Welcome to Fairmont Elementary School, where we are proud to offer a rigorous academic program as a National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School. The vision of our staff and community is for every student to have the opportunity to excel.
Fairmont Elementary’s motto, “Together in Excellence,” emphasizes the importance of teamwork, which is the foundation of our ability to excel. The spirit of teamwork encompasses our school community and strengthens our pursuit of higher levels of academic achievement. Our excellent test scores are a credit to our outstanding teaching staff and also a tribute to our parents who are so dedicated to their children’s education. This strong partnership between school and home is the foundation of our students’ success.
Our very accomplished and veteran staff collaborates weekly in PLC meetings to plan, discuss student data, implement best practices, and push themselves to be sure that our students are succeeding. Students that meet specific criteria receive additional, more intensive support in ELA through our Response to Intervention (RTI) program. We also have English learners (EL) students receiving additional support outside of their regular classroom to help them master the English language and move from an emergent to a proficient English speaker. In addition to these measures, we have many teachers who open their classrooms before school begins to offer extra support and instruction with math and homework.
Many of our primary and upper-grade classes partner together regularly to participate in the Big Buddies-Little Buddies program, where they visit each other in their classrooms and work on reading. We have students that participate in our recess and lunch Mentor Program, where older students are paired up with younger students to work on social skills and making friends. Students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to be elected as a member of our Student Council. Throughout the year, Student Council sponsors many activities that promote school spirit, leadership, and service. Annually, our students participate in a holiday toy drive that supports underprivileged students in our district, as well as a canned-food drive, which helps to restock our district food pantry. We are quite proud of our Falcons who demonstrate how well-rounded and talented they are both academically and outside of the classroom.
Our safe, nurturing, and engaging culture is part of what makes Fairmont Elementary a great place for students! We take great pride in the opportunity to educate our 21st Century Learners at Fairmont Elementary each day.
There are various avenues for parental and community-stakeholder involvement at Fairmont Elementary. Opportunities for parents to be involved include: PTA, School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council (SCAC), after-school programs, Student Study Teams, and IEP Teams.
Fairmont Elementary’s level of excellence has been achieved and maintained because of the consistent and pervasive involvement of all members of the school community. A strong sense of mutual respect and purpose are shared by the staff and our parent community. Our parents and community members support our consistent standards, promote responsibility for learning, and enhance our academic program and social-interaction opportunities through their involvement. In fact, Fairmont Elementary parents contributed 17,223 volunteer hours during the 2016-17 school year!
In spring and summer of 2017, teachers received training to support the implementation of Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District’s newly adopted Common Core State Standards aligned curriculum materials in the area of English/Language Arts. In August of 2017, a one day pre-service training provided additional training to support curriculum updates in many areas. Among them were updates to our math program, information to support teaching with Next Generation Science Standards, and additional supports in English/Language Arts instruction.
Teachers attended workshop presentations in grade level groups at school sites throughout our district. Trained district coaches and outside presenters provided instruction and support at the August pre-service.