Fulton Science Academy

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - February 19, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear FSA Families,


I hope that everyone has had a great week!


Throughout the week FSA students in Elementary through High School spent the week looking at everything CAREER! The pandemic may make things a little difficult but our school counselors did a fantastic job of putting together a fun and educational career week, all culminating into a full day of live zoom presentations from industry leaders! Students and faculty even got to have some fun with themed dress up days throughout the week! In the picture below our Admin Team members were twinning for twin day!


Huge thank you to the parents and community members who helped us put together a fun week for our precious students and for taking time out of your busy schedules to talk about your careers and day to day work!

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Today was also our Picture Make-Up day! The first picture day was on January 29th for our on campus students, followed by January 30th for our virtual students. Today, students had the opportunity to come to the school between 10am-6pm to have their picture taken, or if they were new to campus this month, had the opportunity to have their picture made during the school day. On February 1st, our Assistant Principal of Student Services, Mrs. Griffis, emailed all families with details on today's make-up day along with the other option of submitting a photo online using this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmepFJNriyayNKUi3BHV9VrL2fjvV2-lXOTkb5qp24Vuz1_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

If your student has still not had their picture made, we highly encourage you to submit their photo using the google form. Today (2/19/2021) is the last day to submit your picture.


This week was also very special, with the Perseverance Rover successfully landing and starting its mission on planet Mars. I enjoyed watching a great video from Real Engineering Youtube Channel about the insane engineering of the perseverance rover. I am copying the video under my corner. I hope you enjoy watching it too.


Lastly, I hope that everyone has a beautiful weekend! I hear there will be some sunshine! Make sure you get out and enjoy the good weather!


With gratitude,


Dr. Kenan Sener

Principal

The Insane Engineering of the Perseverance Rover

MSO Corner

We will be celebrating Teacher's and Staff appreciation Week Virtually this Year. This year we celebrate a whole week from March 29th, Monday to April, 2nd Friday. Below is the itinerary of the Weekly events organized by the MSO to shower our teachers and staff with the appreciation they deserve!


***Please note Room Parents, if you have other ideas or want to show appreciation to Teachers or Staff in different ways. Please free to drop the Item during the next resource Pick-up on March 13th, Saturday, or Drop the items at the front desk before the event between March 22nd- March 24th between 9:00a.m- 4:00 P.m to follow & maintain the School & CDC guidelines.***


Please reach out to below If the mentioned date above does not work for you to drop-off appreciation items.


For Elementary School - Mrs.Sanchez(csanchez@fultonscienceacademy.org) or Ms.Black (kblack@fultonscienceacademy.org)

For Middle School - Mr.Turan(nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org)

For Highschool - Mr Parlak (yparlak@fultonscienceacademy.org)


Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of us Mrs. Pam Sidhi, MSO Co-president (pam.sidhi@fsamso.org), Mrs.Koel Roy, Co-President (koel.Roy@fsamso.org), or MSO@fultonscienceacademy.org if you have any other questions.

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IMPORTANT Reminders

It's Time to Order Your 2020 - 2021 Yearbook


Regular Price: $35.90

Deadline to Order: March 23, 2021


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

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


This year our goal is to raise $200,000 with 100% participation from our families. Thanks to our generous families and community members, we have already raised $78,876 so far.


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


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


Please CLICK HERE to join our annual fundraising!


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

Quote of the Week

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Our Mission & Vision

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February / March Calendar

  • February 22-23 - Write Score (3rd-5th grades)
  • March 1-5 - Read Across America Week
  • March 12 - Teacher Work Day (no school for students)
  • March 13 - Elementary Virtual Learner Resource Pick Up

What's in This Issue?

  • Mustang News for this Week ICYMI
  • Career Week at FSA!
  • FSA's Mustang News Anchor Akshay Maharaj Takes a Closer Look at Current Issues Facing Young Minds Today
  • Read Across America Week at FSA (March 1 - 5)
  • Virtual D.E.A.R. Day at FSA
  • FBLA Week and Recruitment Drive
  • FSA Unicef Club Presents: Among Us Game Night | Feb. 26 @ 4:30pm
  • High School BETA Club Hosts Hygiene Care Drive during the month of February
  • Free Live Art Classes for K-6
  • And More

Mustang News for this Week ICYMI

Mustang News; February 17, 2021
Mustang News; February 19, 2021
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Career Week at FSA!

Throughout the week FSA students in Elementary through High School spent the week looking at everything CAREER! The pandemic may make things a little difficult but our school counselors did a fantastic job of putting together a fun and educational career week, all culminating into a full day of live zoom presentations from industry leaders! Students and faculty even got to have some fun with themed dress up days throughout the week!


Huge thank you to the parents and community members who helped us put together a fun week for our precious students and for taking time out of your busy schedules to talk about your careers and day to day work!

FSA's Mustang News Anchor Akshay Maharaj Takes a Closer Look at Current Issues Facing Young Minds Today

When it comes to recent current issues, there are many events in the past three months that will definitely go down in the history books of the United States. So I took a look at how best as students we can digest live historical events rather than from books.


The month of January is always an interesting month and can feel like the longest at times. When you add in an active pandemic, a state senate run-off election, various interruptions to the smooth transition to a new president elect it can be overwhelming and all consuming. I sat down with two of our resident experts when it comes to digesting live historical facts and keeping our calm.


As students of history past and present , how do we process all the information and events circling us from basic human rights, the recent threat to our democracy and in general the renewed drive to get the vote out among others. Here’s Kelley Rodgers, FSA’s Social Studies Department chair to guide us in this journey.

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As with any young, impressionable, developing mind, how do you go about forming your own opinions with confidence, rather than just following the ideas and theories of others. I spoke with one of FSA’s councilors with a specialty in mental health and PHD candidate, Hibbah Agha on this issue.

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Mustang News also asked Mrs. Rodgers, who is actually teaching a current affairs class this year for high school in her experience, how can you follow current affairs events, be informed, but impartial if at all. She shared these words of wisdom.

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Here’s a challenge … As you follow the events post November Presidential election, leading up to the inauguration and all that happened in between, take a moment and ask yourself, what are my thoughts on the unfolding democratic process and how do I want to see it progress?


Akshay Maharaj - FSA Junior

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

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


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


Our themes for the week include:


  • Monday - "Bringing Reading to Life!"

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

  • Tuesday - “Readers are Great Leaders”

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

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

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

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

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


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

FBLA Week and Recruitment Drive

This week, FSA FBLA celebrated FBLA-PBL Week, an annual week-long exposition of FBLA students’ accomplishments. This year, the special activities included everything from a webinar with the national FBLA President to students sharing reflections about their competitive events and experiences on their Instagram stories. More information about the special activities is available on our chapter’s Instagram page(@fsa_fbla).


With so many activities occurring, FSA FBLA has decided to launch its second Recruitment Drive of the year to give students a chance to learn about the world of business and prepare for the upcoming school year. The Spring Recruitment Drive will be open until March 15th. Students who recruit 2 or more students will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon e-Gift card. Email the names of recruited students to fsafbla@gmail.com


Google Form to join FSA FBLA: https://forms.gle/YAGdsK6H19oTHbwn9

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FSA Unicef Club Presents: Among Us Game Night | Feb. 26 @ 4:30pm

Join us on February 26 at 4:30 PM for a competitive game of "Among Us" to show your support for UNICEF’s global education programs! Participants will play together over Zoom and have the opportunity to meet new players, talk about the game, and compete in this multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal. Note that participants must have access to the game via mobile download or computer.
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High School BETA Club Hosts Hygiene Care Drive during the month of February

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For on campus students, a donation box can be located at the front lobby. For online students, donations can be made on one of the drop off dates that will be announced soon! Volunteers are also needed to create the different packages. Stay tuned to Mustang News and the school newsletters for more updates on this drive.

Free Live Art Classes for K-6

Looking for an option for your child to get creative with after school art activities? Check out these Free Live Art Classes next week for students in grades K-6!

https://creativityschool.com/free/

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

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



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


Ashi Jain - FSA Junior


You can download this beautiful coloring book below

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Did you know you can Access FSA Connect On the Go!?

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


ITunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radix-mobile/id1159005166?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radix.radixmobile

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Absences and Tardies

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

Get your very own FSA Spirit Wear From our Sideline Store!!

FSA's Sideline store offers families the opportunity to show their school spirit at or away from school! You have the ability to fully customize your apparel and the site offers brands such as The North Face, Under Armor, Nike, and more!


Items include shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, performance wear, polos, pullovers, jackets, vests, headwear, bags, chairs, bibs, drinkware, knits, blankets, and more!!!


Check out the site today to get your very own customized FSA apparel!

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

FSAPS Tuition Information: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/tuition-information/

Smart Tuition is the tuition management system used by FSA. In addition to tuition, all incidental billing such as aftercare fees, sports and academic team fees, trips, etc., is also done through Smart Tuition. There is a $50 yearly fee for Smart Tuition.


If you have not set up your account or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact our Business Administrator Abdurrahim Kurt by phone or email.

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

Please connect with us online and grow our social media following!


FSA is proud to be building a strong social media presence and we encourage you to follow us using one or more of the following links:

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy

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

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/FultonScienceAcademyPrivateSchool/


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

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/fultonscienceacademy/

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

4- FSA LINKEDIN

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fulton-science-academy-private-school


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

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

Twitter is a great way to get updated about school. Simply follow our school on Twitter to get recent tweets from our school.

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