A BIG THANK YOU to all of our wonderful parents and faculty who donated items and time to make our yard sale a big success!!!!
We were able to raise $1200 for our Destination Imagination team.
FSAPS TEACHERS CELEBRATED COMPLETION OF THEIR GIFTED ENDORSEMENTS WITH DR. GOLLMAR
As you might already know, a group of FSAPS teachers were taking gifted endorsement classes from Metro RESA for the last two years. The classes were every other Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm. We truly enjoyed and benefited from this gifted endorsement class and will always treasure the time we spent with our amazing professor, Dr. Gollmar. Dr. Gollmar has years of experience in gifted education and she designed the class in most beneficial way for our teachers. With the competition of this gifted endorsement our teachers have the knowledge and the tools to better serve the big gifted population we have at FSAPS. It certainly takes us to the next level. FSAPS teachers thanked Dr. Gollmar with a party organized for her honor during last class this April. THANK YOU Dr. Gollmar!
We plan to start another gifted endorsement cohort for the new teachers next year.
FSAPS ENROLLMENT UPDATE & NEW CAMPUS TOURS
We are pleased to inform you that we now have a waiting list for our 1st and 2nd grade classes for 2015 -2016 school year. Seems like soon we will have a waiting list for most of our grades. Beginning next year, we will no longer do rolling admissions as we will not have that much space in each grade. Instead, we will place a deadline and announce accepted students after the deadline just like other well established private schools do.
As you know the campus will be ready on June, 2015. The new campus is about 75,000 square ft. and have 35 classes. We are currently reserving some classes for our high school grades which we plan to start in August, 2016. As announced earlier, we will have two classes of each grade in elementary level and four classes of each grade in middle school level.
Many families have toured new campus on Saturdays. Our wonderful construction manager, Tony enjoys giving guided tours to our families personally. You are most welcome to bring your children to new campus tours as well. If interested, please contact Mr. Turan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our official opening ceremony for the new campus will be on Thursday, August 13 noon with the attendance of State Superintendent Richard Woods, the world’s tallest man, and many other specials guests. It will be a great day for our students, teachers and parents.
Next year will be an exciting year!
CONGRATULATIONS TO FSAPS MATH TEAM!
The FSA Math team continues its trend of competing and bringing home awards at every level! This past weekend, FSA Math Team competed @ the 6th Annual Cheetah Cup Math Competition, a Math Competition for 4th, 5th and 6th Graders at Creek View Elementary School in Alpharetta, GA. Our 6th grade team received 3rd place @ the 6th Annual Cheetah Cup Math Competition on April 25th among 40 teams participated! Congratulations to our students & FSA Math Teachers! We are proud of them! Keep up the good work!!
DUKE UNIVERSITY TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM CEREMONY
FSAPS will be providing transportation for the State Duke TIP Award ceremony on May 6. If you are a winner and interested in bus transportation for your child and possibly yourself and other members of your family, please send an e-mail to Mr. Turan by this Friday and let us know how many people from your family will attend.
SPACE CAMP TRIP REMINDERS MAY 8 – 10
Students going to Space Camp should arrive at FSA on May 8th at 7:00am. This will begin a fun filled weekend at Space Camp with friends.
Please see some helpful information here. Teacher chaperones will meet with attending students and provide detailed information before the trip as well.
Packing List: (suggested by space camp)
· Padlock for your locker
· Toiletries: soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush
· Sleeping bag or twin size sheets, blanket and pillowcase (pillow provided)
· Towels and washcloths
· Appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions
· Shower shoes
· Change or $1 bills for vending machines
· Closed toed shoes (students will not be able to participate in some activities without closed toed shoes)
· Don’t forget your camera
(Any student who brings electronic devices does so at their own risk. Space Camp will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.)
Friday, May 8, 2015
7:30 AM Load motor coaches
8:00 AM Leave FSA
11:30 AM Arrival to Space Camp & eat lunch at Space Camp
12:30PM Check into the habitat at Space Program (Central Time Zone)
Attend briefing and move into the Habitat. (Bring sleeping bag or blanket, sheet and towels)
Begin program with counselors
Eat dinner at Space Camp (as well as all meals during stay)
9 PM Finish with Pathfinder Program for a good night’s sleep
Snacks can be eaten outside (Vending machines available)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Eat breakfast with your Pathfinder Counselor
Pathfinder Program and meals throughout the day and evening
Sunday, May 10, 2015
11:00 AM Pathfinder Program is completed at 11:00 AM
Bring everything to motor coaches for loading
11:00 AM Load motor coaches
11:30 AM Eat lunch at Space Camp
12:15 PM Leave Huntsville (This is 1:15 PM Eastern time)
5:00 PM Approximate arrival at FSA
5:30 PM Enjoy a delicious dinner at FSA
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Campbell email@example.com
LAST ANIME CLUB LOCK-IN FOR THE YEAR WAS LOTS OF FUN!
On Friday, April 24th the FSAPS Anime Club had a Lock-In as an opportunity for students to collaborate with others who are fans of the Anime art form and interested in both traditional and pop Japanese culture. The Lock-In began at 4:30 pm with attendees watching some classic Hayao Miyazaki films and finishing up sushi and hibachi dinner orders. As the night went on, we created marbled paper using the Japanese paper marbling art form Suminagashi, cooked our own blueberry bubble tea, and participated in a marshmallow chopstick race for prizes!J The almost all night long event (students took a break in the wee hours of the morning to grab a quick nap) concluded with a breakfast of cheesy eggs, fruit, doughnuts, and Ramen noodles (yes, Ramen).
A big thank you to Mr. Seker and Mrs. Unal for helping this event run so smoothly.
A BIG THANK YOU GOES TO KINDERGARTEN PARENTS & MR. UDUK
The week started with two delicious luncheon this week. As part of monthly teacher appreciation luncheons kindergarten parents served us an amazing lunch this past Monday. I would say this was the for best luncheon we have had this year so far. We thank all kindergarten parents. Special thanks to two kindergarten parents ,Mrs. Nobile and Mrs. Galvis for coordinating the events and serving teachers whole day. THANK YOU!
PARENT BOARD ELECTION
Please review the 4/27 email update from the PVO Board regarding open 2015 / 2016 Board and Committee positions.
If you are interested in filling a role, please write a very brief paragraph about yourself, your background, why you would like to be on the board or chair a particular committee, and if there was a particular role that you would like to assume (Treasurer, Student Services, Membership, 8th grade Graduation,) etc. Several sentences will be fine (or more for those who feel inspired!) Send that information to Kate Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will forward that information on to other Board Members who will determine a best fit given given the mix of candidates and their interests/skills, etc.
The PVO Community Meeting will be on 5/12/2015 at 3:45pm in the Cafeteria. We will review the proposed slate and vote in the Board at the time.
ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY BEFORE MAY 15
This year we have partnered with SchoolKidz, a Staples company, to provide our student’s school supplies. The school supply kits are the supplies teachers requested for the coming year. We hope this will help reduce some of the back to school stress and will allow you to obtain school supplies in a cost effective manner. You can place your order on line or return the paper order form that was sent home with your student earlier this week. Your order will be delivered with your child’s name and next year’s grade directly to the new school in July and will be ready for pickup on Orientation Day in August.
Use the link and account number below to conveniently order your child’s school supplies. On line orders must be completed no later than May 15th!
Please make sure to choose the correct kit based on your child’s grade level next school year.
Enter Account Number: 95955
Paper order forms must be returned to the front office no later than May 11th.
All students will need a non rolling backpack of their choice. If your student is entering 6, 7 or 8th grade they will also need a USB thumb drive and 6 binders in total, the supply kits have 5 binders included with the option of ordering a 6th or supplying one of your choice. Please keep in mind additional organizational supplies (such as pencil cases, lunch boxes, etc ) may be required based on your students preference.
Please remember orders must be completed no later than May 15th!