Art Contest ~ Dare To Discover
It is time for ART! Dare to discover art you can create at home. Get creative! Have fun!  Please join us for four weeks of making art. Students make art inspired by a given theme. New weekly themes announced on Sundays at Fairwood PTSA Facebook page and website. ~ Wow ~ Winners ~ Catalina (K-2nd), Tiernan (3-4th), Sydney (5-6th) Creations due on Fridays by 11pm. Send a photo of creation to art@fairwoodptsa.org . Include student’s name, grade, title of art, and art description. Entries will be judge on interpretation, creativity, and technique. One winner from each grade division K-2, 3-4, ... read full article
Author:
Cachet Kranz 
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3/22/2020-5/31/2020

Congrats Ellis - WA State Reflections Winner
Fairwood 6th grader Ellis R.'s short stop-motion animated film "A Swimmer's Story" made it to the WA State level in Reflections this year and received an Award of Merit. Congrats Ellis.  Click here to view his inspiring video for this year's Reflections theme "Look Within." ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Buron 
Show from:
3/13/2020-6/30/2020
Online Auction TimeCachet Kranz3/21/20204/4/2020
Online Auction Time
CLICK HERE and start bidding! Starts at 5pm on Saturday, March 21. Some sections will close on April 3rd at 11pm, the rest on April 4th at 11pm.   Thank you for supporting Fairwood!! ... read full article
Census 2020 Art ContestCachet Kranz4/29/20205/4/2020
Census 2020 Art Contest
  A new twist on the art contest! Email your Census 2020 art creation to art@fairwoodptsa.org and rencensus @ thevoiceofplanet.com . The PTSA will have 3 winners with the prize of a McDonald's free meal coupon. One winner from each grade division K-2, 3-4, 5-6. Deadline April 30th. Follow the directions and enter to win a prize from Voice of Planet on their website  https://www.thevoiceofplanet.com/   ... read full article
Auction ~ Spring FundraiserCachet Kranz2/2/20204/11/2020
Auction ~ Spring Fundraiser
Charger Gold Online Auction Have a question? Please go to  FAQ page about the online auction.  More information  HERE or send an email to auction@fairwoodptsa.org    ... read full article
Spirit Sales close on Oct 4... Order Today!Linda Bakan9/22/201910/4/2019
Spirit Sales close on Oct 4... Order Today!
Fairwood Spirit Wear Sales - last day to order is Friday Oct. 4th :  Fairwood Spirit Wear Sales   Order forms will go home in Tuesday packets on Sept. 24, if you would rather pay by check. The ordering deadline is Friday, October 4th. New this year... Tie Dye T-shirts! Questions: Contact Pam Wray at  spiritsale@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Fairwood Elementary 50th Anniversary CARNIVAL!!!Linda Bakan9/22/20199/27/2019
Fairwood Elementary 50th Anniversary CARNIVAL!!!
Friday, September 27th at 6pm to 8pm in the school gym. The whole family is invited - Come join the fun!   Sponsored by Fairwood Elementary PTSA **  Nerf Game ** Donate to Make Teachers 'Walk' ** ** Games ** Facepainting ** Popcorn ** ** Pizza available for purchase ** ** 50th Anniversary Birthday Cake at 7:30pm ** It takes an enormous amount of support and help to pull off this event. You can sign up to help here:  SignUp   Questions? Contact Corin LaVerne at   vicepresident@fairwoodptsa.org Adult supervision required at all times. This is not a drop-off event. ... read full article
Sign Up Today: Curriculum Night Staff Sandwich Bar Tues 9/17Linda Bakan9/11/20199/18/2019
Sign Up Today: Curriculum Night Staff Sandwich Bar Tues 9/17
The PTSA Staff Appreciation team is providing a sandwich bar dinner for staff this Tuesday, Sept. 17th, before Curriculum Night. You can click the link below to the SignUpGenius where you can volunteer to bring items to school that day for the dinner. Thank you for your contributions!   Sandwich Bar SignUpGenius   Sign up today!   Questions? Email Janney Stachowiak at  Staff Appreciation ... read full article
PTSA Fall Fundraiser ~ Fun RunCachet Kranz9/11/201910/7/2019
PTSA Fall Fundraiser ~ Fun Run
  Fun Run Fundraiser Look for f undraising packets on Sept. 24th in Tuesday packets. Donations support Fairwood PTSA programs such as art, drama, science, staff appreciation, field trips & more! There will be PRIZES !     - Parents donate online HERE   - Friends/Family donate online HERE Donations are DUE Thursday, October 10th  Permissions forms  are due on October 4th to participate in the FUN RUN event. We will need  lots of volunteers  to make this event run smoothly with 4 stations to keep the kids moving and having blast!   Sign up to help with the Fun ... read full article
First PTSA General Membership Meeting of 2019-20Linda Bakan9/9/20199/10/2019
First PTSA General Membership Meeting of 2019-20
Tuesday, Sept 10th at 6:30pm in the Library PTSA General Membership Meeting - Come Join Us!   Come hear about what we have planned for the year, and add your ideas. "No experience necessary" - come check it out.   You can join the PTSA at or after the meeting, or online any time  HERE . Visitors are welcome, but cannot vote on any business being decided.   Questions or item(s) to add to the agenda? Contact Jackie Mann at  president@fairwoodptsa.org   See you there 'Building Fairwood!' ... read full article
PTSA Art Docents & Helpers neededCachet Kranz8/25/20199/26/2019
PTSA Art Docents & Helpers needed
Can you spare 2-3 hours a month? Become an Art Docent volunteer!! Currently seeking for art docent in 3rd grade Taylor Click on sign up * No experience necessary; training Friday, Sept 27th 9am in school library * Each project comes with lesson plan and interesting facts on artist and examples of their work of art.  * All suggested projects have list of supplies and tips on getting the most from the project. Art Docent Training is Friday, Sept 27th:   SIGN UP HERE Email Fairwood PTSA's Art Chair, Cachet Kranz for more information. ... read full article
Back to School EventsLinda Bakan8/20/20199/5/2019
Back to School Events
PTSA Popsicle Social Tuesday August 27 at 2:00pm and Teacher Meet and Greet at 2:30pm.  We are 'Building Fairwood!' Popsicle Social hosted by your PTSA - come say Hi! You can learn about your PTSA & what we do,  join or renew your PTSA membership for the 2019-20 school year. Class lists will be posted at 2:30pm by Fairwood front office staff. **This is not a drop off event - please have supervision for each student** Back to School Coffee Thursday August 29th at 8:45am. Learn about the school and what the PTSA has planned this year while you have some ... read full article
Online Scholastic Book Fair: May 10-23, 2020Linda Bakan5/9/20205/23/2020
Online Scholastic Book Fair: May 10-23, 2020
Fairwood Elementary PTSA is sponsoring an online book fair May 10-23, 2020. Here's your chance to update your home library with some great books! We understand this is a very challenging time financially, so no pressure. We would just like to make this opportunity available to our Fairwood community. Here's the link:   Fairwood Elementary Scholastic Online Book Fair . The 'Shop Now' button will be active starting May 10 through May 23. More details to follow... Questions? Contact Somer Winters, Book Fair Chair at  bookfairs@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Staff Appreciaiton Conference Week Dinner Feb 11thLinda Bakan2/4/20202/12/2020
Staff Appreciaiton Conference Week Dinner Feb 11th
  As a thank you to our staff staying late for February 11th conferences, please sign up to donate an item for dinner on SignUpGenius below. Thank You!   Conference Dinner SignUp Genius link                        Questions? Contact Janney Stachowiak at staffappreciation@fairwoodptsa.org   ... read full article
Staff Cookie Exchange December 19thLinda Bakan12/7/201912/19/2019
Staff Cookie Exchange December 19th
You’re invited to help our staff enjoy their winter break. Please sign up to bring in some dessert treats Thursday morning, December 19th to the front office.     Cookie Exchange Signup   Thank you for your generosity!   Fairwood PTSA Staff Appreciation    ... read full article
Cocoa and Caroling December 3rdLinda Bakan11/22/201912/3/2019
Cocoa and Caroling December 3rd
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Fall Book Fair: "Snow Much Fun!" December 2nd-6thLinda Bakan11/20/201912/6/2019
Fall Book Fair: "Snow Much Fun!" December 2nd-6th
Reading is SNOW much fun!  An Arctic Adventure themed Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon to Fairwood.  December 2nd - 6th -- You can give the gift of reading this holiday season while directly benefiting the students of Fairwood Elementary.  Isn't that great?!     The kiddos love the Book Fair each year.  It is wonderful seeing their eyes light up with excitement.  It takes A LOT of volunteers to make this happen, so if you're able please sign up and join us to bring some joy to the school!  Sign up  HERE .   The Book Fair will be open: ... read full article
Class Auction Project signup is open now! Meeting Oct 24th 7pmLinda Bakan10/19/201911/2/2019
Class Auction Project signup is open now! Meeting Oct 24th 7pm
The date for the  Fairwood Elementary PTSA Auction has been set for Saturday, March 21, 2020! You can sign up to do a class auction project HERE . It's that time of year again! Time to get those creative (or Pinterest) juices flowing and be part of the class auction project fun! The auction is a favorite event at Fairwood that raises money for all the amazing programs the PTSA supports. While there are so many fun and exciting items to bid on, the most exciting are the class auction projects! Each class gets a budget, so no need to ask ... read full article
Reflections arts competition is open now! Due Nov. 27 @ 3pmLinda Bakan10/9/201911/27/2019
Reflections arts competition is open now! Due Nov. 27 @ 3pm
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Fairwood PTSA is sponsoring children from our school to participate in this annual national cultural arts competition. Find Reflections entry forms, rules, and guidelines here: http://www.wastatepta.org/programs/reflections/forms.html (Entries that do not conform to the National PTA Reflections Rules will be disqualified.) All student entries are due by 3pm Wednesday, November 27, 2019 We will have 2 optional workshops on Wednesday, October 16th ... read full article
PTSA Fall Fundraiser ~ Fun Run Cachet Kranz10/8/201910/22/2019
PTSA Fall Fundraiser ~ Fun Run
Fun Run Fundraiser Total collected = $6,712.35 ~ Thank you friends and families for donating!!  ~ Fun Run Top Earners ~ Lincoln , Claire , Ysrael, Jude, Matthew , Aydenn, Stella     ~ Fun Run Participants Winners ~ Corwin, William , Hudson , Logan  Questions? Contact   funrun@fairwoodptsa.org           ... read full article
Back to School Checklist8/25/20199/9/2019
Back to School Checklist
Available Now: Click on " PTSA Membership 2019-20 " to update/register as a user and join the PTSA! No volunteering required, just join the BUIDLING Fairwood PTSA and show your support.   School supply lists for each grade at Fairwood are posted here . Subscribe to PTSA weekly email here . Sign up for School ListServ - Simply click here   to  update your school account receive regular school communications.  If you do not have an account and currently have a student at Fairwood, please contact the school office. Register for silent fundraising - Check out our  silent fundraising page ... read full article
No More Summer Slide!Linda Bakan7/1/20198/28/2019
No More Summer Slide!
  Students score higher in reading AND math when they participate in Summer Reading Programs! Find out how to keep your kids motivated this summer  HERE ... read full article
2020 Renewal EP&O LevyRachel Lott1/6/20202/12/2020
2020 Renewal EP&O Levy
The Kent School District (KSD) Renewal Educational Program & Operations (EP&O) Levy measure on the ballot for the February 11, 2020 election replaces the current levy expiring in December 2020.   The renewal EP&O Levy supports educational programs, student learning and staffing. Since 1984 Kent School District has operated with local levy support for education programs and operations. Click HERE  for more information on the 2020 Renewal EP&O Levy. ... read full article
Art Contest ~ Dare To DiscoverCachet Kranz3/22/20205/31/2020
Art Contest ~ Dare To Discover
It is time for ART! Dare to discover art you can create at home. Get creative! Have fun!  Please join us for four weeks of making art. Students make art inspired by a given theme. New weekly themes announced on Sundays at Fairwood PTSA Facebook page and website. ~ Wow ~ Winners ~ Catalina (K-2nd), Tiernan (3-4th), Sydney (5-6th) Creations due on Fridays by 11pm. Send a photo of creation to art@fairwoodptsa.org . Include student’s name, grade, title of art, and art description. Entries will be judge on interpretation, creativity, and technique. One winner from each grade division K-2, 3-4, ... read full article
Congrats Ellis - WA State Reflections WinnerJenny Buron3/13/20206/30/2020
Congrats Ellis - WA State Reflections Winner
Fairwood 6th grader Ellis R.'s short stop-motion animated film "A Swimmer's Story" made it to the WA State level in Reflections this year and received an Award of Merit. Congrats Ellis.  Click here to view his inspiring video for this year's Reflections theme "Look Within." ... read full article
Focus Day: January 20th!Rachel Lott1/6/20201/20/2020
Focus Day: January 20th!
During each year’s legislative session, Washington State PTA holds its annual Focus Day that brings members together at the state capitol to advocate for the association’s legislative platform. This year they will begin at First Christian Church located in Olympia and will continue onto the capitol. The Focus Day program will be from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm and information will be focused on the 2020 legislative session. Please be sure to  register  and pre-purchase your lunch for the day (lunch must be pre-purchased by January 16). If you are unable to attend and still want to communicate with our legislators, ... read full article
Art Docent - 3rd grade TaylorCachet Kranz9/27/201910/25/2019
Art Docent - 3rd grade Taylor
Can you spare 2-3 hours a month? Become an Art Docent volunteer!! Currently seeking for art docent in 3rd grade Taylor Email Fairwood PTSA's Art Chair, Cachet Kranz for more information. ... read full article
Getting ready for Fairwood 2019-20!Linda Bakan7/3/20198/9/2019
Getting ready for Fairwood 2019-20!
The new Fairwood PTSA board members are in place and are starting to get ready for the upcoming school year. There are 2 board positions still open: Fundraising Director and Membership Committee Chair . Contact Jackie Mann at  president@fairwoodptsa.org   if you're interested in joining the team. We'll be updating the website over the summer, and you will be able to purchase or renew Fairwood PTSA memberships starting in August... details to follow. Have a great summer! ... read full article