Variety Show Success
Fairwood has TALENT! Check here to see the show! It was a successful show with lots of different talent, so much fun night! Thanks to those who came to support the students! Thanks to Mr. McCauley for being the MC! ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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4/12/2018-4/26/2018

Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Dana Sauer
Share memories and stories about Mrs. Sauer on April 28th from 2pm to 6pm at Cedar Lodge of Maple Valley. Join the Fairwood Chargers Relay for Life team on Friday, June 1st at French Field Kent Meridian High School. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money for American Cancer Society. Join the te am here .  Search by Team Name "Fairwood Chargers."  ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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4/10/2018-6/1/2018

Kent School District In the News
Kent School District's financial crisis has been in the news a lot recently. We want our members to be informed and active in creating a thriving educational community. Below are some annotated links to help keep you up to date on all that is occurring in our district. We are also including dates for meetings you can attend or ways to watch what is happening. There is an enormous amount of information to process and the issues are complex. We urge our community to seek high quality sources and to continually ask clarifying questions. Superintendent Dr. Watts  Winter 2018 update ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Buron 
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4/4/2018-6/20/2018

Student Placement Form (optional) ~ due 4/30
This information is also provided on the Fairwood school website :   If you wish to fill out the optional parent input form for the upcoming 2018-19 school year, please return it to the school office by 4/30/18.  No forms will be accepted after this time. Please note that individual teacher requests are not permitted.  Please note that final class placements are not done until August.   Download a form here:   Optional input     ... read full article
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4/2/2018-4/30/2018

Fairwood PTSA Mission & Goals
Mission Every child, one voice.   Fairwood Elementary PTSA is a powerful voice for all children, is a relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of each child.   2017-18 Goals Our PTSA Theme this year is "Fully Charged"! We want every program, event, volunteer and member to know that we are committed to our mission fully and with great enthusiasm. To embody our theme, we have the following goals for the 2017-18 school year. Growth and Involvement - Each Committee Chair will personally welcome one new committee member this year.  Family ... read full article
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Jenny Buron 
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8/25/2017-6/30/2018

Thank you to our Auction Sponsors
Fairwood Charger Gold Dinner & Auction would not be possible without the incredible support from these local sponsors! We encourage our community to join us in thanking these businesses for supporting our teachers & students! Thank you to our 2018 Auction Sponsors! Gold Level:   Greg Anderson with Penrith Home Loans Blue Level: Rosie Rourke Real Estate and NorthWest Audio Solutions White Level: Wine Alley, Multi-M Contracting, Brooke Ashley Real Estate and The Fairwood UPS Store Participating Level: Kent Reporter               ... read full article
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Jenny Buron 
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3/19/2018-4/30/2018

Kindergarten Registration ~ begins Jan 16th
  Registration packets will be available beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the school office ( Fairwood Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE ). Students must be 5 by August 31st, 2018 in order to register for the 2018/19 school year. In addition to the fully completed registration packets, a birth certificate or passport showing proof of age, current utility (PSE bill or other) or lease showing current address within the Fairwood Elementary boundary and parent/guardian ID needs to be returned with the packet. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION is April 24, 2018 @6:30pm By registering early, families will have the opportunity to meet teachers and ... read full article
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Jenny Fransson 
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1/10/2018-4/24/2018

Legislative Advocacy Updates
PTA in Action Feb. 23, 2018 Kent School District Levies PASS Jan. 31, 2018 Breakfast After The Bell Bill Passes State Senate Read more  HERE ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Buron 
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2/25/2018-6/30/2018

Battle of the Books 2017-18
Check out the  Fairwood Battle of the Books blog  for the 2017-18 list and some tips/hints.  Mrs. Keiser will help organize the groups. 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 8th out of 28 schools this year! Do you have a 4th - 6th grader? We are looking for volunteers! Please email Sheena Keiser  (Fairwood Librarian) for more information. ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Fransson 
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6/20/2017-6/15/2018

PTA on a Higher Level
KAC (Kent Area Council)  - Meetings are every 4th Monday at 7pm at the KSD Administration Center   - A Night at the Oscars - 63rd Annual Founders Day Awards Dinner on May 11th WSPTA  - Convention coming up May 18-20 - learn more here.  - WSPTA statement about violence in schools -  here. NPTA  - 2018 Legislative Conference - learn more here.   -  National PTA Statement on Violence in Schools ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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2/26/2018-6/30/2018

Fred Meyer Community Rewards
You can help Fairwood PTSA earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Here's how the program works: - Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Fairwood PTSA at  www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards - Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Fairwood PTSA earn a donation.  - You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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2/25/2018-6/30/2018

Fairwood PTSA Facebook Feed
                              Our Facebook page is a great resource delivered directly into your News Feed. ... read full article
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Jenny Buron 
Show from:
8/23/2016-6/30/2018
Jump Rope for Heart ~ April 4th3/26/20184/4/2018
Jump Rope for Heart ~ April 4th
Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts! The school held a Jump Rope for Heart Assembly on March 12th.  Pledge envelopes went home in Tuesday packets. Pledge envelopes are due Wednesday, April 4th (checks payable to Fairwood ASB).   Or donate online.   Join team Fairwood  HERE .  Click on "Sign Up" to get started. Each student will be able to participate in the event even if they did not have a chance to collect donations. 3rd -4th grade 8:50-9:30 5 th -6 th grade 9:30-10:10 Kindergarten -1st - 2nd grade ... read full article
Auction Fundraiser Fairwood Ptsa President2/3/20183/24/2018
Auction Fundraiser
The Charger Gold Dinner and Auction is the PTSA's primary fundraiser. Money raised is used to support our  students enrichment programs and family fun activities .  Please join us for Fairwood PTSA's annual auction. Enjoy a night of dining, dancing, raffles and silent/live auctions as we come together as a community to support the needs of our children. View our catalog of exciting items, experiences & more HERE. Ticket purchases have ended but please feel free to come and volunteer  HERE . Our goal is to engage our families/community and expand opportunities for all our students. For more information check ... read full article
KSD Levy ~ Election Feb 13thFairwood Ptsa President1/25/20182/12/2018
KSD Levy ~ Election Feb 13th
On February 13th, the community will decide on a KSD Levy. Learn about  here. Click here  to find out how you can help . Click here  to learn more about what is on the ballot from the King County Elections Website.   ... read full article
Online Student Directory Coming Soon! Update MyAccount this week!Linda Bakan9/11/201710/7/2017
Online Student Directory Coming Soon! Update MyAccount this week!
This week -  Click to  Sign in to MyAccount  to: Update the teacher and grade level for each of your students for the current school year. Make sure your family contact information is current for this year's Online Student Directory. Choose privacy & sharing settings for each family member for the Online Student Directory. This information is used for the Online Student Directory, which will be updated in early October . Information about the directory, and instructions for restricting what information is included in the directory can be found by Clicking Here,  or click the 'directory' button on the left side ... read full article
Fairwood Greens Last Splash -This Sunday at Allen ParkLinda Bakan8/21/20179/10/2017
Fairwood Greens Last Splash -This Sunday at Allen Park
Sunday, September 10th,  1-4 pm Come join us this Sunday! Can you spare some time to help out? Have fun while getting to know other Fairwood families! The Fairwood PTSA has offered to help the Fairwood Greens HOA with their Last Splash of the Summer. This is always a big hit with the families with lots of free fun things for kids to do, including bounce houses, popcorn, sno-cones, and more! You can sign up to help  HERE . Questions? Contact  Corin LaVerne (PTSA Family Engagement Director)  for more information. ... read full article
Variety Show SuccessFairwood Ptsa President4/12/20184/26/2018
Variety Show Success
Fairwood has TALENT! Check here to see the show! It was a successful show with lots of different talent, so much fun night! Thanks to those who came to support the students! Thanks to Mr. McCauley for being the MC! ... read full article
Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Dana SauerFairwood Ptsa President4/10/20186/1/2018
Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Dana Sauer
Share memories and stories about Mrs. Sauer on April 28th from 2pm to 6pm at Cedar Lodge of Maple Valley. Join the Fairwood Chargers Relay for Life team on Friday, June 1st at French Field Kent Meridian High School. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money for American Cancer Society. Join the te am here .  Search by Team Name "Fairwood Chargers."  ... read full article
Kent School District In the NewsJenny Buron4/4/20186/20/2018
Kent School District In the News
Kent School District's financial crisis has been in the news a lot recently. We want our members to be informed and active in creating a thriving educational community. Below are some annotated links to help keep you up to date on all that is occurring in our district. We are also including dates for meetings you can attend or ways to watch what is happening. There is an enormous amount of information to process and the issues are complex. We urge our community to seek high quality sources and to continually ask clarifying questions. Superintendent Dr. Watts  Winter 2018 update ... read full article
Student Placement Form (optional) ~ due 4/304/2/20184/30/2018
Student Placement Form (optional) ~ due 4/30
This information is also provided on the Fairwood school website :   If you wish to fill out the optional parent input form for the upcoming 2018-19 school year, please return it to the school office by 4/30/18.  No forms will be accepted after this time. Please note that individual teacher requests are not permitted.  Please note that final class placements are not done until August.   Download a form here:   Optional input     ... read full article
Fairwood Volunteer Training: Tuesday October 17th @ 9amLinda Bakan9/8/201710/16/2017
Fairwood Volunteer Training: Tuesday October 17th @ 9am
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:   Sept 19 & Oct 17:  Next training is Tuesday, October 17th. Time:  9 am Location: Front Office   Learn about PTSA volunteering as well. Helpful  PTSA volunteering handout .   Contact Cachet Kranz at  president@fairwoodptsa.org  for any questions. ... read full article
Fairwood PTSA Mission & GoalsJenny Buron8/25/20176/30/2018
Fairwood PTSA Mission & Goals
Mission Every child, one voice.   Fairwood Elementary PTSA is a powerful voice for all children, is a relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of each child.   2017-18 Goals Our PTSA Theme this year is "Fully Charged"! We want every program, event, volunteer and member to know that we are committed to our mission fully and with great enthusiasm. To embody our theme, we have the following goals for the 2017-18 school year. Growth and Involvement - Each Committee Chair will personally welcome one new committee member this year.  Family ... read full article
Volunteer Sign-up / Renewal is now open!8/21/20179/17/2017
Volunteer Sign-up / Renewal is now open!
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
Thank you to our Auction SponsorsJenny Buron3/19/20184/30/2018
Thank you to our Auction Sponsors
Fairwood Charger Gold Dinner & Auction would not be possible without the incredible support from these local sponsors! We encourage our community to join us in thanking these businesses for supporting our teachers & students! Thank you to our 2018 Auction Sponsors! Gold Level:   Greg Anderson with Penrith Home Loans Blue Level: Rosie Rourke Real Estate and NorthWest Audio Solutions White Level: Wine Alley, Multi-M Contracting, Brooke Ashley Real Estate and The Fairwood UPS Store Participating Level: Kent Reporter               ... read full article
Board Nominations for 2018-2019Fairwood Ptsa President1/10/20183/13/2018
Board Nominations for 2018-2019
The Fairwood Elementary PTSA Nominating Committee has their report for the 2018-19 school year! Nominating Committee Report Thanks for your service Jackie Mann, Corin LaVerne, and Krista Haskins! ... read full article
Kindergarten Registration ~ begins Jan 16thJenny Fransson1/10/20184/24/2018
Kindergarten Registration ~ begins Jan 16th
  Registration packets will be available beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the school office ( Fairwood Elementary 16600 148th Ave SE ). Students must be 5 by August 31st, 2018 in order to register for the 2018/19 school year. In addition to the fully completed registration packets, a birth certificate or passport showing proof of age, current utility (PSE bill or other) or lease showing current address within the Fairwood Elementary boundary and parent/guardian ID needs to be returned with the packet. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION is April 24, 2018 @6:30pm By registering early, families will have the opportunity to meet teachers and ... read full article
Use AmazonSmile to support your PTSALinda Bakan11/15/201712/31/2017
Use AmazonSmile to support your PTSA
Shop with AmazonSmile this holiday season and support our school! 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 ... read full article
Fun Run results are here!Linda Bakan10/19/201711/2/2017
Fun Run results are here!
The Fun Run results are here! Thanks to all the students at Fairwood that participated in the Fun Run event and fundraiser. The top lap runners were Rylan - 6th grader, Teagan - 6th grader, and Karl - 3rd grader. All three students ran 18 laps! They were served lunch from their favorite Fairwood restaurant at school lunch.  Students collected $6,565.30 in donations. Awesome job Fairwood Chargers! The top earner was Lincoln - 1st grader bringing in $565.01. Lincoln received a one-night-stay at Great Wolf Lodge.    Winners from the Fun Run drawing are: Great Wolf Lodge $360 Gift Card ... read full article
In Process: Fairwood Online Student Directory 2017-18Linda Bakan10/16/201710/30/2017
In Process: Fairwood Online Student Directory 2017-18
Make sure your information is updated for the 2017-18 Online Directory - The directory is now in the process of being updated, during the week of October 16th. - Throughout the year new members will have access to directory listings soon after they join the PTSA.   Returning users  (you already have a PTSA account): Please Click Here  to: - update your account info  (** make sure you update your student's grade/teacher for this year) - join Fairwood Elementary PTSA  - renew your PTSA membership  (you need to renew your membership each year, you keep your old account)   New users: Fill ... read full article
PTSA & School Quick LinksJenny Fransson6/27/20178/31/2017
PTSA & School Quick Links
* PTSA Volunteer Sign Up * Subscribe to PTSA weekly email (will return in August) * Like us on Facebook * Fairwood Elementary Summer Office Hours * Download the FREE KSD mobile app * Free Summer Meals *  School Supply List 2017-18 * School Calendar * Bus Passes * Childcare (provided by Auburn YMCA) ... read full article
New Bell Schedule - 5 minutes Earlier M-FLinda Bakan8/30/20179/11/2017
New Bell Schedule - 5 minutes Earlier M-F
**Updated bells for 2017/18 - 5 minutes earlier than last year** **Later dismissal - 3:25 except Wednesdays 1:25** 8:40 First bell 8:45 Tardy bell 3:25 New dismissal time starting this year (except Wednesdays - early release 1:25) ... read full article
Legislative Advocacy UpdatesJenny Buron2/25/20186/30/2018
Legislative Advocacy Updates
PTA in Action Feb. 23, 2018 Kent School District Levies PASS Jan. 31, 2018 Breakfast After The Bell Bill Passes State Senate Read more  HERE ... read full article
ASB Candy GramsFairwood Ptsa President2/4/20182/9/2018
ASB Candy Grams
Candy Grams! The ASB is selling them for $.50 each or buy 4 get one free. Purchase them Feb 5-9th in the mornin g by the office or at lunch time in the gym.  ... read full article
Reflections State LevelFairwood Ptsa President1/17/20181/31/2018
Reflections State Level
2017-18 Reflections Congratulations to the following students who are moving on to state level: Caramel Kranz (literature) Adria Stachowiak (photography primary) Logan Wray (photography intermediate) Max Buron (music) ... read full article
Battle of the Books 2017-18Jenny Fransson6/20/20176/15/2018
Battle of the Books 2017-18
Check out the  Fairwood Battle of the Books blog  for the 2017-18 list and some tips/hints.  Mrs. Keiser will help organize the groups. 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 8th out of 28 schools this year! Do you have a 4th - 6th grader? We are looking for volunteers! Please email Sheena Keiser  (Fairwood Librarian) for more information. ... read full article
School Calendar 2018-2019Fairwood Ptsa President3/19/20184/2/2018
School Calendar 2018-2019
Making plans for next year? Here is the Kent School District Calendar for 2018-2019.  2018-2019 School Calendar ... read full article
PTA on a Higher LevelFairwood Ptsa President2/26/20186/30/2018
PTA on a Higher Level
KAC (Kent Area Council)  - Meetings are every 4th Monday at 7pm at the KSD Administration Center   - A Night at the Oscars - 63rd Annual Founders Day Awards Dinner on May 11th WSPTA  - Convention coming up May 18-20 - learn more here.  - WSPTA statement about violence in schools -  here. NPTA  - 2018 Legislative Conference - learn more here.   -  National PTA Statement on Violence in Schools ... read full article
Fred Meyer Community RewardsFairwood Ptsa President2/25/20186/30/2018
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
You can help Fairwood PTSA earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Here's how the program works: - Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Fairwood PTSA at  www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards - Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Fairwood PTSA earn a donation.  - You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. ... read full article
Fairwood PTSA Facebook FeedJenny Buron8/23/20166/30/2018
Fairwood PTSA Facebook Feed
                              Our Facebook page is a great resource delivered directly into your News Feed. ... read full article