Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Our Spanish class students recently attended the 2013 National Spanish Examination and received wonderful results! Our students earned a total of 4 gold, 13 silver and 4 bronze medals along with 2 Honorable Mentions.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.”
Congratulations to these students, their parents and our superb Spanish teacher, Mrs. Adkins, for this great achievement.
END OF YEAR PICNIC – MAY 19, 2013
Please be reminded that all current and prospective FSA families are invited to our end of year picnic on Sunday, May 19, 2013 between 6:00pm and 7:30pm at Wills Park. We will be at the grand pavilion. We will have the picnic rain or shine. The pavilion has a big shelter.
Our teachers will prepare barbecue chicken, hot dogs, veggie options and salad.
We kindly ask parents to bring the following according to their last names:
Please bring all family members.
Monday, April 29, 2013
6th graders, Katherine Li and Mira Mutnick are invited to Duke TIP's Georgia State Recognition Ceremony along with 7th grade students. Out of 9,599 4th-6th grade students tested in nation, 343 of them achieved a score at or above 99 percentile of their 8th grade counterparts. These students are invited to state ceremonies to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to Katherine and Mira for this national level achievement. Way to go!
Earlier this semester 11 7th graders were recognized by Duke TIP for their achievements. Please see their pictures here as well.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Students celebrated Earth Day in Science Club! Everyone collaborated in groups to think of ways we can help protect our Earth. Then we made pine cone bird feeders! Students covered the pine cones in Crisco and rolled them in bird seeds. Pre-K worked their fine motor skills by stringing Cheerio onto pipe cleaners to make bird feeders as well. Happy Earth Day!
Last Wednesday, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students traveled to the The Atlanta Botanical Garden to enjoy a guided tour by several of the Garden’s docents that focused specifically on plant diversity. While most plants have similar parts, each species’ vary in function and appearance according to their environment. During this tour, students discussed plant adaptations as they explored the Outdoor Gardens and the Fuqua Conservatory – particularly the rainforest, desert and southeastern bog gardens.