Upcoming and ongoing PTSA events - Scroll down for more information
Coming up soon: Jan. 19 - Movie Night: Toy Story   Looking Ahead: Jan. 23 - School Open House Jan. 23 - Online Auction ticket sales BEGINS Jan. 23 - Online Yearbook pre-orders BEGINS Jan. 23 - Book Bingo Challenge BEGINS   Due Dates: Feb. 5 - PTSA Service Award Nominations DUE Feb. 16 - PTSA Board Nominations DUE Feb. 16 - Yearbook pre-orders DUE Feb. 28 - Book Bingo Challenge DUE   Save the Date: Mar. 24 - Charger Gold Dinner and Auction ... read full article
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Linda Bakan 
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9/19/2017-7/1/2018

Blast into Reading ~ Book Bingo due Feb 28th
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 ). Deadline for turning in the completed Bingo (any 5 spaces in a row) is February 28th for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Questions? Please email  reading@fairwoodptsa.org .  ... read full article
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1/19/2018-2/28/2018

Yearbook pre-orders are starting soon!
Pre-orders $18 until Feb 16th Regular price $20 Cherished memories for years to come. Send us pictures of your kids/class at school. Help us capture these fun childhood memories! Send picture to  yearbook@fairwooptsa.org ... read full article
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Fairwood Ptsa President 
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1/18/2018-2/1/2018

Drama Kids (tuition based) ~ begins Jan 22nd
Drama after school classes on Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm on the school stage. Classes start January 22nd and continue through June 11th.   Tuition is $50 per month.    Sign up online click here   (Go to Class Schedule, Kent School District) Mail in registration click here   - Easy Monthly Payments! - Rolling Admissions! - No Auditions! Everyone Participates. - Final Showcase in June.   At Drama Kids, our teachers lead fun, participatory classes that encourage children and young adults to develop verbal skills, self-confidence, and creative thinking. Creative thinking is an important part of any child's education and can help ... read full article
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Jenny Fransson 
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1/8/2018-1/31/2018

Recognize and thank a great volunteer or educator! Forms due Feb 5th
FAIRWOOD PTSA SERVICE AWARDS 2017-18 Every year Fairwood PTSA recognizes outstanding volunteer and educational service by presenting the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Educator and Volunteer Service Awards. All recipients promote the mission of Fairwood PTSA: to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of each child. Please help us select deserving volunteers and educators from our community.  Nomination deadline is February 5th 2018 .  Email  goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org  or download the form  HERE . The awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on  March ... read full article
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PTSA Carnival - Tonight! Sept. 29th 6:00-8:30pmLinda Bakan9/17/20179/29/2017
PTSA Carnival - Tonight! Sept. 29th 6:00-8:30pm
It's Carnival Day! The fun starts TONIGHT: Friday at 6:30 pm in the school Gym. The whole family is invited - Come join the fun! Fairwood PTSA is sponsoring this fabulous fun family event. Inflatable games, rock painting, face painting, cake walk & more! Pizza will be for sale by the slice. Free popcorn! **Special music at 8:00pm** It takes an enormous amount of support and help to pull off this event. There are still a few shifts open. You can sign up to help here:   PTSA Carnival Sign-up Questions? Contact Corin LaVerne at   familyengagement@fairwoodptsa.org     Adult ... read full article
Last Day to Enter! Join our PTSA and qualify for the Raffle Prize!Linda Bakan9/2/20179/12/2017
Last Day to Enter! Join our PTSA and qualify for the Raffle Prize!
Sign up to be a member of the PTSA on or before September 12 and be entered to win a family outing for 4!   A member's name will be drawn at our first PTA Meeting September 12, 6:30 pm at the Fairwood Elementary Library - See you there! ... read full article
PTSA Fun Run - LAST CHANCE TO DONATE TODAYJenny Fransson10/12/201710/12/2017
PTSA Fun Run - LAST CHANCE TO DONATE TODAY
The Fun Run has made about $6,200 so far. Our goal is $7,000! Online donations can be made until midnight tonight. Go to the Fun Run homepage or click below to make any last minute parent or family/friend donations. Thank you!   ? Parents pledge online  HERE ? Friends/Family pledge online  HERE ? For more information click  HERE ... read full article
Box Tops Collection is open until Monday, Oct. 16thLinda Bakan10/4/201710/16/2017
Box Tops Collection is open until Monday, Oct. 16th
We're whipping up a tasty contest... It's time to turn in all those Box Tops you've collected over the summer! Please turn in your Box Tops at the collection box by the office, in a plastic bag with your name and your teacher's name on it. We'll be counting who turns in the most box tops.   The top 2 winners will receive gift cards to Menchie's. DEADLINE IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 TH Our school earns 10 cents for every box top we submit. It may not sound like much, but last year the school earned $471. With your help, we ... read full article
Upcoming and ongoing PTSA events - Scroll down for more information Linda Bakan9/19/20177/1/2018
Upcoming and ongoing PTSA events - Scroll down for more information
Coming up soon: Jan. 19 - Movie Night: Toy Story   Looking Ahead: Jan. 23 - School Open House Jan. 23 - Online Auction ticket sales BEGINS Jan. 23 - Online Yearbook pre-orders BEGINS Jan. 23 - Book Bingo Challenge BEGINS   Due Dates: Feb. 5 - PTSA Service Award Nominations DUE Feb. 16 - PTSA Board Nominations DUE Feb. 16 - Yearbook pre-orders DUE Feb. 28 - Book Bingo Challenge DUE   Save the Date: Mar. 24 - Charger Gold Dinner and Auction ... read full article
PTSA Fundraiser: Fun Run - Tuesday, October 10th after schoolLinda Bakan9/18/201710/10/2017
PTSA Fundraiser: Fun Run - Tuesday, October 10th after school
Fun Run October 10th - Fundraising is NOW OPEN!   We are kicking off our school year with some healthy fun that supports Fairwood PTSA programs such as Art, Drama, Field Trips & more! There will be PRIZES ! Our goal is to raise $7,000! The kick-off will be at the assembly Sept 29th. Fundraising and Registration  starts Sept. 29th -  Packets will be sent home with students on Sept. 29th. All the information you need to join the fun is  HERE . Permission slips  (also in the online registration) are due on October 6th to participate in the FUN ... read full article
Blast into Reading ~ bookmarks due Oct 17thJenny Fransson9/18/201710/17/2017
Blast into Reading ~ bookmarks due Oct 17th
The Bla st into Reading Committee is mixing it up! This year we are going to have a variety of mini reading challenges AND we are also hosting a PTSA Family Reading event in March.  Look in your student's Tuesday packet for a  Bookmark Challenge Flyer  and bookmark. Completed bookmarks due October 17th. Please email  reading@fairwoodptsa.org  to get involved. We especially need help planning the upcoming Family Fun Reading night on March 6th. ... read full article
Scholastic Wild West Book Fair ~ Oct 23rd - 25thJenny Fransson9/11/201710/25/2017
Scholastic Wild West Book Fair ~ Oct 23rd - 25th
Wild West Book Fair 'Saddle Up and Read !'   is coming to Fairwood!  We need lots of volunteers to keep the Book Fair open for students and families.  Click here  to find more details and to volunteer. Did you know?  The Book Fair is a PTSA event but all the proceeds go back into the classrooms and library to purchase books. Questions? Contact Kelly Choplin & Jenny Fransson  (Book Fair Chairs) ... read full article
Kindergarten Back to School Coffee is here - Come get Fully Charged!Linda Bakan8/30/20179/6/2017
Kindergarten Back to School Coffee is here - Come get Fully Charged!
Come on by the school Library after the second bell, around 8:45 , to get  # fullycharged  up at the Fairwood PTSA Back to School Coffee on the first day of school! Kindergarten meets Wednesday, September 6th   (1st-6th Grade met Thursday August 31st) If you have a few extra minutes after the kids get dropped off, join us in the library. All parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guardians and younger siblings encouraged to come by! Plug in and hear about what the PTSA has planned for the new school year! PTSA members will be available to answer questions, help you join ... read full article
PTSA Garage Sale ~ July 7 & 8 (Friday & Saturday)5/12/20177/9/2017
PTSA Garage Sale ~ July 7 & 8 (Friday & Saturday)
Get ready to shop -   Fairwood PTSA Garage Sale THIS WEEKEND! WHERE: 16200 145 th Ave SE - North of Allen Park on 145th Ave SE WHEN: Friday, July 7   9am to 4pm , Saturday July 8   9am to 4pm (Sunday July 9 from 9am to noon all items will be free) Garage Sale is during Fairwood Greens Community Garage Sale. Any leftover items will be donated to KAC Clothing Bank or Goodwill. Thanks for your support! Questions? Email Cachet Kranz at president@fairwoodptsa.org   ... read full article
PTSA Membership Meeting Jan 9th @ 6:30pmLinda Bakan1/3/20181/9/2018
PTSA Membership Meeting Jan 9th @ 6:30pm
Tuesday, Jan 9th at 6:30pm in the Library PTSA General Membership Meeting - Come Join Us! Refreshments are provided at the meeting. No Childcare    Items we'll be covering: January 9, 2018 General Meeting Agenda Vote on Fund-A-Dream for Auction Questions or item to add to the agenda? Contact Cachet Kranz at  president@fairwoodptsa.org   See you there Fully Charged! ... read full article
Reflections Art Walk this Saturday, Jan 6th at Mod Pizza in KentLinda Bakan1/2/20181/7/2018
Reflections Art Walk this Saturday, Jan 6th at Mod Pizza in Kent
Come view Reflections entries that moved on to Council Level from all the schools: January 6th  from 11-3 at MOD Pizza at Kent Station ... read full article
Albert Einstein Day - Jan 11thJenny Buron12/11/20171/11/2018
Albert Einstein Day - Jan 11th
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
Upcomng Drawing for Holiday Basket - Enter at Caroling & CocoaLinda Bakan12/6/201712/14/2017
Upcomng Drawing for Holiday Basket - Enter at Caroling & Cocoa
There will be a special drawing for the 6th grade fundraiser: Items in the basket include 4 beautiful hand painted ornaments from a local artist, Starbucks products, movie tickets and more. Basket worth well over $80 and tickets are only $2. Purchase for yourself or a gift for someone special. Drawing for winner will be the week of Dec. 11th. ... read full article
Cocoa & Caroling on Dec. 8thFairwood Ptsa President11/28/201712/9/2017
Cocoa & Caroling on Dec. 8th
Family Fun Night on Friday, December 8 th at 6:30pm in the Gym - Bring non-perishable food items - 6th Grade will be selling light-up batons for $4 - Fire truck will lead us around the neighborhood - Fairwood Methodist Church choir will be helping Mr. McCauley lead the singing - Cookies and cocoa at the end in the gym Questions? Contact Corin LaVerne at familyengagement@fairwoodptsa.org Adult supervision required at all times. This is not a drop-off event. ... read full article
Cookie donations needed on Dec. 14thLinda Bakan11/27/201712/14/2017
Cookie donations needed on Dec. 14th
Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting the Annual Cookie Exchange for Fairwood Staff on Thursday, December 14th. Please help provide home baked holiday cookies for our staff. Click here to sign up  and reserve a spot for your favorite ( nut-free ) homemade cookies to share! Questions?  Please contact  staffappreciation@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Online Book Fair open until Oct. 30th10/25/201710/30/2017
Online Book Fair open until Oct. 30th
Our Scholastic  Online Book Fair is open until October 30th! Share with relatives! Shop in your PJs! Visit  Fairwood PTSA ONLINE Book Fair .   All online orders ship for FREE to Fairwood Elementary, after the Online Fair has ended.  Did you know?  The Book Fair is a PTSA event but all the proceeds go back into the classrooms and library to purchase books. Questions? Contact Kelly Choplin & Jenny Fransson  (Book Fair Chairs) ... read full article
Movie Night is Back! October 27th at 6:30 pmLinda Bakan10/17/201710/27/2017
Movie Night is Back! October 27th at 6:30 pm
The 5th & 6th graders have selected "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for our first family fun movie night. Costumes encouraged for this particular event! $1 suggested donation per person. All friends and families of Fairwood are invited. Pizza, snacks & drinks will be sold as well.  Bring blankets, pillows, jammies and hunker down in the gym. Seating for adults and tables for eating will be provided.  All students must be accompanied by an adult. We urge parents to check out Common Sense Media to determine this movie's appropriateness for their student(s):  https:// www.commonsensemedia.org/ movie-reviews/ the-nightmare-before-christ mas View this event on ... read full article
Fairwood Chargers Spirit Wear Sales: Sept 25-Oct 10Linda Bakan9/22/201710/10/2017
Fairwood Chargers Spirit Wear Sales: Sept 25-Oct 10
Spirit Wear Ordering is open now! Show your school spirit by purchasing a t-shirt or sweatshirt! Any order above our minimum purchase will help raise money for our school.   Click here to purchase online:  Fairwood Spirit Wear Orders Online payments only. In order comments, please put student’s name and teacher.   Short sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, and hoodie available in Royal Blue. Sizes range from YXS-Adult 4XL. There is an extra fee for 2XL and up.   Please note: If minimum order is not met, we will cancel orders and postpone until another time. Questions? Contact Pam Wray ... read full article
Reflections Art WorkshopsLinda Bakan9/19/201711/7/2017
Reflections Art Workshops
2017-18 Reflections Art Workshops: Theme  “Within Reach"   Oct. 11 th  and Nov. 8 th (Wednesdays before school) Time: 8:10 – 8:40 a.m.   Room A3 - Mrs. Wray's room Fairwood PTSA is sponsoring students from our school to participate in this annual national cultural arts competition. Bring your ideas and questions to get started OR Bring in what you’re working on and get help with your artist’s statement. Categories include: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. The entry form is here:  2017-18 National PTA Reflections -WA For entry information and competition rules, go to: ... read full article
Back to School Checklist8/6/20179/9/2017
Back to School Checklist
Click on " PTSA Packet 2017-18 " to update/register as a user on our website Update Family information including a dding and/or deleting students Subscribe to our email newsletter, update email and privacy preferences Add teacher/grade (after class lists are posted August 30th) You will have the option to purchase a 2017-18 PTSA membership Sign up for volunteer opportunities Follow us on Facebook   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 ... read full article
Blast into Reading ~ Book Bingo due Feb 28th1/19/20182/28/2018
Blast into Reading ~ Book Bingo due Feb 28th
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 ). Deadline for turning in the completed Bingo (any 5 spaces in a row) is February 28th for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Questions? Please email  reading@fairwoodptsa.org .  ... read full article
Yearbook pre-orders are starting soon!Fairwood Ptsa President1/18/20182/1/2018
Yearbook pre-orders are starting soon!
Pre-orders $18 until Feb 16th Regular price $20 Cherished memories for years to come. Send us pictures of your kids/class at school. Help us capture these fun childhood memories! Send picture to  yearbook@fairwooptsa.org ... read full article
Drama Kids (tuition based) ~ begins Jan 22ndJenny Fransson1/8/20181/31/2018
Drama Kids (tuition based) ~ begins Jan 22nd
Drama after school classes on Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm on the school stage. Classes start January 22nd and continue through June 11th.   Tuition is $50 per month.    Sign up online click here   (Go to Class Schedule, Kent School District) Mail in registration click here   - Easy Monthly Payments! - Rolling Admissions! - No Auditions! Everyone Participates. - Final Showcase in June.   At Drama Kids, our teachers lead fun, participatory classes that encourage children and young adults to develop verbal skills, self-confidence, and creative thinking. Creative thinking is an important part of any child's education and can help ... read full article
Recognize and thank a great volunteer or educator! Forms due Feb 5th1/2/20182/5/2018
Recognize and thank a great volunteer or educator! Forms due Feb 5th
FAIRWOOD PTSA SERVICE AWARDS 2017-18 Every year Fairwood PTSA recognizes outstanding volunteer and educational service by presenting the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Educator and Volunteer Service Awards. All recipients promote the mission of Fairwood PTSA: to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of each child. Please help us select deserving volunteers and educators from our community.  Nomination deadline is February 5th 2018 .  Email  goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org  or download the form  HERE . The awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on  March ... read full article
Congratulations to 6th Grade Fundraiser Raffle Winner: Sandy Reeley!Linda Bakan12/15/20171/5/2018
Congratulations to 6th Grade Fundraiser Raffle Winner: Sandy Reeley!
The drawing for the 6th Grade Fundraiser raffle basket was this week. The winner was Sandy Reeley - congratulations! You can see the video of the drawing on the  Class Dojo post, and soon on the  Fairwood PTSA facebook page  (you can check the feed at the bottom left of this page, too). ... read full article
FRIDAY - Family Movie Night: The Emoji Movie - Friday, Nov. 17th 6:30pmLinda Bakan11/9/201711/17/2017
FRIDAY - Family Movie Night: The Emoji Movie - Friday, Nov. 17th 6:30pm
The 3rd & 4th graders have selected "The Emoji Movie" for our second family fun movie night.  Bring a package of new underwear or socks to be donated to the KAC Clothing Bank and be entered to win a DVD of the movie for yourselves! $1 suggested donation per person. All friends and families of Fairwood are invited. Concessions will be sold as well. Cards and cash accepted. Bring blankets, pillows, jammies and hunker down in the gym. Seating for adults and tables for eating will be provided.  This is not a drop off event. All students must be accompanied by ... read full article
Upcoming Staff Appreciation Event - Tailgate theme lunch Nov. 21stLinda Bakan11/1/201711/21/2017
Upcoming Staff Appreciation Event - Tailgate theme lunch Nov. 21st
Staff Appreciation Committee has been busy!   Already this year we have provided: - Breakfast to the staff in September - Dinner for the teachers during evening conferences in October.   The next two months we are planning: - A Tailgate lunch on  November 21st - The annual Cookie Exchange in December   Our committee wants Fairwood staff members to know they are supported and that we appreciate all they do for our kids.  Hopefully it makes their day a bit easier, as well!     Please help us provide food and drinks for the Tailgate Party on  November 21st ! ... read full article
PTSA Art Docent ProgramJenny Fransson9/10/20179/12/2017
PTSA Art Docent Program
Do you want to be one of the most popular parents in your child's class? Can you spare 1-2 hours a month? Become an Art Docent volunteer!! Training is scheduled for Friday, September 29th. We NEED Art Docent Volunteer for the following classroom:  Ms. Primiani/White (5th grade) * 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 the ... read full article
Back to School Events are here! Tuesday, August 29thLinda Bakan8/21/20178/30/2017
Back to School Events are here! Tuesday, August 29th
The PTSA will be hosting a staff luncheon and a popsicle social on Tuesday,  August 29th . Once school begins there will be back to school coffee events. If you would like to donate food to the staff luncheon or volunteer at the other events  sign up here .   The events are can also be found on the PTSA calendar  here .   Questions contact Cachet Kranz at  president@fairwoodptsa.org ... read full article
Stop the Summer Slide!6/7/20178/22/2017
Stop the Summer Slide!
  Find out how to keep your kids motivated this summer  HERE       ... read full article