GoFairmont 2017-07-26

In this newsletter: Sign up for GGF September 17th, Kindergarten Playdates and Potluck, Summer Math Loss, Discover & Go, Coding

Sign up for Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser - September 17th

Anxious to help our school raise money that benefits our students? Sign up now to be a concession volunteer at Golden Gate Fields. The shifts are only a few hours and it's a lot of fun. You don't even have to handle any money. Volunteers must be 18 or older. http://signup.com/go/DwjMcCA


Kindergarten Playdates and Potluck

This Saturday is our first playdate for our incoming kindergarten families: July 29th, 10am-Noon. There will also be playdates on August 5th and 10th from 10am-noon and a potluck on August 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm. We look forward to meeting all of the new families. Come make some new friends and be among the first to see all of the changes that have happened to our buildings over the summer!


Summer Math Loss

There is quite a focus on reading loss over the summer but did you know that your children may also suffer math loss? On average 2 1/2 months worth of learning are lost over the summer. But you can help your child with a few activities. Focus on math-based activities that you can do with your child everyday such as cooking or scoring a baseball game. Read math stories together or play games such as Yahtzee, Monopoly or Rummikub. Try to find small ways to practice math at home, in the car, or when you go shopping. For more information please check out this article: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/16/06/summer-math-loss


Discover & Go

Have your kids spent one too many hours playing minecraft and vegetating in front of the TV? Check out Discover & Go for free and discounted tickets to sites all around the bay area. You can get tickets to California Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Hall of Science, Playland Not-at-the-Beach, Oakland Museum of California and many other venues. The only thing you need to access tickets is a public library card to any area library. http://discoverandgo.org/



Make your kid's screen time a little more educational and get them interested in computer science. Code.org offers free online courses for children ages 4-18 to help them learn coding. The goal of this organization is to expand access of computer science to female and minority students. 

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

Volunteer! If you haven't already filled out 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

  • July 29 - First Kindergarten Play Date, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Fairmont playground (first of four meetings)
  • August 5 - Kindergarten Play Date, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Fairmont playground
  • August 12 - Kindergarten Play Date, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Fairmont playground
  • August 18 - Kindergarten Orientation, 2 p.m., MPR
  • August 19 - Kindergarten Potluck, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Fairmont playground
  • August 21 - First Day of 2017-2018 School Year (Minimum Day)
  • August 24 - Family Engagement Night (grades 4-6)

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Contact Info

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