FAIRMOUNT FOCUS — APRIL 2018 ISSUE
Hufford & Co. Real Estate & Property Management will make a donation to charity of client’s choice for every real estate transaction handled by us associated with Fairmount Elementary.
Robots, Robots, Robots!
We are coding robots! We’ve started with 1st graders and plan to provide all students K–6th with the opportunity to program Sphero robots using block code. It has been amazing to see the critical thinking in our students as they work to navigate their robots to go forward and back, roll in a square, rectangle, or triangle, and go through a maze. The engagement (and laughter) in the library has been fun to see and hear!
Devices for Every Student and
Our District Superintendent, Dr. Jason Glass, and his team have created a Jeffco Generations document that provides a vision for the future of our students. It includes access to a device for every student. Here at Fairmount, every kindergartner will have access to an iPad next year, and every 1st–5th grader will have access to a Chromebook. That will allow our students to access current digital content as guided by their teacher to support their learning. Also, our computer lab and library are getting makeovers. Our computer lab will become a Learning Lounge for our students where they will bring their devices. It will have flexible multi-height seating to allow for more collaboration and creativity. Our library is also getting new furniture that will allow for the same. We’re excited about the opportunities these updated learning spaces will provide for our students.
Colorado Children’s Book Award Winners
All students at Fairmount voted for their favorite Colorado Children’s Book Award (CCBA) book. I have compiled and turned in the votes to the state committee, and the results are in! The state winners were the same as the winners here at Fairmount except that the Picture Book runner-up at Fairmount was The Bear and the Piano. It has been fun to read all of these great books!
Spring Paws for Books Book Fair:
Come. Stay. Stay. Read a Great Tale!
SAVING MILK CAPS = $ MOO-LA FOR FAIRMOUNT!
Thank you to those families who have contributed to the success of our partnership with Longmont Dairy for the “Milk Caps for Moo-la” program!
THANK YOU to 1ST BANK of Arvada at Westwoods for their continued support of Fairmount!
The Accountability Committee met on March 15, 2018, in the LMC.
Fairmount Elementary PTA