PTA Updates @ January 31st
Mon, Jan 31 12:25pm

Hello Fairmeadow,

 
Hope you all enjoyed your respective weekends! 
A few quick points of information and updates for this week!
 
❣️Kindness Challenge Week Jan 24th - 28th: Hope you all saw our Principals message about all the activities both the kids and staff took part in on campus last week. While I was on campus, I spoke to some adorable Kinders who told me all about what their class was doing for Kindness week and some extra kind things they did themselves! One told me they played with a new friend and another told me how she complimented her cousin on his new orange shoes!! 
 
🗓PTA General Meeting : Our thanks to all those that attended our meeting last Wednesday night, we heard about upcoming PTA programs, our Principal gave us a sneak preview of her presentation for the students for the school assembly and we heard updates from our SRTS rep on safety around our school campuses and the upcoming Bike Rodeo. We will have the minutes of the meeting soon to share with our PTA members.
 
🙋🏻1 Palo Alto : This campaign for volunteers to help keep our schools open which started just over two weeks ago now, with a collaboration between District and PTA, has garnered hundreds of volunteers across Palo Alto and National interest from all over the country. In case you missed it here is a link to the Paly Highschool PTA President being interviewed on Morning America - with bonus footage of our very own Fairmeadow Campus!! You might see one or two familiar faces on there :) Click here to view the 4 minute segment.
 
  • Our thanks to all those that have signed up and volunteered todate - it has helped make a big difference on our campus! 
  • To become part of this movement to help our schools run smoothly, you take two steps :   
  1. STEP 1 : Register via Districts link for approval to volunteer on campus, you can do so here.  Please note registering with District does not automatically assign you to a volunteer role.
  2. Once you register, PTA will manually add you to the Fairmeadow 1 Palo Alto group on Konstella.
  3. STEP 2 : You then select the links in Konstella to the open positions and choose dates and times that work for your schedule.
 
🥳FUNdraising Parties! : We are looking for parents to host or co-host parties for our community. These parties will raise funds for our PTA & School, but also are a great way to build connections and meet new friends for both kids and parents alike!! Please see more details on the links below from Anjali J.  
 
 
Sign up to host a PARTY! Raise FUNDS while having FUN!!
Please share your interest to host by February 1 :  Fill out this form here
Have any questions? email: programs@fairmeadowpta.org
 
🎭Theatre Program : Calling all 4th & 5th Graders, are you looking for something fun to do after school? We are delighted to bring an off-year program to Fairmeadow in February and March! It is going to be fun! Parents please check your inbox for a message from our Principal via Parent Square. Huge thanks to Yayoi I. for being our Fairmeadow Theatre coordinator this year!
 
🛍Shopping? : Just a reminder there are lots of ways to help raise funds for our school while you are shopping for yourself, at no extra cost to you! 
  • Sign up for AmazonSmile and select 1037 Fairmeadow Elementary PTA as your favorite charitable organization. Amazonsmile will donate 0.5% on your eligible purchases, at no extra cost to you.
  • Boxtops, eScrip and Goodeggs are other ways to raise funds learn more by clicking here on our PTA website. 
  • Check out our New Online Spirit Store choose from lots of fun Firebird styles and designs!! A percentage of all sales goes to PTA’s fundraising account. There is a Grand Opening Sale on now! Use Code : SPIRIT22-FS to receive 25% off and get free shipping on orders over $25.
 
☕️Parents Coffee : Mark your calendars, our next parents coffee will be held on Friday February 4th, after school drop off at 8:15am at Mitchell Park(near the Kinder entrance). 
  • Come along and grab a coffee, chat with other parents or ask PTA some questions we will be happy to see you! 
  • We will also have some of our FUNdraising parties ready for you to sign up for your kids or yourselves to enjoy! 
  • Drop your name in a box and we will select a winner for a Fairmeadow Adult Hoodie to keep you warm on these chilly mornings! 
 
🔜Coming soon! 
  • Walkathon March 20th - more details to follow!
 
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