Volunteer Fingerprinting Oct 17

We are now planning on having our fingerprinting event for volunteer badges at Fairmont on October 17, from 9AM to 12PM, the Multipurpose Room. It will happen the same day as Fairmont's Fall Festival, and also the day we are working to have our Bike Rodeo.

Click our Volunteer! link to get started or visit www.beamentor.org/now.

The fingerprinting part is one of the District's free events. This is a drop in day, no appointment is needed. However, an online application must be completed BEFORE date of event.

Two other fingerprinting parties before our event are (please note date changes!)

  • October 3: Lupine Elementary, 9 am-12 pm, MPR — 1919 Lupine Road, Hercules, (510) 231-1411
  • October 10: DeJean MS, 9 am-12 pm, MPR — 3400 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, (510) 231-1430

Getting your District-approved volunteer badge lets you help Fairmont students on field trips and more. It's free and your badge won't expire. See our Volunteer! link below if you want to get started today.

Halloween at Fairmont

Halloween is a great day of fun and school activities for the kids. On this page, you'll find the times that things are happening, and also policies about costumes to make sure everyone has a safe and fun day.

When: Friday, October 30, 2015

Please contact your child's teacher or check in with your Room Parent to learn what classroom activites are taking place in your child's class.

2015-2016 School Year Begins

The new school year begins August 24, 2015. Please join the PTA in the Multipurpose Room for coffee and conversation. It's a great chance to see how everyone's summer went and to welcome new families to Fairmont.

For those with children entering kindergarten, there will be an orientation at 2PM on Friday, August 21. Also, the last kindergarten play date will be Saturday, August 22, from 10AM until noon. See our play date page for more details.

Korematsu Update Jul 23

Please join WCCUSD officials Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m., El Cerrito High School Cafeteria for a construction update and discussion of the completion schedule.

Given recent news, there is renewed hope that Fairmont's reconstruction will once again follow on Korematsu's move to their new campus on the old Castro Elementary site. A strong turn out from Fairmont families will help show the District that our families are eager to have our new buildings.

First Multicultural Spring Festival

Our Multicultural Spring Festival will take place Saturday, April 25, from 11AM - 2PM. We are celebrating Fairmont's diversity with food, games, performances, and more.

Help us make this event a success!

  • Make a poster board for your country or culture.
  • Help manage a game booth.
  • Bring food from your culture to share.
  • Wear clothing from your culture.
  • Place a sticker on our giant World Map to show where you were born.
  • Sing or dance at the festival. (Send an email to the address below.)
  • Have another idea? Let us know!

Questions? Contact Fumiyo Tomita or Nigora Bozorova in person or at pta-volunteers@fairmontschool.org, or speak in person with Ana Torres, Namgyal Yabsang, Becky Raikow, Shakila Marando, or Tim Warner.

Red Carpet Silent Auction March 14

Come to the Fairmont Red Carpet Silent Auction, a family-friendly event to benefit PTA-funded arts & music, science, and library Programs at Fairmont. It will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 ~ 5 to 8 PM at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane (at Ashbury Ave). For $15 per adult and $6 per ticket, you will get a four-course dinner, entertainment, and a chance to shop many items at discounted prices. There will also be game and art activities for kids, a wine raffle, and more!

For more info and to reserve tickets, please click here.

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:

Spelling Bee 2015

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.

Fairmont Wins "The Boot Classic" Kickball Tourney

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!

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