Incoming Kindergarten Families Meet & Greet Dates

The PTA would like to invite incoming kindergarten families to gather at the Fairmount playground for an opportunity to meet each other before school starts. Each of the following take place after Jumpstart has concluded. Monday, August 22nd, 12:00 p.m. …

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FIRE IT UP – Kick off Event for all FPE families!

Fire It Up

Let’s Fire-It Up for another great year at FPE! All FPE families welcome to this event, come make new/old friends! We need you HELP! – Volunteer sign-up @:

Falcon Flyer, Volume 2 Issue 33


Reminder to come to Literacy Night TONIGHT (which has been expertly planned by Ms. Hare and the teachers), a message from Ms. Breidenbach that includes important dates for the upcoming school year, Counselor’s Corner by Mrs. Pendergrass, and many more …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 2 Issue 32

Reminder about tonight’s PTA General Membership Meeting, the final meeting of the school year, an important note from Ms. Breidenbach, announcements about Literacy Night, Art Walk, Spring Concerts, and so much more… all in this week’s Falcon Flyer!


The West Seattle Helpline is a nonprofit organization offering one-time transitional assistance for low-income families in West Seattle. They work to help members of our community get back on their feet after a crisis or unexpected hardship. Their services include: …

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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 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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