MAP testing begins next week. Here are a few ways you can help your children do their best:
MAP Reading Testing Schedule
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
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.
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.
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
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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We hope to see you on Thursday evening at our multicultural event from 6:30-8:00! Student work will be on display in the hallways, there will be food tastings, and we’ll have student performances. We will also hold our general PTA meeting to elect our officers for the 2019-20 school year.
Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled on January 30. Students will be dismissed for the year at 11:40AM.
We are also changing Field Day to Tuesday, June 4. Mr. Hawkins will be in touch with all our wonderful volunteers.
The Sixth Grade Sendoff will still take place on Wednesday, June 5 from 12:45-2:00PM. This event is only for adult family members of sixth grade students. Family members need a ticket to attend; two tickets will be sent home in May for each child. If your child is a sixth grader, you should have received information about the Sixth Grade Sendoff earlier in the week.
Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll. Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music. If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.