FAIRFAX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA
2019-2020 PTA Initiatives
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! We hope you're all excited for a great new school year. The Fairfax PTA wants to extend an invitation to all families to participate in the many events and enrichment opportunities that the PTA provides.
This school year includes the Fairfax Cabaret Talent Show, which will take place on January 31, 2020 at 7 pm on the Cleveland Heights High School stage! The evening will be filled with talented students, staff and family members as they sing, dance, play musical instruments, tumble, and entertain you!
We welcome your questions and ideas throughout the year. And PLEASE, if you are on Facebook, “like” the Fairfax PTA page. This is our quickest and easiest way to communicate about school events (we all know we could use an extra reminder the night before Pajama Day!).
Check out the PTA Events link for a full 2019-2020 calendar of events. You will receive additional printed monthly flyers with important news and event reminders.
March 17th CHUH School Levy
The school district has placed an operating levy on the March 17thballot and it is urgent that Issue 26 is successful!
The district is losing $7.2M of state funds this year because it is forced to pay private school tuition for students who live in our community and the only way to fill that hole is for us to step up and vote YES for Issue 26.
If it fails, the district will be forced to make devastating cuts that will impact every child in every building. These could include closing elementary schools, laying off teachers, scaling back opportunities for music, art, sports and transportation, reducing course offerings, and increasing class sizes. Let’s not let that happen!
For more information, please visit www.chuhyes.org where you can also request a yard sign, make a donation, or sign up to volunteer for the lit drop that will take place all across the district on March 7 and 8th. The campaign needs hundreds of people, young and old, to help place door hangers at 11,000 households!
Thank you for joining us in keeping our schools and our community strong!
News & Events
Malley’s Chocolates Spring FundraiserOrders are due on Monday March 9th-- Deadline is extended to Tuesday March 10th by end of day! Orders will be available for pick up in the Fairfax gym on April 1st from 3-3:45 pm.
Fairfax Family Night at Heights Ice RinkSaturday, March 14th from 5–6:30 pmWhether you are a beginner or have had years of experience, come skate with us on the ice at the Heights Rec Center! The rink is being provided to us for FREE from the Barden, Benner, Carter Memorial Fund and the PTA is covering the cost of ice skate rentals.
Literacy NightThursday, March 19th from 5:30–7:30 pmThe teachers are planning a fun Dr. Suess party! Get ready for spring with an evening of family literacy activities. Dinner is from 5:30-6:15 pm. All students will leave with a new book!
ALSO IN MARCH:
Sunday, March 15: St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving at Heights Community Center, 11-2 pm. Go to https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/128014/2020 to donate to the Fairfax team.
Thursday, March 19: Kindergarten Open House for families with children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020. Tours and Info from 5-6 pm; Dinner & Activities from 6–7:30 pm during Fairfax Literacy Night.
Don’t forget!School is closed on:3 /23 – 3/ 27: Spring Break4 /10: Good Friday4 /13: Compensatory Day
Save the Dates:4 /15 - 4/ 16: BOGO Scholastic Book Fair4 /15: Kindergarten Music Program 2 pm only4 /16: Math Night, 6-7:30 pm5 /1: Spelling Bee (Grades 3-5) 1:45-3:15 pm5 / 6: Orchestra & Recorder Concert at 2:15 pm & 6:30 pm
Fairfax PTA 2019-2020 calendarDistrict Calendar and website