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International Night

Around The World at Fairmeadow international

Friday May 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Did you know that this year the Fairmeadow community hosts the highest number of non-native English speaking students (at > 25%) of any elementary school in the district, and that collectively almost 30 different languages are spoken at home?

Now that the scene is set, prepare to join your fellow Fairmeadow families for a celebration of cultural diversity – at our upcoming International Night:  “Around the World at Fairmeadow”.  On this night we come together to share our wonderfully different cultural backgrounds and traditions through music, food and fun activities. Bring the whole family and join us for a night to remember, featuring:

  • an international potluck dinner
  • country based tables sampling traditional foods and activities
  • special kids’ games and activities
  • an international dress and talent show
Have you signed up yet?  Help us ensure a great night by registering your involvement:
  • Bring a dish for people to sample, or a salad to share
  • Set up or clean up
  • Host a table for your country of origin
  • Come in native attire & join the fashion parade
  • Perform a song, dance or other cultural tradition

This annual community event has become an institution, and is not to be missed.


This event is made possible thanks to the PTA and the efforts of so many volunteers. Don’t miss it; we look forward to seeing you there!

For questions please email Tam Truman.

5th Grade Yearbook – Delivery at Foothill Picnic

To all 5th grade parents.
Thank you for your support for making our 5th grade yearbook.
The 5th grade year  book deadline has passed,  the book has been set print ready and will be delivered to Fairmeadow School just on time to be handed out to the kids at the Foothill picnic.
Thanks to our PTA every 5th grader will receive a 5th grade year book!
If you did not finish or make your personal pages please contact us today (4/28/16) as soon as possible at
For more information call the Treering Customer Support at 877-755-8733
If you have not received the information or have any questions please contact Maria, Esmaralda, Valerie or Francisco at

The Fairmeadow Online Auction is Coming!

Get ready to start bidding! The annual Fairmeadow online auction is almost here!

Our online auction will run from February 22 to March 6, 2016. It gives the entire Fairmeadow community (plus friends and family) a chance to win some cool stuff and unique experiences while raising money for our school.

We’ll have lots of awesome items for you to bid on or buy — summer camps, children’s activities, home-cooked meals delivered to your door (you can’t beat that!), spa gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates and so much more. This year, you’ll also be able to buy our first Fairmeadow cookbook, “Fairmeadlow-licious,” which is a collection of the community’s favorite recipes!

If you have anything to donate to the online auction, please go to our website to enter the donation details. Any questions? Please contact Tracy Ballard-Tal at

 Auction proceeds are used by the PTA to pay for these school programs, materials and events:

  • Noon Sports
  • Noon activities like Lego, art and knitting
  • Steps to Respect: Social Awareness and Bully Prevention
  • The spring theatrical production
  • All new books for the school and classroom libraries
  • Additional computers and iPads for classrooms and library
  • Additional playground supervision
  • Literacy enrichment materials and writers notebooks
  • Playground and gym equipment
  • Additional grade level funding for special programs
  • Community events: ice skating, International Night, the Kinder Ice Cream Social, Back-to-School Night and Math Night
  • Parent education programs
  • Our school garden
  • The Fairmeadow Green Team



PiE – Please Give


Double your donation from now until November 20th.

Donations to PiE make up to 75% of the discretionary funds for staffing that each Principal has to use for his/her own school. This year, Fairmeadow received over $225,000 from PiE donations.

To see PiE at work, all you have to do is take a peek inside your child’s classroom. At Fairmeadow PiE funds our classroom aides, our wonderful hands-on science lab instructor Kendra Hornbostel and the Living Garden program, Spectra art instructor Karen Lenke, reading specialist Anh Quan, technology specialists Kristi Van and Valerie Sabbag, and part of our music program.