GoFairmont 2017-10-01

In this newsletter: Nutrition Committee Meeting, Walk to School, PTA Board Meeting, Walk-a-thon Is Here!, Successful Staff Breakfast, PTA Members, Walk-a-thon Helpers Needed, Turn in Your Boxtops!


Nutrition Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 3rd, we will have a Nutrition Committee Meeting in the school library (P5, which is the portable nearest the old senior center) at 6:30 pm. Come find out when we will be getting our salad bar in the lunch room and discuss general lunch/nutrition in relation to your student.

Walk to School

Benefit the environment and your own health by participating in Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 4th. This initiative is supported by the Contra Costa Health Department & the El Cerrito Police Department. Come by the front school entrance between 8:00 am - 8:30 am in order to get free prizes.

PTA Board Meeting

Thursday, October 5th, is our PTA Board Meeting at 6:00 pm in the faculty lounge. The staff lounge is the door after the office when you enter by the front gate. All PTA members are welcome to attend, not just board members. Attending these meetings is a good way to learn more about the PTA’s volunteer work and how we support the school. We still have positions open and would love to have some new faces. The board meeting usually runs for about an hour and a half and is usually adults-only. 

Walk-a-thon Is Here!

The annual Fairmont School Walk-a-thon is Friday, October 6th. We will be sending out a detailed schedule of walk times by grade shortly. If you are available during the day, come join us and cheer on your child! Another exciting tidbit - students who raise $100 will be entered in a drawing for 2 tickets to a Warriors game! You can still register online at Pledgestar or use the paper forms that were sent home previously. Pledges are due October 13th.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Successful Staff Breakfast

Thank you to all the parents that helped put on the staff breakfast: Jessica Payne, Jen Cesario, Heather Aquilino, Jenny Komaromi, Ana Torres, Leena Grenier, Kelly Gould, and April Parekh. Special recognition is deserved by Dawn Miller, who came up with the idea to have a monthly staff appreciation breakfast!

PTA Members

Thanks to all of the teachers, parents, guardians, and community members who have joined the PTA. Thus far we have 95 PTA members from 73 families. There are approximately 350 families at Fairmont so about 20% of our population has joined. This is an increase over last year's number but we are still hoping to reach our goal of 130 members. If you haven't joined yet, please do so! You can join online or we have forms in the office if you prefer the paper method.

Volunteer Opportunities

Walk-a-thon Helpers Needed

The walk-a-thon is right around the corner, October 6th , and we need volunteers to help prepare and hand out snack as well as helping with the obstacle courses. Sign up today! https://goo.gl/iHNUaD

Turn in Your Boxtops!

Bring your Box Tops to the school office by October 2. We turn in Box Tops twice each year, at the beginning of October and February. Make sure you turn in anything that will expire soon! Note that we have to throw out any expired coupons, so check those dates!!

If you want to learn more about Box Tops fundraising, you can visit Fairmont's Fundraising page or the Box Tops FAQ .

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 financial support, your help with events, and for getting involved with education at Fairmont School!

Upcoming Events

  • October 2 - Turn in BoxTops
  • October 3 - Nutrition Committee Meeting
  • October 4 - Walk to School Day
  • October 5 - PTA Board Meeting 6 PM
  • October 6 - Walk-a-thon
  • October 9 - Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL
  • October 13 - Pizza Roma Fundraiser
  • October 19 - PTA General Meeting/Toolbox Training
  • October 20 - Family Game Night
  • October 24 - Tech Night
  • October 28 - Fall Festival

Community Events

Learn to Cartoon - from the Charles M Schulz Museum

Join Charles M. Schulz Museum staff for an intro to cartooning, animation, and Charles Schulz through a variety of drawing and art activities. El Cerrito Library, Saturday, October 7 from 1:30-2:30 pm. Attendee must be between the grades of K and 8.

WCCUSD 12th Annual Parents as Partners & Leaders Conference

Families are cordially invited to the *12th Annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference, Saturday, October 21st, 2017!* This conference draws hundreds of parents every year and provides parents with information through interactive and engaging workshops that will help them support their child’s academic career. For more info check out the flyer. Register here.

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Contact Info

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