Wednesday, February 23

SCOREBOARD game highlights: anaheim hills boys soccer vs. calvary

Game Highlights: Anaheim Hills Boys Soccer vs. Calvary Chapel 
February 22, 2011 

Final Score: Cougars Win 9-0

The Tri-Way Boys Soccer season got off to a great start on Tuesday, February 22.  The Cougars defeated the Calvary Chapel soccer team 9-0.  The team played extremely well together under the coaching of Wes Faust and Barry Drake.  Faraaz U. scored a beautiful header goal in the first minutes of the game, with a kick from Dylan Smith in the corner of the field. Cole T., Ethan K., Faraaz U., Nasser M., Kyle G. and Dylan S. scored goals for the Cougars.

The team plays Heritage Oak at the Vineyard Field on Thursday, February 25.

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus 

Tuesday, February 22

BOOK REPORT anaheim hills suggests series for 4th-6th graders

If you'd like to get your kids "hooked" on reading, book series are the way to go.  They provide an extended storyline with compelling characters and plots that keep children engaged from book to book to book.  (Think of all the young readers hooked on the most most popular book series ever--the Harry Potter stories!) Here are a  few suggestions for 4th-6th grade students:

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket
The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
The Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo
The Warriors series by Erin Hunter
...and one of my personal favorites is the Uglies series by Scott
Westerfeld which is more aimed at the 6th grade level.

Contributed by: Victoria Romo, Anaheim Hills

BOOK REPORT edgewood's pick is a runaway success

What child hasn't daydreamed about running away from home to a life of adventure?  The two protagonists in this Newbery-award-winning book, do just that.  And what a time they have exploring the treasures in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. A read aloud for the younger set, this book is sure to pique the imagination of 2nd-6th graders.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E L Konigsburg

Twelve year-old Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from the life she finds boring and parents she thinks do not appreciate her. She chooses her younger brother to run away with her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. One morning, they board the school bus carrying everything they will need to run away in Jamie's trumpet case. When everybody else gets off the bus, the brother and sister hide until the bus driver is gone. Then they sneak off the bus and use some of the money Claudia has been hoarding to board a train for New York City.

Once there, they walk to the museum. The museum guard takes them for members of a school tour and they make it inside the amazing museum. In the museum, they look around until closing time, when they go to the bathroom and hide in a stall, carefully keeping their feet up, so the guard will not see them.

Claudia and Jamie settle in at the museum, blending in with school groups on field trips during the day to learn more about the museum's exhibits. They bathe in the museum's fountain, picking up "wishing coins," and sleep on Marie Antoinette's bed. 

During their stay, they become fascinated with the newest exhibit: a beautiful statue of an angel, thought to be the work of Michelangelo. Researching the statue, they discover that a Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from Farmington, Connecticut, sold it to the museum. They spend the last of their money traveling to Mrs. Frankweiler's house, where they discover the angel's secret, hidden in the much disorganized files in Mrs. Frankweiler's office. Afterward, she sends them home in her Rolls-Royce to their worried parents and siblings.

Contributed by Yvonne, Edgewood campus

Friday, February 18

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus february 18

The Junior High visited Mountain High Ski Resort and had a great day with lots of skiing, snowboarding and hanging out with friends!  

Scholastic Book Fair
You are invited to our Scholastic Book Fair, a reading event packed with excitement for students and families.The entire school community will delight in an exciting atmosphere of great books, thrilling stories, and fun. Readers of all ages will walk away from the Book Fair with the grandest prize of all: a lifelong love of reading!

The more a child reads, the stronger reader he or she becomes. Strong reading skills are essential to a child's success in school and life. Our Book Fair encourages this success by offering students access to great books at affordable prices. Children are more likely to read books they personally choose. The wide variety of choices offered at our Book Fair ensures that there will be something for everyone!

Please join us to make this Book Fair the BEST our school has ever seen. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

February 18th through February 25th  
Open House:  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday, Feb. 25th 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Special Preschool Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-12:30 P.M.

Special Extended Day Hours:
Wednesday, February 23rd
 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.  

Enter the Blackboard Scavenger Hunt and Win Free Books at the Book Fair! 
Take a short tour of KidZone or TeenZone, Fairmont's Digital Libraries, and answer a few simple questions.  Turn in your completed form to the Library by February 22nd and you'll be eligible to win $25 in free books from our upcoming Book Fair.

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Visit KidZone (Grades P3-4) or TeenZone (Grades 5-8). Entry forms are being sent home with the students, or you can download yours by clicking on the Scavenger Hunt link to the left of the KidZone or TeenZone page.      

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.


BOOK REPORT anaheim hills suggests series for 4th-6th graders

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus february 18

Love Is...  
Love is like a flower, beautiful and rare.
Love is a special feeling, none other can compare.
Love is a magician, cloaked in mystery.
Love can help illuminate things we cannot see.
Love is a fuzzy sweater; it warms us deep inside.
Love is all around us; it leaves no place to hide.
Love is a precious gift, simple, clear and true.
Love is at its best when it reaches out for you. 

By Frank Winston

I Love Fairmont Because...
"It is the best school because of the teachers. They make learning fun and are always ready to help us." 
- Jennifer C., 2nd grade

"Fairmont is like a big family, and nobody wants to leave the family once joining it." 
- Elisabeth F., 2nd grade

"It has art class and school buses.  I like to do running and reading." 
- Arin B., 1st grade

"It has nice people in it, and we get P.E. for our health." 
- Daphne S., 1st grade

"It looks beautiful.  Fairmont makes me feel happy.  I like the classes.  They make me feel warm."  
- Catherine L., 1st grade


FACULTY LOUNGE mable introduces 5th and 6th grade faculty

Saturday, February 19th  
Free Assessment for Prospective Students
9:30 am
Space is limited, so please call 714-563-4050 or email to reserve a seat.

Monday, February 21st 
NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 22nd
7th and 8th Grade Science Fair Judging 
All Day
Mable Gymnasium

Wednesday, February 23rd  
5th into 6th Grade Information Meeting 
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Mable Library

5th Grade Spelling Bee
8:30 - 10:00 am 
Mable Cafeteria Stage

7th and 8th Grade Science Fair Judging 
All day
Mable Gymnasium

Thursday, February 24th 
5th into 6th Grade Information Meeting - Encore Presentation
8:45 am
Mable Library

4th Grade Field Trip: 1st Flight
9am - 12 noon
Honda Center, Anaheim

7th and 8th Grade Science Fair Award Ceremony
6:30 pm
Mable Gymnasium

Friday, February 25th  
for the 2011-12 SCHOOL YEAR
Last chance for entry into "Reserved Parking for a Month" 
and "Director for a Day" Raffle 

1st Grade Buddy Lunch with Citron Kindergartners (Rescheduled)
10:45 am - 12:30 pm
Mable Campus 

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

Saturday, February 26th  
Orange County Spelling Competition Oral Round (final round)  
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Orange County Department of Education 
200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa

Monday, February 28th
Elementary Basketball: Fairmont vs. Heritage Christian
3:15 pm
Away Game

Tuesday, March 1st
Pilates for Parents
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Junior High Stage Area

Thursday, March 3rd
Elementary Basketball: Fairmont vs. Oakridge
3:15 pm
Home Game

Friday, March 4th 
12 noon dismissal

Friday, March 11th

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Everyone Welcome! 

Contributed by Marissa, Mable Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus february 18

Edgewood Cheerleaders Placed 2nd at UCA Nationals
This past weekend the Edgewood Cheerleaders traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in their first National Competition!  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 2nd at the National Competition.

Please click the link below and then type in Fairmont Private School to view their Youth Recreational Routine! 

Edgewood Open House
An Old-Fashion, Modern School 
Friday, February 25th, 2011
@ 6:00-8:00 pm
You are cordially invited to join us at Open House. 

Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest
The annual Edgewood Fun Run fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, May 20th.  This year, the Edgewood Campus Parent Association is excited to sponsor a Fun Run T-shirt design contest.  Students participating in the contest will have their designs submitted to the Parent Association.  Parent Association board members will choose the winning entry which will be printed on ALL the Fun Run t-shirts!

The due date to submit Fun Run T-shirt designs is Thursday, March 31st.  Budding artists will create their designs during their Art classes. If you are a junior high student and not enrolled in Art this trimester, see Mrs. DeVane concerning the guidelines for designing a Fun Run T-shirt. Mrs. DeVane will submit all completed designs to the Parent Association before the deadline.  

The theme for the design is "Fun Run."  If you would like to see your artwork displayed on this year's Fun Run t-shirts, get those artistic juices flowing to create a winning design! 

4th Grade to Mission San Juan Capistrano
The fourth grade toured Mission San Juan Capistrano and we learned why it is called the “Jewel” of all the missions. It is called the “Jewel” because it was the very first mission to be built and it is the only mission that still has its original structure. We were met by very enthusiastic docents who showed us all of the major rooms and sites at the mission. Some interesting things we saw were the church, which had walls made of gold imported from Italy, the start of an aqueduct that supplied water to thousands of acres, the barracks where the Spanish soldiers slept, and each student made their own adobe brick. After studying the mission system in California, it was wonderful to be able to visit one that is located to so close to us. 

Edgewood Parking Lot Reminders
1) Parents need to enter the church parking lot from Vanderlip ONLY. We want to have one way traffic in that parking lot. If they ask another person (grandparent, friend etc) to pick/drop off their child, they need to inform that person of the procedure
2) Parents need to slow down in all the parking lots.
3) No parking on the red curb.

A Golden Ticket
A Golden Ticket! That's what the students in Mrs. Kaneski's second grade class are trying to earn. Students are encouraged to show love, kindness and respect to their classmates and teachers.  Each time a student is recognized for showing this type of good character, they write their name on the back of a yellow ticket and drop it in the container. Every Thursday, a ticket is randomly drawn and that student is invited to a special 'date' with Mrs. Kaneski. Students may choose to have breakfast or lunch on Friday- just the 2 of us! My first student was Riley Bovee! Riley and I enjoyed a breakfast together on Friday morning- a memory that will keep me smiling all day!
♥ Thank you Riley ♥ 

Afterschool Supervision Improvements
Dear Edgewood Parents/Guardians,
A few months ago we asked our teachers to contact you to see how the school year is going. Thank you for the feedback that you gave to the teachers. It has provided us with valuable information that is being used to refine what we do here at the Edgewood campus. 

A number of parents mentioned safety during the after-school extended day program as an area of concern. There are a large number of students out on the yard each day between 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. Our staff supervises each area of the yard during this time, but the sheer volume of students makes effective supervision a challenge.

In order to address this situation, we will implement some changes to the after-school program beginning Tuesday, March 1st. We believe that these changes will provide a more positive environment for our students.  Our teachers and extended day staff will be involved in putting the new guidelines into action. 

We understand that change can sometimes be confusing, and so we will have a "help" table set-up outside of the main office. A staff member will be there to answer your questions and to help you determine where your child may be picked up. Car loading procedures are NOT affected by these changes. The new guidelines apply to the students who are on the yard but will not affect  the students who report to car loading immediately after school.

I thank you in advance for your support of the changes and trust that by working together we can make Edgewood an even better place for all children.

Doyle Smiens
Director of the Edgewood Campus 

From Your Admissions Director
It's hard to imagine that this is my eighteenth year at the Edgewood campus. During these many years I have watched your children grow and develop into successful students who make me very proud. Each child is special to us here at the Edgewood campus. With parents on one side and the school on the other, students are guided towards a bright future. Their continuing success is dependent upon a challenging academic environment that is balanced by the attention and care of a dedicated faculty and staff. 

Here are some of the student accomplishment highlights: 
· Debate team wins First Place Award at MSDPD National 
   Championship in 2010 and top awards consistently in new OC
   Debate League.

· For 2009-2010, three junior high Academic Pentathlon teams 
   win 135 medals total, including Overall Team and Super 
   Quiz Team awards.

· 67% of students (4-8th) on the most recent Academic
   Honor Roll.

· Over 5,500 library books read so far this year through
   the Accelerated Reading program.

· Character building through Community Service and
   Character Counts programs.

· Yearly participation in Lee National Denim Day for Breast Cancer 
   Research ($1500 raised in 2011) and in CHOC Toy Drive (22 boxes of  toys collected).

· Active Student government (ASB), with officers attending
   Leadership Conference, managing the school's recycling
   program and Student Store.

· For 2009-2010, almost 200 pieces of art displayed in six art 
   contests, with 53 placement winners and five grand
   prize winners.

· Instrumental music provided for all fifth and sixth graders.
· Musical productions performed annually by each junior
   high grade level (6-8).

· Most outstanding junior high school in Orange County 
   Science and Engineering Fair for the past three years.

· First Place for Cheer Squad at UCA Southern CA Regional
   Competition, second place at State Championship, and 
   qualifying for the UCA Nationals.

· Tri-Way League sports participation: Boys football,
   basketball and soccer; Girls volleyball, basketball,
   and soccer.

The re-enrollment season has begun, and you should have received your re-enrollment pack by now. Every Edgewood student who re-enrolls for the 2011-2012 school year will receive the 2011/2012 Coupon Book which includes two Free-Dress Passes, two Homework Passes, one Free Lunch, and more. In addition, your student's name will be entered into a raffle for you to win a premium parking space for one month during the 2011/2012 school year. The winners of the monthly parking space raffle will be announced at 7:00 p.m. at Edgewood's upcoming Open House.

As a current family, we encourage you to take advantage of our priority registration period.  Much of our planning for the upcoming school year takes place in the spring.  Timely re-enrollment allows us the opportunity to plan and facilitate the best educational experience possible for our students. As you know, space is limited in several grade levels.  Returning your re-enrollment contract by the deadline of Friday, February 25, will secure your child's place for next year. 

If you have a family that you would like us to consider for enrollment, please stop by the admissions office for a new student packet.  First acceptances for 2011/2012 applicants will be mailed to students on our wait list during the first week of March. 

We understand that you have many options when choosing a school, and we thank you for your continued trust in allowing us to educate your child. 

Article contributor:  Sheryl Reynolds, Director of Admissions 

February/March Field Trips & Assemblies
Rochel Gamer Coleman Assembly
Tuesday, Feb. 22nd

4th Grade to Honda Center
Thursday, Feb. 24th

Preschool visits with Mobile Tide Pools
Thursday, March 3rd

Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten visit with Star Lab from the Discovery Science Center
Friday, March 18th

2nd Grade to Aquarium of the Pacific
Friday, March 18th

7th Grade to The Museum of Tolerance
Monday, March 21st

3rd Grade to Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Friday, March 25th

1st Grade to Ocean Institute
Monday, March 28th 


SCHOOL NEWS edgewood cheerleaders take second place at uca national competition

Monday, Feb. 21st
Presidents' Day - No School

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd
ECPA - Rochel Gamer Coleman Assembly
9:00 am JK-2nd & 10:00 am 3rd-8th

Wednesday, Feb. 23rd
Junior High Science Fair 8:00-12:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 24th
Junior High Science Fair Open House
4th Grade to Honda Center 9:45-1:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 25th
Open House 6:00-8:00 pm, No School
Book Fair Begins

Tuesday, March 1st
Move Up & Parent Visit Day

Wednesday, March 2nd
3rd Grade Musical 10:30 (for students) & 12:00 pm (for parents)

Friday, March 4th
Shortened Day - Early Dismissal
Used Uniform Sale 12-1 pm

Monday-Friday, March 7th-11th
Spirit Week

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus february 18

Photo of the Week: Working Hard for Open House

Open House
At this time of the year we reflect on the progress our students have made. We love to witness the joy on their faces as they proudly share their accomplishments with family and friends. The campus is a wonderland of bulletin boards and displays depicting a variety of themes. Our team of dedicated staff and teachers commit hours to making sure Open House highlights the best we have to offer. There are projects on the desks and an array of objects hanging from the ceilings. Let your children guide you around; this is their home away from home. Ask them questions about their work and a school. Take this time to mingle with other parents and met your student’s friends. Learn how you can be a service to the school and take part in our famous Citron Auction. 

Our Open House is March 18th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Remember to mark your calendars and invite your friends; we can arrange a personal tour for them. 

Admissions News – Tiki Time Re-enrollment
As Fairmont enters its 59th year of educating young minds we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our families for being a part of our learning community.  As a Fairmont family, you are an important component of our tradition of academic excellence. We look forward to continuing the journey with your family for the 2011-2012 school year. 

By now, you should have received your registration packet. If not, please contact the Admissions Office. Every Citron family, who re-enrolls by the Priority Registration deadline of February 25th, will be entered into raffle drawings for a chance to win "Director for a Day", and a "Premium Parking" space for one month. 

On Friday, March 4th, we will be having our re-enrollment Luau and flag salute assembly. At this time Mrs. Douglas will teach the children the Hula Dance if we have made our re-enrollment goal.  
In addition, the names of nine lucky families will be drawn to receive a "Premium Parking" space. Each family will be awarded a "Premium Parking" space for one month from September 2011 through May 2012. We will also draw for the "Director for a Day". We will announce all the lucky winners in our weekly e-blast newsletter.

 Priority Registration is offered to let you know that you are a "priority" to us. We look forward to having you continue as part of the Fairmont family, and thank you for your continued trust and allowing us to educate your child. 

Best Regards, 
Ms. Rafat
Director of Admissions & Records
Citron Campus

Calendar Update: Move-up Day and Buddy Lunch
Date: Friday, February 25th, 2011
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Where: Citron Kindergarten students will be going to the Mable Campus to visit the 1st Grade classrooms as well as have lunch with a 1st Grade Buddy! All remaining Citron students Preschool through Junior Kindergarten will be moving up to the next grade level.After morning classroom visits all P4 classes will join their friends from JK and eat lunch outside on the lunch tables. Students will either bring a lunch from home or order lunch as usual in their own class on Friday morning. P3 students will return to their classrooms to eat lunch and prepare for nap.

This event is a great opportunity for students to make new friends and ease the transition to the next step at Citron and Mable.

Citron Campus Re-enrollment Fun Fridays
Aloha, island-goers!
Here are the themes for the upcoming Fun Fridays:
February 25th: Crazy Tiki Hair or Hat Day
March 4th: Hawaiian Shirt Day

We hope you participate in dressing up in order to promote school spirit.


TEACHER'S PET latte and jager

Monday, February 21st
No School – President’s Day Holiday 

Friday, February 25th
Tiki-Time Fun Friday:Come to school in a crazy hat or crazy hair

Move Up Day and Buddy Lunch
Preschool – Kdg
Will take place during the morning

Kindergarten students will travel to the Mable Campus
Leave: 10:30am Return12:30pm
A pizza lunch will be provided for the kindergarten students

Contributed by Elly, Citron Campus