Weekly News Blast for the Week of March 4, 2019
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 8
Friday, March 8, 2019
School is in session in the morning only!

All students will be dismissed at the times below!

                                    11:10 AM                   Car/Van riders
                                    11:15 AM                   Bus Riders/Walkers
If your child will not follow his/her normal dismissal  routine on these days, please be sure to send a note to their teacher so  that we are aware of any transportation changes. Breakfast will be available,  however, there will be NO lunch that day.
Conferences will begin at 12:15 PM.

Thank you,
Barbara J. Brady, Principal
Save the Date! April 27 is the 2019 Derby Dash! 
School Breakfast Week is March 4-8
We're celebrating!  #National School Breakfast Week March 4-8!

Did you know that eating #schoolbreakfast fast fuels learning? It's true! We serve #breakfast every weekday here at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School!

Stay tuned! Ms. Hill will have some extra special plans to  celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2019.
March is National Meals on Wheels Month
Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Student Council is working with Meals on Wheels to help fill their shelves. Please help out if you can:
Monetary Donations: Please mail check to Meals on Wheels, Fairview Park City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 44126. Checks are to be made out to Fairview Park Meals on Wheels. All donations are tax deductible.
Food and other Donations: Cream soups, canned fruit, Jell-O, instant pudding, pie fillings, tuna fish, canned tomatoes, baked beans, salad dressings, jelly, apple sauce, rice, boxed potatoes, cake mixes, canned frosting, and individually wrapped treats, chips, pretzels, and candy. We can also use gallon and quart freezer and storage bags.
Volunteer: New volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen or deliver meals.
Kitchen Hours are 8-11:00 AM and deliveries are from 11 AM-12:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
We greatly appreciate any help you can provide Meals on Wheels. Thank you for your support!
Questions? Please contact Marie Grealis at 440-331-3772.

PTA Super Saturday
Save the Date for  Saturday March 9, 2019 from 12:00pm-3:00pm for  Games, Prizes, Raffle, Food and Family Fun!

We need LOTS of volunteers to help make our indoor carnival a success. 

 There will be a raffle for all that volunteers and the earlier you sign up may earn you an extra 1-2 raffle tickets. Any questions please email Laura Herman lapeculis@yahoo.com or text 216-469-8576
Calling all bakers!!! We need your help!!

Super Saturday - March 9, 2019

1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade parents: Two (2) single layer round or square cakes, frosted and/or decorated (for the cake walk). We need LOTS of cakes so all children can have a chance to win!

K, 4TH & 5th grade parents: Bakery for the bake sale-breads, cakes, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, strudel, etc.

Please drop off baked goods in the office anytime on Friday, March 8th or at the bake sale table (outside of main office) Saturday morning after 10:15 AM. Thank you!
If questions, please call Barb Brady @ 440-356-3525 x2100

National Bike to School Week is May 6-10
National Bike to School Week is May 6 - 10, 2019. Students will receive information about how to stay safe on their bicycle and the importance of staying active.   Bike to School Day for Gilles-Sweet is Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Cleveland has teamed up with Vista Sports, Inc. to make bicycle helmets available at a discount price to help keep our children safe this spring as they ride their bikes.  They are selling True-Fit helmets for $10.00! The True-Fit helmet is the first on the market with a unique, self-adjusting system that helps helmets fit correctly every time.
If you would like to order a helmet, please use the order form attached. 

Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery. We are ordering early this year s o that helmets arrive before Bike to School Day
Fairview Park Early Childhood PTA   New To You Kids Resale  
Spring Tag Sale 
Saturday, April 6, 2019  

This tag resale is set up consignment-style, by category, with a central checkout.  
Sellers use special price tags purchased through FPECPTA to mark their items with a price and personal code. Sellers keep 85% of their proceeds, while FPECPTA receives 15%.  Interested in selling? Register here.

8 AM - 12 PM  
8-9AM Early Bird ($5 Admission)  
9AM-12PM General ($2 General Admission)  
Seller pick-up: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (closed to public)  

Bag Sale: 
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ($5 per bag of clothes AND 50% off toys/large items)  

4320 West 220th Street, Fairview Park  

For additional information about the spring tag resale, please visit our website at www.fpecpta.org or contact us at fpecpta.resale@gmail.com 
Easter Baskets for Kids at Laura's Home Women's Crisis Shelter
The 1st Grade Daisy Girl Scout Troop 70087 is collaborating with the Fairview Park PTA Council to make 85 Easter baskets for children at the Laura's Home Women's Crisis Shelter. We need your help to collect goodies to place in the baskets! Please sign up here for items you are able to donate. Bins will be placed in or near the offices at Gilles-Sweet Elementary and Parkview EEC to collect items. Please drop off your donations by April 1st or contact Amanda Lloyd  if you would like us to pick up for you. The troop will also have a box to collect items at our upcoming cookie booths. Thank you! 
Upcoming Events

FINAL FLASH 48          
Pennies for Patients online fundraiser (see flyer above)

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

6:30-8:00 PM              
Parent University-Staying Safe on the Internet: GS Cafetorium

2:50 PM                       
Tech Club/Broadcast Club

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

6:00 PM                       
Special Board of Education Meeting

7-8:00 PM                   
District Band Concert

Bike Helmet orders Due today

8:30-10:00 AM            
ETR/IEP Meeting: J. Davis, Brady, Lamb

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

6:30-8:30 PM              
PTA Meeting: Library Loft

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

EARLY DISMISSAL: Parent-Teacher Conferences

            11:10 AM                    Car and Van Riders dismissed
            11:15:00 AM               Walkers and Buses dismissed
            12:15 PM                    Conferences begin
            12-4PM                       Super Saturday Set-up

12-3:00 PM                 
Super Saturday

1:30-2:30 PM  
Jim Basketball Jones Assembly

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3F & 3P

2:50 PM                      
Tech Club/Broadcast Club

3:00 PM                      
Eager Engineers
Student Council: Room 113
9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3C & 3G

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3L & 3K
3-4:00 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