Fulton Science Academy

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Week of May 13, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


It's hard to believe that we are in the final 2 weeks of school! I know it may seem like a short amount of time but there is still A LOT going on at FSA and many things to keep in mind these final weeks!


Tuesday, May 14:

Tomorrow, We are continuing AP Testing tomorrow and through the week for our High School students. If you are unsure if your student has an exam or what time the exam is, please look on our school calendar. Tomorrow is also the continuation of our Fine Arts Showcase for 4th and 5th grade. Be sure to take a look at some of the pictures from the PreK - 3rd Grade Fine Arts Showcase below. Our 3rd grade classes will be going on a field trip tomorrow to Piedmont Park for the Pond Ecosystems Program field trip!


Wednesday, May 15:

On Wednesday, the Fine Arts Department is hosting a Band Concert beginning at 1:30pm! All parents are invited to attend! It is sure to be an outstanding event!

Please keep in mind that we are also continuing AP testing on this day.


Thursday, May 16:

On Thursday, Our Fine Arts Department will be hosting an Orchestra Concert beginning at 1:30pm! Again, all parents are invited to attend this event! Come and see the progress your students have made throughout this semester! And again, we will be continuing AP Exams.


Friday, May 17:

Friday is set to be a very busy day for everyone! AP testing is continuing on this day. The day will begin with the Elementary talent show up to 4th grade. The show will begin at 8:30am. Our Seniors will be treated to a Senior Breakfast beginning at 9:00am. Throughout the day, elementary and middle school students will be returning their textbooks and middle school students will also be returning their school issued laptops. Friday is also locker clean out day for our middle and high school students. Please know that students are responsible for the clean out of their lockers and lockers will be inspected. Locker locks will need to be returned to Mrs. Griffis. Our 5th grade classes will be out and about on Friday for a field trip to stone mountain! We will end the day with the middle and high school talent show beginning at 1:45pm. Please know that parents are invited to both shows.


Next week is set to be very busy as well, so please take a moment to look at the calendar and plan accordingly.


LAST BLAST IS NEXT WEEK

  • Our Last Blast Carnival is coming up! We know our students in PreK - 8th are so excited for this fun-filled day. Last Blast is a fun annual day here at FSA that everyone looks forward to! Please make sure to read further down for important info on attire, what to bring, and a fun video from last year's Last Blast to see what all is coming up!


LAND'S END FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT

  • Make sure to take advantage of the Lands' End Friends & Family Event to get 40% Full-Price Styles on Uniform items for next school year! Be sure to the the section below about this deal to see how to get to FSA's Uniform Page on Lands' End.


NO STEAM OR CLUBS THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

  • I'd like to remind everyone that there will be NO CLUBS OR STEAM the LAST WEEK of school, Monday May 20 - Thursday May 23. Please make sure to plan pickup accordingly. There will still be aftercare available from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.


DON'T MISS OUT ON A SUMMER OF FUN!

  • Don't forget to sign up for one or more of the amazing camps being offered this summer right here at Fulton Science Academy! We have partnered with amazing groups to be able to bring your student a summer they wont forget! To check out the full list of camps and registration, make sure to check out the list of camps on our website by following this link.


SUMMER CLASS WORK FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR COMING SOON

Be sure to keep an eye out for Summer Work that will be posted to our school website shortly. This will be work that will need to be completed by returning and new incoming students for the 2019-2020 school year. More information to come!


We have a lot of great information in this issue so be sure to read through and don't miss a thing! Check out the list below to see what all is contained in this issue!

Mission

To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


Vision

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions to be a nationally ranked and recognized school for pre-K through 12th grade, serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, global citizenship, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is nurtured by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

What's in This Issue:
  • May WT Cafe Calendar
  • Final Exam Schedule
  • LANDS' END FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT; 40% OFF FULL-PRICE STYLES + FREE SHIPPING OVER $75 ONLINE OR IN-STORE
  • FSA 3rd Grader, Raghav P. Qualifies to attend US Goegraphy Olympiad, International Geography Bee National Championships, & 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships!
  • FSA 8TH GRADER, SETH DE LE PENA IS HONORED IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON BEING NAMED GEORGIA'S TOP MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER BY THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS.
  • Elementary Science Olympiad Competes in State Tournament
  • FSA Students Excel in the AATSP State Composition Contest
  • FSA Students Achieve Great Results on the National Spanish Examinations
  • FSA Students Receive Honorable Mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
  • PREK - 3RD GRADE FINE ARTS SHOWCASE
  • FSA sports banquet is THIS SATURDAY! Don't miss out! Make sure to Buy Your Tickets! Last day to RSVP is May 14
  • LAST BLAST IS NEXT WEEK!
  • A Message From Nurse Amy; Be Sure to Pick up ANY MEDICATIONS from the School Clinic BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR
  • 8th Grade End of Year Dance
  • Sunny Disposition Recognition in Elementary
  • IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMMING 7TH GRADERS & KINDERGARTEN
  • Summer Camp List
  • And More!

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May Calendar

Monday, May 13: PreK - 3rd Grade Fine Arts Showcase 1:30pm

Monday, May 13:AP EXAMS

  • AP Biology 7:30am
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics 11:30am
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 1:30pm

Tuesday, May 14: 4th Grade Fine Arts Showcase 1:30pm

Tuesday, May 14: Piedmont Park: Pond Ecosystems Program Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Tuesday, May 14: AP EXAMS

  • AP Calculus BC 7:30am
  • AP Art History 11:30am
  • AP Human Geography 11:30am

Wednesday, May 15: Band Concert 1:30pm

Wednesday, May 15: AP EXAMS

  • AP English Language and Composition 7:30am
  • AP Macro Economics

Thursday, May 16: Orchestra Concert 1:30pm

Thursday, May 16: AP EXAMS

  • AP World History 7:30am
  • AP Statistics 11:30am

Friday, May 17: Senior Breakfast 9:00am

Friday, May 17: Stone Mountain Park Field Trip (5th Grade)

Friday, May 17: Elementary and Middle Textbook Return

Friday, May 17: Locker Clean-Out

Friday, May 17: Middle School Laptop Return

Friday, May 17: Elementary Talent Show (begins @ 8:30am), & Middle and High School Talent Show (begins at 1:45pm)

Friday, May 17: AP EXAMS

  • AP Microeconomics

Saturday, May 18: All Sports Banquet 5:30pm

Sunday, May 19: Private Music Spring Recital 2:00pm

Monday, May 20: Tacky Day

Tuesday, May 21: Jersey Day

Tuesday, May 21: 5th Grade Breakfast and Walk (Begins at 7:45am)

Wednesday, May 22: Hawaiian Luau Day

Wednesday, May 22: High School Laptop and Textbook Return Day

Wednesday, May 22: Last Blast Day

Thursday, May 23: Last Day of School

Thursday, May 23: 8th Grade Graduation 9:00am

Thursday, May 23: High School Award Ceremony 12:00pm

Thursday, May 23: 1st -3rd grade Award Ceremony 12:45pm

Thursday, May 23: 4th - 5th grade Award Ceremony 1:30pm

Thursday, May 23: Middle School Award Ceremony 2:15pm

Thursday, May 23: High School Graduation 6:00pm

Final Exam Schedule

Please note that Middle Schoolers taking these courses will have their finals on the days mentioned.

If you took an AP Mock Exam, please speak with your AP Teacher to see if your mock exam is able to replace your final.


High School Students are allowed to leave once they complete their exams.

Middle School students will follow their regular schedule after the completion of their final.


There will be NO dress down for exams.

May 20th

Monday 8:00 – 10:00

  • Acc Algebra/Geometry A Honors (DUZYOL)
  • Acc Pre Calculus Honors (DUZYOL)
  • AP Calculus BC (DUZYOL)
  • Geometry Honors (ERKAN)
  • Acc Algebra/Geometry A Honors (PROCTOR)
  • Acc Geometry B/Algebra II Honors (RUCKER)
  • Algebra I Honors (RUCKER)
  • Algebra II Honors (RUCKER)

Monday 10:30 - 12:30

  • AP Literature & Composition (CRAIG)
  • Literature Composition Honors (CRAIG)
  • AP Language & Composition (OUTLER)
  • American Literature Honors (ROGERS)
  • World lit


May 21st

Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics (BRAY)
  • AP Physics I (BRAY)
  • AP Biology (KARP)
  • Biology Honors (KARP)
  • AP Chemistry (OLIVER)
  • Chemistry Honors (OLIVER)
  • Physical Science Honors (OLIVER)
Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30
  • Spanish II Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish III Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish IV Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish II Honors (COLON)
  • Turkish I Honors (DUMAN)
  • Turkish II Honors (DUMAN)
  • Turkish III Honors (DUMAN)
  • Spanish I Honors (SURETT)
  • Spanish I Honors (RIOS)
  • Spanish II Honors (SHIELDS)


May 22nd

Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00

  • AP US History (RODGERS)
  • AP World History (RODGERS)
  • US History Honors (RODGERS)
  • World History Honors (STIFFLER)
  • AP Human Geography (RODGERS)

Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30

  • AP Computer Science Principles (ERDEM)
  • AP Statistics (DUZYOL)
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology Honors (BRAY)
  • AP Psychology (PROCTOR)
Bulletin for AP Students and Parents; AP College Board

Click here for some great information for AP Students and Parents including; Test Security and Administration Policies, Student Checklist, Getting Ready for Exam Day, 2019 Exam Schedule

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FSA takes 4th place Nationwide in K-6 Blitz Chess Championship



Alexander R. 6th Grade at FSA got 3rd place nationwide in Blitz and 11th place in K-6 while Varun S., 5th grade at FSA, got 5th place in K-5 under 1200 category among 210 players! FSA as a team received 4th Place Nationwide in the Championship! Congratulations to the students and coaches on this impressive and well deserved win!

FSA 3rd Grader, Raghav P. Qualifies to attend US Goegraphy Olympiad, International Geography Bee National Championships, & 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships!

FSA 3rd Grader Raghav P. has qualified to attend the US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee National Championships to be held at Chicago in June! Raghav also qualified for the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships! Raghav took the Regional Exam at River Trail MS, Johns Creek. Congratulations to Raghav on this outstanding achievement! We can't wait to hear about your experiences at these competitions!



  • US Geography Olympiad National Championship - Chicago
  • International Geography Bee National Championship - Chicago
  • 2020 International Geography Bee World Championship - location TBD

FSA 8TH GRADER, SETH DE LE PENA IS HONORED IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON BEING NAMED GEORGIA'S TOP MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER BY THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS.

https://youtu.be/wkjG_Y8tMI4
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2019 - Georgia's top middle school volunteer of 2019, Seth De La Pena, 13, of Fulton Science Academy Private School, was honored in the nation's capital last night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 24th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Seth along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – received a $1,000 award and personal congratulations from award-winning actress Viola Davis at an award ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Award-winning actress Viola Davis congratulates Seth De La Pena, 13, of Fulton Science Academy Private School on being named Georgia's top middle school youth volunteer for 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Seth was honored at a ceremony on Sunday, May 5 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where he received a $1,000 award.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), named Seth Georgia's top middle level youth volunteers in February. In addition to his cash awards, he received an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C., for four days of recognition events.

Seth, an eighth-grader at Fulton Science Academy, started a service group that provides clothing and school supplies to students in need at an elementary school in an area of the Philippines affected by a volcanic eruption early last year. Seth's parents immigrated to the United States from that country and took him to visit when he was younger. "I came back home with a heavy heart thinking of the unfortunate kids my age," said Seth. "My parents' constant reminders not to waste food and be grateful for what I have convinced me to spend my time not on games or otherwise pointless tasks, but instead on running an organization that would provide for the misfortunate."

Seth recruited other students at his school to help him begin an information and fundraising campaign in support of students at Tinago Elementary School in Albay, Philippines. The effort got off to a slow start, but after the Mayon volcano erupted and displaced many nearby residents, Seth's group collected approximately $1,000 and many boxes of clothing, and then delivered school supplies and clothing to young students at the elementary school. "The smiles on their faces after seeing their new items and the pure innocence of their lives were heartwarming," he said.
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"We're impressed and inspired by the way these honorees have identified problems facing their communities and stepped up to the challenge to make a difference," said Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. "It's a privilege to celebrate their leadership and compassion, and we look forward to seeing the great things they accomplish in the future."


"These students have not only done important work in support of people in need – they've also shown their peers that young people can, and do, create meaningful change," said Christine Handy, president of NASSP. "We commend each of these young volunteers for all they've contributed to their communities."

Youth volunteers in grades 5-12 were invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards last fall through schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of Points of Light's HandsOn Network. More than 29,000 middle level and high school students nationwide participated in this year's program.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program was created in 1995 to identify and recognize young people for outstanding volunteer service – and, in so doing, inspire others to volunteer, too. In the past 24 years, the program has honored more than 125,000 young volunteers at the local, state and national level.

For more information about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and this year's honorees, visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.

About NASSP

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student's potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council. Learn more at www.nassp.org.

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About Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential's diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential's iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

Elementary Science Olympiad Competes in State Tournament

FSA Elementary Science Olympiad Team Competed in the State Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament over the weekend at Kennesaw State University! While we do not yet have full results, we do have some of the individual placements for some of our students. We will update everyone once all results have been received! Congratulations to all students and coaches Ms. Evans and Mrs. Vickery on a great year of Elementary Science Olympiad!


5th Place: Paper Rockets

  • Karthik T. & Ritvik S.


7th Place: The 24 Game

  • Ahad S. & Varun G.


9th Place: Bridge Building

  • Sam F. & Daniel Q.


10th Place: Backyard Biologist

  • Gitanjali N. & Katie D.
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Elementary Science Olympiad Team Members:


5th Grade:

  • Sam F.
  • Kushi G.
  • Anika H.
  • Marriam H.
  • Maya L.
  • Gitanjali N.
  • Aavi P.
  • Krish P.
  • Ahad S.
  • Ira S.
  • Siddarth S.
  • Ritika T.
  • Mithra V.
  • Kennedi W.


4th Grade:

  • Charlie C.
  • Sloka C.
  • Katie D.
  • Varun G.
  • Arav M.
  • Adithi M.
  • Kaya P.
  • Daniel Q.
  • Om S.
  • Ritivik S.
  • Karthik T.
  • Allison T.
  • Raima V.


3rd Grade:

  • Maya F.
  • Christopher G.
  • Ehaan H.
  • Rik T.
  • Samaira U.
  • Pranav V.
  • Nikitha V.

Congratulations to siblings Rana and Rafi K. on Receiving their Black Belts in Taekwondo Today!

Congratulations to Rana (5th grade) and Rafi K. (3rd grade) who just earned their black belts in Taekwondo today, May 13th 2019! Rana and Rafi have been working diligently towards this goal for the last three years, practicing multiple times a week! Congratulations on this awesome achievement! We can't wait to see where you go now in your practice of Taekwondo. It takes a lot of dedication to get to the point where you both are, and at such a young age! Good luck on your future endeavors in the sport!

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FSA Students Excel in the AATSP State Composition Contest!

A few FSA students were selected to participate in the Spanish State Composition Contest and FSA had wonderful results. Students writings are graded on a scale of 1-4 (2 Notable - 3 Excellency - 4 Superior)


For level II:

  • Saman B., SivamJ. , and Ashi J. received a score of Excellency.


For level III:

  • Anastasia K, Arden Bunch received a score of Excellency.
  • Ezra Nash received a score of Superior


For Level IV:

  • Charlie Furniss, Nicholas Fabella received a score of Excellency.
  • Tyler Hecht received a score of Superior and 3rd place


"The AATSP-GA Composition Contest is an opportunity for students to showcase their writing skills in Spanish, to add to their resume, and even to win awards at the state level for only $7! This contest is open to students in levels I-AP/IB Senior, including students with outside experience, such as native speakers. Additional requirements for participation include that the teachers be members of AATSP-GA and that the contest administration take place during the month of February." (http://aatspgacompositioncontest.weebly.com/)

FSA Students Achieve Great Results on the National Spanish Examinations

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15 Gold, 29 Silver, and 24 Bronze Medals along with more than 30 Honorable Mentions; That is the results for FSA students from the National Spanish Exam. It is an exam that is administered throughout the United States and is a reflections of students' proficiency at various levels. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 146,000 students participating in 2019.” He went on to say that students from FSA have a long history of high achievement on these exams. Hats off to the FSA Spanish Teachers; Mrs. Carmona, Mr. Chiappetta, Mr. Surret, Mrs. Rios, Mrs. Shields, and Mr. Colon!


The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

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FSA Students Receive Honorable Mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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Three FSA students, Junsu H. (11th grade), Derek Z. (8th grade), and Zixin H. (8th grade), recently received Honorable Mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards through affiliate partner, Savannah College of Art and Design. Junsu received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Writing, while Derek and Zixin received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Art.


"Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation's youth, providing a singular opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Since its founding, the awards have identified the early promise of some of our nation's most exceptional visionaries. Notable award recipients include artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Cy Twombly; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin and John Lithgow; filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns and Ned Vizzini; and many more.The awards are structured so that student work is judged first at the regional level and then at the national level. All submitted works are reviewed by local professionals working in the visual and literary arts and receive Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards. Select award-winning works are also included in a regional exhibition." (https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/art-and-writing-awards)


Congratulations to these three students on this wonderful achievement!


To learn more about the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, you can follow these links:



(students pictured with Ms. Outler)

PREK - 3RD GRADE FINE ARTS SHOWCASE

On Monday May 13th FSA elementary students in PreK - 3rd grade got to show off all their hard work they've done in their fine arts classes this semester! There were musical performances, art work displayed, and even some small choreography! Make sure you don't miss out on the fun of the 4th Grade Fine Arts Showcase tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th at 1:30pm!

FSA sports banquet is THIS SATURDAY! Don't miss out! Make sure to Buy Your Tickets! Last day to RSVP is May 14

Parents of student athletes are urged to purchase athletics banquet tickets as soon as possible. The event takes the form of sit down awards dinner ceremony. It is a time to recognize all student athletes and the commitment they gave to the Athletics program. Various individual awards will be announced including the FSA male and female athlete of the year. It is a grand event for students and parents you get to join in and celebrate this accomplishment with them. The last day to RSVP is May 14th.

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LAST BLAST IS NEXT WEEK!

Our Last Blast Carnival is coming up! We know our students in PreK - 8th are so excited for this fun-filled day.


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

  • We are encouraging students to wear athletic wear that can get wet and to bring an extra set of school appropriate clothing and shoes to change into. Elementary students will get wet! Please send a change of clothes labeled with your student's name!


  • No White T-shirts/shorts


  • All students should be in closed toed shoes all day. Water shoes would be good for the water activities, but not mandatory.


  • WEAR sunscreen and send a towel with your student’s name on it.


  • Please also send snacks & lunch for your student.


  • Make sure they bring a water bottle! We may be having lunch in the classroom so please send in food, which does not require heating up. It will be a busy day and they will be HUNGRY! :)


Check out the video from last school year's Last Blast day to get an idea of what's to come!

https://youtu.be/ofdwMn_CaZQ

A Message From Nurse Amy; Be Sure to Pick up ANY MEDICATIONS from the School Clinic BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

Dear Parents and Guardians,


My name is Amy Chesna, and I am so happy to be the new School Nurse at FSA.


End of the year check off list:

It is that time of year, to be working into your day, picking up unused medication from the Clinic. This includes, Over-The-Counter, Prescription, Inhalers, and Epi Pens. These medications will NOT be able to be held over the summer. Please be sure to stop in before the last day of school, May 23rd, before 3:30 pm. ALL medication not picked up from the clinic, before the last day of school, will be considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be destroyed in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines, by the nurse and an administrator. We do not store medication over the summer to use for the next year.


Please be on the lookout for our NEW School Nurse webpage in the FSA Website, under School Life. I am excited to get this up and running early summer. In this site, you will be able to download all the forms that are needed to get filled out over the summer, that need physicians signatures, for the next school year. These forms will include Medication forms, (Other-the-Counter & Prescription), and all the Health Care Plans pertaining to your child's Medial Health Conditions. New Care Plans MUST be filled out and signed by the doctor each school year. We do not keep care plans from the previous year. ALL medications, and ALL care plans can be brought to the School Nurse at Orientation, August 2nd, 2019.


Lastly, make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations. Any time your child receives a vaccination, please send in an updated Georgia Registry of Immunization Form #3231 to school. We are required by state to keep updated vaccine records for all of our students. Please refer to the chart below to make sure your child has all the required immunization.


Have a safe, happy, and sunburn free Summer. Use Sunscreen! I look forward to a meeting all of you at orientation, and to a wonderful new school year in August.

8th Grade End of Year Dance

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FSA 8th graders had a blast at their end of the year dance at White Columns Country Club! Thank you to the student committee who assisted in bringing this event to fruition!

Sunny Disposition Recognition in Elementary!

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  • Kindergarten: Vera E., Ava M. Yashna S., Sahana N., Bella S., Emily D.
  • First Grade: Audrey O., Abhi K., Meera I., Adithya S.
  • Second Grade: Anika R., Saisha A., Anish V., Kaavya R., Khushi L., Atousa K.
  • Third Grade: Pranav V., Elif E., Veer D., Saavan G., Allie D., A., Violet E., Edwin D.
  • Fourth Grade: Blake C., Noah M. and Lucas M., Charlie C., Preston S., Aiza F., Jade F., Sloka C., Alex T, Alice F., Mateo G., Sophia W.,
  • Fifth Grade: Aleka G., Rana K., Sam F., Mariam H., Niki K., Kerim S., McKenna H., Aavi P., Zulal O.,
  • Staff Nominated: Meher T. and Ashwika G.

Classroom Highlights!

IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMMING 7TH GRADERS & KINDERGARTEN:

A Message From Nurse Amy

This is to remind you of the importance of getting your son or daughter vaccinated before they go back to school this fall. Vaccines are the best way you can protect your child from a number of serious diseases, including meningococcal disease, and cancers caused by HPV, and whooping cough.


As you are making your back-to-school checklist for your preteen, I encourage you to make sure your sons and daughters get all the vaccines that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for them at ages 11 and 12. Schedule an appointment today for your child to receive all of the vaccines they need for the best protection. CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the National Association for School Nurses all agree that your preteen needs the following vaccines:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) protects against some of the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease and meningitis. While not very common, these are very serious illnesses and death can occur in as little as 48 hours. Your child will need a booster shot at age 16 to continue providing protection into the late teens/early 20’s.

  • HPV vaccine protects against the infections that can cause HPV cancer. HPV infection is very common and causes more than 31,000 cases of cancer each year in the Unites States; that’s one case of cancer diagnosed every 17 minutes. Both boys and girls should complete the HPV vaccine series before age 13. Preteens need two doses of HPV vaccine, given six to twelve months apart. If you wait, your child may need three doses over six months.

  • One dose of Tdap vaccine as a booster is for continued protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). This vaccine keeps preteens healthy and prevents spread of pertussis to babies who are too young to be protected by vaccination.

  • Preteens and teens should also get the flu vaccine every year, ideally by the end of October if possible.


The State of Georgia requires the Meningococcal (MCV4), and a Tdap (booster) vaccines be done for school entry; to learn more about state immunization requirements, go to: www.immunize.org/laws.


To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit CDC’s website for parents about vaccines for children at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents, or you can visit www.middleschoolhealth.org for the Middle School Health Starts Here website.

Don't Forget to Sign Up for One or More of the Amazing Summer Camps Being Offered at FSA for Summer 2019

STEAM SUMMER CAMP:


Fulton Science Academy 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 friendship.

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1ST GRADE THROUGH 8TH GRADE

FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp is taught by award winning staff, occurs in an easy one week day camp format, and is designed to be both fun and full of learning!

Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science, 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!

Dates:

  • June 10 – June 14 or
  • June 17 – June 21

Click the Below Link for Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Camp fee: $375

Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100

If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

SAT MATH / SAT VERBAL SUMMER CAMPS


SAT Verbal

Fulton Science Academy SAT Summer Camp is designed to help students prepare for the rigors of taking the SAT College Board test. We will identify and implement test taking strategies using prerequisite knowledge to increase student performance in the area of English Language Arts. This includes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills.

SAT Math

SAT Math camp is designed to prepare students for the math section of the SAT. Students will be trained on SAT Math concepts from pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry on top of exploring a systematic fashion of mastering techniques used on the SAT Math Exam. SAT Math Camp is envisioned to equip students with a variety of questioning styles seen on the SAT in addition to cultivate & strengthen their problem solving skills besides their math skills.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

· Pencil and eraser

· Small binder

· Calculator (Scientific or preferably TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 6th GRADE THROUGH 12th GRADE

Dates:

June 10 – June 14 (SAT Math)

June 17 – June 21 (SAT Verbal)

Location:

Fulton Science Academy

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Click the Below Link for Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevEf12zniesuhGxOx-UGjUVnJzwX6sUC208gjk_Xtc2oxr5g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Camp fee: $750

Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100

If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

KIDS4CODING SUMMER CAMP


Kids 4 Coding propels kids to Tech Readiness through innovative, hands-on projects and challenges. Students gain an edge in STEM by learning to create and code games, mobile apps, electronics, websites, robots, drones, and more using top programming languages like Python and JavaScript.

Please use the links below to see different class offerings, pricing information, and registration:

1/2 Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-half-day

Full Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-full-day

Dates:

June 3 – June 7

June 10 – June 14

June 17 – June 21

June 24 – June 28

July 8 – July 12

SHAPING MINDS SUMMER CAMP


If you are searching for an awesome Summer Camp for kids in the Metro Atlanta, GA area, then you have come to the right place! Our summer camp is perfect for active kids who love to have fun participating in exciting sports activities!

Dates:

May 27 – May 31

June 3 – June 7

June 10 – June 14

June 17 – June 21

June 24 – June 28

July 1 – July 5

July 8 – July 12

Register using the Link Below:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=4707958323/2696/47892///1549383574

E2 YOUNG ENGINEERS SUMMER CAMP


Packages:

  • Full Day (8:30AM – 4:30PM); $399/week; (2 snacks provided; Student gets own lunch)
  • Half Day (8:30AM – 12:30PM); $195/week; (1 snack provided; Dismissal before lunch)

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.

Dates:

Superheros: June 3 – June 7

Candy: Jun 10 – Jun 14


REGISTRATION LINKS:

Direct Registration Link:

Super Heroes Theme Camp – June 3-7:

https://zohosecurepay.com/checkout/3vpkykj-8jl4o8pwe8gus/FSASTEM--RoboticsSUPER-HEROESHalf-Day

https://zohosecurepay.com/checkout/rb5d0dy-bc28ebdgsbz4n/FSASTEM--RoboticsSUPER-HEROESFull-Day

Candy Theme Camp – June 10-14:

https://zohosecurepay.com/checkout/8f1srsb-qbh7oq96gruu4/FSASTEM--RoboticsCANDY-THEMEHalf-Day

https://zohosecurepay.com/checkout/mb2595r-781sq7kjlbxwi/FSASTEM--RoboticsCANDY-THEMEFull-Day

Website Link:

http://northatlanta.e2youngengineers.com/summercamp/

BIOIGNITE SUMMER CAMP


The BioIgnite Design Summer Camp teaches about exciting BioSTEM topics such asBiomedical Imaging, NeuroEngineering, Biomechanics, and Regenerative Medicine. An afternoon design studio teaches students all about the engineering design process and takes them through designing their own prosthetic prototype.

Dates:

June 24June 28

For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/bioignite-summer-camp-at-fulton-science-academy-alpharetta/

WEALTHY HABITS SUMMER CAMP


Are you looking for a program that is both fun and educational?

Our 5-day summer camps focus on what students are most interested in while providing a strong foundation of MONEY BASICS.

Wealthy Habits camps aren’t focused on whether a student can memorize the information and pass a test, but on changing their attitude towards managing their current and future finances while providing them with the ambition to learn more even after they have left camp.

Dates:

June 3 – June 7

June 10 – June 14

For pricing and registration, please click this link;

https://wealthyhabits.org/programs/camps/

2019 - 2020 school year calendar

Please note that we have published our 2019 - 2020 Calendar on our School Website as well if you would like to print it.

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FSA Sideline Store

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The site allows the user to select the item, color, logo, and team whether it be academic or athletic; even different sayings! The possibilities are endless! There is everything from cotton shirts to Dri-Fit Nike or UA workout shirts and so much more!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

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

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


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

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!

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.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

  • “Early in the school year, a group of teachers took the time to come to our home to meet us and discuss the school program with us. That event brought us back to the time in which schooling was a true partnership between parent and teacher and reaffirmed in our minds that FSA truly cares about the development of our children”
  • “We even had two teachers visit us at our home. They were a pleasure to meet and we could clearly see how much they enjoy teaching students.”
  • “Thank you very much for your visit and the chocolates yesterday. We enjoyed having you over very much. I also want to thank you for turning math from the most complicated and somewhat scary subject into one of our most favorites.”
  • “We all enjoyed your visit last night to our home. It was such a pleasure to informally get to know both of you. My son thought it was really cool that two teachers came to his house. He talked about it the whole way to school this morning in carpool. Personally, I admire the dedication you both have for your jobs. It makes a big difference in a student’s attitude toward school. Your visit left no doubt in my mind that FSA was the right decision for my son.”
  • “I just wanted to write on behalf of my husband and I and thank you for visiting our child. He loved having you both come and visit. We appreciate the level of caring and attention that you have consistently shown our family. It is rare to see such a dedication from teachers for their jobs. We can tell that you love teaching and you care for our children. Thank you for visiting our child when he was not feeling well.”


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

To schedule an elementary school home visit: Simply email junal@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.


To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email sduman@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Mr. Duman will be in touch to confirm final details.


Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes. The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends, except Sunday mornings. For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail to homevisit@fultonscienceacademy.org

Attendance Matters!


Please remember that

Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment

from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.

It is very important that students do not miss this time of their school day.


Parents and High School Students, please remember that first dismissal for High School Students is not until 3:15. High School students should not walk out of the building for dismissal until 3:15pm.


If your child will be absent please send an email to attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, and other patient over-the-counter drugs are not available through FSAPS. Should you wish for your child to have access to these medications, you must sign an
‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ and leave a supply with the front office.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

The medication to be administered by designated school personnel must be sent directly from the pharmacy or physician’s office or brought to school by the student’s parent/guardian. The school must receive an ‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ signed by the student’s physician and/or parent/guardian.

The following information must be printed clearly on the medication container:

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • Time the medication must be taken.

    Bring in only the amount of medication that is needed for a school day. In the case of prolonged need, send in the amount for a clearly specified period. Written authorization to dispense medications shall be limited to two weeks unless otherwise prescribed by a physician. Medication shall only be dispensed out of its original container, which must be labeled with the child’s name. Extra medication will not be sent home with a student. All medication will be kept in a secure location in the clinic and/or front office.


Parents, please remind your students that if they are feeling unwell that they need to first visit the clinic and be assessed by our school nurse, who will then call you in the event that the student should go home. Students should not use their phones during the school day to contact parents.


FAQ:

  • Does the school provide medications?

No. The school does not provide medication. The student's parent or guardian must bring the student's medicine to the front office or school clinic, along with an "Authorization to Give Medication" Form.

  • May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?

Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Parents should still follow the visitor sign in procedures.

  • Where can I find Authorization Forms?

Authorization forms can be found at the front desk or school clinic.

  • Why do I need a doctor's health care provider's note for adult strength over-the-counter medication when my health care provider has told me it is appropriate for my student's weight (or condition)?

The school nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer.

  • How do students get their medications during after school hours?

The principal, along with administration and the school nurse will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered during after school hours.

  • Why do medications have to be in the original container?

The original container provides information from the manufacturer about over-the-counter medications, including the name of the medication, the proper dose, how the medication should be given, how often the medication should be given, possible side effects, and when the medication is no longer effective (an expiration date.)

The original prescription container includes the name of the medication, the patient's name, the prescribing licensed health care provider, the proper dose, how and when it should be given, when the medication expires, and the pharmacy where the medication was purchased. All of this information is necessary for the school nurse to administer medication in a safe manner.

  • What if my child's medication or dosage changes?

Parents/Guardians must inform the school nurse of any medication changes. New medication or different doses will not be given unless the parent completes a new medication form. The information on the prescription bottle label must match the new consent form.

  • Can my child take herbal medication at school?

No. Over-the-counter diet pills, vitamins, dietary supplements, including minerals or herbs will not be given.

  • May my child carry cough drops at school?

No. Cough-drops must be left in the clinic along with a completed "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • May my child carry over the counter medication at school?

No. It must be left in the clinic along with and "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • Can my child carry his/her Epipen, Insulin, or Asthma Inhaler at school?

Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed "Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication" Form. You can get this form from the school nurse.

  • Why is there a place for the health care provider to sign the authorization form for my child to carry their inhaler/epipen at school?

The health care provider's signature indicates that your child has been instructed on the proper use of their inhaler/Epipen and that your child is responsible for administering it to himself/herself without supervision.

  • Why do I have to have a prescription label on the inhaler/Epipen?

The prescription on the inhaler/epipen includes the child's name, how often it is to be used, and what dose is appropriate for your child. It is difficult to keep the label directly on the inhaler/epipen.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?

If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing signs of illness.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for aches and pains can I still send them to school?

You child is welcome at school while taking Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medication for an injury, dental work, etc. However, if the medication is for a sore throat, earache or flu like symptoms, please keep them at home.

  • Why can't I put medicine in my child's lunch box if he/she has to take medicine at lunch?

Medication in a lunch box could be lost or taken by another child. If a staff member found the medication it could be considered an illegal drug with consequences according to the Code of Conduct. Medications must be brought to the front office or school clinic by parents/guardians in the original and properly labeled container.

  • If I treat my child for lice can I send them back to school the same day?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child because he/she is sick?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

aftercare hours reminder


Parents, please be reminded that After - School Care is provided every day from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a fee of $15.00 per day or $200.00 for the month. We ask that parents pick up any remaining students by 6:00 pm, and no later, as the school closes at 6:00pm. Sometimes our Academic Teams will stay later, but these students are not considered to be in After-Care. There are also sometimes outside organizations that use our facility for sports events, so it may look like there are still plenty of people here, but these more often than not, do not include aftercare students. Thank you for your understanding.

FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,


We are happy to inform you that now you can check fsaconnect by mobile app.

Here is how you can access the app:


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

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


The links can also be found at the bottom of your connect page by the other social media links.

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A pop-up banner will appear on top of the screen when users access the school connect on their mobile devices.


Site link: https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication

JOIN FSAPS REMIND HERE: https://www.remind.com/join/fsaps


We have created a remind account to keep our community informed and up-to-date with what is happening at our school.


By joining "FSAPS remind," you will receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or e-mail. We recommend SMS option for our families and students.


We will use this tool as an addition to other communication portals we use at our school to keep our families apprised of what's happening at Fulton Science Academy. Thank you.

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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

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


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

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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

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

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

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


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

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

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

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

4- FSA LINKEDIN

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

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

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

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

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School