The Fulton Flier

Week of February 21st

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From our Belonging Team...

Do you know the history of President’s Day? Check out some details here!

Updated Isolation and Student Quarantine Procedures Online

HCPSS Communications has updated the HCPSS 2021-2022 Health & Safety website with the most recent quarantine and isolation protocols. View the updated student and staff isolation and quarantine procedures
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Our School Counselors, Mrs. Shields and Mrs. Wilson-Carr, delivered their monthly lessons recently!


  • Kindergarteners listened to the book Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal . We discussed tattling vs. telling and ways to solve kid-sized problems.
  • First grade students listened to Heartprints and created their own impressions left behind by a deliberate act of kindness to be shared for Kindness Week.
  • Each second-grade class created an alphabet kindness book. Each student within the class was assigned a letter of the alphabet, wrote a sentence, and drew a picture describing a random act of kindness.
  • Third graders watched a Kindness Boomerang video titled “One Day” and practiced giving compliments to one another.
  • Fourth graders listened to the story Weird. We discussed and practiced rewording negative thoughts into positive thoughts. We also selected positive affirmation cards to use to help support positive thinking.
  • The Rising 6th Grade Course Registration process was delivered to all current 5th graders! Middle School here we come!


For more information about how to support your child, please check out the February HCPSS Elementary School Counseling Newsletter.

Mrs. Wilson-Carr, .5 School Counselor, who works primarily with students/families in Kindergarten and 4th grade, is out on maternity leave! If you need assistance, please contact our full-time Counselor, Mrs. Shields, at Elizabeth_Shields@hcpss.org.

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Last week to order the 21/22 Fulton yearbook

This is the last week to order the 21/22 Fulton yearbook. The deadline for ordering is 2/25. Go to www.strawbridge.net use ordering code YB112070. Don’t miss out, order today!
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The PTA Perch

Spirit Night at Panera Tonight!

Head over to the new Panera Bread in Maple Lawn today, Monday 2/21 from 5-9PM. A portion of proceeds will go to our school! Please mention FES. Enjoy!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Fulton!

You can also order online March 3-16th.

Check out our website, http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/fulton.

There are special evening hours on March 8th to coincide with the in-personal PTA meeting.

Please sign up to volunteer to ensure the success of the fair: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090549a9a62ba7fd0-book


Nominate an Outstanding Educator!

The annual HCPSS Educator Recognition Program sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee (GTAC) celebrates educators who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the needs of advanced-level learners and/or the Howard County G/T Education Program.

Now through March 4, families and students have the opportunity to recognize a G/T Resource Teacher, content or classroom teacher, or administrator who has enriched the educational experience of advanced-level learners. ALL educators for whom submissions are received will be recognized.

Submissions will be accepted via an online form, which includes a minimum 150-word description of the educator’s contribution to the education of advanced-level learners. Information and submission instructions are available online.

Upcoming Dates

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

  • February 21st: Schools Open; PTA Restaurant Night at Panera Bread 5:00-9:00PM

  • February 22nd: 8:15AM Virtual Tour for New Families; TWOs Day!

  • February 25th: Yearbook Orders Due

  • March 4th-March 11th: Scholastic Book Fair

  • March 8th: Late Night Shopping at Book Fair; In Person PTA Meeting 7:00pm

  • March 16th: Schools Close 3 hours early

  • March 22nd: 11:00am Virtual Tour for New Families

  • April 1st: Schools Close 3 hours early; End of 3rd Quarter

  • April 5th: 7:00pm PTA Meeting Virtual

  • April 8th: Spring Student Picture Day; Report Cards Issued

  • April 11th- 18th: Spring Break

Happenings Around our Fulton Community

Support your Children's Mental Health!

A workshop for Asian American parents and their children on youth mental health first aid (i.e., teaching parents, family members, etc. how to help a child (ages 8-20) who is experiencing or may experience a mental health challenge).

The flyer provides all the information you should need if you are interested. Please consider attending this virtual training to become more educated on mental health in our community!

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Vaccination for Children 5-11

Art Camps With Mrs. Wasilewski

Come out an enjoy a week of art making. These art camps are designed to enhance the skill levels of each individual. Explore and learn about different mediums and techniques. Each camp includes all new art experiences and will not repeat activities for campers who are interested in participating in more than one camp.


Campers should bring an art smock each day. Camps are open for anyone ages 8-13. Pricing is available at each Boosters website and is school specific.


Register at: Reservoir Boosters Camps

https://rhsboosters.com/summer-camps/

When: The camp runs the week of July 11-15

from 9:00am-12:00pm

Where: Reservoir High School

11550 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD 20759


Register at: River Hill Boosters Camps

https://riverhill.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/20003798

When: The camp runs the week of July 18-22

from 9:00am-12:00pm

Where: River Hill High School, 12101

Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029

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Kids on Campus Summer Enrichment Programs

The 2022 Kids on Campus, Howard Community College (HCC), summer registration opened January 27th for ages 6-17. Our program runs from June 22 through August 19 with both half and full day options. We offer many unique and imaginative summer courses. In addition, we offer before and after care options for working parents. Brochures are in the front office at Fulton, or you can find more information at https://www.howardcc.edu/programs-courses/continuing-education/courses/kids-on-campus/. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Some courses include:

Advanced Robotics, Cartoon Academy, Creative Writing for Elementary School, Day in Court-Mock Trial, Investigating Invertebrates, Math Olympics, Mosaic Masterpieces, Oooo Goo and Sticky Too: Gross Science, ROBLOX Coders and Entrepreneurs, Super Suds: Soap Making

Worth Repeating

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From our Belonging Team...

Did you know as Howard County celebrates African American/Black History month, there is a highlight on the black lens of health and wellness? Check out this link to learn more!


Do you know the history of Howard County? Check out this video by one of Howard County’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders!


Check out our book display in our Media Center for this month!

Book Fair

We are so excited to announce that the Book Fair is coming!! In collaboration with the PTA, Fulton Falcons are having a Scholastic Book Fair from March 4th - March 11th. Look for more information to come! In the meantime, mark your calendars. The Book Fair is a great way to promote reading and build life long readers!


If you are able to volunteer time to help, please select this SIGN UP GENIUS (Links to an external site.) link.


Visit the FES Book Fair (Links to an external site.) home page to learn more about featured books and e-wallets. There is also an option to shop online!!

Learning Together Program – Prekindergarten

The Fulton Elementary School Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten programs are making preparations for classes for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. These classes include children with and without disabilities. The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be 3 by September 1st or are already 4 are encouraged to complete the application. Applications will be available and accepted in mid February and priority will be given to applications received by April 1st.


HCPSS is committed to providing instruction based on the statewide Early Learning Standards which are in alignment with Kindergarten Readiness. The fees listed in the application will be collected monthly regardless of the learning model determined by HCPSS throughout the upcoming school year (virtual, hybrid, in person, or class quarantine). If you have any additional questions , please contact at Mrs. Aisha Holland at aisha_holland@hcpss.org or 410-880-5957.

Virtual Registration for Kindergarten (coming soon)

Help Spread the Word in Your Neighborhood!

*IF YOUR STUDENT IS ALREADY A Fulton Elementary STUDENT, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE A REGISTRATION!* When registering a new kindergarten student, please exclude current students during the registration.


Kindergarten (Virtual) Registration Week is March 7th-11th, 2022. Details will be provided soon.

Parents/guardians of children who will be five as of September 1, 2022, must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Note: Parents/guardians without access to a computer should contact their child’s school for assistance in completing the registration form.


Prekindergarten

The HCPSS Pre-K program is a high-quality, half-day prekindergarten program. Students must be four years old by September 1, 2022, to be considered for enrollment in fall 2022. See specifics on Pre-K Program.


Gather Documentation Ahead of Time

Having all your documentation prepared in advance of registration will keep the process moving quickly. If you are missing documentation, your registration will be denied.


Student Identification Documentation

  • Student’s evidence of birth (birth certificate, passport/visa, physician’s certificate, baptismal or church certification, hospital certificate, parent/s affidavit or birth registration.)

  • Proof of parental relationship, custody, or guardianship. If applicable, bring legal proof of custody (court order).

  • Any additional paperwork that may be necessary due to special living arrangements or circumstances.


Academic Documentation

  • Student’s most recent grade report, transcript, report card from last school attended at time of withdrawal.

  • Documentation of Special Education (IEP), 504, Psychological Report, or related services.


Parent Identification Documentation

  • Parent picture ID: driver’s license, passport, MVA identification or other legal form of photographic identification.

  • Signed original, current complete lease or complete deed with your address, valid dates, signatures.

  • Current utility bill with name and address (non-cellular telephone, gas and electric, cable bill issued in the last 45 days.)


Health Documentation

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!


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/23PW1GYHUKPIM?ref_=wl_share

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Nothing Bundt Cake Reading Incentive

This program rewards students with a free Bundtlet (small cake) when they read 400 minutes each month. The program is parent-led and home-based. For more information, check out the flyer here. To participate, download and print the recording sheet here. The program runs January 15th - March 31st.

Fulton Elementary School

Tanisha Burks, Principal, tanisha_burks@hcpss.org

Justine Sillers, Assistant Principal, justine_sillers@hcpss.org

Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal, leslie_brickner@hcpss.org