PTA President's Message

Hello! My name is Christine Lutz, and I am the new PTA president for our 2021/2022 school year. This year I will have a 2nd Grader and a Kindergartener at Fairlands, with my youngest still in preschool. Our family has been at Fairlands for three years, and we have a long way to go still! I am so happy to have our students back on campus and look forward to meeting and interacting with all families at Fairlands this year.

If this is your first year at Fairlands Elementary, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. If you are a seasoned Flyer family, I know that you are as excited as I am to be getting the kids back on campus. Whether a new PTA member or a returning member, we thank you for your contributions, time, and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly, our students! As a member of the Fairlands PTA, you are a voice for our kids and part of the largest child advocacy program in the world. It really is a rewarding experience!

For new members, PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a non-profit organization made up of volunteer parents to support our school needs. It is a separate entity from Fairlands and our school district (PUSD). We are not employed by the school or district and all positions are made up of volunteer parents. There is so much we wouldn’t be able to do, or have our students experience without you and your support. Please remember the mission of the PTA - to positively impact the lives of children and families. Together at Fairlands, we support this mission through our wide-ranging efforts by supporting school and district programs, supporting the school community through family events, and giving direct help to the teachers and staff at Fairlands.

I am looking forward to continuing the working partnership with our lovely Principal Mrs. Heidi Deeringhoff, new Vice Principal Kaycie Woldhuis, and our amazing teachers and staff. We will continue to provide an excellent learning experience for our children with the support of our members. I encourage each one of you to become a part of our team! You can support the Fairlands PTA by:

  • Becoming a PTA member ($12): Sign-ups are now online. By becoming a member, you will receive voting rights at PTA meetings and an online school directory (There are zero requirements for you to attend any meetings, but we welcome you join as many as you can. There is SO much to learn).

  • Volunteering: Share your talents and/or time with our school. By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, helping to make positive change.

  • Donating: Provide funds, resources, and time.

Time and donations can sometimes seem never ending and overwhelming, but please know we will always help a fellow Flyer SOAR. To provide our students with the experiences they’ll remember for a lifetime, we must be willing to do the work as well. Fairlands Elementary is truly a special place. We have an amazing community of students, parents, teachers and staff. Contributing to the Fairlands PTA only enhances and strengthens this relationship. Thank you for helping to make every student’s potential a reality.


Christine Lutz