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Science

Parent volunteers work with the teachers to design and lead weekly hands-on science labs and activities for students.

 

Garden

Each student has his/her own garden plot and each week, parent volunteers held students see what's growing.

 

Library

Weekly visits to the Fairfield Library encourage a love of reading.  In 2nd and 3rd grade, students also participate in the Jr. Great Books program.

 

Running Club

Every regular Tuesday and Thursday (when the weather's agreeable), students are invited to stay after-school and run laps around the field.

 

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthday celebrations usually involve Birthday Beans or Birthday Bread.

Traditions

1st Day Flag Ceremony

The entire Fairfield community gathers 'round the flag pole at 8:30am to raise the flag and sing the Fairfield School Song.  Afterwards, parents are invited for coffee and bagels provided by the PTA.

 

Ice-Cream Social

"Very first thing come one come all...!"  Fairfield students, parents, teachers, grandparents and alumni come to campus in the evening the first full week of school with their favorite toppings to share.  The PTA provides the ice-cream!

 

Spooky Science

Halloween is a low-key event at Fairfield and children don't wear costumes.  Instead, parent volunteers usually lead ooey, gooey science experiments.

 

Cooking Day and the Fairfield Feast

The Thursday and Friday before Thanksgiving Break is a time of celebration at Fairfield.  After harvesting their garden plots, students spend a day cooking and then invite the entire community to a feast the day before break.

 

Valentine's Day Pizza

Fairfield's newest tradition, Valentine's Day is celebrated by making small pizzas for snack and exchanging cards.

 

The Auction

Traditionally held the last Saturday in February at Lillard Hall, the Auction is a celebration of community.  This adult-only event is the major PTA fundraiser and everyone is invited!  There are no tickets, the bar is free, and everyone brings a dish to share.  Student artwork is on-display (and often for sale) along with live and silent auction items, and each family and grade level is asked to make a contribution.

 

Fairfield's Birthday

Each year on May 7, Fairfield has a birthday celebration.  Some years students celebrate with popsicles; some years, the party is a little bigger!

 

Bike to School Day

Fairfield proudly participates in National Bike to School Day and even won the Golden Wheel Award in 2016 for having the highest student participation rate!

 

Art Day

Once the new Kindergarten students are admitted, everyone is invited to a day to create!  From painting to work working, with jewelry making and face painting in between, Art Day celebrates the fun of art!

 

Sand Day

Right before the last week of school, students spend a day designing, building, and engineering sand sculptures!

 

Moving Up Ceremony

On the last day of school, the Fairfield community gathers to celebrate each student and congratulate the rising 4th graders.  A potluck celebration follows.

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