The Fairview Connection
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
I hope you all had a nice extended weekend last weekend and that your children enjoyed this quick three-day school week! We’ve had a great week here at Fairview where 3rd graders completed the CogAT, all grade level students completed any remaining start of the year school-wide assessments, and we all enjoyed the beautiful weather during recess and PE. Students are really doing well as a whole settling into their established classroom routines and are following school wide expectations by being safe, respectful, and responsible. On Wednesday, Mrs. Trezise emailed the Fairview Club Sign Up Form to all families. If your child is interested in participating in a club, please read this email carefully and sign up using the link provided in the email. For your convenience, I’ve included the link here as well. If you want more information about each club, consult this document with club descriptions prior to selecting your club preferences. As a reminder, while we hope all interested students will get into a club, this is not guaranteed as it depends on whether or not we have enough space to accommodate everyone’s interests. We will hold a lottery in cases where the interest level exceeds club participant capacity.
In District 57, we take the prevention of bullying very seriously. All K-8 students participate in weekly classroom meetings to build classroom community and provide strategies for students on how to prevent/handle potential bullying situations. This is done, in part, using the Olweus Bully Prevention Program. This curriculum offers an opportunity for students to share their feelings and opinions, to suggest solutions, and to learn to follow the rules and handle bullying situations appropriately. It also builds class community and cohesiveness and recognizes achievements and successes of the class as a whole. As part of our school improvement plan, Fairview teachers are also implementing community building circles as another positive way to build our classroom communities. These will be held periodically throughout the school year to help our students get to know each other better and form connections with one another.
We encourage any student or parent who is aware of a potential bullying situation to report the issue immediately to a staff member. This report will initiate an investigation. Whether or not the issue is found to be bullying, any behavior that does not follow school expectations will be addressed. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable during their time at school, and we are committed to removing barriers that are preventing this for individual students or groups of students. For more resources on this topic, please visit this link. Thank you for taking the time to read through this week’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend!
INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF A CLUB AT FAIRVIEW?
RAINBOWS SUPPORT GROUP
Rainbows is a support group for students who are dealing with a divorce, death, separation, or deployment. The groups meet during the students’ recess time. If you are interested in having your son or daughter participate in this group please fill out this form. Forms must be signed and returned to Miss Ciruelas no later than September 13th.
Any questions, please contact our social worker, Katherine Ciruelas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 847-394-7320, ext. 4141
Click here for more information about the first PTO meeting of the school year.
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JOIN THE PTO
Click on the graphic for more information about the PTO's "no stress" fundraiser.
REMINDERS FROM THE LUNCHROOM
PLEASE put your child’s name in permanent marker on his/her lunchbox and water bottle
PLEASE send spoons or forks if your student will need one for something in their lunch (i.e., pudding, fruit cup, etc.)
PLEASE make note of the lunch/recess schedule:
2nd/3rd grade-11:50 lunch/12:20 recess
4th/5th grade-11:50 recess/12:20 lunch
STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE
STUDENT APPEARANCE CLAUSE
P.E. CLASS EXCUSALS
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 - email@example.com
Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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