Fullerton PTA Meeting 9.13.22
In-Person, Fullerton Cafetorium
Britni Hazel, President
Cathy Neisser, VP1 (Fundraising)
Aleshia Shifflett, VP2 (Recruitment)
Monica Offerman, Treasurer
Susannah Ray, Secretary
Brittany Jeffries, Yearbook
Candace Salkowski, Principal
3+ teachers, including Ms. Jones, Ms. Deloriers, and Mr. Huggins
27+ parents, including Roland, Fawn, Marlenne, Fahad, Inga, Taisha, Alicia, Kristen, Alyssa, Kaitlin, Allison, Gina, Raquel, Jaki, Vanessa, Lee, Mehvish, Shujaat, Nusrat, Brittany, Maureen, Imani, Conni, Michael, Genesis, Brandon, Dimitri
Meeting started at 6:05 with officer introductions and the Pledge of Allegiance
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings will be held in-person at Fullerton Elementary
Thursday, September 29, 5:00-8:00 pm - Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A on Bel Air Road - mention the Fullerton Elementary fundraiser and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to our PTA
Thursday, October 20, time TBD - Trunk or Treat
This is our first Trunk or Treat so we are still working out the details. Please be on the lookout for more information. We will need volunteers to decorate their cars and to help with activities at the event. Information will be shared on the Fullerton PTA Facebook page and via fliers sent home through students.
November 14–18, American Education Week
More details to come from the school
If you want to do volunteer work at a BCPS school in which you are in the building or working with students in any capacity, you must complete the volunteer training. The training must be done each year and must be done for each school where you plan to volunteer. Even those who are BCPS employees must complete the training if they are volunteering at a school. More information can be found here on the BCPS website.
Volunteer opportunities at Fullerton include:
Concerts and assemblies
Fun Fest (at end of the year)
Other special activities
The PTA is looking to build new opportunities this year. Your suggestions and ideas are welcome!
Clubs for Students
Environmental Club (grades 4-5)
Vocal Club (grades 3-5)
For parents and students: information will be coming home soon.
For teachers: please submit receipts to the PTA as you go.
We have a surplus due to limited spending during COVID and the amazing chocolate fundraiser at the end of last school year. We currently have more than $25,000 in our bank account and we have budgeted to spend this money on things we have traditionally supported, as well as some new items:
After school clubs
Periodicals (such as Scholastic Magazine) for classrooms
Ice Cream Social
The Holiday Shop
Teacher allotment – up to $150 for teachers to spend on items for their classrooms
Teacher and staff breakfast/luncheons
Custodial donations – for those who work overnight
PBIS Celebrations (a.k.a., “House Parties”)
Health Awareness Week
Fifth Grade Graduation
Fifth grade math and gardening project
Please note that all money raised through the PTA goes directly back to the school. For example, last year, Mr. Huggins and his fifth grade students completed a math project regarding area and perimeter and used it to plan our new garden, which was then implemented with the help of PTA dollars. (Thank you, Mr. Huggins, for all your hard work on that!)
Information about fundraisers will be announced on the Fullerton PTA Facebook page and on fliers sent home through students.
If you prefer not to sell/buy things, but still want to contribute financially, we also offer a guilt free fundraiser. A receipt will be provided so that your donation can be tax deductible. A form for this will be sent home through students on Friday.
House T-Shirts will be sold again, but we don’t see a profit from those, so we are offering other spirit wear as well.
To order shirts and/or totes with the new mouse design, please use this link: https://form.jotform.com/222364892776166 Items ordered through this link will be delivered to your child’s teacher, who will pass it to your child.
If you take pictures of fun activities and events at Fullerton this year, please share them with Brittany via the Fullerton yearbook email: FullertonES.Yearbook@gmail.com. If you would like to help with putting together the yearbook, please let Brittany know via the above email.
We sold every single copy of the yearbook from last year and hope to repeat that this year.
Cash and checks accepted for membership. Dues are $10 per family each year. A membership form (and envelopes for returning them to the PTA) will be sent home with students this Friday.
A Word from Principal Salkowski
Attending PTA meetings is a big help for showing support and learning about upcoming events and opportunities to contribute. Thank you so much for coming tonight.