Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of February 25, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I want to begin by thanking all of our wonderful parent volunteers who provided us with a wonderful lunch. Our 5th and 6th Grade parents worked together to provide our faculty and staff with a wonderful lunch including a variety of sandwiches, chicken, rice, hummus, salads, and a myriad of desserts! They also did a wonderful job decorating our teacher lounge! Thank you so much to all of the parents who provided food, who helped set up, and clean up afterwards. Your worked is beyond appreciated!


Congratulations to 3 of our Academic Teams; Future City, MUN, and Science Olympiad who all have great news to share! Our Future City team competed last week in Washington DC at the Future City Nationals Competition and received an award only received by a Georgia team two other times in the history of Future city! Our Middle School Model UN Team competed at Centennial High School and walked away in 2nd place, among many other individual awards! To top it off, this past Saturday our High School Science Olympiad Team won 2nd Place at the Georgia Tech Invitational! Make sure to read more about all of these incredible wins further below.


Don't forget to join us at Express Burger THIS THURSDAY, February 28th for an FSA Spirit Night! Make sure to check out the information below for time and location information! Can't wait to see everyone there!


Lastly, we JUST got news that this evening our Girls Tennis Team won all of their matches tonight! Be on the look out for more information about this win!


I hope everyone has a great week!

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.

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

What's Happening in this Issue:
  • SAY SOMETHING WEEK
  • HELP FSAPS TO HIRE GREAT PROFESSIONALS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
  • Elementary Counseling Corner
  • Lost & Found Donations Happening Soon; What You Should Know
  • High School Science Olympiad Team Places 2nd at Regionals and Qualifies for State Tournament
  • FSA Future City Team Travels TO WASHINGTON DC for Nationals
  • FSA MUN Team Places 2ND at Centennial HS MiniMUN Competition
  • Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; Monday February 25
  • The Ride of the 79th
  • 4TH ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST
  • Reminder: Math Kangaroo is on Thursday, March 21st
  • Dr. Seuss Day is THIS FRIDAY
  • Soccer Training Camps Begin in March
  • Elementary Spelling Bee
  • Pi Day is March 14th
  • AND MUCH MORE

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: February (Compassion) and Counseling Corner

The month of February is a good time to think about ways you can show compassion and help others who need a word of encouragement or show of friendship.

Kindergarten through second graders are working on showing compassion by using kind words and lending a helping hand. Third-fifth graders explain what compassion means in their own words; discuss ways to show compassion in different situations, respond to “how would you feel” questions, and act out different scenarios where you could use compassion.


February Calendar

Monday, February 25: Elementary School - Level Spelling Bee (3rd - 5th Grade)

Monday, February 25: Texas A&M Visit with HS Study Hall Students

Wednesday, February 27: GA Aquarium Field Trip, 4th & 5th Grade

Wednesday, February 27: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Mohammed Zaidi, Oncology Surgeon

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


2018 - 2019 FSA 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.

LOST AND FOUND DONATIONS HAPPENING SOON; WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

FSA's Lost & Found is located in the back right corner of the cafeteria. There are many unclaimed items here in our Lost & Found. We are going to allow everyone 2 weeks to claim things they might have lost. On the first of each month we will be donating all unclaimed items to goodwill or a charity, on the behalf of the school. Things seem to be accumulating without people missing or searching for them. We'd rather see them go to a place where people would actually need them.


Please note that items with student names on them have been separated and will not be donated, but if you believe that your child is missing an item, please have them thoroughly check our Lost & Found. Again, in 2 weeks, all unclaimed items without names WILL be donated.

High School Science Olympiad Team Places 2nd at Regionals and Qualifies for State Tournament

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The FSA High School Science Olympiad Team made school history as it won the 2nd place team trophy at the Georgia Tech Regional on Saturday and earned a spot at the State Tournament at Emory University on March 23, 2019.

FSA earned medals in 11 events and scored in the top ten in 21 of 23 events. Forsyth South High School won the tournament, but FSA bested some of the biggest public and private high schools in the state, including Collins Hill, North Gwinnett, South Cobb, and Woodward Academy. “Today demonstrated the importance of entering every event even if you think you are not prepared and that consistency across all events wins tournaments even if you don't win any individual medals,” head coach Pam Walsh told the team following the tournament.

“Our building events placed surprisingly well,” said events coach Yasin Parlak. “Typically, it is the building events that bring down a team’s score, but we medaled in nearly all of them.” Twin brothers Enes and Mehmet played a big role in the team’s success taking first place in Boomilever and Mousetrap Vehicle and second in Mission Possible. Charlie F., Brad, Nick and Aubrey anchored the team’s academic events. Team Captain Nick had an event in each of the five time slots and placed in the top 7 for each.


Medals were earned in the following events:

Boomilever

  • 1st Place – Enes and Mehmet

Code Busters

  • 1st Place – Charlie F., Brad, Enes

Mousetrap Vehicle

  • 1st Place – Mehmet and Enes

Fossils

  • 2nd Place – Aubrey and Adam

Mission Possible

  • 2nd Place – Mehmet and Enes

Wright Stuff

  • 2nd Place – Aubrey and Adam

Circuit Lab

  • 3rd Place – Charlie F. and Brad

Fermi Questions

  • 3rd Place – Charlie F. and Taemin

Designer Genes

  • 4th Place – Vaani and Pragya

Thermodynamics

  • 4th Place – Charlie and Brad

Write It Do It

  • 4th Place – Aubrey and Charles

FSA Future City Team Won the Most Sustainable Food Production System Award in the Nationals

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Last week our Future City Team traveled to Washington DC to compete in the Future City Nationals Competition! This comes after team H.T.O.O.S. won the State Championship in January. In the Nationals Competition, our Future city team won the Most Sustainable Food Production System Award! This the third ever award by a Georgia team in the National Competiton's Future City history! Congratulations to Mr. De La Pena, Mr. Turan, and team H.T.O.O.S. on all the of hard work that has gone into getting them to this point!


Team H.T.O.O.S.:


  • Abhinav A.
  • Seth D.
  • Saanvi M.
  • Ryvath M.

FSA MODEL UN TEAM PLACES 2ND AT CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL Mini MODEL UN COMPETITION

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The FSAPS MUN team traveled to Centennial High School last week to compete in the Centennial High School MiniMUN Competition. We are excited to say that the FSAPS delegation was given the Award of Distinction (2nd place overall). The students have worked hard and it shows!


Individual Awards:

  • Shreeya T. (8th) was awarded the Gavel as the Outstanding Delegate representing China in the Human Rights Council.
  • Aanchal J. (7th) was named Distinguished Delegate representing Indonesia in the Human Rights Council.
  • Sarah L. (6th) and Sahasra C. (6th) representing Spain received Best Position Paper in the Disarmament and International Security Committee on the topic of identifying and ending the use of child soldiers.
  • Ariana I. (8th) representing China in the Security Council received Best Position Paper on the topic of regarding Civil Unrest in Nicaragua


Congratulations to our Middle School Model UN Team and coaches Mrs. Pruett and Mr. Stiffler!

Elementary Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to all of our participants in the first ever Elementary Spelling Bee! Our 3rd-5th grade students competed in their homeroom class in January. The top two competitors from each homeroom moved to the elementary spelling bee that took place Monday, February 25th. All 3rd-5th grade students and teachers were present to watch this competition take place and were so impressed with the challenging words these students were able to spell. All of our contestants should feel so accomplished and proud!


Our spelling bee champion was: Siddarth S. (5th grade)


Coming close behind...

2nd Place: Anya K. (3rd grade)

3rd Place: Pranav V. (3rd grade)


Way to go to our master spellers!

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Express your support for FSAPS with Express Burger

Bring your family in on February 28th for tasty treats and 20% goes

back to Fulton Science Academy Private School –

Time is 3:30 till 8:30

Address:

7291 North Point Pkwy #1700, Alpharetta, GA 30022

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Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; Monday February 25

https://youtu.be/XZQK9aEhf0o
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


We would like to inform you that our amazing high school students prepare news videos to be shared with our school community every school day. These videos are wonderful to keep up with daily happenings at Fulton Science Academy.


A BIG THANK YOU goes to our news team advisor, Mr. Maharaj and Mustang News Team students for these wonderful daily videos.


We encourage you to subscribe to our school's Youtube channel to get notifications about new videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy


Enjoy watching them daily! To get a quick look at even more videos from that last couple of weeks, head to our High School Newsletter and be sure to subscribe to us on Youtube!

4TH ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


We are pleased to announce FSA's 4th Annual S.T.E..A.M. Video Contest.


EXCITING TIMES! Once again, we will have a Red Carpets Award Show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:45pm with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our student's skills in different areas of movie making.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQT8b1kaiIY

VIDEO CONTEST GUIDELINES

THEME

This year we will once again invite video entries with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme. This broad concept allows students to create their video on a topic that they like. Participants can do anything from exploring a science or math theory/concept to something more charitable in nature that discusses a community need and how it can be addressed. You name it! There is a wide spectrum of opportunities under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M.


FORMAT

Feel free to use any video editing software and upload your finished video to YouTube. Suggested duration of the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Please only use materials recorded by you.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE

This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.


CONTEST LEVELS

Students will be competing in two different levels as follows:

Middle School Level

High School Level


AWARD CATEGORIES & AWARDS FOR EACH LEVEL

1st Place - $150

2nd Place - $100

3rd Place - $50


SPECIAL AWARDS - $100

Student’s Choice


RED CARPET AWARD CEREMONY DATE & TIME

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:45 PM.


SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO

Please CLICK HERE to submit your Youtube video link.


Any questions, you might have, please send an e-mail to rmaharaj@fultonscienceacademy.org


Enjoy your time preparing your videos.

SAMPLE VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS FSA S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTESTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fij_m8ztFA8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4FnObD-mNw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjAnJYYrSy8

HELP FSAPS TO HIRE GREAT PROFESSIONALS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Dear Fulton Science Academy Community,


We are pleased to inform you that this has been another record breaking year in terms of both student and teacher retention for our school. We are happy to inform you that almost all of our teachers are returning next year.


At this time, we are mainly searching for faculty members to serve our growing student population in middle and high school section of our school.


We are currently hiring for one of each positions listed below:

  • Director of Fine Arts Program
  • Certified Art Teacher
  • Certified Middle School Counselor
  • Certified Elementary Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Science Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Spanish Teacher


If you know of any great teacher(s), please pass this message to them and encourage them to apply online using THIS LINK.


These positions will be filled quickly as we have already received many great applications.


Thank you!

Reminder: Math Kangaroo is on Thursday, March 21st

Earlier via school newsletters in October and November, we had informed our parents regarding Math Kangaroo Competition that would take place on March 21st, 2019 at various locations and times. Registration opened in October & deadline to register was in December. Each student interested in was asked to register independently and participate independently (including math team students). When registering, you must have chosen a location and time.

Please check your email inbox for a confirmation email if you registered.


If you registered:

· You must have received a confirmation email from Math Kangaroo about the location and time you chose to register.

· Teachers don’t have registration information of Math Kangaroo competition time and site for your child if your child is registered.

· Please consider traffic & plan to arrive half an hour early to the competition site & don’t forget to take pencil & eraser with you. Good luck!! J

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html

How to prep:

1) Please read rules and features in the link below to make sure you know what to expect on the day of the competition.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/rules.html

2) Practice Questions

Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/practice.html

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/sample_questions.html

3) More Math Kangaroo Resources

More resources are available in the link below.

https://mathkangaroo.oasis-lms.com/Public/Catalog/Home.aspx

4) Scantron – Answer Document

Please review how to fill in a scantron - answer document with your child especially if your child is in elementary and middle grades.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/answer_card_info.html

DR. SUESS DAY IS THIS FRIDAY!

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Elementary students (PreK - 5th Grade) are invited to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character! If your student chooses not to dress up, please be reminded that they should come to school in uniform.

SOCCER TRAINING CAMPS BEGIN IN MARCH

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FSA IS PROUD TO OFFER PRIVATE SOCCER TRAINING ON CAMPUS!


FSA IS PARTNERING WITH OUESLATISPORTSCHULE TO BRING COCCER CLINICS, PRIVATE LESSONS ANF MORE...


REGISTER NOW AND SUPPORT FSA's SOCCER PROGRAMS!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT

http://www.oueslatisportschule.com/


AND CLICK ON THE FSA TAB OR CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL AT

info@oueslatisportschule.com


MORE INFORMATION:

WHEN:

  • Begins in March

TIMES:

  • Friday Clinics: 4:30pm - 5:30pm OR 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Saturday Clinics: 9:00am - 10:00am

WHERE:

  • FSA Gym

WHO:

  • Open to ALL FSA STUDENTS in PreK - 12th Grade

OPPORTUNITY:

  • To develop your soccer skills to the next level

the ride of the 79th

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I am very excited about sharing this link *https://ride79.com* with all of you! This is more of a personal project my husband, mother in law and, I have been working on for a while. As some of you know, my husband is part of the USA military as well as his grandfather and father were. His grandfather was part of the D-Day and as a way to honor his and many other soldiers' sacrifices, we have decided to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day by riding the route of his grandfather’s unit, the 79th Infantry Division (315th Regiment), from start to finish. They landed at Utah beach in Normandy France on June 14, 1944 and made their way through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and finally the Czech Republic. This project will be a physical challenge for us but also a very rewarding opportunity to revisit, honor our past, give remembrance to individual soldiers’ stories, learn about history and culture, make friends, gain experiences, and raise funds for the Green Beret Foundation. I ask everybody to please help me in sharing this link with your friends, social media, spreading the word to people that may be interested in joining us, donating or simple re-sharing this beautiful idea.


Nadia Carmona; FSA Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Chair

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say something week

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February 25th – March 1st is “Say Something Week”. According to the Sandy Hook Promise website, those who are at-risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place. Say Something Week encourages adults and students to learn the signs of someone who may be heading down the path towards violence. By knowing the signs, you have the power to intervene and get help for that person. Your actions could save lives.

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KNOW THE SIGNS

People who are at-risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place. When you don’t know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs, or dismiss them as unimportant, sometimes with tragic consequences.


It’s important to know that one warning sign on its own does not mean a person is planning an act of violence. But when many connected or cumulative signs are observed over a period of time, it could mean that the person is heading down a pathway towards violence or self-harm. By knowing the signs, you have the power to intervene and get help for that person. Your actions can save lives.

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PI DAY IS MARCH 14TH! GET READY TO HAVE SOME PIZZA!

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Hello FSA Families,

Please celebrate Pi Day with us on March 14th. We will have pizza slices from Flippin' Pizza available for students to purchase for $2.00 per large cut slice. Your choice of gluten free pizza option is available.

Please use the link below to pay via PayPal on the Mustang Support Organization's website. You will receive a receipt via email for the slices purchased. Please indicate your child's name, grade, homeroom teacher's name, number of slices and gluten free choice on the link below.

To purchase via Paypal please click here: https://fsamso.org/product/pi-day-pizza

Thanks,
FSA MSO

New FSA SAT Summer Camp Announced!

SAT Summer Camp 2018 2019


  • June 10 - 14: SAT Math
  • June 17 - 21: SAT Verbal


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of this registration form and STEAM Camp payment of $375. Please send your payment to Fulton Science Academy Private School at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA 30009 to complete your registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nevruz Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

8th grade ap panel led by High School Students

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On Wednesday February 20th, our 8th Grade students will participate in a Q&A panel lead by our High School Students. This panel lead by HS students is being used to help 8th graders understand the expectations, benefits, and any other concerns related to taking an AP course. We look forward to hearing from our High School students and hearing any questions or concerns that our 8th grade students may have. We hope that this will be an informative session for everyone involved!
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Upcoming Music Composition Contests for FSA Students

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alma mater lyric contest

Our first graduating class will be graduating in May, and it would be wonderful for them to have a song to remember their time at FSA.

  • Contest is open to students in 6th-12th grade.
  • Lyrics should be set to the tune, “Alma Mater”
  • Lyrics should represent FSA and what it means to be a Mustang.
  • Follow this link to hear an example.
  • Students should write at least 1 verse, but no more than 2 verses
  • Winner will receive $100 and also be known as the composer of the FSA Alma Mater for many years to come!
  • Submissions and questions may be sent to Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org
  • Submissions are due by March 29th.
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school spirit song contest

School Spirit Song Contest

FSA is looking for song that tells the story of what it means to be a MUSTANG!


  • Contest is open to students in Pre K-5th grade.
  • Lyrics should be encouraging and optimistic.
  • Melody should be unique, original, and upbeat.
  • The song should be approximately 30-60 seconds long.
  • Click here or here to hear an example.
  • Winner will receive $100 and will have their spirit song sung for years to come!
  • Submissions and questions may be sent to Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org
  • Submissions are due by March 29th.
  • Submissions can be classically notated and/or video recorded.
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2019 nafme student composers competition

2019 NAfME Student Composers Competition

Deadline: March 29th


The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.


For K-12 applicants, Mrs. Otim can be your faculty sponsor for this contest. kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org


Follow this link for more details about how to enter.

FSA Honor Chorus Audition!!

Auditions are open for our first annual FSA Honor Chorus! This group of talented singers will be performing at our first-ever high school graduation, the 8th grade graduation, and at the STEAM Awards Ceremony.

Please use the following Google form to submit your audition recording/video.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SvE1DHTqkIlSnQQzS8K-NqAb_wLsZAVTvh0gkEwlfLo/viewform?edit_requested=true


· Open to students in 3rd-12th grade.

· Priority will go to students who can attend all 3 events.

· Students currently in Mrs. Otim’s Chorus Club are automatically qualified, as long as they submit their Audition Google Form.


  • We will rehearse 2-3 times during school hours between March-May.
  • Deadline to audition is March 15th.



· Questions? Contact Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org

Middle School MATH LEAGUE CONTEST - Sign up Required Using Link

Dear parents,

2019 Math League Contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be held at FSA Campus on Tuesday February 26th, 2019. Please mark your calendars! Deadline to sign up is Tuesday February 19th.

Briefly, Math League Contest is a 35-question, 30-minute, and multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. Math League Contests give students an educationally enriching opportunity to participate in an academically-oriented activity and to gain recognition for mathematical achievement. It is administered at schools.

Sample Math League Contests
You may find sample math league contests at your child’s grade level and solutions to it in the link below.
https://www.mathleague.com/index.php/annualcontestinformation/samplecontests

When and where?
Date: Tuesday Feb 26th during 2nd and 3rd period*
Where: FSAPS Campus Cafeteria

*If you sign up for Math League contest, we kindly ask you to mark your calendars. Please don't schedule anything during school hours on February 26th in case the time of the contest during the day changes.

Who should sign up?

This contest will be open to all 6th thru 8th grade students. Please check with your student some sample questions before signing up your child. Students who like and enjoy challenging math problems, math team students, or students who are advanced in math class may sign up.

How to sign up?

Please use link below to sign up for math league contest. Including math team students, anyone who would like to participate must fill in the form and sign up.

https://goo.gl/forms/0KUvikNQ33wPm96w2

For more information, please visit http://www.themathleague.com/.

Please email Mrs. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org if you have any questions.

Upcoming Middle School Field Trip to Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Dear 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Shakespeare tavern to the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Tuesday, April 16th 2019 during school hours. We will leave from FSA at 8:15am and return around 2:00pm by school bus. Students will eat their lunches at the play house. Please make sure to pack a lunch for your child.


Trip Fee: No Fee Needed for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt


If your child is not participating in the field trip, she / he will be working on her / his assigned work at school.


Permission forms were given to students last week to bring home. Please note that there IS a section that must be signed if your child is NOT attending the field trip, as well as a section for permission to attend.


If you or your student has misplaced the permission form, a new form can be obtained at the front desk.


FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th 2019

Want to Learn More About our International Night?

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FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. Please read carefully because we need your help to make it possible!


The event this year will be the same as last year and we are recruiting families to contribute in various ways. Whether you would like to represent your country of origin or share what you’ve learned about other places while traveling abroad, we would be honored if you would share your experiences and insight with the FSA family. The opportunities to contribute include the following:


  • Manage a booth - This includes selecting a country to educate our families on the country and culture. You will be provided with tables and a tri-fold poster board to create a display showcasing your country’s heritage including relevant art, photos, traditional dress/costume, music, dance, food, souvenirs, games, etc. If more than one family volunteers to represent the same country, those families will collaborate to manage the booth. Any family managing a booth has an opportunity to be in the Parade of Nations. Details will follow once signed up.
  • Bring food and/or drink items indicative of a specific country - If you aren’t up for managing a booth,but are a good cook and want to share your culinary talents please let us know what items you would like to contribute for our food sampling.
  • Perform a talent representative of a country - Performances can be by our students, parents and/or others in the community. Examples include Irish or Indian dance, West African drumming, Capoeira, Salsa dance, singing, etc. Please note performances should be 3-5 minutes long.
  • General Assistance & Volunteering - If none of the above appeal to you, but you would like to help at the event, please sign up to serve as a general event volunteer. We also need help with set up and clean up, manning the passport and immigration booths, coordinating talent, and more.


Please click the link below to let us know how you would like to participate by April 1, 2019. Once we receive your Google Form response, we will reach out to you with additional details.



International Night Google Form Sign-up

Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions or concerns


Below is an example of a family representing Ireland. They included a board of information, food and drink samples, and even dressed like the Irish!

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don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!

TO PURCHASE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699


Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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summer camps are coming to FSA for summer 2019!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS! WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER SOME AMAZING CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2019

FSA STEAM Summer Camp

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1st GRADE - 8th Grade


FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp is taught by an award winning staff, occurs in an easy two-weeks day camp format, and is designed to be both fun and full of learning!


Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science Activities, Multi-Media Art Projects, Robotics, Computer Programming, and 3D Animation. Campers are divided into grade levels to better tailor activities, instruction, supervision, and content for a more engaging and fun experience!


Dates:

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21


Click the Below Link to see Pricing Information and Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform

Kids4Coding

Kids 4 Coding propels kids to Tech Readiness through innovative, hands-on projects and challenges. Students gain an edge in STEM by learning to create and code games, mobile apps, electronics, websites, robots, drones, and more using top programming languages like Python and JavaScript.



Please use the links below to see different class offerings, pricing information, and registration:

1/2 Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-half-day


Full Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-full-day


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 8 - July 12

Shaping Minds


If you are searching for an awesome Summer Camp for kids in the Metro Atlanta, GA area, then you have come to the right place! Our summer camp is perfect for active kids who love to have fun participating in exciting sports activities!


Dates:

May 27 - May 31

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 1 - July 5

July 8 - July 12


Register using the Link Below:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=4707958323/2696/47892///1549383574

E2YoungEngineers

Packages:

  • Full Day (8:30AM – 4:30PM); $399/week; (2 snacks provided; Student gets own lunch)
  • Half Day (8:30AM – 12:30PM); $195/week; (1 snack provided; Dismissal before lunch)


Each day, children participate in a variety of enriching activities classified in 4 themes. Children will enjoy STEM educational experience, build motorized Lego® models, conduct science experiments, programming robots, gaming, and do creative art work.


Dates:

Superheros: June 4 - June 8

Candy: Jun 11 - Jun 15

Science: June 18 - June 22

Adventure: June 25 - June 29


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

http://northatlanta.e2youngengineers.com/summercamp/

BioIgnite

The BioIgnite Design Summer Camp teaches about exciting BioSTEM topics such asBiomedical Imaging, NeuroEngineering, Biomechanics, and Regenerative Medicine. An afternoon design studio teaches students all about the engineering design process and takes them through designing their own prosthetic prototype. Parents are invited to an open house on Friday where students show-off their prototypes and favorite activities from the week.


Dates:

June 24 - June 28


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/bioignite-summer-camp-at-fulton-science-academy-alpharetta/

Wealthy Habits

Are you looking for a program that is both fun and educational?

Our 5-day summer camps focus on what students are most interested in while providing a strong foundation of MONEY BASICS.

Wealthy Habits camps aren’t focused on whether a student can memorize the information and pass a test, but on changing their attitude towards managing their current and future finances while providing them with the ambition to learn more even after they have left camp.


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14


For pricing and registration, please click this link;

https://wealthyhabits.org/programs/camps/

2019 - 2020 school year calendar

Please note that we have published our 2019 - 2020 Calendar on our School Website as well if you would like to print it.

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FSA Sideline Store

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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 and so much more!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

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 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.

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

Attendance Matters!


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 attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

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.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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:

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • 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.


FAQ:

  • 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?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • 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?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

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.

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

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School