Fulton Science Academy
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL
Week of November 26, 2018
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
I hope that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break! There are only 4 short weeks left until our Winter Holiday Break but we have a lot to look forward to in these coming weeks.
I want to remind everyone about our Open House happening THIS SUNDAY from 1:00pm - 3:00pm! This is a wonderful opportunity for new families to come check out our school and meet our amazing faculty, staff, and even a few of our bright students. There will be tours, presentations, Q&A period, and fun activities for prospective students who attend the open house with their families! We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you haven't signed up yet, or want to know more information, there is a section below where you can also RSVP for the event!
We have our Annual Talent show coming up in December! The show will be on Monday December 17th and students can submit their talents by video to the link in the Talent Show section below. Participants will be notified that they have been selected to perform by the 14th of December. There will be cash prizes and this show is always so much fun and always looked forward to by everyone in the FSA Family!
Lastly, Final Exams for first semester will begin in a short time so please make sure to take a look at the detailed schedule below. This schedule includes the dates and times that subject exams will be taken. Students should come to school having had a substantial breakfast, plenty of rest, and ready to test. Make sure you come prepared!
MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!
- November / December Calendar
- Annual Fundraising
- Talent Show
- Spread Joy & Peace this Winter with a UFC Happy Holidays Happy Meal!
- BioIgnite Saturday Camp (December 8th)
- FSA Spring 2019 Tennis Program is Looking for a Coach!
- NEW MSA Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Menu (Veg. Options Available) With GiveAway Opportunities
- Poetry Out Loud Competition
- Mothers Night Out (December 7th!) (NEW SIGNUP LINK)
- 2019 Costa Rica Trip!
- AND MORE!
With Warmest Regards,
quote of the week
Character Ed Trait of the Month:(NOVEMBER); Gratitude
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power
November / December Calendar
Sunday, December 2: OPEN HOUSE (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Monday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 12: Winter MAP Testing (K - 8)
Tuesday, December 4: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:30pm)
Thursday, December 6: VB Home Basketball Game (5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Friday, December 7: Mothers Night Out (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Saturday, December 8: Symphonic Saturday (Band / Orchestra Workshop)
Wednesday, December 12: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:00pm)
Thursday, December 13: Shakespeare Club's Performance of Macbeth (7:00pm)
Friday, December 14: Good Conduct Dress Down Day
Saturday, December 15: FLL Regional Competition
Sunday, December 16: Winter Recital (3:00pm)
Tuesday, December 18: Band / Orchestra Concert (Begins at 2:00pm)
Wednesday, December 19: Elementary Winter Celebration
Thursday, December 20: Last Day of First Semester
Friday, December 21 - Sunday, January 6: Winter Holiday Break
Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day
Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester
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
Dear FSA Community,
Our annual fundraising officially kicked off today.
Please see our fundraising video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZxbEohrQXE
Please contribute to our annual fundraising campaign by visiting our donation page here: https://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday
Our goal is to have 100% participation from our families to reach this year's annual fundraising goal of $200,000.
We had a great start to our campaign this morning and we have already raised $45,000.
Any person donating $1,000 or more will also earn a brick to be placed at the entrance of our school.
The money raised from this campaign will be used for our campus expansion project and the improvement of extracurricular activities such as athletic and music programs.
Please contribute to our annual fundraising campaign by visiting our donation page here: https://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday
Thank you for your support! #strongertogether
remember to bring your coats!
Students vs. faculty dodgeball game next friday, December 7th!
On December 7th at 5:00pm the High School Student Council is hosting a faculty vs. student dodgeball game in the gym! 8th - 12th grade students are invited to participate! Be on the lookout around the school for fun posters about the event!
Annual Talent Show
Exciting times! Our Annual Talent Show for this year will be on Monday, December 17 at two different times as follows:
Elementary Talent Show (Pre-K through 5th Grade) – 8:15 am to 10 am.
Middle & High School Talent Show – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Once again, we have cash awards for the top three placements in both elementary and middle/high school level.
- 1st Place Award - $150
- 2nd Place Award - $100
- 3rd Place Award - $50
If you wish to be considered for this year's talent show, please video record your talent and submit it using the google form below by the end of the day on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
We will then let you know on Friday, December 14, if you have been selected to perform for this year's talent show. Good luck!
soccer after hours on nov. 30th
Spread Joy & Peace this Winter with a UFC Happy Holidays Happy Meal!
This December the UNICEF Fundraising Committee (UFC) will be launching a new project: The Happy Holidays Happy Meal. These packages will contain treats such as Candy Canes, Sweet Stripes Peppermint Balls, Hershey's kisses, and Chips Ahoy! Red Velvet Cookies.
The UFC will be taking orders from 11/27/18 till 11/30/27 in the Cafeteria from 7:00-7:50 am. Each package will be $5. The packages will be delivered to homeroom teachers on 12/10/18. We encourage all students to purchase the “Happy Holidays Happy Meal”, all profits will be donated to UNICEF USA. 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 Grader)
open house; december 2nd (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
professional speaker series; Tuesday December 4th (2:40pm)
Rob Lederman grew up in Chicago and went to school at the University of Iowa. Rob was on track to get a degree in PR / Advertising but signed up for a wrong course and ended up in the Film / TV Production path, with a degree in Communication Studies.
Rob has worked in Post production for his entire 25+ year career. Starting as a video librarian in Chicago, then moving up to Assistant Editor. Rob was offered a job in Atlanta at a Post house doing work on the 1996 Olympics and has never looked back.
Throughout the years, Rob has also done Freelance live productions. From working for the Atlanta Falcons, Auburn Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs to 2 Super Bowls to live concerts and award shows.
Currently, Rob is North Creative's Senior Editor / Compositor / Colorist versed in Autodesk Flame, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects & Final Cut Pro. His clients include Ford, Toyota, Golden Corral, Captain D’s, TBS, TLC, Nat Geo, USMC, USVI, CHOA, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Coca-Cola & South Carolina Tourism.
symphonic Saturday at FSA (Saturday, December 8th)
5th-8th Grade Band & Orchestra students are invited to attend our first ever
Students will be able to work with guest clinicians, get large ensemble experience, and improve your skills as a musician!
When: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-12pm
For more details, contact Mrs. Otim at email@example.com
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/
1st Semester Finals Schedule
Monday, December 17:
8:00am - 10:00am
- Acc Algebra / Geometry A Honors; (Duzyol)
- Acc Pre Calculus Honors; (Duzyol)
- AP Calculus BC; (Duzyol)
- Geometry Honors; (Erkan)
- Acc Algebra / Geometry A Honors; (Proctor)
- Acc Geometry B / Algebra II Honors; (Rucker)
- Algebra I Honors; (Rucker)
- Algebra II Honors; (Rucker)
10:30am - 12:30pm
- AP Literature & Composition; (Craig)
- Literature Composition Honors; (Craig)
- AP Language & Composition; (Outler)
- American Literature Honors; (Rogers)
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)
Middle School Student Council Needs your help to Help the ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY
FSA Schoolwide MATHCOUNTS Competition; November 29th
On November 29th Thursday, schoolwide MATHCOUNTS competition will be held at FSA for FSA Middle School Math Team students. Every school independent from its size is allowed to take only 10 students to Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition which will be held on Saturday, February 9th 2019. The overall top 10 students of the FSA Math Team will be selected based on the school-wide competition results and performances of students at former math competitions. Selected students will compete and represent FSA at the Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition – namely regional MATHCOUNTS competition. Each of these 10 students may advance to the next level & qualify to compete at the state level individually. Top 4 students will form the school team.
As a team, we believe that friendly competition within the team makes our team only better!
When: Thursday, November 29th 4:10 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Meet in Media Center
Dinner: Pizza dinner will be served at 5 p.m. for participants
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duzyol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
fsa middle school spring 2019 tennis program is in need of a coach; could it be you?
Math Kangaroo Registration (Grades 1 thru 12) started already, please act soon!
Every student interested can participate in Math Kangaroo 2019! Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test. You don’t have to be a part of a math team. Registration for Math Kangaroo 2019 Competition has already started and ends on December 15th 2018. You may choose any location (Johns Creek, Duluth etc.) however registration fills up very quickly! Please act very soon!
For more information, please check below link.
Registration: Each student interested in asked to register independently and participate independently. When registering, you must choose a location first. However registration fills up very quickly, please register as early as possible.
Would you please use the link below to register your child to the competition if interested in?
Please keep your registration information handy and set up a reminder in your phone or outlook/email since competition will take place months later, during 3rdThursday in March 2019. Also, please keep a copy of your confirmation email you will receive right after registration is completed!
How to prep:
Practice Questions: Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.
If you have any questions, please email Ms. Duzyol at email@example.com.
Mother’s Night (Bollywood Zumba dance starts at 6:30 pm – don’t miss out)
On Friday Dec 7th, we will host MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in FSAPS Cafeteria from 6 pm to 9:00 pm. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.
The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!
Please RSVP at http://evite.me/KEjQsS8GQG
You may sign up for potluck using the link below:
P.S. Bollywood Zumba will start at 6:30 pm and will continue until 7:30 pm. A professional dancer will be leading this part of the program.
the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!
"Hey guys, this is the MSA (Mustang Soccer Association). We are a quarter away to our goal but we need your help to reach it! Right now, we can only afford 1 soccer goal. For $4.00 dollars, you can now add a drink with your biscuit! Thank you for your continued support over MSA. Lets help start the soccer tradition!"
- From MSA Members: Akshay M. and Saahil M.
the 2019 costa rica trip is coming up!
SPANISH TRIP TO COSTA RICA (May 26 - June 2)
Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America that offers the perfect place to learn about the hispanic culture, practice the Spanish language, and enjoy life.
Who can attend?
- FSA Students 5th Grade and Up
Do I have to know Spanish?
- No. Students are not required to have a vast knowledge of Spanish since once there, they will take a placement exam that will group them with other students their same level. This means our students will be taking Spanish classes tailored to their specific needs while enjoying the beauty of the CR country. Students take Spanish classes four hours a day!
If you are interested in knowing more about this SUPER AWESOME trip, come and join me on Tuesday, December 4th during club time (3:20pm).
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is just a small look at the 2018 Costa Rica Trip
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.
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.
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.
Below is a gallery from one of our recent home visits.
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 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
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.
GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS
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.
fsa junior night is this Thursday!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd 1:00pm - 3:00pmWe will have an Open House on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00pm - 3:00pm! Please know that you can register online and skip the line in the front lobby when you arrive! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents of current students to come in and see everyone and see all of the great work our students have been doing so far! It is also a wonderful opportunity for new families to come and learn a little more about the school and get to see the classrooms and meet our incredible staff!