GoFairmont 2018-08-15

Start of the Year News: Kindergarten Orientation, 2nd Grade Playdate, School Cleanup, Start of School, Welcome Back Coffee, Ice Cream Social Volunteers Needed, Schoolwide Supply Wish List, Mystery Science, Join PTA, Bento Box Workshop

Back to School

We are excitedly looking forward to the start of a new school year. 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.

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 http://signup.com/go/eaacvF.

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.

Fairmont Wins Award for Recycling and Composting Program

Fairmont is the first and only school in the district to implement a compost collection program. Students and staff have participated in a pilot program called Waste Matters hosted by The Watershed Project for the last three years. Students are learning about the negative effects of putting food scraps in the landfill. Students understand how to sort their lunch garbage into compost bins, recycling bins, and trash. For these efforts, Fairmont receive 4 awards from the Sustainable Contra Costa 2015 Award Program including:

Auction

Join us for a congenial evening of food, music, and auction

Fairmont Silent and Live Auction

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito

Fairmont T-Shirts

Are you ready to show off your school sprit? Fairmont t-shirts are now available for purchase. They come in a variety of sizes, for young and young at heart. We have pink, gray, and  gold to choose from. We also have hoodie sweatshirts for sale.

Orders will be due September 29th. Make your orders today and show off your Fairmont pride! 

You can now pay online or download your order form and return it with your payment by Sept 29th. (Spanish)

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Contact Info

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