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Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books

Date:
Monday, January 14
Where:
library

This is an informational meeting for 4th-6th grade students. The "Battle of the Books" is a reading incentive program that is sponsored by the Kent School District. Parents are welcome to help! The study groups are run by volunteers. Beginning on February 4th, each Monday during the student's lunch, participants will meet and study the books. Find out more HERE.
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, January 16
Time:
1:25p
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
8:25a Bookmark Challenge celebration
Bookmark Challenge celebration

Date:
Friday, January 18
Time:
8:25a - 8:45a
Where:
library

***EVENT FOR STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED AND TURNED IN THEIR BOOKMARK*** More information will be sent home to the students attending.

Questions? reading@fairwoodptsa.org

Hosted by the Blast into Reading Committee and our School Librarian, Sheena Keiser

2:00p West African Arts Assembly
West African Arts Assembly

Date:
Friday, January 18
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
Gym

West African Arts by Manimou Camara sponsored by the PTSA for MLK assembly
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Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

Date:
Monday, January 21
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
Staff Luncheon Donations Due
Staff Luncheon Donations Due

Date:
Tuesday, January 22

Please help provide tailgate food and drinks for the Fairwood Staff - Just another way to say thanks for all their hard work.
Drop off all items by 9am in the main office on January 22.
Sign up HERE
STEM Fair Sign Up Begins (paper/online)
STEM Fair Sign Up Begins (paper/online)

Date:
Tuesday, January 22
6:00p School Open House
School Open House

Date:
Tuesday, January 22
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Gym & Classrooms

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

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
1:25p Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, January 23
Time:
1:25p

6:30p Auction Committee Meeting
Auction Committee Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, January 23
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Fairwood Golf & Country Club

Stop on by to check in with our biggest event & fundraiser of the year. We have lots of fun ways to be involved. Save he date for the big day... Saturday March 23,2019
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
Auction Tickets On Sale
Auction Tickets On Sale

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Sat 3/16

$50 per person includes dinner, drink ticket, bid number, access to games, class auction projects, dancing & photo booth!
For more Auction info click HERE
Popcorn and Blue Friday
Popcorn and Blue Friday

Date:
Friday, January 25

Popcorn Fridays is usually the last Friday of each month (with some holiday and break exceptions). Start around 9am - finished by 10:30 or 11 depending on the number of volunteers. 3-4 volunteers is helpful but the more the merrier.

Show school spirit by wearing BLUE. TEAM Fairwood, go Chargers.
View in Outlook or Google Calendar      See full calendar
6th Grade Camp

Sponsor a Child to Attend 6th Grade Camp

6th grade camp is a memorable experience that students treasure forever. 

This experience for our students is unforgettable and many of them talk about their time at camp well beyond high school. For some, this may be their only opportunity to attend an overnight camp away from home.

CLICK HERE to make a donation. 

CLICK HERE for more information. 

Questions? Please email sixthgrade@fairwoodptsa.org


Battle of the Books begins January 7th!

 Do you have a 4th - 6th grader? The "Battle of the Books" is a reading incentive program that students participate in across the country. Find out more about the district sponsored program HERE. Fairwood placed 3rd out of 26 schools for the 2017-18 school year!

First meeting will be on Monday, January 7 in the library. Students will find out more about the program and sign up! Our librarian, Sheena Keiser will be leading the informational meeting. The first meeting to test their knowledge about the books is on February 4 which will be led by parent volunteers.

Check out the Fairwood Battle of the Books blog for the 2018-19 book list, schedule of meetings and some tips/hints.

We are looking for parent volunteers! Please email Sheena Keiser (Fairwood Librarian) for more information.


Use AmazonSmile to support your PTSA

Help us raise funds by simply shopping online at NO additional cost to you!

  1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1240712 (bookmark this site!)
  2. Log in with your Amazon account information (or create an account)
  3. Start shopping! Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases 
Please ask your friends and family to use this link too to benefit our school!
 
* Why is Tacoma listed as our city?  The Amazon Smile program gets their information about eligible charities from Washington Secretary of State.  The address shown on file is the address for our state PTA (WSPTA).  They are our registered agent with the IRS and the Washington Secretary of State.  The AmazonSmile program pulls data from the IRS filing forms and that is what is listed on our filing. 

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Blast into Reading ~ Bookmark Challenge Celebration

We have ~50 students being invited to our Bookmark Challenge Celebration this Friday, January 18th! Invites for participating students will be sent home in Tuesday packets.

Find out what we have planned for the rest of the year and how you can get involved HERE

Questions? Please email Blast into Reading Chair, Jenny Fransson.


Staff Appreciation Lunch


Please help provide tailgate food and drinks for the Fairwood Staff - Just another way to say thanks for all their hard work.  

CLICK HERE to sign up!

Drop off items by 9am in office on January 22.


50th Anniversary Auction
The Charger Gold Dinner and Auction is Fairwood PTSA's primary fundraiser. Money raised is used to support our students enrichment programs and family fun activities. Our auction last year raised over $30,000 for grants & programs!
 
 

We invite all Fairwood families, alumni, staff & community members to join us for our annual auction. This is the 50th anniversary year of Fairwood Elementary School so we are extra excited. Enjoy a night of dining, dancing, raffles, games and silent/live auctions as we come together as a community to support the enrichment of our children.

View our past catalog of exciting items, experiences & more HERE. The 2019 Auction catalog will be ready March 19, 2019.

Ticket purchases can be made online or with the form that goes home in Tuesday packets beginning January 15th and continue until sold out. Volunteers may attend the auction for free and get a bid number to participate in the silent auction. Find out more soon.

Our goal is to engage our families/community and expand opportunities for all our students. For more information on sponsorship, our committee or other details, check out our Auction program page or go to our Auction FAQ


Recognize and thank a great volunteer or educator!
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 February 8th 2019Email goldenacorn@fairwoodptsa.org or download the form HERE. The awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on March 12th.

The Awards Committee needs more volunteers. Please contact Cachet Kranz 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


2018-19 Yearbook
 

Fairwood PTSA creates a wonderful memory book every year that our students will treasure for years to come!

It includes:

  • 48 sturdy, color pages
  • Complete staff, class and individual photos
  • Fun activity photos that capture the learning, fun & community at Fairwood
  • Autograph pages

Online ordering

 

On site sales

Yearbook orders can be made online for $18* between Dec. 1st, 2018 - Feb. 16, 2019 then the price goes up to $20 while supplies last.    *$0.50 transaction fee

Tues. Dec. 11th at Cocoa & Caroling
Wed. Dec. 12th before & after school
Fri. Dec. 14th at Band/Orchestra concert
***ALL ORDERS BEFORE Dec. 17th receive a gift certificate to be used as a holiday gift***
Tues. Jan. 8th at FW PTSA General Meeting
Tues. Jan. 22nd at school open house
Before & after school during Feb. conference week

Contact

yearbook@fairwoodptsa.org 

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