Fulton Science Academy
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL
Week of January 14, 2019
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend.
I want to thank all of the parent who came out last week to all of our 1st Semester Award Ceremonies! It was a busy week, but we love being able to honor our students and all of the hard work that they put into their education. Please enjoy the picture gallery below of just some of these wonderful events last week.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH SANJANA K. AND AUBREY L.
Sanjana competed in the Middle School Spelling Bee last week on Wednesday, January 9th and placed 1st! She, along with the First Runner Up, Saba F., will go on to represent FSA at round 2 on February 7th. Aubrey L. won FSA's first ever Poetry Out Loud Competition that was held on campus last Friday, January 11th. Thank you to Ms. Outler for organizing such a great event for our High School students. Be sure to read more about this event below. Aubrey will now go on to the next round in the Poetry Out Loud Competition.
We have a busy week in Basketball beginning tonight with both our Middle School Boys and Middle School Girls Teams. Tomorrow the MSB and MSG will be playing as well! Be sure to come out for two fun nights of Middle School Basketball at Home! Did you know that our MSB team is undefeated 9-0? On Wednesday, our Varsity boys will be playing at Home beginning at 5:00! Make sure to come out and support these teams on all of the hard work that they have been putting in this season!
RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS ON FEBRUARY 5TH
Lastly, we are now in full swing of re-enrollment season! We hope to welcome back everyone of our families for the 2019-2020 school year. To read more about the re-enrollment process and what to expect with our new online enrollment system, please refer to the re-enrollment section below. The re-enrollment deadline for current students is Tuesday, February 5th!
Don't miss out on a thing! Make sure to read through and keep up to date with everything happening in our school!
Everyone, have a great week!
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.
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,
- It's Re-Enrollment Time for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!
- Student Spotlight
- Poetry Out Loud Winner
- VEX Robotics
- Middle School Spelling Bee
- Golf and Track Tryouts are Starting Soon
- Middle & High School French Club
- Pep Band & Pep Squad Club
- 1st Semester Award Ceremony Picture Gallery
- Professional Speaker Series
- E2YoungEngineers Spring Registration
- Elementary Chess Registration
- Save the Date for our Annual International Night
- Valentines Day Dance: Parent Volunteers Needed
- The Deadline to Order your Yearbook is Fast Approaching
- 2019 - 2020 School Year Calendar
quote of the week
Character Ed Trait of the Month: January (Perseverance)
The character trait for this month is: PERSEVERANCE
Elementary Student Council will be giving out tickets to classmates who show acts of perseverance;
-working hard, even when it's hard to work!
- not giving up or giving in
- encouraging others not to give up even when it's hard
- knowing it's going to be difficult, but showing determination in completing the task
January / February Calendar
Monday, January 21: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, January 25: Center for Puppetry Arts: Paul Bunyan Tall Tales Field Trip (1st grade)
Saturday, January 26: Science Olympiad Invitational
(please note that the 4th and 5th grade field trip to the GA Aquarium, previously scheduled for January 31st, has been moved to February 27th)
Thursday, February 7: Tellus Stars & Constellations Field Trip (2nd Grade)
Friday, February 8: Good Conduct Dress Down Day
Tuesday, February 12: Fernbank Dinosaurs Alive! Field Trip (3rd Grade)
Friday, February 15: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, February 18: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, February 22: Children's Museum of Atlanta Field Trip (PreK)
Saturday, February 23: Spelling / Math / Art Competition at FSA
Monday, February 25: Elementary School - Level Spelling Bee (3rd - 5th Grade)
Wednesday, February 27: GA Aquarium Field Trip, 4th & 5th Grade
SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's 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 annual fundraising
We are pleased to inform you that this year our annual campaign started really well. We have already raised $71,704 with the contributions from 46% of our families. We are also expecting an additional $6,000 match from donations. We are looking for 100% participation from our families to reach our $200,000 annual fundraising goal.
To contibute to our annual campaign, please visit: http://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday
Any family that donates $1,000 or more will also earn a brick for their name to be placed in front of the school.
Thank you for your support! #strongertogether
It is Re-enrollment Season at FSA!!! Re-enrollment Forms are Due by February 5th 2019
The new semester has begun and it is once again time to assess the number of students who plan to return to FSAPS next year. Re-enrollment contracts were issued in December. All families should have received the re-enrollment email with instructions on how to log in to the FSA Enrollment Management System to view and submit the contracts.
Please login at this link to view your child’s contract: https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/
Click on the Forgot login or First time logging in button if you have not yet used the new FSA Enrollment Management System. Once logged in, click on the yellow banner to view your child’s contract. All contracts and deposits will be submitted online.
Contracts can be viewed and then saved to be submitted at a later date. We encourage parents to view the contracts now to avoid any last minute problems or errors in February. If you have problems signing in or get any error messages while completing the contract, please contact Mrs. Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that priority re-enrollment for current FSA students will end on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. After this date, any remaining spots will be offered to new applicants and wait lists will be administered if necessary. Contact Mrs. Walsh if you have any questions or concerns.
Each year, our school continues to grow and thrive because of our incredible students. We hope your child will remain at FSAPS through his/her elementary and/or secondary school years. Thank you for being a part of the FSA family. You are an important part of our school’s journey.
student spotlight; FSA 3rd grader Violet E.
We here at FSA look forward to seeing where here skating career goes and wish Violet nothing but the best in working towards her dream!
congratulations to aubrey L. on winning FSA's first ever poetry out loud competition
Congratulations to FSA 10th Grader, Aubrey L. for winning FSA's first ever Poetry Out Loud Competition on Friday, January 11th! Students were joined by guest poets, Collin Kelley and John Carroll, who read their work as well. It was a fantastic event for everyone who attended and really inspired the students! Aubrey now goes on to compete in the next round! Thank you to Ms. Outler for organzing such a beutiful event!
"Poetry Out Loud is a National Recitation Contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico."
To learn more about Poetry Out Loud, you can visit https://www.poetryoutloud.org/about
Please enjoy the photo gallery below of FSA's first ever Poetry Out Loud Competition.
Again, congratulations to Aubrey and good luck on the next round of the competition!
FSA Middle & High Math-VEX Robotics Teams at the Walker Tournament on Saturday Jan 12th
Our middle and high math-VEX Robotics teams were at the Walker School VEX Tournament on Jan 12th 2019.
Our Middle school math-VEX Robotics team (Richard Y., Kevin Y., Ishwar H., Eric Y.) placed 4th at skills challenge category among all middle schools participating at Vex Robotics tournaments in GA State so far in the year. Congrats to our team for their spectacular achievement!!
Qualification Match for Semi Finals
Our High school math-VEX Robotics team (WonJoon J., Wonsuk J., Minjun C.) played in one of the semi-final matches for the first time this year at the single elimination bracket tournament that took place in the afternoon of Saturday Jan 12th 2019. Go team 74047A!! You may watch part of the match that qualified our team to semi-finals below.
Middle School Vex Robotics Autonomous
You may see how autonomous program of our middle school math-VEX Robotics team work by watching below video from Friday Jan 11th night workshop. Each match starts with a 15 second autonomous mode. Our team ends autonomous mode by parking at alliance platform successfully.
Tug-of-war Team 41314A
You may watch below Team 41314A (our middle school team) against a really strong team climbing up to the top of the platform and fighting for it during a qualification match on Saturday Jan 12th.
Tug-of-war Team 74047A
Please see the amazing performance of Team 74047A (our high school team) at the Walker School Vex Robotics Tournament on Jan 12 2019 in below video: Team 74047A parks at the top of the platform and wins tug-of-war and earns 6 points.
fsa middle school spelling bee
FSA held this year's middle school spelling be on Wednesday January 9th. Students competed in the FSA Cafeteria during the first two periods of the day. It was a spirited competition! FSA 5th grade students were invited to attend the event and also got to hear a little bit from Ms. Outler on what to expect with the competition when they enter into Middle School next year! Congratulations to everyone who competed and to our top 3 finalists, the top two of which, will move on to the next round! Be sure to be on the lookout for more Spelling Bee news to come, and don't miss the section at the end of this gallery with information on the Elementary Spelling Bee!
Congratulations to our top three contestants, pictured above,
(Left to Right: Saba F. 2nd Place, Sanjana K. 1st Place, Richard Y. 3rd. Place)
1st Place Winner, Sanjana K., pictured below
THE ELEMENTARY SPELLING BEE IS APPROACHING:The Elementary Spelling Bee will be coming up shortly! Students in grades 3-5 will begin the competition in their Reading/Language Arts classroom on Monday, January 28th. The classroom winner and runner up will move on to our school-level spelling bee where all winners from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms will compete against each other for the title of Elementary Spelling Bee Champion at FSA. On Monday, February 25th, classroom winners from 3rd-5th grade will compete in the school-level spelling bee during their Reading/Language Arts period.
Middle SChool Golf Tryouts, & Middle School & Varsity Track Tryouts are coming up!
Middle School Golf: This team is open to any FSA male or female in Grades 6th-8th. Tryouts will be tomorrow, 1/15 at River Pines Golf course 4:30-5:45. Head Coach: Thomas Honeycutt, contact information is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
French Club (Middle & High School)
In French Club, class is in full immersion with a French native teacher. This class is mainly oral comprehension and expression. We learn basic expressions, phonetics and also French traditions & culture.
Classes will give you a basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way and are structured with 3 days a week of instruction, 1 day of culture and traditions and 1 day of stories, games, role playing and hands on projects.
Join FSA's new club; pep band and pep squad!
6th-12th grade students are invited to join the FSA Pep Band and Pep Squad!
Students who play band instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion) in or out of the band classroom are eligible to participate in the Pep Band. We will be rehearsing popular stand tunes and pop songs to play at pep rallies, student functions, and some sporting events.
Students who do not play one of the aforementioned instruments are invited to participate in our Pep Squad! Pep Squad members will make posters, lead cheers and chants at school functions/sporting events/pep rallies, and help promote school spirit.
Pep Band & Pep Squad meets on Tuesdays during Middle and High club time.
save the date for our annual international night
Be sure to save the date for this fun and educational event! High Schoolers can earn volunteer hours as well! Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!
Please contact Kavitha Joseph at email@example.com with any questions.
1st semester award ceremony
Please enjoy this picture gallery of our Elementary, Middle, and High School Award Ceremonies
Professional Speaker Series Continues into the 2nd Semester!
We will be joined by some of our very own faculty who will speak to high school students about what is to come in their time in college and what to expect after! We believe that this is a very important topic for our students who are about to head into this important time in their life.
Our speakers, Mr. Proctor, Mr. Bray, and Ms. Oliver will take questions from the students at the end of the presentation. The session will begin at 2:40pm. We hope to see you there!
Valentine's Day Dance (Parent Volunteers Needed)
It's that lovable time of year for the annual Valentine's Day Dance! (Pre-k thru 8th) The dance will take place on Thursday, February 14. We are asking parents to send/drop off goodies labeled with your CHILD's GRADE and "Valentine's Dance," at car pool that morning. As always, we request items to be nut free.
Children are allowed to dress up!
Please sign up for food donations and / or volunteer help by clicking on the poster below!
e2 young engineers spring registration
- Program: RoboBricks
- Grades: 3-4 (and students who have completed 1 year of Bricks Challenge program)
- Day/Time: Tuesday; 3:30PM – 5:00PM
- Dates: Jan – May
- Location: E14 Register Here
- Program: RoboBricks
- Grades: 3-4 (and students who have completed 1 year of Bricks Challenge program)
- Day/Time: Thursday; 3:30PM – 5:00PM
- Dates: Jan – May
- Location: E14 Register Here
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If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer will also be coming home with your child in their Friday Folder today!
Elementary Chess Club Registration
It is time for our Elementary Chess Club to begin their spring semester! Below you will find the registration link for Chess Club for the spring semester. This chess club will begin meeting Friday, January 11th.
FSA After School Chess Program
January 11 - May 3 (3:20 PM - 4:20 PM)
No School: (Feb. 15th, March 8th, April 5th)
TOTAL COST: $210
*If you register your child and they are unable to attend the first session tomorrow, please email email@example.com to request a prorated fee for your child to begin on Friday, January 18th.
Flu season is here; let's keep our students healthy!
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
1. If your child has vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever of any grade (100.0 degrees or higher), he or she must stay home and rest up!
2. Your child must be fever/vomiting/diarrhea FREE for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If a fever breaks in the middle of the night, your child still must stay home for another day to make sure all is well and to regain energy.
3. The best way to prevent the spread of germs is frequent hand-washing! Talk to your children about making sure they wash their hands adequately with soap after using the bathroom, before eating, or after sneezing/intense coughing.
4. Children cannot learn and operate at their full potential when the don't feel well! Let's be on the lookout for early signs of sickness and catch it before it really gets bad!
- Antibiotics will not help because the flu is a viral infection
- Have your child drink lots of fluids
- Use a fever reducer like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Do not use medicine that contains aspirin.
- For children younger than 6 years old, cough and cold medicines are not effective and may cause serious side effects.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLU AND HOW TO TREAT OR PREVENT IT
PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHOA.ORG/FLU
don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!
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.
FSA Sideline Store
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
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. Please see some pictures from our most recent home visit.
To schedule a home visit, 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.
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
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 email@example.com
on the morning of the absence.
For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.
School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)
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.
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:
Name of the medication
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.
- 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?
- Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
- 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?
- How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
- What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
- May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
- Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
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
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.