The Fairview Connection

February 5, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had a productive week here at Fairview! On Monday, we met as a team to review our students’ winter assessment data. Based on these conversations, we were able to identify students who qualify for additional support from our literacy or math support staff. Students who newly qualify for reading or math intervention will receive communication from our support staff about how to access this additional instruction during intervention time. Students who were already receiving an intervention will continue to do so unless you receive communication from a teacher stating otherwise. In addition to reviewing data to identify students who would benefit from additional support, we also will be spending time at our half-day institute on Friday, February 12th to review grade level data with homeroom teachers to help inform our instruction. The process of reviewing and analyzing student data is extremely beneficial, and we thank our students for their hard work in completing their winter assessments. As communicated last week, on Friday, February 12th, we will still have a half day as was planned at the start of the school year. All remote students will follow their normal AM schedule. All hybrid homeroom teachers will teach their AM and PM students together during their typical AM time (8:00-10:00 a.m.) virtually on Zoom. We will not have transportation or in-person instruction on Friday, February 12th. All students will engage with their teachers remotely.


In an email last Thursday and in the newsletter last Friday, it was shared that any family wishing to make a change from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote instruction for the start of the third trimester should email me by today. I will be in contact with all families who have emailed me by the end of next week to inform you of your new teacher assignment and AM/PM placement if moving to hybrid. If you do not want to make a change, there is no need to email me. Dr. Aumiller mentioned in a recent communication that parents would be given the opportunity to make another change later in the spring if the Board of Education recommends further changes between the start of the third trimester and the end of the school year. We are not yet sure if that will happen, but I will keep you posted if it does. If a family is changing to hybrid and you would like your child to take the bus, please sign up for transportation using this form and pay the fee at this link by February 12th if you hope to start this right away on February 22nd. It typically takes the bus company 5 business days to route new students, so be mindful of this timeline. Also, any students who will be coming to Fairview for the first time on February 22nd should watch this hybrid instructional video so they are aware of our expectations related to keeping each other safe in the building.


As you head into the weekend, take a moment to watch this video newsletter that includes some information about school wide events, birthday celebrations and our next group of raffle winners for our monthly Character Card lunch. Thank you to all families for your continued support as we work together to help our students learn and grow both academically and in character. I hope you have a nice weekend ahead!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR FAIRVIEW'S SCIENCE FAIR!!

The Fairview Science Fair is a voluntary activity sponsored by the Fairview PTO. While we cannot gather in person we hope students enjoy the experience in a different way. This year’s Science Fair will be uploaded to FlipGrid and available to view online March 2. Click on the graphic for more information and to sign up for this virtual event.


FYI...If your child is a "remote" student their teacher will not be listed on the sign-up page.

STUDENT HEALTH SELF-CERTIFICATION REQUIRED TO BE DONE DAILY

Click on the graphic for information of how to complete the daily Covid-19 health screening for your student(s).


If your student is a "remote" student there is no need for you to complete this daily self-certification. To stop receiving the daily email for your remote student(s) click on "Click here to unsubscribe" in the body of the email.

LEMONS OF LOVE DONATION DRIVE

Please click on the Lemons of Love logo for more information about this exciting donation drive sponsored by the 5th Grade Activities Committee. We would love to show our support for Lemons of Love by having ALL Fairview families participate in this event. Please consider donating new items, happy pictures, or both! If you have any questions, please contact Anna Gamberdino (agamberdino8@yahoo.com) or Holly Balk (holly.balk@gmail.com).

FAIRVIEW FALCON AWARD WINNERS



WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S FALCON AWARD WINNERS:


Demetri M. - Mrs. Tulloch
Nicholas D . - Miss O'Donnell
Charlotte N. - Miss O'Donnell
Max W. - Miss O'Donnell
Connor N. - Mr. Lindgren
Xander K. - Mrs. Travis
Jaclyn M. - Mrs. Coscino
Emily H. - Mrs. Hitesman
Neera A. - Ms. Michalski
Poppy P. - Mrs. Tulloch
Eliana J. - Mrs. Tulloch
Henry A. - Mrs. Tulloch
Tilly M. - Mrs. Tulloch
Madison R. - Mrs. Tulloch
David T. - Mrs. Hermanson
Haylee D. - Mrs. Hermanson
Jason A. - Mr. McGovern
Khanh Linh T. - Miss Spenner
Justine Z. - Mr. Lindgren


CONGRATULATIONS!

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ARE YOU CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH?

Fairview's PTO would like to help you celebrate by delivering a birthday book to your house. Please click on the birthday cake to fill out the form and choose the book you would like.


PLEASE NOTE: If your student will be attending school in person you can opt to have their birthday book delivered to their classroom.


HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FROM FAIRVIEW'S PTO!!!

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.


Questions? Please contact:

Gina Sammartino
Gina.sammartino@gmail.com

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BUS BULLETIN

First Student offers a notification system called Bus Bulletin to notify parents/guardians when there are bus delays of approximately 10 minutes or more. If you would like to receive instant notification when delays or incidents affect your student’s bus, please register with Bus Bulletin. Click on the bus for more information.

WESTBROOK KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-2022


Online pre-enrollment for kindergarten started on January 4, 2021. Click on the bee for more information.
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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER?



Click on the graphic for more information.

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 - ctrezise@d57.org

Carolyn Young - cyoung@57.org

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OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

The District 57 Administration Office is pleased to present this information about upcoming events and news from local organizations that serve our community’s children.

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM OUR ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

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.


Thank you,


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

CONTACT US

Dan Ophus, Principal

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal


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

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