GoFairmont 2017-05-07

In this newsletter: Teacher Appreciation, SSC Surveys Due, Science Fair Judges Needed, Garage Sale, Fairmont Raffle Winners, PTA Board, Multicultural Festival Thanks


Teacher Appreciation Week! May 8-12th

This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Let's show our teachers and staff at Farimont how much we appreciate them! We have planned to provide food and treats the entire week and we still need more people to bring their favorite meals on Thursday's lunch, so please sign up in the front office or online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844ada82ba2fa7-teacher

SSC Surveys Due Friday, May 12

If you have not already done so, please complete Fairmont's annual School Site Council survey, sent home on paper in folders a week ago. Remember that we much prefer you complete the survey online, if possible. English version: http://bit.ly/2ocBpsx; Spanish version: http://bit.ly/2oOk6yv

All surveys must be received in the office by May 12. The online survey will be closed at midnight. Paper surveys received after May 12 will not be tallied. So complete and turn in your survey today!

Science Fair Judges Needed

Every year, we rely on adult volunteers to help judge the students’ projects. No science expertise is required, just a willingness to help our kids. We need your help!

In past years, we have done all the judging in a single day, but this year we are trying something new. We will spread judging over several days, even providing a chance for judges to take a set of projects to judge at home.

If you can help, please sign up as soon as possible at http://signup.com/go/Jdksryb. Please sign up for more than one spot, if you are able!

The first spot is Friday, May 19, from 8:45-11:15 in the morning. All judging is scheduled for the Fairmont Multipurpose Room. Sign up today!

So what about viewing the projects? We are still figuring that out, but the current proposal is an evening following Memorial Day. Rest assured that it is our intent that Fairmont’s community has a chance to see all the great work our kids are doing in science.

Garage Sale  May 20th

Fairmont PTA is participating in the El Cerrito city wide garage sale. Please start putting aside items you would like to donate to the sale. All the proceeds will go toward improving our library for next year.

Fairmont Raffle Winners

Talies are in for the Disney Raffle Ticket sales. We have two pizza parties to plan for selling the most tickets. Thanks to Mr. Ko's fourth grade class who brought in $850 and Ms. Cook's 1st grade class who brought in $565. The prize of $50 goes to Madison Marshall in Mr. Ko's class for selling the most tickets.Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who helped make our raffle a success!

Fairmont PTA Board 2017-2018

At the April 10th PTA General Meeting, we elected the new board as follows:

  • President - Jen Komaromi
  • Vice President - Sherrod Blankner
  • Treasurer - Amy DeHart
  • Financial Secretary - Shane Anderson
  • Secretary - April Parekh
  • Membership - Tim Warner

Thank you to everyone for stepping up to help our students and who make our PTA such a success! If you are interested in being more involved, please come to one of our board meetings. Our next one is tomorrow! These are open to everyone in the community and we are always looking for new volunteers to help bring in more great energy and ideas.

Multicultural Festival Thanks

We were very happy to have such a great turn out for this exciting cultural festival. All the families brought in delicious food and no one left hungry! The entertainment provided by our students and their families was exceptional. Special thanks to the planning committee: Nigora Bozorova, Namgayl Yabsang, Fumiyo Tomita, Dawn Miller, and April Parekh.

Ways to Support Fairmont

Now is the time to get involved at 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

  • May 8-12 — Teacher Appreciation
  • May 8 - PTA Board Meeting
  • May 12 - Pizza Roma Fund Raiser, SSC Survey's Due
  • May 19 - Coffee with Principal Bernhardt
  • May 20 - Garage Sale
  • Jun 11 - Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser, http://signup.com/go/siY6yU

Community item

Know Your Rights - Thursday, May 11th from 5-7PM. DeJean Middle School will host a discussion pannel with experts as well as free legal consultation. There will be a conversation about ICE and immigrant rights by the ACLU as well as resources for the community. 

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Contact Info

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