Better Together: Communication & You
In our busy world, there are so many ways to stay connected to the most important information you need to be successful. Fairwood PTSA tries to help our community in a variety of engaging ways.  Click here to see the ways in which you will hear about information from our school and PTSA.  ... read full article
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Jenny Buron 
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8/20/2020-12/31/2020

2020-2021 WSPTA Legislative Assembly & Priorities
The Washington State PTA  legislative platform  is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years ( THIS YEAR! ), the new platform was voted on by members at the legislative assembly. The top five issues became our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list. This year's WSPTA Legislative Assembly occurred virtually on  October 24-25th, 2020 . Rachel Lott and Shawna Crotty represented the Fairwood Elementary PTSA and will provide a report out in the December 2020 General Membership PTSA ... read full article
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Rachel Lott 
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10/28/2020-12/2/2020
Better Together: Communication & YouJenny Buron8/20/202012/31/2020
Better Together: Communication & You
In our busy world, there are so many ways to stay connected to the most important information you need to be successful. Fairwood PTSA tries to help our community in a variety of engaging ways.  Click here to see the ways in which you will hear about information from our school and PTSA.  ... read full article
Remote Learning and KSD Reopening PlanCachet Kranz8/3/20208/31/2020
Remote Learning and KSD Reopening Plan
Dear KSD Families, I am writing to provide you with an update on the remote learning start of the 2020-21 school year in the Kent School District. This decision has been made due to a large number of COVID-19 cases in our region, in addition to family and staff feedback, and is in alignment with the guidance the district has received from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Schedules, Assignments, and Grading Remote learning in 2020-21 will be of high-quality and consistently provided with explicit expectations and accountability for instruction and assignments. Weekly schedules for each student, ... read full article
Message from Mrs. HoyleCachet Kranz6/7/20207/31/2020
Message from Mrs. Hoyle
Good morning Fairwood families, I hope that your families are safe and well this week. The last 7 days of continued pandemic news and the compounding national protests stemming from our nations' history of systemic racism have taken their toll on everyone's emotional health and morale. Please know that our staff at Fairwood believe in our values of equity, excellence and community and are here to care for and support each and every student and their families. Here is a  LINK to an article from Common Sense Media who provide the materials for our digital literacy program. Although it speaks ... read full article
Advocacy ~ WSPTA Statement Addressing InequitiesCachet Kranz6/7/20207/31/2020
Advocacy ~ WSPTA Statement Addressing Inequities
On June 1, WSPTA released a statement, Washington State PTA Stands with All Advocates to Address Inequities , in response to the civil unrest exhibited by concerned citizens across the country. ... read full article
Child Mind InstituteCachet Kranz6/7/20207/31/2020
Child Mind Institute
Talking to kids about racism and violence is difficult, but it’s also necessary — both now and as children grow up. The Child Mind Institute is offering guidance and advice for helping your child process their feelings as well as ideas to help families dig in to challenging questions without turning away.  Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News . Support for difficult conversations. A Clinical Perspective on Talking to Kids About Racism . Advice from Child Mind Institute expert clinicians. Helping Children Cope with Frightening News . Processing grief and fear in a healthy way. How ... read full article
Membership Raffle WinnersCachet Kranz10/12/202010/26/2020
Membership Raffle Winners
  Thanks for joining the PTSA before our first membership meeting! We had two lucky raffle winners.  ... read full article
Washington State PTA 2020 Advocacy Survey: YOUR Voices MatterRachel Lott10/4/202010/9/2020
Washington State PTA 2020 Advocacy Survey: YOUR Voices Matter
Our FW Elementary PTSA delegates need YOUR VOICE to help prioritize our votes at the WSPTA 2020 Legislative Assembly in October. Please click HERE to complete this quick survey by OCTOBER 9th to let us know which proposed legislative issues, principles, and resolutions are most important to you. Survey results can be anonymous. To ensure we receive your results, for question #5, enter Fairwood Elementary PTSA 9.7.15 . Please review the  2020 Voters' Guide  as you complete the survey. The survey only includes only and does not reflect the full details of each advocacy position. Volunteer Opportunity: We are still ... read full article
2020-2021 WSPTA Legislative Assembly & PrioritiesRachel Lott10/28/202012/2/2020
2020-2021 WSPTA Legislative Assembly & Priorities
The Washington State PTA  legislative platform  is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years ( THIS YEAR! ), the new platform was voted on by members at the legislative assembly. The top five issues became our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list. This year's WSPTA Legislative Assembly occurred virtually on  October 24-25th, 2020 . Rachel Lott and Shawna Crotty represented the Fairwood Elementary PTSA and will provide a report out in the December 2020 General Membership PTSA ... read full article
School Cachet Kranz5/20/20186/6/2020
School
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