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60th Anniversary Celebration

Make sure your calendars are marked for April 26! Our evening will start at 6:15p.m. in Fairview’s gym where we will vote on our PTA board for the upcoming school year (see PTA news below). At 6:30p.m., we will begin our 60th Anniversary Celebration. Classrooms will be open where your children’s writing will be on display and hallways will be decorated with their artwork. In the gym, we will have a walk-through museum of artifacts from the past 60 years, including items from the time capsule, yearbooks, and other photographs. Students from the Puppetry Club will perform in the library. The building will be open to the public, and the evening will end at 8:00p.m.

Last Day of School

Last week the Board of Education approved changing the last day of school for students to May 31 to make up for the snow day that we had in February. Since we have Field Day on the last day of school, Field Day will held on May 31. If you received any communication stating that Field Day would be on May 30, please disregard.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

You should have received permission slips for the all-school field trip to see The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Marriott Theatre on March 15. We do not need parent chaperones. Please return a separate permission slip for each of your children with the YES box checked and two phone numbers in case of an emergency. Thank you for supporting Pizza Monday, which funded this awesome all-school experience. We had a great time last year!

Message from Mrs. Gurga – February 11



Dear Fairview Families,

I hope everyone found a way to take advantage of the snow day! Hopefully you didn’t let the snow scare you away from outdoor activities right in your own backyard! Physical activity is extremely important for a healthy mind and body – and when dressed appropriately, it’s great fun to play in the snow! I’d love to see lots of snowmen decorating front yards on my drive to work on Monday!

We held a Falcon Forum last week and found out that students met their goal of earning and spending 650 stamp cards at the PBIS Store. In fact, they spent over 1,000 stamp cards in the month of January! Each stamp card holds 20 stamps, so our Fairview Falcons are making great behavior choices every day!

I’ve attached this month’s Falcon Flyer. Some of the thank you letters that students wrote to the PTA are included in this month’s publication – check it out!

Click on the following link to access the latest Falcon Flyer:FalconFlyerFeb2018

All-School Field Trip

This week your child will bring home a permission slip for the all-school field trip to see The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Marriott Lincolnshire on March 15. This musical play is a fractured fairy tale – a twist on the original story. A 14-year old emperor is nervous about taking the throne and when a trickster tries to take advantage of his young age, a friend helps him discover what’s really important in life.

Please return a separate permission slip for each of your children with the YES box checked and two phone numbers in case of an emergency. This field trip is funded by Pizza Monday…we appreciate that you supported this fundraiser so we could have this awesome all-school experience! We had a great time last year, and I’m happy that we can go again!

Student-Led Conferences

We’re looking forward to seeing you and your children for student-led conferences on February 15 and 16! Students are reflecting with their teachers on the action steps they set in October to achieve their academic and behavior goals. We value conferences because we can connect with you as our partner in your children’s education and future success. Also, please visit the gym on Thursday to check out the Scholastic Book Fair, which will close at 7:30p.m. The Book Fair will not be open on Friday.

Message from Mrs. Gurga – February 1

Punxstawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday morning, so the legend tells us that we’ll have six more weeks of winter! Please check the forecast each evening so your children wear proper cold weather clothing to school. We go outside for recess unless the temperatures are in the single digits with the wind chill; students had indoor recess yesterday and today. We’re hoping for warmer temperatures next week!

The Hoffman Estates Police Department would like us to remind everyone that the circle lane in front of the building is also a Fire Lane and cars that park in front of the entrance may be ticketed. If you need to drop something off, please park in a legal, designated parking space and walk into the building. We will continue to use our pick-up procedure for clubs that are released after school is out. We appreciate your cooperation and all that you do to keep everyone safe!

Falcon Pride

We have some exciting news to share! Three of our students’ Reflections entries have moved on to the state judging level! Congratulations to third graders, Jane and Arissa, and fourth grader, Emily. Jane qualified in the Dance category with “The Space Between” and Arissa in the Visual Arts category with “High Ball.” Emily qualified with a Literature entry, “Being Within Reach.” Good luck, Falcons!

5Essentials Survey

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take the Illinois State Board of Education’s 5Essentials Survey by Jan 31 at The parent survey is 26 questions will allow parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.

Kindergarten Registration

On Thursday, February 8, we will host Kindergarten Registration for all incoming Fairview kindergartners for the 2018-19 school year. Registration will held at Fairview from 9:00-11:00a.m., 1:00-2:30p.m., and 6:00-8:00p.m. If you have a neighbor with a kindergarten-aged student, please help us get the word out and share this information with them. For more details please visit