Weekly News Blast for the Week of September 24, 2018
Start with Hello 
Dear Parent/Guardian,

Again this year, Gilles Sweet students will be taking part in the "Start With Hello" program at school. The "Start With Hello" program is sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP); a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. "Start With Hello" teaches students the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classroom, school or youth organization. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. Excessive feelings of isolation can be associated with violent behavior. Furthermore, young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and/or depression.

We have several activities planned throughout the school year. They may include students learning about and practicing ice breakers to prevent social isolation; making "Start With Hello" posters to greet students around the school; "No One Eats Alone Day;" "Mix it Up Lunch;" and writing encouraging and kind messages on post-it notes to display in classrooms and on students lockers to name a few.    

We encourage you to talk to your child about the "Start With Hello" program and ask them to share what they have learned. For more information on the "Start With Hello" program and to sign up to receive the "Start With Hello" Parent Brochure, please visit: http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/bringstartwithhello .


Gilles-Sweet Aims to Top Last Year's Box Top Earnings!
Fall is here! Welcome back parents and students, to another exciting school year at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School. The PTA would like to thank everyone who clipped, saved and sent in Box Tops last year. You helped raise nearly $2,000 for the school, and most importantly, the students!

The money raised, will help to buy much needed school supplies, as well as help fund many of the PTA parties and events planned for the upcoming school year.
The first contest of the year will begin Monday, September 17th and run through Friday, October 19th. The winning class in each grade will receive a special treat, so start clipping those Box Tops today! If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Simmons at Jasimmons85@gmail.com

Greater Cleveland Young Marines 
Inaugural Drug Demand Reduction 5K
Inaugural Drug Demand Reduction 5K - Running drugs out of our communities
Saturday, October 6th, 2018  at 9am
5575 W 220th St - Fairview Park
Greater Cleveland Young Marines Drill Center
Start Time: 9:00 am
Mail in registration must be received by Wednesday October 3rd
Online registration closes Friday October 5th at 9:00 am
Online registration: www.hermescleveland.com
Entry Fees: $25 (adults) $20 (children under 15)

Families of 4 or more receive $10 discount MAIL IN ONLY! Send 1 form per person, together in 1 envelope with payment
Race Day Registration: $30 (adults) $25 (children under 15) At packet pick-up day or race daystarting at 7:00 am
Packet Pick-up: Friday October 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at 5575 W 220th St
Race Timing: Pull-tag timing
Awards: Top 3 males and females overall and in each age group
Age Groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

What you get: Custom finisher medal, short sleeve cotton t-shirt (subject to availability if registered after September 24th) and post-race refreshments for all participants

Encourage Your Child's Creativity to Flourish
Click here for a PDF Resource from the National Association of Elementary Principals
Fairview Park PTA Council
Reflections Art Program 
The Ohio PTA, through National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit original works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film production and music composition. The Reflections program allows PTAs throughout the state to recognize children for their creativity as they reflect on the yearly theme. Teachers, parents, children and community can get involved in enhancing arts education though the Reflections program. The Reflections Program is one of the best examples of the PTA's ability to bring out the best in our youth. PTA strongly supports education in the arts. It is about creating educational excitement and involvement within our schools between parents, teachers and o ur kids.
 
Students can enter Reflections® in the following grade divisions - Primary: preschool-grade 2, Intermediate: grades 3-5, Middle/Junior: grades 6-8 and Senior: grades 9-12. They may submit works in any of the six arts areas: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual arts, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Special Artists can submit entries in any category. Our Reflections program begins at the local level, advances to PTA Council level, then to State for judging. The State winners of the Award of Excellence are then advanced to National PTA.

This year's theme is " Heroes Around Me." All students that wish to participate in the Reflections Art Program need to fill out the entry form and return it along with their original artwork to their school office by November 1, 2018. Here is a link to the rules and the entry form.
 
All participants will be invited to an Art Show to view the masterpieces created in January.
Questions can be emailed to Angie Cause at angiekleincause@yahoo.com. Good luck!
 
Warriors PINK OUT is October 12
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Fairview Athletics department is working with Connie Morris (FHS Class of '77) and others at the Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital, as well as Gayle Dill and Student Council, to elevate the traditional "Pink Out" at the mid-October home game. 

If you or someone you know has been touched by breast cancer, we would like to invite you on to the track for our Circle of Hope at half-time during the October 12 football game to be recognized as a PINK WARRIOR. 

If you would like to have a loved one's name read at half-time in memory of their fight, please submit their name on your t-shirt order.
 
Also, Budding Yoga  will offer a gentle flow yoga practice at the high school Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:00 am. All donations will go to the Moll Center.
 
Shirt Order forms are in the office or you may download one here

Connecting for Kids October 2018 Newsletter
Eager Artists and Eager Engineers
Upcoming Events
UPCOMING CALENDAR AND IMPORTANT NEWS
 
OCTOBER MONTH AT A GLANCE

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3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

3          
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Artists
            
6:00 PM                     
Special Board of Education Meeting/Work Session

            
6:30 PM                     
PTA Meeting

4          
3-3:40 PM                 
Kind Committee
            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers
            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

5          
5:30-10:00 PM        
FHS Homecoming Parade and Football Game

8          
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

9          
First Grade Fire Safety Assemblies

3:00-3:40 PM           
Student Council Meeting: Cafeteria - First & Second Semester  Representatives
Eager Engineers

10       
8:45 - 11:30 AM      
Cuyahoga Valley National Park instructors visiting Fourth Grade

Second Grade Fire Safety Assemblies

10:45-12:50 PM      
American Red Cross Blood Drive Assemblies: Cafeteria

11       
Third Grade Fire Safety Assemblies

2-2:40 PM                 
Author Shelly Brown Visit: Grades 4 & 5 Cafeteria

3-9:00 PM                 
New to You Resale Event Set Up

3-3:40 PM                 
Kind Committee

3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

12       
Fourth Gr. FT to Rockin on the Run: Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 4K, 4PT, 4S

7:00 PM                     
"Pink Out" at the FHS Warrior Football Game

13       
9AM-3PM                 
New to You Resale

15       
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

Fourth Gr. FT to Rockin on the Run: Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 4PO, 4PR, 4T

16       
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

6:30 PM                    
 Board of Education Meeting

17       
8:00 AM                   
School Picture Day: Staff

8:45 AM                   
School Picture Day: Students & Staff

18       
3-3:40 PM                 
Kind Committee
         
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

            
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices

22       
3:15-4:30 PM          
Let Me Run Practices

23       
9:15A-12:30P           
Second Grade Field Trip to Playhouse Square

10-11:30 AM           
AIR Testing: Grade 3

3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

6:30 PM                    
Title One/English Learners/Ideastream Night

24       
10-11:30 AM           
AIR Testing: Grade 3

2 5       
AIR Testing Make-ups: Third Grade

2-7:00 PM                 
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Cafeteria

3-3:40 PM                 
Kind Committee
3-4:00 PM         
        
Eager Engineers     
3:15-4:30 PM       
    
Let Me Run Practices

2 9       
3:15-4:30 PM           
Let Me Run Practices
 

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