The Fairview Connection
November 6, 2020
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
Today marks the final day of the first trimester of this school year. It is hard to believe that we are already a third of the way through the year. I want to thank all parents and guardians for the hard work you’ve provided and the sacrifices you’ve made to help your children have success with remote learning. This isn’t easy and is not how we prefer to operate as a school, but I am encouraged by your partnership and by the outcomes we are seeing from our students despite the challenges we are faced with. While the lack of normalcy and the difficulties we are facing are discouraging, I appreciate how parents are continuing to support their children and our school by persevering and staying positive, keeping focused on that which we can control. How we react to discouragement and our challenges is often modeled directly to our children in what we say and how we act, and I appreciate how parents are taking a positive approach in this regard, teaching our students not to be overcome by that which is difficult. I am also so thankful for the continued efforts and perseverance of both our wonderful Fairview staff and students. It has taken a great deal of effort to teach and learn in this way, and the good work by our staff and students has been commendable.
The close of the first trimester is also when parents will receive their child’s report card. Teachers will be finalizing grades this weekend and through the middle of next week. Report cards will then be printed and stuffed into envelopes to be mailed next Friday, November 13th. I anticipate that report cards will arrive at your home sometime during the week of November 16th. If you do not receive your child’s report card, please notify us.
As we head into next week, I know many are feeling disappointed with the news that we are staying remote for now. The Fairview staff was getting excited to see many of our students in the building once again, but we also understand the need to keep people safe. No matter how we are delivering instruction, we will remain committed to helping our students grow both academically and in character. Our plan to have students meet with their new teachers and classmates is postponed until we have a definitive date when we are cleared to come back into the building. We are ready to enact all of the plans that have been put into place and communicated to you once we are given clearance to do so. In the meantime, we celebrate all of the positive connections and achievements of the first trimester and focus our attention on supporting our students as we head into the second trimester. Speaking of celebrations, please watch this video from Mrs. Durkan for the recognition of our upcoming birthdays and the raffle winners for next week’s lunch with the assistant principal! Have a nice weekend and enjoy the beautiful November weather in the forecast!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
A simple way to help fund special Fairview programs is by clipping Box Tops. For the 2019-2020 school year, we raised $948! Help us reach our goal of $1000 by downloading the Box Top App. Click on the Box Tops logo to learn how to get the app and for additional information.
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The District 57 Administration Office is pleased to present this information about upcoming events and news from local organizations that serve our community’s children.
Una Durkan, Assistant Principal
Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328