September 2015, Issue 2
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Fulton Elementary School PTA

Newsletter - September 2015, Issue 2

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Fall Festival

We had a great turnout for the Fall Festival. We sold over 240 wristbands and over 6,000 tickets! The most popular activities were pumpkin decorating, face painting, the cake walk, and Sandy Candy. The FES PTA would like to send a big THANK YOU to all the parents and staff who volunteered and made our event a huge success once again. A very special THANK YOU to all the face painters who stayed until after 9:00 p.m. to make sure all the little faces in line were painted.

The Fulton Fun Run is coming!

The Fulton Fun Run is the FES PTA's main fundraiser for the year. The Fun Run is a nine-day experience focused on Fitness, Leadership, and Character. This year’s character theme is BIG WORLD RECESS, a global sports theme all about playing with character. Our students will travel the world and learn 6 Character Plays from REAL kid-athletes who play a sport and show REAL character. The students will participate in a Fun Run on October 15.

This is the second year for the Fulton Fun Run. We heard so many great reviews from parents last year that we decided to do it again! Click here to see what we purchased for Fulton Elementary with funds raised through the Fun Run last year.

Volunteers are needed to distribute water and mark laps for the runners. If you'd like to volunteer, please use this Sign-Up Genius link. More information will be coming home soon!


This year the FES PTA is participating in the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the FES PTA. Search for Fulton Elementary School PTA and choose it as your charitable organization.


The 2015-2016 Fulton Elementary School PTA Budget was presented and passed at
the September FES PTA meeting. Click here to review the approved budget.

Happy Birthday

This year the FES PTA will acknowledge the birthday of each teacher and staff member with a sweet treat!

2015-2016 FES Student Directory

The FES PTA is currently collecting information to be used in the 2015-2016 FES Student Directory. The directory lists family contact information for students at Fulton Elementary School. It is a great resource for communicating with other parents. This year the information is being submitted through your student's Family File Emergency Contact Form. Please submit your contact information by September 30th. This is the only way to have information included in the directory. We will not be using paper forms this year. Please contact Sherry Harms with any questions.

Passive Fundraising

Passive Fundraising offers parents and other family members the opportunity to earn money for the school with minimal effort. You can support education and give back to our community when you designate Fulton Elementary School to receive a percentage of your total purchase at select retailers. You can link or re-link your customer cards online or in stores. Another way is to save BoxTops for Education and Labels for Education. Just clip the labels and drop them in the BoxTops collection box outside the main office. Last year, Fulton Elementary earned $1,000 through BoxTops. This money goes directly to Fulton Elementary. Let's support Fulton Elementary!


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


2       Schools Closed for Students
11     Let's Go HoCo - HCPSS 5K Run
13     PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Media Center
15     Fulton Fun Run
16     Schools Closed for Students
30     End of Marking Period
         Early Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.

After-School Programs


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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