The Fairview Connection

NOVEMBER 12, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


As shared last week, today your child will come home from school with their report card as well as score reports for the MAP (2nd through 5th grades), IAR (4th and 5th grades) and CogAT (3rd grade) assessments. Regular concurrent learners will have their report cards and score reports mailed home. If you have any questions about the report card or assessment reports, you can connect with your child’s teacher at conferences or via phone or email. We are happy to help with any questions that you may have and encourage you to reach out as needed.


Thank you to all parents who attended conferences on Wednesday evening. It was a successful night of sharing and problem solving, and we look forward to having two more conference dates coming up on Tuesday and Thursday of this coming week. As a courtesy to teachers, please plan to attend in person for your conference unless you’ve specifically stated that you plan to have a Zoom conference. Teachers will not know to look for you on Zoom if you didn’t write “Zoom” next to your child’s name as directed when signing up for conferences. If you do not yet have a conference time, please email your child’s teacher to see what is available. We look forward to continuing to partner with you in support of our students through the valuable conversations that take place during our conference times. Throughout the remainder of the school year, you can always request time to speak with your child’s teacher if you have questions or would like an update on progress. We value the partnership we have between home and school, and thank you for your continued support!


As a reminder from last week’s newsletter, in light of the ongoing pandemic, I wanted to provide you again with some expectations related to the safety measures that will be implemented for conferences.

  • All guests must wear a mask in order to enter the building. If you realize you forgot one as you are walking in, stop in the main office before entering the building any further and we can provide you with one.

  • Prior to entering the classroom, please sanitize your hands using one of the many hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building. Many classrooms have one right outside the door.

  • Please refrain from handshaking as people have varied levels of comfortability with this type of contact at this time.

  • If you have any COVID symptoms or someone in your home has recently been diagnosed with COVID, email your child’s teacher to change your conference to a ZOOM conference.

  • Staff have been instructed to set up the conference to ensure six feet of distance.

Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe environment and ensuring all staff and guests feel comfortable during our conference evenings.


This week we celebrated Veterans Day at school in a couple of ways. First, our Student Council organized our “Thankful for Veterans” activity where students were invited to write a letter of appreciation to our veterans that will be delivered to local veterans in our area. Second, students viewed the Veterans Day virtual presentation that the village hosted and livestreamed for all interested schools. Some of our students participated in this presentation as well. As we close out the week, I want to thank any of our parents who are veterans for their service to our country. We appreciate your courage and dedication! Thank you for reading today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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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).

Book Fair hours during Parent-Teacher conferences are 3:45-7:30pm (with a break for dinner at 5:00pm). Students will bring home a note with the day their class will visit the book fair with their class. The Book Fair is also available online for viewing and purchasing. Please visit www.abcfairs.com to visit the online fair.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY

WAS YOUR CHILD ABSENT ON PICTURE DAY? ARE YOU UNHAPPY WITH THEIR PHOTOS? TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH FROM 9:00AM-10:30AM IS OUR PICTURE RETAKE DAY SO IF YOUR CHILD WAS ABSENT THEY WILL HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN ON THAT DAY. IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH THEIR PICTURES, PLEASE SEND THEM TO SCHOOL ON RETAKE DAY WITH THEIR PROOF ENVELOPE AND HR IMAGING WILL TAKE A NEW PICTURE AND YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NEW PROOFS.

DRESS FOR OUTDOOR RECESS

As the weather turns cooler, 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 as we already have a lot of lost coats and sweatshirts.


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.

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.

PTO "NO STRESS" FUNDRAISER

Fairview's PTO supports our students and staff by offering fun family events along with sponsoring assemblies all during the year. Your support of the PTO gets you access to the on-line student directory, Directory Spot. Click the graphic for more information on how to support Fairview's PTO.

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. The program begins today and is expected to continue through April.


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


Concurrent students can drop their completed calendars off at the school. We will contact you once your certificate is ready to be picked up for your free pizza.

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is already overflowing and it's not even winter. Please tell your student(s) to check the lost and found rack outside the front office if they lost a sweatshirt or water bottle. We also have several pairs of eyeglasses in the front office.


When you are at the school for Parent-Teacher Conferences check the lost and found in the front foyer to see if any of the items belong to your son or daughter.

REMINDER


Please remember to put a bag with some extra masks in your student(s) backpack.
EDUCATION FOUNDATION STAN'S VAN FUNDRAISER

DEADLINE FOR PRE-ORDERS IS 9:00PM TODAY.

DISTRICT 57 EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The District 57 Education Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of Mount Prospect community members whose mission is to raise money to fund grants in the areas of curriculum, wellness, and technology. Grant requests may be written and submitted by district teachers, staff, students, and parents. The grants enrich the educational experiences of all students, helping them to achieve at their highest potential. Funded grants allow teachers to have access to the resources they need to support teaching and learning at Westbrook, Lions Park, Fairview, and Lincoln schools.

Over the years, the Foundation has funded computers, iPads, ELMO projectors, Smartboards, musical instruments, art supplies, fitness equipment, and supplemental reading material - all to enrich our children’s educational experiences. We are currently in a new Grant Request Cycle. A description of the grant request submission process and form is located within the Grants section of our website at https://www.57edfoundation.org


Grant requests are due by 12/17/2021 to the Ed Foundation at d57edfoundationgrants@gmail.com


Parent community members who are interested in submitting a grant request should contact the school principal to which the grant will benefit. The Ed Foundation will review all requests at our February meeting. Please contact the Ed Foundation Grant team at d57edfoundationgrants@gmail.com with any questions.


Thank you for your continuous support of the D57 Education Foundation.

RAPTOR VISITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

All visitors, including parents, will be required to present valid state-issued identification that will be entered into our system before gaining access to the school beyond the main office. In addition, the Raptor system provides alerts about people who may jeopardize the safety of the school, including registered sex offenders who are not allowed entry into schools.


As we have done in the past, all parents and visitors will be asked to wear a visitor lanyard. In addition, a visitor badge will be printed and placed inside the plastic sleeve on a lanyard. The visitor badge will include the visitor’s name and photograph.


We believe this safety procedure will keep our schools safer and provide instant information about who is in our schools in the event of an evacuation. We ask for your cooperation as we implement this new system. While visitors will likely take a bit more time to check in with our schools’ front office teams, we know that this system will add another important layer of security.


Please click here for sign-in instructions.

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.

STUDENT DROP-OFF ZONE

If a 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.
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

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