Friday, September 14

FRIDAY FOLDER september 14

Trey S. and Justin S. were excellent guides at the Historic Anaheim Main Campus Parent Night!  

Highlights From This Week
Back to School Picnics 
We are so fortunate to have phenomenal Parent Associations at each of our campuses who put together some of our favorite annual events. At the top of the list are our back to school picnics/festivals that take place every September. These events give all of our families a great opportunity to meet faculty and staff from their campus, in addition to fellow parents and students. We all have a blast enjoying good food, entertainment, and great company! Be sure to mark your calendar for your campus' Back to School celebration. 

Anaheim Hills Campus 
Fairmont Family Fall Festival 

September 28, 2012
The Fall Festival is a blast!  There are rides and food and games, and everyone has such a fun time seeing their friends, teachers and classmates. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available right now...print out the attached link and drop it into the FPA mail box in the front hallway. There will be great food, funnel cake, cake walks, entertainment...just a great evening to spend with your family!
Historic Anaheim Campus
Back to School Picnic & Sock Hop

Date: Friday, September 14, 2012  
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm  
Location: Historic Anaheim Main Athletic Field      
Come and join us for 50's style family fun! Fun activities include: obstacle course, bounce house, limbo contest, costume contest, DJ music, and games. The Burnt Truck and the Dogzilla Gourmet Food trucks will be on site from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. selling gourmet sliders, hot dogs, and much more (cash only). The trucks have many items to choose from including kid meals. Bring a blanket and join us!  

North Tustin Campus 

NTPA Annual Back to School "Hoedown" Picnic  
Friday, September 21, 2012
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Irvine Regional Park - Picnic Site 4
Parking is $3
Don't just mosey over, get a move on and join all the amazing North Tustin (formerly Edgewood) fun. It's a great opportunity to spend time with your kids and have fun with other NT Fairmont friends & families.
Hoedown Picnic Flier 

Fairmont Family Night Football Game 

Saturday, September 22, 2012
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorba Linda High School
19900 Bastanchury Road,
Yorba Linda, CA 
Cross Streets:Bastanchury & Fairmont Blvd.
At 4:50 pm, the Fairmont Junior Kindergarteners and Kindergarteners from all campuses are singing the National Anthem. Kickoff is at 5:00 pm and at half-time, the Junior High football players from all Fairmont campuses are participating in a punt kick competition. Fun Entertainment off the side lines inlcude a free bouncy house, face painting, and a balloon artist. The snack bar will be full of goodies, like hot dogs, gatorade, chips, candy, etc. Come on out and cheer for the Fairmont Prep Huskies!

Weekly E-Newsletters 

September Lunch Menus 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, September 12

FAIRMONT FIVE pins we love

Have you heard, Fairmont is on Pinterest?! With so many of our Fairmont families and friends engaged in creating digital collections on Pinterest and with so many great ideas to pique our ever curious minds, we found the temptation just too hard to resist. So, we are happily pinning away each week discovering books, craft projects, recipes, home design inspiration, gifts...pins more or less linked to education that we hope will delight the life-long learners in all of us.
Here are some of our favorite pins thus far:
  1. Whimsical art room posted to Learning Spaces
  2. DIY playdough  posted to Art of Play
  3. Teacher giftwrap posted to Elementary
  4. Back to School comic posted to 21st Century Learning
  5. Art journal inspiration posted to Junior High
Photo from willowday
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, September 10

EVENTFUL preview fairmont prep at fashion island

We invite all of our current 8th grade families and prospective high school families to attend a special Prep Preview event. This evening reception is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Fairmont's outstanding high school program--all in a convenient Fashion Island location. The event will begin with time for families to speak with Fairmont Prep administrators, current parents, and student ambassadors while enjoying hors d'ouevres and refreshments. Then our Headmaster, Academic Deans, and College Counselors will share a brief presentation highlighting the key elements of our program, followed by time for Q&A. 

Event Details
What: Preview Fairmont Prep at Fashion Island 
Where: 59th & Lex Cafe (outside Bloomingdales at Fashion Island) 701 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
When: Thursday, September 28 from 6pm-8pm 
At Fairmont Preparatory Academy, we believe school should provide the options and opportunities that allow students to take smart risks, discover unexpected interests, and develop lasting passions. That's why we offer multiple academic pathways (including more AP classes than any other high school in SoCal), student-directed theater and art programs, and thirteen CIF sports. It's why we invest in technology-enhanced learning, free after school tutoring and enrichment, and low student to counselor ratios. By working with students to individualize their high school experience, Fairmont Prep prepares students for their best college fit and beyond.

We hope you can join us to discover our unique high school program for yourself. Click here to learn more and to RSVP. 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools

Friday, September 7

FRIDAY FOLDER september 7

Highlights From This Week
Parent Night 
We enjoyed seeing our Historic Anaheim Preschool parents at Parent Night this Wednesday, and we look forward to seeing our North Tustin parents tonight. We will wrap up our Parent Nights next week with the Anaheim Hills Campus on Monday, September 10 and the Historic Anaheim Campus on Wednesday, September 12. Please check you campus eNewsletter for more details and read this blog post for helpful tips on making the most of your evening. 

Grandparent's Day 
Grandparent's Day is this Sunday, and we encourage all of our Fairmont families to plan something special with their grandparents. These grandkid silhouettes make a great handmade gift! And because grandparents are part of our Fairmont family too, we are hosting Grandparent's Day events on campus next week. Please check your campus eNewsletter for all the specifics. 

Football & Volleyball 
We are kicking off our sports seasons with DSL and Tri-Way Football and Volleyball! Games will start in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to look for try-out announcements on campus and encourage your child(ren) to participate. GO FAIRMONT! 

Weekly E-Newsletters 

September Lunch Menus 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools

Thursday, September 6

ARTS & CRAFTS grandparent's day art

Did you know we have something to celebrate this weekend? Grandparents! Sunday, September 9th  reach out to your children's grandparents and let them know just how special they are to your family. Oh, and if you have time to craft a personalized gift like these grandkid silhouettes, I'm pretty certain you'll be rewarded with lots of love.  Follow Fairmont's Pinterest "Elementary" Board for this and other cool craft ideas.

Photo and craft from activity village

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, September 3

HOW TO make the most of parent night

Whether you were the Class Clown or the Teacher’s Pet back in your grade school days, you’ll want to be in top form for the first big event of the school year—Parent Night. Here’s a quick study guide to help parents prepare.
  • Book your babysitter: Make arrangements to keep the kids at home so you can enjoy a distraction-free evening.
  • Arrive Early: Parking is often limited, so arrive early, pick up a program and take some time to explore the campus.
  • Take notes: Bring day planners or calendars (or the high tech equivalents) to help you keep track of all of the details. From the names of the parents sitting next to you in those pint-sized desks, to important dates, there will be lots of information to take in on Parent Night. You’ll most likely receive a packet of information reiterating the particulars, but it’s smart to have your own planning system handy too.
  • Bring an open mind: (We love this tip complements of Remember that teachers may seem a bit nervous or awkward when faced with a room full of parents. If your teacher seems organized, reasonable in her expectations and focused on her students’ success, then be willing to overlook what might appear to be less-than-polished public speaking skills.
  • Introduce yourself: We parents are diligent in teaching our children good social skills, but sometimes we can slip up. Chances are you’re not the only one who feels a little uncomfortable in the group, so smile, introduce yourself and initiate a conversation with your fellow parents. Parent Night is a good time to meet the other moms and dads in your child’s class and swap contact info.
  • Avoid ambushing the teacher: Yes, we know it’s enticing to pull the teacher aside for a personal conversation about your child. But, keep in mind that Parent Night is not the best time for a one-on-one conference. Instead, call or email your teacher to set up a better time to talk.

Fairmont Parent Night Schedule 
Anaheim Hills Campus
Monday, September 10, 2012 

Historic Anaheim Campus (formerly known as Mable Campus)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Historic Anaheim Preschool (formerly known as Citron Campus)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

North Tustin Campus (formerly known as Edgewood Campus)
Friday, September 7, 2012

Fairmont Preparatory Academy
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools 

Friday, August 31


Highlights From This Week
Welcome Back to School! 
We were thrilled to welcome all of our students and families back to school this week! We are looking forward to a fantastic new year. There are many exciting changes at our campuses, including the name change for our Citron and Mable Campuses to the Historic Anaheim Campus and our Edgewood Campus to the North Tustin Campus. 

We also launched a new uniform policy in response to parent feedback recommending a uniform standard that was more reflective of a private school environment. The new uniform includes a beautiful custom plaid that has been developed just for Fairmont, and we've loved seeing our students sporting the new uniform items this week. This year is a transition year when both the new and old uniform items will be allowed, and the new uniform policy will be fully enforced in the 2013/2014 school year. 

Additionally, we welcomed a few new teachers to our Fairmont family and had a few teachers transition campuses and positions. Please be sure to welcome the new faces on your campus. 

There are many exciting things to look forward to this back-to-school season, including sports try outs, picture day, Parent Night, and more. Please check your campus newsletter below for all the important details and dates. 

Again, welcome back and have a wonderful year! 

Weekly E-Newsletters 

September Lunch Menus 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools