The Fairview Connection

OCTOBER 8, 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


We’ve had another productive week here at Fairview! It was so neat to see our students dressed up and looking good for picture day on Wednesday and our week was capped off today with our staff institute where we had a chance to learn together about how to build resilience in our students and strengthen our school communities. One way we hope to build a stronger school community at Fairview is by teaching students about how our choices impact the people we learn with each day. Earlier this week, teachers had conversations in class with their students about how we plan to work with them when they make a choice that is not safe, responsible or respectful and taught them about a new process we will be using called a “Stop & Think Card.” This card is meant to help students self-reflect on their actions if they’ve chosen to make a choice that is not safe, responsible or respectful and encourages them to make a good choice moving forward. If the student is still continuing to struggle, we will utilize a “Fair Form” which is filled out with the help of an adult. This helps break down what occurred by having students think about what happened, how it made them feel, who was impacted and how they can make it right. Watch this video for more information on what was shared about our process of working with students who show unexpected behaviors so that you are aware of the procedures we use to support students.


As you’ve already heard in recent messages from Dr. Gorr, SHIELD testing at Fairview will begin next week on Friday. Our typical testing day will be on Mondays, but on a week when we have no school on Monday, we will test on Fridays instead. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in weekly testing and have not already opted out using the form provided by the district, please email me directly so I can take you off of the list. Likewise, if you previously opted out of testing, but would now like to participate, let me know that as well. The specific schedules for testing can be found at this link. For more details about SHIELD testing, please refer to the email from Dr. Gorr on Wednesday, October 6th.


As we look forward through the month of October, I am very excited to share that the PTO plans to host the annual Boo Bash once again this year. In order to accomplish this in a way that meets our safety protocols, it will be an outdoor event. After hearing the initial plans, I know it will be a LOT of fun for our students and families who attend! We will share more information about the specific details of this event as we get closer to October 22nd when the event will take place. I am also happy to share that we will be once again hosting our annual Halloween parade outside of Fairview school at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 29th followed by classroom Halloween parties from 2:00-3:00 pm in the classrooms. Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold the parade inside in the event of inclement weather like we have done in the past, but we will remain hopeful that the weather will be nice. We will continue to follow distancing protocols for our parties to ensure we are being safe while we have fun together on October 29th.


Looking forward to this weekend, please note that we are not in attendance on Monday as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We look forward to seeing our students again on Tuesday. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal


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.

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!!!

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HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

We would like to remind parents that look-alike guns, knives, and other violent objects which may be included with a Halloween costume are not permitted in the school building. If your child’s costume includes items of this nature, please leave them at home for trick-or-treat activities or other family excursions. We must provide the children a consistent message regarding objects which are considered dangerous and it is confusing to allow these items in school for any reason. Students’ costumes should always be age appropriate.

STUDENT PHOTOS

In the next few weeks your student(s) will be coming home with photo proofs from Wednesday's Picture Day. You will be able to select a picture to order or decide on retakes. Ordering can be done online or you can send the proof envelope back with a check (all information will be on the photo proof form).


If your student was absent on Wednesday don't worry as picture retake/absentee day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16.

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 this month's reading log 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.

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!

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

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

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 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.

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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