Weekly News Blast for the Week of October 21, 2019
What's For Lunch This Week? 

Monday: Italian Meatball Sub
Tuesday: Corn Dog
Wednesday: Oven Roasted Chicken Wings
Thursday: Turkey Hot Dog
Friday: Cheese Bites with Dipping Sauce
Third Grade ELA Ohio State Tests
Third grade students will be taking part one and two of the English Language Arts test on 
Monday, October 21st and Tuesday October 22nd.    

By helping your child become physically and mentally prepared, you are helping them lower any feelings of test anxiety.  Test anxiety is a very common experience; however, with some preparation, can be reduced and improve their performance.  

Please help your son/daughter prepare by:

  • Getting an adequate night's sleep (8-10 hours)  
  • Wake up on time to avoid rushing and arrive to school on time
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Reminding them to listen closely to all directions and read the directions carefully
  • Answer questions they know first, and come back to the harder questions later 

When your child feels confident in their test taking skills, they will have less test anxiety and be able to focus on doing their best and showing what they have learned. 

Make-Up Testing dates:   October 23rd and 25th  
From the Cafeteria
Free or reduced lunch applications must be filled out every year.  If your student's status was FREE or Reduced last year and a new application was not completed by October 1st your student's status went back to full pay.  Please fill out a new application.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for your child's lunch balance until we have received a new application. 
Please contact Diana Hill, Food Service Coordinator at   440-356-3525  ex.4120 or   dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us. with questions.  Thank you.
November Food Drive
Student Council is sponsoring a Food Drive November 11-15, 2019. 

Please help those in need and bring in your donation! 

Thanks in advance for helping those in need.
Notice of Title I and Title III Meeting
The Fairview Park City School District invites parents and other interested members of the public to participate in a meeting to discuss the use of Federal funds, namely the federally funded Title I and Title III programs. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium at Gilles-Sweet.

Title I services are for students in grades K - 3 and provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
The purpose of Title III funding is to help ensure that English learners (ELs) attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.

If you have questions, please contact Janice Price, Coordinator of Special Education, at (440) 331-5500 or email jprice@fairview.k12.oh.us.
Coming Soon - Red Ribbon Week
We are having a  district-wide  spirit week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week (drug awareness). 

It will be the week of October 28.

Monday - Team Up Against Drugs (wear your favorite team clothing or jerseys)
Tuesday - Say Peace Out to Drugs (dress like a hippie)
Wednesday - Give Drugs the Boot! (Wear your boots to school)
Thursday - Say BOO to Drugs (Wear/bring your Halloween costume to school)
Friday - We are WARRIORS Against Drugs! (wear your Fairview gear) and wear red for a * RED OUT at the football game*

Save the Date
October 28 - 6:30 p.m.,  Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium
Parent University
Topic: Drugs, alcohol, and vaping. 

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hi Fairview families,

With the end of the first quarter coming to a close in two weeks, hopefully everyone has established expectations  with their child on the following:

1) Sleep - bed times
2) Technology limitations ( see Common Sense website for a family contract).
3) Time each school night to spend 30 minutes or more on homework, studying for future tests or re- reading information.
4) Making sure your child is getting enough activity 

All of the above factors can contribute to how well your child is doing in school and preparing for life!

Remember, any questions or concerns... email/contact your child's mentor teacher (6-12) or home room teacher (K-5).

PLEASE pencil in the date of October 28 to attend the Parent University on Drugs, Alcohol and Vaping!! Lots of information for ALL parents!

Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator 
Third Grade Field Trip
On October 31st, the third graders at Gilles-Sweet will be taking a walking field trip down West 220th Street to see some of the historical homes in Fairview Park.  As a part of our social studies curriculum, we are learning about how Fairview Park has changed over time and the history of our historical homes. We will be leaving at 10:00 and the walking tour should last around an hour to an hour and a half.  We will be back in time for our regular lunch in the cafeteria.  
PTA Reflections
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year's theme, "Look Within," calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Print out submission guidelines and an entry form today and r eturn your entries by  November 18th.   For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at  PTA.org/Reflections/Awards . Have questions? Contact Angie Cause, the Fairview Park Council of PTAs Reflections Chair, via email  angiekleincause@yahoo.com .
PTA Fall Fest for 4th & 5th Grades
Note from the PTA: This year we will be having some evening events split by grade levels.  The fall we do 4th and 5th grade.  We will have events for 2-3 in the winter and K-1 in the late spring. 

GSPTA- Fourth and Fifth Grade Fall Fest
Who : Students in Grades 4th & 5th
When : Friday October 25, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where : Gilles Sweet Cafetorium/Gymnasium
What:   Come dressed in Costume and enjoy crafts, games, photobooth snacks and prizes.  
*Best student and Adult costume will be awarded a prize.
ALL students attending MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Please bring a canned good donation to benefit the  Fairview Park Hunger Center.
Contact Laura Herman to volunteer at  lapeculis@yahoo.com or click on this link.
Coin Challenge
Dear Families,

Our PTA  is collecting funds for our All for Books program November 4-8.  

By donating $1 or loose change you can help us:  

* Purchase books for classroom libraries
* Give more children easier access to books 
* Help get more kids reading, and kids reading more 

The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book FairsĀ® matches monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Delivering Good, and the National Center for Families Learning. 

We are having a "Coin Challenge" contest between the classrooms!  For every $5 that each classroom collects they will receive a raffle ticket to win a new wobble seat.  The classroom that collects the most total amount in each grade also gets a popsicle party! Please send your dollars or loose change donation in the week of November 4-8 .  Your act of kindness helps bring more knowledge, imagination, and a love for reading into the lives of our students. 


Gilles-Sweet PTA
Support Your School with Box Tops
While our first Box Tops collection drive will end this Friday the 18th, 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 an ice cream party! 

Jessica Simmons, Gilles-Sweet PTA
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