Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of November 12, 2018


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend.

As we begin our last week before Thanksgiving Break, lets take a look back at all of the things that happened over the last week and weekend, and take a moment to look at what's to come!


I want to begin by thanking our wonderful MSO for another fantastic FSA Families Thanksgiving Dinner. The food was delicious and the company, delightful. It was great to spend that time with our families, just being able to talk and visit with everyone. I hope that everyone who came enjoyed it just as much as I did.


Next, I want to congratulate three of our Academic Teams for outstanding results from competitions over the end of last week and into the weekend. Our Middle School and High School Model UN Teams, Science Olympiad Team, and our Middle School Math Teams all had outstanding weekends so please read about all of their success below!


I want to remind all of our 11th grade students and their parents that this Thursday will be our Junior Night! For a full list of topics that will be covered, please scroll further below for everything to expect during this night.


Lastly, I want to wish good luck to our basketball teams on their upcoming games this week. We'll have 2 home games tonight for both of our Middle School Teams. The games begin tonight at 4:30pm. On Tuesday the games continue at Praise Academy beginning at 4:30 where all three of our teams will play. On Thursday, our Varsity Boys Team will have an away game at Cristo Rey that begins at 6:00pm. Get ready for a great week of basketball!

Important Weather Reminders


Parents and students,

The weather for the rest of this week is forecasted to have lots of rain. Please remember that students will need rain jackets and/or umbrellas, as they will be walking to and from the modular building for certain classes. Students should come prepared for rain this week. Thank you for your consideration on this matter.

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MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!

  • November / December Calendar
  • VERY IMPORTANT Dismissal Reminders
  • FSAPS High School and Middle School Model UN Teams Compete Last Week, Middle School Team Wins 13 Awards at Georgia Southern Competition
  • Science Olympiad Team takes 1st Place at Dodgen Invitational
  • Math Mustangs at War Eagle Math Tournament
  • NEW Mustang Soccer Association Breakfast Information
  • Mothers Night Out (November 30th!)
  • 2019 Costa Rica Trip!
  • FSA Families Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Student Spotlight; A Change for Kids
  • Help Our Student Led Unicef Club
  • FSA's First Pep Rally Video!
  • Thanksgiving Week 2-Day Chess Camp
  • Math Kangaroo Information
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive with The Children's Restoration Network
  • Yearbook Ordering Information
  • AND MORE!

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

quote of the week

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Character Ed Trait of the Month:(NOVEMBER); Gratitude

Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power

November / December Calendar

Monday, November 12: Veterans Day

Monday, November 12: Professional Speaker Series (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Monday, November 12: MSG / MSB Home Basketball Games (4:30pm -7:00pm)

Tuesday, November 13: MSG / MSB / VB AWAY Basketballs Game (3:30pm - 8:30pm)

Thursday, November 15: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Family Gathering (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Thursday, November 15: High School Juniors Night (Begins at 5:00pm)

Thursday, November 15: VB AWAY Game (5:30pm)

Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 23: Black Friday

Tuesday, November 27: MSG / MSB Home Basketball Game (4:30 - 6:30)

Tuesday, November 27: VB Home Basketball Game (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

Friday, November 30: Jr. Beta Club Pinning Ceremony (7:15am - 7:45am)

Friday, November 30: Mothers Night Out (6:00pm - 9:00pm; more details below)

Saturday, December 1: FLL Regional Competition at FSA

Sunday, December 2: OPEN HOUSE (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Tuesday, December 4: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:30pm)

Thursday, December 6: VB Home Basketball Game (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Saturday, December 8: Band / Orchestra Workshop

Sunday, December 9: MATHGENIUSES Competition

Wednesday, December 12: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

Friday, December 14: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, December 15: FLL Regional Competition

Tuesday, December 18: Band / Orchestra Concert (Begins at 2:00pm)

Wednesday, December 19: Elementary Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 20: Last Day of First Semester

Friday, December 21 - Sunday, January 6: Winter Holiday Break

Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester

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.

Important Dismissal Procedure / Time Reminders [please read carefully]

Parents and students,


It is very important that proper dismissal procedures are followed. A reminder of dismissal times is as follows:


Parents, please remember that students are not to be called from clubs or STEAM as this disrupts the learning environment. If you need to check out a student early, please arrive before 2:15pm.

  • If you arrive after 2:15, please be patient, as our Front Desk Staff will have to contact a member of Administration to receive permission to call into a classroom during Club / STEAM Time (2:15pm - 3:40pm)


  • 1st Dismissal: First Dismissal beings at 2:30. Please make sure that you are in the carpool line no later 2:20pm. This first carpool is for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY. This dismissal will end at 2:40pm, at which time the lane will be blocked.
  • 2nd Dismissal: 2nd Dismissal begins at 3:15 and will continue until 3:40. This is the FIRST DISMISSAL for Middle and High School Students. Any cars that arrive after 3:40 will be asked to wait
  • 3rd Dismissal: 3rd Dismissal begins at 4:00 and ends at 4:10.


At 3:40pm, ELEMENTARY Parents can pick their students up from the cafeteria by coming in through the front lobby and going upstairs to the cafeteria.


At 4:10, MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL Parents can pick their students up from the cafeteria by coming in through the front lobby and going upstairs to the cafeteria.

Student Spotlight; FSA 8th Grader Seth D. (A Change For Kids)

"As of late summer, the A Change For Kids fundraiser has finally reached the Philipines! With a whopping $447.91 dollars collected, students of the Tinago Elementary School (Grade One) were able to receive new school supplies ranging from pencils to backpacks. Our fundraiser would never have been able to support the students without your welcoming support and donations from grades alike. Thank you to those who participated and we hope you would join us in our future endeavors!"

FSAPS High School and Middle School Model UN Teams Compete Last Week, Middle School Team Wins 13 Awards at Georgia Southern Competition

Last week was a busy one for both the high school and middle school Model United Nations teams. On Wednesday and Thursday the high school team spent two days downtown for the Georgia State University High School Model United Nations conference, while the FSAPS Middle School Model UN team traveled to Statesboro, GA to compete in the 37th Annual Georgia Southern Middle School Model United Nations competition on Thursday and Friday.


The high school team, though numbering only 7 students, made a strong showing in their first conference of the year. The valuable experience will strengthen the team as they go on the road for several conferences in the spring semester.


The middle school team this year has a total of 33 students participating, many of which have never competed or been involved in Model U.N. before. Ms. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler, and Mrs. Maharaj are so excited to announce that our team won 13 awards at this competition, including Honorable Mention as a team.


Below are the different councils that students served on as well as the country they represented and the recognition each received:


General Assembly

  • Norway; Vishruth A. and Sonia H.: Distinguished Delegation
  • Iran; Sanjana A. and Vishnu R.: Honorable Mention
  • North Korea; Sahasra C. and Rohan K.: Honorable Mention
  • Peru; Tanish K. and Michelle W.: Honorable Mention
  • Philippines; Lauren F. and Leyla O.: Honorable Mention
  • Saudi Arabia; Sarah L. and Sanjana S.: Honorable Mention


Security Council

  • Peru; Ariana I.: Distinguished Delegate
  • China; Nina T.: Honorable Mention


Human Rights Council

  • Egypt; Fayo A.: Honorable Mention
  • Germany; Isra H.: Honorable Mention


African Union

  • Egypt; Aanchal J.: Distinguished Delegate


Organization of Islamic Cooperation

  • Iran; Varsha S.: Distinguished Delegate


The middle school team will next compete at the Centennial High School MiniMUN while the newly-formed high school team will be attending traveling to either Athens or Statesboro for their next competition.


Congratulations to these students, and to the entire team for such an outstanding performance! Ms. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler, and Mrs. Maharaj are so proud of them, and hope you will share in our excitement as you congratulate these students!

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Above: High School MUN Team

Below: Middle School MUN Team

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Science Olympiad Team takes 1st Place at Dodgen Invitational

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed at the Dodgen Invitational on Saturday in Marietta and came home carrying the first place trophy. “This is one of the most competitive tournaments of the season,” said head coach Pam Walsh. There were 47 teams from six southeastern states competing, including seven nationally-ranked teams. Taking first place at a tournament like this is really remarkable.”

“We’re extremely proud of our students,” said head coach Gloria Stathos. “We brought two teams to this tournament. One team placed first overall and our other team placed third. Most exciting of all, we even scored better than the team that placed 6th at last year’s National Tournament!”

“This was only my second Science Olympiad Tournament, but the improvement in our team since the last tournament was very evident,” said AP Chem istry teacher and Heredity coach Julianne Oliver .

Because it is so early in the season, this tournament did not include building events in team results, even though students were allowed to bring devices to compete. “Building events are often very tricky and we tend to be weaker in these events,” said Mrs. Walsh. “The good news is that we entered devices in all events and we have plenty of time to improve upon them.”

The team’s next tournament is the Chattahoochee Invitational on December 8.

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Medals were awarded to the following students:

Anatomycoached by Mrs. Fernandez

3rd place – Jake and Shivam

Crime Busterscoached by Mr. Unal

3rd place – Nicole and Sanjana

4th place – Weston and Ranjani

Density Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

1st place – Tejaz and Nick

Fossilscoached by Ms. Beres

1st place – Weston and Tejaz

Hereditycoached by Ms. Oliver

1st place –Ashi and Shivam

Herpetology – coached by Mrs. Butler

1st Place – Ezra and Nicole

4th Place – Weston and Rayyan

Meteorology – coached by Ms. Koca

1st Place – Nick and Rayyan

Mystery Architecture – coached by Mrs. Sanders

4th Place – Jake and Neel

Road Scholarcoached by Mrs. Stathos

4th Place – Shivam and Neel

Solar Systemcoached by Mrs. Walsh

1st Place - Nick and Gann

Thermodynamicscoached by Mr. Krishnan

2nd Place – Ranjani and Vishjit

Water Quality – coached by Mrs. Butler

2nd Place – Ezra and Nicole

Write It, Do Itcoached by Mrs. Stathos

2nd Place – Tanish and Navya

Math Mustangs at War Eagle Math Tournament

Congratulations to the FSA Math Teams who did a wonderful job at the War Eagle Middle School Math Tournament on Saturday, November 10th at South Forsyth High School. Half of the FSA Math Team students at this tournament consisted of first time participants! We are proud of our students’ spectacular performance! Results are listed below.


Congratulations to the FSA Math Teams for their outstanding performance last Saturday at the War Eagle Math Tournament! Special congratulations to Ethan M. for placing 6th individually overall in the Accelerated division. Way to go, Math Mustangs!!


(Pictures coming soon!)

Accelerated Division – small schools category

  • · FSA Team A in Accelerated Division placed 1st as a team
  • · FSA Team B in Accelerated Division placed 2nd as a team
  • · Ethan M. (6th grader) placed 6th overall individually in accelerated division


Middle School Division – small schools category

  • · FSA Team A in Middle School Division placed 1st as a team

Accelerated Division FSA Team A

  • Pranav D. (8th grader)
  • Richard K. (7th grader)
  • Ethan M. (6th grader)
  • Lucas H. (8th grader)

Accelerated Division FSA Team B

  • Ryvath M. ( 8th grader)
  • Varsha S. (7th grader)
  • Abdul A. (8th grader)
  • Howard X. (8th grader)

(team not pictured)

GSE (6-8) Division FSA Team A

  • Charlotte H. (8th grader)
  • Rohan M. (5th grader)
  • Eric Y. (6th grader)
  • Sid S. (5th grader) (not pictured)

GSE (6-8) Division FSA Team B

  • Neerav S. (6th grader)
  • Rana K. (5th grader)
  • Sonia H. (6th grader)
  • Aanchal J. (7th grader)

(team not pictured)

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Pictured Above: Pranav D., AbdulQaadir A., Ethan M., Richard K., Lucas H., Charlotte H., Rohan M., Eric Y., Sid S.

Not Pictured Above: Ryvath M., Varsha S., Howard X., Neerav S., Rana K., Sonia H., Aanchal J.

Student Led Unicef Club Collecting Donations in wake of 7.5 earthquake

"The recent earthquake in Indonesia was one of extreme devastation. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Sept. 28, 2018. It triggered a tsunami and landslides that caused widespread destruction and the loss of over 2,000 lives. At least 2,500 are seriously injured, 5,000 are still missing and many have lost their homes.

I lived in Indonesia for eight years before moving here and have fond memories of the country and its wonderful people. After the recent earthquake and tsunami, I wanted to do my part in helping the people who are affected.

I’m currently working to collect cash donations which will ultimately get to those in need through UNICEF. My goal is to raise $1000 which is only attainable with your help. This time of year is all about giving back which is what I wish to do for my community in a place I consider home.

Thank You!!"

- FSA 11th Grader; Pragya H.

fsa junior night is coming up this week on the 15th! (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

FSA High school team would like to cordially invite all FSA Juniors and their families to attend Junior Night on Nov.15th in the Media Center from 5pm-6pm. We will be talking about the important steps to be taken during the Junior year, GPA Calculation, SAT/ACT preparation, Mentorship, scholarships, Naviance accounts, the importance of volunteer service and the steps to the college application process. Please join us for light refreshments at the end of the meeting.

the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!

"Hey guys, this is the MSA (Mustang Soccer Association). We are a quarter away to our goal but we need your help to reach it! Right now, we can only afford 1 soccer goal. For $4.00 dollars, you can now add a drink with your biscuit! Thank you for your continued support over MSA. Lets help start the soccer tradition!"

- From MSA Members: Akshay M. and Saahil M.

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Mother’s Night (Bollywood Zumba dance starts at 6:30 pm – don’t miss out)

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On Friday Nov 30th, we will host MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in FSAPS Cafeteria from 6 pm to 9:00 pm. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.


The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!


Please RSVP at http://evite.me/KEjQsS8GQG

You may sign up for potluck using the link below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aafa728a4fd0-mothers/


P.S. Bollywood Zumba will start at 6:30 pm and will continue until 7:30 pm. A professional dancer will be leading this part of the program.

Vaheeda Irshadullah & Sema Duzyol

FSA Families Thanksgiving Dinner was wonderful!

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Thank you so very much to our MSO and parent volunteers for organizing another wonderful FSA Families Thanksgiving Dinner! Our MSO has been so busy these last few weeks making sure that this dinner was beautiful and ran smoothly and they outdid themselves again! Thank you for always taking so much time and care in planning these wonderful events for our ever growing FSA Family.

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professional SPeaker Series

On Nov.6th, we had Vani Senthil, a senior from Duluth High school talked to our high school students about her Congressional Gold Medal Award. She is a highly accomplished student and she was so thrilled to share her experiences and challenges she faced with the congressional award. The session turned out to be very interactive and they asked her a lot of questions about how to sign up, various segments to work on and how to reach the goals. Thanks to Vani for spreading the awareness of the Congressional award! We have posted the details about the award to FSA Connect under InterConnect


On Nov.8th, we had Ms. Anna Ward, Sales Engineer from ESI, addressed the High School students about how she is using engineering skills to front end conceptualization of systems to meet the client needs. She explained her road map to her career and how she made use of summer internship opportunities to gain experience in engineering firms. With her being out of GA Tech a couple of years back, she brought the fresh perspectives of college admission process. Students were able to learn the importance of business and technical world.


We had Mr. Keith Noval, Practice Lead, Retail services at Samsung Electronics addressed our HS students on November 12 about how supply chain works. With his great experience and skills, he put out an interactive play with students explaining the concept of how the forecast of the products from the sales and marketing team ends up with the consumer, and with the various processes they go through. It was amazing to see how to he was able to break down a state of the art concept and made all the students understand. He was thrilled to talk to the students and the students found it very beneficial!

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All About WW1 by Ms. Campfield's 5th Grade Class

The 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI is coming up this Sunday, so 5th grade decided they wanted to share what they know about the war to help teach other people about it. It was completely unscripted and students came up with what they wanted to talk about.

Please enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrhoLbugetY&feature=youtu.be

Math Kangaroo Registration (Grades 1 thru 12) started already, please act soon!

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Every student interested can participate in Math Kangaroo 2019! Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test. You don’t have to be a part of a math team. Registration for Math Kangaroo 2019 Competition has already started and ends on December 15th 2018. You may choose any location (Johns Creek, Duluth etc.) however registration fills up very quickly! Please act very soon!

For more information, please check below link.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/rules.html

Registration: Each student interested in asked to register independently and participate independently. When registering, you must choose a location first. However registration fills up very quickly, please register as early as possible.

Would you please use the link below to register your child to the competition if interested in?

Please keep your registration information handy and set up a reminder in your phone or outlook/email since competition will take place months later, during 3rdThursday in March 2019. Also, please keep a copy of your confirmation email you will receive right after registration is completed!

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html

How to prep:

Practice Questions: Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/sample_questions.html

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Have a quick look at FSA's 1st pep rally!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVOr8__Hnk

the 2019 costa rica trip is coming up!

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SPANISH TRIP TO COSTA RICA (May 26 - June 2)


Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America that offers the perfect place to learn about the hispanic culture, practice the Spanish language, and enjoy life.

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Who can attend?

  • FSA Students 5th Grade and Up

Do I have to know Spanish?

  • No. Students are not required to have a vast knowledge of Spanish since once there, they will take a placement exam that will group them with other students their same level. This means our students will be taking Spanish classes tailored to their specific needs while enjoying the beauty of the CR country. Students take Spanish classes four hours a day!

Price:

  • $1,579

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If you are interested in knowing more about this SUPER AWESOME trip, come and join me on Tuesday, December 4th during club time (3:20pm).


For more information contact ncarmona@fultonscienceacademy.org


http://www.cpi-edu.com/teach.htm

Below is just a small look at the 2018 Costa Rica Trip

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Thanksgiving Food Drive; Children's Restoration Network (CRN)

Poor nutrition is one of the biggest challenges a homeless child faces, often leading to physical and mental developmental delays and poor overall health.

Children's Restoration Network's goal is to collect 400+ turkeys and all of the trimmings for 4,000 homeless children living in shelters and group homes.

Please donate your food and gift cards in the boxes in the front lobby of the school, to help provide a bountiful Thanksgiving for homeless children in metro-Atlanta


Children's Restoration Network is a non-profit organization that has served homeless children and homeless mothers with children, with programs and services for the past 24 years.


For more information, contact Cliff Kinsey at Cliff.Kinsey@ChildRN.org or call 770-649-7117

Please visit www.ChildRN.org to learn more about Children's Restoration Network.

Thanksgiving Dinner Wish List:


  • ** Grocery Gift cards for turkeys and perishable food items
  • Canned sweet potatoes / yams
  • Canned vegetables
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned or Jarred Gravy
  • Boxed or pouch stuffing mix
  • Canned Fruit

Grocery Wish List:

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Chips / Pretzels / Popcorn
  • Granola Bars / Fruit Snacks
  • Cookies / Crackers
  • Baby Food
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Vegetable / Fruit
  • Dry Rice / Pasta
  • Canned or Dry Beans
  • Baking Mixes
  • Peanut Butter / Jelly
  • Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Salad Dressings
  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits

Yearbook Announcement!!

If you have purchased a yearbook through FSA before, please login to your TreeRing account and order for this coming year! If you are new to FSA please visit treering.com to make an account. Parents who order yearbooks from treering.com will receive a 10% discount on the books if they order before October 31. The price of the yearbook is $29.50, and you may order a yearbook through mid-April (but not with the discount).


Any questions can be directed to Haley Crockett at hcrockett@fultonscienceacademy.org.

open house; december 2nd (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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Thanksgiving week two-day chess camp; november 19-20, 2018 (2-day or 1-day options)

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Apply now for 2019 state tax credit scholarship program

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Dear FSA Families,


We would like to encourage all of our families to apply for the State Tax Credit Scholarship program as it greatly benefits our students.


This program provides an opportunity for taxpayers to redirect Georgia tax dollars and, in turn, provide financial aid assistance to FSA students. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please apply and choose Fulton Science Academy Private School as your designated school.


Please also inform your friends, co-workers, and relatives who live in Georgia; they can also participate and help support our school.


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE APOGEE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-qcmTqxnd8

Lost & Found Reminder for Parents and Students

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Parents, please remind your students that Lost & Found is located in the Cafeteria. If a student is missing something, it will likely be placed in Lost & Found. Parents are welcome to check the lost and found as well at the end of your student's school day, after signing in at the front desk and receiving a visitor badge.

Bioignite saturday camp; cardiovascular engineering (December 8th @ FSA)

Join the BioIgnite Team at FSA on December 8th to learn about the heart and how engineers and doctors work to keep it pumping Registration can be found here! https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/

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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.


Below is a gallery from one of our recent home visits.

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!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

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.

in case of inclement weather / Cyber School Days

Closing or delay of opening due to inclement weather:

School may be cancelled due to weather conditions. There are many factors that are taken into consideration when making the decision to close. First and foremost is safety, the ability to remove snow and/or ice at the school, or other conditions that could pose a danger to the children, staff, or facility. In the event that FSAPS is closed or delays its opening, the school will place the notice on the local television and radio stations Channel 2 and WSB. If school is closed due to weather conditions, the decision will usually be made by the principal before 6:30 A.M. and announced on local television and radio stations. FSAPS’s first concern is for the safety of our students. We understand that our students live in a wide range of areas. Although FSAPS may be open during inclement weather, it may be unsafe for some of our students to attend. For instance, if a student lives in North Forsyth, then that area may have extreme ice even though the FSAPS location does not or a student’s driveway may be steep and shaded so the sun does not melt the ice until several hours after school starts. Please note that in these circumstances parents need to call the school and report their circumstances, so that the student’s tardy (if they delay coming in) or absence due to severe or unsafe weather conditions will be excused. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)

Cyber School Days:

If school is closed due to inclement weather, we may implement a Cyber School Day. This would require the students to have access to the internet for retrieving online schoolwork and communication with their teacher(s). Participation in a Cyber School Day through approved completion of schoolwork will be considered a day of attendance. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)

School closings announced during the school day:

If FSAPS is closing due to weather conditions during the school day, FSAPS will call and/or email all parents to pick up their students. We will announce this at FSAPS, via email message, signage, and on the local news stations, as well. FSAPS will remain at the school until all students are safely picked up or other arrangements are made with the parents. For all weather related issues, periodically check the news for weather related closings/delays or call and speak with the Front Office. If possible, the FSAPS website will also indicate the closing notice and we will attempt to email all students. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)

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.

steam day 2018

https://youtu.be/dqsdVTO0s5E

Spring 2018 STEAM Expo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Dcor9XodY

last blast 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofdwMn_CaZQ&feature=youtu.be

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.

GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS

Fulton Science Academy Private School Let's Go Green
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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School

fsa junior night is this Thursday!

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

We will have an Open House on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00pm - 3:00pm! Please know that you can register online and skip the line in the front lobby when you arrive! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents of current students to come in and see everyone and see all of the great work our students have been doing so far! It is also a wonderful opportunity for new families to come and learn a little more about the school and get to see the classrooms and meet our incredible staff!