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Family & School Association

The Family & School Association supports and enhances the mission of Science & Arts Academy.  Family & School Association (FSA) committee members and volunteers work to create a community atmosphere by providing opportunities for increased engagement and involvement among students, parents, faculty and staff. We encourage you to volunteer and get involved!

All SAA parents and guardians are considered members of the FSA. There are no dues associated with being a member.  

FSA Key Dates & Events

Family & School Association | Last Day of School Popsicles
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Jr. Kindergarten & Kindergarten Summer Meetup

FSA Community Projects

FSA Sponsored Activities

Each year the FSA sponsors activities for our school community. 

  • Back-to-School Pool Party
  • Book Fair 
  • Special Persons Day 
  • Classroom Parties 
  • Middle School Social

View the 2023 - 2024 FSA Events Calendar

  • Community Service Day
  • Head of School & FSA Coffee Events
  • Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • Last Day of School Celebration

Meet the 2023-2024 Co-Chairs


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Annie Gray

My name is Annie gray and we have three children at SAA. We have been lucky to be part of this uniquely wonderful community for three years. My childhood experience of changing schools every few years has cemented in me a belief that an engaged school community plays a big role in a successful school year.


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Maggie Karampelas

My name is Maggie Karampelas and I have a 1st grader at SAA and an almost two year old at home. In my past life, I was in Human Resources and served as a recruiter helping people find their dream jobs. I found I had a passion for connecting with people and I hope to segue that passion into meeting more families in our SAA community. I am looking forward to a great year filled with learning and fun!

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Coming Soon

Playground Playdates
Fridays | 3:30-4:30pm

Starting on Friday, May 10, join us for an informal playdate on the SAA playground after school as weather permits.

*No RSVP needed.
**All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Get Involved

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Parent volunteers are essential to our school community. To learn more about volunteering, please contact us.

SAA Spiritwear

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Show your SAA pride with SAA official gear! Shop t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more.


SAA Calendar

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View upcoming events,
deadlines, meetings and
school milestone dates. 
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