Weekly News Blast for the Week of February 25, 2019
Photo of the Week
Thank you to all the families who attended Family Game Night on Thursday!
EARLY DISMISSAL
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.
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!
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
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 
Upcoming Events
Feb

4-28     
Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
       
Feb. 13-March 6, 2019           
True Fit Bike Helmet Sale     

Feb 25-March 1                      
Read Across America Week

25        
Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors Day: Wear as many colors as you can day!   

26        
Cat in the Hat Day: Wear your favorite hat or Crazy hair

2:40 PM                       
Tech Club/Broadcast Club
            
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

27        
Green Eggs & Ham: Wear green today! Green eggs & ham for breakfast in the cafeteria

BOWLING: Grades 1-3

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

7-8:30 PM                    
District Orchestra Concert

28        
Fox in Socks Day: Show off your crazy or mismatched socks
 
3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers
Kind Committee

March

1          
Oh the Places You'll Go Day:       
Dress up as what you want to be when you grow up or wear a college or sport team shirt!       
  
            
3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers

4          
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

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

5          
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

6         
Bike Helmet orders Due today            

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

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

7          
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

8          
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

9          12-3:00 PM                 Super Saturday

11        
1:30-2:30 PM  
Jim Basketball Jones Assembly

            
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run
 
 
12        
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
           
13        
9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3C & 3G

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

14        
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