FSAPS families enjoyed delicious food from around the world, visited booths about different countries and enjoyed the student performances yesterday during our 3rd Annual Cultural Cafe. A big THANK YOU goes to all volunteers.
The Kindergarten students had a wonderful time on Friday, February 13th coming together for a day filled with LOVE-ly Valentine’s Day activities. Students participated in Valentine’s Day themed activities in their classroom, created Valentine’s Day mailboxes to deliver special treats to their Kindergarten friends, and had a BLAST at the Elementary School Dance.
The biggest hit of the day though was bright and early in the morning from 7:55 am until 9:15 am. Kindergarten held their 2nd Annual Kindergarten Sweetheart Breakfast! The Kindergarten teachers hosted a breakfast for all of the sweet parents in the cafeteria. Ms. Przedpelski, Mrs. Irshadullah, and Ms. Fichter scrambled eggs, served yummy waffles made to order, and provided a few other breakfast favorites such as bagels, muffins, cream cheese, yogurts, pastries, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee, tea, etc. A delicious way to start the day and fun fellowship for all! We are so lucky to have such sweet families with us at FSAPS and the Kindergarten teachers were so happy to honor their sweet families for Valentine’s Day.
Great news!! Both Arul Selvakumar and Sanjeev Uppaluri advanced to the next round in Spelling Bee after regional competition on February 12. 15 students out of 60 continues to the next level. FSAPS was one of two schools to have both students move on! Congratulations to both of these students and good luck in the next round!
Destination Imagination teams had a great time and did very well this past Saturday performing their challenges at the Regional Showcase held at Sharon Elementary School. All teams still have a lot of work to do to prepare for the tournament in March, but we’re very excited and encouraged by all of the great feedback we received!
Everyone is invited to support our teams and join us at the tournament on Saturday, March 28th held at Duluth High School. More details will be announced soon. It will be a great day filled with creative and inspiring exhibitions as unique and varied as the teams presenting them. There will also be raffles, souvenirs and even a ‘Creative Cakes’ cake walk!
Congratulations to Fulton Science Academy Elementary and Middle School Chess Team for advancing State level this past Saturday at Regional Competition.
Students in K-5 are Kai Robertson, Karthik Kuppuswamy, Arnav Somaraju, Bhavin Shah, Pranav Devalapalli and Niyomi Shah.
Middle school students are Arul Selvakumar, Rithvik Konda, Vihan Karnala, Vishaal Ram, Charlie Furniss, Katherine Li and Vishal Balyan.
Did you know that puzzle club provides on-the-job training? Recent studies have shown that young children who regularly play with puzzles develop better spatial skills. This is primarily due to the simultaneous use of both sides of the brain which occurs when connecting pieces of a puzzle together. The analytical left brain hemisphere logically sorts all of the separate pieces of the puzzle. The creative right brain hemisphere works intuitively and sees the “big picture.” By exercising both sides of the brain at the same time, young children develop the ability to mentally manipulate shapes. Having the ability to mentally transform shapes and envision the outcome is an important predictor of achievement in STEM related hobbies and ultimately careers later in life. Just look at the fun these students are having while training for future careers in medicine, engineering, architecture, and science!
Fulton Science Academy Private School First Lego League Team, “Circuit Breakers” competed in State FLL competition this past Saturday, February 7 and won not only 2nd Place Champion’s Award but also Best Robotics Performance Award among all teams in State. Thanks to this wonderful results, FSAPS robotics team advanced to compete in 2015 LEGOLAND® North American Championship – Carlsbad, California between May 15 to 17, 2015 representing Georgia.
This award recognizes a team that embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.
Best Robot Performance Award
This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts.
Team Circuit Breakers includes Nicole Shariati, Eemil Harkonen, Elena Juarez, Mira Mutnick, Gwyneth O’Sullivan, and Maryam Unal.
Congratulations to these wonderful students, their parents, and Fulton Science Academy Robotics teacher Mr. Kaya for this great accomplishment. We wish them success at the national level. Way to go!
The excitement is building for our state’s MATHLETES! Charlie Furniss is advanced to State Level in 2015 Capital Chapter – Mathcounts competition at GA TECH on Saturday February 7th. Congratulations to Charlie on his spectacular achievement & performance in 2015 Capital Mathcounts Competition. We wish all the BEST to Charlie at the 2015 Georgia MATHCOUNTS Competition at GA TECH on March 23rd!