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Committees (Throughout the year) President, Cachet Kranz Lots Some
Auction Volunteers Needed! Auction Volunteer Coordinator, Cachet Kranz LOTS Few
PTSA Awards Committee  Golden Acorn Chair, Jenny Fransson 5 None
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PTSA Service Awards Nominations due Feb. 5th
PTSA Service Awards Nominations due Feb. 5th

Date:
Sunday, January 14

Nomination deadline is February 5th 2018. The awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on March 13th.

The Awards Committee also needs several volunteers.

Email Jenny Fransson at goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org to make a nomination or help with the committee, or download a nomination form HERE.
No School - M.L. King Day
No School - M.L. King Day

Date:
Monday, January 15
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, January 17
Time:
1:25p

2 hour early release every Wednesday
8:40 First bell
8:45 Tardy bell
1:25 Early Release
For more information on the new schedule, you can look here:
KSD Learning First
6:30p Movie Night
Movie Night

Date:
Friday, January 19
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Fairwood gym

The 1st and 2nd grades have selected their movie... Come see the old school Disney classic "Toy Story".

Donations accepted. Concessions available - cash or credit card
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PTSA Service Awards Nominations due Feb. 5th
PTSA Service Awards Nominations due Feb. 5th

Date:
Sunday, January 21

Nomination deadline is February 5th 2018. The awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on March 13th.

The Awards Committee also needs several volunteers.

Email Jenny Fransson at goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org to make a nomination or help with the committee, or download a nomination form HERE.
3:30p Drama Kids
Drama Kids

Date:
Monday, January 22
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, January 22
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
Book Bingo Challenge Begins
Book Bingo Challenge Begins

Date:
Tuesday, January 23

Look in Tuesday packets for Book Bingo flyer. Deadline for turning completed Bingo (any 5 spaces in a row) is Feb 28th for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

Extra copies K-2nd grade 3rd-6th grade

Questions? reading@fairwoodptsa.org
6:30p School Open House
School Open House

Date:
Tuesday, January 23
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Gym & Classrooms

Students & families welcome- hands on science, computer coding, art, math & SBA games- enter a drawing to win prizes

Milk & Cookies to be provided!

This is not a drop off evening, students must be accompanied by an adult.
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, January 24
Time:
1:25p

2 hour early release every Wednesday
8:40 First bell
8:45 Tardy bell
1:25 Early Release
For more information on the new schedule, you can look here:
KSD Learning First

2:00p Clothing Bank Work Party
Clothing Bank Work Party

Date:
Wednesday, January 24
Time:
2:00p - 8:30p
Where:
Kent Phoenix Academy

It’s that time of year to sort through our donations! Come on Wednesday, January 24th from 2-8:30pm at the Clothing Bank (inside Kent Phoenix Academy). Even if you are only able to stay an hour or two, we’ll take it!!

Pizza will be provided for dinner. Kiddos are welcome, as long as they are willing to help or entertain themselves. This perfect for students that need volunteer hours.

If you have any questions, please email clothingbank@kacpta.org
Tech Expo
Tech Expo

Date:
Thursday, January 25

provided by the Kent School District
Popcorn
Popcorn

Date:
Friday, January 26

Questions? Want to help? contact the Popcorn Committee at popcorn@fairwoodptsa.org
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Reflections State Level

2017-18 Reflections

Congratulations to the following students who are moving on to state level:

Caramel Kranz (literature)

Adria Stachowiak (photography primary)

Logan Wray (photography intermediate)

Max Buron (music)


Board Nominations for 2018-2019

The Fairwood Elementary PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking candidate recommendations for the 2018-19 school year!

Nomination Form

If you have the time and interest to serve as an officer, or know someone who does, please complete the recommendation form below and place in a sealed envelope marked "Fairwood PTSA Nominating Committee" and return to the office or to your child's classroom by February 16th.  You may also email your completed recommendation form to the Nominating Committee at nominating@fairwoodptsa.org.


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.

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.


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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

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 version3rd-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


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


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 build confidence and leadership skills.
 
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!
 
Questions contact dramakidswa3@gmail.com

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 2018Email goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org or download the form HERE. The awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on March 13th.

The Awards Committee needs more volunteers. Please contact Jenny Fransson at goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org if you are available to help.

Golden Acorn - volunteers who have given outstanding service “above & beyond” to all children in the school community

Outstanding Educator - teachers that go beyond the normal expectations of the job to make learning fun, engaging, beneficial & challenging 

Volunteer Service Award - volunteers who give exemplary efforts to support PTSA programs

In addition to recognition, Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Award recipients receive a certificate and pin. A contribution is made in their name to Washington State PTSA Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships to high school students entering post-secondary education. The PTSA donates a book to the Fairwood Elementary library in the name of the Volunteer Service award as well.


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