Sanjeev Uppaluri, a fifth grader at Fulton Sunshine Academy in Roswell, placed third in the national finals of the National Geographic Bee May 22 hosted by "Jeopardy!" personality Alex Trebek in Washington, D.C.
Sanjeev Uppaluri was the youngest student in the top 10 at 2013 nationals, and he received $10,000 as a scholarship from National Geographic Society.
The first day of school is Monday, August 12th. The school day will begin promptly at 7:40AM and end at 2:20PM.
We always follow the Fulton County Schools calendar for the school year and weather-related closings, as well as the Fulton County Schools standardized testing schedule. Please print out a copy of both, which are accessible below, and keep them posted in a convenient place so that you can plan your vacations when school is not in session and schedule doctor's appointments when there is no standardized testing for your child.
2013-2014 Standardized Testing Dates:
ITBS Testing Dates (Grade 3 and Grade 5):
October 21 - October 25, 2013
CRCT Testing Dates (Grades 3, 4 and 5):
April 16 – April 23, 2014
5th Grade Writing Assessment Testing Date:
March 5, 2014
3rd Grade Writing Assessment Testing Window:
March 17-28, 2014
FSA Yearbooks Now On Sale!
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5th Grade Parents
Purchase your dedication page for the yearbook today!
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Go to "About FSA" then click on "Yearbook Online Order"
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!
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.
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.
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.