The Fulton Flier

Week of January 18th

Dear Fulton Families,

I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend and stayed warm. I enjoyed engaging my own kids in picture books around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and teaching them who he was and his legacy.

Tonight, we have our Band and Orchestra Virtual Winter Concert at 7:00pm. We hope you can join us!


Dr. Burks

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National Alliance for Mental Health Presentaiton

This past Tuesday we had Ms. Denise Giuliano, from National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI), present on Children and Mental Health Support. Ms. Giuliano shared warning signs of a mental health condition, possible behaviors both at home and school, as well as strategies for parents.

You can access the presentation here:Children and Mental Health Presentation and feel free to reach out to our School Counselors or Ms. Giuliano (information is on last slide).

A huge shout-out to Mrs. Wilson-Carr for organizing this!

Late Bell Reminder

As a friendly reminder, our late bell is at 9:25. Any student who arrives at 9:25 or later, must be walked into our front office by an adult to be signed in. The student would receive a note to be let into the classroom after the bell rings.

Message from our Health Team

If your child tests positive for Covid-19 or is a close contact to a positive case, please email the following information to the Health Room staff ( and and Dr. Burks ( regarding your child's absence:

Positive Test:

  • Date tested
  • Date the symptoms began (if any)
  • Vaccination status
  • Type of Covid test taken and date

Close Contact to a Positive Individual if not Vaccinated:

  • Date of exposure (if close contact)
  • If your child is a household close contact - can the positive family member completely isolate from the child?
  • Has your child had a confirmed positive Covid-19 test within the last 90 days

Updated Covid Mitigation Link:

Support for Student Prize Cart

An integral part of our PBIS program is our Prize Cart. Students earn Falcon Feathers for demonstrating positive behavior being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. They can then redeem their Falcon Feathers for various prizes from the Prize Cart. If you would like to help support this program, please consider purchasing items for the Prize Cart from our Amazon wish list. Thank you for your continued support of our school!

Freddie Wears a Mask Appropriately

To help keep our students and staff safe, we continuously remind our students of the appropriate way to wear their mask. This week, we have Freddie modeling how to wear a mask appropriately as well as some no examples.

Please share this with your child.

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Please be Mindful of Parking

A friendly reminder - Please do not park in handicapped parking spots in front of FES or at RHS at any time, even for a brief moment. These spaces are reserved for those who have permits to park there. Thank you for helping us to make our school safe and accessible for all who visit.

The PTA Perch

Order Now!
River House Pizza Kits and Frozen Pizzas

Now accepting orders for delicious pizza kits, frozen pizzas and pizza cooking supplies from Ellicott City’s River House Pizza Co! It’s an easy way to involve your students in dinner prep with these convenient, delicious pizza kits or have a meal ready to go in the freezer with their frozen pizzas. Visit to order!

Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, January 25 is spirit day at Chick-fil-A!
Visit the store between 6am-10pm Hopkins Drive Location and mention FES. Good for drive-through, mobile ordering, curbside and dine-in.

Calling all Volunteers!
Recess monitors are needed to help keep eyes on all our kiddos! Have a half hour? Please sign-up to help with active supervision on the playground, your role involves assisting students who need help and interacting with students - if you notice a student alone- encourage them to sit at the Buddy Bench or to play with someone else, scanning the parameters of the playground and help moving lunch carts. We need all hands on deck:!/showSignUp/70a084faaab2eaaf49-recess

Send your questions for BOE Member Vicky Cutroneo
We are pleased to welcome HCPSS Board of Education Member Vicky Cutroneo to our February PTA meeting! Have questions for her? Please feel free to submit them here: Questions for Vicky Cutroneo - Google Forms.

And don’t forget to save the date: Tuesday, February 8 for our virtual meeting.

Upcoming Dates

Please visit or subscribe to the FES Calendar Webpage to view important upcoming dates:

  • January 17th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Schools and Offices closed

  • January 18th: 7:00pm Instrumental Music Winter Concert

  • January 19th: School closes 3 hours early; No 1/2 day PreK/RECC

  • January 21st: End of 2nd Quarter

  • January 24th: Schools Closed for Students- Professional Work Day

  • January 25th: PTA Chick-fil-A's Restaurant Night

  • January 31st: Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued

  • February 1st: School Closed for Students- Professional Work Day

Happenings Around our Fulton Community

2022 Summer Programs Preview

The 2022 Summer Programs Preview, which contains descriptions of HCPSS’ four summer programs and enrollment information, is available to view and download from the Summer Programs web page (

Online enrollment requests for currently enrolled HCPSS students will open February 1 at 6:00 p.m. for the following programs:

  • BSAP Summer Institute (Entering Grades K-9)
  • Gifted and Talented Summer Institutes for Talent Development (Entering Grades 1-8)

NOTE: Invitations for eligible HCPSS students for Academic Intervention and Extended School Year Special Education programs will come directly from the school or special education team during Spring 2022.

Please contact the individual program offices with additional questions.

Worth Repeating

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Outdoor Lunch

As a mitigation strategy in congruence with HCPSS, we have been hosting outdoor lunch between the temperatures of 50° and 90°. With the increase of cases throughout the County, we want to ensure we are still offering outdoor lunch as an option.

As such, if you would prefer your child to eat lunch outside daily with temperatures between 40° and 49°, please complete this form by Wednesday, January 12th.

If temperatures are 50° and above, we will continue with our class rotation, so all students have an opportunity to eat lunch outside at least once a week.

Attention 5th Grade Families - New Family Information Nights

This month, Lime Kiln, Hammond and Murray Hill Middle Schools will be hosting New Student/Family Orientation Information Nights. These presentations will be held virtually. These orientations will provide information to the families of students entering 6th grade in the fall of 2022.

Murray Hill Middle School: Wednesday, January 12th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Snow Date: 1/25/22

Lime Kiln Middle School: Thursday, January 13th, 6:00-7:00pm, Snow date: 1/19/22

Hammond Middle School: Thursday, January 13th, 6:00-7:00pm, Snow date: 1/19/22

2021–2022 Academic Calendar Updates

To provide staff with additional time to address their increased workload and to support employee well-being, the Board of Education approved several 3-hour early dismissal days during the remainder of the school year. View the HCPSS calendar.

From our Belonging & Culture Team

This month at Fulton, students are thinking about how they want their 2022 year to look! They will be working on goals and resolutions in their classrooms! Do you have any goals you think Fulton students should strive for this year? If so, feel free to let us know by filling out this link for the announcements and our bulletin board at the front of the school!

Happy New Year!

Fulton Falcons enjoying the Snow!

Enjoy some pictures of our Fulton Falcons enjoying the snow. And a huge shout out to Mrs. Greta Luhar for putting this together.

Fulton Elementary School

Tanisha Burks, Principal,

Justine Sillers, Assistant Principal,

Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal,