Wednesday, May 11

SNACK TIME top six things to have in your kitchen

In January we were thrilled to have Chef Tanya of Native Foods come visit us at Anaheim Hills for a Chalk Talk. While she was there, she shared her suggestions on the top six things to keep in your kitchen at all times, and we wanted to share them with you! Read more and see pictures from the event on the Native Foods blog

Top Six Things to Have in Your Kitchen: 

1. Oatmeal
Quick for a snack, a great breakfast with some berries and walnuts for you and the kids.
2. Legumes
These are lentils, garbanzos, black and red beans. Keeps your engine on. You can use to make ethnically diverse dishes. Think Mexican black beans, East Indian Lentils, Middle Eastern garbanzos, etc.
3. Dark Leafy Greens
Steam them, saute them, chop them in salads, add them to your cooked beans for a hearty soup.
4. Fresh Berries
An easy to eat fruit, kids can snack on them and they go good in the oatmeal.
5. Avocados
The California wonderfood. Slice them, spread them, guac them.
6. Olive Oil
Ready to make a fresh easy salad dressing or saute some onions and garlic for a flavor base for your grains, legumes, veggies and soups.

Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing 

Tuesday, May 10

SCOREBOARD game highlights: mable dsl soccer vs. mission hills

Game Highlights: Mable Panthers vs. Mission Hills
Date of Game:  5-9-11
Final Score:  Fairmont-Mable 3-Mission Hills 2

Our DSL soccer season came to a close as we defeated Mission Hills 3-2 yesterday in our last game of the season. With that win, we captured our 6th consecutive DSL League Championship Title!! Our team played very well this year and ended up with a perfect 7-0 record. We scored 36 goals, while our defense was tough holding our opponents to only 4 goals the entire season! Great team effort….very proud of their hard work this year!

Contributed by Coach Napier, Mable Campus 

Monday, May 9

SCHOOL NEWS mable students win big in poster contest

On Friday, May 6, three Mable students were honored for their participation in the Council on Aging’s Poster Contest. Ryan C. won 1st place in the K-3 grade division, Jamie C. won 1st place in the 4-6 grade division and Kile Y. won 1st place in the 7-9 grade division. Mable Campus took 3 out of 4 first place finishes in the entire contest. Cerrick C. also placed second in the 4-6 grade division.

Students were asked to depict positive interaction with seniors. Each student was also invited to give a speech about their inspiration for the poster. For winning their division, each student was given a bag of art supplies, a $50.00 VISA gift card, a calculator, a Certificate of Excellence and a State of California Senate Certificate.


Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

Friday, May 6

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus may 6

Photo of the Week: Parents, students, teachers, and visitors enjoy the Enrollment Celebration Barbecue held on April 27  

Enrollment Celebration Barbecue
The Mable Campus was filled with excitement on Wednesday, April 27, as families and visitors enjoyed a picnic-style lunch with hot dogs and snacks. Families took time to visit with their children on the field, chatted with friends, and enjoyed a perfect spring day. The picnic was a wonderful opportunity to share our appreciation for the continued trust our families have in us, and we are extremely grateful to them for allowing us to achieve our enrollment goal. Many thanks also to the Fairmont Parent Association for providing delicious snow cones, and to Food Management for catering such tasty treats.

Boys Soccer
The JH Boys Soccer team just finished up a very successful season. They made it all the way to the semifinals of the Tri-Way League where they fell short to Anaheim Hills 2-0.It was a remarkable season for the boys because they finished with a record of 7-5 while playing with 10 players for 10 out of the 12 games. The defense was held together by goalie Nico Ament and defenders Matthew Tuinstra, Ejay Cho, Brando Padilla, and Nomin Park. They only gave up 9 goals in 12 games, which is a wonderful accomplishment. Through the midfield we were led by Shawn Cho, our playmaker, Alfred Mustafa, Justin Lee, Tarek Sahyoun, and Ken Li. Our leading goal scorer, Kareem Latif, tallied 16 goals for the season and was our engine during our play-off run. I have been coaching soccer for over 10 years, and I have not been more proud of a group of boys. Their heart and determination was second to none, and it was a true privilege to coach these young men.

Contributed by Coach Gustav Gratzer

Junior High Spirit Week
As the year begins to wind down, ASB events pick up. After a relaxing spring break, Junior High students jumped into the events of Spirit Week. ASB planned everything, and this year it was all about the movies. Each day, students competed to earn spirit points for their homeroom by dressing up to the according theme of that day. On Friday, April 29, homerooms competed against each other for a chance to steal the trophy from Mrs. Lugo's homeroom, last year's champion class. The homeroom games this year included a peanut butter and popcorn toss, a banana eating contest, a relay race, and a frozen T-shirt contest. In addition to spirit week, ASB sponsors other major events throughout the year including Carnival, the End-of-Year dance, and fundraisers.

Contributed by Jenny Rossopoulos


SCHOOL NEWS orange county debate league championship

Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13
7th Grade Trip to the Grand Canyon

Thursday, May 12
8th Grade International Luncheon at 11:30
FPA meeting at 8:30

Saturday, May 14
Free assessment for prospective families
Make up day is Friday, May 6

CTP4 testing campus-wide

Monday, May 16
Pep Rally, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 17
2nd Grade Spelling Bee at 8:30
National Junior Honor Society Assembly at 2:00pm (grades 5 through 8)

Wednesday, May 18 through Friday, May 20
5th Grade Catalina Trip

Thursday, May 19 
Zumba class for parents @ 8:30

Friday, May 20
Sports Banquet for Junior High

Contributed by Ed, Mable Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus may 6

Photo of the Week: Spring has Sprung! Learning about butterflies. 

Muffins with Mommy
Thank you to all our mommies who came to the Muffins with Mommy event. The children sang songs to their moms and then enjoyed tasty muffins, fruit, and juice. It was a great success! We would like to wish all our Fairmont mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day this coming Sunday.

Lunch and Learn with Fairmont
You Are Invited To Our "Lunch & Learn"
Ms. Rafat in conjunction with Mrs. Duvall at the Mable Campus are hosting a Lunch & Learn event for potential new families. If you have friends, family or colleagues who might be interested in this event, please consider sharing this invitation. You are also welcome to attend along with them.
The purpose of this time is to introduce potential new parents to Fairmont as well as to learn how Fairmont makes the difference at every grade level. 

During our time together, we will meet with some faculty members and administrators, and have a Q & A time together.

Location: Fairmont Mable Campus
1575 W. Mable St.
Anaheim, Ca 92802

Date: May 11th, 2011

Time: 11:00 to 1:00pm

Ms. Sheila Rafat - Director of Admissions
Please RSVP as space is limited:

Parent Morning Coffee Talk Event  
Hosted by: Mrs. Douglas and Ms. Rafat

Citron Parent Forum 
Date: Friday, May 15th 
Time: 8:00 to 9:00am

We want to extend an invitation to parents of all our Citron students to join us for an hour of coffee and conversation.  This might be a good time to ask questions about your child's next grade level, to share insights about this past school year, or just "pick our brain." There is no set agenda - just whatever interests you about Citron. Please join us for coffee, pastries, and great conversation.

Spring Musical
Our Spring Musical is just around the corner! Each child will be wearing a specific costume that correlates to their classroom performance during the production. If you are unaware of your child’s costume requirement, please check Mrs. Beilman’s Blackboard page. All songs and lyrics can be found on the Blackboard page under the tab “Songs for the Family”. We strongly encourage you to visit the page to engage your child in extra practice time and become more confident in their song. If your Blackboard log-in has been misplaced contact Ms. Dodson at the Citron office. Please try to set aside May 18th for the Jr. K and Elementary performance, and May 19th for the Preschool performance so you can come and enjoy the musical talents that have been serenading the Citron Campus.


ARTS & CRAFTS celebrating mama

Wednesday, May 11th
Fairmont Lunch and Learn – Family friends and co-workers
Mable Campus
11:00am – 1:00pm

Monday, May 16th
Jr. K and Kindergarten Spring Rehearsal
Mable Campus

Tuesday, May 17th
Jr. K and Kindergarten Spring Rehearsal
Mable Campus

Wednesday, May 18th
Jr. K and Kindergarten Spring Musical 
Mable Campus –Cafeteria
5:00pm - Check-in
5:30pm – Performance

Thursday, May 19th
Preschool Spring Musical
Citron Campus – Patio
9:30am – Performance 

Contributed by Elly, Citron Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus may 6

Photo of the Week: Fun Run T-Shirt Winner
Fun Run T-Shirt Contest Winner, Rosalane C. with FPA President, Shelly Kim and Ways and Means Chairperson, Stacy Simpson.  Rosalane did a fantastic job on our great Fun Run T-shirt and won $100.00!

Third Grade Visits George Key Ranch
On April 28th the third grade went to George Key Ranch and experienced something they weren't expecting. They went back  in  time.  Can you imagine no Xbox  and no TV, no fast food.  What did these people do?  Well, we found out.  All of us got to do chores. We washed clothes on a scrub board.  Hung them on a clothes line, and then we  beat rugs so they would be clean. After that we found out that these people took their baths in the kitchen.  The oldest person in the family would go first then by age everyone would get a turn.  All washed in the same water.  By the time the youngest got their turn that water didn't look so good.  We were kind of glad that we didn't live in the early 1900's, and we were happy to be going back to our time.  It was a really fun field trip. Anytime  you feel a need to see how lucky you are, you  can go back in time and visit George Key Ranch.      

Pre-School and Kindergarten Nutrition Presentations
Leslie Kay, MSN, from Nutrition Management Services talked to our youngest students about the importance of good eating habits and nutritious foods.  They talked about the 'good colors' of foods and that natural foods can be 'fun'.  They talked about different ways to eat fruits and vegetables.  Everyone sampled red grapes and frozen green grapes!   

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!  

2011 Field Trips!
Los Angeles Zoo
Coronoa Del Mar Beach
Long Beach Aquarium
Wild Rivers
Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Knott's Berry Farm
Camelot Golfland and Waterslide

View our great summer video!!

Cougar Sports
DSL Soccer vs McDowell
Cougars win 5-1

DSL Soccer vs Heritage Oak
Cougars WIN 4-2


SCHOOL NEWS orange county debate league championship

Monday, May 9
-Eighth Grade travels to Washington, DC
-Seventh Grade travels to Grand Canyon

Wednesday, May 11
Kindergarten Music Program at 9:00am

Thursday, May 12
-Fourth Grade leaves for Sacramento

Friday, May 13
Eighth Grade, Seventh and Fourth Grade return from trips

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus 

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus may 6

Photo of the Week: Happy Mother's Day - First Graders Honor Mothers

The first grade classes shared some special time with their moms to commemorate Mother's Day a bit early.  Each child served their mother a drink and treat. The children also read a note they had written to their moms telling them how loved they are. Happy Mother's Day to our wonderful moms!

Fairmont 2011 Summer Programs
Check out the Edgewood Summer Programs Video

Summer School
June 27-August 4
Monday - Thursday, 9:00-12:00 pm
Preschool - 8th Grade

Summer Camp
June 20 - August 19
Monday - Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm & 12:00-4:00 pm
Junior Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Enroll Online Today!

Anaheim Ducks' S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Tournament
Saturday, May 7th
@ 8:30-2:30 pm
at the Honda Center
Come cheer on your classmates on the quest to win the S.C.O.R.E. Stanely Cup! Families and Friends are all welcome. Enjoy the Food, Games, Special Guests & Fun in the Sun!

Edgewood Street Hockey Team 
Ronak V.
Allyson R.
Emin T.
Max Y.
Nadia A.
Eunice R.
Rayan H.
Bora O.
Shreyas P.
Lilliana W.
Emily M.
Zach R.

Very Important Person Picnic
Wednesday, May 11  
You are invited: Parents, Grandparents, Family Members, and/or Special Friends

Venue: Edgewood Campus
Date: Wednesday, May 11th
Please come during your child's lunch time:
Preschool (11:30-12:00 pm)  
JK, K, & 1st (11:20-12:00 pm)
2nd-3rd (12:00-12:40 pm)
4th-5th (12:40-1:20 pm)
1. Picnic Lunch from home OR
2. Money to purchase lunch
3. Cold drink(s)
3. Lawn chairs OR blankets
Complete and Return Form by Monday, May 9th
"Help! My Child is Going To Junior High" 
5th into 6th Grade Presentation
Date: Thursday, May 12th
Time: 8:10 to 9:00 a.m.
Venue: Edgewood Campus

I would like to personally invite you to a short presentation to help you understand some of the changes you can expect as your child moves into 6th grade. The transition into junior high is exciting and yet can be challenging for both students and parents alike. This forum is designed to give you a better understanding of what to expect as your child enters sixth grade. Hope to see you there! 
-Mr. Smiens

You Are Invited To Our "Brunch & Learn"
Mrs. Reynolds will be hosting a "Brunch and Learn" for potential new families. If you have friends, family or colleagues who might be interested in this event, please consider sharing this invite with them. You are also welcome to attend along with them.

The purpose of this time is to introduce potential new parents to Fairmont as well as learn how Fairmont makes the difference at every grade level. 

During our time together, we will tour the campus, meet with some faculty members and adminstraors, and have a Q & A time together.

Location:  Fairmont Edgewood Campus
               12421 Newport Ave 
               Santa Ana, CA 92705

Date:       May 13th, 2011

Time:       11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sheryl Reynolds - Director of Admissions
RSVP encouraged: 714.832.4867 

Parent Morning Coffee & Forum 
Hosted by: Mr. Smiens and Mrs. Krulisky

Junior High Forum
Date: Thursday, May 19th 
Time: 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.

Elementary Forum
Date: Thursday, May 26th 
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

We want to extend an invitation to parents of all preschool through eighth grade students to join us for an hour of coffee and conversation.  This might be a good time to ask questions about your child's next grade level, to share insights about this past school year, or just "pick our brain." There is no set agenda - just whatever interests you about Edgewood. Please join us for coffee and donuts on the above dates.

Edgewood Bookmark Contest Winners 2011 
Lam N., 8th grader
Leyla J., 5th grader
Myra M., 2nd grader

Edgewood Campus Parent Association News and Meeting Dates 
CHANGE OF DATE TO: Monday, May 16th at  8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Special Guest Speaker:  Scott Hendrickson, FPS IT Director

SAVE THE DATE for the Last ECPA Meeting of the 2010/11 Year: Monday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. 

Fairmont's IT Director, Scott Hendrickson, will be attending the May 16th ECPA meeting to give you an overview of our technology initiatives at Fairmont! Scott will recap the previous year, discuss where we are today, and let you know where we are going in regards to Technology at Fairmont.  Scott will be available for questions and looks forward to meeting you!

ECPA Board Member Opportunity & ECPA Volunteers 
 The ECPA is  has an opportunity for you! We are looking to recruit a new Ways and Means ECPA member - whose duties will include organizing special events such as the Back to School Picnic, school assemblies, fundraisers, and the Annual Spring Fun Run.

We are also looking for parent volunteers to assist the Ways and Means Office to chair some of these same events. 

We Need You! If you are interested in working with the ECPA board, please contact Lina Ruiz at

4th Grade Return From Sacramento
"Wagons Ho!" to Sacramento! 
"It was an amazing trip!" Candy Promprasert said soon after returning.  

The 4th graders of Mrs. Howe and Miss del Carmen's class, joined by Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Lottes, spent two nights and three days visiting San Francisco and Sacramento.  Some of the tourist hot spots we  visited during our one-day tour of San Francisco were Pier 39, Chinatown, and the Exploratorium.  

We spent the next two days in Old Sac, as well as visiting the Capitol Building, the Railroad Museum, Sutter's Fort, the Gold Bug Mine, and an old-time schoolhouse.  

When asked about the trip, our students had a few things to say... 

Athena P. said, "I enjoyed going to Pier 39 and it was really fun going down into the mines." 
Huda K. stated, "My favorite part was going to the beautiful Capitol building." 
Shreyas P. said, "My favorite part of the trip was panning for gold because I've never tried it before!"  
Emin T. shared, "I liked when the zoo ladies had the ferret crawling all over them." 
Aycia S. said, "The carriage ride around the city was fantastic!"  
Megan T. stated, "I liked the boat ride around San Francisco Bay."  

The fourth graders want to tell all the younger grades that going to on this trip is definitely something to look forward to!

May  Field Trips 
6th Grade to Astro Camp
Monday-Friday, May 9th-13th

7th Grade to the Grand Canyon
Monday-Friday, May 9th-13th

8th Grade to Washington D.C.
Sunday-Friday, May 8th-13th

3rd Grade to San Diego
Tuesday, May 10th

2nd Grade to Los Angeles Zoo
Friday, May 13th

Kindergarten to Ocean Institute
Monday, May 16th

Junior Kindergarten-Eighth Grade to Mable Carnival
Friday, May 24th

Edgewood's Sports Corner
DSL Soccer Team Record
vs. Mission Hills (2) tie
vs. Mable lost
vs. Heritage Oak won
vs. Anaheim Hills won
vs. McDowell won
vs. Mission Hills (1) won
vs. Camelot won
Way to go Eagles! Keep it up!

Monday, May 9th
DSL Soccer @ Oakridge
Coed at 3:00 pm
Save the Date!
Wednesday, May 25th
JH Sports Banquet @ 6:00 pm


SCHOOL NEWS orange county debate league championship

Sunday-Friday, May 8th-13th
JH Travel Week - 8th to Washington D.C., 7th to Grand Canyon, & 6th to Astro Camp

Monday, May 9th
Edgewood Campus Parent Association Meeting 

Wednesday, May 11th
VIP Picnic Lunch at grade level lunch periods

Thursday, May 12th
"Help! My Child Is Going To Junior High" hosted by Mr. Smiens
Kindergarten Show at 12:00 p.m.

Friday, May 13th
"Brunch & Learn" hosted by Mrs. Reynolds

Monday, May 16th & Tuesday, May 17th
5th Grade Move-Up Day

Friday, May 20th
ECPA - Fun Run
Box Tops Due

Wednesday, May 25th
JH Sports Banquet

Friday, May 27th
Mable Carnival 

Monday, May 30th
Memorial Day - No School

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus