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)

5th Grade

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!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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.


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.

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. Students who are learning from home can pick their birthday book up from the school.


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

If the Fairview staff member directing traffic in the drop-off zone is not outside, it is necessary for you to come to the front of the school to drop off your student(s). The drop-off zone supervisor comes back into the building shortly after 8:45am when the first entry bell rings. We only have supervision in that area and our bus turnaround from 8:35am-8:45am. Students need to be in their classrooms at 8:50am which is when the school day starts.

PTO DINE 'N' SHARE AT PORTILLO'S


Craving a hot dog...italian beef...chocolate cake?


Order dinner from Portillo's on Wednesday, March 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pm and Fairview's PTO will receive 20% of all sales. Click on the graphic for more information.

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.

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

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.

BE ALERTED WHEN BUS IS DELAYED...SIGN UP FOR 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.
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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

D57 PEPS MEETING

Thank you to everyone who came out to Lincoln for the screening of "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" last week and those of you who took advantage of the on-demand option at home! D57 PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) will host a mini meeting to discuss “Angst” and connect families with resources on Thursday, March 10 from 10:00am-11:00am at Lions Park Elementary. This in-person meeting will be accessible remotely. If you would like to attend remotely, please email Sara Tyburski at styburski@d57.org.
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D57 CITIZEN FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS NEW COMMITTEE

EDUCATION FOUNDATION DERBY GALA

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

PROSPECT CHOIR DEPARTMENT'S PRINCESS DANCE

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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