Week of February 15, 2021
Upcoming Color Calendar
for Week of February 15-19


Monday, February 15: No School - Presidents Day

Monday, February 22: First staff vaccination day;  All Students remote with asynchronous work

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

March 16: Staff vaccination recovery day; All students remote with asynchronous work

March 17 and on: All students all in!

April 2-9: Spring Break 

Warriors of the Week
1st Grade - Patrick S.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Lamb

Patrick has made outstanding progress thus far in First Grade. He is a hard worker and always does his very best. He is creative, kind and funny! I am so proud of you, Patrick! Keep up the GREAT work!!”
2nd Grade - Luca G.

Nominating Teacher - Ms. Kotlarsic

Luca is a role model for our Gilles Sweet PRIDE initiative. Luca makes Positive choices throughout the school building, he is Respectful to his peers and adults, he shows Integrity by always being honest, he is Determined to preserve in reach the next level, and whether we are remote or in hybrid Luca is always Engaged!”
3rd Grade - Harper D.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Petruzzi

Harper is such a hard worker, always is on time for Google Meets with a smile on her face and gets all of her work done on time. She always does her best!”
4th Grade - Carolyn W.

Nominating Teacher - Mr. Schulenberg

“Carolyn is a hard working, kind, and compassionate student!! She always puts forth her best effort and exceeds expectations not only with her school work, but also with being a good person. Carolyn looks out for her classmates, is respectful to everyone, and goes out of her way to make sure others around her are having a great day! Her work ethic and kindness are qualities to be envious of!”

5th Grade - Brennan H.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Davis

“Brennan is kind and respectful around peers and adults.  Whether remote or hybrid, Brennan always shows up to class on time, with a positive attitude, and eager to learn. In class, Brennan is engaged during instruction and diligently works on the task given.  Keep up the great work and positive attitude, Brennan!”

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.  
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 that many of you saw my article last week on Random Acts of Kindness and are encouraging your child to do a random act once a week or whatever fits in your schedule. February 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day.....what is your family doing to show your Random Act? Please post on Twitter this coming week and tag @FACEinFairview 

Links from last week 

Random Acts of Kindness ideas (nicely categorized:)
I also talked about making sure to have a talk with your child (K-12) about appropriate ways to interact on social media -

As a resource for parents - I am hosting a Parent University (via zoom) this coming Thursday, Feb 18 at 7 p.m. on the topic of Phone Addiction. It is real! We are seeing students with sleeping problems, anxiety, low self esteem, etc.....with the root being phone addiction. Come join the conversation from Dr. Michelle O'Connor from Integrative Psychological Health in Westlake on what are the signs and symptoms and how to help your child.

Meeting ID: 867 6232 9788
Passcode: U9Ys03