GoFairmont 2018-1-23

In this newsletter: Family Literacy Night, Books for Free, Fairmont Student moves on to State Level Reflections Showcase, LCAP Town Meetings, UC Berkeley Girls in Engineering



Family Literacy Night

Thursday, January 25th is Family Literacy Night from 6-8PM. Come to school in your PJs (yes, even adults may wear their PJs!) and enjoy milk and cookies while the younger kids listen to stories read aloud and the upper grades will have Harry Potter trivia going on. It's sure to be a blast so please join us!

Macaroni Grill Fundraiser

Monday, Jaunuary 29th visit Macaroni Grill between 11am-10pm and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Fairmont. Please either bring the flyer (see below) or mention Fairmont Benefit Night!  Invite your friends and family to join in.

Books for Free

Have you visited the Fairmont Book Exchange? It is in the hallway of the primary classroom building. Please take a book to keep for free. Or leave a gently-used book that your child has outgrown. And keep on reading!

A book seen recently at the Fairmont Book Exchange (or find it at the public library!): 

Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

Sam is almost 11 when he discovers a locked box in the attic above his grandfather's room, and a piece of paper that says he was kidnapped. There are lots of other words, but Sam has always had trouble reading. To Sam, words are impossible. Who can he trust to help him read the documents that could unravel the mystery of who he is? And why does he keep having strange dreams about the number 11? This book is recommended for grades 4-6.

Fairmont Student moves on to State Level Reflections Showcase

Congratulations are in order for second grader Clara Cunningham. She has advanced on to the state level in primary literature in the PTA Reflections Showcase. She is one of only four from our PTA district moving on to the state level.


Community News

LCAP Town Meetings, Wednesday January 24th

See Attachment

UC Berkeley Girls In Engineering

We’d like to invite girls from your school to apply to UC Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering summer camps! All Bay Area girls who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade can apply to our camps. For more information, please visit our website: http://girlsinengineering.berkeley.edu/

While there is a fee for our camps, camp is free for families who demonstrate financial need (by qualifying for free or reduced price lunch, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal). No scholarship application is required.


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

  • January 25 - Literacy Night 6pm
  • January 26 - Coffee with the Principal 8:40am
  • January 29 - Macaroni Grill
  • February 1 - PTA Board Meeting
  • February 2 - Turn in Box Tops

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Contact Info

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