GoFairmont 2018-09-16

In this newsletter: Walk-a-thon, PTA General Meeting, Potluck, and Second Grade Performance, Fairmont T-Shirts,ToolBox Training, Auction Meeting, Reminder to Turn in PTA Membership and Volunteer Survey Forms, Scout-O-Rama



We are now excepting pledges for our Walk-a-thon. Register online or use the form that came home in your folders and return it to school. Pledges are due October 12th. Lots of prizes up for grabs so send out emails to your family and friends. The class that raises the most money will get a pizza party!  

PTA General Meeting, Potluck, and Second Grade Performance

Our first PTA meeting of the year is this Thursday, September 20. We will have a potluck at 6pm, meeting starts at 6:30. Theme of the potluck is Salad Bar! Bring a topping / side (bread, etc) that would be tasty on a salad (we'll provide Romaine)! Come to learn how to become more engaged in the PTA! Mrs. Grimm & Mrs. Hamilton's second grade classes will also be performing at our meeting.

Fairmont T-Shirts

T-shirt forms have been sent home. Has your child's backpack eaten the form? No worries. You can purchase online here. T-shirts offered are navy, maroon, and dark green. Short sleeve shirts are $15 and hoodies are $30.

ToolBox Training

Interested in learning more about ToolBox Social Emotional Learning Curriculum which Mrs. Bernhardt discussed in her newsletter? ToolBox is hosting it's first ever online parent webinar so you can better understand the 12 tools. The webinar is October 11th at 6PM. Sign up today!

Auction Meeting

We are looking for volunteers to help get our auction going! We will meet on Wed, Sept 19th at 6pm at Well Grounded Workspace 6931 Stockton, El Cerrito.

Reminder to Turn in PTA Membership and Volunteer Survey Forms

If you still have on your refrigerator door either the PTA Membership form or the Volunteer Survey (or both!), please remember to complete them and send them to school with your student. Of course, we also have both online and it takes just a couple of minutes to complete them. Find links to both on our Start of Year Checklist page.

Thank you for your support!


FASEP classes are starting to fill up (Soccer is already full) so if you are thinking of registering for Dancing Around the World, Chess, Art, and Fun with Environmental Science, you are encouraged to do it soon!

The classes will start Monday, September 24th.

Spanish versions of the registration packets are available in the Fairmont office or on the Fairmont FASEP website.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

We are seeking volunteers for the first week to help guide students to their classrooms. If you would like to participate, please contact Mike Levy or Taylor Melton.

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

  • September 17 - SSC Meeting 3 PM
  • September 18 - School Board Canidates Forum Helms Middle School
  • September 19 - Auction Meeting & WCCUSD Board Meeting
  • September 20 - PTA General Meeting 6 PM
  • September 25 - African American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting-Library
  • September 28 - Principal's Coffee 8:30 AM
  • October 5 - Walk-a-thon


Interested in joining Scouting? Join us for the Scout-O-Rama 

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 1:00PM

Camp Herms 1100 James Place, El Cerrito CA 94530 (near Arlington Park)

This FREE event will feature archery, bean bag launchers, a monkey bridge, air rockets, games, treats, and more

Questions? For Girl Scouts contact Georgia Kopel <gkopel@girlscoutsnorcal.org>, Membership Development Manager, Girl Scouts of Northern California

For Cub Scouts contact Chenal Godette <chenal.godette@scouting.org>, Herms District Executive, Scouts BSA

You can find general information on Scouting for boys and girls at https://www.scouting.org/ and https://www.beascout.org.

For Girl Scouts, see: https://www.gsnorcal.org/en/join-us/become-a-girl-scout.html.

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Contact Info

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