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.
☐ Join the PTA! Join online at: https://shop-fairmont.myschoolcentral.com/ ☐ Complete a volunteer survey. Online preferred: http://bit.ly/1JdyR42 ☐ Get a volunteer badge.http://www.wccusd.net/domain/93 ☐ Visit Fairmont’s web site. Congratulations! You've done this already! ☐ Subscribe to Fairmont’s Google calendar. Visit http://fairmontschool.org/g-calendar, then click the + Google Calendar button to add Fairmont's calendar to your Google calendars. ☐ Put first PTA meeting on your calendar. Aug. 24 @ 6:00PM in MPR. ☐ Come to our FREE Ice Cream Social. Aug. 29 @ 6:15PM, south door of MPR. ☐ Meet your room parents. ☐ Come to Back to School Night. Sept. 7 ☐ Like Fairmont on Facebook.http://bit.ly/2blBKmB ☐ Fill out free and reduced price lunch forms. Visit office for details. ☐ Thank a safety volunteer.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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:
Are you ready to show off your school sprit? Fairmont t-shirts are now available for purchase. They come in a variety of sizes, for young and young at heart. We have pink, gray, and gold to choose from. We also have hoodie sweatshirts for sale.
Orders will be due September 29th. Make your orders today and show off your Fairmont pride!
In this newsletter: PTA General Meeting, Family Game Night, Rescheduled 6500 Stockton Tour, Walk-a-thon Thanks, Fairmont Grounds Clean-up, Staff Appreciation Breakfast, Fall Festival, ECHS Tours, EC Restaurant Week, EC Music Day