Weekly News Blast for the Week of February 18, 2019
Reminder: No School on Monday, February 18 in observance of President's Day. 
Family Game Night on Thursday!
Thursday, February 21 
5:30 - 7 p.m. 
Gilles-Sweet Elementary 

Come join other families at Gilles-Sweet to interact, play a variety of fun games, and enjoy dinner. Many of the games are traditional, however, we also have a few educational and social/emotional games. Free dinner will include pizza, salad, cookies/chips, and water. 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will also be here to help raise awareness for Pennies for Patients and have some giveaways. 

Please consider making the time to join us for a fun event the students really enjoy. 
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 8
Friday, March 8, 2019
School is in session in the morning only!

All students will be dismissed at the times below!

                                    11:10 AM                   Car/Van riders
                                    11:15 AM                   Bus Riders/Walkers
If your child will not follow his/her normal dismissal  routine on these days, please be sure to send a note to their teacher so  that we are aware of any transportation changes. Breakfast will be available,  however, there will be NO lunch that day.
Conferences will begin at 12:15 PM.

Thank you,
Barbara J. Brady, Principal
Save the Date! April 27 is the 2019 Derby Dash! 
School Breakfast Week is March 4-8
We're celebrating!  #National School Breakfast Week March 4-8!

Did you know that eating #schoolbreakfast fast fuels learning? It's true! We serve #breakfast every weekday here at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School!

Stay tuned! Ms. Hill will have some extra special plans to  celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2019.
Outdoor Recess
All children will go out for recess as long as the wind chill temperature is above 20 degrees. The fresh air and freedom of movement is an excellent way to give students the needed break from the classroom and prepares them for a productive afternoon of learning.
So please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, gloves and boots if appropriate!
Thank you for your cooperation!
PTA Super Saturday
Save the Date for  Saturday March 9, 2019 from 12:00pm-3:00pm for  Games, Prizes, Raffle, Food and Family Fun!

We need LOTS of volunteers to help make our indoor carnival a success. 

Look for a link to sign up to volunteer in the next week.  There will be a raffle for all that volunteers and the earlier you sign up may earn you an extra 1-2 raffle tickets. Any questions please email Laura Herman lapeculis@yahoo.com or text 216-469-8576
National Bike to School Week is May 6-10
National Bike to School Week is May 6 - 10, 2019. Students will receive information about how to stay safe on their bicycle and the importance of staying active.   Bike to School Day for Gilles-Sweet is Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Cleveland has teamed up with Vista Sports, Inc. to make bicycle helmets available at a discount price to help keep our children safe this spring as they ride their bikes.  They are selling True-Fit helmets for $10.00! The True-Fit helmet is the first on the market with a unique, self-adjusting system that helps helmets fit correctly every time.
If you would like to order a helmet, please use the order form attached. 

Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery. We are ordering early this year s o that helmets arrive before Bike to School Day
Connecting for Kids - February Newsletter
Fairview Park Early Childhood PTA   New To You Kids Resale  
Spring Tag Sale  
Saturday, April 6, 2019  

This tag resale is set up consignment-style, by category, with a central checkout.  
Sellers use special price tags purchased through FPECPTA to mark their items with a price and personal code. Sellers keep 85% of their proceeds, while FPECPTA receives 15%.  Interested in selling? Register here.

8 AM - 12 PM  
8-9AM Early Bird ($5 Admission)  
9AM-12PM General ($2 General Admission)  
Seller pick-up: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (closed to public)  

Bag Sale:  
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ($5 per bag of clothes AND 50% off toys/large items)  

4320 West 220th Street, Fairview Park  

For additional information about the spring tag resale, please visit our website at www.fpecpta.org or contact us at fpecpta.resale@gmail.com 
Upcoming Events

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser      
Feb. 13-March 6, 2019           
T rue Fit Bike Helmet Sale     
President's Day: No School K-12

2:50 PM                       
Tech/Broadcast Club

3:00 - 3:50 PM           
Third Grade Reading Program

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

6:30 PM                       
Board of Education Meeting

BOWLING: Grades 4 & 5

3:00 - 3:50 PM           
Third Grade Reading Program    
3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers
 Kind Committee

5:30 - 7:00 PM           
Family Game Night

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

2:40 PM                       
Tech Club/Broadcast Club

3:00 - 3:50 PM           
Third Grade Reading Program

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

BOWLING: Grades 1-3

6:30-8:00 PM              
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting

7-8:30 PM                   
District Orchestra Concert

3:00 - 3:50 PM           
Third Grade Reading Program
3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers
Kind Committee


3:00 PM                       
Eager Engineers

3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

6:30-8:00 PM              
Parent University-Staying Safe on the Internet: Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

2:40 PM                       
Tech Club/Broadcast Club

3:00 - 3:50 PM           
Third Grade Reading Program

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Artists

6:00 PM                       
Special Board of Education Meeting

7-8:00 PM                   
District Band Concert

Bike Helmet orders Due today

6:30-8:30 PM              
PTA Meeting: Library Loft

EARLY DISMISSAL: Parent-Teacher Conferences

            11:10 AM                    Car and Van Riders dismissed
            11:15:00 AM               Walkers and Buses dismissed
            12:15 PM                    Conferences begin

12-3:00 PM                 
Super Saturday

*dates subject to change

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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