Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - February 5, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear FSA Families,


We are on the last day of the Priority Re-enrollment Period! Re-enrollment contracts and deposits are due no later than tonight, February 5th, 2021 at 11:59 pm. After today, any remaining spaces will be offered to new students/families. Please be prompt in submitting the contracts and payments. At this time, for the 2020-2021 school, most grade levels from Pre-k to 11th grade are full. A number of our FSA families were put on the waitlists last year after they missed the re-enrollment deadline and lost their original spots to new families.


To access your child’s re-enrollment contract, please login in to https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/#login

Once again the deadline submitting the online re-enrollment contracts and deposits is tonight, February 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

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How to login and review FSA Re-enrollment contracts:

  1. Click on the link. https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/#login That takes you to the Fulton Science Academy. Inc login page.

  2. Forgot Login? If you do not remember your login credentials please follow the “Forgot Login” prompts

  3. Yellow Banner: Parents will be able to access the contracts by clicking on the yellow banner that appears across the top of the screen.

  4. Smart Family ID: Please have your 2020-2021 Smart Family ID available as they will need to be entered to open the contracts.

  5. Payment Plans: Please select the same payment plan for all students in your family. You may change plans after submission by contacting Mr. Kurt. The Full payment plan and 9 month payment plan remain the same. For both plans, you will pay the tuition deposit and fees of $1150 when you submit the contract online. If you choose the Full payment plan you will then login into your Smart Tuition account to pay the balance prior to March 5. The 1st monthly payment on the 9 month plan will be due May 5, 2021.

  6. All Discounts: Full Tuition discount, Sibling discounts, etc are applied manually to Smart Tuition by the Business Office after the conclusion of the priority re-enrollment period. You will not see discounts reflected in the contract totals prior to submission of the contract.

  7. Having problems? Please contact Pam Walsh at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org if you have any problems logging in, viewing and submitting the contracts or if any error messages appear. If you do get an error message, please send me a screenshot with a description of the problem.

  8. Not Returning? Just send Mrs. Walsh an email with your child’s name and grade and a statement that is your intention to enroll in another school and that you understand that after February 5th all open spots will be offered to new applicants. If possible, please also share the school your child will be attending to facilitate the transfer of records.


It is our hope that re-enrollment goes smoothly for all our FSA families and that we continue together into the 2021-2022 school year.



With gratitude,


Dr. Kenan Sener

Principal

Celebrating National School Counselor Week

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Today is the final day of National School Counseling week. The theme of the week is perseverance. When a situation demands you perform tasks requiring more skill than you have at the moment, you may feel like you’re in over your head. In the words of Tony Stark from the first Iron Man movie, “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.” Mustangs - think about one situation where you can persevere today. Always remember that you have what it takes.


Thank you to our amazing Counselors at FSA for all you do for your students and our families every day!

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RISING K - 5TH?

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FSA'S ELEMENTARY K-5 PROGRAM

Rising Middle School Student?

CCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FSA'S MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

Rising High School Student?

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FSA'S HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Quote of the Week

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Picture Options for Students who missed 1/29 and 1/30 picture days

We'd like to begin by taking the opportunity to thank all of our parents and students who participated in our picture days this past Friday and Saturday. Everyone did an amazing job following out protocols and procedures and helped us ensure this event was safe and successful. As promised, for anyone who was unable to attend, there are two remaining options for you to submit a picture of your student for the yearbook:


  1. Makeup Day is Friday, 2/19, from 10:00-6:00. This is a drop in event. Please enter the gym lobby and students will exit from the side gym door into the faculty parking lot. One parent may accompany. Please be sure to wear masks and maintain 6' safe spacing from all other parties.
  2. You may submit a photo of your student using the following form. Please complete one form per student. Form Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmepFJNriyayNKUi3BHV9VrL2fjvV2-lXOTkb5qp24Vuz1_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


DEADLINE for ALL PICTURES is FEBRUARY 19th.

To Order Your Lifetouch Pictures Follow the Steps Below
  • Visit https://my.lifetouch.com
  • Enter your Picture Day ID : EVT3D9ZMK
  • Order your perfect package

It's Time to order your yearbook!

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To Order Your Yearbook:


Deadline to Order: March 23, 2021

Uniform Sale From Landsend

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February / March Calendar

  • February 6 - Elementary Virtual Learner Resource Pick Up (please see email from Mrs. Sanchez for your time slot)
  • February 12 - Good Conduct Dress Down
  • February 15 - President's Day (No School)
  • February 16-19 - Career Week
  • 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
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What's in This Issue?

  • FSA Annual Fundraising
  • Science Olympiad Team distinguishes itself at Harvard-Brown Invitational
  • ICYMI: Mustang News for the Week
  • 1st & 2nd Place Winners of FSA's Inaugural Song Contest Announced!
  • Congratulations to FSA Spelling Bee Student Representatives Karthik K. & Shloka N.!
  • Two FSA Students Excel in Ivy Bridge Academy Final Semester Tournament
  • The FSA Middle School Student Council Invites You to Send A "ValenKind"
  • Spread LOVE not germs - Happy Valentine’s Day from FSA Elementary!
  • School-Wide Career Week is coming up!
  • High School BETA Club Hosts Hygiene Care Drive during the month of February
  • Virtual D.E.A.R. Day at FSA
  • And More

FSA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION

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 $78,776 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.

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Science Olympiad Team distinguishes itself at Harvard-Brown Invitational

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed in the Harvard-Brown Invitational on Sunday, January 31 and was awarded the second-place team trophy. Nearly 1,300 students representing 85 teams from across the nation participated in the tournament. FSA students spent up to five hours in front of their computers taking tests and relishing the challenge. “The Ivy League tournaments are notoriously intense,” said Science Olympiad Head Coach Pam Walsh. “I could not be prouder of how well FSA students did. We have a very competitive schedule, and to see some of our less experienced students placing at these tournaments is tremendous.” The test for each event is written by a committee of former Science Olympians who pride themselves on creating challenging tests that will allow students to display their knowledge. “There’s nothing more disappointing to our students than an easy test,” said assistant coach Julianne Oliver. “They love the problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork that are required and the Harvard-Brown tests delivered that and more.”


The following students were recognized for their outstanding performances at the awards ceremony:


Anatomy & Physiologycoached by Dr. Naragarajan

  • 4th Place – Varsha and Aarushi

Circuit Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 8th Place – Nick and Eric

Crime Busterscoached by Ms. Doss

  • 3rd Place – Sanjana and Madison

Density Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 1st Place – Nick and Eric

Disease Detectivescoached by Mrs. Nori

  • 6th Place – Navya and Varsha
  • 16th Place – Saahithi and Audrey

Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh

  • 3rd Place – Gann and Tejash
  • 14th Place – Siri and Pranav

Fossils coached by Ms. Beres

  • 14th Place – Weston and Gann

Hereditycoached by Mr. Karp

  • 6th Place – Aarushi and Sidd

Machinescoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 5th Place – Nick and Eric

Meteorologycoached by Ms. Limpanatevin

  • 3rd Place – Nick and Tejash
  • 9th Place – Audrey and Om G.

Reach for the Stars coached by Mr. Crigler & Mrs. Walsh

  • 1st Place – Nick and Gann

Water Qualitycoached by Mrs. Butler

  • 3rd Place – Aarushi and Madison

Mustang News for this Week ICYMI

Mustang News; February 1, 2021
Mustang News; February 5, 2021

1st & 2nd Place Winners of FSA's Inaugural Song Contest Announced!

FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 1st Place Contestants - Armaan & Alayna Punjani
FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 2nd Place Contestant - Megan Roka

Congratulations to FSA Spelling Bee Student Representatives Karthik K. & Shloka N.!


These FSA students competed in yesterday's regional spelling bee and will advance to the next round! Congratulations Karthik and Shloka, and good luck as you move forward to the next round!

Two FSA Students Excel in Ivy Bridge Academy Final Semester Tournament


Congratulations to Junwoo “Ryan” Lee-Kim and Armaan Punjani who both came in third place at the recent final semester debate tournament. It was a rather large event with 30+ teams! Congratulations on this awesome achievement!



Ivy Bridge Academy After-School Public Speaking & Debate Programs provide an interactive learning environment that is both fun and educational.

Their goal is to introduce elementary and middle school students to the art and science of persuasive fact based debate to foster confidence and independent thinking.

Ivy Bridge Academy works in partnership with Fulton Science Academy, who is dedicated to enriching the lives of their students to be thinkers, speakers and leaders.

Some of the benefits of IBA After-School Public Speaking & Debate Program at Fulton Science Academy:

  • Competitive Debate Experience
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Persuasive Speaking & Oration
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Interview Skills
  • Reading and Writing
  • Research and Information Processing
  • Personal Accomplishment
  • Convenient Location & Time


Click Here to learn more about IBA Debate and Register for the After-School Public Speaking and Debate Programs at FSA

The FSA Middle School Student Council Invites You to Send A "ValenKind"

Your MS StuCo still wants to celebrate Valentine's Day the best way we can while being separated due to COVID! We thought a great way to do this would be to send out ValenKinds to anyone you'd like to thank for their friendship, kindness, or helpfulness, etc! With the google form below, you can request to send one to a student or faculty member at FSA by MS StuCo on your behalf!


We will be closing the form next Wednesday, Feb 10th at 4:10 so be sure to get your requests in soon!

Spread LOVE not germs - Happy Valentine’s Day from FSA Elementary!

We LOVE our FSA family! To show our love and our appreciation for our amazing school community, we have put together a fun Valentine’s Day grab bag for our elementary friends and their loved ones to enjoy! Our virtual learners will find this bag in their resource pick up items from Saturday, February 6th. Our on campus learners will be bringing their treats home on Monday, February 8th.


Included in your bag will be:

  • Origami paper and challenge instructions

  • An individually wrapped plain heart cookie

  • Recipe for make your own frosting

  • Instructions to show us your origami skills and culinary creativity


After enjoying some family fun in honor of Valentine's Day - tag us on social media or post a picture of both your origami and cookie creations on our facebook post in the comments! We would LOVE to see what you come up with. We can HEART-ly wait!


Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year, and while we know we need to “spread” out - we also need to stick together through it all. We are so thankful for each and every one of you, and we LOVE having you at FSA! Happy Valentine’s Day!

**Note: The cookies are Kosher and will stay fresh in their individual package for up to 3 weeks.

School-Wide Career Week is coming up!

Elementary

Elementary Parents,


We need your help to make the elementary career week a success!

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Elementary Parents,


You are needed to share your occupation with us! We are looking for a variety of careers to represent all walks of life during our Elementary Career Week


There are two ways to participate:

  • A virtual session (20 minutes) to talk about your occupation, show tools you use, and discuss aspects of your daily work with Q & A.
  • A 3-5 minute video where. you discuss your occupation, show tools you use., and discuss aspects of your daily work.


Our students will enjoy having you come and share your career with them. Any information and/or demonstrations you could share with students would be a treat!


We will be having Career Week on

february 16-19, 2021


If you are interested in participating, please email me at

jlyle@fultonscienceacademy.org with

  • Participation method
  • field of work
  • Occupation/title
  • Employer

Middle & High

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High School BETA Club Hosts Hygiene Care Drive during the month of February

This month, High School Beta club is hosting a hygiene care drive for those in need. Donations include
  • soap
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • Q-tips
  • shampoo
  • and more.
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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.

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!

"Reflection of Unity" Art Contest

Celebrating our Creativity and Exploring our Unity! The "Reflection of Unity" art contest has a theme for everyone: Family, Nature, Culture, or even Yourself! All artworks will be judged and winners will be from all grade levels. Include full name, grade level, and teacher on all artworks! Deadline March 1, 2021.
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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.

Expressions In Motion Dance | Virtual Dance Classes

Expressions In Motion Dance offers students an opportunity to explore multiple styles of dance. Not only will children enhance their dance and performance skills, but they will gain self confidence & poise. This program will help to improve flexibility, balance, physical strength, mobility and coordination.



https://www.eimdance.com/classes/fulton-science-academy (678)559-6493 eimdance@eimdance.com
All virtual classes are invited to perform in our 2021 Outdoor Rain or Shine Dance Recital on May 15th, 2021. For more info and registration please visit www.eimdance.com/recital

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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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