The Fulton Flier

Week of November 7th

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Dear Fulton Families,

This Friday, report cards for all students will be available through HCPSS Connect. Some parents have inquired about the grades they see on their children's Canvas page. Please note that at the elementary level grades are a result of many assessments. Some assessments are posted on the Canvas page, but teachers also collect grades through observation and informal assessments, which may not be posted through Canvas. If you have any questions about your child’s grade, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Parent-Teacher conferences is also a wonderful opportunity to gain more insight into how your child is progressing in the curriculum. We look forward to having our families engage in our Parent-Teacher conferences November 21st- November 23rd. More detailed information will be shared this morning.


Dr. Burks, Mrs. Sillers, & Mrs. Brickner

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Health Matters

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Safe Driving on Our Campus

Since the start of the school year, I have observed an uptick in unsafe driving habits on our school campus. Such habits put the safety of our students and our staff - as well as the staff and students at the other schools on the entire Fulton campus - at risk.

It is essential that we work together to address this issue.

To that end, I remind all drivers to please respect the speed limit and established traffic patterns while on our campus. Please also be patient with your fellow drivers on campus. No one enjoys sitting in long car or bus lines, but if we can be patient with each other, we can alleviate some of the pressure that may otherwise lead us to make hasty driving decisions.

Lastly, I want to encourage all drivers to be vigilant as they travel through our campus. Together with Fulton, Lime Kiln, and Cedar Lane, we serve more than [x] students and families every day. In addition to generating a large volume of cars and buses, this generates a terrific amount of foot traffic. Please be particularly careful as you drive around crosswalks and be aware that pedestrians may appear in areas that you are not expecting.

Thank you in advance for your partnership in keeping our community safe.

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The ordering deadline is TOMORROW, November 8.

Upcoming Fall Dates

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

  • November 8th: No School, Election Day

  • November 9th: 7:00pm PTA Meeting

  • November 11th: Quarter 1 Report Cards Available in Synergy; Service Club Food Drive (4:30-6:30)

  • November 14th: American Education Week (Details coming soon)

  • November 21st: Early Dismissal (12:55pm), Parent Teacher Conferences

  • November 22nd: Early Dismissal (12:55pm), Parent Teacher Conferences

  • November 23rd: Schools closed for students, Parent Teacher Conferences

  • November 24th-November 26th: Schools closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The PTA Perch


Final Weeks to Register!
Run: Sunday 11/13 9am on a fun course around the community

**Not only is this a fun- community building event but this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps support major initiatives both in the classroom and out- Brain Pop, Kona Ice on Field Day and more**

Register for the Falcon Trot now to participate in the 5K or 1 mile run, walk, hop or skip (all levels and abilities are welcome)! Participants doing the 1 mile course will have timed chips! Then celebrate with a DJ, prizes, and an awesome Falcon Trot t-shirt. This is a zero pressure, totally fun run- the perfect first race for your child!

Race to sign up today:


We Need Volunteers
In order for the Falcon Trot to run, we need your help, seriously, yours, not someone else’s, this is a community event so we need your participation too!
If you’re able, please sign up here:
Specifically, we are looking for AT LEAST 16 COURSE MARSHALLS in order for the race to be a go. Grab a friend and help guide the way for our runners.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences are approaching in November and we are getting an early start on donations. Our goal is to keep the teachers’ lounge stocked with snacks during conferences so teachers can go grab a snack throughout the afternoon and evening. If you would like to contribute, please visit:

Thank you as always for supporting our teachers - they deserve it!

(Please feel free to drop items off to Jen Bogus’s house any time between now and Friday, November 18th. Conferences take place November 21 - 23rd. Email or text me for my address - or 443.835.0816)

Happenings in our Community

Free Community Health Fair - November 12th: SST / IIT Community

Glen Mar Church is hosting a free Community mini-health fair on November 12th. Everyone is welcome and it is free to the public. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Walk-ins accepted as time slots allow.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Glen Mar Church 4701 New Cut Road Ellicott City, MD 21043

The scheduled health-related services are:

  • COVID boosters
  • COVID Pfizer (5 to 11 years)
  • COVID Bivalent Pfizer (12 and up)
  • Annual Flu shots
  • Health screening (blood pressure & BMI checks) (18 years and up)
  • Vision screening (6 years and up)
  • Hearing screening (6 years and up)
  • Health risk assessment

Additional Information:

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Worth Repeating

From our Belonging Team...

Please take the time to fill out this google form as a family! This will help us ensure that the holidays, celebrations, and traditions you hold dear can be lifted up throughout the school year!

Happy almost November! In the month of November, we will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month! Here are some resources for you and your family to explore!

Did you know Native American Heritage Month is a recognition of the significant contributions of Native peoples past and present and the influence they have had on the advancement of the United States. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.


We are so proud of our Fulton Community. During the month of October, we collected over 1,276 pairs of socks that were split evenly and donated to Grassroots in Columbia and Grassroots Day Resource Center in Jessup! Way to go, Falcons! You have such generous and kind hearts! #socktober #fesisacaringplace

A huge shout-out to Ms. Jillian O'Brien, 5th grade teacher. Every year Ms. O'Brien leads these efforts, every day in October she shows off a different pair of socks to get the students excited. This is such a great cause and we couldn't do this without Ms. O'Brien. Thank you Ms. O'Brien!

Young Authors' Contest

The Howard County Literacy Association is launching the annual Young Authors' Contest again this year! The Elementary Young Authors' Contest is for students in grades 1-5. Students who attend Fulton Elementary School in grades 1-5 are eligible to enter a short story and/or poem written from the previous or current school year. Submissions can be an original short story with 100-400 words (Grades 1-2) or 300-800 words (Grades 3-5). Poems can be written in any style and can consist of 25-100 words. All entries should be an original work that is created by the student. (Although, adults may help edit). You must submit an electronic copy of your child's short story and/or poem, along with the cover sheet. Please submit all entries to on or before December 10, 2022.

Do you have new or gently used coloring books that you would like to get rid of?

Fulton Elementary indoor recess staff are seeking donations of new or gently used coloring books for students to use when the weather doesn't permit outdoor recess. Please send any donations to Leslie Brickner in the front office. Thank you!

International Occupational Therapist day

Last week we celebrated our Outstanding OT's, Mrs. Kaye and Ms. Karp! Thank you ladies for all you do!

Fulton Elementary School

Tanisha Burks, Principal,

Justine Sillers, Assistant Principal,

Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal,