Fulton Science Academy
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL
Week of October 15, 2018
MORE TO COME:
- October / November Calendar
- Forsyth Central Science Olympiad Invitational Results
- Picture Retake Day is TOMORROW (October 16th)
- Mustang Soccer Association
- AMC 8 Math Contest Sign-Up
- Unicef Fundraising Committee
- FSA's First Annual Homecoming!
- CEOs of Tomorrow
- Spirit Night at Main Event; October 30th
- Rising High Schoolers Presentation
- Student Volunteer Opportunities at the Cumming Greek Festival
- GA Tech Buzz on Biotechnology
- Unity Day
- Red Ribbon Week
- Fernbank Field Trip Picture Gallery
- AND MORE!
With Warmest Regards,
quote of the week
Character Ed Trait of the Month: (October) Responsibility
Being responsible doesn't just mean turning your homework in on time! This character trait involves being prepared for class, keeping track of your assignments, completing your chores and tasks at home and owning up to mistakes that you've made. It's irresponsible to blame others and to make excuses.
October / November Calendar
Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16: Write Score Assessment (2nd - 8th Grade)
Tuesday, October 16: Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, October 17: Cobb Energy Center - Phantom Toll Booth Field Trip (4th Grade)
Thursday, October 18: High School Presentation for Rising 9th Graders (Begins at 4:15)
Monday, October 22: Diamond Dell Gem Mining Visit (Kindergarten & 3rd Grade)
Monday, October 22: Warbington Farms Field Trip (2nd Grade)
Wednesday, October 24: UNITY DAY (Wear Orange!)
Wednesday, October 24: Professional Speaker Series 2:40pm - 3:15pm (Chrissy Merritt - Program Director at The Drake House)
Thursday, October 25: PreK Field Trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts
Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2: Red Ribbon Week (More info to come)
SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.
Parents, please remember that 1st Period for Elementary Students begins at 7:40am and 1st Period for Middle and High School Students begins at 8:00am. Students should be IN CLASS by these times.
Picture Retake Day is Tomorrow! (Tuesday, October 16)
Absent on Picture Day?
You can still order with your Picture Day I.D.
Picture Day I.D.: AG208025Q1
Want your picture retaken?
Simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day!
You can also pick up a paper form from the front desk
Wonderful Results from FSA's High School Science Olympiad First Tournament of the Year
High School Science Olympians Aubrey L. and Charles B. placed first in the Write It Do It event at the Forsyth Central Science Olympiad Invitational held on Saturday. Over 40 teams competed in this tournament, which happened to be the first 2018-19 Science Olympiad Tournament in the nation.
“I am so proud of these two students,” said Science Olympiad coach Gloria Stathos. “This was Aubrey’s first Science Olympiad competition and only the second time Charles had competed in Write It, Do It. They practiced a lot for this tournament and it showed.”
Aubrey L. and Amina A. placed 5th in Wright Stuff, a balsa airplane event. “Wright Stuff is a tricky event,” said Science Olympiad Coach Pam Walsh. “To have built a plane that flies this early in the season is an accomplishment. It takes a lot of practice to learn how to manipulate your plane to maximize flight time.”
Brothers Enes and Mehmet U. also placed 5th in Mousetrap Vehicle, an event in which students must design, build and test a vehicle powered by one or two snap mousetraps. “This event is very challenging,” said Coach Yasin Parlak. “The vehicle has to be able to push a paper cup forward and then reverse direction and stop as close as possible to a previously unknown target point. Enes and Mehmet worked hard this week to engineer a working device. Now we just have to improve it for the next competition.”
The team’s next tournament will be held at Walton High School on November 17.
UNICEF FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations organization that was established after the devastation of World War II in order to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers across the globe. For decades, it has been putting children first, protecting their rights and providing the assistance and services they need to survive and thrive.
Our UNICEF Fundraising Committee will empower our students to become global citizens. Through fundraising, awareness, and community service, we will be able to help the millions of children who need our help. We will serve as a space to discuss global issues and current events. This club will cover a wide range of UNICEF’s Program Areas such as child protection, education, water, sanitation and hygiene allowing for a more insightful, understanding life outside of the classroom. Additionally, students will gain leadership qualities and marketing skills.
This club is open to 7-12th graders and meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 3:20-4:10 pm in Rm. 12, with the first meeting being held this week on October 17th. If you would like to be a member please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and grade, using your personal email. If you cannot attend meetings due to other commitments but would like to be a part of the club please email us and we can work something out.
Help us work toward the day when no children die from preventable causes, and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.
UNICEF USA Saving Lives, Building Futures
- Youmna A. ; FSA 11th Grade
Students Taking Initiative; The Mustang Soccer Association Meets with Director of Events of Chick-Fil-A Avalon
The Mustang Soccer Association thanks you!
The MSA is made up by Akshay M. (9th), Taemin K. (10th), Minjun C. (9th), and Saahil M. (9th)
amc 8 math contest (November 13th, 2nd period) - sign up
Dear parents of middle school students,
AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered on the school campus. Please fill in this form if you would like your child to sign up for the AMC 8 Contest that will be held on Tuesday, Nov 13th during 2nd period in the Cafeteria at FSAPS campus.https://goo.gl/forms/DxpmPJ1k4DzgZqrL2
Important: Contest time may change from 2nd period to another period. Please keep Tuesday, Nov 13th open for AMC 8 if you are planning to sign up and attend. Any change will be communicated via email before Nov 13th.
Please click on below link to check some AMC 8 questions and their solutions in order to see the level of the contest.
Who should sign up?
Students who like and enjoy challenging math problems, math team students, and students who are advanced in math class. It may be extremely challenging and demotivating for some students. Please check some sample questions before signing up your child.
The AMC 8 contest is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered at school campus.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duzyol at email@example.com
Upcoming presentation for rising 9th grade students
Tentative Schedule as Follows:
- 4:15 - Presentation Begins
- 4:35 - Introduction of High School Team / Department Chairs / Counselors / Athletic Director / Partnerships & Events Facilitator
- 4:50 - High School Student Representatives Speak About Their High School Experience
- 5:00 - Q&A Session
Re-cap on fsa Career Fair last week!
FSA College and Career center hosted its first Career fair on October 10th, 2018. High School students had a great time exploring different careers through a Career Showcase. Professionals from our FSA community showcased their careers and talked to the students about their occupation, career path, education and technological advancement in the fields. They represented industries including CDC, VMWare, Intel, Children’s healthcare of Atlanta, Cox Communications, Spirologics, Pyramid Consulting, All Scripts, Alpharetta Children Dentistry, Change healthcare, Northside Hospital, Optum, and SSB. In parallel, our juniors and seniors attended a mock interview in individual classrooms conducted by professional experts. They also participated in Resume building workshop conducted by Mrs. Maharaj in the cafeteria. The second part of the career fair was the panel discussion , where a group of professional experts were panelists. Mrs. Maharaj helped as a moderator for the session. The idea was to expose the students to different soft skills needed in the work environment including personal, interpersonal and leadership skills. Students actively interacted in the discussion. Panelists were happy to share their expertise knowledge with the students. Our sincere thanks to all the professionals, who helped making the event successful and possible for our students.
Fsa is visited by Ms. Melissa Janskowski from First Data Corporation
Last week on Friday, our High School Students heard from Leslie Badger who is the VP of Marketing Scientific Games. She spoke to students about stem careers involved in the industry of gaming.Today, October 15th, FSA High School Students got the opportunity to hear from Melissa Janskowski from First Data Corporation. First Data Corporation is is a financial services company located in Atlanta. Melissa Jankowski is the Senior Vice President and Head of Debit Processing for First Data Corporation, where she is in charge of the P&L and provides leadership by recruiting, coaching, communicating strategies, assigning accountabilities, planning, and appraising job results. She spoke to the students about technology and commerce in the business world. Specifically when it comes profit and loss environment and the different ways of supporting business transactions.
Next week on Wednesday, October 24, our High Schoolers will hear from Chrissy Merritt. Ms. Merritt is the Program Director at The Drake House and will speak on1. The role of volunteerism in a non profit
2. how trends are changing and affecting your work - homelessness
3. As students and young citizens how can you start to help
ceos of tomorrow
Save the date for Fulton Science Academy's fist annual Homecoming (November 3rd!)
When: November 3rd 7-11 pm
Where: FSA Gym
Who: High School students and their guests
Why: To come together as a high school for our first annual homecoming dance
**Tickets are required for entry, $20 for everyone until Oct 29 when prices will go up.
A link to purchase Tickets will be provided shortly, so stay on the look-out!
For any questions, please contact Ms. Agha at:
NFCC Warm Coat Drive; sponsored by the FSA Jr. Beta Club
student volunteer opportunities at the cumming greek festival
"It's that time of year again, the annual Greek Festival will be held on Oct. 19, 20, 21 this year (www.cumminggreekfestival.com/). In the past, academic clubs have sold baked goods, toys & candy. Please have any club leads contact me directly (LauraKefalas@gmail.com)
We would like to invite FSA high school students to sign up for volunteer hours at the 2018 Cumming Greek Festival. Shifts are in 4 hour rotations, and we are always in need of volunteers to work in the Kids Area, and Food line (no cooking involved, just serving food as needed). Please ask HS students, or their parents, to email me directly (LauraKefalas@gmail.com)"
2018 Cumming Greek Fest Chair
GA Tech - Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House
Saturday, October 27, 2018
TIME: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
High school students can get an up-close look at the innovative and exciting world of biotechnology through hands-on demos, tours of state-of-the-art labs, and seminars...all hosted by Georgia Tech's biotech graduate students.
Complimentary Registration Required. Please check : http://petitinstitute.gatech.edu/buzz-biotechnology
Opening Monday, October 1!
FUN THINGS TO DO & SEE
Some of the Demos:
- Stem Cell Plinko
- Acids and Bases
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Regenerative Medicine
- DNA Extractions
- Eye Anatomy
- Tiny Particles, Big Impact
- Cardiovascular Systems
- Plankton Lab
- Eye Anatomy
Unity Day, Wednesday October 24
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.
spirit night at main event; Tuesday, October 30
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Are you in Grades 5-12 making a difference in your community? Here is your chance: Prudential Service Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principles (NASSP) to encourage volunteerism among middle/high school students. The student with high volunteer hours in each school goes to State level, and the top state level winner in middle/high school level will receive an award of $1000, a silver medallion and an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. At the National level, top 10 students will be named America's Youth Volunteers of the year and receive several honors and merit awards.
Apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:
Check for your eligibility and apply online https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply
The last date for submitting the online application is 11/06/2018. We recognize Top 3 students in middle and high school separately and the students with highest amount of hours in both categories will participate at the State level. If selected at the state level, they have a chance to win a trip to Washington DC to compete at the National level.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Devi Selvakumar firstname.lastname@example.org
FSA Middle School Students Visited Fernbank Museum Last week!
Students had the opportunity to watch an Imax movie on birds flight and followed bird through their migration! They also got to do discovery zone activities like you can see below! Beyond these activities, they also had a fun time walking around the museum and learning about all of the different exhibits!
Please enjoy the pictures below from the field trip!
Fire Safety Visit from the alpharetta fire department
PreK Cultural Parade!
Apply now for 2019 state tax credit scholarship program
Dear FSA Families,
We would like to encourage all of our families to apply for the State Tax Credit Scholarship program as it greatly benefits our students.
This program provides an opportunity for taxpayers to redirect Georgia tax dollars and, in turn, provide financial aid assistance to FSA students. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please apply and choose Fulton Science Academy Private School as your designated school.
Please also inform your friends, co-workers, and relatives who live in Georgia; they can also participate and help support our school.
***mso teacher appreciation lunch*** 1st grade parent volunteers needed (October 29th)
Each month a different grade level provides lunch for our entire school Faculty as a way to tell them "Thank you for your hard work!" Our luncheon this month is scheduled for Monday, October, 29th
CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO READ MORE / SIGN UP
Lost & Found Reminder for Parents and Students
Parents, please remind your students that Lost & Found is located in the Cafeteria. If a student is missing something, it will likely be placed in Lost & Found. Parents are welcome to check the lost and found as well at the end of your student's school day, after signing in at the front desk and receiving a visitor badge.
Bioignite saturday camp; cardiovascular engineering (December 8th @ FSA)
Join the BioIgnite Team at FSA on December 8th to learn about the heart and how engineers and doctors work to keep it pumping Registration can be found here! https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/
HOME VISITS - A FUN WAY TO MEET YOUR TEACHERS!
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. Please see some pictures from our most recent home visit.
To schedule a home visit, simply email email@example.com 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.
Below is a gallery from one of our recent home visits.
Upcoming elementary Field Trips (Sept. - Nov.)
The Art Barn
PreK & Kindergarten
Piedmont Park Conservatory
The Phantom Toll Booth at Cobb Energy Center
Diamond Dell Gem Mining (In House Field Trip)
Kindergarten & 3rd
Center for Puppetry Arts: Peter Pan
FSA Sideline Store
The site 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!
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE
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
Please remember that
Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment
from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.
It is very important that students do not miss this time of their school day.
Parents and High School Students, please remember that first dismissal for High School Students is not until 3:15. High School students should not walk out of the building for dismissal until 3:15pm.
If your child will be absent please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
on the morning of the absence.
For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.
in case of inclement weather / Cyber School Days
School may be cancelled due to weather conditions. There are many factors that are taken into consideration when making the decision to close. First and foremost is safety, the ability to remove snow and/or ice at the school, or other conditions that could pose a danger to the children, staff, or facility. In the event that FSAPS is closed or delays its opening, the school will place the notice on the local television and radio stations Channel 2 and WSB. If school is closed due to weather conditions, the decision will usually be made by the principal before 6:30 A.M. and announced on local television and radio stations. FSAPS’s first concern is for the safety of our students. We understand that our students live in a wide range of areas. Although FSAPS may be open during inclement weather, it may be unsafe for some of our students to attend. For instance, if a student lives in North Forsyth, then that area may have extreme ice even though the FSAPS location does not or a student’s driveway may be steep and shaded so the sun does not melt the ice until several hours after school starts. Please note that in these circumstances parents need to call the school and report their circumstances, so that the student’s tardy (if they delay coming in) or absence due to severe or unsafe weather conditions will be excused. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)
Cyber School Days:
If school is closed due to inclement weather, we may implement a Cyber School Day. This would require the students to have access to the internet for retrieving online schoolwork and communication with their teacher(s). Participation in a Cyber School Day through approved completion of schoolwork will be considered a day of attendance. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)
School closings announced during the school day:
If FSAPS is closing due to weather conditions during the school day, FSAPS will call and/or email all parents to pick up their students. We will announce this at FSAPS, via email message, signage, and on the local news stations, as well. FSAPS will remain at the school until all students are safely picked up or other arrangements are made with the parents. For all weather related issues, periodically check the news for weather related closings/delays or call and speak with the Front Office. If possible, the FSAPS website will also indicate the closing notice and we will attempt to email all students. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)
School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)
Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, and other patient over-the-counter drugs are not available through FSAPS. Should you wish for your child to have access to these medications, you must sign an
‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ and leave a supply with the front office.
The medication to be administered by designated school personnel must be sent directly from the pharmacy or physician’s office or brought to school by the student’s parent/guardian. The school must receive an ‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ signed by the student’s physician and/or parent/guardian.
The following information must be printed clearly on the medication container:
Name of the medication
Time the medication must be taken.
Bring in only the amount of medication that is needed for a school day. In the case of prolonged need, send in the amount for a clearly specified period. Written authorization to dispense medications shall be limited to two weeks unless otherwise prescribed by a physician. Medication shall only be dispensed out of its original container, which must be labeled with the child’s name. Extra medication will not be sent home with a student. All medication will be kept in a secure location in the clinic and/or front office.
Parents, please remind your students that if they are feeling unwell that they need to first visit the clinic and be assessed by our school nurse, who will then call you in the event that the student should go home. Students should not use their phones during the school day to contact parents.
- Does the school provide medications?
No. The school does not provide medication. The student's parent or guardian must bring the student's medicine to the front office or school clinic, along with an "Authorization to Give Medication" Form.
- May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?
Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Parents should still follow the visitor sign in procedures.
- Where can I find Authorization Forms?
Authorization forms can be found at the front desk or school clinic.
- Why do I need a doctor's health care provider's note for adult strength over-the-counter medication when my health care provider has told me it is appropriate for my student's weight (or condition)?
The school nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer.
- How do students get their medications during after school hours?
The principal, along with administration and the school nurse will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered during after school hours.
- Why do medications have to be in the original container?
The original container provides information from the manufacturer about over-the-counter medications, including the name of the medication, the proper dose, how the medication should be given, how often the medication should be given, possible side effects, and when the medication is no longer effective (an expiration date.)
The original prescription container includes the name of the medication, the patient's name, the prescribing licensed health care provider, the proper dose, how and when it should be given, when the medication expires, and the pharmacy where the medication was purchased. All of this information is necessary for the school nurse to administer medication in a safe manner.
- What if my child's medication or dosage changes?
Parents/Guardians must inform the school nurse of any medication changes. New medication or different doses will not be given unless the parent completes a new medication form. The information on the prescription bottle label must match the new consent form.
- Can my child take herbal medication at school?
No. Over-the-counter diet pills, vitamins, dietary supplements, including minerals or herbs will not be given.
- May my child carry cough drops at school?
No. Cough-drops must be left in the clinic along with a completed "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.
- May my child carry over the counter medication at school?
No. It must be left in the clinic along with and "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.
- Can my child carry his/her Epipen, Insulin, or Asthma Inhaler at school?
Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed "Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication" Form. You can get this form from the school nurse.
- Why is there a place for the health care provider to sign the authorization form for my child to carry their inhaler/epipen at school?
The health care provider's signature indicates that your child has been instructed on the proper use of their inhaler/Epipen and that your child is responsible for administering it to himself/herself without supervision.
- Why do I have to have a prescription label on the inhaler/Epipen?
The prescription on the inhaler/epipen includes the child's name, how often it is to be used, and what dose is appropriate for your child. It is difficult to keep the label directly on the inhaler/epipen.
- If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?
If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing signs of illness.
- If I give my child Tylenol for aches and pains can I still send them to school?
You child is welcome at school while taking Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medication for an injury, dental work, etc. However, if the medication is for a sore throat, earache or flu like symptoms, please keep them at home.
- Why can't I put medicine in my child's lunch box if he/she has to take medicine at lunch?
Medication in a lunch box could be lost or taken by another child. If a staff member found the medication it could be considered an illegal drug with consequences according to the Code of Conduct. Medications must be brought to the front office or school clinic by parents/guardians in the original and properly labeled container.
- If I treat my child for lice can I send them back to school the same day?
- Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
- How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child because he/she is sick?
- How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
- What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
- May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
- Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
aftercare hours reminder
Parents, please be reminded that After - School Care is provided every day from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a fee of $15.00 per day or $200.00 for the month. We ask that parents pick up any remaining students by 6:00 pm, and no later, as the school closes at 6:00pm. Sometimes our Academic Teams will stay later, but these students are not considered to be in After-Care. There are also sometimes outside organizations that use our facility for sports events, so it may look like there are still plenty of people here, but these more often than not, do not include aftercare students. Thank you for your understanding.
steam day 2018
Spring 2018 STEAM Expo
last blast 2018
FSAConnect mobile App
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.
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.
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:
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.