Week of March 8, 2021
Upcoming Color Calendar
for Week of March 8-12

Upcoming Dates

March 15: Second staff vaccination day; All Students remote with asynchronous work; (Early Education Center closed)

March 16: Staff vaccination recovery day; All students remote with asynchronous work; (Early Education Center closed)

March 17 and on: All students all in!

Friday, April 2-Friday, April 9: Spring Break 
Warriors of the Week
1st Grade - Gabby G.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Garcia

“Gabby is such a hard worker and gives it her all in whatever she does! She is a positive role model to all of her friends and teachers. She goes above and beyond in all her work, especially her steam projects. Thanks for working so hard both in school and at home. Keep up the positive attitude and love for learning.”
2nd Grade - Quinn P.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Faris

Quinn has been an absolute rockstar in our classroom! He always takes his time to carefully complete assignments, and turns in his best work. Quinn is also a great friend to all the students in our class! Quinn is an excellent example of what our Warriors of the Week should be!!”
3rd Grade - Katy H.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Keitlen

Katy is our Warrior of the Week. Katy always has a positive attitude and smile for everyone. She is friendly and kind hearted. She shows such perseverance and determination in everything she tries! There is nothing she won’t accomplish with her hard work. I am always so impressed with her honesty and willingness to share and participate. Katy is such an important part of our class, and we are lucky to have her!”
4th Grade - Emma B.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Sobera

“Emma is an example of a true Fairview Warrior. She is always ready to learn and has a positive attitude. She continues to give her best effort and reflects on her daily work. Her Warrior PRIDE shines through every day!”
5th Grade - Safia J.

Nominating Teacher - Ms. Williams

“Safia is a new student to Gilles-Sweet this year. She is a respectful listener and comes to school eager to learn. She asks questions and completes all of her assignments. She is a good role model and is very polite. I think she makes a wonderful Warrior of the Week.”
Save the Date for the 2021 Derby Dash on Saturday, May 22!
We are excited to provide students, families and the Fairview Park community the opportunity to join us for our annual Derby Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 22, 2021. We are looking for sponsorships to help make this event a success. 

Registration information coming soon. 
Gilles-Sweet Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be March 10 starting at 8:45 in the morning. 
Retakes will not be in the yearbook this year due to the late scheduling. Students’ original photo that was taken on January 20th or 21st will be in the yearbook. If your Remote Learning student did not come in for a photo on Jan. 20th or 21st their photo will not be in the yearbook. If your student is having their photo taken for the first time this year on March 10th you may still order a Picture Package but the photo will not be in the yearbook.

This online ordering option is available only to students who will have their picture taken on Retake Day and purchasing for the first time.

*If you purchased a photo package on your child's Original Picture Day and would like to replace it with their Retake Portrait, please return the entire photo package of their Day 1 photos when your child comes for their retake picture on Retake Day.

Please call the office at 440.356.3525 ex. 2104 if you have questions. 
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.  
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, March 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!

First week "All In".....what a week it has been! There has bee a lot of anxiety and nervousness from everyone... but we pulled through! Please remember - as we have reminded the students - All students have access to any adult in the building that they feel comfortable talking with! Talk with your child about who that person is for them and remind them to seek them out if they are feeling overwhelmed. At the MS/HS - going into John's Safe Place is another option. The video we showed students about John's Safe Place can be found here. 
Parents - need some support for you to help your child through this time? Please call/email me - I am here to support you in any way!

For the March theme - we are focusing on Mindful March - see this calendar of activities you can do everyday for YOU!

Besides taking care of yourself - some people feel good helping others. 

Have you heard about the Fairview "Be the Change" Project??
Check this out and get some friends and/or families together to see how you can make a change .

For more INFO check out our Facebook APP Link: