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Parent-Teacher Fellowship

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is Fairview Christian School’s parent-teacher organization. Our PTF is similar to a traditional Parent Teacher Association (PTA), but with a closer knit, private, Christian education spin on it. Parents have always been a vital part of the support system for Fairview to meet the demands of community outreach, fundraising, capital improvements, and classroom service. To learn more about how it works and how to get plugged in, come to our monthly meetings. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the library on the third floor. Food is available at 6:00pm, and the meetings start at 6:30. Childcare is provided. If you have any questions or suggestions you may email the PTF President at [email protected]  

PTF Meeting Minutes October 3, 2017 October 9th, 2017

Fairview Christian School PTF Meeting Tuesday,  October 3,  2017   In Attendance:   Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice & Joel Hansen (Co-Presidents), Holly Reichmann (CYO),  Stacy Mitchell (Playground/Marketing  Committee), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Tricia Monsanto (Secretary),  Pastor Glenn McClimans, Pastor Jo McClimans, Kent  Davis(Principal), Lonni  Cerezo,  Sherri Hainje, Bev Lehman, Whitney Haucke, and Alexa Haucke. Meeting started at 6:30pm. Introduction of Guest Speaker:  Alice Hansen Guest Speaker: Nancy from Sustainable Seattle Explained Fairview’s Depave Project The first phase of the Rain Garden on the playground is completed. Due to the Rain Garden being installed, up to 48 million gallons of runoff water will be prevented from entering the sewer system. Upcoming Events: (Jennifer Laible) 9/25 – Picture Retake Day 10/18 – EATT 10/27 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Rain Garden. Sustainable Seattle and Rainwise will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served in the Auditorium. 10/27 – Hot Dog Dinner at 5:30. This is a fundraiser for the Washington, DC trip in 2019. 10/27 – Harvest Party from 6pm-8pm. Ellyana is looking for volunteers. 10/30 – 11/3 – Literature Week 10/31 – Literature Dress-Up Day 11/11 – Holiday Marketplace 11/17 – Thanksgiving Feast in the Auditorium at 11:30 11/20 – 11/21 – Parent/Teacher Conferences After School Committee Roles & Fundraising: (Alice Hansen) Chinook Book Orders – Due 10/6 SCRIP still available. Obtain info in Office. Wreath Fundraiser – Wreath Orders will go home in October. Wreaths will arrive the week after Thanksgiving for Christmas season. Outreach: (Alice Hansen)  Bake Sale – On Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes May 2, 2017 May 10th, 2017

Fairview Christian School PTF Meeting Tuesday, May 2,  2017   In Attendance:   Lonni Cerezo, Alice & Joel Hansen (Co-Presidents), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Melody McGuire, Amanda Olson (Jog-a-Thon), Holly Reichmann (CYO),  Stacy Mitchell (Playground Committee/Marketing), , Jennifer Laible (Events), Diego Laible (Student Representative) and Glenn McClimans. The meeting was opened at 6:30 pm with prayer. Upcoming Events: (Alice Hansen) Spring Program – “Little Red Riding Hood” is the K – 4 Spring Program this year. It will be held Thursday, May 11 at 7pm in the Auditorium.  Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Middle School Talent Show – The Middle School Talent Show will be held Thursday, May 18 at 7pm in the Auditorium. The Middle School is hard at work preparing a great show.  Popcorn will be served by the PTF. Jog-a-Thon – The Mini Jog-a-Thon will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 10am in the Fairview gym. The Jog-a-Thon will be held on Friday, May 19, at 10am at Maple Leaf Park.  Envelopes have been sent home and emails have been sent. This year we are making giving easy by using 99Pledges. Board Positions for 2017-2018 – Alice asked everyone to think about their current Board Position or committee commitments.  Would you like to be part of a different committee or have a different Board Position?  Would you like to add a committee? Staff Appreciation Teacher Appreciation week:  (Jennifer Laible) As of this meeting, Teacher Appreciation Week was off to a great start. We had a Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes April 11, 2017 May 9th, 2017

Fairview Christian School PTF Meeting Tuesday, April  11, 2017   In Attendance:   Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice Hansen (Co-President), Holly Reichmann (CYO),  Stacy Mitchell (Playground Committee/Marketing), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Tricia Monsanto (Secretary),  Sherri  Hainje, Jill McAdams (Staff Appreciation), Glenn McClimans and Jo McClimans. Alice opened the meeting  at 6:30 pm with prayer. Event Feedback: (Alice Hansen) Shamrock Grams were a success and the kids really enjoyed them! Science Fair & Spaghetti Dinner was great! All displays were excellent and so was the meal! Upcoming Events: (Alice Hansen) Teacher Appreciation week:  (Jennifer Laible) Will be held the first week of May (May 1 – 5). There will be different themes every day for the week. Money can be donated in the office to offset the cost. Save the Date – April 30 Kristin B. has graciously volunteered to host a party at her house to assemble gifts for teachers. Watch for an Evite.  All mom’s will be invited. National Day of Prayer is on May 4 (Alice Hansen) – Melody will give further details soon. Spring Program, “Little Red Riding Hood” – Thursday, May 11 at 7pm.  PTF volunteers needed to help set out cookies and clean up after.  All families are invited to bring a plate of cookies to share. Jog-a-Thon Spirit Week:  May 15 – 19, 2017 Middle School Talent Show: Thursday, May 18.  PTF volunteers needed to help pass out popcorn and clean up after. Staff Appreciation: (Jen Laible) Staff birthday cards were passed around to be signed. Committee/Fundraising Updates: Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes March 7, 2017 March 9th, 2017

  In Attendance:  Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Joel and Alice Hansen (Co-Presidents), Holly Reichmann (CYO), Stacey Mitchell (Playground Committee), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Tricia Monsanto (Secretary), Lonni Cerezo,  Sherri  Hainje, Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Jill McAdams (Staff Appreciation), Diego Laible (Student Rep), Kate Henderson and Lynnann Griffin.   Meeting began at 6:28 pm with prayer. Joel opened in Prayer. Upcoming Events: (Alice) Shamrock Grams will be distributed to the kids during the week of 3/13. The will be prepared by Lori and the office staff. Science Fair & Spaghetti Dinner will be held Thursday, March 30, at 6pm. Volunteers needed. Staff Appreciation:(Jill & Jen) Birthday cards to sign for staff birthdays. Teacher Appreciation Week of May 1: (Jill and Jen) We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week instead of doing a Love Offering in May for teacher gifts. We are looking for ideas and volunteers. We are thinking of doing different themes every day (Mocha Monday, Treat Tuesday, etc.) but we will need a team of people. Jogathon: (Jen reporting for Amanda) Need Business sponsors! T-shirt color has been chosen and will be announced soon. Focus this year is on collective number laps as a school. Amanda would like the prize to be an experience the whole school could participate in if a certain number of laps is reached. Playground: (Stacey) Plummer assessed pipes and found that connections need to be fixed along with some drain work. Pricing for labor is being assessed with a possible spring start date. Community Outreach & Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes February 7, 2017 February 9th, 2017

Fairview Christian School PTF Meeting Tuesday, February 7, 2017   In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice Hansen (Co-President), Holly Reichmann (CYO),  Stacy Mitchell (Playground Committee), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Tricia Monsanto (Secretary), Lonni Cerezo, Peter Christensen, Sherri  Hainje, Stephanie Arnold, and Diego Laible (Student Rep).   Meeting began at 6:25 pm with prayer. Alice opened in Prayer.   Events: (Alice Hansen) Open House Feedback – January 26 Story Reading from the Middle school kids was nice and well received. A great turn out of new families for both Child Center and School. Sock Hop Feedback – February 4 (Stephanie Arnold) Great turnout and costumes. Total profit for youth will be announced soon. Book Fair January 23 – 27 (Valerie Dominique) $270.00 of Scholastic funds to be used to buy library books. Next year anticipate a better variety of books and prompt arrival. Tap Root Assembly Feedback – February 7 The assembly was great. There was good participation by the kids. Ages K thru 8th Everyone learned the fundamentals what bullying is – How to Recognize Bullying, Report Bullying and Refuse Bullying. Upcoming Events: Celebrating Fairview Arts – cancelled Shamrock Grams – The week of March 13 – 17 (Details TBA) Science Fair & Spaghetti Dinner – March 30 at 6:00pm Volunteers needed to help with Spaghetti Dinner (servers, clean-up, cupcake bakers). Spaghetti Dinner is a fundraiser for Washington, DC Trip. Committee Updates Staff Appreciation (Jen Laible) Please sign February Birthday cards. Community Outreach (Lynnann Griffin) Lynnann was unable to Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes January , 2016 February 9th, 2017

Fairview Christian School PTF Meeting Tuesday, January  3, 2017   In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice Hansen (Co-President), Holly Reichmann (CYO),  Stacy Mitchell, Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Tricia Monsanto (Secretary), Lonni Cerezo, Brian McCarty, Nicole Casillas, Kristin Behrend, Sharilee West, Pastor Glenn, and Pastor Jo.   Meeting began at 6:25 pm with prayer. Alice opened in Prayer.   Events (Alice Hansen) Christmas Concert/Love offering Went very well and profited $2400, which was distributed to faculty. Facebook Live was a success. TAP ROOT Presentation and Assembly will be January 23 at 10am on Anti-Bullying. Open House – January 26 Books Before Bedtime details still pending. We are planning to have Middle School students reading in each room so that kids can hear a story while their parents talk to the teacher in each room. Flyers and advertisement coming soon. Literature Week & Book Fair – January 23 – 27 Valerie to give out more details soon. Literature Dress-Up Day – January 25 Committee Updates Staff Appreciation (Jen Laible) – No cards to sign at this time but please stop by the office in the next week to sign them. Community Outreach (Lynnann Griffin) – Karate class possibly in the future. More details to come. Playground Committee (Stacy Mitchell) No updates at this time. The Elder Board has to approve the plans. Pastor Glenn will get back to us on further details in the near future. CYO Sports( Holly Reichmann) Basketball still in progress. Volleyball starts in February Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes December 7, 2016 December 8th, 2016

Fairview Christian School PTF Meeting Tuesday, November 6, 2016   In Attendance:  Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice Hansen (Co-President), Joel Hansen, Holly Reichmann (Marketing& CYO), Stephanie Arnold, Amanda Olson, Stacey Mitchell, Diego Liable (Student Representative), Bev Lehman, Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Tricia Monsanto (Secretary) Lonnie Cerezo. Meeting began at 6:30 pm with prayer. Alice opened in Prayer. Events: (Jen Laible) November 2 –Middle school auction -Went very well and profited $7,951.00. Total funds collected still pending.  December 8 – K-8 Christmas program December 13 – Child Center Christmas program -Still need PTF members to volunteer with Love Offering collection and other tasks. – Bring cookies to share. December 17 – Christmas Café –Kid’s artwork will be put up for display. – Bring a dish to share. January 23 – Literature week -Jan 25 – Literature Dress Up Day – Jan 26 – Scholastic Book Fair * Valerie need volunteers * Door decorations ideas for the week are pending. February 4 – Sock Hop (Stephanie Arnold) -23 volunteers will be needed and signup sheets will be out soon. -Jennifer Smith (Youth Pastor) volunteered to organize with the food options. -Funds will go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico. Staff Appreciation (Jen Laible) Please sign Birthday cards to recognize our amazing staff. Jog-a-thon (Amanda Olson) -A company called “ 99 Pledges” is being considered for the pledging this year. They provide social media options like Facebook and Twitter for donations. – The theme idea is “Bubbles.” Playground Committee (Stacy Mitchell) -The $18,000 rebate from the Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes November 1, 2016 November 15th, 2016

In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible, Alice Hansen, Holly Reichmann, Lonni Cerezo, Stacy Mitchell, Diego Laible, Kevin Tucker, Tamara Walker, and Peter Christensen. Meeting Began 6:30 PM. Lonni opened in prayer. Upcoming Events:  Jen Laible reported on Events. 11/4/16 – Early dismissal for K-8.  Child Center open as usual.  If your child needs afternoon you need to sign up in the office by Thursday afternoon. 11/5/16 – Holiday Marketplace – The Holiday Marketplace (formerly the Holiday Bazaar) will be held this Saturday, November 5, from 9-3 in the Fairview Gym.  We will have a full house that day. Please come and kick of your Christmas shopping with Fairview.  It’s going to be a lot of fun. Fairview will have a table and we will have blank tiles for kids and adults to color if they want along with invitations for Kindergarten Round Up and the Silent Auction.  The money from table rentals will go to the missions groups and the bake sale proceeds will be split between the Youth Mission Trip and the 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. 11/8/16 – Kindergarten Round Up – We have invited all of our Pre-K families and other interested families to our Kindergarten Round Up being held on November 8.  If you know of anyone who is looking at kindergarten for next year, please let us know so we can invite them.  Fairview is having a catered meal for interested families and a brief program to introduce our program, teachers and current Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes October 4, 2016 October 12th, 2016

In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Alice Hansen(Co-President), Holly Reichmann (Marketing & CYO), Lonni Cerezo, Stephanie Arnold, Tricia Monsanto (Secretary), Stacy Mitchell, Diego Laible (Student Representative), Kevin Tucker (Technology), Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Lynnann Griffin (Marketing & Fundraising), Kristin Behrend, Tim McBride, Kate Henderson, and Aleks Gibler. Meeting began at 6:30 PM.  Alice opened in prayer. Events: (Jen Laible) 10/20/16 – The International Potluck is a chance for attendees to dress up in their native garments and  bring their favorite dish or a food item from their cultural upbringing. Dinner starts at 6pm and is followed by a Social Studies Fair in the gym. 10/28/16 – For the upcoming Harvest Party there is a sign up sheet being started for volunteers along with bringing food and cleanup.  More details will follow soon. 11/5/16 – Holiday Market Place is coming up and Vendors are needed to sell their home or local business goods. The money from table rentals will go to the missions groups and the bake sale will go toward the 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. 11/18/16 – The Thanksgiving Feast sign- up sheet will be out soon and volunteers are needed to help with food, setup, and clean up. 12/2/16 – The Middle School Auction could use more auction items donated. Holly will be donating a YMCA membership and Alice will be making Jewelry. Valerie gave a reminder after the auction there is a Taco Salad Dinner that night as well. 2/4/2017 – (Stephanie Arnold): Spoke about the Read More

PTF Meeting Minutes September 6, 2016 September 27th, 2016

In Attendance: Valerie Dominique, Jennifer Laible (Events), Jill McAdams, Alice Hansen (Co-President), Joel Hansen (Co-President), Holly Reichmann (Marketing & CYO), Lonni Cerezo, Sharilee West, Stephanie Arnold, Deanna Gallichan (Secretary), Amanda Olson, Stacy Mitchell, Diego Laible (Student Representative), Ginger Bouma, Kevin Tucker (Technology), Whitney Haucke (Treasurer), Carol Xu, and Hilary McWold.   Meeting began 6:30 PM. Joel opened in prayer.   EVENTS (Jen Laible) Sept 16, 2016 – Block Party – This is a non-PTF function but it’s well marketed so generally sees a large turnout. Volunteers are needed to help with the outdoor movie, set up, clean up, and other areas. Sept 18, 2016 – Convocation Sunday – All kids and families are invited. Students need to wear their formal uniforms. This is not a mandatory school event but it’s nice to have people participate. The church service is followed by fellowship time and appetizers. Sept 22, 2016 – Back to School Night & Ice Cream Social – Families enjoy ice cream and fellowship in the auditorium then teachers take the kids to play in the gym while the parents have a quick PTF meeting. After the meeting, parents and kids visit classrooms and have a chance to chat with teachers. Oct 1, 2016 – Fairview Ladies Trunk Show – This event will feature local vendors set up in booths. Invitation cards are scattered throughout the church/school. 4:00-6:00 PM in the auditorium. TBD – Celebrate Fairview Arts – This event is being organized by Pastor Dan. Kids can sign up Read More