Fulton Science Academy
EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION, CHARACTER
Week of March 19, 2018
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
Welcome back to another week!
I want to begin by congratulating our wonderful Mustang Support Organization parents for the organization of our inaugural Breakfast of the Champions event on Saturday to help raise money for our quickly growing Athletic Department, on campus and it was a huge success! It was wonderful to see all of the families and faculty and staff that were able to make it! There was a wonderful breakfast catered by Waffle House and tons of fun during the Raffle! There are many pictures below so be sure to take a look at those! Thank you to everyone who came and helped make the event so wonderful!
The MSO will be hosting another event coming up soon; our International Cultural Cafe will take place on April 22nd and is sure to be an amazing time! Read further below on how you can help or even volunteer the day of!
I also want to thank all of our wonderful parent volunteers who provided our faculty and staff with a wonderful staff appreciation lunch! It is always so appreciated and wonderful and I know that we always look forward to them!
I also want to congratulate our Math Team students on their incredible results from the Chamblee Math Tournament and Walton Elementary Math Tournament! Be sure to read more about those results below!
We have a lot of fun coming up! Be sure to read on for more information such as:
- Student Spotlight
- Upcoming 5th Grade Field Trip to TreeTop Quest in Dunwoody
- News on FSA STEAM Summer Camps!
- Pictures from the Breakfast of Champions
- Young Engineers Summer Camp Information
- Pi Day Designing an Accessory Contest / Digitization Memorization Results
- Virtual College Fair
- Summer Skills Workbooks
- and more!!
With Warmest Regards,
Welcome to Fulton Science Academy
A School. A Family.
March / april Calendar
- Thursday, March 22 - Professional Speakers Series, 2:50 pm
- Friday, March 23 - Donuts with Dad, (ONLY 1st Grade) 8:00 am - 8:30 am
- Monday, March 26 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Piedmont Park Conservancy Center
- Wednesday, March 28 - Virtual College Fair
- Thursday, March 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Etowah Indian Mounds, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Thursday, March 29 - Professional Speaker Series, 2:50 pm
- Friday, March 30 - 6th - 8th Grade Field Trip to DELTA Flight Museum
- Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6 - Spring Break
- Tuesday, April 10 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to the State Capital
- Thursday, April 12 - 5th Grade Field Trip to TreeTop Quest, Dunwoody
- Friday, April 13 - Mother's Night Out, 5:00 pm
- Friday, April 13 - Good Conduct Dress Down Day
- Friday, April 13 - Pre-K Field Trip to the Center of Puppetry Arts
- Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15 - Boston Trip
- Friday, April 20 - Earth Day
- Friday, April 20 - 6th - 8th Grade Field Trip to Stone Mountain
- Sunday, April 22 - International Cultural Cafe
- Monday, April 23 - High School Visit to UGA
- Friday, April 27 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to Warbington Farms
- Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29 - NSF Spelling Bee
QUOTE OF THE WEEK!
Breakfast of Champions Family Event and Fundraiser was this past saturday, March 17th!
International Cultural Cafe at FSA on April 22, 2018
FSA’s annual International Cultural Cafe will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4-7pm ! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Cultural Cafe is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL!
There are several ways that you can help and engage this year.
Manage a booth for a specific country or region of a country showcasing the heritage
Bring food and/or items for a specific country
Perform a talent representative of a country whether it is a dance, song, poem, or
playing an instrument
General event volunteer-set up, clean up,manning passport and immigration booths
Please click the link below to let us know how you would like to participate by March 30, 2018. Once we receive your google form response, we will reach out to you with additional details.
high school chess team takes 6th place at the 2018 G
FSA 1st Grader Ashwika G. completes the 'Publix Georgia 5K Run'
5th grader Sarah R. on 94.9 to promote girl scout cookies
5th Grader Sarah R. took some time last week on March 15th to visit 94.9 and promote the Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookie Sales! Listen to the interview below!
Updated Results from the Coastal Georgia Model UN Competition
Congratulations to our Model UN Team who came in 2nd Place overall at the Coastal Georgia Model UN Competition last week. They also claimed many individual awards listed below!
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Abhiram Chennupati - Honorable Mention
Aarush Maheswaran - Honorable Mention
Pratik Patel - Honorable Mention
Aanchal Prasad - Honorable Mention
Shreeya Thuppul - Honorable Mention
Benjamin Coers - Distinguished Delegate
Seth De La Pena - Distinguished Delegate
Radeen Dixon - Distinguished Delegate
Nikita Roy - Distinguished Delegate
Nina Thakur - Distinguished Delegate
Ved Rao - Outstanding Delegate
Sidharth Thatipamula - Outstanding Delegate
NJHS Induction Ceremony
FSA Elementary Math Team Student Won in Walton Elementary Math Fest
FSA Middle School Math Teams @ Chamblee Middle School Math Tournament
Congratulations to our incredible FSA Mathletes who competed last Saturday at the Chamblee Math Tournament! Even better, three of our four teams placed in the top three as a team and we have many students who placed individually in the top 10 as well. What we find most impressive is the incredible diplomacy and professionalism that these students show on a weekly basis towards their team mates and towards other teams. Winning is great, but good sportsmanship is even better! These students demonstrate so many valuable character traits under the tutelage of Team Coach and Math Department Chair, Ms. Duzyol. Way to go Math Mustangs! Great job, team! Your FSA family loves you and we are so proud of you!
List of Teams by Grade:
6th grade team
- Richard Kang
- Varun Gadi
- Ipsi Bhattacharya
- Arden Bunch
7th grade team I
- Derek Zhang
- Tejaz Ashok
- Pranav D.
- Pranavkrishan Suresh
7th grade team II
- Ansh Jain
- Lucas H.
- Charlotte H.
- Yousuf Mirza
8th grade team
- Shivam Jain
- Navina Doss
- Akshadha Jain
- Edgar Robitaille
- Also Sam Shirazi competed individually.
Individual Placements of students who placed in top 10 as follows:
6th grade level
- Ipsi B. 6th place
- Richard K. 4th place
- Varun G. 3rd place
7th grade level
- Lucas H. 10th place
- Derek Z. 9th place
- Tejaz A. 8th place
- Pranav D. 7th place
8th grade level
- Ashi J. 9th place
- Edgar R. 8th place
- Navina D. 7th place
- Shivam J. 5th place
Pi Day Contest Accessory Results ; PI DIGIT MEMORIZATION CONTEST WINNERS
Digit Memorization Contest Winners
Category: Elementary School Grades
4th grade level
1st place Kushi G. with 90 digits
2nd place Annemarie A. with 87 digits
3rd place Krish P. with 50 digits
5th grade level
1st place Akarsh K. with 87 digits
2nd place Sonia H. with 82 digits
3rd place Gann P. with 72 digits
Category: Middle School Grades
6th grade level
1st place Fayo A. with 67 digits
2nd place Graham A. with 66 digits
3rd place Sanjana K. with 40 digits
7th grade level
1st place Tejaz A. with 123 digits
2nd place Ranjani R. with 91 digits
3rd place Pranav D. with 37 digits
8th grade level
1st place Njeri L. with 73 digits
2nd place Abdulqaadir A. with 70 digits
3rd place Ashi J. with 63 digits
Category High School Grades
9th grade level
1st place Tyler H. with 36 digits
1st place Sofiya J. with 36 digits
2nd place Justin H. with 29 digits
10th grade level
1st place Vaani B. with 41 digits
2nd place Sarah B. with 25 digits
3rd place Lizzie S. with 22 digits
11th grade level
1st place Vishal B. with 114 digits
2nd place Darwin K. with 50 digits
PI DAY ACCESSORY DESIGN CONTEST of 2018 Winners!
Hat Design Entry
Ummu A. (6th grader) and Ansh J. (7th grader)
Necklace Design Entry
Shivam J. (8th grader)
Head Band Design Entry
Ashi J. (8th grader)
Purse Design Entry
Rana K. (4th grader)
T-shirt Design Entry
Akshay M. (8th grader)
Students’ awards will be given either on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
1st place: 10 dollar gift card,
2nd & 3rd place: 5 dollar gift card.
All design entries: 10 dollar gift card.
St. Baldrick's Charity fundraiser
"Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s events have helped raise $232 million for lifesaving childhood cancer research."
The St. Baldrick's Charity fundraising has begun! A table will be set up in the Entrance Lobby and it will have many items available to purchase. All the money raised will go to support this wonderful cause. Parents and students are able to get any of these awesome items by donating through the month of March!
Join our FSA Team to help raise money for this wonderful cause!
Click the button below for more information and to have a chance to donate!
professional speaker series on March 22, 2018; UGA Counselor
Up-coming Virtual College Fair on march 28!
Wednesday, March 28
Virtual college fairs give students a convenient way to learn firsthand about colleges and universities.
During the online event, your students can:
- Live chat with admissions counselors and current students
- Research hundreds of colleges and universities
- Enter to win thousands of dollars in scholarships
Up-coming 5th grade field trip to treetop quest in dunwoody!
We are very excited to share that a 5th grade field trip is planned for Thursday, April 12th at the Treetop Quest location in Dunwoody. During this field trip experience, students will participate in a guided obstacle course with zip-lines. Our students will be participating in a low level course that will help our students work on team building and communication skills. Please visit the following website to learn more about this experience: https://www.treetopquest.com/dunwoody/
In order for your child to participate, please sign the attached FSA school permission slip and waiver document from Treetop Quest. Both documents must be signed and returned to the front office by Friday, March 30th. There is no charge for this trip. Please see the field trip permission slip for additional details.
Ms. Ivarie, Ms. Cantrell, Ms. Todd, Ms. Melton. Ms. Walsh, and FSA board member Angela Lassetter will be chaperoning our 5th graders on this trip.
We are all very excited about this unique team building experience and know that our 5th graders are going to have a blast!
FSA Summer camp programs and schedules!
To learn more about the Summer 2018 Camps at Fulton Science Academy, please click the picture below!
YOUNG ENGINEERS summer camp!
June 4th - June 29th
Grades 1 - 4 | Mon - Fri
Full Day Camp: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Half Day Camp: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 3035 Fanfare Way Alpharetta, GA 30009
"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."
"For more information, send an email or call us:"
678-965-0595 | 470-465-2575
Early Bird Discount:
15% off - 1 Camp
20% off - 2 or More Camps
Full Day Camp - $399/week
Half Day Camp - $195/week
Superheros: June 4th - June 8th
Candy: June 11th - June 15th
Science: June 18th - June 22nd
Adventure: June 25th - June 29th
Buy Your Yearbook today!
It is that time of year when the excitement of purchasing a yearbook begins! As we have done in the school's past, parents will be able to purchase Yearbooks from TreeRing. Simply go to TreeRing's Website.
How much do they cost?:
Where to place your order.:
The deadline date for ordering a yearbook?
Who to contact with questions:
877-755-TREE and say you are a parent of a student at Fulton Science Academy
summer skills workbooks
We are excited to offer the opportunity to purchase some summer resource materials to support your child's education. If you are interested in purchasing a resource material, please refer to and print the pictures below. Please note that parents are asked to place orders directly and have them shipped directly to their house. The school will not be placing orders.
"Spring Break 4 - Day Chess Camp" April 2-5, 2018; Also 3-day, 2-day, or 1-day options
Join Grandmaster Ben Finegold for a one-day camp that will include morning lessons alternating with casual play, and a fun tournament in the afternoon. The camp is for all levels of chess experience and kids will be divided into groups/sections, based on age and chess strength.
Camp runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm. There will be three classes in the morning, 45 min each, and an unrated tournament in the afternoon (12:45pm - 3:45pm), in sections, based on rating / age. Pizza will be provided for lunch (noon - 12:45pm), and snack will be provided in the morning and afternoon.
Drop-off is from 8:00am - 9:00am. The camp and tournament is for kids aged 5-14. The Tournament is unrated.
- Paid by March 24 - $250
- Paid by April 1 - $300
- Paid at site - $350
- Paid by March 24 - $195
- Paid by April 1 - $235
- Paid at site - $275
- Paid by March 24 - $135
- Paid by April 1 - $165
- Paid at site - $195
- Paid by March 24 - $75
- Paid by April 1 - $85
- Paid at site - $100
$30 Discount for each additional sibling on the 3 or 4-day option; $15 discount for each additional sibling on the 1 or 2-day option. Additional 3% discount for CCSCATL Members.
Aftercare available for $10/child until 5:30pm
Pre-Register by phone, at the Chess Center, or online:
Call (678) 628-5615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. To see a list of all our tournaments and classes visit:
DS Publishing 1st writing competition for kids
"DS Publishing is excited to announce its first writing competition for the young aspiring authors out there! The theme for this competition is "The Lady with the Red Kite". When you hear this sentence what does your imagination see? What story comes to life in your mind? Who is this Lady and why does she have a red kite? Pick up your pen, take a deep breath and let your words flow! We can't wait to see what you're going to come up with!"
The Deadline to Apply is April 1st 2018
For more information, like how to enter the competition, prize information, and more, head to DS Publishing's website: www.ds-publishing.com/writing-competition
For questions, please feel free to email DS Publishing's Founder and Author Dana Salim at: email@example.com
- Contest is open for children 8-13, US and CANADA only.
- Entries must be typed and in English.
- Maximum story length is 1500 words.
- Story entries only (not poetry).
- The story must be related to the theme of the competition "The Lady with the Red Kite".
- Entries must be the original unpublished work of the child entering the contest.
- Only one entry per child is allowed.
- Please use the registration form below to register. You must attach the form with your entry whether you decide to email or mail your entry.
- All entries must be postmarked/emailed by April 1st, 2018.
- There's a $15 USD registration fee for your entry.
- Stories will not be returned.
donuts with dad for 1st Grade!
Dads, mark your calendars! On Friday, March 23 from 8:00-8:30AM, first grade will be having a Donuts with Dad celebration. Because Father's Day is celebrated in the summer months, we want to make sure we get a time to honor our dads. We will provide breakfast foods and drinks. Students will also have a couple of fun treats that they have made just for you! It will be a special time to sit with your child and hear from them how much you mean to them!
Moms, go ahead and mark your calendars for Friday, April 20 from 8:00-8:30AM! Your special day will be next!
Dr. Hawks last march concert
If you are looking for a fun and educational way to bring in the spring-time warmth, come to my upcoming show! There is one more event right around the corner!
Please visit the links below for more information on each concert event.
Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra
Solos of Spring - Saturday, March 24th at 5:30pm - $12, $6
Location: Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St, Alpharetta
The Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra presents the "Solos of Spring" concert, featuring soloist winners of the 2017 Youth Concerto Competition; Elise Park, Ava Posner, Qilin Tong, and Sarah Williams. Music selections include works by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Stravinsky.
I hope to see everyone! :)
-Dr. S. Eric Hawk
Next D.I. event is march 24th!
reminder: safe driving on campus
Please remember that the speed limit is 15 mph on the school campus and there is a stop sign at both the entrance and exit. We have had some instances where people tend to drive a little too fast and don't make complete stops at the stop signs.
In an effort to keep our students safe, please remember to drive the 15 mph speed limit while on campus and please make complete stops at both the entrance and exit stop signs. Also, please be mindful of the staff members directing traffic.
community Service 6th Grade and up
Parents and Students, don't forget to log your community service hours for this semester! Your student can pick up their log sheet at the front desk. There are 10 hours of community service required each semester.
Spring Semester Middle School Field Trips (6th Grade - 8th Grade)
This semester we have two Middle School Field Trips!
- DELTA Flight Museum on Friday, March 30th 2018
- Stone Mountain Park on Friday, April 20th 2018
Both trips are free of charge. Your Middle School student will need to bring her/his own lunch for both trips. The students who do not attend the trip will be assigned self-study under a teacher's supervision. The students who are absent on the trip dates will be excused.
Upcoming High School Field Trip to UGA on April 23, 2018
The trip is optional and classes will be held for those who prefer to stay in school.
The trip is free of charge. Your child can bring their lunch or bring money to buy it from the UGA Cafeteria.
The visit includes an information session by the UGA Admission Counselors followed by a Campus tour led by UGA students. We will be back to the school before 6:00 pm.
In addition the filling out the form sent home, please take a moment to fill out this registration form.
5th graders to join 4th grade on field trip to warbington farms!
The 4th and 5th grade students will be joining up on a fun filled field trip to Warbington Farms on Friday April 27th!
To learn more about Warbington Farms, click the picture below!
Character Ed Trait for March is Tolerance
Check out our sideline store for great deals on fsa apparel and accessories
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An important message from the nurse about this cold and flu season
LET’S HELP PREVENT COLDS,THE FLU AND OTHER INFECTIOUS ILLNESSES FROM SPREADING THIS WINTER
As the school bell rings and we are headed back to class,the threat of colds, the flu and other infectious illnesses are a major concern,especially since there are confirming reports from the Department of Public Health (DPH) that flu activity is increasing statewide,along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness. Unfortunately, we had a few students out with the flu just before the snow break.
What can we do to help prevent the spread of the flu and other infectious illnesses? The first thing is simple...wash your hands frequently! Using hand sanitizer is also an option when soap and running water are not available. However,select a hand sanitizer that is alcohol based (and as with any soap,always supervise its use with small children). Research has shown that frequent hand washing and regular use of hand sanitizers in school settings can reduce absenteeism by as much as 20% (plus) in students and staff,and increased attendance by students and staff translates to improved academic performance!
Also, follow the school's standard procedure for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Flu viruses are relatively fragile, so standard cleaning and disinfecting practices are sufficient to remove or kill them.
Here are some additional things you can do to prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses:
- Teach children not to share personal items like drinks,food, eating utensils, or other personal items like towels,combs,brushes.
- Properly dispose of used tissues when coughing and sneezing,and use your elbow,arm or sleeve when coughing or sneezing instead of the hand.
- Wash athletic practice clothing each day,and shower after any contact sports.
- Stay home if you are sick especially during the first days of illness when symptoms are the most severe and the infection is most contagious. Return to work or school only when symptoms are improving and when you’ve had no fever for at least 24 hrs.
- Get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection against contracting the flu.
- Please allow students to watch topics on hand washing and the flu.
There is great information on Brain Pop Jr and Brain Pop. Have a discussion. By working together,we can help reduce the transmission of the flu and other infectious illnesses in the school and community. If you need handouts or more information, please contact me.
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.
WT Café: New Hot Lunch Provider for 2nd Semester
We have moved to a new hot lunch provider for the second semester. We are excited about this switch and hope that all of our wonderful families are too!
"WT Café is a fresh from scratch food franchise company that delivers meals to kids and families everywhere they learn and play. Our goal is to provide children and families with the wholesome foods they need to live long, healthy lives. Good nutrition is critical to children’s development, and we believe healthy eating habits established early pave the way to lifelong health. By preparing healthy food in creative ways, WT Café helps kids to discover the joy of fresh, natural foods and ultimately, to choose them over less-nutritious alternatives."
Let's go to costa rica
Students must be 6th grade and up. If you are interested in knowing more about this program, please speak to Mrs. Carmona.
Home Visits - A Fun Way to meet your teachers!
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.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.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.
FSAConnect mobile App
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.
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.
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:
4- FSA LINKEDIN
So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.
GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS
If your child will be absent please send an email to email@example.com on the morning of the absence.
For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.