Monday, May 30

LUNCHBOX june menu, edgewood

Summer is just around the corner! But Nutrition Management has lots of yummy meals planned before schools's out. Check out our June Preschool-1st Grade Menu and our June 2nd-8th Grade Menu to plan ahead. 

Contributed by Kim, Nutrition Management

LUNCHBOX june menu, citron

Summer is just around the corner! But Nutrition Management has lots of yummy meals planned before schools's out. Check out our June Menu to plan ahead. 

Contributed by Kim, Nutrition Management

LUNCHBOX june menu, mable

Summer is just around the corner! But Nutrition Management has lots of yummy meals planned before schools's out. Check out our June 1st-3rd Grade Menu and our June 4th-8th Grade Menu to plan ahead. 

Contributed by Kim, Nutrition Management

LUNCHBOX june menu, anaheim hills

Summer is just around the corner! But Nutrition Management has lots of yummy meals planned before schools's out. Check out our June Preschool-1st Grade Menu and our June 2nd-8th Grade Menu to plan ahead. 

Contributed by Kim, Nutrition Management

Friday, May 27

FRIDAY FOLDER mable campus may 27

5th grade students get ready to do some underwater exploring during their study trip to Catalina Island

5th Grade Catalina Island Trip 
Last week fifth graders earned their sea legs after completing another great trip to Catalina Island. Wednesday morning began with a heavy rain but dried as we arrived at the dock. We were just in time! The boat was leaving early due to heavy winds that were forecast for the afternoon. That made many of the students nervous, but Fairmont students, parents, and teachers are a hardy bunch. It was rough, but by the time we arrived the sun was out. After learning about the local fish and having a hilarious lesson on "How to put on a wetsuit," everyone headed out to snorkel. This was a new experience for many. That evening we braved the cold and wind to hear about the stars and constellations. The next morning dawned warm and sunny. We were off to the fish lab, the shark tank, the invertebrate lab (where we held several animals) and algae lab. There were games and activities for each of these. The wind picked up in the afternoon so unfortunately, there was no kayaking for two of the groups. Instead, they hiked to "Bible Peak" and had a lesson in archery. Lots of bull's-eyes! The other two groups visited the plankton lab and viewed creatures in a drop of water through electron microscopes. The most interesting was a squid dissection. Everyone was grossed out at first, but the instructors were funny and that helped. Friday morning brought more sunshine and no wind. Two groups were able to kayak. This was another new experience for most of the students. Muscles were used that had never been used before!

Great food, warm cabins, fabulous and funny instructors, a new grass field, wonderful parents, and smiling teachers all left us rather sad to leave the island. The anticipation of another rough boat ride made some of us anxious, but it turned out to be a smooth sail. Thank you to our chaperones Mrs. LaScola, Ms. Guzman, Dr. Chawla, Mr. Zoreikat, Mr. Dam, and Mr. Pinsky. We couldn't have made this trip without you!

Contributed by Mrs. Marla Kuka, 5th grade teacher

National Junior Honor Society returns to Mable
On May 17, 2011, the Mable Junior High held its National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony. This year, 61 members were inducted into Mable's NJHS. This was a remarkable feat in regards to students having to meet the stringent requirements set by NJHS. National Junior Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that is dedicated to provide a strong foundation for building leadership skills through service to the school and the surrounding community. This program also honors students who have maintained an exceptional academic record along with exemplary citizenship and concern for improving society. Eligible students included third trimester sixth grade students, seventh grade, and eighth grade students that maintained at least a 3.2 GPA. The 2011 Inductees will be asked to participate in a chapter-sponsored service project as well as an individual service project that reflects his or her personal talents and interests each year.

Contributed by Mr. Trevor Ickes, JH teacher

True Grits Gift Certificate
Congratulations to Eric Song, winner of the True Grits $50.00 gift certificate drawing. The Parent Association's used uniform program wishes to thank all who donated gently used uniforms during the year.

Junior High Readiness
On Wednesday, June 8th, at 6:00 pm, the Mable Campus will host a forum to talk about junior high readiness. The transition into junior high is both exciting and challenging for students and parents alike. This forum is designed to give you a better understanding of what to expect as your child enters the junior high years, including physical changes, social and emotional adjustments, and academic expectations. Join us for refreshments to kick off the presentation.

Contributed by Mrs. Christie DuVall, Admissions Director

BOOK REPORT mable second grade teacher recommends grad season fav 
BOOK REPORT mable fifth grade teacher suggests historical fiction

Monday, May 30 
No school- Memorial Day 

Wednesday, June 1st 
6th Grade Pentathlon Awards Ceremony 
2:00 pm 
Mable Gymnasium

Thursday, June 2nd 
Junior High Drama Production 
9:30 am and 6:30 pm 
Mable Gymnasium 

Friday, June 3rd 
Minimum Day - 12 noon dismissal 

JH Awards Ceremony 
9:40 am 
Mable Front Lawn Elementary 

Sports Banquet 
5:30 pm 
Mable Gymnasium 

Tuesday, June 7 
Pilates for Parents 
8:30 am 
JH Stage 

5th grade State Fair 

Wednesday, June 8 
8th grade Final Exams Junior High Readiness 
6:00 pm 
Mable Library 

Thursday, June 9 
8th grade Final Exams 

Parent Association Meeting 
8:30 am 

Friday, June 10 
7th grade Final Exams 
8th grade Final Exams 

JH End of Year Dance 
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Crowne Plaza, Fullerton 

Fairmont Prep Volleyball Try Outs 
Wednesday June 1 
JV Try Outs - Mandatory (3-5pm) 

Friday June 3 
Varsity Try Outs - Mandatory (2- 4pm) 

Wednesday June 8 
Varsity Try Outs - Mandatory (3-5pm) 

All 8th graders are welcomed to try out.

Contributed by Karen, Mable Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER edgewood campus may 27

8th Grade Class in Washington D.C. on the steps of the capital with Rep. Lorretta Sanchez

Teacher For The Day

Miss Nielsen (aka Anika) did a wonderful job as Mrs. Lottes' replacement on Wednesday, May 18th as she assumed her title "Teacher for the Day."  Miss Nielsen was on time and was professionally dressed as she got her papers ready for the beginning of class. 

She not only taught a lesson to a group of students on long division, but she also graded papers, and read to the class from our on-going novel (something only the teacher does).  Anika took this title very seriously; even rewarding and disciplining the class for their behavior. Mrs. Lottes was very impressed and knows that what every job Anika does in the future she will excel. 

Kindergarten to the Ocean Institute
On Monday, May 16th, the Kindergarten classes went on a field trip to the Ocean Institute at Dana Point Harbor.  The children were able to touch sea cucumbers, sea stars, hermit crabs, etc.... The children had a wonderful time and had a "hands on" adventure.  After the Ocean Institute lab and classes, the children ate lunch at the Tustin Sports Park.

Thank you to all the parent helpers. 

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 administrators, and have a Q & A time together.

Location:  Fairmont Edgewood Campus
               12421 Newport Ave
               Santa Ana, CA 92705
Date:       Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Time:       11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sheryl Reynolds - Director of Admissions
RSVP encouraged: 714.832.4867

Crayola Dream Makers Award Evening
Monday night, May 23, first grade and third grade students attended an art exhibit/awards reception at the Orange County Department of Education. Twenty-four pieces of art were on display and fourteen students, with parents and grandparents, attend the event.

The reception feature the art work of several Orange County schools, nice cookies and lemonade (big hits with the children) and a ceremony wherein the students were presented with art certificates individually. Even though, as Maddie Gregor stated, "This is so nerve-wracking," everyone had a wonderful time being recognized as the artists they are.

Third Graders
Alex K.
Andrew P.
Brennan M.
Jacob K.
Jenna  S.
Matthew O.
Sasha R.
Shalini P.
Sydney R.

First Graders
Ben M.
Ian M.
Isabella M.
Karin B.
Keiko C.
Kendrick C.
Liam L.
Madeline G.
Marcus M.
Olivia B.
Reese P.
Sam G.
Sanjana K.
Shivana D.
Vivian T.

3rd Grade Adventure to San Diego
Edgewood’s third grade was beaming with excitement as they learned at the beginning of the year that they would be going on an all-day field trip to San Diego.  Weeks prior to the field trip students began to bubble over with anticipation.  Finally, at 6:30 in the morning on Tuesday, May 11th, forty-three third grade students and their parents gathered together at the Santa Ana Amtrak station wondering what the day would hold.  For some, this was the first adventure on a train.  For others, this was the first time in San Diego. As the train pulled away from the station we settled into our seats and took in the beautiful scenery.  After a two hour train ride, we arrived at the Downtown San Diego station. Leah our wonderful guide directed us down to the boardwalk and we started our guided tour of a Russian submarine, a replica 1800’s British sailing ship, and the Star of India (one of the oldest working sailing ship in the world).  Once finished, both classes raced down the boardwalk to their next voyage.  However, half of our group got left behind because our docents at the Star of India were so thorough.  So, the ones left behind causally ate lunch on the dock and waited for the remaining students.  The ones that got to board the California Princess began their tour of the south bay and leisurely ate lunch on the boat.  Following our bay tour a chartered bus met us on the street and Louis, our driver, navigated us through the busy thoroughfare of downtown to gorgeous Balboa Park.  From there we walked to the Reuben H. Fleet Science center which was a tantalizing collection of interactive exhibits and rides designed to provoke the imagination and teach scientific principles. The highlight of the Science center was the IMAX movie called Hubble, where students walked away with a better appreciation for space and what it takes to be an astronaut.  After getting an hour to explore the Science center it was time to make our way to Old Town San Diego.  After a tour of an old Spanish villa and some of the quaint shops we made our way back to the station.  A little sad that the day was over, students however began to retell all the fun activities they had throughout the day.  As we boarded the train to make our way back to the OC, you could hear the students whisper to each other, “This was the best field trip, ever!” 

Talon The Traveler
 In 1994, Dale Hubert, a 3rd Grade teacher in Canada, began the Flat Stanley Project. He invited other teachers to take part by hosting flat visitors and to encourage their students to write their own Flat Stanley journals.  (Flat Stanley Project)

The Edgewood flat "Traveling Talon" Mascot is being sent home so he can hang out with you during your summer vacation. Talon can hike a mountain, go on a cruise ship, meet Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, spend the night at grandma's house, water ski at the lake, surf at the beach, watch movies, go to birthday parties, and more. Take a picture of him everywhere you go!

During the first month of school, we will gather your pictures and have a Traveling Talon assembly.

You can share your "Traveling Talon" adventures and pictures in two ways:
1. You can post them on the Edgewood Facebook page.
2. You can send one or two of your favorite Traveling Talon pictures to Mrs. Powell's email address,

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

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


Monday, May 30th
Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday- Wednesday, May 31st-June 1st
Cheer Clinic

Thursday-Friday, June 2nd-3rd
8th Grade Drama Production of Hello Dolly at 7 pm

Saturday, June 4th
8th Grade Drama Production of Hello Dolly at 3 pm

Monday, June 6th
5th & 6th Instrumental Concert at 7 pm

Wednesday, June 8th
Brunch & Learn with Mrs. Reynolds at 11 am

Thursday, June 9th
5th Grade Show 12 pm

Friday, June 10th
5th Grade State Fair & JH End of the Year Dance

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus

FRIDAY FOLDER citron campus may 27

Room 2 Enjoys Playing Soccer

Summer Camp Preview
We invite you to bring your children along for a fun filled sample camp day while you enjoy a coffee break, run some errands, or just take time to relax. The Summer Camp Preview is for children entering Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, or Kindergarten. There is limited space so please RSVP with Mrs. Elly Santamaria at 714-533-3930 by June 1st.  All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE week of Fairmont Summer Camp!

Summer Camp Preview will be held Saturday, June 4th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Fairmont Citron Campus.

25 Mile Club
I would like to congratulate all the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students who made the 25 Mile Club. It took a lot of effort and perseverance to run the 500 laps required to earn a medal. Students must run 20 laps to equal 1 mile. I would also like to thank the parents for encouraging their children to run during the PE period. If your child made the 25 Mile Club there will be a notice in their folders May 27th inviting you to the medal ceremony. We hope you can join us on Friday, June 3rd at 8:30am during the flag salute to celebrate this remarkable achievement. 

Thank you for making this a great year in PE!

Ms. Luz Vivar

Overcoming Obstacles Fundraiser
In light of the many tragic, global disasters in recent months the Citron Campus would like to support all those affected. We feel the best way to do this is to have students join together in a campus spirit event to support the Red Cross of America.

In order to accommodate all age groups on the campus, and to make it fun, we have decided to have the students participate in an obstacle course event.

Pledge forms were sent home with each student. There will be extras located in the Citron office lobby. Pledge forms with money must be returned to the front office no later than Friday, June 3rd. The Overcoming Obstacles Event will take place on Wednesday, June 8th.

We want to make this as easy as possible thus we are asking for a flat sponsorship of any amount you consider appropriate.

We hope you, your family, and friends will support the students and this worthy cause.


BOOK REPORT citron suggests the pledge for memorial day read

Monday, May 30th
School Closed - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st
Room 2 Field Field Trip - Long Beach Aquarium Field Trip

Room 4 Field Trip - Tucker Wildlife Field Trip

Wednesday, June 1st
Room 1 Field Trip - Marine Mammal Center

Friday, June 3rd
Minimum Day - 12:00pm Dismissal
Flag Salute - 8:30am
Parent Meeting and Parent Appreciation Breakfast - 9:00am

Saturday, June 4th
Summer Camp Preview
(Must RSVP)
Citron Campus

Friday, June 10th
Donuts with Daddy - Preschool Event
9:00am - 9:30am  

Contributed by Elly, Citron Campus