Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of February 11, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


Many of our students, families, and faculty and staff had a very busy weekend with a lot of good news to report!


We received wonderful results over the weekend from many events including the Middle School Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, MATHCOUNTS Regional results, Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair results, and many individual awards for students, just to name a few! Make sure you read further to see all of that great news! For a list of what is included in this issue, scroll to the end of this section to see the "What's Happening in this Issue" list.


Tomorrow, FSA will have it's first soccer games of the season! The middle school girls team will begin at 4:30pm and the middle school boys will follow at 6:00pm! Don't forget that these home games will be held at UFA Milton.


Also, don't forget that this Thursday, February 14th, FSA will hold it's annual Valentines day dance for our students in PreK - 8th grade! Remember, students ARE ALLOWED to come to school dressed up for the dance as long as they follow dress code guidelines. The times for the dances are listed below:

DANCE TIMES:

  • PK - K: 10:00am - 10:45am
  • 1st - 2nd: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • 3rd - 5th: 12:15pm - 1:30pm
  • 6th - 8th: 1:45pm - 3:15pm


There's a lot happening and I don't want you to miss a thing so make sure you keep reading! Everyone enjoy your week!

Mission

To establish 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 envisions 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.

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

What's Happening in this Issue:
  • Summer Camps 2019
  • FSA Places 1st in Science Olympiad Regionals
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Middle Level State Honoree
  • FSA MATHCOUNTS places 1st in Capital Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competiton
  • FSA Senior Places 1st in his First Track Meet of the Season
  • FSA Students Compete in Fulton County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
  • Class Picture Day is Coming for PreK - 5th Grade
  • Valentine's Day Dance
  • February is Black History Month!
  • FSA Students Compete in GISA Middle School Spelling Bee
  • FSA Club MD Junior is Raising Awareness for the American Heart Association
  • UNG National Leadership Conference
  • 8th Grade Poetry Cafe
  • International Night; UPDATES (Make sure you sign up!!!)
  • AND MUCH MORE

quote of the week

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: February (Compassion)

Definition of compassion

: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it

February Calendar

Thursday, February 7: First Annual GISA Robotics State Championship

Thursday, February 7: Tellus Stars & Constellations Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Friday, February 8: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Tuesday, February 12: Fernbank Dinosaurs Alive! Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Tuesday, February 12: First Soccer Match of the Season (Home), MSG: 4:30pm, MSB 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 13: Jr. Beta Valentine's Day Party at Assisted Living Home

Wednesday, February 13: High School Assembly (2:40 - 3:15)

Thursday, February 14: Valentines Day Dance (Pre-K through 8th Grade) Students are encouraged to dress up for the dance. please see parent volunteer sign up below

Thursday, February 14: Kindergarten Sweetheart Breakfast (7:45am)

Friday, February 15: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, February 18: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)

Tuesday, February 19: Home Soccer Game, MSG: 4:30pm, MSB: 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 20: Class Picture Day PreK - 5th Grade ONLY

Thursday, February 21: Emory University Visit

Friday, February 22: Children's Museum of Atlanta Field Trip (PreK)

Saturday, February 23: Spelling / Math / Art Competition at FSA

Monday, February 25: Elementary School - Level Spelling Bee (3rd - 5th Grade)

Wednesday, February 27: GA Aquarium Field Trip, 4th & 5th Grade

Wednesday, February 27: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Mohammed Zaidi, Oncology Surgeon

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


2018 - 2019 FSA 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.

summer camps are coming to FSA for summer 2019!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS! WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER SOME AMAZING CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2019

FSA STEAM Summer Camp

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1st GRADE - 8th Grade


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!


Dates:

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21


Click the Below Link to see Pricing Information and Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform

Kids4Coding

Kids 4 Coding propels kids to Tech Readiness through innovative, hands-on projects and challenges. Students gain an edge in STEM by learning to create and code games, mobile apps, electronics, websites, robots, drones, and more using top programming languages like Python and JavaScript.



Please use the links below to see different class offerings, pricing information, and registration:

1/2 Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-half-day


Full Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-full-day


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 8 - July 12

Shaping Minds


If you are searching for an awesome Summer Camp for kids in the Metro Atlanta, GA area, then you have come to the right place! Our summer camp is perfect for active kids who love to have fun participating in exciting sports activities!


Dates:

May 27 - May 31

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 1 - July 5

July 8 - July 12


Register using the Link Below:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=4707958323/2696/47892///1549383574

E2YoungEngineers

Packages:

  • Full Day (8:30AM – 4:30PM); $399/week; (2 snacks provided; Student gets own lunch)
  • Half Day (8:30AM – 12:30PM); $195/week; (1 snack provided; Dismissal before lunch)


Each day, children participate in a variety of enriching activities classified in 4 themes. Children will enjoy STEM educational experience, build motorized Lego® models, conduct science experiments, programming robots, gaming, and do creative art work.


Dates:

Superheros: June 4 - June 8

Candy: Jun 11 - Jun 15

Science: June 18 - June 22

Adventure: June 25 - June 29


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

http://northatlanta.e2youngengineers.com/summercamp/

BioIgnite

The BioIgnite Design Summer Camp teaches about exciting BioSTEM topics such asBiomedical Imaging, NeuroEngineering, Biomechanics, and Regenerative Medicine. An afternoon design studio teaches students all about the engineering design process and takes them through designing their own prosthetic prototype. Parents are invited to an open house on Friday where students show-off their prototypes and favorite activities from the week.


Dates:

June 24 - June 28


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/bioignite-summer-camp-at-fulton-science-academy-alpharetta/

Wealthy Habits

Are you looking for a program that is both fun and educational?

Our 5-day summer camps focus on what students are most interested in while providing a strong foundation of MONEY BASICS.

Wealthy Habits camps aren’t focused on whether a student can memorize the information and pass a test, but on changing their attitude towards managing their current and future finances while providing them with the ambition to learn more even after they have left camp.


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14


For pricing and registration, please click this link;

https://wealthyhabits.org/programs/camps/

FSA places 1st in Science Olympiad Regionals!

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The Middle School Science Olympiad team competed at the Central Forsyth Regional Tournament on Saturday and came home with top honors and an invitation to the State Tournament. “This was the most competitive Regional tournament in the state, and we won it handily,” said Science Olympiad Head Coach Pam Walsh. In Science Olympiad tournaments, the team with the lowest score wins. FSA’s top team finished with 84 points and Taylor Road Middle School, the second place team, had 120 points. FSA competed with three teams at this tournament. Even though the second and third teams did not compete in all 23 events, they still placed 4th and 9th. Unfortunately, only one team per school is allowed to advance to the State Tournament.


“The students thoroughly enjoyed this competition,” said head coach Gloria Stathos. “Everyone put in a solid performance in all of their events. Our Anatomy students came back from their exam grousing about how challenging it had been, but how excited they were that the test included actual human organs. Later we learned that the test had been created by an FSA Alumna and during the awards ceremony our teams placed first, second and third.”


The team will now be whittled down to the maximum 15 students to prepare for the State Tournament on March 16. The team’s goal is to qualify for the National Tournament to be held at Cornell University in May.

FSA students earned medals in the following events:

Anatomy & Physiologycoached by Mrs. Fernandez

  • 1st Place – Varsha and Navya
  • 2nd Place – Aarushi and Aidan
  • 3rd Place – Ashi and Jake

Battery Buggy coached by Mr. Parlak and Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 2nd Place – Arden and Ansh
  • 3rd Place – Neel and Jake

Boomilever – coached by Mrs. Stathos

  • 1st Place – Tejash and Tanish
  • 2nd Place – Rohan and Rayyan
  • 3rd Place – Deetya and Shaurya

Circuit Lab – coached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 2nd Place – Nina and Tanish

Crime Busters – coached by Mr. Unal

  • 2nd Place – Madison and Deetya
  • 4th Place – Sanjana and Varsha

Density Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 1st Place – Nina and Tejaz
  • 2nd Place – Krishna and Sam

Disease Detectives – coached by Mrs. Bhatt & Mrs. Nori

  • 2nd Place – Neel and Tejaz

Dynamic Planetcoached by Mrs. Walsh

  • 1st Place – Gann and Tejash
  • 3rd Place – Arden and Ansh

Experimental Designcoached by Mrs. Stathos

  • 1st Place – Navya, Ari, and Rohan
  • 4th Place – Ashi, Shivam, and Nina

Fossilscoached by Ms. Beres

  • 2nd Place – Weston and Ashi

Game Oncoached by Mr. Bray

  • 4th Place – Alex and Ezra

Hereditycoached by Ms. Oliver

  • 2nd Place – Ashi and Shivam

Herpetology coached by Mrs. Butler

  • 2nd Place – Ezra and Nicole

Meteorologycoached by Ms. Koca

  • 4th Place – Arden and Ansh

Mystery Architecture – coached by Mr. & Mrs. Sanders

  • 3rd Place – Akarsh and Krishna

Potions & Poisons – coached by Mr. Nash

  • 3rd Place – Ezra and Tejaz

Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos

  • 1st Place – Shivam and Neel

Roller Coaster – coached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 1st Place – Neel and Nina

Solar Systemcoached by Mrs. Walsh

  • 2nd Place – Alex and Gann
  • 3rd Place – Sam and Krishna

Thermodynamicscoached by Mr. Krishnan

  • 2nd Place – Nicole and Ranjani
  • 3rd Place – Eric
  • 4th Place -- Sanjana

Water Qualitycoached by Mrs. Butler

  • 3rd Place – Nicole and Ezra
  • 4th Place – Madison and Aarushi

Write It Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos

  • 1st Place – Ezra and Jake


FSA 8th Grader, Seth D. named Middle Level State Honoree in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Seth, an eighth-grader at Fulton Science Academy, started a service group that provides clothing and school supplies to students in need at an elementary school in an area of the Philippines affected by a volcanic eruption early last year. Seth's parents immigrated to the United States from that country and took him to visit when he was younger. “I came back home with a heavy heart thinking of the unfortunate kids my age,” said

Seth. “My parents' constant reminders not to waste food and be grateful for what I have convinced me to spend my time not on games or otherwise pointless tasks, but instead on running an organization that would provide for the misfortunate.”

Seth recruited other students at his school to help him begin an information and fundraising campaign in support of students at Tinago Elementary School in Albay, Philippines. The effort got off to a slow start, but after the Mayon volcano erupted and displaced many nearby residents, Seth's group collected approximately $1,000 and many boxes of clothing, and then delivered school supplies and clothing to young students at the elementary school. “The smile on their faces after seeing their new items and the pure innocence of their lives

were heartwarming,” he said.

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About The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represents the United States' largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service. All public and private middle level and high schools in the country, as well as all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Points of Light's HandsOn Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local

Prudential Spirit of Community Award. These Local Honorees were then reviewed by an independent judging panel, which selected State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists based on criteria including personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.

While in Washington, D.C., the 102 State Honorees – one middle level and one high school student from each state and the District of Columbia – will tour the capital's landmarks, meet top youth volunteers from other parts of the world, attend a gala awards ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and visit their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. On May 6, 10 of the State Honorees – five middle level and five high school students – will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2019. These National Honorees will receive additional $5,000 awards, gold medallions, crystal trophies and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

Since the program began in 1995, more than 125,000 young volunteers have been honored at the local, state and national level. The program also is conducted by Prudential subsidiaries in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil. In addition to granting its own awards, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program also distributes President's Volunteer Service Awards to qualifying Local Honorees.


For information on all of this year's Prudential Spirit of Community State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists, visit http://spirit. prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.

FSA Mathcounts places 1st in Capital Chapter Mathcounts competition

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GREAT NEWS! Our mathcounts team placed 1st in Capital Chapter Mathcounts competition yesterday! One of the strongest chapters of Georgia.


  • 1st place individual - Ethan G. 8th grade
  • 2nd place individual - Kevin Y. 8th grade
  • 3rd place individual - Richard Y. 8th grade
  • 4th place individual - Nick A. 7th grade
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6 out of 10 students from our team have also advanced to State!!

  • Ethan G. 8th grade
  • Kevin Y. 8th grade
  • Richard Y. 8th grade
  • Nick A. 7th grade
  • Ethan M. 6th grade
  • Richard K. 7th grade


The hard work of our team has paid off!! Now we have more workshops to enjoy until State!! Let's gooo Mathletes!!

GOOD LUCK at the Georgia State MATHCOUNTS!! GO TEAM!!


-Coach Sema Duzyol

Congratulations to FSA Senior Ethan G. on placing 1st in his 1st Track Meet of the Season!

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GREAT NEWS! One of our high school students, Ethan G. wins 100m Boys Event @ the Chapel Hill Track Meet, his 1st meet of the Track Season


Big thanks to OnTrack-Coach Antonio McKay.

Great job Ethan!! Way to go!

FSA students compete in Fulton County Regional science and engineering fair

Congratulations to Khalil L. and Rohan K. who won 1st place at the Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Neerav S. also won 2nd place!

Khalil and Rohan won Georgia Broadcom Masters Certificate while Neerav won the New Inventors award!

Khalil & Rohan-7th graders and Neerav S. 6th grader will now advance to the Georgia State Engineering Fair in Athens GA.

Congratulations to these 3 students on their hard work!

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FSA's Valentine's Day Dance is This Thursday!

DANCE TIMES:
  • PK - K: 10:00am - 10:45am
  • 1st - 2nd: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • 3rd - 5th: 12:15pm - 1:30pm
  • 6th - 8th: 1:45pm - 3:15pm

It's that lovable time of year for the annual Valentine's Day Dance! (Pre-k thru 8th) The dance will take place on Thursday, February 14. We are asking parents to send/drop off goodies labeled with your CHILD's GRADE and "Valentine's Dance," at car pool that morning. As always, we request items to be nut free.


Children are allowed to dress up!


Please sign up for food donations and / or volunteer help by clicking on the poster below, or by clicking the link

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45A4AC29A7FE3-valentines


!!!AND DON'T FORGET THAT STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO COME TO SCHOOL DRESSED UP!!!

Class Picture Day for PreK - 5th Grade is Wednesday, February 20th

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FSA High school club MD Junior is raising awareness for the american heart association

February is American Heart month! One of our high school clubs, MD Junior, is selling socks and T-Shirts to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association. T-Shirts are selling for $10 each and socks are selling for $4 each. We hope that all students, parents, and teachers will support MD Junior and their initiative. You can place an order by writing your name and order information on the sheet posted outside Ms. Oliver’s Chem Lab. You MUST order and hand in the total money to Ms. Oliver by Friday, February 22. If Ms. Oliver isn’t in her room, you can bring it to her later. We highly encourage you to support the endeavors of this club and support heart disease! #heartmonth

February is Black History Month

As we observe black history month, did you that The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization, was founded in 1909. Then in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher, created Black History Month.

February is recognized as black history month, because it coincides with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Canada also celebrates Black History Month in February, while the UK celebrates Black History Month in October. It was in 1976 that it became a national month-long celebration.

FSA Students advance in GISA Spelling Bee

FSA Students Sanjana K. and Saba F. have advanced to to the next round of the GISA spelling bee! Both FSA students scored in the top 25% against nearly 50 other students! Congratulations girls and we wish you the best of luck as you move forward in the competition! Be sure to keep an eye out for future Newsletters to see how our girls do!
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IMPORTANT Announcement for High School Math Team Members

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 math contest is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below can take the AMC 12.

· Please use below link to practice for AMC 10 and 12.

Please click on AMC 10 if you are 10th grade or younger and please click on AMC 12 if you are 11th or 12th grade student.

https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_Problems_and_Solutions

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/2017_AMC1012_Practice_Questions.pdf

· AMC 10A/12A will be administered on Thursday, Feb 7th 2019 during 2nd & 3rd periods (9am -11 am) in Mrs. Duzyol’s classroom.

· AMC 10B/12B will also be administered at our school on February 13th, 2019 during 2nd and 3rd periods (9am -11 am) in Mrs. Duzyol’s classroom

· High School Math Team students are strongly encouraged to take both AMC contest A on February 7th and AMC Contest B on February 13th.

· Letter to parents

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/AMC/amc1012/2019/2019AMC1012LetterToParents.pdf

Please email Mrs. Duzyol if you have any questions at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org

ung national leadership conference

National Leadership Challenge weekend which will occur from April 5 – April 7th. If your students are interested in attending they can register at the URL here: https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/visit/nlc.php

There is a registration fee of $115 but any program or school that brings 5 or more cadets will receive a reduced fee of $95.00 per person. If you talk to your students and 5 or more are interested, you will need to call our Continuing Ed department at 706-864-1918 and give them a list of the students so they can be put on the discount list. As always, if there is someone with financial need but really would like to attend, please call our office and we will try and get them here.

This is a great opportunity for students that are wanting to try out the Corps of Cadets or just want to have a weekend full of outdoor activities and leadership training!

8th Grade Poetry Cafe

Students and Faculty gathered today to listen to some original Poetry work from some of our students in a pop-up cafe environment!

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Student Led Karate Club; Training One Move at a Time

For the Fall semester in Karate Club we went over various drills, such as the kicking and striking drill to help the students know how exactly to defend themselves properly. It is also helps them with avoiding any injuries from kicking and striking. We also went over how to properly roll on surfaces using mats, so if they ever are thrown or pushed onto the ground they can safely roll onto that surface, again to avoid injury. But one of the main things we did was learn self control and discipline. The students learned when to use the techniques they have acquired and how these techniques are not to be used for playing against friends.


The emphasis in the Fall semester, as it was our introduction to the Karate Club , the goal was to learn basic self defense martial arts techniques. The club itself caters to kids from 3rd to 5th grades and while there will be fun activities, it is about learning basic self defense skills that can be used off the mat and outside the club if needed. It also provides a healthy, active outlet for students to get them moving. Club members also have to listen carefully to instructions, which means its also a lesson in listening skills.


This Spring semester will see more techniques introduced and also as a Club leader, I will be challenged to keep it interesting and also learn how to better engage with the members. Since I am also working with elementary students I have to always come up with new ways to communicate with them verbally, and through actions. I also have to be firm with them so that they approach the drills seriously. While there are many many opportunities to be playful and have some fun, there is a level of seriousness that needs to be practiced, since this can cause careless injuries. I also try to show understanding as I also started training in kindergarten. There were times when I had to motivate myself to stay in the game, which was not easy. Confidence is another skill I hope to inspire in them as it is one that can truly help them along many paths. Self confidence + Self esteem + disciplined training (habit) = a successful student


- Akshay M., FSA 9th Grader

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Professional Speaker Series; Who Participates & How do we Source the Speakers? A Re-cap on our Most Recent Presentation

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Last week in our High School Newsletter we looked at WHY we have this program. This week and on both Newsletters we look WHO participates and HOW we source these speakers, as well as take a look at a brief bio into the speaker that we welcomed today!


Who Participates?

Seasoned professionals from various industries are sourced to interact and provide thought provoking presentations in their areas of expertise. For this year we have had an VP of Marketing from Scientific games, SVP, Debt Processing from First Data, Regional Director for Retail Sales Samsung, The Drake House, Greater North Fulton Charities, a college junior who shares how securing internships can change “make it happen to you”, just to mention a few. Each presenter share with students how technology and trends are affecting their roles, companies and industries.


How Do We Source Our Speakers?

Broadening horizons and exposure to diverse professionals who can speak to teens are the driving forces in finding our presenters. Shared professional and community networking, areas of interest shared by students, and someone who can get students to start thinking outside their comfort zone. It is also important that they be engaging and knows how to interact with teens, via examples and personality. It’s not about the job title but also how they present themselves.


These presentations occur during one of the designated CERP periods during the week. Roughly, about 35 mins, students are required to attend as this is built in within their daily schedule. Attendance at these events which usually occur weekly, is just as important as if a student was attending class. Understanding the professional environment no longer starts in college. As the landscape changes the timeline is moving up and high school is where it all begins

Today we welcomed Mrs. Shiela De La Pena. She spoke with our students on how to start a non-profit - from concept to realization.


Mrs. Shiela De La Pena is a Computer Engineer and an expert in Supply Chain high performance business processes and practices. As a former electronics-manufacturing professional, she is experienced in all aspects of supply operations, materials management, purchasing, production planning, inventory management, new product development, application engineering, logistics, applied business systems and integrated process management. As a former Project Manager, she collaborated with engineers and managed development of prototypes and production of printed circuit boards used in the Mars Rover’s camera and arms, first Bluetooth hands-free headset/microphone, first wearable GPS, capsule endoscopy and first colored screen mobile phone display. She currently owns a consulting business in electronics Supply Chain that supplies product across the globe. Mrs. De La Pena is Seth De La Pena’s mom who is currently an eight grader in FSA. Seth De La Pena runs a non-profit organization – “Change for Kids”.


Mrs. De La Pena spoke to students about how to come up with an idea to start a charity and took them through the steps of how to get it off the ground. She covered with them , fundraising and the importance of finding a reason to form the charity. Maintaining is perhaps the key to success. Incorporation of your charity is perhaps the main steps she told students in really making things official for your charity. She shared that its probably about $600 to get your charity incorporated but that's all tax deductible. Mrs. De La Pena also covered how involved starting a charity is...but points out that the satisfaction you receive cannot be compared when you practice giving back. But she couldn't stressed how important it is to match the right cause to your interest.


Mrs. De La Pena...spoke to students about how to come up with an idea to start a charity and took them through the steps of how to get it off the ground. She covered with them , fundraising and the importance of finding a reason to form the charity. Maintaining is perhaps the key to success. Incorporation of your charity is perhaps the main steps she told students in really making things official for your charity. She shared that its probably about $600 to get your charity incorporated but that's all tax deductible. Mrs. De La Pena also covered how involved starting a charity is...but points out that the satisfaction you receive cannot be compared when you practice giving back. But she couldn't stressed how important it is to match the right cause to your interest.

Want to Learn More About our International Night?

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FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. Please read carefully because we need your help to make it possible!


The event this year will be the same as last year and we are recruiting families to contribute in various ways. Whether you would like to represent your country of origin or share what you’ve learned about other places while traveling abroad, we would be honored if you would share your experiences and insight with the FSA family. The opportunities to contribute include the following:


  • Manage a booth - This includes selecting a country to educate our families on the country and culture. You will be provided with tables and a tri-fold poster board to create a display showcasing your country’s heritage including relevant art, photos, traditional dress/costume, music, dance, food, souvenirs, games, etc. If more than one family volunteers to represent the same country, those families will collaborate to manage the booth. Any family managing a booth has an opportunity to be in the Parade of Nations. Details will follow once signed up.
  • Bring food and/or drink items indicative of a specific country - If you aren’t up for managing a booth,but are a good cook and want to share your culinary talents please let us know what items you would like to contribute for our food sampling.
  • Perform a talent representative of a country - Performances can be by our students, parents and/or others in the community. Examples include Irish or Indian dance, West African drumming, Capoeira, Salsa dance, singing, etc. Please note performances should be 3-5 minutes long.
  • General Assistance & Volunteering - If none of the above appeal to you, but you would like to help at the event, please sign up to serve as a general event volunteer. We also need help with set up and clean up, manning the passport and immigration booths, coordinating talent, and more.


Please click the link below to let us know how you would like to participate by April 1, 2019. Once we receive your Google Form response, we will reach out to you with additional details.



International Night Google Form Sign-up

Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions or concerns


Below is an example of a family representing Ireland. They included a board of information, food and drink samples, and even dressed like the Irish!

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don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!

TO PURCHASE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699


Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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2019 - 2020 school year calendar

Please note that we have published our 2019 - 2020 Calendar on our School Website as well if you would like to print it.

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FSA Sideline Store

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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

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 junal@fultonscienceacademy.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.

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

Attendance Matters!


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 attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

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.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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:

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • 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.


FAQ:

  • 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?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • 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?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

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.

FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,


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.

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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.

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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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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School