Fulton Science Academy

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Week of May 16, 2016

Congratulations to Georgia Mathcounts Team at National Level including Mrs. Duzyol and Holden Watson for winning "the Most Improved Team Award" at the 2016 National Math Counts Competition in Washington D.C.


Congratulations to our Elementary Science Olympiad Team for their achievements at the State Level Competition over the weekend!


Congratulations to Nick A, Holden Watson and Charlie Furniss for their success in National MathKangaroo competition.


Congratulations to the Turkish and Spanish Class students who traveled to the Language and Cultural Festival in Jacksonville, FL last weekend. Great results!


Good Luck to Middle School Science Olympiad and Robotics Teams as they travel to Wisconsin and California to compete at the National Level May 19th-23rd

GEORGIA MATHCOUNTS TEAM WINS THE MOST IMPROVED TEAM AWARD in WASHINGTON D.C.

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The State of Georgia Mathcounts Team Win "The Most Improved Team Award" in the last 10 years at the 2016 National Mathcounts Competition in Washington D.C.Georgia Mathcounts TEAM’s placement went up from 28th place to 13th place among 56 teams!


Holden Watson (grade 7 of Roswell), Lawrence Zhou (grade 7 of Lilburn), Anup Bottu (grade 8 of Cumming), and Johnny Fang (grade 8 of Johns Creek) vied and represented GA State in the 2016 National Mathcounts Competition which empowers bright, hardworking middle school students to reach their full potential in mathematics on May 9th 2016 in Washington, D.C.


The final 224 competitors who competed in the Washington, D.C., finale represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and schools from the Departments of Defense and State. They overcame heart-pounding competitions involving some 100,000 students from more than 5,000 schools at local and state levels.


Holden Watson, one of our young 7th graders at Fulton Science Academy Private School placed 31st at the individual level among top 224 competitors of the nation at the 2016 National Math Competition on May 9th, 2016. GA Mathcounts TEAM & Coach Duzyol received “The Most Improved Team” award in the last 10 years at the 2016 National Mathcounts competition on May 9th! GA Mathcounts TEAM’s placement went up from 28th place to 13th place among 56 teams! Congratulations to Georgia Team & Fulton Science Academy Private School Math Team! Way to go!

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Excellent Performance Elementary Science Olympiad!

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Our Elementary Science Olympiad team competed in their State Competition this past Saturday, May 14th at Kennesaw State University. The team earned 6th place overall out of 75 competing schools from all around the state of Georgia. Ms. Minor and Ms. P are incredibly proud of this achievement! A big thank you to all of our ESO parents & coaches for helping make our 2015-2016 year such a success.


A special congratulations to the following students for earning a place in the top 10 for their individual events. This is our first year placing in the top 10 in any event other than Water Rockets!


Congratulations to:


Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures - Benjamin Coers and Nick A. - 2nd Place

Weather or Not - Vishruth Arimanda and Lucie Bedore - 6th place

Grasp a Graph - Kai Robertson and Karthik Kuppuswamy - 8th place

Starry Starry Night - Siyona Patel and Sarayu Reddy - 10th place

Bridge Building - Jake Fernandez and Neel Bhatt - 4th place

Straw Egg Drop - Neel Bhatt and Benjamin Coers - 10th place

Rock Hound - Nick A. and Sreshta Gadiparthy - 5th place

No Bones About It - Karthik Kuppuswamy and Maximus Carver - 8th place


Way to go ESO team! Your head coaches, Ms. Minor and Ms. P, are SO VERY PROUD of you and your accomplishments.

FSAPS Math Team WON Math Kangaroo GA State & National Level Awards

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FSAPS Math Team continues winning awards at the GA State Level & National Level!


This past Sunday, on May 15 three of FSAPS Math Team students won State & National Level Awards at the 2016 Math Kangaroo Competition.


4th grader, Nick A. won 4th place in Georgia State & 6th place in the Nation!


7th grader, Holden Watson won 1st place in Georgia State and 1st place in the Nation!


8th grade Charlie Furniss won 3rd place in Georgia State and 14th place in the Nation!


Keep up the good work Math Mustangs! WAY TO GO!!

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Language and Cultural Festival

Language and Cultural Festival was held on May 14th at Jacoby Symphony Hall in Jacksonville. It was such an amazing program with many students from so many different schools. Everyone had a great time watching dances of the Philippines, İndia, Turkey, Aztecs, Colombia, Albania and Bosnia. They got to hear beautiful songs in different languages, and recited poems. Besides performers and parents there were 760 people at the program.

Turkish, English and Spanish Olympiad placements have been announced.

From our school;

Speech Contest:
Sparsh Kudrimoti 1st place
Akash Bhatt. 2nd place

Singing in Turkish:
Margaret Sutton 1st place

Singing in Spanish:
Carmen Tello 3rd place

Poetry Recitation for Native Turkish Speakers:
Sedat Akgün 1st place
Taha Taş. 2nd place
Burak Üdük. 3rd place

That is a great achievement for our students and school.

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End of Year Picnics are Always Fun!

Our school is organizing a spring family picnic for students and parents to celebrate the hard work of our students this year. Please see a picture from yesterday's middle school picnic. We will have the picnic for elementary grades tomorrow at 4:30pm.

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STUDENTS IN FSA MUSIC PROGRAMS PERFORMED FOR THEIR FAMILIES THIS PAST WEEK

Please see some some pictures here from our music recital and band & orchestra concerts this past week.
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Last Blast Splash Wednesday May 25

There will be many water activities, students will get wet!

Dress Code:

  • We are encouraging students to wear athletic wear and to bring an extra set of school appropriate clothing to change into if necessary.
  • We would like for the students to wear a red or blue shirt to show school spirit!
  • No White T-shirts
  • All students should be in closed toed shoes all day. Water shoes would be good for the water activities, but not mandatory.
  • Bring sunscreen and a towel with student’s name on it.

ITBS testing dates and Bell schedule

Parents, please try and schedule any appointments outside our testing times as we would not like your child to miss our last week of fun activities making up ITBS tests!
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FSA High School Uniforms

To set our high school students apart from the rest, we have some slight variations on the school uniform for them.


FSA will continue the partnership with Land’s End through the 2016-2017 school year to supply school uniforms. It is never too early to start thinking about the things you will need to start the new school year. Follow the link to start your uniform order today.


Please click here for Land’s End


  • High school students are asked to wear light blue or white button down oxford shirts with the school logo from Lands End
  • Polos won’t be worn by high school students
  • High school students have the option to purchase a red fleece and/or sweater. These are only available for high school students, through Lands End.
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Locker Clean out News

Fourth through eighth grade students will be cleaning out their lockers on Friday, May 20th. All of the students’ belongings will need to be taken home on that day. Anything that the students bring to school the remaining days will be carried with them all day long. The students won’t really need much for the last week.

Students will be responsible for cleaning the outside and inside of their lockers. All students will be turning in their locks. There will be a $20 fee to replace any lock that is not returned.

No Clubs the last week of school

There will be NO CLUBs the last week of school, May 23 onwards, please plan to pick your student up at 3:30 pm. Any students remaining at school will be accommodated.

Students who regularly attend paid aftercare can continue to do so that week.

Rising 7th Grade Immunizations

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).


Out with the Old, In with the New! The Spring Variety (Reformer Talent) Show



We have renamed our Talent Show the 'Spring Variety Show' as teachers had way too much fun observing all the different exciting acts the students at FSA have to offer! All students who perform in the Variety Show will receive a gift, after the show for being part of this wonderful event.

The Middle School Variety Show includes 5th– 8th grade performers and will be on Monday May 23rd @ 1:45pm. Elementary School Variety Show includes PreK- 4th grade performers will be on Tuesday May 24th @ 1:45pm.

Congratulations to all who auditioned, you once again made the teachers have to some tough decisions!

Middle School Variety Show Finalists

(In NO particular order)

5th – 8th Grade Students

Shivan & Rishan Patel, Ted Tzavaras, Vishaal Ram, Nicole & Nadine, Janon Redmond, Jaeden Amiri-Owens, Navina Doss, Meghana & Neha, Sid Thatipamula, Ved Rao, Chase Zella, Karina Shah, Nuriye Alan, Kubra & Zehra, Holden Watson, Sophie Chan, Kaitlyn Jones, Ananya Pottabhathini, Shivani Naraharishetty


Elementary School Variety Show Finalists

(In NO particular order)

PreK – 4th Grade Students

Rana Kalayci, Ira Sivaram,Tarun Naraharishetty, Aarush Ganesh, Vishnu Arumugam, Akshita Shrivastava, Sreshta Gadiparthy, Jade Fuller, Gregory Bates, Kushi & Mithra, Tanish Karnala, Pranav Devalapalli, Ahad Sayani, Medha & Saba, Epsi Bhattacharya, Ayanna Das, Fayo & Tomi, Reyha Raghavaraju, Rhythm Bazari

Calendar dates for the remainder of the school year!

May 18- End or Year Picnic 4:30 pm-Pre-K-5 grade

May 19 - 23 - M Science Olympiad Team Attend National Science Olympiad, Wisconsin

May 19 - 23 - Robotics Team Fly to California for North American Lego League

May 20-Locker Clean Out Day

Last week of School is Spirit Week

May 23- Tacky Day

May 23- Middle School Talent Show 1:45 pm

May 24- Decades Day

May 24 - 8th Grade Award Ceremony at 9 am

May 24 –Elementary School Talent Show at 1:45 pm

May 24- K Graduation 6 pm

May 25-Jersey Day

May 25 – Last Blast Carnival – all day event, all grades- Year Book Signing

May 25 -28 -Destination Imagination Teams Attend Global Finals in TN

May 26 – Last day of School

May 26-Dress Up Day- no jeans, no t-shirts

May 26 - Elementary Award Ceremony at 1:30 pm

May 26 - Middle School Award Ceremony at 2:30 pm


May 29 - June 4: Summer Leadership Camp

Destination Imagination Fundraiser

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Spirit Night at Burgerfi- see members of the the DI team and raffle winners below
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We would like to invite you to participate in a very special event – the 1st Ever FSA Silent Auction! We need your help to make this fundraiser a success!


The funds generated from the Silent Auction help fund the FSA DI’s journey to Globals. There are some amazing items on the silent auction including an FSA STEM camp, starting well below the retail value!! And with summer coming up you don’t want to miss them!! Lots of FUN Summer activities!

Click here to start the bidding: http://goo.gl/forms/oFraX71NOG

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON: MAY 20th


ANOTHER AMAZING EVENT, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!!!!!

BIGGEST FSA RAFFLE WITH PRIZES YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!!

We will draw several tickets each Friday until they are all gone. Raffle prizes are significant and definitely worth trying your luck for!

OVER 30 AMAZING PRIZES!!

Buy Tickets Here: https://rallyup.com/fsa-galaxy-glitchers/5BT6K4

Ticket Prices: 1 Ticket = $2 3 Tickets = $5 10 Tickets = $12 20 Tickets = $20

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CMP- The May Characteristic is RESPECT

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. – Bryant H. McGill

Boy Scout Eagle Scout Service Project

FSA Alumni Eemil Harkonen is building benches for the elementary school playground as his Boy Scout eagle project. The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Eemil needs donations in order to acquire the materials for the benches. These benches will give teachers a place to sit while monitoring the elementary school students while they play. Any donations are greatly appreciated. There is a donation box in the front office for anyone willing to help by donating. Yours in Scouting, Eemil

Summer Skills Work Books- another opportunity to order


Here is the website for the Summer Skills books we offered to our families in April http://www.summerskills.com/


"The Summer Skills™ books are three different series of review books (math, language arts and foreign language) for students from pre-k through high school. Each grade level book helps students maintain their academic skills over the summer months. Since their introduction in 1991, our books have benefited millions of students in over 15,000 schools nationwide."


Families are able to order directly from the website at the same rate we charged for in school orders. We recommend that students buy the workbooks for the grade level that they just finished.


Here is the link to the order page: http://www.summerskills.com/books

Attend School in Costa Rica - December 12-19, 2016

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Summer Camps

There will be three summer camps at our school this year. See websites below for more information and registration:


S.T.E.A.M. Camp

(http://steamcamp.fultonscienceacademy.org)

IDTech Camp

(https://www.idtech.com/locations/georgia-summer-camps/alpharetta/id-tech-fulton-science-academy/.

BioIgnite Summer Camp.

(https://bioignite.regfox.com/fsa).

Private Music Summer Programs

Please Attend Registration After the Recital, MAY 15TH AT 4:30 PM

Summer Private Music Lessons

Ukulele Camp

Classical Guitar Ensemble Camp

Contact Melinda Hubbell at(770) 402-2907 or mhubbell@fultonscienceacademy.org for more information.


Summer Private Music Lessons

“Summer is a Good Time to Try an Instrument!”

June 6th- August 1st

(You choose: 8 weeks excluding the week of July 4th).

Teachers are available at different times throughout the 8-week Summer Program. If you are currently enrolled in the Private Music Lesson Program, check with your teacher regarding their particular availability. You may sign up for as many lessons as you would like over this period at $30 per lesson. If your teacher is not available for all, or part, of the summer, you may sign up with another.

CAMP UKE!

Ukulele Camp, Joseph Kirkland, Conductor

June 6-17, $300

Meets Monday through Friday: 11-12:15, Lunch (not included), 12:45-2

“It's a blast and easy to learn how to play the ukulele!”

This instrument has become one of the most popular in the country! The camp is great for younger students because of the size of the instrument, but we welcome any age! Students will need a ukulele and extra strings. There will be a performance on the last day. (Ms. Hubbell may attend this camp because her husband gave her a ukulele a year ago and she would very much like to learn how to play it!)

Classical Guitar Ensemble Camp (It is after FSA STEAM Camp)

Joseph Kirkland, Conductor

July 11-22, $300

Meets Monday through Friday: 11-12:15, Lunch (not included), 12:45-2

Classical Guitar Ensemble Camp will give students the opportunity to learn the purist form of playing the guitar within a fun, group setting! This ensemble camp will utilize The Austin Classical Guitar Society’s Curriculum. This Curriculum is used worldwide and is the cutting-edge method for introducing students to solo, ensemble, and orchestral playing. There will be a concert on the last day.

The following topics will be covered:

· Technique - The proper way to pluck the strings, with minimal effort. The right hand fingers will be used in place of a pick allowing the students to play multiple parts at once.

· Form - The proper right/left hand positioning and overall posture to ensure comfortable playing and the production of clear tones.

· Balance - Students will develop the listening and musical skills required for balanced voicing and dynamic control.

· Reading - Students will learn to read rhythms and Treble Clef notation.

Students will need to bring their own guitars (nylon stringed acoustic or student classical guitars), extra strings and footstools.


ABRSM

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music out of London is an international education agency and recognized throughout the world for its excellence in music education. Fulton Science Academy Private School may be considered as a testing facility for an ABRSM Theory and Practical Exam Venue. Please see the website: www.abrsm.org/ for more information. This possibility will avail students to have increased access to this curriculum and education.. Students that pass Grade 6 are recognized as passing a college-level examination. Top-tier colleges, i.e. Yale, recognize ABRSM as a creditable music curriculum.

FSA Health Policy Reminder

It seems that cold and flu season is upon us and in full swing. We would like to remind you of our school policy regarding communicable illnesses and give you some helpful tips for staying healthy. We are beginning to see a lot of students at the front office with communicable illnesses and many of them mention that they were sick before leaving home, but their parents encouraged them to come to school. Please let me remind you that control measures and periods of exclusion are very important at a time like this in order to keep down the spread of these illnesses.

If we all follow these guidelines and simple steps, it will help to combat the spread of illness throughout our school and in your homes.


School guidelines regarding communicable illness:

1. The student should remain at home until being symptom free for 24 hours. This means that your child may not return to school until 24 hours from their last vomiting or diarrhea episode.

2. If the student experiences a fever during an illness, they should be “fever free” for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.

3. If the diagnosis is strep throat, the student should remain at home for 24 hours after starting the first dose of antibiotic treatment.

4. During any communicable illness, the student should be symptom free and fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has the flu, they should provide a doctor's note stating they can return to school.

IMPORTANT DISMISSAL PROCEDURES ANNOUNCEMENT

For the safety of our students:


School dismissal policy is that at 3:30 pm and 4:20 pm students are dismissed by carpool at the upper circle. Unless there is a family emergency, please do not expect to get your student from the front desk. If there is a family emergency please call the Administration Team, Principal Sener, or Assistant Principals Turan and Campbell, who will authorize pick up of your child during our no pick up times.


Any students waiting in the lobby without a parent will be sent up to Study Hall between 3:30 pm and 4:20 pm to be supervised, and from 4:40 pm -6 pm to After Care.

School closes at 6 pm, any students remaining will be under the care of staff waiting to go home.


If a parent is coaching a club or at a parent conference siblings or carpooling students need to be in Study Hall or After Care (no fee incurred).


If one student is in a club, or private music lesson, any additional siblings will be expected to follow the rule above (fee will apply after 4:40).


Academic Team members need to be picked up at 5:30 pm (unless otherwise directed by teachers). If not picked up they will be sent to After Care and the fee applied.

Pre-k and Kindergarten students (and any siblings or carpooling students) will continue to dismiss from the end of the elementary hallway.


Teachers ‘children need to use Study Hall or After Care unless directly supervised by their parent.


No student should ever be in an area of our school without adult supervision, cafeteria, stage, gym etc


Please respect our teachers and parent coach’s personal time as they work outside regular school hours with your students by picking up promptly.


This is our school policy and it will be adhered to.

General Information

parents of rising 7th graders

Georgia Department of Health Mandate:


All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).


Please submit to the front desk before Fall semester begins. Thank you.

PVO selling select Spirit wear

There is a limited amount of spirit wear t -shirts, both long and short sleeved, available!

Please ask at the front desk for styles, sizes and prices!


We also stilll have FSA mugs, hats, bags, and car magnets available for purchase.

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS

Dear Parents,


We now have daily morning announcement videos on our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy


Every morning students watch video announcement in their homeroom classes.


If you like, check them out everyday as you are available on our Youtube Channel.


If you subscribe to our Youtube channel, then you will be notified whenever a morning announcement video is uploaded or a new school video is uploaded. Please see a sample morning announcement video below.

Fulton Science Academy Private School Morning Announcement Thursday May 5 2016

Summer 2016!

FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY 2016 SUMMER STEAM CAMP FOR ACADEMICALLY GIFTED

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1ST GRADE THROUGH 8TH GRADE.FSA 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 friendships.


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!

1ST SESSION: FROM JUNE 6, 2016 TO FRIDAY, JUNE 17 FOR 1O WEEK DAYS

2ND SESSION: FROM JUNE 20, 2016 TO FRIDAY, JULY 1 FOR 1O WEEK DAYS

Since both sessions are identical and will include same content, families may choose either of the dates to register based on their availability.


COST: $600 PER CAMPER FOR A SESSION

This amount includes all materials, instruction, lunch, and snacks.

Each student will be given a certificate for the successful completion of

FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp for the Academically Gifted

Registration: https://steamcamp.fultonscienceacademy.org

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On Going Programs

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION

Dear FSA Families,


Our Annual Giving Campaign is well on its way and we would like for you to be a part of the giving. Our goal is 100% participation.


Please note that you may donate at any amount level. It is more important that you participate.


Please find the details here: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/giving-back/


Thank you for all you do.

Useful Information

Get my kidz shuttle

Our operations team have been reviewing the various requests received. Based on the requests, we are able to add vehicles in the requested areas below as we have over 10 interested parents in each area. With that, we are able to offer a special group rate of $250 flat fee for Fulton Science Academy parents! Below, here are the following areas that we are expanding to.

The special group rate will be for the following areas: Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Alpharetta

Please contact Get My Kidz Shuttle at info@getmykidzshuttle.com or 678-357-6797

Our website is www.getmykidzshuttle.com

A Reminder from the Front Office

Please do not send your child back to school within a 24 hour period following a fever or vomiting.


If a student has been absent from school sick they should not come back the same day for clubs or music lessons.

FSA BAND & ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

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Please check this website for detailed information and registration to FSA Band and Orchestra Program:


http://www.dolceensemble.com


Since we have after school clubs till 4:20pm, the band and orchestra will start at 4:30pm to avoid possible conflicts with academic teams and club studies. Please check actual days and times on the website - http://www.dolceensemble.com

FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

Dear Families,


We regularly update our accounts on social media. You may enjoy following our school on social media as well. Here are our 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 are already following our Facebook page. If you are not yet following, all you need to do is to “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.

6- FSA BLOG

http://fultonscienceacademyprivateschool.blogspot.com

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

GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS

Fulton Science Academy Private School Let's Go Green

SIGN UP FOR REMIND!

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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 be receiving 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 tools we use at our school.


If interested, please click here to follow the instructions.

Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School