Check out Coach Akil and lots of Fairmont kids in this nice video put together by Hoops for Kids and Playworks!
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
In this newsletter: Time Again for School, Calendar, Ice Cream Social Volunteers Needed, Kindergarten Orientation, Contacting PTA, Ways to Support Fairmont