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  • Boxtops Labels and Boxtops 
    Fairfax Elementary School is collecting:
    Box Tops for Education
    Labels for Education
    Tyson Chicken Certificates (back of the package, "Tyson Chicken Project")
    Coca Cola products (caps off of any bottle and on the 12 can pack, the set of numbers from the carton when you open it up)
    Dasani Water (the square from the bottom of the 24-pack plastic over wrap).
    Please send these items to school in a plastic bag.  Make sure you label the bag with your child's name and homeroom teacher's name when sending in these items.  
     Labels for Ed
    The official websites offer more information:
    http://www.labels for education.com This website currently has a sweepstakes. They are giving away money! Please visit the website for more information and to enter Fairfax Elementary School for the chance to win.  You can visit it each day to register. Thank you very much for your help and support for FES!
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  •  Sir Readalot's Book Fair Fun!
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    Several students enjoyed a photo opportunity at Sir Readalot's book fair as jesters and citizens in the stocks.    
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US Dept of ed Title I & Fairfax Elementary School


What is Title I?
Title I is the first title in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) of 2001. Title I is the largest federal aid program for K—12 schools. Its purpose is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments, such as ACT Aspire in reading, English, writing, and mathematics and the SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) in science and social studies or the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Alternate Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics and the SC Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) in science and social studies for alternate assessment eligible students only.1 Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts as well as teaching and learning for students who are most at risk of not meeting state standards.2

How are Title I funds used at Fairfax Elementary School?

Fairfax Elementary School uses Title I funds to support the following activities:

 Employ one full-time teacher to provide more individual and small group academic instruction

 Create, print, and distribute parent-school communications such as the parent handbook, postcards, brochures, Early Years and Home & School Connection monthly newsletters, and etcetera.

 Integrate digital devices including but not limited to laptops, tablets, MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, and etcetera into classroom instruction

 Intra-district travel and off-site professional development opportunities for the Parent Liaison including but not limited to Francis Marion University Center of Excellence workshops and courses, SC Association of Title I Administration conference, SC State Council International Reading Association meetings workshops and conference, SC Association for Educational Technology conference, International Society for Technology in Education webinars and conference, Parents Leading the Way workshops, Parenting Partners training and workshops, and McKinney-Vento meetings and trainings

 Employ one full-time paraprofessional to serve as a Parent Liaison between the school and students’ homes to encourage parental engagement and to provide assistance to students’ families  Establish a Parenting Partners initiative through Family Leadership Inc. to include one team of Parenting Partners Facilitators, more than one cohort of Parent Leaders, and catered refreshments, child care provider salaries, and parent incentives

1 South Carolina Department of Education. (2014, November 21). Update on Assessments for Spring 2015 Memo

2 South Carolina Department of Education. (2014, July 21). New Title I Coordinators Training

         The Legend of
   Sleepy Hollow  
The Baillie Players, a touring theatre company, came to Fairfax Elementary and in only five days turned some of our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students into thespians.  They presented "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, adapted by Buren Martin. This is the tale of how hapless schoolmaster Ichabod Crane's attempt to marry wealthy and beautiful Katrina Van Tassell is thwarted by handsome and mischievous Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman, a local ghost looking for his lost head.
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