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PTSA Cookie Exchange Melanie Schmidt Lots None
Albert Einstein Day Shera Isakson Lots None
Classroom Auction Projects Auction Projects, Jackie Mann Lots None
PTSA Volunteer Opportunities President, Cachet Kranz Lots A Little
2018-19 Art Docent PTSA Art Appreciation Wood (6th grade) 19
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Ugly Sweater Day
Ugly Sweater Day

Date:
Monday, December 17
Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange
Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange

Date:
Tuesday, December 18

Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting the Annual Cookie Exchange for Fairwood Staff on Thursday, December 18th. Please help provide (nut-free) home baked holiday cookies for our staff. Questions? Click here to sign up.
Questions? contact the Staff Appreciation Committee at staffappreciation@fairwoodptsa.org
Festive Wear OR Pajama Day
Festive Wear OR Pajama Day

Date:
Tuesday, December 18

Red and green or holiday accessories.
2:30p Spirit Assembly
Spirit Assembly

Date:
Tuesday, December 18
Time:
2:30p - 3:00p
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Date:
Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Date:
Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

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NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Date:
Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

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Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Date:
Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Date:
Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

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Wed 12/19 - Tue 1/1
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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


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. 

Battle of the Books

 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 3rd out of 26 schools this year!

Check out the Fairwood Battle of the Books blog for the 2018-19 list and some tips/hints.  Mrs. Keiser will help organize the groups.

In the fall, the school library will have all the Battle of the Books available to read. Through December any student can check out these books. Starting in January, only students participating in Battle of the Books will be able to check out these books.

Do you have a 4th - 6th grader? We are looking for volunteers! Please email Sheena Keiser (Fairwood Librarian) for more information.


40th WSPTA Legislative Assembly Concludes
In October delegates from across the state attended the 40th annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly to learn, collaborate, debate and ultimately vote on our new 2-year platform.
 
Top five legislative priorities:
  1. Social Emotional Learning
  2. School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds
  3. Prevent Gun Violence
  4. Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage
  5. Strategic K-12 Investments to Close Gaps
 
To see the entire platform, please visit the website.
 
In addition, two new principles in the category "Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth" were approved. Four new resolutions (2.21 Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention and Survivor Supports, 11.28 Mitigating the Health Effects of Climate Change, 18.35 Improving Outcomes in Special Education and 18.36 Equitable Access to Highly Capable Services) and one amended resolution (11.19 School Nutrition) were approved by the delegates.
 
And finally, check out Facebook to see a video of keynote speaker Chris Reykdal's opening remarks and the WSPTA blog for a wrap-up of the business of the weekend.

Fairwood's Current Events
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Subscribe to the PTSA Calendar - Simply click here to subscribe to learn how to easily sync Fairwood PTSA's with your personal calendar.
 
Follow TEAM Fairwood PTSA on Facebook here.

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Staff Cookie Exchange ~ Dec 18th

'Tis the Season for our Staff Holiday Cookie Exchange!

Send our Fairwood Staff off for the holidays with some sweet treats! A wonderfully sweet tradition to gift them!

Date:  Tuesday, December 18th 

Time:  Please drop off cookies/bars between 8:30-9am in the school lobby OR contact Melanie at   melaniebeth1218@gmail.com and we will gladly make arrangements for pick up!

Need Ideas? Click HERE

Due to nut allergies please NO NUTS (this includes almond extract flavoring). Click on the button below to sign up online.  

Sign Up Now!


Albert Einstein Day - Jan 8th

Fairwood PTSA is bringing a whole day of science exploration to the entire school and we need volunteers to help make this an awesome day! 

Come join the enthusiastic presenters and high quality exhibits/lessons through the day. 

Click here to sign up and help

Email Einstein@fairwoodptsa.org with any specific question.


Blast into Reading ~ Bookmark Challenge due Jan 11th

Look in your student's Tuesday packet for information on our next reading challenge, the Bookmark Challenge! All students will receive a flyer with details on how it works along with a bookmark. Extra bookmarks will be available in the school library. Deadline for turning in the completed bookmarks is January 11th!

Participating students will be invited to a morning social on January 18th in the library for fun, friends, prizes and treats!

Parents can join in the fun too! When kids see you reading they are more likely to read. Participate in the King County (KCLS) '10 to Try' challenge. You can pick up a bookmark at any KCLS location or use their online reading platform to track your reading.

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

Questions? Please email reading@fairwoodptsa.org


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 

Share photos with us!
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 and enter code 82602


Classroom Auction Projects

Time to get those creative (or Pinterest) juices flowing and be part of the class auction project fun! These projects are a favorite at the auction and raise money for our awesome PTSA programs. Each class gets a budget, so no need to ask parents for money. Grab a friend and do a class together. And don't forget to mark your calendar for March 23 for the auction!

Email Jackie Mann at auctionprojects@fairwoodptsa.org for more information.

Sign up HERE!


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