Last Falcon Flyer of the Year

Posted May 8th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Please take time to read the last Falcon Flyer of the school year, safety tips from the Schaumburg Police Dept., and information about a family night out at a Schaumburg Boomers game. The game sounds like a ton of fun with everyone getting a chance to run the bases and fireworks afterwards! Plus, a portion of each ticket sale will benefit the District 54 Foundation!

Click the following link to access the latest Falcon Flyer:  FairviewFalconFlyerMay2015

Click the following link to access safety tips from the police department:  CrossingGuardSafetyTips

Click the following link to access information about the Boomers game:  BoomersFlyer2015

Career Fair

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Fairview School hosted their annual Career Fair today.  A local mayor, private detective, rheumatologist, software engineer, registered nurse, police officer and food store manager, to name a few, visited our school.  Students were able to learn much about different aspects of careers they are interested in, such as personality traits, education and training requirements, and salary ranges.

Thank you to all professionals who took the time to visit Fairview and inspire our students.  A special show-out to Mr. Scheid, our social worker, and all other staff members who helped to organized this event for Fairview’s students!

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Posted May 1st, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Registration forms were sent home recently for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you have not already sent your child’s registration in, please do so as soon as possible.  Similarly, if your child will not attend Fairview next year, please notify the office.  The registration and consumable materials fee is not due until the beginning of the next school year.  If you have questions, please call the office at 847-357-5700.  Also, if you have a neighbor with a kindergarten-age child, please encourage them to stop by the school to begin the registration process now.  We will beginning planning for next year’s classes, and having accurate student counts is helpful.

Earth Day Photography

Posted April 23rd, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

 Digital Art Club has been working on Photography with our new Sony digital cameras.  In pairs students went around using camera features that identify certain colors.  Being inspired by the upcoming Earth Day, students explored the landscapes of Fairview! Enjoy the photos.

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Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Posted April 7th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Are you and your family looking for a service project to support those in need?  Consider sending in gently used shoes to school.  Fairview student leaders are collecting used shoes until this Thursday, April 9 on behalf of Keller’s Interact Club.  Donations will benefit children in Africa.  We’re happy that Keller invited us to participate in this outreach initiative!

4th Grade Students and Families

Posted April 7th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Families of 4th grade students will soon receive information about enrolling for school band and orchestra.  Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the enrollment form to school or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).  No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument.  More information will be available at the enrollment meetings.  Families and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend.  Band and orchestra lessons start in September.  If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at school.

Tuesday, May 5 @ 7:00 PM            Mead Junior High

Wednesday, May 6 @ 7:00 PM      Keller Junior High

MAP Testing

Posted April 7th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

It’s time for our last round of MAP testing – please see the link below to access the testing schedule. We’ve seen tremendous growth in our students, and are confident that they’re prepared!  Let your children know that you believe in them, too!  Please make sure your children get plenty of sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast, and have a nutritious lunch packed for school so they can do their best.  If your student is ill, please do not send him/her to school because of MAP testing. They will have the opportunity to make the test up.

In order to motivate the students to do their personal best, the Fairview staff put together a video, giving tips on how to prepare for testing.  Click the following link to access the video:

Click the following link to access the MAP testing schedule:  SpringMAPTestingSchedule

Monday After-School Activities

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

All after-school clubs and activities will be cancelled this upcoming Monday, March 16. This would include Chorus, Rocketry Club, and TAP. TAP will still be held on Tuesday and Thursday.

Art Work Honor

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Three students are selected each year to have their art work displayed among other SD54 art students at the Prairie Arts Center in Schaumburg for the month of March. Miss Ryan looks for students who go above and beyond, display excellent craftsmanship and whose artistic talent shines. Congratulations to Kaylee K, Stephanie B and Karan K.  Their work will be displayed for the month of March at the Prairie Arts Center.

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Art Madness

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Get your brackets ready to go! Art Madness 2015 has started here at Fairview Elementary School.  Students 1st-6th grade are participating in this art vs. art challenge in class with Miss Ryan. Starting the week of February 16th students picked  which art work they think will continue on all the way to the finals.  The following week students begun to vote during art class for their favorite art work or work that they think will make it to the end.  Each week after the votes are tallied, Miss Ryan will reveal the results on the bulletin board outside the art room. Which art work will move on? Which art work will succeed? Will your bracket be correct? Let Art Madness 2015 begin!