On behalf of our teachers and staff, we'd like to thank all of our students and families for the outpouring of flowers, fruit, gift cards, movie items, and special notes that were given during Teacher Appreciation Week!! We can't even begin to express how much we truly appreciate our students and families, and how much you do for us!
We would especially like to thank Beth Williams, Stacy Sullender, and Vera Hamana for organizing Teacher Appreciation Week; "Saeed's Elegant Catering", owned by Saeed and Vera Hamana, for a lovely and elegant spread at our Teachers' Luncheon; and all of our parent volunteers who prepared/brought in food for the breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert table.
A BIG thank you also goes out to Stacy Sullender and Beth Williams for their hours of helping Ms. Ruzicka put together a fabulous Field Day today. The kids had a great time being active!
Finally, we are very excited that our own 5th grade student Sanjeev Uppalari will be competing in the National GeoBee next week in Washington, DC. Competition for the state winners starts next Monday, May 20th. You can watch the top ten students compete for scholarships totaling $50,000 on the National Geographic Channel on Thursday, May 23rd at 7PM. The finals will be broadcast later on public television stations. Check local listings for broadcast days and times. Way to go Sanjeev! We wish you well next week!
Murat Cetin, Principal
Fulton Sunshine Academy students received four 1st place awards at the Georgia Student Media Festival Competition on May 3rd! The winning students listed below, by project, will compete at the International Student Media Festival:
Project Names Student Names
Making Space Quest Aditya Munamarty
Thor, Mighty Viking Neil Thomas
Good Habits Manasa Golla and Sharath Ragila
Mice & Time Machine Vinod Ruppa-Kasani
Way to go Aditya, Neil, Manasa, Sharath, and Vinod!
Our next Fulton Sunshine Academy Governing Board meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, May 20th at 7:15PM in the cafeteria. All parents are invited to attend.
Congratulations Pouncing Pandas!
Fulton Sunshine Academy Junior FLL Robotics Team, Pouncing Pandas received Master Programmer Award in the International Robotics Competition called World Festival Expo. Fulton Sunshine Academy students, Mohana Malapti, Aliya Heinisch, Varun Vijay, Nishanth Chandran were 4 of the 10,000+ students from around the globe travelled to St. Louis, MO to compete in well respected world-wide Robotics competitions.
What is Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) World Festival Expo?
The Jr.FLL Expo introduces children ages 6 to 9 to the exciting worlds of science and technology. Just like FLL, this program features real-world challenges to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by coaches, students work with LEGO elements to create solutions and present them for review.
In this year’s Jr.FLL Challenge, SUPER SENIORSSM, teams took a hands-on approach to the topic of aging by learning about the challenges some seniors may have (i.e. keeping in touch with friends and family, staying fit). The Challenge was defined in two parts – the Show-Me Poster and a Model. The Show-Me Poster required kids to illustrate their research and team journey. In the Model portion, students built a representation of what they researched, incorporating simple machines and movement into their creation.
Please note that we have moved the last day of clubs and tutoring up a day, to end on Thursday, May 16th. There will only be one carpool after school dismissal for Friday, May 17th and the last week of school.
5th grader Sanjeev Uppaluri won the 2013 National Geographic Bee state competition for Georgia held Friday, April 5th at Georgia College State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville, GA. The contest included 90 4th-8th grade finalists from across the state of Georgia.
Sanjeev will represent the state of Georgia at the National Level Bee May 20th-22nd in Washington, D.C.
Way to go Sanjeev!
The Fulton County Student Media Festival was held last Friday, March 15th. Twelve students from Fulton Sunshine Academy received awards!
The nine students below were awarded Superior Achievement and they will compete at the State Media Festival on May 3rd, 2013:
Meher Sayal-1st grade
Milind Mukkamala-2nd grade
Vinod Ruppa-Kasani-2nd grade
Neil Thomas-2nd grade
Aditya Munamarty-3rd grade
Manasa Golla-3rd grade
Sharath Ragila-3rd grade
Quinn McKeever-4th grade
Ashley Behi-5th grade
Certificates of Merit were awarded to Farrah Wheeler-Kindergarten, and Advait Amdekar-4th grade, Tarini Gajelli-5th grade for their great media festival projects.
We had a wonderful turn out for our 4th and 5th grade Science Expo. The students did a wonderful job and created some amazing projects. Thank you to all of the parents who came out to show their support. Also, a BIG thank you to Ms. Astwood, Mrs. Dempsey, and Mrs. Dempster for judging the event.
The winners were:
2013-14 Lottery has been held at Fulton Sunshine academy on February 9th, 2013.
Four FLL (First Lego League) and one Junior FLL team competed in qualifier competitions during December. The five teams have worked hard this year and we are proud of their efforts! Congratulations to the three robotics teams, listed below, that are advancing to Super-Regionals.
Techno Pandas FLL Robotics Team
They competed at Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Open FLL Qualifier Game on December 1st, and won the Programming Award in Robot Design category.
Cyber Pandas FLL Robotics Team
They competed at Creekland Middle school in Lawrenceville on December 8th. Although they didn't win any awards, they qualified for Super-Regionals on January 12th.
Pouncing Pandas Junior FLL Team
This team achieved "Most Explosive Award" trophy and individual medals at the Dublin Jr. FLL Event. They will also compete December 15th at the Robotics Competition.
As of July 1, 2012, Georgia law states that all school volunteers are now MANDATED REPORTERS and are required to report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Therefore, all Fulton Sunshine Academy Elementary School volunteers must be trained in the procedures for reporting.
1. This training can be completed online at the following site: https://media2.fultonschools.org/DistrictContent/Training/ChildAbuseandNeglect/player.html
2. Once you have completed the on-line mandated reporter training, please print out the certificate of completion and return a copy to your child's homeroom teacher.
3. Complete the Volunteer Registration Form if you have not already submitted one.
4. FSA ES will cross-reference the names of potential volunteers on the sex-offender registry to ensure they have clearance to work with children.
5. Volunteers will be required to sign in and present proper and valid state-issued identification upon arriving to Fulton Sunshine Academy to volunteer.
Thank you for taking the time to be a volunteer at Fulton Sunshine Academy Elementary School.
School hours for students:
- Start time: 7:40 AM
- Dismissal time: 2:20 PM
School Office and Clinic hours: 7:00 - 4:00 PM daily
After School Club hours: 2:30-3:20 PM Mondays - Fridays
After School Program (ASP) hours: 2:30 - 6 PM Mondays - Fridays