The Fairview Connection

OCTOBER 29, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had an exciting day here at Fairview! Our Halloween festivities are always so much fun for our students and we are grateful for all of the wonderful parent volunteers who created unique and engaging parties for our students to enjoy this afternoon. Special thanks to Becky Castillo for her work in coordinating all of our volunteers for today. We really appreciate your efforts! We are also very grateful for the great turnout at last week’s Boo Bash! The event was a huge success as a result of the many volunteers that came out to help and the creative planning done by Nicole Dufkis and Carrie Krupa. Our school community had not been together like this since before the pandemic began, and this event was even more special after such a long wait.


Our PTO continues to be up to good work as we are excited to once again offer Special Lunch at Fairview. Our first Special Lunch will take place on November 12th. Please sign up using this link if you are interested by November 5th. You should fill this form out separately for each child. Special thanks to Anna Gamberdino and Maria Michalakos for coordinating Special Lunch this school year!


I am happy to see that we’ve had such a large number of parents already signing up for Parent-Teacher conferences using our online sign up found at this link. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to sign up for a conference. As shared in the email I sent on October 26th, be sure to type “Zoom” next to your child’s name if you are requesting a remote conference. We will assume you are coming in person otherwise. If you forgot to do this and are hoping for an online conference, you can email your child’s teacher or me and we can update it for you. The link to sign up for conferences will close at the end of the day on November 5th. After that point, please reach out to your child’s teacher to schedule a conference.


Thank you for taking the time to read today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful Halloween weekend and we look forward to seeing our students again on Monday.


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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.

PTO DINE 'N' SHARE

Saturday, November 6th is the PTO's first Dine 'n' Share. The PTO will get 33% of total sales from 4:00-8:00pm. Please click on the graphic for more information.

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.

RAPTOR VISITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

All visitors, including parents, will be required to present valid state-issued identification that will be entered into our system before gaining access to the school beyond the main office. In addition, the Raptor system provides alerts about people who may jeopardize the safety of the school, including registered sex offenders who are not allowed entry into schools.


As we have done in the past, all parents and visitors will be asked to wear a visitor lanyard. In addition, a visitor badge will be printed and placed inside the plastic sleeve on a lanyard. The visitor badge will include the visitor’s name and photograph.


We believe this safety procedure will keep our schools safer and provide instant information about who is in our schools in the event of an evacuation. We ask for your cooperation as we implement this new system. While visitors will likely take a bit more time to check in with our schools’ front office teams, we know that this system will add another important layer of security.


Please click here for sign-in instructions.

STUDENT SAFETY

Please be advised that no parent/guardian is allowed to take their child off of the playground during school hours. Please come to the front of the school and announce yourself, the office will sign your child out electronically and send your child out the front doors to meet you.


We ask that you never approach your child when they are outside for lunch recess or gym class.


We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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 November's reading log calendar. Don't forget to turn in your October 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.

REMINDER


Please remember to put a bag with some extra masks in your student(s) backpack.

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is already overflowing and it's not even winter. Please tell your student(s) to check the lost and found rack outside the front office if they lost a sweatshirt or water bottle. We also have several pairs of eyeglasses in the front office.
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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 to the link.



CLICK HERE TO JOIN FAIRVIEW'S PTO TODAY!!!

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.

DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING?

We realize that sometimes students leave school at the end of the day only to realize that they forgot a workbook or homework at school. Students are only allowed to return to their classroom until 4:00 p.m. to retrieve forgotten items.

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

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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