GoFairmont 2019-02-03

In this newsletter: Welcome Our New Secretary, Game Night, Candy grams, Spell-a-thon, PTA Board Meeting, 6th Grade Promotion, Auction Volunteers, Girls in Engineering, Korematsu Science Fair 

Welcome Our New Secretary!

Please give a warm welcome to our new Fairmont addition! Cresol Navarro is our new office clerk, she transferred from Bayview where she worked for 4 years! She is bilingual in English & Spanish. Cresol is excited to be a part of our Fairmont Family!

Game Night

Please join us Friday, February 8th from 6-8 PM in the MPR for Game Night. You may bring a table top game but we will have plenty on hand for you to play with your kids. We will also be selling Gamewright Games (Sushi Go, Outfoxed, Sleeping Queens, Etc). 50% of the proceeds will come back to the Fairmont PTA and we will also be selling pizza and drinks. Hope to see you there!

Valentine Candy Grams

Valentine Candy Grams will be available for $1 in the office after school from February 5th through February 13th. Mr. Ko's class will deliver Candy Grams to students and staff on February 14th. Proceeds benefit the 5th grade science trip to Point Bonita.


The spelling tests will take place this week! Please turn in all money by Feb. 15 to be eligible for prizes. The easiest way to collect pledges is by registering online at: https://pledgestar.com/fairmont. Students who spell all of their words correctly will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble, so get spelling!

PTA Board Meeting

The PTA Board will meet on Thursday, February 7th, in the Staff Lounge. Just a reminder that any PTA member is welcome to join us for these meetings! If you are interested in getting more involved, please come by.

6th Grade Promotion

Hello 6th Grade Parents! Our children will be promoted to 7th grade before you know it. To make their last year at Fairmont special, our Promotion Committee has already started planning. If you would like to be a part of the planning, please plan to attend the meeting. 6th graders are welcome to partake.

Date: Sunday, February 10th,

Time:3:30 pm

Location:Well Grounded Office Space, 6931 Stockton Ave, El Cerrito

Swim Party – Amy DeHart

6th Grade Yearbook – Amy Dertz

6th Grade Dance Party –Debbie Marshall, Jenny Komaromi, Maggie Salazar

Promotion – Becky Raikow, Tere Ahumada

Silent Auction Volunteers Meeting, Sunday February 10

Be a part of the Fairmont Family, Volunteer to make our Students' Education Experience a Success! Please attend planning meeting for our Silent Auction!

Date/time/location: Sunday, February 10th at 4:30 PM, 6931 Stockton Ave. For more info, contact: Debbie Marshall (510) 847-3119 or Jane Wakayama (415) 816-5600

 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

  • Monday, February 4 - Spell-a-thon Begins
  • Thursday, February 7 - PTA Board meeting 6-7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 8 - Family Game Night 6-8 PM
  • Tuesday, February 12 - School Climate and Culture Team meeting 3-4 PM
  • Wednesday, February 13 - Spelling Bee Assembly 9:30-11 AM
  • Friday, February 15- Coffee with the Principal 8:30 AM

Girls in Engineering UC Berkeley

We’d like to invite girls from your school to apply to UC Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering summer camps! All Bay Area girls who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade can apply to our camps. (Flyer is attached.) For more information, please visit our website: http://girlsinengineering.berkeley.edu/

While there is a fee for our camps, camp is free for families who demonstrate financial need (by qualifying for free or reduced price lunch, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal). No scholarship application is required.

Korematsu Science Fair

Bring your younger siblings! Family-friendly event!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Korematsu Middle School, MPR, 6:30 p.m.

Come see the work of our students at our annual science fair.

This is a family-friendly event, where younger students can see more advanced projects. It's fun for them to see.

We are pleased to announce special guests.....The American Chemical Society will be on hand with a science show and hands-on demonstrations!  Don't Miss it!

The tentative schedule for the evening is.....

6:30pm: Arrival, Korematsu science fair project viewing and hands-on activities.

7:00pm: Chemistry show on stage. 

7:30-8:00 p.m. More hands-on demonstrations, talk to the scientists, and viewing of projects.

8:00pm: Wrap up

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Contact Info

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