Opportunities for your child to get involved
For more than 50 years, the District 279 Children's Chorus has provided a high quality vocal music experience for elementary students, as well as extraordinary performances for the community. District 279 Chorus members demonstrate high vocal music skills relative to others of their age, experience or environment.
The chorus has approximately 100 members representing all of the elementary schools in our district. Every fall, students in grades 4 and 5 may audition to join the chorus.
Our Falcon Leaders team consists of 13 fifth graders who consistently display our CARES values: compassion, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self control. They are leaders at Fair Oaks and role models for our younger students.
Falcon Leaders have many responsibilities around the school, including:
- Reading to younger students
- Leading “new student orientation” for new students joining our school
- Teaching mindfulness skills schoolwide on Falcon News (premiers Monday!)
- Helping to monitor the hallways after school
- Supporting student mental health by announcing “stop everything and breathe” on the intercom
- Collecting CARES bins from around the school and announcing the winners on Falcon News
- Distributing weekend food bags
Falcon Morning News provides news, announcements and updates to our school community. Students help write, produce and deliver the news each day.
Students in fifth grade can participate in the school band or orchestra. Lessons begin in October each year and students are expected to practice 4-5 times per week on their own.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a schoolwide nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Through this program, all Fair Oaks students are encouraged to be physically active for 60 minutes each day and to make healthy eating choices. A team of Fair Oaks scholars leads this program for our school community throughout the year with challenges and other exciting events.
Girls on the Run is an after-school program that combines running, character education and leadership development for girls. The fall and spring seasons culminate with the Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5K.
Young leaders can help shape their school community by serving on the Fair Oaks Elementary Student Council.