Fulton Flier

Week of June 7th

Dear Fulton Families,

We are so proud of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who showed off their musical talents in our Spring Concert last week. If you have not already, please join your child in logging into your child's grade level Canvas page and check out Spring Concert that is posted there. Our students did a phenomenal job!

Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to check out this week's Countdown Festivities! Check out this weeks activities:

  • June 7: Game Night - Join Dr. Burks, Mrs. Caroland and Mrs. Brickner for game night tonight!
  • June 8: Funny face - Find a way to smile. Watch a funny video or make a silly face.
  • June 9: Eating around the world! Q&A w/ Author, Ms. Desai, of the book “The Adventures of Princess Pudding PIe”
  • June 10: Dance day! Bust a move with the Principals!
  • June 11: Crazy hair day! The funnier the better!

We are also excited to share that on Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th we will have a Virtual Magic show. The dates and times for each grade level are below. If you would NOT like your child to participate in the magic show, please let administration know by completing this form so we can make alternative arrangements for your child during this time. If you do not complete this form, your child will participate in our Virtual Magic Show Assembly as scheduled below:

Monday, June 7th: 2:45-3:45 (RECC, 2, 4, & 5)

Tuesday, June 8th: 10:00-11:00 (RECC, K, 1, & 3)


Dr. Burks

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Learning Together Program – Prekindergarten

Our Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten program is making preparations for classes for the upcoming 2021-22 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 may learn more about the program by reviewing the Learning Together Program (LTP) Flyer (English).

If you need assistance to complete the application, please contact Early Intervention Services at earlyinterventionservcies@hcpss.org or at 410-313-7017.

Yearbooks are Here!

The yearbooks have arrived! Thank you to Mrs. Berstein and Mrs. Krause for helping to organize these efforts and ensure we were able to capture so many memories from this school year.

If your child joins us for in-person learning, the should have received their yearbook this past week. Additionally, the yearbooks will be distributed at our grade level Car Parade/Send off (for those who ordered a copy).

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

2021-2022 School Start and End Times

As HCPSS looks to normalize operations for Fall 2021, start and ending times for each school will return to the original, pre-COVID schedule. Fulton’s student hours will be 9:25-3:55.

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The PTA Perch

Date nights, drinks with your friends, a special outting - Minutes 4 Moms has you covered! Did you know that the women who run M4M were students at FES when they were little?! And now they can watch your Falcons while you take a much-needed break. (AND they are wonderful, responsible, fun to be around sitters!)

Sign up at Minutes4Moms.com and for every new FES client, M4M will donate $20 to our PTA.

Get ready for our first IN-PERSON fundraiser this school year!

Families, did you know we can all connect through our Facebook page? Be sure to like our “Fulton Elementary School” page and receive the latest information on upcoming school events, school fundraisers, and get reminders so we all can support each other this school year.

Happenings over the Summer

Will my student(s) have access to Lexia Core and DreamBox over the summer?

Yes. Lexia Core will be available until July 31st. Dreambox will be available through the summer.

Will my student(s) have access to Canvas Courses and Canvas Gradebooks over the summer?

Access to Canvas courses for the 2020-21 school year will conclude for students and observers on July 3. At that time, courses will automatically disappear from students’ and observers’ dashboards and any saved links or bookmarks to courses will no longer work.

What do we do with Chromebooks Over the Summer?

  • Students who are returning to HCPSS in the fall should keep their Chromebooks over the summer. This includes current 5th grade students who will be attending an HCPSS middle school in August. Please review the Chromebook Care guidelines with your child to ensure that the devices are kept safe over the summer.

  • Students who are moving or unenrolling from HCPSS should return their devices. Information on how to return devices can be found on the HCPSS website here.

Engage in Summer Reading w/Howard County Public Library

The Howard County Public Library’s annual Summer Reading program runs from June 1st-August 31st. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales”. The following link SUMMER READING 2021 explains the program, how to sign-up, suggested reading lists by grade level, and more.
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Upcoming Dates

  • June 7th: Virtual Magic Show: 2:45-3:45 (RECC, 2, 4, & 5); PTA Non-Perishable Food Drive; Game Night with Admin 6:00pm

  • June 8th: Virtual Magic Show:10:00-11:00 (RECC, K, 1, & 3); Fulton Flower Days; PTA Fundraiser w/Ledo's Pizza; Last Day for Half-Day PreK/RECC Students

  • June 9th: 5th Grade Promotion

  • June 15th: PTA Fundraiser w/Kona Ice

  • June 10th: Fulton Flower Days

  • June 10th-14th: 3 hour early dismissal

  • June 14th: Twas the Night Before the Last Day of School with Admin 7:00PM

  • June 15th: Last day of School for Students

  • June 16th: Report Cards available in Synergy for Parents/Guardians @ Noon

*Every grade level will have a end of the year celebration/drive-thru, your child's homeroom teacher will share more.

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Report Card & Grading update

In terms of 4th quarter, students will receive grades in all subject areas including related arts classes, which have been graded on a semester basis for the 2020-21 school year. For related arts classes, all work submitted since February 1, 2021 will be reflected in the semester grade. This will include related arts assignments that were to be completed asynchronously between February 1-March 1, 2021. All student work for the fourth quarter is due by 4:30pm on Wednesday, June 9th, to allow teachers to grade all submissions and reflect those grades on report cards. Report cards will be finalized in HCPSS Connect on Wednesday, June 16.

Message from the Pscyh Corner...

Transitioning into the summer tips!

When faced with yet another change in routines and expectations as we transition into the summer months, this can cause a wide range of feelings. Several ways to help those feelings are listed below!

  • Tip 1: Create a summer to do list: Summer is an exciting time of year, it can also be overwhelming in terms of amount of free time available. Creating a summer list of activities or tasks can help us get the most out of each day.
  • Tip 2: Keep routines: Continue to complete your daily chores, complete your daily activities as normally as you would during the school year.
  • Tip 3: Continue to learn: The summer is an exciting time of the year. There are no synchronous or asynchronous classes, however, students can still continue to read books, learn new skills, and learn in the summer.
  • Tip 4: Follow the three R’s: The summer break is a fantastic time to play outside, beat that last video game level, or learn a new skill. While these are fun activities, please continue to follow the Fulton R’s of Ready, Responsible, and Respectful. Stay safe, make expected choices, and HAVE FUN!

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Maria Brickley (maria_brickley@hcpss.org) or Mr. Bradley Dunagan (bradley_dunagan@hcpss.org).

Temporary Kindergarten Assistant Positions Available for 2021-2022

HCPSS is hiring Temporary Kindergarten Assistants for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Itinerant Temporary Kindergarten Assistants will provide support to kindergarten students in small groups or in a one-to-one format during the school day. This position will perform data collection and clerical work as related to the assignment. This temporary position is anticipated to start in August of 2021 and is anticipated to end December 2021.

If you are interested in supporting Fulton's kindergarten students with their transition to school in the fall, please visit HCPSS Applitrack, scroll down to Temporary Itinerant Kindergarten Assistant, and complete the online application materials. The hourly rate of pay will be $15.50. Once your application is complete, including all necessary references and documents provided through Applitrack, please contact Mrs. Molly Caroland (molly_caroland@hcpss.org) or Mrs. Leslie Brickner (leslie_brickner@hcpss.org).

Early Dismissal June 10th-15th

Please view our Early Dismissal Schedule for June 10th-June 15th. If you have any question about your child's specific schedule, please contact his/her teacher.


When should my child stay home and what health checks should families conduct?

To ensure students are healthy enough to attend in-person instruction, parents/guardians should keep their children home if they are experiencing symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease.

In addition, parents/guardians are to perform the following COVID-19 health check every day before the student leaves home.

Any ONE of the following:

  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • diarrhea or vomiting
  • new onset of severe headache (especially with fever), or
  • new loss of taste or smell

For persons with chronic conditions such as asthma, the symptoms should represent a change from baseline.

Children exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may not attend school. These students need to be evaluated for COVID-19 or an alternate medical diagnosis. They may not return to school until medically cleared. In addition, students with symptoms of any communicable disease may not attend school until evaluated and medically treated.

Staff and students who travel out of state should review and follow the most recent travel advisories in Maryland.

Please contact our Health team if you have any questions, Ms. Christina Toler (christina_toler@hcpss.org) or Mrs. Kathleen Wurstner (kathleen_wurstner@hcpss.org.).