The Fairview Connection

January 8, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


I hope you all had a wonderful winter break with your families and your children’s transition back to school this week went smoothly! We’ve had a productive week here at Fairview getting back into the swing of things in our remote classrooms. We also successfully implemented our MAP assessments without any major glitches. Kudos to our students, teachers and technology staff for their good work in completing this important assessment. The data we gather from this assessment as well as the two remaining winter assessments we have next week will help teachers know how to best instruct their students and will provide us with helpful information about students who may need additional support.


Based on the discussions at last night’s board meeting, we are still on track to open our schools for in-person learning using our hybrid model of instruction starting on Tuesday, January 19th. While some families have chosen to continue learning remotely, others will be coming into the building for the first time since last March (or for the first time entirely for some 2nd graders and new students). We are so excited to see students at Fairview once again! The teacher and AM/PM assignments that were emailed home on October 26th are still valid unless you’ve communicated directly with me and a change has been made since that time. If you do not remember your assignment, please email me or contact the front office and we can remind you.


Because some students will have to change teachers to accommodate placement requests in either a hybrid or remote section, and all students will have some new classmates, we will be hosting virtual gatherings next week with our new classes to meet one another and start building strong new communities. More details will be shared by your child’s current teacher in terms of the dates and times for these meetings. In addition, students who will be coming for in-person learning will also meet with either Mrs. Brunning, Fairview’s nurse, or Ms. Ciruelas, Fairview’s social worker, in a Zoom breakout room to talk more about how to stay safe while learning at school. Lastly, please take a moment to watch this instructional video with your children that Mrs. Durkan and I put together with the help of some Fairview students. By taking twelve minutes to view the video, your child will be prepared and know what to expect when he or she comes to Fairview on Tuesday, January 19th. We hope these three opportunities will be successful in helping prepare your child for the upcoming changes we have ahead of us. If you or your child has any questions, please email us so we can help!


Whether you will be learning remotely or in person, all students will have a new schedule. The reason we were required to change the time of our school day was to accommodate time for bus routes and to clean the building between the AM and PM classes. The table below provides details related to starting and ending times for all students.

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One of the challenges we will face as we head back to in person learning is ensuring we have enough supervision before school each day. While we currently have staff now to fill each needed position, if we ever find ourselves shorthanded, it would be helpful to have a couple parents on hand to fill in. Please fill out this form if you are willing to help between 7:45-8:00 a.m. or 12:15-12:30 p.m. throughout the week. Thank you for considering!


I know this newsletter is filled with a good amount of important information, so thank you for taking the time to read it. For a few more updates, birthday celebrations, and the names of our next Character Card raffle winners, please take a moment to watch this video. Also, be sure to see the information included below about some exciting opportunities to join a Fairview Club. Due to COVID related restrictions, all clubs will meet remotely over Zoom at a time that works for any student no matter if you are learning remotely or in person. While COVID restrictions have also limited the number and type of clubs we are offering this year, we are happy that we still have some options for interested students. The link to sign up for clubs will be emailed to families at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, and membership in each club will be first come, first served until we reach capacity.


Have a nice weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal


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THANK YOU

Thank you to all parents and staff that participated in our Giving Tree gift giving this year. The families who received these gifts showed such a tremendous amount of gratitude to see the generosity and kindness of our community.

KINDESS ROCK GARDEN

If you have finished painting your rock for Fairview's Kindness Rock Garden please bring it to the office. Thank you for participating in this project.

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN A CLUB?

Click here for descriptions of the clubs that are being offered this year. An email with the link to sign up for a club will be sent out at 8:30 Monday morning.

FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS



WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S FALCON AWARD WINNERS:


Charlie D. - Miss O'Donnell
Riley P. - Miss O'Donnell
Jacob K. - Mrs. Hitesman
Amelia D. - Mrs. Logar
Eliana J. - Mrs. Logar
Sophia T. - Mrs. Logar
Nemo R. - Mrs. Travis
Meera R. - Mrs. Travis
Emilia B. - Mrs. Kowski
George M. - Mrs. Kowski
Bailey M. - Mrs. Chapman
Jason A. - Mr. McGovern


CONGRATULATIONS!

ARE YOU CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH?

Fairview's PTO would like to help you celebrate by delivering a birthday book to your house. Please click on the birthday cake to fill out the form and choose the book you would like.


HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FROM FAIRVIEW'S PTO!!!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION


A simple way to help fund special Fairview programs is by clipping Box Tops. For the 2019-2020 school year, we raised $948! Help us reach our goal of $1000 by downloading the Box Top App. Click on the Box Tops logo to learn how to get the app and for additional information.


Questions? Please contact:

Gina Sammartino
Gina.sammartino@gmail.com

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Westbrook Kindergarten Enrollment for 2021-2022


Online pre-enrollment for kindergarten started on January 4, 2021. Click on the bee for more information.

DONATE TO DISTRICT 57 FAMILIES IN NEED

COVID-19 has presented many unique hardships and challenges for some of our family members, friends and neighbors. Some parents have asked if it’s possible to make a financial donation to help support District 57 families who are currently in need. The District has set up a system to facilitate this for anyone who is interested. We will distribute the collected funds to families, based on formal requests that are made. If you would like to donate, simply go to this link and follow these steps:


  • Click on “Make a one-time payment.”
  • Fill in your student’s name, school and grade.
  • Click “COVID-19 Donation to District 57 Families.”
  • Fill in your information and donation amount, then proceed to the payment section.


Thank you so much, in advance, for your kindness and generosity.


Those who are in need of support can fill out this online form. Names will only be seen by select district personnel who are distributing the funds.


Thank you,


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

The District 57 Administration Office is pleased to present this information about upcoming events and news from local organizations that serve our community’s children.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER?



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LET US KNOW


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 - ctrezise@d57.org

Carolyn Young - cyoung@57.org

CONTACT US

Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


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

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