Weekly News Blast for the Week of May 13, 2019
F ifth Grade Clap-out
Dear parents/guardians of fifth grade students!
Please join us at 2:40 PM on May 23 for the Fifth Grade Clap-out. Parents, students, and staff will line the hallways to honor our fifth grade students as they walk through the halls for the last time at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School.
Upcoming Events

Broadcast/Tech Club Spirit Week

            9-9:45 AM                 Author Visit Assembly: Grade 1 & 2
            10-10:45 AM             Author Visit Assembly: Grades 3-5
            3-4:15 PM                   Girls on the Run Practice

14        Dress up as your favorite video game character
            3-2:40 PM                 Student Council Meeting: CafĂ© for 1st & 2nd Semester Reps
            6-8:00 PM                 PTA Installation Dinner

15        Mathletes vs Athletes, dress like a nerd or an Athlete/Joc k
            9:45A-1:45P              Lake Erie Crushers Education Day: Fifth Grade
            3-4:15 PM                   Girls on the Run

16        Meme or Vine Day: Dress as your favorite meme or vine-School appropriate
            9-11:15 AM                Third Grade FT to City Hall
            1-2:30 PM                  MS Ambassador Visit
            2:00 PM                    Volunteer Appreciation Assembly

17        Fairview Day: Wear your Fairview stuff
            9:30A-2:00PM         Tech Club Field Trip to Tri-C
            10:30-2:15 PM          Third Grade Market: Gym

20       8:45A-2:00P          Fifth Grade Party: Swings-n-Things
            10A-1:00P            Third Grade Historical Homes Walk & Bain Cabin

21        6:30 PM                Board of Education Meeting 

22       Fun and Field Day

23       Last Day of School

            2:40 PM                     Fifth Grade Clap-Out

24       Teacher's Last Day

Have a great summer!
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) 
By Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator 

Hi Fairview Park Families!

We are hearing all kinds of big hype over smartphones and addiction to our phones. Here are two articles that have some interesting information about this topic.

1) From the New York Times.... 
Putting down cell phone may help you live longer.
2) Last Friday, Diane Sawyer had a two hour special about Screen Time.  If you missed it, here is a clip I found about it.  Try to see if you can find it on your on-demand to see it the whole episode!

I would love to hear back from any families that do the #screen time challenge!  They showed a family that did that and their response after was great! They say they learned to talk more and spend time doing things together!  For instance, they have a house rule: No screens from 6-7pm everyday.  What a great idea! I know when I was raising my sons, the house rule was only an hour a day of gaming.  They never really fought me about it....they learned to choose their time well as well as other activities!

As I am finishing up the school year, I am already planning for next year.  PLEASE let me know if you have any ideas of topics you would like to see me cover in the Parent Universities and/or for our students K-12. Thank you!
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