GoFairmont 2017-02-10

In this newsletter: PTA Facilities Meeting, Spell-a-thon Pledges Due, Get Ready for Auction, Last Call for BoxTops, Pizza Roma, Presidents Week Break

PTA General Meeting Monday, Feb 13, 6:30PM, in MPR to Discuss School Facilities Planning

If you want to have input into how Fairmont spends the bond money we will get in the 2018-2019 time frame, please join us this Monday, February 13 at 6:30pm, in the Multipurpose Room. District staff will be there to help get the planning process started.

Some parents met this week to get the discussion started and generated a list of ideas. We encourage you to add your thoughts to this discussion, via the Google sheet we set up. Simply click the following link and add your ideas in a new row. Http://bit.ly/2kd6zny If you have questions before Monday, please send an email to Tim Warner [pta-president@fairmontschool.org] or April Parekh [pta-secretary@fairmontschool.org].


Spell-a-thon Pledges Due

If you have not already turned in money for the Spell-a-thon, now is the time to do so. What we collect by this Friday will help us determine prizes. Please note, however, that we will gratefully receive donations after Friday! Spell-a-thon has historically been one of our best fundraisers of the year and brings in a lot of money to fund programs for Fairmont students.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Miller at pta-financialsecretary@fairmontschool.org.

Auction & Raffle!

Are you selling tickets for Fairmont's Raffle? Once again we have some great raffle prizes, including Disneyland tickets. In past years, our raffle has brought in as much as $7000, so it is a very important part of the fundraising that supports our PTA student programs.

Our annual Fairmont Auction will be March 11, at 6PM. We will have more information about the auction in the coming weeks. If you have questions or items to donate, please contact Debbie Marshall at pta-auction@fairmontschool.org.

Pizza Roma this Friday - Feb 10!

We hope to see lots of Fairmont families at Papi's Pizza Roma this Friday, Feb 10, for our monthly supper club fundraiser, the proceeds of which support Fairmont's programs. Just mention Fairmont with your in-person or phone order, and our kids will get a share of the tab. Thank you for your support!

Last Call for BoxTops

Bring your Box Tops to the school office by February 15. We turn in Box Tops twice each year -- mid-October and mid-February. Make sure you turn in anything that will expire soon! Note that we have to throw out any expired coupons, so check those dates!!

If you want to learn more about Box Tops fundraising, you can visit Fairmont's Fundraising page or the Box Tops FAQ.

President's Week Break

Our annual President's Week Break runs from Feb 20 through Feb 24. During this time, there will be no school, so please be sure to make other arrangement for your child. The normal school reschedule resumes Monday, Feb 27.

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

  • Feb 10 - Papi's Pizza Roma Fundraiser
  • Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 6:30PM in MPR (Board mtg at 6:00PM)
  • Feb 15 - Last Day for Box Tops
  • Feb 17 - Principal's Coffee
  • Feb 20 - 24 - President's Week, NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 27 - SSC Meeting, 3pm in Staff Room
  • Mar 11 - Fairmont's Annual Auction and Raffle
  • Mar 14 - Family Math Night, 6:30pm in MPR
  • Mar 20 - SSC Meeting, 3pm in Staff Room

Community Messages

Support El Cerrito High School's Music Program, this Saturday, Feb 11

The El Cerrito High School Jazz Festival is this Saturday, Feb. 11. This is an all-day festival in which top high school jazz bands compete.

There are also two exciting headline concerts:

  • 1pm University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble
  • 7pm the exceptional Donny McCaslin Group

Tickets are $15 for the entire day -- feel free to come to any or all of the competitions and performances. It's a great chance for younger musicians to see a range of fun jazz music -- and a good chance to support the high school music department as well!

More info can be found on the festival website: FESTIVAL

Bay Area Black-American Art Show

Until February 26, there is an art show at the Nvisible Atelier in Oakland featuring the work of Black-American artists, including Fairmont parent Arthur Norcome. There is an artist reception this Saturday, Feb 11, from 2-5pm. http://nva.eventbrite.com. 416 26th St, Oakland, CA (Warehouse 416). The show "sheds light upon [Black-Americans'] presence within an art historical canon that relegates the majority of our contributions to the margins."

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Contact Info

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