Fulton Science Academy


Week of April 23, 2018


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

With only 5 short weeks left we have so much coming up!

International Cultural Cafe

I want to begin by letting you know about our International Cultural Cafe this past Sunday night! Thank you to the MSO for working so hard on creating such a wonderful and inclusive event! Cultural diversity is one of the very special things about Fulton Science Academy and it is always so important that this diversity is celebrated! Thank you to all of our FSA Parents and Students that attended and helped volunteer! You are all what makes our FSA Family so special! There were so many wonderful performances, delicious food, and beautiful booth set ups! You can see some wonderful pictures from this event below. I can't wait to see how big this event is next year!

Boston Trip Update!

The weekend after we got back from Spring Break, many of our middle and high school students, along with faculty, and parent volunteers, took a trip to Boston and visited many landmarks, schools, and other notable locations! Please take a moment to read the wonderful article from one of our staff chaperones below! I am so happy that the students had such a fun time and were able to experience so much! Please be sure to read about the trip! We always enjoy providing these kinds of experiences for our students.

Gold Ribbon Run/Walk for Childhood Cancer

I am excited to tell you about a wonderful event that one of our students parents informed me of! The Gold Ribbon Run/Walk for Childhood Cancer will be on Sunday, April 29th from 8:00am - 10:00am at 4780 Webb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta. The funds raised through the event will help children battling cancer. Please be sure to read the section below for this event! Access Life America is even offering a 10% discount (only to FSA students!) if they enroll via the link in the Run/Walk section below, and type in coupon code ‘Medha’

EV3 Robotics Camp / Camps at FSA

I am excited to tell you that we have updated information about our EV3 Robotics Camp! Our very own Mr. Kaya will be running the camp! Mr.Kaya has been coaching First Lego League teams for the past four years and has received placement in the top three in the FLL state competition competing against 800 teams! These teams have represented Georgia in the past four international and national competitions. Mr.Kaya received 2018 State of Georgia Robotics coach of the year. He has made a wonderful website full of important information about the camp so if your student is interested in Robotics, this is the camp for them! be sure to visit the site to learn more. You can access the link in the EV3 Camp section below!

While you're there, be sure to use the link to see all of the camps that we will be offering this summer! Some of these camps include Cyber Math, Bioignite, Kids4Coding, and Wealthy Habits. Young Engineers will also be hosting a camp, and we will also have multiple options for chess camps! For information on all of these camps, be sure to read further and use the links provided to see each camp's individual website!

Class & Team Picture Extras!

We have extra Class and Team pictures from our spring picture day. Class pictures were taken from Pre-K to 5th grade. We will be selling these extra pictures from our Spring picture day at the front desk while supplies lasts! Pictures will be $14/picture. You will be able to flip through a photo album to see options. Cash and check payments will be accepted. We cannot take credit card payments for these extra photos. Checks should be made to LifeTouch.

Yearbook Questions

Students and parents, if you have any questions about Yearbook orders, purchasing, or just general Yearbook questions, they can be sent to hcrockett@fultonscienceacademy.org

Mother's Night Out

We have another great Mother's Night Out Event planned at the beginning of May! On May 4th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, there will be a professional Zumba Instructor coming to the school to teach a Zumba class! be sure to read more on this night in it's section below, and be sure to sign up for the potluck for the event using the link provided!

MAP Testing

Our Spring MAP Testing began today! A more Detailed schedule is listed in the calendar below so parents, please be sure to look over this schedule. Testing for Elementary students will begin promptly at 7:45am, and for Middle and High School, 8:15am.


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Testing Tips for Elementary Students:

1. Please have your child go to bed early and eat a substantial breakfast!

2. Get to school on time! Feeling rushed does not prepare students for success. We will begin at 7:45am.

3. Encourage your child to think positively and take their time! Too much pressure is stressful for young children!

4. Please remind students to NEVER discuss scores with other students. This can negatively effect other students.

5. If you chose to do some reviewing each night, please try make it fun! We do not want our young ones to feel overwhelmed before/ during testing!

6. Encourage your child to take their time, and to not rush!

Testing Tips for Middle and High School Students:

1.Much like the Elementary students, make sure your student is getting enough sleep, and that they have a substantial breakfast in the morning.

2. Get to school on time! Feeling rushed does not prepare students for success. We will begin at 8:15am.

3. Make sure your student knows to take their time and try their best!

4. Much like the Elementary students, please remind your student to NEVER discuss scores with other students.

We also have our Middle and High School Finals coming up in just over a month! You can see this schedule just below the calendar. Just like with the MAP Testing, please make sure that your student is at school on time and has had a substantial breakfast. It is always important that our students take their education seriously.

We have SO MUCH coming up, so besides checking out the "Coming Up" list below, be sure to look at the calendar and keep up to date with every weekly Newsletter!


  • Exciting Gold Ribbon Walk/Run Information!
  • FSA High School Math Team @ Clemson Calculus Challenge 2018
  • Middle School Field Trip to Stone Mountain Pictures
  • A Photo Gallery from our International Cultural Cafe
  • Mother's Night Out on May 4th!
  • Book and supplies drive for the foster care support drive!
  • Earth Day Pictures!
  • Photography Club Photo Contest Announcement
  • A chance to sign up for some amazing FSA STEAM Summer Camps!
  • New information on FSA Robotics Summer Camp!
  • Young Engineers Summer Camp Information
  • Summer Skills Workbooks Order Forms
  • Summer Chess Camp
  • Middle and High Finals Schedule
  • and more!!

With Warmest Regards,

Kenan Sener,


April / May Calendar

Calendar Contains MAP Testing and AP Finals Schedule


  • Tuesday, April 24 - MAP Testing; Math, (Grades: k,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26 - MAP Testing; Reading, (Grades: k,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
  • Thursday, April 26 - FSA Athletics Banquet
  • Thursday, April 26 - MAP Testing; Science, (Grades: 4)
  • Friday, April 27 - MAP Testing; Science, (Grades: 3)
  • Friday, April 27 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to Warbington Farms
  • Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29 - NSF Spelling Bee
  • Monday, April 30 - MAP Testing; Reading, (Grades: 1,2,3, 4)
  • Monday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 1 - MAP Testing; Reading, (Grades: 1,2,3)
  • Monday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 1 - MAP Testing; Science, (Grades: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
  • Tuesday, May 1 - 4th Grade Field Trip to GA Water Festival
  • Wednesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 3 - MAP Testing; Language Arts, (Grades: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
  • Wednesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 3 - MAP Testing; Math, (Grades: 1,2,3,4)
  • Thursday, May 3 - Professional Speakers Series, 2:50pm
  • Friday, May 4 - STEAM Day
  • Friday, May 4 - Mother's Night Out in the FSAPS Cafeteria, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, May 7 - AP Chemistry Exam
  • Monday, May 7 - MAP Testing; Language Arts, (Grades: 3,4)
  • Tuesday, May 8 - AP Physics 1 Exam
  • Tuesday, May 8 - (Pre-K - 2nd) End of Year Family Picnic; 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 9 - (3rd - 5th) End of Year Family Picnic; 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 9 - GAVS Final
  • Thursday, May 10 - (6th - 8th) End of Year Family Picnic; 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, May 10 - GAVS Final
  • Friday, May 11 - AP US History Exam
  • Friday, May 11 - (High School) End of Year Family Picnic; 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Friday, May 11 - STEAM EXPO
  • Friday, May 11 - Good Conduct Dress Down Day
  • Saturday, May 12 - Tuesday, May 15 - National MATHCOUNTS Competition
  • Monday, May 14 - AP Biology Exam
  • Tuesday, May 15 - AP Calculus AB
  • Tuesday, May 15 - AP Calculus BC
  • Tuesday, May 15 - AP Computer Science A
  • Wednesday, May 16 - AP English Language and Composition
  • Thursday, May 17 - AP Statistics
  • Thursday, May 17 - AP World History
  • Thursday, May 17 - Sunday, May 20 - Science Olympiad Nationals
  • Thursday, May 17 - Monday, May 21 - FLL North American Championship
  • Thursday, May 17 - Kindergarten Graduation; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday, May 18 - Locker Clean out Day
  • Friday, May 18 - Middle School Laptop Return Day
  • Friday, May 18 - Middle School Text Book Return Day
  • Monday, May 21 - Friday, May 25 - Destination Imagination Global Finals
  • Monday, May 21 - Elementary Talent Show; 8:15am - 10:00am
  • Monday, May 21 - Middle School & High School Talent Show; 1:30pm - 2:45pm
  • Monday, May 21 - Spirit Week; Tacky Day
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Spirit Week; Decades Day
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Orchestra and Band Concert; 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Spirit Week; Jersey Day
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Last Blast Celebration
  • Thursday, May 24 - 8th Grade Graduation; 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 24 - Spirit Week; Dress Up for Awards
  • Thursday, May 24 - Awards Ceremony (Elementary at 1:00pm)
  • Thursday, May 24 - Awards Ceremony (Middle at 2:00pm)
  • Thursday, May 24 - Awards Ceremony (High at 3:00pm)
  • Thursday, May 24 - Last Day of School

final exam schedule (Middle & High School Students)


Final exam schedule

  • After they finish their final, they can either go home or stay in the Media Center and study.


Normal schedule

  • After they finish their final, they need to report to their class.
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Holden Watson; qualified to USAMO

One of our high school math team members, Holden Watson, qualified to USAMO (United States of America Mathematical Olympiad) based on his performance at AMC 12B and AIME II contests. Holden is one of the only six students qualified to USAMO in the state of Georgia. Holden is only a 9th grade student, isn’t that amazing? Holden had also qualified for USAJMO (the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad) based on AMC 10 and AIME I contests two years ago as a 7th grader. Congratulations to Holden!!

The United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) are six question, two day, 9-hour essay/proof examinations. The top scoring AMC 12 participants (based on a combination of AMC 12 and AIME score) are invited to take the USAMO. The top scoring AMC 10 participants (based on a combination of AMC 10 and AIME score) are invited to take the USAJMO. U.S. citizens and students studying in the United States and Canada (with qualifying scores) are eligible to take the USAMO and USAJMO.

The United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) is a highly selective high school mathematics competition held annually in the United States. Since its debut in 1972, it has served as the final round of the AMC series of contests. Qualifying for the USAMO is considered one of the most prestigious awards for high school students in the United States, with only about 250 students qualifying in United States out of over 350,000 students competing. Top scorers on the USAMO are invited to the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program to represent the United States at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Holden competed in USAMO 2018 on Wednesday April 18th and Thursday April 19th last week. We wish best of luck to Holden! We are proud of you!!

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GCTM Middle School Math Tournament

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The FSA Middle School Math Team loves challenges and continues to compete at math competitions. Our team competed at the annual GCTM Middle School Math Tournament with a team of six students on Saturday April 21st. Our team placed 2nd overall as a team among all middle school teams participated.

FSA Math Team

Ethan G. (7th Grade)

Arnav A. (7th Grade)

Varun G. (3rd Grade)

Kevin Y. (7th Grade)

Tejaz A. (7th Grade)

Richard K. (6th Grade)

Individual placement as follows:

Ethan G., 7th grader, placed 2nd overall

Arnav A., 7th grader, placed 5th overall (tied with 4th)

Varun G., 3rd grader, placed 7th overall (tied with 6th)

Kevin Y., 7th grader, placed 9th overall

Congratulations to our math mustangs!! We are proud of you! Way to go! Special thanks to Oliver Yuan (Kevin’s dad) and Ravi Gadi (Varun’s dad) for chaperoning our team on Saturday, April 21st. We couldn’t do without the help of Math Team parents. We are very thankful for your support. This is definitely team work!! Together everything is better!

FSA High School Math Team @ Clemson Calculus Challenge 2018

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What a finish! Two-freshman FSA students, Holden W. and Tyler H. and two-sophomore FSA students, Charlie F. and Brad H. placed FIRST as a school in our division at the Clemson Calculus Challenge (CCC) on Friday, April 20, 2018. Our team also won first place team award in our division as well as placed second place as a team overall out of 68 high school math teams. This challenge is a high-school level competition, so the fact that our relatively young team brought home this caliber of an award is absolutely incredible!

The CCC tests calculus knowledge of the topics covered in the Advanced Placement Calculus AB syllabus. The CCC consists of two components: an individual exam and a team competition. During the morning session, each participant took a 90-minute calculus test that consisted of 40 multiple-choice questions. After a lunch break, the CCC continued with the team competition. The afternoon competition included six rounds of open-response questions that lasted ten minutes. The day concluded with an awards ceremony.

There were 277 high school students participated at the Clemson Calculus Challenge on Friday April 20th, 2018. The following is the individual placements of our team members:

Ø Holden W. 9th grade – placed 1st

Ø Charlie F. 10th grade – placed 4th

Ø Brad H. 10th grade – placed 7th

Ø Tyler H. 9th grade – placed 11th

To our amazing students, and their leader, Coach Duzyol, congratulations! This was a very intense competition at Clemson and we are so very proud of you! Special thanks to Mrs. Karen Boyd for chaperoning our team on Friday at Clemson Calculus Challenge! We couldn’t do without the help of Math Team parents. We are very thankful for your support. This is definitely team work!! Together everything is better!

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International Cultural Cafe at FSA this Sunday April 22, 2018

Gold Ribbon Strides; walk / run for childhood cancer on Sunday, April 29th 2018

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"The Youth chapter of Access Life America is proud to host it inaugural Gold Ribbon Strides 5K walk/run event in Alpharetta, Georgia. This is a great way for you to support the cause of childhood cancer, and kick off your spring season with a healthy, fun outdoor event!"
Location – 4780 Webb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta

Time - 8:00am - 10:00am
Registration Fees (includes T-shirt) :

  • Adults : $20
  • Juniors : Age – 10 to 15 : $15

"Access Life America is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3)​ (Tax Id 47-3320323) ​ of the US Internal Revenue Service code.

The funds raised through this competition helps kids battling Cancer.

Registration fee is non-refundable if you decide to cancel your registration or if you are unable to attend the event for any reason.

No winners for this event. Run/Walk will not be tracked/timed."

A portion of the charity will go towards Ronald McDonald house of charities.

Access Life America has also offered a 10% discount (only to FSA students!) if they enroll via the below link and type in coupon code ‘Medha’

For more information about this event, please visit: http://accesslifeamerica.org/event/goldribbon2018/

Photography club photo contest!

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Hello students of FSAPS, the photography club is doing a photo contest! First, second, and third place will win gift cards! We have also teamed up with Mr. Craig so all winners and honorable mentions will receive a spot in the FSA Magazine. You can make one entry of 3 pictures. The contest will end on Friday April 27. Good luck!


Student spotlight

Two of our students, Anna D. (4th Grade) and Nathan D. (2nd Grade) will be performing in the Figure Skating Show below, and would like to invite students, teachers, and staff to the Ice Show April 27, 28, and 29th! Details are provided in the flyer below!
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FSA’s own “Boston Marathon”

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Thirty-five middle and high school students, four staff members, and four parent chaperones traveled to Boston last weekend on the annual FSA Spring trip. The group caught an early morning flight and arrived in time for lunch at Quincy market. Some students sampled local favorites including clam chowder, lobster rolls, and Boston cream pie. After lunch, they had a little time to shop and enjoy some of the street performers. Following lunch, students boarded the motor coach and rode out to MIT where they explored the campus, viewing the athletic fields, campus art and architecture, and a Quidditch match that pitted MIT against Princeton. Then, it was back downtown for a walk along Boston’s Freedom Trail, where they saw the Old State House, site of the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the US. Dinner was a scrumptious feast at Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet

Following a restful night and breakfast at Hampton Inn, the group headed to Cambridge where they shopped in The Coop, a cooperative bookstore run by Harvard and MIT, before embarking on a tour of Harvard, led by a fourth year student. After a picnic lunch, the group was off to the Museum of Science where they explored many interactive exhibits. The remainder of the afternoon was spent on a Duck Boat tour of Downtown Boston both on the street and from the Charles River. Following a pizza dinner, students and chaperones relaxed in the hotel.

Sunday morning the group awoke to record low temperatures and a wintry mix of rain and snow. The group persevered and continued its plans for a walking tour of Boston University led by three students (one of whom was from Atlanta!) followed by lunch in the dining commons. Students spent the afternoon at the Prudential Center in Downtown Boston where they had an opportunity to window shop at Gucci, Tesla, Under Armor, and other high-end stores, as well as crossing finish line of the Boston Marathon, which took place the next day.

Finally, the group headed back to the airport for the flight home. Unfortunately, unanticipated flight delays resulted in an extemporaneous airport “lock-in” as the 9 PM flight did not get off the ground until 2 AM, leading to a 5 AM arrival back in Atlanta, making the students, staff, and parents feel as though they had completed a marathon!

-Gloria Stathos

Earth Day Fun and learning at FSA! 2018

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Mother's Night Out May 4th!

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On Friday, May 4th, we will host a MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in FSAPS Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.

Leave your husbands and kids at home while you join us for an unforgettable night packed with great Indian themed food, fun, music and most importantly...lots of laughter.

A wonderful TWIST to the evening... A professional Zumba teacher, Tripura will be teaching a ZUMBA class! Starts at 6:30 pm – don’t miss out!

Please RSVP and sign up for a potluck dish at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aafa728a4fd0-mothers1

Book and supplies drive for the foster care support drive!

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6th - 8th Grade Field Trip to Stone Mountain

FSA Middle School students got to take a trip to Stone Mountain and take a ride in a full size locomotive from the 1940s with open-air cars that took them on a five-mile trip around the mountain! They then got to ride the Summit Skyride Swiss Cable Car that took them 825 feet into the air to the top of stone mountain!

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5th graders to join 4th grade on field trip to warbington farms!

  • WHO: 4th & 5th grade students at FSAPS are invited to attend this off campus field trip.
  • WHEN: We depart from school at 9:00 am and return to school by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 27th
  • WHERE: Warbington Farms 5555 Crow Road Cumming, GA
  • HOW: Students will be transported to and from using a school bus.
  • COST: There is no cost for this trip. All fees are covered by tuition.
  • LUNCH: Please provide a sack lunch for your child on this day. Student will have a picnic lunch before returning to FSAPS. All items should be disposable. Please remember to pack a disposable water bottle too. Students should not have any item to return.
  • UNIFORM ATTIRE: Students should wear RED FSA uniform top, uniform bottoms, and comfortable closed-toed shoes.

Please make sure that your child returns the permission slip whether they will or will not be attending.


To learn more about Warbington Farms, click the picture below!

FSA Summer camp programs and schedules!

To learn more about the Summer 2018 Camps at Fulton Science Academy, please click the picture below!

EV3 Robotics Summer Camp @ FSAPS!


Build and Program Robots with LEGO EV3

Learn to design, build and program awe-inspiring robots using LEGO’s most advanced and newest robotics technology – the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3. You’ll work as a team to complete projects and games created specifically for EV3. The EV3 is today’s go-to robotics system for hobbyists and features improved digital sensors, a seven-state color-light sensor, new gyro sensors, touch sensors and an improved ultrasonic sensor. Students will leave with an understanding of the Engineering Design Process and the skills needed to build and program competitive robots.


VEX kits inspire students to become the problem solving heroes of tomorrow. The VEX EDR system harnesses the excitement of building robots to immerse learners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts.
The VEX EDR platform was designed from the ground up to encourage creativity in problem solving. The system itself should never be the biggest constraint in the design process - with VEX, there is almost always more than one way to accomplish the same goal. All of our products are built around each other to ensure seamless integration without frustration.

  • VEX's integrated system of components means that students can focus on questions like "what happens if we change this arm?" instead of "why doesn't this piece fit?"
  • Beginners can get an immediate sense of accomplishment by building basic driveable robots in just a few hours
  • By utilizing feedback from the students and teachers that use VEX every day, we embrace the value of "continuous improvement" and have developed a system truly driven by its users
ROBOTC is a cross-robotics-platform programming language for popular educational VEX robotics systems.
ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language with an Easy-to-Use Development Environment.

Who is Lead Instructor?

Mr.Kaya's coaching First Lego League teams for the past four years have received placement in top three in the FLL state competition competing against 800 teams. These teams have represented Georgia in the past four international and national competitions. Mr.Kaya received 2018 State of Georgia Robotics coach of the year.

  • 2015 Circuit Breakers received 2nd place in state competition and participated in North American Championship in San Diego, California in 2015.
  • 2016 Syntax Error 1.0 received 2nd place in state competition and participated in North American Championship in San Diego, California in 2016. They received the strategic/innovation award.
  • ​2017 Ctrl +Alt +Delete received 3rd place in state competition and went to United Kingdom international FLL competition in 2017. They received the core values award.
  • ​2018 Syntax Error 2.0 received 2nd place in state competition and is going to participate in North American Championship in San Diego California in May 2018.

7th Grader Seth D. needs your help!

"My parents came from a small town in Philippines called Bicol. We went there when I was little and I can still remember the fresh air, the simpleness of life and the purest heart of the kids I played with. But I came back home with a heavy heart thinking of the unfortunate kids my age. As I grew up, I had always thought of a way to give back to the community who gave my parents their simple but happy childhood.

Before my parents immigrated to the United States, they had helped many people in the Philippines thrive. They had given money, food, clothes, and shelter to those who had needed them. Their actions have impacted mine, and to continue their acts of kindness to those who couldn’t support themselves, it would have been only the greatest honor to follow their legacy of helping others.

A few months ago, my parent’s hometown was struck with a volcanic eruption where families were displaced in evacuation centers. The evacuation centers were public schools which disrupted the children’s education for months. Our family purchased second-hand clothes, sent 12 boxes and distributed to the displaced families. My aunt’s foundation also helped in feeding and provided some groceries. As of this time, most of the families have returned home but the help does not stop there….

School will start in June and some kids will not even have papers to write on or shoes to wear or even food to eat. So friends, classmates and families, I humbly ask if you can spare some change to help these kids to provide school supplies and perhaps provide nutritious food. I have set-up a “Go Fund Me”, a “Patreon” and of course a jar in school lobby where you can drop some extra change. We hope that you can help these kids receive the education that they deserve. Thank you. My target for school year 2018-19 is $500 to purchase school supplies for about 100 first graders of Barayong Elementary School.

Here are some photos during our family’s past relief distribution."

-Seth D.

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To Donate:

•Change Jar located at Fulton Science Academy Lobby.

•Online donation (one-time): GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/AChangeForKids or search for “Seth De La Pena”

•Patreon (monthly): https://www.patreon.com/user?u=10096392 or search for “Seth De La Pena – A Change For Kids”.

Help D.I. Team "savages are cabbages" make it to Tennessee for the Global Finals in may

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"A determined group of five fifth-grade boys from Fulton Science Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia set out two months ago on a mission to build a robot and find a way to maneuver it through a 16’ x 16’ foot maze. They are competing in the technical category called Maze Craze of Destination Imagination. They call themselves the Savages are Cabbages!

No... I have no idea what that means :-)

Anyhow, the team recently won 1st place in the State affiliate competition on March 24th and have earned an opportunity to compete on a global stage with 1400 other teams from 45 states and 14 countries from around the world. We will be competing at the Global Finals this May from the 21st through the 27th at the University of Tennessee.

The team needs to raise $7500 to cover the registration and trip fees. Please consider helping them get to and win this worldwide competition."

To donate to the Team's GoFundMe, please use the following link:



YOUNG ENGINEERS summer camp!

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June 4th - June 29th

Grades 1 - 4 | Mon - Fri

Full Day Camp: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Half Day Camp: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Location: 3035 Fanfare Way Alpharetta, GA 30009

"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."

"For more information, send an email or call us:"



678-965-0595 | 470-465-2575

Early Bird Discount:

15% off - 1 Camp

20% off - 2 or More Camps

Full Day Camp - $399/week

Half Day Camp - $195/week

Superheros: June 4th - June 8th

Candy: June 11th - June 15th

Science: June 18th - June 22nd

Adventure: June 25th - June 29th

Summer Chess camps 2018 with GM Ben Finegold; 4 camps at the chess center this summer


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CAMP FORMAT: Join Grandmaster Ben Finegold and other top instructors for a five-day camp (1, 2, 3, or 4-day options available) that will include morning lessons alternating with casual play, and a fun tournament each afternoon. The camp is for all levels of chess experience and kids will be divided into groups/sections based on age and chess strength. There will be three classes in the morning, about 45 mins each, and an unrated tournament each afternoon (12:45pm - 3:45pm), in sections based on rating/age. Pizza will be provided for lunch (Noon - 12:45pm) and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.

LOCATION: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, 2500 Old Alabama Road, Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076


  • Camp runs from 9AM - 4PM Monday through Friday (or pick your days if you don't want to attend all).
  • Drop off is from 8AM - 9AM.
  • Aftercare is available until 5:30PM for $10/child/day.


  • $30 discount for each additional sibling on the 3 or 4-day option
  • $15 discount for each additional sibling on the 1 or 2-day option
  • Additional 3% discount for CCSCATL Members.

To Register or if you have Questions, please scroll to the bottom of this post

camp #1: June 4 - June 8, 2018 (or pick any 1 - 5 days)



  • Paid by May 4 - $300
  • Paid by June 3 - $350
  • Paid at site - $400


  • Paid by May 4 - $250
  • Paid by June 3 - $300
  • Paid at site - $350

3 - DAY:

  • Paid by May 4 - $195
  • Paid by June 3 - $235
  • Paid at site - $275

2 - DAY:

  • Paid by May 4 - $195
  • Paid by June 3 - $235
  • Paid at site - $275


  • Paid by May 4 - $75
  • Paid by June 3 - $85
  • Paid at site - $100

Camp #2: June 25 - June 29, 2018 (or pick any 1 - 5 Days)



  • Paid by May 25 - $300
  • Paid by June 24 - $350
  • Paid at site - $400


  • Paid by May 25 - $250
  • Paid by June 24 - $300
  • Paid at site - $350


  • Paid by May 25 - $195
  • Paid by June 24 - $235
  • Paid at site - $275


  • Paid by May 25 - $135
  • Paid by June 24 - $165
  • Paid at site - $195


  • Paid by May 25 - $75
  • Paid by June 24 - $85
  • Paid at site - $100

Camp #3: july 9 - july 13, 2018 (or pick any 1 - 5 days)



  • Paid by June 9 - $300
  • Paid by July 8 - $350
  • Paid at site - $400


  • Paid by June 9 - $250
  • Paid by July 8 - $300
  • Paid at site - $350


  • Paid by June 9 - $195
  • Paid by July 8 - $235
  • Paid at site - $275


  • Paid by June 9 - $135
  • Paid by July 8 - $165
  • Paid at site - $195


  • Paid by June 9 - $75
  • Paid by July 8 - $85
  • Paid at site - $100

camp #4: July 23 - July 27, 2018 (or pick any 1 - 5 days)



  • Paid by June 23 - $300
  • Paid by July 22 - $350
  • Paid at site - $400


  • Paid by June 23 - $250
  • Paid by July 22 - $300
  • Paid at site - $350


  • Paid by June 23 - $195
  • Paid by July 22 - $235
  • Paid at site - $275


  • Paid by June 23 - $135
  • Paid by July 22 - $165
  • Paid at site - $195


  • Paid by June 23 - $75
  • Paid by July 22 - $85
  • Paid at site - $100
PRE-REGISTER ONLINE: http://atlchessclub.com/event-registration-list/, or register in person at the Chess Center, or call and register by phone.

Call (678)-628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more details

summer skills workbooks

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We are excited to offer the opportunity to purchase some summer resource materials to support your child's education. If you are interested in purchasing a resource material, please refer to and print the pictures below. Please note that parents are asked to place orders directly and have them shipped directly to their house. The school will not be placing orders.

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reminder: safe driving on campus

Please remember that the speed limit is 15 mph on the school campus and there is a stop sign at both the entrance and exit. We have had some instances where people tend to drive a little too fast and don't make complete stops at the stop signs.

In an effort to keep our students safe, please remember to drive the 15 mph speed limit while on campus and please make complete stops at both the entrance and exit stop signs. Also, please be mindful of the staff members directing traffic.

community Service 6th Grade and up

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Parents and Students, don't forget to log your community service hours for this semester! Your student can pick up their log sheet at the front desk. There are 10 hours of community service required each semester.

Take Control Of Spring Allergies: A message from the school Nurse

Spring Allergies are often caused by tree pollen.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Wheezing
  • Itchy Ears & Throat
  • Sneezing
  • Runny Nose

Tips for Avoiding Pollen:

  • Keep windows closed.
  • Wash your hands, face, and body when coming inside from the outdoors.
  • Remove clothes after being outdoors. Consider putting a hamper for soiled clothes outside of the bedroom.
  • Do not hang clothes or linens outside to dry.
  • Avoid outdoor activities between 5am and 10am when pollens are more prevalent.
  • Skin testing by a board certified pediatric allergist is the best was to diagnose your spring allergy triggers.

Visit choa.org/allergy for more information

Character Ed Trait for April is Integrity

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Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them

Check out our sideline store for great deals on fsa apparel and accessories

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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! Any type of apparel you can think of, it has! I want to thank Coleson Randall, FSA's Athletic Director, on all of his hard work on bringing this site to fruition!


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.

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.

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.

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.



If you click on Follow button on the right hand side, you will receive notifications when we post a new article.


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Pre-K through High School

Attendance Matters!

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.