Originally delivered on 11/3/2023 12:00 pm

SUBJECT: Fairmount Firebird PTA Newsletter - November 2023

Fairmount Focus - TL:DR

This month's newsletter contains:

If you are receiving these newsletters, you have joined/renewed your membership in our PTA for this school year. For that, we thank you! Please reach out to your Fairmount friends and remind them that today is a great day to start or renew their PTA membership. No time commitments are required! Forward them this link or have them go to fairmountpta.org to sign up.

Message from Sally Mills, Principal

Conferences and Report Cards

At Fairmount, we believe in partnering with you to provide the best education for all of our students. So it was wonderful to have all of you meet with us for parent teacher conferences! It was nice to be able to provide information on our Social Emotional curriculum as well as our academics. The end of the first trimester is November 10th, and report cards will be sent home in Friday Folders on November 17th. If you have any questions after you receive the report, please contact your child’s teacher or me.

Thank You for the Support!

We appreciate everyone’s support from the Firebirds on the Fairway Golf Tournament and Silent Auction! It was so much fun having lunch on the roof with the auction winners and friends – Harlyn, Carson, JT, Zach, Gavin, Maxwell, Bryce, and Jacob. This fundraiser is supporting money that goes directly to teachers and classrooms. Thank You! Thank You!

As always, if you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please call the office, stop by, or email me at Sally.Mills@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Proud parent of a Mindset Master? Download a copy here.

From the PTA President

Thank you to all the parents who made the Halloween parties so special this year! Your time and donations were greatly appreciated. We hope everyone had a safe and fun time trick-or-treating. 

As we move focus onto the holiday season, please consider participating in one of our longest-running traditions at Fairmount and adopt a senior citizen at Mountain Vista Senior Living Center (information below). This program means a lot to those who benefit from it and is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children about giving back.

Lastly, we hope to see you all at Red Robin for our Restaurant Night this month! 

Lauren Snow, PTA President

PTA Member Directory Updates

PTA Members - We need your help to complete the Directory reconciliation! The directory records have been aligned to this year's school roster, but we need you to review your family's information for accuracy and make any other necessary changes. Here are the steps to review your directory information:

1. Go to www.fairmountpta.org and log in

2. Select the hyperlink on your name in the top right-hand corner of the screen

3. In the Edit Profile tab, select the link just below the note titled "Click here if you are trying to update your directory information"

4. Follow the prompts to review/add/remove contact and child information associated to your account

(Click here for more detailed instructions.)

Thank you!

Mountain Vista Holiday Project

For over 50 years the students at Fairmount Elementary have been sharing the joy and wonder of the holidays with the residents of Mountain Vista Senior Living Community. As part of this tradition, families from Fairmount adopt residents and fulfill their holiday wishes. There is no better way to teach your child the true meaning of the holidays!

Sign up here NO LATER THAN Friday, November 10th:


Envelopes with gift tags, wish lists, and additional suggestions will come home with your student on Friday, November 17th.

Gift collection will be Monday, December 4th to Wednesday, December 6th.

Reach out to Michelle Henriksen (iyq2bu@gmail.com) or Ashley Gleason (africksgleason@regis.edu) with any questions.
Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Where: Red Robin (14183 W. Colfax Dr. Lakewood, CO 80401)

When: Wednesday, November 8th between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm

Please mention Fairmount PTA to get the credit.

Skate City Fundraiser

Where: Skate City (5353 W. 64th Ave. Arvada, CO 80003)

When: Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This is a Fairmount Elementary ONLY event for family and friends of the Firebirds. The more people who attend, the more we earn for the PTA. Our goal is 200 skaters! 

Minted Fundraiser

The Fairmount PTA has partnered with Minted, an inclusive artist forum, to fundraise for a new kindergarten playground and upgraded sound systems for the school. Follow the instructions below to save money on your order and to earn money for Fairmount PTA. 

- Go to Minted.com 


- Receive a 20% discount on your order. 

- Minted will also donate 15% of the total back to Fairmount.

Recycle Your Ink At Fairmount

Please drop off any empty printer ink cartridges for recycling in the main lobby bin.  

Fairmount will earn money for your ink cartridges.  

Help Us When You Shop

We have several business partnerships that generously donate money back to our PTA when you shop. 

King Soopers Community Rewards

Sign up for Community Rewards with King Soopers and earn money for the school every time you shop for groceries. 

Mabel's Labels

Support Fairmount PTA and keep your items out of lost and found with Mabel's Labels. Purchases connected to Fairmount earn 20% back to the PTA to help fund our amazing programs. Order here and make sure to select Fairmount Elementary (Golden).

Milk Caps for Moo-la!

In partnership with Longmont Dairy, Fairmount receives 5 cents for every cap we collect. Just as important, we rescue milk caps from the landfill by returning these to the dairy so they can be recycled.

Fairmount Staff - Favorite Things

As the holidays approach, appreciation is shared, and cheer is all around us... Let's remember our incredible staff at Fairmount Elementary!

If you are thinking about getting a gift for your child's teacher, here are a few of their favorite things

Lunch Menu

View the November lunch menu here.Check your download folder after clicking.

Upcoming Events
Monday, November 6
7:35a Stock the Friday (1st Grade) Contributions Due
Wednesday, November 8
Red Robin (Colorado Mills) Restaurant Night
Friday, November 10
Mountain Vista Holiday Project Signup Deadline
Monday, November 13
Teacher Workday | No School
Wednesday, November 15
6:00p SKATE CITY- Fairmount Night
Monday, November 20
Thanksgiving Break | No School copy
Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break | No School copy
Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Break | No School copy
Thank You Sponsors!!

Please join us in thanking our 2023-2024 Sponsors. When you visit their business, please let them know you are with Fairmount Elementary! Interested in sponsoring? Let us know!

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