Weekly News Blast for the Week of September 17, 2018
Let Me Run 
Let Me Run is a running program for 4th and 5th grade boys, but it's more about the boy than the run. Counteracting the negative pressures society places on boys, the program uses running as the vehicle to inspire, teach, and reach them. Combining exercise with fun activities and lessons, our trained coaches inspire boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships, and live an active lifestyle. Registration at Gilles-Sweet is now open! Fall season starts on Monday, October 1 and meets Mondays and Thursdays after school for an hour and fifteen minutes, and ends with a 5k race on Sunday, November 18.  Watch a video to learn more and register at  LetMeRun.org. Questions? Email Mrs. Ristagno at  cristagno@fairview.k12.oh.us or Mr. Maeder at  dmaeder@fairview.k12.oh.us

Gilles-Sweet Fathers Walk
Gilles-Sweet Students!  Ask your father, step-father, grandfather, uncle, or father figure to walk you to school in support of education.
 
September 20, 2018
8:00 am - 8:40 am

Participants are welcomed to donuts, coffee, and water in the cafeteria before walking your child to class.  
 
Sponsored by: The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative, Passages, I Am A Dream & the Healthy Fathering Collaborative.
Gilles-Sweet Aims to Top Last Year's Box Top Earnings!
Fall is here! Welcome back parents and students, to another exciting school year at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School. The PTA would like to thank everyone who clipped, saved and sent in Box Tops last year. You helped raise nearly $2,000 for the school, and most importantly, the students!

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 of the year will begin Monday, September 17th and run through Friday, October 19th. The winning class in each grade will receive a special treat, so start clipping those Box Tops today! If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Simmons at Jasimmons85@gmail.com

Eager Artists and Eager Engineers
Youth Bowling
Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning. 

In celebration of Library Card Sign-up month, we are encouraging all students in grades K - 12who live in Cuyahoga County to sign up for a free library card and take advantage of one-time fine forgiveness at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch from September 1 through 30. 

Learn more and find out how you can help spread the word on our website. #MyLibraryIsIncredible 

Homework Help at the Cuyahoga
County Public Library
Fairview Park Branch Homework Help 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Annual Forms Update Reminder
Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Account and Click Returning Student Registration to update important information and sign off on forms for the year. In order for your student to be assigned their iPad, you must agree to the Acceptable Use Policy. Thank you for your attention! If you have any problems logging in to your account, please call the office of the registrar at (440) 356-3541. 
Upcoming Events
SEPTEMBER 

25       
9A-2PM        
Fuel Up to Play

3-4:00 PM     
Eager Artists

27       
3-4:00 PM      
Eager Engineers

28       
3-4:00 PM     
Eager Engineers

6:00 PM         
Friends of FPCS Fundraiser at Gunselman's

OCTOBER

1          
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practice

3          
3-4:00 PM     
Eager Artists

            
6:30 PM         
PTA Meeting

5          
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

9          
First Grade Fire Safety Assemblies

3:00-3:40 PM           
Student Council Meeting: Cafeteria - First & Second Semester Representatives

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

10       
8:45 - 11:30 AM      
Cuyahoga Valley National Park instructors visiting Fourth Grade Classes

Second Grade Fire Safety Assemblies

10       
10:45-12:50
American Red Cross Blood Drive Assemblies: Cafeteria

11       
Third Grade Fire Safety Assemblies

12       
Fourth Grade F T to Rockin on the Run: Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 4K, 4PT, 4S

3-9:00 PM                 
New to You Resale Event Set Up

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

13       
9AM-3PM                 
New to You Resale

15       
Fourth Grade FT to Rockin on the Run: 
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 4PO, 4PR, 4T

16       
3:15-4:30 PM          
 Let Me Run Practices

17       
8:00 AM                   
School Picture Day

19        
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

23       
3:15-4:30 PM 
Let Me Run Practices

26       
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

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