GoFairmont 2017-09-17

In this newsletter: Walk-a-thon, PTA General Meeting, Fairmont Facilities Update, College & Career Awareness Week, Thanks to Our Volunteers!


We are now excepting pledges for our Walk-a-thon. Register online or use the form that came home in your Friday folders and return it to school. Pledges are due October 13th. Lots of prizes up for grabs so send out emails to your family and friends. The class that raises the most money will get a pizza party!  

PTA General Meeting and Study Skills (Free Childcare)

Thursday September 21st will be our first full PTA General Meeting at 6pm. Free childcare and snacks will be provided so please join us. 

Fairmont Facilities Update

Wondering what happened to our school rebuild? Worried about overcrowding on our campus? Curious about upcoming improvements? Please visit the Facilities page on the Fairmont website for more information on the history of our rebuild, its current status, and the latest facility-related news and updates: http://fairmontschool.org/our-school-facility.

College & Career Awareness Week

Get set for College and Career Awareness Week this October! We are planning several events, including a talk featuring the different jobs and careers out there to help our students set their sights on the world beyond elementary school. Parent, guardians, and community members, if you are interested to share information about what you do for a living with Fairmont students either on October 11 or October 12, please contact saidah.said@gmail.com. This will be an approximately 2.5 hour commitment starting around 8:45 AM. Also, contact me if you can help coordinate the event.

Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Thank you to all of you who came out today to work at the Golden Gate Fields Fundraiser: Debbie Marshall, Rhonda Povlak, Ana Torres, Becky Raikow, April Parekh, Jen Komaromi, Annika Dukes, Tim Aaronson, Paula Burch, Lori Catlin, Amy Miles, Ceci Rau, Jessica & Robert Payne, Raija Rickansrud, Pat Marshall, Kevin O'Neal and Sherrod Blankner.

Also thanks to those who have signed up to be room parents: Shaleen Kumar, Nacera Khamis, Anthony Patire, Ivonne Lopez, Balandra Fregoso, Chieko & Chris O’Dea, Rebecca Goldfarb, Karley Benson, Kelly Gould, Leena Trivedi Grenier, Jessica Payne, Kelly McGuinness, Verenca Granucci, Laura Saponara, Aimee Williams, Ceci Rau, Melanie Proctor, Dawn Miller, Catherine Marden, Tere Delatorre, Krystle Manto, Sherrod Bankner, Martha Park, Ana Torres, Debbie Marshall, Maria Garcia, Heather Aquilino, Lisa King, and Alice Burton.

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

  • September 18 — SSC Meeting 3pm
  • September 21 — PTA General Meeting 6pm
  • September 26 — Nutrition Committee Meeting 6:30pm
  • September 28 — Reflections Art Event 2:40-7:30pm
  • September 28 — African American Parent Site Council Meeting 6:30pm
  • September 29 — Principal's Coffee 8:30am

Community events

Join us for a screening of the film "And Then They Came for Us" (2017), by social justice filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, featuring actor George Takei, who was interned as a child in an American camp for Japanese American citizens. The film warns that building walls and banning Muslims echo the World War II disaster of incarcerating innocent Japanese Americans. The screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion.

Panelists include: Abby Ginzberg, director

Karen Korematsu, founder & executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Satsuki Ina, psychotherapist & Professor Emeritus, California State University Sacramento

Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, SF Bay Area Council on American-Islamic Relations

Monday, October 30, 2017

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Acalanes High School Theater,

1212 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lafayette CA


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Contact Info

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