Budget Season starts today

PTAC would like to remind all PTA members that January starts off with the Education Budget process. To prepare our community and PTA Budget Representatives PTAC’s President Carolyn Trabuco has documented Fairfield’s budget history, processes, and current state. Tonight the Superintendent, Dr. Toni Jones has presented a budget proposal to the Board of Education. This information is critical to the mission the Fairfield Public School District for the upcoming year, 2019-2020.  Get involved, stay up to date, and advocate for the children. 

Attend a Budget Meeting:
(BOE Conference Room, 501 Kings Hwy East, 2nd Floor) @ 7:30p:

Jan 8th – Superintendent to present the budget and ask to the BOE

Jan 15th – Special Budget Meeting

Jan 22nd – Special Budget Meeting

Jan 24th – Budget Adoption meeting

PTA Meeting:
Jan 10th – This Thursday @ 11am Budget Presentation with PTA’s (brown bag), in the BOE Conference Room (501 Kings Hwy East 2nd Floor). Please ensure at least one person from your PTA joins this meeting to represent your respective community as the Budget Rep.  Agenda includes: Introductions, Superintendent’s Recommended Budget (2019-2020), Q&A, and Adjournment.

Take action and eMail directly to:

BOEMembers@Fairfieldct.org

BOS@Fairfieldct.org

BOF@Fairfieldct.org

RTM@fairfieldct.org

Don’t miss SEPTA’s Holiday Events

Don’t miss SEPTA’s Holiday Events

Celebrate the holidays with SEPTA this week

Posted on December 17, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC & SEPTA

Annual SEPTA Cookie Walk! 

Love cookies? Celebrate the season by buying cookies with SEPTA!  The annual cookie walk will take place in the lobby at Central office (501 Kings Hwy East, Fairfield) on Wednesday, December 19 from 9 AM -12 PM . Stop by to fill a box with festive cookies for home or a hostess gift.

Bakers needed! Love to Bake? We need your help! Support the cookie walk by baking cookies!  Sign up at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4fabae2aa4fd0-cookie1 … all varieties and flavors welcome!

Contact Emily Lusk with questions or to coordinate cookie drop off at Luske82@gmail.com

 

SEPTA’s Holiday Social

Please join the SEPTA holiday social on Wednesday, December 19th from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Send a request for details to president@fairfieldsepta.org

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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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