SSC Survey 2018

Fairmont’s School Site Council has released their survey for the 2017-2018 school year. The purposes of the survey are to assess satisfaction with the current year and to make adjustments for the coming year. The SSC oversees the school site plan and allocation of funding available through the District’s LCAP.

The survey also helps Fairmont’s PTA in determining how they can better plan their budget and programs, as well as what ways of communicating are most effective.

Please take 3-5 minutes to complete this survey ONLINE.

The survey is anonymous, but we encourage you to add checkmarks for your child’s classrooms on the last question. Some teachers run contests for the kids turning in their surveys, and this will help us credit online responses to the right classrooms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have more than one child at Fairmont, please complete ONLY ONE SURVEY. Just check multiple classrooms on the last question. This survey should be completed by parents/guardians.

Responses will be accepted through May 18. If completing online, please DO NOT complete a paper survey if you receive one in your child's Friday folder. Online responses are preferred!

Thank you!!


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2018 Spring Concert at ECHS

April 25th   7 PM   El Cerrito High Theater 


Primary Music Program students

El Cerrito Aftercare Program students

Beginning/Advanced Band Musicians (4th-6th grade)

Notes for Families:

1.Mr. Mark’s Music Students – all students currently in Mr. Mark’s classes (K-3 and rooms 5 & 6) invited to join him onstage to show off our primary music instruction! Participants should arrive by 6:45 and will be seated as a group (separate from main audience). Participation is optional; participants are encouraged to wear something colorful.

2.El Cerrito After-Care Program – talk to Anthony about performing if your child is in aftercare at the clubhouse! Participants should arrive by 6:45 and will be seated as a group.

3.Beginning & Advanced Band – band musicians should arrive between 6:30-6:45 with their instruments, wearing white shirts and black pants/skirts/shorts. Musicians will be seated as a group.

Stop by the PTA treat table on the way out and buy a dessert to help support next year’s Point Bonita trip!

Band parents – please sign up to volunteer for this event at

Start of Year Checklist

The best way to support your student at Fairmont is to begin each year right. Follow this checklist for the start of each year and help as much as you are able.

Back to School

We are excitedly looking forward to the start of a new school year. With the improvements to the school, when you walk on campus, you might wonder if you are at the right place! We have a few announcements for back to school so that you don't miss anything.

First, we have created a back to school supply wish list. In an effort to make sure all of our students and teachers have access to the supplies they need, donations will be divide amongst all classrooms. There is a sign-up link in the right hand column of this page which will take you to this list.

Fifth Annual Fairmont Auction - March 11

Register and Purchase Tickets:  Fairmont Auction Website

On March 11, 2017, we will be holding our fifth annual Fairmont Silent Auction at the El Cerrito Community Center. The auction will raise money for the music and science programs, as well as general PTA programs, thus benefiting every child at Fairmont.

Our Silent Auction committee is working hard to solicit donations from companies and organizations. However, to make this event more community-based, we would like to encourage every classroom to contribute an item to be auctioned off in the form of either:

Winter Festival

Please join us for our first Winter Festival show, December 12th, at 6:30, in the MPR. We will be featuring a selection of musical offerings from our beginning and intermediate band, Mr. Mark’s music program, the afterschool programs and our FASEP program. Treats will be available for sale. Entry is FREE.

This will be a fun evening full of Fairmont spirit! If you are able to volunteer for set up, treat sales, and clean up, please sign up at

Multicultural Spring Festival

Fairmont's PTA is organizing a Multicultural Spring Festival/Potluck on April 30, 2016. We are planning to make this multicultural event fun, with different kinds of food, crafts, games, music, dance and presentations about different cultural backgrounds of Fairmont School.  We need your support to make this event happen. We invite everyone to participate and present their culture by performing: such as dancing, singing, and sharing their food, bringing a cultural game or activity/craft. You can make poster presentations about the country you are or your parents from.

Spell-A-Thon Makes $6500 for Our Students

The Fairmont Spell-A-Thon has raised over $6,500 — the highest amount raised since the event was started seven years ago. Kudos to all students and their families for their generous donations to this academics-based fundraiser. A big thank you also to the teachers and staff for their instrumental support in making this event successful. All money will go towards PTA-funded programs such as Mr. Mark's music program, Dr. Heather's science program, the 5th grade science camp, and the library program.


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Contact Info

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