The Fairview Connection

APRIL 29, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


April seems to have come and gone in a flash! We are heading into the final month of the school year and we have a lot to look forward to. Coming up on Wednesday, May 11th, we will be holding our Fine Arts Night once again! Students are welcome to come to this open house style event to walk the school and look at many samples of student artwork posted around the building between 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. During this time frame, the Spring Book Fair will be open until 6:45 pm as well, and the PTO is going to have an ice cream treat available for students to enjoy! The evening will culminate with our Spring Chorus Concert starting at 7:00 pm. Both the 3rd grade and 4th/5th grade choruses will have a chance to perform for all who are interested in attending. We haven’t held this event since the spring of 2019 and are so happy to be hosting it again this year!


Similarly exciting is the upcoming PTO Fun Fair on Friday, May 13th from 4:00-7:00 pm on the bus turnaround side of the school. The Fun Fair will be held outdoors this year, but will be moved inside if the weather does not cooperate. Be sure to read the flier posted in today’s newsletter for more details on how you can volunteer and participate. The Fun Fair will include lots of games, music, a cake walk, a food truck, photo booth, candy wheel and more! We hope you are able to join us for all of the fun!


Next week is our annual Staff Appreciation Week. Our wonderful PTO has some exciting treats and gifts planned throughout the week for the staff, and they are inviting you to participate as well. Please see this link for more information on how you can get involved in celebrating the staff for their efforts this school year! I am so proud of our staff for their dedication to our students, families and school. It has been another tricky school year with staff facing a variety of pandemic related challenges while working hard to help students learn and grow, and they most certainly deserve appreciation!


Looking forward to next week, we have our next PTO meeting coming up on Monday evening at 6:30 pm in the LRC. We would love to have you join us. Our students are looking forward to our next PTO sponsored assembly on Tuesday afternoon when we will be visited by Matt Wilhelm, a famous BMX rider who will show off some of his tricks while also sharing a positive message about how to treat one another. Be sure to ask them all about it when they come home from school on Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to read through today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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PLANT SALE - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The PTO is looking for parent volunteers to help on May 7th. We will be needing help throughout the morning with sorting flowers and helping people pick up their purchased items. Click on the graphic or here to sign up to help. We appreciate it.


Any questions or concerns, email Jacki at jacki1214@yahoo.com

ARE YOU MOVING OUT OF DISTRICT 57?

If your child will not be returning to Fairview School next year (or continuing on to Lincoln Middle School as a 6th grader), please contact Carolyn Young in the front office at cyoung@d57.org as soon as possible. We are beginning to make plans for the 2022-2023 school year so would appreciate this information. Thank you for responding to this important request.

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REMINDER


PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR STUDENT IN WITH A WATER BOTTLE EVERY DAY. MAKE SURE THAT THEIR NAME IS ON IT AS WE HAVE QUITE A FEW LOST WATER BOTTLES IN OUR LOST AND FOUND.

INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT BUSINESS OFFICE

The railroad crossing at Central Road and Northwest Highway will be closed for one week starting Sunday, April 30, 2022. The details are included in this link. The Village of Arlington Heights confirmed that the closure was arranged by Union Pacific Railroad. This is a Mount Prospect intersection and the Village will also be adding the information to their website. The District has made First Student (bus transportation company) aware of this closure as well.

LAST MONTH FOR PTO'S "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.


Thank you to Mrs. Patterson for all she did to organize this for our students.


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


Please turn in your completed April reading log no later than Friday, May 6th.

BIRTHDAYS

The Fairview PTO has a wonderful history of giving students a book for their birthday. 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.


If your student hasn't selected a book, please remind them to make their selection. Make sure they go to ClassLink or click on the birthday cake to make their selection...don't forget to pick the tab for the appropriate grade level list.

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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.

FROM NURSE BRUNNING


Please send a copy of your child's COVID vaccination card to the health office after your child receives dose #2 of the COVID vaccine.

BUS RIDERS

Is your child a bus rider? Are there times when they will be picked up instead of riding the bus home at the end of the day? If so, it is important that the school office is aware if a student will not be riding the bus home. Please click on the bus for a handy form that you can fill out and send to school with your student. You can always email the front office and the teacher to let us know of an alternative end of day transportation plan.

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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