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Anaheim, CA 92805
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Citron Campus Newsletter
DECEMBER 16, 2011

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"My hands are cold!" -Chase, Room 4  
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Room 1 PageantKindergarten Tree Planting and Dedication
We would like to invite you to join us on Friday, January 6, 2012 for our annual Tree Planting & Dedication. Tree Planting is a very special day, as this event marks the beginning of our Kindergarten students' transition to our Mable Campus. This year we would like to extend an invitation to our parents if they are able to attend.
We request that all Kindergarten students wear their Light Blue Husky Pup Polo and Jeans, as we will also be taking our Kindergarten Group photo on this day as well.
Students will participate in the Tree Planting & Dedication, Campus Tour, and lunch in the Mable Cafeteria! The Mable campus will be providing animal crackers for snack and cheese pizza for lunch. If your child has allergies please inform the Citron front office and provide a snack lunch.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter Extra-Curricular Classes
Our Winter schedule of classes is now available. We are excited to be offering two new classes: Karate and Mad Science. Our extracurricular classes allow your child to enjoy fun and enriching courses while broadening their experiences without even leaving the campus. Full payment for classes should be submitted by Friday, January 13th (to the wooden Activities box). There will be no adds, drops, or refunds after Monday, January 23rd. Don't miss out! Please contact Ms. Dodson for more information at [email protected]

Chalk Talk: Becoming Bilingual

Panel on Secondary Language Acquisition
Wednesday January 11, 7-8:30pm
Anaheim Hills Campus

In an increasingly global economy, bilingualism is a huge advantage.  Speaking in Tongues, an award-winning documentary, narrates the trend towards secondary language immersion starting in preschool or kindergarten, the prime time for learning language. Join us to watch the short film and have an open discussion about the pros and cons of early childhood language immersion facilitated by language acquisition experts and a Fairmont administrator. Bring your children along too--language learning games & activities will be provided by Lango (our Mandarin Chinese Extra-Curricular class).    


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Administrative Staff 

As the Holiday season approaches with all sorts of wonderful activities and food, it is a chance for us to reflect on the fact that all are not as lucky as we. It is never too early to instill compassion in our children and the importance of giving.  Chances to teach children about giving may take a little creativity and perseverance but there are many opportunities. Children have a natural instinct to help.  They can learn that they are able to make a difference in the life of someone who does not have the same advantages they enjoy. Below you will find a short list of activities to expose young children to the spirit of giving.

  • There are many families who will not have the opportunity to celebrate this holiday.  Your family can make a difference by delivering a tree, providing dinner, or assembling a care package.
  • Bake cookies and deliver them to a neighbor.
  • Make holiday cards for children who are sick in the hospital.
  • Donate one item off a Christmas Wish list to a less fortunate child.
  • Have your child accompany you while you pick up the mail for a neighbor who is sick or out of town. 

We want to thank you all for your generosity and continued support of our campus.  We wish everyone a wonderful winter holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Happy Holidays,


Rae Douglas 

Mrs. Rae Douglas   

Spotlight News 

Abby and SantaIt's Holiday time at Citron! The setting calls to mind a holiday greeting card: children playing in the snow, Santa listening carefully to a child whispering a holiday wish, and with the smell of fresh baked cookies in the air it didn't just look like a dream it felt like one.

We were all in the spirit at our annual Winter Wonderland Night.  This family fun night was filled with several activities for families. Our kids entertainment stations included face painting, a trackless train, bounce house, and REAL SNOW.  As the children played and smiled with glee, parents enjoyed great conversations throughout the evening and a pasta dinner catered by the Old Spaghetti Factory. As an extra special treat we also had a visit from Santa, who was available for photos in our letter writing booth! 

It was quite a task to transform the patio and elementary yard to a Winter Wonderland, but it was all worth it, because remarkably we had almost 200 guests in attendance! This evening event was a perfect opportunity to celebrate the holidays, with the families in our school community and I feel very lucky to have been able to put the program together. As her parents were getting her ready to go home, Olivia said, "I love it here so much, I don't want to leave."  I am so appreciative to all the wonderful families who attended, as their participation made this event a success! 

I wish you all a warm and Wonderful Holiday & a Happy New Year! 



Ms. Rafat
Ms. Sheila Rafat  

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Dates to Know Date
Husky Pup
December 19th - January 2nd
Winter Break - Fairmont Private Schools will be closed for the holidays

Tuesday, January 3rd
School Reconvenes

Friday, January 6th
8:30am - Flag Salute
8:45am - All parent meeting on the patio
9:15am - New Parent Mini-Orientation
Mable Tree Planting Field Trip
Kindergarten Only

Monday, December 9th
Winter Extra-Curricular Classes Begin

Tuesday, December 10th
Mable First Grad Information Night
More information to follow

Friday, January 13th
Water Cycles Assembly
Kindergarten Only

Sunday, January 22nd
Fairmont Private Schools (P-12) Expo
10am-2pm at Chapman University, Beckman Hall 404