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.

Mission:

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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The BIG WEED-OUT!

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 pse383@gmail.com and Ms. Kelly (4thG)at kakelley@ seattleschools.org
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SPRING ENRICHMENT SIGNUP OPENS MAR 19 at 6:00 PM

3/18/2018 7:39 pm

Spring Enrichment registration begins this Monday at 6:00 PM!
 
Visit www.6crickets.com 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! https://fpepta.schoolauction.net/auction2018/catalog

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The online auction is LIVE!

3/4/2018 10:15 pm

Falcons! Come one, come all, the ONLINE auction starts tomorrow at 8.00 a.m.!! We have so many wonderful items to bid on, and it all helps raise money for the PTA which benefits our school community.

1. If you are going to the live auction, you have a profile already set up. Click login and then below your email there is a link to create a password.

2. If you don't have a profile, please go to https://fpepta.schoolauction.net/auction2018/, click the button in the upper right hand corner to that says Sign Up and create a profile and get ready to shop!

The online auction can be reached by going to https://fpepta.schoolauction.net/auction2018/ Go sign in and start your bidding!

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Lunar New Year at FPE

2/14/2018 1:08 pm

Come celebrate the Year of the Dog at our fourth annual Lunar New Year event, March 2, 5:30-7:00.  There will be crafts and games, ribbon dancing, photo opportunities with the lions, and great entertainment. There will be food trucks, too.  

 

We need volunteers for set up, clean up, and to man stations.  We also need volunteers who can write in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean for the calligraphy station.  Email Shirley Swarts if you can volunteer for this fun event.  sfswarts@seattleschools.org 

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Dine out at Spiro's and raise money for FPE

2/10/2018 10:26 pm

Please come and join Fairmount Park Families Monday Night Spiro's Pizza.  They will be donating 10% of the evening's proceeds to our PTA.  
When: Monday, Feb 12th, 5-8pm
Address:  3401 California Ave SW 
Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
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Valentine's Day! Parents Night Out

1/25/2018 11:25 am

Valentine's Day Parent Night Out Event

Book that romantic adult dinner early, and let the 1st and 2nd grade teachers take care of your childcare needs!  

On February 9th from 5-8 p.m. we will be hosting crafts, games and movies at Fairmount Park. We will have pizza and sweet treats to share and it is open for K-5 students.

When:  Friday, February 9th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

How much: $40 per student, scholarships are available by request

How to sign up:  Follow this link HERE.

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That’s What Friends Are For… An Evening of 80’s FUNdraising

1/13/2018 9:47 am

Get out your calendar and make sure you have March 10th reserved so you can join Fairmount Park‘s biggest and most FUN fundraising event…

 

“That’s What Friends Are For… An Evening of 80’s FUNdraising”

March 10, 2018, Doors open at 5pm

Brockey Conference Center at South Seattle College

6753 16th Ave SW, Seattle

 

Tickets go on sale January 19, 2018

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Online Auction starts March 5, 2018

 

The live auction will be a night full of friends and community building, as well as raising funds for our incredible school. We will be entertained again by our amazing teacher band, Rainy Day Recess, featuring Mr. and Mrs. Pendergrass and others. Our live auctions have gotten better each year… join us and help make this one the best and most fun yet!

TICKETS:

$50 per ticket, or $100 for a pair (with a shared bid number), or a grab a group of friends and get a Table for 10 @ $500.

“Sponsor a Teacher” tickets will also be available @ $50/ticket. Online ticket sales start January 19, 2018. Don’t delay to purchase; you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

https://fpepta.schoolauction.net/auction2018

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