Sunshine STEM Academy Newsletter

February 8, 2016

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Message from Principal

Dear Sunshine Community,

International Night is this Thursday. Please join us in celebrating different cultures.

We have initiated the Coding Over Borders Project. Please see more information about this project below. If you would like to donate for a cause this month, please consider the 'Coding Over Borders' Project at (

The Math League Georgia-level competition will be hosted at Sunshine STEM Academy on Sunday, March 12, 2016 for students in grades 3 through 8. You may find more information below.

Stay warm and have a wonderful week!


Murat Cetin, Head of School

International Night - February 11th @ 6 PM

Sunshine STEM Academy is proud to host our annual International Night, February 11th from 6-8 PM. International Night is a celebration of the diversity in our students and staff. “Diversity” is defined as “variety”; from the United States to China, Sunshine embraces students of all different cultures into a welcoming academic and social environment.

During International Night, students will take a tour through the continents, stamping their passports along the way. Each continent will be represented by a different grade level. Our students and teachers have worked hard creating imaginative, dazzling displays with information and pictures on countries within their continents. At each station, authentic regional games will also be available with fun prizes provided by PVO.

To complement the displays, ethnic cuisine will also be served. Interested students can also participate in the Cultural Fashion Show and Dance Show. If you and your student are interested, please contact PVO.

We hope you will be able to join us in celebrating cultures from around the world. If you have any questions or suggestions for International Night, please contact Ms. Hewett at

Coding Over Borders: Community Service Project Initiated by Sunshine STEM Academy

With the support of the Technology department and students of Sunshine STEM Academy, we plan to build a Computer Lab for the schools of underprivileged areas in the state of Georgia, United States as well as other states/countries that are lesser privileged.

Sunshine STEM Academy students will build computers and deliver computers to the underprivileged schools during Spring Break. The Computer Lab will consist of 18 portable and low-cost computers.

Please visit to learn more about Coding Over Borders Project.

Tech Fair Team Celebration was Fun!

Sunshine STEM Academy students received 1st Place in 12 Category in Regional Tech Fair Competition. Our winners will compete against 500+ regional winners in the State Level in Macon, on March 5th. Good Luck to our winners!

We had a wonderful celebration with the Tech Fair Team for their hard work and achievements!

Sunshine STEM Academy Hosts Math League Contest on March 12 is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a math contest on Sunday March 12, 2016 for elementary and middle school students in grades 3 through 8. Testing will consist of Sprint, Target, Number Sense, and Team rounds.

The contests will be held at Sunshine STEM Academy in Alpharetta, and the cost will be $15 per student. However, a discounted rate of $12 will apply to participants who prepay their registration fees online.

Please check for schedule, rules and registration information.

Sunshine Math Challenge Update - Question #3 will be released on February 15th at 7:00 PM

Sunshine STEM Academy is proud to sponsor an online Math Competition. All students in grades 1-5 are welcome to join this Math competition!

We are happy to see over 250 registered students for the Math Challenge.

Since this is the first year for the math challenge, we decided to consider the first two weeks (February 1st and February 8th) as warm-up rounds. The reason behind this decision is to give a better chance for all registered students to participate timely in the competition. Now, all students can understand the system as well as the correct method for entering answers.

We will continue with the 3rd round of the challenge by releasing Question #3 on February 18th. Please keep in mind that all the timings will be reset, so that all of the registered students will have an equal chance of winning a prize. Of course, they will have more fun by joining the challenge!

The Question #3 will be released on February 15th at 7:00 PM. Register Now!

Each week on Monday at 7:00 PM, a new question will be released. Students must solve each problem every week when it’s released, and then enter the solution to the competition web site ( The speed and accuracy is very important! Please check rules at

Students who are placed in top 10 (Hall of Fame) at the end of 7 weeks will be awarded with prizes.

Accept the challenge!

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Sunshine Saturday STEM Workshop - Building Raspberry Pi Computers & Programming with SCRATCH

Sunshine STEM Academy Private School offers a Saturday STEM Workshop for students who are in grades 3-6.

Technology workshop in Spring Term will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Sunshine STEM Academy PVO Newsletter

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Enrollment for 2016-17 Begins

We are excited to share many wonderful aspects that make Sunshine STEM Academy an exceptional choice. Families will meet our team and learn about the school’s mission and philosophy, as well as, our academic and extra-curricular programs.

  • February 28th ; 2pm – 4pm: Open House

  • March 15: Application Deadline
  • April 30: Enrollment Deadline

School Tour Schedule: Tuesdays;

1:00 PM: School Tour
1:30 PM: School Presentation by the Administration

Please visit our Application Process page to learn more about Admission.

Inclement Winter Weather Conditions

As we are getting into that time of year when wintery precipitation can cause school cancellations or delayed school openings, we’d like to remind you to listen to local radio or TV stations for any advisements. Sunshine STEM Academy will communicate school closing, due to inclement winter weather via the email, web site and its social media channels.

Parents, please follow us on our social media for announcements.

Important Dates

Please see upcoming important days below. Please mark your calendar for our upcoming events.
  • February 11: International Night
  • February 20: Jr. FLL Robotics Scrimmage (Hosted by Sunshine STEM Academy)
  • February 28: Open House - 2 PM to 4 PM
  • March 12: Math League Competition (Hosted by Sunshine STEM Academy)
  • April 16: Saturday STEM Workshop
Sunshine STEM Academy 5th Grade Students Present Electric House Projects

Photo of the Week: Sunshine Math Team Completes the School-wide Math League Contest

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Discover why our students love Sunshine STEM Academy! Sunshine STEM Academy Open House information.

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Sunshine STEM Academy strives for success and continued desire to provide a quality education to all students. With a strong administration, passionate teachers, and enthusiastic support staff, Sunshine STEM Academy as one of the top private schools in Atlanta is pleased to continue offering exciting learning environments to foster the growth and development of young scholars.