GoFairmont 2018-3-11

In this newsletter: Auction, 5th Grade Candy, PTA Budget Survey, FASEP Survey & Spring 2018 Registration, Library-First Wednesday Celebration, Growing Summer Vegetables



Mark your calendars for Fairmont’s Silent Auction “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” Saturday March 24th at El Cerrito Recreation Center, 6:30-9pm.

Adult $15 Child $6

Make checks payable to Fairmont PTA or buy tickets online.

You can help out by:

*Signing up to Volunteer  at the Auction

*Donate a basket of goodies, gift cards, service, a party

*Donations of Wine, desserts are needed

*Check with your classroom to work on a class project or  donation for the Auction

Contact Debbie Marshall for any questions: (510) 847-3119 or d_marshall@comcast.net.

5th Grade Candy

Please turn in all candy money and any leftover candy if you are unable to sell it.

PTA Budget Survey

Planning is underway to prepare the PTA budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Please take a few minutes to fill out this Google form survey to let your voice be heard! How can we best spend our resources to make the most positive difference at Fairmont? Your input is appreciated! Fill out the survey.

FASEP Survey

Please help the Fairmont PTA improve the FASEP program by taking a moment to fill out our online survey. There will also be a paper version of the survey (in English & Spanish) sent home in Monday's packets. Parents who choose to fill out the paper form can either return it to the office or have their child bring it to their teacher.

Your feedback is very important to us! 

FASEP Spring Registration is now open!

The last FASEP session of the school year will be from April 9th - June 1st, 2018. Sign up for Drumming, Visual Art, Yoga, Theater & Chess classes by either using the online registration form or by filling out the paper form which will also be sent out in your child's folders this week and  available in the office.  Registration is now open and will be closed on March 28.

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

  • March 14 - Pi Night PTA general meeting at 6pm, Math Night at 6:30pm.
  • March 19 - SSC Meeting 3 pm
  • March 21 - WCCUSD Board Meeting
  • March 22 - AA Parent Advisory Committe in library, Safe School Community MPR 6:30PM
  • March 24 - Auction at EC Community Center


Library - First Wednesday Celebration

The El Cerrito Library Foundation in partnership with the City of El Cerrito, El Cerrito Library, Friends of El Cerrito Library, and the Contra Costa Library System are hosting a free party to celebrate the start of expanded, seven-day-per-week, library service in El Cerrito.

The First Wednesday Celebration will be held between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito.

The First Wednesday Celebration will feature free frozen custard, cookies, and music with games, magic, and face painting for children of all ages. 

Attendees will be able to get free library cards, meet new friends, and enjoy all El Cerrito Library services.

Join us to thank El Cerrito City Council Members for providing funding for seven-day-per-week library service for all Library users.

With the expanded schedule, persons who wish to use the Library can make plans knowing El  Cerrito Library will be open between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. every day of the week at a minimum. (Holidays, of course, excepted.)

The new Library schedule starting April 2, 2018 will be: Sunday 1-5; Monday and Tuesday Noon-8; Wed. and Th. 10 - 6; Friday and Saturday 10 – 5.

Business sponsor of the First Wednesday Celebration is East Bay Sanitary service of El Cerrito.

Please join us to celebrate this new era in El Cerrito Library service!

For more information contact:

Al Miller, President

The El Cerrito Library Foundation


(510) 526-4874

Kensington Library - Growing Summer Vegetables 

Come hear all you need to know about growing summer vegetables! Jack Cortis, a UC Master Gardener here in Contra Costa, will be presenting knowledgeable ideas about what grows well and what doesn’t in our summer hillside gardens. This is a great learning opportunity for West County hillside garden enthusiasts.  

Additionally, this talk is well timed, as the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County will hold a tomato and summer vegetable plant sale at the main Richmond Public Library on Saturday April 28.

There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.  No charge.

Date: March 19, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Contact Info

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