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No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day

Date:
Monday, May 28
6:30p Orchestra/Band Concert
Orchestra/Band Concert

Date:
Tuesday, May 29
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Fairwood Gym
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, May 30
Time:
1:25p - 11:59p
KSD - Final Round Battle of the Books
KSD - Final Round Battle of the Books

Date:
Thursday, May 31

For more info from the district about this program click HERE
Pure Foods Workshop
Pure Foods Workshop

Date:
Friday, June 1
Where:
Tugman Classroom
5:00p Relay for Life
Relay for Life

Date:
Friday, June 1
Time:
5:00p - 11:59p
Where:
French Field Kent Meridian High School

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. Fairwood Chargers will be remembering Dana Sauer.
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Pure Foods Workshop
Pure Foods Workshop

Date:
Monday, June 4
Where:
Wilson, Koch classsroom
3:30p Drama Kids
Drama Kids

Date:
Monday, June 4
Time:
3:30p - 4:30p
Where:
Stage

Activities include: Improvisations, Mini-scripts, Speech, Movement, Character Analysis, Theater Games and Performances. If you want your child to get a jump on achievement, enroll them today. Space is limited.

Sign up online click here. Tuition is $50 per month. Continues through June 11th.

3:30p School Improvement Meeting
School Improvement Meeting

Date:
Monday, June 4
Time:
3:30p - 4:30p
Where:
school

Final meeting for the year, all are invited!
9:00a Reptile Man Assembly
Reptile Man Assembly

Date:
Tuesday, June 5
Time:
9:00a - 9:30a
Where:
Gym

Assembly for 1st to 6th graders. Kindergartens have classroom show time TBD.

9:15a PTSA New Idea Meeting
PTSA New Idea Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, June 5
Time:
9:15a - 11:00a
Where:
PTSA Storage Room

1:30p Student of the Spring
Student of the Spring

Date:
Tuesday, June 5
Time:
1:30p - 2:00p
Where:
Gym

6:30p The Reptile Man
The Reptile Man

Date:
Tuesday, June 5
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Gym

Admission $1 The Reptile Man, Scott Petersen, with his friends King Cobra, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Black Mamba, Albino Python, American Alligator, Large Diamondback Rattlesnake and many more!

6:30p KSD Community Conversation
KSD Community Conversation

Date:
Tuesday, June 5
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Kent Regional Library

Dear Kent Community,

As your school board, directors Denise Daniels, Karen DeBruler, Ross Hardy, Debbie Straus, and I are interested in meeting with you. We will be available at libraries across our district and are looking forward to engaging in two-way, meaningful conversation with you.

Maya Vengadasalam
Kent School Board President
6th Grade Camp
6th Grade Camp

Date:
Wed 6/6 - Fri 6/8

6th grade is June 6 - June 8. The Fairwood PTSA helps offset the cost of camp so all students are able to participate. The total cost for camp is $150 per student.

* Forms and $80 deposit are due by Friday, April 27th.
* Total camp fee is due by Friday, May 25th.
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, June 6
Time:
1:25p - 11:59p

1:30p Open House in the Library
Open House in the Library

Date:
Wednesday, June 6
Time:
1:30p - 2:15p
Where:
Library

Summer Reading Tips hosted by Fairwood's librarian, Sheena Keiser. There will be information on summer reading programs, tools, and ideas to encourage summer reading for all ages. All are welcome, coloring activity and books will be available for preschool and school age children.
6th Grade Camp
6th Grade Camp

Date:
Wed 6/6 - Fri 6/8

6th grade is June 6 - June 8. The Fairwood PTSA helps offset the cost of camp so all students are able to participate. The total cost for camp is $150 per student.

* Forms and $80 deposit are due by Friday, April 27th.
* Total camp fee is due by Friday, May 25th.
3rd Grade Field Trip
3rd Grade Field Trip

Date:
Thursday, June 7
Where:
WA State History Museum
6th Grade Camp
6th Grade Camp

Date:
Wed 6/6 - Fri 6/8

6th grade is June 6 - June 8. The Fairwood PTSA helps offset the cost of camp so all students are able to participate. The total cost for camp is $150 per student.

* Forms and $80 deposit are due by Friday, April 27th.
* Total camp fee is due by Friday, May 25th.
10:00a KSD Community Conversation
KSD Community Conversation

Date:
Saturday, June 9
Time:
10:00a - 11:30a
Where:
Fairwood Library

Dear Kent Community,

As your school board, directors Denise Daniels, Karen DeBruler, Ross Hardy, Debbie Straus, and I are interested in meeting with you. We will be available at libraries across our district and are looking forward to engaging in two-way, meaningful conversation with you.

Maya Vengadasalam
Kent School Board President
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2018-19 PTSA Positions

We've got some shoes to fill!

Looking ahead, we have some positions coming available for next year:

Board Positions - Director of Fundraising, Director of School Support and Membership Chair 

Chair Positions - Staff Appreciation, Movie Nights, Art Appreciation, Auction, Health/Safety, After School Activities, Yearbook, Sixth Grade Fundraising, Sixth Grade Luncheon, Facebook, Fall Fundraiser/Donation Drive and Weekly Emails 

Email president@fairwoodptsa.org for all the details!! 


360 New Books! Scholastic Book Fair Success

 HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Scholastic Book Fair. With your help we were able to add 360 books to our school library and classrooms!

ONLINE shopping is still available! All online orders ship for FREE to Fairwood Elementary, after the Online Fair has ended. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/fairwoodelementaryschool 


Relay for Life - Fairwood Chargers

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. Fairwood Chargers will be remembering Dana Sauer.

Join the team here. Search by Team Name "Fairwood Chargers." 


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.

  • NEW Community Conversations with School Board - Tues 6/5 6:30pm at Kent Regional Library, Sat 6/9 10am at Fairwood Library, 6/12 6:30pm at Covington Library
  • Superintendent Dr. Watts Winter 2018 update and 2018 FAQs and latest news on loss of teachers
  • KSD Community Conversations on the state of the district (Mon 4/16 6-7pm at Kent Meridian, Tues 4/17 6-7pm at Kentwood, 4/19 6-7pm at Kentridge, 4/24 6-7pm at Kentlake)
  • Remaining public comment Board meetings April 25, 2018, May 9, 2018, May 23, 2018, June 13, 2018, June 27, 2018 at District Office
  • Link to School Board documents
  • View live stream of past School Board meetings
  • Email the Kent School District Board of Directors here: kentboard@kent.k12.wa.us
  • There are many discussion forums and community groups also working to inform and engage the public.

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 Engagement- Community Connection- The PTSA will be involved in a local neighborhood event and invite the local neighborhood to a PTSA event or program.

School Support- The PTSA will establish a PTSA classroom liaison program to improve two-way communication meeting classroom needs. 

Communications- Survey and record current Board Member and Committee Chair use of PTSA Google Mail accounts and online tools (Drive, Docs, Sheets) to support completion and coordination of PTSA projects. Long term goal is 100% use throughout Fairwood PTSA leadership.

Fundraising- Our PTSA will increase our use of passive fundraising by 20%.  

For more info or to contact a Fairwood PTSA Board Member, click HERE


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


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.


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 Convention & Expo - learn more here.
 - 2018 Legislative Conference - learn more here. 
 - National PTA Statement on Violence in Schools

School Calendar 2018-2019

Making plans for next year? Here is the Kent School District Calendar for 2018-2019. 

2018-2019 School Calendar


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.


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Our Facebook page is a great resource delivered directly into your News Feed.


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Important! Upcoming and ongoing PTSA events - Scroll down for more information
Coming up soon:
May 28 - NO SCHOOL Memorial Day 
May 29 - Orchestra/Band Concert 6:30pm
May 31 - KSD Battle of the Books Finals
June 1 - Relay for Life
 
Looking Ahead:
June 4 - School Improvement 3:30pm
June 5 - PTSA New Ideas Meeting 9:15am 
June 5 - Student of the Spring
June 5 - Reptile Man Family Event 6:30pm
June 6-8 - Sixth Grade Camp
June 7 - Third Grade Field Trip

Yearbook Order

   

     Price - $20 each

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@fairwoodptsa.org (Heather Harris, Yearbook Chair)


Drama Kids Performance ~ Thurs. June 14th at 7pm
"The Chicken-Hearted Fox"
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"Storyland Idol" 
 
Thursday, June 14th at 7pm at Fairwood Elementary Gym. Doors open at 6:30pm and admission is free. 

Flying Circus Fundraiser ~ Wed. June 20th 5pm-7pm

Defy Gravity with over 50,000 sq. feet of Extreme Attractions! Flying Circus has over 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few surprises up in the ceiling to test your vertical.

Bring your classmates, family and friends to Flying Circus on Wednesday, June 20th 5pm to 7pm and present this flyer so Fairwood PTSA can receive 20% of your jumping cost. 

Printed flyer must be given to Flight Attendant - FLYER

Start jumping ASAP with wavier signed and ready - WAVIER


And the Awards go to.....

At our Variety Show on April 3rd, we honored three hard-working members of our school community with Fairwood PTSA's annual Golden Acorn and Outstanding Volunteer awards. These are individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to support all children in the school community. Congratulations!

~Fairwood PTSA & School Community

Outstanding Educator:  Scott Seelbach
Golden Acorn:  Cachet Kranz
Outstanding Volunteer:  Corin LaVerne
Outstanding Volunteer:  Somer Winters


Reflections 2018-19 Theme
 
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Reflections program. The 2018-19 theme is "Heroes Around Me".
 
 
 
 
 

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