Wednesday, December 15

SCHOOL NEWS introducing blackboard library pages

New Blackboard Library Pages!
The new Blackboard Library Pages for use at home and at school are exciting new educational tools that make learning even more fun!  Found on the Blackboard tabs as Kidzone or Teenzone, students will be able to access information in our 21st Century Online Library.  Students can find books that are available in their school library, practice their math, reading and science skills, and access many research sites and tools to aid in writing and organizing research papers.  If you are interested in digital books, educational videos, online periodicals or current events, Kidzone and Teenzone have links to hundreds of these, along with links to (and educational) games and activities!  We encourage you to log on to Blackboard ( today!

(Photo from Cochranton Area Public Library)

Contributed by Sandee, Anaheim Hills Campus

Monday, December 13

SCHOOL NEWS fairmont's holiday generosity makes headlines

If the true spirit of the holidays is love, generosity and acceptance of others, then Fairmont students are no grinches. For the 11th consecutive year, kids from all five of Fairmont's preschool-12th grade campuses collected toys for the children of CHOC hospital and handed them over to 45 santas-on-wheels from the OC HOG chapter on Friday, December 10.  This year's Toy Run was a huge success thanks to the generosity of Fairmont's students, teachers and staff and the coordinating efforts of Judy Coderre, Fairmont's Reprographics Department Manager.  Read the OC Register's coverage of the event at the Anaheim Hills campus and the Edgewood campus

Contributed by Danyelle, Marketing

Friday, December 10

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus december 10

On the Anaheim Hills Campus this week, we finished the final prizes for the magazine drive with the Kona Hawaiian Ice truck!  It was very yummy with frosty snow cones and lots of flavors!  Best of all it was a wonderful hot December day in Southern California!

Our Tri-Way Basketball teams had two games this week and the boys and girls teams won both of the games!!  On Tuesday the Cougars beat Pegasus 35-14 and the Lady Cougars won 36-14!  On Thursday the boys team won against Oakridge 39-20, and the girls team won 32-18.  The girl’s team is now 3-0 and the boys are 2-1.  Come out and watch them play against Mable campus on Wednesday, December 15.

The Kindergarteners went to Plummer Auditorium to see “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and had a great time watching this funny play.  They love going on field trips, riding the bus, and having lunch at the park!
The Orange County Harley Owners roared onto the Anaheim Hills Campus on Friday morning, much to the delight of all our students.  This is the 11th year that Fairmont has partnered with the Harley owners to bring toys to CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County).  All of our students donate toys to CHOC for other children that are hospitalized over the holidays, or other times during the year.  Santa also comes for a hug for everyone and to bring candy canes to all!

The Faculty and Staff of the Anaheim Hills Campus wish you a safe, peaceful and happy holiday season!


Tuesday, December 14
    First Grade to Discovery Science Center
    Tri-Way Basketball @ TVT  Girls – 3:00pm/ Boys -4:00pm

Wednesday, December 15
    Cougar Chorus Winter Concert  
           Student Program – 9:00am
           Parent Program – 7:00pm
     Tri-Way Basketball vs Mable  -  Girls – 3:00/Boys-4:00pm

Winter Break – December 20-December 31

School Resumes – January 3, 2011

Friday, January 7 will be a FULL day of school

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus december 10

JK to Centennial Farms
On Tuesday, December 7th the two Jr. Kindergarten classes went on an adventure to Centennial Farms in Costa Mesa.  Upon arrival at the farm our groups met our farmer tour guides.  For many of our students who live in urban areas, seeing live animals and vegetables was a huge adventure.  We watched two cows being milked; the students were mesmerized seeing the white milk enter the milking machine.  We learned about many plants that grow on the farms that we eat; celery, carrots, lettuce.  We saw sugar cane plants and oats growing, but the students didn't believe that either green plant had anything to do with their breakfast.  After petting pigs, sheep, and goats we all planted a couple of radish seeds.  The highlight of the trip was that after learning about the life cycle of chickens, each student had the opportunity to hold a baby chick.  We learned how to put our thumb gently on the chick's back so it did not wiggle away.  How fun!  After eating our lunches in a beautiful, sunny picnic area, we loaded back onto the bus for home.  What a great day!  Centennial Farms is open to the public.  Check out their open times on-line and take your whole family on a fun adventure.

ECPA Holiday Coffee & Caroling Party
'Tis the season! Please join us at the Edgewood lunch table area to celebrate the holiday season & enjoy the caroling of the Edgewood students. The holiday caroling will begin at 8:30 am.
Tuesday, Dec. 14th - Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, & JH Vocal Ensemble
Wednesday, Dec. 15th -  1st, 3rd, 5th & JH Vocal Ensemble

Students will be performing holiday favorites to kick off the holiday season! The Parent Association is providing donuts, pastries, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Come celebrate with us!

Save the Date
Barnes and Noble Book Fair

January Field Trips & Assemblies
Junior Kindergarten to
Ocean Institute

Thursday, Jan. 6th

Preschool visits with Dr. Sue
Traveling Insect Zoo

Friday, Jan. 14th

Kindergarten to Amy's Farm

Friday, Jan. 14th

2nd Grade to Ocean Institute
Wednesday, Jan. 19th

4th Grade to Discovery Science Center

Thursday, Jan. 20th

8th Grade to Juvenile Justice Center

Tuesday, Jan. 25th

Edgewood's Sports Corner
Tuesday, Dec. 14th
JH BB vs. Heritage Christian
Boys play at 3:00 pm only

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, Jan. 11th
JH B @ Mission Hills
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Thursday, Jan. 13th
JH BB @ Pegasus
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 18th
JH BB @ Carden Hall
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

Thursday, Jan. 20th
JH BB @ Calvary
Girls play at 3:00 & Boys play at 4:15 pm

ARTS & CRAFTS fun & festive

Tuesday, Dec. 14th
ECPA Holiday Coffee & Caroling - Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Holiday Caroling @ 8:30 am (K, 2nd, 4th & Vocal Ensemble)

Wednesday, Dec. 15th
ECPA Holiday Coff & Caroling - Kindergarten -Fifth Grade Holiday Caroling @ 8:30 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

Monday, Jan. 3rd
School Reconvenes - Welcome Back!

Thursday, Jan. 6th
Junior Kindergarten to Ocean Institute 8:45-2:00 pm

Friday, Jan. 7th
Junior High Winter Formal Dance 6:00-9:00 pm

Monday, Jan. 10th
Parent Association Meeting at 8:30 am

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus december 10

Cheerleaders Pump It Up
Cheerleaders inspire and excite.  During sports games they pump up the crowd and motivate the players.
This year, Fairmont Junior High Panthers have a squad of their own. Coached by Ms. Ashleigh Peterman and Ms. Kelly Roybal, the Panther's Pep Squad has attended cheer camps and clinics and perfected ten routines. After school, their prideful voices can be heard echoing around campus and at sports games.

Joining cheer this year are: Richa A., Mina B., Justine G., Yvana H., Jessie L., Patty M., Shawnelle N., Victoria N., Jessica P., McKenna S., and Sabrina T. The cheer squad captains are Sabrina T. & Jessie L.

Article contributor: Mina B., Journalism student

OC Department of Education Recognizes Mable Art Students
On Monday evening, December 6, 2010, the Orange County Department of Education hosted an awards ceremony and reception to honor several of our student's visual arts accomplishments. His/her work was one of approximately 275 pieces selected for exhibit in the Junior Art Gallery of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts during the summer of 2010. This exhibit was selected from over 3,500 entries. Students were given two special certificates. One from the Laguna Festival of Arts, and the other from the Orange County Department of Education.

Congratulations to the following students for being honored:

Alexisse Y.
Jason H.
Joyce C.
Carissa C.
Katie M.

Article contributor: Mrs.Robin Gormin, art teacher


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
JH Orchestra and Ensemble Off-Campus Performance
Villa Valencia Retirement Home, Laguna Hills

Zumba Class for Parents
8:30 - 9:30 am
Junior High Stage Area

Monday, December 20th - Friday, December 31st
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Happy Holidays!

Monday, January 3rd
School Reconvenes

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus december 10

Message from the Director
Dear Citron Parents,
I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the faculty and staff of the Citron Campus to wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  As we enter this time of giving it is important for our students to realize there are a lot of people in this world that need help.  Moms and Dads often struggle with how best to instill compassion in their children and the importance of giving back.  Below are a few suggestions to expose them to the idea of giving.
•    Have your child accompany you while you pick up the mail for a neighbor who is sick, or out of town.
•    Make holiday cards for children who are sick in the hospital.
•    Bake cookies and deliver them to a neighbor.
•    Donate one item off a Christmas Wish list to a less fortunate child.
•    There are many families who will not have the opportunity to celebrate this holiday.  Your family can make a difference by delivering a tree, providing dinner, or assembling care packages.
We thank you for your generosity and continued support of our campus. 
Rae Douglas
Director – Citron Campus.

Volunteers Needed
The Book Fair will be in the lobby beginning December 13th through December 17th. We are still in need of volunteers to fill in shifts for the week and help break down on Friday. Please contact our book fair chair Courtney Conant at

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!


Monday, December 13th
Book Fair Begins

Wednesday, December 15th
Winter Reading Night
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Citron Campus patio

Friday, December 17th
Holiday Celebrations – check with your child’s teacher for schedule
Book Fair Ends
Last day before Winter Break

December 20th – December 31st
Winter Break – Fairmont Private Schools will be closed for the holidays

Monday, January 3rd
Happy New Year!
School Reconvenes

Friday, January 7th

Regular Day

Flag Salute – 8:30am
Parent meeting – 8:45am

Kdg Tree planting -9:00am @ Mable
Kindergareten students will take the bus to Mable.

Contributed by Elly, Citron Campus

Wednesday, December 8

ARTS & CRAFTS fun & festive

With Winter Break just around the corner, it's time to stock-up on supplies and get ready for some quality crafting time with your family. We've pulled together some of our favorite activities to inspire a crafty holiday season! Enjoy!

Photo and tutorial by The Long Thread
Make these little Santas for your tree, or to tie onto holiday packages with this 10-minute Santa Ornament by The Long Thread.

Photo and tutorial by Hostess with the Mostess
Bring some snow and sparkle to Southern California with these adorable Yarn Pom Pom Snow People by Hostess with the Mostess.

Photo and tutorial by Martha Stewart Crafts
Delight your kids and make your own Snow Globes with this easy tutorial by Martha Stewart Crafts

Photo and tutorial by Martha Stewart Crafts
Add a new twist to this year's Gingerbread House with Martha's Sugar Creatures. Tip: Get an easy Gingerbread House Kit at Ikea or Target this season.

This winter, Kaboose Crafts has a fabulous line-up of winter & holiday crafts. Check out Chanukah, Christmas and other holiday ideas to make with your family. We pulled out a few easy favorites to get you excited:

Photo and tutorial by Kaboose
Transform your paper-bags into cards & decorations with these Paper-Bag Gingerbread Friends from Kaboose.

Photo and tutorial by Kaboose
Kids love pipe-cleaners and so do we! Make a set of Chenille Snowman & Rudolph--and see what else you can come up with!

Contributed by Jamie, Summer Programs