Originally delivered on 12/1/2021 1:07 pm

SUBJECT: December News & Events

Message from Sally Mills, Principal

EnrollJeffco is the Jeffco Public Schools enrollment system. All students will need to use EnrollJeffco between December 13th and January 14th to indicate where they will be going to school next August, including returning to Fairmount. This system will digitally manage the choice/open enrollment process. Once our Fairmount families have indicated if they are returning next year, then we will determine if there is extra space at Fairmount to offer open-enrollment seats to students who wish to choice-in to our school. You will be getting additional information sent home in the coming weeks that will explain how you will access the system to complete the enrollment process for next year. You can always call Sue Bobroske in the office if you have questions about the process.

Mountain Vista Nursing Home
Although our 5th graders will not be able to visit our friends at Mountain Vista Nursing Home this year, we are still able to sponsor the residents for a holiday gift. Thank you to Michelle Henriksen for coordinating this effort! Mr. DeWinkle is planning to record the 5th graders singing holiday songs for the residents.

Winter Break
Our students’ winter break starts on December 22nd, and they return on January 5th. We hope all of our families have a magical and safe vacation! See you in 2022!

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

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A Note From Your President

As we head into the holiday season, we want to take a moment to thank each of you for your support. We truly appreciate all of our volunteers who have made programs possible, our Fairmount staff who continue to give our kiddos the best in education, and simultaneously, we want to express our appreciation to our community for your patience, support, extra effort, and continued care of one another.

We wish you a safe and happy winter break. If you're looking for things to do, VisitDenver is a great resource for activities and events happening this time of year.

Spirit wear has been delivered to families, and we hope you'll join us in thanking Ashley Kelley, Victoria Robinson, and YoColorado for all their hard work. Please remember to have your students wear their shirts on Fridays for spirit days!

We look forward to continuing to work together in the new year.
With love and gratitude,
Your Fairmount PTA

1st Grade: Help Stock the Fridge!

During the 2021-2022 school year, we will be stocking the staff lounge with treats and drinks for our treasured Fairmount faculty. Each month families of a designated grade level will be invited to participate. This month, we welcome our 1st-grade families to sign up to bring in an item(s) to help stock the lounge. Items will be due on January 11th, and collected by the main doors from 8:40 am-9:00 am. Sign up here!

Thank you to our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th-grade families who already donated treats for our staff this year! We appreciate your generosity!

Mountain Vista Project Update

Communications will go out this week with resident/family matches and wish lists. Families who requested two or three residents may only receive one wish list due to high participation levels from our school. 

Please bring your gifts to the main entrance on December 13-15th at dropoff (8:40-8:55 a.m.). Thank you to all who helped continue this 50+ year tradition at Fairmount! If you have any questions about this program, please contact Michelle Henriksen.

Book Cart on Break

We will pause the Book Cart program the week of December 13, and we're asking to have all books returned by December 17. Please help us with our mid-year inventory by returning books promptly. We're so proud of all the books the kids have been reading. Thank you to Beth Reichardt for coordinating and all of our volunteers who have made sure our kiddos routinely go home with books!

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Yearbook packages and individual items are now available online at Fairmountpta.org through Friday, April 1, 2022.

Yearbooks are distributed at the end of the year and can be signed by classmates. Purchase now, as you must preorder for end-of-year distribution.

5th Grade Baby Pages
Baby pages are on sale and a great way to commemorate continuation to middle school. Submissions are due by 12/23. Space is limited, reserve now! Check out more details here. 

Restaurant Night

Join us on Wednesday, December 8th from 4 pm to 8 pm at Basic Kneads in Golden for our restaurant night. You can order online at  www.basickneadspizza.com or go in-person. Just make sure you mention Fairmount in the comments (online) and when ordering (in-person). 

Basic Kneads Pizza
17525 S Golden Rd,
Golden, CO 80401

Open PTA Positions

 Open Positions:

  • Fairmount 5K Committee to help organize our spring 5K fundraiser. No running experience is necessary! 
  • Sponsorship Coordinator to help with business and family sponsorships, and inclusion in our events.
  • Staff Appreciation Coordinator(s) to plan and facilitate staff appreciation week during the first week in May. 

If you're interested in helping us, please contact PTA VP, Laura Warren for more information. 

Help us when you shop

If you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, make sure you're using Amazon Smile! Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase back to Fairmount PTA at no additional cost to you. Learn more about Amazon Smile.

Cafeteria Menu
Library & Media Center Updates

Book Tasting Event
Our 2nd and 3rd-grade students participated in a book tasting event in the library the week before Thanksgiving Break. The library was transformed into the Firebird Cafe, and students were able to "taste" or sample many of our new books along with trying out different genres. They had so much fun and were able to check out some exciting new reads! Our other grade levels are looking forward to their turns soon. 

The 7th Annual Hour of Code Is Coming!
For the 7th year, all students at Fairmount will participate in an Hour of Code in December using Chromebooks or iPads. They will practice computer coding in a kid-friendly way. Besides supporting our district's technology standards, Hour of Code will give students a chance to try coding and hopefully spark their interest. There are tutorials/puzzles for every age. Go to code.org to try it yourself!

Robotics Club
The Fairmount Robotics Club is rocking and rolling! We have 24 students designing and building robots to work on the VEX Robotics challenge called Pitching In. The game's object is to score points by placing balls in goals, clearing corrals, and making their robot hang from a bar. Our big event is scheduled for early April. 

Spelling Bee--Save the Date!
The Fairmount Spelling Bee written qualifying pretest for 4th and 5th graders will be on Monday, January 10, 2022, at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. We will send lists with practice words home with those students who qualify after January 10. The school bee will be in the library on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

Upcoming Events - Select Calendar(s) to be presented
Wednesday, December 8
4:00p Restaurant Night - Basic Kneads
Wednesday, December 22
Winter Break Begins
Thursday, December 23
5th Grade Baby Pages Due
Wednesday, January 5
Students Return to School
Monday, January 10
9:00a Fairmount Spelling Bee (Qualifying Round)
Tuesday, January 11
8:40a 1st Grade Stock the Fridge Due
Monday, January 17
MLK Day - No School
Tuesday, February 1
6:30p PTA Meeting
Monday, February 21
President's Day - No School
Monday, March 21
Spring Break
Thank You Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our 2020-2021 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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