Tuesday, March 22

BOOK REPORT citron's read is an optical illusion

Duck! Rabbitt!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
all ages

Looking for a fun read-aloud for the younger set that is just as amusing for mom and dad?  This clever take on an age-old optical illusion will really get your little ones engaged and will have them passionately defending what they think they see. Is it a duck or is it a rabbit?  This book is a chance for opinionated preschoolers and kindergartners to express themselves and, in the end, to discover it's okay to agree to disagree.  Oh, and it's a great gift to fill a certain Bunny's basket this spring!

Contributed by Danyelle, Marketing

BOOK REPORT mable mixes it up with math rhymes

The Best of Times 
by Greg Tang
Ages 4-8

The author of The Grapes of Math and Math for All Seasons, Greg Tang, continues his crusade to make math make sense by taking on the biggest of math bugbears: the multiplication tables! Greg Tang's proven methods--giving kids tools rather than rules and more memorization--pay off once again, as he uses rhymes and commonsense tricks to walk through the multiplication tables from zero to 10. For example, if you know how to multiply by two ("Two is very fast and fun, quickly double and you're done. What's that you say, be more precise? Okay then, just add it twice!"), then fours ("... please just always double twice!") and eights ("... doubling three times works just great!") should be a cinch. Some of the rhymes are even as clever as Tang's tips: Over a panda pool game, he advises, "Nine is faster to compute if at first you overshoot. Here's a very clever tack, do 10 times and then subtract! What is 9 x 9? It's ten 9's minus 9.... What is 9 x 7? It's ten 7's minus 7."--Amazon.com

This book is so much fun to read because it helps you learn how to multiply with rhyming words.  You also learn some tricks that allow you to multiply even faster.  This book has great illustrations and a different animal for each times table.  Plus, it gives you problems to try on your own! Do you know your multiplication facts?

Contributed by Kim, Mable campus

BOOK REPORT edgewood sets sail with The Wanderer

The Wanderer 
by Sharon Creech
Ages 8 and up

This Newbury-winning book is part mystery, part coming of age story, and part adventure. Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl among the motley crew of The Wanderer, made up of her three uncles and two cousins. As the crew makes their way across the Atlantic Ocean from Connecticut to England, where Bompie, Sophie’s and her cousin’s grandfather lives, the sea calls to Sophie. However, the personal journey she takes brings her deep into a mysterious, forgotten past. Sophie's struggle to reclaim who she is inspires those around her,as the crew discovers the joys and trials of belonging to a family. All members of the crew have unrealized dreams they want to come true and relationships they need to mend. It takes a crisis at sea,and then a crisis on land, to resolve the problems of the crew members. Sharon Creech tells a literal and metaphoric adventure-filled story of a courageous girl's journey across the ocean and into the memories of her past.

Contributed by Yvonne, Edgewood campus

BOOK REPORT anaheim hills' pick pops a wheelie

The  Mouse and the Motorcycle
by Beverly Cleary
Ages 8 and up

"Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b." With these magic vocables, Ralph the mouse revs up a dream come true--his very own motorcycle. Living in a knothole in a hotel room, young Ralph has seen plenty of families come and go, some more generous with their crumbs than others. But when young Keith and his parents check in to the hotel, Ralph gets his first chance to check out. He has always fantasized about venturing beyond the second floor, maybe even outside. Curiosity overcomes caution, and Ralph must have a go at Keith's toy motorcycle. Soon, the headstrong mouse finds himself in a pickle, when all he wanted was to ride a motorcycle. Lucky for him, the boy understands how it is. When he discovers Ralph in his thwarted attempt to abscond with the toy bike, Keith generously encourages the rodent to ride. He even teaches him the simple trick of starting the motorcycle: "You have to make a noise... pb-pb-b-b-b." The subsequent situations Ralph motors into require quick thinking and grownup-sized courage. The team of Beverly Cleary and Louis Darling has been a great favorite for decades, introducing young chapter readers to Ramona, Beezus, Henry, and of course Ralph the mouse.--Emilie Coulter from Amazon.com

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills campus

Friday, March 18

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus march 18

Success at Sage Hill Math Invitational
On March 12, seven junior high students participated in the Sage Hill Mathematics Invitational. The goal of this team-based competition is to promote and celebrate mathematics by providing a fun environment for middle school students to collaborate and share their interests. 

Mable's seventh grade team consisted of David K. as team captain, Kaitlynn C. and Tarek S. Their team was awarded the third place overall team winner. The eighth grade team consisted of Justin L. as team captain, Joshua C., Ryan H. and Meeran I. They received first place in five categories of the competition: Mental Math, Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Reasoning and Proof and Measurement and were awarded second place overall team winner. Ryan H. had a perfect score in Mental Math. 

Your Participation Requested for Fairmont's Annual Parent Survey
This week parents of Fairmont P-8th graders were emailed our annual parent survey. To keep the survey anonymous the link is provided 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. Thank you! 
Mouse Tales from a Disney Legend
Jack Lindquist
Wednesday March 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm
Mable Campus, Anaheim

As 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. 

Space is limited! Click here to RSVP      


SUMMER your morning coffee is on us

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 

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

Friday, March 25th 
Junior High Fun Friday
Knotts Berry Farm

Monday, March 28th 
JH Boys Soccer: Mable vs. Orangewood
Away Game

Tuesday, March 29th   
JH Boys Soccer: Mable vs. Heritage Oak
Away Game

Wednesday, March 30th
Spring Concert - Grades 3 and 4
9:00 am, repeating at 6:30 pm
Mable Cafeteria Stage

Elementary Soccer: Mable vs. McDowell
3:00 pm
Away Game

Thursday, March 31st
Junior High Honor Roll Assembly
8:30 am
Mable Gymnasium

Friday, April 1st 
NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service Day

Saturday, April 2nd 
7th and 8th Grade Pentathlon Competition
Bolsa Grande High School 

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus march 18

Congratulations Daisy Troop 950!
Fairmont Private Schools was well represented this past weekend at the Richard Nixon Library for the Girl Scouts 99th Birthday where they won 1st place for the Daisy Level art contest.  The theme of the party was "Celebrating Differences".  Our 1st grade Daisy girls entered in the Shoe Art contest themed "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" where each girl picked a color of the rainbow and create their own design.  They were encouraged to be resourceful and "re-purpose" materials they had on hand for their project.  Our young ladies may be small in size but super BIG with their creativity.  Congratulations Daisy Troop 950.  We're very proud of you. 

Your Participation Requested for Fairmont's Annual Parent Survey
If the Anaheim Hills campus reaches 90% participation in the survey we will win a FREE DRESS DAY!! Please fill it out before March 30

By now, you should have received an email with our annual parent survey. To keep the survey anonymous the link was 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.
Thank you!    
Bake Sale
Mrs. Foeldi's Class is busy working on posters for the Bake Sale they are hosting to raise money for the Japanese Earthquake Relief efforts.
The Bake Sale will be held on Wednesday, March 23.    

Fifth Grade Square Dance Music Program
The 5th graders had a rip-roarin' time at their Square Dance Performance on March 8, 2011. Directed by our music specialist, Mrs. Zavoral, the show was complete with patriotic songs, percussion  
instruments and traditional square dances. The show's highlight was when the performers pulled audience members onto the dance floor to learn how to dance!   

Square dancing supports the 5th grade Social Studies units on American History. The dance style originated from colonial days and is still alive today, especially on the Anaheim Hills campus! 

Summer Camp 2011 "The Great Outdoors" 
Come join us this summer for a journey to the "Great Outdoors!"  Summer School, Summer Camp and Enrichment Workshops - Check out the website! www.fairmontsummerprograms.com 

Academic Outcomes Presentation 
March 29  8:30am-9:30am, MPR
Presentation By: Director of Curriculum Director, Sandy Cosgrove

Sandy Cosgrove will report on all the initiatives that Fairmont Private
School as taken in regards to technology and in the classroom.  She will be showing video footage of actual classroom interactions and technology.  Student academic responses to these initiatives will be reviewed. She will conclude with a question and answer session.

Cougar Sports
Tri-Way Boys Soccer vs Carden Hall
Cougars WIN 1-0

Tri-Way Girls Soccer vs Carden Hall
Lady Cougars lose 0-6


SUMMER your morning coffee is on us

Tuesday, March 22
-Fourth Grade Spelling Bee @ 1:30pm
-Tri-Way Soccer @ Oakridge
    Girls - 3:00pm/Boys - 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 23
-Third Grade to Wizard of OZ at Bren Center at UCI
-Honor Roll Assemblies
   Junior High                       8:30am
   Fourth and Fifth Grades     9:00am
-Mrs. Foeldi's Class Bake Sale For Japan Earthquake Relief
-Tri-Way Soccer vs Pegasus
    Girls - 3:00pm/Boys - 4:00pm

Thursday, March 24
-Fourth Grade to the Mystery of King Tut
       at La Mirada Performing Arts Center
-Seventh Grade to the Museum of Tolerance
-Eighth Grade to the Orange County Courthouse

Friday, March 25
-"Cougar Coffee" at 7:30-9:00am
-Orange County Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" at 9:00am

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus march 18


Calling all Eaglets.....Re-enroll Now!
Is your child re-enrolled for the 2011/12 school year yet? Talon, Edgewood's mascot, will be navigating through the classrooms presenting (paper) Eaglets to all re-enrolled students. Look for these Eaglets to be on display throughout the campus starting Thursday, March 17, 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!

Your Participation Requested for Fairmont's Annual Parent Survey
Dear Parents: 
You should have received an invitation to complete an online school survey. If you have not received that email, please let the office know so we can email it to you. We really value your input and hope that all of you will take some time to complete the survey. As an encouragement for you to do so, we will be offering your child a free dress pass if you complete the online survey. Your child will bring home a survey completion form for you to sign signifying that you have completed the form. Your child should return the completed survey form to her/his homeroom teacher so s/he can keep a record. Once the survey closes on March 31st, we will select a free dress day and let the students, whose parents completed the survey, know what day the free dress day is.  

Thanks in advance for your participation! 

Re-Enrollment Celebration
Parent & Student Hot Dog Lunch on Us 
Thursday, April 7th

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 four short weeks, we are 67% 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 Thursday, April 7th. Watch the eNewsletter for more details.

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!

Red Cross Money for Japan
Edgewood is collecting money for the American Red Cross for Japan. There will be a collection box in the front office. Cash and Checks made payable to Fairmont Private Schools or to Red Cross are accepted. The collection box will be picked up and sent on Friday, March 25th. Thank you for any contributions. 

After School Supervision Improvements
Edgewood's new afterschool supervision improvements have drastically improved. Our afterschool program has been very organized and safe for every student. We would like to remind all parents of the following: When you pickup your student from school, they must remain with you. The playground is closed until 3:45 pm. The bikes and trikes are only for Preschool thru Kindergarten students.
Thank you.  

Edgewood's Sports Corner
JH Boys Soccer won against Orangewood
JH Coed Soccer lost against Carden Academy
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
Wednesday, March 30th
DSL Soccer vs. Mission Hills
Coed at 3:00 pm


FACULTY LOUNGE edgewood athletic director wears many hats

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
Wednesday, March 30th
Writing Proficiency Testing Grades 1st-8th

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus