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Parent Survey- Coming Soon!
This coming week be sure to watch for an email containing the annual Fairmont Parent Survey. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate you taking the time to provide it to us. This year we are hoping to increase parent participation so we are raffling off a $1,000.00 tuition discount good for the 2012-2013 school year. One winner will be drawn from each campus, and all survey participants will be eligible.
Parent Association Scrip Orders
The FPA is asking for your scrip orders. Scrip orders must be returned to the Mable FPA mailbox located in the library. Orders are due March 20.
Why Should you Host an International Student? Here is what some our Fairmont Families have to say about the Homestay Program.
"Not only is it a rewarding experience for the student, it also is for the Host Family. My son now has two new playmates. They can get another brother or sister at home to teach them about their customs and even a few words of their language. My son is just attached to his host sister.
Looking at it from your child's viewpoint, they become a part of the family. You're not just parenting a kid, its adding to the joy of your family."
- Carrise Moriyasu, an Anaheim Hills Parent who has hosted for over 2 years and is currently hosting two Russian students
"Homestay was an amazing experience for my family and I! We really enjoyed learning a lot about the Chinese culture and traditions as well as sharing ours with them. It was so much fun introducing them to things they had never experienced before, such as the beach and bowling. Overall it was a great experience and we definitely would do it again!"
- Michelle Anderson, a Fairmont Anaheim Hills Teacher who hosted 2 Chinese students for 5 weeks
The Fairmont Homestay Program is looking for Fairmont Families to host an international student for our short-term, long term, and summer programs at our Mable, Anaheim Hills, and Preparatory Campuses. Fairmont has a variety of student programs ranging from two weeks to an entire academic year allowing any family the opportunity to participate in this rewarding experience. Families will also receive financial compensation for their participation.
Interested families are invited to attend our Homestay Program Information Meeting at the Anaheim Hills Campus on March 28, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Families can RSVP for the meeting by visiting our website at http://www.fairmontschools.com/homestay. For more information, please contact the Homestay Office at714-999-5055 x 1689or email email@example.com.
Chalk Talk: How to Parent Your Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fairmont Edgewood Campus
If you've ever dreamed of being a better parent or educator, this is the event for you! Learn how to make the most of your parent/child/school relationship from acclaimed speaker, Scott Peebles, M.A., MFCC, H.B. Scott was one of the youngest licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselors in California, and he has been deemed one of the most exciting and entertaining parenting speakers in the country. Scott calls his method "Slightly Off the Wall Parenting." We think you'll call it amazing! All Fairmont parents, faculty and friends are welcome!
Did You Know
Did You Know... Fairmont Preparatory Academy Concert Choir, Concert Band and Show Choir have been honored with an invitation to participate in the London Festival of Music?
These 45 Fairmont Prep music students, grades 9-12 compete annually, nationally as well as locally. April 2008 the groups attained national ranking, which earned them invitations to perform in such exotic locales as Germany, Austria, China, and a number of cities throughout the United States. Prior to London, the students have competed in San Francisco, New York, Hawaii.
London is their first opportunity to compete internationally. Additionally, the Concert Choir has been invited to sing Eucharist mass at St Paul's Cathedral and Covenant Garden, and to perform at Regent Park. The Choirs and Band leave April 2 and return April 8. We're wishing them lots of luck!
Contributed by Stacey Barta, Fairmont Prep Music Director