Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of September 9, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!


Thank you to all of the families that came to our New Parent Breakfast last Friday! I hope everyone walked away feeling like they have learned more about our school, staff, MSO, and most importantly, that everyone felt welcome and included. We strive to provide a welcoming environment not only to our students, but to their entire family.


Speaking of our families, I hope that everyone who came to Grandparents Day yesterday had a wonderful time! Again, I hope that everyone who attended enjoyed their time with us as much as we enjoyed spending our afternoons with you! Grandparents are very special to all of us and it is one of our favorite events at the school that we hold for our families. Picture galleries of both of these events are posted below.


Lastly, don't forget that we are hosting the STEAM Innovation Awards on October 25, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta to celebrate the many successes of the school and to honor organizations that support STEAM education in the Atlanta area.


Join us for an evening of excellence in STEAM education.


To stay informed about the event and to be added to the invitation list, please click here.

To become a sponsor, please click here.


More information about sponsorship opportunities are located below. Please direct all specific questions about sponsorship opportunities and general questions about the event to innovation@fultonscienceacademy.org

Campus Safety Concerns

Parents, please remember that in order to be on campus, you need to come and sign in and receive a visitor badge at the front desk. There must be administrative knowledge to the fact that you are on campus. It has been noticed by a number of our faculty and staff that some parents are walking the grounds of the campus during the school day. Please be aware that while some of our faculty and staff may know you, not everyone does. If you are on the campus without a visitor badge, you will be treated as a stranger. When a staff or faculty member sees someone they are not familiar with, especially when close to students, they immediately notify administration as this is a big safety concern to all of us. Again, if you plan to be on campus in any capacity, please come into the building and sign in at the front desk to receive a visitor badge.


With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

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MSO CORNER


Thank you to all the wonderful Pre-K and K parents who brought in flowers, appetizers and desserts for the teacher’s luncheon. The teachers loved the food and were thrilled to win the flower arrangements.

A special thank you to MJ, Shalini Brown, Sandhya Yeduvaka, Denise Sumner and Jodie Bennion for volunteering their time to make this a huge success.


Also, Thank you to the following people that volunteered to be Parent

Engagement Liaisons/Room Parents


Fatine Jennane, Shalini Mahendru, Erin Smith, Amy West, Marie Ngono, Sandra Cornejo Perelas, Lakshmi Manthena, Hydi Kalmin, Shanti Divvela, Hanae Yamaki, Nidhi Dikshit, Urooj Zaidi, Ekta Aulakh-Patel, Sheva Koul, Kayal Ramesh, Nidhi Dikshit, Sallie Balcock, Katie Robinson, Sunhyung Lee, Smitha Yellanki, Elleni Berhe, Anna Dollar, Michelle Savant, Corina Ardelean, Rachel Neil, Kavitha Joseph, Hong N Nguyen, Sudha Raavi, Lalita Limpanatevin


We are, however, still looking for representatives for 6th, 8th and
high school. Please consider joining us in making this a great year
for our teachers and students.


The MSO’s first general body meeting is on Thursday, 12th September at 8am.


Thank you
MSO board

What's in this Issue?

  • New Parent Breakfast and Grandparents Day Picture gallery
  • Student Spotlight
  • Elementary Family Math Nights
  • MRS. SEMA DUZYOL HONORED WITH NATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD
  • Mustang News is Back!
  • Science Fair for Middle & High School Students
  • 29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • September Indoor Soccer Clinics at FSA
  • Come out for a Night of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!
  • 29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Upcoming Elementary Field Trips
  • Upcoming Middle School Field Trips
  • Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off!
  • SMART TUITION
  • And More.............

Mission

To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


Vision

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions to be a nationally ranked and recognized school for pre-K through 12th grade, serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, global citizenship, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is nurtured by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

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September Calendar

September Calendar


Monday, September 9: Home Volleyball Game vs. Holy Spirit; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Tuesday, September 10: Home Volleyball Game vs. Cornerstone; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 12:

  • Cross Country Meet #3 at Mill Springs
  • Away Volleyball vs Cristo Rey, VG 5:00pm
  • Parent Financial Planning Seminar (More info to come)

Thursday, September 13: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Tuesday, September 17:

  • Home Volleyball vs. JFCA; MS 5:00pm
  • Away Volleyball vs ATL Girls 5:30pm
  • PreK - 2nd Grade Family Math Night (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

Thursday, September 19:

  • Home Volleyball Game vs Cherokee ; MS 4:30pm
  • Away Volleyball Game vs Dominion ; VG 5:00pm

Tuesday, September 24:

  • Away Volleyball Game vs Fideles: MS 4:30pm
  • Away Volleyball Game vs Johnson Ferry; MS 5:30pm
  • Home Volleyball Game vs Brandon Hall; VG 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 25: Volleyball Game Away vs Holy Spirit MS 4:30pm., VG 5:30pm

Thursday, September 26:

  • Cross Country Meet #4 at Mill Springs
  • Home Volleyball Game vs Notre Dame MS 4:30, VG 5:30pm
  • HS Senior Night; 5pm - 6pm

Saturday, September 28: Rivers Alive Clean up

September 30 - October 4: Fall Break NO SCHOOL

You can also click here to view the monthly calendar

Did you can always view the monthly calendar on our website as well!?

New Parent Breakfast and Grandparents Day Picture gallery

Student Spotlight

This was the 4th year in a row, that Aanya G. participated in the Kids Atlanta Triathlon. She competed with kids from 8 different states. This is one of the biggest triathlons in the South East United Sates. The race includes 100 yards of swimming, 3 miles of biking and 0.5 mile of running. Despite fracturing her leg while running, Aanya not only completed the race successfully but also stood 4th amongst girls of her age group. Congratulations Aanya! This is a spectacular achievement and you showed so much determination! We can't wait to hear about more triathlons you compete in!

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Elementary Family Math Nights

Pre-K thru 2nd Grade Family MATH Night
We are so excited for you to join us and become an FSA student for the evening on Tuesday, September 17th. This is a night dedicated to you experience math from the eyes of your FSA student. Please see the schedule below to get a better idea of what this evening will look like...


5:30 - ALL grade levels will report to the cafeteria for a brief presentation about Math Instruction at FSA

5:45-6:30pm - Become a student! You will be sent to your child's MATH classroom for the remainder of the evening to experience Math from the eyes of a student.


Please feel free to have your students join us on this fun evening, they might even have the change to teach you a little about their math class and activities :)

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3rd-5th Grade Family MATH Night

We are so excited for you to join us and become an FSA student for the evening on Thursday, September 19th. This is a night dedicated to you experience math from the eyes of your FSA student. Please see the schedule below to get a better idea of what this evening will look like...


5:30 - ALL grade levels will report to the cafeteria for a brief presentation about Math Instruction at FSA

5:45-6:30pm - Become a student! You will be sent to your child's MATH classroom for the remainder of the evening to experience Math from the eyes of a student.


Please feel free to have your students join us on this fun evening, they might even have the change to teach you a little about their math class and activities :)


**Please note - if your student is in accelerated math and in a middle school math class, they should attend the MIDDLE SCHOOL Math Night event**


Questions? Feel free to reach out to Corinne Sanchez (csanchez@fultonscienceacademy.org)

MRS. SEMA DUZYOL HONORED WITH NATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD

Alpharetta, GA, September 4, 2019. Mrs. Sema Duzyol, Mathematics Department Chair at Fulton Science Academy Private School in Alpharetta, GA was honored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) with the Edyth May Sliffe Award for distinguished mathematics teaching at the middle and high school levels.

The Edyth May Sliffe Awards for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching in Middle School and High School are given annually to middle and high school mathematics teachers who have done outstanding work to motivate students in mathematics by participating in one of the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) competitions. This national education award recognizes outstanding work to spark students' interest in mathematics through participation in the MAA AMC.

Annually, approximately 300,000 middle school and high school students in approximately 6,000 schools participate in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. The mission of the AMC is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem-solving skills through participation in a fun event.

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Here is the full list of this year's winners:

2019 Edyth May Sliffe Award Winners:

  • Sarah Arends, Maple School, Northbrook, IL
  • Storie Atkins, Columbus High School, Columbus, GA
  • William Bagnal, Arcata High School, Arcata, CA
  • Matt Buchta, Darien High School, Darien, CT
  • Sema Duzyol, Fulton Science Academy, Alpharetta, GA
  • Colin D. Hinde, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Susie Min, Oxford Academy, Cypress, CA
  • Steven J. Shaff, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
  • Denise Shea, West Windsor Plainsboro High School, North Plainsboro, NJ
  • Daheng Shen, New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY


“It is my honor to recognize Mrs. Sema Duzyol with an Edyth May Sliffe award for the dedication that she brings to teaching mathematics,” said MAA Executive Director Michael Pearson. “The hours spent preparing students for and organizing MAA American Mathematics Competitions demonstrates her passion for helping the next generation understand the importance of mathematics in shaping our world.”

“I can not think of a more worthy person to deserve this prestigious national award” said Principal Kenan Sener. "Whether it is early morning, evening, or weekend, we always see Mrs. Duzyol at the school instilling her love of Mathematics in her students. Her dedication towards her students is beyond expression! It is the teachers like Mrs. Duzyol that help make Fulton Science Academy the school that we love! What makes this news even more special is that this is the second year in a row Mrs. Duzyol won this prestigious national award."

The Edyth May Sliffe Award was established in 1989 with a bequest from Sliffe’s estate. A high school mathematics teacher in Emeryville, California for 36 years, Sliffe wanted to recognize the nation’s top math teachers for their contributions. Sliffe winners are each awarded $500. Award recipients will also receive free registration, housing, and travel expenses to MAA MathFest in Philadelphia, PA, July 29-Aug. 1, 2020. This is an annual conference for mathematics education and research that draws mathematicians from across the country.

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About MAA
The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We accelerate the understanding of our world through mathematics. This is because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. Learn more at www.maa.org.

Walton Elementary Math Fest Registration - Saturday, Oct 19th

We have an upcoming individual math contest for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. Every FSA student interested in can participate at the Walton Elementary Math Fall Fest! You don’t have to be a part of math team in order to participate at this tournament.


Registration: Each student interested in asked to register independently and participate independently. Registration to this contest is online, please check the link below for more details.


You may also find sample contest questions in the link below:

https://www.waltonmathteam.com/elementary-mathfest

Mustang News is Back!

The Mustang News Team (MNT) is back for the 2019 - 2020 school year! Check out their 3 most recent broadcasts below! If you have a story you want to share with the MNT, send them an email at fsanews@fultonscienceacademy.org

Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; September 4, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; September 6, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; September 9, 2019

Science Fair for Middle & High School Students

While the science fair will not be mandatory this year, please let your science teacher know if you would like to participate by September 27th so that the appropriate forms can be completed.


It is the responsibility of the student and the Adult Sponsor to evaluate the study to determine if the research will require forms and/or approval prior to experimentation, especially projects using human participants, vertebrate animals, or potentially hazardous biological agents. Students are encouraged to consult with the local SRC/IRB to ensure they have followed all rules and completed all required forms. Failure to adhere to ISEF Rules & Guidelines may result in disqualification at any stage of the GSEF competition, including revocation of awards and honors.


Here is a helpful link showing you which forms need to be completed: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/"

Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???

MAKE SURE TO PICK UP AN APPLICATION FORM AT THE FRONT DESK

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29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019

We have officially signed up for the Rivers Alive Cleanup in Roswell on September 28th! Make sure to pick up a waiver from Mrs. beck's office! Each volunteer has to complete the form and either bring it to Mrs. Beck, or bring it to the event! Students, this would be a fantastic opportunity to earn volunteer hours!



"Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.

Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources. Help us clean our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands by joining in support of Rivers Alive." (https://riversalive.georgia.gov/about-rivers-alive)

Come out for a NIght of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!

On Friday, September 20th, we will host a MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in the FSA Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.


The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!


Bollywood Zumba starts at 6:30 p.m. led by a professional dancer – don’t miss out! Also, we will have a henna artist doing henna for your hands.


Please RSVP at http://evite.me/6pakM3A52y link here.


You may sign up for the potluck using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAFA728A4FD0-mothers2


Sema Duzyol & Vaheeda Irshadullah

September Indoor Soccer Clinics at FSA

I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to send a reminder about our September indoor soccer clinics at FSA. Please make sure to register using the link provided: Registration.


FSA soccer programs will be hosted by our coaching staff in association with The Oueslati Sportschule. Be sure to remain aware of all dates and times of clinic sessions and to have your player bring water, shin guards, and a ball (optional). Please also have your player wear athletic apparel and indoor sneakers (no cleats).

Also, shown below, you will find the session waiver and image release forms which need to be completed and returned prior to our first session. Feel free to print, scan, and email to return, or bring completed to the first session.

Indoor Soccer Clinic: September
Friday Session Dates: September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Saturday Session Dates: September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
Time: 4:30-5:30pm (Fridays)**, 10:00-11:00am (Saturdays)**
Location: FSA Gym
Amount: $100.00 (Cash or check - Please make checks payable to Oueslati Sportschule)


****Please note: On Friday, Sept. 6th the indoor clinic session will begin at 4:00pm. Also, on Saturday, Sept. 7th the indoor clinic session will begin at 9:00am. If you plan to attend Saturday sessions but cannot make the 9:00am time change, please feel free to join us Friday, Sept. 6th at 4:00pm.

Please also note: The time changes are for Friday, Sept. 6th and Saturday, Sept. 7th ONLY. The remaining sessions in the month of September will follow our regular schedule noted above.

Thank you again for your interest in FSA Soccer. Your continuous support, patience, and feedback as we develop this program is greatly appreciated. Also If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you at the clinics and helping your athlete thrive!

Best,
Coach Jessin Oueslati

Upcoming Elementary Field Trips

Upcoming Middle School Field Trips

Mercedes Benz Stadium

Dear 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Mercedes Benz Stadium on Monday October 21, 2019 during school hours. We will leave FSA at 8:30am and return around 3:00pm by school buses. Students will eat their lunches at the stadium. Please make sure your student brings a packed lunch for this field trip.


Trip Fee: No Fee Needed for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt



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


Students can pick up the Field Trip Consent Form from their Homeroom teacher.


Forms are due to the Front Office by Friday, October 11, 2019. Please know that even if your student is not attending, you will need to fill out this form.

Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Dear 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Shakespeare Tavern to the play "Much Ado About Nothing" on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 during school hours. We will leave fro FSA at 8:15 am and return around 2:00pm by school bus. Students will eat lunch at the playhouse. Please be sure that your student comes with a packed lunch.


Trip Fee: No Fee for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt


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


Students can pick up the Field Trip Consent Form from their Homeroom teacher.


Forms are due to the Front Office by Friday, March 13, 2020. Please know that even if your student is not attending, you will need to fill out this form.

2019 - 2020 Sports & Try Out Schedule!

Students can also pick up one of these schedules from Coach Ayres in the Athletic Office.

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FSA Athletics Homepage

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HOMEPAGE OF FSA ATHLETICS

Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off! (SCHOOL CODE HAS CHANGED)

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FSA Sideline Store

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20% off $100 orders only applies to select product on BSN SPORTS Sideline Store.

Exclusions apply. Offer valid while supplies last.



The FSA Sideline Online Store allows the user to select the item, color, logo, and team whether it be academic or athletic; even different sayings! The possibilities are endless! There is everything from cotton shirts to Dri-Fit Nike or UA workout shirts and so much more! Get the perfect item to rep FSA whether outside of school or for Spirit Days!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

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

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


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

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

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

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

Here is some feedback from our parents:

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


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

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


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


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

FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,


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

Here is how you can access the app:


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

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


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

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


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

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication

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


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


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


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

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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

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


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

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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

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

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

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


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

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

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

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

4- FSA LINKEDIN

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


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

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

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

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