The Fairview Connection

JANUARY 21, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We have so much to look forward to coming up in the weeks ahead at Fairview! As you saw in the information that was sent home with students last Friday, the Fairview PTO is excited to hold its Falcon Jump fundraiser on Friday, February 11th. Students are encouraged to talk to their family and other relatives to get pledges and raise money to keep our Fairview PTO running strong. The PTO sponsors so many great activities such as the Back to School Picnic, Boo Bash, Special Lunch, Leapin’ Into Literature, special assemblies, Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties, the Holiday Shoppe, Science Fair, Fun Fair, 5th Grade Activities and more. In addition to keeping these programs and activities up and running, the PTO has also agreed to help with a purchase of a projector for our gym. This would help support our staff and students in PE classes, for assemblies, and various performances for years to come. We hope to raise $20,000 for the PTO in support of these programs and this purchase. There will be some exciting prizes for both the entire school and individual students to win as part of Falcon Jump, and the fundraiser will culminate with several fun jump-themed activities in PE classes on Friday, February 11th. We hope you consider having your child participate! For more information, please review this link and read through the materials that came home with your child last Friday.


In addition to Falcon Jump, we will also be holding the PTO Science Fair and Fairview Follies talent show toward the end of February. The Science Fair gives students an opportunity to explore a scientific topic at home using the scientific method and then present their findings to their peers from their class during the day and to parents and guests in the evening on February 23rd. To limit crowd size and maximize spacing, our evening event will be held in half-hour shifts as opposed to having all participants come for the full 90 minutes. More information will be shared about these logistics with those who sign up to participate. For more information and to sign up, click this link. Registration is due by January 31st, but the project does not need to be completed until February 23rd.


We are also excited that the Fairview Follies talent show is returning this year. This is our annual talent show where students audition for a chance to perform and showcase their talent to the Fairview community. Auditions should be submitted on Flip Grid and are due by February 1st. From there, students selected for the show will have a rehearsal on February 28th and a live performance that is held in shifts similar to the Science Fair on the evening of March 1st. The show will be recorded and shared by video with the entire school as well as we are not yet cleared for an all school assembly. Click here for more information including the link to post your child’s audition.


Looking ahead to next week, unfortunately our 5th grade band rehearsals will be cancelled on Tuesday before school and again the following week. Students should still bring their instruments as Mr. Acuña will still be holding group lessons. We anticipate that rehearsals will begin once again on Tuesday, February 8th. Thank you for taking the time to read through today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,

Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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).
FAIRVIEW PTO SCIENCE FAIR - FEBRUARY 23, 2022

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO FILL OUT AN ENTRY FORM!

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.

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.

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.

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.
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