Originally delivered on 5/3/2024 3:30 pm

SUBJECT: Fairmount Firebird PTA Newsletter - May 2024

Fairmount Focus - TL:DR

This is it. The final month of the school year. As we prep for warmer temperatures and summer vacation, please take a moment to catch up on all the happenings at Fairmount... 

  • A message from Mrs. Mills 
    • A huge "thank you" to this year's parent volunteers
    • Upcoming staff changes
    • Summer update and schedule
  • May Mindset Masters
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
  • End of the 2023-2024 Book Cart program
  • Yearbook and Summer Learning Kits - delivered soon
  • EduKits - order now for next year!
  • Fit Fun Club end-of-year recap
  • Fairmount Learning Garden summer update
  • Last Skate City night of the school year (May 14th)
  • Restaurant night at 3 Sons Italian (May 15th)
  • Skate City Summer Fundraiser
  • Milk Caps for Moo-la clarifications
  • Monthly ink recycling and shopping updates
  • Summer Speech-Language Services
  • May lunch menu

The best time to join the PTA is at the start of the school year. The second best time to join the PTA is right now. Remind everyone you know that NO TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED with any PTA membership. Forward them this link or have them go to fairmountpta.org to sign up. 

Thanks for reading/skimming/ignoring/deleting these newsletters each month. Hopefully they provide each of you at least a small bit of information about the school or the workings of our PTA. If you have any thoughts or ideas about the newsletter for next year, please send them to editor@fairmountpta.org

Message from Sally Mills, Principal

Thank You!!

As this school year ends, we would like to thank all our families for your support this year! Thank you to our parent volunteers! Thank you to PTA and Accountability Committee members! We appreciate the community events, school activities, fundraising support, Book Cart, classroom help, field trip chaperones, Friday Folders, etc., etc.!! Our students benefit so much from everything you do for us!

Staffing Changes

The only retirement we have this year is Lynda Smith, our amazing kindergarten paraprofessional. Our students have been blessed to have Lynda for many years, and now she is going to be full-time grandma! We wish Lynda all the best!

We are planning for all our teachers to return next year. The only changes are Mrs. Larkins will join the 2nd grade team and Mrs. Sharp will join the 3rd grade team.

Summer Is Coming!

Everyone at Fairmount wishes to thank our fabulous families for a successful school year! It has been our passion and pleasure to work with you to help our students grow in so many ways! We hope everyone has a happy summer vacation! This is a great time for everyone to play, relax, and spend time with family and friends.

The school office will be open until June 11th and will re-open on July 22nd for our next school year. Summer office hours are from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

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.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10

We are excited to celebrate our incredible Fairmount Teachers & Staff with a trip through Europe and some great souvenirs along the way!

Below you'll find this week's itinerary that our awesome volunteers have put together for them! Huge thank you to PTA for funding the week and Country Fair Garden Center for donating some of the souvenirs.

Book Cart

Book Cart has sent out the last books of the year on Wednesday, May 1st for our K-2 students. Parent volunteers began collecting books for inventory on Thursday May 2nd. Please return your book as soon as your student is done reading it and be on the lookout for notices about any books that may be missing. 

Yearbooks/Summer Learning Kits

For those of you who ordered yearbooks and/or summer learning kits, they will be delivered to the classrooms before the end of the year. Keep an eye on your kid's backpacks! 

EduKits - Order Now

Fairmount Elementary has partnered with EduKit for the 2024-25 school year to bring you an easy and convenient back-to-school shopping solution.

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.


Fun Fit Club - Recap!

Fit Fun Club wrapped up our season on May 1st with the Denver Kickers coaches and the kids had an absolute blast!  All of our local community partners and sponsors were incredible to work with and we cannot wait to continue our partnership next year. Please visit our webpage to access special offers from our partners and to read our end of year recap

Fairmount Garden

In the coming weeks, you will be receiving an email to sign up to care for the Fairmount Garden over the summer. Please volunteer to keep our garden healthy and growing during the break. 

Whether you volunteer for time or not, anyone is welcome to stop by the school throughout the summer to harvest/maintain our garden. 

Skate City Night

Where: Skate City Arvada

When: Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

It is a Free Pizza Night! This event is for Fairmount family and friends only. The more skaters that attend, the more money the Fairmount PTA gets back. Invite anyone you know and have a fun night skating, eating free pizza, doing the limbo, the down-low, YMCA, hanging with friends and more.  

Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Where: 3 Sons Italian Restaurant (14805 W. 64th Ave)

When: Wednesday, May 15th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Please mention Fairmount Elementary PTA when you order for us to get the credit! Come enjoy some Italian food and support the PTA!

Summer Skating Fundraiser

In conjunction with Skate City, the Fairmount PTA has set up a Summer Membership Card. Each card costs $5 and is good for $1 admission to Skate City during specific times (skate rentals not included).

For every card sold, the Fairmount PTA will get back $2.

Please see this flyer for additional information. 

Milk Caps for MOOOLA

If you are collecting milk caps for Longmont Dairy, please be aware that you DO NOT need to count your milk caps. If you would like to enter the monthly drawing for a Cold Stone gift card, please clearly print your student's name, student's grade, and teacher's name on the bag. Longmont Dairy caps only! 

Thank you to everyone who has participated. Keep turning in your milk caps! 

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 1st quarter of 2024, 327 households generated $4,471.79 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.

Summer Speech-Language Services

Summer Speech-Language Therapy Options: 

If your student has speech-language therapy provided at school and you would like to continue therapy over the summer, there are a few options for you to consider. Keep in mind, Jeffco does not pay for private therapy during the summer months and if you choose to go with a private therapist, the cost would be your responsibility. 

Metro Speech-Language Clinic

This is a FREE clinic in the heart of downtown Denver. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage, after clicking the link below, and click on the white rectangle that reads "SCHEDULE AN INTAKE INTERVIEW." Hurry spaces are filling up quickly!


Venture Speech Therapy Clinic

This is a brand-new private clinic that just opened in Golden. Call for an appointment and don't forget to mention that your student has an IEP for speech/language services. Private pay only.


811 Brickyard Circle 

Golden, CO 80403


Therapies of the Rockies

This clinic is located in Lakewood and is owned by a Fairmount family. 


274 Union Blvd 

Lakewood, CO 80228


Incoming Kindergarteners: If you think your child may have a speech-language impairment and your child does not have an IEP and has not had an evaluation within 1 year, you can contact the Jeffco Child Find office at 303-982-7247 or fill out an intake form by clicking the link below.


For more information, see the CDE website: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/childfind

If you have any questions, please contact Teale Darnell, Speech-Language Pathologist at 303-982-5426. Thank you!

Lunch Menu
Upcoming Events
Monday, May 6
Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 7
Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 8
Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 9
Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week
Friday, May 10
Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 14
6:00p Skate City Night! (Last one of the school year)
Wednesday, May 15
11:00a Restaurant Night | 3 Sons Italian
Friday, May 24
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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