Falcon News 11/3/19

Fanning Academy of Science and Technology

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Thank You to Mrs. Dibsy for coordinating all our Red Ribbon Events and to all our room parents and volunteers who decorated doors and planned Halloween activities! We appreciate you all for your time and making this week special for our students.

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Turkey Trot

For our Turkey Trot this year, we’re using PledgeStar, a secure web-based pledge system that makes it easy for you to make pledges and request pledges from family and friends anywhere.

Our Turkey Trot is November 21, so please register now to help Fanning Academy of Science and Technology PTA raise funds for Reading, Art, Music, Science, and Social Studies programs, as well as educational Field Trips.

  • Go to https://pledgestar.com/fanning
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to register your kids

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to the family and friends that you entered, allowing them to make secure credit card donations online. You will get notified each time a pledge is made and you can track your total.


Important Dates


Monday - November 18th - Pledge Cards and Money due! Please turn in all pledge cards event if no donations were collected. All pledge totals up to November 18th will be counted to determine our Top 20 earners, tiered prizes/parties. When finished collecting all pledges and money, please return the envelope including checks, cash and pledge card to the student's teacher or main office.

Turkey Trot Top 5 Classes This Week

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Spirit Wear Updates

We have received a lot of questions about spirit wear. Wanted to thank you all for your patience. We have extra spirit wear to sell that will be on sale in the next weeks after school and will give out more info soon.

Also many questions regarding x-small youth spirit wear for your littles. Due to the large request on x-small shirts we will be sending out a separate order form in the next few weeks to tk-3rd grade for those who would like to order x-small youth shirts only. We do not normally purchase x-small because the screens for printing has to be sized down and we try to keep our costs down. The smallest size we typically order is Small. With that said this new order form will be for x-small shirts only and the cost per shirt will be different than the original spirit wear run.

I hope this helps to answer some questions many of you have. Again we appreciate your patience and working with us on this. A big thank you to Tracey Schmidt Muleady for heading spirit wear and doing this for us. If you have any other questions please email Tracey traceymuleady@yahoo.com.
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Chess Masters

There will be a change in the start date for Chess Masters. We will start the program November 5th instead of October 29th. You can still register online through Sunday, November 3, 2019.
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A message from our Yearbook Coordinator

Hello Fanning Families!

I am going to be the Yearbook Coordinator for this year and I am excited to get started! We will be using Pictavo again this year and if you do not have a free account with them to upload your pics for yearbook consideration, you can set one up at https://commpe.pictavo.com .

My goal is to have photos from specific events, such as first day of school, jog-a-thon, B.E.S.T. Track Meet, etc. uploaded within two weeks of the event taking place. Reminders will be posted to this group as well as in Mrs. Stevens' newsletters. I am also looking at bringing back the Yearbook Cover Art Contest for our 6th graders. I will be sending out more info related to the yearbook in the weeks ahead.


What an exciting first day of school! Ok parents, let's see those first day of school pictures you want to have considered for the yearbook!!

The deadline to upload your first day of school photos to Pictavo is 9/2/19. If you do not have an account, you can create one for free at https://commpe.pictavo.com .

If you have any questions or problems uploading your photos, please email Mr. Yerkish at fanningyearbook20@gmail.com.
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Ralph’s Shop and Give Back Program

Ralphs Community Rewards


Ralphs will make a donation to Fanning PTA anytime you use your Ralphs Rewards card during checkout once you’ve enrolled your card with our PTA.

Simply visit the Ralphs website. Once logged into your Ralphs account, search for WILLIAM E FLANNING ELEMENTARY PTA either by name or EC613 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

  • You must have a registered Ralphs rewards card account to link to Fanning PTA.
  • If you do not yet have a Ralphs rewards card, they are available to help at the customer service desk at any Ralphs.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for Fanning PTA until after your rewards card has been registered.
You must swipe your registered Ralphs rewards card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Ralphs rewards card when shopping for your purchase to count.

Thank you!
Fanning Academy of Science & Technology PTA

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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

Nov 5 - Picture Make-Up Day

Nov 8 - Family Skate Night

Nov 10 - Robotics Competition

Nov 11 - Veteran's Day /No School

Nov 13 - District Spelling Bee 3:30 PM (Country Hills)

Nov 14 - Epic Build Cycle #1 2:00 PM

Nov 14 - Dining for Dollars (California Pizza Kitchen)

Nov 14 - End of 1st Trimester

Nov 15 - Non-Student Day / Teacher Prep Day

Fanning Academy of Science and Technology

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