Fulton Science Academy
INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER
Week of April 4, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO 7TH GRADER, ARUL SELVAKUMAR FOR HIS SUCCESS IN 2016 STATE SCIENCE FAIR
We are very pleased to announce that 7th grader, Arul Selvakumar competed in 2016 State Science Fair this past Saturday, April 2, 2016 and won following awards:
- National Association of Biology Teachers Award
- UGA Department of Microbiology Junior Award
- Best in Microbiology Junior Award
- First Honors Awards.
Congratulations to Arul for this wonderful results.
For more information about Arul's project, please see the video below recorded after the regionals.
MRS. CARMONA'S COLLEGE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PROJECT: COMPASSION
FSA CULTURAL CAFE - APRIL 17
You and your family are invited to the 2016 Cultural Cafe where you will enjoy a night of exploring the diverse cultures represented at FSA through a showcase of countries, homemade food, and a student led talent show. Families are asked to participate by sharing a dish that represents your heritage, and students are welcome show off their talents and abilities in the talent show. Please see the SignUp Genius links below to volunteer your culinary skills, talents and help for the evening.
At the event students will have the opportunity to buy a $2 passport, fill in the Fun Fact sections for each country, and enjoy a Dress Down Day for Monday 18th.
Model UN IN The Big Apple
Pre-k thru 3rd Grade famiLY pICNIC
1st Grade Donuts with Dads
Take classes in Costa Rica!
cOME TO THE iNFORMATION SESSION
Year Book Update
The FSA Yearbook Staff would like to remind you that the deadline to customize your yearbook is approaching quickly!!
Yearbooks are ordered and customized online through TreeRing.com. If you have not yet signed in and you would like to purchase a yearbook this year, please sign in via the link in your email.
If you plan to customize your yearbook, START NOW!!! It will take longer than you might anticipate to add your own memories and personalize your 2 free custom pages!
Everyone should have received an auto-email reminder from TreeRing.com last week prompting you to sign in. If you did not receive this email, please check your spam folder and let Mrs. Millar know if you still have not received it.
3-5 grade Robotics Workshop April 6
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 10am to 5pm, 3rd through 5th Grade students are invited to a Robotics Workshop. Your students will work with our school FLL State Champions to build and program Sumo Bots. At the end of the day, the students will have a Sumo Bot Tournament.
For your student to attend, the cost is $50. This money will go towards sponsoring Robotic Team Syntax Error for North American FLL Championship at LEGOLAND California. This is a first come first serve workshop, with a limited spots. Your students will benefit greatly from this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Parents are welcome to watch The Sumo Bot competition at 3:30 pm.
If your son/daughter will attend please click below link and return payment to Mr. Kaya or front desk. Do not forget first come first served
Pizza and juice will be provided by us as a lunch. During breaks snacks will be provided.
Sumobots- It is exactly what it sounds like; two robots in an arena, with the major purpose to knock the other robot out of the arena. This is a competition revolving more around power and building skills than programming skills. It involves making sure your own robot has enough friction and protection to not be knocked out of the arena, while also making sure it has enough power to knock the other robot out. This helps students develop their programming and building skills.
10:00-10:50 Beginner Programming Session1
11:00-11:50 Beginner Programming Session2
12:30- 1:20 Building Session 1
1:30-2:20 Building Session 2
3:30-4:30 Sumo Bot Competition
4:30-5:00 Cleaning up stations
Bioignite Summer Camp
There will be three summer camps at our school this year.
You have heard about S.T.E.A.M. Camp (http://steamcamp.fultonscienceacademy.org) and IDTech Camp (https://www.idtech.com/locations/georgia-summer-camps/alpharetta/id-tech-fulton-science-academy/. However, you probably have not heard about BioIgnite Summer Camp yet. (https://bioignite.regfox.com/fsa).
Please see the details about the BioIgnite Summer Camp below:
k-3rd grade Field trip
Field trip forms went home this week and are due back with $20 on Tuesday, April 12th. Please note that there is also a WT Cafe sack lunch option included. We have a limit of 2 parents per class for chaperones, so if you are interested in chaperoning for your child's class, please email Melissa Whitlock at email@example.com before sending in money!
On field trip day, your child will need to wear their RED FSA uniform polo shirt. We will be leaving promptly at 8:15 to make sure we get there on time, so please make sure your child is at school before 8 AM. Thanks!
Summer Skills Workbooks
Offered by Schools
Purchased by Parents
Are you looking for something your child can do over the summer to stay on top of their academics? The Summer Skills books are three different series of review books (math, language arts, and foreign language) for students from pre-k through high school. Each grade level book helps students maintain their academic skills over the summer months. If you are looking for something to help your child review and stay sharp over the summer, please consider ordering these Summer Skills Workbooks for your FSAPS child. Orders should be turned in to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than Friday, April 22nd.
Please see the Parent Letter/Order Form that came home with your child. There are extra copies of this form at the front office if needed. You can purchase each workbook for your child for $19.00 each. You can choose which subjects you would like to purchase for your child. On the order form, please indicate which subjects and grades you would like to order. You should be ordering the grade level they have completed this year – this will serve as a fantastic review of the skills they have learned this year, so they are ready for the beginning of the next school year. These orders will arrive to the school in May and we will distribute them to the students before the summer break!
For more information, details, and samples about each book - please visit the following website:http://www.summerskills.com/
Please contact Ms. Przedpelski at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
ROAD TO COLLEGE SEMINAR
As part of our vision to prepare our students for college and career beginning at the early years of their education life, we will be hosting a Road to College evening event for our parents and students on April 14, 2016 at 6:00pm.
Representatives from many colleges including but not limited to Georgia Tech, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of North Georgia, West Georgia University, Oglethorpe University, Morehouse College, Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University will be with us during this event.
Please mark your calendars for this important event.
April 4-8 Spring Break- school closed
April 12th - March AR Dress Down day for Elementary students who reached their goal
April 14 at 6 pm - Road to College Seminar
April 17- Cultural Cafe 4-7 pm
April 18-Tellus Museum field trip K-3
April 19-Stone Mountain field trip 4-5
April 21- Earth Day- Big Balloon Canyon Assembly
Box Tops Results!
The winning homeroom of the Box Top Contest, which earned a dress down day after Spring Break, is Mrs.Kanov's Pre-K class! They turned in 400 box tops which will earn money for our school. Thanks to everyone who participated!"
Although the competition is over we are still collecting!
Please continue to drop box tops in the red mail box in the lobby.
Correction- Ms. Houston's Class Leprechaun Traps!
Using only items from home and what they could find in the classroom, Mrs. Houston's third grade students worked in pairs to creat traps for one unsuspecting leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day. Each trap was unique in it's own way and used different techniques to lure the tricky little fellow inside. From gold coins, to tiny chocolates, to promises of a disco dance party - the students had fun figuring out the best way to trap a leprechaun!
Ms. Minor's and Ms.Przedpelski's Cultural Projects
April Fools Day in Kindergarten
Arts & Crafts Club
Over the past several weeks, Mrs. James and the kindergarten Arts & Crafts Club were very busy finger knitting! Children have been learning how to make scarves, bracelets, necklaces and headbands using their fingers and yarn! Fun fact… The longest piece of finger knitting measured 4,321.4 m (14,177 ft 9 in) and was completed by Niklas Bernhard (Germany) on June 10, 2004. Niklas, who used woollen yarn left overs supplied by relatives and friends, learned to finger knit in kindergarten and then used this technique to improve his concentration. The finger knitted chain took more than eight years to be finished and was wound into a ball measuring 34 cm (13 in) and weighing 5.62 kg (12 lb 6 oz).
Ms. Irshadullahs Science Experiments- exciting!!
Practice, Practice and more Practice!
Melinda Hubbell, Director
Private Music Lesson Program
FSA Health Policy Reminder
It seems that cold and flu season is upon us and in full swing. We would like to remind you of our school policy regarding communicable illnesses and give you some helpful tips for staying healthy. We are beginning to see a lot of students at the front office with communicable illnesses and many of them mention that they were sick before leaving home, but their parents encouraged them to come to school. Please let me remind you that control measures and periods of exclusion are very important at a time like this in order to keep down the spread of these illnesses.
If we all follow these guidelines and simple steps, it will help to combat the spread of illness throughout our school and in your homes.
School guidelines regarding communicable illness:
1. The student should remain at home until being symptom free for 24 hours. This means that your child may not return to school until 24 hours from their last vomiting or diarrhea episode.
2. If the student experiences a fever during an illness, they should be “fever free” for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
3. If the diagnosis is strep throat, the student should remain at home for 24 hours after starting the first dose of antibiotic treatment.
4. During any communicable illness, the student should be symptom free and fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has the flu, they should provide a doctor's note stating they can return to school.
IMPORTANT DISMISSAL PROCEDURES ANNOUNCEMENT
For the safety of our students:
School dismissal policy is that at 3:30 pm and 4:20 pm students are dismissed by carpool at the upper circle. Unless there is a family emergency, please do not expect to get your student from the front desk. If there is a family emergency please call the Administration Team, Principal Sener, or Assistant Principals Turan and Campbell, who will authorize pick up of your child during our no pick up times.
Any students waiting in the lobby without a parent will be sent up to Study Hall between 3:30 pm and 4:20 pm to be supervised, and from 4:40 pm -6 pm to After Care.
School closes at 6 pm, any students remaining will be under the care of staff waiting to go home.
If a parent is coaching a club or at a parent conference siblings or carpooling students need to be in Study Hall or After Care (no fee incurred).
If one student is in a club, or private music lesson, any additional siblings will be expected to follow the rule above (fee will apply after 4:40).
Academic Team members need to be picked up at 5:30 pm (unless otherwise directed by teachers). If not picked up they will be sent to After Care and the fee applied.
Pre-k and Kindergarten students (and any siblings or carpooling students) will continue to dismiss from the end of the elementary hallway.
Teachers ‘children need to use Study Hall or After Care unless directly supervised by their parent.
No student should ever be in an area of our school without adult supervision, cafeteria, stage, gym etc
Please respect our teachers and parent coach’s personal time as they work outside regular school hours with your students by picking up promptly.
This is our school policy and it will be adhered to.
April Fitness Challenge
At FSA, we are implementing physical fitness in a new way. As a personal trainer, I want the students to enjoy fitness throughout their lives without being afraid of having to run or do push ups as a punishment. The amount of support from the faculty with our fitness challenges is very rewarding. The students are enjoying doing push ups in all grades by pushing themselves to beat their own personal record. Fitness is all about you versus you.
April Challenge- squats has already begun!
Good Luck and Stay Fit!
4th and 5th Grade Stone Mountain Field Trip
4th and 5th graders will be heading on a field trip to visit Stone Mountain Park on April 19, 2016. Students will take part in Stone Mountain's Colonial Georgia Program. This program features a visit to the Revolutionary-era Thornton House and a look at what our state was like as America was becoming an independent nation.
Students should bring $20 to Mrs. Flowers or Mrs. Khan in cash or check made out "FSAPS" along with the field trip consent form as soon as possible.
8th Grade Six Flags Trip
We are organizing an 8th grade field trip to Six Flags over Georgia on Friday, April 22nd 2016 during school hours. It is one of the Education (Physics) days at Six Flags. We will leave from FSA at 8:30 a.m. and return around 4:20 p.m. by school bus.
We also need some parent chaperons. If you are interested please send me an email and return $80 with the attached form. $40 for your child and $40 for yourself. We have limited space for parents.First come first served. email@example.com
parents of rising 7th graders
All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).
Please submit to the front desk before Fall semester begins. Thank you.
Elementary Science Olympiad-empty 2 liter soda bottles with the label attached
We are excited to announce that we will be holding a Maker Faire at FSAPS this semester! A Maker Faire is the best Show (and Tell) on Earth! It is a festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
All students were invited to create a project to display at our school Maker Faire to be held on our campus.
Students who participate will earn 10 points extra credit added to a test in their Science class and a chance to win an exciting award and a cash prize!
· Elementary School:
LEGO sets, craft sets, and Snap Circuits
1st Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place - $75 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place $50 Amazon Gift Card
(1. Fill out the Maker Faire Project Proposal and turn it in to your Science teacher - completed)
2. Use the Maker Project Packet attached to work on your project throughout the semester and bring it to school no later than Monday, April 25th.
BAND AND ORCHESTRA BEGINS AT 4TH GRADE NEXT YEAR
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS
We now have daily morning announcement videos on our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy
Every morning students watch video announcement in their homeroom classes.
If you like, check them out everyday as you are available on our Youtube Channel.
If you subscribe to our Youtube channel, then you will be notified whenever a morning announcement video is uploaded or a new school video is uploaded. Please see a sample morning announcement video below.
FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY 2016 SUMMER STEAM CAMP FOR ACADEMICALLY GIFTED
OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1ST GRADE THROUGH 8TH GRADE.FSA 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 friendships.
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!
1ST SESSION: FROM JUNE 6, 2016 TO FRIDAY, JUNE 17 FOR 1O WEEK DAYS
2ND SESSION: FROM JUNE 20, 2016 TO FRIDAY, JULY 1 FOR 1O WEEK DAYS
Since both sessions are identical and will include same content, families may choose either of the dates to register based on their availability.
COST: $600 PER CAMPER FOR A SESSION
This amount includes all materials, instruction, lunch, and snacks.
Each student will be given a certificate for the successful completion of
FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp for the Academically Gifted
2016 FSA Summer Leadership Camp
2016 FSA Summer Leadership Camp will take place May 28th through June 3rd , at Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The camp is open to 5th through 8th grade students and includes Daily Leadership Classes, outdoor & indoor activities such as Dollywood, Rafting, Go-Kart, Golf, Blaster boats, 5D Movie, City Tour... the cost is $500 (Tickets, Transportation and Meals included).
If you would like your child to attend the Leadership Camp please return the application form to the front office by Friday, February 5th, 2016. Please contact Mr.Turan if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Your information
Uniform and locker Reminder
A reminder that all non-uniform jackets need to be taken off and left in lockers or cubbies after arriving at school. Jackets should be worn for outside recess, but must be returned to lockers or cubbies after that. Wearing a non-uniform jacket during class is a violation of the dress code, which results in conduct points.
All students 4th through 8th grade have been issued a locker lock for their locker. This locker lock is to be used to prevent anyone from tampering with student belongings. If you have lost your locker lock, see Mrs. Campbell for a replacement. A replacement lock will cost $20.
Also, all lockers should be clean of papers and objects on the outside, except for the good luck messages for academic team competitions. All birthday congratulations may be displayed for one week.
On Going Programs
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION
Dear FSA Families,
Our Annual Giving Campaign is well on its way and we would like for you to be a part of the giving. Our goal is 100% participation.
Please note that you may donate at any amount level. It is more important that you participate.
Please find the details here: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/giving-back/
Thank you for all you do.
Six Flags Read to Succeed
If your child is in kindergarten through 6th grade, and met the reading requirements and completed the form by February 24th they will receive a free ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia to be used 2016 season.
Get my kidz shuttle
The special group rate will be for the following areas: Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Alpharetta
Please contact Get My Kidz Shuttle at email@example.com or 678-357-6797
Our website is www.getmykidzshuttle.com
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!
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.
FSA BAND & ORCHESTRA PROGRAM
Please check this website for detailed information and registration to FSA Band and Orchestra Program:
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
FSA SOCIAL MEDIA
We regularly update our accounts on social media. You may enjoy following our school on social media as well. Here are our links:
2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE
Many of you are already following our Facebook page. If you are not yet following, all you need to do is to “Like" our Facebook page.
4- FSA LINKEDIN
So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.
GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS
SIGN UP FOR REMIND!
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.