The Fairview Connection
FEBRUARY 18, 2022
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
We’ve had a great week here at Fairview! The week started off with our PTO sponsored Valentine’s Day parties on Monday where students were given a chance to engage in a variety of fun activities planned by our wonderful parent volunteers. Thank you to all parents who were able to help out in planning such an exciting and enjoyable experience for our students, and special thanks to Becky Castillo for all of her efforts in coordinating and communicating with our volunteers to make this happen! Students were also very excited to learn about the individual, class and raffle prize winners as a result of Falcon Jump last week! In the end, the PTO was able to raise approximately $34,000 as a result of the generosity and effort of our students and parents. Thank you for participating!
Looking forward to next week, our PTO Science Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd. As previously mentioned, students will have a chance to share their findings with their peers during the school day as teachers will sign up for times to view the Science Fair throughout the day. Then, in the evening, students will get to share with parents and guests between 6:00-8:00 pm. All participants are given a half-hour time slot when they’ll be able to present their projects to parents and other guests in attendance. You should have already received an email with your assigned time slot for the evening event. If you have any follow up questions related to next week’s Science Fair, please email Sara Christiansen at email@example.com. We are looking forward to learning all about our students’ discoveries next week!
Today is a half-day institute day as our teachers will be engaged in professional learning about student voice, student choice and teacher connection. We appreciate the time throughout our calendar year where we have the opportunity to grow as educators in support of our students. Just a reminder that students are off of school on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Thank you for reading through the rest of today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful extended weekend!
PTO "READ-A-WAY" PROGRAM
Click on the graphic for more information and February's reading log calendar.
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 DROP-OFF ZONE
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.
STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - email@example.com
NEWS FROM DISTRICT 57 PEPS ORGANIZATION
District 57 is proud to announce that D57 PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) will host an in-person and on-demand screening of a powerful new documentary called "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety." All families are invited to attend the screening of this 56-minute film, which is appropriate for ages 10+, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Lincoln LRC. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by D57 social workers and psychologists. The film will also be available virtually starting at 6:30 on Feb. 24; it can be viewed through March 3 -- we will send a link to register the week of the screening.
"Angst" is intended to start a conversation around the growing problem of anxiety. It features world champion swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field and regular teens, who come together to explore the academic and social stress and pandemic fears and uncertainty that have increased mental health challenges among young people. The film breaks down what is currently going on and what young people can do to help themselves and others. It includes candid interviews and provides tips, tricks, strategies and resources to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety and support others.
Learn more about the film here: https://www.indieflix.com/angst?hsLang=en
Watch a trailer here: https://www.indieflix.com/angst?hsLang=en
We hope you can join us in person or virtually for this important event!
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