PTA Important Updates!
Tue, Apr 12 1:13pm
  IMPORTANT DATES:
Wednesday, April 13th
Chalk the Walk
Thursday, April 14th
Walk ‘N’ Roll to school day
Friday, April 15th
Parents Coffee Afternoon
Monday, April 18th
Math Night @ Fairmeadow
Wednesday, April 20th
Math Night @ Fairmeadow
 
 
Hello Fairmeadow Families,
 
Hope you all had a great Spring Break with your family and friends! 
Can you believe we have just under 8 weeks left in this school year?!! Let’s make these last few weeks memorable for ourselves and our kids, to finish out was has been a year of different challenges, as we learn to live with this ongoing pandemic!
 
Here are some notices for you to add to your calendars or click on for more details! We have new volunteer requests also, if you could please help out.
Don't forget to scroll to the bottom to check out more upcoming events!
 
🌈Chalk the Walk : 
If you would like to get creative and make our Walk and Roll day more colorful and fun, we will be chalking the walk around Fairmeadow on Wednesday April 13th starting at 5:00pm. Parents and students welcome! Please contact Rachel Panizzo for more details. 
 
🚶🏽‍♂️🚴‍♀️Get Ready to Walk ‘N’ Roll! 
Fairmeadow supports the many benefits of green transportation. Join the more than 6000 students throughout the school district who walk, scooter, bike, ride the bus, and carpool instead of solo driving to school to celebrate Walk ‘N’ Roll Week. Put air in those tires, lace up those sneakers, and show your Firebird pride on Thursday April 14th by walking, biking, scootering, and skateboarding to school! 
Please also use this week to familiarize yourself with these Walk ‘N’ Roll and road safety materials.
Send pictures of your children walking and rolling and why it's important to them in their own words to fairmeadowpta@gmail.com and they could be featured in the next e-news!
 
💯MATH NIGHT @ FAIRMEADOW: 
  • Be sure to join in the fun of our upcoming in person Math Night on Wednesday April 20th!  K-2nd Grade 6-7pm and 3-5th Grade 7-8pm - mark your calendars now!
  • Sponsored by Mathnasium, they will provide all the fun games and puzzles for kids of all ages, plus lots of rewards and giveaways for participating also!
  • Our thanks to Fairmeadow parent Estelle Z for coordinating this FREE, fun and engaging event for our school.
  • The whole family can attend - we ask that you rsvp so we can get an idea of numbers, but it is not mandatory.  See more details on the attached flyer below!
  • If you or your 7th Grade or older student would like to volunteer to help, please reach out to Estelle. (3 community service hours available for high schoolers).
 
✅EARTH DAY CHALLENGE :
As part of our Earth Day celebrations Fairmeadow is taking part in the Flip The Switch Challenge💡
  • During this two week challenge kiddos will learn about where electricity comes from, why we need to conserve it and learn to take small eco actions that can, collectively, make a big difference! Not just on the planet but also our home utilities bill! :)
  • Students received their challenge instructions at a special assembly presentation hosted by our own Fairmeadow Eco Warrior Parent Anu R. and Gunn High School Student Katie R on Friday 4/1. They received weekly activity trackers to mark how many times they turn off an unnecessary light each day, for two weeks! At the end of each week, students should tally and return their weekly tracker sheets to the school main office on April 11 and 18, respectively. 
  • Even if the students only do one week, it will still be a good learning experience and help towards the overall collective number asked of this challenge. 
  • If our students collectively reach 2,500 flips or more, we’ll have a surprise celebration on Earth Day, April 22nd to celebrate our amazing Fairmeadow eco heroes!
❣️SPECIAL PIN Fundraiser :  There is still time to order your special one of a kind Fairmeadow Pin, it is a quality pin to keep as a memento of your time at Fairmeadow or you could give it as a gift to an older sibling, a friend, an alumni, a teacher or staff member.
  • The price per pin is $10 and 50% of the profit from each firebird pin sold will go to the PTA fund. The pin will be 1” in size, gold plated and can be pinned on bags, jackets, backpack and pencil cases.
  • PINS will be ready for pick up at the school this week. All you have to do is click on the link provided, this will take you to our Fairmeadow parent Afshan’s Etsy shop, where you can go ahead and purchase the pin.
  • CLICK HERE NOW TO ORDER!!
  • For those that have already ordered theirs, you can pick up on Wednesday after school by the Front Office or on Friday at our Parents Coffee in Mitchell Park @ 2:30pm. (Note: you can see the PIN in person and have the opportunity to purchase directly also)
 
 
🥳FUNDRAISING PARTIES: Our FUNdraising parties so far have been great and we still have more parties to choose from!! Our thanks to the parent and teacher hosts for creating such memorable events for our students while supporting our school!
 
  • Click HERE for all our upcoming parties!!
  • 🅿️ Reserved Parking Spot! Would you like to take the stress out of parking for drop off and pickup especially in the colder months? Be sure to throw your name into the hat for a chance to win next school year’s parking spot from August - December 2022 HERE. Winner will be announced at our General PTA meeting on April 27th. Good luck!!
 
🙋🏻VOLUNTEER : 
  • We have new volunteer opportunities! If you have 30 mins or more to spare please check out all available volunteer roles HERE now! 

 

  • INCOMING BOARD & KEY VOLUNTEERS for our next school year:   Our nominating committee are looking for next years PTA Board members and Key volunteers to continue PTA’s work at Fairmeadow. Please consider getting involved to continue the advocacy PTA brings to our community - our students, our families, our staff and our school. YOU can make a difference, get involved and be part of this rewarding, huge support to our students educational experience. 
    •  If you are interested in any of the open positions listed here, either on the Board or for any of the other key roles, please add your name on the spreadsheet or sign up on 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.
 
 1. KIDS CLOTHING - THANK YOU! :
  • Thank you to all those that contributed to this request, no further donations are required at this time.

2. NEW! USED MARKERS AND CRAYONS DRIVE:

  • ♻️ We will be collecting used-up markers, crayons and pens until April 30th and passing them along to Ohlone's Green Team.  
  • There will be a collection box at Fairmeadow's front office from today, so now is the time to empty out those adhoc drawers and coloring sets that you have been putting off! Feel good about those that are no longer of use to you, being recycled properly. ♻️
🔜UPCOMING EVENTS - 
  • Parent Coffee Afternoon @ 2:30pm - Friday April 15th
  • Spring Book Fair - April 25th to 29th
  • PTA General Meeting - Voting in our New Board for next year! Wednesday April 27th 
  • Fairmeadow Mural Painting - Saturday April 30th
  • Staff Appreciation Week - May 2nd to May 6th
  • Fairmeadow International Night - Friday May 20th
 
🇺🇦UKRAINE CRISIS : Our thoughts and prayers are with all the innocents caught up on both sides of this crisis. 
 
If you have any questions please email us at: fairmeadowPTA@gmail.com 
 
Thank you for being so supportive of our community, 
Collette & Team