Weekly News Blast for the Week of February 3, 2020
What's for lunch? 

Monday: Chicken and Waffle 
Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice Bowl
Wednesday: Hard Shell Beef Taco Supreme
Thursday: Tyson Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Bosco Cheese Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Daily options: Salad Bar, Hummus Platter, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, PB & J, Yogurt Parfait
Gilles-Sweet yearbook order forms will be coming home next week.
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Thank you to our counselors Mrs. Schulte and Mrs. Schlesinger for all you do for our students and staff. 
Girls on the Run
Fundraiser - Valentines Day Parents Night Out
The PTA Council and Friends of FPCS are teaming up to offer a Parents Night Out on Valentine's Day for kiddos in grades K-5! Sign up here!

We need your help in setting up, running the open gym and craft stations, over-seeing game stations and cleaning up.  

Please contact Fundraising Co-Chairs Angie Cause or Christine McElwee at ffpcs.fundraising@gmail.com with any questions.
Food Drive, February 24-28
The Fairview Park Hunger Center is in need  of canned food items and you can help!
Student Council is having a Food Drive
February 24-28, 2020

Please help those in need and bring in your donations!

The class that brings in the most food will be treated to Pizza and Balloon Party provided by "The Magic Man", Keith Heindenreich.
Thanks in advance for helping those in need.
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
Box Tops
It's time for our last Box Tops collection drive this year!  While this drive will end  Friday the 14th, 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 a popcorn party! 
Jessica Simmons, Gilles-Sweet PTA
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.

Save the Date for these fun family events! 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7- 9 p.m. 
Sweet Pea Dance 

Annual dance for the ladies at Gilles Sweet (K-5) and 1 special date (father, grandfather, uncle, brother, special friend). 

Invitations will be coming home soon. To volunteer or if you have questions please email Laura Herman  lapeculis@yahoo.com  or Anne Marie Carey annemarie116@wowway.com

Friday March 6, 2020 - 6-9 p.m.
Friday Fun Night (Formerly Super Saturday) 

Indoor carnival with games, prizes, food and fun.   

New this year!  Sauced will be here with their food truck to supply our food and drinks (available for individual purchase).

More details to come! 
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.
Fairview Park Youth Soccer Association
Come join the over 200 young athletes in Fairview Park playing the beautiful game of soccer. Fairview Park Soccer Association registration for the Spring 2020 season is now open through January 30th at midnight. Boys and girls born between 2005 and 2012 are eligible to register at www.fairviewparksoccer.com. Questions can be sent to info@fairviewparksoccer.com.
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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Fundraisers - Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools
We are so appreciative of the continued support throughout this year. 

We will be selling foam fingers during the basketball season. We need volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please consider   signing up  for a shift or two. 
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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