Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of September 16, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!


I hope our PreK - 5th grade families are excited for their Math Nights this week! Tomorrow will kick off the two math nights with PreK - 2nd grade. This will be a night dedicated for you to experience math from the eyes of your FSA student! Read further below for more details on these nights.


Don't forget that this Friday will be the first Mothers' Night Out of the school year! For more information and instructions on how to register, please read further below!


I'm excited to announce that we will have an Open House on Sunday, December 8th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm! There is more information to come, but be sure to save the date! We plan to work with student ambassadors who will be responsible for giving tours of the school as well on that day to prospective families.

Lastly, don't forget that we are hosting the STEAM Innovation Awards on October 25, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta to celebrate the many successes of the 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

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

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High School Newsletter; Week of September 16th

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

MSO CORNER


Thank you to everyone who attended the general body meeting and especially to those agreed to chair an event for us. We are still looking for chairs for a few events.

Book fair: Denise Sumner
Thanksgiving dinner: Hydi Kalmin and Jigna Chhatbar
Breakfast of Champions: Michelle Savant and Shalini Brown
International Night: Corina Ardelean, Sunhyung Lee and Kavitha Joseph
STEAM day: Pam Sidhi

We are still looking for chairs for Valentine’s Day, Last Blast and a co-chair for STEAM day.

The book fair chair will have a planning meeting on Wednesday, September 18th at 8 am in the cafeteria.

Thank you,
MSO board

What's in this Issue?

  • Elementary Family Math Nights
  • Student Spotlight; Fourth Grader Violet Wins First Place in Figure Skating Competition
  • Walton Elementary Math Fest Registration - Saturday, Oct 19th
  • Science Fair for Middle & High School Students
  • Volunteer Opportunities at the Cumming Greek Festival
  • MNT Highlights their new weather personalities
  • Easy Supply List
  • Upcoming Middle School Field Trips
  • Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off!
  • Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???
  • 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 / October Calendar

September Calendar


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
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Family Math Night (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

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
  • HS Senior Night; 5pm - 6pm

Saturday, September 28: Rivers Alive Clean up

September 30 - October 4: Fall Break NO SCHOOL

October Calendar


Saturday, October 5: Cross Country Meet #5 at Cornerstone Prep

Monday, October 7: Professional Speaker; Sean Reilly for MS & HS, 8:50am - 9:25am

Friday, October 11:

  • 1st Grade Roswell Cultural Arts Center Field Trip
  • Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Monday, October 14: Senior FAFSA Workshop

Tuesday, October 15: Senior Portraits

Wednesday, October 16:

  • PSAT, 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • High School Career Panel, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday, October 17:

  • 2nd Grade Warbington Farms Field Trip
  • High School Junior Night, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday, October 21:

  • Middle School Field Trip to Mercedes Benz Stadium
  • High School College Trip, 8:00am - 4:00pm, (More Info to Come)

Tuesday, October 22: K - 2 Family Science Night

Thursday, October 24:

  • 4th Grade Atlanta Zoo Field Trip
  • 3rd - 5th Family Science Night, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Friday, October 25:

  • PreK & Kindergarten Art Barn Field Trip
  • STEAM Innovation Awards Evening (Fundraising Event)

Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1: Red Ribbon Week

You can also click here to view the monthly calendar

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

Elementary Family Math Nights

Pre-K thru 2nd Grade Family MATH Night
We are so excited for you to join us and become an FSA student for the evening on Tuesday, September 17th. This is a night dedicated to you experience math from the eyes of your FSA student. Please see the schedule below to get a better idea of what this evening will look like...


5:30 - ALL grade levels will report to the cafeteria for a brief presentation about Math Instruction at FSA

5:45-6:30pm - Become a student! You will be sent to your child's MATH classroom for the remainder of the evening to experience Math from the eyes of a student.


Please feel free to have your students join us on this fun evening, they might even have the change to teach you a little about their math class and activities :)

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3rd-5th Grade Family MATH Night

We are so excited for you to join us and become an FSA student for the evening on Thursday, September 19th. This is a night dedicated to you experience math from the eyes of your FSA student. Please see the schedule below to get a better idea of what this evening will look like...


5:30 - ALL grade levels will report to the cafeteria for a brief presentation about Math Instruction at FSA

5:45-6:30pm - Become a student! You will be sent to your child's MATH classroom for the remainder of the evening to experience Math from the eyes of a student.


Please feel free to have your students join us on this fun evening, they might even have the change to teach you a little about their math class and activities :)


**Please note - if your student is in accelerated math and in a middle school math class, they should attend the MIDDLE SCHOOL Math Night event**


Questions? Feel free to reach out to Corinne Sanchez (csanchez@fultonscienceacademy.org)

MIDDLE SCHOOL Math Family Night

6th thru 8th Grade Family MATH Night – sign up required

We are so excited for you to join us and become an FSA student for the evening on Tuesday, September 24th. This is a night dedicated for you to experience math from the eyes of your FSA student. Please see the schedule below to get a better idea of what this evening will look like...

5:30 – Parents of 6th thru 8th grade level math students will report to the cafeteria for a brief introduction

5:45-6:30pm - Become a student! You will enjoy math activities in groups and experience Math from the eyes of a student.

To sign up for this event, please fill in the form using the link below:

https://forms.gle/3jNQJyXGbJooHgBt5

**Please note - MIDDLE SCHOOL Math Night event is for families of ALL students taking middle school math course**

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Sema Duzyol (sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org)

Student Spotlight; Fourth Grader Violet Wins First Place in Figure Skating Competition

A huge congratulations to fourth grader Violet, who recently won a gold medal in the Preliminary Freeskate figure skating event at Peach Open Skating Competition in Duluth, Georgia. This most recent win follows gold medal wins at both the Orange Blossom Skating Competition in Tampa, Florida, and the Magic City Ice Classic in Birmingham, Alabama, this summer.


Violet is an amazing example of perseverance and self-confidence, and we are so proud of her!

Walton Elementary Math Fest Registration - Saturday, Oct 19th

We have an upcoming individual math contest for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. Every FSA student interested in can participate at the Walton Elementary Math Fall Fest! You don’t have to be a part of math team in order to participate at this tournament.


Registration: Each student interested is asked to register independently and participate independently. Registration to this contest is online, please check the link below for more details.


You may also find sample contest questions in the link below:

https://www.waltonmathteam.com/elementary-mathfest

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

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

Science Fair for Middle & High School Students

While the science fair will not be mandatory this year, please let your science teacher know if you would like to participate by September 27th so that the appropriate forms can be completed.


It is the responsibility of the student and the Adult Sponsor to evaluate the study to determine if the research will require forms and/or approval prior to experimentation, especially projects using human participants, vertebrate animals, or potentially hazardous biological agents. Students are encouraged to consult with the local SRC/IRB to ensure they have followed all rules and completed all required forms. Failure to adhere to ISEF Rules & Guidelines may result in disqualification at any stage of the GSEF competition, including revocation of awards and honors.


Here is a helpful link showing you which forms need to be completed: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/"

Volunteer Opportunities at the Cumming Greek Festival

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2019 Cumming Greek Festival (www.cumminggreekfestival.com)


The times & Volunteer time slots are as follows:

Friday (Oct. 18),

  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • (5:00pm - 9pm)

Saturday (Oct. 19),

  • 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • (11:00am - 3:00pm; 3:00pm - 7:00pm; 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Sunday (Oct. 20),

  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • (12:00pm - 5:00pm)


If students are interested in signing up, please have their parents contact Laura Kefalas (LauraKefalas@gmail.com) or Jackie Klock (Klock5235@gmail.com)

MNT Highlights their new weather personalities


By now you have probably figured out that we have some new and younger news team members handling the weather.

These young meteorologists in training went through an application and face to face interview process with some of our senior MNT members. They were very impressive and we would like to say a warm “welcome to the team”. An interesting fact about them...they are all 4th graders and on their weather days they too start the day at 7 am.

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Easy Supply List

Need a top up on your child’s school supplies but don’t have the time to run to the store? Here’s an option from one of FSA’s newest partners and it’s as easy as 123… just …


SEARCH: Go to www.easysupplylist.com and search for the school supply bundle you need.

BUY: Click on the item to checkout.

RECEIVE: Receive your package at school. NO Delays. NO needed follow-ups.


That’s how easy it is to get your school supplies. While it is a great service to use at the start of the school year, it is not limited to that time frame. Not only are you getting a tailor made service but you are also doing a good deed and giving back to FSA and another worthy cause with your purchase. As a percentage of sales will be donated back to FSA annually and The Joshua Bembo Project. A cause that supports research to fund inoperable brain tumors, www.joshuabembo.com / www.gcregistry.com

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

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

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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! Make sure to pick up a waiver from Mrs. beck's office! 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)

A Message from Nurse Amy: Flu Season Reminders



With Flu Season already affecting people, take a look at the CDC's website for everything you need to know about the flu and flu season!


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html

September Indoor Soccer Clinics at FSA

Please make sure to register using the link provided: Registration.


FSA soccer programs will be hosted by our coaching staff in association with The Oueslati Sportschule. Be sure to remain aware of all dates and times of clinic sessions and to have your player bring water, shin guards, and a ball (optional). Please also have your player wear athletic apparel and indoor sneakers (no cleats).

Also, shown below, you will find the session waiver and image release forms which need to be completed and returned prior to our first session. Feel free to print, scan, and email to return, or bring completed to the first session.

Indoor Soccer Clinic: September
Friday Session Dates: September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Saturday Session Dates: September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
Time: 4:30-5:30pm (Fridays)**, 10:00-11:00am (Saturdays)**
Location: FSA Gym
Amount: $100.00 (Cash or check - Please make checks payable to Oueslati Sportschule)


Thank you again for your interest in FSA Soccer. Your continuous support, patience, and feedback as we develop this program is greatly appreciated. Also If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you at the clinics and helping your athlete thrive!

Best,
Coach Jessin Oueslati

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.

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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Pre-K through High School