6th Grade Camp
Sponsor a Child to Attend 6 th Grade Camp 6th grade camp is a memorable experience that students treasure forever.  This experience for our students is unforgettable and many of them talk about their time at camp well beyond high school. For some, this may be their only opportunity to attend an overnight camp away from home. CLICK HERE  to make a donation.   CLICK HERE  for more information.  Questions? Please email sixthgrade@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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12/5/2018-1/31/2019

Battle of the Books begins January 7th!
 Do you have a 4th - 6th grader? The "Battle of the Books" is a reading incentive program that students participate in across the country.  Find out more about the district sponsored program  HERE . Fairwood placed 3rd out of 26 schools for the 2017-18 school year! First meeting will be on Monday, January 7 in the library. Students will find out more about the program and sign up! Our librarian, Sheena Keiser will be leading the informational meeting. The first meeting to test their knowledge about the books is on February 4 which will be led by parent volunteers. Check out ... read full article
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Jenny Fransson 
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1/4/2019-6/7/2019

Use AmazonSmile to support your PTSA
Help us raise funds by simply shopping online at NO additional cost to you! Go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1240712  (bookmark this site!) Log in with your Amazon account information (or create an account) Start shopping! Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases   Please ask your friends and family to use this link too to benefit our school!   * Why is Tacoma listed as our city?  The Amazon Smile program gets their information about eligible charities from Washington Secretary of State.  The address shown on file is the address for our state PTA (WSPTA).  They are our registered agent with ... read full article
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Linda Bakan 
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11/1/2018-8/31/2019

Fairwood's Current Events
Stay informed about all the fun and important school and PTSA dates.    Subscribe to PTSA weekly email here .    Subscribe to the PTSA Calendar - Simply click here to subscribe to learn how to easily sync Fairwood PTSA's with your personal calendar.   Follow TEAM Fairwood PTSA on Facebook   here . ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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9/10/2018-9/24/2019
Students, Parents, and Families - Potential Delay in School Start Day Fairwood Ptsa President8/16/20188/29/2018
Students, Parents, and Families - Potential Delay in School Start Day
The Kent Education Association (KEA) which represents non-administrator certificated educators in Kent School District (KSD) has authorized a strike if an agreement on a contract is not reached by August 29.  More information here . ... read full article
6th Grade CampFairwood Ptsa President12/5/20181/31/2019
6th Grade Camp
Sponsor a Child to Attend 6 th Grade Camp 6th grade camp is a memorable experience that students treasure forever.  This experience for our students is unforgettable and many of them talk about their time at camp well beyond high school. For some, this may be their only opportunity to attend an overnight camp away from home. CLICK HERE  to make a donation.   CLICK HERE  for more information.  Questions? Please email sixthgrade@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Reflections - Going to District levelFairwood Ptsa President11/27/201812/11/2018
Reflections - Going to District level
Reflections winners: Honoka Zimmers : Middle School Film Production Max Buron : Intermediate Literature Madelyn Schmidt : Intermediate Visual Arts Hayden Park : Primary Visual Arts Logan Wray : Intermediate Photography Winning projects will go to the district level contest - more details to come.  All projects will be honored at an assembly in the spring. Good job all participants!    Questions?  reflections@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Fall Donation Drive ResultsFairwood Ptsa President10/31/201811/14/2018
Fall Donation Drive Results
The r esults are here! Students collected $5,415.42 in donations. Awesome job Fairwood Chargers!   Treat Party class winner - 6th grade Dr. Wood Slime and Treat Party class winner - 5th grade Wilson   Thanks to all the students at Fairwood that participated in the fundraiser. Go TEAM Fairwood! ... read full article
Fairwood Greens Last Splash at Allen ParkLinda Bakan8/21/20189/9/2018
Fairwood Greens Last Splash at Allen Park
Sunday, September 9th,  1-4 pm Join your neighbors for some family fun at Allen Park (north on 145th Ave SE form Fairwood Blvd). Hot dogs, snocones, popcorn, bouncies, and recognition of our first responder (3:30) are just some of the scheduled FUN! Sponsored by Fairwood Greens Homeowners' Association and King County grant. ... read full article
PTSA Volunteer OpportunitiesFairwood Ptsa President5/20/20189/30/2018
PTSA Volunteer Opportunities
TEAM Fairwood is looking for help. Many hands make light work. Sign up   HERE to help as Chair or Committee Member. Fairwood PTSA Board members will support and train volunteers. Go Team Fairwood!!   Email president@fairwoodptsa.org for all the details!!  ... read full article
Battle of the Books begins January 7th!Jenny Fransson1/4/20196/7/2019
Battle of the Books begins January 7th!
 Do you have a 4th - 6th grader? The "Battle of the Books" is a reading incentive program that students participate in across the country.  Find out more about the district sponsored program  HERE . Fairwood placed 3rd out of 26 schools for the 2017-18 school year! First meeting will be on Monday, January 7 in the library. Students will find out more about the program and sign up! Our librarian, Sheena Keiser will be leading the informational meeting. The first meeting to test their knowledge about the books is on February 4 which will be led by parent volunteers. Check out ... read full article
Volunteer Orientation by PTSA - Tues, Oct 16thLinda Bakan8/30/201810/16/2018
Volunteer Orientation by PTSA - Tues, Oct 16th
Want to volunteer at school? Not sure how? Come to a volunteer orientation to learn about school volunteer rules, where to sign and where rooms are located. Get to meet the principal, Mrs. Hoyle too!    Dates: Oct 16 Time:  9 am Location: Front Office   Learn about PTSA volunteering as well. Helpful  PTSA volunteering handout . Questions? email president@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Want to volunteer at school? You need VIPS8/23/20189/28/2018
Want to volunteer at school? You need VIPS
ALL volunteers (new and returning) will need to complete an online volunteer application and disclosure form. If you want to volunteer in your child's classroom, or help with school and PTSA activities, you need to complete this application. If you are returning from last year, you can log in with the account you created last year.  Click HERE  for more information and link to the online application process. ... read full article
Outdoor Movie - SINGFairwood Ptsa President8/16/20188/26/2018
Outdoor Movie - SING
Outdoor movie night at Petrovitsky Park - SING. The movie will start around 8:30 p.m. More info here Before the movie, please join us for a dedication ceremony renaming Petrovitsky Park’s Baseball Diamond Number 1 in honor of Eric Anderson, Kentridge High School’s athletic director who sadly passed away this summer. The ceremony will start around 8 p.m ... read full article
Summer Programs6/3/20188/29/2018
Summer Programs
Find out how to keep your kids motivated this summer  HERE           ... read full article
Battle of the Books6/1/20181/3/2019
Battle of the Books
 The "Battle of the Books" is a reading incentive program in elementary, middle school, and high schools across the country.  Find out more about the district sponsored program  HERE . Fairwood placed 3rd out of 26 schools this year! Check out the  Fairwood Battle of the Books blog  for the 2018-19 list and some tips/hints.  Mrs. Keiser will help organize the groups. In the fall, the school library will have all the Battle of the Books available to read. Through December any student can check out these books. Starting in January, only students participating in Battle of the Books will ... read full article
Use AmazonSmile to support your PTSALinda Bakan11/1/20188/31/2019
Use AmazonSmile to support your PTSA
Help us raise funds by simply shopping online at NO additional cost to you! Go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1240712  (bookmark this site!) Log in with your Amazon account information (or create an account) Start shopping! Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases   Please ask your friends and family to use this link too to benefit our school!   * Why is Tacoma listed as our city?  The Amazon Smile program gets their information about eligible charities from Washington Secretary of State.  The address shown on file is the address for our state PTA (WSPTA).  They are our registered agent with ... read full article
School of ExcellenceFairwood Ptsa President10/16/201810/30/2018
School of Excellence
Fairwood PTSA is striving for excellence this year. Please take 5 minutes to complete this questionnaire. THANK YOU!  Click  HERE for questionnaire.     ... read full article
Reading VolunteersFairwood Ptsa President10/7/201810/21/2018
Reading Volunteers
Calling all listeners! Mrs. Tugman's class needs volunteers that students can read aloud to. Volunteers will ask them questions about what they are reading, sounding out words and figuring out unknown words.  Reading intervention time is on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:20-2:55.  Sign up HERE ... read full article
Kentridge Chatelaines Junior Dance/Drill ClinicFairwood Ptsa President9/26/201810/31/2018
Kentridge Chatelaines Junior Dance/Drill Clinic
Kentridge Chatelaines Junior Dance/Drill Clinic located at Kentridge High school on Saturday November 3rd, 2018 from 9:00am-2:30pm. The cost is $40 if you register on or before October 26th. This will also guarantee a t-shirt for your child. The cost after October 26th and at the door is $45. After this date a T-shirt is not guaranteed. Teaching students ages 5-18 (kindergarten through 12th grade) the basics of dance/drill. At 2:00pm there will be a short routine performed to show their parents what they learned. Please feel free to invite your friends. REGISTRATION FORM ... read full article
40th WSPTA Legislative Assembly ConcludesFairwood Ptsa President10/28/201812/31/2018
40th WSPTA Legislative Assembly Concludes
In October delegates from across the state attended the 40th annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly to learn, collaborate, debate and ultimately vote on our new 2-year platform.   Top five legislative priorities: Social Emotional Learning School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds Prevent Gun Violence Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage Strategic K-12 Investments to Close Gaps   To see the entire platform, please visit the website .   In addition, two new principles in the category "Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth" were approved. Four new resolutions (2.21 Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention and Survivor Supports, 11.28 Mitigating the ... read full article
What's happening at the Council level?Fairwood Ptsa President6/18/201810/31/2018
What's happening at the Council level?
Want to know what PTA is like a the Council level? Here is Kent Area Council's (KAC) schedule for calendar for 2018-2019.  2018-2019 KAC Calendar ... read full article
Fairwood's Current EventsFairwood Ptsa President9/10/20189/24/2019
Fairwood's Current Events
Stay informed about all the fun and important school and PTSA dates.    Subscribe to PTSA weekly email here .    Subscribe to the PTSA Calendar - Simply click here to subscribe to learn how to easily sync Fairwood PTSA's with your personal calendar.   Follow TEAM Fairwood PTSA on Facebook   here . ... read full article