Ghost and Goblins and Princesses, Oh My!

We had a great crowd show up to watch our Halloween Parade on Tuesday! After the parade, the PTA room reps and volunteers oversaw the classroom parties they had planned. The activities were engaging, and the children had so much fun! A huge thank you to our room reps and volunteers!


Celebrating Veterans at Fairview

During the month of November, Fairview School library will honor both past and present members of all branches of the United States military.

In past years, our students and staff have shared some wonderful photos, including historical photos such as a student’s grandfather landing in the Philippines next to General Douglas MacArthur! Also, a picture of Mrs. Kondras’ father – a highly decorated fighter pilot, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the French Croix de Guerre (you can look that up in the library!)

If you would like to honor a family member who is a U.S. military veteran or an active duty service member, we will include them in a display in the library until Thanksgiving. Please bring a photos of your family members (alive or deceased) who served. Include information such as branch of service, when they served, rank, and any distinctions or interesting information. The more information you give, the more interesting the display! Include the student’s name and room number on the back of the photo so we can return it to you.

Please join us as we honor those men and women who keep our country safe!

November’s Falcon Flyer

I’d like to thank Mrs. Pallotto for doing a wonderful job as the editor of the Falcon Flyer PTA Newsletter for many years. We all appreciate the time and energy she put into this important job. As of this month, editing responsibilities will be taken over by Mrs. Athreya and Mrs. Prakash. Thank you for taking on this volunteer opportunity.

Click the following link to access the November Falcon Flyer:  Falcon Flyer November 2017

Parent Portal and Report Cards

Report cards will be online this year. If you have a parent portal account you will be able to see your child’s report card by November 21, 2017. If you had not created a portal account but had supplied District 54 with an email address, then you received an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office. If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office at 847-357-5700.

Club Pick-Up Procedure

Clubs have started at Fairview, and if your child is in a club now or will be in the future, please read this carefully.  Children must be picked up promptly at the end of the club or will not be able to participate.  We have developed a pick-up procedure to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • When you enter the parking lot, go straight around the parked cars and loop around to enter the bus circle. Please pull your car all the way up as the line gets long.
  • Park close to the curb. Students will not be allowed to walk to a car that is not pulled up to a curb.
  • The lane farthest from the curb is reserved for cars to slowly leave the parking lot.

You may also park your car in a designated spot in the parking lot or on the street and walk up to get your child. Use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times. Also, please do not allow younger or older siblings to play around the flagpole or in the grass. They must stay with you on the sidewalk.

Starting next week there will be a bus on Tuesdays and Thursdays that will be parked on the side of the building. This bus is only for children in the writing program. This club is funded by a grant written by the district and the bus was included in the grant. Other children may not ride the bus.

Lastly, some cars will be here to pick up children from the after-school care program. They pick their children up at Door 9, so must pass the line of cars to get to the back of the school. Please stay to the left of the lane, so they can slowly pass you to get to the back of the building.

Thank you in advance for cooperation. We appreciate everyone’s effort in keeping everyone safe!

Spirit Wear Deadline

The deadline for ordering Spirit Wear is this Friday, September 22nd! Please visit the PTA website to order online or ask the office for a paper copy. The PTA website will always be a link at the bottom of Falcon Flash emails. You may also link from the Fairview School website.

Calling All Young Artists!

Does your student love to draw or write stories? Does he or she enjoy making short films, writing music, choreographing dance routines, or taking photographs? The Reflections program is a chance for your student to share his or her talents and be honored at Fairview. This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Submit forms and your child’s original entry to the Fairview Main Office by Oct. 23.  Ask a specials teacher for an entry form and rules.

Highlights from our School Nurse, Mrs. Straub

If your child needs to have a physical and immunization on file, Mrs. Straub, our nurse sent you a notice recently. Second notices will be sent around October 1. Any children who are missing their physical and/or immunizations will not be able to attend school beginning on October 16. Make your doctor’s appointment soon as appointments may take a few weeks. Please contact Mrs. Straub if you have questions or concerns.

We will have a dental clinic during the school day on October 12. The forms were sent home two weeks ago. If you’d like your children to have their teeth cleaned and be seen by a dentist, please return your form as soon as possible.  In addition, students will receive a vision and hearing screening at school on October 24.

Picture Day

Fall Picture Day will be held next week on Thursday, September 21. This will be your only opportunity to purchase pictures this year, as we will not be hosting a Spring Picture Day. We encourage you to purchase packages online through because it gives you access to special discounts, package, and background options. Fairview’s Picture Day ID is RN037032Q0. Additional paper order forms are available in the office if you need one.

Curriculum Night Reminder

Tomorrow evening is Curriculum Night. This is an adult-only event, so please make child-care arrangements for your children. We’ll start at 6:15p.m. in the gym where I’ll introduce staff and the PTA will hold a vote to approve their budget. Teachers will then go to their classrooms and we’ll have two half-hour sessions for Curriculum Night. The first will be held from 6:35-7:05p.m. and the second from 7:10-7:40p.m.