Fulton Flier

Week of January 18th

Dear Fulton Family,

Last week we had the honor of attending the virtual Council of Elders Celebration for Elementary students from across the county. The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE) in partnership with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) celebrated the following outstanding Scholars for their academic achievement during the 2019-2020 school year! Please join us in congratulating the following students:

Lujain Abdeldaim

Olamipo Abiodun

Ayomide Adeniran

Darius Allmond

Jean Claude Banack

Giselle Boyd

Chase Brown

Mason Burks

Channing Clarke

Addison Copeland

Lucas Daniel

Mariamawit Darge

Samantha Feher

Grant Garrett

Alexander Hamlette

Sebastian Hamlette

Leia Ivory

Audrey Jackson

Zachary Lee

Tsion Lemma

Mariam Makonnen

Maria Marshall

Martha Marshall

Naima Mayaki

Aseye Medley

Jada Michaels

Jaylah Morrison

Michael Nimoh

Enaya Omar

Maria Omar

Khloe Pecker

Keith Smith

Kila Tura

Sydney Watson

Congratulations! This recognition is a reaction of your hard work and commitment to your education. We are very proud of all of you!


FES Administration

Let’s Begin 2021 with some extra kindness!

Our FES Student Government Association proudly invites all students to “Rock it in 2021!” by painting kindness rocks for our rock garden. The garden is located underneath the tree to the right of the front doors of Fulton Elementary. Kindness rocks can be painted with colors, patterns, pictures, and encouraging words. We will have “pop up” opportunities for students to share their creations during January with the goal of having all the rocks in place in the garden by January 29th.

We would love to include your photos on the TV morning news. Please send them to Mrs. Fischer (margaret_fischer@hcpss.org) to be featured on a future episode. Kindness rocks!

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Fulton Family Spotlight- A message from our Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Team

During the month of January, we are celebrating Influential Leaders. An influential leader can do any job, but their main focus is making the world better for others! We have some amazing parents who are influential leaders right here within our Fulton Community!

We are so excited to share our parent spotlights for this week. Please check out our FES Parent Spotlight on our FES website to see who is spotlighted this week.

If you are interested in sharing a little about yourself with our Fulton Community, please take a minute to complete our Parent survey! This is an awesome way to highlight different ways our families influence their world around them.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs.Gudenius (caitlyn_gudenius@hcpss.org)

New Bullying Reporting Form

We are pleased to inform you that HCPSS has launched a new bullying reporting tool that replaces the Sprigeo reporting system that has been in place for several years. This new tool is very easy to use and allows students, staff and family members to easily and confidentially report incidents of bullying.

Acts of bullying can be critically detrimental to the learning environment at our school and has the potential for severely impacting the wellness of our students. We urge every student and family member to use this new tool to report any acts that occur in-person or online that you believe may be bullying. Your information will remain confidential and staff will take every report seriously.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions about our response to bullying and ways we can collaborate to keep our school community a safe and healthy environment for our students.

The new bullying reporting tool can be found online at stopbullying.hcpss.org

Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences and 2nd Quarter Grading

February Parent/Teacher Conferences

For the February conferences, we have fewer time slots due to the number of days allotted. As a result, we are holding 15 minute conferences for this quarter. Our conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th and we will focus on Math. Both days will be early dismissal days for students. As in the fall, our parent/teacher conferences will be held virtually via Google Meet.

Registration Window Opens/Closes:

January 29th - Parent Teacher Conference scheduling window opens

February 5th - Parent Teacher Conference scheduling window closes


Grades for all classes are a combination of assignments in class and online, observational data and assessments. Please note, at the elementary level the gradebook may not reflect the final grade for a particular class as teachers collect many data points during class that are not always captured in the Canvas gradebook.

Please let your teacher(s) and/or administration know if your child/ren need assistance with completion of any assignments or have matters that may impact your child's attendance. We are here to support all students in achieving success in this virtual learning environment.

Related Arts -- Please make sure your student(s) has all assignments for all Related Arts completed and submitted before the end of the semester (January 28). Please access the gradebook in Canvas to verify all assignments are turned in. If you have any questions about Related Arts grades or assignments please email or use Canvas Inbox to contact your child’s Related Arts teachers.

Middle School Orientations

Calling all rising 6th graders?!?! Middle School Orientations are right around the corner. Make sure you pencil the dates in your calendar, so you and your child can begin to learn more about how to prepare for next year!

Lime Kiln Middle School

Today, Tuesday, January 19th, LKMS Administration and Staff will be hosting an “LKMS Screencast Middle School Orientation” for rising 6th graders. The purpose of the screencast is to share general information about navigating middle school, an outline of a typical 6th grade schedule, important upcoming dates, and an overview of the middle school gifted and talented program. The screencast will be posted to the front page of our LKMS website https://lkms.hcpss.org/ on the evening of Tuesday, January 19, 6:30pm. At the end of the screencast, there will be a venue for parents to submit questions to the Lime Kiln staff.


This Thursday, January 21st at 6:00pm, Hammond Middle School will host their Virtual Parent Orientation. To join the Hammond Middle School staff, please join using the following information:




+1 919-636-9963 PIN: 734 324 972#

The School Conselors Connection

Please enjoy the 14th Issue of The School Counseling Connection. It is filled ideas on how to engage your children in community service, lifts up Mindful Hugging, provides a BINGO board you can play with your child/ren at home, and some titles of Read Alouds that are worth checking out.

The PTA Perch

Last week we had a PTA meeting, where Ms. Cruz announced all of PTA's upcoming events. Be sure not to miss the upcoming delicious events.

March: As a way to provide a fun enrichment activity to all of our students (RECC through 5th), we partnered with the National Aquarium for a virtual field trip. Each grade will virtually “visit” the aquarium on different dates in mid March. There is no fee for this event. More details coming soon.

Upcoming Dates

  • January 19th: 6:30 6th Grade Orientation for Lime Kiln Middle School

  • January 21st: 6:00pm 6th Grade Orientation for Hammond Middle School, 7:00pm FES Fireside Read Aloud

  • January 28th: End of 2nd Marking Period; 7:00pm FES Fireside Read Aloud

  • January 29th: Schools Closed for Students- Professional Work Day for Staff

  • February 2nd: 11:00am- 9:00pm PTA's Galliano Fundraiser

  • February 3rd 9:00 - 11:00 am - MAP Reading for grades 1-5 Feb 5 Report Cards Issued

  • February 4th: 7:00pm FES Fireside Read Aloud

  • February 10th 9:00 - 11:00 am - MAP Reading for grades 1-5; PTA's Chick-Fil-A- Fundraiser; 3-Hour Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences (More information on registering to come.)

  • February 11th: 7:00pm FES Fireside Read Aloud

  • February 12th School Closed for Students - Professional Work Day

  • February 15th Schools and Offices Closed - Presidents’ Day

  • February 24th: PTA's River House Pizza Kit Pickup

Worth Repeating!

Fulton Community Cookbook

Did you know that we have a Fulton Community Cookbook? Mrs. Kanter one of our Gifted/Talented teachers, compiled recipes from students and staff to create our first Community Cookbook.

If you are feeling a little adventurous during this time of year, please check out some of the delicious recipes that some of our staff and students at FES contributed. You'll see the variety of family memories, cultures, and creativity embedded among the pages. Please click here to enjoy new recipes: FES Community Cookbook.

Additionally, if you and your family have a favorite recipe that you would like to share with our community. Please email the recipe to Mrs. Kanter (wendy_kanter@hcpss.org).

Thank you to those who contributed to our Community Cookbook!

Fulton Fireside Read Aloud Series

We are excited to bring you the Fulton Fireside Read Aloud Series. Please see below for more information and we hope to see you this Thursday for our first book!
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Fulton Elementary School

Tanisha Burks, Principal

Molly Caroland, Assistant Principal

Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal