Over-enrollment Community Meeting Aug 29

Superintendent Matthew Duffy is hosting a community meeting this coming Monday, August 29, at 6PM, in the Korematsu Middle School Multipurpose Room to discuss the over-enrollment issues currently affecting El Cerrito schools. The impacts have been especially felt in kindergarten and in 7th grade.

We encourage Fairmont parents and community members to attend this meeting. If you have a Fairmont t-shirt or sweatshirt, please wear it! We want a strong presence since Fairmont has historically been one of the most impacted schools.

View the superintendent's letter.

Ice Cream Social Aug 30

Join us at Fairmont's annual FREE Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, August 30, at 6:15PM, in the Multipurpose Room. Enter through the South door. Please bring toppings to share. It's a fun way to celebrate the new school year. Fairmont T-shirts will be available for sale, as well.

Volunteers are always needed for this event. If you can help, please use our volunteer sign up form at http://signup.com/go/6hkgqU.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa King.

Thanks and see you there!

First Day Welcome Coffee

Please join us in the Multipurpose at 8:30AM on the first day of school for coffee and treats. It is a great opportunity to meet new parents at Fairmont and to catch up on events of the summer. Donations of tasty treats are welcome; just bring them in! See you there.

SSC Survey 2016

Fairmont’s School Site Council has released their survey for the 2015-2016 school year. The purposes of the survey are to assess satisfaction with the current year and to make adjustments for the coming year. The SSC oversees the school site plan and allocation of funding available through the District’s LCAP.

The survey also helps Fairmont’s PTA in determining how they can better plan their budget and programs, as well as what ways of communicating are most effective.

Please take 3-5 minutes to complete this survey ONLINE.

The survey is anonymous, but we encourage you to add checkmarks for your child’s classrooms on the last question. Some teachers run contests for the kids turning in their surveys, and this will help us credit online responses to the right classrooms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have more than one child at Fairmont, please complete ONLY ONE SURVEY. Just check multiple classrooms on the last question. This survey should be completed by parents/guardians.

Thank you!!

English: http://bit.ly/1Z8z1ij

En español: http://bit.ly/1Z8yuwX

Multicultural Spring Festival

Fairmont's PTA is organizing a Multicultural Spring Festival/Potluck on April 30, 2016. We are planning to make this multicultural event fun, with different kinds of food, crafts, games, music, dance and presentations about different cultural backgrounds of Fairmont School.  We need your support to make this event happen. We invite everyone to participate and present their culture by performing: such as dancing, singing, and sharing their food, bringing a cultural game or activity/craft. You can make poster presentations about the country you are or your parents from.

Spell-A-Thon Makes $6500 for Our Students

The Fairmont Spell-A-Thon has raised over $6,500 — the highest amount raised since the event was started seven years ago. Kudos to all students and their families for their generous donations to this academics-based fundraiser. A big thank you also to the teachers and staff for their instrumental support in making this event successful. All money will go towards PTA-funded programs such as Mr. Mark's music program, Dr. Heather's science program, the 5th grade science camp, and the library program.

Fairmont Wins Award for Recycling and Composting Program

Fairmont is the first and only school in the district to implement a compost collection program. Students and staff have participated in a pilot program called Waste Matters hosted by The Watershed Project for the last three years. Students are learning about the negative effects of putting food scraps in the landfill. Students understand how to sort their lunch garbage into compost bins, recycling bins, and trash. For these efforts, Fairmont receive 4 awards from the Sustainable Contra Costa 2015 Award Program including:


Join us for a congenial evening of food, music, and auction

Red Carpet Silent and Live Auction

Saturday, March 26, 2015, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
-- A fundraiser to benefit PTA music, science, and library programs --

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The Fairmont PTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.