Friday, October 29

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus october 29

Halloween Parade
This past Thursday the Citron Campus was taken over by ghosts, ghouls, and princesses! We have never seen such a variety of costumes. Every child walked around the elementary yard in our annual Halloween Parade to show off their costumes to family and friends. Afterward they all danced to a Michael Jackson montage for all the parents who attended. We would like to give a big thanks to all our staff and parent volunteers that helped make our campus look so spooky and ensured the children had a great time with all of our Halloween activities.

Candy Drive
Operation Candy Drive started off Monday. We have a collection box in the lobby until Friday, November 5th. We hold the drive around Halloween and collect extra, unused Halloween candy for the servicemen and servicewomen in the military. Please feel free to donate any store bought candy or extra Trick-or-Treating candy.

Citron Votes
On Tuesday, November  2nd, all students will have the opportunity to vote. The children will make a tough choice between an ice cream party or a donut party. We want our students to understand the importance of voting and making their voice heard, just as many adults will also do that day.

Chalk Talks: Winter Wellness
Laura Metzdorf
Tuesday, November 9th, 6-7:30pm
Edgewood Campus, North Tustin

There's more to wearing scarves than being fashionable—they help prevent colds! Join Laura Metzdorf, licensed acupuncturist from The Healing Sanctuary (North Tustin) and author of for helpful hints on how to keep your family healthy this winter. Topics include natural remedies for prevention and treatment of common cold weather symptoms. First 5 RSVP’s will receive a gift bag of immunity- boosting herbs and other samples.
You can RSVP by calling (714) 234-2780 or visit


Monday, November 1st
Operation Candy Drive Continues

Tuesday, November 2nd
Voting Day at Citron
9:00am on the patio – all grades

Thursday, November 4th
Last day for Operation Candy
Please turn in store bought candy or extra Trick of Treating candy

Friday, November 5th
Minimum Day – School dismissed at 12:00pm
8:30am – Flag Salute/Candy Drive Presentation
8:45am – All parent meeting on the patio

Contributed by Christina, Citron Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus october 29

Outdoor Science Camp 
On October 11th, our sixth grade students went to Outdoor Science School in the San Bernardino Mountains.  The students departed Monday morning and arrived shortly before noon.  Little did they know what would be in store for them over the next week.  Upon their arrival, students joined their cabin instructors and fellow cabin mates, and the week was on its way.
The week consisted of hiking along exciting trails that provided the students with an opportunity to learn about the forest and animal life surrounding them.  On these hikes, knowledge was taught and information was shared by teachers, instructors, and students.  The hiking highlights of the week included the Night Hike and the Astronomy Hike, which allowed the students to explore the wilderness trails by means of their rarely-used night vision.

In addition to the outdoor activities, students also performed in skits and attended a hoedown.  Skit night, where each cabin performed a skit based on the theme of the week, "Out of this World!"   produced some hilarious acts that involved crazy costumes and wild personalities.  Rumor has it that the Fairmont teachers produced, directed, and starred in their own little skit involving a candy store and a few suckers! At the hoedown, the students kicked up their heels and did some line dancing.  The students smiled and joked as they learned new dances while stumbling and bumbling to the music.

Outdoor Science School is part of the sixth grade curriculum.  It gives the students the opportunity to learn in a majestic setting six thousand five hundred feet above sea level.  A diverse range of topics including geology, astronomy, and ecology are studied throughout the entire week. 
Working together is a key theme at Outdoor Science School.  In the cabins and at meals, students are asked to put away thoughts of "me" and to start thinking about "us." It is truly a memorable week that the students reminisce about the entire year.

Article Contributor: Mrs. Kellie Cameron, 6th grade teacher

Fairmont Preparatory Academy Peer-to-Peer Day Parent Hour
Tuesday, November 2nd
Fairmont Preparatory Campus Library, 9:00 - 10:00 am
2200 W. Sequoia Ave., Anaheim, CA 

Mable parents are invited to attend the Prep's Peer-to-Peer Day Parent Hour which takes place in the Prep Library from 9:00 - 10:00 am.  There, parents will be served a continental breakfast and hear from Headmaster Mr. Mendoza, Counselors, Prep parents, students and administrators.

Peer-to-Peer Day Parent Hour is a great event for those who were not able to attend the Prep's Information Night. 

Please RSVP to Sylvanda Edwards, Admissions Counselor at the Prep at


Monday, November 1st
FPA Food Drive for Boxes of Love begins

Elementary Volleyball Game
Mable vs. Heritage Christian
Away Game

JH Football Game
Mable vs. Heritage Christian
3:15 pm
Home Game

Volleyball 1st Round Playoffs

Tuesday, November 2nd
Elementary Picture Make Up Day

8th Grade Peer-to-Peer Day
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Preparatory Academy

Peer-to-Peer Parent Hour
9:00 - 10:00 am
Prep Library
2200 W. Sequoia Ave., Anaheim, CA

Elementary Football / Volleyball Game
Mable vs. McDowell
Away Game

Volleyball Semi-Final Playoffs

Thursday, November 4th
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Spelling Bee
8:30 am
Mable Cafeteria Stage

3rd Grade Study Trip
8:30am - 1:30pm
Long Beach Aquarium

Friday, November 5th
12:00 noon dismissal

Saturday, November 6th
8th Grade Study Trip: Washington, D.C.
Through November 12th

Sunday, November 7th
Daylight Savings Time

Tuesday, November 9th
7th Grade International Luncheon
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Mable Cafeteria

Wednesday, November 10th
Parent Association Meeting
Junior High Stage Area

Thursday, November 11th
NO SCHOOL - Veterans' Day

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus october 29

Red Ribbon Week
This week was Red Ribbon Week and we all had an opportunity to talk about the dangers of drugs and to pledge to be drug-free!  We had WEAR RED day on Monday, TEAM Up Against Drugs on Tuesday, Acts of Random Kindness on Wednesday and CAP drugs on Thursday.
Pre-School Garden
This week all the pre-schoolers planted a garden in the corner of their playground.  They had so much fun learning about planting their seed! The pre-schoolers planted sweet peas, sunflowers, and marigolds.  They are very excited to see them all start growing.  Check it out if you are on the playground!

First Grade Field Trip
First Grade went on the first field trip of the year!  They saw “Miss Nelson Is Missing” at the Ebell Theater in Santa Ana.  They had a great time and loved the show!

Fourth Grade "Walk Through California"
Fourth Grade had a “Walk Through California” program.  This is a wonderful program for the 4th graders learning about California, as they can actively participate in the lesson.  They wore costumes representing the historical beginnings of our great state, and as the presenter told the history the students jumped up and recited what they have learned about their topics.  Everyone had a great time! 

Junior High Debate Competition
The Anaheim Hills Junior High Debate team competed in the Orange County Debate League on October 22 and performed extremely well!  Awards are given to the top 25 individual speakers and the top 10 teams, and here are our results:

1st          Kayla B. (Golden Gavel...1st debate tournament)
2nd          Alice J.
3rd          Emily W. 
4th          Lauren L.
5th          Yvonne K. (Captain)
7th          River C. (Co-Captain)
11th         Bryan D.
15th         Valerie W.
17th         Nicky C.
22nd         Austin L.
23rd         Kyle P.

Team Awards:
1st          Kyle P.
2nd          Austin L.
4th          Kiernan H.
5th          Lauren L. and Nicky C.
6th          Kayla B. 
7th          Yvonne K.
9th          Emily W.

The topics debated were:
•    On balance, advertising does more harm than good.
•    The United Staes should reinstate the draft.
•    Junk food should be banned at schools.


Cougar Sports
Tri-Way Football and Volleyball
Play-Offs start next week, with our Tri-Way Football team seeded #2 with a record of 10-1.  They will play the # 7 seed, the TVT Lions on Monday, November 1.  We are hopeful that the Cougars will make it to the finals on Thursday!!  Come and cheer them on!
Play-offs for Girls Tri-Way Volleyball team starts on Monday, November 1.  They are also the #2 seed with a record of 10-1.  They will take on Pegasus at Pegasus, the #7 seed.

DSL Football and Volleyball
It was a great week for the DSL Football and Volleyball teams!  The boys football team defeated Oakridge 18-12 for their first victory!!  They were very pleased with their progression and far they have come in learning the game of football.  Thank you to Coach John Yakel for his wisdom and patience with the team, and teaching the team about winning and losing with sportsmanship!

The girls volleyball team also defeated Oakridge!  25-15, 20-25, 15-8.  Coach Marcus Arias enjoys watching the girls develop their skills and sportsmanship.  They are really getting the hang of this fun sport!  Marie V., Aryanna B. and Jessica C. played great in game one with clutch serving from Vera W. to win the first game for the Little Cougars!  Naomi M., Kaleigh P. played tough in game two, falling to Oakridge in this game.  Jessica C. served from an 8-8 tie in game to 15-8 helping the team win the match!  Josie P. had a amazing ace during this tough match!


Monday, November 1
Fall Sports Pep Rally at 8:30am
Junior High Spirit Day
Tri-Way Football and Volleyball Play-Offs
    Football vs TVT @ TVT  3:15pm
    Volleyball vs Pegasus @ Pegasus   3:15pm

Tuesday, November 2
Permanent Impressions Child ID Card Program at 8:30am
Tri-Way Volleyball Semi-Finals

Wednesday, November 3
Second Grade Music Program
    Student program at 9:00am
    Parent Program at 7:00pm
DSL Volleyball vs Edgewood at 3:00pm
DSL Football @ Edgewood at 3:15pm
Tri-Way Football Semi-Finals

Thursday, November 4
8th Grade "Peer to Peer Day" at the Prep Academy
Tri-Way Football and Volleyball Finals at TVT

Friday, November 5
Early Dismissal at 12:00pm (NO lunch service)

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus october 29

Videos of the Week: ECPA Dunk Day - Mr. Powell Gets Dunked

First Grade Presentation
Mr. Leathem Introduces the First Graders to England
The first graders were presented with a slide show of fascinating pictures, maps, and vocabulary of England from Liam's dad. Mr. Leathem kept the students engaged not only with his slide presentation but also with his queried prompts to elicit answers! The first graders found the variance in vocabulary words quite fascinating, as Mr. Leathem chose words of interest for our young students.  Trainers, trolleys, and crisps may be words coming home from your child. Of course, there is nothing greater than treats or, "sweets," as they are known in England. We had a wonderful sampling of these delicious sweets brought straight from England for our enjoyment.

3rd Grade Presentation
We had the privilege of hosting an Australian teacher, Ms. Deidre, who resides in England to come to our classroom and speak about the land down under.  Students learned about the harsh climate of Australia and how growing up in Adelaide was hot and dry.  She also spoke on the native Australian animals such as the kangaroo, the platypus, the funnel spider, as well as the wombat.  She even gave our class a book!  The book is called Wombat Walkabout which is about a little wombat from Australia who loves to "dig and think."  On top of that, she brought in some typically Aussie food for us to sample.  Some liked the Vegemite, while most stuck with the yummy cookies. Mrs. Lottes' students walked away with a better understanding of the huge island (as they called it) of Australia.
Police Officer visits 1st Grade
On Monday, Oct. 25th, as a closure to the first grade studies about Community Helpers, they received a visit from Officer Bradbury of the Costa Mesa Police Department.  The first graders were able to learn about being a police officer and what it takes to be a wonderful contributor to all communities.  Their visit wouldn't have been complete without a trip outside to explore the inside of Officer Bradbury's police car!  Thank you, Officer Bradbury (and Miss Kim for sharing your sister with us)!

November Field Trips & Assemblies
8th Grade - Peer to Peer Day
Wednesday, Nov. 3rd
9:15-12:15 pm

Preschool - Big John Fire Truck
Friday, Nov. 5th
9:00-10:15 am

1st Grade - Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Monday, Nov. 8th
8:30-1:45 pm

6th Grade - Tessmann Planetarium, Santa Ana College
Monday, Nov. 8th
8:45-11:30 am

Preschool - 8th Grade - Imagination Machine Assembly
Friday, Nov. 12th
9 am, 10 am, & 11 am

5th Grade - California Science Center
Tuesday, Nov. 16th
8:30-3:00 pm
Peer to Peer Day - 8th Graders
Edgewood Peer-to-Peer Day @ Fairmont Prep - Wednesday, Nov. 3rd
9 am - 12:30 pm

8th grade students will be transported to the Prep by bus from Edgewood and will be guided by Prep Student Ambassadors as they experience first-hand what it's like to be a Husky both in and out of the classroom.  Faculty, counselors, administrators and coaches will be on hand to welcome the Edgewood 8th grade class.  This event takes place during the Prep's annual Spirit Week activities leading up to our Homecoming game on Friday, November 5th.  Everyone is encouraged to dress according to theme which is the Happiest Homecoming on Earth!  Each day's theme is centered around a unique Disney attraction.  Wednesday, November 3rd is Haunted Mansion Day and students may dress up as zombies, vampires, ghosts or the scariest apparel they can find. Lunch will be provided and students will get to participate in fun lunchtime activities including our very own Haunted Mansion in the Prep gym before returning back to the Edgewood campus at 12:30 pm. 

Edgewood parents are invited to attend our Peer-to-Peer Day Parent hour which will take place in the Prep library from 9 - 10 am only.  There, parents will be served a continental breakfast and hear from Headmaster Mr. Mendoza, Counselors, Prep parents, students and administrators. 

This is a great event for those who couldn't make it to Prep Info. Night.  Please RSVP to Sylvanda Edwards, Admissions Counselor at the Prep at 

Tech Tuesdays @ Edgewood
Tuesday, Nov. 2nd
8:10-8:45 am
Room 117

Promethean Board
Tuesday, Nov. 9th
8:30-9:00 am
Grade Level Classrooms

Edgewood is a tech savvy campus, and we are pleased to offer Tech Tuesdays to Edgewood parents in order to provide them with a better understanding of the programs Edgewood teachers and staff use daily.

The Tech Tuesday classes will include: Blackboard, Net Classroom, Social Media (Fairmont Website, Facebook, Flickr, Fairmont Blog, eNewsletter), AR, AM, and Promethean Board presentations on the dates above. See you there!


Wednesday, Nov. 3rd
8th Grade Peer to Peer Day @ Fairmont Preparatory Academy

Friday, Nov. 5th
Shortened Day - Early Dismissal

Monday, Nov. 8th
Parent Association Meeting at 8:30 am
1st Grade Field Trip to Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
6th Grade Field Trip to Tessmann Planetarium, Santa Ana College

Thursday, Nov. 11th
Veteran's Day - No School

Friday, Nov. 12th
ECPA Fall Fundraiser - Parent Night Out 6-9 pm
Imagination Machine Assemblies sponsored by ECPA
P4-1st at 9 am, 2nd-5th at 10 am, and 6th-8th at 11 am

Saturday, Nov. 13th

UCA Southern California Cheer Regional @ UCI

Tuesday, Nov. 16th
5th Grade to California Science Center

Wednesday, Nov. 17th

Picture Makeup Day

Friday, Nov. 19th & Saturday, Nov. 20th
7th Grade Show "Snoopy" at 7 pm

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus 

Thursday, October 28

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT mable swimmer stands out in school

Stephanie S. is a Mable campus fourth grader who has been swimming since she was 1½ years old.  “I love to swim, my favorite strokes are butterfly and freestyle,” she says. Stephanie’s coach says that Stephanie takes her swimming very seriously and is like a fish in the ocean. Stephanie, who swims for the Anaheim Aquatics Association, is on her way to making her dream of competing in the Olympics come true.  She has won numerous ribbons and medals including the Coach’s Award in 2009 and the Most Valuable Swimmer of 2010.  Stephanie hopes to one day meet superstar swimmer, Michael Phelps.

Contributed by Karen, Mable campus 

Wednesday, October 27

SCOREBOARD game highlights: anaheim hills dsl football vs oakridge

Anaheim Hills DSL Boys Football vs. Oakridge
October 25, 2010

Final Score: Anaheim Hills 18 Oakridge 12

The Cougars ran their record to 3 and 1 with a victory over Oakridge.  The defense held tough only giving up two late scores by Oakridge.  The offense was led by Cole M. who completed over 50% of his passes.  One a 45 yard touchdown pass to Hassan A.  The ground game was working for the Cougars as well.  Matthew W. got the cougars on the board with a 50 yard touchdown run on a reverse.  The final score of the game came when Andy C. busted out a 35 yard touchdown run on a quarterback draw.  The big key for the Cougars defense was the great rush put on by the defensive line which included, Elias A., Kyle K.  and Kevin K.

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

SCHOOL NEWS mable students win top speaker awards

On Saturday, October 23 at The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach, Mable’s Speech and Debate team competed in their first debate of the season. The tournament was a “scramble” which means that Mable students were mixed into 3-person teams with students from other schools.  Topics of the debate included “Junk Food Should Be Banned at Schools” and “The United States Should Reinstate the Draft.” Meeran I.’s team won a top team award and Emily L. (in her first debate) and Vasiliki C. won top speaker awards!   The Mable Speech and Debate team is coached by Mrs. Karen O’Hanlon and made up of the following students:  Nick P., Meeran I., Nelson L., Emily L., Ryan H., Joshua C., Kaitlynn C., Justin L., Liza M., Meera M., Vasiliki C., and Dev S. We are so proud of this awesome team and wish them all the best in their future competitions! 

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

SCOREBOARD game highlights: anaheim hills tri-way boys football

Tri-Way Boys Football vs Calvary  October 18, 2010
Tri-Way Boys Football vs Heritage Christian  October 20, 2010
Tri-Way Boys Football vs Carden Academy  October 21, 2010

The Cougars are roaring toward the play-offs!  With three victories in a row this week, the team is really coming together on offense and defense!  The Cougars beat the Calvary Eagles 32-24, they beat Heritage Christian  26-6, and Carden Acedemy 42-8.

The Cougars will be back on the field on Monday, October 25 at Oakridge at 3:00pm for the final regular session game.  The play-offs start Monday, November 1! 

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable girls volleyball vs edgewood

Mable Panthers vs. Edgewood Eagles, JH Girls Volleyball
October 25, 2010

Final Score:  Mable defeats Edgewood: 24-26, 25-20, 15-13

Mable’s Junior High Volleyball Team pulled off a great victory against Edgewood! This win was needed to solidify a playoff position, making the victory even sweeter. 

The match opened up with a very tight game one, and the Panthers actually lost 24-26. We were determined to rally back and took game two 25-20. The deciding game always moves quickly. The Panthers built a little cushion, going up 10-6; but the Edgewood Eagles fought back and tied it 12-12. With some great serves from Lauren H., we closed game three with a 15-13 win, the final point coming from one of Brianna P.’s well placed hits.

On Wednesday, October 27th, the Lady Panthers will work hard in a double header at Pegasus School. Due to weather conditions earlier, some games had to be moved around. We will first face Pegasus, and then immediately play against Heritage Christian at Pegasus. These back to back games are necessary in order to determine the playoff order.Wish us luck! The better we do on Wednesday, the better playoff standing we have!

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable tri-way football vs edgewood

Mable Panthers vs. Edgewood Eagles, JH Tri-Way Football 
October 25, 2010

Final Score:  Edgewood defeats Mable: 16-12

The Panthers were led on offense by Brando P. as he scored two touchdowns in this close game! Unfortunately the Eagles came out ahead, winning by four points. We'd like to commend  Shawn Y., Matthew T. and Nomin P. for their excellent defense! The offensive was helped by strong games from Tanner L. and David K. See you at the next game! 

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable dsl football vs. edgewood

Mable Panthers vs. Edgewood Eagles, DSL Football
October 25, 2010

Final Score:  Edgewood defeats Mable: 12-6

The Panthers lost a tough game in overtime to the Eagles. Jonathan B. connected on a pass to Kyle L. for the Panther touchdown. Ejay C. was the Panther defensive standout for the game. We look forward to our next game! 

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

SNACK TIME eating the alphabet

On October 7th, the preK – K children at Citron enjoyed an interactive presentation on nutrition. Using the book Eating The Alphabet by Lois Ehlert as a visual guide, the children participated with great enthusiasm in guessing the name of a fruit or a vegetable that began with the letter A, B, C, etc.

Can you guess? A = (apples, apricot, artichoke, avocado)

B was for banana, blueberries and yes, even broccoli. The children said that they LIKE broccoli. Hmmm I wonder if their parents would agree. That would be great!

C was for carrots, cherries, and corn.

D was for Dates (that was a hard one).

Can you guess what vegetable begins with the letter “E”? Hint: it’s a type of lettuce.

The older children made it all the way to “F”. The presentation concluded with the song, “Five a Day” emphasizing eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. There was lots of singing and even dancing to the music. We all had fun, and I look forward to presenting again in November at Fairmont!

Enjoy eating your alphabet!

Contributed by Leslie, Nutrition Management

Tuesday, October 26

BOOK REPORT edgewood fifth graders report on newbery winner

This month’s book review for the Edgewood campus comes compliments of Mrs. White’s 5th grade class:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 is a Newbery award winning book written by Christopher Paul Curtis. It is a hilarious story about an African American family, who call themselves "the weird Watsons." Due to the antics of the older Watson brother, the family travels south during a tragic time in American history. Although they face tough times, the family grows closer together, keeps a sense of humor, and shares a lot of love.  

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood campus

BOOK REPORT opposites attract in citron book review

Fluffy the porcupine is not happy with his name. He makes several attempts to change himself so that he better fits his name. He is unsuccessful and frustrated. Eventually, he meets a rhinoceros that is also misnamed. They become friends because of their names.  

This is a fun book to read with your children at home and reinforce language arts skills by talking about synonyms and antonyms.  For example, imagine another animal, like a giraffe.  Then have your children think of words that describe a giraffe like tall, thin, and long neck, and words that are the opposite like short, wide, etc.

Submitted by Jody, Citron library

BOOK REPORT mable's mrs. schoening admires a mouse

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

What Mrs. Schoening says about this book:
“If you love adventure and admire the qualities of friendship and courage, the The Tale of Despereaux  is a must read book for you.  It is a fantastic fictional book that will hold you in suspense and you will not soon forget it.”

Fairmont Reading Level: 4.7
AR Points: 5 says:
This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other's lives.

Contributed by Karen, Mable campus