Weekly News Blast for the Week of October 14, 2019
What's For Lunch This Week? 

Monday: NO SCHOOL 
Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice Bowl
Wednesday: Hard Shell Tacos
Thursday: Tyson Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Bosco Cheese Sticks with Dipping Sauce
Picture Day is October 16!
Gilles-Sweet Picture Day October 16.  We will start taking photos at 8:45 and be finished by lunch time. Students brought home order forms on Friday.  Pictures can also be ordered online.
From the Cafeteria
Free or reduced lunch applications must be filled out every year.  If your student's status was FREE or Reduced last year and a new application was not completed by October 1st your student's status went back to full pay.  Please fill out a new application.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for your child's lunch balance until we have received a new application. 
Please contact Diana Hill, Food Service Coordinator at   440-356-3525  ex.4120 or   dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us. with questions.  Thank you.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Urgent Need for Blood Donors! Blood Drive at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Thursday, October 17th from 2-7

The Red Cross urgently needs donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to prevent delays in lifesaving medical care for patients in need. Come to give and be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 $500 gift cards!

Please schedule now at   RedCrossBlood.org  and enter Sponsor Code Gilles or call   1-800-RED CROSS.
November Food Drive
Student Council is sponsoring a Food Drive November 11-15, 2019. 

Please help those in need and bring in your donation! 

Thanks in advance for helping those in need.
Third Grade ELA Ohio State Tests
Third grade students will be taking part one and two of the English Language Arts test on 
Monday, October 21st and Tuesday October 22nd.    

By helping your child become physically and mentally prepared, you are helping them lower any feelings of test anxiety.  Test anxiety is a very common experience; however, with some preparation, can be reduced and improve their performance.  

Please help your son/daughter prepare by:

  • Getting an adequate night's sleep (8-10 hours)  
  • Wake up on time to avoid rushing and arrive to school on time
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Reminding them to listen closely to all directions and read the directions carefully
  • Answer questions they know first, and come back to the harder questions later 

When your child feels confident in their test taking skills, they will have less test anxiety and be able to focus on doing their best and showing what they have learned. 

Make-Up Testing dates:   October 23rd and 25th  
Coming Soon - Red Ribbon Week
We are having a  district-wide  spirit week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness). 

It will be the week of October 28.

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 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*

Save the Date
October 28 - 6:30 p.m.,  Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium
Parent University
Topic: Drugs, alcohol, and vaping. 

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hi Fairview families,

I know as parents that we always worry about how are children are doing mentally, physically, socially and academically in school and at home.  Of course, if you have any concerns about your child, as a district, we want you to contact your child's mentor teacher in grades 6-12 or their homeroom teacher in grades K-5 as the first order of defense.  If things have not improved within a week or two, then include your child's guidance counselor in the discussion.  In the meantime, it may also be good to talk to your child's pediatrician.  Here is a great article about this.

Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator 
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 .
Support Your School with Box Tops
While our first Box Tops collection drive will end this Friday the 18th, 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
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Phone:  (440) 356-3525 | Fax:  (440) 356-3701