The Fairview Connection
MARCH 4, 2022
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
This past Tuesday, several Fairview students along with their families were able to watch the first live indoor performance at Fairview in over two years as we held our Fairview Follies talent show. Our school is filled with amazing talent, that is for sure! If you’d like to view the show, you can watch it at this link. We will be sharing this with teachers to show their students next week as well. Special thanks to Mrs. Happ and Ms. O’Donnell for the hours of work they gave to write the script for our MCs, coordinate details with families, view audition tapes, host rehearsals and so on. We couldn’t have held this show without their dedication! Thanks to all students who participated and parents who helped them along the way as well. It truly was a wonderful show!
For the next two weeks, starting on Monday, March 7th, students in third, fourth and fifth grades will be taking the annual state assessment called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). The table below shows the testing schedule for your reference. There are three math units and two English/Language Arts units for this assessment. Please try to have your children in attendance and well rested to best help them show what they know on these assessments. Make-up tests will take place after the regular testing schedule has concluded. In addition, on March 16th and 17th, our fifth grade students will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA), which consists of three testing units. The state utilizes the results of these assessments to report on our overall school progress on the state report card, which is published annually. Please be sure that students have fully charged their chromebook at home before coming to school on testing days!
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
March 7th (1:00 p.m. - Math)
March 8th (10:00 a.m. - Math)
March 9th (9:00 a.m. - Math)
March 14th (10:00 a.m. - ELA)
March 15th (1:00 p.m. - ELA)
Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
March 16th (8:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m.)
March 17th (12:50 p.m.)
Next week on Friday, March 11th, it is Spread Goodness Day. A former Fairview parent works for this organization whose mission is to encourage people to show kindness and has an annual day where spreading goodness to one another is promoted and celebrated. Our Fairview Social Emotional Learning team decided we would like to celebrate this day as a school and will be encouraging students to show kindness both throughout the week and especially on Friday. If you or your children want to participate and share how you’ve spread goodness in your home, school, neighborhood or beyond, feel free to post a video using this link to share your ideas and inspire others to do the same. We will post this link on the website next week. All posts/comments are monitored prior to becoming live. Whether you post on the link or not, I hope you are able to participate! Also coming up next week is our next PTO meeting on Monday at 6:30 pm in the LRC. We encourage any interested Fairview parents to attend. Thank you for taking time to read the rest of this newsletter. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
PTO "READ-A-WAY" PROGRAM
Click on the graphic for more information and March's reading log calendar. Please bring your completed February calendar to the office no later than March 6th.
Was you child's birthday in August, September, October, November, December or January and they haven't selected their birthday book yet? 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.
STUDENT DROP-OFF ZONE
DRESS FOR OUTDOOR RECESS
Please make sure your children are dressed to go out for recess. Unless it is raining or the temperature /wind chill is too cold (15 degrees or below, real-feel temperature) the students will go out every day for recess. Please write your student’s last name on a tag in their coat and snowpants so they don't end up in our Lost and Found. It would also be helpful to put their name on the bag that they bring their snow gear in every day.
All students will go out with their class unless we have a doctor’s note limiting their participation. If a student has been ill and he/she is not feeling well enough to participate in all the activities of the school day, perhaps another day at home will insure a healthy return to school.
STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURE
BE ALERTED WHEN BUS IS DELAYED...SIGN UP FOR BUS BULLETIN
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 - email@example.com
Carolyn Young, 847-394-7320, ext. 4000 - firstname.lastname@example.org
D57 PEPS MEETING
CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FUN EVENT THAT BENEFITS D57 EDUCATION FOUNDATION.
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