The goal of Fairlands PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families in the Fairlands community. We fundraise in order to provide enrichment opportunities our families value. Last year, Fairlands PTA achieved this by:

· Supporting educational programs at school, both financially and through volunteer hours.

o $50 per student provided to teachers for supplies and curriculum needs

o Additional hours for library and technology staff

o Technology purchases for Library and Classrooms

o Purchase of library books and materials

o Purchase and volunteer support of literacy programs and materials

o Fairlands Art Docent Program and Reflections art program

o Purchase of experimental supplies for science lab

o Provide funding for all school assemblies, including Walk Through CA and American Revolution

o Fairlands Green Team, Learning Garden, Outdoor Classroom

o Fairlands Science Fair

· Providing social opportunities for the community to come together as families to celebrate our children.

o Back to School Coffee

o Ice Cream Social

o Holiday Breakfast

o Art Night

o Fall Festival

o Hot Chocolate Days

o Family Fun Night

· Communicating with our membership.

o Fairlands Flyer weekly email

o website

o Facebook and Twitter pages

o Fairlands marquee

o Principal’s coffee

o Student Directory

o Kindergarten Connection

o PTA general membership meetings

· Reaching out to our diverse cultural mix in an effort to have all students, family members and teachers feel accepted and included in the Fairlands community.

o Family Heritage Night

o Pizza with the Principal

o Soul Shoppe Peace Program

o Red Ribbon Week

o Teacher/staff appreciation

o Room Parent coordination

o Families in Crisis meal support

o Fairlands Talent Show

o Kindergarten Playdate

o Financial outreach for field trips

Fairlands School yearbook and school pictures

Your Donations at Fairlands

There are many ways in which your generous donations impact Fairlands kids’ school life: from the supplies they use in classrooms throughout the day to the things that surround them on the school grounds. This year we will keep showing you examples of how your donations made Fairlands better. Thanks to 2017-2018 School Year Fun Run donations we keep working on school beautification projects. Over the 2018 summer the shade structure cover has been replaced with a new UV rays blocking “Fairlands blue” fabric that is expected to last for over 15 years. Also 20 new umbrellas have been purchased and installed over the individual lunch tables. As you can see in the picture above, the kids spend their lunches in the shade now. We are currently working on planting new trees in order to add more shade in the years to come (and to show our planet some love) as well as install a number of buddy benches around the blacktop. Thank you for making all this possible and we’ll keep reporting on the progress!