The Fairview Connection

APRIL 14, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


Thank you to all families who were able to attend the 5th grade musical this week at Fairview! Our 5th graders did an AMAZING job performing the musical, Leap Day. I was truly impressed with their courage, enthusiasm, and incredible talent! It is always so inspiring for me to watch our students come together and collaboratively create an outstanding performance. For 5th grade parents, I hope you were able to celebrate this accomplishment with your child this week. In reflecting on this week, I am also very grateful for our staff. Mrs. Happ did a tremendous job working with our students to pull off such a great show and has given countless hours beyond the typical school day in preparation for this week. We are so fortunate to have her at Fairview! The fifth grade teachers and several other staff volunteers also played an integral role in the production of the show, which is a good model for our students on how to work together in support of our community. I’m so thankful that we were able to hold these performances again this year, and I hope you enjoyed them!


Spring is always a busy time for the Fairview staff as we are continuing to work with our current students to help them learn and grow and start looking forward to and planning for next school year as well. As we draw closer to the end of the school year, teachers will be creating class lists for next school year and then I will be making final teacher assignments. If you would like to provide input into the process, please fill out this form. Please do not feel obligated to fill out this form, but if you are interested, it is due no later than Friday, April 29th. While no guarantees can be made related to your feedback, I will read it over and consider it when making final class placement decisions. DO NOT REQUEST SPECIFIC TEACHERS ON THIS FORM. Such requests will not be honored.


Looking forward, this is just a reminder that tomorrow is a non-attendance day. Monday is a full day district institute with no student attendance. We look forward to seeing students again on Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to read through today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend


Sincerely,

Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal



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KNOTS OF LOVE EVENT IS TODAY!!!!

COME JOIN US FOR THIS FUN EVENT THAT WAS INSPIRED BY AND HONORS LAUREN GRAVER

PLANT SALE - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The PTO is looking for parent volunteers to help on May 7th. We will be needing help throughout the morning with sorting flowers and helping people pick up their purchased items. Click on the graphic or here to sign up to help. We appreciate it.


Any questions or concerns, email Jacki at jacki1214@yahoo.com

LAST MONTH FOR PTO'S "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.


Thank you to Mrs. Patterson for all she did to organize this for our students.


Click on the graphic for more information and April's reading log calendar.

BIRTHDAYS

The Fairview PTO has a wonderful history of giving students a book for their birthday. 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.


If your student hasn't selected a book, please remind them to make their selection. 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.

ARE YOU MOVING OUT OF DISTRICT 57?

If your child will not be returning to Fairview School next year (or continuing on to Lincoln Middle School as a 6th grader), please contact Carolyn Young in the front office at cyoung@d57.org as soon as possible. We are beginning to make plans for the 2022-2023 school year so would appreciate this information. Thank you for responding to this important request.

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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.

BUS RIDERS

Is your child a bus rider? Are there times when they will be picked up instead of riding the bus home at the end of the day? If so, it is important that the school office is aware if a student will not be riding the bus home. Please click on the bus for a handy form that you can fill out and send to school with your student. You can always email the front office and the teacher to let us know of an alternative end of day transportation plan.

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

GREEN WHITE SPRING 2022 TOPSOCCER

Click above for more information on Green White's TOPSoccer program for youth with disabilities.

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

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Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


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