Falcon News 9/9/19

Fanning Academy of Science and Technology

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Traffic and Parking Lot Concerns - Please READ!

Over the past few weeks, the amount of dangerous"close calls" during drop-off and pick-up has increased. Some due to an increased amount of cars due to the heat and some due to new families who are not aware of our parking lot procedures. Please help us in providing a safe environment for our students and families by taking the time to read and follow our traffic safety procedures.



  1. Please make true stops when on Apricot as you are entering the parking lot and be considerate of pedestrians using the crosswalk.

  2. The driveway is NOT a crosswalk. Please take the time and walk around the parking lot and use the appropriate crosswalk.

  3. At no time should a vehicle ever be left unless you are in a parking spot.

  4. Be considerate of our district (yellow) buses so they can park on the green curbside.

  5. Do not let students out in the middle of the parking lot when dropping off and please talk to them about not running to your vehicle until you are at a complete stop.

  6. Please do not block the flow of traffic on Apricot Ave. If you are not able to make a LEFT into the parking lot driveway, you must keep driving. Brea PD will be around and monitor the traffic for the safety of our families.


* It is understandable that we are all in a hurry but please know our highest concern is the safety of students and families. Allow extra time for traffic and treat others with respect and patience. We teach our students to be kind and hope they see that in our daily interactions with other adults everyday. Thank you for always supporting the growth of our students!

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Visitor Sign-In and School Safety Reminders

Just a few reminders when visiting our school



  • If you plan on going in classrooms to talk to a teacher or volunteer, please visit our office and get a visitor sticker. Please do not go through the library and into the pods without checking in our office first including before and after school visits.
  • Bring with you a valid ID to be added into our volunteer sign-in management for easier sign-in during future visits.
  • Connect with teachers via Dojo or email prior to dropping as much as possible so they can be available for any questions. Again, visitors must check in with the office first even if it was to pick up homework or items in the classroom.



Our highest priority is to keep our school safe and making sure we have appropriate procedures in place can only improve the safety for our families and staff. Thank you for your support!

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i-Ready

We are so excited to share new on-line program called i-Ready that our district will be using to support student learning in both English Language Arts and Math. We are in the beginning stages of using i-Ready and will be sending more information about this program in the upcoming weeks.
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Spirit Wear: Last week to order!

Just a reminder, last day to order spirit wear is this Friday, September 13th! Go to Fanningpta.org to get your orders in!
The Importance of School Attendance
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Band will be every Tuesday for Beginning and Advanced Band.


First week of music classes and meetings 8/27-8/29

BAND/STRING ENSEMBLE ASSEMBLIES- demonstration, recruitment and information packets handed out


  • Tuesday Assembly 8/27 -FANNING 1:00-1:50 4th grade band assembly (all 4th graders). 1:55-2:45 5th-6th grade band assembly (all returning band members, no instruments).
  • Tuesday Meeting 8/27 3:15-4:05 Beginning string ensemble informational meeting for interested families from Country Hills, Fanning and Mariposa. (at Mariposa)
  • Wednesday 8/28 2:30-3:20 Intermediate strings informational meeting for all schools. (at Country Hills)


Second Week September 3rd-5th

Music instruction begins. 4th grade beginning band without instruments. 5th-6th grade advanced band with instruments. Beginning string ensemble without instruments. Intermediate string ensemble with instruments.

  • Wednesday 9/4 5-8 pm Instrument petting zoo Night 1 Brea Junior High band room
  • Thursday 9/5 5-8 pm Instrument petting zoo Night 2 Brea Junior High band room
  • Friday 9/6 All band and string ensemble packets due

Third Week September 10th-12th

Second week of music instruction.

  • Beginning band and beginning string ensemble instrument assignments given.
  • 4th grade beginning band without instruments. 5th-6th grade advanced band with instruments. Beginning string ensemble without instruments. Intermediate string ensemble with instruments.

Fourth Week September 17th-19th

Third week of instruction. Instrument assignments should be finalized.

  • All student instruction with instruments


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Amazon Smile

Shop and give back the at the same time! Fanning Elementary gets a donation when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0769348. Click on Link below!
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Upcoming Events


September 10 Dining For Dollars at Chipotle 4-8pm

September 13 PTA Board Meeting 9am

September 19 Flag Ceremony/SOAR Awards

September 24 Fall Picture Day

September 26 State of the Schools Breakfast

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