Gilles-Sweet Elementary
News & updates for the week of May 4, 2020 *  Learning-at-Home Edition
Thank You, Fairview Families! 
We Appreciate You, Fairview Families!
We Appreciate You, Fairview Families!

To all of the parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, neighbors, babysitters, etc. helping our students with their remote learning during this challenging time, we thank you! You're doing an amazing job and hitting it out of the park! We truly appreciate all that you have been doing.
Derby Dash
The 5th Annual Derby Dash was scheduled for this past weekend. We are disappointed that we did not get to hold the event this spring, however, we have a tentatively re-scheduled the event for July 19! It may be held in-person or virtual. More info to come. 
Family and Community Engagement
Hello Fairview Park Families!

I hope that everyone is healthy and happy!

With all of the challenges posed by the current pandemic, promoting the social and emotional well-being of our students has never been more important. Each week, I am going to enclose in my newsletter a social emotional skill to promote and practice with your child at all grade levels. (Click the link below for a K-12 lesson).

This week's skill is focusing on Optimistic Thinking!

We have had some zoom meetings with parents K-12.  It has been a great way for me and other district staff to hear how it is going at home with everyone.  We understand it is not easy, but feel that all our parents are truly inspirational on their effort. Parents, please remember, your job is to create a routine for learning and allowing your child to "not know." Remember, "not knowing" is a sign of readiness and excitement of learning. Have your child reach out to their teacher for feedback and questions. (Interested in participating in a parent to parent zoom meeting - email me).

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  We will be putting out all kinds of information and tools for students, parents and staff.  Now more than ever, we want to make sure that everyone has the tools they need to stay positive and emotionally fit.  Be well:):)

Carrie Sullivan    
FACE Coordinator 
(Family and Community Engagement)  
NEW PHONE while at home - 440-754-3399 ext 118