Weekly News Blast for the Week of March 11, 2019
Parent University: Individuality and
Intensities of Gifted Learners
Monday, March 11
6:30 p.m. 
Gilles-Sweet Elementary 

Join us and special guest speaker Cathy Fischer from the Lorain Co. ESC for a presentation/discussion highlighting over-excitabilities, Twice Exceptionality, and Multiple Intelligences, and how they affect our gifted population, as well as strategies for successful navigation. Brief Q & A to follow. 
Save the Date! April 27 is the 2019 Derby Dash! 
Box Tops for Education
A big thanks to everyone who sent in Box Tops this school year. With the spring contest now over we raised another $500 for our school. Combined with the first contest, that's over 1,900 dollars just by clipping Box Tops! Keep clipping this summer there will be another collection contest in the fall! 

The top collectors and winners of a popcorn party in each grade are: 
First grade:          Mrs. Garcia
Second grade:     Ms. Kotlarsic
Third grade:         Miss Lehman
Fourth grade:       Miss Kenney
Fifth grade:          Mrs. Rushnok

District Choir Concert
  Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Golden Singers,
 
Just wanted to send a friendly reminder that our All-District Choir Concert is Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Unlike the winter concert, students need to stay for the entire performance because we are singing a song at the very end with all choirs, grades 5-12. It will be truly spectacular! Please take into consideration younger siblings with early bedtimes, as this concert will run a little later/longer than other concerts we have had this year. Students need to arrive no later than 6:10 p.m. so that we can have a brief run-through of the combined song with the older students. For this, we will be meeting in the auditorium in the first 6 rows of seats, on the right-hand side of the auditorium when looking at the stage. THIS IS A CLOSED REHEARSAL...STUDENTS ONLY. Auditorium doors will not open for seating until 6:40 p.m. If you, or someone you are with, is unable to stand for over 30 minutes, then I recommend dropping your student off at the high school and coming back at 6:40 p.m. High School students will be stationed at the parking lots doors from 5:55PM-6:05PM to help your student get to where he/she needs to be.
 
Thank you so much for supporting your student in his/her music education! As always, please email/call me if you have any questions.
 
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Anne Howe,
Golden Singers Director
 

Zoup Fundraiser
Enjoy Zoup!  And help raise money for the Gilles-Sweet Elementary School's Annual Community Derby Dash!
 
Zoup! 
21619 Center Ridge Road, Westwood Town Center, Rocky River
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5-8:00 PM
 
Vouchers need to be given to Zoup at the time of the order!

March is National Meals on Wheels Month
Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Student Council is working with Meals on Wheels to help fill their shelves. Please help out if you can:
 
Monetary Donations: Please mail check to Meals on Wheels, Fairview Park City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 44126. Checks are to be made out to Fairview Park Meals on Wheels. All donations are tax deductible.
 
Food and other Donations: Cream soups, canned fruit, Jell-O, instant pudding, pie fillings, tuna fish, canned tomatoes, baked beans, salad dressings, jelly, apple sauce, rice, boxed potatoes, cake mixes, canned frosting, and individually wrapped treats, chips, pretzels, and candy. We can also use gallon and quart freezer and storage bags.
 
Volunteer: New volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen or deliver meals.
Kitchen Hours are 8-11:00 AM and deliveries are from 11 AM-12:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
 
We greatly appreciate any help you can provide Meals on Wheels. Thank you for your support!
 
Questions? Please contact Marie Grealis at 440-331-3772.

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
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Resources
If you were not able to attend the  Internet Safety Presentation  this past Monday, March 4, 
a recap has been posted to the FACE page. There is important information here for all ages of Internet users. 

Wait Until 8th Campaign 
Please consider signing the pledge of having your child wait until after 8th grade to get a smartphone.  On this website it lists many great points of why parents should wait as well as articles for parents. https://www.waituntil8th.org/

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.

Time 
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)  

Location 
GILLES-SWEET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  
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 
Easter Baskets for Kids at Laura's Home Women's Crisis Shelter
The 1st Grade Daisy Girl Scout Troop 70087 is collaborating with the Fairview Park PTA Council to make 85 Easter baskets for children at the Laura's Home Women's Crisis Shelter. We need your help to collect goodies to place in the baskets! Please sign up here for items you are able to donate. Bins will be placed in or near the offices at Gilles-Sweet Elementary and Parkview EEC to collect items. Please drop off your donations by April 1st or contact Amanda Lloyd  if you would like us to pick up for you. The troop will also have a box to collect items at our upcoming cookie booths. Thank you! 
Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools 
March Basketball Brackets
2019 Basketball Brackets 

The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools will be running brackets for the 2019 Men's NCAA Tournament. Join the fun!  Brackets cost $10 each. The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools will retain 50% of entry fees. The other 50% will be paid out for 1st (60%), 2nd (30%), and 3rd (10%) place. The more entries we receive the more money you can possibly win so please share with you friends and family!  You can sign up at tournamentpools.com and enter the Pool ID# 148327 and the Pool Entry Code warriors18 or go to this link to sign up. You can pay for your entries via Pay Pal at  friendsfpsc@aol.com   (select family/friends to avoid fees)   or by check (made out to Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools) or cash mailed/dropped off to Melissa Hille, 4239 West 211th Street, Fairview Park, OH  44126. Online entries must be received by noon on March 21st.   Paper entries will also be accepted however they are due by March 20th at 7pm.  All results will be posted online through the website.  Contact Melissa Hille at  melissahille@sbcglobal.net  for more information.  
Help support Our Kids. Our Community. Our Future. The Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools mission is to develop strong, vibrant and safe schools that are essential to the stability and growth of our community.   
Upcoming Events
March

11        
1:30-2:30 PM  
Jim Basketball Jones Assembly

            
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

12        
9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3F & 3P

            
2:50 PM                       
Tech Club/Broadcast Club

            
3:00 PM                      
Eager Engineers
                                                
Student Council: Room 113

13          
9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3C & 3G

            
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run

14        
9:15A-1:30 PM            
Third Grade FT to Zoo: 3L & 3K

            
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

15        NO School for Students, K-12
            Staff Development Day

16        FHS OMEA District Band/Choir Concert

18        
2-2:45 PM                   
Third Grade Ireland Project: Cafeteria

19        
2:50 PM                       
Tech/Broadcast Club

            
3:00 PM                       
Eager Artists

            
6:30 PM                       
Regular Board of Education Meeting

20        
Bowling: Grades 4 & 5
            
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run Practice

21        
1:45 PM                       
Fourth Grade Assembly: Revolutionary War

            
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

            
7-9:00 PM                   
PTA Career Night: FHS Gym

22        
3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers

25        
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run Practice

26        
2:50 PM                       
Tech/Broadcast Club

           
 3:00 PM                       
Eager Artists

            
5-7:00 PM                   
Innovation Showcase: Gilles-Sweet Gym 

27        
NO Bowling this week

            
3-4:15 PM                   
Girls on the Run Practice

28        
1-6 PM                        
American Red Cross Blood Drive

3-4:00 PM                   
Eager Engineers
 
 


     
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