News and Information from the Fairview Park City Schools Counseling Department
Gilles-Sweet Elementary 
Upcoming Events 
9/25 New Student Snack at 2:30 
9/27 Kind Committee begins for 5th Grade Girls
10/1 Let Me Run begins for 4th/5th Grade Boys
10/2 Start With Hello activities begin during PRIDE House

Let Me Run 
Let Me Run is back! It's a program that inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle! This is the third year we've done the program at Gilles-Sweet for boys in 4th-5th grades.

Registration is open now at . The season begins on Oct. 1 . The team will meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays through November. For more information contact Mrs. Ristagno at or Mr. Maeder at

Kind Committee
Attention 5th grade girls: Kind Committee is beginning September 27th! Be KINDer to yourself and others! Kind Committee meets Thursdays after school through February. Return permission slips by Sept. 20th to Mrs. Arbogast or Mrs. Schulte

Start with Hello 
Again this year, Gilles Sweet students will be taking part in the "Start With Hello" program at school. The "Start With Hello" program is sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP); a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. "Start With Hello" teaches students the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classroom, school or youth organization. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. Excessive feelings of isolation can be associated with violent behavior. Furthermore, young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and/or depression.

We encourage you to talk to your child about the "Start With Hello" program and ask them to share what they have learned. For more information on the "Start With Hello"program and to sign up to receive the "Start With Hello" Parent Brochure, please visit: .

Lewis F. Mayer Middle School 

The Latest and Greatest from Mayer Middle School!

9/24 - START WITH HELLO Assembly
         Fundraiser Assembly - PLEASE ask your friends and family to support MMS with  
         a purchase!
10/1  Fundraiser begins
10/9 - 10/12 - 6th Grade Mohican Trip
10/17 - 10/19 - 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

PLP Workshops
Parents of students who use the Personalized Learning Platform (PLP) in their classes may be interested in attending a PLP workshop. Each event will include a presentation plus time for questions and individual assistance.

September Theme: "The Four Views: Week, Year, Progress, and College" - Special emphasis on the anatomy of projects and playlists and how to help at home.

Several dates and times have been scheduled to accommodate your busy schedule:

September 24, 1-3 p.m. in the Board of Education Office Conference Room
September 27, 6-8 p.m. in Fairview High School Classroom 143
Please sign up for the session you intend to attend so we can plan handout materials accordingly.

You may bring a laptop, or we will have some on hand.
Can't make a session? Make an appointment. Email

Start with Hello 
MMS students will also participate in the Start With Hello initiative at during the week of 9/24-9/28. Much more info at

MMS Teacher Office Hours
Every Friday from 7:45 am - 8:20 am ALL teachers will be available for academic assistance. Students can sign up with any teacher to get the help they need. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity!

Some helpful parent resources to peruse throughout the school year:

A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

Students will have the opportunity to sign up for monthly lunch/mentoring groups meant to be a forum for questions/concerns/discussions of any kind. If you'd like your student to attend the next group session, please email Mrs. Cory at

If there are topics you'd like to see discussed with your student and his or her peers, please let me know!

Fairview High School 

What's Happening at the High School?

Week of 9/17 - Freshman Naviance Training*
Week of 9/24 - Sophomore Naviance Training*
9/26--Financial Aid Night 6:15 pm FHS Cafeteria
10/3 - Last day for PSAT sign up (see below)
10/10--PSAT/NMSQT test
11/19-11/20--Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/19-11/23--NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
12/3-12/21--End Of Course Makeup Exams

COLLEGE VISITS:  Students need to stop down and get a pass from Mrs. Merrill in the counseling office (room 135).  These visits are on the daily morning announcements, posted on the counseling office door, and also posted on the website. View the full college visit list here.

Hey Sophomore Parents!  Check out Polaris Career Center's website.  Never too early to start thinking about options for next year!

PSAT :  Juniors and Sophomores are highly encouraged to take the PSAT on October 10th.  Cost is $16 payable by check to Fairview Park Schools. Mrs. Merrill in the Counseling Office will collect those.  

More information and step-by-step videos available on the district website.

FHS Office Hours - Help is available!  
Every Friday from 7:45 am - 8:20 am teachers will be available for academic assistance.  Just have your child check in with that teacher prior to and they can get the help they need!

Meet the Counselors! 


Grades 9, 10 

Grades 11 & 12 
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