The Fairview Connection

JANUARY 28, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


I hope you were all able to stay nice and warm with plenty of time indoors this week as we saw our lowest temperatures of the winter thus far! While it has been cold outside, Fairview continues to be a warm and nurturing place inside for our students, and we’ve all enjoyed another good week of teaching and learning. As mentioned last week, we have much to look forward to in the coming weeks at Fairview. Starting next week, Leapin’ Into Literature will begin! This is a PTO program where volunteers come in during the lunch hour to read new books purchased by the PTO to classes of students during recess. On their scheduled days, students in a given homeroom will have the chance to stay in from recess to hear the story read aloud by a guest reader. Students are not required to participate, but are encouraged to do so. Your child’s teacher will let them know what days they are scheduled for Leapin’ Into Literature. All books purchased are donated to our LRC for students to check out for years to come. Special thanks to Fairview parents Jen Wakolbinger and Andrea Oswald for their leadership in organizing this opportunity for our students! Our PTO continues to create such positive experiences for our students and school. As shared last time, to keep our PTO running strong, we are holding our Falcon Jump fundraiser. We hope students will participate if they are able. Click here for more details and information about Falcon Jump! If each child is able to raise $40, we will meet our goal of raising $20,000 for the PTO and will be able to also provide funding for a new projector in our gymnasium. Thank you for your participation!


Next week, our staff will be having its Winter Data Day where we analyze the student data we gathered in January. In the process of data analysis, teams of teachers look at grade level data to identify trends and establish goals in our work with students. Additionally, we analyze individual student data to see which students qualify for additional support through our literacy support, math support, or accelerated/enrichment programs. If your child qualifies for additional support, parents will be notified. It is so helpful to have this data at our fingertips to allow us to make good decisions about our instruction and students.


As we head into another weekend, take some time to talk to your child about if they are interested in signing up for the Science Fair. The due date to sign up is on this coming Monday, January 31st. The Science Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd. You can sign up using the information shared at this link. Similarly, if students are interested in trying out for the Fairview Follies, audition videos are due on Flipgrid by February 1st. Click this link for more information and the link to post your child’s audition.


Thank you for taking the time to read through today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing our students again on Monday!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

FAIRVIEW FOLLIES DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1ST!!!


Make sure to get your permission and audition forms into the office no later than Tuesday, February 1st. Also, make sure your audition video has been uploaded to Flipgrid by this date.
FAIRVIEW PTO SCIENCE FAIR - FEBRUARY 23, 2022

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO FILL OUT AN ENTRY FORM!

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 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.

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 February's reading log calendar.


Please turn in your January calendar no later than February 7th to receive your certificate for a free pizza.

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.


A lot of students who celebrated their birthdays in August, September, October, November, and December have not selected their birthday book yet. Make sure to go to ClassLink or click on the birthday cake to make your 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.

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. This information is important to have on file as students who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post 2nd dose) do not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact (per IDPH guidelines).

REMINDER

Students should arrive at school in the morning wearing a mask. Also, please remember to put a bag with some extra masks in your student(s) backpack in case they need another one during the school day.


Also, anyone entering our building must be wearing a mask.

FOOTBALL FUN FROM DISTRICT 57 EDUCATION FOUNDATION

RESERVE YOUR SQUARE TODAY FOR THE BIG GAMES THIS WEEKEND!!!

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WESTBROOK 2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

PROSPECT BAND BOOSTERS MOTHER/SON KNIGHT OUT

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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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

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

Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


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