Important Dates

March 11th - Daylight Savings
March 28th - Fun Run/Spirit Day and CRAZY Hair Day
March 30th - Yearbook Order Deadline
April 27th - Flag Salute

Fairlands Fly-By Fun Run, March 28th
In just a few weeks your child, my child, and every single child at Fairlands will get to experience one of the most beloved kids events (kids’ words, not mine - but I agree). OnWednesday, March 28 your child will come up with some crazy hair style (it is a crazy hair day!), put on their classroom tshirt to show some spirit and come to school for some fun with their friends. There will be music, cheering, fun, and of course, running! Parents are welcome to come join us and help in the process - sign up to volunteer HERE - class coordinators are especially needed.

The Fun Run is the biggest fundraising campaign of the year at Fairlands. And this year we set an ambitious goal that we hope to achieve with your help. All the funds raised during this event will go towards school beautification starting with the most urgently needed - replacing the old and torn shade structure above the lunch tables. The current one is 15 years old - past any reasonable wear and tear for a fabric structure. We would like to replace it with a new, resistant material that blocks UV rays. If we raise enough, we will be able to extend the existing coverage in order to offer shade to even more tables. We are fortunate to live in such an amazing climate, but with over 260 annual days of sunshine, it makes sense to keep our kids (and their food) out of the sun as much as possible in the middle of the day.

You may be wondering why aren't Measure I1 funds paying for this, didn't we just vote on a bond? Fairlands will receive new fencing and have leaking roofs repaired from the I1 funds. With 15 schools in Pleasanton, some dating back to the 1930's, funds are being prioritized towards urgent building projects. Shade systems are not part of the bond so the much needed replacement is up to us.
The online fundraising website is now open and some of you have already contributed to it (Thank you!). We invite you to register your child(ren) athttps://pledgestar.com/fairlands/. Donate yourself and get your family members and friends involved. You can request donations via email, text or social media . Don’t forget to apply for corporate match once you donate - it all adds up. If online doesn’t work for you, you can drop off a check or cash in the front office.
Thank you and we are looking forward to a successful campaign and event!

Fun Run Flyer


Last chance to order your child’s 2017-2018 Fairlands Yearbook. Check HEREto see if you already ordered it. OrderHERE by Friday, March 30 if you still haven't.
Your Donations in Action
Fairlands 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were treated to some theater this week. The students watched Oskar and the Big Bully - a 45 minute show that deals with the subject of bullying. The show was followed by a Q&A session between the actors and Fairlands students. We thank you, our generous community, for it is thanks to your donations that events like that can be brought to our children. A few pictures HERE.

Nominate your Favorite Fairlands Teacher!
Call for Nominations: 2018 Excellence in Education Awards
Has a special teacher or staff member made a difference in your child’s education?
The Pleasanton PTA Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Excellence in Education Awards Program.
To nominate an outstanding staff member in the Pleasanton Unified School District, please fill out this online nomination form and submit it by 12 midnight on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Paper copies of the nomination form can be requested from your school principal and must be received, along with a copy of your nomination letter, in the Pleasanton PTA Council’s mailbox at the PUSD Office, 4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, by 4 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Please save the date! The awards ceremony will be held the evening of Monday, May 7 (venue to be announced).
PPIE Run For Education-Early Bird Price Ends Soon!
Early Bird discounts end on March 13th. Register on or before March 12th to get a discount on your PPIE Race for Education entry. We look forward to walking, running or strolling together on April 15th to raise funds that support programs in ALL PUSD schools. You will not want to miss this year’s race expo and run event. All runners receive a finishers medal and race shirt. Check out our facebook page to see the design for this year.
Register at ppierun.com by March 12th to get the reduced price. Also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date on all run information.
Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a great way to earn money for Fairlands PTA. Go HERE to get started today!
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