Urgent Message from Ms. Breidenbach


Parents – The school was definitely abuzz today at lunchtime.  A swarm of bees moved into our ‘air space’ and took over the outside play areas.  We did have two students stung before we could get them inside.  The bees …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 2 Issue 30


This week’s Falcon Flyer features preliminary information about classroom configurations for next year, many important dates to note on your calendar, and a plethora of volunteer opportunities. Please click to read the latest issue.  

Ms. Breidenbach’s Thursday Note

Principals now have enrollment numbers for 2016-2017, so I have a general idea of what classroom configurations will be.  Please understand that this may change if enrollment changes over the next four months.  Here is the preliminary plan: General Education:  …

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Celebrate Teachers!

If you would like to participate in celebrating our children’s fabulous Fairmount Park Elementary teachers and staff, check for an email from your child’s classroom parent for more details, and go to http://fpepta.digitalpto.com/special-events-volunteer-opportunities/ to sign up to help out!  Here is …

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Book Fair Volunteers Sought

We have a book fair coming up in the library the week of May 16.  I will need lots of help, particularly cashiering and monitoring during the open hours.  Volunteers are welcome to bring their children who can use the …

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Lost and Found Roundup

If you suspect your child might have left a coat or other item behind at school, please check the lost and found rack in the front hallway next to the lunchroom.  All items left there longer than two weeks will …

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Are your kids American Indian/Alaska Native? Call now to ask how you can join the Kwacil Youth Program at the Seattle Indian Health Board. Spots are now available for children in 1st-5th grade. Benefits include school supplies, educational and cultural …

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Important Library Dates

Hi all, It is hard to believe I am sending out the end of year dates for library events! Our last day for checking out books will be Thursday, June 2.  Also, on June 2, Nathalie Gelms will be here …

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K-5th ELA Adoption

Materials Availability Seattle Public Schools invites all families, staff and community members to review the instructional materials under consideration for use in K-5 English language arts. This will be the first of two rounds of review. The input provided will …

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Counselor’s Corner

Having a Growth Mindset This week in 2nd Steps Lessons, third graders read a story about a character from the movie A Bug’s Life. Flik, a worker ant shows perseverance and grit as he tries and tries again to make …

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Book Donations Request

Literacy Council of Seattle Are you spring cleaning and looking to donate to a good cause?  The Literacy Council of Seattle is an adult literacy nonprofit currently holding a drive to collect books for a book sale in June.  Donations …

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Garden Gnomes Gneeded

This Saturday, April 30th, between 9 am and 1 pm, please show up in front of the school to weed overgrown areas with friends.  Everything needed to dig into the project will be available onsite, but you are welcome to …

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Falcon Flyer Team Members Needed

Are you available to help the Falcon Flyer volunteers each week from home? The team is looking to expand, and could use some volunteers to take on and/or share the roles of: Content Manager PDF Layout Designer Copy Editor eFlyer …

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Last call for 3rd-5th grade Bingo Night prizes!  Please bring them to Room 201 by the end of the day on Friday!  Gently used games, books, and toys are great!  White elephant gifts, left-over party favors, packages of art supplies, …

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A Visit to SAM Worth Sharing


I expected Ms. Wilkie’s 5th grader’s trip to SAM would follow our typical format: a little gallery talking, a little art making, plus lunch on the grand staircase. But I was surprised, not by the art, I have been talking …

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Upcoming BINGO Nights!

GRADES 3-5 BINGO NIGHT TOMORROW, April 29th from 6:30 – 7:30 in the cafeteria. We are gathering white elephant and party favor type prizes. Gently used games or puzzles, novelties, kids meal prizes, jump ropes, book marks, little LEGO sets, notebooks, …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 2 Issue 26


  Spaces still available in tomorrow’s movie night, reminder to drop off books for the Book Swap in April, an important note from Ms. Breidenbach, and so much more in this week’s Falcon Flyer! Click for this week’s school news and …

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Thursday Note from Ms. Breidenbach

Our exceptional PTA members have voted to grant up to $50,000 to supplement the school’s budget for next year and provide essential support for our students. This money will fund .6 of the full-time counseling position. A thousand thank yous …

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Limited seats are available to eat pizza and watch Shaun the Sheep with the Third Grade Teaching Team: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Games-Pizza-Movie-OH-MY-/121930055163 WHEN: Friday, March 25th, 6:00-8:30 p.m. WHERE: School Auditorium Students may bring favorite board games to play before dinner. We’ll have …

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Parent Book Club Next Week

Our second annual Parent Book Club will convene on Wednesday, March 30, from 6:00-7:00 to discuss The Opposite of Spoiled:  Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, by New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber. It’s …

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