Weekly News Blast for the Week of November 5, 2018
November 6 is Election Day!

Information about the Fairview Park City Schools Issue 5 Operating Levy Renewal 
Here are FIVE FACTS about ISSUE 5: 
  • This is a renewal (no new taxes) of a levy first passed in 2003. Voters renewed the same levy in 2008 and in 2012. Issue 5 will continue the current funding that has been in place for years -- $2.69 million annually for our schools. 
  • Renewing the levy is critical to help extend the current operating budget to the year 2020. The operating budget includes staff and teacher salaries, benefits, utilities, and supplies. 
     
  • The ballot language reads that this is an "emergency levy." This term "Emergency" is a legal term defined by the state of Ohio. There is no actual emergency. "Emergency" levies raise a flat dollar amount (in this case $2.69 million) instead of a specific millage rate.
     
  • This renewal will maintain the excellence that has been established over the years and keeps the district financially stable. 
     
  • Passage of this levy will ensure that students continue to receive the same support they are currently receiving from:
* Classroom teachers, educational classroom aides and tutors
* Nurses, counselors, librarians and support staff
* Programs for students
* Student transportation

Scholastic Book Fair 
Dear Parents and Families:

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books. This year's theme is Enchanted Forest!
 
Book Fair Dates and Times:
            11/12/18 - 9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 2:30pm
            11/13/18 - 9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 2:30pm
            11/14/18 - 7:45am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 2:30pm
            11/15/18 - 9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 2:30pm
            11/19/18 - 11:30am - 8:00pm (During Conferences)
 
Special Activities:
            11/14/18 - Breakfast for Books, 7:45am
 
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! All purchases benefit our school. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit. Checks must be payable to Gilles Sweet PTA or they will not be accepted.
 
Would you like to Volunteer? Please click Sign up Genius below (note that your child's classroom(s) visit time is located within the sign up slots):

All for Books Program
We are going to have a "coin war" among the grades at Gilles-Sweet the week of 11/5 - 11/9. For each $5 that a classroom collects, they get entered into a drawing for a bean bag chair for their classroom! Whatever grade wins the coin war (collects the most money) gets popsicles! With your help, donations will help buy books for kids in need. Please consider sending in $1 or loose change the week of 11/5 - 11/9. Thank you, Gilles-Sweet PTA
Connecting for Kids November Programming
Click here for the November flyer from Connecting for Kids. 
Upcoming Events
November

5  
        
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

6          
Election Day - All Schools are in Session 
            
3-4 PM                       
Eager Artists

6:30 PM                      
Regular Board Meeting
Board of Education Offices Conference Room 


7          
Bowling: Grades 4 & 5

6:30 PM                    
 GS PTA Meeting: Library Loft

8          
3-3:45 PM                 
Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

9          
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

            
7-9:00 PM                 
FHS Stagecrafters Fall Play

12       
Scholastic Book Fair

            
8:45 AM                    
Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony
            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

13      
 Scholastic Book Fair

14       
Scholastic Book Fair

            
Bowling: Grades 1-3

15       
Scholastic Book Fair

            
3-3:45 PM                 
Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                
 Eager Engineers

            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

            
3:30 PM                     
Cabinet Meeting

16       
Turkey Trot, Grades 1-5

8:45-9:10 AM*        
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: First grade

9:20-9:50 AM*  
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: Second grade

10:05-10:35 AM*    
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: Third grade

12:45 PM   
Turkey Trot Run/Walk:Fourth grade

 1:15 PM                     
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: Fifth Grade

19-23
No School for Students

19-20
Parent Teacher Conferences

19       
Scholastic Book Fair

Noon - 7:45 PM      
Parent Teacher Conferences, (no school for students)

20       
7:45A 3:15 P            
Parent Teacher Conferences, (no school for students)

21-23
Thanksgiving Break (no school)
 




Enjoy this time off with your family and friends! Relax, Reconnect, and Recharge!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 26, 2018!
 
 


Shout-out to Gilles-Sweet students and staff in this fun music video with Mighty Molly!  
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