The Fairview Connection

January 22, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


What a wonderful week we’ve had here at Fairview! I am so pleased with how smoothly our transition to new classes and, in some cases, new teachers went this week, and I thank you for all you’ve done at home to prepare your children to be ready for this long awaited transition. While we experienced some expected logistical challenges that typically come with a large change like this, overall, we’ve had a great start to our hybrid program and have maintained success with students who have continued with remote learning. I want to extend a special thanks to Sadija Brkic Sadikovic, Sara Christensen, Ann Chwal, Steve DeLuca, Kristina Gorby, Anna Haza Puscizna, Melissa Heydon, Eileen Kowalczyk, Jamie Patterson and Wioletta Seta. These parents stepped up to help out as parent volunteers to support students during student arrival and dismissal this week, and it has been a big help to our school and students!


As we head into next week, I have a few tips to share related to our car drop off in the north parking lot off of Gregory. We encourage families to utilize this area to drop off their children as it is a safe and fully supervised location to do so. Following the tips below will ensure we have an efficient, effective and safe experience using the north drop off zone.


  • Please remain in a single file line along the curb. While there is room for two cars, it is unsafe for students to exit their car from the interior lane. Driving around a stopped car in front of you could very easily result in a car accident as well. Thank you for remaining in a single file line.

  • Please remain in your vehicle the whole time. When you pull up to the supervisor, your child should exit the car and walk to their door on their own. If you’d like to walk your student up to the door, please park and walk rather than use the drop off zone. Parents who do walk their children up to the door should remember to wear a mask to keep everyone safe and to set a good example for the students.

  • Pull up through the drop off zone as far as you can to make room for more cars behind you. When cars stop before the end of the zone, it creates more congestion in the line and reduces the efficiency of the car line drop off process.

  • Students should stay in the loading zone by our supervisors until parents pull forward. Please refrain from waving your child over to your car from five cars deep. This creates confusion about our procedures for the students and goes against what we’ve instructed them to do while they wait.


Thank you for your help and attention to keeping our pick up and drop off procedures flowing smoothly!


In reflecting back upon the last ten months, it truly has been a time we will never forget. The district put together this video recap of the last 10 months to look back on where we’ve been as a district since the pandemic started. While we’ve faced several challenges, it is helpful to look back upon the many positive experiences we’ve had across the district. Also, be sure to check out this video newsletter from Mrs. Durkan for some updates, news about our most recent Character Card raffle winners, and birthday celebrations!


Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to another great week starting up on Monday!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS



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


Miles G. - Ms. O'Donnell
Courtney B. - Ms. O'Donnell
Cenzo R. - Ms. Spenner
Connor S. - Mr. Costello
Christopher M. - Mrs. Kowski
Nicholas M. - Mrs. Commare
Sean M. - Mr. Costello
Lillianne C. - Mrs. Sakoufakis


CONGRATULATIONS!

FAIRVIEW SCIENCE FAIR

The Fairview Science Fair is a voluntary activity sponsored by the Fairview PTO. While we cannot gather in person we hope students enjoy the experience in a different way. This year’s Science Fair will be uploaded to FlipGrid and available to view online March 2. Click on the graphic for more information and to sign up for this virtual event.

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!!!

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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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

PEPS MEETING

The next PEPS meeting will be Monday, January 25th, 6:30-7:30pm. Please join us for a conversation on how to support your child with remote learning and hybrid learning. Click on the PEPS logo to view the flyer which includes the Zoom link for the meeting.

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

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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.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER?



Click on the graphic for more information.
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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

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING JANUARY 28TH

Click to view the agenda and location of the meeting.

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.

MOUNT PROSPECT PARK DISTRICT YOUTH BASEBALL

Register now for Spring 2021 baseball and softball.

CONTACT US

Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


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

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