Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

SUMMER NEWSLETTER

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I wish you and your family a wonderful Fourth of July!

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The Band and Orchestra Music Instrument selection date has been announced! It will take place on Wednesday, July 24 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the FSA Cafeteria. For more detailed information on this event, and who to contact if you have any questions, please read further below!


Please also be sure to read over the immunization requirements and the message from Nurse Amy further below. There is important information about clinic forms as well as a message for parents for Orientation Day.

FSA's High School History Bowl Team Competes at the National Championships in Washington D.C.

Aubrey L., Andrew K., and Weston B. competed at the National High School History Bowl National Championships on April 26-28, 2019. They placed fifth in the afternoon JV Division! Aubrey L. and Weston B. competed in the National History Bee and Weston B. also competed in the National Geography Bee. Weston B. qualified to attend the 2020 International History Olympiad and 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships, which will be held in July 2020 on a week-long Caribbean cruise.


Not only are these students intense competitors, but they are also passionate travelers. These students watched a play at Ford's Theatre and visited the accompanying museums. They stopped by the National Archives Museum to view the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other significant documents. They also visited the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial and multiple National Smithsonian Museums including the Air and Space Museum and Natural History Museum. In fact, these students tired out their parents and coach so dramatically that it has taken a few months to recover from this trip; Thus, the reason the reporting about this competition was stalled.


Coach Kelley Rodgers added, "These students brought so much energy and a new level of competition to our History Academic Team this year. We had such a great time each week enjoying being history geeks together. I was so proud to accompany them to the National Championship Tournament."


If students are interested in joining, please look for upcoming details about the 2019-2020 History Bowl Team.


Way to go Coach Rodgers and students!

Check out the new school nurse page on the fsa website

Get important clinic forms filled out ahead of time for the 2019-2020 school year!

2019 Summer Hours

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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?

  • LOTS of information for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!!!
  • Great News! FSA is opening an other 5th grade class!
  • FSA will be hosting our 2nd Annual Sports Physical Day on July 30th!
  • 2019 - 2020 Instrument Selection July 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm in the FSA Cafeteria
  • Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, & Tennis UPDATES from the Athletic Department!
  • Summer Class Work for Rising K - 12th Grade Students
  • 2019 - 2020 School Supplies Lists
  • 2019 - 2020 Orientation Day; Friday August 2nd
  • Academic Teams Meeting Before the 2019 - 2020 School year (Saturday, August 3rd)
  • Make Sure you get Your Uniform! (detailed information further below)
  • AND MORE

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Great News! FSA is opening an other 5th grade class!

The Fulton Science Academy administration met Monday, June 17th and decided to open an additional 5th grade class. If you are interested in the 2019-2020 5th grade class please log in to our admissions website at https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/#login If you have received a login in the past, and you do not remember your log in information, just use the 1st time logging in prompt. When using the prompt, please use the email you used when completing the inquiry or application form.

We have added several MAP testing days specifically for families interested in this new 5th grade class.

They are:

  • Monday, July 1 at 8:00 am
  • Monday, July 8th at 8:30 am
  • Thursday, July 11 at 8:00 am.

Please make sure to schedule your test using the myschoolapp website posted above.

There is a $100 application fee due when you child comes in for MAP testing. This is a one time fee that covers both testing and any retesting needed.


In addition to the MAP score, please bring grade reports, an additional outside test score such as IOWA/ITBS, Stanford 10, GAMilestones, ERB, Star, etc. and teacher recommendations. These can be up loaded into the admissions portal or emailed directly to Admissions Director Pam Walsh at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org


You can contact Admissions Director Pam Walsh with any other questions at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org

2019 - 2020 Instrument Selection July 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm in the FSA Cafeteria

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NEW STUDENTS BAND & ORCHESTRA PROGRAM INSTRUMENT SELECTION WITH KEN STANTON - Wednesday July 24th from 10:00am - 12:00pm in the FSA Cafeteria!


Dear Parents of New Students in 5th Grade through 8th Grade,


We hope that you continue to have a great summer holiday.


At FSA, all students take either band or orchestra starting at 5th grade. If you need help with selecting your instrument for either band or orchestra program, you will be able to meet with a representative from Ken Stanton at Instrument Selection Day, Wednesday July 24 from 10:00am - 12:00pm in the FSA Cafeteria.


We would like to clarify a few more things for you about our music program.


* If you have already made your selection of either band or orchestra and if you already know your instrument, then you do not need to come.


* If you need help with instrument selection but you cannot come on the July Instrument Selection Date, then please work with Ken Stanton or any other music company directly. On the Ken Stanton website there is a specific link for Fulton Science Academy. They will be able to help you with instrument selection. https://www.kenstanton.com/


* If your child is already playing another instrument which is not listed in our e-mail below and you do not want your child to change the instrument, that won't be a problem. We will accommodate you in our classes. We will not require students to begin a second instrument unless they are willing to. Playing one instrument is good enough for our student's college application.


* Band and Orchestra Classes will offered as follows:

- One Hour Band or Orchestra Class During the Week as part of Specials of Art, Computer, Music, Physical Education and PLTW.

- An Optional Zero Period Band and Orchestra During the Week Times TBD. Zero period will begin after labor day.


* We will also offer band, orchestra, chorus and some other music clubs as after school clubs for those interested.


* Private music classes will still be available at our school. Detailed information about private music classes will be shared soon.


If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org


PLEASE NOTE: It is a drop in event but parents should expect to spend at least 30 minutes on the process.

School Hours and Bell Schedule for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

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FSA will be hosting our 2nd Annual Sports Physical Day on July 30th!

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FSA will be hosting our 2nd Annual Sports Physical Day. Each Athlete wanting to participate in sports this year, must have a Sports Physical on file with the Athletics Department. Sports Physicals only last one year and should be done yearly.

Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, & Tennis UPDATES from the Athletic Department!

Volleyball

Middle School and Varsity Volleyball tryouts will be held July 22nd 4:30-6pm. Our program continues to have open gym every Wednesday for grades 5th-12th.

Please contact volleyball@fultonscienceacademy.org for more information



Cross Country

Cross Country practice starts 8/7

TIMES: TBA


Soccer

Coach Oueslati will be hosting a paid soccer training on Fridays 4:30-5:30 and Saturday mornings during the school year. For more information, please contact Coach Oueslati at fsasoccer@fultonscienceacademy.org


Tennis

Coach Wang will be hosting summer training sessions on Sundays. Please contact Coach Wang at wang_hu@icloud.com for more information

GYM Closed for Repairs July 10 - 20

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Summer Class Work for Rising K - 12th Grade Students

CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO ACCESS RISING K - 12 SUMMER WORK ON THE FSA WEBSITE

OR

CHOOSE AN ASSIGNMENT PLACED BELOW THE PICTURE

Listed below is the summer reading and assignments for rising Kindergarten through 12th grade. Please note that 6th – 12th grade work is required and will be discussed during the first week of classes of the 2019 – 2020 Academic School Year.

Please print the appropriate rising assignment and be sure to complete it over your summer vacation.


2019 - 2020 School Supplies Lists

Once again, FSA families are asked to please purchase school supplies. Supplies can be purchased using an online service (i.e. Amazon), or from any local store. FSA is not contracted with any specific school supply company at this time. Please purchase supplies from whichever store you prefer.


Families are asked to please bring all school supplies (personal and classroom contributions) to their homeroom classes during the orientation day on August 2nd.


CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO ACCESS SCHOOL SUPPLIES LISTS ON THE FSA WEBSITE

OR

CHOOSE A GRADE LIST PLACED BELOW THE PICTURE

2019 - 2020 Carpool List

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2019 - 2020 Orientation Day; Friday August 2nd

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ORIENTATION DAY

FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND


PreK - 2nd Grade: 9:00am - 10:15am

3rd - 5th Grade: 11:00am - 12:15pm

6th - 8th Grade: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

9th - 12th Grade: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Academic Teams Meeting Before the 2019 - 2020 School year (Saturday, August 3rd)

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PLEASE NOTE THAT TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


  • 8:30 am - Destination Imagination
  • 9:00 am - Science Olympiad Middle&High
  • 9:45 am- Science Olympiad Elementary
  • 10:30 am - Robotics
  • 11:30 am Math Olympiad
  • 12:15 pm - Future City
  • 12:45 pm - Model UN
  • 1:15 pm - Tech Fair

Important Beginning Dates for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

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Wednesday, July 10 - Saturday, July 20:

FSA Gym Closed for Repairs



Friday, August 2:

Orientation Day

(Detailed Times Above)




Monday, August 5:

First Day of School

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHOOL HOURS AND BELL SCHEDULE

Monday, August 12

After School Clubs Begin



Wednesday, August 28:

Yearbook Picture Day with Lifetouch

Class Placements for 2019 - 2020 School Year

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We would like to inform you that the class placements for 2019 - 2020 school year will be sent out towards the middle of July. Once you receive them, please go over them carefully and let Mr. Turan know if you have any questions. His e-mail address is nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org


We want to make sure that we have the schedules fully finalized and ready before the school year starts. Your final class schedules, including teacher names and classroom assignments, will be given to you during the orientation day on Friday, August 2nd.

IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENTS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM NURSE AMY

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.


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.


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.

Medical Care Plan Forms, and Medication Forms, (asthma, food and insect allergies, diabetes, seizures, other health conditions), are available on the Nurse page, of the Student Life drop-down, located on the school website.


http://fultonscienceacademy.org/clinic-forms/


Parents and guardians are encouraged to get this done over the summer. Medical care plans will need a doctor signature as well as prescription medications. Always consult with your physician with questions concerns, and to inquire about side effects.


Open House: Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring Over-the-counter medication, as well as emergency medication and prescription medication, with the medical care plan, and /or Administration of Medication Form, to Open House.

Make Sure you get Your Uniform!

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To see Lands' End Uniform Items for Fulton Science Academy, Follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.landsend.com
  2. Hover over "School" on the Top Menu Bar to bring down the Drop Down Menu
  3. Click "Find Your School" in the Top Left Corner of the Drop Down Menu
  4. Then Search by our School's Number (900127465) OR address in the Fields Provided
  5. From there, follow the prompts to select the approved uniform items for your student's grade level.

Yearbook Picture Day will be August 28th! Save the Date! More Information to Come!

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2019 Summer Camps at Fulton Science Academy

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

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

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