Week of March 29, 2021
Upcoming Color Calendar
for Week of March 29-April 1

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 1: Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences (see below)

Friday, April 2-Friday, April 9: Spring Break 

Monday, April 12: School resumes after Spring Break
Early Dismissal on Thursday, April 1st

Thursday, April 1, 2021 will be Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. Students will be dismissed at the following times:

11:10 AM - Car, Van, and Bike riders and walkers
11:15 AM - Bus Riders

If your child will not follow his/her normal dismissal routine on this day, please send a note to their teacher so that we are aware of any transportation changes. Breakfast will continue to be available, however, there will be NO lunch this day.

Teachers will be contacting families in need of a conference beginning at 12:15 PM.
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Ohio State Tests

Ohio State achievement Tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers, and life. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state. Testing time is here again. By helping your child become physically and mentally prepared, you are helping them lower any feelings of test anxiety. Test anxiety is a very common experience; however, with some preparation, it can be reduced and improve their performance.  

Please help your son/daughter prepare by:

  • Getting an adequate night’s sleep (8-10 hours) 
  • Wake up on time to avoid rushing and arrive to school on time
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Reminding them to listen closely to all directions and read directions carefully
  • Answer questions they know first, and come back to the harder questions later 
  • Arriving to school with a fully charged iPad and the charging cord

When your child feels confident in their test taking skills, they will have less text anxiety and be able to focus on doing their best and showing what they have learned. The testing schedule is as follows:
Warriors of the Week
1st Grade - Gianna V.

Nominating Teacher - Miss Miller

Gianna starts each day with a smile and always has a positive attitude! She is eager to participate in class and tries her best on all her assignments. Gianna is a great role model for her classmates and a perfect example of what it means to be a Gilles Sweet Warrior!”
2nd Grade - Jason W.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Krivosh

J.J. is responsible and reliable. He is always on top of his work and participates in class all the time!!”
3rd Grade - Annalise R.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Petruzzi

Annalise is always a hard worker, doing her best and setting a great example for all!”
4th Grade - Gavin C.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Ptaszek-Templeton

“Gavin has done a very nice job this year! He is always polite, ready to learn and eager to participate. His kind heart shines through every day. Keep up the great work, Gavin!"
5th Grade - Jaiviana H.

Nominating Teacher - Miss Kenney

“Jaiviana has really soared in 5th grade! No matter the activity she always has a smile on her face and goes above and beyond the expectations. From creating videos that incorporate different animation elements, writing papers with specific details to suggesting new ways to solve problems, she continues to utilize her critical thinking skills and challenges her peers. Jaiviana always has a positive attitude, is hard working and is kind to all of her classmates. Congratulations on being our warrior of the week!”
Berea Animal Rescue Donations

The first grade students are currently participating on a service learning project in partnership with the Berea Animal Rescue center. One of the activities students will be participating in is hosting an Animal Supply Drive. We will be collecting donations to help support the Berea Animal Rescue Center from March 15th-April 1st. If you would like to make a donation, please send in any of the following items: 

  • Peanut Butter (creamy only)
  • Dog Treats (any kind)
  • Kongs 
  • Fleece Blankets for cages and kennels 
  • Cat or dog toys of any kind
  • Canned wet food (any kind for cats and dogs)
  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent 
  • Trash Bags
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. 


Boys Basketball Camp
*Girls camp information coming soon.
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder

When dropping your child off or picking them up from school, please only use West 222nd or Alexander Road. The front driveway of Gilles-Sweet is for Daycare and Special Transportation ONLY and the back driveway is for school buses. Thank you for your cooperation to ensure our students safety during arrival and dismissal. 
Fairview Park PTA's Family Night At The Drive In

Fairview Park PTA - FAMILY NIGHT AT THE AUT-O-RAMA TWIN DRIVE IN
Presented by GSPTA , Parkview PTA and FPECPTA

OPEN TO STUDENTS, STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND PTA MEMBERS

When: Thursday April 1st – Door opens 7:45pm

1st Film – Trolls 2- World Tour 2nd Film – Back to the Future

Where: Aut-O- Rama Twin – 33395 Lorain Road North Ridgeville Ohio 44039

Cost- $15 per CAR - please sign up and pay via Memberhub

Deadline to Sign up and Pay Monday March 29th

Any questions please contact:
Laura Herman lapeculis@yahoo.com or Katie Hess katiehess83@yahoo.com

Concessions will be open but the you are able to bring in your own food or drink due to COVID.

Masks are required any time you are out of vehicle or in concessions area.

Event is Rain or Shine.
 
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
Gilles Sweet PTA loves their members!

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!
We are looking for substitute support staff. Learn more and apply here.
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. 
Family and Community Engagement
Hello Fairview Park Families!!
As we are rounding the corner to an interesting year, I have found some resources that will help you see what your child has been doing all year and see what you can build on this summer in the daily activities that you do.


In April, we will be having our state tests. Ohio State achievement Tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers, and life. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state.

PLEASE check the weekly newsletter that comes out on Sunday nights as well as any information you get from your school about the dates of these tests. Testing begins after spring break!! By helping your child become physically and mentally prepared, you are helping them lower any feelings of test anxiety. Test anxiety is a very common experience; however, with some preparation, it can be reduced and improve their performance.  

Please help your son/daughter prepare by:

  • Getting an adequate night’s sleep (8-10 hours) 
  • Wake up on time to avoid rushing and arrive to school on time
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Reminding them to listen closely to all directions and read directions carefully
  • Answer questions they know first, and come back to the harder questions later 
  • Arriving to school with a fully charged computer and the charging cord

When your child feels confident in their test taking skills, they will have less text anxiety and be able to focus on doing their best and showing what they have learned.

Watch in future newsletters about ideas for fun summer activities that are around us! Some activities to check out now (because they are starting to fill up.

*Beck Center in Lakewood - Beck Center Summer Camps
*Metro Parks - Metro Parks Summer Camps
and many more ideas to come!

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
Fairview Park City Schools

p: (440) 356-3500 ext 4117
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.