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Fairburn Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

    Every Student, Every Day!

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    Fairburn Elementary School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Program News Posted 10/9/18

    Prospective Kindergarten Students who are not in the Fairburn Elementary Attendance Area, must apply though the CHOICES Brochure for 2019-2020 school year. The website to apply is: GoTo.Lausd.Net


    Prospective SAS Kindergarten students must meet the criteria for the SAS program and submit the Kindergarten Readiness Check List with the CHOICES Brochure by the November 9, 2018 deadline. Fairburn Elementary has limited Kindergarten spaces available so please apply early. Prospective Students within the Fairburn Elementary Attendance Area are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled tours for information about our school. The first Tour is November 8th at 8:15 AM. 

    Career Day and More! Posted 10/9/18


      Dear Fairburn Families,


     Thanks to the more than 100 parents that joined me at my first Coffee with The Principal on Friday.     It was great to hear from all of you! Thanks for what I know was a tremendous response to today’s Walk or Bike to school day! Fairburn families stepped up! 


    Our school will participate in our second annual school-wide College and Career Day on Friday October 12th!   Students will meet career professionals in their classrooms and all kids will participate in a Parade of College or Careers from 8:00 – 8:20 AM on the big yard. Parents are welcome to join us on the yard, just like every other morning. Students should come to school dressed in career choice attire or college apparel. Make a 8 ½’ x 11” sign that they can carry in the parade that states the name of their career choice.


    On October 16, 2018 at 8:15 am Fairburn is hosting our fall GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Parent meeting.  Please join us as we discuss our 2018-19 GATE program with topics that include, GATE Identification, Enrichment Opportunities and School Choice. 


    We will practice our school’s response to a major Earthquake in our annual SHAKE Earthquake Drill on Tuesday October 16 at 10:15 AM.  Our school staff will simulate a response to a large earthquake.  Students will Duck, Cover and Hold, then evacuate to the play yard, then our staff will take on their roles to ensure that all children and staff are accounted for and safe following the quake.  We have 72 hours of emergency supplies, food and water for the whole school on our campus.  Your child will be safe here until you, or a person identified on your emergency card can get up to school to pick up your child.  In case of an earthquake or any other emergency where you wish to pick up your child, come to the REQUEST GATE on Westholme to ask for your child.  


    Picture Day is coming on Thursday, October 18. Watch for information that will be coming home with your child. 


    Thursday, October 18th at 8:15 am join Ms. Patterson, for our ELAC meeting. We will be discussing the District Master Plan and student progress, and the path to reclassification.  All English Language Learner Families are invited, remember your voice is an important piece of our students’ progress.


    Attention 4th and 5th grade parents, the Middle School Choices Meeting will be held on October 19 at 8:30 am. Fifth grade students will be in attendance to freely ask questions about middle school.  We have invited the following schools to attend, Emerson, Palms MS, Revere and Walter Reed Middle School. Parents are encouraged to attend.  Parents from younger grades are welcome, but the presentation will not be as applicable to your child. 


    I hope to see all of you on Saturday, October 20 for our FALL FESTIVAL from noon until 4:30 PM on the yard! We’ve got all kinds of exciting and amusing activities planned, from the Rocket Slide and Maze o’ Doom to Face Painting and the always-entertaining Velcro Wall. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to tell your friends and neighbors to join the fun—the more the merrier!


    We are also actively seeking partners—families and businesses—who would like to sponsor a ride or activity at the Fall Festival. We’ll be offering prominent recognition to sponsors onsite and through social media so it’s a great way to get some publicity for your business and to show your unwavering support for Fairburn. Visit for more information or email


    I also hope your child is excited about our planned Halloween Day Parade of Masks.  On Wednesday, October 31st, children may bring a costume in a bag to school that day to put on (preferably over their clothes) after lunch.  The parade is open to all parents at 1:30 PM on the yard.  Please no replica weapons, demeaning costumes overly bloody or scary clown masks!

    Have a wonderful week!


    Pam Marton – Principal




    About Our School

    Fairburn Avenue Elementary School's mission is to ensure the academic and personal success of each and every student. We inspire lifelong learning in a responsible and enthusiastic environment created through our partnership with students, families, and community.

    All of us at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School—students, teachers, support staff, parents and community members—are dedicated to educating the leaders of tomorrow. Together we are proud to uphold a rigorous and challenging learning environment rich in cultural diversity, celebrated in achievement and filled with possibility—a school where all of us learn and achieve great things. Above all, we place children first; their safety, health, social-emotional wellbeing and high-level academic achievement are paramount in every decision and in every action we undertake. We encourage ideas that inspire innovation and hold that all children, regardless of their economic, ethnic, cultural or linguistic background, will achieve academic and social success and be prepared to be responsible world citizens.