Thursday, September 1

BULLETIN BOARD back-to-school

Happy September! This month's inspiration board is all about going back-to-school and the nostalgia and emotions this season conjures up for all of us. 

Old school flash cards hearken back to Fairmont’s early days in the 1950s. Vintage-inspired periodic table chart art is the perfect addition to any science genius' bedroom or classroom. Celebrate the end of summer with this pencil vase craft.  

We love the iconic symbol of the apple on these teacher note cards, which reminds us that parent/teacher communication is the best way to help kids succeed this school year.  A utilitarian lunch kit inspires us to fuel our minds and bodies with healthy eats all school year long!

Contributed by Danyelle

Tuesday, August 30

ARTS & CRAFTS chalkboard lunch bag

In honor of the Back-to-School season, our favorite time of the year, we wanted to share a crafty solution to the annual crave for a new lunchbox. This chalkboard lunch bag is an eco-friendly alternative to the brown paper bag and can also serve as a canvas for a daily note or reminder from Mom or Dad. Tutorial by Instructables.  Have a great first week of school! 

Contributed by Alyssa

Monday, August 8

SUMMER week seven: reduce, reuse recyle

What does hockey, scrapbooking, talent shows and Knott's Berry Farm have in common? Week seven of Fairmont Summer Camp! This week, we also wrapped up summer school which focused on reading, writing and math to prepare students for the upcoming grade level. Even though there are only a few weeks of summer left, it's not too late to reserve your spot in one of our August enrichment workshops to pack in one more great summer adventure!

Mable Campers cooling off at Knott's 
Campers helping out in the Recycling with Magic Show
The camp talent show is always a hit! This year's "competitive origami" was a new twist!
Campers loved making peanut butter and birdseed feeders to hang outside at home
Campers enjoy the swings at Knott's
We can't believe how fast the summer has flown by and hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. With two weeks of activities left, don't miss saying goodbye to summer, Fairmont-style.

Thursday, August 4

SUMMER parenting & kids expo

Don't miss Parenting OC's annual Parenting & Kids Expo this Saturday! The event will be at The District in Tustin, and the agenda includes: a Back-to-School Fashion Show, the Cute Kid Cover Contest, OC's top child performers, a game truck, and more. AND UC Irvine Healthcare will be offering complimentary whooping cough vaccinations for the first 500 students there, so your child can get the new mandatory vaccine just in time for school.

We'll be there at the Fairmont booth doing fun kid's crafts and raffling off a $50 gift card to Gymboree! Be sure to stop by and say hi :)

Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing 

SUMMER enrichment workshops

Can you believe it's already August and the Back-to-School mania has begun?? Fortunately, there's still some summer fun to look forward to at Fairmont with our Enrichment Workshops! 

Check out some of our upcoming classes: 

August 8-12

Camp Millionaire  
(Grades 6-8)
M-F, 9am-3:30pm $300   
Anaheim Hills Campus  

Busting Myths with Cool Science (Grades K-5) 
M-F, 9am-12pm $179
M-F, 9am-4pm $287
Anaheim Hills or Edgewood Campus   

Engineering FUNdamentals 
Grades 1-3: M-Th,  9am-12pm $160
Grades 4-6: M-Th: 1:00pm-4:00pm $160   
Mable Campus 

August 15-19

The Amazing Space Race (Grades K-5)
M-F, 9am-12pm $179
M-F, 9am-4pm $287
Anaheim Hills or Edgewood Campus  

Engineering FUNdamentals 
Grades 1-3: M-Th,  9am-12pm $160
Grades 4-6: M-Th, 1pm-4pm $160
Anaheim Hills Campus 

Learn more about our enrichment workshops and summer camp on our website, and keep making summer memories :) 

Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing 

Monday, August 1

SUMMER week six: around the campfire

S'mores, stories and camp songs made Week 6 a camper favorite (not to mention DODGEBALL and SLIME in the same week!) Summer school wraps up next week but camp adventures continue throughout August. Here is a peek into more fun-filled activities at Fairmont Summer Programs:

Citron Camper hanging out at our "camp fire"
Arts and Crafts time at the Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Mable campers mining for ore at the Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Swim Day continues to be a camper favorite, especially if it includes getting launched by Fairmont Counselors!
Preschoolers at the Anaheim Hills Campus made and decorated boats and then competed in boat races during water play 
Camp Cap Construction was a hit with these "Wild Things" 
Morning art's owl scratchart and blockprints was a woot all week!
How many types of dodgeball can we pack into a week? Campers and Counselors love them all!
Art at the Edgewood Campus
Songs & s'mores around the "campfire"--with super hot days, we told ghost stories under the AC  this week!
A Mable Camper learns archery at the Irvine Outdoor Education Center
An Anaheim Hills Camper crosses the canyon on the zip line on Friday's field trip

Monday, July 25

SCHOOL NEWS fairmont named la times readers' choice

Yesterday's edition of the Los Angeles Times announced Fairmont's Elementary School Program as a regional winner of an LA Times Reader's Choice Award! We'd like to thank the LA Times readers for this honor and congratulate all of our teachers and administrators. 

To read more about the Reader's Choice Awards, check out the electronic edition here

Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing