Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of September 2, 2019

Principal's Corner

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!


I want to begin by thanking our amazing parent volunteers and MSO for our first teacher luncheon of the year! This first lunch of the year was provided by our PreK and Kindergarten parents. There was a wide variety of delicious food and desserts! Again, thank you for all of your hard work that day from set up to breakdown.


We are very excited to host the STEAM Innovation Awards on October 25, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta to celebrate the many successes of our school and to honor organizations that support STEAM education in the Atlanta area.


Join us for an evening of excellence in STEAM education.


To stay informed about the event and to be added to the invitation list, please click here.

To become a sponsor, please click here.


More information about sponsorship opportunities are located below. Please direct all specific questions about sponsorship opportunities and general questions about the event to innovation@fultonscienceacademy.org


http://fultonscienceacademy.org/steam-innovation-awards/

Comgratulations to our middle school volleyball team as they won against Notre Dame today. Good luck with Cherokee (MS) and Atlanta Girls School (VG) games tomorrow evening! The Varsity game tomorrow will be at home so be sure to come out and support the team! Our Cross Country team has their second meet of the season this week as well! On Saturday September 7th our Middle School Team will compete at Whitefield Academy! Come cheer our Mustangs on!


Also, don't forget that THIS SUNDAY we will be hosting a Grandparents Day Luncheon to celebrate our wonderful grandparents! Make sure you RSVP using the form below! We look forward to seeing you there!


Have a great week!

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

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High School Newsletter; Week of September 2nd

See what is going on in High School at FSA and check out the High School Counseling Website!

What's in this Issue?

  • DON'T FORGET THAT MAP TESTING IS CONTINUING THIS WEEK
  • Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???
  • Middle School History and Academic Bowl Exhibit This Saturday
  • 29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Come out for a NIght of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!
  • 29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Upcoming Elementary Field Trips
  • Upcoming Middle School Field Trips
  • Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off!
  • SMART TUITION
  • And More.............

Mission

To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


Vision

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions to be a nationally ranked and recognized school for pre-K through 12th grade, serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, global citizenship, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is nurtured by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

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September Calendar

New Parent Breakfast; Sept. 6th

NEW PARENT BREAKFAST PRESENTED BY THE MSO

DATE CHANGE


The Date for the New Parent Breakfast Has Changed

The New Date is September 6th

8:30am


- watch your email for the Evite.

We are collecting old uniforms in good condition for resale. Please drop off at the front desk.

September Calendar


Tuesday, September 3: Away Volleyball vs. ND; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 4: Away Volleyball Vs. Cherokee; MS 4:00pm, VG 5:00pm

Friday, September 6: New Parent Breakfast, 8:30am

Saturday, September 7: MS Cross Country Meet #2 @ Whitefield

Sunday, September 8: Grandparents Day, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday, September 9: Home Volleyball Game vs. Holy Spirit; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Tuesday, September 10: Home Volleyball Game vs. Cornerstone; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 12:

  • Cross Country Meet #3 at Mill Springs
  • Away Volleyball vs Cristo Rey, VG 5:00pm
  • Parent Financial Planning Seminar (More info to come)

Thursday, September 13: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Tuesday, September 17:

  • Home Volleyball vs. JFCA; MS 5:00pm
  • Away Volleyball vs ATL Girls 5:30pm
  • PreK - 2nd Grade Family Math Night (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

Thursday, September 19:

  • Home Volleyball Game vs Cherokee ; MS 4:30pm
  • Away Volleyball Game vs Dominion ; VG 5:00pm

Tuesday, September 24:

  • Away Volleyball Game vs Fideles: MS 4:30pm
  • Away Volleyball Game vs Johnson Ferry; MS 5:30pm
  • Home Volleyball Game vs Brandon Hall; VG 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 25: Volleyball Game Away vs Holy Spirit MS 4:30pm., VG 5:30pm

Thursday, September 26:

  • Cross Country Meet #4 at Mill Springs
  • Home Volleyball Game vs Notre Dame MS 4:30, VG 5:30pm

Saturday, September 28: Rivers Alive Clean up

September 30 - October 4: Fall Break NO SCHOOL

You can also click here to view the monthly calendar

Did you can always view the monthly calendar on our website as well!?

DON'T FORGET THAT MAP TESTING IS CONTINUING THIS WEEK


Pictured below is the full schedule for all grades participating in the Fall MAP testing session. Parents, please make sure your student arrives to school on time and having had a substantial breakfast and plenty of sleep.

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Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???

MAKE SURE TO PICK UP AN APPLICATION FORM AT THE FRONT DESK

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Middle School History and Academic Bowl Exhibit This Saturday

Coach Jodie Bennion will be hosting the FSA Middle School History and Academic Bowl Exhibit this Saturday, September 7th at FSA in room M1. If any middle school students are interested in joining one or both of these teams please come check out the rules, watch or participate in the competition play. The Academic Bowl Exhibit will be from 11:00-11:45 and the History Bowl Exhibit will be held from 11:45-12:30. Please feel free to contact Coach Bennion with any questions: jodiebennion@gmail.com or visit the following link for more information regarding the rules and national competition information:

https://www.iacompetitions.com


Club practices for both teams will be held Wednesday after school in room M16 and every other Saturday from 11:00-12:30. The cost of this team will be $50 for one team or $75 for both teams.


If a student participates on both the Academic and History Bowl Teams, they will only be counted as one team towards FSA's two academic team limit policy, as these competitions are usually held in conjunction and won't conflict much with other academic team competitions. However, if a student is already enrolled in two other academic teams at FSA, they would need to drop one of those teams to add the Academic/ History Bowl Teams.


Both of these teams will be competing in regional competitions throughout the year and will more than likely be competing at the National Championship Competition in Chicago this summer from June 12th -15th.


Please come join in the fun!

29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019

We have officially signed up for the Rivers Alive Cleanup in Roswell on September 28th! There is a waiver posted at the bottom of this entry. Each volunteer has to complete the form and either bring it to Mrs. Beck, or bring it to the event! Students, this would be a fantastic opportunity to earn volunteer hours!



"Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.

Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources. Help us clean our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands by joining in support of Rivers Alive." (https://riversalive.georgia.gov/about-rivers-alive)

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Upcoming Elementary Field Trips

Upcoming Middle School Field Trips

Mercedes Benz Stadium

Dear 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Mercedes Benz Stadium on Monday October 21, 2019 during school hours. We will leave FSA at 8:30am and return around 3:00pm by school buses. Students will eat their lunches at the stadium. Please make sure your student brings a packed lunch for this field trip.


Trip Fee: No Fee Needed for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt



If your child is not participating in the field trip, s/he will be working on their assigned work at school.


Students can pick up the Field Trip Consent Form from their Homeroom teacher.


Forms are due to the Front Office by Friday, October 11, 2019. Please know that even if your student is not attending, you will need to fill out this form.

Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Dear 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Shakespeare Tavern to the play "Much Ado About Nothing" on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 during school hours. We will leave fro FSA at 8:15 am and return around 2:00pm by school bus. Students will eat lunch at the playhouse. Please be sure that your student comes with a packed lunch.


Trip Fee: No Fee for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt


If your child is not participating in the field trip, s/he will be working on their assigned work at school.


Students can pick up the Field Trip Consent Form from their Homeroom teacher.


Forms are due to the Front Office by Friday, March 13, 2020. Please know that even if your student is not attending, you will need to fill out this form.

Come out for a NIght of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!

On Friday, September 20th, we will host a MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in the FSA Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.


The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!


Bollywood Zumba starts at 6:30 p.m. led by a professional dancer – don’t miss out! Also, we will have a henna artist doing henna for your hands.


Please RSVP at http://evite.me/6pakM3A52y link here.


You may sign up for the potluck using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAFA728A4FD0-mothers2


Sema Duzyol & Vaheeda Irshadullah

2019 - 2020 Sports & Try Out Schedule!

Students can also pick up one of these schedules from Coach Ayres in the Athletic Office.

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FSA Athletics Homepage

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HOMEPAGE OF FSA ATHLETICS

Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off! (SCHOOL CODE HAS CHANGED)

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FSA Sideline Store

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20% off $100 orders only applies to select product on BSN SPORTS Sideline Store.

Exclusions apply. Offer valid while supplies last.



The FSA Sideline Online Store allows the user to select the item, color, logo, and team whether it be academic or athletic; even different sayings! The possibilities are endless! There is everything from cotton shirts to Dri-Fit Nike or UA workout shirts and so much more! Get the perfect item to rep FSA whether outside of school or for Spirit Days!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

FSAPS Tuition Information: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/tuition-information/

Smart Tuition is the tuition management system used by FSA. In addition to tuition, all incidental billing such as aftercare fees, sports and academic team fees, trips, etc., is also done through Smart Tuition. There is a $50 yearly fee for Smart Tuition.


If you have not set up your account or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact our Business Administrator Abdurrahim Kurt by phone or email.

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!

Home visits are a casual way for your child to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see children in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with children and their parents outside of a regular school day.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

  • “Early in the school year, a group of teachers took the time to come to our home to meet us and discuss the school program with us. That event brought us back to the time in which schooling was a true partnership between parent and teacher and reaffirmed in our minds that FSA truly cares about the development of our children”
  • “We even had two teachers visit us at our home. They were a pleasure to meet and we could clearly see how much they enjoy teaching students.”
  • “Thank you very much for your visit and the chocolates yesterday. We enjoyed having you over very much. I also want to thank you for turning math from the most complicated and somewhat scary subject into one of our most favorites.”
  • “We all enjoyed your visit last night to our home. It was such a pleasure to informally get to know both of you. My son thought it was really cool that two teachers came to his house. He talked about it the whole way to school this morning in carpool. Personally, I admire the dedication you both have for your jobs. It makes a big difference in a student’s attitude toward school. Your visit left no doubt in my mind that FSA was the right decision for my son.”
  • “I just wanted to write on behalf of my husband and I and thank you for visiting our child. He loved having you both come and visit. We appreciate the level of caring and attention that you have consistently shown our family. It is rare to see such a dedication from teachers for their jobs. We can tell that you love teaching and you care for our children. Thank you for visiting our child when he was not feeling well.”


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

To schedule an elementary school home visit: Simply email junal@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.


To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email sduman@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Mr. Duman will be in touch to confirm final details.


Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes. The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends, except Sunday mornings. For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail to homevisit@fultonscienceacademy.org

FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,


We are happy to inform you that now you can check fsaconnect by mobile app.

Here is how you can access the app:


ITunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radix-mobile/id1159005166?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radix.radixmobile


The links can also be found at the bottom of your connect page by the other social media links.

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A pop-up banner will appear on top of the screen when users access the school connect on their mobile devices.


Site link: https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication

JOIN FSAPS REMIND HERE: https://www.remind.com/join/fsaps


We have created a remind account to keep our community informed and up-to-date with what is happening at our school.


By joining "FSAPS remind," you will receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or e-mail. We recommend SMS option for our families and students.


We will use this tool as an addition to other communication portals we use at our school to keep our families apprised of what's happening at Fulton Science Academy. Thank you.

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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

Please connect with us online and grow our social media following!


FSA is proud to be building a strong social media presence and we encourage you to follow us using one or more of the following links:

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy

If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive notifications whenever we upload a new video.

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/FultonScienceAcademyPrivateSchool/


Many of you already follow our Facebook page. If you are not yet connected, please “Like" our Facebook page.

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/fultonscienceacademy/

We post lots of pictures on our Instagram account. You will enjoy seeing new pictures every day.

4- FSA LINKEDIN

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fulton-science-academy-private-school


So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

Twitter is a great way to get updated about school. Simply follow our school on Twitter to get recent tweets from our school.

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

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Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School