Fulton Science Academy

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Week of April 4, 2016

Our Faculty would like to wish everyone a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break!

CONGRATULATIONS TO 7TH GRADER, ARUL SELVAKUMAR FOR HIS SUCCESS IN 2016 STATE SCIENCE FAIR

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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.

Fulton Science Academy Private School Science Fair Winner - Arul Selvakumar

MRS. CARMONA'S COLLEGE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PROJECT: COMPASSION

Fulton Science Academy College Mentorship Program Compassion
Fulton Science Academy Private School College Mentorship Program Compassion - This video is phase two of Mrs. Carmona's CMP class project. Phase one consisted of the fundraising they worked on the past few months in which shoes and uniforms were donated to 30 students in Colombia. This CMP group has made BIG efforts and worked very hard on showing empathy and communication skills. This video summarizes the work students have done with the 7th Grade Second Step Curriculum.

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.



Cultural Cafe Volunteer Sign-Up


Cultural Cafe 2016 Talent Show Signup


FSA Cultural Cafe 2016


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

Our Model UN Team flew to New York on Wednesday to attend the International Middle School Model UN Conference competing in NYC. FSA students are among 1300 students from 20 countries globally representing 130 countries!


We look forward to sharing their trip in our next newsletter!

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Pre-k thru 3rd Grade famiLY pICNIC

1st Grade Donuts with Dads

On Friday, April 1st, FSA's first grade classes hosted Donuts with Dad. Students in Mrs. Whitlock and Ms. Selstad's class invited their dads to a morning of yummy breakfast, quality time, and some fun gifts. Students worked very hard and created donuts with a dozen adjectives to describe their dad, a story where their dad was a superhero, and a picture telling dads why they loved them! It was a very special time for all of us. We are so thankful for our dads!

Take classes in Costa Rica!

cOME TO THE iNFORMATION SESSION

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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

Dear Parents,

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.

Please click to watch March 12th Workshop video

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

http://goo.gl/forms/KKSpqPkBJR

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.

Schedule

10:00-10:50 Beginner Programming Session1

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-11:50 Beginner Programming Session2

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30- 1:20 Building Session 1

1:20-1:30 Break

1:30-2:20 Building Session 2

2:20-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Programming

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:


Website: https://bioignite.regfox.com/fsa


Contact: bioignite.camps@gmail.com

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k-3rd grade Field trip

On Monday, April 18th, kindergarten through 3rd grade students will be heading on a field trip to the Tellus Science Museum! This is an incredible museum that provides fun exploratory lessons and activities that tie in directly with what we are learning in our science classes! Students will also have opportunities to visit the Museum Store, and may bring money if they'd like to get something there.


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 mwhitlock@fultonscienceacademy.org 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

Benefitting Students

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 cprzedpelski@fultonscienceacademy.org if you have any questions.

ROAD TO COLLEGE SEMINAR

Dear FSA Families,


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.

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Important Dates

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

CMP: The theme for April is Integrity


Integrity- I will be honest and truthful in my thoughts and actions.

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

Haha! April Fools!!! It's a plate of "brown E's!!!!" Man, they thought this was funny. Please act surprised when they ask if you would like a "brown e" when they get home :-)
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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!!

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Spring Recital

The recital will be Sunday, May 15th, at 5 PM in the cafeteria. The dress is dress up! Students please be there 15 minutes early so that we can prepare. We will be asking parents to sign a recital form. Please save the date!
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!

TRIPS

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. nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

General Information

parents of rising 7th graders

Georgia Department of Health Mandate:


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.

PVO selling select Spirit wear

There is a limited amount of spirit wear t -shirts, both long and short sleeved, available!

Please ask at the front desk for styles, sizes and prices!


We also stilll have FSA mugs, hats, bags, and car magnets available for purchase.

Teacher Requests

Art Department -wood, wire, scrap metal for art projects


Elementary Science Olympiad-empty 2 liter soda bottles with the label attached


Thank you!

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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
Middle School:

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

We are very happy to announce that beginning next year, band and orchestra program will be offered starting 4th grade during school hours. The after school band and orchestra program will still be available for those who wish to receive extra band and orchestra classes as well. The choices for the students will be General Music, Band and Orchestra. For the students in Pre-K through 3rd grade, we will continue to offer general music classes as we currently do.

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEOS

Dear Parents,


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 Private School Morning Announcement Friday April 1 2016

Summer 2016!

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

Registration: https://steamcamp.fultonscienceacademy.org

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 nturan@fultonscienceacademy.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.

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Useful Information

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

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!

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 Front Office

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


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

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

FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

Dear Families,


We regularly update our accounts on social media. You may enjoy following our school on social media as well. Here are our 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 are already following our Facebook page. If you are not yet following, all you need to do is to “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.

6- FSA BLOG

http://fultonscienceacademyprivateschool.blogspot.com

If you click on Follow button on the right hand side, you will receive notifications when we post a new article.

GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS

Fulton Science Academy Private School Let's Go Green

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.

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