About the PTA
Fairmont strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and supportive learning environment for all students and families.
How the PTA Helps
The Fairmont PTA works hard to improve the school for every student and family. With the cooperation of teachers, staff, and families, PTA volunteers work tirelessly to ensure a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for all students and families. We rely on the support of our school community to do the work we do.
The PTA provides financial support to boost educational programs, builds community by bringing families together for healthy and fun special events, and we work to improve school climate through arts & enrichment, and volunteering on campus where help is needed.
We fund enrichment programs like, music, arts, and science, and we fund continued support of our garden.
Improving School Climate
Statement on Racial Justice
Fairmont Elementary PTA stands for racial justice, equality, and supports Black Lives Matter. As we stand today in an historic Black-justice movement, the Fairmont PTA has thought about how, in these uncertain times, our goals and actions can bring us together, move us forward, and support our students to be anti-racist.
We as a PTA are committed to helping prepare our students to work toward racial justice by:
Giving families communication tools to talk about race.
Providing opportunities for both students and parents to listen and learn from African-American speakers and anti-racism leaders.
Supporting each other through kindness, tolerance and patience.
Listening to guidance from AAPAC about how the PTA can help foster change.
Gathering curriculum change suggestions to pass on to the district.
The Fairmont PTA stands in support of the African American community and Black Lives Matter. As a PTA we are making a stronger commitment to A.A. students and families, by providing resources and advocacy. In this effort, we will collaborate with campus groups such as the Fairmont’s African American Parents Advisory Council (AAPAC), outside interest/groups who have expertise, and also those who are passionate about making a difference toward improving racial equity and racial justice. Our hope is that through this commitment we will better serve our Fairmont community as a whole.
Get to know us!
Meet your 2021-2022 School Year PTA Board Members
Kelly has been on the PTA Board for three years, first serving as the Vice President and now in her second year as the President. She has a 3rd grade son and a 5th grade daughter at Fairmont Elementary. Building community while centering equity for our families has always been a goal for Kelly and is a central goal for Fairmont's PTA—and we need your voice to help make that happen!
This is Greg’s third year on the PTA board -- he was treasurer for the previous two years. Greg has a 6th grader at Fairmont and has two older children who both went through Fairmont.
Nico is serving her first year as PTA Treasurer. She's California born & raised and has lived in the Bay Area for 13 years. Nico has two kids; her older son graduated from Albany High class of 2017 and her little guy is currently a Fairmont 1st grader. Nico is committed to building a welcoming and safe school climate for all students at Fairmont and encourages parents and caregivers to reach out with ideas, questions, and just to say "hi" and build community!
Kate is originally from the Sacramento area, but has lived in the Bay Area since 2008. This is Kate’s second year as a member serving on the PTA Board. She is mom to a third grader and a kinder. She is passionate about food access and food justice, and about continuing to build an inclusive community for all Fairmont students and their families. Kate also helps coordinate the activities and work of Fairmont’s Rainbow Families.
Could this be you?
Ask us how you can become involved in the PTA! We welcome all parents/guardians/community members, and teachers to participate, share ideas, and help us create a safe school environment for all Fairmont students and families.
Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTA Board meets once a month and hosts an open general meeting once a month. You do not need to be a PTA member to attend general meetings. We would love to see all of you attend!
PTA Board Meetings
PTA Board meetings are limited to Board participation. They are held during the first or second week of each month at 7:00 PM. Meetings are currently being held on Zoom.
PTA General Meetings
PTA General meetings are open to all. They are held on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Meetings are currently being held on Zoom.
October 5, 2021
Ways to Get Involved
While it is not necessary to become a member to participate in our regular PTA meetings or to volunteer and help support the school, we do encourage membership as the donations we receive from our members help us to support our Fairmont students, teachers, staff, and enrichment programs. As a member, you will also have the opportunity to vote on PTA agenda items and annual budget. Membership is $20 per member per school year.