The Fairview Connection

APRIL 8, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had a great week here at Fairview! Throughout the week, students have learned more about different disabilities, heard inspiring stories and had great discussions as a result of the activities planned for Disability Awareness Week. As shared last week, as part of this week, we are raising funds for Gerry’s Cafe, a local business that hires and trains employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you’d like to support this cause, please click on this link for more details.


On Tuesday, students had a blast learning all about the science behind lasers, how they work, what they are used for and the importance of being safe while using them at our PTO sponsored assembly entitled The Science Spectacular Laser Show presented by Prismatic Magic. This show included several laser light displays set to music that got the students singing and dancing and also involved students in some whole group games for everyone to enjoy. It truly was both educational and a whole lot of fun! We are able to hold these extra events for our students as a result of the funds we’ve raised for our school through Falcon Jump, PTO membership and various other fundraisers throughout the year, so thank you for your generosity to our school. Special thanks to Jacki Kochanski and Audrey Canavino for taking the lead on organizing school assemblies this year and to Zanna Biasi for attending the event and supporting the presenter on behalf of the PTO.


Next week is an exciting time for the entire Fairview community as we will be having our first on stage 5th Grade Musical since the spring of 2019. With the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming, Mrs. Happ took a creative approach to the musical this year by having each individual class perform its own musical performance. This allows for smaller crowd sizes and has given more students the opportunity to take on a larger role in the production. We look forward to having each class perform between Monday, April 11th and Wednesday, April 13th. All of our students in grades 2-4 will be able to watch one of the dress rehearsals, which gives our students another opportunity to perform in front of their peers. We are very excited to see our students shine on stage once again next week! Thank you for taking the time to read today’s newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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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. This is the last month for this program. 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 remember to turn in your completed March calendar no later than April 6th. Make sure that your name and your teacher's name are on the form.

KNOTS OF LOVE - APRIL 14TH

COME JOIN US FOR THIS FUN EVENT THAT WAS INSPIRED BY AND HONORS LAUREN GRAVER

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

EDUCATION FOUNDATION DERBY GALA

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FUN EVENT THAT BENEFITS D57 EDUCATION FOUNDATION.

GREEN WHITE SPRING 2022 TOPSOCCER

Click above for more information on Green White's TOPSoccer program for youth with disabilities.

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

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Contact Us

Dan Ophus, Principal / dophus@d57.org

Una Durkan, Assistant Principal / udurkan@d57.org


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