Sunshine STEM Academy Newsletter
January 11, 2016
Message from Principal
I hope you had a wonderful winter break! I wish a happy and a productive new year to the Sunshine STEM Academy community.
Our students are ready to get back into the rigorous schedule of 2nd Semester. I would like to invite you to our school wide events and competitions including International Night, Spelling Bee, National Geography Bee, Jr FLL Robotics Scrimmage. Please read through the newsletter for more information.
I wish you have a great week!
Murat Cetin, Head of School
Enrollment for 2016-17 Begins
- January 30: 2pm – 4pm: Open House
- March 15: Application Deadline
- April 30: Enrollment Deadline
School Tour Schedule: Tuesdays;
1:00 PM: School Tour
1:30 PM: School Presentation by the Administration
Please visit our Application Process page to learn more about Admission.
Sunshine STEM Academy Hosts Open House on Saturday, January 30
Sunshine STEM Academy Private School invites parents to attend our open house on Saturday, January 30th, beginning at 2:00 PM
Sunshine STEM Academy is very excited for the 2016-17 school-year which includes an innovative STEM curriculum, array of clubs and academic teams to encourage students to develop into better scholars and citizens.
For more information, please visit http://openhouse.sunshinestem.org/
Sunshine STEM Academy Students Begin Coding Lessons in Computer Class
The Code.Org is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of programming.
All Sunshine STEM Academy students have started Code.org coding lessons.
Students have been enjoying the coding lessons a lot!
Study Island-MAP 2016 Winter Results Alignment & MAP Learning Path
We would like to inform parents that MAP Learning Path (for grades 3-5 only) on Study Island is now aligned to MAP Winter 2016 test scores. Please encourage your child to complete the MAP Learning Path lessons before next MAP Test administration which is MAP Spring 2016 .
Please login to portal, scroll down, and then click orange color External Resources button. Study Island button will appear underneath the category buttons. (Please see screenshots below)
Please contact Mr. Duzyol at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Khan Academy Math Lessons are Aligned to MAP Winter Scores
Schoolwide National Geography Bee Competition - January 22nd
Sunshine STEM Academy is exciting to host the 2016 National Geographic GeoBee preliminary competition on January 22. The National Geographic GeoBee is a school, state, and nation-wide competition created by the National Geographic Society. Each year, thousands of students throughout the United States participate in this exciting contest, which is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works.
Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. With a top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship—plus other prizes—the contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography.
Sunshine STEM Academy students in fourth and fifth grade will participate in the preliminary competition on January 22. Students will be presented with a variety of geography related trivia questions. The top-performing student from the preliminary competition will be presented with a medal and certificate. As the school-wide champion, this student will represent Sunshine STEM Academy in the state-level competition, April 1.
If you have any concerns regarding participation in the 2016 National Geographic GeoBee, please contact our GeoBee coordinator, Ms. Hewett at email@example.com
Sunshine Offers College Mentorship Program for 5th Grade Students
Sunshine STEM Academy offers College Mentorship Program for our 5th grade students.
We offer this program to all of our 5th grade students. Please complete your enrollment by Wednesday, January 13th.
Please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/166hwcfOJJWxmikg3kwCJV39J1QQMAF1pjbG9bUgXL60 to access enrollment form.
CMP Student meetings will begin on Saturday, January 16th.
Middle School Presentation
Sunshine STEM Academy will offer middle school grade starting 2016-17 school year. We would like to invite our 5th grade parents to Middle School Presentation which will be held on January 14th, 2016.
Inclement Winter Weather Conditions
- January 5: First Day of Second Semester
- January 14: Middle School Presentation
- January 15: School-wide Spelling Bee Competition
- January 22: School-wide National Geography Bee Competition
- January 22: International Night
- January 30: Open House
- February 6: Regional Spelling Bee Competition (Hosted by Sunshine STEM Academy)
- February 20: Jr. FLL Robotics Scrimmage (Hosted by Sunshine STEM Academy)