Message From Principal Wong

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March 17, 2019

Greetings Fairmeadow Community,

I hope you are all enjoying the fabulous sunshine this St. Patrick’s weekend. Speaking of beautiful weather, days like this gives us a wonderful opportunity to get some fresh air and light exercise. If you and your family can consider walking or biking to school in the mornings, that would be wonderful. It would also help with the morning traffic congestion in the front of our school. If you do drive to pick up and drop off, please remember to be cautious of your speed and keep your eyes on the road. I have seen quite a few adults drive with one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand holding and looking at a cell phone right after their child leaves the car. Thank you for keeping everyone safe on the roads!

This Wednesday, 3/20, is Fairmeadow’s Art Night in our MP Room from 5:00-7:00 pm. Our very own Firebirds have submitted beautiful, imaginative, and creative artwork to display. Please come check out this artistic event! Thank you to our parent volunteers who worked tirelessly these last few days helping to collect student art work and to set up the MP room. 

As a reminder, we do have a wide range of activities during lunch time here at Fairmeadow. These activities are designed to provide structured choices for children, if they prefer.  On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, parent volunteers lead our noon tables with activities ranging from Legos to arts and crafts.  On Tuesdays in Room 24, staff members run our Board Games Club. On Wednesdays, children are invited to participate in Walking Club and Garden Club, which we have partnered with JLS Leadership students. In addition, on Mondays and Wednesdays in the kindergarten playground, JLS Leadership students help run games and play with the kinders. We also have Noon Sports games throughout the week for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, run by teacher coaches. Please check-in with your child about what they enjoy about lunchtime and encourage participation in one or more of these fun activities!

Thank you to those of you who joined me and Dr. Don Austin at Friday’s Principal Coffee. We had a wonderful community conversation that touched upon some of the future direction of the district as well as the Stanford GUP. This was also a great opportunity to get to know Dr. Don Austin as he shared with the group his background experiences and why PAUSD is the number one district in the state. 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend. I will see you soon!

Warm Regards,
Iris Wong