Thursday, March 10

SNACK TIME kiwifruit makes it easy (and yummy) to go green

There are plenty of foods associated with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, but unfortunately, not many of them appeal to kids (cornbeef and cabbage) and some of them (green beer) are definitely not appropriate for the under-21 set.  Luckily, California farmers have a delicious, healthy, green alternative to traditional Irish faire that your kids will love--the kiwifruit.

According to the California Kiwi Commission's website, California produces around 98 percent of the kiwifruit grown in the US. Kiwifruit has remained a relatively small agricultural industry in California made up of less than 300 growers who farm around 13 acres each.

Did you know kiwifruit has nearly two-and-a-half times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and more fiber than a bowl of bran cereal?  Yep, it’s true.  You can support California’s local small farms AND offer your kids a scrumptious, nutritious snack.

Slice them atop oatmeal or yoghurt, whip up a kiwi-themed smoothie, or create a fun dessert “pizza” with kiwi toppings. Kids love the sweet and sour taste, the seedy crunch, and the strange furry exterior.  For recipes visit

Contributed by danyelle, marketing

Friday, March 4

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus march 4

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Pre-School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with yummy "Cat In the Hat" Cupcakes and hats.  They also read lots of Dr. Seuss books all day!

Junior High Science Fair
The Seventh and Eighth grade students have been working on science fair projects for the past two months and on Tuesday they were judged on their scientific presentations.  Their project consisted of them proposing a experiment, with a hypothesis and conclusion.  This project is an important piece of the science curriculum as they learn all of the details involved in an experiment, such as keeping meticulous records of their research, learning about variables and postive and negative conclusions.

Calling All Siblings!
Is your little one 2 ½ years old, potty trained, and ready to officially become part of the Fairmont family? Enroll them today! We are now accepting new students in our 2, 3, and 5 day preschool programs. We offer half and full day options, as well as extended daycare. So if your child was born before 3/31/2009, please stop by the admissions office today! We have enrollment paperwork available, and are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Heather Churney
Admissions Director
Second Grade Biographies

Summer Camp Brochures "The Great Outdoors" 
Are available now!!
Pick one up at the front desk or from Vicky Mantell, Summer Director

Cougar Sports
Tri-Way Boys Soccer vs Mable
Cougars WIN 2-0

Tri-Way Girls Soccer vs Mission Hills
Lady Cougars lose 8-0

Tri-Way Boys Soccer vs Mission Hills
Cougars lose 2-0

Monday, March 7
Pre-School Pep Rally - 9:30-10:00am Parents are welcome!

Tuesday, March 8
-Fifth Grade Music Program

   9:00am - Students performance

   7:00pm - Parent performance

-Tri-Way Soccer vs Orangewood

    Boys ONLY at 3:00pm

Wednesday, March 9
Sixth Grade "Walk Through the Ancient Civilizations"

Thursday, March 10
-FPA Meeting at 8:45am in MPR

-Fifth Grade Spelling Bee at 1:30pm

-Tri-Way Soccer @ TVT

    Girls - 3:00pm/ Boys - 4:00pm

Friday, March 11
-Second Trimester Ends

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus march 4

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

"I Do Not Like Eggs and Peanut Butter"
I would not like them with a dog.
I would not like them on a log.
I could not eat them with a pig.
I could not eat them wearing a wig.

I do not like them on a monkey.
I do not like them with a donkey.
I will not eat them at a barn.
I will not eat them on a farm.

Courtesy of Shaan P., 1st grade

Second Graders Have "Wild" Time at the Zoo
Recently, the 2nd graders went on a field trip to the Santa Ana Zoo. While there, they toured the grounds. Some of the animals they saw were monkeys, birds, ostriches, llamas, and a hog. It was amazing to see the animals up close! The students' favorite part of the field trip was when they went into the classroom to dissect owl pellets. They were able to see what owls eat. Many students found tiny bird and rodent skulls, body parts, and teeth. Everyone had a great day at the zoo!

Article contributor: Mrs. Lynda Quintana, 2nd grade teacher

Junior High Science Fair
This year the science fair was a big success with 20 projects advancing to the county fair on Sunday, April 10th. Students who win awards at the county level will advance to the State Finals which will occur at USC on May 2nd and 3rd.

Overall Best in Show:    
Nelson L. -"The Effects of UV-A Light on the Amount of Bacteria in Lake Water"
  Grand Prize:  
Kile Y. - "The Unique Properties of Coccolithophorid Algae and Its Effects on the Biofixation of CO2"
Jessica C. - "In with Gas, Out with Pollution"
Meera M. - "The Air We Breathe: How Dirty or Clean is It Really?"
Sonam P. - "Catalytic Conquest: Exploring the Effects of Temperature on Catalase Enzymes"
First Place:  
Meeran I. - "Growing Oxygen"
Jesse W. - "Defending Vegetables from Flooding Injury with Plant Hormones"
Milan M. - "The Biodegradation of Compostable Packaging"
Kristin C. - "Fruit Wastes Converted into Energy"
Mina B.- "Hydroponics: The Inside Story"
Second Place:  
Julie S. - "Mold in My Drink!!!"
Vasiliki C. - "Organic vs. Inorganic"
Tarek H. - "Electric Avenue"
Bradley J. - "Propellers and Their Thrust"
Eric S. - "Plant Fuel"
Third Place:  
Brando P. - "Lasers and Colored Filters"
Skylar H. - "The Effects of Height and Body Symmetry on Speed and Agility"
Joshua C. - "The Effect of Dampening on a Shock Absorber"
Michael N. - "Determining the Effectiveness of Different Sunscreen Products"
Justin L. - "Efficiency of Fuels"

Overall Best in Show:  
Katie M. - "Caffeine and the Heart - A Study Using Daphnia Magna"
Grand Prize:  
David K. - "Does Your Plant Dance to Beethoven?"
Derrick L. - "Plagiarism Analysis Program"
Liza M. - "Will You Remember This?"
Matthew T. - "The Friction of Hockey"
Alec H. - "Do Different Angles of Knee Flexion Improve the Propulsion of the Breastroke Kick?"
First Place:      
LeAnne A. - "The Highlighting Effect"
Nick P. - "The Acid Hydrolysis of Biomass"
Jonathan L. - "LED Power"
Nathaniel Y. - "Phototropism - Journey Towards Light"
Second Place:  
Terence C. - "Vanishing Technology"
Tanner L. - "How Does Temperature Affect the Voltage Output of a Battery?"
Dev S. - "The Effects of Wavelengths of Light on a Solar Panel"
Shawn Y. - "The Affect on a Ball"
Austin L. - "More CO2 = Faster Growth"
Third Place:      
Emily L. - "See the Spectrum"
Edgar C. - "Reaction Times: Boys vs. Girls"
Alfred M. - "Which Angle is Most Favorable in Soccer"
Kyle K. - "Tomatoes and Fertilizers"
Jade A. - "Tooth Decay"
Jeneca G. - "Typing with Music"

Article contributor: Mr. John Briner, junior high science teacher

Monday, March 7th - Thursday, March 10th  
Book Fair Carnival
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mable Gymnasium

Tuesday, March 7th
JH Boys Soccer: Mable vs. TVT
Away Game

Wednesday, March 9th  
Flag Salute and Drawing for "Director for a Day"
8:30 am
Mable Front Porch

JH Boys Soccer: Mable vs. Carden Hall
Away Game

Thursday, March 10th
Parent Association Meeting
and Drawing for 2011-2012 Reserved Parking Space
8:30 am
Junior High Stage Area

Friday, March 11th

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Everyone Welcome!

Book Fair Carnival
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mable Gymnasium

Saturday, March 12th
Sage Hill Math Invitational
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Beach, CA

Tuesday, March 15th 
2nd Grade Study Trip: Tessman Planetarium
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Ana College

JH Boys Soccer: Mable vs. Calvary
Away Game - Cabrillo Park

Wednesday, March 16th
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Mable Field

Thursday, March 17th
Zumba Class for Parents
8:30 - 9:30 am
Junior High Stage Area

JH Boys Soccer: Mable vs. Pegasus
Away Game

Friday, March 18th 
Citron Campus Open House - Preschool through Kindergarten
5:30 - 7:30 pm
121 S. Citron St., Anaheim 92805  

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus march 4

2011 Summer Programs! 
Summer School
6 weeks: June 27 - August 5
Preschool - 8th Grade
Monday - Thursday, 9:00-12:00 pm

Summer Camp
10 weeks: June 20 - August 19
Preschool - 6th Grade
Monday - Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm

Enrichment Workshops
Pre-Engineering with LEGOS - June 20
Engineering FUNdamentals - June 20
Busting Myths with Cool Science - August 8
The Amazing Space Race - August 15
Writing Workshop - July 25
Cheer Camp - August 1

Enroll Online Today!

ASB Fundraiser
St. Patrick's Shamrock Grams
On Sale Now
$1.00 each

Help support ASB and send a friend a St. Patrick's Shamrock Gram. ASB is selling them for $1.00 each from the library. You can send as many as you like! The Shamrock Grams will be delivered on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.

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

Monday - Color Day
      JK, K, & 1st - Wear Yellow

      2nd-3rd - Wear Blue

      4th-5th - Wear Green

      6th-8th - Wear Red

      Teachers - Wear Purple

Tuesday - Crazy Hair & Clothes Day

Wednesday - Twin Day

Thursday - Pajama Day

Friday - Jersey Day (P4-5th) & Fake An Injury Day (6th-8th)

Help us celebrate Spirit Week!

Show your school spirit and participate in the themed dress up days. Everyday at lunch there will be games to play to win prizes. 

Show your school pride! Go Eagles!

The following students have had their art juried into the Color It Orange Show
The Exhibit dates: March 13-20, 2011
Exhibit Site: Laguna College of Art, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 92651

Junior Kindergarten 
Cooper A.
Aisha C. 
Josiah G.
Vivian G.
Elise N. 
Elliot S.

Shaan P. 

First Grade
Kendrick C.
Benjamin M.
Robert N.

Second Grade
Sofia A.
Myra M.
Nicholas M.
Laudan P.
David P.
Lucas W.

Third Grade
Meredith F.
Matthew O.
Dhruv P.
Sasha R.
Jenna S.

Fourth Grade
Anushka Shah 

Fifth Grade
Nishant C.
Madison M.

Sixth Grade
Lauriana A.
Sally Y.

Seventh Grade
Cobi D.
Amanda M.

National Spelling Bee
This was the 48th Annual Orange County Scripps National Spelling Bee, final round. Fifty finalists, from twenty-eight public schools and seven private schools,  competed Saturday, February 26 at the Orange County Department of Education. All the finalists should be commended on their high caliber vocabulary skills. The Orange County Register has been partnered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the past nineteen years. The Register sponsors the winner and a family member's trip to Washington D.C. for the National Bee. The National Bee will be held during the week of May 29-June 3, 2011.

Alison R., an 8th grade student at Fairmont Private Schools - Edgewood Campus, bravely spelled down 42 of the county's best spellers, making it to the final Top Ten Spellers of Orange County, California. Alison held on for two more rounds, but nerves being on edge and anxiety running high, was felled next round. She received a Plaque and a cash award for her valiant efforts. Fairmont - Mable also had a representative, Michelle Phan, who succumbed in an earlier round. It certainly pays to be a good etymologist!

This is about the actual Bee in DC.

March Field Trips & Assemblies
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 

Edgewood's Sports Corner
DSL Basketball
Boys Won against McDowell 32-12
Girls lost 22-9
JH Boys Soccer won against Calvary
Tuesday, March 8th
JH Soccer @ Oakridge
Girls at 2:30 & Boys at 3:45 pm
Thursday, March 10th
JH Soccer vs. Mission Hills
Girls at 2:30 & Boys at 3:45 pm
Tuesday, March 15th
JH Soccer vs. Orangewood
Boys only at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 16th
JH Soccer vs. Carden Academy
Co-Ed at 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 17th
JH Soccer vs. Heritage Christian
Co-Ed at 3:00 pm


SCHOOL NEWS edgewood speller places eighth in county bee

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

Monday, March 14th
Parent Association Meeting at 8:30 am, Guest Speaker: Sandy Cosgrove

Tuesday, March 15th
3rd Grade Show 10:30 am (For Students) & 12:00 pm (For Parents)

Wednesday, March 16th
Spring Pictures 8-12 pm

Thursday, March 17th
St. Patrick's Day - Wear Green

Friday, March 18th
Box Tops are Due

Saturday, March 26th
7th & 8th Pentathlon at Bolsa Grande High School

Sunday, March 27th
Debate Tournament

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus march 4

Tiki Time Re-enrollment: Crazy Hair Day
The Citron students were excited on our last Fun Friday and came to school in our crazy hair or crazy hat theme.Both boys and girls wore their hair spiked in different direction and all colors of the rainbow. Some teachers and students chose to come in a silly hat like one with a propeller, a lobster hat, or hat covered with pins and buttons. Thanks to all the students and teachers that have participated in all Fun Fridays.  

Character Counts – Go Green
For the month of March our campus will observe the color green for RESPONSIBILITY. 
Responsibility means do what you are suppose to do, persevere: Keep on trying, think before you act, be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes. Students can learn responsibility by helping take care of a garden, a pet, or doing chores at home. We continue to recognize the children’s efforts in the area of Fairness, Respect, Trustworthiness, and Caring. Together with the help of our campus mascot “Hero”, the students will gain an understanding of the importance of good character. 

Citron Summer Program 
It’s never too early to start thinking of summer! Summertime is a special time for school children. Having fun, hanging out with friends, taking trips, and making memories is what summer is all about.  At Fairmont Private Schools, summer is especially fun with a variety of summer camp activities, exciting excursions, and enrichment opportunities for all grade levels. We mix the best parts of summer with the academic preparation to start the school year out right! 

Save 10% on Fairmont Summer Camp and Summer School registration through April 30th. Discount automatically applied at the time of registration. Make sure to visit our website at to learn more.

Visit the summer table during The Citron Open House on March 18th for your chance to win a week of summer camp. 

Monday, March 7th
Bunny Picture Forms Due 

Wednesday, March 9th
Bunny Picture Day
9:00 am on the patio 

Friday, March 11th
Mable Open House
6:00 pm – 8:00pm

Sunday, March 13th
Daylight Saving Time Begins

Thursday, March 17th
St. Patrick’s Day
*Free Dress –Wear green with jeans

No Extended Care
The Citron Campus will close at 3:00pm to prepare for open house

Friday, March 18th
Citron Campus Closed – No School

Citron Open House and Auction
5:30 pm – 7:30pm 

Contributed by Elly, Citron Campus 

Tuesday, March 1

SCHOOL NEWS edgewood speller places eighth in county bee

Eighth grader Alison R. of Fairmont's Edgewood campus bravely spelled down 42 of the county’s best spellers, making it to the final round of the fourty-eighth annual Orange County Scripps National Spelling Bee. Fifty finalists, from twenty-eight public schools and seven private schools, competed Saturday, February 26 at the Orange County Department of Education. Alison placed 8th overall in the county.  She received a plaque and a cash award for her valiant efforts.

Contributed by Yvonne, Edgewood campus

Friday, February 25

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus february 25

Photo of the Week
Georgia L. controls the ball during a 5-1 victory for the Lady Cougars Soccer team

Open House Highlights
Open House was a great success this year!  Over 2000 parents and students attended this amazing event.  All the Junior High, Elementary and Pre-school classrooms looked absolutely spectacular.  The teachers and students have worked so hard to show off all their progress this year.  Cougar Chorus and the cast of "Grease" performed in the MPR while the book fair was going on!  The FPA had a great silent auction going on in the gym and Nutrition Management Services had yummy treats in the cafeteria.  The 2011 summer camp program "The Great Outdoors" kicked off in the wonderful forest room.
Thank you to everyone that attended!

Student Spotlight
Congratulations to Ted Y. (Mrs. Cornish's 4th Grade Class) for taking 1st place state-wide  for the 2010 Energy Appreciation Day Power Draw Contest.   The Anaheim Hills 4th Grade students 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!

Preston G. starts a "Book Club"
Third Grader, Preston loves to read and has started a "Book Club" !  Her neighborhood has a "Kid's Club" and she asked if she could start a "Book Club" also.  The kids in the club vote for the book that they all want to read, and then meet to discuss the story as they are reading.  She has three reading groups, 3-5 years old, 6-9 years old and 10 and up so they can pick a book that is age-appropriate.  Preston's favorite books are the Judy Moody series, the Stink series and Berenstein Bears series!

Cougar Sports
Tri-Way Boys Soccer vs Calvary Chapel
Cougars WIN 9-0

Tri-Way Girls Soccer vs Heritage Oak
Lady Cougars WIN 5-1

Tri-Way Boys Soccer vs Heritage Oak
Cougars WIN 5-0


STUDENT SPOTLIGHT anaheim hills artist wins statewide contest

Monday, February 28
Junior High Science Fair Set-Up

Tuesday, March 1
Junior High Science Fair Judging
-Tri-Way Soccer vs Mable
    Boys ONLY at 3:00pm

Wednesday, March 2
Junior High Science Fair Viewing for classrooms and parents

Thursday, March 3
Tri-Way Soccer vs Mission Hills

Friday, March 4
-Early Dismissal at 12:00pm  NO LUNCH SERVICE
-Teacher Appreciation Day!
-Junior High Dance with Edgewood Campus  7:00-10:00pm

 Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus