The Fulton Flier
Week of November 14th
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Dear Fulton Families,
Thank you for everyone who participated in our helping us to honor our Veterans on this past Friday. The morning began with all of our students and staff cheering for our Veterans as they walked around the building and concluded with breakfast, songs and thanks you's. We appreciate our Veterans for everything you have and do!
Dr. Burks, Mrs. Sillers, & Mrs. Brickner
FES American Education Week and Character Day
On Thursday, November 17, FES will be having Character Day! Students and staff are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favorite character. The character can be from a book, movie, video game, show, etc. We can't wait to see everyone's creativity! Grade levels will be having character themed activities in their classrooms and we invite one adult per student to join us for these special events in honor of American Education Week. Visitors are welcome to dress up too! Please no weapons, gore or masks that completely cover the face. Please see the schedule below.
Character Day Schedule:
11:00-11:30 RECC & 1st Grade
11:45-12:15 2nd Grade
12:30-1:00 3rd Grade
1:15-1:45 5th Grade
2:00-2:30 RECC & 4th Grade
All visitors will need to check-in upon arrival with their photo ID. Want to skip the lines? Pre-register here. Pre-registration will be closed at noon on 11/16.
From our Belonging Team...
FES Service Club
Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences- Sign up today!
Conferences will be held Monday, Nov. 21 in person and virtually Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Conference sign up is open now via HCPSS Connect Synergy. Parents/guardians must log in with their own credentials. Please check to be sure you are not logged in as your child. The sign-up window closes at 4 pm, Thursday, Nov 17.
- Log in to HCPSS Connect using parent/guardian credentials
- Select Conference from the left navigation pane, and click the Parent Scheduled Conferences link in the top right corner.
- Select a time option for each class listed. The conference will be saved automatically. Once you select a time option, all other time options for that class will become unavailable.
- To select a different time option, clear the first checkbox and select a new option.
- If you have more than one child, select the next child in the top left corner.
Additional directions on registering for conferences can be found online.
Upcoming Fall Dates
Please visit or subscribe to the FES Calendar Webpage to view important upcoming dates.
November 14th: SGA Spirit Day Fall Colors
November 15th: SGA Spirit Day PJ Day
November 16th: SGA Spirit Day Hat Day
November 17th: SGA Spirit Day Character Day (We hope you can join us, see the details above for more information)
November 18th: SGA Spirit Day Grade Level Color Day;
November 21st: Early Dismissal (12:55pm), Parent Teacher Conferences
November 22nd: Early Dismissal (12:55pm), Parent Teacher Conferences
November 23rd: Schools closed for students, Parent Teacher Conferences
November 24th-November 26th: Schools closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
The PTA Perch
Thank you to Falcon Trot sponsors, planners and participants
Our Falcon Trot 2022 was such a fun event! Thank you to everyone who participated - we hope you had a great time being with friends and our community!
Thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting our PTA, majority who are FES families. This event wouldn’t have been a success with them!
Presenting: The Mathieu Group of Compass
Platinum: Vanguard Orthodontics, Fulton Pediatric Dental
Gold: Bayside Pediatrics, CertraPro Painters of Columbia, Silva Contracting, Strategic Analytix, and Preston Landscaping
Silver: Anytime Fitness, Elite Chiropractic
Ledo Pizza, LifeMed Institute, Maiwand Kabob, Pure Barre, Vheda Health, and Outrageous Camp
A special thank you to FES parents, Becky Nipper, who was instrumental is taking care of every last detail so we could put on a 5k; Morgan Pietryka for organizing and ordering the race shirts; Katie Johnson for working with our local businesses to collect gift card prizes for the runners; and Nam Kim for designing this year’s Trot shirt. And last but not least, thank you to our volunteers for your help - from passing out water, handing out ribbons and prizes, and for being our marshals and keeping everyone safe. Thank you everyone for participating so that we can continue to support our students and teachers this school year!
PTA Meeting – Staff Presented on Behavior Management
Thank you so much to Miss. Brickner, Shields and Xia who all took time out of their evenings for an informative presentation and also to discuss with parents. Thank you also to all the parents who joined in. We recognize we had many engaged parents and will try to help facilitate further discussion on this topic.
Thank you sooo much to all of our sponsors, chairs and PARTICIPANTS! It was a great day! Please stay tuned for additional thank you’s to everyone who made this day so special.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences are approaching in November and we are getting an early start on donations. Our goal is to keep the teachers’ lounge stocked with snacks during conferences so teachers can go grab a snack throughout the afternoon and evening. If you would like to contribute, please visit: https://signup.com/go/UjxqdLX
Thank you as always for supporting our teachers - they deserve it!
(Please feel free to drop items off to Jen Bogus’s house any time between now and Friday, November 18th. Conferences take place November 21 - 23rd. Email or text me for my address - firstname.lastname@example.org or 443.835.0816)
Coming soon we have a popcorn fundraiser, Lebanese Taverna food truck night and the in-school Winter Shoppe!
Happenings in our Community
Safe Driving on Our Campus
Since the start of the school year, I have observed an uptick in unsafe driving habits on our school campus. Such habits put the safety of our students and our staff - as well as the staff and students at the other schools on the entire Fulton campus - at risk.
It is essential that we work together to address this issue.
To that end, I remind all drivers to please respect the speed limit and established traffic patterns while on our campus. Please also be patient with your fellow drivers on campus. No one enjoys sitting in long car or bus lines, but if we can be patient with each other, we can alleviate some of the pressure that may otherwise lead us to make hasty driving decisions.
Lastly, I want to encourage all drivers to be vigilant as they travel through our campus. Together with Fulton, Lime Kiln, and Cedar Lane, we serve more than [x] students and families every day. In addition to generating a large volume of cars and buses, this generates a terrific amount of foot traffic. Please be particularly careful as you drive around crosswalks and be aware that pedestrians may appear in areas that you are not expecting.
Thank you in advance for your partnership in keeping our community safe.
Fulton Elementary School
Justine Sillers, Assistant Principal, email@example.com
Leslie Brickner, Assistant Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org