Thursday, February 24

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT edgewood eighth grader does it all

Edgewood eighth grader Amanda C. is a multi-talented dynamo.  This perpetual member of the Honor Roll, who has spent the last six years as a member of the Fairmont Schools family, knows how to make use of her time.  In addition to playing volleyball and having major roles in all three junior high drama productions, she counts president of the ASB and co-captain of the national-second-place-winning Eagles cheerleading squad among her on-campus accomplishments.  Outside of school, she has won first place awards for dance team performances, studies gymnastics, and will soon be presented with the Founders Award from the National Charity League - an honor held for those who volunteer for a minimum of 10 organizations each year.  In her "spare time," she likes to hang out with friends and family and to design clothes, which is a passion she hopes to turn into a career in the fashion industry.  Make sure to say hello to this very friendly eighth grader the next time she passes by. That is, if you can catch her!

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood campus

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT anaheim hills artist wins statewide contest

Congratulations to Ted Y. in Mrs. Cornish’s fourth grade class for taking First Place statewide in the 2010 Energy Appreciation Day Power Draw Contest.   Anaheim Hills fourth graders recently participated in a comic strip contest hosted by California’s Energy Coalition  These students, as well as many other students from schools throughout California, created a comic strip which illustrated how to use the 4 Peak Energy Actions to save energy at home and/or school.   PEAK is a comprehensive standards-base educational program designed to empower elementary and middle school students with the knowledge to manage energy use in their homes, schools, and communities.  The Peak Student Energy Actions Program was recently recognized as the best children’s environmental education program in the state.  We are very proud of Ted and this wonderful achievement!

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills campus

Wednesday, February 23

SNACK TIME healthy hearts for february

February is American Heart Month, a time to be aware of and encourage behaviors that support heart health. The heart is a strong muscle that pumps blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. Physical activity and the foods you eat can have long-lasting effects on heart health. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, fish and beans are high in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that support and protect the heart.

Whole grains such as oats and oatmeal are especially heart-healthy because they contain beta-glucan, (BAYTAH-glew-can) a compound that lowers the risk of disease by lowering fat levels in the blood linked to heart disease (LDL cholesterol). The fiber in oats also digests more slowly, helping to keep hunger away and keep blood sugar levels within a normal range. 

Valentine’s Day (February 14), is often celebrated by eating chocolate, frequently in the shape of a heart. DO you know how chocolate is made? Chocolate is made by processing cocoa powder from the seeds of the Cacao tree. 

Americans eat more than 13 pounds of chocolate per person per year, but the Swiss eat more chocolate than any other country in the world – 22 pounds per person each year. That’s a lot of chocolate! Because chocolate is made with sugar and can be high in calories, eat it only as a special treat and be sure to balance it by eating healthy foods the rest of the day.

For fun facts about chocolate go to the following link:

Contributed by Leslie, Consultant for Nutrition Management Services 
Registered Dietitian/Clinical Nutritionist

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