taking the quiz ourselves, we decided that you may also enjoy taking the quiz! Once taking the test, feel free to share your results!

Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse of 2017

Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse of 2017

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

School Closed due to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Osceola and Poinciana Christian Preparatory School will be closed on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to Hurricane Matthew. All school activities, events, and programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday are also canceled. Forecasters are expecting deteriorating weather conditions to include sustained heavy winds and substantial rainfall for Osceola County. Our school follows the alerts according to the Osceola School District schedule. To stay up to day on Osceola County School updates, go to http://www.osceolaschools.net/.

Stay safe, everyone!


Hurricane Matthew

Back to School Update

We are excited for the new school year! This is going to be your child’s best year ever. We have a few announcements for you:

What’s New

We have a brand new state of the art computer lab at both campuses. We are also making communication with our families a top priority this year.

Pick up and Drop off

First day of school is Monday, August 15th. School starts at 8:00 am. Pick up time is 2:30 pm. Parent may start lining up at 2:15 pm. Please do not come sooner than 2:15 pm because of busing. Student will not be released between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm unless it is an extreme emergency. During that time busing is taking place and it becomes a safety issue. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am at no cost.

Open House

Open House is Friday, August 12th. Your child’s teacher will call and schedule a time to meet with the parents and students.

Order your uniforms now.

Students must have a uniform shirt. Uniform shirts may be purchased at the school office or Alpha Specialties. Long sleeve uniform shirts, sweat shirt and jackets may also be purchased at Alpha Specialties.

Busing

Busing routes, pick up and drop off times will be available at Open House, Friday, August 12th.

School Supply List

The school supply list is available in the front office. We are also able to email a supply list to you. Send an email to info@osceolachristianprep.com or info@poincianachristianprep.com.

Free Field Trips!

There are a few spaces left. If a student that you refer enrolls, your child will receive Free Field Trips all year.

2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Attention families! The first weekend of August, August 5th through August 7th, is a Florida's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

Items that are eligible for tax deduction include:


Clothing ($60 or less per item)

Accessories (generally)
Includes: Barrettes and bobby pins | Belt buckles | Bow ties | Hairnets, bows, clips, and hairbands | Handbags| Neckwear | Ponytail holders | Scarves | Ties | Wallets
Athletic Clothing
Aerobic/Fitness clothing | Athletic supporters | Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups | Swim suits and trunks | Baseball cleats | Cleated and spiked shoes | Braces and supports | Gym suits and uniforms | Leotards and tights
Other Academic Clothing and Accessories
Backpacks | Book bags | Belts | Employee uniforms | Graduation caps and gowns | Pants, Jeans, Shorts, and Skirts | Purses | Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos | Shirts | Shoes | Suits, slacks, and jackets | Socks | Ties (neckties - all) | Uniforms (work, school, and athletic - excluding pads) | Work clothes and uniforms

School Supplies ($15 or less per item)

Binders
Calculators
Cellophane (transparent) tape
Colored Pencils
Compasses
Composition books
Construction paper
Crayons
Erasers
Folders
Glue (Stick and liquid)
Highlighters
Legal pads
Lunch boxes
Markers
Notebooks
Pencils and Pens
Poster board and poster paper
Protractors
Rulers
Scissors

View a more detailed list of tax-exempt supplies!

Visit the Department of Revenue for more details: