Tag Archives: Holidays

Benefits of Gratefulness and Thanksgiving. Girl plays in fall leaves.
Benefits of Gratefulness & Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quite unbelievably a mere two days away. Regardless of whether you’re hosting or attending Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner, you’re most assuredly busy this week and every week from now until New Year’s Day. You’re shopping, preparing travel plans, finishing up projects at work, and maybe even wishing the holiday season was already past. While […]

Declaration of Independence
The History of the Fourth of July

This year, in addition to the barbecues, pool parties, and firework displays, celebrate July Fourth by sharing with your child the history behind the beloved American holiday. Revolutionary War Beginnings After the French Indian War ended, British colonists were greeted with new taxes and proclamations from King George III. These royal decrees restricted the colonists from […]

Father's Day - dad throwing child in the air at the beach.
Father’s Day Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day 2017 is upon us, and if you haven’t started planning Dad’s big day, Fairmont is here to help! Whether your dad is outdoorsy, a homebody, a social butterfly, or a diehard sports fan, this list has something for him. Beach Bonfire Take Dad down to the beach for a laidback evening of toasting […]

A History of St. Patrick’s Day

This Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. While we know to wear green and can expect the day to be full of four leaf clover decorations and tacky Irish themed t-shirts, you may wonder what the holiday actually celebrates. The holiday began in 5th century Druid Ireland as a feast celebrating Saint Patrick, a patron saint […]

Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
Nicholas Aghaian - 7th Grade Fairmont Historic AnaheimKicking His Way to Med School
nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
Gianluca De Gregoris – 2nd Grade Fairmont North TustinDancing Toward Greatness
dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
Nicole Heyman - Kindergarten Teacher Fairmont Anaheim HillsLaying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”