The Fairview Connection
December 4, 2020
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
I hope that you were all able to enjoy time as a family while the students were off from school last week and that everyone transitioned nicely back into their remote learning routines. December is an exciting month at Fairview and one reason for that is our annual Kindness Week, which takes place this year during the week of December 14th. At this link you will find an overview of the week as a quick reference. Listed below are some items to note as parents to ensure your child is able to participate in the week in the most meaningful way. In addition to all that is listed below, we have activities and lessons planned for our students throughout the week during the school day as well.
Throughout the week, we encourage families to take a photo of themselves or their children doing something kind and send it in to Dena Conway (email@example.com) by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 16th. These photos will be turned into a video slideshow to be included in a special video on Friday, December 18th that will be shared by teachers in class and in the newsletter. As our students do something kind for another person, they are encouraged to ask that person to “pass on kindness” to another person, so that one act of kindness can grow and have a positive impact on many.
Be sure to stop by our Fairview Winter Story Windows display along the east side of the building along Fairview Avenue. As you drive from north to south, look at the story being told in the windows and tune in on the radio to listen to the story being told as well. Click on this link for more details about this special event, which will be available to families between December 14th and January 4th. As you finish this experience as a family, we encourage you to donate some non-perishable food items in the designated bin as a means of showing kindness to our community. Special thanks to Ms. Voss and Mrs. Roberts for all of their hard work in planning this exciting opportunity!
As part of the Fairview Winter Windows display, students are encouraged to make snowflakes to be hung in the windows around the story boards. Please click here for more details and turn your snowflakes into the bin in the front foyer by Friday, December 11th.
Starting Tuesday, December 15th, families are encouraged to pick up a rock from the Fairview front foyer to take home and decorate with kind and encouraging messages. These rocks will be returned to Fairview once finished in the labeled box in front of the school and used to form a rock garden outside of the school to help us remember the importance of being kind. Rocks will be available for pick up between Tuesday and Friday. Click here for more directions and details!
Also, Tuesday evening families are encouraged to tune in to the D57 Winter Singalong where your family can sing some familiar tunes and enjoy a few other surprises from the D57 Elementary Music Team. A link to participate will be emailed home some time during the day on Tuesday. It is sure to be a lot of fun!
Families are invited to pick up or print light bulb activity sheets to be completed and displayed in their front window at home to show the community that kindness matters at Fairview.
Be on the lookout for our Kindness Week video to recap the week that will be shared in the newsletter on Friday, December 18th.
The importance of being kind, caring about other people, and living in a way that makes a positive difference is one of our strongest values as a school community, and this week is designed to help instill this important message within our children. We hope you will participate as a family and enjoy all that we have planned.
In addition to our Fairview Kindness Week, as you already know, we will be holding parent teacher conferences between December 7th and January 15th. Please click this link to sign up for conferences if you haven’t done so already. Thank you for your partnership as we work together to help our students learn and grow.
Have a wonderful weekend!
One of the favorite Fairview traditions is how we find ways to support fellow Fairview families in need during the holiday season with our annual Fairview Giving Tree. In a typical year, we would have a tree out in our foyer decorated with ornaments that families can take home. Each ornament has an item to purchase for a Fairview family in need that they can give to their children. Like most things, our Giving Tree process will look different this year. Instead of taking an ornament from the tree, take a moment to sign up online using this link to purchase a gift for a Fairview student whose family has limited financial resources. This gift will most certainly brighten their day when they receive it over the holidays. All wrapped gifts can be dropped off at the front office by December 14th so we can give them to families before we are closed over winter break. If you find yourself in a position where you can be generous with your resources, I know these families would really feel grateful for your kindness.
See the flyer for more information. Snowflakes need to be dropped off at Fairview no later than Friday, December 11.
FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S FALCON AWARD WINNERS:
Oliver T. - Mrs. Hermanson's class
Jaxon I. - Mrs. Mescino's class
Kursi S. - Mrs. Noll's class
Xavier D. - Mrs. Hitesman's class
Alex V. - Miss Spenner's class
Hunter A. - Miss Spenner's class
Adelae N. - Mrs. Lambert's class
Ethan K. - Mrs. Lambert's class
Ben L. - Mrs. Hermanson's class
Emme K. - Mrs. Logar's class
Alexandra G. - Mrs. Logar's class
Darvin P. - Mrs. Lambert's class
Isabella G. - Mrs. Parizek's class
RESIDENTS IN MOUNT PROSPECT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND VIRTUAL "BEAT" MEETINGS.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Young - email@example.com
Una Durkan, Assistant Principal
Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328