Originally delivered on 2/6/2024 8:33 am

SUBJECT: Fairmount Firebird PTA Newsletter - February 2024

Fairmount Focus - TL:DR

There is soooooooo much to share in this month's issue of the Firebird Focus Newsletter:

  • A message from Mrs. Mills (conferences, V-day, long weekends, oh my!)
  • February Mindset Masters
  • Next PTA meeting (including a guest speaker on college funding options!)
  • 5th Grade Social (volunteers needed!)
  • Fit Fun Club for February (2/14 with Fit Body Boot Camp)
  • 3rd Annual Book Drive for Lawrence Elementary (coming May)
  • Girls on the Run (registration now open)
  • Yearbooks (deadlines to order are pretty much right now!)
  • Next session of enrichment classes will open shortly (now featuring a theater option!)
  • Restaurant night at Qdoba (2/15)
  • Skate City Night at, you guessed it, Skate City (2/28)
  • An update on our King Soopers Community Rewards program ($$$$)
  • February lunch menu (yum)
  • A new Gold sponsor (thank you!)
  • And more! (MORE!)

As we move into February, time is getting short to convince your friends and neighbors to get their best bang for their buck on a PTA membership. Please remind all your family and friends that they, too, can receive this newsletter if they just sign up. We cannot stress enough that NO TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED with your membership. Forward them this link or have them go to fairmountpta.org to sign up.

Message from Sally Mills, Principal

Winter Conferences

We have set aside time for Winter Conferences on February 21st. These conferences are different than the fall conferences where teachers meet with all families. For the Winter Conferences, teachers only request conferences for some students. However, please let your child’s teacher know if you would like a conference even if they didn’t request one. As always, if you have a question or a concern, please contact your child’s teacher anytime!

Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties

Valentine’s parties will be on Tuesday, February 14th at 1:40-2:40. Thank you to all of our room parents for planning our kids’ parties and all the families who send in goodies! As always, no peanuts or tree nuts and drinks need to be in pouches/boxes!

Teacher Workday & President’s Day

Friday, February 16th, is a Teacher’s Workday and Monday, February 19th, is President’s Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please call the office or email me at Sally.Mills@jeffco.k12.co.us

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

Upcoming PTA Meeting - 2/13

The next PTA General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm in the school library (childcare provided!). This meeting will showcase a guest speaker - Joel Christman, a financial advisor and proud parent of a kindergartner at Fairmount. Joel will present on college funding options for your children. Join us to make a difference in navigating the path to securing your child's educational future.

Save the Date - 1st Annual 5th Grade Social

As our 5th graders "spring" into 6th, we will have our 1st annual 5th Grade Social this spring Friday, April 5th at 6pm. Planning is underway, but if there are any other parents interested in helping with the planning committees, reach out to Victoria Robinson at enrichment@FairmountPTA.org. This year's theme is "Let's Glow Crazy". Look out for more details and a sign up genius' as we get closer.  

Fit Fun Club - 2/14

Fit Fun Club will partner with Fit Body Boot Camp to lead our session on Wednesday, February 14th. This session is dedicated to promoting Healthy and Happy Hearts among students. We have organized 3-4 diverse group fitness breakouts for them to actively participate in. Kindly click the link below to register your student. If you have already completed the form for this year, there's no need to fill it out again.


Book Drive - Save Your Books!

The Third Annual Fairmount Book Drive benefiting Lawrence Elementary will be back again in 2024! This year, the book drive will be in early May, so please save your used Preschool - 5th Grade level books for our upcoming drive. We'd love to again deliver thousands of books to kids who need them! If you have questions, contact Deidra at scholarship@fairmountpta.org  

Girls on the Run

Registration opens Monday, Feb 5th, 2024 at 9am for 3rd-5th grade girls at Fairmount Elementary

Calling all 3rd-5th grade girls! Join Girls on the Run this spring! Get ready to activate your star power as you run, walk, jump, hop, or skip your way through training for a 5K! Teams will complete activities to help them learn to be happy, healthy and confident before running a 5K at the end of the season. Practices will be M/W from 2:45p to 3:50p starting on March 4th and ending on May 18th with the Girls on the Run Colfax 5K. This will be our 3rd season offering this unique program which teaches important life skills and healthy habits while building physical strength and endurance.

To Sign Up:

1. Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org

2. Click the “Register Now” button

3. Find and select Fairmount Elementary in the drop down menu

4. After completing the form, hit “Submit”.  **You will receive a confirmation email from Pinwheel. Please make sure to check your spam folder in case the email went there. If you do not receive this email, chances are you did not fully complete the registration form.


Order a yearbook before it's too late! 

  • visit YBPay.com
  • Enter the school code: 9984824
  • Select [Purchase a Yearbook]
  • Customize as you wish and purchase

Do you have a continuing 5th Grader?

The deadline for purchasing a dedication ad is February 9th! Quarter, half, and full-page ads are available for $25, $40, and $75 respectively.  Follow the instructions above, select [Purchase an Advertisement for My Student], and follow the prompts.

Please feel free to contact yearbook@fairmountpta.org with any questions.

PTA Enrichments

The next session of enrichment classes will open for registration in the next couple weeks. We are planning to add in a Theater after-school class from our local Miner's Alley Playhouse in Golden for 3rd-5th graders on Wednesdays! These classes tend to fill quickly, so check the website soon to snag your spots. 

Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Where: Qdoba (14231 W. Colfax Ave Suite 210, Lakewood, CO 80401)

When: Thursday, February 15th between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Click this link for the digital coupon to use with online orders and the flyer to show while ordering in the store.

Skate City Fundraiser

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

When: Wednesday, February 28th from 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

This is a Fairmount-only event for family and friends. The more skaters we have, the more money we earn. Invite everyone to join in this fun event.

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. In the 4th quarter of 2023, 343 households generated $4,926.29 in rewards for our school. Please add Fairmount as your community rewards recipient! 

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.


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. Go to Minted.com, use the code FUNDRAISEFAIRMOUNTPTA, and receive a 20% discount on your order. Minted will also donate 15% of the total back to Fairmount.

Lunch Menu
Upcoming Events
Friday, February 9
Deadline for Ordering 5th Grade Dedication Ads (Yearbook)
Tuesday, February 13
6:30p PTA General Meeting
Wednesday, February 14
Thursday, February 15
4:00p Qdoba | Restaurant Night Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 28
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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