Weekly News Blast for the Week of October 29, 2018
Red Ribbon Spirit Week
RED RIBBON WEEK , which is celebrated annually, is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. We celebrate Red Ribbon Week in our school to raise awareness of living a drug free life. Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs. For a great resource, visit this page

The week of October 29th will be our red ribbon/drug awareness week here at GS. 
We will have spirit week in support of this.
 
Monday, October 29: "Turn Your Back on Drugs" - wear your shirt backwards
Tuesday, October 30: "Sock it to Drugs" - sport your craziest socks
Wednesday, October 31: "Say Boo to Drugs" - bring your Halloween costume to school
Thursday, November 1: "Use Your Head-Don't Do Drugs" - wear your crazy hat/crazy hair day
Friday, November 2: - "Team Up Against Drugs" - wear your favorite team shirt/jersey

Student Dress Code Reminder
DRESS CODE GUIDELINES

The student's comfort and safety should be the guide as parents determine what should be worn to school. A child should come to school neat and clean. Clothing worn to school should be comfortable and provide protection against temperature, insect stings and bites, and abrasions.  We discourage the wearing of perfume, cologne, makeup, aftershave, etc. by students. If a child uses fragranced personal care products (i.e. deodorant) we ask that you monitor their use.  

It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility to dress children appropriately for outdoor play and exercise each day.  Inappropriate clothing worn to school (including bare midriffs, short shorts, tank tops, clothing with alcohol or drug-related symbols or violent or inappropriate messages on them) disrupts the educational process and shall be subject to disciplinary action.  Shorts are NOT permitted after November 1 or before  March 1 of each school year, unless the outside temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Hats, headbands, and bandanas are not to be worn in school except on special spirit days. Appropriate shoes help protect students from a number of injuries. For this reason, flip-flops, slip-on sandals, clogs, and any type of open shoe or shoes with oversized heels are not to be worn to school.

Fairview Park City Schools Issue 5 Operating Levy Renewal 
Voters in Fairview Park will see Issue 5, a RENEWAL, on the ballot for the Fairview Park City School District. 

Gilles-Sweet Halloween Parade
GILLES-SWEET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2:00-2:20 PM
 
Gilles-Sweet students will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 with a parade for all parents.
 
All first through fifth grade students should bring their costume in a labeled bag; costumes should NOT be worn to school . Morning classroom activities will be conducted as they would on any normal school day. Students should be able to put their costume on easily and preferably over their clothing. The student must easily apply any face make-up when they are dressing for the parade in the afternoon. Students are NOT PERMITTED to color their hair due to the aerosol nature and/or mess associated with coloring one's hair for costuming purposes.
 
Important Reminders for ALL Families
In order to ensure a safe and positive experience for all involved, we are asking that students adhere to the following guidelines:
*No masks or coverings of the face.
*No weapons or objects that could be used as weapons.
*Students should be able to put on and take off their costume independently.
*No inappropriate costumes reflecting violence, gore, promiscuity, and scary clown costumes.
 
Parents, please come watch the parade!
Parents are invited to view our parade which will take place between 2:00-2:20 p.m. Parents are asked not to park in the Convenient Store parking lot. Weather permitting, the students will exit the main front doors of the building (from the gym), parade on the sidewalk along the front of the building to Alexander Road, along the back parking lot and back into the building using the back (SW) Cafetorium doors. In the event of inclement weather, the students will parade inside the building so that they can see each other's costumes.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Gilles-Sweet at 440-356-3525.
School Store Now Open for Students!
The Gilles-Sweet School is now open for students!
When: Fridays
Time: 8:25 - 8:40 AM
Thank you, PTA, for providing this opportunity for our students!
Mrs. Brady getting ready to donate blood.
A Thank You from the American Red Cross
Thanks for all that everyone did to coordinate, recruit and promote for your blood drive on Thursday, October 25 and making it a success!  On a goal of 35, over 44 donors presented and we were able to collect 36 productive pints for local patients in need.  That is great!  
 
Since each pint of blood has the potential to help up to three patients, your blood drive could potentially impact over 108 lives in our community. 
 
Thank you!
Gretchen Kresge
American Red Cross
Box Top Winners!
What a great turn out for our first Box Tops contest of the year! Thank you so much to everyone who has clipped and saved, we have raised over $1,400 for our school and students! The top earners in each grade have won an ice cream and pajama party. Winners for each grade are: 
 
1st- Garcia with 588 Box Tops
2nd-Kotlarsic with 865 Box Tops
3rd-Chapman with 950 Box Tops 
4th-Kenny with 807 Box Tops
5th-Salco with 710 Box Tops 

All for Books Program
Dear Families:

Get ready to celebrate the love of reading with our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! We will have many fun reading activities and events planned for your child as part of the Fair. We hope you can join us! Visit the Book Fair with your student between 11/12 - 11/15 and 11/19 (during conferences) to join in the fun.

This year, one of our Book Fair goals is to ensure as many children as possible have access to and receive books. One of the ways we can do that is through the All for Books program. With your help, donations will purchase books for kids in need.

Not only does your donation help our cause, but Scholastic Book FairsĀ® will match monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through various organizations.

We are going to have a "coin war" among the grades at Gilles-Sweet. For each $5 that a classroom collects, they get entered into a drawing for a bean bag chair for their classroom! Whatever grade wins the coin war gets popsicles! 

Each grade will be assigned a book character(s):
1st - Elephant & Piggie
2nd - Cat in the Hat
3rd - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Greg Heffley)
4th - Harry Potter (Harry & Hermoine)
5th - Wonder (Auggie Pullman)

We are excited to see what character wins!

Please consider sending $1 or loose change one or more days during the week of 11/5 - 11/9.
On behalf of the students and teachers of our school, THANK YOU!
Sincerely,
Gilles-Sweet PTA

Upcoming Events
OCTOBER

RED RIBBON WEEK

2 9       
"Turn Your Back on Drugs" - wear your shirt backwards

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

30       
"Sock it to Drugs" - sport your craziest socks

31       
"Say Boo to Drugs" - bring your Halloween costume to school

            
10A-1P                      
Third Grade FT: F. P. Historical Homes and Bain Cabin

            
2:00-2:30 PM           
Halloween Parade at Gilles-Sweet for Parents: 
Outside  depending on weather

NOVEMBER
1          
Last Day for Students to Wear Shorts

            
"Use Your Head-Don't Do Drugs" - wear your crazy hat/crazy hair day    
      
           
 3-3:45 PM                 
Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

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

2          
"Team Up Against Drugs" - wear your favorite team shirt/jersey
         
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

4          
2:00 AM                    
Daylight Saving Time Ends: Turn Clocks back One hour

5          
3:15-4:30 PM          
Let Me Run Practices

6          
Election Day

            
3-4 PM                       
Eager Artists

            
6:30 PM                    
 Regular Board Meeting

7          
6:30 PM                     
GS PTA Meeting: Library Loft


8          
3-3:45 PM                 
Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

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

9          
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

            
7-9:00 PM                 
FHS Stagecrafters Fall Play

12       
Scholastic Book Fair

            
8:45 AM                    
Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony

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

13       
Scholastic Book Fair

14       
Scholastic Book Fair

15       
Scholastic Book Fair

            
3-3:45 PM                
 Kind Committee

            
3-4:00 PM                 
Eager Engineers

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


16       
Turkey Trot, Grades 1-5

8:45-9:10 AM*        
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: First grade

9:20-9:50 AM*        
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: Second grade

10:05-10:35 AM*    
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: Third grade

12:45 PM                  
Turkey Trot Run/Walk: Fourth grade

1:15 PM                     
Turkey Trot Run/Walk:      
Fifth Grade

19-23
No School for Students

19-20
Parent Teacher Conferences

19       
Scholastic Book Fair

Noon - 7:45 PM       
Parent Teacher Conferences

20       
7:45A 3:15 P             
Parent Teacher Conferences
       

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