Tuesday, March 15

FACULTY LOUNGE edgewood athletic director wears many hats

Karen Letson-Drake started working at Edgewood in 1981 as an elementary teacher, then became a specials teacher and years later began coaching. She attended Oregon State and received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary & Physical Education. Mrs. Letson-Drake is currently teaching Study Skills to 6th, 7th & 8th graders and Physical Education to 4th-8th graders. She is also the athletic director and head coach of the girls volleyball, basketball and soccer teams. When she is not in the classroom or on the court/field working with Fairmont students, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her daughters, and designing bulletin boards. Some of her most special memories over the years at Fairmont have been her time spent coaching and chaperoning travel week. “I wear many hats here at Edgewood and enjoy every minute of it!” says Mrs. Letson Drake.

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood campus

Monday, March 14

SUMMER your morning coffee is on us

Your Morning Coffee is on Us!
Join us at a local coffee shop from 8-10am to help plan your family's summer experience with Fairmont!

Today's families are busier than ever, that's why Fairmont Private Schools has developed a summer program with plenty of variety and flexibility. For your convenience, we will be stopping by the following locations from 8am-10am to answer your questions and help customize an unforgettable summer experience for your child. We'd be delighted to treat you to a cup of coffee while we share more about our fun, educational program. 

Tuesday, March 15
Starbucks by Cinema City, Anaheim Hills
5655 E. La Palma, Anaheim Hills

Thursday, March 31
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Tustin
12932 Newport Avenue, Tustin

Tuesday, April 5
Coffee Bean, Oak Creek Plaza, Irvine
5653 Alton Pkwy, Irvine

Thursday, April 14
Starbucks, Cerritos Plaza, Cerritos
11401 E. South Street, Cerritos

Wednesday, April 27
Starbucks, Orange Circle, Orange
44 Plaza Square, Orange 

Contributed by Jamie, Summer Programs 

TEACHER'S PET mia and macy

These are our dogs Mia and Macy! They love to get in the sheets right out of the dryer and bury themselves. Gia named Mia (the one in the back). She is our newest addition. Both dogs are very lovable and Gia plays with them constantly. The picture below is of Mia behind my computer. I got lucky and had the camera ready. The dogs like to sit on my lap and climb on the desk while I work. It makes it hard to get anything done when you have such a cutie on the other side of the monitor!
Contributed by Caryn and Gia Chavez, Anaheim Hills 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 amihm@fairmontschools.com by March 9th! We look forward to your submissions! 

TEACHER'S PET molly the jindo mix

Molly is a 1-year old Jindo mix. She is a rescue from the Pasadena Humane Society. Her favorite activities are going on walks, running around in circles, destroying toys that we buy her, and sitting at my feet, demanding love. Thoroughly spoiled, she knows COME, SIT, and HIGH-FIVE. We are currently working on FETCH and MAKE LATTE.

Contributed by Mr. Yoon, Fairmont Prep Theatre Arts Teacher

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 amihm@fairmontschools.com by March 9th! We look forward to your submissions! 

Friday, March 11

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus march 11

Mable Campus Annual Open House  
Friday, March 11
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special sneak peek into the extraordinary education offered at our campus! In addition to our classrooms, we have many wonderful displays and performances for you to enjoy as you tour the campus. Friends, family, and prospective families are welcome! 

Congratulations to Raffle Winners  
This week in celebration of those families who took advantage of priority registration two students' names were chosen for  "Director for a Day" at Wednesday's Flag Salute.  Daphne S. won for the grades 2-3 category, and Brianna D. won for the grades 4-5 category.  Next year, the girls will have a day in which they take over Mrs. Calabria's office and experience what it is like to run the school. After having had a chance to test drive the director's chair, they started to think of ideas for their special day. (Hmmm...do you think they will grant free dress or plan some other fun activity?)  During next week's Junior High Assembly, another lucky student will be chosen to represent grades 5-7. It's not too late to submit your re-enrollment contract to be eligible for this drawing on Thursday.  

Also during the Parent Association Meeting on March 10, another drawing was held for a month of reserved parking. The names of nine children were drawn, one per month for the months of September 2011 through May 2012.  Their parents will enjoy their own parking space for a month. Mrs. Leyson was present at the meeting and shared her "happy dance" when she received the news.  All families that submit their re-enrollment contracts by next parent meeting will be eligible to win a free week of summer camp.  

Winners of Reserved Parking Space for the 2011-2012 School Year: 
September:  Sydney Garabedian
October:  Nishtha Arya
November: Patricia Martinez
December:  Rowan Leyson
January: Girish Bawa 
February: Michelle Phan
March: Kenneth Eun
April: Milan Robinson   
Congratulations to all our winners! 


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

Friday, March 11th

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Everyone Welcome! 

Book Fair Carnival  
6:00 pm - 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

Saturday, March 19th 
Southern California Math Counts Meet
University of California, Irvine

Tuesday, March 22nd 
4th Grade Spelling Bee
8:30 am
Mable Cafeteria Stage

Wednesday, March 23rd 
Spring Pictures
8:30 am
Mable Gymnasium

CHALK TALK: Mouse Tales from a Disney Legend
6:00 - 7:30pm
Mable Campus Library
As a former Disneyland President, Jack Lindquist played an integral role in making Walt Disney's dream a reality. Join us to hear the captivating story of Disneyland's humble beginnings from this beloved Disney Legend. His many mouse tales are sure to entertain and evoke your own childhood memories from the Happiest Place on Earth. 
First 5 RSVPs will receive a copy of Jack's new book In Service to the Mouse.    Click here to RSVP

Thursday, March 24th
Elementary Honor Roll Assembly
2:00 pm
Mable Gymnasium

Friday, March 25th 
Junior High Fun Friday

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus march 11

Fifth Grade Spelling Bee 
This week, we held the most exciting competition in the history of Anaheim Hills Spelling bees. The 4th and 5th grade students gathered to watch the finalists face off in the 5th grade spelling bee.  As the bee progressed, the spellers were poised; listening, asking questions and thinking through their answers carefully.  After competing for 90 minutes in a record 53 rounds (37 of them between the two finalists) Sherry Xu narrowly beat out Farooq Ansari for the championship.  Nima Ghodsi finished in 3rd place.  The other finalists were Derick Ma, Jessica Clement, Andrew Chang, Ahnia Khansari, Shirley Liu, Keeley Deleon, Nate Steele, Donia Olia, Alex Kinsbursky, William Wang, Aarnav Sandhu, Evan Patel and Aryana Bates.

Junior High Science Fair
Congratulations to the winners of the Junior High Science Fair!

Eighth Grade
First Place
Kayla B.   "So You Think You Can Desalinate?"

Second Place
Austin L.    "Colors and Peripheral Vision"

Third Place
Emily W.    "Discovering the Etiology of Lactose Intolerance"

Fourth Place
Jia Xuan L.   "Power Boost by Magnification"

Fifth Place
Kiernan H.   "Styrofoam vs Paper"

Sixth Place
Rebecca C.   "Please Clean Up That Oil"

Honorable Mention
River C.   "Which Building is Safer"
Yvonne K.   "Can You See Behind My Smile"

Seventh Grade
First Place
Alyssa F.   "Safety of Reusing Water Bottles"

Second Place
 Nick C.   "Rust Busters"

Third Place
Prabhleen K.   "Cancer Genome Anatomy"

Fourth Place
Kyle C.  "Stop! Watch Out for Children Cursing"

Fifth Place
Nasser M.   "The Intelligence Maze"

Sixth Place
Nikhil P.   "Artic Meltdown"

Honorable Mention
Armaan M.   "Multi-Tasking Madness"

All fifteen students will be representing the Anaheim Hills campus at the Orange County Science Fair in April

This week in Junior High "GREASE" is the word! The Junior High drama students will perform their annual musical on Thursday, March 17th, and Friday, March 18th, at 7pm.  Performing memorable songs such as "Greased Lightnin,'" "Summer Nights," and "We Go Together," our 7th and 8th grade cast members are sure to amaze you with their talent and energy!  Pre-sale tickets are available at the front desk or junior high desk.  One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit the UNICEF clean water campaign, "Tap Project." Doors open at 6:30.  No reserved seating.

"Parent Parking Spot of the Month"  
The parents of the following students will receive a preferred parking spot for the month indicated:

September - Nayan P.
October - Alina D.
November - Brandon P.
December - Aryana B.
January -  Janya N.
February - Claire M.
March - Audrey K.
April - Jade P.
May - Mia J.
June - Lillian M.


Lunch with the Director
The following students will get to choose a friend and have a special lunch with the director.
Alina D.
Cooper M.
Dylan K.
Luke H.

Your Participation Requested for Fairmont's Annual Parent Survey
Early next week parents of Fairmont P-8th graders will be emailed our annual parent survey. To keep the survey anonymous the link will be emailed to you from Options Marketing Research. The anonymous opinions and thoughts of all Fairmont parents in the survey are critical to our schools and highly valued. Last year we instituted a number of changes due to parent feedback-including this weekly eNewsletter! Please take 8 minutes to let us know what is working for you and what is not. Look for the email from Options Marketing Research by Wednesday.

Thank you!  

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

Tri-Way Girls Soccer vs TVT
Lady Cougars WIN

Tri-Way Boys Soccer vs TVT
Cougars WIN


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

Tuesday, March 15
-Tri-Way Soccer vs Carden Hall
    Girls - 3:00pm/Boys - 4:00pm

Thursday, March 17
-St. Patricks Day - Free Dress - WEAR GREEN!
-Junior High Drama "Grease"   7:00pm

Friday, March 18
-Seventh Grade visits the Prep for International Day
-Report Cards go home
-Junior High Drama "Grease"   7:00pm

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus march 11


1st Graders Learn About Tibet

Kalden's mom delighted the first graders with a very exciting presentation on Tibet.  We learned about Mt. Everest, traditional dress and foods (Kalden and his mom wore traditional clotese), the Tibetan New Year, Losar, and cultural decorations.  We also learned that milk in Tibet comes from a yak!!  We ended the presentation with a delicious treat called Khapsey, which we compared to a kind of cookie.  Many thanks to the Blair family for their time and for educating us on Tibet!

Fairmont 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!

ECPA - Voted Unanimously 
Congratulations Lina Ruiz! On Monday, March 7th, the Edgewood Campus Parent Association Board voted unanimously Lina Ruiz as Vice President! Lina works very hard for the parent association and is running the Fun Run this year.

Re-Enrollment Celebration
Parent & Student Hot Dog Lunch on Us
Wednesday, April 6th

Help us reach our enrollment goal of 75%
by Thursday, March 31st!

Thank you to those families who have re-enrolled at the Edgewood campus. In just three short weeks, we are 60+% re-enrolled. For families who have yet to re-enroll, we would like to encourage you to submit your contracts by Thursday, March 31st.

Once our 75% goal is reached, all Edgewood students, parents and guardians will be treated to a Hot Dog Lunch on Us to celebrate. The lunch will be held at the lunch tables on Wednesday, April 6th. Watch the eNewsletter for more details.

Re-enrollment Announcement 
Coupon Book Deadline Extension

Please submit your re-enrollment contract by Thursday, March 31st to receive the 2011 Coupon Book.

2011 COUPON BOOK includes:
· 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

Students who have re-enrolled by Thursday, March 31st will receive a Coupon Certificate. The certificates will be mailed the first of April.

Congratulations to our One-Month Parking Spot Winners for the 2011/2012 School Year
Thank you to all of the families who re-enrolled by the February 25th deadline. All of your names were entered into a special One-Month Parking Spot drawing which was held at Edgewood's Annual Open House.

The following families will be able to park in a designated front parking lot spot during the months as indicated:

Deniz Inel - September
Ryan Te - October
Alyssa Jessa - November
Gian Dinghra - December
Cameron Hendel - January
Mia Vuong - February
Sabrina Lee - March
Ryan Gumlia - April
Bridget Foley - May
Winston Verdult - June

Congratulations Winners!

Edgewood's Sports Corner
JH Boys Soccer won against TVT
JH Boys Soccer won against Oakridge
JH Boys and Girls Soccer lost against M. Hills
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
Tuesday, March 22nd
JH Soccer vs. Carden Hall
Girls at 2:30 & Boys at 3:45 pm
Thursday, March 24th
JH Soccer vs. Mable
Boys only at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 29th
JH Soccer vs. Pegasus
Girls at 2:30 & Boys at 3:45 pm
Wednesday, March 30th
JH Soccer @ Anaheim Hills
Girls at 3:00 & Boys at 4:15 pm


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

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, Free Dress

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

Friday, March 18th
Box Tops are Due

Thursday, March 24th
8th Grade Promotion Parent Meeting at 6:00 pm, Room 110

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

Sunday, March 27th
Debate Tournament

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus