Weekly News Blast for the Week of September 30, 2019
Picture Day is October 16!
Gilles-Sweet Picture Day October 16.  We will start taking photos at 8:45 and be finished by lunch time. Students will be bringing home order forms.
Reminder: Parking on W. 222nd
Residents on West 222nd Street have asked to remind parents who park on W 222nd to please not block or park in front of trash cans on Mondays. Thank you. 
Gilles-Sweet PRIDE Houses
This week students will again be participating in our Pride House meetings. We will be getting to know the members of our new PRIDE house "families" with fun ice-breaker activities that go with the "Start With Hello" program. This is our third year of bringing the "Start With Hello" program to Gilles-Sweet. "Start With Hello" was created by the Sandy Hook Promise organization to help prevent social isolation in schools. Our students will learn about social isolation, how to identify a student who is isolated or lonely, and then learn how to reach out and help that student be included. The ice breaker activities we will do in PRIDE house gives the students an opportunity to practice STARTing WITH HELLO!
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Carrie Sullivan 
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator 

On Monday, September 30th, we will have a Parent University on Technology.  A panel of great experts will help us understand child development and technology, effects of technology and mental health, screen time and what FPCS's is doing to protect your child.  

We will be at Gilles-Sweet at 6:30 p.m. and babysitting is available!

Some sites that may be helpful to you as a parent are:
·       Common Sense Media:   https://www.commonsense.org/
·       Connect Safely:   https://www.connectsafely.org/edtech/
·        Center for Parent Information and Resources

I hope to see everyone Monday night!

From the PTA
Welcome back to school! 

We hope everyone is having a smooth transition easing back into their schedules for the new school year.  The PTA has been busy planning events and activities, and we hope you will consider joining this year.  We have streamlined our membership form this year, so we have one form for all of the PTA units.  You have the option to join all, or just one. Membership forms will be going home with each student. We also have the option to join online at   FPPTA.digitalpto.com and pay via paypal (paypal charges a small convenience fee).

September is always a big membership month for the PTA, so we want to thank all of our members who have joined and supported the PTA so far.  We will be having a week full of raffles (the week of October 7th) and each day that week, 4 students and 1 staff member (who have joined by September 30) will win fun gift cards!
If you have any questions about joining the PTA, please don't hesitate to reach out to Maureen McDonald at  moegroves716@yahoo.com.

Thank you to all who have joined - we know it's going to be a great year!
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 .
Support Your School with Box Tops
It's almost that time again! Our first Box Tops collection drive will be held October 7th through the 18th. 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
Gilles-Sweet Warrior Sock Sale: Deadline October 1!
Fairview Park Travel Basketball Tryouts
Fairview Park Travel Basketball will be holding tryouts for its 2019/2020 teams for boys in grades 3rd, 4th and 5th and girls in grade 4.  If you would like to be considered for a team, tryouts will take place on the evenings  of Thursday, October 3rd AND Friday, October 4th.  There is no cost to tryout.  All players must wear non marking shoes and be accompanied by a legal guardian.  Please see the flyer or visit   www.FairviewParkTravelBasketball.com  for more information!

What Fairview Park Travel Basketball Tryouts
Where: Gilles Sweet Gymnasium
When: October 3rd & 4th 2019
Who:  Hour #1- Boys 3rd and 4th 6:00-7:00pm   | Hour #2- Boys 5th and Girls 4th 7:00 - 8:00pm"
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