PTA Announcements & Photos of some Firebird Artists!!
Fri, Feb 18 5:01pm
 Important Dates:
Friday, Feb 18th & Monday, Feb 21st
No School - Presidents Weekend
Wednesday, February 23rd
ELAC Meeting @ 9am
Garden Workday 1:30-3:30pm
K-1 Bedtime StoriesParty @ 6pm
Tuesday, Mar 1st
Family Dine Out Fundraiser - Mendocino Farms
 
 
Hi Fairmeadow,
 
Hope you and your young Firebirds are enjoying the start of this long Presidents weekend! 
 
We have a lot happening at Fairmeadow right now and for the remainder of the year!  Let’s help our kids get off screens more, encourage them to join in our upcoming parties, Garden, Noon and other afterschool activities! Plus volunteer where you can and meet more parents and staff and build some bridges for next year!
 
🥳FUNDRAISING PARTIES! : Fairmeadow is hosting FUNdraising parties to help PTA raise Funds for our school to support supplies, programs and community events. 
  • We are so happy to provide some really fun, grade level and more, parties for you and/or your kids!! We are so thankful to the wonderful teachers, parents and our Principal for hosting! 
  • Some of the upcoming parties / events : 
    1.  Kinder Bedtime Stories : This is a super cute and not to be missed party(also open to 1st graders)! Our Kinder teachers will read bedtime stories, put on a puppet show and more! $25 for the whole family and $5 each for a cookies & milk treat bag. 
    2. Reserved PTA parking spot : Take the stress out of drop-off and pick-up parking, by putting yourself in with a chance to win the coveted resnear the front office! Get your name in the hat for just $25 to cover your parking from March 1st through June 2nd 2022, wishing you the best of luck!
    3. KINDER CARNIVAL!! : For Kinders & their families its the one..the only...Kinder Carnival!!  Hosted by some of our fabulous Kinder parents, this promises to be a really fun event, with carnival themed games, snacks and so much more!
    4.  The Encanto Movie party! : Join our lovely 2nd grade teachers as they host What’s not to love ...Movie, Popcorn & Snacks, plus some extra me-time or date time for parents!
  • Scholarships are available on request, please contact the front office. 
  • Click HERE to see the full list of parties and events available and sign up before they are sold out!
  • You may have heard about our parties already, but if you are not sure how they work please reach out to Anjali or Collette, we would be happy to answer your questions.
 
🏃🏽 RUN for FUN : Don’t miss out on this fun after school activity for your kids, encourage a friend to join your child and let them run off some energy after school together!!  We need a minimum of 20 kids to get this up and running(pardon the pun!) at Fairmeadow.
  • Monday's 2:45-3:45 w/ supervision at 2:25pm
    • February 28th - May 23rd; cost $200. 
    • Scholarships and financial aid available.
  • Run for Fun is an outdoor after school program that focuses on play through field games. Kids work on speed, agility and fitness while enjoying games such as capture the flag, chaos tag, gaga ball and dodgeball. Run for Fun welcomes children of all ages and athletic abilities and emphasizes good sportsmanship and positivity. Our staff is compassionate, spirited and values making personal connections with the kids. We welcome you to have your kid(s) experience a free trial to see for yourself what makes Run for Fun special. Run for Fun has been serving the Fairmeadow community for 13 years and we hope to revive the program on campus this Spring!   More information link.   If you are interested please sign your child up here now Registration link.
 
🙋🏽  VOLUNTEER :  
  • Lots of opportunities on campus and some fun projects to get involved in also! Come meet other parents in person! Help out with student activities! Chat, share and care!  Check out all available volunteer opportunities here now! 
  • We held our first Noon Table on Monday February 14th which was very popular with lots of our students! The theme was Love on Valentines Day. Here are a few photos of our hugely creative Firebirds at work!
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🥚Goodeggs: Try some new recipes or get some fresh organic produce delivered right to your door and support local small businesses! A percentage of all sales goes to our PTA when you use promo code : goodeggsforfairmeadow. All new customers get $15 off their first order, just click here to find out more!
 
🎓Black History Month :  February is Black History Month, and we know that you want to celebrate with your children. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has given us some great resources to help you in your school, home, and community. See our webpage: https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/
 
🗓ELAC meeting :  Please join us for our winter ELAC meeting!
A senior librarian will be joining us to speak about how to get the most out of your neighborhood library, and all the wonderful English Learner resources they have to offer. Also Mrs. Hinkle & Mrs. Fekete will be discussing ELPAC testing.
 Who: Parents of EL students from Fairmeadow & Walter Hays
 What: Resources for English Learners
 When: February 23 @ 9:00a.m., via zoom
 

🗳PTA Announcement from our Nominating Committee:

Hi Parents, Caregivers & Teachers,

It is that time of the year to find people to carry the torch at Fairmeadow and join the PTA Board for next year. With several of our Board members termed out, we have multiple open positions for you to volunteer for 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board (listed here)! We will vote to elect our Board in April's General PTA meeting and they will serve PTA and our school as we return to campus next year.

PTA partners with the principal, teachers, and staff to make the campus safe, welcoming, a hub of learning and a fun place to be! Joining PTA Executive Board offers you a great opportunity to connect with other parents, become part of the school community, support every child with one voice, and help setup in-campus events that makes our school days more memorable.

If you are available to help with any of the open positions (listed here), please sign up in this form and the nominating committee will reach out to you soon. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me or other nominating committee members (listed below). We are happy to help!

Nominating committee members:

  • Mari Ueda-Tao
  • Daniela Villagomez
  • Anjali Joshi
  • Min Zhu
  • Sophie Che

Thank you!  Sophie - On behalf of the nominating committee

 
🔜Coming soon! 
  • Family Dine Out March 1st
  • Theatre Performance March 18th
  • Earth Week Activities
  • Fairmeadow Beautification Project!
  • Math Night & More
  • Voting in New PTA Board for 2022/2023
 
If you have any other questions please email us at: fairmeadowPTA@gmail.com 
Thank you as always for being so supportive of our community, 
Collette & Team 
Fairmeadow PTA
 
P.S. We were very touched to receive this card in our PTA drawer from a thoughtful mystery artist - thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️