Weekly News Blast for the Week of November 11, 2019
What's For Lunch This Week? 

Monday: Chicken and Waffle with Maple Syrup 
Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice Bowl
Wednesday: Hard Shell Beef Taco Supreme
Thursday: Tyson Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Bosco Cheese Sticks with Marinara Dipping Sauce
Attention all Scouts and Young Marines: Veteran's Day Service on Monday
On Monday, November 11th, Gilles-Sweet will join The American Legion 
Clifton Post 421 to celebrate the service of all United States military veterans.  We will have a flag raising ceremony in front of Gilles-Sweet at 8:50 AM. Any student who is a member of cub, boy, and girl scouts, as well as Young Marines, will be invited to participate in the ceremony.  Please remember to wear your uniform to school.
School Store Now Open For Students!
The Gilles-Sweet School is now open for students! 
When: Fridays
Time: 8:25 - 8:40 AM
Thank you, PTA, for providing this opportunity for our students!
November Food Drive
Student Council is sponsoring a Food Drive November 11-22, 2019. 

Please help those in need and bring in your donation! 

Thanks in advance for helping those in need.
Scholastic Book Fair
Dear Parents and Families: 

Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child's emotional growth. This year's Scholastic Book Fair theme is Arctic Adventure!  

Save the date!

Book Fair dates: November 18-21 & 25 (during parent/teacher conferences)

Shopping hours : 9am-12pm, 1pm-2pm & during conferences

Special activities: Wednesday, November 20th 7:45am "Breakfast with Books" event

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options!
With Book Fair eWallet, a safe and convenient digital payment account, your student can shop the Fair cash-free! And if you're not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping option. We've partnered with The Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Click here to access!

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!
 
Sincerely, 

Gilles-Sweet PTA

Cash, Credit Card or Checks also accepted. Checks must be made out to Gilles Sweet PTA

Interested in Volunteering? Sign Up Here.

Or contact Jess Eidson at jchums@hotmail.com 
Box Top Winners
Thank you to everyone who clipped and sent in Box Tops! There will be another drive in February but you can scan receipts to earn in the Box Tops for Education app all year long! The winners for each grade are: 

1st- Lamb
2nd- Seghi
3rd- Fleischer
4th- Toner
5th- Kenny 

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Two awesome resources available:

(Isn't it great to see that Family Engagement is across our state!) A great site for families and teachers that has many tools and ideas of how we can all work together = parent + student + teacher! Need some ideas for family time? Check out the website!

2) Transition Bridge - we are collaborating with Cleveland Clinic Foundation to bridge communication and support between the school, medical side and families!  This is an important piece for families that have a child that is hospitalized for various reasons. We are building a way to make a smoother transition for students to return to school.
If your child becomes hospitalized, please make sure you contact your child's counselor or myself so that we can create a smooth transition for them! Click HERE for a great return-to-school checklist.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
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Turkey Trot
On Friday, November 22, 2019 , the students and staff at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School will participate in the 15th annual Turkey Trot . This year in addition to collecting food items for the Fairview Park Hunger Center, our PTA will be collecting pledges. These pledges will help our PTA continue to offer and support the many terrific programs we have here at Gilles-Sweet. The PTA is looking for Turkey Trot pledges to help them maintain the level of support they have done in the past. Although pledges are not mandatory, they are greatly appreciated. 

The entry fee for the Turkey Trot is one (or more) canned food item that can be turned into the classroom teacher. Any student who is unable to bring in a canned food item will still be able to participate. 

In the past we have had each student return a permission slip to participate in the Turkey Trot, however this year we are making a change. If you do not want your student to participate in the Turkey Trot please sign and return the permission slip that will be sent home with your student. You do not need to return it if your child is participating. 

As we continue to focus on improving our health, wellness and physical activity at Gilles-Sweet we are striving for 100% participation this year. Please remember all students can walk the course, they do not need to run. We have the Turkey Trot rain or shine so please make sure students dress appropriately for the weather. 

Prizes are as follows: 

Turkey: First place boy and girl in each grade 

Gift Cards: First, second, third, fourth, and fifth place boy and girl in each grade. 

Along with the students, several staff members will participate in the Turkey Trot . Parents and guardians are also invited to participate in the Turkey Trot. 

We need parent volunteers the day of the run to stand along the course to help identify the course. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dana Bell dmoonbell@gmail.com. In addition to staff and parent volunteers, we have the middle school and/or high school Cross Country team to assist the students with the course. 

Turkey Trot Race Times 
8:45-9:15 Kindergarten
9:15-9:45 First Grade 
9:45-10:15 Second Grade 
10:15-10:45 Third Grade 
12:45-1:30 Fourth Grade 
1:30-2:15 Fifth Grade 

All lunch and recess times will remain the same. 

If you have any questions, please call the Gilles-Sweet office at (440) 356-3525. 
Gilles-Sweet Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14 
Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Doors open at 9 a.m. 
Breakfast starts at 9:15 a.m. 

Must pre-register by Monday, December 9 

Adults $8.00 / Kids $5.00 (3 & under are free). 
Checks ONLY: Please make payable to Fairview Park City School District 

Menu: 
Scrambled Eggs
Turkey Sausage 
Hash Browns 
French Toast 
Coffee, Juice, and Milk 

Questions? Contact Diana Hill, Food Services Supervisor at dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us or call (440) 356-3525 x 4120 
PTA Reflections
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year's theme, "Look Within," calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Print out submission guidelines and an entry form today and r eturn your entries by  November 18th.   For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at  PTA.org/Reflections/Awards . Have questions? Contact Angie Cause, the Fairview Park Council of PTAs Reflections Chair, via email  angiekleincause@yahoo.com .
Save the Date
The Third Grade Winter Concert "Arrf! On the Housetop!" will be December 17. 
Fundraisers - Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools
Honeybaked Ham Gift Card Fundraiser
Friends of Fairview Park Holiday Ham Sale
20% OF EVERY PURCHASE SUPPORTS OUR GROUP

Fairview Park Women's Club presents
Annual Lunch with Santa Event
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