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!
FAIRVIEW FOLLIES IS MAKING A COMEBACK!!!
CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO FILL OUT AN ENTRY FORM!
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.
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - email@example.com