The Fairview Connection

APRIL 22, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


I hope you and your family had a chance to enjoy the beautiful spring day on Thursday and take advantage of another one headed our way on Saturday! It is nice to see more signs that spring is upon us. The spring is always a busy and productive time at Fairview. These past couple of weeks, students have been completing their spring MAP, reading fluency, and math concepts and applications assessments to give us a look at their growth this school year. We will utilize this data as we analyze our instructional program and make plans for meeting student needs heading into the fall. Student MAP reports will be sent home with report cards at the end of the school year so you can look at their progress as well. Yesterday, our 4th and 5th grade students had the chance to watch our Lincoln Middle School Orchestra perform during an assembly. It was so nice to see many of our former Fairview students along with their peers from Lions Park and elsewhere share their talents with us. We hope that listening to their music inspired some of our students to join the orchestra next school year! Next week on Friday, our 2nd through 5th graders will enjoy a visit from the Lincoln Jazz Band and Celebration Singers. We are grateful to allow our students to enjoy these experiences once again!


Each spring, we take time to practice our safety drills at Fairview so that students are prepared in the event that we ever need to evacuate the building or are faced with dangerous weather conditions that require us to shelter-in-place. These emergency drills will take place on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. This is always a good time to talk with your children about what you would do if you ever had an emergency at home as well. Speaking of school safety, I want to encourage you as parents to talk to your children about making sure to cross the street safely with one of our crossing guards when walking home or getting picked up from school. We have seen an increase in the number of students trying to cross over to their parents at a variety of places other than where we have crossing guards present and are concerned for their safety with the increased traffic around the building. Additionally, to alleviate congestion and improve traffic flow on the north side of the building, please enter the north parking lot for pick up by making a right hand turn off of Gregory and do not park on the north side of the street across from the entrance to the parking lot while waiting to pick up your child. This will reduce congestion and allow for safe pick up procedures around our school. Thank you for your help!


As shared last time, in the coming weeks the Fairview staff will start to plan for next school year. As we draw closer to the end of the school year, teachers will be creating class lists for next school year and then I will be making final teacher assignments. If you would like to provide input into the process, please fill out this form. Please do not feel obligated to fill out this form, but if you are interested, it is due no later than Tuesday, May 11th. While no guarantees can be made related to your feedback, I will read it over and consider it when making final class placement decisions. DO NOT REQUEST SPECIFIC TEACHERS ON THIS FORM. Such requests will not be honored.


Last but not least, I am excited to share that we have videos of our 5th grade musical performances posted on our school website. Scroll down past our winter photos section and you’ll find each classroom’s performance. Several parents have asked about this, so we are excited to share them with you! That’s all for this week. Thank you for taking the time to read through the newsletter and have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Dan Ophus

Fairview Principal

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

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.

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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.

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.

INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT BUSINESS OFFICE

The railroad crossing at Central Road and Northwest Highway will be closed for one week starting Saturday, 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.

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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