The Fulton Flier

Week of September 27th

Dear Fulton Family,


SUPER LOUD SHOUT OUT! On behalf of the entire FES community, Freddie the Falcon would like to recognize those who made the staff lounge a reality via donations. Within a short period of time, Fulton families funded all items from the registry to complete a much-deserved renovation for our teachers! Your generosity provided functional seating options, improved efficiency during breakfast and lunch schedules, easier cleaning/upkeep, along with the obvious aesthetics that certainly boosted team morale.

Thank you to all of our families for donating items to make this space beautiful. And a very special THANK YOU to Beth Viscarra and Melissa Terlinsky (FES parent!) of The Beth Viscarra Team for their very generous donation — much of this renovation and redesign would not have been possible without you both!

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to FES parent, Erica Santiago, for making this long- awaited project a reality. We are completely amazed by your talent and your organization! Thank you for taking the time to make our teachers and staff feel so appreciated!

#Socktober

Did you know socks are one of the most needed and least donated items to homeless shelters? Winter is coming! Everyone needs warm socks!


Fulton Elementary is collecting socks for the homeless in ‘Socktober’! Donations of new socks, adult sizes preferred, are greatly appreciated! Socks will be collected from October 1st until October 31st, in a box in each grade level's pod area. The thicker the socks, the better. Donations will be given to Grassroots Day Resources Center in Jessup, MD on November 1st. Thank you for helping others! #Fultonhascaringhearts

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FROM OUR BELONGING AND CULTURE TEAM

In the month of October we are going to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Disabilities and Inclusion!


Please take note of a few things:


  • All teachers will have these interactive slides linked on their Canvas pages by Friday, October 1st!

  • At the beginning of the year, all classroom teachers received new books from our team! These slides show you which books align with October’s celebrations!

  • Please use this link to fill out a google from about Hispanic Heritage and Disabilities and Inclusion if you would like to be spotlighted!

Attention all 2nd-5th grade parents/guardians!

On Thursday, September 30th, our school will be conducting a Chromebook inventory. It is important that your child brings their fully charged device to and from school that they bring it to school on that date so that it can be verified.

Rapid & PCR Mobile Testing

apid testing and PCR testing will be available to residents at no upfront cost through a partnership with First Call Urgent Care and Centennial Medical Group at the following sites each week. These testing sites will help promote more equitable healthcare and ensure all populations have access to COVID-19 testing in Howard County.

Type of Test: Nasal Swab

When & Where: Seven days a week, 12pm - 7pm (unless otherwise noted) Click here for the complete schedule and locations.

Price: No upfront costs. Contact your insurance company for coverage limits.

Appointments: Appointments are not necessary

Phone: (443) 351-7301

Email: MobileServices@CentennialMedical.com

The PTA Perch

Join the Fulton Elementary school community for the 2021 Virtual FES Falcon Trot 5k Presented by The Mathieu Group of Compass! Races are more fun with friends, so invite your friends, family, parents, and teachers to join you on this great opportunity to get physically fit and support our FES PTA! The event is open to EVERYONE, regardless of age or ability. All proceeds go to FES PTA, to help support our students and teachers.

Sign up here!! https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Fulton/FESFalconTrot


We have an IN-PERSON art class with KidzArt - right outside the school at the tent on Friday, October 8th, 4:30-5:30pm. All art supplies will be provided.


Register here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KidzArtMaryland#/selectSessions/3053440


Important Details - Students who plan to attend will stay at school when school is dismissed and will be under the care of KidzArt teacher, Ms. Ebbie and PTA parents. Students must be picked up at the tent at 5:30pm. Please pack a nut-free snack for your child to eat. We will send a detailed email to all families that are registered for this event. Questions? Email Greta at vp2@fespta.org.

Upcoming Dates

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

  • September 27th: 4th Grade Math MCAP

  • September 28th: 4th & 5th Grade Reading MCAP

  • September 29th: 4th & 5th Grade Reading MCAP

  • October 8th: PTA Kidz Art

  • October 12th: PTA Fundraiser @ Maiwand Kabob

  • October 15th: No School- Professional Learning Day

  • October 17th: PTA Fundraiser @ Pure Barre

  • October 27th: FES Flu Clinic

Worth Repeating

Parent/Guardian Frequently Asked Questions

To help keep you abreast of our Fulton processes and protocols this year, we have created a FES Frequently Asked Questions Document. On this sheet, you will find questions and answers sorted by topic. You will find answers to your wonderings about our cafeteria process, masks, technology related questions, quarantining, and much more.


We will be updating this frequently and it will be located on our home page of our website. Please access our Q&A document here.

Happenings around our Fulton Community