The Fairview Connection
December 18, 2020
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
This week has been such a great way to close out 2020! Our annual Kindness Week was a huge success due to the creativity of our staff and students and your partnership and participation as parents and families. Thank you to all families who participated in our weekly activities by visiting our Winter Windows display, joining in for Tuesday’s singalong, decorating rocks for our Kindness Rock Garden and lightbulbs for your window at home, and sending in photos to highlight what you did this week. Your participation has been amazing and really made this Kindness Week meaningful to our students! For a recap of Kindness Week, please watch this video that Mrs. Conway put together using all of the many photos that were submitted throughout the week!
Coming up in January, all students in 2nd-8th grade across the district will be taking the MAP assessment (Measures of Academic Progress). We last took this assessment last year in January (except for our current 2nd graders). This assessment measures overall progress in both math and reading, and will give parents a good snapshot of how students have progressed over the course of the year. MAP testing will take place on Tuesday, January 5th and Wednesday, January 6th. Your child’s teacher will let students know the time of these tests at each grade level. In addition, students will take a reading fluency assessment along with a short math assessment that measures their current math progress compared to when they started this fall. These assessments are all used to help us best know how to deliver instruction for our students, so it is important that you do not assist them while they are working. It is natural for parents to want to provide their child with support when they ask questions, but for the sake of the validity and usefulness of these assessments, we appreciate you letting each student show us what they know independently. Thanks for your help!
As we head into winter break, the Mount Prospect Public Library is hosting it’s winter reading program to keep students engaged in reading. Please see this link for more information. In addition, Amy Peters, our school psychologist, wrote this helpful blog post about parenting during the pandemic to help us as parents as we continue to support our children through this atypical time that I think you will find helpful. As always, please know that we are here to help you with any struggles you may be facing. It is always our desire that Fairview families feel cared for and supported, and that is especially true during this challenging time. While we have certainly faced challenges this year, there is also much to be grateful for at Fairview as we look forward to 2021. Due to the amazing technology we have at our fingertips, the creativity and dedication of our staff, the ongoing support of parents, and the resiliency of our students, we’ve made gains with our students this year and made the most of the situation we find ourselves in. I know I’ve said this before, but it still rings true. Our character as a community shines through in how we respond to the challenges we face rather than letting difficulties dictate how we feel, and I’m so proud of how we’ve responded throughout this pandemic. I remain hopeful that we will see more of our students in person soon and ultimately return to our normal operations before too long. I wish all of you a wonderful winter break!
FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S FALCON AWARD WINNERS:
Julia M. - Mrs. Noll
Zoe B. - Mr. Costello
Ryder B. - Mr. McGovern
Andreas B-F. - Mr. Lindgren
Rebecca S. - Mrs. Noll
Atif A. - Mrs. Sakoufakis
Maya B. - Mrs. Sakoufakis
Jackson C. - Mrs. Travis
Stella A. - Mrs. Travis
Harlow C. - Mrs. Travis
Nicholas K. - Mrs. Coscino
Darko P. - Miss Quinlan
Zack B. - Mrs. Noll
Liam F. - Mr. Costello
Alexis E. - Mrs. Noll
Vincent P. - Mr. Costello
Cillian G. - Mr. Lindgren
Shehbegh V. - Miss Spenner
Richard G. - Mr. McGovern
Adam W. - Mr. Lindgren
Maja B. - Mrs. Noll
Leo H. - Miss Spenner
Zach S. - Mr. Lindgren
Annabelle P. - Mr. Costello
Ethan R. - Miss Spenner
Patrick Z. - Mr. McGovern
Kayla B. - Mrs. Kowski
Sophie Z. - Mrs. Kowski
Sharon S. - Mrs. Kowski
Connor B. - Mrs. Kowski
Alex M. - Mrs. Kowski
Ami D. - Mrs. Lambert
Molly H. - Mrs. Kowski
Elias M. - Mr. Lindgren
PTO TEXAS ROADHOUSE DINE'N'SHARE
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5TH GRADE ACTIVITIES COMING SOON!
Let’s help the 5th graders enjoy their last year at Fairview quarantine style. The committee chairs have finally been filled and we look forward to giving the 5th graders a great send-off! Please look out for 5th grade t-shirt information in the new year along with information regarding upcoming activities (virtually, or hopefully, in person). If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to reach out to Anna Gamberdino (email@example.com) and Holly Balk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Adam Parisi, Ed.S.
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer
Mount Prospect School District 57
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.
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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 - email@example.com
Carolyn Young - firstname.lastname@example.org
Una Durkan, Assistant Principal
Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328