Gilles-Sweet Elementary
News & updates for the week of April 20, 2020 *  Learning-at-Home Edition
Grab-and-Go School Meals
The Fairview Park City School District is providing meals during the extended school closure for families who rely on free or reduced-cost meals for their children. 

We will continue to offer no-cost, grab-and-go meals (each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) each week. 

*UPCOMING PICK-UPS*

Monday, April 20
Monday, April 27
 
Pick-up is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days, located in the back parking lot at Gilles-Sweet Elementary.
 
➡️  Please fill out this form  so our food service department can accurately estimate how many meals to prepare. If you previously filled out a form for meals, please fill out this new version for the new pickup schedule.

Please contact Diana Hill, Food Service Director, at dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us or call (440) 365-3525 x4120 if:

- You are unable to pick-up meals and would like to request delivery
- You recently had a change in income and would like to apply for meal benefits
- You need to confirm if you qualify for free or reduced-cost meal benefits
- You need help applying for meal benefits
- You have any other questions related to food resources.
Zoom Parent Meetings hosted by Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello to my Fairview Strong Families! 

While we all work our way through this new normal, PARENTS have been on my mind!

Here are two new articles that might be of immediate support for you.

Another tool we are setting up is Zoom meetings for parents to talk to other parents. It will be a great time to share your ideas of what is working and what is not working at home.    Did you set up a family schedule? Is your child doing their school work or playing around too much? Is your child staying up too late at night then sleeping in too much?  Sometimes it is just nice to talk with someone that is in the same boat!

If this doesn't work for you this week, don't worry, we will host more meetings. 

We hope you can join us: 

Mon., 4/20 1 p.m. 
Meeting ID: 998 8583 5660 Password: 7cWyQH 

Tues., 4/21 7 p.m. 
Meeting ID: 916 0302 4344 Password: 1HjPPk


As always, PLEASE reach out to me via email or phone (440-754-3399 ext 118) if you need anything. 

Please know we are "all in this together" and we will do everything we can to help get through this safely!

Carrie Sullivan    
FACE Coordinator 
(Family and Community Engagement)   


Connecting for Kids
Virtual Facebook Live Speaker Series: Q&A with Early Intervention Professionals on Staying Sane with Little Ones at Home  
If you are at home with a child between the ages of 18 months to 6 years you know these last few weeks haven't been easy. Keeping your child meaningfully engaged while also getting your work done is most likely taking all of your energy. And, if you have a child who struggles in an area of development, you have extra concerns during this time. But don't fear! CFK Early Intervention professionals and Teach Me to Play leaders Paula C. Papp, M.A.Ed., and Neysa McKenney, M.A., CCC-SLP are here to help. Join them for a Q&A session where they will answer your questions about understanding and responding    to  challenging behaviors, increasing communication skills and any other  questions on your mind. Ask your questions by submitting them when you register, post them publicly on Facebook during the Q&A session, or if you would prefer to ask them privately, text questions to our Family Resource Specialist during the session at 440-570-5908 and she will relay your question anonymously. This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program via Facebook Live


Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat: Healthy Coping in an Overwhelming Time
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that is going on in the world and in your life? Are you being torn in so many directions that you are not meeting anyone's needs right now including your own? Meghan Barlow, PhD of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will provide you with 5 simple coping tools to use when you feel overwhelmed. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other families and share ways of dealing with all the uncertainty and changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our lives. Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program running the free Zoom app on your phone or laptop.  This program is supported by a grant from The Nordson Corporation Foundation.
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program via Zoom

View More Programs Here

OverDrive app to Borrow Books from the Public Library
Students are able to download the app, OverDrive (Libby OverDrive) from the self-service app on their iPads.  The app will allow students to borrow books from the public library. Students will need a library card in order to use this service.  Books that are checked out will need to be returned virtually when the students are finished.   


Gilles-Sweet Yearbook Update
Due to school and studio closures our yearbook delivery will be delayed to this fall.
Gilles-Sweet yearbooks can still be ordered online at www.RipchoStudio.com .  The cost of the yearbook is $17.  Our school's password is "gillessweet20". 

Cleveland Indians Activity Book
Looking for fun activities for the kids? Download and print the newest Indians Activity Book presented by Progressive! 

This activity book includes everything from coloring pages, to a maze, Mad Lib pages and more. Tribe Fans of all ages can have some baseball fun and stay engaged right from home. Once you finish, tag @Indians on Instagram and Twitter so we can see all the creative work #OurTribe creates! 

To view and print the workbook, click here. 
First Federal Lakewood Activity Book 
Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?

To celebrate, First Federal Lakewood is sharing our   2020 Activity Book   for the whole family to enjoy!

It's full of great activities suitable for any age. Review the basics of writing a check, entertain your brain with a word search or just relax a little with our coloring pages. From ages 1 to 100, there's something for everyone!

This book is a fun way to spend some time focusing on financial literacy. It's also a great opportunity to start the conversation with your kids so you can help them develop positive short- and long-term financial habits and skills.


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