Weekly News Blast for the Week of October 15, 2018
Picture Day is October 17
Picture Day is Wednesday, October 17 at Gilles-Sweet Elementary. 

You may pre-order your photos online or download a form, print and bring to school on picture day with payment. Information will also be sent home with students. 
National School Lunch Week, October 15-19
Next week is National School Lunch week! Parents are welcome to join their student for lunch any day of the week. Please email your child's teacher to let them know you plan to join.  You may use your child's lunch account to purchase lunch -- the cost is $4.10 for adults. 
Stop in the main office for a visitor's badge upon arrival. 

Take a look at the menu! Yum! 

Here are other ways to celebrate!

- Share a special note, joke, or words of encouragement for your child. Submit this form and we will print your message and post in the cafeteria! 

- If your child packs, include a special note in their lunch box! 

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Did you know? 
President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962. During this annual weeklong celebration, School Nutrition Association members and students around the country celebrate in their cafeterias with decorations, special menus, events, and more.
The National School Lunch Program serves more than 30 million children every school day --that's something to love!


Watch this video by Elizabeth, Maura, and Madeline!
Student Dress Code Reminder
DRESS CODE GUIDELINES

The student's comfort and safety should be the guide as parents determine what should be worn to school. A child should come to school neat and clean. Clothing worn to school should be comfortable and provide protection against temperature, insect stings and bites, and abrasions.  We discourage the wearing of perfume, cologne, makeup, aftershave, etc. by students. If a child uses fragranced personal care products (i.e. deodorant) we ask that you monitor their use.  

It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to dress children appropriately for outdoor play and exercise each day.  Inappropriate clothing worn to school (including bare midriffs, short shorts, tank tops, clothing with alcohol or drug-related symbols or violent or inappropriate messages on them) disrupts the educational process and shall be subject to disciplinary action.  Shorts are NOT permitted after November 1 or before  March 1 of each school year, unless the outside temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Hats, headbands, and bandanas are not to be worn in school except on special spirit days. Appropriate shoes help protect students from a number of injuries. For this reason, flip-flops, slip-on sandals, clogs, and any type of open shoe or shoes with oversized heels are not to be worn to school.

Gilles-Sweet Red Cross Blood Drive
October 25, 2018       
2-7:00 PM

Critical Need for Blood Due to Hurricane Michael - Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Blood Drive Thursday, October 25th

Hurricane Michael has already forced the cancellation of more than a dozen blood drives, causing hundreds of units of blood to go uncollected in Alabama and Georgia. More cancellations are expected in the Southeast over the coming days. To meet the needs in these areas and throughout the country, the Red Cross asks individuals unaffected by the storm to give blood. Before the storm, the Red Cross already had a critical need for blood donations following Hurricane Florence. Students who recruit one presenting donor will receive a Red Cross medal.  Also, be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards! Help save lives - sign up to donate now! Go to  RedCrossBlood.org , enter Sponsor Code Gilles. 
Fairview Park Hunger Center Food & Paper Products Drive
The Fairview Park Hunger Center is in need  of food and paper products and you can help!
 
Gilles-Sweet is having our first food and paper products drive
October 22 - 26, 2018.  Please help those in need and bring in your donations!
 
Thank you in advance for helping those in need.
Gilles-Sweet Elementary School
GILLES-SWEET Monster Mash
  Grades 4 & 5
Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Gilles Sweet Cafetorium
 
Photo Booth*Music*Snack*Friends*Fun
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded!
 
ALL students attending the dance MUST be accompanied by an adult.
 
Please bring a canned good donation to benefit the
Fairview Park Hunger Center.
 
Contact Karen Banks to volunteer at liam051609@hotmail.com

Gilles-Sweet Halloween Parade
GILLES-SWEET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2:00-2:20 PM
 
Gilles-Sweet students will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 with a parade for all parents.
 
All first through fifth grade students should bring their costume in a labeled bag; costumes should NOT be worn to school . Morning classroom activities will be conducted as they would on any normal school day. Students should be able to put their costume on easily and preferably over their clothing. The student must easily apply any face make-up when they are dressing for the parade in the afternoon. Students are NOT PERMITTED to color their hair due to the aerosol nature and/or mess associated with coloring one's hair for costuming purposes.
 
Important Reminders for ALL Families
In order to ensure a safe and positive experience for all involved, we are asking that students adhere to the following guidelines:
*No masks or coverings of the face.
*No weapons or objects that could be used as weapons.
*Students should be able to put on and take off their costume independently.
*No inappropriate costumes reflecting violence, gore, promiscuity, and scary clown costumes.
 
Parents, please come watch the parade!
Parents are invited to view our parade which will take place between 2:00-2:20 p.m. Parents are asked not to park in the Convenient Store parking lot. Weather permitting, the students will exit the main front doors of the building (from the gym), parade on the sidewalk along the front of the building to Alexander Road, along the back parking lot and back into the building using the back (SW) Cafetorium doors. In the event of inclement weather, the students will parade inside the building so that they can see each other's costumes.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Gilles-Sweet at 440-356-3525.
Last Week to Send in Box Tops
Last week to send in Box Tops!

The Gilles-Sweet PTA would like to thank everyone who clipped, saved and sent in Box Tops so far! You are helping raise money for the school, and most importantly, the students! If you haven't yet, please send in clipped Box Tops in a Ziploc baggie labeled with the students teacher or glued to a Box Top collection sheet!

The money raised, will help to buy much needed school supplies, as well as help fund many of the PTA parties and events planned for the upcoming school year.

The first contest will end this Friday, October 19th. The winning class in each grade will receive a special treat, so send in those Box Tops today!
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Simmons at Jasimmons85@gmail.com
Upcoming Events
OCTOBER

15-18
National School Lunch Week     
                                                                        
15        
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

Fourth Grade FT to Rockin on the Run: Cuyahoga Valley National Park : 4PO, 4PR, 4T

3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Artists

            
6:30 PM                     
Board of Education Meeting

17       
8:00 AM                   
School Picture Day

Bowling: Grades 4 & 5

18       
3-3:45 PM                 
Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers
            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

22        
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

        
23       
1 0A-12:30P               
Second Grade Field Trip to Playhouse Square

                                                
Lunch Switch:         
Second and Third Grade Switch
                                                
Third Grade:    
Lunch: 12:25-12:50 PM/recess: 12:50-1:15 PM

Second Grade: Lunch: 12:50 - 1:15 PM/recess TBD

            
10-11:30 AM           
AIR Testing: Grade 3

            
3-4:00 PM                
 Eager Artists

            
6:30 PM                     
Title One/English Learners/Ideastream Night

24       
Bowling: Grades 1-3

            
10-11:30 AM           
AIR Testing: Grade 3

2 5       
AIR Testing Make-ups: Third Grade

           
2-7:00 PM                 
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Cafeteria

            
3-3:45 PM                 
Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

26       
6:30-8:00 PM          
PTA Monster Mash: Grades 4 & 5

2 9       
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

31       
T hird Grade FT:       
F. P. Historical Homes and Bain Cabin

            
2:00-2:30 PM           
Halloween Parade at Gilles-Sweet for Parents

NOVEMBER
4         
Daylight Saving Time Ends: Turn Clocks back One hour
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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