Spotlight on…Fairview’s LRC

Posted November 11th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Veteran’s Day is a day to celebrate all those who have served in the military. Fairview School, and more specifically Fairview’s LRC, has been honoring veterans who are a bit closer to home, within our own families.  Students and staff brought pictures and different artifacts to represent veterans in our families.  Dating back to as early as the Civil War, photographs are on display for all to see and honor.  Thank you, Mrs. Schleiter, for spotlighting our veterans!

Witches and Goblins and Ghosts Galore!

Posted November 2nd, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

What a beautiful day it turned out to be for Fairview’s annual Halloween parade and parties.  Students and staff all participated in the afternoon’s events, making for a fun time for all.  Thank you to all the parents who joined us along our parade route, or organized and facilitated the fun activities at the parties.

Halloween Reminders

Posted October 30th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

We’re excited about our Halloween celebration today! It looks like it’ll be nice enough for an outdoor parade! Please help us out by following  these important guidelines:

  • Help your child choose an appropriate costume. They should be able to put their costume on by themselves. Weapons, look-alike weapons, roller blades, scooters, violent costumes, and temporary hair color are not allowed.
  • Grades 3-6 will change into their costumes right before the parade. Due to their early lunch, they will not be allowed to change during their lunch period as they will have instruction after lunch.
  • Refrain from bringing extra treats to pass out during the Halloween party. The only treats served will be provided by the PTA volunteers. No treats will be sent home with students.
  • Students with food allergies should bring their own food to the party.
  • Only assigned volunteers will be allowed into the school during the party. All other family members are welcome to watch the parade outside at 1:15.

Spotlight on… Math Night

Posted October 28th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Over 30 Fairview families enjoyed math games and activities on the evening of October 21st.  Everyone became a “Mathlete!”  Thank you to Ms. Trahey and all the other devoted Fairview teachers who made the evening a successful learning experience for all!


Spotlight on… Mrs. Ancona’s and Miss Thomson’s Classrooms

Posted October 25th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!  Fairview 1st graders from Mrs. Ancona’s and Ms. Thomson’s classes learned the truth to this statement when they visited the library on Oct. 6.  They took a tour and learned about all of the library resources.  They were excited to find out that the library is more than a place with books.  You can see shows, do crafts, use electronics and even play Minecraft.  Many of them also got a brand new library card and checked out their first book.


Halloween 2015

Posted October 25th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

The most thrilling October event for many children is Halloween as they get to dress up as their favorite superhero, princess, or cartoon character. We will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 30 with a costume parade beginning at 1:15 and a classroom party from 1:40-2:45p.m. Please note the following guidelines to ensure a fun and safe event!

  • **NEW District-wide Food Guideline** Students with any food allergy must bring their own snack for the party. This is applies to all students who have a documented food allergy, not only those with Epi-Pens. The only food that will be served will be purchased in advance, so families of children with allergies may choose to send a similar snack or something else. School-wide, the snacks are Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Pirate’s Booty, and grapes.
  • Please do not send in any additional edible treats with your child for the class party. No food items will be sent home with students.
  • Weapons, look-alike weapons, roller blades, scooters, violent costumes, and temporary hair color aren’t permitted.
  • Children should bring their costumes to school, but can’t wear them to school. Make certain that children can change into their costumes by themselves within a relatively short time. Kindergarten and grade 1-2 will begin changing into their costumes after they are done eating lunch. Grades 3-4 and 5-6 will change after 12:30 as their lunch is too early for them to change.
  • Children who are out sick in the morning can’t come to school in the afternoon for the Halloween party. Dismissal will be at the regular time (3:00p.m.). Students won’t have time to change clothes prior to their departure.

If the weather permits, we’ll parade outdoors. Cones will be set up around the building. Family members will stand outside the cones to take pictures/videos, while the students parade closest to the building. Correction: Grade 5-6 will stand at the back of the building and tag onto the end of the parade as the younger students pass them by. This way they see the parade and have the chance to participate. If the weather is inclement, then all grade levels will parade through the gym. Parents will stand in the middle of the gym, while the students parade around the perimeter.

If you are volunteering in a classroom, please sign in on the sheet in the front hallway beginning at 1:10. Set-up for the parties will begin at 1:15. Only designated volunteers will be allowed in classrooms as we are limited to the number of attendees in each room.

We are looking forward to a fun day for our students!

Happy Halloween!

Mrs. Gurga and the Frightful Fairview Staff

Lunch Supervisors Needed

Posted October 25th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Do you love working with children? Does the idea of earning a little extra cash while your children are in school appeal to you? We might have the perfect job for you! We are looking to hire additional lunch supervisors for the remainder of the school year. Please stop by or call the office for an application.

2nd Annual Fairview Family Selfie Night

Posted October 10th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

What a success! Thank you so much to the Fairview families who stopped by to use the art room digital cameras and take a Family Selfie.  The past three years Miss Ryan’s Art to Remember fundraiser money has gone towards purchasing 13 Sony Cyber Shots for the classroom.  Last night families were invited to stop by and take a picture of themselves.  These moments were too great not to share!  Enjoy!  See the link below to access Miss Ryan’s webpage.

School Closing Notification Procedure

Posted October 7th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive permission to call your phones when school will be closed. Please read the important link below regarding the steps you need to take to enroll in the School Messenger Notification System. Without taking the steps outlined, you will not receive notifications in case of a school closing. We will have computers available during conferences tomorrow if you wish to sign up while you’re here.

Click the following link to access the school closing notification procedures:  InfoCenterAndTextingLetter


Goal Setting Conferences

Posted October 4th, 2015 by Mrs. Lewis

We’re looking forward to seeing you at conferences this week. This is a  great opportunity for you to collaborate with your child and teacher on setting a goal for the school year.  You’ll receive your child’s MAP report, as well.  If you’re unable to come to conferences, please contact your child’s teacher to set up an alternate time or a phone conference.  The PTA will also be running the Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday. Stop by the gym before or after your conference!