Showing posts with label Anaheim Hills Campus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anaheim Hills Campus. Show all posts

Friday, September 11

FRIDAY FOLDER: September 11

Highlights of the Week:
Historic Anaheim Campus
 Anaheim Hills Campus
North Tustin Campus

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools

Friday, September 4

FRIDAY FOLDER: September 4

Weekly Highlights:

Historic Anaheim Campus

 Anaheim Hills Campus

North Tustin Campus 

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools

Friday, August 21

NEWSLETTER: August 21, 2015 Early Childhood Education

A Message from Anaheim Hills FPA President

Dear Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten parents,
Welcome back to school! The Fairmont Parent Association (FPA) has two reserved parking spots in the front parking lot and four reserved parking spots in the east parking lot that we auction during Fairmont's open house to help raise money for FPA sponsored events. The winning bid for each parking spot allows the winner to hold that reserved parking spot for the entire 2015-2016 school year. Money raised from the event goes towards the Fall Festival, Teacher Appreciation, Family Movie Night, and other events. The FPA also raises money for specific action items to benefit Fairmont Private School's specials programs. Money raised by the FPA has contributed to the science lab, music program, art program, physical education, and our wonderful library.
Amid all the hustle and bustle of room parties, school performances, drop off in the morning, pick up in the afternoon, wouldn't it be nice to have a reserved parking spot with your name on it in close proximity to the campus’ gate entrance? There are two spots to be auctioned off in the front pre-school parking lot available to any enrolled pre-school or pre-kindergarten family.
The auction will be silent and blind. What does this mean? Submit your bid on the FPA bid form (forms can be found in the front office) with your contact information and bid amount and drop in the secure FPA mailbox in the front hallway.
The starting bid for each spot is $300.00 (historically these spots "sell" for $500-$600). The highest two bids above $300.00 submitted into the FPA mailbox by Thursday, August 27th will be the winning bids and will secure the two reserved parking spots for the entire 2015-2016 school year. The bids can be in any increment and you can bid as often as you like. The highest bid amount for any of your submissions will be the bid considered. Please understand this auction is completely voluntary and you are obligating yourself to commit to pay the amount you bid should your bid amount be the winning bid. To be a valid bid, your child must be enrolled in preschool or pre-kindergarten and the bid must have your name, current phone number, and the bid amount at or above $300.00 on your submission. Bidding starts immediately and the deadline is the end of the school day (6:00pm) on Thursday, August 27th. In the event of a tie, the tied bid submissions will go into a drawing.
I will notify the winning bidders on Friday, August 28th and the winner will be announced at our Family Movie Night that evening. If you have any questions please let me know, or ask any FPA board member. We are so excited for this 2015-2016 school year and appreciate all the support from all our Fairmont families.
Good luck and happy bidding!

Crystal Miles
FPA President-Anaheim Hills Campus
Fairmont Private Schools' Parent Association
t. 714.335.6725

Contributed by Fairmont Private Schools, Anaheim Hills Campus

NEWSLETTER: August 21, 2015 News & Announcements

Improved Newsletter Layout & Design
Just as our campuses have been polished and refreshed for the new school year, so, too, have our weekly newsletters. We've simplified the layout for easier navigation and incorporated a more modern design. At the top, you'll find a "Photo of the Week," as well as a side navigation bar pointing you to each section of the newsletter, as well as our social media sites. New sections may appear from week to week, including "Early Childhood Education," which shows off the progress of our youngest students, "Husky Highlight" featuring exciting, relevant Fairmont Prep news, and "Director's Message" from your Campus Director or other administrators. Each section includes a "Read More" link - just in case they happen to "go long."
You will still find links to monthly lunch menus, campus calendars, athletic schedules and results, blog posts, pins of the week, and campus videos. Lastly, as we know, everyone loves photos of their students in action. We've created a Photo Gallery along the bottom of the newsletter, featuring links to the three most recent school events we've shared via Facebook and Flickr.
Of course, for the most recent photos, news, and information on all things Fairmont, visit or and "follow," "like," and "subscribe" to our official Fairmont Private Schools social media pages.Hope you enjoy the changes. Have a wonderful new school year!

Back to School Parent Night - Tuesday, August 25
Please make plans to join us for Back to School Parent Night on Tuesday, August 25. This event is for parents only - Childcare will not be provided.
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten (in your child's classroom)
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: JK - 2nd Grade (in your child's classroom)
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.: Grades 3 - 5 (in your child's classroom)
7:30 - 8:15 p.m.: Grades 6 - 8 (in the MPR)

Fairmont Parent Association Family Movie Night
Mark your calendar for a wonderful family night on the campus' west turf! Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy 'Despicable Me 2' under the stars Friday, August 28 at 7:30pm! Admission is free and snacks will be sold!

School Picture Day
TUESDAY, September 8th: T-Th Pre-School, Grades JK - 2nd (Wear formal dress on Tuesday instead of Wednesday)
WEDNESDAY, September 9th: M-W-F Pre-School, M-F Pre-School, Junior High, Grades 3rd - 5th

Parent Technology Nights
Tuesday, September 1, 6pm:  Junior High Parent IPad Training
Thursday, September 3, 6pm:   Parent Training for AM/AR
Thursday, September 10, 6pm:  Parent Training for Blackboard/NetClassroom

August Lunch Menus

Contributed by Fairmont Private Schools, Anaheim Hills Campus

NEWSLETTER: August 21, 2015 Welcome Back!

The 2015-2016 school year is off to a marvelous beginning. It was so wonderful to see friends reunite in the halls and all of the excitement of a new school year. New backpacks, new lunch boxes, and perfect uniforms bring joy to teachers' hearts! It's so thrilling to see the excitement in our children's faces as they walk down the hall to a new teacher, new friends, and a world of possibilities beckoning them.
When you enter our school...
You are scientists. You are explorers. You are important. You are loved. You are respected. You are a friend. You are the reason we are all here!

Fairmont Anaheim Hills Student Pledge
I pledge to Learn Like a Champion
I will do my very best
I will do what is right
I will treat others the way that I want to be treated
I will take personal responsibility for everything I say
I will take personal responsibility for everything I do
It's cool to be smart.
I will Learn Like a Champion!

Contributed by Fairmont Private Schools, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER: august 21

First Day of School at the Fairmont Campuses

To view more First Day photos, visit Fairmont Flickr!

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools

Friday, May 29


Highlights of the Week

Studying since February for their competition on May 2nd, the Anaheim Hills 6th Grade Pentathlon Team was thrilled to learn that they had placed 1st overall in the 2015 6th Grade Orange County Pentathlon! The team also earned 2nd place in the Super Quiz Relay and amassed 30 individual medals in all subjects including science, history, math, and literature!

Congratulations to the North Tustin MVP athletes Sofia R. (Soccer), Karishma R. (Volleyball), Nadia A. (Basketball), James K. (Golf), Ryan H. (Basketball), and Andrew L. (Football & Soccer)!

Historic Anaheim students close the 2014-2015 performing arts season with concerts featuring songs such as "Shake it Off," "Ode to Joy," "Shoo Fly," and the Pink Panther theme.

Weekly Newsletters

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, May 13

SNACKTIME: healthy nutrition habits for the whole family

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommends a tasty Mediterranean-style diet for promoting good health and preventing disease. The basis of this nutritional recommendation comes from traditional dietary preferences in Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain. Families can enjoy a super healthy plant-based diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas, and tofu), and whole grains without giving up meat.

In fact, an analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean-style diet provides a host of benefits. The diet helps reduce risks of heart disease and cancer, as well as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

Key components of a Mediterranean-style diet:

  • Eat primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts (tofu = soybeans = plant).
  • Replace butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil.
  • Use herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
  • Limit red meat to no more than a few times a month.
  • Eat fish and poultry at least twice a week.

Practical tip #1
Keep nuts like almonds, cashews, pistachios, and walnuts handy for a quick snack.  Pair with fruit or whole grain crackers for convenient after school snacking.

Practical tip #2
Dip celery, carrots, or cucumbers in hummus.

Select natural peanut butter instead of brands with added hydrogenated fat. Try blended sesame seeds (tahini) as a dip or spread for bread. A Mediterranean food guide is available on Health Facts for You, a fact sheet prepared by UW Health.

Submitted by Leslie Kay-Getzinger, MS RD
Regional Dietitian for Nutrition Management Services Company

Image credit: Nazareth Healthcare

Monday, May 11

A to Z the secret sauce of summer camp

It’s no secret that children benefit in many ways from participating in summer camp programs. They develop leadership and teamwork skills, develop friendships, and explore new interests. But what is the "secret sauce" of summer camp? What makes camp such a rewarding and memorable experience?

At Fairmont, we value simple moments, such as a camper beaming with pride after learning how to tie his/her shoes for the first time with the help of a counselor. We look forward to the looks of amazement when campers discover something new in science and the sounds of laughter and excitement that fills the bus on the way to our Friday field trips.  These moments are magical and memory-making for children.
We also appreciate this Top 5 list of the "Unique Powers of Camp" compiled by educator/author Michael Brandwein. He explains how summer camp provides these benefits: 
  1. Camp leads the way in using the best methods to help children learn and grow. For almost 150 years, camps have been the leader in using the number one secret to teaching: children learn most from doing. 
  2. Camp communities remove the typical pressures from school and support children in a positive atmosphere that cherishes effort and persistence. One fast way to explain the incredible power of camping is in two words: "no grades." 
  3. Camp offers distinctive value in preparing children for future success. Camp creates communities where kids make daily decisions about activities and learn how to get along with others. 
  4. Camp offers an unequaled variety of opportunities to develop well-rounded children. Camps cut like a laser through the negative expectations and beliefs that can stick to children and hold them back. 
  5. Camp combats youth isolation by offering positive and accepting communities. Camp is all about belonging to a group that respects and values each member. 
What makes camp special for you? While that definition might be slightly different for each person, the "superpower" of summer camp is undeniable. Visit Fairmont Summer Programs today to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await your child!

Contributed by Doug Fleischli, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, April 27

HOW TO: backing up your student’s work

As the school year winds down, now is a good time to think about the best way to save your student’s work.  If you have not been backing up regularly, summertime offers a great opportunity to clean up your student’s iPad and computer by backing up the data to an external drive.  To save work and projects, we recommend backing up data from your student’s iPad using one (or preferably several) of the methods outlined below.  Once the data has been backed up to a hard disk, it can be deleted from the iPad.
Since iCloud will save only the most recent backups, if you delete data from your iPad, the newer back up will not contain that data.  It’s recommended to use both a cloud-based and hard disk backup to protect and save your data, which will enable you to wipe your iPad clean for the next school year.  If you so choose, be sure to wait until after the school year is over, as teachers may have projects, assignments, and assessments that utilize school work completed earlier in the year.


The bottom line is to always remember to back up your computers and mobile devices regularly!


Perhaps the easiest way to back up your data is by using Apple’s iCloud feature.  With this feature enabled, your data will be backed up automatically when your iPad is plugged in, locked, and connected to the Internet.  This form of backup takes place when the iPad is charging and not in use. To activate iCloud backup:

  • Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup
  • Toggle the iCloud Backup switch to “On” setting
  • You can choose the “Back Up Now” option to create an immediate iCloud backup of your data
If you require more than the free 5 GB of storage, Apple offers additional storage space starting at 99 cents per month for 20GM


Another great option to back up your iPad is to plug it into your computer and sync it with iTunes.  If you have iTunes installed on your computer, it should automatically open when you plug in your iPad.  If not, simply open iTunes manually with your iPad plugged in. To back up your data:
  • Click on the iPad icon near the top of the iTunes window
  • Under the Backups box, click on “Back Up Now” to create a backup of your iPad

You can select how your iPad will generate automatic backups by selecting the "iCloud” or “This computer” option.  You can always create a manual backup of your iPad using iTunes even when your auto backup is set to “iCloud”

Google Drive

Google Drive is a convenient way to back up files, images, and videos.  However, Google Drive will not save your iPad apps or settings.  
To save apps or settings, you will need to use one of the above options  (iCloud or iTunes).
Many apps, such as iAnnotate and Explain Everything, give you the option to save directly to Google Drive.  You can also upload any video or picture from your camera roll to your Google Drive using the 
free Google Drive app. If your iCloud storage is getting full, the main culprit is usually the large size of your camera roll.  You can choose to back up your camera roll to Google Drive on a regular basis to free up some of your iCloud storage space.  Note that your drive has a capacity of 30GB while the free iCloud storage is limited to 5GB.  


Dropbox works  similar to Google Drive, but the free storage is smaller (only 2GB).  Dropbox will allow you to create an automatic back up from your camera roll.  To enable this feature, open the Dropbox app on your iPad then click on the Settings tab at the bottom left side of the screen.  Tap the “Camera Upload” option and toggle it to “On”  setting. 

Computer: External Hard Drive and Off-site Backup

It’s essential to back up your computer regularly to an external hard drive using Time Machine on a Mac or a number of programs on a PC.  It can be devastating to lose work and personal files if your computer becomes damaged or is stolen.  Establishing a routine to plug in the drive at the end of the week is an effective measure to back up data.  This ensures you will never lose more than a week’s worth of work.  And if you are using Google Drive or Dropbox to back up some of your files, you are creating even more insurance for protecting your data.  Other off-site options for backup include Crashplan, Mozy, and Carbonite. The best backup plan includes a local backup to an external hard drive and an off-site backup to the cloud. 
Backing up your student’s work ensures peace of mind. This protected resource of information will be useful for the upcoming school year.   It will also enable your student to safely free up space on his/her iPad in anticipation of new projects.

Contributed by the Marketing Department, Fairmont Private Schools 
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