Fulton Science Academy
INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER
Week of May 2, 2016
We were really spoiled with 3 scrumptious lunches, dress down days all week- with a pajama dress code on Tuesday- and a deserts and beverages cart to round off the week on Friday!
A big thank you for all the extra individual teacher gifts too. We truly feel appreciated!
And for the record we really APPRECIATE you too!
Thank you also to Mrs. Gordon, Ms. Timmis and Mrs. DeLa Pena for sharing their knowledge and insight with our students this week.
Just a reminder that MAP testing starts this Friday, May 6th.
STEAM DAY NEEDS YOU THIS tHURSDAY!
The FSA STEAM Day plays are moving full speed ahead for a great day of learning and fun on Thursday May 5th.
We are looking for volunteers to work directly with the kids all day (some half day volunteer spots are also available) and have lots of great opportunities including working with art, fossils, gemstones, building stuff, and more. If you can’t wait to spend STEAM day at FSA, please sign up at http://vols.pt/4SEcEr
If you have specific questions about STEAM day, please contact Alison Gurevich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Ms Kelly!
A note from Ms. Kelly:
Dear students and parents of Fulton Science Academy Private School,
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lindsay Kelly and I am honored to be your new school counselor. School counselors assist all students with their academic, social and personal performance to be successful in school; and to prepare them for life beyond their school years. That means that I am here for YOU; to help you be the best student that you can be, to help you develop into a trustworthy and caring friend, and to explore your interests and talents that will one day lead to a future career.
We will work together throughout the school year individually, in small groups, and in classroom guidance lessons. Classroom guidance lessons will encourage positive core values and traits including, but not limited to fairness, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, caring, and respectfulness. I have extensive knowledge of the college planning and application process and will work one on one with each student assisting you throughout your journey.
Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, I will work with the school staff and parents to create a caring climate and atmosphere and provide education, prevention, early identification and intervention to help all students achieve academic success.
I am looking forward to offering support to the students, staff and families of the Fulton Science Academy Private School. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead. I believe that communication is the key to a great parent- counselor relationship so please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Miss Lindsay Kelly, M.S.Ed.
Fulton Science Academy Private School
STATE HIGH SCHOOL MATH TOURNAMENT WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Macon, GA – A team of four students from Fulton Science Academy in Alpharetta won the non-GHSA (Independent) School division championship in the 40th annual state mathematics tournament on Saturday, April 30, in Macon. Team members Andre Hamelberg, Tyler Hecht, Vishaal Ram, and Charlie Furniss (photo, L to R) were coached by Fulton Science Academy mathematics teacher Sema Duzyol.
At the state competition, competitors individually complete a 50-question multiple-choice test and a speed round followed by teams working together to complete a set of a dozen challenging problems. The questions come from topics included in the standard high school curriculum up to and including calculus, as well as topics not traditionally found in the curriculum, such as number theory and combinatorics.
The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM) sponsors the annual state math championship. Schools are invited to send four of their best math team students to compete. Schools earn an invitation to the state math tournament based on their performance at other tournaments throughout the state. Schools from all Georgia High School Association (GHSA) classifications as well as non-GHSA schools compete together.
“We make every effort to invite the schools with the best math teams in Georgia so that this is truly a battle of champions,” says Tournament Director and GCTM Vice-President of Competitions, Dr. Chuck Garner.
The tournament was held at the Middle Georgia State University (MGSU) Conference Center in Macon. GCTM, MGSU, and AT&T of Georgia sponsored the event. Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society, made cash prizes available to the top three individual winners.
At the conclusion of the state tournament, the students selected for the All-State Math Team are announced. This team will represent the state of Georgia at the nation-wide American Regions Math League (ARML) tournament on June 4.
For more information, contact Dr. Chuck Garner, VP for Competitions for GCTM, at email@example.com.
FSA competes at Cheetah Cup
FSA Teams attending:
4th grade Team
Nick A.,Ipsita B, Shreyan G.,Brayden L.,Arnav S.
6th grade Team
Navina D., George W., Amrita K., Sidharth T.,Nikita R.
6th grade Team
Abhiram C., Pratik P., Sneha D., AbdulKareem A., Sana R.
Our 4th Grade Team won 3rd place.
Nick A was awarded 2nd place in 4th grade.
Congratulations Math Mustangs!
Registration for Private Music Lessons and Camps
A Special Visitor for Elementary Science Olympiad
On Monday, April 25th our Weather or Not and Meteorology Science Olympiad students had the pleasure of hosting a meteorologist from The Weather Channel during their Science Olympiad coaching sessions. Briana Gordon, a local meteorologist, spoke to our students about her job and the weather/meteorology topics our students are studying! It was a great way for our students to see their knowledge and how it pertains to our everyday lives.
Global Awareness Assembly
On Thursday, April 28, FSA's fourth through eighth grade students had the honor of hosting Peace Corps. volunteer G. Morgan Timmis, who talked about her time working at an elementary school in Botswana. Ms. Timmis talked about how she decided to join the Peace Corps, flying to Botswana, and meeting her initial host family. She and the other volunteers spent several weeks of rigorous training, including three hours daily of studying the local language! Once training was completed, Ms. Timmis moved into her designated living area, a small village called Hatsalatladi, with a population of approximately 1,00-1,500 residents (plus many cows, goats, donkeys, and chickens)!
Ms. Timmis works as a school counselor at Hatsalatladi Primary School, where she helps students learn about and make appropriate and healthy life-choice decisions. Her personal goal is to build and stock a library for the school, and she has been reaching out to different organizations in an effort to make that happen. FSAPS will be partnering with Hatsalatladi Primary School, so that our wonderful students and families will be able to help their students, such as by donating much-needed school supplies and resources.
Thank you Ms. Timmis for your wonderful presentation, and for sharing your experience with us!
In January 2004, two robotic geologists named Spirit and Opportunity landed on opposite sides of the red planet. With far greater mobility than the 1997 Mars Pathfinder rover, these robotic explorers have trekked for miles across the Martian surface, conducting field geology and making atmospheric observations carrying identical, sophisticated sets of science instruments.
One of our parents Shiela DeLa Pena was in the team who designed Spirit and Opportunity arms and cameras. On April 26th, she visited our class and gave a presentation about Spirit's and Opportunity ’s journey to Mars and on Mars, at the end of it she answered all our questions.
DI Fundraiser Thank you
Thank you to everyone who has supported our DI teams heading to the Global competition in Tennessee, we sold raffle tickets, ran a Bingo event and enjoyed dinner together at Chipotle!
We will be hosting Spirit Night at Burger Fi this Friday, May 6th. Come join us and earn a free dress down day. We will also have a drawing to win a raffle prize.
Address: 5475 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta
We really appreciate all the support we have received from the FSA community.
Won a heavenly gourmet popcorn basket. Picture to the right!
We would like to invite you to participate in a very special event – the 1st Ever FSA Silent Auction! We need your help to make this fundraiser a success.
The funds generated from the Silent Auction help fund the FSA DI’s journey to Globals. There are some amazing items on the silent auction including an FSA STEM camp, starting well below the retail value!! And with summer coming up you don’t want to miss them!! Lots of FUN Summer activities!
Click here to start the bidding: http://goo.gl/forms/oFraX71NOG
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON: MAY 20th
ANOTHER AMAZING EVENT, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!!!!!
BIGGEST FSA RAFFLE WITH PRIZES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!!
Raffle Drawings will be on Friday’s starting this Friday, 4/29. We will draw several tickets each Friday until they are all gone. Raffle prizes are signif- icant and definitely worth trying your luck for!
OVER 30 AMAZING PRIZES!!
Buy Tickets Here: https://rallyup.com/fsa-galaxy-glitchers/5BT6K4
Ticket Prices: 1 Ticket = $2 3 Tickets = $5 10 Tickets = $12 20 Tickets = $20
Boy Scout Eagle Scout Service Project
End of Year Disney Trip
44 5th thru 8th grade students headed down to Orlando early Friday morning for an action packed long weekend. They explored the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom.
Mr. Turan commented after, "There was a lot of walking"
MAP and ITBS testing dates and Bell schedules
Calendar dates for the remainder of the school year!
May 4 – School Makers Faire
May 5 – STEAM Day, All day event for all grades
May 6 – MAP testing begins
May 6-DI Spirit Night at Burger -Fi 6 pm
May 7 - 10 - Coach Duzyol and Holden Attends National Math Counts Competition in Washington DC
May 7- 8th Grade Dance at 7-10 pm (time changed)
May 13 – ITBS testing begins
May 14- E Science Olympiad attend State at Kennesaw State University
May 15 - Recital for FSA Private Music Lesson
May 16- End of Year Picnic 4:30 pm 6-8 grade
May 17- End of Year Picnic 4:30 pm- 4-5 grade
May 17 - FSA Spring Concert at 6PM
May 18- End or Year Picnic 4:30 pm-Pre-K-3 grade
May 19 - 23 - M Science Olympiad Team Attend National Science Olympiad, Wisconsin
May 19 - 23 - Robotics Team Fly to California for North American Lego League
May 20-Locker Clean Out Day
Last week of School is Spirit Week
May 23- Tacky Day
May 23- Elementary Talent Show 1:45 pm
May 24- Decades Day
May 24 - 8th Grade Award Ceremony at 9AM
May 24 –Middle School Talent Show at 1:45 pm
May 25-Jersey Day
May 25 – Last Blast Carnival – all day event, all grades- Year Book Signing
May 25 -28 -Destination Imagination Teams Attend Global Finals in TN
May 26 – Last day of School
May 26-Dress Up Day- no jeans, no t-shirts
May 26 - Elementary Award Ceremony at 1:30PM
May 26 - Middle School Award Ceremony at 2:30PM
May 29 - June 4: Summer Leadership Camp
CMP- The May Characteristic is RESPECT
Last weeks elementary field trip
Kindergarten Caterpillars have arrived
Ms. Houstons Business Entrepreneurs
Ms. Ramsey's Trivia Club
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY SOME CEREAL?
Ms. Houston's third graders enjoyed this project, both in the making and presenting.
They were all so creative and fun. Of course theywere all hungry listening to each student describe their delicious cereals though =0)
Cross Country Club
Warm Weather Running Tips
• You can lose between 6 and 12 ounces of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Hydrate before you run, while you run, and after you run. Drink 10-15 ounces of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running and every 20 to 30 minutes along your route.
• Run in the shade if possible to avoid direct sun. If exposed to the sun, apply at least spf 45 sunscreen. Wear sunglasses and/or wear a hat with a visor to shade your eyes and face.
• Run with a partner and/or a parent. You shouldn’t run alone, but if you do, carry identification, or write your name, phone number, and any important medical information on the inside sole of your running shoe. Make sure someone knows the route you will be running.
• Pay very close attention to the path or course. If you are supposed to wear glasses, by all means, wear them! So many runners are injured unnecessarily in this way.
• Remember to double or even triple tie your running shoes. This will prevent trips and falls.
Attend School in Costa Rica - December 12-19, 2016
There will be three summer camps at our school this year. See websites below for more information and registration:
BioIgnite Summer Camp.
Summer Music Program
- Registration on Wednesday and Thursday, May 4/5th 1:45-2;45 pm for Summer Private Music Lessons, Guitar Ensemble Camp and Ukulele Camp!
- Guitar Ensemble Camp: (Date Change) July 11-22 $300. There will be two-hour and a half long sessions with a half hour lunch break in between: 11-12:15, Lunch, 12:45-2. Joseph Kirkland will be the Conductor. Students will need a guitar, foot stool and extra strings. There will be a performance on the last day
- Ukulele Camp: June 6-17 $300 (Ideal for younger students.) There will be two-hour and a half long sessions with a half hour lunch break in between: 11-12:15, Lunch, 12:45-2. Joseph Kirkland will be the Conductor. Students will need a ukulele, and extra strings. There will be a performance on the last day
- Summer is a good time to "Try an Instrument"! The program will begin June 6th and run through August 1st (excluding the week of July 4th). Contact Melinda Hubbell at (770) 402-2907 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Teachers are available at different times throughout the 8 week Summer Program. If you are currently enrolled in the Private Music Lesson Program, check with your teacher regarding their particular availability. You may sign up for as many lessons as you would like over this period at $30 per lesson. If your teacher is not available for all, or part, of the summer, you may sign up with another ..
- GUITAR ENSEMBLE OFFERED NEXT YEAR
- We encourage anyone who would like to sign up for Guitar Ensemble next year, to also sign up for the camp. Please look for details regarding Guitar Ensemble in future newsletters.
FSA Health Policy Reminder
It seems that cold and flu season is upon us and in full swing. We would like to remind you of our school policy regarding communicable illnesses and give you some helpful tips for staying healthy. We are beginning to see a lot of students at the front office with communicable illnesses and many of them mention that they were sick before leaving home, but their parents encouraged them to come to school. Please let me remind you that control measures and periods of exclusion are very important at a time like this in order to keep down the spread of these illnesses.
If we all follow these guidelines and simple steps, it will help to combat the spread of illness throughout our school and in your homes.
School guidelines regarding communicable illness:
1. The student should remain at home until being symptom free for 24 hours. This means that your child may not return to school until 24 hours from their last vomiting or diarrhea episode.
2. If the student experiences a fever during an illness, they should be “fever free” for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
3. If the diagnosis is strep throat, the student should remain at home for 24 hours after starting the first dose of antibiotic treatment.
4. During any communicable illness, the student should be symptom free and fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has the flu, they should provide a doctor's note stating they can return to school.
IMPORTANT DISMISSAL PROCEDURES ANNOUNCEMENT
For the safety of our students:
School dismissal policy is that at 3:30 pm and 4:20 pm students are dismissed by carpool at the upper circle. Unless there is a family emergency, please do not expect to get your student from the front desk. If there is a family emergency please call the Administration Team, Principal Sener, or Assistant Principals Turan and Campbell, who will authorize pick up of your child during our no pick up times.
Any students waiting in the lobby without a parent will be sent up to Study Hall between 3:30 pm and 4:20 pm to be supervised, and from 4:40 pm -6 pm to After Care.
School closes at 6 pm, any students remaining will be under the care of staff waiting to go home.
If a parent is coaching a club or at a parent conference siblings or carpooling students need to be in Study Hall or After Care (no fee incurred).
If one student is in a club, or private music lesson, any additional siblings will be expected to follow the rule above (fee will apply after 4:40).
Academic Team members need to be picked up at 5:30 pm (unless otherwise directed by teachers). If not picked up they will be sent to After Care and the fee applied.
Pre-k and Kindergarten students (and any siblings or carpooling students) will continue to dismiss from the end of the elementary hallway.
Teachers ‘children need to use Study Hall or After Care unless directly supervised by their parent.
No student should ever be in an area of our school without adult supervision, cafeteria, stage, gym etc
Please respect our teachers and parent coach’s personal time as they work outside regular school hours with your students by picking up promptly.
This is our school policy and it will be adhered to.
parents of rising 7th graders
All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).
Please submit to the front desk before Fall semester begins. Thank you.
Elementary Science Olympiad-empty 2 liter soda bottles with the label attached
We are excited to announce that we will be holding a Maker Faire at FSAPS on May 4th.
A Maker Faire is the best Show (and Tell) on Earth! It is a festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
All students were invited to create a project to display at our school Maker Faire to be held on our campus.
Students who participate will earn 10 points extra credit added to a test in their Science class and a chance to win an exciting award and a cash prize!
· Elementary School:
LEGO sets, craft sets, and Snap Circuits
1st Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place - $75 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place $50 Amazon Gift Card
(1. Fill out the Maker Faire Project Proposal and turn it in to your Science teacher - completed)
2. Use the Maker Project Packet attached to work on your project throughout the semester and bring it to school no later than Monday, April 25th.
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS
We now have daily morning announcement videos on our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy
Every morning students watch video announcement in their homeroom classes.
If you like, check them out everyday as you are available on our Youtube Channel.
If you subscribe to our Youtube channel, then you will be notified whenever a morning announcement video is uploaded or a new school video is uploaded. Please see a sample morning announcement video below.
FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY 2016 SUMMER STEAM CAMP FOR ACADEMICALLY GIFTED
OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1ST GRADE THROUGH 8TH GRADE.FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp provides fun hands-on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to develop new skills, expand creative thinking, and foster team building and new friendships.
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!
1ST SESSION: FROM JUNE 6, 2016 TO FRIDAY, JUNE 17 FOR 1O WEEK DAYS
2ND SESSION: FROM JUNE 20, 2016 TO FRIDAY, JULY 1 FOR 1O WEEK DAYS
Since both sessions are identical and will include same content, families may choose either of the dates to register based on their availability.
COST: $600 PER CAMPER FOR A SESSION
This amount includes all materials, instruction, lunch, and snacks.
Each student will be given a certificate for the successful completion of
FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp for the Academically Gifted
2016 FSA Summer Leadership Camp
2016 FSA Summer Leadership Camp will take place May 28th through June 3rd , at Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The camp is open to 5th through 8th grade students and includes Daily Leadership Classes, outdoor & indoor activities such as Dollywood, Rafting, Go-Kart, Golf, Blaster boats, 5D Movie, City Tour... the cost is $500 (Tickets, Transportation and Meals included).
Please contact Mr.Turan if you have any questions at email@example.com
For Your information
Uniform and locker Reminder
A reminder that all non-uniform jackets need to be taken off and left in lockers or cubbies after arriving at school. Jackets should be worn for outside recess, but must be returned to lockers or cubbies after that. Wearing a non-uniform jacket during class is a violation of the dress code, which results in conduct points.
All students 4th through 8th grade have been issued a locker lock for their locker. This locker lock is to be used to prevent anyone from tampering with student belongings. If you have lost your locker lock, see Mrs. Campbell for a replacement. A replacement lock will cost $20.
Also, all lockers should be clean of papers and objects on the outside, except for the good luck messages for academic team competitions. All birthday congratulations may be displayed for one week.
On Going Programs
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION
Dear FSA Families,
Our Annual Giving Campaign is well on its way and we would like for you to be a part of the giving. Our goal is 100% participation.
Please note that you may donate at any amount level. It is more important that you participate.
Please find the details here: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/giving-back/
Thank you for all you do.
Six Flags Read to Succeed
If your child is in kindergarten through 6th grade, and met the reading requirements and completed the form by February 24th they will receive a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia to be used 2016 season.
Get my kidz shuttle
The special group rate will be for the following areas: Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Alpharetta
Please contact Get My Kidz Shuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-357-6797
Our website is www.getmykidzshuttle.com
Year Book Update
To purchase and CUSTOMIZE your yearbook, go to: www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter the FSAPS passcode: 1013541294622699
Even if you do not plan to purchase a yearbook this year, please create an account. You may use the same account every year, and you will be able to share photos online within the FSAPS family (and help contribute pictures to the yearbook!).
If you already have an account, please make sure that it is linked up with this year's yearbook!
WTCafe is proud to be the Fulton Science Academy lunch provider!
Wholesome Tummies is a locally owned franchise, providing only the highest quality, freshest lunches.
Our foods are all - natural and never contain any high fructose corn syrup, unnatural trans fats, artificial colors, flavors or added nitrates. The menu is also 100% "nut-free" with offering of gluten-free and vegetarian items.
You can order your all-natural entrees directly from our website at www.WTCAFE.com. Order 36 hours before the meal to get all of the menu options or as late as 8am the same morning for a vegetarian pasta! Entrees are pre-ordered and delivered to school daily in time for lunch. Students can choose 2 sides on site from a variety of fresh, in-season fruits, salads and veggies and a selection of healthy, all-natural snacks.
FSA BAND & ORCHESTRA PROGRAM
Please check this website for detailed information and registration to FSA Band and Orchestra Program:
Since we have after school clubs till 4:20pm, the band and orchestra will start at 4:30pm to avoid possible conflicts with academic teams and club studies. Please check actual days and times on the website - http://www.dolceensemble.com
FSA SOCIAL MEDIA
We regularly update our accounts on social media. You may enjoy following our school on social media as well. Here are our links:
2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE
Many of you are already following our Facebook page. If you are not yet following, all you need to do is to “Like" our Facebook page.
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
SIGN UP FOR REMIND!
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 be receiving 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 tools we use at our school.