Weekly News Blast for the Week of February 17, 2020
What's for lunch? 

Monday: No School 
Tuesday: Macaroni and Cheese
Wednesday: Roast Beef and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes
Thursday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich 
Friday: Turkey Bacon Cheese Hoagie

Daily options: Salad Bar, Hummus Platter, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, PB & J, Yogurt Parfait
Pennies for Patients
Our school has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for blood cancer! We are joining over 25,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money
as we can! Through February 28, our school will be working to reach a goal of $6,000. A letter has been sent home that talks about Pennies for Patients and has instructions for setting up an online giving page. When you create your online fundraising page and start raising money online you become eligible to receive awesome Hero Gear! Check out our school page here!
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
Read Across America Week
Save the Date! Read Across America Spirit Week is March 2 - 6, 2020! 
Zoup! Fundraiser
Support Gilles-Sweet Elementary School by dining at Zoup! on Tuesday, March 3. 
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! 

Ladies of Gilles Sweet Elementary and their date are invited
Sweet Pea Dance 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7- 9 p.m. 

Invitations went home - please RSVP by February 18

$15 for 1 daughter or $25 for 2 or more daughters  guest is free) 

Includes a keepsake photo. 

Any questions please contact Anne Marie Carey - annemarie116@wowway.com

We need volunteers- please click here to volunteer  or email Laura   Herman-lapeculis@yahoo.com

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) 

Friday Fun Night 

Friday March 6, 2020  6:00-9:00pm 

Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Raffle for Teacher Experiences, Magic Show, Balloons. 

Food Truck -For Purchase by Sauced Wood-fired pizza
Wrist bands - Presale $7; $8 at the door 

Presale: March 2- March 5 from 8:20 a.m.-8:50 a.m. in hallway outside office

Questions contact: Laura Herman at   lapeculis@yahoo.com 

Adult Volunteers are NEEDED - please sign up here!

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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Family and Community Engagement
As parents, we are always questioning ourselves about our parenting strategies or the development of our child. Over the next few weeks, I will be finding articles that I hope will answer those questions for you.

Remember, we are always trying our best as parents and yes your child is doing fine! PLEASE, if you would like more information in a certain area or have questions about parenting or child development, please email or call me.  We can set up a time to go over your questions.

For this week, let's take a look at  child development from birth to 16 years old.

Carrie Sullivan    
FACE Coordinator 
(Family and Community Engagement)               
phone:   440- 356-3500 ext. 4117

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