Join the Fairmont PTA

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Choose the Annual Membership item and when adding to your cart, be sure to include the grade and room of your child! Our Winter Membership Drive ends Dec. 8, so join today to help your child's classroom win a pizza party.

What Fairmont PTA Is About

The Fairmont PTA works hard to improve the school for every student and family. With the cooperation of teachers, staff and families, PTA volunteers have worked tirelessly to:

  • Provide the school with educational events such as Family Reading Night and Family Math Night, as well as assemblies
  • Provide fun activities that also foster family involvement, such as Board Game Night, Family Fun Night and Friendship Dances
  • Improve the appearance of the school. We have transformed an unused plot of land into an edible garden in the past three years. In Spring of 2009, we sponsored the creation of a mural in the kindergarten yard, titled “Growing Minds”
  • Foster healthy habits among our students and families. Last year, we organized a Walk-to-School Day, which we will expand to a Walk-to-School campaign this year
  • Support teachers by providing them allocations to pay for classroom supplies and field trips
  • Financially support Music and Science programs, and have supported the PlayWorks program at Fairmont.
  • Help support and coordinate the Fifth Grade Overnight field trip to Pt. Bonita.

Becoming a member shows your family that school is important and you want the school to be successful. This can translate into greater achievement by your student.

Start of Year Checklist

The best way to support your student at Fairmont is to begin each year right. Follow this checklist for the start of each year and help as much as you are able.

Back to School

We are excitedly looking forward to the start of a new school year. With the improvements to the school, when you walk on campus, you might wonder if you are at the right place! We have a few announcements for back to school so that you don't miss anything.

First, we have created a back to school supply wish list. In an effort to make sure all of our students and teachers have access to the supplies they need, donations will be divide amongst all classrooms. There is a sign-up link in the right hand column of this page which will take you to this list.

Fifth Annual Fairmont Auction - March 11

Register and Purchase Tickets:  Fairmont Auction Website

On March 11, 2017, we will be holding our fifth annual Fairmont Silent Auction at the El Cerrito Community Center. The auction will raise money for the music and science programs, as well as general PTA programs, thus benefiting every child at Fairmont.

Our Silent Auction committee is working hard to solicit donations from companies and organizations. However, to make this event more community-based, we would like to encourage every classroom to contribute an item to be auctioned off in the form of either:

Winter Festival

Please join us for our first Winter Festival show, December 12th, at 6:30, in the MPR. We will be featuring a selection of musical offerings from our beginning and intermediate band, Mr. Mark’s music program, the afterschool programs and our FASEP program. Treats will be available for sale. Entry is FREE.

This will be a fun evening full of Fairmont spirit! If you are able to volunteer for set up, treat sales, and clean up, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/eaacvF.

Multicultural Spring Festival

Fairmont's PTA is organizing a Multicultural Spring Festival/Potluck on April 30, 2016. We are planning to make this multicultural event fun, with different kinds of food, crafts, games, music, dance and presentations about different cultural backgrounds of Fairmont School.  We need your support to make this event happen. We invite everyone to participate and present their culture by performing: such as dancing, singing, and sharing their food, bringing a cultural game or activity/craft. You can make poster presentations about the country you are or your parents from.

Spell-A-Thon Makes $6500 for Our Students

The Fairmont Spell-A-Thon has raised over $6,500 — the highest amount raised since the event was started seven years ago. Kudos to all students and their families for their generous donations to this academics-based fundraiser. A big thank you also to the teachers and staff for their instrumental support in making this event successful. All money will go towards PTA-funded programs such as Mr. Mark's music program, Dr. Heather's science program, the 5th grade science camp, and the library program.

Fairmont Wins Award for Recycling and Composting Program

Fairmont is the first and only school in the district to implement a compost collection program. Students and staff have participated in a pilot program called Waste Matters hosted by The Watershed Project for the last three years. Students are learning about the negative effects of putting food scraps in the landfill. Students understand how to sort their lunch garbage into compost bins, recycling bins, and trash. For these efforts, Fairmont receive 4 awards from the Sustainable Contra Costa 2015 Award Program including:

Auction

Join us for a congenial evening of food, music, and auction

Red Carpet Silent and Live Auction

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
-- A fundraiser to benefit PTA music, science, and library programs --

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Contact Info

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