In this newsletter: Time Again for School, Calendar, Ice Cream Social Volunteers Needed, Kindergarten Orientation, Contacting PTA, Ways to Support Fairmont
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.
En español: http://bit.ly/1Z8yuwX
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.
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 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 --
Are you ready to show off your school sprit? Fairmont t-shirts are now available for purchase. They come in a variety of sizes, for young and young at heart. We have pink, gray, dark green, and navy blue to choose from. We will also have long sleeve shirts and hoodie sweatshirts to order as well.
That's not all! Fairmont is happy to help you shop in style with out great canvas grocery bag. It's large and sturdy for all your fruits and veggies. For your youngster(or yourself), we have cinch backpacks. They are the perfect size for a few books or a lunch. We have a limited supply of stainless steel water bottles. An order form with all sizes, colors and prices, is on the Fairmont PTA web site. One will also be coming home in your child's blue Friday folder soon. Orders will be due September 12th. Make your orders today and show off your Fairmont pride!