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ENROLLMENT UPDATE for 2018-19

We have a few spaces left for August! 

We are still enrolling resident Kindergarten students. We are also accepting SAS (School for Advanced Studies) permits for grades 3, 4 & 5 for 2018-19 school year.  

 

Please come into the Fairburn office before June 22nd or after July 20th to enroll.

 

Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Thank you all for an amazing school year!  It has been such a pleasure working with your talented children and your supportive family this school year at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School!   We are sending off a whole group of fifth graders, many of whom have been here since kindergarten, to a variety of middle schools all over the city.  What a wonderful, talented group of young people they are!  We will miss them, and our deeply felt wishes for their success can’t be put into words.

 

This year – as every year – we also say goodbye to parents who have truly given their hearts to Fairburn.  At the Volunteer Appreciation breakfast, we were privileged to honor parents who have been active participants in our community for many, many years!  Without them – and all of you – Fairburn would simply not be the school it is today.  We also say goodbye to a few of our Aides who has been so helpful at Fairburn:  Marissa, Tristan and Gigi.  We will also miss our OT – Efrian.  We wish them all well.      

On behalf of the staff at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School, I want to thank you for the privilege of working with you and your children. 

 

On my own behalf, I want to thank the staff for the privilege of being on their team.  I am so proud to be a part of the dedication and talent that our teachers and staff bring to Fairburn. I have looked forward to coming to work each and every day!  Each of you have made my decision to return to a school site as a Principal be the best decision of my working life!  I am looking forward to all the fun that next school year will bring.

 

Your child in grades TK – 4 will be brought home a My Math Interactive Guide for your child to use over the summer, if you like, to brush up on their Math and Reading skills before next school year.

 

Now it is time for summer.  Have a great one that is filled with relaxation, good health, and good family time.  See you on August 14h!

 

Sincerely,

Pam Marton, Principal    

pmarton@lausd.net 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 6/14/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Thank you all for an amazing school year!  It has been such a pleasure working with your talented children and your supportive family this school year at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School!   We are sending off a whole group of fifth graders, many of whom have been here since kindergarten, to a variety of middle schools all over the city.  What a wonderful, talented group of young people they are!  We will miss them, and our deeply felt wishes for their success can’t be put into words.

 

This year – as every year – we also say goodbye to parents who have truly given their hearts to Fairburn.  At the Volunteer Appreciation breakfast, we were privileged to honor parents who have been active participants in our community for many, many years!  Without them – and all of you – Fairburn would simply not be the school it is today.  We also say goodbye to a few of our Aides who has been so helpful at Fairburn:  Marissa, Tristan and Gigi.  We will also miss our OT – Efrian.  We wish them all well.      

On behalf of the staff at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School, I want to thank you for the privilege of working with you and your children. 

 

On my own behalf, I want to thank the staff for the privilege of being on their team.  I am so proud to be a part of the dedication and talent that our teachers and staff bring to Fairburn. I have looked forward to coming to work each and every day!  Each of you have made my decision to return to a school site as a Principal be the best decision of my working life!  I am looking forward to all the fun that next school year will bring.

 

Today your child in grades TK – 4 will be bringing home a My Math Interactive Guide for your child to use over the summer, if you like, to brush up on their Math and Reading skills before next school year.

 

Now it is time for summer.  Have a great one that is filled with relaxation, good health, and good family time.  See you on August 14h!

 

Sincerely,

Pam Marton, Principal    

pmarton@lausd.net 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 6/5/18




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Join us on Friday, June 1 at  8:15 AM for the end of the year Celebration of Dance Student Performance.  Parents are welcome to join us on the yard at 8:15 AM this Friday for the festival where every grade level will perform. Please bring camp chairs, beach chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may enter the school through the Rochester Gate in the morning.  

 

 

We are collecting gently used shoes for the homeless. Please look for the yellow bins decorated by our 2nd Graders -- this is such an easy way to give back so please participate. Look thru your closet and under your bed and couch and find the shoes your family can no longer use, but will be of great use to homeless people throughout Los Angeles. Shoe drive will continue thru Friday, June 1! Thank you for your generosity, Fairburn Families!” 

 

As we wind down this school year and look towards some wonderful easy days of summer, I am thinking that one of my pleasures of summer is reading a good book.  I began to think about the importance of building vocabulary and creating proficient readers. As you know, if kids can’t read well, learning suffers – and not just in language arts.  Math, Science, Social studies – no other subject can be mastered until children learn to read successfully, and their test scores prove this fact.  But it’s tough to raise test scores and create lifelong readers unless parents do their part:  reading aloud, playing word games, helping kids get excited about language.  That’s how the groundwork is laid.

This summer you can help your child build vocabulary with these activities.

  • Word of the Week – Ask your child to find one word each week that’s new to her.  Post the word on the refrigerator, and challenge her to use it as often as possible during the week.
  • Mixed-up definitions – Write down a new word. Then, write out two phony definitions for it, along with the true meaning.  Read the tree choices to your youngster and see if she can guess which definition is the real one.
  • Reading for Meaning – Who? What? Where? Why? Experienced readers ask themselves these questions as they read.  Finding the answers helps them understand the story.  To boost your child’s comprehension, ask a few simple questions before and after reading.
  • What do you know? Together, look at the cover of the book before you begin reading.  Read the title and talk about the cover’s picture. For example, a book called “Polar Bears and Their Cubs” may have a picture of a mother polar bear with her baby. Ask your child, “What do you already know about polar bears?” She may say: “They are white. They eat fish.”  This gets your child thinking about polar bears before she starts to read the story.
  • What do you want to know? Have your youngster think of questions she has about the story.  She might ask: “How much do polar bears weigh?” ”Do they teach their babies to fish?” By deciding what she wants to know, she has set a goal to reach by reading.
  • What did you learn? Ask your child questions about the story after you’ve finished reading it together.  “Did you find out what you wanted to know about polar bears?” “Did you learn some new things?” What were they?”  This will reinforce what she has learned and perhaps provide motivation for further research on the subject.
  • See Me Read! – It’s a fact of life – children watch what their parents do. To encourage your kids to read, let them see that you like to read, too.  Try these suggestions.Make it easy.  Keep good books, magazines, and newspapers around the house for all of you.  You’ll give everyone plenty of opportunities to read.
  • Let’s hear it.  Read interesting things aloud:  news stories, funny jokes, a delicious recipe, or words to a song.  You’ll boost your kids’ excitement for the written word.
  • Do it.  Let your children see you read for pleasure every day.  You’ll set a good example for them to follow!

       Happy Reading One And All!

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton, Principal

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

June

1                Dance Festival -8:15 AM (new date)

5                Grade 2 Spelling Bee 8:30 AM – MPR

6                5th Grade Culmination Ceremony – 8:30 AM

6                5th Gr Party -UCLA Rec Center 2:30 – 6:30P

7                5th Gr Luncheon – 11:30 – 12:15– K Yard

7                Last Day of School & Minimum Day 12:30

August

11             Incoming Kinder Ice Cream Social–Holmby Pk 3– 4:30 PM

13             Pupil free day & New student orientation – 8:30 AM - Aud.

14             First day of school for students 1:28 PM Dismissal

15             FAB Booster Club Meeting– 8:00 AM

23             ELAC/SSC Orientation – 8:00 AM

28             Back to School Day 8:00 – 9:00 AM

30             International Welcome Festival 5:00 – 7:00 PM

31             NO SCHOOL – Admissions Day

 

 

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Published: 5/29/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

Thursday, May 24th is Movie Night!  I hope to see all of our families up on campus starting at 5:30 PM, with the movie beginning at 7:30 PM for this fun end of the year event!  The Fairburn Elementary music teacher, Dr. Singer, invites the parents of his music students for two brief showcase concerts. The TK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade students are dancing and singing three songs about how fun it is to be young. The chorus will be performing a challenging piece based on four Japanese haiku poems and an old favorite song brought back by high demand. Schedule: Date: May 25, 2018. Concert 1: 8:30 AM for TK, Kindergarten and Chorus. Concert 2: 9:00 AM for1st Grade and Chorus.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Grade 2 students are preparing for their Spelling Bee.  the finals are scheduled for June 5th in the morning.  All of the students are practicing for the June 1st 8:30 AM Dance Festival, and we hope you can attend. Our 5th grade students will begin preparing for their Culmination which will be held on June 6th in the morning. 

 

 At Fairburn ES, the staff and parents work as a team to focus on your child’s successes.  Strong parent-teacher partnerships are needed to reach the common goal of maximizing your child’s academic and social emotional growth.  I would like to share with you 10 Ways for Parents to Help Teachers from the National PTA.  So here goes…

  1. Create a smooth takeoff each day.  Give your child a hug before she ventures out the door and you head to work.  Look her in the eye, and tell her how proud you are of her.  Your child’s self-confidence and security ill help her do well both in school and in life.
  2. Prepare for a happy landing at the end of the day when you reconvene.  Create a predictable ritual such as 10-20 minutes listening to your child talk about his day – before you check phone messages, read the mail, or begin dinner. That way you are fully present to listen, and your child has a touchstone he can count on between school and home.
  3. Fill your child’s lunchbox with healthy snacks and lunches.  Have dinner at a reasonable our and a healthy breakfast.  A well-balanced diet maximizes your child’s learning potential.
  4. Include calm, peaceful times in your children’s   afternoons and evenings.  Maintain a schedule that allows them to go to school rested and if they are sick, have a system in place so they are able to stay home.
  5. Remember it’s your children’s homework, not yours.  Create a specific homework space that clutter-free and quiet.  Encourage editing and double-checking work, but allow your kids to make mistakes, as it’s the only way teachers can gauge if they understand the material.  It’s also how children learn responsibility for the quality of their work.
  6. Fill your child’s life with a love for learning by showing him your own curiosity, respecting his question, and encouraging his efforts.
  7. Fill your home with books to read, books simply to look at, and books that provide answers to life’s many questions.  The public or school library is an excellent resource.
  8. Be a partner with your child’s teacher.  When you need to speak to him or her in reference to a specific issue with your child, do it privately, not in front of your child.  Make a point never to criticize your child’s teacher in front of your child.
  9. Set up a system where routine items are easily located – such as backpacks, shoes, signed notices.  Create a central calendar for upcoming events to avoid the unexpected.
  10. Tuck a “love note” in your child’s lunch bag to let her know how special she is.  Knowing they are loved makes it easier for children to be kind to others.

Sincerely,

 

 

Pam Marton – Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Published: 5/22/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

The school year is culminating soon! This is the time of year when students can show what they have learned through performances and by taking Standardized Tests. The Fairburn Elementary music teacher, Dr. Singer, invites the parents of his music students for two brief showcase concerts. The TK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade students are dancing and singing three songs about how fun it is to be young. The chorus will be performing a challenging piece based on four Japanese haiku poems and an old favorite song brought back by high demand. Schedule: Date: May 25, 2018. Concert 1: 8:30 AM for TK, Kindergarten and Chorus. Concert 2: 9:00 AM for 1st Grade and Chorus.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Grade 2 students are preparing for their Spelling Bee and Grade 3 – 5 students are engaged in SCAB testing.  All of the students are practicing for the June 1st 8:30 AM Dance Festival, and we hope you can attend. Our 5th grade students will begin preparing for their Culmination which will be held on June 6th in the morning. 

 

Congratulations to all of the classes for participating in our College Awareness week last week.  The classroom Door Decorating contest was very difficult to judge, because all the door were amazing. The Winners are: Room 4 - Gr 2, Room 9 – TK,

Room 17 – Gr 2, and Room 16 - Gr 4.  

 

MOVIE NIGHT at FAIRBURN!

Movie Night is Thursday, May 24, featuring the film favorite Moana. School gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts when the sun goes down, around 7:30 p.m. We'll have The Habit Truck on hand to serve up delicious charburgers, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers. The $12 DELUXE LUAU MEAL PACKAGE includes a burger, fries, water, a lei and a glow stick. Meal package tickets MUST be ordered in advance by this FRIDAY, MAY 18 (go to we-are-fab.com.). Please print a receipt and bring it to the gate to claim your package(s).  

If you’d prefer to bring your own picnic dinner but want to join the luau fun, the $5 TIKI PACKAGE gets you a lei, glow stick and water. We’ll also have delicious baked good for sale and attached to the Wednesday Wire is a Bake Buck for a free treat. Come join the fun and celebrate a fantastic school year at Fairburn!

 

Pam Marton, Principal  pmarton@lausd.net

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Published: 5/14/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

This week is College Awareness Week at Fairburn.  Here are some of the activities students will participate in this week:

Monday, May 7th: College and Career Door Decorating Contest: We will hold a school-wide door decorating contest which creatively depicts college and career goals, pathways, and aspirations. Judging will take place on or before Friday, May 11th and the winner might be announced to the entire school community. Pictures of winning doors will be shared with Local District West. 

Tuesday, May 8th: College and Career Personal Experiences: Teachers and staff might share their personal college and career experiences with students. During this time, teachers and staff should share the name of their college and some positive school experiences and challenges they had to overcome. In addition, teachers and staff members may want to entertain questions during this time as well. 

Wednesday, May 9th:  Top Careers of the 21st Century: Engage students in a search for the top demanding careers for the 21st century. Students can use google or other search engines to identify which fields will be most needed in the future. 

Thursday, May 10thCreate a College and Career Road Map: Class might create a map of the United States and place pins of students’ names and their locations of where they might wish to attend college. 

Friday, May 11thCollege and Career Apparel Day: Students and staff celebrate the culmination of College week through wearing appropriate college apparel of their choice. This will count for our spirit day! 

 

Asking students to think about their future is important. When asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, their responses may reflect the community they live in, what they watch on television, or the occupations of their family members. Research shows that during childhood, crucial career-related concepts are first formed through interests, exploration, and the development of a self-concept. Including college and career conversations in elementary school helps with planning, goal setting, and overall student engagement.

 

Thanks for supporting our efforts for College and Career awareness!

 

 

SBAC Testing Schedule

-Week of May 8th:  Grade 4 will test ELA and Grade 5 will test Science

-Week of May 14th:  Grade 3 & 5 will test ELA, Grade 4 will test Math

-Week of May 22nd:  Grade 3 & 5 will test Math

 

Pam Marton,

Principal  pmarton@lausd.net

 

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Published: 5/8/18




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This week we are appreciating our wonderful teachers and staff.  It is the people that give their time to work with children who are celebrated this week at Fairburn.  I can’t say enough about the stellar teachers and support staff that work tirelessly to make sure that each and every Fairburn student is successful. I know they will feel appreciated this week, thanks to our super FAB Staff Appreciation committee.

            It's That Time of Year Again! This year, between May 8 to May 24th, Fairburn will once again participate in the mandated state standardized testing program. All students in Grades 3 through 5 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessments in both English Language Arts and Math. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are new, next-generation assessments that will measure the full understanding of the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts/literacy.  In addition, our 5th graders will also be tested in Science on the new pilot edition of the SBAC.

-Week of May 8th:  Grade 4 will test ELA and Grade 5 will test  Science

-Week of May 14th:  Grade 3 & 5 will test ELA, Grade 4 will test Math

-Week of May 22nd:  Grade 3 & 5 will test Math

Although there are a variety of views and opinions about the importance, accuracy and necessity of standardized testing, the reality is that our students will take the test, and their resulting scores will be used to evaluate the performance and progress of individual students, classes, and grade levels, The information can be helpful for both parents and schools alike to measure student ability and help create an appropriate plan for future instruction. In order for a child to maximize his or her potential on these rigorous and anxiety-building tests, there are a few basic tips and strategies that parent can follow. Please make sure that your child:

1.         Attends school every day during the testing window.

2.         Gets a good night's sleep every night.

3.         Wakes up at an appropriate time so that he/she is not rushed in the morning. No tardies! Students will not be allowed to enter class once testing begins.

4.         Eats a healthy breakfast each morning.

5.         Brings a snack to school to prevent late morning hunger.

6.         Is not stressed or anxious. In other words, do not place too much pressure on your child about the tests. Also, refrain from discussing family problems or getting angry with your child on the way to school.

 

Good luck to all of our outstanding students!   

 

Parents, your students did such a great job at the Fairburn Fun Run Tuesday! Thank you for supporting our school these past two weeks. Even though the Fun Run is over, we are not finished yet. It is time to focus on collections! Please have all of your pledge money turned in by the end of the week.  Simply place all pledge money into the collection envelope your students came home with today and send that back to school. Also, sponsors can pay online if they entered their email address on funrun.com. Thank you again for your support of our school! 

 

Thank you,

 

Pam Marton, Principal

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Published: 5/3/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Tuesday morning, we honored our special parent volunteers.   I know not all of you could stop by the Library yesterday, but I hope you know how much our staff and our students appreciate all you do for our school.  It would be so easy just to ignore our plea for help, but you took action and stepped up to make a difference, and you have made that difference for our 436 students this school year.  THANK YOU!!!!

 

Wednesday is Secretaries’ Day and I cannot express enough how fortunate we are to have Shawntee Montez, as our SAA, Kryshawna Pinkard as our Office Technician, and Arminder Walker in our Fairburn Office.  They help your students feel comfortable at school, they expertly handle many tasks at once all while keeping a smile on their faces and a positive “can do” attitude!   I hope you have let them know how much you appreciate them this week!

 

Next week, April 30 – May 4 is STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK. FAB and our Parent led Staff Appreciation Committee are planning several events and special treats for all of our Teachers, Administrators, Assistants, Itinerants, Custodial and Cafeteria staff members.

 

Finally, Friday was such an amazing Birthday celebration!   I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of kindness and generosity!  I feel so fortunate every time I walk onto our campus!  The stellar students, phenomenal teachers and expert staff make this school a very special place.   The parents here give us all so much and we appreciate all of your help!

 

Your Principal,  

 

 

Pam Marton      

pmarton@lausd.net

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Published: 4/24/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Art Night is Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.   If you are registered, please enter school on Ohio by K Yard.  Sign in at K Yard, you will be directed to your classroom.  TK, K & 1st grade students must be accompanied by an adult!  Bake sale and Pizza available for sale in K Yard. The West Los Angeles Blick Art Store is providing a Prize Wheel and every student that attends can take a spin to see what prize they may win!  And a special thanks to FAB for funding this event and  the West Los Angeles Blick Store for generously providing us with many of the art supplies for Fairburn’s Art Night.

 

If you missed my Coffee with the Principal on Friday you missed my talk on Parent engagement.  Try these ideas to be more engaged in your child’s education:                                                                          

       Talk to your child daily about school activities and experiences.

·       Talk with teachers regularly -- even when no problems exist.

·       Broaden your child's understanding of the world by visiting museums, parks, zoos, universities, sports stadiums, theaters, transportation facilities, farms, and local landmarks.

·       Make learning relevant by encouraging activities that use what kids learn at school. Encourage kids to count money; make shopping lists; calculate costs, sales prices, and taxes; read menus and newspapers; and write letters.

·       Designate a specific time and place for homework.

·       Read to your child every day and encourage independent reading. Make frequent trips to the public library.

·       Set goals that are challenging but attainable.

·       Become familiar with your child's curriculum and its required skills and goals.

·       Be aware that your attitudes about school -- and teachers -- influence your child's attitudes.

·       Visit the school regularly and become involved in school activities as often as possible.

 

If you are a parent volunteer, we hope you can attend our upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 from 7:40 – 8:15 AM in the Library.  Please stop by and be appreciated! 

 

We are getting closer to our SBAC testing in Grade 3 – 5.  Testing will take place between May 8 - 25.  Please try to limit absences during testing.  Our school needs to be a cell phone free zone during testing.  All cell phones need to be disconnected from the WiFi during testing.

Thank you for your participation,

 

Pam Marton, Principal pmarton@lausd.net

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Published: 4/18/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

Thursday, April 12 is the first day you can sign up online for a spot at our upcoming Art Night, scheduled for April 19th 5:30-7:00 PM. Online registration begins April 12th, sign up link will be available through your room parent and on the we-are-fab.com website.  SPACE IS LIMITED!

 

Tuesday, April 10 we will hold a GATE/SAS parent meeting, you can request a hand out from the office, if you are not able to attend.  The materials provide excellent resources for parents of GATE students.

 

Thursday, April 12 at 8:30 AM is our last Prospective Parent Tour of the year.  Please encourage any incoming families to attend.  The enrollment applications will be available in the office on Thursday, April 26 to any incoming family that can prove residency in our attendance boundaries. Sibling priority enrollment will begin Friday April 27.  New families may pick up applications on April 26 and enroll on April 30TH.

 

Friday is Coffee with The Principal. Please join me in the MPR on Friday morning, at 8:15 AM on April 13th for some coffee and lots of great information.  

 

We are gearing up for our Spring Fairburn Fun Run! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on April 19th Donations will go toward FAB sponsored school programs and staff, so please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! On May 1st, TK,K-1 will run at 8:15 am, Gr 2-3 will run at 10:00 am and Gr 4-5 will run at 11:00 am.

 

We are getting closer to our SBAC testing in Grade 3 – 5.  Testing will take place between May 8 - 25.  Please try to limit absences during testing.  Our school needs to be a cell phone free zone during testing.  All cell phones need to be disconnected from the WiFi during testing.

 

Thank you for your participation,

 

 

Pam Marton, Principal       

 

pmarton@lausd.net

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR FAIRBURN ART NIGHT BEGINS THURS, APRIL 12th! 

Fairburn Art Night is coming up on Thursday, April 19th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Due to space limitations, students must pre-register for the workshop they would like to attend.  Each workshop is limited to 10-12 students, so sign-up early to get your first choice!  A link to sign-up will be emailed or texted on Thursday, April 12, and will also be available on we-are-fab.com.  There is no fee to attend.  Pizza and baked goods will be available for purchase.  If you would like to contribute to the Bake Sale, please see the sign-up sheet circulated by your Room Parent.  If you would like to volunteer to assist with a workshop, please email Alissa Mafrice at amafrice@gmail.com 

Please remember that students in grades TK to 1st grade must be supervised by an adult for the duration of the workshop. 

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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

We had such an amazing Open House the last week before the break. It was so great seeing all of our Fairburn Families enjoying an evening looking at the products of student learning.

Mark your calendars - Saturday, April 7th is our next Fairburn Facelift Day.  Please come up to school between 10 AM and 3 PM to assist with Spring projects to beautify our campus! 

 

Next Thursday, April 12 at 8:30 AM is our last Prospective Parent Tour of the year.  Please encourage any incoming families to attend.  The enrollment applications will be available in the office on Thursday, April 26 to any incoming family that can prove residency in our attendance boundaries. Sibling priority enrollment will begin Friday April 27.  New families may pick up applications on April 26 and enroll on April 30TH.

 

Next Friday is Coffee with The Principal. Please join me in the MPR on Friday morning, at 8:15 AM on April 13th for some coffee and lots of great information.  

 

I hope you and your family had a restful and fun Spring Break.  We are now gearing up for our SBAC testing in Grade 3 – 5.  Testing will take place between May 8 - 25.  Please try to limit absences during testing.  Our school needs to be a cell phone free zone during testing.  All cell phones need to be disconnected from the WiFi during testing.

 

Pam Marton – Principal pmarton@lausd.net

 

*April 19th 5:30-7:00 PM   We need creative parents, teachers, and friends to volunteer to make this event a success!  Please sign up to either lead a one (1) hour workshop or assist with set-up, prep, and clean-up.  Please email Alissa Mafrice at amafrice@gmail.com to sign up or if you have any questions.

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Published: 4/3/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

In this week, our last week before Spring Break, we held our annual Open House on Tuesday night.  Thanks for your participation!  This Friday, March 23rd will be a Minimum Day with at 12:30 Dismissal to start off our Spring Break Week of vacation from March 26 – 30.  School will also be closed on Monday April 2 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, April   3rd.   

 

We had such an amazing Open House the last night. It was so great seeing all of our Fairburn Families enjoying an evening looking at the products of student learning.

 

Thursday, March 22nd at 8:30am we will hold our last in the series of Parent Education classes with Dr. Barbra Moreno.   It will take place in the MPR.  Please feel free to drop by and join the group.

 

Mark your calendars - Saturday, April 7th is our next Fairburn Facelift Day.  Please come up to school between 10 AM and 3 PM to assist with Spring projects to beautify our campus! 

 

Save the date - Friday, April 13 is Coffee with The Principal. Please join me in the MPR at 8:15am for some coffee and lots of great information.  

 

Thank you all for your participation and enjoy a wonderful Spring Break!

 

 

Pam Marton, Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

 

 

Reminder to Parents.  It is disruptive to have to interrupt classes to deliver items that are forgotten at home.  Please make every effort to send items with your child in the mornings, so the classrooms do not need to be interrupted. 

 

2018 LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign. We will be accepting donations until Friday this week, please send back the small envelope that was sent home.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR FAIRBURN ART NIGHT April 19th 5:30-7:00 PM   We need creative parents, teachers, and friends to volunteer to make this event a success!  Please sign up to either lead a one (1) hour workshop or assist with set-up, prep, and clean-up.  Please email Alissa Mafrice at amafrice@gmail.com to sign up or if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 3/21/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Fairburn Families,

 

In this week, our last week before Spring Break, we will hold our annual Open House on Tuesday, March 20th  from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  We hope you can attend and join all of our Fairburn Families enjoying an evening looking at the products of student learning.!  

 

This Friday, March 23rd will be a Minimum Day with at 12:30 Dismissal to start off our Spring Break Week of vacation from March 26 – 30.  School will also be closed on Monday April 2 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, April   3rd.   

 

$$ HELP US WIN $10,000 for iPads!  $$$

Fairburn Avenue ES is competing for a $10,000 grant to fund iPads for Grades 1 & 2 classrooms. Your online vote will help us win! Be sure to vote for our school every day until March 23, 2018, at

http://www.myscholardollars.com/vote/?show_school=1999

and help us secure these funds!

 

Thursday, March 22nd at 8:30am we will hold our last in the series of Parent Education classes with Dr. Barbra Moreno.   It will take place in the MPR.  Please feel free to drop by and join the group.

 

Mark your calendars - Saturday, April 7th is our next Fairburn Facelift Day.  Please come up to school between 10 AM and 3 PM to assist with Spring projects to beautify our campus! 

 

Save the date - Friday, April 13 is Coffee with The Principal. Please join me in the MPR at 8:15am for some coffee and lots of great information.  

 

Thank you all for your participation and enjoy a wonderful Spring Break!

 

 

Pam Marton, Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 3/19/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

It was so great seeing so many of you up at school last week for your child’s Parent Teacher Conference.  Thank you for your continued participation in your child’s education.

 

This Friday, March 16 is Backwards Day and Twin Day!  Help your child show their school spirit by participating in dressing like a TWIN or wearing their clothes backwards!

 

We will hold our annual Open House from 5:30 – 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 20th.  Join us as we open our campus for review of student work and community building. Classrooms are open for visits, teachers are around to answer questions and families will have a chance for a bit of socialization. Hope you can make it!!!

 

Friday, March 23rd will be a Minimum Day with at 12:30 Dismissal to start off our Spring Break Week of vacation from March 26 – 30.  School will also be closed on Monday April 2 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, April   3rd.   

 

On Tuesday students will learn about the LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign. Parents, students, faculty and staff in LAUSD raised over $600,000 for our community. The Donation Envelopes, like the one sent home with your child, brought in over $250,000.

On behalf of our students and families and in the continuing tradition of YOUR SCHOOL'S spirit, I am asking for your support for the 2018 LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign. This year's campaign continues to consolidate all of our District's fundraising efforts to a single annual appeal. The charities listed below are reputable and effective partners, and your donations support their efforts in the community.

Asian Pacific Community Fund                   Brotherhood Crusade

Community Health Charities                        EarthShare California

Kurka Children's Health Fund                    

LAUSD Employee Sponsored Scholarships

The L.A. Trust for Children's Health               United Latino Fund

United Teachers Educational Foundation      United Negro College Fund

United Way of Greater Los Angeles        

Please consider giving to the charity of your choice. No amount is too small because together, sharing does bring hope.  Again, thank you to everyone who has donated in the past. Your gifts help to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. By working together, we can make our communities better places to live for everyone.

$$$  HELP US WIN $10,000 for iPads!  $$$

Fairburn Avenue ES is competing for a $10,000 grant to fund iPads for Grades 1 & 2 classrooms. Your online vote will help us win! Be sure to vote for our school every day between March 12-23, 2018, at

http://www.myscholardollars.com/vote/show_school=1999

and help us secure these funds!

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton,

Principal  pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 3/12/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

You consult with your doctor about your child’s physical health.  It’s just as important to consult with your child’s teacher about academic subjects, social skills and emotional development.  Remember, you and the teacher are a team – working together!

During the week of March 5 - 9, we are having parent teacher conferences.  As a reminder school will dismiss at 12:30 PM, on Monday March 5, Wednesday March 7, Thursday March 8 and Friday March 9.  On each of these Minimum Days there is no lunch period.  If students stay after school, they can eat their lunch after school dismisses at 12:30 PM.  On Tuesday March 6 we will have a regular Banked time day with a 1:30 PM dismissal.  Lunch will be served during the school day on Tuesday.

Here are a few tips to make your conference more effective:

  • Prepare questions in advance.  What groups has my child been assigned to?  Is my child finishing the work assigned in class?  The most important question of all is “How can I help my child at home?”
  • Let the teacher know if there is a particular topic you want to discuss.  If you want to talk about your child’s progress in reading, let the teacher know.  They will be able to have test scores, textbooks, and other material on hand to aid your discussion.
  • Be specific.  Bring with you any work that is of concern.  Describe clearly any situations in the classroom that make your child uneasy.  Ask the teacher to describe your child’s strengths and weaknesses.  Ask to see your child’s work.
  • Exchange information.  Let the teacher know about any situation at home that may affect your child’s school work, such as a death in the family, a new baby, or a change in daycare arrangements.
  • Take notes.  Your conference may result in several actions for both you and the teacher.  Taking notes will help you remember what was discussed and what was agreed upon.
  • Start with a positive attitude.  Don’t’ waste valuable conference time by focusing on the negative.  You and teacher are a team.  Positive comments such as “How can we solve this problem working together?” will be the first step in coming up with good solutions.
  • Support yourself.  If you are not confident about your communication skills, bring someone to help.  If your understanding of English worries you, bring a friend to translate or let the teacher know in advance and a translator will be provided if possible.
  • Discuss the whole child.  Your child’s social and emotional development is as important as academic success.  Include questions about her interaction with other children and willingness to participate in class discussions.
  • Allow enough time.  Take time to do the task well.  That may mean freeing up your schedule by taking vacation time to attend the conference.
  • Leave with a plan.  The conference should end with a clear statement of what you will do and what the teacher will do.  Schedule follow-up meetings, emails, or phone calls to be sure the plan is working.

Happy Conferencing!

Pam Marton,

Principal  pmarton@lausd.net

 

 

Open House is coming up on Tuesday March 20th.  We are aware it is also the first night of Nowruz, so we have adjusted the time in consideration of families who have festive dinner plans.  The Open House will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Tuesday March 20th.  Please come to school with your child to enjoy seeing the products of their learning. You are welcome to visit all of the classrooms in our school. Join us as we open our campus for review of student work and community building. Classrooms are open for visits, teachers are around to answer questions and families will have a chance for a bit of socialization. Hope you can make it!!!

 

 

 

AUCTION News

Our Fairburntastic Auction goes live on Monday, March 5th, at 9am, and closes on Sunday, March 11 at 9pm.  We need one and all to participate. It's hugely important to our budget bottom-line. And remember, an auction is always a win-win. When you bid and win, you get something you want or need. Our kids get Teacher's Assistants and class supplies and field trips, and all that other crucial stuff that LAUSD doesn't provide.  Happy bidding one and all!   https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=299952958

 

 

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!

Fairburn Elementary School Yearbooks

100+ pages of memories from the 2017-2018 school year.

Yearbooks on sale now!

Cost: $30.00 

Make sure you order your book before March 9th to be guaranteed a copy.

Yearbooks will be delivered to your child’s classroom the last week of school.  

Order online

Go to: http://www.schoolannual.com/

-Click on the Buy Your Student’s Yearbook link at the top of the site.     

-Enter your school name in the search bar and click the Shop The Collection Button to search     

-Click on the 2018 Yearbook link or photo.     

-Select Yearbook to make your purchase and check outOR 

 

Make Checks payable to: Fairburn Avenue Boosters

Orders should be turned into your child’s teacher or may be submitted to the yearbook box in the main office.

 

For questions contact: Davita Kies

fairburnyearbook@gmail.com

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 3/2/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

Don’t miss the chance to get some great parenting tips. Tomorrow is our 1st in a series of four Thursday morning Parenting Classes with Dr. Barbara Moreno scheduled for Thursdays March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in the Library. Stop by the office to sign up or just show up.

 

This Friday we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a parade at 8:00 AM on the playground.  Students are invited to their favorite Dr. Seuss or I Can Read Book to hold during the parade and wear a T shirt with words that we can read.  Parents are invited to view the parade.

 

Here are some tips on how parents can develop caring, loving relationships with your kids.

 

Why?

Children learn caring and respect when they are treated that way. When our children feel loved, they also become attached to us. That attachment makes them more receptive to our values and teaching. 

 

How? 

Loving our children takes many forms, such as tending to their physical and emotional needs, providing a stable and secure family environment, showing affection, respecting their individual personalities, taking a genuine interest in their lives, talking about things that matter, and affirming their efforts and achievements.

 

Try this: 

Regular time together. Plan regular, emotionally intimate time with your children. Some parents and caretakers do this through nightly bedtime reading or other shared activity. Some build one-on-one time with their children into their weekly schedules rather than leaving it to chance. You might, for example, spend one Saturday afternoon a month with each of your children doing something you both enjoy.

 

Meaningful conversation. Whenever you have time with your child, take turns asking each other questions that bring out your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Ask questions such as:

  • “What was the best part of your day? The hardest part?”
  • “What did you accomplish today that you feel good about?”
  • “What’s something nice someone did for you today? What’s something nice you did?”
  • “What’s something you learned today—in school or outside of school?”

Give these a try and we look forward to seeing all of you at school next week for your Parent Teacher Conferences.  As a reminder school will dismiss at 12:30 PM, on Monday March 5, Wednesday March 7, Thursday March 8 and Friday March 9.  On each of these Minimum Days there is no lunch period.  If students stay after school, they can eat their lunch after school dismisses at 12:30 PM.  On Tuesday March 6 we will have a regular Banked time day with a 1:30 PM dismissal.  Lunch will be served during the school day on Tuesday.

 

Happy Conferencing,

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

 

 

 

Fairburn Fundraising Auction

Reminder that FAB is still hoping to get more items for our spring Fundraising Auction. Gift certificates will be accepted through Thursday, March 1, so if there’s a business you frequent and haven’t had a chance to solicit please do so now. The Auction is an important source of funds to support all of the wonderful programs and classroom enrichments we have at Fairburn—TAs, computer lab, PE, field trips and more, so please help us reach our funding goal!

 

 

 

March

6                Panorama Picture Day

5-9            Parent ConferencesEarly Dismissal

M, W, Th, F - 12:30 PM; Tuesday – 1:28

8                Dr. Moreno Parenting Class 8:30 AM

15             Dr. Moreno Parenting Class 8:30 AM

16             FAB Booster Meeting – 8:00 AM

20             Open House – Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM

22             Dr. Moreno Parenting Class 8:30 AM

23             Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal

26-30       NO SCHOOL-Spring Recess

April

2                NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Day

8                Fairburn Face Lift - Sunday Clean Up Day

10             GATE Parent Mtg 8:00 AM

12             Last Parent Tour – 8:30 AM

13             Needs to Improve Notices go home

13             Coffee with the Principal

 

 

 

 

 

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!

Fairburn Elementary School Yearbooks

100+ pages of memories from the 2017-2018 school year.

Yearbooks on sale now!

Cost: $30.00 

Make sure you order your book before March 9th to be guaranteed a copy.

Yearbooks will be delivered to your child’s classroom the last week of school. 

 

Order online

Go to: http://www.schoolannual.com/

< >     Click on the Buy Your Student’s Yearbook link at the top of the site.     Enter your school name in the search bar and click the Shop The Collection Button to search     Click on the 2018 Yearbook link or photo.     Select Yearbook to make your purchase and check outOR

 

 

Make Checks payable to: Fairburn Avenue Boosters

Orders should be turned into your child’s teacher or may be submitted to the yearbook box in the main office.

 

For questions contact: Davita Kies

fairburnyearbook@gmail.com

 

 

 

EMERGENCY DRILL THURSDAY, MARCH 1 at 1:00 PM.

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities.  To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in a District-wide Shelter in Place emergency preparedness drill this week.  Please be advised that students will be dismissed at the regular time on this day.

 

The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries.  As part of the drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our school’s Safe School Plan. For information about how your school prepares for emergencies, you may check the website http://achieve.lausd.net/pei. Information is available in five languages.  Please make sure that all contact information for your child is current at school, so that in the event of an actual emergency, we can reach you.

 

Prior to the drill, please discuss with your child your family’s home emergency preparedness plan.  Several resources are available to help you prepare.  The American Red Cross has outstanding materials.  You can obtain Red Cross materials in English or in Spanish from their website: http://www.redcross.org or by calling the Los Angeles Chapter at (310) 445-9900.  Your telephone directory also has valuable information on first aid, CPR and home preparedness.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at 310) 470-1344. 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Fairburn Families,

Don’t miss chance to get some great parenting tips. Tomorrow is our 1st in a series of four Thursday morning Parenting Classes with Dr. Barbara Moreno scheduled for Thursdays March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in the Library. Stop by the office to sign up or just show up.

 

This Friday we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a parade at 8:00 AM on the playground.  Students are invited to their favorite Dr. Seuss or I Can Read Book to hold during the parade and wear a T shirt with words that we can read.  Parents are invited to view the parade.

 

Here are some tips on how parents can develop caring, loving relationships with your kids.

 

Why?

Children learn caring and respect when they are treated that way. When our children feel loved, they also become attached to us. That attachment makes them more receptive to our values and teaching. 

 

How? 

Loving our children takes many forms, such as tending to their physical and emotional needs, providing a stable and secure family environment, showing affection, respecting their individual personalities, taking a genuine interest in their lives, talking about things that matter, and affirming their efforts and achievements.

 

Try this: 

Regular time together. Plan regular, emotionally intimate time with your children. Some parents and caretakers do this through nightly bedtime reading or other shared activity. Some build one-on-one time with their children into their weekly schedules rather than leaving it to chance. You might, for example, spend one Saturday afternoon a month with each of your children doing something you both enjoy.

 

Meaningful conversation. Whenever you have time with your child, take turns asking each other questions that bring out your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Ask questions such as:

  • “What was the best part of your day? The hardest part?”
  • “What did you accomplish today that you feel good about?”
  • “What’s something nice someone did for you today? What’s something nice you did?”
  • “What’s something you learned today—in school or outside of school?”

Give these a try and we look forward to seeing all of you up at school next week for you Parent Teacher Conferences.  As a reminder school will dismiss early with Minimum Days, 12:30 PM, on Monday March 5, Wednesday March 7, Thursday March 8 and Friday March 9.  On each of these is a Minimum Day and there is no lunch period.  If students stay after school, they can eat their lunch after school dismisses at 12:30 PM.  On Tuesday March 6 we will have a regular Banked time day with a 1:30 PM dismissal.  Lunch will be served during the school day on Tuesday.

 

 

EMERGENCY DRILL THURSDAY, MARCH 1 at 1:00 PM.

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities.  To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in a District-wide Shelter in Place emergency preparedness drill this week.  Please be advised that students will be dismissed at the regular time on this day.

 

The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries.  As part of the drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our school’s Safe School Plan. For information about how your school prepares for emergencies, you may check the website http://achieve.lausd.net/pei. Information is available in five languages.  Please make sure that all contact information for your child is current at school, so that in the event of an actual emergency, we can reach you.

 

Prior to the drill, please discuss with your child your family’s home emergency preparedness plan.  Several resources are available to help you prepare.  The American Red Cross has outstanding materials.  You can obtain Red Cross materials in English or in Spanish from their website: http://www.redcross.org or by calling the Los Angeles Chapter at (310) 445-9900.  Your telephone directory also has valuable information on first aid, CPR and home preparedness.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at 310) 470-1344. 

 

Happy Conferencing,

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 2/26/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

I hope you had a restful long weekend.  These last weeks of February we will focus on our Read-a-thon and how we can encourage our students to read for pleasure at home.  

 

This week on Friday, we will be dedicating our newly refurbished Play Structure on the big yard.  The ceremony will take place on Friday, February 23 at 9:00 AM.  Parents are welcome to join the event. Our donors and District friends and students will be in attendance. Once the structure has passed all safety inspections, students will be trained to play appropriately and safely on the structure and a schedule of supervised classroom use will be implemented, so that all students can play safely on the new structure.

 

Shortly your child’s teacher will be making appointments for our upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences which will take place the March 5-9, 2018.  During that week of Conferences, March 5 – 9 we have Minimum Days on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will dismiss at 12:30 PM and Tuesday will dismiss at 1:30 PM.

 

READATHON IS STILL GOING and it has been amazing!   

 

Thanks to our AMAZING Fairburn families and Fairburn Staff, we have caught almost 150 Fairburn kids reading!!!!!!

And the reading is still going! Have a wonderful time going to the library, selecting books with your child and most importantly, enjoying lots of family reading time together. 

 

Tuesday is our final night to catch kids reading, but the Readathon doesn’t stop there.  Next week, Friday March 2nd, will be a special assembly to celebrate the father of the “I Can Read” series, Dr. Seuss.  Your child is invited to wear a readable tee shirt (any tee shirt with words on it) and bring his/her favorite

Dr. Seuss or "I Can Read" book to show off at our school wide assembly and parade Friday, March 2nd 8:20 a.m.

 

Thank you for your continued support of our school!

Pam Marton, Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 2/20/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

It was so great seeing so many of you up at school this last Sunday for our Fairburn Facelift Day.  We got so much accomplished thanks to the super volunteers!  The next date is April 7, 2018 so mark your calendars so you can take part.

 

I hope you and your family enjoyed today’s Valentine’s Day!  We had such a fun day here at school.                                        

 

I hope you will join us for our upcoming parenting series provided by Dr. Barbara Moreno for four Thursday mornings in March.  See the separate flyer to sign up. 

      

READ-A-THON IS GOING STRONG!

 

Spread the love of reading…The Read-a-Thon is a wonderful way for your child to talk about what they are reading, and a great time for your immediate family and friends to plan literacy adventures together. Thanks to our AMAZING Fairburn families and Fairburn Staff, we have caught almost 100 Fairburn kids reading!!!!!!

 

We still have one more night of catching kids; February 20th and we love catching Fairburn students reading their favorite books in the comfort of their own homes! Have a wonderful time going to the library, selecting books with your child and most importantly, enjoying lots of family reading time together. It’s guaranteed to be a great month of literacy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 2/14/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

The Book fair will be taking place in Our Library, during the dates of February 5th-9th. Please stop by before or after school.  The hours are 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM 

 

This week we celebrated the 100th Day of School!  It was great to see many teachers, staff and  kids dressed up like they were 100 years old!   As we begin the next 80 days of the school year we know that you are eager to ensure your student’s success for the remainder of the school year.  One of the greatest indicators of student success is making sure your student has outstanding attendance at school for the entire academic year. 

As parents you are a vital part of your student’s success at school as well as their future achievement.  We want to remind you that attendance is directly linked to academic success.  Poor attendance is directly related to academic failure and is one of the strongest predictors of student dropout. 

“Student attendance remains the number one factor affecting the overall achievement of students.”   -Fresno Unified School District

 

In addition, attendance is the primary source of revenue for school districts.  Last year, LAUSD lost over 16 million dollars in revenue due to student absences.  This fall I sent out an appeal to families to help us improve our overall attendance.

 

The district wants to help parents in ensuring their student has a successful academic year by making the following suggestions:

 

  • Schedule all appointments for your student after school, on weekends, or during student’s vacation or holidays
  • If the appointment must be made during school hours, please have your student attend school prior to the appointment and/or return to school after the appointment to complete the school day
  • Schedule vacations during school holidays

 

We look forward to partnering with you to make sure that your student is successful at school.  We are available to offer support and guidance to address any issues that prevent your student from attending regularly.

 

Please share with neighbors and friends that our Prospective Parent School tour is Thursday at 8:30 AM in the MPR.

 

FACELIFT DAY IS THIS SUNDAY!

It's that time again to show love for your school and join us for our next Facelift Day on Sunday, February 11th  from 10am to 3pm. We have lots of exciting projects lined up. Don't miss this opportunity to help Fairburn look its best! Join us on February 11th

 

Pamela Marton

Principal 

pmarton@lausd,net 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 2/5/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Wow! What a transformation! A huge Thank You to the Wonderful Company volunteers and LA Works for providing our school with amazing bright and colorful additions to our campus. Check out the newly painted yard games, Secret Garden area, yard benches, and Kindergarten Mural. 

 

We will be continuing to beautify the campus on our next Facelift Day – February 11.

 

I hope many of you can come up to school Friday morning to participate in my third Coffee with the Principal scheduled for Friday February 2nd at 8:30 AM in the Multi Purpose Room off the Parent Patio entrance on Rochester. I will be sharing important school information and hearing from you about any topics that you wish to discuss regarding our school. I hope you can come and meet him.  

 

The school staff, and Mrs. Lopez, would like to invite you to come and explore our Spring Semester Book Fair! The Book fair will be taking place in Our Library, during the dates of February 5th-9th. During the Book fair week, parents and the community, will have the opportunity to purchase books through Our Online Book fair. Families can purchase from Scholastic huge variety of books for the whole family, through their Online catalog. Visit our Book Fair website, and if you have any questions, simply send me a message. Book Fair Volunteers are WELCOME!!!

 

Book Fair hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=fairburnaveelemschool1 

 

Hope you are all gearing up for a great Read-a-thon. Remember, during the entire month of February your child should be reading 30 minutes every day at home!

 

Finally, thank you to FAB and all of the families that support FAB for the lovely Staff Luncheon that they hosted on Tuesday. The entire staff enjoyed the special lunch!

 

Happy Reading!

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

 

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Published: 2/2/18




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The Principal Perspective

Dear Fairburn Families,

 

On Friday, January 26 we will welcome back the Wonderful Company volunteers and LA Works who will be providing our school with amazing bright and colorful additions to our campus.  Some of the projects will include newly painted yard games, benches, murals and outdoor chalkboards. 

 

We will be entering the month of February and the Read-a-thon! This is a very exciting month full of fun activities to highlight the importance of Reading.  As we celebrate with pajama days, and catching students reading, I began to think about the importance of building vocabulary and creating proficient readers. As you know, if kids can’t read well, learning suffers – and not just in language arts.  Math, Science, Social Studies – no other subject can be mastered until children learn to read successfully.  And their test scores prove this fact.  But it’s tough to raise test scores and create lifelong readers unless parents do their part:  reading aloud, playing word games, helping kids get excited about language.  That’s how the groundwork is laid.

You can help your child build vocabulary with these activities.

  • Word of the Week – Ask your child to find one word each week that’s new to her.  Post the word on the refrigerator, and challenge her to use it as often as possible during the week.
  • Mixed-up definitions – Write down a new word. Then, write out two phony definitions for it, along with the true meaning.  Read the three choices to your youngster and see if she can guess which definition is the real one.

Reading for Meaning – Who? What? Where? Why? Experienced readers ask themselves these questions as they read.  Finding the answers helps them understand the story.  To boost your child’s comprehension, ask a few simple questions before and after reading.

  • What do you know? Together, look at the cover of the book before you begin reading.  Read the title and talk about the cover’s picture. For example, a book called “Polar Bears of the Cold” may have a picture of a mother polar bear with her baby. Ask your child, “What do you already know about polar bears?” She may say: “They are white. They eat fish.”  This gets your child thinking about polar bears before she starts to read the story.
  • What do you want to know? Have your youngster think of questions she has about the story.  She might ask: “How much do polar bears weigh?” ”Do they teach their babies to fish?” By deciding what he wants to know, he has set a goal to reach by reading.
  • What did you learn? Ask your child questions about the story after you’ve finished reading it together.  “Can you find out what you wanted to know about polar bears?” “Did you learn some new things?” What were they?”  This will reinforce what she has learned and perhaps provide motivation for further research on the subject.

See Me Read! – It’s a fact of life – children watch what their parents do. To encourage your kids to read, let them see that you like to read, too.  Try these suggestions.

  • Make it easy.  Keep good books, magazines, and newspapers around the house for all of you.  You’ll give everyone plenty of opportunities to read.
  • Let’s hear it.  Read interesting things aloud:  news stories, funny jokes, a delicious recipe, or words to a song.  You’ll boost your kids’ excitement for the written word.
  • Do it.  Let your children see you read for pleasure every day.  You’ll set a good example for them to follow!

       Happy Reading One and All

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 1/22/18




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

There are lots of exciting improvements happening at Fairburn this month!

 

On Friday, January 26 we will welcome back the Wonderful Company volunteers and LA Works who will be providing our school with amazing bright and colorful additions to our campus.  Some of the projects will include newly painted yard games, benches, murals and outdoor chalkboards.

 

The new additions to our big yard play structure are also coming along.  We will dedicate and open the new yard in February. 

 

I hope many of our parents will plan to attend the first Parent Training of the year. I have invited Dr. Barbara Moreno to share her expertise with our parents at her workshop this coming Friday, January 19 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in the Library. 

The topic of How to Talk with Your Children When the World Seems Scary, will be very informative. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Moreno for several years, as an outstanding teacher, highly sought after therapist, and

most recently as a parent trainer.  I highly recommend this class.   If you arrive at 8:15 AM you will also get trained on the New California Dashboard by me. 

 

Finally, our whole school is involved in the Great Kindness Challenge!  Ask your child about the ways they are showing kindness to their classmates, staff and to your family.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton, Principal

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Dear Fairburn Families,

Welcome back from the winter break and Happy New Year!  Thank you all for your continued support of our school and the generous outpouring of gratitude that our staff received before the winter break. It is our honor to support your beautiful children in their learning journey here at Fairburn Elementary School.

The focus of these next two weeks is on the attitude of Creativity and the Learner Profile of being a Communicator.  Students who are Communicators are able to think and communicate in one or two languages. They can express their ideas by speaking, drawing and writing. They can also communicate using mathematical language and symbols.

How can parents help to develop students who are Communicators at home?

  • Encourage your child to stay in touch with relatives and friends who live in other countries by writing letters, using the phone or sending email.
  • When working on mathematics homework, encourage your child to explain his/her answer to you orally or by drawing a picture.
  • Ask your child thought provoking questions and encourage them to discuss them with you. For example:
    • What would you do if you were scared of someone at school?
    • Is there anything you cannot buy with money?
    • Should you get an allowance? Why or why not?
  • Work with your child to improve his/her listening skills. Being a good listener is an important part of communicating with others.

Thursday, January 11th is our second Prospective Parent Tour. 

Do you have any friends with children that will be ready for K or TK, or any other grade next year?  We will host our second Prospective Parent School Tour on Thursday, January 11 at 8:30 AM.  Please have the parents arrive at the front door of the school at 8:15 AM to be greeted and escorted to the Library to meet with me and parent leaders, then tour our school. Next school year the plan is offer again a TK (Transitional Kindergarten) class for students born between September 2 and December 2, 2013.  So send your neighbors and friends to checkout our wonderful school!

 

School will be closed next Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton, Principal  pmarton@lausd.net 

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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

I can’t believe it is already time for our three-week winter break.  I am looking forward to some time to relax and reconnect with family and friends. I am sure you will also enjoy this well-deserved break from the school year.  

 

School is closed from Monday, December 18 through Friday, January 5, 2018. 

 

Thank you all for your continued support of our school and the generous outpouring of gratitude that our staff received before the winter break. It is our honor to support your beautiful children in their learning journey here at Fairburn Elementary School.

 

Thursday, January 11th is our second Prospective Parent Tour. 

Do you have any friends with children that will be ready for K or TK, or any other grade next year?  We will host our second Prospective Parent School Tour on Thursday, January 11 at 8:30 AM.  Please have the parents arrive at the front door of the school at 8:15 AM to be greeted and escorted to the Library to meet with me and parent leaders, then tour our school. Next school year the plan is offer again a TK (Transitional Kindergarten) class for students born between September 2 and December 2, 2013.  So send your neighbors and friends to checkout our wonderful school!

 

School will be closed next Monday, January 15 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

 

Looking Ahead 

January

8          2nd semester begins

11         Campus Tours – 8:30 AM

15         NO SCHOOL – MLK Day

16         FAB Booster Meeting – 8:00 AM

19         Parent Training – Library 8:30 AM

19         Spirit Day – Favorite Sports Team

25         SSC/Leadership Mtg

26         Wonderful Co Day of Service

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton, Principal  pmarton@lausd.net 

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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

I can’t believe it is already time for our three-week winter break.  I am looking forward to some time to relax and reconnect with family and friends. I am sure you will also enjoy this well-deserved break from the school year.  

 

Don’t miss this year’s Winter Holiday Performances where our students will celebrate the holidays of Lunar New Year, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa and Christmas though song.  All students will perform each morning, but to make sure there is space for everyone to view the program we are encouraging parents to attend the following performances by grade level:

 

Wed, Dec. 13 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM – Grade 4 and Kinder Rooms 6 & 7 Parents

Thurs, Dec. 14 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM - Grades TK, 2 & 3 Parents

Fri, Dec.15 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM – Grades 1 & 5 and Kinder Rooms 8 & 10 Parents

 

Parents are encouraged to line up on Ohio Ave. outside the entrance gate behind our Auditorium. Seating will be provided first come first serve, with no saving seats.  The gate will open at 8:15 AM.  

 

When you are at school for the performance, please check the LOST AND FOUND in the back of the Auditorium and find what you have been missing.  There are beautiful warm jackets, lunch boxes, and hats.  All items not claimed before the winter break will be donated after school on Friday, December 15, 2017.

 

Thank you all for your cooperation while our school was closed last week by LAUSD due to the Skirball Fire. This week we may continue to limit outdoor activities until we are confident that air quality has returned to levels before the fires broke out. Throughout the wildfire crisis, L.A. Unified worked closely with the Los Angeles Fire Department, Police Department, Air Quality Management District and other agencies so that we have the most accurate and up-to-date information.

 

I want to thank the Maintenance and Operations employees who worked over the weekend to clean our school and changed the HVAC filters so we would be ready for classes to resume.   We also had the exterior of rooms 18, 19 , 20 & 21 newly painted over the weekend by the School District!

 

Happy Holidays!

Pam Marton,

Principal

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Published: 12/11/17




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Dear Fairburn Parents and Staff, 

 

Superintendent of L.A. Unified Local District West has shared that due to conditions related to the wildfires, Fairburn Ave Elementary School and after school programs will be CLOSED Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8.

 

Students and employees should NOT come to school Thursday or Friday.

 

Updates will be provided as they become available.

 

Thank you very much for your support and understanding as we take these steps to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and employees. 

 

Please visit LAUSD.NET for the latest information.  Thank you, and have a restful evening.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton

Principal 

pmarton@lausd.net

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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Unfortunately due to the fires in Sylmar, the highly anticipated Wonderful Company Day of Service at our school was cancelled.  We are rescheduling the event for the New Year in January.  Thanks to Sima and Judit for all of their support in planning for this day.  We will just have a wait a bit longer to enjoy all of the new murals, yard games and benches!

 

Thanks to the many parents that attended my 2nd Coffee with the Principal last Friday.  We were so happy to hear from our very own LAUSD School Board Member – Nick Melvoin.

 

Thanks to everyone that has contributed items to our Operation Gratitude.  We are still accepting items through FRIDAY December 8th.

 

Plan now to attend Fairburn’s Holiday Student Performances which will be held the last week of school before the Winter break. Just as last year, our students will be singing songs and sharing information about the many cultures represented at Fairburn and the Winter Holidays that each celebrate.  We will have a program that is balanced, educational and celebrates the holidays of Lunar New Year, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa and Christmas. This year the parents are invited to view our show as follows:  Grade 4 and Kinder Rooms 6 & 7 families are invited on Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30 AM.  Grades TK, 2 & 3 families are invited on Thursday, December 14 at 8:30 AM. Grades 1 & 5 and Kinder Rooms 8 & 10 families are invited on Friday, December 15 at 8:30 AM.  As a reminder, smaller siblings are welcome to attend the performance if they can sit in your lap.  Unfortunately, due to District Guidelines, younger siblings will not be allowed to participate in classroom parties. 

The Learner Profile for this period is to have an Open Mind.  An Open-Minded student knows that all people are different. They listen to the points of view of others and consider many possibilities before making a decision. They celebrate the differences that make all people unique.

How can parents help to develop this Open-Minded trait at home?

  • Encourage your child to try new things – new foods, new games and new activities.
  • Expose your child to different festivals, celebrations and traditions and be sure to present them in a non-judgmental way.
  • Encourage your child to really listen to others when they speak.
  • Introduce literature about many different cultures into your home library. Be sure that it is appropriate and reflects the culture in an appropriate way.\
  • When you observe your child being Open-Minded, reinforce this positive behavior.

Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

 Pam Marton,, Principal  pmarton@lausd.net

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Dear Fairburn Families,


 

 

I hope many of you can come up to school Friday morning to participate in my second Coffee with the Principal scheduled for Friday, December 1st at 8:30 AM in the Multi Purpose Room off the Parent Patio entrance on Rochester.   I will be sharing important school information and hearing from you about any topics that you wish to discuss regarding our school. I am excited to share that our LAUSD School Board Member – Nick Melvoin will be on hand to meet all of you and introduce himself to our Fairburn Parents.  I hope you can come and meet him.   

 

Thanks to everyone that has contributed items to our Operation Gratitude.  We are still accepting items through December 8th

 

Thanks to each of you that have taken time to attend your child’s Parent Teacher Conference.  If you want more information abut your child’s new Progress Report, there is an online parent training available at: http://www.lausd.net/cdg/DOI/ProgressReporting/M4/story.html .  

 

Plan now to attend Fairburn’s Holiday Student Performances which will be held the last week of school before the Winter break. Just as last year, our students will be singing songs and sharing information about the many cultures represented at Fairburn and the Winter Holidays that each celebrate.  We will have a program that is balanced, educational and celebrates the holidays of Lunar New Year, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa and Christmas. This year the parents are invited to view our show as follows:  Grade 4 and Kinder Rooms 6 & 7 families are invited on Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30 AM.  Grades TK, 2 & 3 families are invited on Thursday, December 14 at 8:30 AM. Grades 1 & 5 and Kinder Rooms 8 & 10 families are invited on Friday, December 15 at 8:30 AM. 

 

Pam Marton, Principal pmarton@lausd.net

 

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Published: 11/27/17




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Thanks to each of you that have taken time to attend your child’s Parent Teacher Conference.  If you want more information abut your child’s new Progress Report, there is an online parent training available at: http://www.lausd.net/cdg/DOI/ProgressReporting/M4/story.html .  

 

We have a week off from school for the Thanksgiving holiday. School will be closed November 20 – 24, 2017. This is a perfect time to practice the attitude of APPRECIATION. I want to take a moment to thank all of our teachers, staff and parents, but especially our hard working volunteers for the support and energy you bring to our school and our programs.  As we gear up for all the activities rushing towards us as we head for the month of December, the staff and I are reminded again and again of the important contribution all you make to Fairburn Avenue Elementary School.  We truly appreciate everything that you do.

 

I hope many of you can come up to school Friday morning to participate in my second Coffee with the Principal scheduled for Friday, December 1st at 8:30 AM in the Multi Purpose Room off the Parent Patio entrance on Rochester.   I will be sharing important school information and hearing from you about any topics that you wish to discuss regarding our school. I am excited to share that our LAUSD School Board Member – Nick Melvoin will be on hand to meet all of you and introduce himself to our Fairburn Parents.  I hope you can come and meet him.   

 

Thanks to everyone that has contributed items to our Operation Gratitude.  We are still accepting items through December 8th.

 

Plan now to attend Fairburn’s Holiday Student Performances which will be held the last week of school before the Winter break. Just as last year, our students will be singing songs and sharing information about the many cultures represented at Fairburn and the Winter Holidays that each celebrate.  We will have a program that is balanced, educational and celebrates the holidays of Lunar New Year, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa and Christmas. This year the parents are invited to view our show as follows:  Grade 4 and Kinder Rooms 6 & 7 families are invited on Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30 AM.  Grades TK, 2 & 3 families are invited on Thursday, December 14 at 8:30 AM. Grades 1 & 5 and Kinder Rooms 8 & 10 families are invited on Friday, December 15 at 8:30 AM.

 

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!

 

Pam Marton, Principal pmarton@lausd.net

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Published: 11/17/17




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

It was great to see so many of you at our Fairburn Facelift day, which was held last Saturday. We gardened, and cleaned desks in classrooms and helped make our school environment more beautiful for our students.  Plan now to attend our next Facelift scheduled for Sunday, Feb 11th.

 

Did you already fill out the School Experience Survey? Please send back the white envelope or complete the survey online at  http://achieve.lausd.net/SchoolExperienceSurvey  Please enter your survey code with no spaces or dashes. Your survey code is the 10 numbers printed near the bar code on your printed survey, that was sent home in an envelope. If you do not have your code, enter 0000 followed by your child's 6-digit birth date with no dashes or slashes. For example, if your child was born October 11, 2007, enter 0000101107.  Thanks for your participation.  We are shooting for 100%! 

 

All parents also need to sign up for PASSport.  You were sent a special form two weeks ago either yellow or white with a sticker that contained your child’s 10 digit LAUSD ID number. Please complete the sign on at www.passport.lausd.net and send back the tear off to your child’s teacher.  We must have 100% of our families signed up ASAP. 

 

Do you have any friends with children that will be ready for K or TK, or any other grade next year?  We will host our first Prospective Parent School Tour on Thursday, November 9 at 8:30 AM.  Please have the parents arrive at the front door of the school at 8:15 AM to be greeted and escorted to the Library to meet with me and parent leaders, then tour our school.  Next school year the plan is offer again a TK (Transitional Kindergarten) class for students born between September 2 and December 2, 2013.  So send your neighbors and friends to checkout our wonderful school!

 

This week is a short school week. We will have a school holiday on Friday, November 10.  School is closed in honor of Veteran’s Day.  When we return to school on Monday, November 13th, we will begin our fall Parent Teacher Conference week with Minimum Day Dismissals at 12:30 PM School will dismiss early EVERY DAY next week.  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 13, 15, 16 & 17 school will dismiss at 12:30 PM. On Tuesday, November 14 we will dismiss as usual at 1:28 PM.  The Beyond the Bell and STAR after-school programs will begin right after school dismissed at 12:30 PM each day.  There is no lunch period during the school day on a Minimum Day, any child is welcome to purchase lunch from the cafeteria after school or eat their lunch in the lunch area after school is dismissed at 12:30 PM.

 

To get the most out of a Parent-Teacher conference, parents should be prepared, so that they can help their child succeed in school.  Please make sure you have been trained on the new Progress Report Card before visiting with your child’s teacher the online training is found at: http://www.lausd.net/cdg/DOI/ProgressReporting/M4/story.html .

Here are some sample questions to ask:

  • What will my child be expected to learn this year in key subjects?
  • What are some of the academic or social areas of need for my child?
  • What can I do at home with my child to support what is happening at school?

Communication and cooperation between the home and the school are key ingredients to your child’s success.  Whether exchanging information or identifying and solving common concerns, Parent-Teacher conferences can be valuable learning experiences.

Thank you for your support!

 

Pam Marton Principal 

pmarton@lausd.net 

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Published: 11/6/17




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Thanks for participating in our fun Parade of Masks! 

 

It's that time again to show love for your school and join us for our next Facelift Day on Saturday, November 4th from 10am to 3pm. We have lots of exciting projects lined up. Exercise your creativity and help design and install privacy fencing around the school. Bring the kids to help clean and dust all of the classrooms. They'll also love tidying up the yard and helping to prep for a school garden! We have a grown-ups only project planned for an indoor space as well. We need 3-4 parents adept at sanding and painting.  This specific project requires additional planning so please contact Sima at simafi@gmail.com if you're interested.  Don't miss this opportunity to help Fairburn look its best! Join us on Nov 4th!

 

Also on November 4th in the Rochester parking lot from 10 – Noon, join us for FREE Paper Shredding compliments of Realtor Kelly Aluse. Avoid identity theft and join us for a free paper shredding event! Watch documents being shredded at a rate of 8,000 pounds per hour by a licensed and bonded shredding company. Bring all papers containing sensitive information, social security numbers, account numbers and birthdates.

 

Will you attend the New Progress Report trainings held this Saturday at 2 pm or Monday and Tuesday of next week at 8:15 am in the morning?  I will review and answer questions from parents about the new progress report card that will be provided later this month at your parent teacher conference.

 

LAUSD’s tenth annual “School Experience Survey” will document the experiences and perceptions of parents, staff and students at their schools. The Districts survey window is October 30 – November 15, 2017. Fairburn will distribute the Survey to parents today, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and request that they are sent back to school by November 10, 2017. We will provide a drop box in the office for you to deposit the Surveys or you may return them to your child’s teacher. To incentivize the return of the survey, the class that has the highest percentage of surveys returned by Friday, November 3 will receive a special surprise from ME! If you have more than one child at the school, please complete the one survey and send a note to the other classrooms that you completed the survey so they can get credit! Turn in a blue form sent home to your child’s teacher indicting how you completed the survey to get credit.

 

The School Experience Survey provides valuable information to stakeholders about LAUSD schools each year. Parents, staff and students (grades 4-12), will answer survey questions designed to measure our schools’ climate. The survey focuses on student social and emotional learning; the opportunity to learn; school cleanliness and safety; and parent involvement.

 

A note about student attendance.  Our attendance rate for the first 50 days of school is not as good as last year. Each day of absence our school looses $63.48. So far in the 2016-17 school year we have completed 50 days of school. As of today, there were 64 students missing 2 days of school, 40 students missing 3 – 4 Days of school and 17 students missing 5 or more days of school.  Please help make sure your child is at school every day on time.  If you must attend a doctors appointment please bring them back to school after so they can be counted.  If your child will miss 3 or more days of school, we can arrange independent study, where your child will be counted a present.  Please arrange ahead of time with your child’s teacher.

 

Thanks for your continues support,

 

 

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

 

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Friday’s College and Career Day was a huge success.  We had over 75 Career professionals speak in our classrooms. It was great to see our amazing Fairburn students having such great college & career aspirations! Thanks so much Ms. Carolyn Wells for organizing this special day and to FAB and Mrs. Dot Plukas for their hospitality support.

 

On Tuesday we practiced our school’s response to a major Earthquake in our annual SHAKE Earthquake Drill.  Our school staff simulated a response to a large earthquake.  Students learned how to Duck, Cover and Hold, then evacuate to the play yard, then our staff took on their roles to ensure that all children and staff are accounted for and safe following the quake.  We have 72 hours of emergency supplies, food and water for the whole school on our campus.  Your child will be safe here until you, or a person identified on your emergency card can get up to school to pick up your child.  In case of an earthquake or any other emergency where you wish to pick up your child, please come to the REQUEST GATE on Westholme Ave. to ask for your child.  

 

Picture Day is Thursday!  Please have your child look their best and send the Picture envelope with them to school.

 

Are you ready for Middle School?  Do you know all about some great choices for Middle School for our child?  Start now by doing some research on the best middle school options by attending our upcoming Middle School Options Meeting on Friday, October 20 at 8:15 PM in the MPR.  At this event, which is being coordinated by Suzanne Patterson, our TSP Coordinator, we will have representatives from the best middle schools to share about their programs and application procedures.  We will also have Fairburn Alumni students and their parents who attend these middle schools available to share their personal experiences. Parents from younger grades are welcome, but the presentation will not be as applicable to your child.  

I hope to see all of you on Saturday, October 21 for our FALL FESTIVAL from noon until 4:30 PM on the yard. 

 

Are you a Gardening Angel?  Ms. Marton and our Facelift Team are recruiting a team of parents who wish to help support our school gardening program.  We will have a get organized meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 8:15 AM in the MPR.  If you have green thumb, please come and help us! 

 

I also hope your child is excited about our planned Halloween Day Parade of Masks.  On Tuesday, October 31st, children may bring a costume in a bag to school that day to put on (preferably over their clothes) after lunch.  The parade is open to all parents at 12:45 PM on the yard.  Please no replica weapons, demeaning costumes or scary clown masks!

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Pam Marton – Principal pmarton@lausd.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to the more than 75 parents that joined me at my first Coffee with The Principal on Friday.  It was great to hear from all of you!

 

Thanks also to the tremendous response to our October 4th Walk or Bike to school day!  With the help of organizers Ani Pereria-Sekhon and Charlie Stickney our Fairburn families stepped up!  296 kids in total walked to school on October 4th.

-157 kids walked 4 blocks or less

-74 kids walked 4-8 blocks

-65 kids walked more than 8 blocks

 

Our school will participate in our second annual school-wide College and Career Day on Friday October 13th!   Students will meet career professionals in their classrooms and all kids will participate in a Parade of College or Careers from 8:00 – 8:20 AM on the big yard. Parents are welcome to join us on the yard, just like every other morning. Students should come to school dressed in career choice attire or college apparel. Make a 8 ½’ x 11” sign that they can carry in the parade that states the name of their career choice.

 

We will practice our school’s response to a major Earthquake in our annual SHAKE Earthquake Drill on Tuesday October 17 at 10:15 AM.  Our school staff will simulate a response to a large earthquake.  Students will Duck, Cover and Hold, then evacuate to the play yard, then our staff will take on their roles to ensure that all children and staff are accounted for and safe following the quake.  We have 72 hours of emergency supplies, food and water for the whole school on our campus.  Your child will be safe here until you, or a person identified on your emergency card can get up to school to pick up your child.  In case of an earthquake or any other emergency where you wish to pick up your child, please come to the REQUEST GATE on Westholm Ave. to ask for your child. It's important for parents to also know what the safety procedures are in the event of an earthquake or other major emergency. Please follow this link School Safety in the Case of an Emergency to familiarize yourself with Fairburn's procedures.  

 

Picture Day is coming on Thursday, October 19. Watch for information that will be coming home with your child today. 

 

Are you ready for Middle School?  Do you know all about some great choices for Middle School for our child?  Start now by doing some research on the best middle school options by attending our upcoming Middle School Options Meeting on Friday, October 20 at 8:15 PM in the MPR.  At this event, which is being coordinated by Suzanne Patterson, our TSP Coordinator, we will have representatives from the best middle schools to share about their programs and application procedures.  We will also have Fairburn Alumni students and their parents who attend these middle schools available to share their personal experiences. Parents from younger grades are welcome, but the presentation will not be as applicable to your child.  

I hope to see all of you on Saturday, October 21 for our FALL FESTIVAL from noon until 4:30 PM on the yard. !  I also hope your child is excited about our planned Halloween Day Parade of Masks.  On Tuesday, October 31st  Children may bring a costume in a bag to school that day to put on (preferably over their clothes) after lunch.  The parade is open to all parents at 12:45 PM on the yard.  Please no replica weapons, demeaning costumes or scary clown masks!

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Pam Marton – Principal pmarton@lausd.net

 

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Wednesday, October 4th is Walk or Bike to School Day!  Please enter the gate at Rochester and be counted!  

 

I hope to see many of you this Friday, October 6 from 8:15 – 9:15 AM for my first COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL. Please join us in the morning after drop off in the Multipurpose Room, for a cup of coffee sponsored by FAB. This will be a time for me to hear from you, what you are hoping our school can offer your child, and how we can work together to make Fairburn Avenue School an amazing place of learning for all our children.

This week we are focused on the Learner Profile of CARING and the attitude of APPRECIATION.  Students who are CARING want people around them to be happy and are sensitive to their needs. They think about the world and work to take care of their community and the environment. They remember to treat others how they themselves would like to be treated. Caring people make friends easily.

How can parents help to develop students who are Caring at home? Model the caring behavior you would like to see in your child all the time. Your child has big eyes and ears and notices everything you do. Using kind words, helping people without being asked, being an active listener all show your child that you care about people. Even a simple thing, like holding a door for someone, shows your child that you are aware of others around you and want to help them. Think about how your family can get involved with community organizations.

  • Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Sometimes this can be challenging but make the effort to establish these habits in your home. By developing children who care about the environment, you are helping the future of the globe.
  • After reading a book, spend some time considering how the people in the book acted. Was someone in the book caring? All of the time or just some of the time? Were all of the characters in the book caring or just some of them? Some books to consider:
  • Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Henkes
  • The Giving Tree , Shel Silverstein
  • Yertle the Turtle , Dr. Seuss
  • The Grouchy Ladybug , Eric Carl

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This year the LAUSD Elementary Schools will use a new Progress Report Card to measure student progress.  The new progress report is aligned to the California State Standards.  Some of you received a needs to improve notice for your child’s teachers that indicated areas where we hope you child can make improvements before the official grades are issued on the 12th week of school.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher for more information. 

 

The first meeting of the Leadership and School Site Council will be held September 28 at 7:15am.  The agenda will include Introductions, Election of Officers and an Overview of Responsibilities of the Councils.  Your elected members of the council are all serving the second year of their two-year terms.  They are:   

PARENTS:                               

Alexander “Zinger” Alvy                

Nina Beral

Jeffrey Janger

Cheryl Keyes-N’Gom

Ani Pereria-Sekhon

 

STAFF:

Ingrid Argueta (1st

Kathryn Long (2nd)   

Carolyn Wells (3rd)

Karen Guthrie (4th)

Pam Marton - Principal

Candice Jennings -Classified Staff

Julie Miller (K)  (Leadership)

Dot Plukas (5th)(Leadership)

 

The Calendar Surveys that were sent hoem are due Friday.  Also, don't forget to wear your Fairburn T-Shirts on Friday and show you school spirit!

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Published: 9/25/17




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What an amazing turn out we had for our first Fairburn Facelift Day on Sunday!  We had over 75 parents and kids up at school and we accomplished so much!  Super shout out to our fearless Facelift Captain Sima, and her stellar team of leaders:  Ramla, Colleen,  Jorge, Shannon and Judit.  We could not have had such a successful day without all of your support!

 

We want all of our Fairburn students to become World Citizens and Life Long Learners. To that end, there are attitudes and qualities that we can promote to help our students become members of our global community. Every three weeks we will have two WORDS that will be the school-wide focus that align with our new Language Arts series. These are the traits that students get recognized for with our “Bee Bucks.”

 

These traits will be taught and modeled by teachers and staff and will be celebrated at the assemblies.  However, for children to truly begin to embrace these characteristics, they must also be role-modeled by the people most important in their lives – their parents.

 

Last week, this week and next our Attitude is COOPERATION:

Cooperation means you work very well with others and have a good team work attitude.  Someone with a Cooperative Attitude is a person that does particularly well in group tasks. Someone with a good Cooperative attitude knows when to lead and when to follow. Our Learner Profile is PRINICPLED: Students who are principled have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning.

 

How can parents help to develop students who are Principled at home? Involve your child in deciding on the rules for a game or activity and then ensure that they stick to the ones that have been decided upon. Encourage your child to play games that involve teams. Discuss with your child the qualities of a team player. What sort of person would they want on their team? When your child wins a game insist that he or she is a well-mannered winner. Being a gracious loser is just as important as being a good winner.

 

Thanks to everyone’s cooperation we are had a fabulous first month of school!  If you are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Happy New Year!

 

Pam Marton

Principal

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 9/18/17




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Plan now to attend the first ever – FAIRBURN FACELIFT – campus beautification day THIS Sunday, September 17 from 10am – 3pm. Volunteers are needed for our first Fairburn Facelift (beautification day) to help improve school grounds, foster a sense of pride in our school and build community!  Our goal is to power wash the outside, do yard work which includes gardening, raking, removing weeds, etc.  We will take any time you can give -- whether it's just an hour or a couple of hours -- we greatly appreciate your help. 

We need all the help we can get! 

Please bring brooms, trash bags, garden gloves, hand weeding tools, rakes, paper towels, hoses, and rags if they are readily available.  Additionally, we really need power washers and leaf blowers (both electric and gas) -- please email Ms. Marton at pmarton@lausd.net if you have a power washer or leaf blower, know how to use it and are available to power wash or blow leaves this Sunday!

If you are coming with your children, please sign up for gardening and your children can help.  Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.  Don't forget water, sunscreen and a snack

 

 

I look forward to seeing lots of you up here on Sunday!

 

Pam Marton,

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 9/11/17




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Thanks to everyone that helped out and attended last Thursday night’s Taste of Fairburn welcome event!  The wet weather was a surprise, but even so, there were lots of happy children and families.  The beautiful tree painting of international flags that was created at the event remind us what a great and diverse group of families attend our school.

                                                                                                 

 

These first three weeks of school our teachers have been encouraging our Fairburn students to use a Growth Mindset. Here are some ideas how you can encourage this mindset at home.  The way parents talk about ability and learning can have powerful effects on their kids’ beliefs. Below are three ways parents can instill a growth mindset. And remember, developing a growth mindset in yourself and in your kids is a process that takes time. Have a growth mindset about developing a growth mindset!

 

    •       Recognize your own mindset: Be mindful of your own thinking and of the messages you send with your words and actions.

    •       Praise the process: Praising kids for being smart suggests that innate talent is the reason for success, while focusing on the process helps them see how their effort leads to success.

    •       Model learning from failure: When parents talk positively about making mistakes, kids start to think of mistakes as a natural part of the learning process

 

Say This, Not That

The way we praise our children can have a profound impact on their mindset. Research on praise and mindsets shows that when we praise children for being smart, it promotes a fixed mindset. It sends a message that their accomplishments are trait-based, and tied to something innate. In contrast, praising kids for working hard promotes a growth mindset. It sends a message that the child’s effort is what led them to success.

 

Thank you in advance for supporting Fairburn’s Book Fair this week.  As a reminder the Library is open for parent shopping every morning this week from 8-9 am.  Students can also shop at their recess and lunch play times. 

 

 

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 9/5/17




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It was great seeing so many Fairburn parents at our Back to School Day event on Tuesday.  I know you enjoyed having a chance to meet your child’s teacher, see their classroom and hear about our instructional program and classroom expectations. 

 

On Thursday, August 31, 5:00 to 7:00pm, 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.  Fresh Brothers is sponsoring pizza for all and families are

invited to bring an appetizer, side dish or desert representing your culture to share.

 

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

Grade K -        Rm 10 had 91% wearing Fairburn Shirts!

Grade 2 -         Rm 14 had 83%

Grade 2 -         Rm 20 had 83%

Grade 2 -         Rm 14 had 83%

Grade 5 -         Rm 13 had 83%

Who will win this Thursday?  Wear your Fairburn shirts Thursday as there is no school on Friday!

 

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4.  Students return back on Tuesday, September 5, with a 1:28pm dismissal.  I hope you enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!

           

When we return to school on September 5th the Book Fair will be open in the Library! We hope that your family will support our library by purchasing books at the Book Fair.  For every book purchased, our Library earns points to add new books to our Fairburn Library, so enjoy shopping! Student will preview the Fair on Tuesday and return later in the week to purchase books. Parents can shop every morning from 8 – 9am. 

 

Thank you for all of your support!

 

Pam Marton, Principal   pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 8/29/17




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Dear Parents,

 

Here are some special Back to School Day instructions:

BACK TO SCHOOL DAY IS TUESDAY, August 29 from 8 - 9 AM!

Please bring your child to school by 7:55 AM.  Parents may enter our campus with children through Parent Patio, on Rochester Ave. starting at 7:40 AM.  Children must be in their line by 8:00 AM to participate in morning exercises.  Parents only may also enter the school through the front doors on Fairburn Ave. beginning at 7:55 AM.  

All parents should sign in and obtain a yellow VISITOR STICKER which will be available in the MPR if you enter at the Rochester gate or at the Front Door if you enter on Fairburn.  Parents will walk to their child's classrooms at 7:55 AM and teachers will begin their presentations promptly at 8:00 AM.

Once you have finished at 9 AM, please exit the school through the front doors on Fairburn Ave.

 

Next Thursday, August 31, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., 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.  Fresh Brothers is sponsoring pizza for all and families are invited to bring an appetizer, side dish or desert representing your culture to share.

 

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

Grade K – Rm 10 had 91% wearing Fairburn Shirts!

Grade 2- Rm 14 had 83%

Grade 2- Rm 20 had 83%

Grade 2- Rm 14 had 83%

Grade 5 – Rm 13 had 83%

Who will win this Thursday?  Wear your Fairburn shirts Thursday as there is no school on Friday!

 

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4.  Students return on back on Tuesday, September 5, with a 1:28pm dismissal.  I hope you enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!

                 

When we return to school on September 5th the Book Fair will be open in the Library! We hope that your family will support our library by purchasing books at the Book Fair.  For every book purchased, our Library earns points to add new books to our Fairburn Library, so enjoy shopping! Student will preview the Fair on Tuesday and return later in the week to purchase books. Parents can shop every morning from 8 – 9 AM. 

 

Thank you for all of your support!

 

Pam Marton

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 8/25/17




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This school year has started of with many exciting things!  We even had a Solar Eclipse!

 

Here are some important events coming up that you will not want to miss!

Back to School Day is Tuesday, August 29th, 8 – 9 AM.  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 – 9:00 AM. 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 31, from 5 – 7 PM. More details will follow.

 

SCHOOL IS CLOSED on Friday, September 1 and Monday September 4.  Students return on back on Tuesday, September 5, with a 1:28 PM Dismissal.  I hope you enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!

 

Our CARLINE on Ohio started this last Wednesday.  Please give it a try.  The hours are 7:40 – 7:55 am.  Kids should be ready to exit the car when you get to the drop-off area.  Orange vested attendants will help your child exit the car.  Please follow the directions of the orange vested volunteers.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to sign up to volunteer please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48a9af2ca02-carline

 

Thanks for being involved in our school!

 

Pam Marton

Principal

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 8/21/17




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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 – 8:00am. 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 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. 

 

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 in the mornings and at dismissal this coming week.

 

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 afterschool treat.

 

Thanks to all of our super Fairburn students, staff and families for making our school so great!

 

Let’s have a great first week!

 

Pam Marton

 

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 8/15/17




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The count down to the beginning of the new school year is on!  We look forward to welcoming our new students and welcoming back our returning students on Tuesday, August 15th, the first day of school!  Students in grades 1 – 5 will meet their new teachers on the play yard at 8:00 AM in the morning.  Please look for the room number signs.  TK and K students and parents will meet their teachers at 8:30 AM in the K yard and enter the school at the K Yard Gate on Ohio. The K yard will open at 8:15 AM. 

 

School will dismiss EVERY Tuesday at 1:28 PM, and 2:28 PM every other day of the school week.

 

To find out which classroom your child is assigned, there will be printed lists posted on the front doors of the school at 5 PM on Monday, August 14th.  We also will have lists at the Parent Patio entrance inside the Rochester Ave. gate at 7:30 AM on Tuesday morning August 15th.

 

If for some reason your child will not attend Fairburn this year, Please call the school office right away.

 

Of course if you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at

(310)470-1344 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, or send me an email to the address below.

 

I can’t wait to see all of you back at Fairburn!

 

Your Principal,

 

Pam Marton

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 8/7/17




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Dear Fairburn Families,

 

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School.  I am so happy to be returning this school year as your child’s Principal.  We are going to have another exciting school year filled with amazing learning experiences provided by our phenomenal teachers and support staff.  This year we welcome some fantastic TK and K Teachers to our staff.  Our FAB (Fairburn Avenue Boosters) parent group is planning some wonderful events to connect families to our school, as a true community that works together to support the programs and instructional needs of the school.  Every activity will be designed to engage you in your child’s education, but also to help our school provide enriching programs and much needed supports for the instructional program that your child will be offered at Fairburn. 

 

Fairburn has a proud history of being one of the finest public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Our teachers, administration, and support staff are committed to helping each child reach his/her maximum potential. Recognizing that you, the parents of our wonderful students, are their first and most important teachers, we look forward to working in partnership with you and your children.

 

The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with a 1:28 PM Dismissal.  School hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 2:28 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. This year we will dismiss at 1:28 p.m. every Tuesday to allow teachers to meet for Professional Development. 

 

The gates will open each day at 7:40 a.m.  Please do not drop off your child before 7:40 a.m. due to safety concerns.  Full price meal prices will be $2.25 for nutrition snack and $2.75 for lunch. Reduced meal prices will be $.30 for nutrition and $.40 for lunch.  Milk is $.75 and orange juice is $.50.

 

Classroom assignments will be posted on charts located on the Front Door – Fairburn Avenue Entrance after 5 pm on Monday, August 14th.  On Tuesday, August 15th, students are to line up in their new room assignments.  Teachers will have Room numbers signs on the playground.  Just as last year, Parents are welcome to walk their children into school using the Rochester, Parent Patio Gate.  Staff will be available on the yard if you need assistance in finding your child’s room assignment. Kindergarten and TK families will meet their teachers on the Kindergarten Play yard.  Enter the gate on Ohio Ave. 

 

As we begin a new year, we want to emphasize that student achievement is the focus of our instructional team.  As a parent you are a key member of that team.  Our staff is dedicated to the belief that each child will be provided opportunities to reach their full academic and social potential.  In support of that belief our staff is committed to do the following:

    Have high expectations for all of our learners.

    Provide motivation for the learning process.

    Arrange opportunities for all learners to be successful.

    Provide a caring and positive class atmosphere for all students.

    Implement a rigorous core curriculum

    Strive to be aware of the individual needs of your child.

    Communicate with you regularly regarding your child’s progress.

 

We rely on your support in all areas of the learning process in order for your child to truly excel.  We need the dedication of our parents to do the following:

     Have high expectations for your child.

     Provide a quiet place for your child to study.

     Encourage your child to complete his/her homework.

     Make sure your child gets an adequate night's sleep.

     See that your child arrives at school on time every day.

     Spend at least 20 minutes per day reading with your child.

     Attend Back to School Day, Parent Conferences & Open House.

     Encourage your child to be positive in his or her learning.    

 

Again, welcome to the new school year.  Together we’ll make it a fun and productive year of learning for all children and adults.  I am looking forward to meeting your child(ren) and each of you.  Please get involved and help us make this year an amazing experience for your whole family!

 

Sincerely,

 

Pam Marton

Pam Marton                           

Principal

pmarton@lausd.net

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Posted by: Pamela Marton
Published: 6/15/17