Dear Fairview Families,
I have two quick reminders for you! Every Wednesday students are dismissed at 2:30PM, so please remind whomever picks up your child to be here at 2:30PM tomorrow.
Also, we will host Curriculum Night tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29. The evening begins at 6:15PM with a Welcome from the Principal and information from the PTA. At 6:35PM, classroom teachers will give curriculum presentations, with an identical presentation at 7:10PM. Grade 5-6 will present in the gym. For all other grade levels, your child’s teacher will let you know where they will present. Most teachers present with another teacher, so you may not be in your child’s classroom.
For parents of fifth and sixth graders, there will be a Chromebook presentation in the library at 7:10PM and again at 7:40PM. It is important that at least one parent/guardian attend because students will bring their Chromebooks home with them this year.
Tomorrow will be a very special Curriculum Night as you learn about how we will Spread the Spark at Fairview this year. For the past two years, the entire district has attended professional development around how we can increase our success and overall well-being by making happiness a priority. We will have information to share with you on Curriculum Night! On Thursday, the oldest child in each family will bring home a book – The Orange Frog – which includes a Family Reading Guide. Please note that if the oldest child in your family is at Mead or Keller, he/she will bring the book home on September 12 at their Curriculum Night.
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening!
Mrs. Gurga Ms. Frederick
Dear Fairview Families,
I had a wonderful week as principal of Fairview, and I’d love to share my peak moments with you! Our superintendent, Mr. DuRoss, visited on Monday morning, and he and I had the chance to visit most of the classrooms. He was impressed with the student engagement and learning that was taking place wherever we went! On Tuesday, our bus company held bus evacuation drills for all of our students. Afterwards, the drivers came in to give me a compliment about our students and their exceptional behavior, and our teachers for their involvement in the drills. Then on Wednesday, grade 3-6 students attended an assembly with Gita Varadarajan, the author of Save Me a Seat. She was impressed with our students and their attentiveness as an audience. It’s a very proud moment for me when someone else notices what I get to see every day – Fairview is a fabulous school with fabulous teachers and fabulous students!
I hope to see you at Run to Read on Sunday! Visit https://sd54.org/resources/runtoread/ for more information. Remember to check us out on Twitter – our hashtag is #WeAreFV54
Mrs. Gurga Ms. Frederick
Principal Assistant Principal
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If we still need a physical form for your child who is in kindergarten or sixth grade, then you’ve received notification from Mrs. Straub, our school nurse. Please note that children who do not have their physicals and immunizations will be excluded from school on October 15. It takes a few weeks to get appointments for physicals, so call your physician as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call Mrs. Straub at 847-357-5700.
Student Goal-setting Conferences are coming up on October 4 and 5. Your children brought home a notification from their teacher about your conference time. Your child needs to attend the conference with you as this conference is used to set yearly goals. Please be sure to visit the Scholastic Book Fair, which will be taking place in the gym. The PTA runs this event, and we appreciate that we can get books for a great price at the Book Fair!
Please note that students will be dismissed from school on Thursday, October 4th at 11:40AM and there is no school on Friday, October 5th for conferences or Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.
The core of the 54 Promise is that we will ensure whole-child success, grounded in the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. All grade levels participate in weekly lessons to teach behavior expectations, support social emotional learning, and learn tactics that promote happiness. The first theme of September was Fairness and Honesty. Our second theme, Goal Setting, is being taught now, which supports our Student Goal-setting conferences in two weeks.
Please click on the following links to access the Home School Connection guides so you can have family conversations about what your children have learned in school:
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 “Heroes Around Me.” Submit forms and your child’s original entry to the Fairview Main Office by Oct. 31. Ask a specials teacher for an entry form and rules.
We welcome our kindergarten friends to Fairview!
What a great start to the 2018-2019 school year we had today for all 1st through 6th graders! There were many smiles, and maybe a few tears shed in the morning, by students and parents alike. But supplies were organized, classroom procedures learned and school expectations shared. But while students and teachers headed home, tired from the day, there was much chatter about how this year may be one of the best yet at Fairview!!
Kindergarteners will enter through the front doors on their first day and every day. Families will say good-bye outside the front doors; staff will be available to assist your children in going to their classrooms.
The first bell rings at 8:25AM. Classroom teachers will be outside with signs waiting for their students. Grades 1-2 and 3-4 will be on the blacktop on the east side of the building, near the playground. Grade 5-6 will be on the west side of the building in the grassy area. You’re welcome to walk with your children to find their teachers. We will also have staff members available to assist students. In case of inclement weather, teachers will wait outside their classroom and all children will enter through the front doors. Families will say good-bye before their children enter the building.
After the first day of school, all students enter the building through the front doors. Adults who need to enter the building will go to the main office. You may not walk your children to classrooms. Keep in mind that staff supervision begins at 8:25AM, so please do not drop your children off earlier. The second bell rings at 8:35, and students who arrive at 8:40 will go to the office to get a tardy slip.