June 2015 Newsletter
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Fulton Elementary School PTA

Newsletter - June 2015

In This Issue...

Notes From the President

What an amazing year we had!  Thank you to ALL the parents who helped out. I would also like to thank the following individuals for their commitment to the Fulton Elementary School PTA: Marty Cowan (Hospitality); Kristina Leary (Hospitality); Andie Cohen (Membership and After School Programs); Rae Ann Kaylie (Spirit Wear); and Rochelle Weirich (Vice President and Boosterthon Chair). We are thankful for their service as Committee Chairs for the last few years.

I would also like to thank my fellow Executive Board Members: Josh Felsen (Vice President #1); Sheila Muniz (Vice President #2); Jackie Hongladarom (PTA Delegate #1);  Denise Smith (PTA Delegate #2); Tracy Sharma (Recording Secretary); Hope Ripkin (Treasurer); and Sherry Harms (My right hand gal, Corresponding Secretary, web site, Directory, Facebook, Twitter, newsletter editor, and yearbook chair). Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!! You have all made this year a piece of cake and so much fun! The great news is we will all be returning for the 2015-2016 school year, except for Jackie Hongladarom who is moving on to Lime Kiln. Please welcome Christina Felsen, as our new PTA Delegate #1.

I would also like to welcome the following new committee chairs for the 2015-2016 school year: Erica Streitz and Jennifer Phillips (Boosterthon); Lisa Pulay (Membership); and Megan Grabina (BoxTops).

We have lots of exciting things planned for the next school year. Here are just a few, if you would like to mark them on your calendar now:
  • Back to School Night - September 2nd. This is the first board meeting of the new school year. We will vote on the Budget for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Fall Festival - September 18th
  • Boosterthon Kick- Off - October 6th
  • PTA Meeting - October 13th
  • Spirit Wear Sales - November 2nd ( start)
  • PTA Meeting - November 10th
  • Holiday Shoppe - November 30th - December 4th
  • PTA Meeting - December 8th
I hope you all have a fun and safe summer!
See you in August!

Cindy Johnson
Fulton Elementary School PTA

Falcon Follies 2015 Talent Show

The Falcon Follies is this Friday, the 12th of June! Come and have fun while supporting all the Fulton Elementary students in the show! We hope to see you at 6:30 p.m. in the FES cafeteria. Please contact Patty Sawyer-Bottner with any questions.

Order Your School Supplies Now

How would you like to purchase your student’s school supplies for next year in one simple step?  The Fulton Elementary School PTA has coordinated with SchoolKidz (a Staples company) to offer school supply kits for the 2015-2016 school year. The kits are customized for each grade and contain the items requested by FES teachers. This offer ends June 12. For more information, visit and enter account code 14333.

Please note that a school supply list will be released by Fulton Elementary for the students who do not participate in this program.

Please contact Susan at with any questions.

Kindergarten "Get to Know You" Playdate

The FES PTA will host a Kindergarten Playdate on August 14th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  and and August 20th, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Schooley Mill Park (12975 Hall Shop Rd., Highland). This is a great opportunity to meet other Kindergarten parents and students.

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

Farewell and Good Luck

As we approach the end of the school year, we want to announce some staffing changes that we know will take place next year. We have six staff members who are retiring at the end of the year. Those staff members are Elaine Bosserman (2nd Grade Teacher), Kimberly McSweeney (Music Teacher), Marcy McSkimming (GT Resource Teacher), Jan Wilson, (Principal’s Secretary), Gina Klatte (Media Para Educator), and Carolyn Cornish (Custodian). In addition, Megan Brown (3rd Grade Teacher) will be taking an approved leave of absence from the school system. Inez Gaynor-Vessels (Kindergarten Teacher) will be leaving us to teach at Guilford Elementary School. Please join us in wishing these staff members much success in their future endeavors! Their expertise and care for children will be greatly missed. 

Classroom Assignments for Next Year

As many of you know, in the past we have shared classroom placements on the final report card. Due to our growing community and many changes in both enrollment and staffing anticipated for next year, we will not be doing that. Instead, we will post homeroom assignments before the Open House on August 21, 2015. We are working collaboratively with your child’s current teachers and resource staff to form the best possible groupings and teacher assignments for next year. If you gave your input using the Google.doc link, please know that this information is also used in determining the homeroom assignment for your child. Thank you for your support of our educational decision-­‐making process.

LKMS Fall 2015 Robotics Club Interest

We are gearing up to put together the First Lego League (FLL) teams for Fall 2015 at Lime Kiln Middle School. If you have a child or know of a child who is a rising 6th grader going into Lime Kiln Middle who may be interested in joining the Lime Kiln Middle School Robotics club, please fill out the interest form.  We will contact those who signed up by mid August.  If you have any questions, please contact Prasad Karunakaran.

Other Items of Interest

Literacy: 7 Ways to Promote Reading and Writing Skills

As the school year continues into its final days, kids can continue to develop their reading and writing skills. Consider these activities to engage your kids in ways that could help them with reading and writing. more...

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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