Dear Fairview Families,
As expected, we’ve had a fabulous start to the school year! This week has been busy, and our students have settled quickly into their routines. Thanks to everyone who was able to be here for Welcome Back to School Night – it was nice seeing our returning families and meeting our new families.
We use the first few weeks of school to establish behavior expectations using our school-wide PBIS program. We held our first Falcon Forum on Thursday followed by Station Rotation. During Station Rotation, classes go to different parts of the building with their teacher to learn expected behaviors (washroom, arrival/dismissal, playground, etc). To anchor the learning, we teach the behavior expectation where we expect to see it. The purpose of the Falcon Forum is to meet monthly with students in grades 1-6 to recognize student achievement, look at behavior data to set a goal for an area of improvement, and announce whether we met the previous month’s goal. We also hold Minute-to-Win-It contests between staff and students as a fun way to create positive energy and motivate our students. We did not, however, have a Minute-to-Win-It contest on Thursday. Instead, we took the students outdoors to watch as Mrs. King, Mrs. Bekielewski and Mrs. Gurga, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge. We had been nominated by Miss Garcia and Mrs. Kondras. Here’s the youtube video link for your enjoyment! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xA6IfqqJp4&feature=youtu.be
We will hold Curriculum Night this Wednesday, September 3. This is an adult-only event where families can learn about the upcoming school year from their child’s teachers. This is the schedule for the evening:
5:30-5:55 – Gifted Meeting in the library with Mrs. Watson.*
*This is only for families of students who are receiving gifted services.
6:00-6:30 – Welcome Back presentation and General PTA meeting in the gym
6:35-7:05** – Grade-level Curriculum presentation, Session I
7:10-7:40** – Grade-level Curriculum presentation, Session II
*These presentations are identical to accommodate families with multiple children.
7:45-8:15*** – Accelerated Math presentation, Session I
8:20-8:50*** – Accelerated Math presentation, Session II
***These presentations are identical to accommodate families with multiple children. This is only for families of students who are in accelerated math.
Run to Read
District 54 will host its 10th Annual Run to Read on Sunday, September 28, at Dirksen School in Schaumburg. Run to Read is a morning of races offering something for everyone. The day begins with 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children. At 8:45a.m., we start our 5K run with the family walk beginning at 9:00a.m. All four events support our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register or find out more information about Run to Read, please follow this link to the District’s website http://sd54.org/runtoread/. Register by September 5 to save $5.00 on your registration fee and reserve a race T-shirt in your size. Finisher medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each age group and participation medals are awarded to all children. Mrs. Gurga will be participating in the family walk portion of the event. Hope to see you there!
Letter from State Superintendent
Please read the link below for a letter from our state superintendent, Chris Koch.
Sep 1 – No School, Labor Day Observance
Sep 2 – First day of school for kindergarteners
Sep 3 – Curriculum Night, see above schedule
Sep 8-25 – MAP testing
Sep 17 – Breakfast With Mom (invitation coming home next week)
Sep 17 – PTA meeting at 7:00p.m. in the Fairview library
Sep 24 – Half-day Teacher Inservice*
- Grades 1-6 will be released at 11:40a.m.
- No school for kindergarten
Sep 26 – Picture Day
Sep 28 – Run to Read…hope to see you there!
Have a relaxing, long weekend! We hope to see all of you at Curriculum Night!
Mrs. Judy Gurga and Mrs. Christi Sosin
Principal and Assistant Principal
Click the following link to access the State Superintendent letter: StateSuperintendent KochLetter8-14