Ways to Support Fairmont

There are many ways to support our children in their education. Look around on this page for something you and your family can do to contribute.

Donor's Choose

Donor's Choose Teacher Fundraising

Information for Parents

Donor's Choose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the Donor's choose site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

Fairmont T-Shirts

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!

Download your order form and return it with your payment by Sept 12. (Spanish)

Fairmont Succeeds with Grants

Thanks to great leadership and the efforts of many parents, Fairmont succeeded in getting ten—that's 10!—grants from the Ed Fund this year, more than any other school in our District. Founded in 1983, the Ed Fund (http://www.edfundwest.org/) provides small grants to applicants for special programs that benefit our children in their classrooms. This year, Fairmont received more than $8,500 in grants! Congratulations and thanks to our grant writers for their hard work!

Update eScrip Info

eScrip may be the easiest way to give to Fairmont, short of having someone else do it for you. And that's about what it is. When you sign up, the stores that you shop at (Safeway, in particular) donate a small percentage of your total to whomever you designate—in our case Fairmont Elementary.

Anyone can do this. You can even have relatives and friends sign up to benefit our school. It's basically free money. Some schools and educational organizations have raised thousands of dollars per year just having members, friends, and relatives register for eScrip.

Let's make Fairmont one of those schools! You can find instructions here.

Sign up today.

Grant Writing

In 2010-2011, Fairmont received over $5000 from the Ed Fund. In Spring 2011, there was a workshop that introduced parents to other funding sources such as Donor's Choose. And in 2011-2012, Fairmont garnered more Ed Fund grants than any other elementary school in the District.

Grant writing is a great way to raise funds for our school, for a grade, or for a classroom. If you're interested in writing a grant for Fairmont school grant writing team, contact the Fairmont PTA.


All you need to do is to step forward, say that you can and you will! There will be people to support you. Fairmont PTA hopes to achieve so much more this year, and as it takes a lot of hard work on the part of parent volunteers, we need you to step up and lend a hand.

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Contact Info

Fairmont Elementary School - 724 Kearney St., El Cerrito, CA 94530 - Phone: 510.231.1448