Fulton Science Academy
Week of January 11, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCHOOL-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS!
Congratulations to following students for winning this year's school-wide science fair.
Elementary School level Winners
1st Place - Benjamin Coers - "Which Lightning Rod Works Best"
2nd Place - Trent Utterback - "Levitation Train"
3rd Place - Shreyan Ghelani - "Electrocity"
Middle School Level Winners
1st Place - Arul Selvakumar - "What is the Effect of Probiotics in the Gut Microbiome in Improving Neurological Disorders"
2nd Place - Kian Najaf - "Photovoltaic Panel Energy Simulation"
3rd Place - Edgar Robitaille - "The Impact of Various Materials on Anti-Dandruff Agents"
We wish good luck to Arul and Kian at the regional competition. Way to go!
2016 - 2017 RE-ENROLLMENT FORMS
Please be informed that priority enrollment for current FSA students will end on Friday, February 5, 2016. After this date, the remaining spots will be offered to new applicants. To guarantee your spot for the 2016- 2017 school year, please make sure that your 2015-2016 tuition is paid in full and return the re-enrollment form along with the 2016-2017 tuition deposit of $1,000 by February 5, 2016.
STEAM VIDEO CONTEST AWARD CEREMONY ON JANUARY 21 AT 2PM
We are very proud of our students as they prepared some wonderful videos for our 1st Annual STEAM Video Contest during winter break.
FSA Principal’s Young Scholar Students are pleased to announce that FSA’s 1st STEAM Video Contest Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday January 21 at 2 pm. It will be an Oscar style ceremony :) with the winning videos being shown. There will also be some additional surprise awards for best acting, best photography, best background music and so on. Our teachers will have lip sync battle between the announcement of each winner. It will be a fund time for everyone at FSA.
Please CLICK HERE and vote your TOP 5 selections for 2016 FSA STEAM Video Contest Choice Award.
We will give $50 Amazon card to TOP 5 video makers during the award ceremony on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:00pm.
Please note that these choice awards are additional awards to the below awards previously announced:
1st Place - $250
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $150
4th Place - $100
5th Place - $50
Families in 4th grade and up are welcome to attend the award ceremony.
FSA Robotics Team, Optimus Primates Advanced to State Finals
Science Olympiad Team Places 2nd at Friendship Christian Invitational
The competition began early Saturday morning with 22 teams from Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia competing. Although there was tough competition, Fulton Science Academy students were called up for honors in 20 of the 23 events and the school was awarded the 2nd place team trophy behind Bearden Middle School from Tennessee. Even though the FSA B team placed 4th overall, tournament rules only allow one team trophy per school.
Head Coaches Pam Walsh and Gloria Stathos were pleased with the team’s performance. “Out of state tournaments are always a challenge,” said Mrs. Walsh. “This tournament was particularly stressful, coming less than a week after Winter break,” said Mrs. Stathos. She commended the students and coaches who used the time off to study their events and refine their devices.
Individual awards were earned by the following students:
Air Trajectory – coached by Ms. Tang
4th Place – Christina Wang and Akash Bhatt
Anatomy – coached by Dr. Owens, Ms. Hobbs, & Mrs. Uppaluri
4th Place – Mira Mutnick and Sophie Richardson
Bio Process Lab – coached by Ms. Doraiswami and Mr. Pratap
3rd Place – Sparsh Kudrimoti and Will Mutsch
4th Place – Avinash Pratap and Jay Epstein
Bottle Rockets – coached by Mr. Parlak
5th Place – Christopher Abbey and Logan Kersey
Bridges – coached by Mr. Parlak
4th Place – Saad Maan and Sparsh Kudrimoti
Crave the Wave – coached by Mr. Kersey
2nd Place – Vihan Karnala and Ananya Pottabhathini
5th Place – Chance Crigler and Holden Watson
Crime Busters – coached by Ms. Lang
4th Place – Arham Alam and Navina Doss
6th Place – Akash Bhatt and Neha Marupudi
Disease Detectives – coached by Mrs. Bhatt and Ms. Chirumamilla
4th Place – Sid Thatipamula and Njeri Lewis
5th Place – Bella Sims and Navina Doss
Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh
1st Place – Mira Mutnick and Sophie Richardson
2nd Place – Saad Maan and Arul Selvakumar
Elastic Launch Glider – coached by Mrs. Walsh
3rd Place – Vihan Karnala and Neha Marupudi
4th Place – Saad Maan and Arul Selvakumar
5th Place – Isabelle Smith and Sid Thaipamula
Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos
1st Place – Mira Mutnick, Sophie Richardson, and Sruthi Chatrathi
4th Place – Karen Pederson, Ameya Rekapalli, and Fatima Safdar
Food Science – coached by Ms. Lang
3rd Place – Akash Bhatt and Neha Marupudi
4th Place – Navina Doss and Ananya Dhiljith
Fossils – coached by Ms. Beres
5th Place – Bella Sims and Will Mutsch
Green Generation – coached by Ms. Larson
3rd Place – Christina Wang and Ananya Pottabhathini
4th Place – Sparsh Kudrimoti and Nicholas Fabella
Invasive Species – coached by Mrs. Butler
3rd Place – Avinash Pratap and Christina Wang
4th Place – Bella Sims and Will Mutsch
Picture This – coached by Ms. Fichter
4th Place – Christina Wang and Avinash Pratap
Reach for the Stars – coached by Mrs. Walsh
4th Place – Avinash Pratap and Jay Epstein
Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos
2nd Place – Mira Mutnick and Sruthi Chatrathi
5th Place – Shreya Puvvula and Nicholas Fabella
Write It, Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos
1st Place – Mira Mutnick and Sophie Richardson
5th Place – Shreya Puvvula and Shivani Naraharishetty
January 13 - School Wide Spelling Bee
January 18 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
January 21 - FSA Video Editing Competition Award Ceremony 2 pm, families welcome
January 23 - Middle School Science Olympiad Dodgen Invitational
January 25 - School-wide Soccer Tournament Begins
January 27 - 100th Day of School Celebration
January 30 - Deadline for Year Book Cover Design Entries
January 31 - Regional Technology Fair Hosted by FSA
February 7 - Open House for Prospective Families at 1pm.
February 15 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
February 25 - Alliance Theater Trip The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Pre-K-5 Grade
I will always work hard to accomplish my goals and try my best.
Club Changes for this semester
Please be reminded that we have some new after-school clubs this semester. If your child’s 1st Semester club was cancelled this semester or if you would like to change your child’s club please click on the link below and complete the online form by Thursday, January 14th. Since we have limited space we will accept the students on a first come first served basis.
Your child can start joining the club when you see the club listed on your child’s FSA Connect.
Our art club teacher Mrs. Sukkert has shared with me the activities she will do with her students this semester.
Elementary Art Activities: 2D Art, 3D Art, Tie Dye, Drawing Techniques, Water Color, Paint on Glass and Decoupage.
Middle School Art Activities: 2D Art, 3D Art, Drawing Techniques, Paint on Glass, CAD, Photoshop art, Building Mobiles, Wall art in 3D form and Depth Perception.
PS: While most clubs are continuing from last semester, some clubs have been removed and more added. Please note all elementary and middle school academic teams are closed to new applicants for this school year. Students need to fill out a club change form and obtain club teacher signatures before turning in. If accepted a student can begin the new club the week following acceptance.
Upcoming at FSA
Student Council hosting Soccer tournament fundraiser
To participate in the soccer tournament each student needs to fill out the form that was distributed to all eligible students and return it to the front office or your homeroom teacher, by Friday, January 15. Each participant will pay at least $3 and all the proceeds will go to Special Olympics. The games will begin the week of January 25 and will be played starting at 4:30 pm. The exact time and dates for each team will be determined once we have all the participants signed up and teams created. Randomly selected team captains will create teams with the assistance of administration. There will be two tournaments with a winning team from each. One tournament will be of students in 1st through 4th grade and the other will be of students in 5th through 8th grade.
Alliance Theatre Field Trip Pre-k-5 The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
FSAPS elementary students (Pre K - 5th grade) will be heading on a field trip on February 25th to see the The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at the Alliance Theatre! These forms and payment are due by Wednesday, January 20th.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is based on the beloved novel by C.S. Lewis. This magical production portrays the adventures of four siblings through the wardrobe and into the land of Narnia. Here they are caught up in a struggle between the mysterious, magical lion Aslan and the White Witch, who wants this astonishing country, its talking animals, and amazing creatures frozen in perpetual winter. C.S. Lewis’s classic of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is one of the most-enjoyed stories of our time.
Year Book Cover Design- Deadline extended to Jan 31st
Grades pre-k- 8 can participate
The winner's picture will go on cover of the yearbook
Cover Picture Requirements:
-must be a 8 by 11 to 9 by 12 piece of paper
-must have full school name and/or logo(Fulton Science Academy Private School)
-must have years 2015-2016
-must have color
-must have mascot(mustang) or STEAM
-school appropriate contents
- must be drawn
You can turn in your drawings from January 5 to January 8 (Ms.Millar will have a folder on her door)
If you have any questions ask Ms. Millar or yearbook staff.
Private Music Lesson Program
PLEASE NOTE: If you split the tuition into two payments, you must remit your second payment by the end of the day today (Monday) or your child will not be able to continue in the program. There is a late fee due of $20 as well. You may call Melinda Hubbell at (770) 402-2907 with your credit card information or leave a check with the front desk.
The recital that we had at the end of last semester was a big success! Now we will all be preparing pieces to be performed at a the next recital, at the end of the semester. We hope you all will participate.
Drama Club's The Giver Play
Geo Spelling Bee
This week students in grades 4-8 will participate in the preliminary round of the National Geographic Bee. This preliminary round will take place in each social studies class and consist of seven rounds of questions. The categories this year each have a unique theme, though the questions remain over the geography of the United States, countries and capitals, as well as continents. This is a fun and entertaining way for students to show their knowledge of geography as well as spark increased interest in the subject.
There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national. Students that qualify in their classes will participate in the school-wide geography Bee in January, with the school winner having the opportunity to qualify for a chance to compete at the state geography Bee in April.
For more information about the National Geography Bee, see their website at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/ or direct questions to your child’s social studies teacher.
Mrs. James Kindergartners Counting ice cream scoops in freezing January!
SAT Verbal Club
This week the SAT Club reviewed last semester's concepts such as Pronoun-Antecedent agreement through a competitive Kahoot game. After reviewing, students read passages and worked on reading comprehension skills. Once completing questions individually, students discussed their answers and how they determined their answers.
For Your information
Uniform and locker Reminder
A reminder that all non-uniform jackets need to be taken off and left in lockers or cubbies after arriving at school. Jackets should be worn for outside recess, but must be returned to lockers or cubbies after that. Wearing a non-uniform jacket during class is a violation of the dress code, which results in conduct points.
Also, all lockers should be clean of papers and objects on the outside, except for the good luck messages for academic team competitions. All birthday congratulations may be displayed for one week.
There was a slight hiccup with the holiday breaks, thank you for your patience :)
On Going Programs
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION
Dear FSA Families,
Our Annual Giving Campaign is well on its way and we would like for you to be a part of the giving. Our goal is 100% participation.
Please note that you may donate at any amount level. It is more important that you participate.
Please find the details here: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/giving-back/
Thank you for all you do.
Six Flags Read to Succeed
If your child is in kindergarten through 6th grade, they are invited to participate in Six Flags' Read to Succeed Program! It is a fun incentive to get kids to read. Students need to record and log their reading over the next few months. If they submit a log with 6 hours of reading on it by Wednesday, February 24, 2016, they will receive one free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia!
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Only students in grades K through 6 are eligible to participate
- Review the reading log provided by your child's language arts teacher. Your child should use this sheet to record what and how long he/she reads
- Your child must complete 6 hours (360 minutes) of recreational reading
- Please initial each entry and then sign the reading log to verify that the 6 hours of reading has been completed
- Your child can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books (digital or hard copy). Reading for homework or a class assignment does NOT count!
- Students can read silently, aloud, or with an adult - you can read to your child, or your child can read to you.
- Remind your child to return the reading log to his/her language arts teacher by Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Your child's teacher will submit your child's information and minutes read.
- Late entries will NOT be accepted
New Uniform Items available through Landsend.com
- Long sleeved polo shirts in red, white or navy, with school logo
- Raincoat in navy with logo
Go direct to landsend.com and select FSA school, or use this link
Get my kidz shuttle
The special group rate will be for the following areas: Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Alpharetta
Please contact Get My Kidz Shuttle at email@example.com or 678-357-6797
Our website is www.getmykidzshuttle.com
Year Book Update
To purchase and CUSTOMIZE your yearbook, go to: www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter the FSAPS passcode: 1013541294622699
Even if you do not plan to purchase a yearbook this year, please create an account. You may use the same account every year, and you will be able to share photos online within the FSAPS family (and help contribute pictures to the yearbook!).
If you already have an account, please make sure that it is linked up with this year's yearbook!
WTCafe is proud to be the Fulton Science Academy lunch provider!
Wholesome Tummies is a locally owned franchise, providing only the highest quality, freshest lunches.
Our foods are all - natural and never contain any high fructose corn syrup, unnatural trans fats, artificial colors, flavors or added nitrates. The menu is also 100% "nut-free" with offering of gluten-free and vegetarian items.
You can order your all-natural entrees directly from our website at www.WTCAFE.com. Order 36 hours before the meal to get all of the menu options or as late as 8am the same morning for a vegetarian pasta! Entrees are pre-ordered and delivered to school daily in time for lunch. Students can choose 2 sides on site from a variety of fresh, in-season fruits, salads and veggies and a selection of healthy, all-natural snacks.
FSA BAND & ORCHESTRA PROGRAM
Please check this website for detailed information and registration to FSA Band and Orchestra Program:
Since we have after school clubs till 4:20pm, the band and orchestra will start at 4:30pm to avoid possible conflicts with academic teams and club studies. Please check actual days and times on the website - http://www.dolceensemble.com
FSA SOCIAL MEDIA
We regularly update our accounts on social media. You may enjoy following our school on social media as well. Here are our links:
2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE
Many of you are already following our Facebook page. If you are not yet following, all you need to do is to “Like" our Facebook page.
4- FSA LINKEDIN
So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.
SIGN UP FOR REMIND!
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By joining FSAPS remind, you will be receiving 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 tools we use at our school.