Weekly News Blast for the Week of January 7, 2019
Construction on W. 220th and Clifford
Starting Monday, the intersection of Clifford Drive and West 220th Street will be closed as part of the Clifford Drive Sewer Replacement Project.  This closure will last approximately three weeks while new manholes are set, sewer connections made, and sewer lines replaced.  Detours are posted. 
 
As a reminder Clifford Drive between West 212 and West 220 and West 227 and West 229 will be one-way westbound as the project progresses.
 
Thank you for your patience while these important upgrades are made to the City's sewer system.
Outdoor Recess
  All children will go out for recess as long as the wind chill temperature is above 20 degrees. The fresh air and freedom of movement is an excellent way to give students the needed break from the classroom and prepares them for a productive afternoon of learning.
 
So please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, gloves and boots if appropriate!
 
Thank you for your cooperation!
Prepare for Winter Weather School Notifications
With winter weather upon us, families should prepare for winter school closing notifications. In order to receive these announcements quickly, it is important for families to have correct contact information in their students' PowerSchool accounts. This will allow the District's automated messaging system to quickly reach you--via phone, email, and text--with emergency weather information.

To Receive Weather/Emergency Calls, Text Messages, and Emails
Log in to your  PowerSchool account and Under  "Alerting" click on " SwiftReach SwiftK12" in the top left corner. 

On the screen that opens, click on  "Contact Information" to make sure your phone numbers and email address is correct. Then check your  "Alert Preferences" to make sure each category is checked for what you wish to receive under "General Information."  Weather-related closures are sent under the "General Information" category. 

Social Media & Website 
Families can follow the Fairview Park City Schools on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to receive instant weather notifications.

Local Television
FPCS will notify local TV stations WKYC (NBC), WEWS (ABC), WOIO (CBS) and Fox8 with school closing information.

Thank you!
Tips on Staying Healthy and Symptoms to Watch for During Flu Season
It's flu season! The Fairview Park City Schools nurses offer our families these tips on staying healthy and symptoms to look for during flu season. 
 
What are Symptoms of Flu ?
  • Fever-may be high and last 3-4 days
  • Headache
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue and weakness-may last 2-3 weeks
  • Exhaustion
  • Cough/chest discomfort is common
  • Sore throat-sometimes
  • Stomach upset-sometimes
I Think I May Have the Flu-Now What??
  • Go home!
  • Stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours.
  • Treat your symptoms - fluids, medication to treat fever and headache, rest
How Can I Minimize the Possibility that I Get the Flu?
  • Wash your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not share personal items like drinks, food or utensils.
  • Cover your cough/sneezes with tissues or arm when tissues not available. Dispose of used tissues in trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Get the flu vaccination yearly. 
Fairview Park City Schools is hiring Subs, Bus Drivers, and more
Are you or someone you know looking for flexible work? An opportunity to be more involved in your child's school experience? Check out the various job opportunities the Fairview Park City School district has to offer, including: 

- Substitute student monitors, educational aides, cleaning/custodial, daycare workers, and cafeteria workers. 
- Bus drivers (regular and substitute)
- Substitute teachers (apply through Rachel Wixey & Associates link on web site link below)

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator

Happy New Year to all the FPCS families!

I hope the holidays went well for everyone and we are refreshed for a new year!

I first want to thank the FPCS staff and the following organizations of Fairview Park (listed below) for their efforts in helping all FP families to have a great holiday. This year we helped 38 families in our city have a successful holiday. All of your efforts were well received with smiling faces. Thank you to: 
    *Mosaic Club
    *Key Club
    *Women's Club of Fairview Park
    *Shop with a Cop
    * Police Department
    *Mayor's office
    *PTA
    *Staff of the EEC, Gilles-Sweet, Middle School and High School 

(We could not do this without the terrific organization of Sandy Vetrovsky (GS) and Susan Morrison (EEC).....thank you!)

In the new year......look for Parent University Topics on
   *Supporting your Student's Growth Mindset  - Jan 28, 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet
   *5 and 6th grade coffee talk                           - Jan 24, 9 a.m. at the Gemini Center
   *More on Mental Health                                 - TBA
   *Drug and alcohol presentation                       - TBA
   *FBI - cyber security                                       - TBA


If you have other topics you would like to hear about at the next Parent University, please  let me know!

Please email me anytime at   csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us  with questions. 

Upcoming Events
January 2019

Happy New Year!  
                                                                                   
8          
2:50-3:50 PM           
Tech and Broadcast Club

9          
Bowling, Grades 1-3

Regular Board of Education Meeting
5 p.m.,  Board of Education Conference Room 
Tax Budget Hearing
Organizational Meeting
Regular Meeting

10       
3:00 PM                     
Kind Committee

6:30-8:30 PM           
PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony: Gemini Center

11       
Eager Engineers

15       
2:50 - 3:50 PM         
Tech and Broadcast Club
            
3-3:40 PM                 
Student Council Meeting: Room 213

16       
Bowling: Grades 4 & 5

17       
End of Second Quarter
         
3:00 PM                      
Kind Committee
            
6:30-8:00 PM            
Beach Dance Party: Grades 1-3

18       
Teacher Records Day: No School for students

21       
MLK Day, No School

22       
 First Day of the Third Quarter

10:30A-1:15P            
Playhouse Square FT: Sheldon, Wolanin, Horstman
            
2:50 PM                      
Tech and Broadcast Club
            
3:00 PM                      
Eager Artists
            
7-9:00 PM                   
Strategic Planning Community Forum: Cafetorium 

23       
9:15-11:50 AM          
First Grade FT to Playhouse Square

24       
3:00 PM                      
Eager Engineers
                                                
Kind Committee

25       
3:00 PM                     
 Eager Engineers
           
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Gilles-Sweet Elementary School | 4 320 West 220th  St., Fairview Park, OH 44126
Phone:  (440) 356-3525 | Fax:  (440) 356-3701