Thursday, October 8, 2015

NEWSLETTER: October 9, 2015 News & Announcements

12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview
Fairmont Prep students and parents are cordially invited to attend Fairmont's 12th Annual College Fair on October 13th. Gain a competitive edge in college admissions by meeting face-to-face with representatives from the nation's top colleges. Last year's College Fair saw record attendance and you won't want to miss this opportunity to speak with representatives from over 85 colleges and universities.
The College Fair is open to the local community and prospective families. Feel free to share this event information with family and friends. Prospective families are invited to attend our Fall Preview information session to learn more about Fairmont Prep's unique variety of programs and and how we prepare students for college with highly individualized academic and college counseling.

Breakfast with a Counselor
Breakfast with a Counselor is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet over breakfast with the Prep's counselors to discuss topics in their student's academic life. Click here to view a list of this year's sessions and topics. We hope you will join us!

College Visits
We have over 85 schools who have contacted us asking to visit with our students! This opportunity is open to all juniors and seniors. We highly encourage these visits due to the fact that most representatives will also be evaluating applications received from students. Click here for a list of college visit dates! In addition to these day visits, we also have over 90 colleges and universities attending the 12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview on October 13th.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club
Each year Prep students donate Halloween candy to several Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs. The drive will begin Monday, September 28th and will end on Friday, October 19th. This year candy donations will be delivered to the following Boys & Girls Clubs: Buena Park, Garden Grove, and Stanton. Students have received the candy drive flyer and should bring their donations to Mrs. Anna Kunkle's office, Room 101, and fill out the donation form for community service credit. Paws for a Cause!

Disneyland Dreamers & Doers Application
In honor of the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland Resort is proud to launch the Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers program. Deeply rooted in Disney's commitment to supporting youth and the community, Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers celebrates the power of possibility and the youth who take action to improve their community, home, or school. Click here for information and to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Anna Kunkle by Friday, November 20th.

Girls Golf
On Monday, October 5th, Mylan Hirata earned a Medal against Crean Lutheran, and on Wednesday, October 7th, Izzy Om earned a Medal as the girls’ golf team beat St. Margaret’s!

Red Cross Club Blood Drive
The Red Cross Club is ready to "Carve Out a New Tradition" with this year's blood drive. Club members have been reaching out to students and teachers, encouraging them to donate blood and give the gift of life. The first blood drive will be held on October 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Show a little Halloween spirit and let the Red Cross staff suck your blood! Please email Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Red Cross Club Advisor, to book your appointment. Thank you for supporting the Red Cross and the Prep's Red Cross Club.

Travel Week 2015-2016 - Rescheduled for Spring Break (March, 27th - April, 3rd)

Travel Week has been moved to the week of Spring Break, March 28th - April 1st, 2016. We hope you enjoy the additional week off with family.  

Fairmont Prep will be offering two great trips through Worldstrides. The trip to Peru will provide opportunities for students to explore the Incan Empire while engaging in community service activities. Students will serve at a local school, as well as learn about the culture and enjoy local cuisine.

The trip to Florida will begin at the Kennedy Space Center where students will explore the center and have lunch with an astronaut. During the following days, Students will receive a behind the scenes tour of Walt Disney World and have the opportunity to swim with dolphins!   

Trip information is in the process of completion and a flyer will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Travel Week Coordinator.

Contributed by Fairmont Preparatory Academy 

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