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Rite of Passage

Posted May 30th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

Sixth grade students received two tickets for the Rite of Passage ceremony last week, which will be held on May 31 at 1:00p.m. If you don’t plan on using both tickets, please return the unused ticket to the office. We will have a very limited number of additional tickets that can be requested on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rite of Passage is our farewell send-off to our sixth graders as they move to junior high.

Field Day

Posted May 30th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

Field Day will be held rain or shine on the last day of school. Last year we held both an indoor and outdoor field day as the weather changed throughout the day. Please have your child wear comfortable gym shoes (no sandals or dress shoes) and play clothes as they will be running, jumping, and playing. Students may also bring a water bottle and hat and apply sunblock at home. They may bring sunblock to school, but will be responsible for applying it themselves. Field Day is a favorite event and a great way to end the school year! Thank you in advance to the 53 volunteers who will help make Field Day a success!

Farewells and Staff Changes

Posted May 30th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

As we look ahead to next year, we have a few staff members who are either changing grades levels or taking on a new opportunity. Mrs. LaFalce, kindergarten teacher, is extending her leave and not returning to Fairview next year. Ms. Stoeck, our music teacher, has accepted a position as a chorus/general music teacher at Keller Junior High. As the majority of our students attend Keller, they will be happy to see a familiar face next year! Mrs. Sosin, our assistant principal, is moving to another District 54 school, Albert Einstein Elementary School, to become the full-time assistant principal. We wish them all the very best in their new endeavors.

We also have staffing changes, which I’ve underlined below. These are the grade-level teams for 2016-17:

Kindergarten: Mrs. McMahon, Ms. Mogilinski, Mrs. Otte
Grade 1-2: Mrs. Ancona, Ms. Ekner, Ms. Park, Mrs. Stachura, Ms. Thomson, and Mrs. Zabiello
Grade 3-4: Mrs. Cusack (Nischbach), Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Faith, Mrs. Fellmann, Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Manzella, and Mrs. Sherman
Grade 5-6: Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Lewis, Ms. Mennella, Mrs. Molidor, Ms. Nisbet, Mrs. Trahey, and Mrs. Viverito

We will hand out classroom teacher assignments on August 18 at our Welcome Back to School/Supply Drop-off event, which will run from 4:30 to 6:00p.m. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Important Dates

Posted May 14th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

May 9-20 – MAP Testing
May 17 – Science Fair Project Viewing, 6:15-7:15p.m.
May 19 – Kindergarten Orientation, 6:15-6:45p.m. in the gym
May 19-20 – BOGO Scholastic Book Fair 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
May 24 – Musical Performance, 7:00p.m.
May 25 – PTA Meeting – Volunteer Recognition
May 30 – No School, Memorial Day observed
May 31 – Rite of Passage for Grade 6 (ticket needed for entry)
Doors open at 12:45, ceremony begins at 1:00
Jun 1 – Field Day and Last Day of School!

More MAP Testing Next Week

Posted May 14th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

We’ll finish with MAP testing and make-ups next week. Thank you for positively encouraging your children to do their best!

Mon, 5/16
Math
Tue, 5/17
Math
Wed, 5/18
Math
Thu, 5/19
Math
Fri, 5/20
Math
LaFalce/Stenzel
McMahon
Ekner
Mogilinski
Stachura
Zabiello
Lee
Lewis
Davies
Faith
Mennella
Sherman
Nisbet
Trahey
Otte
Ancona
Thomson
Cusack
Garcia
Fellmann
Park
Manzella
Molidor

 

Spring MAP Testing to Begin Next Week

Posted May 5th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

MAP testing begins next week. Please help your children do their best by making sure they get enough sleep, have a good breakfast, and have a calm start to their day. Our children will do well, and we want to give them positive encouragement so they will be relaxed and confident. Here is next week’s testing schedule:

Mon, 5/9
Reading

Tue, 5/10
Reading
Wed, 5/11
Reading
Thu, 5/12
Reading

Fri, 5/13
Reading

Ekner
Mogilinski
Stachura
Zabiello
Lee
Lewis
LaFalce
McMahon
Davies
Faith
Mennella
Sherman
Viverito
Nisbet
Trahey
Otte
Ancona
Thomas
Cusack
Garcia
Manzella
Molidor
Fellmann
Park

Viverito – Math

May’s Falcon Flyer

Posted May 5th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

Click on the following link to access the latest edition of the Falcon Flyer: Falcon Flyer May 2016

Variety Show

Posted May 5th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

Forget “America’s Got Talent.” FAIRVIEW has talent!  Last Friday, April 29th, many of Fairview’s students stepped onto stage to show their talents!  From singing to comedy to acrobatics, Fairview students are AMAZING!

Important Happenings

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

We finished PARCC testing today, and again we want to emphasize that our students should be proud of themselves for staying focused and putting forth a great effort! We have a lot going on these last five weeks of school – make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t miss any of the excitement happening at Fairview!

Open House
Fairview’s Open House is coming up on the evening of May 4 from 6:45-8:00p.m. We will hold our Celebrate Reading and Writing event, along with an art gallery walk. This evening is an opportunity for us to commend our students for what they’ve accomplished this year through their hard work. Please join us!

Important Dates
Apr 29 – Variety Show, 7:00p.m. in Fairview’s gym (corrected date)
May 4 – Half-day, Teacher Inservice (students will be dismissed at 11:40a.m.)
General PTA meeting at 6:45 in the gym; Open House at 7:00p.m.
May 12 – Breakfast With Dad, 7:30a.m.
May 17 – Science Fair
May 19-20 – BOGO Scholastic Book Fair
May 24 – Musical Performance, 7:00p.m.
May 30 – No School, Memorial Day observed
May 31 – Rite of Passage for Grade 6
Jun 1 – Field Day and Last Day of School!

Fairview Pride

Posted April 12th, 2016 by Mrs. Lewis

We’re very proud of Simran and Rebecca whose Reflections entries went to State Level judging where they both received an Honorable Mention.  Their entries are also posted on the District 54 website along with other Honorable Mentions and an entry that has gone to National judging.

Simran, a third grader, submitted “The Butterfly and the Flower.”

Rebecca, a fifth grader, submitted “My Imaginary World.”