The Fairview Connection

FEBRUARY 25, 2022

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL OPHUS

Dear Fairview Families,


On Tuesday, Fairview hosted its annual Science Fair, and it was amazing! I am so impressed with the research, scientific models, and findings that were shared by our students. They did such a great job creating science projects that were engaging to the audience and informative, and they shared confidently with everyone who visited their table. Thanks to all students who participated and parents who helped them along the way. Special thanks to Sara Christensen for all of her efforts in organizing and coordinating all of the details that allowed this educational experience to take place.


Heading into next week, we are excited to host the Fairview Follies on Tuesday. Parents and guests of performers are welcome to attend during the time slot provided by Mrs. Happ and Ms. O’Donnell. The show will be recorded and shared with a broader audience of students, staff and parents in the coming weeks. This will be the first indoor performance we’ve been able to host since the pandemic began. We are very excited to see students on stage in the gym once again!


Last Friday was the last day of the second trimester and today, students will come home from school with their report cards. Please look for these in student backpacks today and contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. I am proud of our students for all of their hard work they’ve shown during the past few months and look forward to finishing out our school year strong during the third trimester. Thank you for continuing to partner with us in helping our students learn and grow. Please take a moment to read through the rest of today’s newsletter, and have a wonderful weekend!


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.

"ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY"

Thanks to everyone who came out to Lincoln for the screening of "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" and our enlightening panel discussion. It’s not too late to view this powerful new documentary! If you missed the in-person screening, you can still view the film on-demand through March 3. To watch the on-demand screening, please access the film at this link and select “Click Here for the Virtual Event.”


"Angst" is intended to start a conversation around the growing problem of anxiety. It features world champion swimmer Michael Phelps, experts in the field, and regular teens, who come together to explore the academic and social stress and pandemic fears and uncertainty that have increased mental health challenges among young people. The film breaks down what is currently going on and what young people can do to help themselves and others. It includes candid interviews and provides tips, tricks, strategies, and resources to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety and support others.


Learn more about the film here: https://www.indieflix.com/angst?hsLang=en


Watch a trailer here: https://www.indieflix.com/angst?hsLang=en


We hope you can view “Angst” before March 3!

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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

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D57 CITIZEN FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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PROSPECT BAND BOOSTERS MOTHER/SON KNIGHT OUT

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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