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Fulton Elementary School PTA

Newsletter - February 2015

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Fulton International Night

Fulton’s 8th International Night is just one (1) week away! Don’t miss this fun and educational family event celebrating diversity and the arts at Fulton Elementary School on Friday, February 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us as we showcase food, performances, clothing, and crafts from countries all around the world
 
To make this event a success, WE NEED YOU!  We are still in need of volunteers to help fill shifts throughout the evening, ranging from set up, processional, arts & crafts, backstage, and clean up. Please contact the International Night Co-Chairs to volunteer.
 
Look for the International Night Quiz in this week’s Friday folder. Remind your child to turn in the completed quiz at the Welcome Table on Friday, February 20 for a chance to win a prize.
 
Please contact Coretta Bennett (732-648-8728) or Lei Zhang (240-731-1809) with any questions. Please click here for more information.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Coretta& Lei

Spirit Night at Pump It Up

Please join the Fulton Elementary PTA for a climbing, sliding, jumping Spirit Night at Pump It Up on Wednesday, February 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $8 per child and parents jump for free. A pizza dinner will be available for purchase for an additional $3 per person. The dinner will be available every 30 minutes throughout the evening. Please click here for more information about the Spirit Night at Pump It Up.

Boosterthon Results

The Fulton Elementary School PTA is proud to announce that we raised $31,062 during Boosterthon 2014. We would like to thank all of the students, staff, friends, and family members who worked hard to make Boosterthon 2014 a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

To find out how Fulton Elementary will benefit from this fundraising effort, please click here.

Box Tops for Education Spring Deadline

There are still a few days left to submit your Box Tops for Education. Please bundle your Box Tops in a sealable bag or envelope and place it in the collection box in the school lobby. Box Tops can also be submitted by taping or gluing Box Tops on a collection sheet, available here. Please return all Box Tops by Tuesday,
February 17.

Fifth Grade Yearbook Submissions

The Yearbook Team is collecting baby photos for the Fifth Grade section of the yearbook. Please send in a picture on photo paper (not printer paper) with the student’s name and homeroom teacher’s name on the back. Students can turn their picture in to their homeroom teacher. If you have the pictures in a high resolution electronic format, they may be e-mailed to photos@fespta.org. The Yearbook Team is also collecting Fifth Grade answers to the following question, "If you could be anyone in the world, who would it be and why?" The deadline for baby pictures and answers to the Fifth Grade question is Tuesday, February 17. Please click here for more information.

Volunteers Needed


International Night:  General volunteers are needed to assist during International Night activities. If you are interested, please e-mail Coretta and Lei.

Bay Day:  Volunteers are needed on April 30, 2015 for Fulton Elementary's Bay Day. Please contact Cindy Johnson for more information.

Falcon Follies:  Committee Chairs are needed to coordinate the Falcon Follies Talent Show to be held in May (2015). If you are interested, please contact Cindy Johnson.

Space Day: Volunteers are needed on June 5, 2015 for Fulton Elementary's Space Day. Please contact Cindy Johnson for more information.

Shadows:  Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Committee Chair, a Board Member, or run an event? The FES PTA offers volunteers the opportunity to "shadow" the individuals currently in those positions to learn (with no commitment) what the position involves. Shadow opportunities are currently available for Treasurer and International Night. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Johnson.

FES PTA Meetings

The FES PTA meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fulton Elementary School Art Room. We hope to see you there!

Save the Dates

  • February 20:  International Night at Fulton Elementary School
  • February 25:  Spirit Night at Pump It Up
  • March 10:  FES PTA Meeting
  • March 25:  Spirit Night at Kloby's Smokehouse
  • April 30:  Bay Day
  • June 5:  Space Day

Yearbook Photos Needed

The Fulton Elementary School PTA will be compiling photos for the student yearbook. If you have photos you’d like to share with us, please send them in an e-mail to photos@fespta.org. Please provide the names, grade, and teacher name, for all students pictured. If possible, please include the event name or description so that we can group the photos appropriately. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Harms.

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


Kindergarten Registration

Registration for students entering Kindergarten in August 2015 starts on Monday., March 2nd and runs through Friday, March 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fulton Elementary. Parents or guardians are to register students at the school serving the address where the child’s parent or guardian resides. Information on neighborhood schools can be found through School Locator on the school system web site or by calling the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682.

The following documents are needed for registration:
  • Child’s evidence of birth
  • An authorized record of immunizations
  • Proof of residency in the form of a lease or deed and a utility bill
  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of custody (if applicable)
Please visit the HCPSS website to see a complete list of documents required for registration. If you have any questions about Kindergarten Registration, please call Fulton Elementary at 410-880-5957.
 

5th Grade End-of-the-Year Parent Committee

We know it’s hard to believe, but with just about 4 months of school left, it is time to start planning for the end of the year activities. Some of the end-of-the-year events are the promotion ceremony, the end of the year fifth grade party, and the teachers vs. students kickball game. We would like to put together a parent committee to help us plan these special events. If you are interested in being part of this committee, please send Ms. Williams an email with your name, email address, and the name of your child’s homeroom teacher.
 

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run® is coming back this spring for another amazing season! Registration opens Sunday, February 22 at noon.

Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in third to eighth grade. The programs combine training for a 5k (3.1 mile) running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development. The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. The girls will meet after-school twice a week for approximately 10 weeks with the season ending tentative 5k date on May 30th. Starting the week of March 15th, the girls at Fulton Elementary School will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

To register your daughter, go to www.gotrcentralmd.org and click on register! If you have any questions please visit the website above or contact Fulton Elementary’s head coach, Katie Howell.

Other Items of Interest


USA Science and Engineering Festival is April 15-17th, 2016 in Washington, DC

The fourth biennial USA Science and Engineering Festival, featuring more than 1,000 participating corporations and organizations and over 3,000 hands-on exhibits and stage shows, will take place April 15-17, 2016, in Washington, D.C.  The festival will feature several contests for K-12 students.  Currently, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) Classroom Design Prize challenges students to design creative strategies for engaging more women in computer science and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by altering classroom environments. 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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Fulton, MD 20759
info@fespta.org

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