BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET

Our Back to School packet is all online. Please ensure to click on each section 1,2,3 to get all the information you need for this new school year.

Should you require a printed copy of any of the forms, please contact the front office at Fairmeadow Elementary.

Welcome Firebirds of 2022-2023!


  • Read a Welcome letter from your PTA

Become a PTA member

There are numerous parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA. Connecting families and schools for 120 years, PTA is the largest children’s advocacy organization in the country. Here are just a few reasons to join PTA:

● Find out what’s happening in your school.
● The PTA offers a variety of programs and materials for students, parents, families, schools, and communities.
● PTA gives you a “seat at the table” when important decisions are made about your child’s school.
● By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
● Becoming a PTA member does not mean that you automatically sign up to volunteer at your school, although we always welcome your help!
● Our members have helped advance local, state, and national laws and policies to improve the education, health, and safety of all children.
● PTA members enjoy exclusive member perks, including discounts on school supplies, rental cars, and wireless services click here for details.

Become a Member of our Fairmeadow PTA today

Make your annual PTA DONATION

Make a donation

Run entirely by volunteers, the Fairmeadow PTA organizes and coordinates a wide range of school activities, events, and enriching programs for our students. Our fundraising efforts rely heavily on your annual giving donations and, where possible, your employer matching contributions.

Fairmeadow PTA (Tax ID:77-0048128) is a charitable organization, making your donations 100% tax deductible.



Make your annual giving, donate for supplies… all online!

Or print and use our one-check-form.

Don’t Forget …


Our community partners:

Support DreamCatchers

DreamCatchers is the only Bay Area non-profit that focuses on high school readiness for low-income middle school students attending school in the Palo Alto Unified School District. DreamCatchers is uniquely positioned by focusing on low-income students and families within a well-resourced school district, providing family and social-emotional support in addition to an academic assistance program. Our students reside in both East Palo Alto and Palo Alto (predominantly the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park). DreamCatchers serves approximately 65 middle school students, 85 tutors, and 100 parents. The program offers twice a week of structured, one-on-one, ongoing tutoring from near-peer high school or Stanford students. DreamCatchers staff work with students and tutors to customize academic plans for each student, tailored to their strengths and challenges. The well-evaluated and highly effective DreamCatchers model has a 90% attendance rate and 90% retention of students year over year.

  • See how Dreamcatchers makes a difference here.
  • Donate here.

Donate to PIE

Palo Alto Partners in Education “PiE” raises money from parents and the community to provide all Palo Alto Unified School District students an educational experience beyond what is possible with public funding.

At elementary schools, PiE funds make sure that those extra pairs of hands (general classroom aides or instructional assistants) are in the classroom regularly to support individual learning and small group instruction. PiE also pays for counseling and improving school climate efforts for elementary schools.

Supplemental science instruction provided by donations to PiE helps elementary students discover hands-on how things work, while funding for technology helps kids acquire crucial technology skills. PiE funds part of the district traveling music team for all elementary schools to help students gain a well-rounded education. And PiE funds the Spectra Art and other arts programs for the entire district, nurturing our budding artists and building confidence in kids across PAUSD.

  • See how PiE has made an impact at Fairmeadow here.
  • Donate here.

Promote inclusion with CAC

The Community Advisory Committee for Special Education in Palo Alto (CAC) is a volunteer group that supports families of students with special needs. They build community and raise awareness through events and outreach. They advise district leadership on special education and inclusion issues.

  • See what CAC achieved in 2021-22  here.
  • Help them here.

Contribute through YCS

Founded in 1990 as a collaboration between the cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, Youth Community Service actively works with youth and community leaders to engage in a wide range of public service projects throughout the Mid-Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Learn more and contribute here.

That’s it!

THANK YOU!

Parent Teacher Association – Palo Alto, CA