MARCH 2017 FAIRMOUNT FOCUS [corrected CMAS]
This year’s Talent Show was so much fun. We had a nice banner, balloons, and stage decorations to set up the mood of the show. There were lots of great and amazing acts. The lights dimmed, curtains opened, and the energy in the room was palpable. Cheers, applause, and laughter filled the room. Thirty-four acts with a total of sixty-six performers graced our stage. We had singers, dancers, magicians, synchronized swimmers, musicians, gymnasts, sign language performers, soccer players, and even a Surprise Act. The Surprise Act consisted of eight amazing and talented teachers: Ms. Blomquist, Ms. Digiosio, Ms. Veldman, Ms. Trebilcock, Ms. Rogers, Ms. Wagner, Ms. Kneisl, and Ms. Schulman. When they came out, the crowd went wild. The applause was so loud it was heard all the way outside the building. Many hours of practice and rehearsal went into preparing for this long-standing Fairmount tradition. Current and past students helped with set up, props, and stage management. Our amazing and funny Masters of Ceremony, George Bauer and Jack Kelley, elegantly introduced each act. So many people came out to support these courageous kids who all got up on the stage proving once again that kids at Fairmount are the most talented.
This show would not have been possible without the help, time, and commitment of so many. Heartfelt thanks to Mr. Dewinkle, Ms. Mills, Ms. Marquardt, Ms. VanOcker, Renee Stark, Jess Nauslar, Susie Wilson, Carmen Bauer, Angie Kelley, Kirsten Schneck, Nikki Dodge, Ms. Bobroske, Ms. Eckley, Ms. Roz, Mr. Frank, the PTA, and my amazing backstage crew (Emilie Sinesi, Scotty Hassett, Peyton Marrone, and friend). It was a pleasure and honor to work with all of you. See you again next year.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our annual spelling bee!
These students represented Fairmount at the area spelling bee at Drake Middle School on Tuesday, February 7. These super spellers handled some very difficult words and made Fairmount proud! Way to go!
Author Michael Anthony Steele Visits Fairmount!
On Wednesday, February 15, author Michael Anthony Steele came from his home in Texas to visit us here at Fairmount. He gave four engaging presentations to all of our students in our library. He is an experienced author writing books with characters from Night at the Museum, Tony Hawk, Scooby Doo, and many others. His strong message of “I Can Do That” motivated the students in their writing as well as in all other aspects of life. All students received a keepsake bookmark with his autograph and website. It was a fabulous day!
Spheros Are Here!
Sphero SPRKs are here at Fairmount! We recently purchased a set of spheros. Our students will learn how to program them to go where they want them to go, and they will learn how to master missions and challenges. This is an extension to the Hour of Code that all students completed, and it’s also an introduction to robotics.Some fifth graders are researching influential people who have made a difference in our world. They will share this information with other grade levels during our A Day Without Hate celebration in late April.
Colorado Children's Book Award
All students at Fairmount have voted for their favorite Colorado Children’s Book Award (CCBA) picture book. Ten picture books and ten chapter books are nominated by students in Colorado each year. Your students have gotten to hear at least three of these picture books read to them, if not all. Grades K and 1 voted using Smart Response clickers, and grades 2–6 voted via a Google Form. The votes have been compiled and turned in to the state committee who sponsors this event, and they will inform me of the state winner. It has been fun to read all of these great books!
THANK YOU to 1ST BANK of Arvada
at Westwoods for their continued
support of Fairmount!
The Fairmount Elementary School PTA is once again offering the CAMPBELL-DEANE SCHOLARSHIP in the amount of $1,000 for tuition to be awarded to the high school senior selected by our committee. This scholarship is available to any high school senior who was enrolled at Fairmount Elementary School for a period of three years or more, has a satisfactory grade standing and citizenship record as well as community service experiences.
Applications must be received by April 10, 2017.
Each month, the Fairmount teachers recognize students who demonstrate C.A.R.E. behaviors by posting their accomplishments on the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located in the hallway leading from the cafeteria to outside. Below are the students being recognized for the month of March 2017.
Fairmount Elementary PTA