We are currently hiring Lunch Supervisors and Substitute Lunch Supervisors. Please come into Fairview’s school office to pick up an application. Thank you.
The most thrilling October event for many children (and adults) is Halloween. On Friday, October 31, our costume parade will start at 1:15p.m., and classroom parties will be from 1:40-2:45p.m. Here are a few reminders to ensure that we have a safe and fun event at Fairview.
- District 54 School Board Policy 7:190(a)/7:190(a)-AP prohibits weapons or look-alike weapons at school.
- Roller blades, scooters, violent costumes, and temporary hair color is not permitted.
- Children should bring their costumes to school, but cannot wear them to school. We won’t have lunch recess, as students begin changing into their costumes after they are done eating. Morning kindergarten* is the exception; see below.
- All food served at the parties will be purchased by the PTA. If your child brings food to school it will be sent home with students if it is individually wrapped with a nutrition label. If food is not individually wrapped with a nutrition label, it will disposed of.
- If weather permits, we will parade outdoors. To ensure student safety, we will place cones along the parade route around the building. Family members should stand on the outside of the cones as students will walk on the inside, closest to the school. If the costume parade is held indoors due to weather, parents will stand in the middle of the gym while students parade around them.
- Classroom parties are limited to the number of attendees. Only students, teachers, room parents and the party volunteers may be in the classroom during the party.
- *Morning kindergarteners can come to school in their costumes. Their parade will be held indoors at 9:30a.m., and their party will be held from 9:45-10:45a.m.
A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.
The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.
When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, below are links with invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16, and reminding you of the general PTA meeting at Fairview to discuss the bill.
- On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools.
- On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.
- On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Fairview PTA will hold a general meeting to discuss Senate Bill 16 and vote on whether we will state opposition to the bill.
Click the following link for more information about the District54 Senate Bill 16 Presentation: InvitationDistrictSenateBill 16Presentation
Click the following link for Senate Bill 16 Open Forum invitation: LegislativeForumSenateBill16
Miss Ryan would like to thank ALL families who stopped by for Family Selfie Night during conferences. She hoped you enjoyed using our great digital cameras and is hoping to be able to buy more with the continuation of the fundraiser Art to Remember. Last week students should have brought home their pamphlet with information and what the students drew for you to purchase. All purchases help! All order forms are due back to Miss Ryan by October 22nd with payments.
Many thanks to all Fairview families for their attendance at Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. Students and teachers shared in the presentation of new math and reading goals for the year for each student. In addition, the PTA sponsored a Scholastic Book Fair, so hopefully you all were able to stop by and purchase some books. Miss Ryan hosted the first Family Selfie Night. Come back soon to the Fairview webpage to see some of the fun family photos. The pictures will make you smile.
Below are two links for fliers for two events that will take place on October 23. At 6:10p.m., the PTA will have a general meeting to discuss Senate Bill 16 and take a vote on whether we will take a formal position on this bill. At 6:30p.m., join us for an informative session entitled “Healthy Schools: It’s a Team Effort,” presented by Tracy Williams. Tracy is a Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an advocate for getting the most current evidenced-based research out to the community concerning food and basic nutrition. The presentation will last 20 to 30 minutes with 15 minutes allotted for questions.
Click the following link to access the Call to Action flier for Senate Bill 16: CallToAction
Click the following link to access the Healthy Schools flier: HealthySchool
PBIS Family Night is Wednesday, November 5th. Parents are invited to Fairview to learn how we use PBIS at Fairview and how to apply the PBIS system at home. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what goes on at school. If you are interested, please fill out the RSVP flyer that was sent home 10/6/14 and you will receive an invitation the week of October 27th to confirm your spot.
Click the following link to access the PBIS Family Night Flyer: PBISFamilyNight
We’re still very excited about the news we received on Tuesday when we were awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools 2014! Check out the press release on our District website at www.sd54.org ! We’re planning a celebration that will take during the school day, and will send information once it’s finalized. Fairview will be recognized at the October 16 School Board meeting, which is held at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL, at 7:00 p.m. You’re welcome to attend. The following link takes you directly to the NBRS 2014 Fairview page http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/14il277pu_fairview_elementary_school.html
Dear Fairview Families,
I have some very exciting news to share with you! Earlier today, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced that Fairview School has earned the National Blue Ribbon as an Exemplary High Performing School! Schools in this category are among their state’s highest performance schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. This is an outstanding achievement, and I couldn’t be prouder of our school for earning this national honor!
Regarding National Blue Ribbon Schools 2014:
- The number of schools honored is 337 from 47 states, U. S. Virgin Islands and DoDEA schools in Germany and Japan
- Of these, 287 are public (traditional, charter, choice, and magnet schools) and 50 are private schools
- There are 25 K-12 schools; 239 Elementary Schools, 25 Middle Schools and 48 High Schools
- 289 are being recognized as Exemplary High Performing Schools and 48 are being recognized as Exemplary Gap Closing Schools
The Fairview community, including staff, students, and families have worked hard to earn this honor. We are strongly supported by our District Office and would like to acknowledge our School Board, superintendent, associate superintendent, assistant superintendents, directors, coaches and mentors. This is a celebration for Fairview School and District 54! The School Board will recognize Fairview at the October 16thSchool Board meeting, and we welcome any families who would like to attend. We’re also planning a school-wide celebration and will send details at a later date.
The press release and announcement are available by clicking on the following links:
Congratulations Fairview School!
Mrs. Judy Gurga
Several times throughout the school year, District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss writes an article which appears in the Daily Herald, on the District 54 website and in the emails that principals send to their parent community. This month, Superintendent DuRoss wrote about Senate Bill 16. If the Illinois General Assembly were to approve this bill, District 54 would lose $12.5 million, or about $1,000 per student. This would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students. Click here to read the article for more information.