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Coffee with the Principal is Friday 10-4, School Closed 10-9 and School Tour October 10 at 8:30AM
Posted 10/2/19

Dear Fairburn Families,


I hope to see many of you this Friday, October 4 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, or the auditorium if the MPR is being painted, 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.


School is closed Wednesday, October 9. 


Next Thursday, October 10, we open our school to Prospective Parents. If you know any families with incoming TK or K students for the 2020 school year, please let them know this is the first tour of the year.  Parents meet in the Library at 8:30 AM.


Fairburn has been awarded the coveted National Blue Ribbon School Award as an Exemplary High Performing School! We are being recognized as one of the United States’ highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 362 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. There were 30 schools in California and only 2 schools recognized in LAUSD and we are one of them!   There are 98,200 schools in the US.  That means Fairburn students have scored is better than 99.6% of all the schools in the US! 


“We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. “As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning.”


The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 37th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 9,000 schools. On November 14 and 15, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 312 public and 50 non-public school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.


 Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at


Congratulations to everyone!


Pam Marton, Principal