Week of May 10, 2021
Upcoming Color Calendar
for Week of May 10-14
Lunch Menu

Monday: Cheese Quesadilla
Tuesday: Rotini with Meat Sauce
Wednesday: Chicken and Dutch Waffle
Thursday: Turkey Hot Dog
Friday: Sloppy Joe

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Dear Parents and Families:
We are so excited to be able to offer students a sense of normalcy and joy after they’ve missed so much this year. This year the Spring Book Fair theme is: Enchanted Forest!
Our Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers. And all purchases will directly support our PTA!
Important information for our Fair, held May 10th - May 14th
Safety First: The safety and well-being of your child is our priority. We’re taking extra precautions to host a safe, socially distanced Fair at our school, focusing on preventive measures. Learn more at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/articles/safety
Contactless Checkout: With Book Fair eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, your child can shop the Fair cash-free. And now grandparents, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet to help build your home library!
CASH AND CHECK ACCEPTED: Please make checks out to Gilles Sweet PTA

Shop Online: Experience the Book Fair fun by visiting our Book Fair online! You can shop over 6,000 products — and all orders ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders over $25*)!
All purchases made during the Fair will bring our school 25% in rewards.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping.
If you would like to Volunteer to help with the Book Fair, Sign Up Here
We look forward to seeing your child at the Fair! Thank you for continuing to support our PTA!
Happy reading,
Gilles-Sweet PTA
1st Day School Supplies  
Fairview Park PTA Council is once again selling 1st Day School Supplies for Parkview DAP and Kindergarten to 8th grade. Pre-order your school supplies online by clicking here.  Ordering 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! They have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands. All kits will be mailed to your home free of charge at least 2 week prior to the start of school. Order by July 1st. Contact fpcouncilpresident@gmail.com with any questions. 
Warriors of the Week
1st Grade - Savannah E.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Pruente

Savannah is always working hard and following directions. She stays on task even when it is difficult to do and is a great example to her peers. She tries her hardest at everything she does in class and is an amazing friend to her classmates. She is very creative and has great ideas for projects and STEAM challenges. She has learned so much this year and has a lot to be proud of. Savannah's Warrior PRIDE shows every single day and we are so glad to have her in our class family!”
2nd Grade - Stetson S.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Malasi

"Stetson is an amazing student! He has an exceptional work ethic, and always puts his best efforts in everything he does. He always participates in class and is eager to learn new things. Stetson is a great role model to his peers by always being kind, responsible and respectful. Keep up the great work Stetson!"
3rd Grade - Anderson C.

Nominating Teacher - Mr. Fleischer

“Anderson has done a tremendous job of adjusting to being back in the classroom. He comes to school every day with an eagerness to learn and a great sense of humor. He is a great helper and friend to the other students in the class. Keep up the good work Anderson!”
4th Grade - Ella W.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Toner

“Ella is a shining example of what it means to be a Fairview Warrior! She arrives at school with a positive attitude, ready to embrace each day with a positive approach! Ella is a reflective, dedicated, and committed student, and she gives her personal best in everything she does! She demonstrates Warrior Pride daily! She is a positive role model to all her peers, and she treats each of her classmates, friends, and teachers in a respectful, kind, and positive manner.”
5th Grade - Ben F.

Nominating Teacher - Mrs. Sheldon

“Ben is a kind friend and respectful to others. He is always working hard and doing what's expected in class.”
The Derby Dash is 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. 

Extended Opportunities for Students with Disabilities 

State Support Team Region 3 (SST3) offers the 2021 Summer and Beyond Directory as a resource to parents, family members, and school district/community school personnel about extended opportunities around the Cuyahoga County area. Each school year SST3 collaborates with local agencies, camps, and community partners around summer activities for students with disabilities. Many of those agencies and organizations offer continued academic skill-building, therapeutic and social-emotional support throughout the year to assist students with disabilities to become independent and self-sufficient. Some agencies and camps are still deciding what they will be doing for the year, so they will continue to have rolling updates. 
Please visit the website http://www.sst-3.org/ for more information.
Free "Dream, Design, Build" S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

Download flyer for more information. This was also sent home in 1st - 4th graders backpacks!
Summer Sports Camps
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Hello Fairview Park City Schools Parents!

Two important questions I hope every child can answer:
1) Do you have an adult in your life that you can talk to about anything?
2) Tell me 3-4 skills you can do to calm yourself down
( Count backwards from 20, go for a walk, play a game on my phone, listen to music, etc).

What was their answer? 
Remember the whole purpose of mental health awareness month is to help reduce the stigma of mental health illness and make sure people understand how to get help. If your child doesn't have someone they can talk with or is not able to find ways to control their emotions, we need to help them. How?
Check out this list of resources - 

Some great resources:
Mental Health ebooks – for students and parents

I recently attended a conference with NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness). The program focused on our children and what has happened with their emotional state since COVID. Now that we are coming out of isolation, we are slowly returning to our daily lives. Still seeing your child not getting involved again? Don't see them calling their friends to do things? Then it is time to talk with them seriously about how they are feeling and who they can talk to. Please do not hesitate to call their school counselor to see what they recommend. Please stay on top of this not only for your child but also for yourself!

Stay well,
Ms. Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
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!
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.