Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of March 18, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I would like to begin by congratulating two of our Academic Teams on outstanding results from their most recent competitions.


At the end of last week, our Middle School Model United Nations team competed in the Coastal Georgia Middle School United Nations Conference in Savannah, GA where they took 1st Place along with 13 other individual awards! Congratulations to Model UN team students and their coaches Mrs. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler and Mrs. Maharaj for these wonderful results! Way to go!


On Saturday, March 16, our Middle School Science Olympiad Team made history at the Science Olympiad State Championship when they placed 1st! Special thanks to our head coaches Mrs. Stathos and Mrs. Walsh for making this big dream come true!


Please be sure to read about both of these achievements below!


Don't forget to submit your video for the 4th Annual STEAM Video Contest! The deadline is fast approaching! You can submit your video using the link provided and read some more about the themes you can choose from!

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 Happening in this Issue:
  • FSA Middle School Model UN Wins Big at the Coastal Georgia Middle School United Nations Conference in Savannah, GA
  • FSA Middle School Science Olympiad Team Makes School History at State Championship
  • FSA High School Students Compete in State Literary Competition
  • FSA Mathletes Qualified to AIME!
  • FSA High School Students Represent at The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Reminder: Math Kangaroo is on Thursday, March 21st
  • Join us for Spirit Night at Skyzone! (March 28)
  • Senior Beta Club Art Night to support and thank our troops
  • Join the planning committee for the year-end 8th grade dance!
  • Are You a Middle or High Schooler Who Loves to Read? Join FSA's First Ever Reading Bowl Team
  • Professional Speaker Series
  • AND MUCH MORE

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: March (Honesty)

Honesty is being truthful in what you say and do and is more than just accurately reporting facts. It includes what you say, and it also includes what you don't say!


"Honesty is the best policy."

- Benjamin Franklin

March / April Calendars

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 18 - Tuesday, March 19: Accreditation Visit

Thursday, March 28: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Field Trip (Kindergarten)

Thursday, March 28: Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Thursday, March 28: Spirit Night @ Skyzone (Details below)

APRIL 2019

Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

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

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

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
  • 12:00pm AP Stat Mock AP Exam

Sunday, April 14: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock 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) (Detailed Information on HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER)

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 Physics 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)

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)

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

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

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 Middle School Model UN Wins Big at the Coastal Georgia Middle School United Nations Conference in Savannah, GA

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Our middle school Model United Nations Team won 1st place in the Coastal Georgia Middle School United Nations Conference in Savannah, GA today. Additionally, our students won 13 individual awards.

The team also secured three out of five top committee awards! As one of 13 schools from across the state and South Carolina, they participated in discussions that can change the world. The emergency resolution at this conference shined a light on the crisis that has been taking place in Venezuela. FSA represented countries and had that had a presence in the General Assembly, Security Council, Organization of Islamic Conference, and the Human Rights Council. The only committee we didn’t have representation on was in the African Union. Amidst all the serious issues the team had to think, write and present on in the various committees... they did get some time to check out some of the local sites and get a much needed “brain break” . Well done Coaches Shelly Pruett, Christopher Stiffler! You and the team brought the traveling trophy home yet again!

FSA Middle School Science Olympiad Team Makes School History at State Championship

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FSA Science Olympians win State Title!

Team Qualifies for National Tournament to be held at Cornell University


The Fulton Science Academy Science Olympiad won its first state championship in team history on Saturday, beating perennial rival Dodgen Middle School by a commanding 53 points as well as 29 other teams from all across Georgia. Head coaches Gloria Stathos and Pam Walsh are ecstatic with the team’s success. “This was my fifteenth State Tournament with FSA and this is truly a dream come true,” said Gloria Stathos. This will be the school’s ninth trip to Nationals, but their first as State Champions.

Team members were greeted at carpool this morning by a huge lawn display and throngs of cheering Mustang Support Organization volunteers. “The response to our victory has been overwhelming,” Pam Walsh told her team, “I cannot tell you how many emails, texts and Facebook messages we have gotten from former FSA SO Team Members, Coaches and Parents. You did not win for just the current population of FSA, but for our past and future FSA Family, too.”


The team has been focused on their event studies since September and put in extra effort since the Regional Tournament in February. Students and coaches came in early, worked through lunch and recess, stayed at school late into the evening, and devoted Saturday mornings toward this goal. The team concentrated on improving weaker events while still trying to advance their strongest events.

“This victory was truly a team effort,” remarked Pam Walsh, “as every student won at least one medal in their events.”


The team will now travel to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY for the National Tournament on May 30 to June 1.

Medals were earned in the following events:

Aerial ScramblerCoached by Dr. Guin

2nd Place -- Aarushi and Varsha

Anatomycoached by Mrs. Fernandez

1st Place – Ashi and Shivam

Boomilevercoached by Mrs. Stathos

2nd Place – Tejash and Tanish

Circuit Lab – coached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

1st Place – Nick and Nina

Crime Busters – coached by Mr. Unal

4th Place – Sanjana and Weston

Density Lab coached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

2nd Place – Nick and Tejaz

Disease Detectivescoached by Mrs. Bhatt and Mrs. Nori

1st Place – Neel and Tejaz

Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos

2nd Place – Ashi, Shivam, and Nina

Fossilscoached by Ms. Beres

1st Place – Ashi and Weston

Hereditycoached by Ms. Oliver

2nd Place – Ashi and Shivam

Herpetology – coached by Mrs. Butler

2nd Place – Ezra and Nicole

Meteorology – coached by Mrs. Koca

2nd Place – Nick and Alex

Mystery Architecturecoached by Mrs. Sanders

1st Place – Jake and Neel

Potions & Poisons – coached by Mr. Nash

3rd Place – Ezra and Tejaz

Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos

2nd Place – Neel and Shivam

Roller Coastercoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

1st Place – Nina and Neel

Solar Systemcoached by Mrs. Walsh

3rd Place – Nick and Gann

Thermodynamicscoached by Mr. Krishnan

3rd Place – Nicole and Sanjana

Water Qualitycoached by Mrs. Butler

2nd Place – Nicole and Ezra

Write It Do Itcoached by Mrs. Stathos

4th Place – Ezra and Jake

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FSA High School Students Compete in State Literary Competition

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FSA High School Students competed in the AA Regional Literary Meet at the University of West Georgia on March 6th. Students competed in the following categories:
  • Spelling: Ashi J. (9th)
  • Rhetorical Essay: Austin S. (12th)
  • Narrative Essay: Nick F. (11th)
  • Argumentative Essay: Chloe R. (12th)

Chloe and Austin both placed first! Ashi and Nick placed 2nd.


Students then went on to compete in the AA State Literary Meet on Tuesday March 12, 2019! After a long day our students found out their results!

AA STATE LITERARY MEET PLACEMENTS:

  • Spelling: Ashi (3rd Place)
  • Personal Essay: Nick (3rd Place)
  • Argumentative Essay: Chloe (4th Place)


Congratulations to our Literary Team students on these wonderful results and thank you to Mr. Craig for coordinating FSAPS’s very first high school literary group!

Our Middle School Tennis Teams Remain Undefeated!

Our Middle School Girls and Middle School Boys tennis teams remain undefeated on season by picking up a 3-2 and 5-0 victory over St Johns Bosco last week! Way to go to our team and coaches!

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FSA Mathletes Qualified to AIME!

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Seven members of FSA Math Team qualified to the 2019 AIME – the American Invitational Mathematics Examination – based on their performance on the AMC 10/12 exams in February 2019. Congratulations to our wonderful students on this prestigious success!

  • Holden W. – 10th grade
  • Charlie F. – 11th grade
  • Brad H. - 11th grade
  • Ethan G. – 8th grade
  • Richard Y. – 8th grade
  • Kevin Y. – 8th grade
  • Nick A. – 7th grade



· Five members of the FSA Math Team qualified to AIME in March 2018

· Two members of the FSA Math Team qualified to AIME in March 2017

· Three members of the FSA Math Team qualified to AIME in March 2016


Coach Duzyol said “Consistent growth in our high school math team’s performance makes me very happy! So proud of each and every member of our math team!! Congratulations Math Mustangs!!


AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is the step before USAJMO & USAMO. Briefly, the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) and USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) are exams used after the American Invitational Mathematics Examination to determine the top math students in America in high school grades.

Students have the opportunity to qualify for the Red level of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program. After two additional contests following USAJMO/USAMO contest, the top six students are selected to form the USA Math Team to represent the USA in the International Math Olympiad.


Spectacular performance, Math Mustangs! We are proud of you!! Good Luck at AIME!

FSA High School Students Represent at The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

High School Spanish language students Somya, Anastasia, Spiros and Akshay had a unique opportunity to represent FSA at the AATSP (The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) Spanish Immersion Camp this past weekend in Covington, Georgia. The students were required to only speak Spanish as they interacted with other students from other school districts in Georgia. From Friday to Sunday the students used the language to communicate, experience the culture and interact by speaking, cooking, dancing, art, and social simulations. The students left the camp with new friends, and an increased appreciation for the Hispanic culture.

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Reminder: Math Kangaroo is on Thursday, March 21st

Earlier via school newsletters in October and November, we had informed our parents regarding Math Kangaroo Competition that would take place on March 21st, 2019 at various locations and times. Registration opened in October & deadline to register was in December. Each student interested in was asked to register independently and participate independently (including math team students). When registering, you must have chosen a location and time.

Please check your email inbox for a confirmation email if you registered.


If you registered:

· You must have received a confirmation email from Math Kangaroo about the location and time you chose to register.

· Teachers don’t have registration information of Math Kangaroo competition time and site for your child if your child is registered.

· Please consider traffic & plan to arrive half an hour early to the competition site & don’t forget to take pencil & eraser with you. Good luck!! J

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html

How to prep:

1) Please read rules and features in the link below to make sure you know what to expect on the day of the competition.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/rules.html

2) Practice Questions

Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/practice.html

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/sample_questions.html

3) More Math Kangaroo Resources

More resources are available in the link below.

https://mathkangaroo.oasis-lms.com/Public/Catalog/Home.aspx

4) Scantron – Answer Document

Please review how to fill in a scantron - answer document with your child especially if your child is in elementary and middle grades.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/answer_card_info.html

It is Pollen, Hayfever Allergy time of year

A Message from Nurse Amy

Pollen Count will be HIGH all week. When coming in from outside, have students rinse there eyes with water, and good hand washing afterward. Check with your students with Asthma, as this pollen may be a trigger.

Join us for Spirit Night at Skyzone!

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To ensure a successful and fun jump please remember the following

  • · Everyone who jumps must have a waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. The waiver can be filled out online at www.skyzoneroswell.com
  • · Every jumper must wear our Sky Socks. Our socks are currently $3 a pair.
  • · No outside food or drink is allowed inside our facility; however, a variety of food & drinks are available for purchase at our concessions. Meals Deals are available for $10.00 for one large pizza and a pitcher of fountain drink.
  • · 60 minute tickets are available for $10.00 per person.
  • · We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Debit, and Credit Cards. Sorry we DO NOT accept personal checks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TksVxrCjFjQ

Senior Beta Club Art Night to support and thank our troops

FSA's Senior Beta Club has planned a project to make care packages for the military. As part of the project, they will be hosting an Art Night at FSA on March 22nd from 3:30 to 5 which will take place in the cafeteria. On Art Night, we invite grades PreK - 2nd to draw and color thank you cards for the soldiers.
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Join the planning committee for the year-end 8th grade dance!

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Your school is so cool that we want you to have a say in YOUR end of year celebration! We are organizing a party planning committee to give input into event details like a theme, food, DJ, location...almost anything you want to dream up, we will listen.


Let us know if you want to join the planning committee and we will reach out with a day and time to meet after school. Plan on attending 2-3 after school or lunch-time meetings to lock it all down.

Please reply to this email (MSO@fultonscienceacademy.org) with any questions, and to let us know if you are in.

If you don't help, you may end up with a dance that resembles the gif above...don't say we didn't warn you!

~MSO

Are You a Middle or High Schooler Who Loves to Read? Join FSA's First Ever Reading Bowl Team

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READING BOWL INFORMATIONAL MEETING

If you’re a competitive middle/high schooler who LOVES to read, join our first ever Reading Bowl Team!

WHEN?​March 21 and 22 (come to either meeting) @ 3:20

WHERE?​M10 (Ms. Rogers)

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 and Haiti. 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 by April 1, 2019.


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.

March is Women's History Month!

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Believe it or not, but no women or girls were allowed at the first Olympics, however the Game of Hera, featuring footraces for women, were held every four years

In fact, women were not even allowed to watch the Olympic games or encouraged to participate in athletics (with the exception of the Spartans) so that the games existed at all is surprising. At the inception of the games women were only included that one event, which was footraces. Masters degree.net also revealed that At the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, the only event open to women was figure skating. Only 15 women participated in these games, something that would change drastically over the decades.

Professional Speaker Series; Donny Edwards (Hunger Has No Religion)

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Our Professional Speaker this week fell under the umbrella of social awareness, in particular - the plight of the homeless. Mr. Donny Edwards shared that as a child he was homeless and once he retired from the armed forces he wanted to truly give back. So he went back to a time when he remembered there was need. His organization focuses on hygiene products, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and toilet paper that are packaged in a kit. His organization serves a minimum of 50 people every Saturday and they work alongside another organization that serves a meal. Volunteers usually start a 6:30 am. For more information please visit the organization’s website by using the link below.
"Donny Edwards, a U.S. Army Veteran, is the founder of Hunger Has No Religion (HHNR). Retired in 2016, Donny decided to move from service to his country to serving his fellow man. A man who is no stranger to hardship and homelessness, Donny has always kept the memory of his own personal struggles and hard work close to his heart and used it as fuel to someday give back to this community. Retiring as a Sergeant First Class, he had built a foundation of community service and support that would prepare him to take on this great task of helping, serving and improving the lives of the many homeless veterans and less fortunate of the Metro Atlanta area." (http://hungerhasnoreligion.org/about/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLEvZIslN9I

steamsport inc., Coded Drones (Elementary & Middle School Students)

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Registration is open for STEAMsport, Inc.'s Coded Drones Program for elementary and middle school students ages 9-13. Registration closes on Friday, March 22nd.

Classes begin Saturday, March 23rd.


"STEAMsport, Inc. is a 501-C3 non profit organization with the mission of providing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) exposure, engagement and education to youth living in underserved communities in a fun and competitive environment."

FSA MSA Is Selling Biscuits this friday! Help them reach their goal!



The Mustang Soccer Association will be selling biscuits this Friday! In addition to selling biscuits the MSA has also been working on documenting their service project and the hours that they are spending on this project. They are also working on a prize giveaway to the student or staff member that helps them achieve their goal at 100 percent.

the ride of the 79th

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I am very excited about sharing this link *https://ride79.com* with all of you! This is more of a personal project my husband, mother in law and, I have been working on for a while. As some of you know, my husband is part of the USA military as well as his grandfather and father were. His grandfather was part of the D-Day and as a way to honor his and many other soldiers' sacrifices, we have decided to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day by riding the route of his grandfather’s unit, the 79th Infantry Division (315th Regiment), from start to finish. They landed at Utah beach in Normandy France on June 14, 1944 and made their way through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and finally the Czech Republic. This project will be a physical challenge for us but also a very rewarding opportunity to revisit, honor our past, give remembrance to individual soldiers’ stories, learn about history and culture, make friends, gain experiences, and raise funds for the Green Beret Foundation. I ask everybody to please help me in sharing this link with your friends, social media, spreading the word to people that may be interested in joining us, donating or simple re-sharing this beautiful idea.


Nadia Carmona; FSA Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Chair

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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

VIDEO CONTEST GUIDELINES

THEME

This year we will once again invite video entries with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme. This broad concept allows students to create their video on a topic that they like. Participants can do anything from exploring a science or math theory/concept to something more charitable in nature that discusses a community need and how it can be addressed. You name it! There is a wide spectrum of opportunities under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M.


FORMAT

Feel free to use any video editing software and upload your finished video to YouTube. Suggested duration of the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Please only use materials recorded by you.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE

This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.


CONTEST LEVELS

Students will be competing in two different levels as follows:

Middle School Level

High School Level


AWARD CATEGORIES & AWARDS FOR EACH LEVEL

1st Place - $150

2nd Place - $100

3rd Place - $50


SPECIAL AWARDS - $100

Student’s Choice


RED CARPET AWARD CEREMONY DATE & TIME

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:45 PM.


SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO

Please CLICK HERE to submit your Youtube video link.


Any questions, you might have, please send an e-mail to rmaharaj@fultonscienceacademy.org


Enjoy your time preparing your videos.


EXAMPLE VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:

Want to Learn More about our FSA STEAM Summer Camp and NEW SAT Math & SAT Verbal Summer Camps?

S.T.E.A.M. 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.
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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 CAMP

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

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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

HELP FSAPS TO HIRE GREAT PROFESSIONALS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Dear Fulton Science Academy Community,


We are pleased to inform you that this has been another record breaking year in terms of both student and teacher retention for our school. We are happy to inform you that almost all of our teachers are returning next year.


At this time, we are mainly searching for faculty members to serve our growing student population in middle and high school section of our school.


We are currently hiring for one of each positions listed below:

  • Director of Fine Arts Program
  • Certified Art Teacher
  • Certified Middle School Counselor
  • Certified Elementary Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Science Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Spanish Teacher


If you know of any great teacher(s), please pass this message to them and encourage them to apply online using THIS LINK.


These positions will be filled quickly as we have already received many great applications.


Thank you!

Upcoming Middle School Field Trip to Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Dear 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Shakespeare tavern to the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Tuesday, April 16th 2019 during school hours. We will leave from FSA at 8:15am and return around 2:00pm by school bus. Students will eat their lunches at the play house. Please make sure to pack a lunch for your child.


Trip Fee: No Fee Needed for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt


If your child is not participating in the field trip, she / he will be working on her / his assigned work at school.


Permission forms were given to students last week to bring home. Please note that there IS a section that must be signed if your child is NOT attending the field trip, as well as a section for permission to attend.


If you or your student has misplaced the permission form, a new form can be obtained at the front desk.


FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th 2019

don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!

TO PURCHASE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699


Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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summer camps are coming to FSA for summer 2019!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS! WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER SOME AMAZING CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2019

FSA STEAM Summer Camp

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1st GRADE - 8th Grade


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


Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science Activities, 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

June 17 - June 21


Click the Below Link to see Pricing Information and Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform

Kids4Coding

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


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

E2YoungEngineers

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 4 - June 8

Candy: Jun 11 - Jun 15

Science: June 18 - June 22

Adventure: June 25 - June 29


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

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

BioIgnite

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. Parents are invited to an open house on Friday where students show-off their prototypes and favorite activities from the week.


Dates:

June 24 - June 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

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

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

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


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14


For pricing and registration, please click this link;

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

2019 - 2020 school year calendar

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

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FSA Sideline Store

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

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

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

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


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

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

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

Home visits are a casual way for your child to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see children in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with children and their parents outside of a regular school day.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

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


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

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


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


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

Attendance Matters!


Please remember that

Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment

from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.

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


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


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

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

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

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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

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

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • Time the medication must be taken.

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


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


FAQ:

  • Does the school provide medications?

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

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

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

  • Where can I find Authorization Forms?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can my child take herbal medication at school?

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

  • May my child carry cough drops at school?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

aftercare hours reminder


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

FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,


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

Here is how you can access the app:


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

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


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

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


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

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication

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


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


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


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

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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

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


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

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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

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

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

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


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

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

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

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

4- FSA LINKEDIN

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

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

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

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

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School

Atlanta Science Festival; COMMUNICATING THE SCIENCE OF THE GEORGIA COAST

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Alligators, dolphins, ghost crabs, pelicans, live oaks, and wasps: oh my! In this highly energetic science communication workshop, adult and teen participants will engage in improvisational storytelling and movement-oriented activities to cultivate advocating for conservation of the Georgia coast. By accessing information from “micro-lectures” about animals, plants, and ecosystems delivered by scientist and author Dr. Anthony J. Martin, everyone is invited to delve into their creativity to find new and powerful ways to communicate factually, but also passionately, about taking care of our shorelines.


Presented by InterPlay Atlanta, Emory University

https://atlantasciencefestival.org/events-2019/communicating-the-science-of-the-georgia-coast/


WHERE:

Little Five Points Community Center Cafe

1083 Austin Ave NE

Atlanta, 30307


WHEN:

Friday, March 15th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


ADMISSION:

Price: $5

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS