Originally delivered on 4/3/2024 9:30 am

SUBJECT: Fairmount Firebird PTA Newsletter - April 2024

Fairmount Focus - TL:DR

As we rapidly approach the end of the school year, there is so much happening at Fairmount. So much info in this newsletter - here is a quick synopsis... 

  • A message from Mrs. Mills 
    • New playground equipment!
    • So many spring school activities...
  • April Mindset Masters
  • Message from the PTA President
    • Snow departs as weather warms
    • Thanks, Lauren, for all your years of leadership!! 
  • Fairmount 5K
  • Next year's EduKits are available for purchase right now
  • Yearbook order deadline is APRIL 8TH
  • Scholarship opportunity for current HS seniors/former Fairmount Firebirds
  • Fit Fun Club (April 17th with Peak Performance Running and Girls on the Run Club)
  • 3rd Annual Book Drive for Lawrence Elementary (actual dates this time!)
  • Summer Play-to-Learn kits - battle summer academic regression - info coming soon!
  • Restaurant night at Bliss Frozen Yogurt (April 11th)
  • Monthly ink recycling and shopping updates
  • SEL updates
  • April lunch menu
  • And more!

Do you know someone who hasn't yet joined the PTA this year? Now is the best time to join - the number of events left in the school year is dwindling! The truth is that NO TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED with any PTA membership. And best of all, membership gets you on the email list for this exciting monthly newsletter. Forward them this link or have them go to fairmountpta.org to sign up before they miss yet another Fairmount email blast! 

Message from Sally Mills, Principal

A Big THANK YOU!   A big thank you to PTA and all of our families that support PTA fundraisers! With your support, we were able to get a new primary playground installed over spring break. The kids are loving it already!! 

Spring Activities

Wow! It’s hard to believe we only have April and May left of our school year! Classrooms will be busy with lots of learning activities and end of year assessments. We also have fun school and community events coming up!  Here are the highlights: 

April 19th – Books with the Birds Bounce House Celebration at school

April 19th – Fairmount’s Got Talent Show @ 6 p.m.

April 25th – Jeffco Day Without Hate

April 26th – Teacher Workday

April 28th – Fairmount Firebird Chase 5K at Fairmount Park (see below)

May 3rd & May 6th – Assessment Days – Students Attend School by Appointment Only

May 6th – May 10th – Scholastic Book Fair

May 8rd – Walk & Bike to School Day

May 9th – Field Day K, 1st & 2nd Grades

May 10th – Field Day 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

May 23rd  – Last Day 5th Grade with Continuation at Arvada West High School

May 24th – Last Day Kindergarten through 4th Grade

*Be sure to check teacher emails for other fun events happening in the classroom or grade level!

 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.

Messages from the PTA

Serving on the board has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I have cherished the opportunity to work alongside such dedicated and passionate parents, community partners, and school staff. After 5 years serving on the board, I believe it's important to recognize when it's time to pass the torch and allow fresh perspectives to lead the way. With that in mind, I am thrilled to announce that Pamela O'Connor will be taking over as the new President. Pamela brings a wealth of enthusiasm, and I have full confidence in her ability to continue the great work of our PTA.

I want to express my deepest gratitude for your support, commitment, and collaboration to foster so many great programs and initiatives. Together, we have accomplished so much, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved as a school community. 

While I may be stepping down from this role, please know that I will continue to be an active member of our PTA community. Thank you once again for allowing me the privilege to serve as your President. Pamela will officially take over in July as we transition into the new school year. I look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of our PTA under Pamela's leadership! 

Warm Regards, 

Lauren Snow


From the rest of the PTA, we cannot thank Lauren enough for her dedication, commitment, and leadership of this organization as a member of our board. While we will not allow her to completely abandon us as she transitions out of the president role, we appreciate all that she has given this school and this community!


Important PTA Information

Next PTA meeting: 

Please join us for our PTA General Meeting on April 17th at 6:30 PM at Colorado Tap House (14982 W 69th Ave.). All are welcome to join! 

Volunteers needed:

As we transition into the 2024-2025 school year, there are several PTA positions that remain open and in need of volunteers. Please review the list below and contact Lauren Snow (president@fairmountpta.org) or Pamela O'Connor (vp@fairmountpta.org) with any questions or if you have any interest. 

  • Current open positions for SY24-25:
    • Secretary
    • Back to School Bash Committee Member (x2)
    • Garden Club Committee Member - Classroom Learning
    • Sponsorship Committee (x2)
    • Supply Drive Coordinator
Fairmount 5K: Let's Go Firebirds! TWEET!

Who: YOU! All of your friends and your family!

What: 5K race with Pancake Breakfast and Dessert! 

When: April 28, 2024 

9:00 a.m. 5K Run & Pancakes ($45)

9:15 a.m. 5K Walk & Pancakes ($30)

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Pancake Breakfast only ($10)

9:30 a.m. Awards Announced

10:00 a.m. Fun Run <1K & Pancakes ($30)

T-Shirts Only ($18)

Where: Fairmount Park, 5222 Quaker St. Golden, CO 80403

Click here to register for the races!

Click here to help volunteer!

Bib Pick up at Arvada Triathalon 4/17-4/26 (14715 W. 64th Ave.)

Medals for top 3 run times by age and gender, plus top 3 overall.

Artwork by Piper Pearl Bauer

Slogan by Grace McAfee.

EduKits - Order Now

It’s not too soon to be thinking about next school year’s supplies! Order your EduKit now! Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests and delivered to their classroom on Meet the Teacher day. Plus, a portion of each kit purchased goes to our PTA! It doesn't get easier than that! The deadline to order is June 10th.



The deadline for yearbook orders is April 8th! All orders must be in by 9:00 pm.

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

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

Campbell Deane Scholarship

Do you know a high school senior? Please encourage them to apply.

Former Fairmount Elementary School students are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship as high school seniors. This scholarship is available to any high school senior that was enrolled at Fairmount Elementary School for three years or more, and has a satisfactory grade standing, citizenship record, and community service experiences. To apply, print the Scholarship Requirements and return your application to Fairmount Elementary School by Friday, April 12th, 2024. If you have any questions, contact Deidra at scholarship@fairmountpta.org.

Fit Fun Club - April 17th

This month, the Fit Fun Club is thrilled to collaborate with Peak Performance Running and the Girls on the Run Club for our Running into Spring Session! Join us on Wednesday, April 17th, starting at 2:45 PM. We'll be gathering in the gym and on the track for an action-packed hour. Students are invited to participate in various activities such as drills, stretching, running games, and races. It will be a fun-filled session; we can't wait to see you there!


Book Drive - April 29th to May 2nd

The Third Annual Fairmount Book Drive benefiting Lawrence Elementary will be here before you know it! Start gathering late preschool to 5th grade level books that your child has outgrown for our upcoming drive. We would love to once again deliver thousands of books to local kids who need them. Click here for additional details. 

Questions? Contact Deidra at scholarship@fairmountpta.org.

Summer Learning

Beat the summer regression blues!  Be on the lookout for an email regarding Summer Learning "Play to Learn" Kits.  Information, pricing and ordering instructions will be coming soon! 

Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Where: Bliss Frozen Yogurt (11651 W. 64th Ave.)

When: Thursday, April 11th between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Please mention Fairmount Elementary PTA for us to get the credit!

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.

SEL at Fairmount

The Social Emotional Learning team at Fairmount would like parents to be aware of Impact Parents, a great organization who supports families with kids with complex learning styles such as ADHD. They have a website, newsletter, podcast, webinars, support groups, and programs for kids too. Check out their website here. 

Lunch Menu
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 5
6:00p "Let's GLOW Crazy" 5th Grade Social + Dance
Monday, April 8
Yearbook Order Deadline!
Thursday, April 11
2:00p Bliss Yogurt | Restaurant Fundraiser
Friday, April 12
Summer Learning Kits - ORDER DEADLINE 9PM
Wednesday, April 17
2:45p Fit Fun Club- Peak Performance Running
6:30p PTA General Meeting
Friday, April 19
6:00p School Talent Show
Friday, April 26
Teacher Work Day | No School
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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