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 email@example.com. 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!
Dan OphusFairview 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.
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.
FAIRVIEW FOLLIES IS MAKING A COMEBACK!!!
FROM NURSE BRUNNING
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.
PTO "READ-A-WAY" PROGRAM
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
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.
STUDENT DROP-OFF ZONE
STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - email@example.com
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