Fulton Science Academy


Week of March 25, 2019


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

I want to begin by thanking our amazing MSO parents for yet another delicious Teacher Appreciation Lunch. They brought us so many wonderful dishes such as Vegetable Samosas,

Chicken Tikka Masala, Goat Curry, Paneer Tikka Masala, Lemon Rice, Naan as well as other dishes and a wonderful dessert spread! It may be called a Teacher Appreciation Lunch, but we appreciate our parents more than you know! Thank you so much! Congratulations to Mrs. Vela and Mr. Aliyev who were the flower winners this month at the Teacher Appreciation lunch!

It was yet again another busy week and weekend for our amazing students. I am excited to say that we have three Destination Imagination Teams teams that have advanced to the Global Destination Imagination Competition that will be held in Kansas City later in May! To read more about their wonderful accomplishment and see a wonderful video of one of our D.I. Teams made by one of our parent D.I. coaches, please read further below.

Fulton Science Academy’s Middle School Math Team won First Place in the 2019 Georgia MATHCOUNTS Competition that was held at Saint Luke Presbyterian Church on Monday, March 18, 2019. This is the 4th year in a row that our Mathletes have been state champions! Make sure to read the full article of this momentous achievement below.

Seven members of the FSA Math Team also qualified to the 2019 AIME – the American Invitational Mathematics Examination – based on their performance on the AMC 10/12 exams in February! Our math team is on a roll! To see everything their up to, please read further below.

Our High School Science Olympiad Team competed in their State Competition over the weekend! The team traveled to Emory University on Saturday for the Division C State Science Olympiad Tournament. This was only the second time in FSA history that the team qualified for the tournament. Make sure to read the full article below.

Don't forget to sign up to be a part of our Annual International Night! We currently have the following countries: Turkey, Russia, France, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Morroco, Jamaica, India, Finland, Haiti, Vietnam, Iran, United States, South Korea, and Thailand! To find out ways you can help or if you don't see a country that you would like represented, read further below on ways you can help out! International night will be on Sunday, April 28 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Make sure you sign up by April 1st!

Parents, please note that clubs will still happen this week at their regularly scheduled times. Again, there will be no changes to the class or club schedules for this week

Make sure to join us at Skyzone this Thursday for Spirit Night! We'll be jumping the night away! It's sure to be a ton of fun! For more information, read further below!

Lastly, don't forget to submit your video for the 4th Annual STEAM Video Contest. This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Spring Break Holiday. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Just four more days until Spring Break!


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.


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,


What's Happening in this Issue:
  • FSA D.I. Teams Headed to Global Competition
  • FSA Middle School Math Team State Champions 4 Years in a Row
  • High School Science Olympiad Team competes at State Tournament
  • FSA Students participate in Access Life America 2019
  • Middle School Girls Soccer Wins Again!
  • FSA Track is running past the competition!
  • Silver Medallion Presentation Honoring Seth D.; A Change for Kids
  • FSA 5th Graders participating in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge
  • AIME Exam and State MATHCOUNTS Champions
  • Spirit Night at Skyzone THIS THURSDAY
  • FSA Math Team @ March Mathness Tournament
  • FSA High School Student Council Presents MARIO Kart & Game Night!
  • Would you like to be a part of the Mustang News Team?
  • Math Team Food Drive for North Fulton Charities
  • D.E.A.R. Day at FSA is Swiftly Approaching
  • Elementary to Middle School Transition Meeting for Students & Parents

Mustang News for Monday, March 25, 2019

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: March (Honesty)

Honesty is being truthful in what you say and do and is more than just accurately reporting facts. It includes what you say, and it also includes what you don't say!

"Honesty is the best policy."

- Benjamin Franklin

March / April Calendars

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29: Spanish National Exam for level I, II, III, IV

Thursday, March 28: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Field Trip (Kindergarten)

Thursday, March 28: Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Thursday, March 28: Spirit Night @ Skyzone (Details below)

Friday, March 29: High School Student Council Presents Game Night & Mario Kart (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

APRIL 2019

Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

Wednesday, April 10: LIU Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14: San Francisco Trip (8th - 12th Graders)

Friday, April 12 - Elementary D.E.A.R. Day

Friday, April 12: 3rd Grade Market Day Event (7:55am - 9:30am)

Friday, April 12: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, April 13: Invitational Turkish Language Competition

Saturday, April 13: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Lit Mock AP Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat Mock AP Exam

Sunday, April 14: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam

Monday, April 15: Tax Day

Tuesday, April 16: Middle School Field Trip - Shakespeare Tavern - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, April 17: High School Professionalism Seminar, (2:30pm - 4:00pm)

Thursday, April 18: Elementary to Middle Transition Parent Meeting (Begins at 4:30pm)

Thursday, April 18: Dunwoody Nature Preserve - Plant Parts Program Field Trip (1st Grade)

Friday, April 19: Piedmont Park: Pond Ecosystems Program Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Saturday, April 20: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22: Earth Day

Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 23: Reading MAP Testing (K-8)

Wednesday, April 24: Math MAP Testing (1-5)

Thursday, April 25: Math MAP Testing (1-8)

Thursday, April 25: Atlanta Botanical Gardens Field Trip (Kindergarten)

Thursday, April 25: Red Cross Presentation for High School (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, April 26: Math MAP Testing (6-8)

Friday, April 26: Earth Day Balloon (PreK - 5)

Friday, April 26: Etowah Indian Mounds Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28: Washington DC Trip (5 - 7)

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28: NSF Contest

Saturday, April 27: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Chem AP Mock Exam
  • 8:00am AP Lang AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Bio AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 28: International Night (4:00pm - 7:00pm)

Sunday, April 28: Autism Speaks Walk - Atlanta (details to come)

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30: Science MAP Testing (3-8)

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30: Math MAP Testing (Kindergarten)

Tuesday, April 30: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Robert Hiller


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

FSA D.I. Teams Headed to Global Competition

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Congratulations to all of our Destination Imagination teams who participated in the Regional Affiliate Tournament over the weekend! We are proud to announce that three of FSA's teams will advance to D.I.'s Global Finals. They are;

  • Drone Watch (6th grade),
  • Savage Seven (3rd and 4th grade)
  • Wreck-It Monsters (4th grade)

The Global Finals will take place in Kansas City in May. We wish them the best of luck!!!

FSA Destination Imagination Team Members:

TEAM MUSTANG- (1st Grade)

  • Meera I.
  • Adam J.
  • Nidhi K.
  • Nitya K.
  • Nilay S.
  • Dennis D.
  • Kai M.


  • Arvin R.
  • Avery W.
  • Shloka N.
  • Kaavya R.
  • Ayan R.
  • Sophia E.
  • Aaryan M.

TECHNOLOGICAL DUCKS: (3rd & 5th Grade)

2nd place team in On Target Category; Elementary Level

  • Atharv M.
  • Adithi M.
  • Taran S.
  • Pranav V.
  • Jake A.
  • Abhinav Y.

SAVAGE SEVEN (3rd & 4th Grade)

(1st place in the On Target Category; Elementary Level)

  • Ritvik S.
  • Arav M.
  • Saavan G.
  • Shivain C.
  • Armaan P.
  • Ehan A.
  • Karthik T.

DRONE WATCH: (6th Grade)

(1st Place in On Target Category; Middle Level)

  • Kaegan B.
  • Sasha E.


(1st Place in Monster Effects; Elementary Level)

  • Adhithi M.
  • Alice F.
  • Samhitha K.
  • Inaaya M.
  • Aanya G.
  • Sloka C.
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March 18th, 2019. Alpharetta, GA. – Fulton Science Academy’s Middle School Math Team won First Place in the 2019 Georgia MATHCOUNTS Competition that was held at Saint Luke Presbyterian Church on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Additionally, three FSA students, Ethan Gao, Richard Yu and, Kevin Yuan (placed 4th) and the school’s Department Head and Math Team Coach, Mrs. Sema Duzyol, will head to Nationals in Orlando later this spring.

Only the top four students from each state are invited to participate in the National MATHCOUNTS Competition, as well as the coach from the state’s ranking first place team who is given the unique opportunity to lead the Georgia team to Nationals. This is the fourth consecutive year that Fulton Science Academy Private School has had at least one student and its coach advance to the National MATHCOUNTS.

“I am thrilled to be coaching Georgia’s MATHCOUNTS Team and to be representing Georgia at the National Tournament four years in a row. Our team qualified to National MATHCOUNTS for the first time in May 2016 in the 13 years of history of FSA at the time and only in two years GA MATHCOUNTS team moved up to 4th place in the Nation from 28th place” said Coach Duzyol.

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In addition to an overall first place team win in the state finals, FSA was honored to have Ethan Gao placed first individually, Richard Yu placed second individually, Kevin Yuan placed 4th individually and Nick Ackaramongkolrotn placed 9th individually on March 18 against the best mathletes in the state.

“It is a testament to the dedication of Coach Duzyol to have three students place in the top four finalists at the state competition where they competed against the best minds from every chapter in Georgia,” said Fulton Science Academy Principal, Kenan Sener.

Coach Duzyol confirmed the intense competition, commenting, “Every year, the state tournament gets more rigorous and competition questions become more challenging, and yet we have six students qualified to state and four of them placed in top ten! It’s quite exciting! Every year in the last four years, we exponentially increased our performance by actively engaging in intense series of collaborative workshops during summer break, thanksgiving break, winter break, every weekend, and week days which showed the students’ very serious dedication to the tournament.”

Duzyol continued, “I could not be more proud of our students. In addition to juggling very demanding academic schedules, they still manage to spend dozens of hours in workshops preparing. It is such an inspiration to guide them and work together with them; their shared love of math and the positive manner in which they encourage one another is really something special.”

Team members were all thrilled to see how much they have accomplished thus far. “We definitely went into this state competition with our sights set on advancing as a whole team,” said eight grader, Ethan Gao, FSA Math team member and Georgia State’s first place winner. “We competed against approximately best 200 mathletes of Georgia qualified to State level so it was critical for us to stay focused, calm, and to hammer away at each problem methodically.

Congratulations to our champions and their coach Mrs. Duzyol! Good Luck to Georgia MATHCOUNTS Team at the Nationals in May, in Orlando!!

High School Science Olympiad Team competes at State Tournament

FSA’s high school Science Olympiad team traveled to Emory University on Saturday for the Division C State Science Olympiad Tournament. This was only the second time in FSA history that the team qualified for the tournament. “Division C in Georgia is notoriously competitive,” said Science Olympiad Head Coach Pam Walsh. “Most of our team members have little to no experience with Science Olympiad before this year, yet we still managed to finish higher than many of the large public high schools in the area, including Alpharetta, Forsyth Central, and West Forsyth.” Overall, the team placed 21st out of 30 teams at the tournament and 155 teams total in the state.

Enes and Mehmet narrowly missed medaling in Boomilever with a fifth place finish. Aubrey and Adam placed sixth in Wright Stuff and Charlie, Brad, and Enes placed 7th in Code Busters.

FSA Students participate in Access Life America 2019

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"Access Life America is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) (IRS identification number 47-3320323) organization that is currently helping fund Access Life Assistance Foundation in Mumbai. We are working at a grass-root level to cater a huge unmet need of providing safe and clean atmosphere to children and their families who travel to Mumbai from remote towns and villages for cancer treatment."

2 FSA students won first and second place in the Art and Spelling Bee, respectively at Access Life America, that was held back in February 2019 for a very noble cause.

  • - Siddhant S. (2nd Grade) got the 1st place in Art Bee competition
  • - Ayan R. (2nd Grade) grabbed the 2nd place in Spelling Bee.

Congratulations to these students on this wonderful accomplishment!

Middle School Girls Soccer wins again!

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FSA's Middle School Girls Soccer Team Wins again! Last week, our girls faced off against Pinecrest Academy. It was a tight game but our girls came out on top with the final score being 1 - 0! Congratulations girls and good luck on your next game!

FSA Track is running past the competition!

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FSA's Track Teams continue to perform very well! Our Middle School boys finished in 2nd place in the 4x400 last week at Atlanta Interational. For a full list of times, click on the picture to the right. Congratulations to our track teams and good luck as you continue moving forward in the season!

Silver Medallion Presentation Honoring Seth D.; A Change for Kids

"Seth De La Pena, 13, of Alpharetta, Ga., 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." (https://spirit.prudential.com/honoree/2019/ga/seth-de-la-pena)

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

As a State Honoree, Seth will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in the program’s national event. Please find below the details about your event.
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MD Junior raises money for the american heart association

This past weekend, MD Junior successfully raised and donated $231.15 to the American Heart Association to join them in raising awareness for heart health. MD Junior sold shirts and socks (see pictures below) to teachers and students at FSA and raised this money in less than 3 weeks. A message from Vaani Balyan, President of the club, "Thank you so so much to everyone who contributed to MD Junior’s fundraiser and to all of our successful events this year, including the Healthy Breakfast. Our success would not have been possible without the supportive family at FSA."

Again, thank you so much to everyone who helped MD Junior!

FSA 5th Graders participating in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge

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Three groups of 5th graders will be participating in the NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. After working on narrative writing and storytelling they were challenged to create a story that would engage an audience if they could only hear the sound of their voice. Only one group from each 5th grade class was selected to move on to . These groups of students worked outside of class to enhance their scripts and then met with high school media students ,Jeehye, Spiros, Abhiram to record their audio. The high schoolers helped us edit it all together to be submitted. The contest encouraged freedom in the topics so the students brainstormed together. The three we submissions by FSA are:

  • FSA's Cancer Fundraiser 2016 by Kerim S. and Sid B.
  • The Mystery of Crop Circles by Siddarth S. and Bella S.
  • Immigration: Borders and Bans by Sam F., Rana K., and Kai C.

AIME Exam and State MATHCOUNTS Champions

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Seven members of FSA Math Team qualified to the 2019 AIME – the American Invitational Mathematics Examination – based on their performance on the AMC 10/12 exams in February 2019. Congratulations to our wonderful students on this spectacular success!

FSA AIME Qualifiers

Holden W. – 10th grade

Charlie F. – 11th grade

Brad H. 11th – grade

Ethan G. – 8th grade

Richard Y. – 8th grade

Kevin Y. – 8th grade

Nick A. – 7th grade

We had a successful AIME exam session on Thursday, March 21st at our campus. We are looking forward to receiving the results! Stay tuned..

Our entire State MATHCOUNTS Team (Ethan G., Richard Y., Kevin Y., and Nick A.) qualified to the AIME exam and yet we had a mini celebration at the end of AIME exam session together with all AIME Qualifiers, most of whom are former State MATHCOUNTS Champions!

Congratulations to the FSA MATHCOUNTS Team one more time as this is the fourth consecutive year that Fulton Science Academy Private School has had at least one student and its coach advance to the National MATHCOUNTS. Good luck at Nationals!

Join us for Spirit Night at Skyzone!

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To ensure a successful and fun jump please remember the following

  • · Everyone who jumps must have a waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. The waiver can be filled out online at www.skyzoneroswell.com
  • · Every jumper must wear our Sky Socks. Our socks are currently $3 a pair.
  • · No outside food or drink is allowed inside our facility; however, a variety of food & drinks are available for purchase at our concessions. Meals Deals are available for $10.00 for one large pizza and a pitcher of fountain drink.
  • · 60 minute tickets are available for $10.00 per person.
  • · We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Debit, and Credit Cards. Sorry we DO NOT accept personal checks.

FSA Math Team @ March Mathness Tournament

FSA Middle School Math Team participated at the Third Annual March Mathness Middle School Math Tournament at Chamblee Charter High School with three teams on Saturday March 23rd!

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  • Derek Z. 8th grade
  • Charlotte H. 8th grade
  • Eric Y. 6th grade
  • Sam S. 8th grade
  • Arden B. 8th grade
  • Rathan M. 6th grade
  • Lucas H. 8th grade
  • Howard X. 8th grade
  • Richard K. 7th grade
  • Varun G. 4th grade
  • Ishwar H. 8th grade
  • Ethan M. 6th grade

One of our teams (Varun G., Ethan M., Ishwar H., Richard K.) placed 2nd as a team overall among 15 teams participated at the tournament! Congratulations to our team! Wonderful performance!!

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Congratulations to all FSA mathletes that participated and represented FSA at this tournament! We are proud of each and every one of you!

FSA Student Council Presents MARIO Kart & Game Night!

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Who’s Got Game?

If you love to race a Mario kart, or compare apples to apples or simply love to roll the dice.. then this is for you!

FSA Student Council is hosting the Mario Kart and Game Night for Middle and High School Students and Teachers on Friday, March 29 at 5:00 pm.

It’s going to be a super fun night with video games like MarioKart and Smash and the all time favorite board and card games like Apples to Apples and trivia. Pizza, popcorn, and candies will be available for purchase.

Admission fee is only $3 to support the High School Student council.

So, Let the Games Begin!!

You got to be In It to Win It!!

Would you like to be a part of the Mustang News Team?

Mustang News is starting early to add the team for the next academic year. If you are a returning rising 9th and 10th grader, and want to be part of the team, here's your chance. You will need to turn in a completed application with two teacher recommendations. You can pick up applications from the front desk.

The deadline to apply is April 16th. Once your application has been accepted you will be scheduled via email for an interview with the team leads. The goal is to have new members start shadowing the current team and learning the ropes so that they can hit the ground running in the Fall.

Questions: email fsanews@fultonscienceacademy.org with the subject MNT application. Don''t wait, get your application in early as there are limited spots available.

Completed applications can be picked up & turned into the front desk.


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Congratulations to our students below for winning the Pi-Digit memorization contest that took place on PI-day, March 14th! Each student will be awarded with a 5$ gift card.

Elementary Grades Top 3 Winners

· Sid S. 122 digits (not pictured)

· Aarush K. 37 digits (not pictured)

· Varun S. 31 digits

Middle School Winners

· 6th grade Winner: Gann D. 104 digits (not pictured)

· 7th grade Winner: Fayo A. 130 digits

· 8th grade Winner: Abdul A. 88 digits

High School Winners

· 9th grade Winner: Holden W. 107 digits

· 10th grade Winner: Sylvia H. 50 digits

· 11th grade Winner: Vaani B. 108 digits

· 12th grade winner: Vishal B. 189 digits


Math Team Food Drive for North Fulton Charities

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The FSA Math team plans to collect rice – all types of rice for North Fulton Community Charities until Friday March 29th and donate them.

You may bring one or more packets of any kind of rice and drop them at Mrs. Duzyol's room or at the front desk for the math team-Ms. Duzyol.

On Monday April 1st, we will take all donations to North Fulton Community Charities.

D.E.A.R. Day at FSA is swiftly approaching

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Our elementary students will be celebrating National D.E.A.R. Day on Friday, April 12th. On this day, our elementary teachers will use this as an opportunity to highlight the importance of reading for enjoyment with our FSA students. Students will work to earn their own D.E.A.R. certificates by completing and logging a minimum of 60 minutes of reading during this day through a variety of reading activities. Students will have time for enjoyable independent reading time, classroom read alouds and activities, special guest readers, etc.

Since reading for enjoyment is often times affiliated with reading before bedtime, our elementary students are allowed to wear school appropriate pajamas to be able to read comfortably around their classroom during D.E.A.R. time!

Elementary to Middle School Transition Meeting for Students & Parents

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Senior Letters!

Within the school, we will offer students the chance to write their seniors a parting Senior Letter.

This opportunity is not exclusive to students and faculty as we want to extend this to outside individuals as well. Seniors letters will be distributed to the students in May before graduation.

Ms. Agha will have envelopes to place your letter if you need one.

To send a letter for your senior, you can give it to Ms. Agha or mail it to:

[Senior Name] - Senior Letter

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta, GA 30009

International Night Updates You Should Know!

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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. As of now, we have Turkey, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Morocco, Jamaica, Finland, Haiti, Russia, France, Vietnam, Iran, United States, South Korea, and Thailand. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL!

There are several ways that you can help and engage this year.

  1. Manage a booth for a specific country or region of a country showcasing the heritage
  2. Bring food and/or items for a specific country
  3. Perform a talent representative of a country whether it is a dance, song, poem, or playing an instrument
  4. General event volunteer-set up, clean up, manning passport and immigration booths

Please visit http://www.bit.ly/fsaintlnight2019 - International Night Google Form Sign-up 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. Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions.

March is Women's History Month!

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Today’s woman in history pays tribute to perhaps the first female mathematician. According to history.com Ada Lovelace the daughter of the poet Lord Byron showed an instinct for math rather than poetry. From the age of 4, Lovelace was tutored in mathematics and science, an unusual course of study for a woman in 19th-century England. At the age of 17, Lovelace met inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage who is referred to as the “father of the computer.” She was a visionary who predicted that computers could do more than just crunch numbers.

Lovelace foresaw the multi-purpose functionality of the modern computer. Let’s jump ahead to the 1970s, and the naming of a high-order computer programming language used by the US Navy. This was named “Ada” in honor of Lovelace in 1979, and it is still used around the world today in the operation of real-time systems in the aviation, health care, transportation, financial, infrastructure and space industries.

FSA MSA Is Selling Biscuits this friday! Help them reach their goal!

The Mustang Soccer Association will be selling biscuits this Friday! In addition to selling biscuits the MSA has also been working on documenting their service project and the hours that they are spending on this project. They are also working on a prize giveaway to the student or staff member that helps them achieve their goal at 100 percent.

the ride of the 79th

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I am very excited about sharing this link *https://ride79.com* with all of you! This is more of a personal project my husband, mother in law and, I have been working on for a while. As some of you know, my husband is part of the USA military as well as his grandfather and father were. His grandfather was part of the D-Day and as a way to honor his and many other soldiers' sacrifices, we have decided to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day by riding the route of his grandfather’s unit, the 79th Infantry Division (315th Regiment), from start to finish. They landed at Utah beach in Normandy France on June 14, 1944 and made their way through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and finally the Czech Republic. This project will be a physical challenge for us but also a very rewarding opportunity to revisit, honor our past, give remembrance to individual soldiers’ stories, learn about history and culture, make friends, gain experiences, and raise funds for the Green Beret Foundation. I ask everybody to please help me in sharing this link with your friends, social media, spreading the word to people that may be interested in joining us, donating or simple re-sharing this beautiful idea.

Nadia Carmona; FSA Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Chair

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

We are pleased to announce FSA's 4th Annual S.T.E..A.M. Video Contest.

EXCITING TIMES! Once again, we will have a Red Carpets Award Show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:45pm with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our student's skills in different areas of movie making.




This year we will once again invite video entries with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme. This broad concept allows students to create their video on a topic that they like. Participants can do anything from exploring a science or math theory/concept to something more charitable in nature that discusses a community need and how it can be addressed. You name it! There is a wide spectrum of opportunities under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M.


Feel free to use any video editing software and upload your finished video to YouTube. Suggested duration of the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Please only use materials recorded by you.


This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Spring Break Holiday. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.


Students will be competing in two different levels as follows:

Middle School Level

High School Level


1st Place - $150

2nd Place - $100

3rd Place - $50


Student’s Choice


Tuesday, April 16 at 1:45 PM.


Please CLICK HERE to submit your Youtube video link.

Any questions, you might have, please send an e-mail to rmaharaj@fultonscienceacademy.org

Enjoy your time preparing your videos.


Want to Learn More about our FSA STEAM Summer Camp and NEW SAT Math & SAT Verbal Summer Camps?


Fulton Science Academy 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 friendship.
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FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp is taught by award winning staff, occurs in an easy one week day camp format, and is designed to be both fun and full of learning!

Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science, 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!


  • June 10 - June 14 or
  • June 17 - June 21

Click the Below Link for Registration:


Camp fee: $375

Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100

If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org


SAT Verbal

Fulton Science Academy SAT Summer Camp is designed to help students prepare for the rigors of taking the SAT College Board test. We will identify and implement test taking strategies using prerequisite knowledge to increase student performance in the area of English Language Arts. This includes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills.

SAT Math

SAT Math camp is designed to prepare students for the math section of the SAT. Students will be trained on SAT Math concepts from pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry on top of exploring a systematic fashion of mastering techniques used on the SAT Math Exam. SAT Math Camp is envisioned to equip students with a variety of questioning styles seen on the SAT in addition to cultivate & strengthen their problem solving skills besides their math skills.


· Pencil and eraser

· Small binder

· Calculator (Scientific or preferably TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

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June 10 - June 14 (SAT Math)

June 17 - June 21 (SAT Verbal)


Fulton Science Academy

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Click the Below Link for Registration:


Camp fee: $750

Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100

If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org


Dear Fulton Science Academy Community,

We are pleased to inform you that this has been another record breaking year in terms of both student and teacher retention for our school. We are happy to inform you that almost all of our teachers are returning next year.

At this time, we are mainly searching for faculty members to serve our growing student population in middle and high school section of our school.

We are currently hiring for one of each positions listed below:

  • Director of Fine Arts Program
  • Certified Art Teacher
  • Certified Middle School Counselor
  • Certified Elementary Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Science Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Spanish Teacher

If you know of any great teacher(s), please pass this message to them and encourage them to apply online using THIS LINK.

These positions will be filled quickly as we have already received many great applications.

Thank you!

Upcoming Middle School Field Trip to Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Dear 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and parents,

FSA is organizing a field trip to Shakespeare tavern to the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Tuesday, April 16th 2019 during school hours. We will leave from FSA at 8:15am and return around 2:00pm by school bus. Students will eat their lunches at the play house. Please make sure to pack a lunch for your child.

Trip Fee: No Fee Needed for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt

If your child is not participating in the field trip, she / he will be working on her / his assigned work at school.

Permission forms were given to students last week to bring home. Please note that there IS a section that must be signed if your child is NOT attending the field trip, as well as a section for permission to attend.

If you or your student has misplaced the permission form, a new form can be obtained at the front desk.


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


Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699

Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

When it comes to making and recording memories here at FSA what better way to do that than in a yearbook. Mustangs there’s still time to purchase your annual yearbook. If you reserve before April 1 you can also customize up to two pages with your own photos and story. There is no additional cost for these pages and they will be unique to your book. So don’t delay … go online to TreeRing.com/validate and enter the school’s passcode.

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


FSA STEAM Summer Camp


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!


June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

Click the Below Link to see Pricing Information and Register:



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


Full Day Offerings at FSA



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!


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:




  • 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.


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:



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.


June 24 - June 28

For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:


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.


June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

For pricing and registration, please click this link;


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!




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

Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!

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.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

  • “Early in the school year, a group of teachers took the time to come to our home to meet us and discuss the school program with us. That event brought us back to the time in which schooling was a true partnership between parent and teacher and reaffirmed in our minds that FSA truly cares about the development of our children”
  • “We even had two teachers visit us at our home. They were a pleasure to meet and we could clearly see how much they enjoy teaching students.”
  • “Thank you very much for your visit and the chocolates yesterday. We enjoyed having you over very much. I also want to thank you for turning math from the most complicated and somewhat scary subject into one of our most favorites.”
  • “We all enjoyed your visit last night to our home. It was such a pleasure to informally get to know both of you. My son thought it was really cool that two teachers came to his house. He talked about it the whole way to school this morning in carpool. Personally, I admire the dedication you both have for your jobs. It makes a big difference in a student’s attitude toward school. Your visit left no doubt in my mind that FSA was the right decision for my son.”
  • “I just wanted to write on behalf of my husband and I and thank you for visiting our child. He loved having you both come and visit. We appreciate the level of caring and attention that you have consistently shown our family. It is rare to see such a dedication from teachers for their jobs. We can tell that you love teaching and you care for our children. Thank you for visiting our child when he was not feeling well.”

How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

To schedule an elementary school 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.

To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email sduman@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Mr. Duman will be in touch to confirm final details.

Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes. The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends, except Sunday mornings. For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail to homevisit@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)


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.


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.


  • 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


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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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:



If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive notifications whenever we upload a new video.



Many of you already follow our Facebook page. If you are not yet connected, please “Like" our Facebook page.



We post lots of pictures on our Instagram account. You will enjoy seeing new pictures every day.



So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.



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


Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School