Wednesday, February 16

SCHOOL NEWS edgewood cheerleaders take second place at uca national competition

Three cheers for our Edgewood cheerleaders who took home SECOND PLACE at the UCA National Competition in Orlando, Florida this weekend! Check out their winning routine above.

The girls have worked very hard this year and we are very proud of them!  Since October, they were able to win 1st place at Tustin Tiller Days, 1st place in the Southern CA Regional Competition, 2nd place in the CA State Competition, and now 2nd at the National Competition.


Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing

Tuesday, February 15

FACULTY LOUNGE mable introduces 5th and 6th grade faculty

Pictured above from left to right: Mr. Joseph Edmisten, Miss Ashley Gormin, Mrs. Marla Kuka, Mrs. Kellie Cameron, and Mr. Matt Calabria

Faculty Fun Facts

They are smart, dedicated and love their students, but did you know these interesting facts about Mable Campus’ fifth and sixth grade teachers?

Mr. Joseph Edmisten
When he was in 4-H as a child, he raised pigs.

Miss Ashley Gormin
While in college, she studied abroad in Switzerland.

Mrs. Marla Kuka
Her favorite hobby is sewing quilts.

Mrs. Kellie Cameron
Has four children….ALL GIRLS!

Mr. Matt Calabria
Has spent 3/4 of his life at Fairmont, first as a student from kindergarten through 8th grade and now as a teacher.

Contributed by Karen, Mable campus

FACULTY LOUNGE edgewood features porsha lottes

Porsha Lottes has been a third grade teacher at the Edgewood campus for the past five years. She is currently the grade level coordinator and also serves on the Tiger Team, a team designed around the use of new educational technology tools such as the interactive white board.   

She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of science in early childhood education. Longing for the ocean breeze and sunshine, Porsha immediately moved to Southern California after graduation and was hired as a Montessori teacher in Mission Viejo. She taught first through fifth grade in an all-inclusive elementary classroom.  

After five years of Montessori teaching, she longed for a more traditional classroom.  A good friend of hers kept raving about this new school she was teaching at and encouraged her to apply.  One summer later, Porsha was teaching alongside her friend, here at Fairmont.  

Having experienced a range of public and private school settings, she says, "Fairmont has been the best environment in which to work. Not only do we have the best administration, admissions, and co-workers, but also the best parents.  Every day I look forward to teaching and working at such a wonderful school." 

In her free time, Porsha is very involved in church and loves spending time with her family, reading, yoga, traveling, and being outdoors.

Contributed by: Jonna, Edgewood campus

FACULTY LOUNGE anaheim hills' spotlights susanna deleon

Junior High Spanish teacher Susanna DeLeon came to Fairmont’s Anaheim Hills campus in 2003 as the Spanish teacher for 3rd-8th grade students.  As the junior high program grew, she moved over to work with junior high students exclusively.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Education, both from Loyola Marymount University.  Susanna loves to travel, especially to her husband’s native state of Hawaii.  She also enjoys baking, crafting, and reading-- including biographies and her latest favorite the “Twilight” series.   

“I love interacting with our junior high students and getting to know them better each of the three years I am their teacher.  It’s so rewarding seeing the growth they experience as students from 6th-8th grades,” says Susanna who has been so impressed with Fairmont that she now sends her own children here.
One of Mrs. DeLeon's students shows off the Día de los Muertos sugar skull she decorated in class.

Contributed by: Vicky, Anaheim Hills campus

Monday, February 14

TEACHER'S PET latte and jager

Latte is a 14 month old vizsla/collie mix, and her sister, Jager, is a black lab and just celebrated her first birthday. Latte & Jager’s favorite pastimes include tearing up couch cushions from the patio furniture, chasing the cats around the house, and spending hours on end fetching balls at the Huntington Dog Beach. Latte & Jager’s proud parents are Mr. Wesley Faust, junior high math teacher from Anaheim Hills, and Mrs. Wendy Faust, activities director at the Prep. 

Contributed by Wendy, Fairmont Prep Academy

Want your pet to be featured as next month's Teacher's Pet? Simply e-mail a photo and brief description of your pet to Alyssa at by March 9th! We look forward to your submissions! 

TEACHER'S PET ramone the weimaraner

My name is Daniel, and I am a 2nd grader at Mable. I would like to introduce you to my best friend Ramone. He is a 3 1/2 year old male Weimaraner dog. My family and I got Ramone when he was a puppy at about 3 months old and he has been in the family since then. He is a happy, loving, intelligent dog, but can also be very brave and protective at times. He doesn't do very well with small pets because of his hunting instinct, but he's great with people. He loves to take walks along the river and loves to play wrestling with daddy and I. He is always full of energy and almost never gets tired. He weights about 90 pounds and can knock me down easily, but only when we play since he would never try to hurt me. He is the greatest friend I ever had!

Contributed by Daniel, Mable Campus 

Want your pet to be featured as next month's Teacher's Pet? Simply e-mail a photo and brief description of your pet to Alyssa at by March 9th! We look forward to your submissions! 

Friday, February 11

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus february 11

Photo of the Week: Steelers vs Packers? Football Free Dress Day....
Go Pack Go (Sorry Mr. Drake!)

Open House 
Friday, February 18
Please join us to see all of the wonderful projects our students have to show you!

Priority Registration Reminder
Our re-enrollment season has begun, and by now you have received your re-enrollment package asking you to commit to another year with Fairmont Private Schools. The deadline for Priority Registration is February 25th. Returning your paperwork by this date allows us to plan and facilitate for next year, and retain our dedicated teachers. It is our sincere wish that you will continue to be a part of the Fairmont family. We anticipate another successful year and look forward to seeing you all return in the fall.

Congratulations to 8th Grader, Dylan S.!
Smith Returns From U.S. Camp
Anaheim HIlls' Dylan S. returned home this week after taking part in the U.S. Soccer Under-14 Boys' National Team's international training session in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The training -held January 16-23-included eight days of training and a series of friendly matches against local youth clubs, including Atlas and Chivas de Guadalajara.

Every player on the roster was born in 1997, and were identified through the yearly player identification camp (held August 2010) and U.S. Soccer Training Centers.  Dylan, an eighth-grade student at Fairmont Private School-is among nine Californians on the team, but is the lone player from Orange County.

Dylan, 14, was invited to train with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from Southern California in 2008.  He has been training with them ever since, and last year he was invited to try out for the regional team-representing Southern California.  From there, he was invited to train with other regional teams and to try out for the national team.

(Article from the OC Register)  

Junior High Debate Team Wins Winter Classic!
On Saturday, February 5th, the Anaheim Hills debate team competed in the Winter Classic Debate Tournament, hosted by the Fairmont Edgewood campus.  Anaheim Hills was one of 7 school in attendance that equaled 30 3-person teams and 90 individual speakers.  Other schools who participated in the competition included Heritage Oak, Pegasus, Fairmont Mable, Fairmont Edgewood, and the two newest schools to the Orange County Debate League (OCDL),  Buena Park and Westpark.  Awards were given to the top 10 teams and to the top 30 individual speakers.  There were also 3 tournament awards given to the schools with the highest percentage of wins per number of individual teams they brought.  The Overall School award was given to the school with the highest number of wins. 

And here are the Anaheim Hill debate team results:

Speaker Awards:
1st Place-Kayla B. (this is the THIRD tournament in a row that an AH student has won the Golden Gavel, and Kayla's second.)
2nd Place-Sassoon P.
3rd Place-River C.
4th Place-Lauren L.
5th Place-Yvonne K.
8th Place-Nicky C.
11th Place-Emily W.
18th Place-Alice J.
26th Place-Kyle P.
27th Place-Jia Xuan L.
28th Place-Timothy K.
29th Place-Jon S.

Team Awards
1st Place-Kayla B., River C., Sassoon P.
6th Place-Kenny D., Emily W., Timothy K.
8th Place-Nicky C., Lauren L., Yvonne K.
10th Place-Alice J., Jia Xuan L., Austin L.

Tournament Award
2nd Place-Anaheim Hills

Overall School Award

The next OCDL tournament will be on Sunday, March 27th at Serra Catholic in Rancho Santa Margarita.

2011 Coupon Book!
Fairmont Private Schools would like to show our appreciation for re-enrolling with us!

Submit your re-enrollment contract by Friday February 25th and your child will receive a 2011 Coupon Book!


· 1 Raffle Coupon to Win a Reserved Parking Spot
· 1 Director Event Pass
· 1 "Happy Birthday" Free Dress Pass
· 1 Free Lunch (2011/2012 School Year)
· 1 Free Lunch (Summer 2011)
· 1 Free Extended Day Care Drop-In Coupon
· 2 Free Dress Coupons
· 2 Ice Cream Day Coupons
· 2 Cookie Day Coupons
· 2 Homework Pass Coupons

For more information, please contact Heather Churney at 

Congratulations to the Tri-Way Girls Basketball Team
For finishing SECOND in the Finals!

Fairmont Private School Golf Tournament
We are looking for volunteers from the Anaheim Hills campus that would like to help plan the Fairmont Private School Golf Tournament with volunteers from the Edgewood Campus and the Prep Academy.    The tournament is scheduled for May 2011, and will require meeting in February, March, April and May. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Barry Drake at (714) 693-3812.

Cougar Sports
DSL Boys Basketball vs Edgewood
Cougars lose

DSL Girls Basketball vs Edgewood
Cougars WIN 32-4

DSL Boys Basketball vs McDowell
Cougars WIN 38-20

DSL Girls Basketball vs McDowell
Cougars WIN 21-6


SCHOOL NEWS anaheim hills student attends u.s. national soccer team camp

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus