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Have a safe summer!

The 1st day of school for the 2014-15 year is Tuesday, September 2.

If you have moved over the summer and will NOT be returning to Fanning, please call our office. Thank you.

Summer Reading Lists recommended by the Orange County Public Library can be found here.

We wish you a happy, safe summer!

Construction Updates & Back-to-School Essential Info.

Click here for weekly updates on construction activity at Fanning and here for essential back-to-school information.

July 27, 2014 - Despite our best intentions and efforts to open Fanning the beginning of the school year, we have faced several unexpected construction delays. Unfortunately, these have pushed back the completion of this project. Our 2nd-6th graders will begin their school year at Laurel Elementary.

Class lists will be posted in Fanning's office window on Friday, August 29 at 5 p.m., and we will include classroom numbers so families can visit the campus beforehand, if they wish, to familiarize students with the site. On the first day of school, parents at both school sites may walk their children to their new classrooms, as well. Fanning students in grades TK-1st will continue on Fanning's campus, with the first grade rooms in our portable buildings.

Crews have been working daily to remove all asbestos from the main Fanning building and are almost finished with this large task. An architect is working on seismic upgrades. Once this is finished, new paint, carpet and lighting will be installed.

In mid-August, we will send another update to all families.  For those of you who had a 2nd grade student or older last year, procedures will remain the same, such as following Fanning's bell schedule though we are at Laurel.  Bus transportation also will be provided free of cost from Fanning to Laurel (and vice versa after school) so that parents may continue to drop off students or have them walk in the mornings to Fanning.

We continue to look forward to returning all our students and staff to Fanning as soon as possible. Our PTA is planning a grand re-opening celebration when the time comes.  Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Contact Us

Phone: (714) 529-3908

Attendance Hotline (714) 529-9737

Child Care (714) 990-7537

Fax: (714) 529-3909


Email Mrs. Susan Metcalf, Principal at smetcalf@bousd.us or call her at extension 204.

2014-15 School Supply Lists

2014-15 Parent/Student Handbook

Our handbook can be found here.

Do your shopping online AND help Fanning!

PTA General Association Meetings

Please join us at 7 p.m. in the Media Center on these Thursdays

  • Sept. 19, 2013
  • Jan. 9, 2014
  • Feb. 20, 2014
  • May 5, 2014

Common Core State Standards

The CCSS are here! Click here  for more information about what your child will be learning.

2013-14 Jog-a-thon!

Click here to see pictures and videos from our Jog-a-thon , which was held on Oct. 18 ! Thank you to all who planned and supported this fun event that supports so many programs at Fanning.

School Supervision Begins at 8:30 a.m. Daily

Parents – Students are not allowed to be on campus until 8:30 AM.  There will be NO supervision of students before 8:30 AM.  If this will create a hardship for you, please make arrangements for child care by calling (714) 990-7527 or click HERE to visit the Child Care website.

Thank You Donorschoose.Org!

Several Fanning teachers have submitted request and received funding for classrooms at Donorschoose.Org! Click HERE  to check out the good news and to make a donation. 


Click here  to see other ways you can help our school!


(714) 990-7898

A message from Mrs. Metcalf, Principal

me1.30.12.JPG"A Whole New World..." As we think about the new Common Core State Standards we are implementing K-6 this year, new student computers, staffing changes, new extracurricular programs (a school play!) and more, we are embracing this year's PTA theme!  I see change as opportunity, and with that in mind I am so excited to begin my second year as your principal.  Fanning is an amazing partnership of our families, teachers, staff and students.  As we grow and change, we get better!  If I can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me (email is usually the quickest way smetcalf@bousd.us ).


Please click here  for links to Letters from the Principal.

Our Motto

The Fanning School motto, "Preparing children for their tomorrows" is painted on the main media center doors.  It serves as a constant reminder to teachers, volunteers, and support staff that every action taken is done with an eye toward each student's future.  Daily, students are reminded they are the focus of everyone's efforts as they enter the media center.


Fanning Falcons are Fantastic!

We frequently recognize students who are Respectful, Responsible and Safe.  Click here  to learn more about the ways we reward students who demonstrate exemplary behavior and/or academic achievement.

On-line Access to Student Textbooks


Did your student forget to bring home a textbook? Would you like your child to get some extra practice at home?  Click here for on-line access to all student materials that are available on-line!

How Can I Help Fanning?

 In these difficult financial times, parents often ask, "How can I help?" There are a number of easy ways!  Click here  to find out what they are.

Flu Prevention & Policy

During flu season, please remember that students must be fever-free (as well as vomit and diarrhea free) for 24 hours before coming to school.  Please click here   for more information.


Dates to Remember for 2014-15 School Year

   Tuesday, September 2,


    (No School)   
     Friday, December 5,
     Friday, March 13, 2015

    June 17, 2015
    (Minimum Day)


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