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October 2015, Issue 4
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Fulton Elementary School PTA

Newsletter - October 2015, Issue 4

In This Issue...

A  Note From the President


I would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all the Fulton students who worked so hard on the Fulton Fun Run, it was a huge success again this year! We hope your students enjoyed all the character lessons, team huddles, and the Fun Run. We had such great weather for the day of the run and we want to thank all the parents and friends who came out to support our students! A great day was had by all!
 
Thank you to all those families who came out for our Spirit Night/ Dine Out Night this past Monday at La Palapa Too. Everyone who attended had fun. Mark your calendars for November 17th for our next Spirit Night/ Dine Out Night at J&P Pizza. Reminders will be coming out closer to the date.
 
The Fulton Elementary Spirit Wear Shop opens soon. Spirit Wear fliers will go home on October 30th and orders are due by November 11th so that we can have the orders back in time for holiday gift giving.
 
Teacher conferences are in November. We as a PTA serve our staff a luncheon for all their hard work. The staff really appreciates this, especially any leftover dishes since many teachers hold conferences in the evening. We are in need of parent volunteers to work the luncheon and help our chair person, Christy Emanuel.  We are also looking for contributions of desserts. A flyer will be going home November 6th with more information.
 
November 30th starts our Holiday Shoppe, this is where students come in and purchase items for their families for a minimal fee. More details will be sent out in the coming weeks. We are also looking for volunteers to run the Holiday Shoppe. Please give some of your time at the Holiday Shoppe, it is a great event for our students.
 
We have a number of positions that are currently open or will be open next year. We are looking for someone to Chair the Holiday Shoppe this year. We are also looking for someone to be the next PTA President here at Fulton! If you are interested or want to know more about these positions, contact me with any questions.

Thank you for supporting the Fulton Elementary School PTA!

Cindy Johnson
President
Fulton Elementary School PTA

Fulton Hits the Ground Running for Boosterthon

More than 752 students at Fulton Elementary School took part in a Boosterthon Fun Run on Oct. 15. The run was the culminating event of a nine-day Boosterthon program themed "Big World Recess," where students learned character through sports in other cultures.

During the nine days, students at Fulton Elementary experienced up-close how sports bring people together. Documentary-style videos taught students how to develop teamwork, curiosity, practice, humility, confidence and endurance through everyday stories of six young athletes from around the world.

The school raised more than $33,000 through the nine-day fundraiser at the school. Proceeds will go toward new technology at the school and for Fulton Elementary's Heart Healthy initiatives.

As part of the Fulton Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run, each student received a custom T-shirt, sponsored by local Fulton businesses.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun

BoxTops for Education Fall Collection

The first BoxTops collection date is here! Please put your BoxTops in an envelope or sandwich bag and put them in the BoxTops collection box in the Fulton Elementary lobby by October 26th.

The Great Shoe Take-Off


Through The Great Shoe Takeoff, Fulton Elementary classrooms helped send 53 pairs of shoes to people across the world who need shoes.

2015 Winter Coat Drive


Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 Winter Coat Drive. The donation box was full in just a few days. Thanks for giving the gift of warmth to those in need!

2015-2016 FES Student Directory

There is only one week left to have your information included in the 2015-2016 FES Student Directory. This year the information is being submitted through your student's Family File Emergency Contact Form. Please submit your contact information by October 30th. Contact Sherry Harms with any questions.

Spirit Wear is Coming Soon!

Look for the Fulton Elementary Spirit Wear flier in your student's Friday Folder on October 30th. The Spirit Wear Shop will be open November 2nd - November 11th.
 

Volunteer Opportunities


Holiday Shoppe Committee Chair:  We are looking for a volunteer (or two) to be the Holiday Shoppe Committee Chairperson(s). This person will coordinate and run the 2015 Holiday Shoppe. This includes set-up and volunteer management. For more information, contact Cindy Johnson.

Teacher Luncheon Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed to help with the Teacher Luncheon on November 24th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Volunteers will assist with the set-up, service, and clean-up for the luncheon.  Click here to sign up.

Holiday Shoppe Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed to work in the Holiday Shoppe from November 30th to December 4th. Click here to sign up.

FES PTA President:  We are looking for a president for the 2016-17 school year. The president presides at all PTA meetings and performs other duties as needed. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Johnson.

Yearbook Photos

The Yearbook Committee is collecting photos from the first day of school, the fall festival, the Fulton Fun Run, the Halloween Parade, and other school events. If you have some you’d like to share, please send them to photos@fespta.org. Please include your students name, grade, and name of the event.

Membership


There is still time to join the Fulton Elementary PTA. The annual PTA membership is $20 per family. Please visit our website for the membership form or to pay directly via PayPal.

Save the Dates


October

30     Halloween Parade at 10:00 a.m.
         End of Marking Period
         Early Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.

November
2-11  Spirit Wear Shop Open
5      Picture Retake Day
9      Report Cards Issued
16-20  American Education Week
17    Spirit Night: New York J&P Pizza
23    Parent/Teacher Conferences
       Early Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.
24    Parent/Teacher Conferences
       Early Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.
25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday

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.

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

From the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

Community Events

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