Fairmeadow Elementary School eNews

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December 18, 2017
Fairmeadow News
Roundabout Construction
The Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Bicycle Boulevard Project is preparing to install a new roundabout at East Meadow Drive and Ross Road beginning this week . Minor work on the roundabout will begin on the 18th , while all major work will begin once the school holiday break begins. The work hours of this project are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, most of the work on the roundabout should be completed when school begins again in January. It is important that school staff, parents, and students review the educational materials on how to use the new infrastructure, which you can find here Also, Stanford University recently installed a roundabout and put together a website that includes more information, which may be beneficial to review and can be found here .

During construction, access by all road users will be maintained to the extent possible. It is very important that everyone be patient and extra careful in these construction zones and obey flaggers when present. We thank you for your patience and we appreciate your cooperation during the construction process. For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Community Relations Manager for the project, Sarah Ratliff (669-225-1617) . Additional information is available on the project website.
Contributions for Support Staff
Hi Fairmeadow Families,
On behalf of our Fairmeadow community, we would like to give a holiday thank you gift to our custodians, front office staff, and hot lunch server. If you would like to participate, please get me your contribution by Monday, December 18th. You can use any of the following methods:
If you prefer to give by cash or check, please contact us directly.

Tiffany and Olivier Aubin ( olivier.aubin@gmail.com)

Enjoy the long break!
The next issue of the eNews will be January 8, 2018!

Superintendent's Weekly Message
We will re-post Karen Hendricks' Weekly Message here  each week, in case you missed it on her previous Infinite Campus email to you.

2018 Palo Alto Chinese New Year Fair (Mar 4, 2018)
Poster Competition: The organizers of the above event are calling  all  PAUSD students for a Poster Competition to design a brochure cover for the 2018 PA CNY Fair. Posters must be between 8.5" x 11" and 12" x 18" on unlined paper and any media (crayons, markers, paint, etc.) are accepted. Include "2018 Palo Alto Chinese New Year Fair" and the theme "Year of Dog" on the poster, and write your name, grade, school, and an email contact on the back. Please submit entries to the front desk of Mitchell Park Library  by January 12, 2018 . Email  cheri161@yahoo.com  for more information. Entries may be displayed at the Fair, which is organized by Palo Alto Chinese Parent Club, a non-profit organization that serves the Palo Alto community, and co-sponsored by PTA Council.

Community News
Sensory Sensitive Performance of a Holiday Production of "Around the World in 80 Days"
Wed, Dec 27 7:30 pm, Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto  
TheatreWorks is having a sensory sensitive performance of the holiday production of "Around the World in 80 Days"  for children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory and social sensitivities. The ticket price for this performance is $35. Questions?  Contact boxoffice@theatreworks.org or 650-463-1960.
9 Simple Tips for Biking In The Rain
As the days get shorter and colder, fewer students are riding, leading to increased traffic congestion around schools. Check out these helpful safety tips and videos from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Fiery Arts Glass Workshops at Palo Alto High School
Sat & Sun, Jan 6-7, Feb to Jun 2018, 9 am - 3 pm, Palo Alto High School's Glass Studio
These workshops are open to the public, students and parents. You learn glass blowing technique in this hands-on 2-day weekend workshop. Advanced signup is required. Class limit is 4. Teens and adults. $425 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts Boosters. Contact David Camner, founder of Paly Glass,  for more information and dates.
Show your Support for PiE on the Donor Thank you Banners
PiE is creating Donor Thank You banners to be hung at each elementary school in January. The names of every elementary family that has donated any gift to PiE this school year by December 31st will be on display on their school's banner (gift amounts will NOT be listed). Please join us! If you have not yet given this school year, please make a tax-deductible donation at papie.org/donate. PiE's funding benefits ALL Palo Alto students and we need ALL families to participate. We are successful together!
Annual BayLUG Holiday LEGO Show
Fridays-Sundays, Dec 8 - Jan 14, 11 am - 3:30 pm, Frank Livermore Learning Center, 351 Homer Ave
The Museum of American Heritage is  welcoming back the LEGO® User Group's (BayLUG) and Bay Area LEGO® Train Club's (BayLTC) Annual Holiday LEGO® Show Pop-Up Exhibit. BayLUG and BayTLC will be displaying a variety of creative holiday scenes. Browse through the imaginative holiday creations, which include holiday trains, miniature cities and more. The displays are different each year. General admission is $3 per person; cash only at the door. BayLUG and MOAH members are free. The museum is closed on December 24th for Christmas Eve.

Archives and Publication Guidelines
Fairmeadow eNews is a publication of the Fairmeadow PTA. Previous editions of eNews can be found at the  eNews archive  page.  Please see the PTA website for the eNews Publication Guidelines If you have any questions or would like to make a submission, please contact  Christy Moision , Fairmeadow's eNews editor.

In This Issue
Important Dates
Dec 21 Minimum Day
(1:40 Dismissal)
Dec 22-
Jan 7
Winter Break
Jan 8 School Resumes
Jan 10 PTA Coffee & General Meeting
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