Weekly News Blast for the Week of February 11, 2019
Save the Date! April 27 is the 2019 Derby Dash! 
Outdoor Recess
All children will go out for recess as long as the wind chill temperature is above 20 degrees. The fresh air and freedom of movement is an excellent way to give students the needed break from the classroom and prepares them for a productive afternoon of learning.
 
So please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, gloves and boots if appropriate!
 
Thank you for your cooperation!
Sweet Pea Dance Volunteers Needed!
We need lots of help decorating and getting ready for the ladies Gilles Sweet to come dance the night away on Friday February 15. If you are able to help decorate or at the dance please sign up on the link here. Any questions please email Laura Herman at  lapeculis@yahoo.com   or text  216-469-8576   .  Have a great week! 


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. 

Look for a link to sign up to volunteer in the next week.  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
Pennies for Patients
Spring Box Tops Drive
It's time for our second and final Box Tops drive of this school year! The spring Box Tops drive will run from January 14th through February 15th. The winning class in each grade will receive a popcorn party. Gilles-Sweet has raised over $1,400.00 already so far this year. Please keep clipping and send in those Box Tops!
Contact Jessica Simmons with any questions. 
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Corner
By Carrie Sullivan 
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator 
csullivan@fairview.k12.oh.us 

Parents,

Ever wonder "what should my child be doing developmentally right now?"  "Should they be reading on their own?"  Reach out to your child's teacher if you have concerns. 
 
I would be happy to sit down with you at a time that is convenient for you to review development stages and things to do that will help your child grow. 
 
PLEASE mark your calendar for Feb 21st for Game night at Gilles-Sweet with dinner and games!  Also, March 11th we have a Parent University on Growth Mindset. 
*Troop leaders are needed! Please attend this meeting if you are interested in volunteering your time to lead a troop! 
Connecting for Kids - February Newsletter
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.

Time  
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)  

Location  
GILLES-SWEET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  
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 
Congrats to the FP Travel Basketball Team
Upcoming Events
February

4-28     
Pennies for Patients Fundraiser              
     
11-15   
Student Council Food Drive

12        
2:50 PM                      
Broadcast Club ONLY - TECH Club cancelled
    
 
3:00 - 3:50 PM            
Third Grade Reading Program

            
3:00-3:40 PM              
Student Council Meeting: Second Semester Reps: Room 113

            
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

            
5:30-8:15 PM
Regular Board of Education Meeting
BOE Conference Room 


13        
9:15 - 11:50 AM         
Playhouse Square FT: Third Grade

14        
Valentine's Day

            
11:10-11:35 AM        
 "Bracelet Rally" Girl Scouts of America: First Grade during lunches

            
3:00 - 3:50 PM           
Third Grade Reading Program

        
3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers
                                                
Kind Committee

15        
10-10:45 PM               
Rocky River Nature Center: First Grade Assemblies

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

7-9 PM
PTA Sweet Pea Dance: Guest/Daughter

18        
President's Day: No School K-12

19        
2:50 PM                       
Tech/Broadcast Club

            
3:00 - 3:50 PM            
Third Grade Reading Program

            
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists


20        
BOWLING: Grades 4 & 5

21        

3:00 - 3:50 PM            
Third Grade Reading Program           
            
3:00 PM                      
Eager Engineers
Kind Committee
            
5:30 PM                       
Family Game Night

22        
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

26        
2:00 PM                      
Tech Committee Meeting

            
2:40 PM                       
Tech Club/Broadcast Club

            
3:00 - 3:50 PM            
Third Grade Reading Program

            
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

27        
BOWLING: Grades 1-3

            
6:30-8:00 PM              
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting

7-8:30 PM                   
District Orchestra Concert

28        
3:00 - 3:50 PM            
Third Grade Reading Program  
         
3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers
                                                
Kind Committee

          
*dates subject to change
 
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