Back to School Potluck

8/13/2018 2:44 pm

What better way to start the first week of school than connecting with old friends and meeting new classmates!

Please join us, Friday, September 7th, 6-7:30 pm in the courtyard and lunchroom. Bring some food to share, a utensil to serve it, and a note if it contains nuts/dairy/wheat. Also, we suggest bringing a picnic blanket or camp chairs if the weather is nice.

We hope to see all families there!

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The BIG Courtyard Weed-Out CHALLENGE!

6/12/2018 11:29 pm

The BIG Courtyard Weed-Out CHALLENGE!  Needs Volunteers (a whole lot of you!)
CALLING ALL FALCONS!  As you know, our once-beautiful upper glassed courtyard is a jungle of weeds (we could lose kindergarteners in there.)   Sure it’s busy, yet . . . when is it not?  End of the school year is a great time for actions that say “We care” – to our teachers and staff, about their working environment;  to our children, about their learning environment;  to our neighbors, about their neighborhood;  and to all of us, for the myriad contributions of time, effort, funds and goodwill that flow daily.**  
WHAT:    The BIG Courtyard Weed-Out CHALLENGE!
Challenge 1:   2800sqft weed-free within 3 hours
Challenge 2:   80 (!) Falcon volunteers  (reduces the average pperson weeding area size to an easy piece of plywood)
WHEN:  THIS Saturday,  6/16
TIME:    8am – 11am
WHERE:  Entry from the playground side of school.  Let's gather UP THE RAMP near the building doors (closest to Mss. Hitch/Ravenscroft Rooms)
BRING:   Weeding hand tools & gloves (as many as you can share!)
So, are you in?  You are sincerely needed!  PLEASE, DO SIGN UP ASAP by texting/calling in your volunteer name(s) to Pamela Erickson @ (206) 849-0628
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5/31/2018 12:49 pm

We hope you join us for the last PTA meeting of the year on Monday, June 4 from 6:30 - 7:30 to discuss and vote on some very important issues. Your voice and vote will help influence the coming school year's PTA budget. We will also be electing the new Board for 2018-2019. A few items we will be discussing:

  • A full proposal by the Backpack Program for work and funding next year
  • Bulk ordering school supplies under a School Supply Fee
  • A change in the Executive Board Structure
  • Permanent art around the school
  • The full budget of priorities and spending.

Free child-care to be provided! 

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PTA Volunteers for 2018-2019

5/14/2018 7:34 am

We need your help to maintain communication next year. The facebook updates, the weekly Flyer, updates on our website...they all are done by volunteers and we need your help for next year. Most of this work is done from the comfort of your home, and can be done in the evenings. Please reach out to if you can help. You don't have to take these all, just a volunteer or two for each. Communication activities are: 
· Bulletin Board
· Student Directory Development
· Falcon Flyer
· Facebook
· Email Communications

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“Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative”

5/3/2018 1:24 pm

You’re Invited!

The Parent Education Series Sponsored by the FPE PTA Presents:


“Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative”

Wednesday May 9th, 6:15-7:45pm

FPE Auditorium/Lunchroom


Kids + Race empowers adults and children to take responsibility for dismantling racism through honest conversations and loving action.


Parents will learn about:

  • Narrative/Counter-Narrative
  • Race in Media
  • Racial Identity Development
  • Colorblindness and Racial Identity Education
  • Action Steps

Q & A (as time allows)


Race still matters in America today. How can we raise children who go beyond the superficial notion of colorblindness to see and challenge the ways that privilege still shapes our lives? How can parents prepare to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them?


This workshop will focus on identity development and cultural norms. Presenters will discuss how narratives and counter-narratives shape our children's personal and racial identity development.



This workshop will be led by Jasen Frelot. Jasen is a father, husband, community organizer, early childhood educator and social justice advocate based in Seattle. He is the founder and Executive Director of Kids + Race, a new non-profit organization focused on educating parents on how they impact their children’s racial identity development. Jasen is also the founding director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, a preschool founded on the principles of racial equity.

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Parent Education Event: Gender Diversity with Lisa Love, manager of Health Education for SPS

4/18/2018 3:37 am

You’re Invited!

Thursday April 19th, 6:15-8:15pm

FPE Auditorium/Lunchroom

 The Parent Education Series Sponsored by the FPE PTA Presents:

Gender Diversity with Lisa Love, manager of Health Education for SPS


Come learn more about Gender Diversity and how we can support our children in their understanding. Learn the differences between gender and sexual orientation, gain an understanding of physical sex, assigned sex, gender identity, gender role, gender presentation, and perceived gender, and get your questions answered.


The Health Education Office of Seattle Public Schools provides comprehensive health materials, support, staff development, and technical assistance to students, staff and families.


Our mission is to promote readiness to learn, by enhancing the social, emotional and physical well-being and safety of students so that all students can achieve their academic potential. 


·      We provide comprehensive pre-k-12 education and resources that honor and respect the diversity of students and their families.

·      We select and disseminate materials that are research-based, culturally and developmentally appropriate and are aligned to Washington State standards.

·      We support curriculum projects and programs that encourage students to take responsibility for their personal health.

·      We work in partnership with students, staff, and families and welcome opportunities for community collaboration.

·      We offer education and activities that promote the equity of all students.

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PTA General Membership Meeting, April 2nd 6.30-7.30 p.m.

4/1/2018 8:36 pm

I hope you can join us this Monday, April 2nd, from 6.30-7.30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for our PTA General Membership meeting. Free childcare for K-5 students will be provided onsite by the YMCA.
In addition to providing updates from the PTA Officers, Committee Chairs and our Principal, we would like to have a discussion regarding the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program provides food to students at FPE with food insecurity. A document with more information and the Board's proposal is attached HERE. I hope that you all can make the meeting as we discuss bringing this program into the PTA.  
You can sign-up for the PTA on the website or in person at Monday's meeting. We hope to see you there! 
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3/23/2018 3:25 pm

It’s Happening!- The BIG SPRING WEED-OUT!  Saturday, March 31st 
Calling all Falcon Families!  Let’s jumpstart the Spring Gardening and TLC effort of our school grounds with an all-out WEED-OUT! 
WHEN:  Next Saturday, March 31st
TIME:   8:00am – 10:00am
WHERE:  FPE Main Foyer (to start!)
Grab your favorite gardening gloves and weeding tool* and let’s dig in together!  We’ll start on the front entrance beds facing Findlay ST, weeding all, mulching some, an area at a time as we move around the school.  “Many hands make light work” – and many, MANY hands make it fun!  Hands up HERE  ~
Questions/comments?  Please!  Email Pamela at and Ms. Kelly (4thG)at kakelley@
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3/18/2018 7:39 pm

Spring Enrichment registration begins this Monday at 6:00 PM!
Visit to peruse the spring offerings. From the Parent menu, select "Enrichment at My School" and chose Fairmount Park Elementary from the list. 

We have a great line up for spring enrichment - lots of sports to get kids outside (Lacrosse, Flag Football, Golf, Ultimate and Jump Rope), a new Mindfulness class and many returning favorites.
Spring classes start the Monday after spring break on April 16 and run through June 15. This means 8 sessions for Mondays and 9 sessions for Tues-Fri classes, so you'll notice a bit of price variation on some classes that have an extra week. Our hope in switching to 9 sessions is to provide families with better coverage and consistency leading up to the last week of school. 
Registration runs Monday, March 19 at 6pm and through March 30. Some classes fill quickly so we recommend registering early. Scholarships are available (one per student per session) - use the code SCHOLARSHIP. If you would like to pay with cash or check rather than credit card, please enter appropriate code: CASH or CHECK when you check out on 6crickets. Cash/check payments must be received in the front office by March 30.
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The Live Auction was TOTALLY TUBULAR!!!!!!!!! Check out the Online Auction!

3/12/2018 9:40 am


The Live Auction was TOTALLY TUBULAR!!!!!!!!! Falcons, you can still be involved in raising money for our school by participating in the online auction. Go motor and check it out! There is wine tasting, Librarian for a Day, Mom's Night of Belly Dancing, Parents Night out while your kids play kickball, gift certificates for yoga, kayaking tour, birthday party at Playdate SEA and so much more! Like, I promise you won't be disappointed, like for sure!

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