The Fairview Connection

February 19, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


Winter surely has made its mark this year! Thank you to all families for their flexibility on Tuesday as a remote learning day was called for all students. While the snow wasn’t as heavy as expected near Fairview, many of our staff would have had an extremely difficult time getting to work based on how much snow fell in other areas nearby. With all of the snow and cold we’ve had this winter, I can’t remember being so excited to see forecasted highs in the 30s for next week!


Today marks the end of the second trimester. For students who will be transitioning from remote to hybrid learning on Monday, please take a moment to watch this instructional video to help prepare students for their first day back in the building if you haven’t done so already. It is important for our students to know what is expected related to student safety, so we appreciate you taking the time to watch this video with your children who are making this change. With the end of the trimester, teachers are working to prepare report cards to be sent home next Friday. Be on the lookout for these reports along with MAP assessment reports to be sent home on Friday, February 26th.


As we head into the weekend, we have some celebrations to share. Take a look at this week’s video newsletter from Mrs. Durkan at this link to hear about our next group of raffle winners, upcoming birthdays and a few other updates. Have a nice 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.

FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS



WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S

FALCON AWARD WINNERS:



Delaney J. - Miss O'Donnell

Sawyer M. - Mrs. Tulloch

Kendall M. - Mrs. Tulloch

Lulu F. - Mrs. Tulloch

Anthony S. - Mrs. Hermanson

Miles G. - Miss O'Donnell

Minchoo C. - Miss Spenner



CONGRATULATIONS!

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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

***PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM OUR ADMINISTRATION OFFICE***

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).

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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!!!

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).

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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PEPS MEETING - ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

The next PEPS meeting will be Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm. 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.

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?



Click on the graphic for more information.

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

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.

CONTACT US

Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


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

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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