Friday, December 3

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable girls basketball vs. edgewood

Mable Tri-Way Girls Basketball vs. Edgewood Eagles
December 2, 2010

Final Score: Mable 25-Edgewood 8
The Junior High Panthers closed out their first week of basketball with a win against the Edgewood Eagles. Point guard Sheryne N. led the team with 9 points and 3 steals. All the girls played well and we saw some points from a newcomer to the game, Lauren H who contributed 2 points, 2 steals and several rebounds. Madi N., and Liza M. also helped on defense by pressuring the ball handlers and converting turnovers into points.

This was a great game that showed the girls on the team exactly what they could do on the court. Our next game will be against Carden Hall on Tuesday, December 7th.

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus december 3

Honor Roll Assembly 
Busy week on campus!  We started Monday off with an Honor Roll Assembly for 4th and 5th Grade and then an assembly for the Junior High.  We honor those students that have successfully achieved a 3.5-3.9 with the Honor Roll certificate and the students that achieved a 4.0 with the Directors Honor Roll certificate.  These students work extremely hard and enjoy being recognized for their success.
Fourth Grade Field Trip
On Tuesday the Fourth Grade went to the San Juan Mission in San Juan Capistrano.  This is a wonderful curriculum based trip for our students as they study the history of California in Fourth Grade. They began their visit by learning how the Spanish taught the local Native Americans how to speed up the process of making rope. Afterward, the students were broken up into groups and they had the opportunity to make rope.   The remainder of the field trip was spent with a docent who explained many historical facts as we toured the mission.  As always, the mission staff was impressed by the knowledge that our students displayed.  

Basketball Season Has Arrived!
Our Tri-Way Basketball season kicked off versus the Edgewood Eagles.  Our girls (the defending Tri-Way Champs!) defeated the girl’s team 46-6, and the boys lost 38-28.
Santa Train
On Tuesday evening the FPA-sponsored Santa Train was a huge success!  Families and kids had a great time. Thank you so very much to the FPA for sponsoring this wonderful family night event!  The Irvine Regional Park was covered in twinkling lights and Mrs. Claus read stories, as the kids bounced in bounce houses and everyone had delicious hot chocolate!  When you board the train you were whisked off to the "North Pole" to visit a very delightful Santa!  It was a wonderful wintery way to kick-off this holiday season with your family.
Winter Sing-A-Long
On Wednesday, the entire campus from Pre-School to Junior High participated in the “Winter Sing-Along!"  It was a blast and each grade sang a song for the rest of the school.  All of the students enjoyed singing for everyone else and then loved watching the other students perform their songs.  We had Hawaiian holiday songs, “All I Want For Christmas is My Front Two Teeth”, “I Saw Grandma Kissing a Reindeer” “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and many other fun songs.  The event was closed with a song about Peace for everyone.

Second Grade Field Trip
On Thursday, the Second Grade went to Indian Trails at Knott’s Berry Farm.  They had a great time learning about Native American Indians, visiting a tepee, watching a traditional Indian dance and making a friendship bracelet.

Pre-School Winter Musical
Friday was the wonderful Pre-School Winter Musical!  Our Pre-Schoolers have been practicing their songs every day for 2 weeks and they were precious and amazing!  The boys and girls were all dressed up and so cute!!  There were reindeer, top hats and scarves, and lots of smiles!

The Kindergarten celebrated the book “The Polar Express” with a party!  They all watched the Polar Express movie and drank hot chocolate and wore jingle bells, while they wore their pajamas!

CHOC/Harley Toy Drive Ends on December 10th!!
The spirit of the season is underway and it's time for the 11th Annual Toy Drive!  The Anaheim Hills campus is collecting new and unwrapped toys for CHOC. 
The toys donated during the holidays are given year-round to CHOC patients who often spend weeks or months at the hospital.  The toys are used as therapeutic play to help our patients adjust to their hospitalization.  Toys are also given to patients undergoing major surgery or a painful procedure, whether it is in the hospital, or the Emergency Department or in one of the many clinics CHOC operates.
The Orange County Chapter of Harley Davidson Owners ride their motorcycles to the Anaheim Hills Campus on Friday, December 10 to pick up all the toys and our students love hearing the roaring of up to 100 'Harleys' pull into the is very exciting!

Spread Charity This Winter
We are collecting gently used items for the homeless. 
Blankets, Coats, Sleeping Bags, Hats/Beanies/Mittens
Kiernan & Camden Holt are gathering items for the Homeless.  They plan on distributing the items gathered every Saturday until Christmas.  Go through your closets & drawers and find the items you don't use anymore.  Help keep the homeless warm during the cold nights.
Children's items will be donated to the Women's & Children's Center in Corona.  All other items will be distributed to the homeless of Riverside.
Place all donations in the BROWN Marked Box located by Vicky Mantell's Office.
If you have any questions, please email or call Tracy @ 951.907.3242


Tuesday, December 7
Tri-Way Basketball at Oakridge
Girls play at 3:00pm, Boys play at 4:00pm

Thursday, December 9 
Kindergarten to "The Elves and the Shoemaker"
FPA Meeting at 8:45am in the MPR

Friday, December 10
CHOC/Harley Toy Drive  10:30am
Junior High Winter Dance  7:00-10:00pm

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus december 3

Photos of the Week: Thanksgiving Feasts 
JH Boys Basketball Beat Anaheim Hills in Season Opener
The Fairmont Edgewood Junior High boys basketball team had its season opener Tuesday at home against rival Anaheim Hills.  The game was close for most of the first half with the lead being exchanged several times.  Midway into the third quarter Edgewood began to pull away closing the quarter with a seven point lead.   Anaheim Hills tried to rally in the fourth quarter with full court pressure and hard fouls but ultimately had little success.   Edgewood’s ball handling under pressure and good free throw shooting kept the game in their control, and the team was victorious, winning 38-28!  Edgewood then traveled to the Fairmont Mable Campus on Thursday to play the Panthers.  The game was similar as it was close most of the way in the first half before wearing the Panthers down in the second.  The final score was 36-25 putting Edgewood into first place in the Tri-Way League at 2-0.  When asked about this year’s team Coach Powell said “these boys have heart and they play as a team, if they continue to play this way it’s going to be a fun season.”  Edgewood’s next home game is against Heritage Christian Tuesday, December 14th.  For a schedule of all the games, game times, away game addresses, game results, league standings, cancellations, make-up games, as well as other information to do with the boys Jr. High Athletics’ programs go to Coach Powell’s blackboard page.   The link is After hitting the link, click on classes, then click Mr. Powell’s P-4 – 8th grade P.E. classes/Jr. High Athletics.    

CHOC Toy Drive at Edgewood
This is the last week to bring in and drop off toys for the CHOC Toy Drive. The Orange Coast Harley Davidson's Chapter will arrive on Friday, Dec. 10th at 11:40 am with a big truck to pick up all the boxes filled with toys that the Edgewood Students graciously donated.

If you would like to donate toys to a patient at CHOC, please drop off at your child's classroom now till the December 10th. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Jonna Powell, Activities Director, or
Liane Harper, Character Development Dept.,
4th Graders Share Their Culture
Namaste!  The 4th graders in Miss del Carmen's class were able to learn more about Indian culture with a presentation about Dilwali and the Muslim holiday, Eid.  Thank you to Mrs. Cavale and Mrs. Talwar for preparing a beautiful PowerPoint presentation about the Diwali festival.  They brought food and sweets to share with the class, and a traditional sari for Miss del Carmen to try on!  Mrs. Biviji and Mrs. Khan brought delicious food to eat, and created a fun Jeopardy game about Eid.  The students enjoyed learning about these Indian traditions, and they also had fun trying new foods! We are always excited to learn about our diverse student population at Edgewood! 

1st Grade Eid Celebration
A huge thank you to the Ansari Family and Mrs. Chillar for a remarkable Eid celebration for both first grade classes!  The students and teachers were able to learn about this beautiful Indian tradition while sampling traditional Indian foods and getting toys and bangle bracelets.  Henna tattoos were offered for all the students and teachers.  These tattoos were beautifully applied by Henna artists and left on our hands for  enjoyment throughout the weekend.  The students and teachers both appreciated the time and effort from these families for adding to our cultural awareness this season!
Library News Flash
The new library page on Blackboard is now available to view. There are many useful resources and information for both parents and students. Enjoy browsing this exciting addition!
 Upcoming Field Trips & Assemblies
1st Grade to Plummer Auditorium
Thursday, Dec. 9th

Kindergarten - 5th Grade Holiday Caroling
Tuesday, Dec.14th & Wednesday, Dec. 15th

The Alley Cats Assemblies
Thursday, Dec. 16th

Junior Kindergarten to Centennial Farms
Tuesday, Dec. 7th

Preschool - Kindergarten Nutrition Education Classes
Wednesday, Dec. 8th

Edgewood's Sports Corner
Game Score:
JH Boys defeated Anaheim Hills 38-28
JH Girls lost to Anaheim Hills

Upcoming Games:
Thursday, Dec. 9th
JH BB @ Orangewood
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 14th
JH BB vs. Heritage Christian
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 4th
JH BB vs. Oakridge
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Thursday, Jan. 6th
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 7th
Junior Kindergarten to Centennial Farms 8:15-12:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 8th
Nutrition Education Classes 8:30-10:45 am
Preschool - 8:30-9:00 am
JK (Kliss) - 9:00-9:30 am
JK (Jansen) - 9:45-10:15 am
Kindergarten - 10:15-10:45 am

Thursday, Dec. 9th
1st Grade to Plummer Auditorium (Play) 8:30-1:00 pm

Friday, Dec. 10th
CHOC Toy Pickup at 11:15 am
Box Top Due Date
Honor Roll Assembly 2:30-3:25 pm, 4th-8th grade

Sunday, Dec. 12th
Debate Tournament @ Prep Academy 8-5 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 14th
Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Holiday Caroling @ 8:20 am (K, 2nd, 4th & Vocal Ensemble)

Wednesday, Dec. 15th
Kindergarten -Fifth Grade Holiday Caroling @ 8:20 am (1st, 3rd, 5th & Vocal Ensemble)
Barnes & Noble Book Fair in Tustin Marketplace

Thursday, Dec. 16th
Alley Cats Assembly @ 9 & 10 am sponsored by ECPA

Monday-Friday, Dec. 20th-31st
Winter Break - No School

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus december 3

Character Counts – December/ January
The months of December and January are represented by the color blue and the pillar TRUSTWORTHINESS.  Ways to be trustworthy include being honest, being reliable and being a good friend. We also continue to recognize children’s efforts in the areas of Fairness-Orange and Respect-Yellow.We invite parents to join in the efforts of building our rainbow and would like you to give out the colored blocks to anyone you see acting on a Character Counts deed. Together with the help of our campus mascot “Hero,” the students will gain an understanding of the importance of good character.

CHOC Toy Drive
This Friday the campus will have our annual caroling and toy drive pick-up. There will be a presentation with the toys that have been collected for the CHOC hospital to the Harley Riding “Santa’s.” The campus will echo with the sound of approximately 70 motorcycles and the gleams of admiration from all the students as the riders come on campus. We have been lucky to collect as many as 7 big boxes filled with toys in the past and hope to collect the same or more this year. Many thanks to Judy Coderre who organizes this annual event and the Parent board who provides breakfast for the Harley Rider’s.

For your holiday shopping use “OneCause”
Minutes can earn our campus thousands!

Remember, joining OneCause is free and only takes a few minutes. Your friends and family can join as well to help earn money for our school. Simply shop as you normally do online, accessing to link to the vendor you wish to shop. There are no special codes you must enter.

The best part is that you can get started in 3 easy steps!!!

   1. Go to and click "Join"
   2. Fill in your profile and find your school by typing in
       "Fairmont Private", then select your campus.
   3. Find your vendor and start shopping!

Your profile will be updated quarterly to reflect any contributions you have earned for us. This is such an easy way to make money for our school that does not require any work on your part other than registering and spreading the word.

So, please join your FPA in enrolling in OneCause and spreading the word to your friends and family. Please contact your FPA Board for more details.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Monday, December 6th-Friday December 10th
Last week for Choc Toy Drive

Thursday, December 9th
Holiday Caroling Performance – 9:30am
Choc Toy Drive Ends

Friday, December 10th
Holiday Caroling Performance - 9:30am
Harley Riders and Toy Drive Pick-up – 9:30am

Contributed by Elly, Citron Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus december 3

Photo of the Week: Thanksgiving Feast 
A Message From Our Campus Director
Once again the holiday season sneaks up on us before we know it!  The children are already filled with excitement as they anticipate the wonderful things to come.  As always, their joys are ours as well, and they serve to remind us of what a treasure your children truly are.

We look forward once again to our holiday performances.  Our first and second graders have been rehearsing non stop and can think of nothing but their songs, lines, and of course most important, their costumes!  Our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, along with our all-campus orchestra, will be performing this month as well. We hope you will be able to enjoy one of these performances. 

As the holidays approach and another year comes to a close, I want to be sure to thank you for your continued support of our school community.  You and your children bring out the best in us as we strive to provide the best for you and your children - a partnership based on mutual trust and common goals.

As we move forward into the new year, we will be entering our very important re-enrollment season.  During this time, we will be asking all of you to commit to another year with us.  We hope to see all of you return for the 2011-2012 school year.  We would like to invite you to our Information Nights (which will also include morning presentations) coming up in January and February.  You will have an opportunity to learn all about your child's next grade level from the teachers who will be teaching that grade level. Please watch the calendar and Blackboard for more details.

I want to wish all of you a most wonderful Holiday.  May your New Year be filled with good health, happiness, and love.  Enjoy your children and the time you have together over this winter break.  We look forward to an exciting New Year filled with fun and success. 

Be safe, happy, and well, and we will begin again in January.


Mrs. Carole Calabria

World Languages: Spanish 1A and 1B 
Junior high Spanish students often are pleasantly surprised at the amount of Spanish they understand and are able to speak. Before class the other day, Alvin in 8th grade commented on his understanding of a comic book in Spanish, and some of the 7th graders were amazed at their ability to understand greetings and simple questions at Hispanic restaurants.

At the end of our first trimester, Spanish 1A class students created a mini-story about one of their classmates. For instance, children in periods 3 and 6 wrote about classmates forgetting their belts. Spanish 1B students also presented a story about helping with household chores.  Students presented the story to the class in groups of two.  Junior high students at Fairmont have the advantage of completing the equivalent of high school level one by the end of eighth grade. This set-up allows for intensive practice in each concept,  which lets students take the necessary  steps to learn a foreign language. This process, in turn, also improves understanding of their own language.

Learning a foreign language is a cumulative process, and practice makes perfect.  The more students practice and recycle familiar information and skills, the better they will be able to integrate new ones--for example, practicing new grammar concepts with familiar vocabulary. Foreign language students should study each day and take advantage of the great resources available to them. Besides Blackboard videos, Powerpoint presentations, and Home Tutor®, a great tool to encourage students to use daily is CONJUGEMOS at Students need to click in level one and practice current lesson conjugations.  They receive a score every five minutes and are able to get help with definitions and conjugations if needed. Student should practice until they achieve at least 90% of the answers correct.  Learning a foreign language is similar to math in that constant practice is needed for learning to take place.

In its report, "College Bound Seniors" the College Entrance Examination Board states that students who averaged four or more years of foreign language study scored higher on the verbal section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than those who did not.

It is not always easy for a junior high student to manage his or her time when dealing with classes and after-school activities, but at the same time, students have the support from home, school, and their teachers to be successful.

Article contributor: Ms. Lina Gamboa, World Languages teacher

World Languages: Elementary Spanish
I am very excited to have the first graders in Spanish class this year. They are adorable and have so much fun! The children love the puppets used in class (which, by the way, only speak Spanish).  The students enjoy greeting them and speaking with them.

In the lower grades, students are exposed to the Spanish language through songs, videos, and many other visual aids. This past week, they learned to say and write  "Happy Thanksgiving Day" or in Spanish "Dia de dar Gracias."  You can also ask your third grader to tell you the time in Spanish!

In the higher grade levels,  fifth graders have practiced how to describe someone's general appearance and basic personality. Sixth graders will not get lost when they travel to Mexico, as they have learned to ask and tell directions in a city. Also, please remember to ask your child to bring his or her Spanish notes home in order to continue practicing.

Article contributor: Ms. Yadira Gonzalez, Elementary Spanish teacher


Tuesday, December 7th
6th Grade: Jumpstart to Junior High
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Junior High Stage Area

Pilates Class for Parents
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Junior High Stage Area

Wednesday, December 8th
1st and 2nd Grade Winter Musicals
9:00 am, repeat performance at 6:30 pm

Thursday, December 9th
1st Grade Study Trip: Discovery Science Center
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

2nd Grade Study Trip: Elves and the Shoemaker
8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton

Junior High Honor Roll Assembly
2:00 pm
Mable Gymnasium

Friday, December 10th
CHOC Toy Drive Ride
8:45 am
Mable Street

Elementary Honor Roll Assembly
2:00 pm
Mable Gymnasium

Junior High Winter Dance
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Mable Cafeteria

Monday, December 13th
JH Basketball: Mable vs. Mission Hills
3:00 pm
Home Game

Wednesday, December 15th
Instrumental Holiday Concert
Featuring 6th grade instrumental classes, Elementary Ensemble,
JH Orchestra, and soloists
9:00 am, repeat performance at 6:30 pm

JH Basketball: Mable vs. Anaheim Hills
3:00 pm
Away Game

Thursday, December 16th
Zumba Class for Parents
8:30 - 9:30 am
Junior High Stage Area

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus 

Thursday, December 2

SCOREBOARD game highlights: anaheim hills boys basketball vs. edgewood

Anaheim Hills Tri-Way Boys Basketball vs Edgewood
November 30, 2010

Final Score: Edgewood beats Anaheim Hills, 28-38

The boys basketball team fought hard against the Edgewood Eagles, but Edgewood ultimately came through with a win. Lead by Kyle G., Sam J. and Brady L., the Cougars showed their athletic skill on the court, despite the loss. The team rebounded and trapped well, as you can see in the above action shot!

Come out and cheer them on to victory in their next game on Thursday, December 2 at Pegasus.

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

SCOREBOARD game highlights: anaheim hills girls basketball vs. edgewood

Anaheim Hills Tri-Way Girls Basketball vs Edgewood
November 30, 2010

Final Score: Anaheim Hills beats Edgewood 46-6

The 2009-2010 Tri-Way Leagues Champions kicked off the 2010-2011 season with a win over the Edgewood Eagles.  Lead by returning captains Jade W. and Samantha C., the lady Cougars were already in stride to have a great season.  The Lady Cougars won 46-6. Georgia L., Maya W. and Kaleigh P. contributed many baskets and some awesome blocks in this game. 

The Lady Cougars are back in action on Thursday, December 2 at the Pegasus.  They are an exciting team to watch so come out and cheer on this amazing group of girls!

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus