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Monday, August 26 – First day of School for Kindergarten Students

  • Students who walk or get driven to school, can enter the building through the front doors. There will be staff directing our kindergartners on where to go. If students are riding the bus, these students will also be directed by staff members on where to go.
  • After dropping off your child, please head to the gym to join the BooHoo Breakfast. The breakfast is from 8:40 – 9:30. You will be getting invitations and more details from the PTA the week of August 12.
  • If you are not able to attend school supply drop off, you can bring your child’s school supplies to their screening or send the supplies with them on the first day of school.

Monday, August 19 – First Day for all Students in Grades 1-6

When students arrive on the first day of school, all of Fairview staff will be outside to greet them and help students if they have questions on where to go.

  • On the first day of school, 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 are welcome to walk with your children to find their teachers, but we will also have staff members available to assist them. 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 the children enter the building; staff members will be available to assist the children.
  • School hours are 8:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the first bell ringing at 8:25.  Please note: beginning Wednesday, August 21, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early at 2:30 p.m.  Please call our attendance line by 9:00am with any absences each day 847-357-5702.
  • We start the drop off routine on the second day of school to form good habits. We ask that you say good-bye to your child at the school doors. We ask that only students enter the building – even on the first day of school. Staff members will be on hand to escort any children that are unsure of where to go. Staff members will be on hand the entire first week. For special events or office business, parents are welcome to be buzzed in at the main entrance to sign into the office and get a visitor’s pass.

Thursday, August 15 – Fairview’s Supply Drop Off and Back to School Picnic

This is an exciting evening for parents and students to meet their teacher, drop off supplies, and get to know each other!

  • School Supply Drop-off  from 3:30-5:00
  • If you ordered a supply kit, please pick it up in the gym and you can bring it to your child’s classroom.
  • PTA will have a picnic outdoors from 5:00-6:30
  • If you are not able to attend School supply drop off, you can send your child with their supplies on the first day of school.

Fairview Office Hours

The Fairview office will be open this week from 8:00AM-3:00PM each day until August 16.  Beginning August 19 the office will be open from 7:30AM-4:00PM.  Please note, the office will be closed on Thursday, August 15 from 8:00AM-1:00PM as the staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity to better serve our students.  The office will be open during regular hours on Friday, August 16.

Staff Updates

We would like to take a moment to welcome our newest Falcons:

  • Ms. Danielle Downey – Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Lauren Ducey – 3/4 Teacher
  • Ms. Abby Spiwak – 5/6 Teacher
  • Ms. Jenny Green – Special Services Teacher
  • Ms. Kelly George – Learning Resource Assistant

Summer Peak Moments for our Staff

While it seems like our summers just began, our staff has been taking the last few months to relax and reenergize by travelling, spending time with our friends and/or families, or just by putting our feet up.

Summer Learning

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Supply Lists for the 2019-2020 School Year

To access the supply lists for next school year, please click on the following link: 2019-2020_Supply Lists


I want to wish all of my Fairview families the very best in the future. Thank you for your generosity and outpouring of well wishes. While I have many exciting things planned for my retirement, I will miss being part of this dynamic and caring community. I thank you for sharing your children with me for the nine years that I’ve been here. They have delighted me in so many ways! I will carry the memories of my time with you forever!

Looking Ahead – Important Dates
Aug 15 – 3:30-5:00 – School Supply Drop-off
5:00-6:30 – PTA Welcome Back Event (classrooms will be closed)
Aug 19 – First day of school for grades 1-6
Aug 26 – First day of school for kindergarten
Aug 28 – Curriculum Night (adults only), times to be announced
Sep 2 – No school, Labor Day
Sep 18 – Half-day of school (students dismissed at 11:40AM)

Sincerely and with heartfelt gratitude,

Mrs. Judy Gurga

Report Cards

I hope that you will check your children’s report cards and use the information to celebrate with your children their academic successes for this school year and to discuss possible goals for next year. I am very proud of the growth our students have achieved this year.

From our entire staff, we hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to welcoming our students back to school on August 19.

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Mrs. Gurga