May 2015 Newsletter
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Fulton Elementary School PTA

Newsletter - May 2015

In This Issue...

Notes From the President

Thank You!

I would like to thank Jaime Holmes and Christina Borleis for all their hard work with Staff Appreciation Week. It is a huge undertaking! I would also like to thank Christina Leary and Rochelle Weirich for working on the staff luncheon. It takes a lot of planning and hard work; it could not have been done without them.

A huge Thank You to Jenn Phillips and Erica Streitz for their commitment to Co-Chair the Boosterthon committee. The board is excited to see what you do!

Executive Board

We will meet before the Fulton Finery (at 6:45 p.m. on May 21) to vote on the Fulton Elementary School PTA Executive Board for the 2015- 2016 school year. The following Executive Board Members will run for their current positions:
Cindy Johnson - PTA President
Josh Felsen - Vice President 1
Sheila Muniz - Vice President 2
Hope Ripkin - Treasurer
Tracy Sharma - Recording Secretary
Sherry Harms - Corresponding Secretary
Denise Smith - PTACHC Rep. 1
We have one new nominee:

Christina Felsen - PTACHC Rep. 2
If anyone else is interested in running, please email Cindy Johnson.

Committee Openings

We are in need of the following positions on the PTA for the 2015-2016 school year:
  • After School Programs - Make room reservations for after-school activities. Examples are Smashing Ants, How Girls Code, Drama Learning Center, etc.
  • Cultural Arts - Book two assemblies during the school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Work with the administration to determine the type of events.
  • Spirit Wear - Take care of Spirit Wear orders in November and make sure students get their orders in December.
  • Hospitality - This committee takes care of the teachers. It plans and runs the Welcome Back Luncheon in August and provides the teachers with meals during fall conferences.
  • Spirit Night/ Dine Out Night - Schedule dinner nights out once a month with local businesses. Examples are Chick-fil-a, La Palapa, Kloby's, etc.
The PTA will guide interested parties in getting started on each committee. Please email Cindy Johnson for more information.
Thank you for supporting the Fulton Elementary School PTA!

Cindy Johnson
Fulton Elementary School PTA

Falcon Follies 2015 Talent Show

The Falcon Follies is off and running. The auditions went great; we have a lot of talented, creative students at Fulton Elementary! We are looking forward to a terrific show on Friday, June, 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fulton Elementary Cafeteria. To volunteer for the show or rehearsals, please contact  Patty Sawyer-Bottner with any questions.

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the week. We really couldn't have done it without you. We also want to send out a special "Thank You" to the following businesses who happily donated items/services - Chick-Fil-A, Kona Ice, Ledos Pizza, Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Chris Borleis & Jaime Holmes

Save the Dates

  • May 19:  Billy B (Bay Day Wrap Up)
  • May 21:  Fulton Finery
  • May 29:  Field Day
  • June 5:  Space Day/STEM Day
  • June 9:  Parent Volunteer Luncheon
  • June 12:  Falcon Follies
Please visit the FES PTA Calendar for more information on these and other events.

Girl Scout Service Project: Operation Welcome Home

Fulton Elementary Brownie Troop 10161 and Daisy Troop 4341 are completing a service project in support of Operation Welcome Home, an organization that greets members of the military who are returning from overseas assignments. The girls will be collecting Thank You cards and store-bought prepackaged snacks for goodie bags to be presented to the military members upon arrival at BWI Airport.

You can support this service project by creating thank you cards or donating prepackaged snacks through Tuesday, May 19. A collection box is available in the Fulton Elementary lobby. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Harms. For more information about Operation Welcome Home, please visit their website.

Tips for Cards:

- Please DO NOT date the cards or include full names or email addresses.

- The cards can be made from half of an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper/card stock/construction paper. The paper can be cut in half, then folded like a card. OR, any size, even if it does not fold.

- In or on the card, a simple verse is good. Suggestions: Thank you for your service, Welcome Home, We appreciate your heroism, You Rock, Thank you for keeping us safe, Thank you for being there, Glad you are home, or God Bless America and You.

 - Embellishments of stars, hearts, flags, balloons, or any fun thing you want to put on the cards are great. Some folks use stickers, sponge stars, anything they have on hand.

 - PLEASE: Keep it positive and supportive–nothing negative.

News from Fulton Elementary School and the Howard County Public School System

Fulton Finery

Our annual Fulton Finery will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The Chorus will start us off with a concert at 7:00 p.m., followed by an open house of the school for all to view and experience Fulton’s finest from the 2014-15 school year, including projects from the G/T program and across all grade levels. We hope to see you there! Please note that the FES PTA will meet at 6:45 p.m. to elect the Executive Board for the 2015-16 school year.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed!! It’s that time of year again and we need your help! Field Day is on Friday, May 29 and we are in need of volunteers to help with the different stations. If you are interested in helping for the day or part of the day please sign-up using Fulton Elementary’s Sign-Up Genius here. Materials such as sunshades and large coolers with ice are also needed. You can sign up to bring those items at the bottom of the above website. If you have any questions please contact our parent volunteer coordinator, Sara Raymond. Please note: RAIN DATE Monday, June 1. 

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Falcon Patrons

Become a Falcon Patron by giving directly to the Fulton Elementary School PTA. The Falcon Patron program is a direct fundraising alternative that allows anyone to make a direct, tax deductible donation to the FES PTA. For more information or to contribute via PayPal, please visit our website.

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