Staff Cookie Exchange ~ Dec 18th
'Tis the Season  for our Staff Holiday Cookie Exchange! Send our Fairwood Staff off for the holidays with some sweet treats! A wonderfully sweet tradition to gift them! Date:   Tuesday, December 18th   Time:  Please drop off cookies/bars between 8:30-9am in the school lobby OR contact Melanie at    melaniebeth1218@gmail.com  and we will gladly make arrangements for pick up! Need Ideas? Click  HERE Due to nut allergies please NO NUTS (this includes almond extract flavoring). Click on the button below to sign up online.     ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Fransson 
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11/25/2018-12/18/2018

Albert Einstein Day - Jan 8th
Fairwood PTSA is bringing a whole day of science exploration to the entire school and we need volunteers to help make this an awesome day!  Come join the enthusiastic presenters and high quality exhibits/lessons through the day.  Click here to sign up and help Email Einstein@fairwoodptsa.org with any specific question. ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Fransson 
Show from:
12/12/2018-1/8/2019

Blast into Reading ~ Bookmark Challenge due Jan 11th
Look in your student's Tuesday packet for information on our next reading challenge, the Bookmark Challenge! All students will receive a flyer with details on how it works along with a bookmark. Extra bookmarks will be available in the school library. Deadline for turning in the completed bookmarks is January 11th! Participating students will be invited to a morning social on January 18th in the library for fun, friends, prizes and treats! Parents can join in the fun too! When kids see you reading they are more likely to read. Participate in the King County (KCLS) '10 to Try' challenge. You ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Fransson 
Show from:
11/9/2018-1/11/2019

2018-19 Yearbook
  Fairwood PTSA creates a wonderful memory book every year that our students will treasure for years to come! It includes: 48 sturdy, color pages Complete staff, class and individual photos Fun activity photos that capture the learning, fun & community at Fairwood Autograph pages Online ordering   On site sales Yearbook orders can be made online for $18* between Dec. 1st, 2018 - Feb. 16, 2019 then the price goes up to $20 while supplies last.    *$0.50 transaction fee Tues. Dec. 11th at Cocoa & Caroling Wed. Dec. 12th before & after school Fri. Dec. 14th at Band/Orchestra ... read full article
Author:
Jenny Buron 
Show from:
12/1/2018-2/16/2019

Classroom Auction Projects
Time to get those creative (or Pinterest) juices flowing and be part of the class auction project fun! These projects are a favorite at the auction and raise money for our awesome PTSA programs. Each class gets a budget, so no need to ask parents for money. Grab a friend and do a class together. And don't forget to mark your calendar for March 23 for the auction! Email Jackie Mann at auctionprojects@fairwoodptsa.org  for more information. Sign up  HERE ! ... read full article
Author:
Fairwood Ptsa President 
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10/7/2018-12/31/2018
PTSA General MeetingFairwood Ptsa President11/2/201811/13/2018
PTSA General Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 13th at 6:30pm in the Library PTSA General Membership Meeting - Come Join Us! Ms. Franco, School Counselor, will be a guest speaker addressing Social Emotional Learning. Childcare provided in the gym.  Meeting Agenda September Minutes for Review Questions or item(s) to add to the agenda? Contact Cachet Kranz at  president@fairwoodptsa.org   See you there TEAM Fairwood! ... read full article
Anti-Bullying Assemblies: Jeff Evans MagicianLinda Bakan10/8/201810/9/2018
Anti-Bullying Assemblies: Jeff Evans Magician
 “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” Anti-Bullying Assemblies Tuesday October 9th 9:00 am Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grades 10:00 am 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades Families and friends invited! Please sign in at the office prior to going to the Gym. Our apologies for the late notice. We hope you can come watch the fun. Fairwood's PTSA is bringing Magician Jeff Evans to Fairwood tomorrow for two performances. The assembly is for bullying prevention month! ... read full article
Fall FundraiserFairwood Ptsa President10/7/201810/26/2018
Fall Fundraiser
For the Fall Fundraiser, the PTSA invites you to gather donations from family, friends, and neighbors that will 100% DIRECTLY benefit all Fairwood Elementary students. Click HERE to more information.   Donations due on October 26.  Congratulations to Dr. Wood's 6th grade class for winning Treat Party ! Next up is the Slime and Treat Party , students that turn in donations will have their name placed in this drawing. (Online donations will be account for too.) ... read full article
Clothing Bank Volunteer Night ~ Oct 9thFairwood Ptsa President9/28/201810/9/2018
Clothing Bank Volunteer Night ~ Oct 9th
Fairwood Elementary PTSA is assigned to provide 6-8 volunteers for the  KAC Clothing Bank on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Volunteers arrive at 5:30pm for orientation. We start checking families in at 5:00, and they shop from 6-8pm. Volunteer duties include helping families find items, checking out families, sorting clothing, and monitoring exits. We are also continually picking up and rehanging items. Volunteers are welcome to bring younger (and older) children if they are able to handle the busy, crowded, warm room and help with picking up hangers and rehanging clothes. Location - Kent Phoenix Academy 11000 SE 264th St, Kent, ... read full article
Blast into Reading ~ Book Bingo due Nov 5thJenny Fransson9/15/201811/8/2018
Blast into Reading ~ Book Bingo due Nov 5th
Look in your student's Tuesday packet for a Book Bingo flyer! Extra copies will be available in the library or you can download a copy ( K-2nd grade version ,  3rd-6th grade version , Instructions ). Deadline for turning in the completed Bingo is November 5th! Participating students will be invited to a morning social on November 9th in the library for fun, friends, prizes and treats! Find out what we have planned for the year and how you can get involved  HERE Questions? Please email  reading@fairwoodptsa.org .  ... read full article
Carnival Family FunFairwood Ptsa President9/7/20189/28/2018
Carnival Family Fun
Friday, September 28th at 6pm to 8pm in the school gym. The whole family is invited - Come join the fun! This is also a Spirit Day so wear your Charger Blue! Fairwood PTSA is sponsoring this fabulous fun family event. Inflatable games, face painting, & more! Hot dogs, popcorn, and popsicles will be for sale. It takes an enormous amount of support and help to pull off this event. You can sign up to help here:  SignUp   Questions? Contact Somer Winters at   familyengagement@fairwoodptsa.org   Adult supervision required at all times. This is not a drop-off event. ... read full article
Spirit Wear TEAM FAIRWOODLinda Bakan8/21/20189/29/2018
Spirit Wear TEAM FAIRWOOD
Click here to purchase online: Fairwood Spirit Wear Orders Online payments only. Sales close 9/29. In order comments, please put student’s name and teacher.   Short sleeve, long sleeve, and hoodie available in Royal Blue. Sizes range from YXS-Adult 4XL. There is an extra fee for 2XL and up. FLYER HERE   New this year: Zippered sweatshirt check HERE for this new item!   Please note: If minimum order is not met, we will cancel orders and postpone until another time. Questions? Contact Pam Wray at  spiritsale@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair ~ Dec 10-14Jenny Fransson12/6/201812/14/2018
Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair ~ Dec 10-14
Enchanted Forest 'Let Your Imagination Grow' is coming to Fairwood!  We need lots of volunteers to keep the Book Fair open for students and families.  Click  HERE to find out more details and to volunteer. The Book Fair will also be open late on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm during the PTSA Winter Caroling & Cocoa. Questions? Contact Somer Winters  (Book Fair Chair) ... read full article
Staff Cookie Exchange ~ Dec 18thJenny Fransson11/25/201812/18/2018
Staff Cookie Exchange ~ Dec 18th
'Tis the Season  for our Staff Holiday Cookie Exchange! Send our Fairwood Staff off for the holidays with some sweet treats! A wonderfully sweet tradition to gift them! Date:   Tuesday, December 18th   Time:  Please drop off cookies/bars between 8:30-9am in the school lobby OR contact Melanie at    melaniebeth1218@gmail.com  and we will gladly make arrangements for pick up! Need Ideas? Click  HERE Due to nut allergies please NO NUTS (this includes almond extract flavoring). Click on the button below to sign up online.     ... read full article
Pool Party ~ Nov 10th at 2-4pmFairwood Ptsa President10/28/201811/10/2018
Pool Party ~ Nov 10th at 2-4pm
Join us for a swim with your classmates at Lindbergh High School pool. Cost is $6 per person ($20 for family) and snacks for purchase.   See you there!   6th Grade Committee sixthgrade@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Staff AppreciationFairwood Ptsa President10/23/201811/13/2018
Staff Appreciation
Let's show the teachers and staff at Fairwood how THANKFUL  we are by creating FIVE themed gift baskets that they will have a chance to win!  Please donate any item of your choice or use this SignUp Genius as your guide. SIGN UP HERE You may drop your items off at the office by November 13th or contact Shera at staffappreciation@ fairwoodptsa.org   to arrange for pick up. Thanks for your generosity! ... read full article
Dot Week Oct 22-26 ~ Help neededJenny Fransson10/14/201810/26/2018
Dot Week Oct 22-26 ~ Help needed
Check out the hallway near our school library...there are dots everywhere! Focus this month is 'Make your mark..and see where it takes you!' We are celebrating the creativity, courage and collaboration of our students based off of the book ' The Dot ' by Peter H. Reynolds . The Blast into Reading Committee is helping our librarian Sheena Keiser coordinate some fun activities for the students during conference week. Please click on the sign up button below to help. Questions? Please email Blast into Reading Chair,  Jenny Fransson  or our school librarian  Sheena Keiser ... read full article
Back to School EventsLinda Bakan8/24/20189/5/2018
Back to School Events
PTSA Popsicle Social 8/28 at 2pm and Teacher Meet and Greet at 2:30pm.  Join the PTSA TEAM Fairwood while you say hi to all your friends.  Back to School Coffee 8/30 at 8:45am. Learn about the school and what the PTSA has planned this year while you have some coffee and pastries. Back to School Coffee for Kindergarten parents 9/5 at 8:45am. Learn about the school and what the PTSA has planned this year while you have some coffee and pastries.   Have time to help out at these events? Volunteer  HERE   Want to help with a PTSA committee? ... read full article
Albert Einstein Day - Jan 8thJenny Fransson12/12/20181/8/2019
Albert Einstein Day - Jan 8th
Fairwood PTSA is bringing a whole day of science exploration to the entire school and we need volunteers to help make this an awesome day!  Come join the enthusiastic presenters and high quality exhibits/lessons through the day.  Click here to sign up and help Email Einstein@fairwoodptsa.org with any specific question. ... read full article
Cocoa & Caroling ~ Dec. 11th at 6:30pmJenny Fransson11/30/201812/11/2018
Cocoa & Caroling ~ Dec. 11th at 6:30pm
The Honor Choir will kick-off our event 6th Grade will be selling light-up wands for $5 and last time to purchase Candy Grams Dress WARM & bring a flashlight! Fire Station #17 will lead us around the neighborhood Cookies & Cocoa provided in the gym afterwards Book Fair will be open late. Stop by to pick up some holiday gifts! Questions? Contact Somer Winters at familynights@fairwoodptsa.org Adult supervision required at all times. This is not a drop-off event. ... read full article
Blast into Reading ~ Bookmark Challenge due Jan 11thJenny Fransson11/9/20181/11/2019
Blast into Reading ~ Bookmark Challenge due Jan 11th
Look in your student's Tuesday packet for information on our next reading challenge, the Bookmark Challenge! All students will receive a flyer with details on how it works along with a bookmark. Extra bookmarks will be available in the school library. Deadline for turning in the completed bookmarks is January 11th! Participating students will be invited to a morning social on January 18th in the library for fun, friends, prizes and treats! Parents can join in the fun too! When kids see you reading they are more likely to read. Participate in the King County (KCLS) '10 to Try' challenge. You ... read full article
1st PTSA Membership MeetingFairwood Ptsa President9/3/20189/11/2018
1st PTSA Membership Meeting
Tuesday, Sept 11th at 6:30pm in the Library PTSA General Membership Meeting - Come Join Us! Childcare provided in the gym.  Meeting Agenda   May Minutes for Review Questions or item(s) to add to the agenda? Contact Cachet Kranz at  president@fairwoodptsa.org   See you there TEAM Fairwood! ... read full article
Tower of Books *UPDATE*Jenny Fransson7/1/20189/14/2018
Tower of Books *UPDATE*
More details  HERE Deadline to turn in completed forms has been extended to SEPTEMBER 14TH. Here is an overview of how it works:  CHOOSE  a variety of books to read,  READ  a book independently or with a grownup and  ADD  a book to THE TOWER OF BOOKS!  Happy Stacking! Sheena Keiser, Fairwood Librarian &  PTSA Blast Into Reading Committee   ... read full article
Reflections 2018-19 ThemeFairwood Ptsa President5/14/201811/21/2018
Reflections 2018-19 Theme
  Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Reflections program. The 2018-19 theme is "Heroes Around Me"   Reflection Workshops - 10/17 and 11/7 before school at 8:10am in room A3. All student entries are due by November 21, 2018.  PERMISSION FORM HERE due Oct. 4th.  Video explanation  HERE Click  HERE for more information.   Questions?  reflections@fairwoodptsa.org   ... read full article
2018-19 YearbookJenny Buron12/1/20182/16/2019
2018-19 Yearbook
  Fairwood PTSA creates a wonderful memory book every year that our students will treasure for years to come! It includes: 48 sturdy, color pages Complete staff, class and individual photos Fun activity photos that capture the learning, fun & community at Fairwood Autograph pages Online ordering   On site sales Yearbook orders can be made online for $18* between Dec. 1st, 2018 - Feb. 16, 2019 then the price goes up to $20 while supplies last.    *$0.50 transaction fee Tues. Dec. 11th at Cocoa & Caroling Wed. Dec. 12th before & after school Fri. Dec. 14th at Band/Orchestra ... read full article
Candy Cane Grams and more!Fairwood Ptsa President11/27/201812/12/2018
Candy Cane Grams and more!
December 5 th – 7 th Sale Before school and during lunch and at PTSA Caroling Night Candy Cane Grams 1 - $0.50 or 3 - $1.00 ~ Send to classmates and staff at Fairwood Elementary. Candy Grams will be delivered to students on 12/12.  Light Up Wand $5 ~ Bring to the PTSA Caroling and Cocoa event on 12/11.   Final day to purchase items is at Caroling Night 12/11. Funds raised go toward 6 th grade camp. Questions?  sixthgrade@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair ~ Dec 10-14Jenny Fransson11/21/201812/5/2018
Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair ~ Dec 10-14
Enchanted Forest 'Let Your Imagination Grow' is coming to Fairwood!  We need lots of volunteers to keep the Book Fair open for students and families.  Click  HERE to find out more details and to volunteer. The Book Fair will also be open late on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm during the PTSA Winter Caroling & Cocoa. The Book Fair will close at 10am on Friday, December 14th. Your child will be visiting our Book Fair with his or her class and students will have the opportunity to purchase books at that time.  Remember to calculate for 10% tax if you are sending money ... read full article
PTSA Art Docents & Helpers neededJenny Fransson7/1/20189/30/2018
PTSA Art Docents & Helpers needed
Do you want to be one of the most popular parents in your child's class? Can you spare 2-3 hours a month? Become an Art Docent volunteer!! Training is scheduled for Friday, September 28th. We NEED Art Docent Volunteers for the following grades: 4th (Newby) and 6th (Wood) * No experience necessary; training provided  * Each project comes with a list of things you can tell the students about the artist and examples of their work of art.  * All suggested projects have been classroom tested and come with a list of supplies and tips on getting the most from ... read full article
Classroom Auction ProjectsFairwood Ptsa President10/7/201812/31/2018
Classroom Auction Projects
Time to get those creative (or Pinterest) juices flowing and be part of the class auction project fun! These projects are a favorite at the auction and raise money for our awesome PTSA programs. Each class gets a budget, so no need to ask parents for money. Grab a friend and do a class together. And don't forget to mark your calendar for March 23 for the auction! Email Jackie Mann at auctionprojects@fairwoodptsa.org  for more information. Sign up  HERE ! ... read full article
Back to School Checklist8/6/20189/9/2018
Back to School Checklist
Click on " PTSA Packet 2018-19 " to update/register as a user and join the PTSA! No volunteering required, just join the TEAM Fairwood PTSA and show your support.   School supply lists for each grade at Fairwood are posted here . Follow TEAM Fairwood PTSA on Facebook   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 ... read full article