Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

THE WEEK AHEAD | October 19 - 23, 2020

Principal's Corner

Dear FSA Students and Parents,


I am delighted to announce that our school’s official ranking has increased to 5th best among all K-12 private schools in Georgia! Thank you for all of your support: we have moved up from our seventh place ranking last year and look forward to continuing to grow even further in the coming years.

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In addition to our impressive overall ranking, we are also highly ranked in the following categories:

  • #4 for Best High School for STEM in Georgia
  • #4 for Best College Prep Private High Schools in Georgia
  • #5 for Most Diverse Private High Schools in Georgia
  • #5 for Best Private High Schools in Georgia
  • #5 for Best Private K-12 Schools in Georgia

Congratulations and thank you to all students, faculty, parents, and families for making this possible. You are what makes FSA the truly exceptional school and community that it is!


As stated in our vision statement, we confidently continue in the direction to become one of the top schools in the nation, and we are well on our way. History in the making!


To see all of our rankings, please visit: https://www.niche.com/.../fulton-science.../rankings/

PARENT INFORMATION SESSION WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TEAM:

Please be informed that there will be an information session through Zoom hosted by our administrative team members on Thursday, October 22nd, at 6:00 pm. The session will be recorded for those of you that may not be able to attend.


In this information session, we will cover the following items and more:

  • Campus Master Plan
  • FSA Contacts, Communication Structure, and Surveys
  • FSAConnect Overview
  • MAP Testing Information
  • Some General Information and Reminders


Please check your email for the Zoom link.


Hope to see you next Thursday at 6 pm!

VIRTUAL HOME VISITS:

Please watch the video and read the info below to learn more about our virtual home visit program! We are excited to be able to spend time with our families again, even if it is virtual!

Fulton Science Academy Virtual Home Visits Program
PURPOSE:

The purpose of the home visit program is to strengthen relationships between families and teachers. There are limits to what teachers can learn about each student during class time and home visits have been an effective way to bridge the gap between home life and school life. We are happy to continue this program virtual to make it a safe and fun experience for everyone.


PROCESS:

In order to schedule a virtual home visit, please complete the Google Form provided by your child's counselor. If you want to request a visit for multiple FSA students, please complete the form for each student. You will provide some dates and times that work best for your family. Each visit will last 30-60 minutes.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay happy.


Sincerely,


Dr. Kenan Sener

Principal

FSA MISSION & VISION


Mission

To deliver 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 endeavors 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.

Newsletter Table of Contents

  • ICYMI: Mustang News From this Week
  • UNITY DAY; October 21! (Wear Orange!)
  • Three FSA Seniors Among Selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program
  • FSA SENIOR Kalissa Greene NAMED UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAM!
  • Volleyball Season Comes to a Close for the 2020 Season
  • Science Olympiad Competes in 1st Virtual Tournament! | Results Coming Soon
  • ELEMENTARY FAMILY FUN FALL CHALLENGE
  • Virtual Game Night | Sponsored by the FSA Unicef Club
  • Trick or Treat for Unicef | Sponsored by the FSA Unicef Club
  • RED RIBBON WEEK | OCT. 26 - 30
  • NJHS Can, Coat, & Toiletry Drive | Begins in November
  • Help FSA's Senior Beta Club With Military Care Package Drive | October 12 - 23
  • Social Actions Club Letter Drive | Thanking Healthcare Workers
  • FSA FBLA FOSTER CARE SUPPLY DRIVE

October - November Calendar

Wednesday, October 21: Unity Day (WEAR ORANGE! More Info Below)

Thursday, October 22: Parent Information Session with Admin

Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30: Red Ribbon Week

Friday, November 6: PreK Virtual Field Trip to Zoo ATL

Saturday, November 7: November ES Virtual Learners Resource Pickup

Thursday, November 12: GSFC FAFSA Presentation

Friday, November 13 :

  • Dress Down Day
  • Virtual Pep Rally

Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)

PK - 5TH RED RIBBON WEEK

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6TH - 12TH RED RIBBON WEEK

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ICYMI: Mustang News From this Week

Do you have a story you'd like to see featured on Mustang News?

Send them an email!

fsanews@fultonscienceacademy.org

Mustang News; October 12, 2020
Mustang News; October 15, 2020

UNITY DAY; October 21! (Wear Orange!)

The Fulton Science Academy Counseling Team invites all staff and students to join in on Unity Day (Wednesday, October 21st) whether virtual or in person, to wear ORANGE and show that you are against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion !


"Make it ORANGE and make it end!

What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.


'ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “Whether it’s hundreds of individuals at a school wearing ORANGE, store owners offering ORANGE products, or a community changing a landmark to ORANGE, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the supportive, universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.'” (https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp)

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Three FSA Seniors Among Selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program

Three FSA Seniors have been named among those selected as a part of the National African American Recognition Program. Congratulations to Joshua Chisolm, Sydney Jones, & Justin Hall for this extraordinary achievement!


The College Board National Recognition Programs, " grant students academic honors that can be included on college applications. Colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT and in their classrooms." (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/recognition-programs)

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FSA SENIOR Kalissa Greene NAMED UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAM!

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FSA’s senior volleyball player Kalissa Greene has been named an Under Armour All American First Team!


Although nearly 1,000 players can be nominated for this award, the honor is given to only the 24 most distinguished athletes, and we couldn’t be more proud to have Kalissa Greene, with her incredible sportsmanship and athleticism, representing Fulton Science Academy! In addition to being selected for this distinction, Miss Greene was one of only eleven preselected nominees!


As a First Team Under Armour All American team member, Kalissa has been invited to showcase her exceptional skills at an exhibition match in Orlando, Florida, on January first.


Kalissa was an integral part of FSA’s varsity volleyball team, making her second appearance at the GISA State Volleyball Tournament this year. We are incredibly proud of Miss Greene’s accomplishments and look forward to watching her represent our school as she rings in the New Year with the nation’s best players on the first day of 2021!


In addition to this notable honor, Kalissa has received 25 Division I offers from universities around the country, a true testament to her athletic and personal integrity, excellence, and character. She has committed to Princeton University, where she will play volleyball while majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Journalism.


Congratulations, Kalissa! We are extraordinarily proud and honored to have you as an FSA Mustang!

Volleyball Season Comes to a Close for the 2020 Season

While they came up just short at the GISA’s Varsity Volleyball State Tournament at Creekside Christian Academy in Hampton, GA. The Lady Mustangs had their best season yet and certainly raised a few eyebrows. FSA’s Athletic Director Coach Ayres said, "...in just 3 short years the team now has 4 all-region players, an Under Armour All American, and a Division 1 Commit." Closing the season with final scores of 8-6 overall and 6-2 in region the lady Mustangs have set the bar for the 2021 season.
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Science Olympiad Competes in 1st Virtual Tournament! | Results Coming Soon

High school and middle school science Olympiad finished up their first virtual tournament on the evening of October 10, 2020! Over 300 teams competed on a new online platform over the course of 6 hours. Coach Julianne Oliver said, "the students did really well considering all that can go wrong in the virtual world! I think they may have even had some fun :) We had a zoom “home base” to check in with students but no fun pics like the good old days!" Results are still being calculated, but we will be sure to keep you all informed! Congratulations to our MS and HS S.O. teams for competing in their first virtual tournament!

ELEMENTARY FAMILY FUN FALL CHALLENGE

We’re challenging our families to get together and experience some family fall fun! As we leave the month of October and enter the month of November, we would like to provide our families with an opportunity to participate in an elementary-wide mini pumpkin decorating contest. We will pair this with our November virtual resources pick up.


On Friday, November 6th our on campus learners will bring home their family fall challenge & materials.


On Saturday, November 7th our virtual learners will visit campus during their designated time slot to drive through and pick up their November virtual learning resources and family fall challenge materials. We will also have a fall photo backdrop set up for families to take a photo together, if they would like. You will report to the carpool loop during your designated time slot, just like our previous resource pickups. This will be organized by last name again.


The competition will officially start following the last resource pick up slot! Your family has Saturday afternoon, evening and Sunday morning to work together and decorate your mini pumpkin! When you are finished, you will post a photo of your finished pumpkin to the FSA Facebook Page under the competition post. The pumpkin to receive the MOST LIKES on facebook by 4:30pm on Sunday, November 8th will be designated our WINNING pumpkin!


Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded during our Sunday evening viewing of a fun Fall movie. Check out your Family Fall Fun bag for more details, a movie treat to enjoy, and your ticket for admission!

Virtual Game Night | Sponsored by the FSA Unicef Club

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Want to make a difference while also having a blast? Then join us for a virtual game night on October 30th 4:30-5:30pm EST! The fee is $3 and all proceeds will go to COVID-19 responses. We will be playing Goosechase, Bingo, Scattergories, Jeopardy, and more! If at least 30 people buy tickets then 1st place winners of each game will be awarded $5 to any store of their choice. You can register using the following form: Game Night Registration Form. Please be sure that you make your donation public so we can match your donation to your google form. We hope to see you all there!

Trick or Treat for Unicef | Sponsored by the FSA Unicef Club

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UNICEF is raining money for Trick or Treat for UNICEF!


2020’s Narrative and Rallying Cry

For generations, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been an inspiring campaign for children all over America, teaching children the value of caring for others. But it’s always been done the same way — by going door-to-door with a little orange box.

This year, a pandemic is threatening to steal the holiday from American children, and along with it, the chance to help vulnerable children around the world. We can’t let that happen.

During the month of October, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is going virtual with a personalized Virtual Collection Box online, toolkits to help ask for donations, and fun activities that unlock even more money. And for the first time, kids get to help decide how the money gets spent.

So don’t put away the costume just yet! Go online at https://www.unicefusa.org/trick-or-treat and help make this Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF the best one ever!


Where Your Donations Go

  • $1 can provide safe water to a child for more than two months.
  • $7 can provide a cold child with a warm fleece blanket.

  • $15 can buy a box of five mosquito nets to protect kids from deadly malaria.

  • $58 can buy one box of therapeutic food(150 packets) to save a child from severe acute malnutrition.

  • $210 can buy a UNICEF School-in-a-Box to help keep 40 children safe and learning in the aftermath of emergencies.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. It's virtual this year!

NJHS Can, Coat, & Toiletry Drive | Begins in November

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The FSA NJHS is hosting a Can, Coat, & Toiletry drive to help local charities!



Start getting your items together because this drive will take place during the month of November with a possible Saturday drop off for our virtual students!

(More details TBA)

The NJHS is asking for canned and packaged foods, toiletries, and coats that will then be donated to local charities. There will be a competition between school levels (Elementary, Middle, & High) where the most donating level will win a prize (more details TBA)!


Again, there are more details to come so keep a look out for more information in the coming weeks!

Help FSA's Senior Beta Club With Military Care Package Drive | October 12 - 23

FSA's Senior Beta Club will be hosting a Military Care Package Drive and they need your help! Donation Boxes will be placed in the school's front entrance October 12th - 23rd. Take a look at the flier below to see which items they are accepting! Thank you for your help!

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Social Actions Club Letter Drive | Thanking Healthcare Workers

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FSA FBLA FOSTER CARE SUPPLY DRIVE

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FSA's FBLA has organized a Foster Care Supply drive beginning this this week until Nov 6th (date might be extended). The students contacted the Foster Care Support Foundation to gather a list of essential materials that they are looking for. There will be a bin labeled FBLA FOSTER CARE SUPPLY DRIVE near the front office to collect the listed materials. The FBLA are inviting all FSA students to participate in this community service project.


What is FBLA?

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a nonprofit organization and the largest career student business organization in the world which is dedicated to preparing students for success in business-related careers. The FSA FBLA Chapter aims at achieving this goal by organizing and participating in informative business workshops, team-building activities, and leadership conferences, where students compete against those from other FBLA chapters. FBLA is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, and is a plus to your college resume.


To learn more about the FSA FBLA Chapter, visit fsafbla.weebly.com and follow us on our Instagram for regular updates @fsa_fbla

Get your very own FSA Spirit Wear From our Sideline Store!!

FSA's Sideline store offers families the opportunity to show their school spirit at or away from school! You have the ability to fully customize your apparel and the site offers brands such as The North Face, Under Armor, Nike, and more!


Items include shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, performance wear, polos, pullovers, jackets, vests, headwear, bags, chairs, bibs, drinkware, knits, blankets, and more!!!


Check out the site today to get your very own customized FSA apparel!

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

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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