Monday, October 31

SHORT STORY halloween haunt

Harry Potter magically multiplied at the annual Halloween Haunt!
Contributed by Alyssa 

Friday, October 28

FRIDAY FOLDER october 28

Highlights From This Week 
Mable Student Wins Anaheim Post Contest 
Daryuish, a Mable 5th grader, won the City of Anaheim's National Preparedness Month Poster Contest! His poster correlated with the contest theme "prepare your neighborhood for an emergency." Click here to see his poster! 

Edgewood Student Achievements 
Many congratulations are in order at the Edgewood campus! The debate team competed in the Pegasus Scramble, and our students took home 8 of the top 25 speaker awards, including the first place Golden Gavel winner Sophie E. On Saturday October 22, Sara A. arrived in 15th place out of 147 girls in all seven grades at the Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational. And our Junior High Football team, lead by Coach Powell will be heading to the playoffs on Tuesday, November 1! 

Field Trips & Campus Activities 
This week was jam packed with fun field trips and activities for all of our campuses. Citron took a trip to Tanaka Farms and went pumpkin picking. Anaheim Hills hosted its very own pumpkin patch on campus and celebrated its fall athletes with a school-wide Pep Rally! Check the campus newsletters below for more details and great photos. 

Weekly E-Newsletters 
Anaheim Hills Campus 
Citron Campus 
Edgewood Campus 
Mable Campus 

November Lunch Menus 

Contributed by Alyssa 

Thursday, October 27

SHORT STORY tanaka farms field trip

Picking the perfect pumpkin at Tanaka Farms 
Contributed by Alyssa

Wednesday, October 26

THE FAIRMONT FIVE halloween safety

If you're a kid, Halloween is all about having fun! You dress up in silly costumes.  You eat lots of candy. You tromp around the neighborhood at night and, probably, get to stay up a little past bedtime too.  When your children are over-excited, as they are likely to be on Halloween night, rules about staying safe might drift away from their candy corn-crazed brains.  So, it helps to remind them of a few basics.  We like these tips for parents and kids from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  1. Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.  Carry a flashlight.
  2. A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  3. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  4. Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
  5. A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
 Contributed by Danyelle

(Image from Microsoft Office clip art)

Monday, October 24

SNACK TIME spooky cake pops

In North America, Halloween has evolved into a community-based event filled with child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. For kids, Halloween is a day filled with costumes, silliness, and sweets. Cake pops or cake balls on a stick are bite-size treats that are fun to make--and a great way to celebrate Halloween!

Create your own silly, spooky or scary faces such as skeletons, mummies, ghosts, one-eyed cyclops, werewolves, goblins, pumpkins, the list is endless! For ideas and recipes check out 365 Cake Pops

Contributed by Leslie Kay, MS, RD, Regional Dietitian for Nutrition Management Services

Friday, October 21

FRIDAY FOLDER october 21

Highlights From This Week 
Red Ribbon Week 
The Anaheim Hills and Edgewood campuses will be recognizing Red Ribbon Week next week. This annual tradition helps educate students about the importance of living drug free. Check your campus e-newsletter for the week's schedule of activities. 

Halloween Festivities 

Halloween is just around the corner, and each campus has a few tricks and treats up its sleeve to help families get in the spooky spirit! At Edgewood, you can stock up on candy at the ECPA Halloween Fundraiser and you won't want to miss the annual costume parade on Monday, October 31 at 1:15pm. Mable's annual Halloween Haunt* on Friday, October 28 is sure to be a screaming good time, and 1st-2nd grade students will show off their Halloween fashions in a parade on Monday, October 31 at 10am. Purchase a Boo Gram for your little one at Citron, and don't forget to donate to Operation Candy by Thursday, November 3. Halloween Parades and Mr. Scott's PE Halloween Extravaganza will get the Anaheim Hills campus in the spirit on Monday, October 31. 

*Families from all campuses are invited to attend Mable's Halloween Haunt! 

Healthy Eating Assemblies
Dietitian Leslie Kay from Nutrition Management visited some of our P3-Kindergarten grades this week for interactive presentations on healthy eating. She taught them about the importance of eating five fruits and vegetables each day and shared a variety of vegetables, ranging from Indian eggplant to brussels sprouts. Check in with your little one to see what healthy tips he or she learned. 

Weekly E-Newsletters 
Anaheim Hills Campus 
Citron Campus 
Edgewood Campus 
Mable Campus 

October Lunch Menus 

Contributed by Alyssa 

Thursday, October 20

red ribbon week...A TO Z

Red Ribbon Week originated after the kidnapping, torture and brutal murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. In Agent Camarena's home town, Calexico, CA, the public outpouring of support grew into an organized community response in which citizens wore red ribbons. They became a voice for prevention in order to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and illegal use of legal drugs in America. The following year, the California State PTA adopted the Red Ribbon Week campaign. Then, in 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the first Honorary Chairs. Today, Red Ribbon Week brings millions of people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.

Fairmont will be celebrating the 2011 theme "it's up to me to be drug free" across campuses the weeks of October 17th and October 24th. At Mable, each classroom sends a volunteer to participate in the annual hanging of the giant red ribbon around the campus' iconic fig tree. First through fourth graders will also be decorating the doors of their classrooms in a red ribbon theme.  Students at Edgewood will be wearing  special Red Ribbon Week wristbands and dressing in red on Friday in honor of Red Ribbon week.  At the Anaheim Hills campus, there will be themed free dress days throughout the week including "Sock it to drugs" day on Friday where everyone is encouraged to wear their craziest pair of socks.  Students will also be decorating the campus with red ribbons, making classroom “anti-drug” posters, and signing anti-drug pledges.

Contributed by Danyelle