Weekly News Blast for the Week of March 9, 2020
What's for lunch? 
Monday: Italian Meatball Sub 
Tuesday: Chicken Corn Dog
Wednesday: Boneless Wings
Thursday: Turkey Hot Dog
Friday: NO SCHOOL 

Daily options: Salad Bar, Hummus Platter, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, PB & J, Yogurt Parfait
Reminder: No School for Students Friday, March 13
There is no school for students on Friday, March 13. This is a teacher work day. Have a great long weekend. 
Reminder: Early Dismissal on Friday, April 3
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Gilles-Sweet Elementary School
Friday, April 3, 2020
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 this day, 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

Student Council Food Drive is a Success! 
Student Council collected over 50 boxes of food from Gilles-Sweet classrooms on Friday for the Fairview Park Hunger Center. 

Mrs Crum's class brought in the most items, and  will be treated to Pizza and Balloon Party provided by "The   Magic Man"  Keith  Heindenreich. Their classroom brought in over 500 food items!

Dominic D. in Mrs. Smith's class asked his classmates to bring in canned goods for his birthday. They came in second place. 

Thank you for your support!
District Shares Guidance on Coronavirus Preparedness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released  information for schools about coronavirus prevention. We have reviewed these federal guidelines as well as the Ohio Department of Health's  recommendations regarding coronavirus in schools.

Health officials currently recommend a series of common-sense protections for our students, staff and community:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay at home if you are sick and keep children at home if they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
While the threat of the coronavirus impacting American schools remains unknown, we continue to work with government and health care agencies to develop coronavirus response plans.

We will continue to update you on our efforts as well as developments involving this health concern.

Stay in the Know - Please be sure that your most up to date contact information is in your PowerSchool parent portal under Alerts. 

Spring Picture Day
Spring Picture Day at Gilles-Sweet 
March 25
Flyers will be coming home with students later in March.
Save the Date!
The 2020 Derby Dash will be on April 25! Registration is now open!  All runners registered by Friday, April 17th are guaranteed their race T-shirt size.  Sizes are subject to availability afterwards.
5th to 6th Grade Transition
Our 5th and 6th grade teacher teams are planning several different visits and activities for our 5th grade students. Please save the date for the evening of April 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Fairview High School. There will be a special 6th grade curriculum night meeting for current 5th grade students and their parents. 
Crayon Collection
Do you have broken/unwanted  crayons that you are planning to  throw away? Well, save them from  the landfill and donate to a good  cause! The PTA is collecting used  crayons and will be sending them to  Effortless Art, a company (started  by a Fairview grad!) that  makes adapted crayons for early  learners and special needs children.

If you would like to donate your broken/used crayons, you can drop  them in the box found in the Gilles Sweet office. We will be collecting  them through the remainder of the school year. Any questions, please  feel free to contact Karley Beaudry, karleybeaudry86@gmail.com
Connecting for Kids
Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families who have concerns about their child. We serve all families, including those children with and without formal diagnoses. CFK offers educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and numerous resources.

PTA New-to-You Spring Tag Sale
The Fairview Park Early Childhood PTA's Spring Resale is March 13 & 14, 2020 at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School. Seller registration is open now! 
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Friends of FPCS Basketball Brackets Fundraiser
The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools will be running brackets for the 2020 Men's NCAA Tournament. Join the March Basketball fun!  Brackets cost $10 each. The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools will retain 50% of entry fees. The other 50% will be paid out for 1 st (60%), 2 nd (30%), and 3 rd (10%) place. The more entries we receive the more money you can possibly win so please share with you friends and family!  You can click here to sign up or go to tournamentpools.com and enter the Pool ID# 148327 and the Pool Entry Code warriors20         to join. You can pay for your entries via Pay Pal at    FriendsTreasurer44126@gmail.com  (select family/friends to avoid fees), Venmo @FriendsTreasurer44126 (9232 verification number) or by cash or check (made out to Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools)  dropped off to Melissa Hille, 4239 West 211 th Street, Fairview Park, OH  44126. Online entries must be received by noon on March 19th.  Paper entries will also be accepted however they are due by March 18 th at 7pm.  All results will be posted online through the website. Contact Melissa Hille at melissahille@sbcglobal.net for more information.  

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Gilles-Sweet Elementary School | 4 320 West 220th  St., Fairview Park, OH 44126
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