The Fairview Connection

OCTOBER 1, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


What a beautiful autumn week we’ve had! While we have enjoyed great weather outside all week long, we continue to make strides with our students inside our building as well. One of the key areas of focus we’ve had as part of our school goals this school year is all about building strong classroom communities and supporting the social/emotional needs of our students. In an effort to enhance our communities, we have taken time to incorporate a proactive approach with our students by holding weekly classroom meetings. One practice we’ve started using as a school as part of these meetings is the use of community building circles. The way we use these circles is by asking a question to the group. The students go around the circle to answer the question, which allows students to get to know each other and be known by others in their classroom community. It ensures that all students have a voice, and helps students to build connections with their peers in a positive way.


Our school goals also, of course, incorporate student academic growth as another major focus. One way we hope to help students to grow academically is by providing differentiated reading and math instruction as part of our daily intervention time at each grade level. Participating in small group instruction allows teachers to design instruction in a way that meets the unique needs of their students. By taking an approach that focuses on both social/emotional needs and academic growth, we are helping our students in a well-rounded way that focuses on the whole child. I applaud our staff for their efforts to prioritize both character and academic growth as we prepare children to learn and succeed in a changing world.


As shared last week, today was our annual Student Council election. I am so proud of all of the candidates for the creative posters they made and speeches they gave as part of the process. At the time of writing this message, the results have not yet been tabulated, but after watching the speeches, I know that all of our candidates would represent our school well! Thank you for taking the time to read through today’s newsletter below. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,

Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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7TH ANNUAL PINK LEMONADE 5K


Run, walk and fundraise to support Lemons of Love and help us provide free programs for people impacted by cancer. Click on the logo for more information about registering for the 5K and the contest that is only open to District 57 students.


Contest ends Saturday, October 2nd...5K is Sunday, October 3rd...register today!

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 and interested in a birthday book 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. Students who are learning from home can pick their birthday book up from the school.

STUDENT DIRECTORY


Fairview's PTO offers all families that join the PTO access to the Directory Spot link. You must be a member of the PTO to get access so join the PTO today!

STUDENT PICTURE DAY

Our date for taking the students individual pictures will be Wednesday, October 6. Bright, colorful clothing looks best. Information was sent home with students this week. If your student is absent on October 6 don't worry as picture retake/absentee day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16.


The school yearbook is not offered for sale at this time, it will be offered for sale in March.

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. The program begins today and is expected to continue through April.


Click on the graphic for more information and this month's reading log calendar.


Concurrent students can drop their completed calendars off at the school. We will contact you once your certificate is ready to be picked up for your free pizza.

MARKET DAY ORDERING IS BACK...TRY IT TODAY!

CLICK ON GRAPHIC FOR MORE INFORMATION.


* Go to http://www.marketdaylocal.com


* Put in your email and password to sign up.

* Choose Fairview (Mount Prospect) and order!

* Food ships directly to your house!

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.
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REMINDERS FROM THE LUNCHROOM


PLEASE put your child’s name in permanent marker on his/her lunchbox and water bottle


PLEASE send spoons or forks if your student will need one for something in their lunch (i.e., pudding, fruit cup, etc.)


PLEASE make note of the lunch/recess schedule:

2nd/3rd grade-11:50 lunch/12:20 recess

4th/5th grade-11:50 recess/12:20 lunch

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

BUS BULLETIN

Throughout the year buses may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., vehicular congestion; train traffic, weather, mechanical issues, etc.). The district has been using Bus Bulletin for several years now and is confident that this online notification system is the best way to inform parents should the need arise. Click on the bus for more information and to register.

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

Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


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

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