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Fairburn Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

    Every Student, Every Day!

    A Community of Excellence

    Back to School Events to Calendar Posted 8/20/18


    On Wednesday your child is bring home a new Fairburn Communication folder filled with important info.  Your homework Wednesday night is to read every page and sign and return the pages on the “Right Back to School Side” of the folder.


    Back to School Day is Tuesday, August 28th, 8 – 9am.  THIS IS THE ONE MORNING WE ENCOURAGE EVERY PARENT TO COME TO SCHOOL. Parents may enter at the Rochester Gate, Parent Patio, or the front door of the school on Fairburn.  Please be at your child’s classroom from 8:00 – 9:00am. If you have more than one child in the school, it is suggested to bring another adult to get the information form several rooms, or you can split your time to be able to attend 2 – 3 classrooms.   Children should report to the play yard, just like every other morning. During this time, students will be exercising on the yard and participating in Physical Education Activities.  


    We hope to see all families at our Taste of Fairburn International Welcome Festival on Thursday on, August 30, from 5 – 7pm.


    SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on Friday, AUGUST 31 and Monday, September 3.  Students return on back on Tuesday, September 4, with a 1:28 pm dismissal.  I hope you enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!


    Fairburn’s school spirit is BOOMING!  Last Friday the following classrooms showed the most school spirit by wearing their Fairburn T- Shirts. 

    Grade 3 – Rm 18  had 95% of class wearing Fairburn Shirts!

    Grade 1 – Rm 3 had 93%

    Grade K – Rm 6 had 90%

    Grade 3 – Rm 20 had 90%

    Who will win this Friday?  Room 18, Ms Podemski’s class will be hard to beat!!


    Our volunteer sign-ups are now live!  We're asking every Fairburn family to commit to at least ten hours of volunteer work in the coming year so please to find out the various options for helping support our school--we need YOU


    I want to remind parents during morning arrival and afternoon pick up to be mindful of our neighbors and do not block driveways or double park.  Let's keep all of our precious children safe!


    Taste of Fairburn is back by popular demand! 


    Next Thursday, August 30, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the schoolyard, come kick off the new school year with the entire Fairburn community. We have planned an evening of FUN, FOOD, AND SHARING to celebrate the diverse cultures and heritages that we have here at Fairburn Avenue Elementary! It will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, find out about volunteer opportunities, and learn more about what’s in store for the coming year.

    FAB (Fairburn Avenue Boosters) will also kick off the annual PLEDGE DRIVE and there will be special incentive packages available for those who pledge.  

    See you there!


    Leadership Opportunities: Want to make a difference in your child’s school?  Think about running for one the leadership positions on the School Site Council or English Learner Advisory Council. English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) represents parents and legal guardians of EL students.  It advises on programs and services for students who are English. 

    Come to the School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Orientation to learn purpose and the responsibilities of membership.  

    When:    August 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Where:   Fairburn ES MPR Room, Next to Parent Patio

    We will hold ELAC elections at this meeting and take SSC nominations at this meeting and hold the SSC Elections the morning of September 4th.  


    Thanks for being involved in our school!

    Pam Marton


    Great First Day of School! Posted 8/14/18

    Dear Fairburn Families,


    Thank you everyone for a fantastic first day of school!  This year we have 460 amazing students including our new Kindergarten and TK students who are so excited to be at school. 


    A reminder about morning drop off:  The Rochester Gate / Parent Patio will be open for parents and students who wish to enter the campus in the mornings from 7:40–8:00 am. Parents please do not enter beyond the covered lunch area and please leave the yard once morning exercise is mostly over, you will be signaled when it is time to leave.

    For parents who wish to drop off without coming onto the campus, the morning carline begins today, Wednesday and every day after from 7:40 – 7:55am on Ohio Ave heading West. Students who use the carline will be safely escorted into the yard by volunteers.


    Let’s be on time to school! If students are not with their teachers in their morning exercise area when the 8:00 AM bell rings they will be marked tardy.  The gates close at 8:00am and students will need to come to the front doors of the school on Fairburn Avenue to enter the campus. 


    A reminder about afternoon pick up: All student pick ups at dismissal must be made on Ohio Ave.  The TK and K parents pick up at the Kindergarten yard gate and the Grade 1 – 5 parents pick up is made at the Ohio Gate.  First grade parents must enter the yard and pick up from the teachers at their line up areas.  Parents will not be allowed to use the front door on Fairburn to pick up or enter campus between 2:10 – 2:30, or 1:10 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.


    Every Friday is the day to wear your Fairburn T-Shirt.  The classroom that wears the most Fairburn shirts on Friday gets to win our Fairburn Phoenix trophy for the week. See if your room can win this Friday.  Fairwear will be sold on Thursday this week in the mornings and at dismissal.


    Friday Afterschool Ice Treats – This first Friday our FAB Booster club is providing ice treats for FREE to all children. Starting next week, they will be sold for one dollar as a special Friday treat.


    SAVE THE DATE!  Join us on Thursday, August 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. for our annual back-to-school party. It's the official start of our the annual Pledge Drive and we'll have pizza, international potluck treats and loads of fun. Come catch up with old friends and make some new ones!  


    Let’s have a great first week!


    Pam Marton  Principal                      




    About Our School

    Fairburn Avenue Elementary School's mission is to ensure the academic and personal success of each and every student. We inspire lifelong learning in a responsible and enthusiastic environment created through our partnership with students, families, and community.

    All of us at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School—students, teachers, support staff, parents and community members—are dedicated to educating the leaders of tomorrow. Together we are proud to uphold a rigorous and challenging learning environment rich in cultural diversity, celebrated in achievement and filled with possibility—a school where all of us learn and achieve great things. Above all, we place children first; their safety, health, social-emotional wellbeing and high-level academic achievement are paramount in every decision and in every action we undertake. We encourage ideas that inspire innovation and hold that all children, regardless of their economic, ethnic, cultural or linguistic background, will achieve academic and social success and be prepared to be responsible world citizens.