𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗚𝗨𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all school-age youth returning to school, sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks through the end of the school year. Testing, plus wearing masks and taking other precautions, such as social distancing and staying home (quarantining) when needed, are some of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year, we can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19. Anyone could have COVID-19 and not know it. Getting tested regularly is the best way to know you are still healthy. For testing locations: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp If you have at-home saliva testing kits through Vault - we can submit those completed tests with our staff saliva tests which is through UPS every other Thursday (3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3). UPS pick-up is 3pm at Fairmont Elementary School so your sample would need to be there before 3pm. Here is how to Order an at-home test at no cost: Vault: No-Cost COVID Testing For All Minnesotans
All sophomores, juniors, and seniors - if you currently have a study hall, now is the time to apply for Honor Flex. Please see Mrs. Waterbury at the Service Window for information and an application. Applications are due back at the Service Window by January 28th.
REMINDER that we are holding Early Childhood Screenings the 1st Tues of ea. month throughout the school year! Please see below for information re: scheduling your child's screening. NOTE: At this time screenings are being held via telephone - interview style. More information can be provided when you call to schedule.
𝗩𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗠 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟵 https://www.dropbox.com/s/imsvq2k82oey1h0/Fairmont%20Schools%20Video%201.11.mp4?dl=0
𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝗴 𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘂𝗽 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬! Due to the impending blizzard warning for our area, we will be handing out 3 day meal bags today, Thursday, January 14, 2021. The bags will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. You can pick them up at the following locations: Fairmont High School Door 10 from 11:00 – 1:00 Fairmont Elementary Main Entrance from 11:00 – 1:00 You may pick up bags for any child ages 0-18. You may also pick them up for other families if they can’t make it today.
𝙃𝙄𝙂𝙃 𝙎𝘾𝙃𝙊𝙊𝙇 𝙑𝙊𝘾𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉𝘼𝙇 𝙀𝙓𝙋𝘼𝙉𝙎𝙄𝙊𝙉 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙅𝙀𝘾𝙏 Please click on the link below if you would like to show your support for the Vocational Expansion Project at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School https://forms.gle/ks14LXA4C9KaqSjT8 Thank you!
𝗦𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗖𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗠𝗬 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦 𝗕𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗡 𝗝𝗔𝗡𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗬 𝟵. 𝗜𝗧'𝗦 𝗡𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝗧𝗢𝗢 𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗡!! The link below provides course details and an opportunity to register. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vOVwSLayBUbiOv1u16QJba2M_KRRt31gO1eoCxBSqQQ/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER ~ ECFE Class begins this week!! Friday morning will be the 1st of our Jan/Feb sessions! If you have not enrolled/registered yet, now is the time! Please see information below on the classes offered and instructions for online enrollment/registration. NOTE: Once you complete the enrollment/registration process for your child, please call our office to choose your preferred class @ 235-6205.
This week concludes our Nov/Dec session of ECFE classes. Our Jan/Feb session will include Tuesday classes on Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, and 23rd as well as our Friday class option on Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, and 26th. Please register through Skyward or if you don’t have an account, call 507-235-6205. See you in 2021!!
The Jr./Sr. High School Band Department's Indoor Marching Band Concert will be a Virtual Indoor Marching Band Concert. We hope you're able to watch it and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crkvsDHgc-I&feature=youtu.be
Minnesota Helpline (English): For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. COVID-19 (Spanish) HOTLINE: 651-304-6145 Are you: 1. Seeking COVID-19 related support in your native language? 2. Needing help accessing resources such as food and housing? 3. Wanting additional information related to COVID-19? Our specialists provide information in English and in Spanish regarding available resources, brought to you on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DqbSZvl673c2_bcWrPOWmbMgx1vV5K_0/view?usp=sharing Hola querida familias Hispanas de nuestro distrito. Tenemos la alegría de presentarles a Karla Olson, nuestra nueva Coordinadora de enlace de la escuela primaria de Fairmont. Karla estará al servicio de las familias en la escuela primaria. Mientras tanto Natanael Moreno estará a tiempo completo en la secundaria y preparatoria de Fairmont. Por el momento para poder contactarse con Karla, el número de ella es 507.235.4503 y su correo electrónico permanente es firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ECFE Family Fun Night at Fairmont Elementary for tonight, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 has been CANCELLED!!
FHS HOMECOMING 2020 - Click on the link below. Homecoming Activities will be divided into two seasons. We will celebrate a few of our traditions September 21 - 25. We will celebrate the rest (hopefully) in the spring. We cannot gather the student body, so technology will be used for communication. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1or9hLfUB4PaCinm2OUi7wzWEJBYWYm6aT5lA5yNcUx8/edit?usp=sharing
Follow the link below to view the recording of last night's zoom Back to School parent meeting. Fast forward to minute 7 for the start of the meeting. https://bit.ly/Aug3BTSZoom
Watch the class of 2020 Graduation ceremony here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AovUfTDXVH8& Congratulations, Cardinals! (Fixed Link)
One final farewell for Mrs. H’s four and five year old preschoolers who will be heading off to kindergarten next year! These awards were given to every student for all of their hard work in school and at home during the school closure. A special thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, daycare providers, and other special people that became honorary Distance Learning teachers. You are all incredible! 💗 Morning Class Awards Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zMkfa2WqIxUF6MXt-LmHNEdRddHnV7EB Afternoon Class Awards Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GibVvtVIvxA2nmvdf7V5D_Z_SyI5PJVD
Check out this memory video of Mrs. Aukes’ class! They had a great year together. It may have been a little different than planned, but our memories will always be cherished! 😊 https://youtu.be/-N2Y_nbXUWs
It is recommended that children stay up-to-date on their immunizations during the COVID-19 outbreak to prevent outbreaks of other infectious diseases. Due to this recommendation, Faribault & Martin County Public Health is resuming immunization services, by appointment only. Precautions are in place to keep you and your child as safe as possible during the appointment. To schedule an appointment or to ask questions, please contact Candi at 507-238-4757 in Martin County or 507-526-3265 in Faribault County.
Good Morning Cardinals! There are only 5 school days left, which means this is the last Music & Movement video for distance learning. Get up & join us in doing the DINOSAUR STOMP! Make sure to check out the video to see who our special guests were this week! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yTLL3iVSXDWEbaHQuoB_we4yCE8upJav/view?usp=sharing
Fairmont Elementary Parents - June 1st will be our last day of distribution pick up and drop off. We will have only 1 time slot for pick up and drop off on June 1st. It will be from 10:30 am-1:00 pm. Things to return on June 1st: * Technology (Chromebook or iPad with charger) * Library Books * Thank you/Goodbye letter to your teacher We will also be having a reverse parade with staff members lining the sidewalks to wave goodbye to parents and students. Please bring your child(ren) in your car so they can wave goodbye to their teachers too. Thanks for all you have been doing during this distance learning. It has been a unique way to end a school year. If you have questions about the 2020-2021 school year please reach out to the main office. Have a wonderful summer!
Hey there Cardinals!!!!! Here is your weekly Music & Movement video for the week! Get moving, smile & have fun! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S_by992AIF_fxvUM8z9woFzEUwDchtEa/view?usp=sharing
HEY CARDINALS!!!!!! Happy Wednesday!!!! GET MOVING! You do not need to be set up exactly like us ... like I say in the introduction, improvise and use whatever you have .... just feel the beet & "Drum" along!!!! The most important take-away is to just keep your body moving! Add a video or picture of your kids or family doing the routine in the comments below! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jMCyufBjvzs6p_noTtXjznVyt872FSjC/view?usp=sharing
Here is a video of Fairmont Area Schools students celebrating their AWESOME teachers during teacher appreciation week. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11fBOTNwmg5YwpO7cYqJgc0JhlOen4PuU/view?usp=sharing
Seniors: If you are interested in delivering the Senior address at Commencement, please visit this link and submit your Intent to Audition. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jSAeQYcbsHvH8MnHKnAnJPaX3qSVNFhQcIMXsXarNok/edit?usp=sharing
Attention Seniors! Cap & Gown Handout: May 15th Times: 7:30-8:30 11:30-12:30 5:00-6:00 Students will pull through the horseshoe and pick up from their car. We will have everything inside Door 14. If they don’t pick up during that time they can stop into the main office.
Hey Fairmont Elementary! Check out this video by Mrs. Labes & Ms. Breamer! Grab a bucket and something to use as drumsticks and learn a drumming routine to "It's Raining Tacos!" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zQcVyTkIXNqgXBedr7FbSrayIpIHAFZU/view?usp=drives Skype
SAME STORM, DIFFERENT BOAT ... We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa. For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis. For some that live alone they're facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest & time with their mother, father, sons & daughters. With the $600 weekly increase in unemployment some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales. Some families of 4 just received $3400 from the stimulus while other families of 4 saw $0. Some were concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend. Some want to go back to work because they don't qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine. Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday. Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don't believe this is a big deal. Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come. So, friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different. Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing. We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a very different journey. ~Unknown author
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Fairmont Elementary School - A reminder that there is NO school or child care on Friday, April 10 or Monday, April 13. Distance learning packet pick up and drop off will be Tuesday, April 14.
What Every Kid Needs to Know about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-every-kid-needs-to-know-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-tickets-99881837264 This 1 hour webinar is designed for elementary, middle, and high school children, their parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, school administrators, and anyone who is interested in getting information on the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. The webinar will use medically accurate and age appropriate content for 5-13 year olds. The content will focus on basic facts related to the science and public health along with frequently asked questions about how the coronavirus impacts things that matter to children like their friends, pets, vacations, etc. Webinar log in details will be sent 1 day before the webinar.
Please remember to sign your student up for kindergarten next year. Enroll online on our Fairmont Area Schools website. fairmont.k12.mn.us Please call with any questions you have. 507-238-4487
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO ORDER! Order your umbrella today!! Perfect for spring & fall sports or any of your outings! Order by email to: email@example.com or stop at D&S Trophies by Friday, March 13! Sample umbrellas available at FHS Office and D & S Trophies, downtown Fairmont. Two sizes available: Manual Golf Umbrella $35 each (60" arc) and Folding Umbrella $25 each (42" arc) This fundraiser supports the FHS Cardinal Activities Fund. Please forward to Friends, Family and Alumni!
Prom Take 2 Fundraiser Event!! Please join us at Interlaken Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 from 8pm-12am. We will have food, fun, dancing, and drinks. You can purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prom-take-2-tickets-90251612001 or at HyVee (Feb.3-17).
Correction about the meal for Tuesday, Dec 17th at our ECFE event. We will be having yummy french toast sticks, bacon, applesauce, orange juice, and hot chocolate with marshmallows 🎄
The first graders did a wonderful job at their Christmas Concert today!
Kari Duehlmeyer and Andy Traetow, representing Fairmont Elementary, received a generous grant from 3M which has allowed Fairmont Elementary to purchase items going into the up and coming Makerspace. The purchase of a SMART Board TV was possible with this grant along with a few other hands-on materials. Employees of 3M were thrilled to see the progress so far in the creating of the Makerspace/STEM space and excited to see future projects!
We want to get the word out about a small change in our December ECFE calendar. Our Special Saturday Holiday event planned for Dec. 14th has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. 17th. The event will be from 5:30-7pm. It will be the same activities and plans we had for the special Saturday event, except since it will be in the evening there will be a supper meal instead of a light breakfast. Santa will be there!!! It is $5/family. Families who attend our regular Tuesday evening ECFE class will get in for free. Families with a pass to our Family Fun Nights can use their pass to attend. Please let us know if you have any questions.😊
We are grateful this week to announce that some thoughtful supporters of ECFE have offered to provide 4 sponsorships for Session 2 of our Infant Class. Session 2 begins on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and meets from 5:30-6:30pm for 6 weeks. If you would like to attend our evening ECFE infant class and need help with the class fee in order to do so, please stop in the Fairmont Elementary School Office to talk to Kari or Sarah in the Main Office. Just mention you heard about the sponsorships and would like to register for class.
Congratulations to our Diaper Drawing winner, Erica Berhow! She registered for the second session of our evening infant class and won our drawing for a free box of diapers sponsored by the ECFE Parent Advisory Board.
Reminder that a meeting to start planning Post Prom is tonight. Please join us to start making decisions and start divvying out tasks. We are looking for a lot of helpers so that the process is a team effort and easier for all involved. We are meeting at 7pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Room 1009 at Fairmont Elementary School. Enter Door #1 and head down the left hallway. Please contact Steph Johnson (Steph@MCSAPCoalition.com) or Sandy Soelter (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or are interested, but can't attend the meeting. Thanks!
Thanks so much to Valerie Torres for donating these large pumpkins to ECFE. We are looking forward to using them for a fun activity at our Family Fun Night this Tuesday, November 19th!￼
Mrs. Walters’ class enjoyed learning about adjectives through various mindset “body parts’.
Come on out to the Football Tailgate sponsored by Lakes FM & Hy-Vee! Serving: Taco in a Bag, Cookie & Water for $5 between 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Mahoney Field! Don't forget to bundle up in pink for tonight's PINK OUT in support of TACKLE CANCER. A night of donations & raffles. It's a Great Day to be a Cardinal!!
Congratulations to the 2019 Fairmont High School Homecoming Queen Macey Bearson & Homecoming King Dan Betts! It's a Great Day to be a Cardinal!!
We are excited for our regular ECFE classes to start this week!! Have you registered? Our parent and child classes for 1-5-year-olds (with sibling care available) have limited spots left. These classes are Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7pm and Friday mornings from 9:30-11am. The cost is $90 for the school year or you can pay $10/month. Our Baby classes have no separation...your baby gets to stay with you the whole class. These classes are Wednesday evenings 5:30-6:30pm (3 sessions each 6-weeks long, each session costs $15) starting Oct 2nd. Or we also have Baby Class Friday Mornings from 8:30-9:30am is which is $90 for the school year. Please join us to create a great foundation for your child as well as to meet other parents and get support in this wonderful yet challenging role.
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