Students walk to school with families, enjoy nature walk during P.E.
The 5th annual Walk to School Day was on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Students were encouraged to walk to school with family and friends in an effort to increase their physical activity in the morning. Teachers and staff met early in the morning at designated locations to walk to work, showing their support for the national day.
“Our district staff takes great pride in pursuing healthy lifestyles. We recognize the importance of setting positive examples in our students’ lives and helping them to make healthy choices,” said Matt Kociolek, Wellness Coordinator for District 146.
The students participated in a nature walk during their Physical Education classes during the day. The nature walk gave students the opportunity to walk, talk with friends, relax and enjoy the outdoors as they complete a one-mile course. Students will be rewarded with a water bottle and apple.
Read-a-Thon logs 150,000 minutes during week-long event
Fulton School celebrated the end of their 6th annual PTA Read-a-thon with a lively assembly. Students logged a total of 150,000 minutes reading during the 3-week event. The assembly included dancing to Fulton's take on the Whip and Nae Nae craze: “Watch Me Read It!”
Mr. McLaughlin's class presents a claymation video.
Below video made by Melanie Moraz, Dana Samuelson and Sonja Gill.
Fulton Earth Angels concludes fall session
Fulton's Earth Angels club cleaned up trash and used binoculars to find animals in their habitats. Earth Angels will start a new Spring group in January.
Letter to Parents — Fulton Winter Sing
We appreciate everyone’s input regarding the Fulton Winter Sing. We want to announce that next year parents will be invited to a winter performance. Details are still being developed as there are many factors to consider. We will announce the date and times when they are finalized so that hopefully you can make plans to attend.
We are grateful for your dedication to your child’s education and success in all of their activities at Fulton. We understand how meaningful these performances are, and we want you to have an opportunity to experience it alongside your child. Thank you for your understanding and continued support for Fulton School.
Principal Ron Gonser
Fulton launches One Book, One School with Charlotte's Web
Follow along with the readings from Memorial School on the below image.
Figurative Language Videos - Drew's 5th Grade Class
Julie Drew's class completed one of their standards for Figurative Language, and made videos on the topic.
Video by Gage Schall and Melaney Sinkevicius
Video by Drew Dundee's and Brandon Cusack
1st and 2nd Grade performs "Giraffes Can't Dance"
Fulton’s 1st and 2nd graders presented "Giraffes Can't Dance" to a house filled with family and friends on Wednesday and Thursday evening, February 3 and 4.
“Music teachers Joe Glase and Evelyn Stenzel did a fantastic job preparing the students,” said assistant principal Megan Mitera. The students incorporated music and literacy while demonstrating their musical talents.
“Thank you to all of the grade level teachers and support staff who helped pull off the concerts!” Mitera added. We are grateful as well to the supportive parents and family who attended.
Fulton Science Fair
Do you know which type of bread molds most quickly? How much sugar is in different drinks? How does an electric current travel? These scientific questions and many more were answered during the annual Fulton Science Fair on February 16 -17, 2016. The evening viewing was on February 17th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Fulton School gym. Students submitted 140 projects and 152 students participated in this year’s science fair!
The science fair was open to Fulton students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students could work on projects individually or with a partner. All students created a visual tri-fold poster board for their project demonstrating their scientific learning. Fulton Science Fair participants were also able to purchase a science fair T-shirt !
The sponsors of the science fair are: Miss Dohl, Mrs. Drew, Mrs. Eskra and Ms. Hyre. The Fulton Science Fair was a huge success! Thanks to all the Fulton student scientists, family members, and staff for their participation and support of this memorable event!
Fulton wins Road to Central basketball tournament
Fulton 5th graders won the intramural basketball competition called the “Road to Central Challenge” on Feb. 2. Fierke came in second during the round robin tournament, which was held on their home turf. Kruse and Memorial schools also competed.
Four teams representing each elementary school within District 146 face one another in a variety of sports throughout the year.
“It is aimed at preparing the students for Middle School athletic activities and competition,” said Fulton coach and District 146 Wellness Coordinator Matt Kociolek.
The next “Road to Central” event will be a bowling competition on March 2 at Orland Bowl.
Fulton teacher, Kristin Picchi named Top Shelf Educator by Chicago Blackhawks
Kristin Picchi, a second grade teacher at Fulton Elementary School in Tinley Park, was awarded as a Top Shelf Educator by the Chicago Blackhawks.
“My husband and I are both huge Blackhawks fans!” Picchi said. Picchi’s husband nominated her for the award, and the Blackhawks called a few weeks later to invite her to the February 9 hockey game.
She received game tickets, a jersey and a Donors Choose gift card to use for classroom materials. Before the game, her photo and name were displayed on the scoreboard.
“I was super excited and felt extremely honored! We had a great time at the game,” Picchi said.
A former Fulton family also surprised Picchi at the game and gave her a bouquet of flowers for her award.
School Board Video Recap of Fulton Overcrowding Discussion