The Fairview Connection

SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had another productive week here at Fairview! Teams of teachers met throughout the day on Thursday to review our grade level data, determine which students would benefit from some additional support in math or reading, and discuss grade level data to help us plan for our instruction. We also talked through the unique challenges we are facing coming off of a difficult year for our students and how we can best support them in the weeks and months ahead. Our Social Emotional Learning Team also met on Wednesday morning to revise some of our behavior supports at school, and our Crisis Team met on Tuesday to review our safety protocols and offer suggestions for improvement to ensure we are being safe as a community. One point of interest for parents that came as feedback from our Crisis Team is that we do see some students who have masks that frequently fall under their nose. In some cases, the masks are getting worn and stretched out. Please take a look at your child wearing their mask to ensure that it is still fitting properly. If we notice that a mask is not able to stay above the nose, we will give students a mask to wear for the day to help.


Looking forward to next week, several of our 5th grade students are running to be members of our Fairview Student Council Executive Board. The candidates for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer will have their speeches recorded on Monday or Tuesday. All speeches will be shared with our students and they will have an opportunity to vote on Friday afternoon for who will represent them. I am so proud of all students running for office as it takes courage and commitment to do so, and I wish them all the best of luck! This experience is a good way to teach students about elections and representation in government as well, which makes it very meaningful. Student election posters were hung around the school this week, so you can ask your child if they have seen them.


Thank you for taking the time to read through our newsletter this week, and have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal


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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

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.

HOLIDAY HELPERS!


Are you interested in helping with your child’s classroom’s holiday parties? Click here to be a Holiday Helper! Completed form is due no later than Friday, October 1st.

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.

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.

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

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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.

IS YOUR CHILD A BUS RIDER?


This is the phone number for First Student - 847-635-9877


Put this number in your phone so you can quickly call if

  • the bus is late
  • the bus missed your stop
  • you have a question about the bus


When you call press "1" for Dispatch.

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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