Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of April 8, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope that everyone enjoyed your Spring Break Holiday and got some well deserved rest over the break! I want to begin by congratulating our Elementary Science Olympiad Team and Coaches for their awesome win right before spring break! FSA's ESO Team competed in the Regional Competition and came away with 1st and 3rd placements as a team and are now moving on to the State Competition! Congratulations to Mrs. Vickery, Ms. Evans, and all of the parent coaches and of course the students for this amazing achievement!


I'd like to also congratulate one of our Sophomore Students, Holden W. on being accepted into the Governors Honors Program (GHP) this Summer! The GHP is a four week summer instructional program for intellectually gifted and artistically talented students of Georgia. To learn more about his acceptance, please read further below!


Lastly, but certainly not least, I would like to congratulate 2 of our 7th grade students on outstanding results at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair! Rohan K. and Khalil L. won the Best in Category - Energy Physical -1st Place at the State Science Fair on March 30th with their project (SUN - The Energy Equalizer)! To read more about their win and more about the GSEF please read further below.


Don't forget that D.E.A.R. Day at FSA is THIS FRIDAY! National D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read) is on Friday, April 12th. Elementary teachers will use this as an opportunity to highlight the importance of reading for enjoyment with students. For more information about how FSA will celebrate D.E.A.R. Day, please check out the flier below! And don't forget that the Red Carpet Award Show for the STEAM Video Contest is on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:45pm with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our student's skills in different areas of movie making!


We're back at it in full force now that we are back from spring break! Make sure to read further below about some of what happened before spring break and what is on the way! For a full list of what is in this issue, read the list that follows.


Everyone have a great week!

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:
  • Counseling Corner
  • April Calendar
  • FSA ELEMENTARY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM WINS 1ST PLACE AS A TEAM AND ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS!
  • FSA Sophomore Holden W. is a Governors Honors Program (GHP) Finalist
  • FSA Students Win Best in Category in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair
  • FSA Students Began their Spring Break Trip By Going to Europe!
  • Middle School Golf and Track Championships This Week!
  • Lost & Found Reminder
  • YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE IS APRIL 15th!
  • Save the Date for FSA's Athletic Banquet (information Below)
  • Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) Presents their service project!
  • Autism Speaks Walk (Join the FSA Team!)
  • UPDATED SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFORMATION
  • And More!

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Counseling Corner

Elementary Counseling Corner


The Character Ed Trait of the Month for April is Tolerance. Tolerance is sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own.
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middle & High School counseling corner

The College Search Process: Where to Begin

How in the world do you begin planning for college? Well, the process begins NOW.

You want to start by assessing your options- where do you want to go to school?

You need to have at least 3 types of colleges: 1) Reach 2) Target and 3) Safety schools. The Reach schools are your more competitive schools, such as Ivy Leagues. The Target schools are the ones that your academic credentials fall within the average range. Safety schools are the ones you’re sure you’ll get into that you want as a backup plan.

When you’re logged into Naviance, scroll down on your dashboard until you see the Kaplan post. Kaplan and Naviance has teamed up to bring you LIVE instruction with interactive chats to explore some of the following areas: Social Emotional Learning, Interpersonal Skills, Academic Skills, Career Knowledge, College Knowledge, and Transition Skills. If you recognize an area you need some additional assistance and are struggling to coordinate a meeting with your counselor, here’s the next best thing.

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I love using Big Future by College Board to explore college options. It breaks it down by search options and may help you consider things you weren’t even thinking about before. For example, why does school size matter? Why does the location matter?

Back to Naviance-

If you go to Colleges -> Find your fit -> SuperMatch, you will find an awesome resource for narrowing down schools based on YOUR preferences.

As you’re finding colleges that look appealing to you, I recommend you save them to your Naviance portofolio under Colleges I’m Thinking About. This is not a quick nor easy decision, so start saving you choices to refer back to. As you do your research, your list will fluctuate.

**Side note, the school pays for you to use Naviance. While CollegeBoard is a free resource, Naviance is a resource we’re supplying just for our FSA kids.

“How can I visit all these colleges?” Well, maybe you don’t have to. In this age of technology, you can tour colleges virtually! Check out YouVisit College Tours to see what schools offer a virtual tour to start the process!

How to Get Into Harvard & the Ivy League

**cool article that may help how you look at the admissions process

April Calendar

APRIL 2019

Wednesday, April 10: LIU Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14: San Francisco Trip (8th - 12th Graders)

Friday, April 12 - Elementary D.E.A.R. Day

Friday, April 12: 3rd Grade Market Day Event (7:55am - 9:30am)

Friday, April 12: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, April 13: Invitational Turkish Language Competition

Saturday, April 13: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Lit Mock AP Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 14: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat Mock AP Exam
Monday, April 15: Tax Day

Tuesday, April 16: Middle School Field Trip - Shakespeare Tavern - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, April 17: High School Professionalism Seminar, (2:30pm - 4:00pm)

Thursday, April 18: Elementary to Middle Transition Parent Meeting (Begins at 4:30pm)

Thursday, April 18: Dunwoody Nature Preserve - Plant Parts Program Field Trip (1st Grade)

Friday, April 19: Piedmont Park: Pond Ecosystems Program Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Saturday, April 20: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22: Earth Day

Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 23: Reading MAP Testing (K-8)

Wednesday, April 24: Math MAP Testing (1-5)

Thursday, April 25: Math MAP Testing (1-8)

Thursday, April 25: Atlanta Botanical Gardens Field Trip (Kindergarten)

Thursday, April 25: Red Cross Presentation for High School (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, April 26: Math MAP Testing (6-8)

Friday, April 26: Earth Day Balloon (PreK - 5)

Friday, April 26: Etowah Indian Mounds Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28: Washington DC Trip (5 - 7)

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28: NSF Contest

Saturday, April 27: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Chem AP Mock Exam
  • 8:00am AP Lang AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Bio AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 28: International Night (4:00pm - 7:00pm)

Sunday, April 28: Autism Speaks Walk - Atlanta (details to come)

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30: Science MAP Testing (3-8)

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30: Math MAP Testing (Kindergarten)

Tuesday, April 30: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Robert Hiller

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


2018 - 2019 FSA BELL SCHEDULE


Parents, please remember that 1st Period for Elementary Students begins at 7:40am and 1st Period for Middle and High School Students begins at 8:00am. Students should be IN CLASS by these times.

FSA ELEMENTARY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM WINS 1ST PLACE AS A TEAM AND ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS!

We are excited to say that two of our elementary Science Olympiad teams competed at the regional Science Olympiad tournament on March 30th and our teams won both 1st place and 3rd place as a team and advanced to state finals! Congratulations to our wonderful science olympiad students, their parents, parent coaches, and our head coaches Mrs. Vickery and Ms. Evans! Way to go!
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Elementary Science Olympiad Team Members:
  • Sam F. (5th Grade)
  • Kushi G. (5th Grade)
  • Anika H. (5th Grade)
  • Marriam H. (5th Grade)
  • Maya L. (5th Grade)
  • Gitanjali N. (5th Grade)
  • Aavi P. (5th Grade)
  • Krish P. (5th Grade)
  • Ahad S. (5th Grade)
  • Ira S. (5th Grade)
  • Siddarth S. (5th Grade)
  • Ritika T. (5th Grade)
  • Mithra V. (5th Grade)
  • Kennedi W. (5th Grade)
  • Charlie C. (4th Grade)
  • Sloka C. (4th Grade)
  • Katie D. (4th Grade)
  • Varun G. (4th Grade)
  • Arav M. (4th Grade)
  • Adithi M. (4th Grade)
  • Kaya P. (4th Grade)
  • Daniel Q. (4th Grade)
  • Om S. (4th Grade)
  • Ritivik S. (4th Grade)
  • Karthik T. (4th Grade)
  • Allison T. (4th Grade)
  • Raima V. (4th Grade)
  • Maya F. (3rd Grade)
  • Christopher G. (3rd Grade)
  • Ehaan H. (3rd Grade)
  • Rik T. (3rd Grade)
  • Samaira U. (3rd Grade)
  • Pranav V. (3rd Grade)
  • Nikitha V. (3rd Grade)
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fsa sophomore Holden W. is a Governor's Honors Program (GHP) Finalist

GHP finalists have been announced and Holden W., one of our high school sophomore math team members, has been accepted into the Governor's Honors Program - a four week summer instructional program for intellectually gifted and artistically talented students of Georgia.


Rising juniors or seniors of Georgia can be nominated by their teachers and apply to the program. Semifinalists are then invited for interviews and auditions. Congratulations to Holden! We are very proud of you! Holden was nominated to Governor's Honors Program with a math focus. Coach Duzyol said "Not surprised a bit that Holden made it into GHP!"


Previously, Charlie F., one of our juniors on the high school math team, got in GHP last year as a rising junior student and attended the program in the Summer of 2018.


We are very proud of our math team students! Way to go Holden! We can't wait to hear about your experience!

FSA Students Win Best in Category in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

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Congratulations to Khalil L. (7th) and Rohan K. (7th) won the Best in Category - Energy Physical -1st Place at the State Science Fair on March 30th with their project (SUN - The Energy Equalizer)!

The students competed in the 71st Georgia Science & Engineering Fair that took place at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA between March 28-30, 2019. Khalil and Rohan also walked away with First Honors Ribbons as well.


6th -12th grade students qualify by advancing from a school level fair to one of the GSEF Affiliated Regional Fairs across the state, where they may be selected to compete at GSEF. "The Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF) is Georgia’s premier forum for students to showcase their original research, compete for awards, and interact with top-level professional scientists. The science fair system in Georgia serves not only to recognize students for their achievements, but also to prepare students to succeed and flourish in an increasingly complex and highly technical world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, reflective learners, and more productive and influential members of their communities. GSEF is held annually in March/early April at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia."


Congratulations to Rohan and Khalil on this wonderful achievement! We all know just how hard you both worked for this!

FSA Students Began their Spring Break Trip By Going to Europe!

FSA has successfully completed our first Europe Trip on Sunday. We visited four countries (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany) and eight cities (Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Heidelberg). Students and parents experienced European culture, enjoyed and learned while traveling new cities and countries. Some of the major locations were the Eifel Tower, Louvre Museum, Corpus Human Body Science Adventure, Boat Tour on Amsterdam Canals and Heidelberg Castle. We will continue organizing Europe Trips for our Student and Parents.
This Friday a number of our Students in 8th - 12th Grade, along with some of their parents and our faculty will make their way to San Francisco where they will visit places such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Stanford University, Fisherman's Wharf, China Town and more!

Middle School Golf and Track Championships This Week!

Good luck to our Middle School Golf and Middle School Track Team students who will be competing in their respective Championship Matches this week! Both teams have worked very hard to get to this point and both have had an amazing season!

The Golf Championship will be held on Thursday April, 11 at 9:00am at the Cotton Fields Golf Course.

The Track Championship will be held on Saturday April, 13 at 9:00am at Trinity Christian.


Contact Coach Ayres with any questions at: aayres@fultonscienceacademy.org

Lost & Found Reminder

Students and Parents,


Since Spring Break was last week, we will hold off on donating items until the end of this week to make sure that everyone has a chance to come by and check lost and found.


FSA's Lost & Found is located in the back right corner of the cafeteria. There are many unclaimed items here in our Lost & Found. On the first of each month we will be donating all unclaimed items to goodwill or a charity, on the behalf of the school. Things seem to be accumulating without people missing or searching for them. We'd rather see them go to a place where people would actually need them.


Please note that items with student names on them have been separated and will not be donated, but if you believe that your child is missing an item, please have them thoroughly check our Lost & Found. Again, in 2 weeks, all unclaimed items without names WILL be donated.

Don't Forget to Order Your Yearbook! Regular Order deadline is April 15th!

TO PURCHASE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699


Regular Price: $29.50

Regular Order Deadline (without customization): April 15


When it comes to making and recording memories here at FSA what better way to do that than in a yearbook. Mustangs there’s still time to purchase your annual yearbook. If you reserve before April 1 you can also customize up to two pages with your own photos and story. There is no additional cost for these pages and they will be unique to your book. So don’t delay … go online to TreeRing.com/validate and enter the school’s passcode.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the FSA Spirit Night at Skyzone!

FSA sports banquet coming soon

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Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) Presents their service project!

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The Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) showed FSA High School Students what went into their project besides just selling chicken biscuits! The team explained how they had to outline a proposal, network with Chik-Fil-A representatives, and put some serious work into bringing the school chicken biscuits on Fridays! Overall they said they had to be very flexible because their original ideas did not pan out and they learned hard lessons like having to advertise in order to raise sales and everything that goes into marketing a project like this. Their successful service project was rewarded with a giant check and World Cup soccer balls! The MSA successfully raised $964.99!

This experience presented them a successful service project that helped build on their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.


The FSA Mustang Soccer Association is made up by Taemin K. (10th), Saahil M. (9th), and Akshay M. (9th) and Minjun C. (9th)

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Autism Speaks Walk

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The Autism Speaks community is built on the love of parents, grandparents, children, siblings, friends, relatives, and support providers. On Sunday, April 28th, Fulton Science Academy will participate in the Autism Speaks Walk. Together, we add even more power to the love that is changing the lives of thousands of people affected by autism. Please click the link to donate or join the FSA team today: http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR?team_id=94186&pg=team&fr_id=4273&et=j7wJWml-3QNgjfbGvGfHlA&s_tafId=14722


Click below to view the team page for Fulton Science Academy!

http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR?team_id=94186&pg=team&fr_id=4273&et=j7wJWml-3QNgjfbGvGfHlA&s_tafId=14722

Would you like to be a part of the Mustang News Team?

Mustang News is starting early to add the team for the next academic year. If you are a returning rising 9th and 10th grader, and want to be part of the team, here's your chance. You will need to turn in a completed application with two teacher recommendations. You can pick up applications from the front desk.


The deadline to apply is April 16th. Once your application has been accepted you will be scheduled via email for an interview with the team leads. The goal is to have new members start shadowing the current team and learning the ropes so that they can hit the ground running in the Fall.


Questions: email fsanews@fultonscienceacademy.org with the subject MNT application. Don''t wait, get your application in early as there are limited spots available.


Completed applications can be picked up & turned into the front desk.

D.E.A.R. Day at FSA is swiftly approaching

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Our elementary students will be celebrating National D.E.A.R. Day on Friday, April 12th. On this day, our elementary teachers will use this as an opportunity to highlight the importance of reading for enjoyment with our FSA students. Students will work to earn their own D.E.A.R. certificates by completing and logging a minimum of 60 minutes of reading during this day through a variety of reading activities. Students will have time for enjoyable independent reading time, classroom read alouds and activities, special guest readers, etc.


Since reading for enjoyment is often times affiliated with reading before bedtime, our elementary students are allowed to wear school appropriate pajamas to be able to read comfortably around their classroom during D.E.A.R. time!

Elementary to Middle School Transition Meeting for Students & Parents

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SAVE THE DATE

MORE INFORMATION TO COME

Senior Letters!

Within the school, we will offer students the chance to write their seniors a parting Senior Letter.


This opportunity is not exclusive to students and faculty as we want to extend this to outside individuals as well. Seniors letters will be distributed to the students in May before graduation.


Ms. Agha will have envelopes to place your letter if you need one.


To send a letter for your senior, you can give it to Ms. Agha or mail it to:

[Senior Name] - Senior Letter

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta, GA 30009

International Night Updates You Should Know!

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FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. As of now, we have Turkey, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Morocco, Jamaica, Finland, Haiti, Russia, France, Vietnam, Iran, United States, South Korea, and Thailand. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL!


There are several ways that you can help and engage this year.

  1. Manage a booth for a specific country or region of a country showcasing the heritage
  2. Bring food and/or items for a specific country
  3. Perform a talent representative of a country whether it is a dance, song, poem, or playing an instrument
  4. General event volunteer-set up, clean up, manning passport and immigration booths


Please visit http://www.bit.ly/fsaintlnight2019 - International Night Google Form Sign-up to let us know how you would like to participate.


Once we receive your google form response, we will reach out to you with additional details. Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions.

4TH ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


We are pleased to announce FSA's 4th Annual S.T.E..A.M. Video Contest.


EXCITING TIMES! Once again, we will have a Red Carpets Award Show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:45pm with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our student's skills in different areas of movie making.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQT8b1kaiIY

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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Pre-K through High School