Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Party

On the last day of school before winter break, FCCNS students got to celebrate the holiday season with their families at our Holiday Party. Each class sang a song followed by a potluck brunch, a surprise visit from Santa, and some ornament making and cookie decorating to top it all off!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Creative Movement Class

Here is a video showing just a part of the fun the Fairmount kids have in Creative Movement class.  Once a week the kids get to move, dance and sing with their teacher Mrs. Steinweg (you can see her bio on our website  They all have so much fun and it is a great day to be a parent helper to see them have a great time together as a class outside of their classroom.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FCCNS Registration for Current Families Begins December 13th

Registration for the 2012-2013 school year will begin next Tuesday, Dec 13th for current FCCNS Co-op families.  Someone from the membership committee will be available throughout the week to hand out forms before and after class. The non-refundable registration fee is due with your completed application form.

Those who get their Registration forms and fee in to Jen or Missy by 1:55pm Friday Dec 16th will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Starbucks Gift Card!

Fairmount Co-Op in the Heights Observer

Our dinosaur digging kids are featured in the Heights Observer this week!
Click on the link below to see the article.

 ( Side Note: I am not sure where they got the info on me, but they got it right!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Heifer Gift Market

Sunday December 4
9:30am - 1pm
Andersen Hall at Fairmount Church 
2757 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Give your loved ones, and the world, a present.

Benefitting the Children's Church School
Mission to raise $5,000 to Fill an Ark for Heifer International.

Donation levels from $20 to $500 and beyond. From flock of chicks and geese to water buffaloes and heifters. Any level of donation is welcom and will go to Fill An Ark.

This is a festive event featuring food and crafts. Comer browse and hear about how giving to Heifer International feed children and families throughout the world. 

All donations receive a gift card that you can give to your honoree. Visit the ornament making station for creating handmade gifts.  Great gifts for teachers, friends and family!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Enrichment Activity - Dino Dig

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History came to FCCNS to put on a presentation all about dinosaurs!  The kids LOVED this!  They got to hold and examine all different kinds of fossils and bones.  Then they broke into small groups and got to dig for bones, map their findings and much more!  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Auction Night

Our auction night was a huge success and we cannot say thank you enough to all the people that donated, participated and helped make this event such a great night!

Thank you auction committee for all your hard work on this event!  We look forward to all the great things that will come from the money raised for the students of FCCNS!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Enrichment Activity - Dropping Paint and Butterflies!

Each class got to climb a ladder (don't worry I was standing close by, but just stepped away for the picture!) and drop different color paints onto a large canvas and watch them splatter!  We also punched butterflies out of colorful paper and then glued them to the canvas.  This one of a kind piece will be auctioned off at our annual auction night held this Saturday!  Thanks to Jessica McCabe
(Enrichment Chair) for helping me (Becky Wendt) pull this art project off! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fairmount Women's Guild 5th Annual "Cookie Co-op"

Open to all the women, men & children of the The Fairmount Community.

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 9:30am in the kitchen

Make your reservations today. The cost is $10 per individual.
Included is a recipe booklet, cooking instructions, dozens of cookies to fill your tin AND lunch!
All reservations must be made by Tuesday November 29th, by calling 216.321.5800.

Join us for a morning of baking and bonding.  Questions?
Call Chis Hicks 216.371.5083 or Anne Bourassa 330.656.4226

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

Thanks to our hospitality committee for throwing a great afternoon pumpkin carving party.

Pumpkin Muffins in the Young 3s

The young 3s class got to enjoy making and eating their own batch of pumpkin muffins!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Firefighter Visit!

What a cool experience for the kids of FCCNS when a firefighter came to our school and put on all of his gear and told us all about fire safety and answered all our questions!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Parents Coffee Tomorrow!

Auction Night

FCCNS is holding its annual silent auction night.  We are currently looking for any donations to help make our event a success and help support our school.  Please contact with any questions or to submit a donation.

A big thank you to those businesses that have already donated!
Cleveland Heights Community Center
Cleveland Orchestra
Atma Center
My Gym
ATA Black Belt Academy
Lucia's (beauty salon in Hudson)

Heights Parents center
Green tavern 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cleveland Metro Parks Visits FCCNS

Naturalist Carol Ward of Cleveland Metro Parks visited FCCNS this week.  All the classes got to talk about the changes in the weather and our environment happening right now.  Each child got to explore the colors and shapes of leaves and talk about the different trees they come from. Afterward they each got to create their own leaf rubbing.  Big thanks to Carol for sharing her time with our school and to the Enrichment Committee for organizing another great educational event.  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall at FCCNS

Apple Stamping and painting with Buckeyes are just some of the fun 
fall activities going on at our preschool!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bike-a-Thon and Fall Potluck!

Thank you so much to our Fundraising committee, for putting together such a fun event.  We couldn't have asked for better weather and company!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Turtle Shirt Day

It was a sea of green today at FCCNS!


I am sure all of you moms and dads out there are excited the kids are back at school! Well, so are we! The turtle bags are up, the paint and crayons are out, and we are officially two weeks into the school year.  Hope all of the kids are transitioning well.  If there are questions or concerns about the beginning of the year feel free to ask. Everyone should have received a class roster in their turtle bag. Contact your room parent or anyone on the school board. We are happy to help!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Bike-a-thon and Potluck

Help Support Fairmount Church Cooperative Nursery School

Saturday, September 24th, 4–6pm
Bike-a-Thon in the Church's Parking Lot
Potluck to follow in the dining room

Toddler and young children have the option of biking around the cones 
in the parking lot of the church.  Participants may complete as many "loops" as desired. 
All proceeds of the event will go directly to the students of FCCNS.  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

FCCNS Summer Newsletter

Welcome to Turtle Talk! Each family should have received a copy in your school handbook. Inside you will get to know all the board members, read an article by Ellen Barrett from Family Connections, get some new ideas for crafts to do with kids and much more. Please feel free to share any pictures or community information in upcoming issue of the Turtle Talk. Contact information is in the back of the newsletter.

School Orientation

Last night we had our 2011-12 School Orientation Night. It was great to see lots of new faces and old ones too!  If anyone has any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year don't be afraid to ask.  Room parents are here to help as well as any of the board members.  We are so excited to start the school year and we hope you are too!

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Member Coffee

Fairmount Co-Op 
Welcomes You!

Your family is cordially invited to our
New Members’ Coffee

Come and meet our teachers and 
other new families

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
10:00 – 11:30 am

Fairmount Church ~ Playground
(Large Muscle Room if Raining)
2757 Fairmount Boulevard

Please join us for coffee, juice, and light refreshments. This will be an opportunity to meet other new members, teachers, and ask questions!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Teacher of the Young 3s Class

We are excited to announce that Carrie Knoop will be joining our teaching staff this fall!

A Kent State graduate, Carrie has taught both Kindergarten and preschool and has worked as an Early Childhood Consultant with Starting Point.  Carrie lives in South Euclid with her husband and 2 sons and loves exploring the metro parks with them on the weekends.  After being a Stay At Home Mom for the past 5 years, she is excited to be stepping back into the classroom.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

End of the School Year Picnic

Everyone had a great time at our end of the year picnic
with coffee from Starbucks for the parents and face painting for the kids! 
Thank you hospitality chairs Kate and Missy!

Fun at Cumberland Park

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shaker Heights Parade

It was one hot parade, but we had fun!  Thank you to our two membership chairs Missy and Jennifer for organizing such a great event.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

2010 - 2011 Class Pictures

What an exciting year we have had at our co-op. 
Thanks to all our parents and kids for making this a great year!

Mrs. Bliek's K3 Class

Mrs. Bates K4 Class
Mrs. Dobrea's PreK Class