Fulton Flier

Week of February 22nd

Dear Fulton Families,


We have been busy and excited to prepare for the return of our Fulton Falcons to the building! In just a week, we will be re-opening our doors to begin our phased in approach to having students return to Fulton. It is just shy of a year, where our school building was filled with voices, laughter, and learning; we look forward to that again soon.


We know that you still have many questions about what your child's experience will look like when they return? Please join us, using your child's login, on Wednesday, February 24th to learn more.

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In the event you are unable to attend on Wednesday, we will offer a more general session on Thursday, February 25th at 7:00pm to answer parent/questions. Please join us using the code: FESHybrid.


Specific information regarding our hybrid schedule and which days students are assigned will be shared with families the week of March 1st. We recognize the planning that families are doing to ensure they have transportation and childcare arrangements to support the return to in-person learning. HCPSS has a communication plan to ensure that families across all 77 schools receive information at the same time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Lastly we ask that any student who will be joining us for hybrid learning to please review the supply list and bring the items in for his/her grade level. These items will remain at school so we ask that you have the same supplies at home; this will ensure that your child has the necessary materials no matter where they are learning.



Warmly,

Dr. Burks

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Medication Drop-Off for our students returning Hybrid

If your child is returning for hybrid instruction and requires medication during the school day, please read the Medication Procedure Information and have your child's physician/prescriber complete the Medication Form/Physician's Order and/or the EpiPen order form. Please remember that a parent signature is also required on these order forms.


Medication drop-off will be different this year. We are holding medication drop-off days on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 pm on February 24, March 3, and March 10.

Upon arrival at FES, please call the health room at 410-880-5966 and a health room staff member will meet you in the school vestibule. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be adhered to while in the vestibule.


Parents/guardians will need to bring the signed order forms along with the prescribed medication in the original container that has the attached pharmacy label. Any over-the-counter medication(s) must be unopened and labeled with child's name. Please place all signed forms (it is very important for parents/guardians to sign the order forms), written authorizations, and labeled medications in a Ziploc bag labeled with child's name.


Please notify the health room if other arrangements are needed.


The medication and EpiPen order forms can also be found on the HCPSS Forms website.

https://www.hcpss.org/about-us/forms/


If you have any questions, please email Ms. Christina Toler, our school nurse christina_toler@hcpss.org or at 410-880-5966.

Learning Together Program – Prekindergarten

The Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten programs are making preparations for classes for the 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) Flier . Applications will be accepted starting February 11, 2021 and priority will be given to applications received by April 1st.

  • Learning Together Program (LTP) Flier (Spanish )
  • Learning Together Program (LTP) Flier (Chinese )
  • Learning Together Program (LTP) Flier (Korean )

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, or in person).

The PTA Perch

Be sure to check out some upcoming events hosted by our PTA. And don't forget we will have a PTA meeting on March 9th at 7:00pm.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 24th: Our Fabulous Staff return!!! PTA's River House Pizza Kit Pickup; Hybrid Open Houses

  • February 25th: Early Dismissal for Students- School Closes 3 hours early for students; No half-day Pre-K/RECC

  • February 26th: Early Dismissal for Students- School Closes 3 hours early for students; No half-day Pre-K/RECC

  • March 1st: PHASE 1: In-Person Hybrid Model Begins for Identified Students in Group E

  • March 8th: Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

  • March 15th: PHASE 2: In-Person Hybrid Model Begins for Students in Grades PK-2

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

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

  • April 6th: Schools Closed for Students

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

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Kindness Calendar Challenge

Fulton will be participating in a Kindness Calendar Challenge during the month of February. Our goal as a school is to complete 5,000 kindness challenges.


Your child's teacher will be asking who was able to complete that challenge for the day or days prior during SEL time. If we can reach our goal, and I KNOW we can, Dr. Burks, Mrs. Caroland and Mrs. Brickner will get a PIE IN THE FACE.


Link to calendar: Kindness Calendar


Let's spread that kindness, Fulton!

It's February and we are celebrating African American History & Empathy- A message from our Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Team

During the month of February, we will be celebrating African American History and Empathy.


We are asking all Fulton Community members... How do you honor and celebrate African American history and heritage? What activities have you completed or plan to complete from the kindness calendar? Share your family’s traditions and acts of kindness by completing our Parent survey.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Caitlyn Gudenius at caitlyn_gudenius@hcpss.org.

Are you looking for a great way to motivate your children to read?

We are partnering with Nothing Bundt Cakes in Columbia to provide a SWEET incentive for our students to read. All you have to do is print out the Reading Tracker and use it to have your child/ren log their daily reading time. Once your child has read for at least 400 minutes, you and your child/re can bring the tracker the bakery and Nothing Bundt Cakes will reward them with their flavor choice Bundtlet.


Please review the Parent Letter for more information and you can print out the Reading Tracker here.


We will be partnering with Nothing Bundt Cakes for the month of February and March.

Upcoming The Council Of Elders/Black Student Achievement Program Workshops

  • TCOE Workshops - Please click here for detailed flyers:
    • March 13 9-10:30 a.m. – TCOE Community Academy– Suicide Prevention & Substance Abuse
    • March 20 9-10:30 a.m. -Family Financial Education Series
  • BSAP Workshops:
    • March 6 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Re-Entry to School (more details to follow)
    • March 20 6:30-8:00 p.m. - BCAP CCON Webinar – Virtually Expanding Your Horizons – Jumpstart (more details to follow)

If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please contact Nicole Brown, nicole_brown@hcpss.org.

Fulton Elementary School

Tanisha Burks, Principal

Molly Caroland, Assistant Principal

Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal