Originally delivered on 4/4/2020 5:01 pm

SUBJECT: A Note from Mrs. Mills, PTA Updates & Resources for you


"We are a strong Firebird community and will persevere until we can be together at school again!"

Dear Parents,

First of all, a BIG thank you to our entire community for keeping everyone safe and healthy! We have a large number of family members who are in the medical field, first responders, and employees of other critical businesses. We appreciate your hard work and sacrifices to keep the rest of our community as safe as possible. We also appreciate all of the extra social distancing precautions everyone is taking at home and your work supporting our students in their continued learning. We believe it is important for our students to stay engaged with their learning, their classmates, and their teachers as best we can.

During this time, please take care of yourselves and your families. Please be mindful of your stress and your children’s stress. We recommend getting outside and keeping physically active. Know that you can modify student’s assignments if they are spending too much time or if they are getting overwhelmed. Feel free to email teachers if you need help prioritizing and modifying the school work for your student. As I’ve said to my teachers, this public health crisis will be relatively short lived. Students will be back at school sometime soon so that we can get back to the more powerful in-person learning. For now, the learning will be good enough!

We are a strong Firebird community and we will persevere until we can be together at school again! While we’re apart, take care and give all our kiddos a big hug from us. In the meantime, contact your teachers for questions about learning, email Sue.Bobroske@jeffco.k12.co.us if your child will be absent, and email our social worker Karie.Phillips@jeffco.k12.co.us, our assistant principal Christine.Kruse@jeffco.k12.co.us, or me Sally.Mills@jeffco.k12.co.us if you have any questions or concerns that we can help with.

Congratulations Fairmount Staff!
Every year Jeffco recognizes staff members from each school who have demonstrated the qualities of Exemplary Performance, Integrity, Teamwork, and Valuing People. Congratulations to the following staff members for being recognized by their colleagues as Fairmount’s 2020 Value Award recipients: Kathy Staller, Angie Blomquist, Karie Phillips, and Kristin Arnold.

As always, if you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please call the office, stop by, or email me at smills@jeffco.k12.co.us.

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We would like to thank the incredibly talented and committed Fairmount staff for their outstanding leadership and perseverance during this unprecedented time. Challenged with quickly meeting the demand of online learning capabilities, our staff rose to the occasion and ensured families and students were taken care of. We appreciate your adaptability and patience in teaching our children online. Your dedication to our children and their success is heartwarming! We can't wait to be together again. 


We are proud to announce a new initiative to Fairmount called "Read and Ride" which encourages movement and promotes literacy at the same time. Two stationary bikes have been retrofitted to fit children and have been placed in the library where students will get to use when they're in the library. We hope students enjoy them for years to come!


Traditionally we would have a week-long celebration, honoring our Fairmount staff with chair massages, a few meals, treats, and lots of gratitude, however this year will be different due to school closure. Please help us share the love for all they do!

Students are encouraged to draw pictures or write letters which can be emailed to staff. You can download this coloring page or have your children make their own. If you'd like to do something extra for a staff member, consider sending a gift card via email to one of their favorite stores. Amazon, Target, Home Goods, Starbucks, and craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby are all great choices! 


Don't miss your chance!

Don't miss your chance to have a 2019-2020 Fairmount Elementary yearbook! The deadline for school ordering has already passed, so you'll need to purchase on Lifetouch's website using school code: 9984820. Yearbooks are a great way to celebrate the school year and remember classmates for years to come!


Deadline to submit is April 30

The most recent rewards quarter ended on March 31, 2020. Please submit your screenshots to GroceryReimb@FairmountPTA.org after you see your updated credits posted on your community rewards account (hopefully in a week or two). The deadline to submit is April 30, 2020.
Funds from this quarter will be available on your account by May 15. If you have any questions, please visit our website or email Amy Kline.

Munga Punga

This 6-week online summer program gets elementary-aged kids thinking, learning, and creating while giving parents a super flexible format that works with any summer schedule. PLUS, 50% of each enrollment goes right back to the school! Provide your child with an amazing educational experience that will make summer break a breeze.

Summer Bridge Workbooks 

Prevent summer learning loss! Summer Bridge Activities is an award-winning summer learning series that is an easy and proven way to help children retain their classroom skills. They have been developed by classroom teachers. The first part (two-thirds) provides a heavy review of the grade your child is leaving, and the last part (one-third) is a preview of the next grade. Order by April 19, 2020. 


Brain Quest 

These workbooks are curriculum-based, but infused with a spirit of fun. Loved by kids, trusted by parents, and used and recommended by teachers. Workbooks are packed with curriculum-based activities, exercises, games and challenges. The Brain Quest Quiz Card Sets are fast-paced question-and-answer games that challenge kids on the stuff they need to know. Order by April 19, 2020. 


This year's Parent University Night has been cancelled. We hope to bring our speaker and this very important topic to our Fairmount community at a later date. Thank you for understanding!


We will be rescheduling the Fairmount Firebird 5K due to current health crisis. We are looking into dates in the fall, and will keep our Fairmount community updated on any developments. Thank you to everyone who has donated! We appreciate your support! 


Update—Deadline Extended
Former Fairmount Elementary School students are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship as high school seniors. This scholarship is available to any senior that was enrolled at Fairmount Elementary School for three years or more, 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 April 30, 2020.

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