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Committees (Throughout the year) President, Cachet Kranz Lots Some
Poetry Week April 23-26  Blast into Reading Chair, Jenny Fransson Lots 3
Staff Appreciation Week  Staff Appreciation Chair, Christy Gullard Lots none
Scholastic Paws for Books Fair  Book Fairs Chair, Kelly Choplin Lots none
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9:00a PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Monday, April 16
Time:
9:00a - 11:00a

3:30p Drama Kids
Drama Kids

Date:
Monday, April 16
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.

6:00p Community Conversations: State of Our District
Community Conversations: State of Our District

Date:
Monday, April 16
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Kent Meridian High School

Information about KSD including progress towards shared strategic goals, budget, facility projects, and more will be provided by district representatives, with opportunity to speak with district administrators and ask questions.

Additional language translators are available upon request. Please contact Samantha Maffei at Samantha.Maffei@kent.k12.wa.us.

Four conversation events will be held at high schools across the District.
6:00p 3rd/4th Music Concert
3rd/4th Music Concert

Date:
Tuesday, April 17
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Gym

Sounds All Around Us! A performance by all 3rd and 4th graders to celebrate music all around us and to showcase their musical abilities!

6:00p Community Conversations: State of Our District
Community Conversations: State of Our District

Date:
Tuesday, April 17
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Kentwood High School

Information about KSD including progress towards shared strategic goals, budget, facility projects, and more will be provided by district representatives, with opportunity to speak with district administrators and ask questions.

Language translators are available upon request. Please contact Samantha Maffei at Samantha.Maffei@kent.k12.wa.us.

Four conversation events will be held at high schools across the District.
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, April 18
Time:
1:25p - 11:59p

4:30p Fairwood Track Meet
Fairwood Track Meet

Date:
Wednesday, April 18
Time:
4:30p - 7:00p
Where:
Wilson Playfields

Meets are held rain or shine.
Call Rainout line 253-856-5020 by 3pm for updated info in the event of EXTREME weather only.
Dress warmly and bring water. No shoes with spikes allowed.
Spectators must remain behind the fence for the duration of the meet.
No smoking allowed at fields.
6:00p Community Conversations: State of Our District
Community Conversations: State of Our District

Date:
Thursday, April 19
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Kentridge High School

Information about KSD including progress towards shared strategic goals, budget, facility projects, and more will be provided by district representatives, with opportunity to speak with district administrators and ask questions.

Language translators are available upon request. Please contact Samantha Maffei at Samantha.Maffei@kent.k12.wa.us.

Four conversation events will be held at high schools across the District.
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Founder's Day Basket Due
Founder's Day Basket Due

Date:
Monday, April 23

Fairwood PTSA arranges a themed basket to be auctioned at the Founder's Day Dinner honoring volunteer service each year. The auction proceeds fund the KAC Scholarship Fund for secondary students pursuing after high school plans.

If you have something that you think might fit our theme this year "Slow Cooker/Instant Pot" please contact president@fairwoodptsa.org
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood

Date:
Mon 4/23 - Thu 4/26
Where:
Library

April is National Poetry Month and our librarian has some fun activities planned but needs volunteers to help it go smoothly. The PTSA Blast into Reading committee is teaming up with our librarian, Sheena Keiser, to help support this fun week!

Please sign up HERE to volunteer. You just need to help encourage the students and have FUN!

Questions? Please contact reading@fairwoodptsa.org
3:30p Drama Kids
Drama Kids

Date:
Monday, April 23
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.

7:00p Kent Area PTA Council Monthly Meeting
Kent Area PTA Council Monthly Meeting

Date:
Monday, April 23
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
KSD Board Room (Admin Center)

The Kent Area Council PTSA provides training, information and services to local PTA and PTSAs.

KAC general membership meetings are the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Kent School District Administration Building board room at 12033 SE 256th Street. At our meetings, we provide information, networking and training in a variety of formats for officers of Local PTA and PTSAs.

There are no general membership meetings in December, June and July
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood

Date:
Mon 4/23 - Thu 4/26
Where:
Library

April is National Poetry Month and our librarian has some fun activities planned but needs volunteers to help it go smoothly. The PTSA Blast into Reading committee is teaming up with our librarian, Sheena Keiser, to help support this fun week!

Please sign up HERE to volunteer. You just need to help encourage the students and have FUN!

Questions? Please contact reading@fairwoodptsa.org
6:00p Community Conversations: State of Our District
Community Conversations: State of Our District

Date:
Tuesday, April 24
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Kentlake High School

Information about KSD including progress towards shared strategic goals, budget, facility projects, and more will be provided by district representatives, with opportunity to speak with district administrators and ask questions.

Language translators are available upon request. Please contact Samantha Maffei at Samantha.Maffei@kent.k12.wa.us.

Four conversation events will be held at high schools across the District.

6:30p 2018-19 Kindergarten Orientation
2018-19 Kindergarten Orientation

Date:
Tuesday, April 24
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Gym

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION is April 24, 2018 at 6:30pm
By registering early, families will have the opportunity to meet teachers and tour the school during Kindergarten Orientation. Be sure and sign up when you complete your registration!

Questions? Contact Fairwood Elementary at 253-373-7491.
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood

Date:
Mon 4/23 - Thu 4/26
Where:
Library

April is National Poetry Month and our librarian has some fun activities planned but needs volunteers to help it go smoothly. The PTSA Blast into Reading committee is teaming up with our librarian, Sheena Keiser, to help support this fun week!

Please sign up HERE to volunteer. You just need to help encourage the students and have FUN!

Questions? Please contact reading@fairwoodptsa.org
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, April 25
Time:
1:25p - 11:59p

4:30p Fairwood Track Meet
Fairwood Track Meet

Date:
Wednesday, April 25
Time:
4:30p - 7:00p
Where:
Wilson Playfields

Meets are held rain or shine.
Call Rainout line 253-856-5020 by 3pm for updated info in the event of EXTREME weather only.
Dress warmly and bring water. No shoes with spikes allowed.
Spectators must remain behind the fence for the duration of the meet.
No smoking allowed at fields.

6:00p Battle of the Books - Author Dan Gemeinhart
Battle of the Books - Author Dan Gemeinhart

Date:
Wednesday, April 25
Time:
6:00p - 9:00p
Where:
Barnes & Noble, Tukwila

Join us and the Kent School District as we gear up for this year's Battle of the Books competition!

We are excited to partner with local author, Dan Gemeinhart. Dan is the author of Battle of the Books selection, The Honest Truth. Come meet Dan, get your books signed, enjoy crafts and activities themed around The Honest Truth.

Kent families and supporters, be sure to mention you are supporting the Bookfair at check out.

7:00p Kent School Board Meeting
Kent School Board Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, April 25
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Adminstration Center

Board meeting agendas, minutes, and policies are accessible through the BoardDocs Site.

Regular meetings of the school board are held in the boardroom of the administration center located at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. All regular meetings are open to the public.
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood
Poetry Week ~ Blast into Reading/Fairwood

Date:
Mon 4/23 - Thu 4/26
Where:
Library

April is National Poetry Month and our librarian has some fun activities planned but needs volunteers to help it go smoothly. The PTSA Blast into Reading committee is teaming up with our librarian, Sheena Keiser, to help support this fun week!

Please sign up HERE to volunteer. You just need to help encourage the students and have FUN!

Questions? Please contact reading@fairwoodptsa.org
6th Grade Camp - forms/deposit due
6th Grade Camp - forms/deposit due

Date:
Friday, April 27

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.
6:00p Movie Night
Movie Night

Date:
Friday, April 27
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p

The Kindergarten, Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation attendees will have selected their movie. More info to come.

Donations accepted. Concessions available - cash or credit card
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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!


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 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.

  • 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.

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
 
 

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


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

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 tour the school during Kindergarten Orientation. Be sure and sign up when you complete your registration!
 
Questions? Contact Fairwood Elementary at 253-373-7491.

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 Legislative Conference - learn more here. 
National PTA Statement on Violence in Schools

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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Important! Upcoming and ongoing PTSA events - Scroll down for more information
Coming up soon:
Apr. 16 - PTSA Board Meeting 9am
Apr. 16 - Community Conversations 6pm
Apr. 17 - 3rd/4th Music Concert 6pm
Apr. 19 - Community Conversations 6pm
 
Looking Ahead:
Apr. 23-26 - Poetry Week (volunteers needed) Sign up HERE
Apr. 23 - KAC Meeting 7pm
Apr. 24 - Kindergarten Orientation 6:30pm
Apr. 24 - Community Conversations 6pm
Apr. 24 - KSD Board Meeting 7pm
Apr. 27 - PTSA Movie Night 6pm

Poetry Week ~ April 23-26

April is National Poetry Month and our librarian has some fun activities planned but needs volunteers to help it go smoothly. The PTSA Blast into Reading committee is teaming up with our librarian, Sheena Keiser, to help support this fun week!

Please sign up HERE to volunteer. You just need to help encourage the students and have FUN!

Questions? Please contact Jenny Fransson reading@fairwoodptsa.org for more information.


Staff Appreciation Week

May 7-11 ~ Staff Appreciation Week

Let's thank our Fairwood staff for all they do!

We will be providing food and drinks for our Fairwood staff throughout the week.  Please sign up to bring in the items needed.

Sign Up Here

Your help is greatly appreciated!


Pool Party ~ May 5th at 2pm
Join us for a swim with your classmates at Lindbergh High School pool. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 5th 2pm to 4pm. Cost is $6 per person and snacks for purchase.
 
Funds go towards 6th grade luncheon. See you there!
 
- 6th Grade Fundraising Committee

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


Scholastic Paws for Books Fair ~ May 14-17

Paws for Books is coming to Fairwood!  We need lots of volunteers to keep the Book Fair open for students and families.  Click here 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)


Menchie's Fundraisier ~ May 22nd

Save your next Menchie's trip for May 22nd! Fairwood Menchie's PTSA Fundraiser will be happening from 3pm to 8pm. 20% of your purchase will be donated to Fairwood Elementary PTSA.

Click here to see flyer. Be sure to bring in or mention flyer. 


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)


Budget Time for 2018-19

Can you believe there are only about 3.5 months left in the 2017-18 school year? That mean's it's BUDGET TIME!

Our PTSA prepares a budget for our programs, donations & major fundraising every spring for the next school year. So we need your feedback about what you want to continue or what you want to see happen. For in depth budget coverage, come to our May 8th General Meeting at 6:30pm in the school library.

Let your voice be heard! Take this quick 3 minutes survey by May 4th:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSQZMXF


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