Friday, May 20

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus may 20

Photo of the Week: Room 1 “Builds their House” in the Spring Musical

Our musicals were a huge hit! The students had lots of fun and performed magnificently. We are very proud of all of them. A big thanks goes to all the room parents and their helpers who put many hours and much love into either making or finding costumes for each classroom performance. Without all their help it would not have been such an overwhelming success. The teachers also played a vital role by helping their students learn lines, be enthusiastic, and feel confident enough to perform in front of a large audience. Another thank you goes to the Mable Campus for all of their support in letting us use their facilities, equipment, and props. A special thanks to Mrs. Stella, the Mable music teacher, who made herself available during practices for last minute details.We couldn't have done it without everyone's support. Thank you everyone for your support and helping us have a successful spring musical!

If you missed  the early bird registration but would still like to enroll in Fairmont Summer Programs, our summer mascot Sunshine the Squirrel invites you to enroll in Preschool – 8th grade summer school or summer camp and save 10% through the end of May.  To take advantage of this special promotion, and save 10% online, enter the promotional code SUNSHINE at  Don’t forget to “like” our summer Facebook page for more information and other promotions. For more information, please contact your Fairmont Campus.



Friday, May 27th
Hockman Carnival
(Kindergarten only)
Mable Campus
9:00am to 10:30am

Monday, May 30th
School Closed – Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st
Long Beach Aquarium Field Trip – Rm 2 
Tucker Wildlife Field Trip – Rm 4

Wednesday, June 1st
Marine Mammal Center – Rm 1

Friday, June 3rd
Short Day – students out at noon
Flag Salute
Parent Meeting and Parent Appreciation Breakfast

Tuesday, May 17

FACULTY LOUNGE citron sings ms. teresa beilman's praises

Music teacher Ms. Teresa Beilman has been working with young children since 2006 and will complete her first year as Citron campus music teacher at the end of this school year.  She loves being able to combine her passion for teaching young people and her passion for creating, experiencing and leading music. "I wake up every morning knowing I have the joy of teaching children using music and movement," she says.  One of the highlights of her year was working on the spring musical.  In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, crocheting, jewelry making, singing, and camping.  She is also an active community volunteer, donating her time at UCI Medical Center and at local prisons.

Contributed by Elly, Citron campus

FACULTY LOUNGE anaheim hills' stephanie conklin loves the fairmont adventure

Anaheim Hills’ science teacher extraordinaire Ms. Stephanie Conklin discovered a love of teaching while she was attending UC Davis interning at an inner city school as a 7th grade science teacher.  She transferred to Cal State Fullerton where she earned her Biology degree in 2006.  Shortly after graduating, she joined Fairmont’s team as a guest teacher and extended day staff member.  Channeling her passion for science and education, she now teaches 6th grade earth science, the Animal Behavior elective, and elementary science lab (1st-5th grade).  Additionally, she serves as head pentathlon coach for 6th grade, DSL soccer coach, science curriculum coordinator for Anaheim Hills, and the new elementary science curriculum coordinator for all of Fairmont.

When we asked Stephanie what she liked most about teaching at Fairmont, here’s what she had to say:

“I love that the students challenge me to learn new concepts in science and explore areas I might not have otherwise. Working with 500+ students, each with his/her own ideas and interests leads me to amazing discussions on extremely varied topics. I love seeing the excitement on the students’ faces when they are completely engaged in the scientific process and their curiosity takes on a life of its own. 

I also have the opportunity to join the students on several amazing fieldtrips throughout the year. In October, I accompanied the 6th graders up to the San Bernardino Mountains for five days of hiking and learning in the great outdoors. Students learn about the many ecosystems here in California while enjoying team building and leadership activities. In March, I had the pleasure of journeying to Catalina Island with the fifth graders to enjoy snorkeling and kayaking while learning about California costal ecosystems. 

In April, the sixth graders and I went to the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to get a firsthand account of how our facilities have prepared to keep us safe in the event of a disaster such as the one experienced this spring in Japan. During our visit, the students’ level of questions and knowledge prompted the tour guide to bring in several experts. As we left, one senior engineer commented, “I’ll be keeping your names and numbers since I will be looking forward to hiring many of you when you are old enough!” I could not have been more proud of my students for their enthusiasm, manners, and level of engagement. 

Most recently, I attending the 7th grade trip to the Grand Canyon where we enjoyed hiking, biking, rafting, rock climbing, star gazing, and so many amazing experiences! There is no end to the list of awesome opportunities I have had here at Fairmont! I cannot wait to see what adventure I will have next!”

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills campus

FACULTY LOUNGE mable spotlights junior high history teacher

Seventh and 8th grade World and US History teacher Alena Pettit started her career with Fairmont at the Prep Academy where she taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade history for 5 years.  She’s been with Mable Junior High for the past two years where, in addition to teaching history, she also serves as Yearbook Advisor and Pentathlon coach for 7th and 8th grade.  Ms. Pettit earned her degree and California credential in Social Science from Cal State Long Beach.  When she’s not preparing lesson plans, working on yearbook layouts or quizzing her pentathlon team members, she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, and watching movies. Her favorite part of teaching at Fairmont is getting a chance to bond with her students.  “I love the interaction with the kids.  Working at Fairmont allows teachers to have a personal connection to both the students and parents.  Many of the teachers at Fairmont have created and maintained a lasting relationship with our students.  I really enjoy it when my old students come back to visit,” she says.

Contributed by Karen, Mable campus