Fulton Flier

Week of March 29th

Dear Fulton Families,

Today, we enter into Phase 3 of our Re-Opening. We are elated to welcome our 3rd-5th graders into the building for in-person learning this week. With RECC-5th grade we have approximately 615 students joining us for in-person learning. Our students continue to adjust to our new procedures very well and we have no doubt that our 3rd-5th graders will follow suit.

With an increased number of students joining us, please ensure that you review our arrival/dismissal procedures- especially if you are accessing our carloop. We will continue to have students exit their cars at 9:30am in order to help students exit their cars and get into class before our tardy bell at 9:45am. To help expedite this process, please ensure that students are sitting on the passenger side of the car, have their masks on, and are ready to exit the car once you pull up to the numbered slot.

Additionally, please continue to take caution as you travel over spring break. As a reminder,

  • International travel: CDC does not require that international travelers undergo mandatory federal quarantine, but CDC recommends you get tested AND stay home and self-quarantine after travel
  • Domestic travel: CDC does not require that domestic travelers undergo a mandatory federal quarantine, but CDC recommends you get tested AND stay home and self-quarantine after travel.

If your family is traveling over spring break, your child is able to access his/her learning virtually until your self-quarantine is over. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Christina Toler, our school nurse christina_toler@hcpss.org.


Dr. Burks

A Message from Ms. Dobbs- School Counselor

Are you interested in learning more about Ms. Dobbs and how she will support our Fulton Community while she is serving as a long term substitute for Mrs. Shields?

You can learn more here.

Additionally, Ms. Dobbs is hosting virtual lunch bunches for Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th:

  • Grade 2: Wednesday 3/31 2:00-2:20 (Theme: My future is so bright I need to wear shades)
  • Grade 3: Wednesday 3/31 2:30-2:50 (Theme: Costume party)
  • Grade 1: Wednesday 4/7 2:00-2:20 (Theme: Crazy hat)
  • Grade 5: Wednesday 4/7 2:30-2:50 (Theme: Middle School's Top 10 )

Please encourage your child to attend and check out their grade level canvas page for the code.

Message from the Health Room

To ensure students are healthy enough to attend in-person instruction, parents/guardians are to perform a symptom check every day before the student leaves home. A student having any of the following symptoms should not be sent to school and may continue to access their classrooms virtually if they are well enough to do so:

1 of the following:

  • New onset cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell; OR

2 of the following:

  • Fever over 100.4 or chills within the past 24 hours
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Chills or shaking chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Additionally, students who have been in close contact (within less than 6 feet for a cumulative time of 15 minutes or more over the past 24 hours with or without a mask) with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19 (exhibiting COVID- like illness and has not tested negative after exhibiting symptoms) should not enter any HCPSS building.

Parent/guardians will assess their children for symptoms of COVID-19 illness and refrain from sending/transporting them to school until after they have been symptom-free at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms, have no fever for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication, and have continued improvement of symptoms and/or medical consult with their primary care physician.

HEALTH CONDITIONS UPDATES AND/OR QUESTIONS: Please contact Ms. Christina Toler christina_toler@hcpss.org or Mrs. Kathleen Wurstner kathleen_wurstner@hcpss.org.

March 31 Virtual Information Sessions for the Digital Education Center (DEC)

HCPSS is considering a virtual school option for students in grades K-12 who wish to remain virtual for the 2021-2022 (upcoming) school year. Once finalized, the Digital Education Center program will give students the option to access synchronous (real-time) instruction and digital assignments while receiving support services from the student’s districted home school.

Two virtual information sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 31. For more information and to register for the virtual information sessions, please visit https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2021/03/hcpss-dec-virtual-information-sessions-march-31-2021/.

Our SGA hosts Rainbow Day!

Next week on Tuesday, March 30th and Thursday, April 1st, we will be having Rainbow Day. SGA is asking students to wear certain colors. Please look at the attached slide for your grade level color. This was shared today on the morning news. I will also be sending out an announcement to every grade level via Canvas.
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Picture Days coming soon!

We are so excited that Strawbridge Photography will be taking individual portraits this school year that will be included in the school yearbook! Families will also have the opportunity to purchase school portraits.

Click here to order school portraits.

Picture Schedule:

-April 13-Group A and E in person portraits

-April 13, 14, 15-Virtual Only Students will have two option for school portraits

(see information below)

-April 15-Group B and E in person portraits

For Virtual Only Student

You will have two options, either take in person portraits at FES or upload a picture from home.

Click here to schedule your in person portraits at Fulton Elementary School. This link is for VIRTUAL ONLY students.

Directions for picture day:

Parents and students must wear a mask.

Students will enter the cafeteria through the outside door at your scheduled time. Please do not come early and congregate outside the door.

Maintain a 6 foot distance.

Parents are not permitted to enter the building.

Parents, meet your student on the blacktop on the side of the building.

For families who choose NOT to take in person portraits, click here for directions to upload a photo from home.

If you have questions regarding pictures, please contact Mrs. Leslie Brickner at leslie_brickner@hcpss.org

The PTA Perch

Today is the last day to order your popcorn! Be sure to check out the delicious flavors and grab your bag today!

Please join us at our upcoming PTA meeting, on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00pm. Please use the following link to join us:


Upcoming Dates

  • March 29th: PHASE 3: In-Person Hybrid Model Begins for Identified Students in Grades 3-5 Group A

  • April 1st: PHASE 3: In-Person Hybrid Model Begins for Identified Students in Grades 3-5 Group B

  • April 2nd & 5th: Spring Break- Schools and Offices Closed

  • April 6th: Schools Closed for Students

  • April 7th: PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm

  • April 8th: PTA Fundraiser at Maiwand Kabob

  • April 13th-15th: Spring Pictures *More Information coming soon!

  • April 14th: Early Dismissal- End of 3rd Marking Period

Worth Repeating

Yearbooks are on Sale!

This has been such a memorable year, make sure you order our 2020-2021 yearbook so you and your child can look back on the great memories from this school year! Be sure to order a FES yearbook today, online at strawbridge.net. Ordering is open now through March 26, 2021. The online code is FMYB112070. The price is $24.00 per yearbook.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Carol Berstein carol_berstein@hcpss.org or Mrs. Jennifer Krause at jennifer_krause@hcpss.org.

It's March and We are Celebrating Irish American Heritage and Women's History! A Message from Our Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Team

During the month of March, we will be celebrating Irish American Heritage and Women’s History!

Enjoy the resources below, for RECC-3rd Grade:

1. Interactive Slides featuring Irish American Heritage and Women’s History!

  • Click present and click on any symbol or photograph to find information!

2. Extra resources featuring books, read aloud, and games!

Enjoy the resources below, for 4th & 5th grade:

1. Interactive Slides featuring Irish American Heritage and Women’s History!

  • Click present and click on any symbol or photograph to find information!

2. Extra resources featuring books, read aloud, and games!

How do you honor and celebrate Women’s History? What women do you appreciate in your life? What do you want the little girls of our world to know today? How do you honor and celebrate Irish American heritage? Share your traditions! Parent survey

Fulton Elementary School

Tanisha Burks, Principal

Molly Caroland, Assistant Principal

Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal