Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Ave., Fairview Park, OH 44126 | Ph: (440) 356-3510
Mr. Chris Vicha, Principal | Mr. Jordan McHugh, Associate Principal
Week of September 17, 2018
Warriors of the Week
Each week through this year we will recognize several of our students through our "Warrior of the Week" award. Students receive this award for displaying effort that goes above-and-beyond our expectations - reflecting their drive to achieve personal and academic growth. This week's Warriors of the Week are:

Chloe O.
Chloe goes out of her way to help others. When a student couldn't get into her locker, Chloe gave up part of her lunch period to help the student and ultimately found a teacher for the student to be able to help.

Carter B.
Carter displayed empathy offering his seat up during a class activity to a student who was having difficulties seeing. He also investigated the curriculum deeper and his engagement led to a presentation that explored his interest and talents relating to class content. THIS WASN'T EVEN ASSIGNED!

Wren B.
Wren is polite, respectful and helpful. She has been extremely helpful with students that are new to the district this year.
Join the PTA!
Join the Fairview Park MS / HS PTA Today! Our PTA is an active organization working to secure the best possible educational experience for our children. We look forward to your membership and support to help us accomplish things we have planned for this school year! You can join online HERE . Paper forms are available in the MS office.
Student Council Representative Application
Ohio School Report Cards
The Ohio Department of Education released the report cards for school districts for the 2017-18 school year on September 13, 2018. For the first time, districts have been assigned an overall letter grade, and in this case Fairview Park City Schools has been assigned a "C". You can find detailed summaries of all areas reported on the Ohio Department of Education's website.

For our individual schools:
Parkview Early Education Center earned an A
Gilles-Sweet Elementary earned a B
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School earned a B
Fairview High School earned a C .

"I am incredibly proud of the hard work by all of our teachers, support staff and administrators who have driven these improvements over the past few years," said Superintendent Dr. Bill Wagner. "It is through their outstanding commitment and focus that assures our students are achieving more every day and every year."

Read More >
Personalized Learning Platform 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 17, 9-11 a.m. in the Board of Education Office Conference Room
September 20, 5-7 p.m. in Fairview High School Classroom 143
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.

--->> SIGN UP HERE:  http://bit.ly/2NNBnEt

You may bring a laptop, or we will have some on hand.
Can't make a session? Make an appointment. Email mwightman@fairview.k12.oh.us.
Fall Fundraiser
October 1 will mark the kick-off of Mayer Middle School's Fall Fundraiser.  We continue to partner with Great American Opportunities to bring valuable funds to our Middle School program.  This year, we hope to have a record-breaking campaign, and will be offering a wide range of goodies ahead of the festive season.  And there's more.....all purchases will be with you before Thanksgiving !!

You can start to create your shopping lists by browsing the catalogs here .
We will sell:
  • GA Favorites catalog items
  • Gourmet Cookie Dough
  • Entertainment® Ap
Students will bring home hard copy brochures on October 1, after our kick-off assembly!

Peanut Butter Drive
Mayer MS is teaming up with The Cheesecake Factory! The goal is to collect 300 jars of peanut butter during the month of September. Each mentoring group will be competing to bring in the most POUNDS of peanut butter (any time and/or brand). Mr. Weir will coordinating this effort and is excited to see peanut butter jars of all brands and sizes!!

The 1st place classroom gets lunch delivered from The Cheesecake Factory (sandwich, chips, salad and a slice of cheesecake per student!) as well as a $50 Cheesecake Factory gift card for the teacher, to be raffled off to a student in that class.

The 2nd place classroom gets a slice of cheesecake per student and a $25 Cheesecake Factory gift card for the teacher, to be raffled off to a student in that class. All donations will go to the Fairview Park Food Bank!

Top Mentoring Groups as of Friday, September 14:
  1. Mrs. Cataldo 14 jars (30 lbs.)
  2. Mrs. Frank 10 jars (21 lbs.)
  3. Mr. Fickel 12 jars (15 lbs.)

So far, the middle school has collected 66 jars (112 lbs.) of peanut butter! We're well on our way to our goal of 300 jars!

Drop-off and Pick-Up Reminders
Drop-off and dismissal procedures have been running smoothly.  Please continue to drive safely and use the one-way system through the parking lot.  Students may still be dropped/collected on W. 213th, in front of the main high school entrance - this does help us alleviate traffic.  If you need a reminder about campus traffic, revisit Principal Vicha's Oscar-worthy performance in this informational PSA video :

Parking Lot Safety at Fairview High School
Parking Lot Safety at Fairview High School

Many families have opted for meeting at off-campus locations, such as the library, Giant Eagle, Dunkin Donuts and Bain Park.  We ask that you do not park outside the entrance to Fairview Public Library, as this has been affecting their visitors and traffic flow through the lot.
Appointments/Early Dismissal
When collecting your student for an appointment during the school day, you will need to collect them at the High School main office.  Students should report to Mrs Lockwood (Attendance Secretary) to sign out for the day, and then will wait in the main office for their parents.
Fairview Park PTA Council Reflections Art Program
The Ohio PTA, through National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit original works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film production and music composition. The Reflections program allows PTAs throughout the state to recognize children for their creativity as they reflect on the yearly theme. Teachers, parents, children and community can get involved in enhancing arts education though the Reflections program. The Reflections Program is one of the best examples of the PTA's ability to bring out the best in our youth. PTA strongly supports education in the arts. It is about creating educational excitement and involvement within our schools between parents, teachers and o ur kids.

Students can enter Reflections® in the following grade divisions - Primary: preschool-grade 2, Intermediate: grades 3-5, Middle/Junior: grades 6-8 and Senior: grades 9-12. They may submit works in any of the six arts areas: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual arts, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Special Artists can submit entries in any category. Our Reflections program begins at the local level, advances to PTA Council level, then to State for judging. The State winners of the Award of Excellence are then advanced to National PTA.

This year's theme is " Heroes Around Me." All students that wish to participate in the Reflections Art Program need to fill out the entry form and return it along with their original artwork to their school office by November 1, 2018. All participants will be invited to an Art Show to view the masterpieces created in January. Questions can be emailed to Angie Cause at angiekleincause@yahoo.com. Good luck!

Food Services
Free/Reduced School Meal applications are now available. The deadline to apply is October 1. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Diana Hill at 440-356-3525 x 4120 or email dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us

Apply Online (username is student code)

Student Progress Text Messages
You will soon begin to receive automated text messages that summarize your student's academic progress.  The messages give you tips on how best to speak with your child when it comes to the nitty-gritty of their learning tasks here at school, so that you can best support your student in their learning at home.

Parents will receive, on average, 2 messages per week that are triggered by their own child's academic calendar and performance.  Messages are available in English and Spanish.

Here's an in-depth overview of what you can expect from the messages.

Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

In celebration of Library Card Sign-up month, we are encouraging all students in grades K - 12 who live in Cuyahoga County to sign up for a free library card and take advantage of one-time fine forgiveness at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch from September 1 through 30.

Homework Help at the Library
Cuyahoga County Public Libraries offers free after-school homework help to students in grades K-8. Students can receive assistance in language arts, math, reading, science, social studies and other subjects from the Library's trained staff at no cost. Learn more at cuyahogalibrary.org/homework .

There will be a Homework Mentor Open House on Wednesday, September 19 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at the Fairview Park Branch. Meet the trained mentor and discover resources available to your child. The entire family is welcome.
Macbooks have now been distributed to students.  Students will only receive a Macbook when all the information has been completed in Infosnap.  Technology fees will be applied in October, once all schedule changes have been made.
Box Tops
When you shop at Walmart and buy five Box Tops for Education products now through 9/10/18 and scan your receipt with the Box Tops Bonus App, you automatically earn 50 Box Tops - that's $5 for Lewis F. Mayer Middle School! 
To access the PLP, go to: https://www.summitlearning.org
You can log in as your student, with their school email account.

Read about how you can help your student succeed using the PLP here.
Picture Retake Day
Picture day was this past Monday. If you did not get an order form (with the heat days, distribution was delayed), no worries. All students got their picture taken. Proofs will come home and orders can then be made. Picture RETAKE day is October 15, if you want to give the perfect picture another shot!
Important Dates
Monday, September 17
Girls Volleyball @ Keystone MS - 5:00 PM

Friends of FPCS Meeting @ Custom Fit Kids - 7:00 PM
(All are welcome!)

Tuesday, September 18
Board of Education meeting at the EEC - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 19
Girls Volleyball @ South Amherst MS - 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 20
Boys Football vs. Langston MS @ LMMS - 5:00 PM

FACE Corner (Family and Community Engagement)

We have been in school a few weeks now. Hopefully the routines are going smoothly and everyone is getting enough sleep. How are the grades looking? How is everyone doing on their platform? Are they on target with the blue line?

Ask your child to show you these things so you can see where they are.  If the grades aren't up to par and you are seeing your child struggle, what should you do?

The first contact you should make is with your child's teacher and/or mentor teacher.  They will be able to give you the best and most up-to-date information. If after two weeks you are still not seeing an improvement, contact your child's counselor.  Together you can come up with a solution about how to best help your child.

Also, please don't forget to check the district calendar for upcoming Personalized Learning Platform Workshop meetings where you can learn how to see where your child is on the platform!

Any questions, please email me at csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us
Have a great week!

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator

Student Counseling
Mrs. Mary Cory
440-356-3510 ext. 3135

Follow the counseling office on twitter: @FviewCounsellors

Keep an eye on your inbox for the Counselor Advantage Newsletter! 
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School | 21200 Campus Drive | Fairview Park, OH 44126