The Fairview Connection

MARCH 10, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had a good week here at Fairview! Students have been working hard in their classrooms and we appreciate the effort of our third, fourth and fifth graders on the math portion of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness this past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week, students will take the ELA sessions on Monday at 10 am and Tuesday at 1 pm. Fifth grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment on Wednesday and Thursday, which will wrap up our state testing aside from completing make-up tests for students who were absent. We receive results from our state assessments typically in the fall and will share them with parents at that time.


As shared in last week’s newsletter, today is Spread Goodness Day! We've been encouraging kindness at school all week long as part of our morning announcements and have seen students and staff showing kindness in a variety of ways. If your child wants to share what they did that was kind for someone else in celebration of Spread Goodness Day, they may do so at this link, which can also be found on the Fairview website. It would be neat for students to share and be able to hear about what their peers decided to do to spread goodness, and I look forward to hearing more about their kindness!


This afternoon is a half-day institute for the Fairview Staff. After our students head home at 11:50 am, our teachers will be engaged in professional learning and collaboration about either math instruction or teaching clear school-wide expectations depending on the staff member. The time we have for learning and collaboration is very valuable to us, and we appreciate having set days during the year for this purpose. Looking forward to next week, we are excited for a virtual author visit with Dan Santat on Tuesday. On Friday, we will host our next PTO special lunch for those who have ordered. This weekend daylight savings time begins, so be sure to push your clocks an hour ahead. We look forward to seeing our students again on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal


ORDER YOUR 2021-2022 YEARBOOK TODAY!


PLEASE CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC FOR ORDERING INFORMATION. THE DEADLINE TO ORDER IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23RD. ONLINE ORDERS/PAYMENT ARE PREFERRED. CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ONLINE ORDER. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE, YOUR ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT ARE DUE IN FAIRVIEW'S OFFICE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH.


THIS IS YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER A YEARBOOK! NO ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 23RD.

PTO PLANT SALE

It's PTO Plant Sale time! Click here for the Google form. Paper copies of the order form will be coming home with each student on Monday. Pick up is May 7th...just in time for Mother's Day!

PTO "READ-A-WAY" PROGRAM

Read-A-Way is a reading incentive program from the Fairview PTO partnership with Station 34 in Mount Prospect. Students have a chance to earn a free kids pizza every month by meeting their daily reading goals.


Click on the graphic for more information and March's reading log calendar.

BIRTHDAYS

The Fairview PTO has a wonderful history of giving students a book for their birthday. For the 2021-2022 school year, they are continuing that tradition. If your child is celebrating a birthday this month or has celebrated a birthday since the beginning of this school year, please have them go onto ClassLink on their chrome book and go to the Birthday Book link or click on the graphic to access the link. They must choose a book that is on the Google document listing all the grade level books. Students who are learning from home can pick their birthday book up from the school.


Was you child's birthday in August, September, October, November, December or January and they haven't selected their birthday book yet? Make sure they go to ClassLink or click on the birthday cake to make their selection...don't forget to pick the tab for the appropriate grade level list.

STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE

The office's procedure for those times when you need to sign your child in or out of school has changed. We maintain an electronic sign-in/sign-out sheet in the office so all you have to do is drop your student off (if arriving late) and we will sign them in and get them down to their class. If you need to sign your child out, ring the doorbell, tell us who you are picking up, and we will send your student out the front door.

DRESS FOR OUTDOOR RECESS

Please make sure your children are dressed to go out for recess. Unless it is raining or the temperature /wind chill is too cold (15 degrees or below, real-feel temperature) the students will go out every day for recess. Please write your student’s last name on a tag in their coat and snowpants so they don't end up in our Lost and Found. It would also be helpful to put their name on the bag that they bring their snow gear in every day.


All students will go out with their class unless we have a doctor’s note limiting their participation. If a student has been ill and he/she is not feeling well enough to participate in all the activities of the school day, perhaps another day at home will insure a healthy return to school.

CAPANNARI'S COOLEST SCHOOL CONTEST

Fairview School is once again participating in Capannari's Coolest School contest. Head on over to Capannari's on Monday, April 4th from 3:00pm-9:00pm to enjoy their delicious ice cream. 10% of all purchases will benefit Fairview School. Click here to find out more about this fun contest that involves 20 local schools.
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STUDENT DROP-OFF ZONE

If the Fairview staff member directing traffic in the drop-off zone is not outside, it is necessary for you to come to the front of the school to drop off your student(s). The drop-off zone supervisor comes back into the building shortly after 8:45am when the first entry bell rings. We only have supervision in that area and our bus turnaround from 8:35am-8:45am. Students need to be in their classrooms at 8:50am which is when the school day starts.
KNOTS OF LOVE - APRIL 14TH

COME JOIN US FOR THIS FUN EVENT THAT WAS INSPIRED BY AND HONORS LAUREN GRAVER

BUS RIDERS

Is your child a bus rider? Are there times when they will be picked up instead of riding the bus home at the end of the day? If so, it is important that the school office is aware if a student will not be riding the bus home. Please click on the bus for a handy form that you can fill out and send to school with your student. You can always email the front office and the teacher to let us know of an alternative end of day transportation plan.

FROM NURSE BRUNNING


Please send a copy of your child's COVID vaccination card to the health office after your child receives dose #2 of the COVID vaccine.
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KEEP THE FRONT OFFICE INFORMED

When emailing your student's teacher regarding vacation plans, illness, doctor appointments, etc., please include the front office staff in your communication.


Also, please contact Fairview School’s office if your home/cell phone number, emergency contact numbers, or email address have changed.


If you have moved, please immediately contact the front office so we can update your student's records.


Chris Trezise, 847-394-7320, ext. 4001 - ctrezise@d57.org

Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - cyoung@d57.org

BE ALERTED WHEN BUS IS DELAYED...SIGN UP FOR BUS BULLETIN

Throughout the year buses may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., vehicular congestion, train traffic, weather, mechanical issues, etc.). The district has been using Bus Bulletin for several years now and is confident that this online notification system is the best way to inform parents should the need arise. Click on the bus for more information and to register.
D57 CITIZEN FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS NEW COMMITTEE

EDUCATION FOUNDATION DERBY GALA

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FUN EVENT THAT BENEFITS D57 EDUCATION FOUNDATION.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EVACUATION PROCEDURES

PLEASE READ THIS AS IT INFORMS YOU WHERE FAIRVIEW'S RELOCATION SITE IS IF WE NEEDED TO EVACUATE OUR BUILDING IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

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Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328