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Thursday

August 12th, 2010

posted by Kevin Tucker

@ 2:05 pm

Theatre for Kids

Many of our kids at Fairview learn to love performing and drama through the awesome programs, shows and melodramas that our wonderful Mrs. Christensen directs.  As an extension to that, there is a great resource nearby in the Christian theater company called Taproot, just a hop skip away in Greenwood.  They have great classes for kids starting as early as age 1 and they’re enrolling now for fall classes.  You can take a look at their list here:

http://www.taproottheatre.org/fall-2010/

If you know of some great resources around town you’d like to share with other parents, click the title of this post and add a comment to let us know about it.

Thanks!

Kevin Tucker, middle school parent

Thursday

August 12th, 2010

posted by Kevin Tucker

@ 1:55 pm

Street Whiffleball in Greenwood

I found out about this event from our sports partner school, St. Catherine’s.  This is a great opportunity to meet some families that your child may be playing soccer with next month!

Greenwood Ave N is going to be closed to motor vehicle traffic between N 65th and N 87th Streets tomorrow, August 13th, from 6-9 PM as part of Seattle’s “Celebrate Summer Streets” program, with support from the Greenwood/Phinney Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_green.htm

What better way to celebrate the opening of so much urban space than by playing ball in the street?! To that end, St. Catherine’s CYO will be playing whiffle ball starting at 6:00 PM near the intersection of N 72nd St & Greenwood Ave N, between longtime youth baseball sponsors Ken’s Market and Greenwood Hardware. If enough players show up, as they did last year, we can split into two games, one for younger players and one for older players.

You are encouraged to arrive by walking or bicycling if possible. Also, bring cloth shopping bags, as this event will be held adjacent to several locally owned businesses in case you want to get a little shopping done while the games are going on.

Monday

July 26th, 2010

posted by Kevin

@ 12:41 pm

Upcoming Summer Events

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Just wanted to remind you of some community events happening this week in which Fairview will be participating.

Greenwood Seafair Parade – Wednesday, July 28, 5pm: We’ll be lining up behind the Fairview banner between 5:15 and 5:30 in the Salvation Army parking lot located at 95th and Greenwood Ave N. (no parking here) to march in the parade. The theme this year is Greenwood’s Got Talent and so we’re encouraging the kids (and parents!) to dress up for the part! Check out the Fairview calendar for more specifics.

Maple Leaf Community Summer Social – Wednesday, July 28, 7pm: After the parade (or instead of it), come join us at the Maple Leaf party at the park for free ice cream and music! We’ll have a booth there along with other local organizations and we’d love to see you. Check out the Fairview calendar for more specifics.

Additionally…

Tuesday Prayer – Tuesdays at 8:30am at Starbucks on 65th: As many Fairview staff and teachers as are available any given week have been meeting each Tuesday to pray for the school, students and the upcoming school year. The plan is to continue this gathering until school starts. Anyone is welcome to join!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at one or more of these events!

Saturday

July 17th, 2010

posted by Kevin

@ 10:36 pm

Fairview Selected for ACSI Grant to Start Sustainable Funding Campaign

FCS has received a $12,000 grant from ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) to send a group of 7 people to be trained by Benevon to create a sustainable funding campaign for the school!

What does this mean for Fairview? It begins the process of fulfilling a 20 year dream started back when this school building was first purchased, to create a Foundation that would aid the budget of the school, cover building renovation projects, and provide scholarships to make the cost of a private education in Seattle affordable to any that desired it.

Benevon is a training group, started here in Seattle, that coaches non-profit organizations in effectively implementing major fundraising efforts. We do this by creating close, ongoing relationships with people who are interested in, and might be willing to invest in, the mission that Fairview has of educating and empowering children in heart, mind, and soul. We are really looking forward to the benefits that can be realized by being good at letting people know about Fairview and sharing our Kingdom mission with them.

We already have 5 committed team members. If you are interested in joining the team on this exciting venture, would like to be included on the funding committee e-mail list, or have questions to know more about what’s going on, please e-mail kevint@fcsseattle.org.

As always, keep praying for the school and the great work we’re doing here together to nurture our children and further God’s Kingdom!

Thursday

July 1st, 2010

posted by Kevin

@ 11:59 pm

Fairview Marketing Committee

A new Fairview Marketing Committee has been formed and is looking for ways to get the word out about our great school! We’ve started putting together some documentation in our FCS Marketing online shared folder at and have a Marketing Committee group e-mail list put together. Click this link if you’d like to subscribe to this e-mail list and see what’s going on and how you might be able to help out.  We’re already looking at education/preschool fairs, getting better signage, and several other ideas!

Thursday

February 4th, 2010

posted by Sharilee West

@ 7:33 am

100th Day of School

Our 100th day of school is fast approaching. Part of our celebration this year is collecting coins for Haiti. We are encouraging each student to bring 100 coins next week. The teachers will us the coins for learning activities. On Friday, February 12 we will total the value of all the coins. The dollars raised will be sent to World Concern to help those in need in Haiti.

Wednesday

February 3rd, 2010

posted by Sharilee West

@ 2:36 pm

Open House/Registration

February 11, 2010 is our open house/registration night. Come for a evening of fun, fellowship and information starting at 6p. Kids will enjoy the bouncy house, popcorn, tatoos and more. Adults will meet the teachers, visit the classrooms, receive information on child safety and child identification, and enjoy an espresso drink. Everyone coming to this event will recieve a free gift and be entered into our drawing for some fabulous door prizes. The evening will conclude at 8p.

Friday

January 22nd, 2010

posted by Sheila Reid

@ 3:57 pm

The Truth Project

New Class Starting—This Sunday, Jan. 24
What: The Truth Project—a joint venture of Focus on the Family and ACSI
When: Most Sunday evenings starting @ 5:00 p
Where: Fairview Auditorium
Why: Class to help individuals formulate a Biblical worldview
More details: Join us at 5:00 for a family dinner—each family brings their own. Class starts at 5:30. Child care is available upon request. Sign up in the school office.
Questions: Contact Mrs. West at sharileew@fcsseattle.org

Sunday

August 23rd, 2009

posted by admin

@ 3:37 pm

Newsletter

Fairview Christian School publishes a (weekly/monthly?) newsletter to help keep parents and students in the loop. Sign up for the online version here. A PDF version of this school year’s issues lives here, in the blog.

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Sunday

August 23rd, 2009

posted by admin

@ 3:19 pm

Parent Resources

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping our parents find valuable insight on private schooling and christian values we keep our eyes peeled for good resource that we think you will find useful.  Please contact the webmaster right away if any of these links are broken or if you have any good websites that should be added.

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