Mustang Messenger

FSAPS Parent Volunteer Organization

Copy Program

Starting next Thursday, October 8th, we are starting a new program to assist our teachers. On Thursdays after 2:00 pm and Monday mornings after carpool, we need parent volunteers to make copies for our teachers, so that their time can be spent planning and teaching. This is a simple way for us to help our teachers and for parents to have an opportunity to be a volunteer and make a difference in our school. Your room parents will be sending out sign-ups or you can go to the link below and sign up. Don't worry, we will train you on the copier and procedure for this ongoing project. http://vols.pt/8gRuB6

Roswell Youth Day Parade

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 8am-12pm

610 Atlanta Street

Roswell, GA

The entire FSAPS family is invited to march in the 65th Annual Roswell Youth Day Parade. We have already registered our school to march but if you want to get a little more info please go to http://www.roswellgov.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/861

We are going to dress up like zombies and hold a banner that says "Fulton Science Academy Private School…WE WANT YOUR BRAINS!"

Wanna Be A ZOMBIE? Click here!

Sign up here for the Roswell Youth Day Parade and be a Zombie with us!

Spirit Wear Orders

Spirit Wear order forms will be coming soon. Due to the positive response and the number of inquiries for long sleeve shirts, we will be sending home another order form. We will need a minimum of 35 shirts ordered to place this order, so if you are interested, please look out for the order form. As soon as they are updated and we receive them from our vendor, we will send out hard copies with your students and will also email a link.

Media Center Volunteers

Special Thanks to our parent volunteers who have been working with Mrs. Stathos to get books cataloged and on shelves. We still need additional help, so if you are available, please contact Mrs. Stathos at gstathos@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Additional thanks to parents & staff that helped out reconfiguring the layout of the media center yesterday and today. Furniture and books were rearranged to more effectively use the space. The 20 new iMac computers have arrived and are being set up today. Our Media Center is gonna be AMAZING for our students and staff!

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WET & WILD ON THE HOOCH!

A huge thank you to all of the fantastic FSA students and families that braved the rain on Saturday morning to participate in the annual Keep Roswell Beautiful Rivers Alive Clean-Up event on the Chattahoochee. We rocked our rain gear and had a blast playing in the mud!


Our younger students and their families, walked the beautiful trails along the Chattahoochee River picking up bags of litter. Our middle school students removed a huge amount of Chinese Privet from the wetlands at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Our conservation guide, Rebecca, said we removed a record amount of privet in a short time period. So while we all got really muddy, the soft ground made our task significantly easier!


At the awards ceremony, FSA took home the Wet & Wild Award so check out our latest addition to the Mustangs Trophy Case!

What is the Student Activity Fee?

Apparently there may have been a bit of confusion during the student orientation in August. Some parents were mistakenly misled into believing that the $100 Activity Fee was optional. This is not true. The $100 per student activity fee is mandatory for all students! The only exception is for families that are receiving financial aid; they are eligible for assistance with this fee.


We recognize that the name of our organization as it currently exists, Parent Volunteer Organization, may be misleading and families may believe that this is a voluntary cost associated with the education and enrichment of our students. We are currently in the process of changing our 501c3 name to Mustang Support Organization, which will better reflect the purpose of this group. The $100 is tax-deductible, as are any additional contributions that you may wish to make.


Many parents have asked "What does this activity fee pay for and why is it mandatory?"


Throughout the year, our organization provides support to the school's faculty and coordinates and funds educational enrichment and celebratory activities beyond the day-to-day functions covered by tuition. We organize and help fund school-wide events such as S.T.E.A.M. Day, Earth Day, Thanksgiving Dinner, Valentines Dance, 8th Grade Graduation Dance, Bookfair, PI Day, Teacher Appreciation, Last Blast Carnival, Red Ribbon Week, Cyber Safety. We also organize a number of other charitable outreach events to promote Fulton Science Academy within our community including the recent fundraising event for Blessings In A Backpack and the upcoming community events like Rivers Alive and the Roswell Youth Day Parade. We also actively work on behalf of FSAPS to apply for grants for technology, environmental programs, etc.


Every student is eligible to participate in these programs. It would be unfair for less than 55% of our families to pay for 100% of our students, which is what happened during last years membership drive. We want to continue to offer these fantastic programs for our students, especially as our school continues to grow and new students join our FSAPS family.


If you have already registered and paid your activity fee, we thank you! If it has slipped your mind, we have made it really easy to do right now…just click on the link above and you may register online and pay via PayPal. IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED AND PAID, IT IS NOW PAST DUE! WE WILL BEGIN PERSONALLY CONTACTING FAMILIES NEXT WEEK! We have so many upcoming activities and we don't want to waste our volunteer hours personally contacting families that have not registered by the deadline, so please take a moment and do it now to support the school.

LOCKER LOCKS ARE COMING!

The locks for the student lockers have been ordered by the school administration. It will be a number of days before they are received and assigned to students. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Fulton Science Academy Private School Parent Volunteer Organization

President - Amanda Crigler

V.P. Educational Enrichment - Laura Kefalas

V.P. Hospitality - Tamara Stevens

V.P. Student Services - Kelley Utterback

Secretary - Shelley Kersey

Treasurer - Susie Miramontes

Room Parent Coordinator - Aimee Nobile

Faculty Liaisons - Ashley Fichter & Michelle Campbell