The Fairview Connection

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had a good start to February at Fairview this week. Our staff had productive conversations about students and instruction at our Winter Data Day on Thursday. We are so thankful for our substitute teachers for their help all week long, especially on Thursday, so we could relieve our teachers to attend our data meetings. Several of our substitute teachers are also Fairview parents. What a great way to serve our school community! We are so appreciative of the time you give to support our students. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, please let me know or apply online!


Next Friday is our PTO Falcon Jump fundraiser. All week, the PTO is sponsoring a spirit week as we gear up for Friday. Students can turn in their collection envelopes to the front office at any time once they are finished gathering donations. We’ve already surpassed the $5,000 mark which allowed our students to choose what they wanted to do during PE during one of their PE classes this week! For more information about Falcon Jump including our spirit week themes, directions on how to submit donations, information about student and school prizes, and more please see this link.


Looking ahead to next week, we have a PTO meeting coming up on Monday at 6:30 pm in our LRC. Enter through the front entrance and head down to the LRC if you are interested in attending. In addition, District 57 technology staff members will be holding a virtual Parent Technology Information Night on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. At this meeting, parents will learn more about parental controls for the chromebook among other technology related topics. We hope you are able to attend if you are interested.


Thank you for taking time to read through today’s newsletter. Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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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.

STUDENT DROP-OFF ZONE

If the 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.

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 February's reading log calendar.


Please turn in your January calendar no later than February 7th to receive your certificate for a free pizza. Make sure your name and your teacher's name are on the form before you turn it into the office.

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.


Was you child's birthday in August, September, October, November, December or January and they haven't selected their birthday book yet? 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.

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.

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. 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.

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ED FOUNDATION DINE 'N' SHARE - FEBRUARY 8TH, 8:00am-10:00pm

Both Jimmy John's Mount Prospect locations (1200 E. Central and 1550 S. Elmhurst Road) will donate 20% of sales to District 57 Education Foundation. Click on Jimmy John's logo for more details.
WESTBROOK 2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

PROSPECT BAND BOOSTERS MOTHER/SON KNIGHT OUT

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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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