Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - February 12, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear FSA Families,


Did you know that today marks the beginning of a Lunar New Year? In reading about this and educating myself about this New Year Tradition and Lunar Calendar, I learned the Lunar New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are typically spent with family in celebration along with other fun and beautiful traditions to ring in the new year.


Encyclopedia Britannica reads that the, "Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festival [is] typically celebrated in China, Korea, and other Asian countries [and] begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. The lunar calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, so the dates of the holiday vary slightly from year to year, beginning some time between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. "

I hope that all of our families that celebrate the Lunar New Year have a beautiful day with your families and enjoy this special time! Happy New Year!


You can learn more about the Lunar New Year here.

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Next I want to give a HUGE congratulations to our 4th & 5th grade FLL Team and coaches! We got the news late this afternoon that the team passed the Regional competition and will now continue to the Georgia State Championship! Way to go to these fantastic students and coaches, Mrs. Yasemin Duman and Coach Tarik Uduk!

IMPORTANT Reminders

Picture Make-up Day & Alternative Picture Submission Options

OPTION 1:

  • Picture Makeup Day is Friday, 2/19, from 10:00-6:00. This is a drop in event. Please enter the gym lobby and students will exit from the side gym door into the faculty parking lot. One parent may accompany. Please be sure to wear masks and maintain 6' safe spacing from all other parties.
OPTION 2:

    DEADLINE for ALL PICTURES is FEBRUARY 19th.

    for full details please refer to the email sent by Mrs. Griffis on February 1st


To Order Your Lifetouch Pictures Follow the Steps Below

  • Visit https://my.lifetouch.com
  • Enter your Picture Day ID : EVT3D9ZMK
  • Order your perfect package
It's Time to Order Your 2020 - 2021 Yearbook


Regular Price: $35.90

Deadline to Order: March 23, 2021


Did you know that you have the ability to customize 2 free pages?!

  • Add photos from your computer, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive & more.
  • Answer fun Memory Questions to help remember the year.
  • The 2 Custom Pages are FREE and are printed ONLY in your book. Want more pages? Each additional 2 pages is just $0.99
FSA's Annual Fundraising Campaign | Our Goal is 100% Participation from our Amazing Families


This year our goal is to raise $200,000 with 100% participation from our families. Thanks to our generous families and community members, we have already raised $78,776 so far.


The funding from annual fundraising will be used for the third phase of our campus expansion, including the athletics field and arts center.


Please be reminded that any parent donating $1,000 or more will also earn a brick to be placed at our school entrance.


Please CLICK HERE to join our annual fundraising!


A heartfelt thank you for your support of our school. We are stronger together.

With gratitude,


Dr. Kenan Sener

Principal

Quote of the Week

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Our Mission & Vision

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February / March Calendar

  • February 15 - President's Day (No School)
  • February 16-19 - Career Week
  • February 22-23 - Write Score (3rd-5th grades)
  • March 1-5 - Read Across America Week
  • March 12 - Teacher Work Day (no school for students)
  • March 13 - Elementary Virtual Learner Resource Pick Up

What's in This Issue?

  • Mustang News for this Week ICYMI
  • Spread LOVE not germs - Happy Valentine’s Day from FSA Elementary!
  • FSA Students perform at the top of the region at the Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FCRSEF)!
  • School-Wide Career Week Begins on Tuesday! Are You Excited!?
  • Exciting competition opportunity for FSA musicians!
  • FSA Junior Ashi Jain Creates Brand New Coloring Book for our elementary students!
  • Virtual D.E.A.R. Day at FSA
  • Read Across America Week at FSA (March 1 - 5)
  • High School BETA Club Hosts Hygiene Care Drive during the month of February
  • And More

Mustang News for this Week ICYMI

Mustang News; February 10, 2021
Mustang News; February 12, 2021
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Spread LOVE not germs - Happy Valentine’s Day from FSA Elementary!

We LOVE our FSA family! To show our love and our appreciation for our amazing school community, we have put together a fun Valentine’s Day grab bag for our elementary friends and their loved ones to enjoy! Our virtual learners will find this bag in their resource pick up items from Saturday, February 6th. Our on campus learners will be bringing their treats home on Monday, February 8th.


Included in your bag will be:

  • Origami paper and challenge instructions

  • An individually wrapped plain heart cookie

  • Recipe for make your own frosting

  • Instructions to show us your origami skills and culinary creativity


After enjoying some family fun in honor of Valentine's Day - tag us on social media or post a picture of both your origami and cookie creations on our facebook post in the comments! We would LOVE to see what you come up with. We can HEART-ly wait!


Here are the beautiful creations we have seen so far!
Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year, and while we know we need to “spread” out - we also need to stick together through it all. We are so thankful for each and every one of you, and we LOVE having you at FSA! Happy Valentine’s Day!

**Note: The cookies are Kosher and will stay fresh in their individual package for up to 3 weeks.
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FSA Students perform at the top of the region at the Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FCRSEF)!

Each year, FSA can only send 4 students to the regional fair. This year, due to the virtual format, we were able to send five students, and all five of these students’ projects took first or second place in their categories! They also won a smattering of special awards. All four of our middle school participants will advance to the state science fair in March! Science Fair Coordinator Ms. Oliver said “These students were timely and professional in completing all requirements and getting everything to me when needed (and there was a lot!) Their projects were ingenuitive and well executed. They are an impressive bunch with serious aptitudes for science and engineering.”

Category Awards:

  • Biomedical Engineering: Om Guin 1st place & Aarushi Guin 2nd place
  • Engineering Mechanics: Dongjoon Jeong 1st place
  • Robotics and Intelligent Machines: Neerav Soneji 1st place
  • Translational and Medical Sciences: Navya Nori 1st place


Special Awards:

  • Lemelson Early Inventor Prize: Om Guin
  • Office of Naval Research - U.S. Navy /U.S. Marine Corps: Navya Nori
  • United States Air Force: Navya Nori
  • Broadcom Masters: Om Guin and Navya Nori

School-Wide Career Week Begins on Tuesday! Are You Excited!?

Elementary Career Week

Throughout the week think of what you want to be when you grow up. Take pictures, make a short video sharing the career that interests you, and share them with us to be included in a special Career Week in Elementary video.


Link for submission will be sent via email.

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Middle & High Career Week

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Exciting competition opportunity for FSA musicians! (Deadline to Submit Auditions is MONDAY, February 15th!)

Greetings FSA Musicians & Families!


The Charleston International Music Competition has invited our young musicians to participate in their global online 2021 Winter Music Competition. This is an exciting opportunity with chances to earn recognition, be featured on YouTube, and win prizes in a variety of categories! Finalists will also be considered for a cash prize!

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To enter, all you need to do is submit a video of yourself performing a musical piece or movement by a composer born in a winter month of December, January or February. Examples of winter-born composers include (but are not limited to):

  • Mozart

  • Beethoven

  • Handel

  • Schubert

  • Mendelssohn

  • Berlioz


This contest is open to singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles. More details about how to submit your video can be found here.


Deadline to submit a video is February 15th and there is NO submission fee to enter.


(If you do not have a song prepared to enter into this contest, you can also look into applying for their 2021 Baroque Music Competition, which has a later deadline of March 15th. More details to follow.)

FSA Junior Ashi Jain Creates Brand New Coloring Book for our elementary students!

I have designed a coloring book on the theme of kindness. This book highlights that even the smallest act of kindness can make a great impact. The book features a poem with simple, easy-to-read words jumping from the page, as well as unique colorable illustrations meant for children to exercise their creativity on and color. It includes cute and funny animal characters and designs that will take kids on an adventure to learn the value of kindness. This coloring book will also provide a way to release anxiety and help ease the stress of online-school through a fun and creative activity. All pages are easily printable. I would like to share this book with my FSA Community's elementary students.



Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 14 - 20, a great opportunity for children to practice kindness in their community. The coloring book would be a great add-on to our school's Random Acts of Kindness Week celebrations!


Ashi Jain - FSA Junior


You can download this beautiful coloring book below

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Virtual D.E.A.R. Day at FSA

We are excited to celebrate Read Across America Week in elementary at FSA. To finish out the week, we will have our annual D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) day on Friday, March 5th. We would love to make this day special for our students by having some guest readers join in on the fun! High School Students are also encouraged to participate if they are able! We also think our students would LOVE to see their familiar FSA faces for a read aloud and/or activity if you are interested. These read alouds would be done virtually. If you are interested and available, please sign up below!


Thank you for helping make this a memorable day for our students!

Read Across America Week at FSA (March 1 - 5)

Our elementary students will spend the first week of March celebrating Read Across America Week! We will be exploring books with a daily theme. Each day students will participate in fun and educational activities that help foster a LOVE for reading as well as have special virtual visits each day from some great children's book authors!


Students are also welcome and encouraged to participate in the theme days by dressing up. We can't wait to explore the world of books with our FSA students. On Friday, we will finish out the week with our annual D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Day. We are challenging our students to read for at least 60 minutes on this day and will spend the day focused on reading for enjoyment. Did you know.... if ALL of our elementary students read for 60 minutes, we will have read a total of more than 20,000 minutes?!


Our themes for the week include:


  • Monday - "Bringing Reading to Life!"

    Dress as your favorite storybook character to kick off our Read Across America week!

  • Tuesday - “Readers are Great Leaders”

    Dress for a job you would like one day, or for a problem you would like to solve one day

  • Wednesday - “Travel with a Great Book”
    Time to explore different people & places… wear something to represent your family’s culture, a culture you have read about, or a place you have visited through a book!
  • Thursday - “Silly Scholars Ready to Rhyme”
    Let’s dedicate the day to exploring the genre of poetry. Come dressed in your silliest attire OR in items that rhyme.
  • Friday - “Readers Dream BIG!”

    Finishing out the week with D.E.A.R. Day… come cozy in your PJs and bring your favorite book to Drop Everything And Read!

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High School BETA Club Hosts Hygiene Care Drive during the month of February

This month, High School Beta club is hosting a hygiene care drive for those in need. Donations include
  • soap
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • Q-tips
  • shampoo
  • and more.
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For on campus students, a donation box can be located at the front lobby. For online students, donations can be made on one of the drop off dates that will be announced soon! Volunteers are also needed to create the different packages. Stay tuned to Mustang News and the school newsletters for more updates on this drive.

"Reflection of Unity" Art Contest

Celebrating our Creativity and Exploring our Unity! The "Reflection of Unity" art contest has a theme for everyone: Family, Nature, Culture, or even Yourself! All artworks will be judged and winners will be from all grade levels. Include full name, grade level, and teacher on all artworks! Deadline March 1, 2021.
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Did you know you can Access FSA Connect On the Go!?

FSA Connect has had some updates recently and the app is working better than ever! Make sure you download the app to keep up to date with your child's grades and everything in between!


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

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Absences and Tardies

Please email any reasons for absence or tardies to attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org as well as your child's homeroom teacher. This helps the front desk keep record of absences and tardies as well. This includes internet issues or traffic problems! Please keep in mind that this year- students can only be allowed up to 10 absences throughout the school year.

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

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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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