Fairview staff brought in holiday cheer by wearing their ugliest sweaters to school today. The students voted for the staff member who they felt wore the ugliest sweater.
Here are a few finalists in the contest:
Due to availability of space, GEMS will be held on Tuesdays after school from 3:00 – 4:00. GEMS club will begin on January 22, 2013. Miss Park and Miss Colgrove will be visiting classroom to inform students. Sign-up sheets will be distributed soon! We can’t wait!
Dear Fairview Community,
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday! It was nice to have the time to enjoy family and friends. I am sure your children are looking forward to getting up early again as they head back to Fairview for four weeks of learning before the winter break. The next four weeks are sure to be very busy with teachers focusing on key essential outcomes that they want to address before the new year.
As we head back into school tomorrow I just want to remind our families about a very busy week. First, please remember that tomorrow we begin our first week of MAP testing. Students will be taking a reading test and a math test in grades K-6. Each classroom will have two sessions of testing over the next couple of weeks. Students will then use this data to reflect on their progress toward their year-long goals in reading and math.
On Tuesday, we will host our Primary Family Reading Night. We are very excited about the number of families that have confirmed their attendance! Our reading specialist has coordinated an event where families will rotate to different stations and each station will be facilitated by Fairview staff members. One of the stations will focus on the usage of iPads and learning. Our kindergarten teachers will move parents through a variety of apps that can be used at home to enhance your child’s reading experience. If families own an iPad and would like to work on their iPad during the station, please feel free to bring your iPad and maneuver through the internet with the teachers (personal iPads are not required for this session).
On Thursday, our sixth grade parents are invited to attend a parent information night at their child’s junior high. This night allows parents to meet the administration, learn about the core curriculum and the enrichment opportunities. Our sixth grade students have already learned about their future junior high, through a presentation given last week at Fairview. The parent meeting will also answer any questions that may have come up in your discussions with your child.
I know the staff is looking forward to seeing their students tomorrow after a long weekend. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing many of you Tuesday night.
During this time we are reminded of all the blessings that we have been given. I am truly thankful for the wonderful school community that I am fortunate to work with. The students remind me daily of our purpose as a school, the parents support our endeavors in having our students reach new heights and the amazing staff humbles me with all they are able to do at Fairview. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work here at Fairview. As our students are off the next couple of days, I hope you are able to make some special memories with them during this holiday season!
When your children returns to school on Monday, we will begin our winter testing on MAP. Students in all grades will be assessed in both reading and math. During our student-led conferences in January, parents will be able to see the progress students are making towards their goals. Parents have shared that they have found it helpful to have the schedule of when their child is slotted to take their MAP tests. I have included the schedule below for the week of the 26th.
|Monday, November 26th||Fellmann, Marten, Lee and Lewis|
|Tuesday, November 27th||Mennella, Sherman, Colgrove, Faith, Chin, Watson|
|Wednesday, November 28th||Davies, Park, Garcia, Nischbach, Parisi, Trahey|
|Thursday, November 29th||Alderson, Ancona, Otte, and Stachura|
|Friday, November 30th||McMahon, Russell, Mogilinski, Wieteska, and Scaminaci|
There are few procedural items I would like to address. Please remember that parents must come to the school office when entering the school. Parents must sign-in and wear a guest badge before proceeding to their destination. This is in place for the safety and security of everyone. I would also like to remind families of our school birthday treat policy. We are encouraging parents to not send in food items to distribute in the classroom. If parents send in a food item for distribution, it must be individually wrapped and each item must contain an ingredient label. All food items will be sent home for consumption.
With the holiday season here, I am sure your calendar is quickly filling up! Listed below are some upcoming events that affect our Fairview Community:
· November 21st - Student Non-Attendance Day (No School)
· November 22nd - 23rd- Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
· November 26th - Winter MAP Testing Begins
· November 27th - Family Literacy Night (Primary Grades)
· November 29th - 6th Grade Parent Night at the Junior Highs
Mrs. Faith Rivera
Dear Fairview Community,
I hope you are able to enjoy the mild temperatures the next few days. I am not sure how many more days like this we will have. I am sure the winter weather will soon be upon us. Below are the links for the November edition of our Falcon Flyer, a flyer about a parent P.B.I.S. meeting and information about one of our reading recognition events.
I would also like to remind all of our Fairview families that during the month of November we are hosting a food drive. All items that are collected will be donated to the district food pantry, which is housed at Mead Junior High. The district food pantry assists families from our district, so this is a very personal way to give to our community. Below is a list of ideas that can be donated to the food pantry, but it is not a comprehensive list. Every classroom has boxes to place the donations. Thank you in advance for your support of our food drive.
Suggested Donation List
Cooking/Baking Necessities; Meat Meals(canned, boxed); Rice & Pasta; Soups/Canned Items; Oatmeal/Cereal; Condiments; Instant Lunches; Juice; Crackers; Baby Food; Desserts; Shampoo; Deodorant; Kleenex; Household Paper Products; Toothpaste; Laundry Detergent; Diapers
If you have any questions about any information in our Falcon Flyer please feel free to contact the school office or our P.T.A.. I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
Mrs. Faith Rivera
Click the following link to access November Falcon Flyer: NovFalconFlyer
Click the following link to access the PBIS Family Night flyer: PBISFamilyFlyer
Click the following link to access information about the Slaughter Program: SlaughterProgram
Dear Fairview Community,
I first would like to thank all of our parent volunteers for the amazing parties that they organized and facilitated during our Halloween festivities. As I stepped in each classroom I was impressed by the different activities that the students were able to participate in with their classmates. Thank you!
This morning Fairview received some wonderful news! Fairview is ranked within the top 100 elementary schools in Illinois. Fairview’s rank is 68 among all elementary schools. This is a huge honor for Fairview. Fairview is a wonderful place for children to learn, where we believe in high expectations for all. This recognition is just a wonderful acknowledgement to our students, teachers and supportive parent community. Thank you for being our partners in this journey with your child.
Here are some upcoming dates that I would like to bring to your attention:
- November 6th-Student Non-Attendance Day
- November 21st-Student Non-Attendance Day
- November 22nd-23rd-Thanksgiving Break-No School
- November 27th-Family Literacy Night (Grades K-2)
- November 29th-6th Grade Parent Night @ the Junior Highs.
Thank you again for your support in your child’s educational journey!
The 3/4 multigrade students had a fabulous opportunity to experience several birds of prey first hand in an in-house field trip last month. Mark Spreyer from the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington, came to our classrooms as a culminating activity to go along with our Prairie science unit. Mr. Spreyer amazed us all with his stories, slide presentation and an appearance by 2 Great Horned owls and a Screech owl. These fascinating owls left us with a lasting impression and an authentic pellet!