Earth Week, our School Garden & more!
Tue, Apr 20 11:30am
Hello Firebirds!
Earth Day is April 22nd, but our Fairmeadow PTA has had a team working on a special program to create a week filled with Earth Day activities. Click here to view our full program. We wanted to highlight just some of the resources and activities that are planned for our students and families below.
   
1. To celebrate Earth Day, we are using the Kat Kid Adventure Post: Earth Day Edition, a full color 8 page magazine for kids packed with Earth Day history, games and inspiring stories for kids to kick start their eco journeys. The printed magazine also comes with a handy educator resource for teachers to be fully prepared to facilitate an eco conversation - no prior climate knowledge needed! At Fairmeadow, every student is getting a physical copy of the magazine.
Kat Kid Adventure is an eco educational organization founded by one of our Fairmeadow parents, Anu Ramamurty.
2. Why not support a local business and treat yourself and the family to an ice cream at Rick’s Ice Cream store. Have your child color this poster and bring it along to Rick’s Ice Cream during the month of April, to learn about how one small simple change can help our environment. The poster is also on page six of the Kat Kid Adventure magazine.
3. Be sure to check out our School Garden which is visible from East Meadow behind Rooms 1 & 2. Have you noticed some changes recently? Our parent volunteer head gardener Beth Morris, has been very busy planning and making improvements to our garden with the help of some dedicated volunteers over the past few weeks! Did you know that in one section Beth has been working on with the help of Mrs.Easton, it will be a Butterfly Garden! This past weekend Beth, her husband Trystan and her whole family have been really busy working on our garden and building a special picket fence among other things, along with a few handy helpers both big and small! Also for earth week come see two special friends that have joined our garden - they have been cleverly created from recycled items by the combined efforts of Roberta Von Pankow, Anjali Joshi and Beth Morris! 
 
Our thanks to Fairmeadow’s Eco Warrior team for working together over the past few months to build this fun and informative earth week program, that we hope will inspire more eco warriors in our community to become more eco aware and active both at home and at school : Team Leader Anu Ramamurty, Anjali Joshi, Beth Morris, Celia Rene-Corail, Collette O’Shea, Karen Easton, Roberta Von Pankow, Robin Kozina-Carlson.
 
🥳 5. Don’t forget to book your spot in our grade level parties! They are booking up fast! These are a fun way for our kids to have some interaction with their friends and peers before the end of the school year, while also supporting their school!
 
To join in any of the parties just book your spot here now:
 
 
Hosted by: Mrs. Gray, Ms. Smith, Ms. Ambo, Ms. Arnold and Mrs. Haxton
 
 
*Scholarships available. Please contact the schools front office for details.
 
Please note : Our adults only cocktails & karaoke party has been cancelled at this time.
 
We would like to say thank you to the families in grades 3-5, for providing snacks and treats for our hard working Fairmeadow staff this week. Also a big thank you to the wonderful Mari Ueda-Tao for coordinating! 
 
If you have any questions or comments please email fairmeadowpta@gmail.com
 
 
Thank you as always for your support!
Collette
Fairmeadow PTA President 2020/21