Week of February 8, 2021
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Warriors of the Week
1st Grade - Jamie D.

Nominating Teacher - Miss Miller

Jamie goes above and beyond on all his work! He tries his best and it shows. He is always smiling and is kind to everyone in our class. Keep up the great work, Jamie!”
2nd Grade - Mason G.

Nominating Teacher - Mr. Goldberg

“Mason is always kind and pleasant with others. He's eager to learn more and takes it upon himself to research topics that he's interested in by reading about them.”
3rd Grade - Melinda C.

Nominating Teacher - Mr. Fleischer

“Melinda has done a FANTASTIC Job with Virtual Learning. She is always on time to Google Meets and finds ways to go above and beyond each day! Keep up the good work Melinda!”
4th Grade - Megan W.

Nominating Teachers - Mrs. Toner & Ms. Klear

Megan arrives at school with a smile on her face and has a positive and enthusiastic attitude each day. She diligently works on tasks independently. Megan is also a reflective learner who is open to receiving feedback on ways she can revise and enhance her academic work. Despite the difficulties of remote learning, Megan remained committed and diligent with her schedule and her workload. She was punctual attending classes online and worked through many challenges that she faced, getting better and better with the process each day. Her excitement for being at school is contagious and her cheerful disposition rubbed off on peers and teachers alike! Keep up the great work, Megan!”
5th Grade - Thomas M.

Nominating Teachers - Miss Kenney & Ms. Hyatt

“T.J is a creative individual who has soared with distance learning. He is a leader amongst the class and has a positive attitude no matter the circumstances. He is always engaged and willing to share his ideas, work with others, and challenge himself within the classroom. T.J. also shows initiative by asking questions and seeking clarification when needed. We are so proud of how he demonstrates PRIDE within all aspects of his learning. Way to go T.J.!”

Valentines Day Parties
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions, students will not be exchanging valentines this year. 
How to View Comments in PowerSchool Parent Report Card

  • Login to PowerSchool Student & Parent Sign In
  • If you have multiple children in the district, select the name of the child whose information you would like to view in the upper left hand corner. 
  • Select the Standards Grades tab
  • Select the triangle next to the subject you would like to view the standards for. 
  • View each subject with a triangle/arrow next to it. 
  • Please take time to view Characteristics of Successful Learners, as this is where teachers will reflect on students’ progress of their home learning since 3/17.
  • Select any speech bubble you see to view a comment.
  • Please click here for step by step directions with screenshots.  
Winter Recess
Please make sure your child is wearing the appropriate clothing (winter coat, hat, gloves, etc.) to school and for outdoor recess. Students continue to use the playground during the winter months. When a child does not have a winter coat, they will not be permitted to go outside during recess.
When the temperature drops below 20 degrees, students will have indoor recess. SInce indoor recess games are limited with social distancing, please encourage your child to bring a few items they would enjoy using during indoor recess time (dominoes, legos, puzzles, play-doh, etc.) 

Is Your Child Not Feeling Well?
If your child will not be attending school during their hybrid learning day, PLEASE FIRST call the school office as soon as possible at 440-356-3525. Upon receiving notification of the absence due to an illness or exposure to COVID-19, the office will notify the classroom teacher. Since the student will be missing in-person learning, they are not expected to complete asynchronous learning activities during that day. During an extended absence, your child's classroom teachers will contact you and your child to arrange asynchronous learning activities.
Girls on the Run
We are excited to begin the Girls on the Run program for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The program focuses on the whole child, learning important life skills through social/emotional-based interact lessons and physical activity.  
Gilles-Sweet PTA - Weekly Raffle
Gilles Sweet PTA loves their members!

During the month of February we will be having a member appreciation raffle.

We’ll start each week off right and choose one lucky winner every Monday to win a $25 gift card!

If you haven’t joined yet, it’s not too late.....

We would like to thank all of our current members - we couldn’t do what we do without all of your help!

Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 7pm via zoom.

We will send out the zoom link prior to the meeting.

Earn Box Tops with Digital Receipts
The Box Tops app is so easy to use. If you are shopping online for groceries or get email receipts, you can still earn Box Tops for Gilles-Sweet.  

1. Download the app on your phone.Box Tops
2. Choose our school: Gilles-Sweet Elementary.
3. Start scanning receipts to earn money for our school!

Gilles-Sweet will still be collecting the old clipped Box Tops that have not expired. Place the Box Tops in a small baggie and send to school with your child. The Box Tops will then be collected from a PTA coordinator who then submits them. 
Mental Health Resources Highlighted by OhioGuidestone
Under the leadership of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, OhioMHAS has ramped up state efforts to increase access to mental health and addiction services and promote helpful resources throughout the pandemic and is approaching the issue of social isolation from multiple angles. Earlier this year, the department established the COVID Careline – 1.800.720.9616 – to help meet the needs of Ohioans struggling with loneliness, isolation and other challenges resulting from the pandemic. OhioMHAS also launched the Strive For Five Challenge, a statewide awareness campaign to help individuals and families cope with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation by connecting with others. 
OhioMHAS and its county partners continue to promote a variety of resources to help young people through these challenging times as well. The Hey I’m Here campaign is a youth-led online community that provides a safe digital space for young people to share their stories, offer encouragement to one-anther, and help peers find mental health resources. Meanwhile, the Be Present Ohio website offers resources for teens and young adults to learn how they can care for their mental health in stressful times, and it provides them with tips for talking to close friends, siblings and classmates who may be struggling emotionally. 
Have you Updated InfoSnap and Emergency Contact Information?
If you haven’t updated your contact information and emergency contacts on InfoSnap, please do so. For your student’s safety it is important that Gilles-Sweet have your most current contact information. Log onto your PowerSchool Parent Portal. PowerSchool From there click the tiny box with an arrow in it on the top right corner. Click on Returning Student Registration. You will be asked to type in your student’s birthday before you can begin. Please call the office at 440-356-3525 if you have questions.
Student Fees
School fees have been applied to your student’s PowerSchool account. Fees this year are $70.50 for all 1st and 2nd graders. Fees for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are $73.50. These student fees are for Technology Insurance, Technology Licenses and Everyday Math workbooks. A check can be sent to Gilles-Sweet (made out to Fairview Park City Schools) for your students school fees. They can also be paid online through the PayForIt Program link on www.fairviewparkschools.org or at www.PayForIt.net. Cash cannot be accepted. Please call the school office at 440.356.3525 with questions.
Family and Community Engagement
Hello Fairview Park Families!

I hope you have seen some of my other newsletters about taking care of YOU (the adults) and I hope you have been taking care of yourself!

For the month of February - let's have some FUN! This month is going to be Random Acts of Kindness month - nothing for the parents to do except encourage your child to pick 1 per week or every couple of days. Here are some easy ideas at your fingertips:

Random Acts of Kindness ideas (nicely categorized:)

A twist with the Kindness - this also includes being kind on social media. Please talk with your child about appropriate ways to interact on media - Teaching Kids to be Smart About Social Media. PLEASE look for more details coming about my Parent University on phone addiction. It is a real issue! I will have an expert on our Zoom talk with us about Phone Addiction and how we can help our children.

Keep Warrior Strong and Safe!

Ms. Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
Fairview Park City Schools
p: (440) 356-3500 ext 4117