Weekly News Blast for the Week of October 28, 2019
What's For Lunch This Week? 

Monday: BBQ White Chicken Pizza
Tuesday: Macaroni and Cheese
Wednesday: Roast Beef with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes 
Thursday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Friday: Turkey Bacon Cheese Hoagie 
Red Ribbon Week
This week is our district-wide  spirit week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness). 

Monday - Team Up Against Drugs (wear your favorite team clothing or jerseys)
Tuesday - Say Peace Out to Drugs (dress like a hippie)
Wednesday - Give Drugs the Boot! (Wear your boots/western wear to school)
Thursday - Say BOO to Drugs (Wear/bring your Halloween costume to school)
Friday - We are WARRIORS Against Drugs! (wear your Fairview gear) and wear red for a * RED OUT at the football game*

October 28 - 6:30 p.m.,  Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium
Parent University
Topic: Drugs, alcohol, and vaping. Please join us for a panel discussion on these important issues. 
Halloween Parade Information
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.
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Parents!

As we end the 1st quarter next Friday, I hope that your child is feeling success in their year. Please remember, any concerns should be communicated to their homeroom or mentor teacher as a first defense. 

I hope that you will be able to attend the Parent University  on Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet. This program is meant for all parents and I promise you will leave with some important information. 

As you know, next week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  This is a great teachable moment for all ages and communities to take a visible stand against drugs. We will be showing our commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 28 through November 1. Your child is encouraged to dress each day with the different themes so they are actively participating in this great campaign! The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.  Below are some resources that may be helpful to you and your family or a friend. Please let me know if you need any other information! 

Important Information for Parents
Students who are involved in extracurricular activities-from chess club to cheerleading to chorus-tend to have higher self-esteem and stronger connections to school. But an overloaded schedule with too many activities can have the opposite effect, leaving your child-and you!-stressed. Keep these tips in mind for managing your child's activity load. 

Third Grade Field Trip
On October 31st, the third graders at Gilles-Sweet will be taking a walking field trip down West 220th Street to see some of the historical homes in Fairview Park.  As a part of our social studies curriculum, we are learning about how Fairview Park has changed over time and the history of our historical homes. We will be leaving at 10:00 and the walking tour should last around an hour to an hour and a half.  We will be back in time for our regular lunch in the cafeteria.  
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 .
Coin Challenge
Dear Families,

Our PTA  is collecting funds for our All for Books program November 4-8.  

By donating $1 or loose change you can help us:  

* Purchase books for classroom libraries
* Give more children easier access to books 
* Help get more kids reading, and kids reading more 

The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book Fairs® matches monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Delivering Good, and the National Center for Families Learning. 

We are having a "Coin Challenge" contest between the classrooms!  For every $5 that each classroom collects they will receive a raffle ticket to win a new wobble seat.  The classroom that collects the most total amount in each grade also gets a popsicle party! Please send your dollars or loose change donation in the week of November 4-8 .  Your act of kindness helps bring more knowledge, imagination, and a love for reading into the lives of our students. 


Gilles-Sweet PTA
Support Your School with Box Tops
You can use the Box Tops for education app to keep earning all year! Last year Gilles-Sweet earned almost   $2000  just by clipping Box Tops! So send those clipped Box Tops into your child's class, the top collectors in each grade will win an ice cream party! 

Jessica Simmons, Gilles-Sweet PTA
Save the Dates
The 2019 Turkey Trot will be November 22. More details to come soon. 

The Third Grade Winter Concert "Arrf! On the Housetop!" will be December 17. 
Fundraisers - Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools
Holiday Wreath Sale
The Friends of Fairview Park City Schools is selling fresh and great smelling holiday wreaths, tabletop trees and centerpieces from Mickman Brothers, one of the top suppliers of decorative wreaths in the United States. You can choose from 5 great options: Holiday Classic Wreath, Victorian Wreath, Cranberry Splash Wreath, Table Top Tree and Candlelit Center Piece. Orders ship out the week before Thanksgiving. Once we receive the whole order, we will be in contact for pick up.

Please review the descriptions, fill out the online form and submit payment no later than Friday, November 8th.

Contact Angie Cause ( angiekleincause@yahoo.com ) or Christine McElwee ( cmcelwee10@yahoo.com ) with any questions.
Honeybaked Ham Gift Card Fundraiser
Friends of Fairview Park Holiday Ham Sale

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