Week of March 15, 2021
Important Dates
March
22 - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hero Squad Fundraiser Program Begins


April
1 - Kindergarten Early Release 
2 - Good Friday - No School, Center CLOSED
5 - 9 Spring Break - No School, Center OPEN for childcare


Kindergarten Early Release Thursday, April 1st
The kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:15 on Thursday, April 1st for Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences. Unless parents request otherwise, students will be dismissed by their regular transportation. Teachers will be sending home more information regarding conferences.


Hero Squad 
Heroes are never alone, they band together! Our school has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. Be on the lookout for more information as we kick-off our Hero Squad program on March 22nd! 

Get started early by visiting HERE. Every hero needs a squad! 
Important Reminders

SCHOOL HOURS
Kindergarten 8:45 am-2:55 pm
DAP AM 8:30 am-11:00 am / DAP PM 12:00 pm-2:30 pm
Half Day Preschool 9:00-11:30
Day Care 7:00 am-6:00pm

CAR LINE
Kindergarten drop off 8:30 am-8:40 am, pick up 3:00-3:10
DAP AM drop-off 8:20 am-8:30 am /pick-up 11:00 am-11:10 am  
DAP PM drop-off 11:50 am-12:00 pm/pick-up 2:30 pm-2:40 pm
Half Day Preschool drop-off 8:50 am-9:00 am/pick-up 11:30-11:40
Daycare drop-off 7:00 am-9:00 am/pick-up 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

The morning car line will have a bit more traffic. Please be patient. A staff member will come to your car and assist in getting your child. If your child is in a car seat please have them unbuckled and ready when it is your turn. We are doing the best we can to make sure this is all done in a timely manner and your cooperation with adhering to the time slots for each program will help. 


Kindergarten Breakfast & Lunch
We will start having breakfast for kindergarten on March 1. Students will be able to receive a Grab and Go breakfast to take to their room. If you would like to participate in the breakfast program please let your child’s teacher know. The hot lunch program will also start on March 1. You can find the lunch menus here. All students can receive a free lunch for the 2020-21 school year. Students will be required to order lunch in the morning. Teachers report lunch counts by 9:15 a.m.
Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Attention families of children who will be 5-years-old by August 1: it's time to register for Kindergarten! The process can be completed entirely online. Enroll now!

We are planning a special event for incoming Kindergarten students in mid-May. Be sure to register by April 15 so we know where to send the invite!
Connecting for Kids

Check out the great resources available from Connecting for Kids.
Safety Town

Did your Kindergartner miss out on Safety Town last Summer? Do you have a little one gearing up for Kindergarten in the Fall? We are excited to bring Safety Town back this Summer! We will offer one week specifically for those who missed out last year and then sessions for those entering Kindergarten as well as one Adaptive session. Curriculum includes pedestrian safety, school bus safety, fire safety, seat belt safety, water safety, 911 calls, technology safety & stranger danger.
Students will be asked to follow Covid safety guidelines, including masks, sanitizing of hands and social distancing.

Please download the full registration packet at www.fairviewparkrec.com/safety-town for all the details.

Registration for Gemini Center members and City of Fairview Park will begin April 5th and non-residents on May 3.
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.
 
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. Sponsorship Information 
Mrs. Schulte’s Counselor Corner


Resources For Talking to Kids About Difficult Current Events


This next kindergarten lesson for in-person students is reviewing and re-teaching expected and unexpected behaviors in the classroom. We read a book and students got a chance to act out behaviors as their classmates decided if they were expected and unexpected. Remote students read the book, I Can Handle It and we talked about how helpful vs. unhelpful ways to handle uncomfortable feelings and situations. We practiced a few breathing strategies and reviewed coping skills. All kindergarten students will be continuously learning about coping strategies and breathing techniques throughout the year and as they move forward through school. Below are a few strategies to practice at home!
Car Line
Car Line
We ask that you remain patient and drive cautiously. We ask that if you are not in the designated spots 1, 2, 3 that you do NOT get out of your car. We will be moving as quickly as possible, but want to ensure the safety of all students and staff. ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE CHECKED BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING.
 
Drop off Questions for Daycare:
  • Has your child had any fever reducing medicine in the last 6 hours?
  • Is anyone at home feeling sick?
  • Is your child feeling sick?
  • Have you been exposed to anyone with COVID?
 
As the seasons are changing we ask that you remember the guidelines when sending your child to school, If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms we ask that you keep them home.

  • Fever (100 °F)
  • Loss of Smell or Taste
  • Significant Cough 
  • Muscle Aches 
  • Sore Throat 
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills 
  • Headache
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea
 

Please call the office to report an absence by 9:30 a.m. 440-356-3515
Box Tops

You can submit your Box Tops this year by downloading the Boxtops App and earn money for our school electronically. Once you download the app, you will be prompted to choose the school you will be submitting to. No more clipping – this is a much easier option!