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Aug 28
Sep 1
11:30a PTSA Lunch for Staff
PTSA Lunch for Staff

Tuesday, August 30
11:30a - 12:30p

The Fairwood PTSA is excited for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Meet the new PTSA Board, join/renew your PTSA membership and grab a bite to eat!

2:00p Popsicle Social/Membership Drive
Popsicle Social/Membership Drive

Tuesday, August 30
2:00p - 2:30p
covered area outside (near the Gym)

Come join the PTSA before the Teacher Meet 'n Greet in the covered area outside (near the Gym).

Learn about the different programs we provide for the school/kids and how you can get involved!

2:30p Teacher Meet-n-Greet
Teacher Meet-n-Greet

Tuesday, August 30
2:30p - 3:30p

Come on down and check out class lists and drop off school supplies in the classroom.

Don't forget to come a little early for the PTSA Popsicle Social at 2pm!
First Day of School (1st-6th grade)
First Day of School (1st-6th grade)

Thursday, September 1

First day of school for 1st - 6th graders.

Kindergarten students first day of school is Wednesday, September 7th.
9:00a Back to School PTSA Coffee
Back to School PTSA Coffee

Thursday, September 1
9:00a - 10:00a
School Library

Come meet and check in with all the great PTSA volunteers we have. This will be a wonderful opportunity for folks to join or renew their PTSA membership and select volunteer positions. Hope to see you there!
9:00a Spirit Assembly
Spirit Assembly

Friday, September 2
9:00a - 10:00a
No School - Labor Day
No School - Labor Day

Monday, September 5
First Day of School (Kindergarten)
First Day of School (Kindergarten)

Wednesday, September 7
9:00a Back to School PTSA Coffee - Kindergarten
Back to School PTSA Coffee - Kindergarten

Wednesday, September 7
9:00a - 10:00a

Welcome Kindergarten families!

Come meet and check in with all the great PTSA volunteers we have. This will be a wonderful opportunity for folks to join or renew their PTSA membership and select volunteer positions. Hope to see you there!
8:00a Region 9 Fall Training for any PTSA members
Region 9 Fall Training for any PTSA members

Saturday, September 10
8:00a - 5:00p
Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Rd SE in Auburn

Planning is still in the works. Two class sessions in the morning with multiple classes to choose from in each session and PTA and the Law in the afternoon.

At least on one board member needs to attend a PTA and the Law event and all board members must attend at least one training. Full training calendar: www.wastatepta.org/meetings/index.html
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Important! Important change for Volunteering at Fairwood

ALL volunteers (new and returning) will need to complete an online volunteer application and disclosure form.  This is a new process the Kent School District is implementing this fall (2016).  Click HERE for more information and link to the online application process.  The online program will be fully functioning starting September 8, 2016.

Important! Kindergarten students begin school on Sept 7th

On September 1, 2, or 6, parents and their kindergarteners have an opportunity to meet individually with their child’s teacher as part of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) program. The elementary school will reach out to parents during the summer to set up their meeting.  For more information please click here.

PTSA 2016-17 Membership Drive

We have some awesome programs available at our school thanks to the hard work and generosity of the PTSA.  We need your support so please join our PTSA today!

Click on the PTSA Packet 2016-17 icon and update your account information (student grade/teacher) and then purchase your membership on the Become a Member! page. Although you may still participate in PTSA activities without a formal membership, by joining you gain the right to vote on PTSA issues - from board members to budgets! There are also some discounts and benefits available only to PTSA members!  Check them out here.  There are some new ones this year!

Any questions? Email Corin LaVerne at membership@fairwoodptsa.org.

Fairwood PTSA earns Outstanding Website Award

For the second year in a row, www.fairwoodptsa.org has earned WA State PTA's Gold Level award for Outstanding Website. The website team of Jenny & Larry Fransson & Jenny Buron aim to bring updated and relevant content to all Fairwood families. If you don't already use our website, be sure to find out how to subscribe to our calendar to your phone or tablet, how members can use the online directory and all of the programs we have in Fairwood PTSA.

We are always looking for folks who are interested in helping out with portions of the website; adding articles, updating the calendar, finding new & interesting content & more. If you have an interest, talent or desire to help the website team, please contact president@fairwoodptsa.org 

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Important! PTSA Popsicle Social ~ Tuesday, Aug 30th @2pm

Class lists will be posted at 2:30pm.  Come a little earlier and join us outside the gym.  We will have otter pops for the kids!  Meet new friends and catch up with old friends.  Get ready for a year of fun!  After the class lists are posted you can drop off your child's school supplies (click here for school supply list) and meet their teacher.

This is not a drop off event.

PTSA Back to School Coffee ~ 9/1 & 9/7 @9am

The Fairwood Elementary PTSA will be hosting a Back to School Coffee on Thursday, September 1st and Wednesday, September 7th at 9am.  Come meet and check in with all the great PTSA volunteers we have. This will be a wonderful opportunity for folks to join or renew their PTSA membership and select volunteer positions. Hope to see you there!

If you are unable to make it, there is an online volunteer sign up HERE.

Smart with Art after school art classes

New for Fall 2016!  The Fairwood PTSA is excited to share that Smart with Art will be providing after school art lessons (tuition based) for grades K-6th!  All registration is being done through their website.  To download or view a flyer, click HERE.

Click on the following link to register:  Smart With Art

*Please note Smart with Art is a third-party vendor not affiliated with Fairwood Elementary or Fairwood PTSA. The Website link provided above is for convenience only. Any questions regarding class enrollment and class offerings must be directed to the third party.

Reflections Program ~ "What Is Your Story?"

2016-17 Reflections Theme

“What Is Your Story?”

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.  Click HERE to find out more.  Fairwood PTSA is sponsoring children from our school to participate in this annual national cultural arts competition.

More details will be provided soon after school starts but your student can get started now thinking about what they want their project to be.

Reflections projects are due November 23rd.

Back to School Checklist

  1. Click on "ptsa packet 2016-17" to update/register as a user on our website
    • Update Family information including adding 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 2016-17 PTSA membership
    • Sign up for volunteer opportunities
  2. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Fairwood-PTSA-156089141083298
  3. 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.
  4. Register for silent fundraising - Check out our silent fundraising page for more information!
  5. Subscribe to the PTA Calendar - Simply click here to subscribe to learn how to easily sync Fairwood PTSA's with your personal calendar.
  6. Make doctor/dental appointments this summer so your child will miss less time away from school during the school year.
  7. Make sure your child is up-to-date on their immunizations.  Click HERE for 2016-17 immunization requirements from the WA State Department of Health.  Additional information can be found on the KSD website HERE.  For school year 2016-2017, there are changes to the chickenpox vaccine requirement. Kids in kindergarten through grade 12 must get two doses of the vaccine or have a health care provider document that they have already had chickenpox. 
  8. School supply lists for each grade at Fairwood are posted HERE.
  9. Has your child outgrown some of his/her clothes over the summer?  Bring them in to the PTSA Clothing Donation bin at school!  Clothes are donated to families in need to ensure all students are dressed for success.


Find out how easy it is to help our school!

In addition to our several fundraising events held throughout the year, there are other ways that parents, friends, and relatives can help without spending any additional time or money!

Here are some examples:  AmazonSmile, Smith Brothers, Red Robin, BoxTops, and eScrip.  Find out more HERE.

Please contact us if you know of any others we can add to our list.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair ~ October

Bookaneer Book Fair 'Where books are the treasure!'  Is coming to Fairwood in October!  We need lots of volunteers to keep the Book Fair open for students and families.  More details coming soon!

Did you know?  The Book Fair is a PTSA event but all the proceeds go back into the classroom to build classroom libraries. 

Questions? Contact Kelly Choplin (Book Fair Chair)

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