The Fairview Connection

JANUARY 7, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


Happy New Year! It was great to be back at school this week with our students and staff! While the winter break is always a special time to enjoy family and some time for relaxing, it is wonderful to see our students again in the new year as we continue learning together as a school community. I hope you and your family had a nice winter break and holiday season. This past week, students participated in their winter MAP assessments in reading and math as a check in point for teachers to use to help measure student growth and identify areas of focus for instruction. We also use this data to help us determine who might need some additional support or enrichment along with the other data we will collect this winter. Next week, students will participate in a short reading fluency assessment and over the next two weeks, they will have had the chance to take the MCAP assessment to get a snapshot of their current math skills. These assessments are all taken three times annually and also help us determine who might need additional support. We realize that there are many students who are required to quarantine or have missed school recently. In some cases, these assessments can be administered online. In other cases, we will hold make-up sessions to make sure everyone is caught up.


As we head into the winter months, please take extra caution on the roads around Fairview School during drop off and pick up times. As snow piles start to form, this can cause roadways to narrow or can decrease visibility, so we appreciate your caution. We also request that, for parents picking up in the north lot, rather than attempting to make a left turn into the lot, approach the entryway from the west so that you can make a right turn into this drop off zone. This will help us avoid traffic back-ups on Gregory. Thank you for your help!


In December, D57 hosted a parent night about the topic of recognizing anxiety at home and what to do to address it if your child is showing signs of anxiety. If you haven't had a chance to view it yet and are interested in learning more, the presentation from representatives at Rogers Behavioral Health can be found at this link. Also, as shared previously, many of our students have had the opportunity to have both of their COVID vaccinations. Once you’ve done this, we encourage you to send a photo or copy of your child’s vaccination card to Fairview nurse, Kelly Brunning, at kbrunning@d57.org. You can also make a copy and drop it off in the front office if you prefer. The guidelines provided by local health authorities related to quarantining for close contacts change for students who are vaccinated, so it is helpful for us to have this information on file. Thank you for taking the time to read through today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,

Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

PTO SPECIAL LUNCH IS BACK!!! DON'T DELAY IN PLACING YOUR ORDER!!

Fairview PTO offers Special Lunch as a fun meal which can be ordered once a month. Students love this "special" meal and parents enjoy not having to pack a lunch! The program is optional and not required.


Please remember:

1) No drinks are provided with Special Lunch.

2) If your child is absent on Special Lunch Day, his or her lunch may be picked up during their lunch period on that day.

3) We are unable to provide refunds unless the student moves or will not attend Fairview School.

4) All orders and payments must be received by January 12th; no additions can be made after that time.


If you are interested in ordering your student Special Lunch please click on the "Order" button to access the order form. Please submit one form for each student ordering. Payment can be made with cash (exact amount) or check payable to Fairview PTO.


Orders and payment are due by Wednesday, January 12th! Please clearly label the envelope "Special Lunch" along with the student's name.


Questions? email Maria Michalakos mmichalakos@gmail.com or Anna Gamberdino ​agamberdino8@yahoo.com

FAIRVIEW FOLLIES IS MAKING A COMEBACK!!!

Fairview Follies is a student talent show that showcases the incredible talents of some of our students. If your son or daughter is interested in auditioning for Fairview Follies please click on the graphic to get more information and the necessary forms. Please make sure to note the rehearsal/performance dates as well as deadline date for turning in audition forms (no late forms will be accepted).

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).

REMINDER

Students should arrive at school in the morning wearing a mask. Also, please remember to put a bag with some extra masks in your student(s) backpack in case they need another one during the school day.


Also, anyone entering our building must be wearing a mask.

DRESS FOR OUTDOOR RECESS

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 and snowpants so they don't end up in our Lost and Found. It would also be helpful to put their name on the bag that they bring their snow gear in every day.


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.

FAIRVIEW PTO PRESENTS "FALCON JUMP"

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FUN IN-SCHOOL EVENT

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.


Click on the graphic for more information and January's reading log calendar. Please remember to turn in your completed December calendar no later than Tuesday, January 11th.

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.

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.

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.


A lot of students who celebrated their birthdays in August, September, October, November, and December have not selected their birthday book yet. Make sure to go to ClassLink or click on the birthday cake to make your selection...don't forget to pick the tab for the appropriate grade level list.

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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.

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.
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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

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

Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


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