Fairfield PTAC – Services

Community Partnerships

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Peach Jar

School Gardens

PTAC supports local school garden efforts by awarding grants to keep up with maintenance across the district. Submit garden support request.

Health, Safety & Fitness

The PTAC Health, Safety & Fitness Committee (HSFC) sits on the town Wellness Committee and holds monthly meetings with HSFC representatives from all PTAs.

The Town of Fairfield’s PTA Council, Health, Safety & Fitness Committee is a group who welcomes and includes any member of the community who is interested in promoting, educating and advocating for, issues related to our children in the following areas:

Health – Medical issues concerning our children. (i.e. Depression & Anxiety, Allergies & Asthma Awareness, Hand Washing Awareness, Head Lice Treatment & Prevention)

Safety – Protecting our children from harm. (i.e. Bullying, Alcohol Abuse, Internet Safety, Stranger Danger, CPR, First Aid & Defibrillator Training, Helmet & Wristguard Use)

Fitness – Increasing the amount of physical activity our children participate in daily (i.e. “Aces” – All children exercising simultaneously, “Jump Rope for Heart”, Playground Equipment Carts, Walk to School Days)

We collaborate with Parents, Students, Teachers, Fairfield Public School Central Office Administrators, The Town of Fairfield’s Health Department Representatives and Local Business to:

• Compile an annual list of priorities and identify areas of concerns

• Conduct research, gather data and analyze the results regarding these issues

• Prioritize, propose solutions and implement programs that address these issues

• Act as a liaison between school PTA’s, PTA Council and The Wellness Coalition.

• Hold Monthly meetings with all of Fairfield public school PTA’s

• Participate in monthly PTA Council meetings

• Participate in monthly “Wellness Coalition” meetings

• Introduce and/or create programs for PTA ‘s to use in their schools

• Support Board of Education “Wellness Policy” guidelines

• Advertise and publish information, events and local resources

No expertise or previous experience necessary. All you need to participate is the desire to help the PTAC HSFC in its mission of promoting, educating and advocating for our children.

 Kindness Matters

By teaching Kindness Matters in our schools, we are helping our children build a foundational skill that will enrich not only their own lives, but make a positive impact on their communities and the world. When we encourage children to accept and support each other, they experience firsthand the profound power and impact of their thoughts, words, and actions. In this way, we create an environment based on inclusion and acceptance where children feel inspired to express themselves and live authentically. By teaching age appropriate themes of self-love, empathy, and cooperation throughout Elementary, Middle, and High School, our goal is to send our children into the world with the operating principle of looking at every aspect of their lives through the lens of kindness.

Special Education PTA (SEPTA)

The Fairfield SEPTA is a group of parents, teachers, community professionals and community supporters striving to improve the education and social interactions and recreational opportunities of children with special needs. Begun in 1999, the Fairfield SEPTA grew out of a parent support group at the Early Childhood Center, with 44 members. As of this fall, SEPTA has 200+ members. SEPTA provides the parents/ guardians/ caretakers of special education students with support and resources. SEPTA, however, does not and will not provide legal advice or individual advocacy. Our purpose is to address broader issues that impact all children with special needs in our community. Fairfield SEPTA’s overall message and approach as a PTA is to work in a positive and collaborative manner with our school system and our community.

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