Thanks to the wildly successful Read-a-Thon, the Fairmount PTA generously donated $15,000 to our school library. Amazing! These funds will be used to add more than 1000 books to our library collection. These are the categories of books that are being updated:
- Series books
- Diversity and equality books
- Fairy tales and nursery rhymes
- Curriculum connections to extreme weather and Colorado
- High-interest non-fiction books, including biographies
Our Fairmount students will reap the benefits of this incredible gift of books for years to come. We are so grateful to our PTA and the Fairmount community for supporting the library!
Virtual Author Visit
Fairmount is pleased to welcome children’s author and illustrator Brian Yanish for a virtual visit on Friday, April 9th. Our wonderful PTA is paying for this virtual visit as a celebration of meeting our fundraising goal during the Books With The Birds Read-A-Thon!
Parents can purchase Brian’s books on Amazon. His current titles include: Shark and Bot, Pirate Chicken All Hens on Deck, Junk Re-Thunk, and Scrap Kins Build It Book Volume 1.
Brian is sending autographed bookplates to us, which can be placed inside his books. If your child wants to have an autographed book, please purchase your book from Amazon (or another vendor) and send it to school with your child from April 9th-April 23rd. Students may bring their books to the library to receive their autographed bookplate.
Battle of the Books
Our Fairmount Battle of the Books team competed in the district competition on March 2nd and took FIRST PLACE! We are so proud of our team, who worked together to beat out 20 other Jeffco schools.
Way to go, Hannah Dill, Rebecca Dill, Ari Guerra, Teagan Peters, Marty Eckert, and Tyler Alcock!!
During April, 5th-grade students will be learning about Digital Footprint and Identity. Students consider the benefits and risks of online sharing and explore how a digital persona can affect one’s sense of self, reputation, and relationships.
April Digital Citizenship Family Letter