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Falcon's Eye View Newsletter April 13, 2018

View our bi-weekly Falcon's Eye View Newsletter for parents and the community. Included this week is information about Fulton's Family Fit Night, Wellness Wednesday, PARCC testing dates, Howard County Library Reading Challenge and more!

Fulton’s Family Fit Night April 26th

Thursday, April 26th 6:00-8:00pm Fulton Elementary School's Wellness Team and Fit2Order are hosting a Fitness Night for families! We will have interactive stations to participate in, which include Zumba, Karate, Yoga and Boot Camp as well as a Dance Party Finale for kids and a Parent Nutritional Workshop. Local health and wellness business will be sharing information, coupons, samples, and even prizes throughout the night! Several wellness tables will be set-up for our students and families to learn about the importance of eating healthy and being active! We will also raffle off prizes from local businesses at the end of the night!!

HCPSS Calendar Changes

At the Howard County Board of Education meeting on February 8th, the Board of Education approved the following schedule to make-up for the inclement weather days off: President’s Day is no longer an inclement weather make-up day and will remain a day off of school. May 18 is now a half day for students. (9:25 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.) April 4th, 5th and 6th are also now full days of school. Spring Break will be Friday, March 30-Tuesday, April 3. If there is another inclement weather day off of school this year, June 15 will be the make-up student day. Note that no final exams or end-of-the-year promotion ceremonies may be scheduled on June 15, as June 15 is Eid al-Fitr. View or print the updated calendar The Fulton Staff

Friendly Reminders:

In general, students participate in outside recess when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Having hats, gloves, and coats assures students have the opportunity to be comfortable as they engage in physical activities and get fresh air. We kindly request that you write your child’s last name on the inside tag of his/her coat. This will help ensure that the coat will get returned to your child if it is found in the school, on the bus, or in the lost and found. Please do not drop students off prior to 9:15 a.m. as they do not enter the building until then.

Reminder - In times of emergencies/school closings...

In times of emergencies/school closings, information will be shared with the community through the following: • The school system’s homepage, • HCPSS News email and text message alerts • Twitter - @hcpss • Facebook – Howard County School System • HCPSS Cable TV-Comcast95/Verizon 42

Family File - Please Keep Current

Update Your Family File Information - Keep Current! Please keep your information updated in your HCPSS Family File Account, especially phone numbers and email accounts. This is the information that would be used to communicate to the community in case of an emergency. HCPSS uses Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab and then clicking on Family File. Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide or update the following information: Student information Parent/guardian contact Emergency contacts Medical information Arrival/dismissal procedures Media release (photo approval) Data confidentiality PTA/PTSA directory Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact your child’s school as soon as possible. Resources on how to access Family File may be found online. Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. If you need additional assistance, please fill out this Connect Help Form.

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