June 1st -5th, Fairmount Park Elementary’s Student Council will run Going Green Week.  They are encouraging students to think about ways they can take care of the environment.  There will be several graphs displayed by the cafeteria that classes will walk …

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Field Day and Spring Fling


On Friday, June 12th, we will be celebrating the end of the school year with a Field Day in Fairmount Park during school hours and an evening picnic/dance party/dessert potluck (Spring Fling) in back of school between 5:30 and 7:30 (on the black …

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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: Dealing with Peer Pressure

by  Mrs. Pendergrass Many of our 2nd and 3rd graders either have heard or will soon hear a story called Peer Pressure Gauge (by prolific kid-issue author Julia Cook) as part of ourProblem Solving 2nd Steps unit. The creative story and …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 1 Issue 34


  The school year is coming to a close, but a lot is happening in the last few weeks. Please read this week’s Falcon Flyer for important calendar items (remember to return library books!), updates from Ms. Breidenbach regarding the …

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The time is now for us to tell our legislators to fulfill the constitutional mandate of fully funding basic education.  Despite the increases offered by the House and Senate, it is still not enough.  The current budgets proposed fall far …

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PTA President’s Note


Our final PTA general membership meeting of the school year took place on Monday night, with 31 members in attendance and child care for 7 children generously provided by the YMCA. New officers were elected and a 2015/16 operating budget …

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Thanks to all who participated in Target’s Thanks A Billion campaign. While that campaign has closed, there is still an easy way to earn “free” money for the school by designating Fairmount Park Elementary as the beneficiary of 1% of your Target …

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Go, Girl, Go!

Are you a girl who is curious about the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Come to Go, Girl, Go!, an all-female Q&A panel sponsored by FIRST, WashingtonFIRST Robotics, IEEE, and ICRA. This is your chance to speak and …

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General Membership Meeting Agenda


How far have we flown in this first year, Falcons? Please join the 2014/15 Fairmount Park Elementary Board of Directors for the final general membership meeting of the school year. Details are as follows: Child care and meeting check-in will take …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 1 Issue 33


  This week’s Falcon Flyer includes the most current May 19 Walkout information, requests and news from Ms. Breidenbach, a reminder about the final general membership meeting of the school year, a call for volunteers, and an invitation for families …

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Parenting Toolbox Workshop

Dr. Jody McVittie will return on May 27th to expound upon her March Positive Discipline workshop, which was a great success and sparked interest in and discussion regarding scheduling and implementing family meetings. Summer is a great time to start …

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There will be no school on Tuesday, May 19th, as teachers throughout the Seattle Public Schools District unify to send an important message to the state legislature. If you are available to support their efforts, please consider participating in West …

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Helping Kids Find Their Voices How many of us hear our parents’ voices in ours when we say to our kids in the thick of conflict, “Watch your attitude!” If one could actually“watch” their attitude, and use words to describe …

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Art Walk Volunteers Needed


Art Walk on May 21, 5-7 pm is an open time to stroll slowly through the halls getting to know our community as artists.  What they made, how they did it, what they found challenging, what they are really proud of will be a meaningful …

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Final 2014/15 General Membership Meeting


How far have we flown in a year, Falcons?   Please join the Fairmount Park Elementary PTA on Monday evening, May 18th at 6:30 PM, for the final general membership meeting of the school year — during which we will …

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Come to Art Walk!


If you haven’t already marked your calendar for Fairmount Park Elementary’s first Art Walk since (re)opening this fall, please make note of the details: Thursday, May 21st at Fairmount Park Elementary ART WALK 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Instrumental Music Concert 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ms. …

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Teacher Appreciation Last Week


Tremendous THANKS to Amy Vore and Pamela Erickson for coordinating last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week, which was replete with daily surprises: Monday, 5/4 –  Appreciation Posters & Special Delivery! Students signed Appreciation Posters that were displayed throughout the school.  Teachers and staff received their favorite morning beverages, hand-delivered …

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Invitation to Families of Fifth Graders

From The Madison Middle School PTSA: Dear Families of Graduating 5th Graders, Madison Middle School PTSA is excited to invite you to our End of the Year Celebration and Potluck on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6-8 pm in the Madison …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 1 Issue 32

Falcon Flyer, Volume 1 Issue 32

This week’s Falcon Flyer is chock full of important updates from Ms. Breidenbach, Counselor’s Corner wisdom regarding friendship challenges, critical calendar updates — including no school on May 19th due to the school funding walkout, Giving Column requests, and PTA …

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School Funding Walkout on May 19th


Please plan for NO SCHOOL on May 19th, Falcons. More details forthcoming from Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association. The FPEPTA board will communicate regarding ways to support our teachers on May 19th when we have more information.

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