About Fairyland Elementary

End of Year Activities


The end of the school year is upon us and we’d like to give every student and parent the opportunity to come to the school building one last time before we break for the summer.  The plan will involve taking one day per week on the last week of school and provide a drive-thru event for you to come in your cars and visit.  As these events occur, we are asking that you come through the carpool line and remain in your cars to maintain the social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Safety is our #1 priority as we conduct this event.
When you come to the school parking lot, there will be multiple tables staggered in the carpool lane for you to do the following:  
1.  Pick up any medication from Ms. Hisey (school nurse).
2.  Pay any outstanding lunch charges.
3.  Drop off any library books.
4.  Drop off any chromebooks that were checked out.
5.  PTO table for you to purchase a yearbook. Yearbooks may not be ready, but you can pre-pay if you’d like to reserve a copy.
6.  Pay any outstanding after-care payments.
7.  Make your final stop at the flagpole to meet your child’s teacher and get their student packet containing any awards or items left in the classroom prior to the COVID-19 closure.
Here is the schedule for when you can come:
May 18 – PreK and Kindergarten – 1-4pm
May 19 – 1st and 2nd Grade – 1-4pm
May 20 – 3rd and 4th Grade – 1-4pm
May 21 – Makeup Day due to inclement weather – 1-4pm
SPECIAL EVENT! May 22 – 1-4pm – All 5th grade students are invited to come and drive through the carpool line as all the FES teachers will be invited to be in chairs with signs (separated by 6 feet) to say goodbye (Final Fairyland Drive-by). Mr. Roerdink is purchasing special limited edition Fairyland School Flags for all 5th grade students to take with them and wave.  The community will also be invited to participate and will be encouraged to sit on the sidewalk (6 feet apart) down Lula Lake Road and participate.  Rain date for this event will be on Tuesday, May 26 from 1-4pm.
I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work to make this event special while also keeping the safety of students, staff, and parents as a priority.  Please keep in mind that each event is a 3 hour window so please stagger your arrival as you are able so not everyone arrives at the beginning.   
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
Best regards,
Jeremy Roerdink Ed.S
Principal – Fairyland School
1306 Lula Lake RoadLookout Mountain, GA 30750

Extended Release Assignments

The following links have been created to provide learning opportunities for students during this extended time away from school.

PreK & Kindergarten

1st Grade: Davis & McMichael

1st Grade: Wilson

2nd Grade: 2nd Grade

3rd Grade: 3rd Grade

4th Grade: 4th Grade

5th Grade: 5th Grade

Congratulations to Fairyland School for being ranked as the 9th best Elementary School in the State of Georgia!

Fairyland School – 2019 CCRPI Scores are in….

WOW!  Check this out!
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2019 Individual School CCRPI Reports on Friday and I’d like to congratulate all of our students and teachers on an amazing 2019 CCRPI score of 97.7!!!  
I am so proud of our school for this amazing accomplishment!  It is each and every person in this building, working to build relationships and setting high academic standards, that makes this school so special and successful!  It is not ONE person, but all of us working together and making Fairyland School the best school in the State of Georgia!  
A big thank you to all of our parents and community members as well for supporting the school by making this a jewel for Lookout Mountain and Walker County!  We can not do it without you!  
To put this score into perspective, I can tell you that the highest score in the state was a 99.3 and our 97.7 ranks 12th of ALL SCHOOLS in the State of Georgia and 9th of ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS!  Considering there are 2,200 schools in Georgia and 1.6 million students, this is the highest ranking in the history of our school, which makes this score simply amazing and unprecedented for Fairyland School.
Amazed, humbled, and thankful for each of you!  
We are Fairyland!
Mr. Roerdink – Principal
Click Here for CCRPI Scores for Fairyland and Other Schools in Georgia!
And for more information on Fairyland School and Walker County Schools, be sure to check out the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website for a school report card.  Click below:

Fairyland School’s New Aquaponics Facebook Page is Here!

 Fairyland School Aquaponics Page

The Fairyland School vision of building a floating greenhouse is now a reality! This new space lives and breathes the STEAM way of learning, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The students are in the process of germinating herbs and lettuce, which then be planted into urban growing beds and hydroponic types of growing. Our goal is to harvest enough to sell to the community! Ridgeland’s STEM students will be coming in the very near future to help our students design and build our very own aquaponics growing system, which will incorporate growing plants with fish and water. Visit our new Facebook page often to see pictures and read about our students learning and actively being engaged in this exciting addition to the one of a kind Fairyland School.

Did you know breakfast is free to every Walker County student? Please join us in the cafeteria and start your day the right way!

2019-2020 Walker County School Calendar: Click Here

Fairyland School Progress Report Procedure & PowerSchool App!

Please note that Fairyland School is transitioning to a more digital approach when communicating and delivering progress reports in 1st -5th grades. As we move forward, we’d like to encourage all parents to download the PowerSchool App to access your child’s grades.  This can be downloaded and used to see all comments, grades, attendance, and announcements within PowerSchool.  The app also has a notifications feature where you will be notified via text when your child is absent from class and has had new grades entered.  Please note that we will still provide a paper copy of your child’s progress report if requested. Please contact the school office if a paper copy is needed and we will gladly print one for you.

To assist you further, we have created a flyer (see below) that can be used as well including a video link to help you navigate the new App. To login, you will need to have your child’s PowerSchool ID and password. These were sent home earlier in the year with your child. Please contact the school office if you have any issues or questions.

YouTube Video with Directions: CLICK HERE 

Fairyland Elementary is a high-performing school located on Lookout Mountain that was established in 1931. The school serves students in grades Pre K through 5 and has a strong tradition of academic excellence. The school has been recognized by the state of Georgia as being one of the top 1% of Pre K – 5th grade elementary schools as indicated by their CCRPI School Scores. Read More

Exciting News For Fairyland School!

Parents and Community Members,
I want to share some amazing news with everyone concerning a letter that was received by Governor’s Office of Student Achievement today.

I am honored to announce that Fairyland Elementary School has been recognized for being 1 of 51 schools in Georgia to receive awards for both Highest Performing and Greatest Gains. In the Highest Performing category (130 schools recognized) we received a *Silver Award; in the Greatest Gains category (139 schools recognized) we received a **Platinum Award! These awards are based on the last three years average combined.

Fairyland Elementary was also designated as an “A” school (CCRPI 90.0 or higher) by the Governor’s Office.

Walker County Schools Superintendent shares this statement, “Congratulations once again to you and your faculty and staff for the Greatest Gains, Highest Performing, and “A” rating this year! Please pass along my congratulations to everyone and thanks again for consistently doing Amazing Things Through the Power of Team!”

I want to thank all the students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members for supporting and loving this school. Fairyland School is an amazing place and we are all privileged to be a part of something special. I look forward to lots of celebrating and recognition for our students and staff soon!

Have a super day! We are Fairyland!

Jeremy Roerdink – Principal

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