Fulton Flier

Week of May 10TH

Dear Fulton Families,

Thank you very for helping to celebrate our Fulton Staff last week during Teacher Appreciation. Your generous show of support of support through cards, signs, emails, yummy treats and essentials for our classrooms helped to put a smile on everyone's faces. The PTA's Staff Appreciation Committee, led by Ms. Aneesha Summerville, helped to make all of our staff feel very special. Thank you!

On Friday, May 7th "School Lunch Hero Day" we also celebrated our Cafeteria team, Ms. Cheryl Martin and Ms. Michele Rosenbaum. Our school cafeteria workers are heroes and now more than ever deserve a GIANT celebration! During normal times, they are among the first staff members to arrive at school, showing up early to start preparing at least two meals for our students to eat during the day. Since March 17, 2020, Ms. Martin and Ms. Rosenbaum have gone beyond their normal duties to keep students and families fed - packing breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners every week. You are our HEROES, not only for today but also over the past year!

Thank you all of you who purchased a sweet treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes last Monday during our Fundraiser. We raised $220.00 to go towards our Front Office and Staff lounge Refresh. Thank you!


Dr. Burks

Join us in our Countdown to the end of the year!

Everyday for the next 25 days, we will be celebrating Mental Health Month (May) along with the End of the Year, by engaging our students, staff, and community in fun activities everyday of the week until June 15th.

Check out our Countdown Calendar and help get our students excited!

Celebrating Asian American Heritage and Authors & Illustrators! A Message from our Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Team!

Hello Fulton Family,

We are so excited that our students were able to learn about Heroic and Unique jobs last month!

Go check out our community spotlight here to see the submissions from last month!

During the month of May, we will be celebrating Asian American Heritage and Authors and Illustrators!

Enjoy the resources below:

1. Interactive Slides featuring Asian American Heritage and Authors and Illustrators!

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

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

3. Parent survey

  • Are you an author or an illustrator? Do you celebrate Asian culture? Would you like to share about your Asian background?

Please contact Mrs. Caitlyn Gudenius (caitlyn_gudenius@hcpss.org) if you have any questions.

From the Psych Corner...

Pay Attention to Joy

It can be hard to notice good things when there is stress. It is also common to feel guilty about things that are going well, when we know things for others may be going through hard times. However, by focusing on joyful experiences and practicing gratitude, you can feel better.

How can I practice paying attention to positive experiences?

  • Recognize the things in your life that are going well, no matter how small they might be. Start by listing 3 things that you are thankful for.
  • You can focus on the good. If you are feeling bad for something that is going well for you, try to shift your guilt into being grateful.
  • Take time to enjoy things. Do activities that bring you joy, even if they are as simple as breathing in fresh air, taking a warm shower, or lying still for two minutes.
  • Practice being thankful. For example, every night before bed, write/draw 3 things that you are thankful for or 3 parts of your day that went well, even if they were small moments

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

The School Counseling Connection

Check out the latest issue of The School Counseling Connection.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Jessica Wilson-Carr (jessica.wilson@hcpss.org) or Mrs. Beth Shields (Elizabeth.shields@hcpss.org).

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The PTA Perch

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last PTA Meeting of the year last week!

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!

Okinawan Karate Dojo (an official partner of FES) is coming to our school (outside) on Saturday, June 5th from 10-11am.
▪️Saturday, June 5th 10-11am
▪️Location: FES blacktop (near the basketball hoops)

Register here to hold your space:

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.

Great deal on Spiritwear!! Ready.Set.Shop!

We have a TIE-DYE DAY coming up in June as we get ready for our countdown to summer break. Purchase a FES tie-dye shirt for your Falcons — or choose from many other fun designs! Would also make a good end of the school year gift!


Summer Opportunities

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Upcoming Dates

  • May 11th & 14th: Make-Up Picture Day

  • May 13th: Schools closed for Students; PTA Fundraiser w/Kona Ice

  • May 21st: PTA Fundraiser w/Mike's Gelato

  • May 31st: Schools and Offices Closed- Memorial Day

  • June 8th: PTA Fundraiser w/Ledo's Pizza

  • June 15th: PTA Fundraiser w/Kona Ice

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

  • June 15h: Last day of School for Students

Worth Repeating

Did your child(ren) miss pictures? No worries, we have make-ups coming your way!

We are excited to offer make-up picture sessions for any students who were unable to take their pictures previously. Please note, this portrait will be available for purchase but will not be included in the school yearbook as the deadline for finalizing the yearbook will have passed. If you have any questions regarding pictures, please contact Mrs. Leslie Brickner leslie_brickner@hcpss.org.

For Virtual Students Only:

We have scheduled make up picture sessions for virtual students on May 11 and May 14, 8:00-9:00 am.

If you would like to have a school portrait taken, please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-1120701

For A, B, E Students:

We have scheduled make up picture sessions for K-5 students who attend school in person. All RECC students will take a portrait on these dates, as well.

  • Group A and E Make ups: May 11
  • Group B and E Make ups: May 14

K-5, please complete this form if you wish for your child to take a portrait.

MAP is this Week for 1st-5th Graders!

This is a reminder that MAP testing will take place over the next two weeks. Please see the dates for each grade. If you have questions about the schedule, please reach out to your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Leslie Brickner (leslie_brickner@hcpss.org).

May 10

  • Grade 1-Reading-Group A In-Person

May 11

  • Grade 1-Math-Group A In-Person

May 12

  • Grade 1-Math (Virtual Only students)
  • Grades 2-5 -Math (All students will test whether in person or virtual)

2nd HoCo VIRTUAL Rainbow Conference

Learn more about how to be better advocates for the LGBTQ+ Community at the second HoCo Rainbow Conference. With over 24 concurrent sessions and local as well as national speakers, a full day of virtual fun and learning is lined up for Saturday, May 15, 2021. Session speakers include Jane Clementi and Joshua Patel of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Rae Sweet of the It Gets Better Project, Maryland House Majority Leader, Eric Luedtke, Kevin Naff of The Washington Blade, Ying Matties and Robyn Page of Community Allies of Rainbow Youth (CARY), and many more!

Registration is FREE. You can browse our conference website to learn more about the sessions and view the conference schedule here.

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration

Kindergarten and Pre-K registration is now open! Registration will continue to take place online and finalization will occur virtually. Grade-specific information is as follows:

Do you have a child who is joining us for in-person learning?

Please use our Daily Symptom Tracker to help conduct a daily symptom check every morning prior to sending them to FES.

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.

If your child has any health conditions that need to be updated, please contact Ms. Christina Toler christina_toler@hcpss.org or Mrs. Kathleen Wurstner kathleen_wurstner@hcpss.org.