The FPE PTA Auction “The Great Gatsby” is coming soon so Save the Date for Saturday March 4th!  The doors will open at 5:00 PM for cocktail/raffle tickets.  Dinner and live auction starts at 7pm.

Tickets on Sale now:

Purchase by February 11th @ $45.00/person (includes light buffet dinner and 1 drink ticket) or to secure a table of 10 for $500 (complimentary bottle of champagne).  After February 11th tickets will go up to $55/person, and no option to purchase a table.  Note – teacher tickets are offered at reduced cost, why not sponsor a teacher!

This is the biggest fundraiser for the school which goes directly to supporting our students, teachers and community.  The auction provides essential services for our students. These funds provide resources which include but are not limited to: our School Counselor, program support for the school’s library, physical education, visual arts and music grants, scholarships for families experiencing hardship, school supplies and classroom support, educational field trips and assemblies, and much, much more! On a lighter note, this is a FUN event and provides a way to foster our community spirit.

Where:  The Hall at Fauntleroy – 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

It will take a lot of dedicated volunteers to make it a success.  To volunteer go to the volunteer page here and sign up for Auction Preparation and/or Auction Night.

HELP needed!!!  Please contact auction@fpepta if you can help!

  • Procurement
  • Classroom Art Coordinators
  • Business Sponsorships
  • Dessert Dash

To learn more about the auction and opportunities to donate, please visit the auction site to donate goods, money or experiences.  All donations need to be received by February 17th, 2017.  You can find ideas to donate at AUCTION WISH LIST 2017.


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Classroom Photography Volunteers Needed

Every day, Fairmount Park students build memories, engage with education, and establish new relationships. What better way to catalog some of these once-in-a-lifetime moments than with pictures? The yearbook team is looking for classroom photography volunteers to help capture memories for the yearbook!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Ideal photos include:

  1. Class Group Photos – Book-O-Ween, field trips, classroom celebrations, etc.
  2. Small Group Photos – try to get photos of all students in the classroom, faces (vs backs of heads)
  3. Staff Photos – teachers, IAs, Specialists, etc
  4. Specialist Photos – photos of your classroom during Art, PE, and Music

Thank you! Email Cari Lui if you have any questions.

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Falcon Fest Volunteers Needed

Falcon Fest is quickly approaching (Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm) and we’re in need of volunteers. This event is a wonderful opportunity to support Fairmount Park and get to know your fellow Falcon families. If you can be available to help, it would be greatly appreciated by all parties.

Falcon Fest is an annual tradition at Fairmount Park that offers arts & crafts, baked goods sales, games, and, as always, a not-to-be-missed Thriller performance. Come make new friends and help us build a stronger community of Falcons.

Come hungry and you won’t be disappointed. The following mobile food vendors will be on site with wonderful dinner options:

Come ready to support the food trucks that are coming to support us on October 21st 5:30-7:30!

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Falcon Flyer Team Members Needed

FalconFlyer_2016_24_02_vo2_iss22_FINALAre 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 Producer

Interested? Email Amy at for details!


Falcon Flyer Team Members Sought

FalconFlyer_2016_03_17_vo2_iss25Are 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 the roles of:

  • Content Manager
  • PDF Layout Designer
  • Copy Editor
  • eFlyer Producer

Interested? Email for details! 


What is a walking school bus?

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. It is a flexible concept ranging from two families alternating walking their kids to school to a structured route with meeting “stops,” a timetable and rotated schedule of trained volunteers. It can also include walk-to-school events where families are encouraged to walk to school along particular routes on a given day. Walking school buses are underway in elementary schools around the country, including West Seattle.

Other FPE parents and I are interested in starting walking school bus routes to FPE next year. This linked survey is intended to gauge interest in walking school buses in various neighborhoods around the school. Please complete your response by Monday, June 9th, so that we can begin organizing before everyone disappears for the summer. Please send any questions or comments to

Thank you for participating in our survey. Go Falcons!

– Shanti Breznau


Fantastic Falcon Fest II & Call for Refined Designs

Falcon Flyers in Camp Long meadowThe second Falcon Fest Creative Collaboration was another fantastic gathering of the Fairmount Park Elementary students, families, and teachers. We enjoyed sunny skies for creating falcon flyers and tested the flyers in the meadow of Camp Long. We had a chance to work together on a top secret mosaic project and to build a big papier mache falcon. We admired the amazing artwork from the first Falcon Fest, created more sketches of falcons, and brainstormed about potential lyrics for a school song.

We made good progress on our main “order of business” — brainstorming and discussing the important ideas for the falcon mascot. Three AsWe focused on the “Three A’s” –Action, Attributes, and Aesthetics and came up with some great descriptive words to guide the creation of the mascot. The top choices were: majestic, wise, soaring, diving, bold and graphic, colorful, and Native American.

Here is the data of how each question’s answers were ranked with the highly sophisticated sticky dot selection process. (Each participant got three dots to stick on the important ideas of their choice.)

ACTION: What should the falcon mascot be doing? What verbs convey your vision for the Fairmount Park Falcon?


ATTRIBUTES: What characteristics or qualities should the falcon mascot have? Are there other appropriate adjectives to describe the falcon mascot you envision?


AESTHETICS: What design elements and styles should be used to inform the look of the falcon mascot?


Since not everyone could be there, there is an online survey to gather as much input as possible. The survey will be open until midnight on Wednesday the 4th of June. It is super short — only 3 questions! Since the form only allows for one answer, you can put any other family members’ feedback in the comments section, as well as write in any additional ideas that you have. Students, parents, and teachers who could not attend the brainstorming session at Falcon Fest II are welcome to join in the survey!

The quick turnaround time for the survey is so that we can “hit the ground running” to refine the mascot ideas and turn them into an image to use on t-shirts, folders, and letterhead. A couple of parents have volunteered to help with this process, but let us know if you have designs to submit or want to be involved by emailing The PTA steering committee and planning team will work to finalize the design, which is needed by the end of June to allow time for printing cool gear for the fall.

We will post some of the fabulous photos from the event shortly. It has been a truly fun and engaging way to kick off our new school community!

Go Falcons!