Fall Book Fair

castleReading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most.

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to open a world of possible.

Our Scholastic a Book Fair theme – Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books! – surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

dragonReading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!

Fremont Elementary’s Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Monday, September 15th thru Friday, September 19th, in the school library. Shopping hours are everyday after school and late night shopping during Friday’s Fall Social.

School Supplies

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The School Supply Purchase Program is Back!

Orders will now be accepted through the first week of school!

Ever dreamed of having a personal shopper? The PTA is offering you just that…someone to purchase your school supplies for next year!

Here’s how it works…

  1. The teachers have created new supply lists for grades 2-5. (Click on the links below to see grade-specific supply lists.) While a few additional items may be asked for by your child’s teacher, the lists are comprehensive.
  2. Orders may be placed NOW through Friday, September 5, 2014. Go to: http://www.brickbybrickfund.org. Once redirected to the site, select “Fremont Elementary School, Long Beach” and then follow the prompts to place your order. If you have no access to a computer, please contact Jean Newkirk at the number below, for assistance.
  3. A local company will purchase everything on your student’s list and will deliver it to your home before school begins. You select the date of delivery during the ordering process. (Personal care items will come separate from school supply items.)
  4. Payments with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal are accepted. The cost of the supplies averages 50% below retail prices. A delivery fee of $6 is charged for all orders.
  5. PTA will receive $10 from every kit sold.

****In addition to the grade level supply kits, please consider ordering a kit for a student at Bethune School (Long Beach Unified School District school serving homeless children). You’ll find the option listed with the grade level kits. PTA will not receive any proceeds from sales of Bethune kits.

Convenience! Affordability! A good cause!

Contact Jean Newkirk (JeanNewkirk@earthlink.net or 562.243.1939) with any questions.

2nd Grade Kits from Brick by Brick School Supply Program
3rd Grade Kits from Brick by Brick School Supply Program
4th Grade Kits from Brick by Brick School Supply Program
5th Grade Kits from Brick by Brick School Supply Program

Used Backpacks

Don’t Throw That Used Backpack Away Just Yet!

school_backpack_clipartThere are a group of Long Beach teachers & friends who are assembling backpacks with basic necessities for those in LB who are in need.

What we need most are “Gently Used Backpacks.” If you are getting rid of the backpack you (or your children) have used all school year, I would like to invite you to donate it. Please drop off the backpack at the Fremont office.

The office will be open beginning Tuesday, August 26th. It is open from 7:30 to 3:30. If you would like to do more to help, we also need toiletries, non-perishable food (Breakfast/snack bars, Peanut butter…) H20, juice boxes, socks, washcloths, etc…

Thank you so much, in advance!

Lauren Friedman
Helping Hands Liaison
Lauren@LaurenFriedmanHomes.com