Pittsburgh Fulton PreK-5
A French Emphasis School
Trib Live | JOANNE KLIMOVICH HARROP | Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:34 p.m.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Pittsburgh Fulton PreK-5 is a neighborhood school located in Highland Park. The instructional program is based on the District's comprehensive curriculum. Fulton offers a unique blending of a structured, traditional neighborhood setting with a French-emphasis Magnet program that promotes the study of French culture and the study of French in various countries of the world.
French is taught in grades K-5 at Pittsburgh Fulton. All children in K-1 get an exposure to the French language-through movement, songs, poetry, basic vocabulary and simple greetings. A distinction is made in the educational programming for Magnet and non-Magnet students starting in grade 2. Students who have officially enrolled in the French Magnet program receive direct classroom instruction. Basic French vocabulary is taught and expanded into sight words, sentences and simple paragraphs. Emphasis is on developing oral and auditory language skills (speaking and listening). Children are asked to respond to what they hear in French, follow commands (movement in the classroom), answer questions, or identify vocabulary. French writing assignments are based on classroom teaching and learning. Those students in the Magnet program have the opportunity to continue in the International Baccalaureate Magnet program at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12.
At Fulton, our goal is to stretch our students' minds through higher level and critical thinking skills. Identified K-5 gifted and talented students receive enrichment during morning group (HOSTS) time with the gifted and talented teacher. This period is used to develop and extend those skills, and it includes: cross grade level grouping, creative and challenging activities, independent projects, scholarly talk, and competitions through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. We also encourage these students to participate in our pre-algebra club.
Pittsburgh Fulton PreK-5 has numerous opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Students in 4th and 5th grade may participate in basketball and track. In addition, we have instrumental music for grades 4-5 and chorus for K-5. Students also interact in different service projects such as planting flowers and visiting the Highland Park Senior Care Center. Students also benefit from our relationship with the nearby Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium through observing and exploring animal behaviors first-hand. Fulton partners with Indiana University of Pennsylvania's teacher candidate program providing student teachers who help to reduce the student to teacher ratio in our classrooms. Another benefit of the partnership with IUP is the opportunity for our 4th and 5th grade students to visit the campus, tour classrooms, meet professors and students, and in general, learn about college life. This unique opportunity serves to enhance the desire to have all of our students be PROMISE READY. Family Links provides on-going educational topics, addressing bullying, drugs and alcohol, decision-making, self-esteem and how to form relationships. One on one counseling is also provided to students and families on an as-needed basis. East End Cooperative Ministries provides after-school homework help and activities Monday through Thursday throughout the academic year.
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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Parent School Community Council (PSCC)
Fulton PreK-5, located at 5799 Hampton St, was built in 1893. The 3 story building a total area of 46,044 square feet.