Congratulations to sixth grader Ghouran Chang, who won the Fairmont Spelling Bee this year, and fifth grader Jacob Klein, who is the runner-up. The two-hour event on Feb. 11 had 35 students from upper grade participating. Many thanks to Tim Warner, who organized the event, as well as Anne Marie Richards, Thad Smith, and Donna Chung, who helped with the judging of the event and pronouncing of spelling words.
The Fairmont Elementary School Cougars won the 3rd annual Kickball Tournament, the Golden Boot, on Saturday, February 7th. Fairmont defeated Kensington 12-0 in the first game and won a nail-biter in the championship game, 2-0, over the hosts, Madera.
6th-grade teacher and coach of the team, Mr. Auday, praised the kids for "their teamwork and dynamic defense." Congratulations!
Interested in our music program? Come to our special PTA meeting this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at 6:15pm, where Mark will talk about the program and get all of us moving and making music. It will be lots of fun!
Since the start of this school year, Fairmont has had a wonderful music program running for lower grades. One of our Fairmont parents is also a music educator, and after a successful pilot last year, Fairmont's PTA allocated funds to bring the program to more students, as a complement to Band, which is currently funded by the school district. The program uses a method specially focused on teaching children the basics of making music in a fun and engaging way.
This year, the PTA is sponsoring a 20-week science program for 4th-6th graders. The goal is to inspire Fairmont students to be excited about science and to teach them transferrable science skills that will help them throughout their lives. Each class will meet weekly with Ms. Heather to do hands-on science. And Ms. Heather will be helping with other events, such as Bubble Science with Playworks, and Fairmont's Science Fair in the spring.