GoFairmont 2017-10-29

In this newsletter: PTA Board Meeting, Chipotle Dinner Fundraiser, Save the Date-Mathnasium, College & Career Thanks, Mathnasium Volunteers, Fairmont Girl Scouts



PTA Board Meeting

Thursday, November 2nd, is our PTA Board Meeting at 6:00 pm in the faculty lounge. The 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 always love to have new faces. The board meeting usually runs for about an hour and a half and is usually adults-only. 

Chipotle Dinner Fundraiser

Support our 5th Grade Point Bonita Science Trip by eating at El Cerrito Chipotle (9901 San Pablo) on Wednesday, November 8th from 4-8 PM. 

Save the Date - Mathnasium

We are very excited about an upcoming event called Mathnasium. This event will be December 1st from 6-8 pm. There will be free food so no need to run home and make dinner. This event is similiar to family game night. The games are math based and there will be different stations depending on the age of your child. There will be prizes too. It should be a lot of fun for everyone. If you are interested in helping out, there is a sign-up below in the Volunteer Opportunities section. If you would like to help with purchasing prizes and planning, email April Parekh: aprilparekh@gmail.com.


Thanks to Our Volunteers

College & Career Week

Message from Saidah Said:

Fairmont students had a glimpse of their future beyond K-12 during the College and Career Awareness Week(s) from Oct. 11 to Oct. 26. Thank you so much to ALL the classrooms who worked hard on the college displays. Our students benefited from being aware of the different college options out there at such a young age. And thank you to everyone who participated in the "Which College Did You Attend?" display!

Finally, our kids had the wonderful opportunity to experience a special presentation on careers that showed them some of the many career pathways out there. For this, we would like to thank the following parents and community members for their presentation and participation in our career assemblies: Sherrod Blankner, Verena Bonzo, Erik Jekabson, Serena Lopez, Garreth Miller and his search dog Vita, Jon Monahan, Rochelle Okimoto, Mister Phillips, and Roy Tse. Special mention goes to Amy Dertz who presented and moderated the panel. 


 Volunteer Opportunities

Mathnasium - December 1st

We need several people to help oversee the games at Mathnasium night. Ideally this would be a second parent or high school student who needs volunteer hours and is not interested in participating in the games. Sign up: http://signup.com/go/fDELbya.

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

  • October 31 - Halloween Parade MIN DAY
  • November 1 - Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL & WCCUSD School Board Meeting: Agenda
  • November 2 - PTA Board Meeting MIN DAY
  • November 3 - MIN DAY
  • November 6 - 8 MIN DAY
  • November 8 - Chipolte Fundraiser
  • November 10 - NO SCHOOL, Pizza Roma Fundraiser
  • November 16 - Point Bonita Orientation Meeting 6 PM
  • November 22 - MIN DAY
  • November 23 & 24 - NO SCHOOL
  • December 1 - K Tours, Mathnasium

 Community Events

Fairmont Girl Scouts

For girls in K-5th Grades, 6:00 to 8PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Parent Information Night at Papi's Pizza Roma - Troops will be Forming! If you are interested in joining a Girl Scout Troop, please plan to attend our “Parent Info Night.” Troops will form at this event and those in attendance have priority for placement.

If you have questions contact: Amy Dertz Fairmont School Rep 510-306-4488, adertz@yahoo.com.

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Contact Info

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