Fulton Science Academy
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL
Week of December 17, 2018
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
Here we are at the last week of the first semester! How time has flown!
We have all been so busy this first semester whether it was getting back into the swing of a new school year, preparing for academic competitions, sports games and practices, music recitals, studying for tests, preparing projects and everything that goes into a successful school year! We could all go on and on about all of these things and how busy our lives become when a new school year starts, but it is now the time of year where we can all take a look back and reflect on everything that we have all done to get to this point in the year.
Before we take a look at what is to come during this last week before the break, I want to remind everyone that there will be no clubs this week, but don't worry, there will still be a lot of fun things going on!
We kicked off the week with a school wide talent show! Be sure to look at the picture gallery below!
Today, December 18th the FSA Music Department will host their Band & Orchestra Concert beginning at 2:00pm and we will end the day with a Home Basketball Game with both of our Middle School Teams.
Wednesday, December 19th will be a full day Elementary Winter Celebration, ended by a Winter Musical!
Thursday, December 20th, is the last day of our first semester of the 18/19 school year! We will end the week with a Winter Dance for our Middle School Students, (6th - 8th), hosted by our Mustang Support Organization (MSO), beginning at 1:00pm.
Lastly, I want to say a quick thank you to everyone who came by the school over the weekend, whether it was for the FLL Competition or to see some wonderful performances from our Private Music Lesson Students at our Winter Recital put on by Southern Art Music. We love hosting all different types of events at our school to showcase the many talents and hard work put in from our students and all of the teachers who help them each and every day.
Enjoy your week before break!
MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!
- December / January Calendar
- Middle School Dance
- Talent Show Photo Gallery
- Sports Team Spotlight; Middle School Boys Basketball
- FLL Teams Advance to Super Regionals
- Student vs. Faculty Dodgeball Game Re-Cap
- Campus Expansion Presentation
- Schoolwide Science Fair
- Middle School Dance THIS THURSDAY
- Media and Video, Student Project Awards
- Holiday Savings on our Sideline Store
- Soccer Logo Design Contest (Designs due Dec. 19)
- Poetry Out Loud Competition (January 11th)
- Holiday Chess Camp
- AND MORE!
With Warmest Regards,
quote of the week
Character Ed Trait of the Month: (December); Kindness
elementary student council will be awarding students with "random acts of kindness" tickets. Students can earn these by doing kind things for others. Only elementary student council members can give these tickets. Students who receive them will then turn them in to Mrs. Cantrell. There will be a drawing on Dec.20th for a few students to win prizes!
December / january Calendar
Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester
Tuesday, January 8: 1st - 3rd Grade Award Ceremony (1:30 - 2:20)
Wednesday, January 9: School Wide Spelling Bee (1st & 2nd Periods)
Wednesday, January 9: 4th - 5th Grade Award Ceremony (1:30 - 2:20)
Thursday, January 10: Middle School Award Ceremony (6th - 8th Grade) (1:30 - 2:30)
Friday, January 11: High School Award Ceremony (9th - 12th Grade) (2:30 - 3:10)
Friday, January 11: Poetry Out Loud Competition (6:00 - 7:30)
Friday, January 11: Good Conduct Dress Down Day
Saturday, January 12: Chess Competition (8:00am - 3:00pm)
Sunday, January 13: Math Geniuses Competition
Monday, January 21: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, January 25: Center for Puppetry Arts: Paul Bunyan Tall Tales Field Trip (1st grade)
Saturday, January 26: Science Olympiad Invitational
Thursday, January 31: GA Aquarium Field Trip (4th and 5th grade)
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.
fsa annual fundraising
We are pleased to inform you that this year our annual campaign started really well. We have already raised $59,936 with the contributions from 28% of our families. We are also expecting an additional $5,000 match from donations. We are looking for 100% participation from our families to reach our $200,000 annual fundraising goal.
To contibute to our annual campaign, please visit: http://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday
Any family that donates $1,000 or more will also earn a brick for their name to be placed in front of school.
Thank you for your support! #strongertogether
Talent Show Picture Gallery
Every student who participated in our Annual Talent Show did a phenomenal job! Check out some pictures from the shows below as well as a list of the students who participated!
- Siyona T. 4th Grade
- Tanvi K. 2nd Grade
- Arnav B. 4th Grade
- Rohan B. 1st Grade
- Siddanth B. 5th Grade
- Aavi P. Arav M. 4th and 5th Grade
- Nidhi K. 1st Grade
- Nitya K. 1st Grade
- Mitra H. 5th Grade
- Prachi C. 1st Grade
- Ira S. 5th Grade
- Thea S. - 3rd Grade
- Rana K. 5th Grade
- Sasha D. 5th Grade
- Armaan P. 3rd Grade
Middle and High Performers
- Richard Y, Kevin Y- 8th grade
- Karina S., Ben J., Sydney X., Richard K.- 7th and 8th Grade
- Choloe R. -12th Grade
- Amina A. 10th Grade
- April G./Saba F./Shadi K.- 7th Grade
- Elana T/Hannah W. 8th Grade
- Eric E. 12th Grade
- Sophie L. 6th Grade
- Isabelle L. 6th Grade
- Aarushi G. 6th Grade
- Anay R. 6th Grade
- Navya N. 6th Grade
- Maniya D. 6th Grade
Please note that Winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony that will take place during the first week of the second semester when we return from break!
For a detailed schedule of the Awards Ceremony, please scroll further below
Sports Team Spotlight; Middle School Boys Basketball
-Middle School Boys Basketball Head Coach; Kelvin Benson
The FSA Middle School Boys Basketball Team is currently undefeated 8 - 0, winning their last game with a whopping 31 - 12!
5th, 6th, 7th Grade FLL Teams Advance to Super Regionals!
Our school participated in the 2018-19 FLL Season with four teams of which three of them advanced to super regionals. Team Space Plug received Best Robot Perforce and Project Award.Team Circuit Breaker received the Championship Award and the Best Robot Performance. The Championship award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project. The Best Robot Performance Award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts.
- 4th Grade: #7300 - Galaxy Gladiators:David G., Om M., Maddox W., Leeban A., Greyson H., Aarush K.
- 5th Grade: #7301 – The Milky Way Men: Jake A., Vishnu A., Sidddanth B., Atharv M., Varun S., Kerim S., Taran S.
- 6th Grade: #5262 – Space Plug: Caden N., Layla O., Neerav S., Logan S., Anay R., Audrey W.
- 7th Grade: #7298 - Circuit Breakers: Noah D., Shreyan G., Ameera I., Anna K., Khalil L., Varsha S., Brooke S.,Rohan K.
The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade teams have advanced to Super Regionals on January 26th (Mill Creek). Good luck to the advancing teams!
Middle School Winter Dance; December 20th (1:00pm)
Don't forget to Join us at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 20th for our Middle School Winter Dance, hosted by our wonderful Mustang Support Organization (MSO). This will be a fun way for our Middle School Students to end the first semester and get into the holiday spirit! Join us for a fun afternoon!
students vs. Faculty Dodgeball game!
Campus Expansion Presentation
FSA Schoolwide Science Fair!
One of the judges who came to FSA is the Director of Operations, Dale Sizemore of Tech Alpharetta who said, "The emphasis on STEAM studies in the North Fulton is paying off with intellectual curiosity and shows promise for the future!"
Thank you so much to Mr. Sizemore for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see all of the work our students have put into their projects!
Media & Video; Student Project Awards
High School 1st Semester Finals Schedule
Tuesday, December 18
8:00am - 10:00am
- AP Physics C: Mechanics; (Bray)
- AP Physics I; (Bray)
- AP Biology; (Karp)
- Biology Honors; (Karp)
- AP Chemistry; (Oliver)
- Chemistry Honors; (Oliver)
- Physical Science Honor; (Oliver)
10:30am - 12:30pm
- Spanish II Honors; (Carmona)
- Spanish III Honors; (Carmona)
- Spanish IV; (Carmona)
- Spanish II Honors; (Colon)
- Turkish I Honors; (Duman)
- Turkish II Honors; (Duman)
- Turkish III Honors; (Duman)
- Spanish I Honors; (Orrego)
- Spanish I Honors; (Rios)
- Spanish II Honors; (Shields)
Wednesday, December 19
8:00am - 10:00am
- AP US History; (Rodgers)
- AP World History; (Rodgers)
- US History Honors; (Rodgers)
- World History Honors; (Stiffler)
- AP Human Geography; (Rodgers)
10:30am - 12:30pm
- AP Computer Science Principles; (Erdem)
- AP Statistics; (Duzyol)
- Human Anatomy / Physiology Honors; (Bray)
- AP Psychology; (Proctor)
4th grade steam projects
1ST SEMESTER AWARDS CEREMONIES
Due to a busy schedule the last couple of weeks before Winter Break, we will start the new year off with a bang! The 2018 - 2019 School Year, First Semester Award Ceremonies will take place during the first week that we return back from Winter Break, the week of January 7th.
Please note that the Elementary Award Ceremony will be split between two days. 1st - 3rd grade students will have their Award Ceremony on Tuesday, January 8th between 1:30pm - 2:20pm. 4th and 5th grade will follow on January 9th from 1:30pm - 2:20pm.
Middle School Students, (6th - 8th) will have their Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 10th between 1:30pm - 2:30pm.
High School Students will have their Award Ceremony on Friday, January 11th between 2:30pm - 3:10pm.
All Award Ceremonies will take place in the Cafeteria.
Please know that parents are invited to attend these Award Ceremonies!
Soccer Logo Design Contest!
Don't forget that designs are due this Wednesday! Make sure to get your designs turned in to Coach Ayres ASAP!
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 and so much more!
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE
poetry out loud competition; (January 11th 2019)
FSA will hold its first ever Poetry Out Loud competition on January 11th, 2019.
High school students only will participate. The winner of the schoolwide competition will advance to state and have a shot at nationals in DC.
Contact Ms. Outler with any questions you may have at:
"Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico."
Learn more at:
Holiday Chess Camp (December 26 - 28, 2018); 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day Options
Join Grandmaster Ben Finegold and NM Spencer Finegold for a one, two, or three-day camp that will include morning lessons alternating with casual play, and a fun tournament in the afternoon. The Camp is for all levels of chess experience and kids will be divided into groups/sections based on age and chess strength.
Camp runs from 9AM - 4PM. There will be three classes in the morning, 45 mins each, and an unrated tournament in the afternoon (12:45pm - 3:45pm), in sections, based on rating / age. Pizza will be provided for lunch (Noon - 12:45pm) and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.
- Drop Off is from 8AM - 9AM. The camp is for kids aged 5 - 14. The tournament is Unrated.
- Campers can come and pick one or more days!
- 3 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $225; paid by Dec. 25 - $235; paid at site - $245
- 2 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $150; paid by Dec. 25 - $160; paid at site - $170
- 1 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $75; paid by Dec. 25 - $85; paid at site - $95
Discounts: Siblings get $30 off the three day option and $15 off the one and two day options. CCSCATL members get 3% discount. Aftercare available until 5:30 for $10/child/day
$15 discount for each additional sibling. Additional 3% discount for CCSCATL members.
Pre-register by phone, at the Chess Center, or online:
Call (678) 628-5615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!
Any questions can be directed to Haley Crockett at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com
on the morning of the absence.
For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.
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
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.
Fulton Science Academy; Mission & Vision
To engineer an educational framework designed for the highest academic results and enduring strength of character utilizing an innovative STEAM curriculum for college preparedness and lifelong student success.
Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions a pre-K through 12th grade nationally ranked and recognized school serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is supported by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.