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


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!


$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!

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Parent Education Series, Safety....It's Elementary

1/5/2018 9:54 am

This upcoming parent ed event sponsored by Fairmount Park Elementary PTA is also free and open to all.

"Safety ... It's Elementary"
Thursday January 11th 6:15-7:45pm, Fairmount Park Auditorium

Presenter: Jill Goetz of Savvy Parents, Safe Kids

We all want to keep our kids safe... by bringing this dynamic workshop to your Fairmount Park parent community, families will learn how to use our essential tools and easy tips. We help you make safety fun; we help you get the conversation started. It’s not scary and it’s not hard. Together lets work to keep your kids safer, both at home and out in their world!

Parents will learn:
• Busting Myths about child sexual abuse
• Introduction to Online Safety
• Teaching children about body safety
• Red Flags and Warning signs
• Prevention tips to keep kids safe

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Winter Enrichment Catalog and Key Dates

1/2/2018 10:40 pm


Your PTA Enrichment team is pleased to present an array of enrichment offerings for winter. The FPE winter session catalog can be viewed online at (select Fairmount Park Elementary from the list).

Key dates for winter session:

  • Now: Winter session catalog is viewable online at
  • Monday, Jan. 8: REGISTRATION OPENS at 6:00 PM
  • Week of Jan. 8: Karate begins (Mondays, Wednesdays)
  • Week of Jan. 16: Choir begins (Tuesdays for Grades 2/3, Thursdays for Grades 4/5)
  • Week of Jan. 22: Enrichment Winter Session begins
  • March 23: Last day of winter session

Mr. Pendergrass has opened 5 spots for Choir 2.3 (Tuesdays, 2:30-3:15 pm) and 10 spots for Choir 4.5 (Thursdays, 2:30-3:15 pm). These spots are for the reminder of the school year and will be offered at a pro-rated cost of $80. Questions? Please contact us at

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First Grade Cohort Event-Bowling

12/6/2017 8:51 am

Friday,​ ​December​ ​15th​ ​2-4pm

West​ ​Seattle​ ​Bowl 
4505​ ​39th​ ​Ave​ ​SW,​ ​Seattle,​ ​WA​ ​98116

$8​ ​per​ ​bowler 
(Includes​ ​2​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​bowling​ ​and​ ​shoe​ ​rental)

Hey​ ​first​ ​grade​ ​families,​ ​let’s​ ​kick​ ​off​ ​winter​ ​break​ ​early​ ​release,​ ​go​ ​bowling,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​some​ ​fun! Siblings​ ​are​ ​welcomed.  We​ ​will​ ​be​ ​accepting​ ​cash​ ​donations​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Fairmount​ ​Park​ ​backpack​ ​program.

If​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​this​ ​event​ ​is​ ​stopping​ ​you,​ ​don’t​ ​let​ ​it!​ ​Reach​ ​out​ ​to​ ​​​-​ ​we’ve​ ​got you​ ​covered.  

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Kindergarten Cohort - Cookies, Crafts & Cocoa

12/3/2017 2:57 pm

Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:15pm – 8:15pm

FPE Cafeteria

Please join us for cookie decorating, winter-themed crafts and hot cocoa. Crafts and hot cocoa will be provided. We are looking for cookie donations and donations of decorating supplies. If you are able to attend, donate 12-24 cookies or decorating supplies, please RSVP at Hope to see you all there!

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Parents Night Out! Teachers Watch Kids!

11/29/2017 9:24 pm

Parent Night Out


Who:  School-aged students

What:  Parent Night Out (go kid-free shopping or out to dinner)

Where:  Fairmount Park – We’ll start out in the library, have dinner in the cafeteria, play some games in the gym, have games and crafts in a number of classrooms, then meet back in the library for pick-up.

When:  Friday, December 1st from 5:30 – 8:30

Why:  Proceeds will benefit the food program here at Fairmount Park and the PTA general fund

How much: $50 per student

How to sign up:  Follow this link  HERE


Pizza dinner is included as well as come quality time with Mrs. Gano, Mrs. Sherwood, Ms. Chow, and Ms. Hitch!  Space is limited, so reserve your spots right away!


If you have any older students who have graduated from Fairmount Park or older students who would like to do some community service during the event, please contact Cindy Gano (pizza and gratitude provided).

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Parent Education Series, Birds & Bees for School Parents

11/25/2017 8:13 pm

November 29th from 6.15-8.15 p.m.

FPE School Cafeteria

Please join us for the first offering of our PTA Sponsored Parent Education Series, a DVD Screening of "Birds & Bees for Elementary School Parents: When & How to Have the Talks” by Amy Lang. 

Join us for a viewing and discover:

  • Why you need to start the conversation way earlier than you think
  • Who has the most influence over your kids’ decision making
  • The number one way to keep your kids healthy + safe
  • The best way to start the conversations
  • Why knowing your values is key to talking to your kids
  • Tips for making the talks easy, fun and actually happen!
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Parents Night Out!

11/13/2017 8:58 pm


Friday November 17th

Shopping at The Georgetown Collection, a wholesale sample reseller, from 5-8pm & drinks around the corner at Counterbalance Brewing from 6-9pm. The Georgetown Collection will donate 10% of the night's profits to FPE PTA. Plus all kid's books will be priced at 1/2 of wholesale, that's 75% off retail, AND for each book purchased, a book will be donated to a neighboring SPS Title 1 school library! $1/pint at Counterbalance Brewing will be donated to FPE PTA. Come get a jump start on your holiday shopping, meet other FPE parents, and support the PTA. *Dinner can be ordered for delivery to Counterbalance Brewery from Flying Squirrel or Katsu Burger.


Donated appetizers and desserts welcome!



The Georgetown Collection Wholesale Samples: 6535 5th Place South, Suite C, Seattle, WA. 98108


Counterbalance Brewing Company: 503B S Michigan St, Seattle, WA 98108

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FPE School Grounds Weeding Event

10/30/2017 7:41 am

WHEN: Saturday, November 4th
TIME: 8:00am - 10:00am
WHERE: front sidewalk of FPE
We need your help!! Come join our treasured Ms. Kelly as we focus on the front beds of the school, weeding to give them the pre-winter TLC they (so!) need! SPS is providing yard waste bags, compost, and... debris haul away! Bring your favorite weeding tool!
RAIN OR SHINE! We'll have fun together engaging in this much-needed effort for our lovely school!

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