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Falcon Flyer – April

Posted April 10th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Dear Fairview Families,

It was certainly an exciting week at Fairview between the All-School Art Show on Monday evening and Donuts With Dad this morning. We enjoy seeing the building abuzz with energy and enthusiasm from both students and families!

Arrival and Dismissal Safety

With the return of warmer weather, I’d like to remind everyone that more children are walking on the sidewalks and crossing the street. In the past two weeks, we’ve had a car accident in front of the building and another vehicle hitting our neighbor’s garbage can while children were present. I’m thankful that no one was hurt. Some safety reminders:

  • Please do not turn your car around in front of the building between Ash Road and Ashland Street.  Go around the block or turn around on a side street away from where children are walking and other cars are parked.
  • All adults and children should use the sidewalks and crosswalk.  Children copy what they see, so adults should continue to model safe behavior even after they’ve dropped their child off.
  • It is illegal to be on your cell phone in a school zone, even if you’re using hands-free.

5Essentials Survey

The link that was sent in a previous Falcon Flash is not working, so please use the following link to access the 5Essentials Survey https://illinois.5-essentials.org/2013/ . Information about the survey is in the Falcon Flyer, and that link is also correct.

Last Day of School

The Board of Education approved June 5 as the last day of school. It will be a full day of school with kindergartners in attendance. We will hold Field Day in the morning and a Falcon Forum in the afternoon.

Schaumburg Parent University

Below are link for flyers for the last two SPU offerings for this school year – please check them out!

Enjoy the spring weather…the next two days look promising!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Judy Gurga and Mrs. Colette Bell

Principal and Assistant Principal

 

Click the following link to access the April Falcon Flyer:  AprilFalconFlyer

Click on the following links for Schaumburg Parent University flyers:  ParentlingFlyer  BollywoodDance

Falcon Flash – April 3rd, 2014

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Dear Fairview Families,

It was so nice seeing our students return after Spring Break! Students seemed well-rested and ready to be back at school.

Art and Appetite

With our All-School Art Show next week, we are very busy with preparations. A shout-out to the Art Club for putting in extra time after school. We’re enjoying the energized atmosphere!

Breakfast With Dad

Breakfast with Dad will be held before school next Thursday. We will have more than a full house, so we ask that once dad/child are finished eating breakfast, that the dad walk their child to our library to drop off their child. We will have staff supervision for the children who are being dropped off in the library and in classrooms. This will allow everyone to be able to sit down and enjoy breakfast whether they arrive earlier or later.

Important Dates

  • April 7 – Art and Appetite: All-School Art Show, 6:00-8:00p.m.
  • April 9 – Spring Pictures
  • April 10 – Breakfast With Dad
  • April 18 – No School
  • May 7 – No School for Kindergarten
    • 1/2-Day* for grades 1-6 – Dismissal at 11:40
    • Students in grades 3-6 will participate in Career Day on the morning of May 7
    • Open House, including Writer’s Showcase and Science Fair viewing 6:30-8:00p.m

Falcon Flash – March 23, 2014

Posted March 23rd, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Dear Fairview Families,

We hope you all enjoy the extra time with your children over spring break.  We look forward to seeing your children when we return on March 31!

Multicultural Event

The District 54 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, the Department of Language and Culture and the Schaumburg Park District will once again host A Garden of Diversity:  A Multicultural Event for District 54 families and community members.  This event will be held at the Schaumburg Community Recreation Center on Saturday, April 5thfrom 11:30 until 2:30.  This event celebrates the variety of cultures we have in School District 54 and will showcase student performances, crafts and games from various countries.  In addition, area restaurants will provide opportunities to experience different flavors from around the world for a nominal fee.  There is a link below with the flyer with specifics for this event.

5Essentials Survey

Please read the letter regarding the 5Essentials Survey.  The link is below.  Parents/guardians may take the survey between now and April 25, 2014 at http://Illinois.5-essentials.org, for each school where you have a child.  However, the State asks that only one parent per household take the survey.  When searching for our school, please choose Fairview Elem School-Hoffman Estates.  We would like as many parents as possible to take this survey, so if we may assist you in any way, please let us know.  Computers will be made available if you would like to take the survey at school.  Sixth grade students only will take the survey between April 14-17 in class.  If you do not wish for your child to take the survey, please let us know in writing by April 1, 2014.

Virtual Backpack Reminder

Did you know that in an effort to eliminate waste, District 54 shares information through the Virtual Backpack?  You can find flyers for extracurricular activities and community events in the Virtual Backpack which may be of interest to your family.  The link is found at the top of the District 54 homepage.  Check it out at www.d54.org!

Important Dates

March 24-28 – Spring Break

March 31 – School Resumes

April 2 – PTA meeting at 7:00p.m. in the library

April 7 – Art and Appetite: All-School Art Show, 6:00-8:00p.m.

April 9 – Spring Pictures

April 10 – Breakfast With Dad

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Judy Gurga and Mrs. Colette Bell

Principal and Assistant Principal

 

Click the following link for access the Multicultural event flyer:  MultiCultural Flyer-2014

Click the following link to access the 5Essentials Survey parent letter:  Parent Survey letter 3-14     Parent Survey letter 3-14 Spanish

Fairview’s Art Show

Posted March 14th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Ladies and gentleman…. Miss Ryan can’t keep it to herself anymore!   She took a few pictures of the students in action while working with paper mache in art class.   Students have been creating food sculptures for our HUGE All School Art Show.  The show is Monday, April 7th from 6-8pm.  Take a look at some of the classes getting creative and messy!

Starry, Starry Night

Posted March 13th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Look what the caps have created!  Art Club, with help from Miss Ryan and Mrs. Kondras, has finished their recycled bottle cap art project.  They want to THANK all the families and friends who donated bottle caps since August of last year.  Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh was their inspiration and the students did a great job executing the color and design that would even impress Van Gogh himself.  Thanks again students and staff!  Come see the work for yourself on Monday, April 7th from 6-8pm at the Art Show!

Falcon Flyer – March

Posted March 13th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Dear Fairview Families,

We’re off to a great start for the third trimester!  Our students remain focused and continue to show expected 3 Bs and 8 Keys behavior.  It’s a pleasure to see them walk through the door each day.  We thank you for your continued support as we work as partners to ensure your child’s success.

School Leadership Team (SLT)

Our SLT is looking for a parent to sit on this important committee to provide the parent perspective and take information back to the community.  Below is a link for the application, which is due to the office or to me through email by April 4.  We will thoughtfully consider all applications.

Art and Appetite: All-School Art Show

Our art teacher, Ms. Ryan, had a vision, and that vision will become a reality on April 7th!  Please join us for our all-school art show entitled Art and Appetite from 6:00-8:00p.m.  Fairview students from kindergarten through 6th grade have been inspired by the work of Claes Oldenburg, an American sculptor who is known for his public art installations of everyday objects.  Our students are creating large-scale 3-D works of art using recycled items and paper mache.  Come view sculptures of lasagna, French fries, grapes, and more!

Summer Tech Camp

Please see the link below with the flier with details regarding Summer Tech Camp, which is available for students in Grades 4-8.  The Tech Camp, Invention Hunters, will take place at Mead Junior High School.  Registration will be accepted at the Rauch Center for Instruction and Technology beginning on April 7.

I’ve also included the link for the March edition of the Falcon Flyer and a head lice fact sheet from our school nurse, Mrs. Straub.  Happy Reading!

Important Dates

March 24-28 – Spring Break

March 31 – School Resumes

April 2 – PTA meeting at 7:00p.m. in the library

April 7 – Art and Appetite: All-School Art Show, 6:00-8:00p.m.

April 10 – Breakfast With Dad

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Judy Gurga and Mrs. Colette Bell

Principal and Assistant Principal

 

Click on the following link for the SLT application:  HeadLiceFactSheet

Click on the following link for the Tech Camp application:  TechCamp

Click on the following link for the March edition of the Falcon Flyer:  MarchFalconFlyer2014

Click on the following link to access the Head Lice Fact Sheet:  HeadLiceFactSheet

Mousetrap Machine Show

Posted March 4th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Fairview was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a science assembly that explored how simple machines work in a fun way.  The Mousetrap Machine Show came to Fairview on Thursday, February 27th, brought to us by the PTA.  After all five simple machines were introduced, student volunteers were able to help make a mousetrap which caught the runaway mouse.  The students had a fun time while learning!

Falcon Flash – February 28, 2014

Posted February 28th, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Dear Fairview Families,

We hope you’re keeping warm during the most recent cold freeze.  I can’t believe I’m still writing that, and it’s the end of February!  We want to send out the schedule for ISATs, which start next week in grades 3-6.  Each day we have a spirit theme to motivate our students.  All grade levels are welcome to participate!

Monday – Hat Day (Put on your thinking caps)

Tuesday – Wear Red Day (We are RED-Y!)

Wednesday – Crazy Sock Day (Put your best food forward)

Thursday – Jeans Day (Intelligence is in our “genes”)

Friday – Fairview Spiritwear (We are a successful team!)

 

Monday

3/3/14

Tuesday

3/4/14

Wednesday

3/5/14

Thursday

3/6/14

Friday

3/7/14

3rdGrade

No Testing

Reading 1

Math 1

Reading 2

Math 2

Reading 3

Math 3

4thGrade

No Testing

Reading 1

Math 1

Reading 2

Math 2

Reading 3

Science 1

Math 3

Science 2

5thGrade

No Testing

Reading 1

Math 1

Reading 2

Math 2

Reading 3

Math 3

6thGrade

No Testing

Reading 1

Math 1

Reading 2

Math 2

Reading 3

Math 3

Our students have worked hard up to this point, and they are ready to take the new ISAT, which is 100% aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  As we walk through classrooms at all grade levels, we are constantly amazed at how well our students are able to show what they know.  They have the knowledge and skills to perform well!  There are a few things you can do at home to help your child:

  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep.  Research shows that children in elementary school need 9 to 10 hours of sleep every night so they will be well-rested and able to think more clearly.
  • Provide a nutritious breakfast for your child each morning, including protein to prolong energy levels.  Also, send them to school with a healthy snack for between tests.
  • Arrive at school every day by 8:25 so your child won’t have a rushed start to the day.  Students will begin getting ready for the test at 8:45, with testing beginning at 9:00.  If your child arrives after 8:55, he/she will not be able to enter the classroom and will miss taking the first test with his/her classmates.
  • Unless your child is ill, please make sure they come to school.  Make-ups will be done at a later date in an office.  The altered environment may have a negative effect as your child will be in an unfamiliar environment.
  • Maintain a positive and supportive attitude!   We believe in your children, so let them know you believe in them, too!

Important Dates

March 4 – Report Cards go home

March 5 – PTA meeting at 7:00p.m. in the library

March 13 – Cyberbullying at the Rafferty Administration, 6:00-7:30p.m.

March 24-28 – Spring Break

March 31 – School Resumes

 

Mrs. Judy Gurga and Mrs. Colette Bell

Principal and Assistant Principal

Falcon Flash – February 21, 2014

Posted February 21st, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Good Afternoon Fairview Families,

After this morning’s blustery weather, I’m so happy to see sunshine this afternoon even if it is still windy.

Cyberbullying

The district is hosting a family and community meeting about Cyberbullying (in English and Spanish) on March 13, 2014 at the Rafferty Administration Center from 6:00-7:30p.m.  Please click on the link for more information.

http://sd54.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/PBIS-Family-and-Community-Meeting-about-Cyberbulling-in-English-and-Spanish-March-13.pdf?9d7bd4

Superintendent’s Article

Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published on Wednesday. The article is accessible on the District 54 website athttp://sd54.org/. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission/.

Important Dates

February 28 – Mardi Gras Foundation Event

March 4 – Report Cards go home

March 5 – PTA meeting at 7:00p.m. in the library

March 13 – Cyberbullying at the Rafferty Administration, 6:00-7:30p.m.

March 24-28 – Spring Break

March 31 – School Resumes

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Judy Gurga and Mrs. Colette Bell

Principal and Assistant Principal

Many thanks

Posted February 21st, 2014 by Mrs. Lewis

Miss Ryan, Fairview’s Art teacher, wants to THANK all the families at Fairview for their amazing donations of bottle caps and recycled items.  Art Club has finished the bottle cap mural with plenty of caps to share. If you still have some at home, feel free to bring them in because other sd54 schools plan on creating with recycled items as well. Thanks again.  A final photo of the work to come and it should be hung up next month.

Miss Ryan also wanted to thank and recognize Andrew and Johan in 6th grade, Mrs. Parisi’s class for their hard work and time spent on creating the art work to represent Fairview in the School District Board room.  Johan and Andrew spend many recess and lunch minutes working hard on this creative project. With colored pencils and water color pencils these students have made Fairview proud!  The work will be displayed some time in April. Further information to come.