Fulton Science Academy

WEEK OF November 16, 2015

Dear FSA Students, Faculty and Parents,


We would like to begin this newsletter by congratulating our Math Olympiad Team for their recent achievement. Yes, we did it again. Our Middle School Math Olympiad Team received 1st place as a team in North Fulton Division at Luella High School’s Middle School Math Tournament this past Saturday, Nov 14th!

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Individual Placements @ LHS Middle School Math Tournament are as follows:

Holden Watson – 3rd place

Charlie Furniss – 5th place

Prajwal Vedula – 8th place

Tyler Hecht – 9th place


Congratulations to all FSAPS Mathletes that participated at this competition! Way to go!

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ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION

Dear FSA Families,


We are very pleased with how much we have achieved together in only three years at Fulton Science Academy. We thank you for your incredible support. Together, we are moving forward in the right direction to achieve our school’s vision:


“Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions a pre-K through 12th grade nationally-ranked and recognized school that serves advanced and gifted student populations who are committed to academic success, civic responsibility, and high ethical values. These values will be provided within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is supported by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.”


We consider our beautiful new campus to be a crucial building block as we begin to evolve from a school of state-level distinction to one that is nationally acclaimed. In our quest to provide the highest level of education to our students, we continue to brainstorm ways to make your child’s experience unforgettable, believing that with your suppot, all things are possible to help make today’s students tomorrow’s leaders.


Our nonprofit designation enables us to provide an affordable, top-quality private school to students who embrace the “STEAM” model within the state of Georgia. And, while our tuition supports the basic needs of our school’s day-to-day operations, we simply must rely upon an annual giving campaign to raise crucial funds that will support other aspects of our school. Funds raised through our annual campaign can be designated to support projects including after-school programs, academic teams, school technology, facility needs, or arts and athletics programs.


The success or failure of our annual giving campaign will center on the level of involvement of our families. As such, we kindly request that you please give as much as you can afford to help us help our students.


We have two different ways of giving at FSA. These include a Brick Campaign and our Inaugural Annual Giving Campaign.

  • To support the Brick Campaign, please CLICK HERE
  • To support our Annual Giving Campaign, please CLICK HERE


DONATE NOW


To support our annual campaign, you may designate your tax-deductible donation in any of the following ways:


Giving Initatives

  • Innovation – Support school technology and laboratories
  • Excellence – Support academics and facilities
  • Character – Support arts and athletics
  • Enrichment – Support after-school clubs and academic teams


In the coming months, we will begin to formulate donor recognition activities, including the installation of a donor recognition wall within our school. Currently, we have established the following giving societies.


Levels of Giving

  • Pt (Platinum) – $10,001 and higher
  • Au (Gold) – $5,001 to $10,000
  • Ag (Silver) – $2,501 to $5,000
  • Hg (Mercury) – $1,001 to $2,500
  • Cu (Copper) – $1 to $1000 (brick campaign is considered at this level)


Matching Gift Program

Dozens of companies show their support of independent schools by matching, dollar-for-dollar (or more), the gifts that their employees make to schools such as Fulton Science Academy. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about Matching Gift Program.

Thank you for making FSA a great school for our precious students.


Sincerely,

Kenan Sener

Principal

IMPORTANT DATES

November 2-18 Student Council food drive

November 16-20 Book Fair

November 18 FSA High School Presentation at 6:30 pm

November 19 Thanksgiving Dinner 6pm

November 20 4/5th Grade field trip Southern Civil War Museum (Kennesaw)

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

December 1-4 Map Testing K-8

December 6 4th Annual Statewide Math Geniuses Competition Hosted by FSA

December 6 Music Recital 6pm

December 10 Fernbank Museum (K-2)

December 10 Band and Orchestra Concert 5:30 pm

December 13 Open House for Prospective Families

December 16 Talent Show

December 18 Last day of 1st Semester

Character Education - Trait of the month for November is Gratitude

Gratitude- I am thankful for all that I have.

I am thankful.....

...for my world- Austin, Pre-K

...for our soldiers- Gianna, K

...Pokemon!- Mateo, 1st grade

...for having technology, because if we did not have technology and we didn’t have a lever we wouldn’t be able to put things up. – Siddarth S, 2nd grade

... for chairs because without them we would all be very tired. - Visruth, 3rd grade

...for my food, my house, my life, and for time." - Siddarth Y, 4th grade

...for food and my sister- Rohan, 5th grade

...for my healthy family- Nour, 6th grade

...to my family and friends for shaping me into who I am- Claire, 7th grade

...to my Middle School with all the extracurricular activities that are offered!- Sparsh, 8th grade



...for my healthy loving family and friends. - Michelle Campbell


Whatever our age we all understand gratitude.

A tribute to our Veterans

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Announcements

NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE

Please visit www.fultonscienceacademy.org to see our new school website. Please send any feedback you have about our new school website to our webmaster Mr. Yavuz at fyavuz@fultonscienceacademy.org
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Fulton Science Academy Alumni Information Form

Dear FSA Alumni,


On behalf of the Fulton Science Academy Alumni Board, we are pleased to invite you to become a member of the Fulton Science Academy Alumni Group.


As you may have heard, Fulton Science Academy is now a prestigious, private school located on a beautiful 20-acre campus in Alpharetta. Our new location is only 1.3 miles away from our old location on Hembree Road; a place where many unforgettable memories were created.


Similar to our charter school days, Fulton Science Academy continues to be a top-ranked school, excelling in nationally-normed tests, as well as competitive academic teams such as Science Olympiad, Robotics, the Technology Fair, Model UN, Math Olympiad, etc. Just last year, our school represented Georgia in four different national and international events. We look forward to a very bright future! Currently, Fulton Science Academy serves students in Pre-K through eighth grade. Next year, we will begin serving high school students as well. You can read more about the school at www.fultonscienceacademy.org.


As our school continues to grow, we are establishing our first-ever Alumni Group which will be led by an honorary Alumni Advisory Board. The purpose of this group is to foster a sense of camaraderie among our treasured alumni students.


Activities for this group will largely be determined by the Alumni Board. Some preliminary goals/benefits for the Alumni Group include:


  • Participation in a campus school tour. (We look forward to showing you the new school and letting many of you see prior teachers);
  • Creation of activities that will bring together prior FSA students who graduated during the same year.
  • Students who went to the same universities, moved to similar geographic areas, or who followed similar career paths);
  • The opportunity to serve as a guest speaker for FSA programs;
  • Identification of mentorship opportunities for FSA alumni with industry leaders;
  • A willingness to serve as mentors for current FSA students to help prepare them for college and successful careers;
  • A discussion of future employment opportunities at Fulton Science Academy Private School.


Please CLICK HERE to fill out Alumni Information Form.


Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. We hope to see you as part of this new and exciting group!


Sincerely,


FSA Alumni Advisory Board Chairs

Raja Selvakumar, Suryabratta Dutta, Erin Machado, Dane Lassetter


FSA Alumni Advisory Board Faculty Representatives:

Principal Kenan Sener & Gifted Coordinator Mr. Christopher Stiffler.

Carpool Etiquette

There were several incidents during carpool morning arrival and afternoon dismissals last week which need to be addressed.

As parents we know how precious our children are, and how important safety is, but as we move along with our daily schedules sometimes we become distracted by "life".


  • Please use the carpool line and do not enter the lobby just to pick up your child.
  • Please observe the no texting and speed limit signs on campus and be aware that the speed limit on Fanfare Way is 25 miles per hour.
  • Plan ahead, early pick up must be before 3 pm. Teachers need to focus on their end of the day procedures with their whole class and cannot be packing up individual students after 3 pm, unless there is a real emergency.
  • Please do not tell your children to meet you outside the main entrance. Our staff are not able to watch your child walk safely to your parked vehicle.
  • Please do not plan on picking up your child during club time, some of which have wait lists. Our clubs are taken very seriously by our coaches and constant interruptions and part time attendance is frowned upon.
  • Do not expect to gain access to a locked classroom for a forgotten item after 3:30 pm, or back into the school after 6 pm.

Thank you for helping make the dismissal process as streamlined as possible for us all.

Club Dismissal

Parents please remember your student needs to be picked up by 4:30 following clubs to avoid being put in after care and incurring a late flat rate fee of $15. After a late club, such as Science Olympiad, your student should be picked up at 5:30 with the same consequence. After care finishes promptly at 6 pm. This allows our teachers, staff and parent volunteers to go home to their own families.

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Happening this week

High School Presentation on Wednesday

We are very excited about the addition of 9th grade classes to our school next year.

We are preparing for high school, and value your input.


Following a successful parent workshop last Thursday, we are meeting with students tomorrow during CMP time.


Finally, we are following up with a High School Presentation - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:30pm where we will give you a formal presentation of our high school program.

The tentative 9th grade schedules will be sent to families on December 1st, 2015.


All FSA families are welcome to join high school presentation regardless of their grades.

Monster School Book Fair

We’re excited about our Book Fair (Nov. 16 – 20, 2015). Parent Volunteers have transformed the Media Center into our very own book store. Students are visiting the Book Fair during their language arts class. There are hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters, school supplies, and fun for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to light up a young reader’s face with a good book.

We need your help, sign up to help cashier during book fair or cleanup after http://vols.pt/1hQbXm


The book fair will be open from 7:30 am-5 pm daily for parents to visit.

Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday

All families are invited to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Thursday November 19th. Join us to celebrate Thanksgiving together by bringing a dish to share or if you are too busy to cook, send in a donation. Dinner starts at 6:00.

· Enjoy a great pot luck dinner

· Laugh with your friends

· Find unique gifts and handmade creations at our Monster Bazaar

· Browse books at our Scholastic book fair

· Find even more books at the Read-it-Again book fair in the media center

Thanksgiving Dinner Decorations, Setup and Teardown, Musical Performance help http://vols.pt/pQCJ6W

Thanksgiving Dinner Bring a Dish http://vols.pt/pu5vqh, additional slots just added

RSVP to let us know if you planning to attend: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QqmrnlHDEh73ty4ALNFhhnuzG5A553LG5SJqUHw-UhI/viewform?usp=send_form

Monster Bazaar

Along with this year's book fair theme of Monster Book Fair we will host a Monster Bazaar where families and teachers can sell their individual creations. The Bazaar will be held at the school on Nov 19th along with the book fair and Thanksgiving dinner. The bazaar and book fair open at 5 pm.

Booth space will be rented for $25.00. All proceeds will be used to benefit FSAPS.

If you are interested in signing up as a vendor for the Monster Bazaar please visit our volunteer spot signup page. Space is limited. http://vols.pt/AH2BzW

Winter Talent Show Auditions

Auditions began last Monday and will continue in Mrs. Peacock's room every morning at 7:30am through Friday, November 20th, with an additional section on Wednesday afternoon at 3:45pm. Students need to sign up for a specific day to be auditioned by Mrs. Peacock & Mrs. Millar. Students need to arrive and be ready to perform at7:30am. Audition sign up sheets are outside Mrs. Peacock and Mrs. Millar’s classrooms. By Friday November 20th, there will be a FINAL talent show list of student performers for the FSAPS Winter Talent Show on Wednesday December 16th, 2015! The Elementary talent show will be held in the morning, and a separate talent show for the middle school will be held in the afternoon.

Parents are invited to attend the talent shows. Times to be advised.

We have collected over 800 cans!

Student Council is organizing a food drive for the month of November to help our neighbors in need.


When: November 2nd – November 18th

What: Non-perishable food, no glass please.

Where: Send in items to your child’s homeroom class or the front office.


There is a contest. The top three grades with the most cans will enjoy a dress down day. So, if sent to the front office, be sure to share the homeroom teacher’s name.

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Spirit Wear orders due Thursday 11/19

Spirit wear shirts, which can be worn with uniform pants and skirts every Friday, are available for order.

Order forms are available at the front desk and must be accompanied by a check made out to the PVO.

Additional sizes are available on all shirts up to 2XL. Faux tie is also available in adult sizes.

The PVO plans to offer another opportunity for names to be embroidered on jackets in December. Watch this space :)

Traveling For the Holidays?

If you will be traveling before Thanksgiving or Winter Break and your child will be absent please let your child's teacher know.

Your child's teacher may want to prepare work for your child to complete over the break to avoid "playing catchup" on your return.

Last week's Home visits

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For Your Information

Six Flags Read to Succeed

If your child is in kindergarten through 6th grade, they are invited to participate in Six Flags' Read to Succeed Program! It is a fun incentive to get kids to read. Students need to record and log their reading over the next few months. If they submit a log with 6 hours of reading on it by Wednesday, February 24, 2016, they will receive one free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia!


Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Only students in grades K through 6 are eligible to participate
  • Review the reading log provided by your child's language arts teacher. Your child should use this sheet to record what and how long he/she reads
  • Your child must complete 6 hours (360 minutes) of recreational reading
  • Please initial each entry and then sign the reading log to verify that the 6 hours of reading has been completed
  • Your child can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books (digital or hard copy). Reading for homework or a class assignment does NOT count!
  • Students can read silently, aloud, or with an adult - you can read to your child, or your child can read to you.
  • Remind your child to return the reading log to his/her language arts teacher by Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Your child's teacher will submit your child's information and minutes read.
  • Late entries will NOT be accepted

Happy reading!

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2016 - 2017 ENROLLMENT SEASON

Our new enrollment season has begun. Please note that this is for prospective parents only. For current families, there is nothing to do till second semester. At the beginning of second semester, you will be given your re-enrollment forms for next school year.


For detailed information about 2016 - 2017 admissions, please visit: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/admissions/admission


Returning Families applying for a sibling:

2016-2017 Admissions Information

Dear FSA Families - If you currently have a student at FSA and want to secure a spot for a sibling, please fill out the online application for the sibling. https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org/application/application.php Once you have completed the online application, Mrs. Walsh will contact you with assessment information.

Please apply early as many elementary grades are currently full and spaces for next year will be limited.

Elementary School

Pre-K Games and Puzzles Club

Pre-K loves puzzles! Working cooperatively, the students put together floor puzzles to help master skills and concepts such as; shape recognition, visual perception and eye-hand coordination. Puzzles teach our little ones important social skills such as communicating verbally, sharing, taking turns, and social interaction.

Mrs. Whitlock's Grateful First Grade


We have been learning all about gratitude this month in Character Education, and have discussed how when we are grateful, it makes us happier and more willing to help others.


In class, we have been working on a 12-Day Gratitude Journal. Students have started each day with a prompt asking about different things they are thankful for. We also made pennants displaying something we are thankful for that can be found in our hallway. It has been a good way for us to talk and think about the amazing things we have.

We are all very fortunate!

2nd Grade Attitude of Gratitude

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ELEMENTARY MATH OLYMPIAD TEAM IS GETTING READY FOR THE FUTURE COMPETITIONS!!!!

Practice, practice, practice. The only way to learn math is by doing.

This past week, elementary math team had a mock competition. So, Students worked hard individually and in their teams to solve released competition questions. After individual and team rounds, students presented solution of each question on the board.

They also have a homework this week to work on.


Give a try...

Question: What is the greatest possible number of points of intersection that can occur if four different straight lines and one circle are drawn on the same sheet of paper?

Answer: 14

Ms. Ramsey's Trivia Club

Ms. Ramsey's trivia club has been learning so many new things! Utilizing the app "Kahoot" on the IPADS, we have learned a variety of topics- specialized food dishes across countries, pop culture, books and authors, fun facts about upcoming holidays and traditions. Last week we focused on facts around Diwali and Thanksgiving. Some students were able to learn facts about a new culture, tradition and history, while others were proud to know the facts around their cultural holiday. We look forward to trivia each week. Even Ms. Ramsey is thankful for trivia club so she can contiunue learning new things every week!

Middle School

Mr. STIFFLER'S COLLEGE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

In Mr. Stiffler’s CMP, his 8th grade students are working to build leadership skills, exploring future colleges and potential majors, as well as practicing for upcoming Model UN competitions. It is important that our small group try and foster a sense of teamwork so that each member can reach their full potential.


There are two main areas of focus that are currently being explored in this CMP class: leadership and college preparation. As eight graders, these students are looked up to and emulated by the rest of the student body so it is important to behave properly and lead by example. Understanding this and consciously doing so remain a work in progress, but there have been a few exercises designed to help facilitate this.

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Recent discussions have focused on plans for college. Though it is still a long way off, and plans are certain to change, the students each have some understanding of what career they would like to pursue as well as universities they hope to attend. This includes researching college entry requirements, the best state and national schools for different majors, and what they can do, even at this early stage, to begin preparing to reach their goals. Our students are smart and creative problem solvers, however they understand there are many students that desire the same spots, so students need to distinguish themselves.


The class is currently reading “My Brother Sam Is Dead” by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier. This book fits in to the current 8th grade Georgia Studies curriculum as it is about a young person’s coming of age during the beginning of the Revolutionary War. In addition, the class recently completed research and did a report over the Atlanta Race Riots, a major plot point in the play which the school attended at the Alliance Theater, “Tell Me My Dream.”


As eight of the nine students in this CMP class are also in Model UN, some time is spent discussing current issues and how the story can be viewed differently in other countries. This is a great way to understand empathy, which is one of the goals of character education.

Tech Fair Teams Successful Camp

The Tech Fair Team spent last weekend at a workshop at Lake Lanier. Students worked on their projects with their coaches and made very good progress. Moreover, they played games, had a camp fire, watched a movie and enjoyed delicious food which was prepared by our teachers and Mr.Uduk. It was a fantastic weekend both for teachers and students and it was a great opportunity to feel the team spirit.

SAT Cabin Camp: Dec 11th - Dec 13th

SAT Cabin Camp: Dec 11th - Dec 13th

For all 7th & 8th grade students, a weekend practice camp will be held to prepare our students for the SAT Exam. The camp will be held in two cottages, one for boys and one for girls at Lake Linear. During the camp, students will practice with SAT Math Questions & will work on SAT Vocabulary.


We will leave at 5:30 pm on Friday from FSA and returning back around 12:00 pm on Sunday.

Contact person: Sema Duzyol, E-mail: sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org

The deadline to return this form: Friday, November 6th 2015

Cost per student: $75.00 for each camp including transportation, food and cottage.

FSA Private Music Lessons

The Fulton Science Academy Private Music Lesson Program will be having a Music Recital on Sunday, December 6th at 6 PM. All families and friends are welcome to come and listen to these students play! If you do come, we please ask that you stay for the entire program to show support for all the students in the program. They have worked very hard to prepare their pieces for you. It should be a fun-filled evening.

REMINDER

If you have not returned your recital form, you may not be included in the program.

Please return it today.

On going Programs

MANDATORY Essay Contest

The 2015 - 2016 theme is: Ten Days, Ten Weeks, Ten Months, Ten Hours: What Can YOU Accomplish?


No other generation has experienced the fast-paced growth we experience today. We are truly living in a technological era where we are constantly scrambling for the next big thing and the latest idea. What goals will you create to keep up in this quick moving world? How will this fast-paced growth shape you? What type of person will you become? Today is the era where creating one phone app can make a 14-year-old a millionaire….So the question begs to be asked….What will YOU accomplish?


All 6th through 8th grade students are required to enter this writing contest. The deadline is December 4 and will be submitted online. Ms. Harbin and Ms. Outler will be talking about this with the students further.

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Accelerated Reader

AR Quizzes:

Please be reminded... AR quizzes will only be taken during school. I know in the past, students could take quizzes at home. This year, students will only be allowed to take quizzes during the school day.

There are plenty of opportunities for students to take AR tests during the week, as the teachers can check out the IPAD carts or take their class to use the computers in the media center.


AR Goals:

If your child reaches their goal by reading, taking, and passing the amount of AR quizzes assigned by their language arts teacher by the end of November, they will receive a dress down day at the end of the month for reaching their AR goal :)


Thank you for following these rules, Ms. P

Social Studies Fair

Fulton Science Academy has been very successful at all levels of the Social Studies Fair, with students taking first place in the state competition three times.

This year we are excited to be able to once again extend the project due date a bit so that it does not coincide quite as much as the Science Far. There will be checkpoints this semester, but the final paper and visuals will be due at the beginning of next semester rather than before the holiday break. It is our hope that this removes some of the burden and allows students to achieve their full potential on both projects.

Important due dates to note:

12/08/15 - research complete

01/06/16 - paper due

01/12/16 - visual due

01/20/16 - school fair

Father's Sports Night

Dear Fathers of FSA Students,


If you have time, please join us to have some fun time together.


Every Saturday at 6:30pm – Soccer Game 1

Every Saturday at 7:25pm - Soccer Game 2

Every Saturday at 8:20pm - Basketball Game


Since it is a closed area, there will be no cancelation due to weather conditions. It will be a great exercise for everyone.


LOCATION: Fulton Science Academy Private School Gym


To sign-up please visit:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ca4ad2fabfa7-fsafathers1

Useful Information

New Uniform Items available through Landsend.com

New items being offered:
  • Long sleeved polo shirts in red, white or navy, with school logo
  • Raincoat in navy with logo

Go direct to landsend.com and select FSA school, or use this link

http://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900127465

Get my kidz shuttle

Our operations team have been reviewing the various requests received. Based on the requests, we are able to add vehicles in the requested areas below as we have over 10 interested parents in each area. With that, we are able to offer a special group rate of $250 flat fee for Fulton Science Academy parents! Below, here are the following areas that we are expanding to.

The special group rate will be for the following areas: Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Alpharetta

Please contact Get My Kidz Shuttle at info@getmykidzshuttle.com or 678-357-6797

Our website is www.getmykidzshuttle.com

Bricks and Flags

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Dear FSA Families,


Having your name and message etched onto a brick is the perfect way to be remembered at FSA forever. Add your name to become an integral part of our school site.


Brick donations can be purchased any time for $300-$500 depending on location. Your brick purchase will support a general fund to help pay for gym bleachers.

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Buy a Commemorative brick and help improve our new school!


The Parent Volunteer Organization and Student Council of Fulton Science Academy Private School invite you to become a permanent part of our new campus by purchasing a commemorative brick for the front entrance. Brick purchases make a great way for you to support our school while celebrating our students for years to come.


Engrave your brick with your family name, a student name or even a favorite quote.


Engraved bricks make a wonderful way for grandparents and relatives to contribute to the school as well.


Leave a lasting legacy while making a tax deductible donation to Fulton Science Academy Private School! FSAPS is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution may be tax-deductible. FSAPS administration has the final right to approve names/messages on bricks. All proceeds benefit FSAPS students, staff, and school.


There are three donation amounts for brick purchases. All bricks are 4x8 and can include three lines of text up to 18 characters per line.


This is a great opportunity to leave a mark at your school. If you wish to participate, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Flags from around the world can be hung representing our students/families countries of origin for $75. See our display in the cafeteria.

STATE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Dear FSA Families,


We would like to inform you about State Tax Credit Scholarship Program.


First of all, to get a quick overview of the program, please watch the video below.

Apogee Tax Credit

The Education Expense Tax Credit program provides an opportunity for taxpayers to redirect Georgia tax dollars to provide financial aid assistance to FSA students.


How can this tax credit benefit both Fulton Science Academy Private School and myself?
Under this law, you can redirect a portion of your Georgia income tax amount to provide financial aid assistance to FSA students based on need. You will receive a tax credit on your state income taxes and a charitable deduction on your federal incomes taxes for the amount of your contribution. For married couples filing jointly, the maximum tax credit-eligible contribution is $2,500 ($1,000 as an individual).


Here’s how it works:

  • Georgia taxpayers can make a contribution within statutory limits to a state approved student scholarship organization (SSO). FSAPS partners with Apogee Scholarship Fund.
  • The state of Georgia will then issue you an income tax credit in the full amount of your contribution.
  • The SSO qualifies as a charity for federal income tax purposes. Therefore, contributions made through this program generate a charitable deduction for taxpayers who itemize their returns.


The amount you may contribute depends upon your tax filing status:

  • Single individual or head of household – any amount up to $1,000
  • Married couple filing a joint return – any amount up to $2,500
  • Married couple filing a separate return – any amount up to $1,250
  • S corporation shareholder, LLC member, or partnership partner – any amount up to $10,000
  • C corporation or Trust – any amount up to 75% of annual Georgia income tax liability
  • AMT filers, GA state tax liability is not deductible on the federal return. Therefore, redirected taxes are converted into charitable contribution on the federal tax return.
    • For example, an AMT filer who redirects $2,500 through the program, receives $700 (28%) in additional tax benefit on their federal return and reduces state tax liability by $2,500 on GA state return.
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Why give now:

The state of Georgia has placed an annual cap on the total amount of tax credits that may be awarded through this program. This limited number of tax credits will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. With the increase in popularity of the program the funds are claimed on the first day of program in January. Once the funds are used up, you will have to wait until next year to participate in the program.


The state anticipates that once again 2016's $58 million in tax credits will be claimed during the first day of the program on January 4th. Payment is due 60 days after Department of Revenue approval is processed beginning January 4. If you apply now, your donation will probably be approved in late January and you will be given 60 days to pay your donation, so you will be paying sometime around March to pay the amount.


How to Participate in the Tax Credit Program

Paperless – It’s fast and easy!

Click HERE to complete the electronic form through the Apogee website.


It is especially GREAT, if businesses support this program because their donation limits are much higher.


Please remember that after submitting your State Tax Credit Scholarship Program Donation, you may also inform your company, and claim matching gift donation for Fulton Science Academy Private School. This matching donation can NOT be used to pay tuition but it is another great way to support our school as donation.


Please pass this information to your friends, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, businesses and so on as well. This is an incredible opportunity to support FSAPS. It benefits you and it benefits your school.


Finally, please be informed that any FSA family attending this program will be given five dress down days for their children and a chance to win a $500 cash prize.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

Year Book Update


To purchase and CUSTOMIZE your yearbook, go to: www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter the FSAPS passcode: 1013541294622699


Even if you do not plan to purchase a yearbook this year, please create an account. You may use the same account every year, and you will be able to share photos online within the FSAPS family (and help contribute pictures to the yearbook!).


If you already have an account, please make sure that it is linked up with this year's yearbook!

We're really excited about this year's Fulton Science Academy Private School yearbook. Why? Because you can add your own photos and memories to your personalized copy. All you have to do is create a free account with TreeRing.


TreeRing is a yearbook publisher that is focused on helping students and parents preserve their memories as much as it's focused on helping schools preserve their history. So, the yearbooks have a more personal touch.


Your book includes two, free pages for you to personalize with your own photos and memories. (The personal pages are totally optional, so if you just want the more traditional yearbook, that's okay, too.)


If you are going to use the personal pages, please have them done by April 4, 2016, so your book includes them.


Thanks!
Fulton Science Academy Private School Yearbook Team

WT Cafe

WTCafe is proud to be the Fulton Science Academy lunch provider!


Wholesome Tummies is a locally owned franchise, providing only the highest quality, freshest lunches.


Our foods are all - natural and never contain any high fructose corn syrup, unnatural trans fats, artificial colors, flavors or added nitrates. The menu is also 100% "nut-free" with offering of gluten-free and vegetarian items.


You can order your all-natural entrees directly from our website at www.WTCAFE.com. Order 36 hours before the meal to get all of the menu options or as late as 8am the same morning for a vegetarian pasta! Entrees are pre-ordered and delivered to school daily in time for lunch. Students can choose 2 sides on site from a variety of fresh, in-season fruits, salads and veggies and a selection of healthy, all-natural snacks.

A Reminder from the clinic

Please do not send your child back to school within a 24 hour period following a fever.


If a student has been absent from school sick they should not come back the same day for clubs or music lessons.

Lost and Found is in the cafeteria

The lost and found is overflowing with jackets, some uniform, some not.


Remind your students to check for missing items!

FSA BAND & ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

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Please check this website for detailed information and registration to FSA Band and Orchestra Program:


http://www.dolceensemble.com


Since we have after school clubs till 4:20pm, the band and orchestra will start at 4:30pm to avoid possible conflicts with academic teams and club studies. Please check actual days and times on the website - http://www.dolceensemble.com

SIGN UP FOR REMIND!

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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 be receiving 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 tools we use at our school.


If interested, please click here to follow the instructions.

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Award Winning Educational Excellence Serving Advanced and Gifted Students Pre-K through 10th Grade