Fulton Science Academy
INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER
Week of March 14, 2016
We would like to wish success to our Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, and Destination Imagination Teams for their State Level Tournaments this weekend!
The Middle School Science Olympiad will be competing at State Level at Lambert High School and the Destination Imagination teams will be competing at State Level at Lanier High School on Saturday March 19th.
Our school also advanced to the State Level Mathcounts Competition which will take place on Monday, March 21st at GATECH!
This is the culmination of many weeks of study during clubs and late night sessions.
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, Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University will be with us during this event.
Please mark your calendars for this important event.
SAT Cabin Camp: April 1st - April 4th
All 6th thru 8th grade students are invited to a weekend SAT practice camp during the first weekend of Spring Break. The camp will be held in two cottages, one for boys and one for girls at Lake Lanier. During the camp, students will practice SAT Math Questions & will work on SAT Vocabulary. We have limited space in the cabins and your application will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
Camp Date: 04/01/16 - 04/04/16 (Form is emailed to parents and available at Front Office)
Leaving at 5:00 pm on Friday from FSA and returning back around 12:00 pm on Monday.
Contact person: Sema Duzyol, E-mail: email@example.com
The deadline to return this form: Monday, March 21st 2016
Cost per student: $75.00 for the camp including transportation, food and cottage.
NATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
2016 National Chess Tournament for K-12 students will be held in Atlanta on April 1 - 3. This is a great opportunity for our students to play chess at national level. If you are interested, please register your child at http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2016/hs/
Teen Tech Week: Technology Fair
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.
March 15- Deadline for Rainbow Crayon Donations for Homeless Children
March 18- Wax Museum (5th grade)
March 20- Open House 1-3 pm
March 22,23,24- 6,7,8th grade STEAM Field Trips at the High Museum- respectively
March 26- Science Genius competition hosted at FSA
April 1-4 SAT Cabin Camp
April 4-8- Spring Break, school closed
April 14 at 6PM - Road to College Seminar
Open House for Prospective Families
We would like to remind you that we will have an open house for prospective families on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm. Please pass this information on to any friends and family who might be interested in joining our school! For detailed information, please visit: http://openhouse.fultonscienceacademy.org
Spanish Field Trip-Monday!
Elementary Playground is Open!
Grandmother Shares History
Costa Rica trip!
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.
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.
Wax Muesum at FSA!
CMP: The theme for March is Trustworthiness
NJHS club is collecting Box Tops
This semester the NJHS club is collecting Box Tops for Education for our school! For each Box Top collected, our school will receive 10¢. The homeroom that collects the most Box Tops between now and March 31st will receive a dress down day! The Box Top Collection box is a red mailbox by the front desk. In order for your Box Top submission to be counted for your homeroom, please write your homeroom teacher’s name on a bag and include your Box Tops in the bag before placing them in the collection box. For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products to find them on, go to BTFE.com. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Rucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Update: Mrs. Larson’s 7th grade homeroom is currently in the lead, and Mrs. Whitlock’s class is a close second! There are only a couple weeks left in the homeroom collection competition, so send your box tops in!
Hoping to see a Leprechaun?
Watch this space to see what happens!
First Grade Adventures in Reading
Last week in Mrs. Whitlock's Adventures in Reading club, students practiced Reader's Theater plays together and then made placard signs for their "costumes." Students enjoy rehearsing, practicing intonation, and then sharing their play with the rest of the group. We also enjoy transforming our ActivBoard into a setting that corresponds with our play. These first graders are becoming stronger readers with great presence as they practice Reader's Theater!
March Fitness Challenge
Dr. Erkan's CMP students, have been working on a project called "Rainbow Project" to collect coloring books and crayons to be donated to homeless children. They have boxes located one in the cafeteria and one near the front desk and one in the media center. Please encourage your students to donate for homeless children until March 15. If they write their names and homeroom teacher's name on a post it note and stick it to the coloring book or crayon box they are donating, all students in their class will get rainbow bracelets.
FSA MINI CARNIVAL GAMES
Elementary Science Olympiad-empty 2 liter soda bottles with the label attached
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
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.
Spring Private Music 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
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
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.
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
NJHS club is collecting Box Tops for Education for our school!
This semester the NJHS club is collecting Box Tops for Education for our school! For each Box Top collected, our school will receive 10¢. The homeroom that collects the most Box Tops between now and March 31st will receive a dress down day! Box Top Collection boxes will be located on the first and second floors in the school. In order for your Box Top submission to be counted for your homeroom, please write your homeroom teacher’s name on a bag and include your Box Tops in the bag before placing them in the collection box. For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products to find them on, go to BTFE.com. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Rucker at email@example.com.
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, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.