FSA Private School

NEWSLETTER - WEEK OF JANURY 19, 2015

Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


Tomorrow is 100th day of school year! Elementary students will have 100th day celebration tomorrow. A big THANK YOU goes to elementary teachers, classroom parents, and FSAPS Parent Volunteer Organization for organizing such wonderful day for our students. It will be a great day.


IMPORTANT DATES

January 22 - Elementary Grades 100th Day of School Celebration

January 23 - Deadline to Return Soccer Tournament Registration Forms

January 24 - Science Olympiad Dodgen Invitational Tournament

January 30 - Mother's Night Out

February 1 - Open House for Prospective Families

February 1 - 3rd Annual Regional Tech Fair for Private School and Home Schools

February 3 - AMC 10A Math Competition

February 5 - Deadline to Return Re-enrollment Forms

February 5 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

February 6 - 3rd Quarter Progress Report Card

February 16 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL

February 12 - School Dance

February 22 - Cultural Cafe at 5:00PM

Buy a Commemorative brick and help get our new school off to a great start!

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The Parent Volunteer Organization and Student Council of Fulton Science Academy Private School invites you to become a permanent part of the newly constructed school by purchasing a commemorative brick for the new school entrance way. This is a great way for students to be remembered even after they graduate, or for a family to leave a lasting legacy at Fulton Science Academy Private School!


Our target is to raise $250,000. Your brick purchase will support a general fund to help pay for much-needed necessities such as new lockers, security cameras, new library furniture, gym bleachers and other items to improve and enhance our school.


CLICK HERE TO BUY BRICK


Commemorative bricks are a great way to thank your favorite teacher or support your loved ones. Your brick could be engraved with your family name, a student name or name of an alumni. Engraved bricks make a wonderful way for grandparents and relatives to contribute to the school as well.


All proceeds benefit FSAPS students, staff and school. The FSAPS is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution may be tax deductible. All orders are due by Feb 25, 2015. FSAPS administration has the final right to approve names/messages on bricks.


There are three donation amount for brick purchase. All bricks are 4x8 and can include three lines of text up to 18 characters per line.

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GREAT NEWS! TEAM CIRCUIT BREAKERS ADVANCED TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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GREAT NEWS! We are pleased to inform you that Team Circuit Breakers competed in First Lego League Super Regional this past Saturday and advanced to State Championship.


Team Circuit Breakers also won "Mechanical Design Award".


Mechanical Design award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.


Team Circuit Breakers will compete on Saturday Feb. 7, 2015 at the Miller Learning Center on the UGA Campus in Athens.


Team Circuit Breakers include Eemil Harkonen, Elena Juarez, Gwyneth O'Sullivan, Mira Mutnick, Maryam Unal and Nicole Shariati. We wish these students success at the State Level.

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TEAM LEGO KNIGHTS WON STRATEGY AND INNOVATION AWARD

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Our second team, Lego Knights, won Strategy and Innovation Award in Super Regional this past Saturday.


Strategy and Innovation Award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well- developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot.


Team Lego Knights includes Calum O’Sullivan, Sruthi Chatrathi,Andre Hamelberg,Saad Maan,Shivani Naraharishetty,Shreya Puvvula,Joseph Pederson and Landon Wade.


Congratulations to all of these wonderful students. Way to go!

FSAPS CHESS TEAM WON 3RD PLACE IN MARTIN LUTHER KING CHESS TOURNAMENT

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On Monday, January 19, 2015 Fulton Science Academy Chess Team students competed at Martin Luther King Jr. Chess Tournament and won 3rd place as a team at the middle school level.


Students in K-5 division also have done a great job considering most of them were actually 2nd and 3rd graders.


Middle School team includes Charlie Furniss, Vishaal Ram, Vihan Karnala, Arul Selvakumar, Vishal Balyan, Tyler Hecht, Katherine Li, Sanjeev Uppaluri and Rithvik Konda.


Elementary team includes Pranav Devalapalli, Niyomi Shah, Bhavin Shah, Karthik Kuppuswamy, Kai Robertson, Arnav Somaraju and Tejash Gupta.


Congratulations to FSA Chess Team students, their parents and and our chess coaches for tis recent achievement. Way to go!

CONGRATULATIONS TO FSAPS SCHOOL WIDE GEO BEE AND SPELLING BEE WINNERS

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FSAPS students recently competed in two different school-wide bees, the spelling bee and the National Geographic Bee. The spelling bee took place on Thursday, January 15th with the geography bee following the next day.


In the spelling bee, two winners were taken from each language arts class to compete in the school bee. These students represented all classes in 4th through 8th grades. After a marathon bee, three finalists remained and eventually a winner emerged, 6th grader Arul Selvakumar. Arul will represent FSAPS in the local spelling bee next month.


After the excitement of the spelling bee students had to regroup and switch subjects to participate in the 12th annual school geography bee. In a contest that lasted through several rounds, two finalists faced off. Amazingly, Arul, the winner of the school spelling bee the day before, came out on top once again! Arul will complete a qualifying exam for the opportunity to represent FSAPS at the state National Geographic Bee on March 27th.

This is the third year in a row that a student has won both the spelling and geography bee. Arul was able to unseat the reigning champion who had won both in the two previous years.


Spelling Bee winners:

1st Place: Arul Selvakumar (6th grade)

2nd Place; Sanjeev Uppaluri (7th grade)

3rd Place: Fatima Safdar (5th grade)


National Geographic Bee winners:

1st Place: Arul Selvakumar (6th grade)

2nd Place: Neel Bhatt (4th grade)

3rd Place: Nishad Kute (7th grade)


Congratulations to all of the students that competed in the class and school bees this year.


Above is a picture of 6th grader, Arul Selvakumar.

Alabama Museum of Natural History visited Earth Science Class virtually

Today, we had a unique learning experience in our 6th grade classes. Alabama Museum of Natural History (AMNH ) visited the 6th Grade Earth Science Class virtually. AMNH offers a variety of in-school programs such as fossil history, watershed education, and rocks and minerals. It was a distance visit via Skype to talk about fossils. Museum experts presented materials and interacted with students through a digital presentation. They showed pieces from their collection as well as their work environment. Students were able to ask their questions and learn more about what does being a paleontologist mean and what s/he does. It was a great day. We are looking forward to host them again!
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FSAPS COLLEGE MENTORSHIP SPEAKER SERIES HOSTED MR. PRATIK PATEL TODAY

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At FSAPS, we love to host leaders of community and experts from different fields for our students. Today, we hosted an amazing software developer, Mr. Pratik Patel. Mr/ Patel is also one of our 6th grade parents. After the presentation, there was also a Q&A session. We thank Mr. Patel very much for the wonderful presentation today.


Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.


Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

FSAPS CULTURAL CAFE - FEBRUARY 22

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“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou


Hi Parents,


Please help us celebrate the rich and amazingly diverse cultural heritage of our student body by sharing a favorite family dish with your child's classmates on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00. You can RSVP using the link below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0448AAA9238-cultural/


The Fulton Science Academy Private School celebration will include more than food. We would like to showcase the abilities of our talented students in our talent show. You can sign up for a 15 minute time slot using the link below. Time slots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis so be sure to reserve your spot early.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0448AAA9238-cultural1/


We will also have tables setup for those who would like to bring in any cultural artifacts. These artifacts can be from other countries which you have lived. If you would like to share information about your country and your artifacts. You can sign up for a spot using the link below.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0448AAA9238-cultural2/


Beside the amazing food, performances and artifacts, there will also be face painting for $1, an around the world game for $1, and a free photo booth. We are looking forward to seeing you. Don’t forget to wear your native costume!


Sincerely,

FSAPS Parent Volunteer Organization

Reading time en ESPANOL!

6th grade students have been practicing their reading skills in Spanish. For this, they read to kindergarteners last Friday. It was a very nice experience for our six graders. These type of activities help students to gain confidence and love towards the language.

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Help FSAPS to Hire Great Professionals for Next School Year!

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Dear Parents,

I am pleased to inform you that our school continues to grow. We currently have 271 students. Based on current applications and enrollments, the enrollment projections for next school year indicate that we will have over 350 students in our new campus.

For the first time, we will have two classes in each elementary grade next year. As we only have two classes dedicated for each elementary grades in the new campus, we expect that we will have a waiting list for elementary grades very soon.

Additionally, for the first time next year, we expect to have four 6th grade classes. Considering we already have two 5th grade classes, this is only natural at this point. We have dedicated four classes for each middle school grade in the new campus and we are excited to be able to start our first year in the new campus with what we have targeted. Having four classes in the middle grades is ideal as it will allow our middle school teachers to specialize on one subject in a certain grade.

As a result of the increase in student enrollment, we will be adding new classrooms, extra-curricular teachers, and support personnel.

The sooner we start hiring, the higher quality personnel we will be recruiting. We have already hired a wonderful teacher/administrator from FSA High School, Mrs. Kelly Rodgers.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Certified Pre-K Teacher
Certified Kindergarten Teacher
Certified 3rd Grade Teacher
Certified Elementary Grades Math Teacher
Certified Elementary Grades Science Teacher
Certified Middle School Math Teacher
Certified 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher
Three Certified Language Arts Teachers with Masters – Thanks to increased enrollments, we are now able to have separate teachers for our Language Arts and Social Studies classes.
Certified Counselor
Athletic Director
Nurse

If you know of great teacher(s), please pass this message to them and encourage them to contact me with their resumes.

Thank you for all you do for our school.

FSAPS SOCCER TOURNAMENT

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We would like to inform you that FSAPS Physical Education Department is organizing a school-wide soccer tournament for our students.=


Registration:

It is open to all students from 4th to 8th grade. If you wish to join, please return registration from to Mrs. Trotter by the end of January 23rd. Create your own team, however, if you do not have a team, see Mrs. Trotter and you will be placed on a team.


Tournament`s Rules:

· Games will begin at 4:30pm. Semi-finals and Finals will begin at 3:30pm.

· Each half will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes break.

· Each team will have 5 students in game and 1 substitute.

· Aggressive game will not be tolerated and the opposing team will receive a free.

· For yellow card, player will have 2 minutes time out.

· For red card, player will miss next game.

· Each team should include at least 2 elementary students.

· No corner kick

· If soccer ball goes out over the end line, regardless of who it is out on, the side goal keeper gets to start with the ball.

· A kickoff from the center mark starts play at the beginning of each half and after every goal. A player who starts play may not play the ball again until another plays the ball.

· Winning team move on to the next game; a tie will be won in a 5 minutes “sudden-death” overtime period.

· Each player must wear shin guards and indoor footwear.


Awards:

· 1st Place Team: $120 Gift Card ($20 per student)

· 2nd Place Team: $90 Gift Card ($15 per student)

· 3rd Place Team: $60 Gift Card ($10 per student)


Fee:

$ 12 per team: $ 2 per person.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Trotter at ntrotter@fultonscienceacademy.org

FSAPS VOLLEYBALL CLUB IS LOTS OF FUN!

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In volleyball club students learn the basics of volleyball from the rules to using the correct form. Students learn the difference between a pass, set, spike, and serve and how to execute each one. The serve is used to put the ball into play. A pass, commonly referred to as a bump, uses the forearms to pass the ball to a teammate. The set is used to direct the ball to a player in preparation for a spike. A spike is an offensive move intended to terminate the ball on the opponent’s floor.


Like all team sports, volleyball teaches children many valuable lessons. Students learn how to work together and cooperate as a team towards an intended goal. Students learn to respect and appreciate differing abilities. Volleyball club builds students’ self-esteem as they improve their skills. Students in volleyball club have fun learning and developing their skills while working with friends and classmates.

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