The Fairview Connection
October 23, 2020
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS
Dear Fairview Families,
We are just over two weeks away from our target start date to begin our hybrid, in-person instructional model for families who would like their children to return to the school building. Sometime on Monday, families will receive an email from the district with information about your child’s teacher, learning option (remote vs. hybrid), and AM/PM assignment for hybrid learners. In an effort to help students transition to their new classmates and, in some cases, new teacher, grade level teams are planning to hold a virtual gathering with their new class communities at some point during the school day on November 4th, 5th or 6th. The purpose of this event is for students to have a chance to interact with their new classmates and/or teacher prior to their official start date of November 9th. In addition, Fairview nurse, Kelly Brunning, and social worker, Katherine Ciruelas, will be visiting with students who are starting with hybrid learning to talk through the ways we plan to stay safe while here at school. Lastly, Mrs. Durkan and I are creating a video that we will share with all of you to share information about arrival, dismissal, hallway and bathroom procedures, classroom expectations, and more information about staying safe while learning at Fairview. This will come out either next Friday or early the following week for you to watch together with your children. All three of these opportunities will help students to feel comfortable with the changes that are forthcoming.
As we head into our final week of October, don’t forget to send in a photo of your student wearing their Halloween costume to Fairview’s Instructional Technology Coach, Ashley Patla at email@example.com by the end of the day on Monday. Ms. Patla is going to take all of the photos and create a virtual Halloween parade that will be shared with the community. Even if you don’t have a new costume yet, but would like to participate, feel free to send a photo along wearing an old costume between now and Monday. In addition, the Mount Prospect Public Library’s Woven Together: One Town, One Day, One Read event is coming up on Wednesday, October 28th. See the links below for more information and to register for this event. Lastly, take a moment to watch this video I created for our students to celebrate some upcoming birthdays, acknowledge the raffle winners for the next Character Card lunch with the principal, and provide a few other updates related to the weeks ahead. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!
FAIRVIEW SPIRIT WEAR HAS ARRIVED
If you opted for delivery directly to your home your order should arrive sometime next week.
DISTRICT 57 STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
On Thursday, October 29, PEPS will be hosting a virtual presentation on the Development of IEPs and IEP binders. Click here for more information: Smore.
Please let us know if your family is facing significant challenges and may be eligible for McKinney-Vento services. Email Sara Tyburski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
A simple way to help fund special Fairview programs is by clipping Box Tops. For the 2019-2020 school year, we raised $948! Help us reach our goal of $1000 by downloading the Box Top App. Click on the Box Tops logo to learn how to get the app and for additional information.
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NEWS FROM FAIRVIEW'S LRC
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Read to Succeed Program has been suspended; we will not be participating this school year. However, any unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid throughout the remainder of this year with block out dates. Additionally, they will also honor the ticket through August 31, 2021 to provide families with even more flexibility to visit. For more complete details of the park and hours of operation, please visit Six Flags Great America Chicago . Keep on reading!
LUNCH/SNACK ORDERING OPPORTUNITY FROM QUEST (DISTRICT'S FOOD SERVICE PROVIDER)
The entire district now has the capability to order lunch and a la carte items off of a new ordering platform.
• Please create an account with My Meal Order – Instruction attached. This will allow you to select the daily meals and/or a la carte options.
• Meal orders must be submitted by Thursday at Midnight for the next week.
• You will be required to create an account and transactions will happen at the point of order.
• It is highly recommended that the “low balance” notification is set up for your My Meal order account to ensure continuous food service. Insufficient funds will result in delayed ordering and may result in your order for the next week not being processed.
• First orders will be due September 8th at midnight for meal distribution on Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th.
Meal Distribution will take place at Lincoln Middle School in D57 between 11:10am - 12:50pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week
• Orders for Tuesdays will be picked up Tuesday at Lincoln Middle School
• Orders for Thursday will be picked up Thursday at Lincoln Middle School
• Meals will be labeled with the student’s name and ID number
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Quest’s District Manager, Anthony Ferrazzuolo, at email@example.com or, Food Service Director at District 57. Donna Niesen at Donna.Niesen@questfms.com
The District 57 Administration Office is pleased to present this information about upcoming events and news from local organizations that serve our community’s children.
Una Durkan, Assistant Principal
Office: 847-394-7320/Fax: 847-394-7328