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.

2016 Fall Festival This Saturday Oct 15

The annual Fall Festival & Bike Rodeo is coming up on Saturday, October 15th from 11am -3pm. Pumpkins will be for sale in the Pumpkin Patch. This will be a fun filled event with facepainting, games, prizes, arts & crafts, and snacks for sale that day. Wristbands & tickets will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit programs provided by the PTA - Music, Science, Field Trip supplement, 5th Grade Pt. Bonita Trip & more!

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Only about half our volunteer positions have been filled. Please sign up for a game or other task at http://signup.com/go/mYVQo.

In addition to games and crafts, the festival will feature several other fun events:

2016 Walk-a-thon

What is the Fairmont Walk-a-thon?

The Fairmont Walk-a-thon will be our largest Fundraiser of the year. Participants earn money by for the PTA by walking lap. Participants will have 30 minutes to walk as many laps as possible. Participants get pledges from family, friends, neighbors or businesses to support their efforts. Donors can pledge a flat donation in support of our school.

Register at http://pledgestar.com/fairmont . And volunteer at http://signup.com/go/1tisNV 

Upcoming Volunteer Badge Opportunities

The West Contra Costa Unified School District will host four Saturday fingerprinting parties for parents and community members who want to volunteer at WCCUSD Schools. View flier: English & Spanish

This is a “drop-in” day no appointment needed. Online application must be completed BEFORE the date of the event; click here to begin. If you don’t have access to the internet, you may call (510) 342-7176 to have a paper application mailed to you.

  • Saturday, September 10 - Harding Elementary - 7230 Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito 94530 - MPR 9:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24 - Collins Elementary - 1224 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole 94564 - MPR 9:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 1 - Lupine Hills Elementary - 1919 Lupine Rd. Hercules 94547 - MPR 9:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 22 - Lavonya DeJean Middle School - 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond 94805 - MPR 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Who needs to complete the volunteer process? All parents/legal guardians and community members who wish to volunteer at a WCCUSD school who do not currently have a WCCUSD Volunteer badge. If you already have a WCCUSD volunteer badge, you do not need to apply again.

Over-enrollment Community Meeting Aug 29

Superintendent Matthew Duffy is hosting a community meeting this coming Monday, August 29, at 6PM, in the Korematsu Middle School Multipurpose Room to discuss the over-enrollment issues currently affecting El Cerrito schools. The impacts have been especially felt in kindergarten and in 7th grade.

We encourage Fairmont parents and community members to attend this meeting. If you have a Fairmont t-shirt or sweatshirt, please wear it! We want a strong presence since Fairmont has historically been one of the most impacted schools.

View the superintendent's letter.

Ice Cream Social Aug 30

Join us at Fairmont's annual FREE Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, August 30, at 6:15PM, in the Multipurpose Room. Enter through the South door. Please bring toppings to share. It's a fun way to celebrate the new school year. Fairmont T-shirts will be available for sale, as well.

Volunteers are always needed for this event. If you can help, please use our volunteer sign up form at http://signup.com/go/6hkgqU.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa King.

Thanks and see you there!

First Day Welcome Coffee

Please join us in the Multipurpose at 8:30AM on the first day of school for coffee and treats. It is a great opportunity to meet new parents at Fairmont and to catch up on events of the summer. Donations of tasty treats are welcome; just bring them in! See you there.

SSC Survey 2016

Fairmont’s School Site Council has released their survey for the 2015-2016 school year. The purposes of the survey are to assess satisfaction with the current year and to make adjustments for the coming year. The SSC oversees the school site plan and allocation of funding available through the District’s LCAP.

The survey also helps Fairmont’s PTA in determining how they can better plan their budget and programs, as well as what ways of communicating are most effective.

Please take 3-5 minutes to complete this survey ONLINE.

The survey is anonymous, but we encourage you to add checkmarks for your child’s classrooms on the last question. Some teachers run contests for the kids turning in their surveys, and this will help us credit online responses to the right classrooms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have more than one child at Fairmont, please complete ONLY ONE SURVEY. Just check multiple classrooms on the last question. This survey should be completed by parents/guardians.

Thank you!!

English: http://bit.ly/1Z8z1ij

En español: http://bit.ly/1Z8yuwX

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.

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