Wear BLUE on November 13th!

Wear BLUE on November 13th!

Wear BLUE on November 13th!

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

World Kindness Day is this Wednesday, November 13th, 2018. By wearing any BLUE shirt on this day you will be using your voice to stand in solidarity and say “Kindness Matters” in our town,  Fairfield, Connecticut.

When we each choose love, acceptance, and non-judgement toward ourselves and others, we experience true connection and bring our entire community closer together.

THANK YOU for turning Fairfield BLUE!

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Community Workshop

Community Workshop

Community Worlshops

Posted on October 30, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

Fairfield Needs You!

Concerned about the future planning of Fairfield?

Want to ensure Fairfield remains a great place to live?

Don’t miss the opportunity to voice your opinion at the Strategic Planning Committee Town Workshops

 

1st Public Workshop November 7 at 7:15 PM – 9 PM at Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road

2nd Public Workshop November 8 at 10:00am-11: 30 am at the Board of Education Conference Room, 501 Kings Highway East

 

All Residents are Invited to Contribute to a Roadmap for – Fairfield’s Future, One Town One Vision

 

The Town of Fairfield’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is seeking resident’s input to its long-term plan for Fairfield. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion on what matters most. The SPC will incorporate resident’s ideas into its long-range plan.

 

What matters most to you: Transportation, zoning, taxes, governance, environment, education? Come and tell us. We want to hear from you! Ultimately, this plan will help shape future budgets, allocation of resources, and the character of the town. This is a time when more than your vote counts, your voice counts.

 

 

 

For more information, please visit the SPC webpage at (https://www.fairfieldct.org/spc ), or the project website at (http://www.hlplanning.com/portals/fairfield/ ).

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Fairfield Education Association & The Pta Council Education Candidates Forum

Fairfield Education Association & The Pta Council Education Candidates Forum

Fairfield Education Association and the PTA Council Education Candidates Forum

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

PTAC cosponsored an Education Forum with the Fairfield Education Association on
October 17, 2018.

The state office candidates were seated at tables for two – by district – and both answered the same questions making it easy to compare candidates.

Far Left Table: 132nd Representative District: Brenda Kupchick (R) and Caitlin Clarkson Pereira (D)

Middle Left Table: 28th Senatorial District:  Tony Hwang (R) and Michelle Lapine McCabe (D)

Middle Right Table: 133rd Representative District:  Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D) and Sally Connolly (R)

Far Right Table: 134th Representative District:  Laura Devlin (R) and Ashley Gaudiano (D)

 

Question topics:
1. teacher qualifications
2. standardized testing
3. student anxiety
4. charter schools
5. collective bargaining
6. incumbents only – vote revisiting?
7. challengers only – what will you do?
8. retention/pension
9. diversity/racial imbalance/inequity

 

We hope that you will enjoy learning about the different positions each candidate has to offer on education.

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PTA Presidents Unified “I’m In” #KindnessMatters

PTA Presidents Unified “I’m In” #KindnessMatters

I'm in! #KindnessMatters

Posted on October 15, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

PTA Members and Presidents

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, supported by our national government across the country. Fairfield PTA Council is launching its first unified, viral media initiative to support Kindness Matters throughout this school year along with our Chamber of Commerce. In concert, we will be launching a series of messages to promote socially in our schools and neighborhoods.

On Monday, 10/15 thru the end of the month, the Kindness Committee is requesting all school PTA platforms: websites, Facebook pages, and Tweets to include any or all of 3 messages with a hyperlink to IM IN!

We are also asking all PTA Members, families and students to post the image as a personal profile on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn pages and any other social media platform you’d like to share this message.

Please be sure to CLICK  IM IN!  (https://www.kindnessevolution.org/im-in/)  to show your support and be counted as a school or family who stands behind this important message.

We’re tracking, in real-time, all the individuals, organizations and companies that are standing for the eradication of bullying.  We are stronger together and through collaboration will raise awareness in Fairfield and beyond and have greater social impact. Please share this message and encourage friends and colleagues near and far to join in solidarity by clicking IM IN

If you don’t already have a Kindness Committee in place at your school, now is the time! I’m happy to come to your PTA meeting or meet with you, your Principal, and your HSFC Rep to
get started.

Here are some great ideas and resources to get going. It’s our mission to spread #KindnessMatters throughout Fairfield all year long.

Please join us!

Veronica Mollica

PTAC Kindness Matters

E: Kindness@FairfieldPTAC.org

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PTAC Community Letter to Retailers

PTAC Community Letter to Retailers

Letter to Retailers

Posted on September 21, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

PTA Members,

On September 21, 2018  I handed three local retailers this letter on behalf of the Fairfield PTA Council insisting that they stop illegally selling JUUL/vaping/eCigarettes to underage minors. I hope that other groups in town will follow us at PTAC. Many thanks to Fairfield Cares for keeping us all informed and to the FDA for catching them red handed.
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September 21, 2018

Dear Retailer:

We, the Fairfield PTA Coucil (PTAC) insist that you stop selling JUUL and other vaping/e-cigarette products to children under the legal purchasing age of 18 years old. Recently the FDA released a list of 1,300 retailers nationwide who were caught selling these products to underage minors. Your business’ name is on that list.

PTAC represents 17 school PTAs in the town of Fairfield, with 10,000 children and families. Fairfield’s schools have done much to combat the epidemic of underage JUUL usage through changes to its physical plant, educational programming and administrative action. We applaud those efforts and want to see them succeed.

That some retailers in our community would violate not only the law by selling to underage minors but also the spirit of keeping these products confined to the hands of adults is unacceptable to us.

We intend to enlist the help of our families in town to make sure that JUUL and other vaping and e-cigarette products are not distributed to our children and, where they are, we have asked to be alerted to it so that we can alert the parents of our town’s 10,000 school children.

We ask that you do your part to educate your workforce. We insist that you do your part by not selling to anyone under the legal purchasing age.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Trabuco
President, PTAC

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Thank you PTA Leaders

PTAC Banner

Display your school PTAC banner, today.

Thank you to the PTA leaders who tirelessly volunteer for our community. We appreciate the time and learning at the Annual PTAC Leadership Forum last Friday night.  Please send your feedback through the website Feedback form. We welcome all comments to plan for next year. A reminder, the first PTAC meeting is next week – Monday September 17th. RLMS at 7PM. I hope you can join us.

Carolyn Trabuco