Important Dates

May 17th - Open House, 6-7PM
May 18th
- Minimum Day
May 21-25
- Abilities Awareness Week
May 25th
- Spirit Day and Flag Salute
June 1st
- Last Day of School!!!!

Supply Drive
Fairlands Supply Drive for the 2018-2019 School Year
Will you have at least one child at Fairlands next school year? Then keep reading please! No? Good luck in middle school or in a new home!
We know you are focused on making it through these last weeks of this school year, and next one seems like a decade away. But it’s not - we assure you (and deep down you know it, too). The teachers are already planning for next year’s classrooms and getting classroom supplies ready, so it’s our time to be there for them.
If it’s your first year at Fairlands and you’re confused how it works, here is a quick run down. Unlike most other schools, Fairlands will not send you a classroom supply list to go purchase yourself at the end of the summer and bring it all with you on the first day of school. At Fairlands, teachers order ALL the necessary supplies for every single child in their class ahead of time and have it ready in the classroom on the first day of the school year. So while others spend hours in Target aisles stressing over the correct thickness of a binder or marker colors, you get to enjoy your last days of summer by the pool or however else you choose to.
In return, we ask you to give us $50 per each child you will have at Fairlands next year (or another amount your family is comfortable with). This amount will cover all the necessary supplies for the entire school year. If it seems like a lot, ask your friends from other schools how much they spend on supplies. We collect all the funds and turn them over to the teachers, so they can order and receive everything in time.
Two ways to pay: online HERE OR by check made out to Fairlands PTA dropped off in the school office. We will end the Supply Drive on June 1 (but don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do now!). All contributions are tax deductible and corporate match applicable. Thank you!
Ball Mall Mural and FAD
Have you seen our brand new one of a kind ball wall mural?! If not, we’ve chronicled its creation on our Facebook page HERE. It took over 10 days of hard work, more than 150 students and over 30 parent volunteers to complete it. But none of that would matter if it weren’t for the daring, incredibly talented and hardworking person behind the idea and the design on the mural - Jessica Cohen. Jessica had a vision, and Fairlands got lucky that her vision came true at our school. We are deeply grateful to you, Jessica, for you have brought art in so many kids’ lives and that will stay with them forever!
Jessica is also the creator and the chair of the FAD program at Fairlands. Having always had art in her life, Jessica wanted to make sure that even though our kids don’t have an art class as part of their curriculum, they would still get a chance to learn about it and experience it through their own little projects.
Good luck in your new journey, Jessica, and thank you for your commitment to Fairlands!
Thank you PTA Hospitality
It has been a festive week at Fairlands celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week (picturesHERE). We would like to thank all the parent volunteers who donated food items forWednesday’s breakfast! A huge shoutout to Lisa Thordsen, who has been Hospitality chair at Fairlands for many years and whose mission has always been to make Fairlands a welcoming place for everyone. You will be missed, Lisa! Thank you!
Open House-May 17, 6-7PM
Join us this Thursday, May 17th 6-7PM for Open House. Come see what your child has done in school this year. Also stop by the MPR to check out the Science Fair!
Science Fair Help
The Science Fair is fast approaching! If you are able to spare some time and help Mrs. Holder please sign up to help with preparation, execution and wrap-up of the 2018 Fairlands Science Fair! Please sign up HERE.
Coffee with the Principal, Guest Speaker-PUSD Superintendent
Please join us for last principal’s coffee for the year on May 24th, at 8:30am in FairlandsMPR. Special guest, Superintendent Dr. Haglund will be with us to listen to Fairlandscommunity’s concerns as well as share his goals and vision.
Abilities Awareness Week
The Special Needs Committee is organizing Abilities Awareness Weeks at Pleasanton elementary schools and Fairlands will Celebrate All Abilities! the week of May 21-25th. We hope that this fun filled week of activities will promote awareness and also educate students about how to accept - understand - and support their fellow students with disabilities. We are looking for volunteers to read in class, and to assist our students with hands-activities that briefly simulate disabilities. If you are available to help out please sign up HERE.
Volunteer Appreciation Get Together
Awesome Fairlands volunteers, please join us on May 25th at 12 pm in room 17 for a short get together. We would love to show you some love and gratitude for all your help this year! Room parents, art docents, green team helpers, classroom volunteers, event and campaign chairs and helpers, all of you are invited! Give us a chance to spoil you a little!
PUSD Information
Transitioning to Elementary School
Our next Community Education Series offering is on May 16! Join us for a panel discussion with parents, teachers and a school nurse for parents/guardians of incoming TK and K students.  Click here for more information: Transitioning to Elementary School flyer.
K-12 Summer Enrichment
We're pleased to share that our K-12 Summer Enrichment classes are now open for registration! Please feel free to distribute broadly with our parent/guardian community!  Click HERE for the full list of offerings and our FAQ.

Diversity & Culture Camp
We are thrilled to partner with Cheza Nami to offer a one week cultural experience for incoming 5th-9th graders, featuring music, dance and crafts. The camp will be held July 9-12 and July 16-19 at Amador Valley High. Click here for more information: Diversity & Culture Camp Flyer.

Special Needs Committee:
Would you like your voice to be heard?
Would you like to help be a part of positive changes for all students in our community? 
Would you like to share your ideas on how to help all students thrive in PUSD?
If so, please take the opportunity to attend an evening or morning informational meeting. Speak with like-minded people, share your ideas, and lend your personal perspective.
Evening event
 Wednesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30 
Inklings, Downtown Ptown
Morning event
Tuesday May 22 9:30-11:00 a.m.
PUSD District Offices
Bldg 400-Kottinger Room
***Special guests at morning meeting: Superintendent Haglund and Asst. Superintendent Ed Diolazo***
See attached flyer HERE for more details about both events!

May 21st:
Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is a great way to earn money for Fairlands PTA. Set it up once and collect money for your school every time you shop on Amazon. Go HERE to get started today!
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