Week of February 22, 2021
Upcoming Color Calendar
for Week of February 22-26


Monday, February 22: First staff vaccination day; All Students remote with asynchronous work; (Early Education Center closed)

February 23-26: Regular hybrid schedule

March 1-12: All students ALL IN! 

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!

April 2-9: Spring Break 
Warriors of the Week
1st Grade - Aria P.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Krivosh

She is always participating and doing her best. She is responsible and always kind!”
2nd Grade - Nolan M.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Krivosh

He is always responsible, persistent and asks for help when he needs it!!”
3rd Grade - Riley B.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Petruzzi

Riley is always an enthusiastic participant in class and never gives up, even if it is hard!”
4th Grade - Mary D.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Ptaszek-Templeton

“Mary is such a caring and dedicated 4th grader! She has done a wonderful job with remote learning. We appreciate her creativity and critical thinking skills she brings to every class activity. She is always eager to challenge herself, help a friend, and brings thoughtful and fun discussions within all of her classes. Way to go Mary!”
5th Grade - Barbara A.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Reyna

“Barbara has shown tremendous improvement in her participation in class activities and assignments.”
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.  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!

The last few weeks I have been writing articles related to students returning to school... organization, sleep habits, etc. Here is a great resource from the CDC.

The other day, I hosted a Parent University on Phone Addiction. Many educators are seeing that students are not getting a proper night's sleep — because they are on their phones. According to Dr. Michelle O'Connor, my guest speaker, she said the following are signs to look for that your child may have a phone addiction:
  • Negative impact on daily functioning (staying isolated in room, not attending family functions, etc)
  • Feeling uneasy or anxious when unable to access phone
  • Their phone becomes a coping mechanism.

Are you as the parent seeing your child with sleep disturbances, signs of depression and/or anxiety, low self-esteem, or increased irritability? Try to:
  • Limit cell phone use - involve your child in setting limits, designate times when using phone is prohibited and encourage face to face interactions.
  • Discourage phone use 1 hour before bed - and Yes....parents get the phone for the evening.
  • Find other activities your child enjoys

My interview with Dr. O'Connor will be posted to my FACE page soon.

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