Important Dates

December 6th -School Site Council
December 12th -ELAC Meeting
December 13th - School Smarts Information Night, 5:30 PM
December 15th - Spirit Day-Festive Wear
December 16th - Holiday Breakfast

School Smarts for Fairlands Parents
“When my son started TK at Fairlands I knew I wanted to be involved, but I didn’t know how.
My kid’s teacher talks about academic standards and I have no idea what those are. Why are we asked to donate to public schools, don’t they receive funding from the government? Why does it seem that people around me start talking about college as soon as their kids enter elementary school?”
Familiar sentiments? Have you asked yourself some of these questions? Would you like to know more about how schools are governed and decisions made, how you can be more involved in your child’s education and help them throughout their school years? Then sign up for School Smarts Parent Academy at Fairlands. This 7 seminar/class course is held
in the Fairlands Library once a week on Wednesdays (January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 15 and 21) from 5:30 to about 7:30. The seminars are taught by our very own 5th grade teacher - Mrs. Lack. During these seven meetings she will take you through different aspects of American education system and parents’ role in it. Consider it a free night school for parents. We will provide childcare for Fairlands students and a light dinner on the nights of your sessions.
School Smarts program requires a pre-registration. Register here. Spaces are limited. We will only accept a maximum of 40 participants.
Not sure if you want to sign up? Come find out more at our Parent Engagement Night onDecember 13 at 5:30 in Fairlands MPR. RSVP For Parent Engagement Here
Holiday Breakfast Raffle Baskets
Fairlands Holiday Breakfast is coming soon! Santa is out there feeding his reindeer for the long ride, so it’s time for us to get ready for the holiday season as well and put on a great event for our kids. And here is how we can do this all together!
You may have received a flyer with the class theme for the holiday basket in your Fridayfolder. Your room parent will likely email you as well with the info about the collection of donations/items for your class basket. You can also find class themes HERE.
It’s a whole school project - every classroom creates a themed basket. If you already have an item that fits your class theme or you’re out shopping and notice an item that fits your class theme - send it please with your child to school! If nothing jumps at you, just send a small donation and we’ll take care of the shopping for you! There is also a donation box in the school office for any NEW games, knick-knacks, household items, gift cards, etc that you might have at home and would like to donate so we can add them to the baskets.
It is a wonderful thing when all the school comes together piece by piece and creates dozens of baskets that are then won by Fairlands families during the Holiday Breakfast.
Spirit Day-December 15th
ELAC Meeting
The next Fairlands ELAC meeting will be held Tuesday December 12th 2:00-2:50 PM in the Library. Childcare provided for school-aged children 4 and up. For more information, see the Flyer HERE. Please RSVP HERE.
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