The Fairview Connection

February 26, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


I hope you are all having a nice final week of February as we look forward to March next week. It was wonderful to feel some warmth and sunshine at various times throughout the week! Here at Fairview and in our remote classrooms, we just finalized our first week of the third trimester. Second trimester report cards are being sent home with students in their backpacks today for all hybrid learners. For remote learners, report cards were mailed today, so you should expect to see those come home early next week. If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please reach out to their teacher as we are happy to talk through any inquiries you may have. I am so proud of our students for continuing to work hard with all of their studies! Take some time to celebrate your child’s accomplishments as you reflect together on another trimester of good work as a Fairview student!


Also coming home with report cards are student’s winter MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) reports. This report will give you a snapshot of how your child is performing in both reading and math. For our second graders, this is the first time your child has taken this assessment, and it will serve as a baseline of their performance. For students in 3rd through 5th grade, this report will help you to see the growth your child has made over time, as all scores since your son or daughter started taking this assessment are included on the report. For more information about the MAP assessment, please see this link that Dr. Gorr shared earlier this week.


On Tuesday, our Fairview PTO Science Fair link will be live and active for students and families to view. If you signed up for the Science Fair, be sure to upload your video to Flipgrid using the link provided to you by the PTO by Monday, March 1st. We look forward to learning from our Fairview scientists starting next Tuesday! We will keep the link live for viewing between Tuesday and Spring Break. Next Friday, March 5th is our next half-day institute day. Like we did on February 12th, all students will learn remotely. Hybrid AM and PM students will join their teacher from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Zoom for reading, writing and math instruction. Remote students will follow their typical AM schedule.


Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

STUDENT HEALTH SELF-CERTIFICATION REQUIRED TO BE DONE DAILY FOR ALL HYBRID STUDENTS

Click on the graphic for information of how to complete the daily Covid-19 health screening for your student(s).


If your student is a "remote" student there is no need for you to complete this daily self-certification. To stop receiving the daily email for your remote student(s) click on "Click here to unsubscribe" in the body of the email.

PRE-REGISTERED SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS


This is a reminder that your Science Fair presentation must be uploaded to Flipgrid no later than Monday, March 1. Click on the graphic for more information and helpful hints.


Online viewing of this year's Science Fair will be Tuesday, March 2 (link will be provided closer to the date of the Science Fair).

FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS



WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S

FALCON AWARD WINNERS:


Kailyn C. - Mrs. Noll

Julia M. - Mrs. Noll

Marley C. - Mrs. Commare

Jacob C. - Mrs. Chapman

Annie S. - Mrs. Kowski

Minchoo C. - Miss Spenner

Jason A. - Mr. McGovern

Olivia B. - Mr. Lindgren

Allan L. - Mrs. Michaslki

Zak S. - Mrs. Kowski

Kenza E. - Mrs. Commare

Aaliyah R. - Mrs. Lambert

Layah I. - Mrs. Lambert

Jaxon I. - Mrs. Lambert

Connor N. - Mr. Lindgren

Patrick S. - Ms. Quinlan


CONGRATULATIONS!

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LEMONS OF LOVE DONATION DRIVE

Please click on the Lemons of Love logo for more information about this exciting donation drive sponsored by the 5th Grade Activities Committee. We would love to show our support for Lemons of Love by having ALL Fairview families participate in this event. Please consider donating new items, happy pictures, or both! If you have any questions, please contact Anna Gamberdino (agamberdino8@yahoo.com) or Holly Balk (holly.balk@gmail.com).
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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.


PLEASE NOTE: If your student will be attending school in person you can opt to have their birthday book delivered to their classroom.


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

AUTHOR DAN GUTMAN VISITS 4TH/5TH GRADE STUDENTS ON MARCH 9TH

The Fairview PTO is sponsoring this virtual event for Fairview's 4th and 5th grade students. If you would like to order a personalized copy of his book, "Houdini and Me", click on the graphic for more information and the link to place your order.


Thank you Fairview PTO for this wonderful event for our students.

HELPFUL INFORMATION!

The students have been doing a great job adjusting to their new schedules and we are so proud of how they have handled the changes during this year. We know this can be a lot, especially if students are responsible for logging into their specials. Please feel free to reach out to the special area teachers if there is anything they can do to support your child or you to ensure that they are able to access their PE, Music, Art, and LRC classes.


PE

Donna Kennedy - dkennedy@d57.org

Jonica Morrison - jmorrison@d57.org


Art

Alicia Piscitello - apiscitello@d57.org


Music

Christine Happ - chapp@d57.org


LRC

Patty Kennedy - pkennedy@d57.org

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

BUS BULLETIN

First Student offers a notification system called Bus Bulletin to notify parents/guardians when there are bus delays of approximately 10 minutes or more. If you would like to receive instant notification when delays or incidents affect your student’s bus, please register with Bus Bulletin. Click on the bus for more information.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER?



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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.

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

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

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CONTACT US

Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


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

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