GoFairmont 2016-11-13

In this newsletter: PTA & Room Parent Meeting MONDAY, Pick up Cookie Dough Tuesday Nov 15, Jenny K Sale thru Nov 19, Toolbox Training & Reading Night Nov 21, Kindergarten Tour Dec 2, GGF Fundraiser Dec 4

PTA Meeting Monday at 6:30pm

Please join other members of the PTA this Monday, Nov 14, at 6:30pm in the Fairmont Multipurpose Room to discuss important issues for Fairmont, including our winter membership drive, the upcoming Kindergarten tour and registration, the recent break-ins at the school, the Fairmont Auction, and other programs.

This will also be a meeting for room parents, so we ask that as many room parents attend as possible.

A short PTA board meeting will precede the general meeting, starting at 6PM in the Staff room. As always, anyone is welcome to attend our monthly PTA board meetings. Please note that there will be no board meeting in December; our first board meeting of 2017 is scheduled for January 9 at 6PM.

Cookie Dough Pick Up Tues, Nov 15

The Otis Spunkmyer cookie dough is ready to be picked up! If your family ordered cookie dough it will be ready to be picked up on Tuesday, November 15th, from 2:30 to 3:25, and again from 5:30 to 6:00, in the Fairmont Multipurpose room. The dough will come frozen and must be picked up that day. The PTA does not have any freezer space and cannot keep it over night without the possibility of spoiling.

If you have any questions or are able to help pass out the orders to other families on Tuesday, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/h4G4mT, or contact Anita Miller at anitabmiller@yahoo.com. Thank you for supporting the PTA, the teachers, and the students.

Support Fairmont by Shopping at Jenny K Nov 12 - 19

Fairmont parent and local business owner Jen Komaromi each year donates a portion of sales to support local school. This year, you can shop at her store on Stockton Ave next to Well Grounded from Nov. 12 - 19. Mention Fairmont when you check out and Jenny K will donate 20% of sales to Fairmont's PTA.

There will be an El Cerrito Family School Mixer on Friday, Nov 18, from 6pm - 9pm. Meet and mingle with families from other EC schools.

Family Reading Night & Parent Toolbox Training - Nov 21 at 6:30

Fairmont families are strongly encouraged to attend Monday, November 21, with parents meeting for training in Toolbox, an anti-bullying program, while teachers take students into their classrooms for reading.

Meet in the Multipurpose Room. Students may wear pajamas to the event.

Kindergarten Tour - Dec 2, 8:45am

Fairmont Elementary will hold its Kindergarten Tour on December 2, beginning at 8:45AM. Come hear about all the exciting things that are going on at Fairmont, and talk with the principal, kindergarten teachers, and Fairmont parents about your questions, including information about the Playworks athletics program, Fairmont's After School Enrichment Program, after school care, in-school enrichment programs such as music for K-3, Fairmont’s band, and science, and much more.

For information about Kindergarten at Fairmont, please visit http://fairmontschool.org/kindergarten-tour. If you would like to help with the tour (or with registration in January), please send an email to Amy Miles at pta-volunteers@fairmontschool.org.

Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser - Dec 4

Help fund your PTA by taking a shift at Golden Gate Fields’ Dollar Days. As a group, we serve the patrons while the horses race, and we come home with a $1000 donation. Wear your Fairmont T-shirt if you have one!

We need still need volunteers for the afternoon shift, so if you can spare 3-4 hours, please visit our sign up form at http://signup.com/go/Jw2tA3. Questions? Contact Shane Anderson at pta-volunteers@fairmontschool.org. Thanks for your help!

Safety and Traffic Crossing Guards - Help Needed

We could always use more people helping direct traffic and guide kids across Stockton in the mornings. If you can help on one or more days, please contact Deb Marshall at dedeannmarshall@gmail.com.

Message and Thanks from District Superintendent

Sent November 9:

Friends and colleagues,

Last night, our community spoke clearly in favor of our work, passing the parcel tax renewal, Measure T, with nearly 75 percent of the vote. The parcel tax renewal gives us the flexibility to invest more heavily into programs that support our students and teachers.

Thank you for your support of Measure T and for investing in our schools. It took a broad and varied coalition working together to ensure that Measure T passed and I look forward to capitalizing on that energy on behalf of our students in the near future.

We can also be thankful that Proposition 55 passed, which ensured a continued source of stable funding for schools statewide.

As we try to make sense of national politics, let’s remember that we have an even greater impact locally. What we do with our schools and in our communities is what will matter to our children and prepare them for whatever the future may bring.

In Partnership,

Matthew Duffy

Ways to Support Fairmont

Join the PTA! It's easy and a great way to show your child that you support their education. Membership forms are available in the school office. Join today!

Donate! While you can donate when you join PTA, you can donate any time by click on the green Donate button on the school web site. Friends and family are also encouraged to donate to money to support Fairmont programs. Visit http://fairmontschool.org/donate now!

Volunteer! If you haven't already filled our annual Volunteer Survey, please complete it online. Just go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r3Q13_RqJ5msFvidsfq_hfiJywe_8QeZ16zDX2ynJWA/viewform. Send questions to volunteers@fairmontschool.org

Get Your Badge! Apply today for your volunteer badge. These badges let you help in class, on field trips, and more. Start your application at: http://bit.ly/1IUagO8

Thanks so much for your help and for getting involved with Fairmont!

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 14 - PTA General Meeting -- All Members -- 6:15PM in MPR
  • Nov 16 - Pt Bonita Informational Meeting, 5PM in Staff Room
  • Nov 17 - Korematsu Information Night
  • Nov 18 - Coffee with Principal Bernhardt, 8:30AM in MPR
  • Nov 21 - Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day
  • Nov 21 - SSC Meeting, 3PM, Staff Room
  • Nov 21 - Family Reading Night / Parent Toolbox Training, 6:30pm in MPR
  • Nov 23 - Thanksgiving Eve - MINIMUM Day
  • Nov 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov 30 - Band Concert
  • Dec 2 - Kindergarten Tour
  • Dec 4 - Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser
  • Dec 9 - Papi's Pizza Roma Fundraiser
  • Dec 12 - Fairmont Winter Concert, 6:30PM in MPR
  • Dec 16 - Last Day before Winter Break - MINIMUM Day
  • Dec 19 thru Jan 2, 2017 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Jan 3, 2017 - School Resumes
  • Jan 9, 2017 - Kindergarten Registration

Community Messages

Korematsu Information Night Nov 17. Korematsu Middle School is hosting an information night on November 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in their Multipurpose Room (7125 Donal Ave, El Cerrito). This is a good chance for sixth graders to get acquainted with the middle school site, teachers, students, and programs. More information about Korematsu is available at http://korematsumiddleschool.org/

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Contact Info

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