Weekly News Blast for the Week of November 25, 2019
No School for Students November 25-29
Parent Teacher Conferences: November 25 & 26
Thanksgiving Break: November 27-29

Have a great Thanksgiving! 
Scholastic Book Fair
Dear Parents and Families: 

Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child's emotional growth. This year's Scholastic Book Fair theme is Arctic Adventure!  

Save the date!

Book Fair dates: November 18-21 & 25 (during parent/teacher conferences)

Shopping hours : 9am-12pm, 1pm-2pm & during conferences

Special activities: Wednesday, November 20th 7:45am "Breakfast with Books" event

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options!
With Book Fair eWallet, a safe and convenient digital payment account, your student can shop the Fair cash-free! And if you're not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping option. We've partnered with The Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Click here to access!

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Gilles-Sweet PTA

Cash, Credit Card or Checks also accepted. Checks must be made out to Gilles Sweet PTA

Interested in Volunteering? Sign Up Here.

Or contact Jess Eidson at jchums@hotmail.com 
Socks for Soldiers Service Project
Dear Parents/Guardians:

During our most recent PRIDE house lesson, students were introduced to our school-wide fall service project. Our service project is called "Socks for Soldiers" and we are asking for donations of new Black Crew Length socks to donate to veterans, deployed service members, and first responders. We will be collecting new socks (in their original packaging) now through December 6th.

Thank you for your kindness!
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!
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Families!

The holiday season is coming upon us... and you know what that means... time to get together with our family and friends  For many, it is a good time had by all, but for others, it can be a stressful time.   HERE  is an article offering suggestions on how to reduce stress, deal with loss or change, and enjoy the holidays on a budget. In addition, resource numbers are listed for those who find the stress of this holiday season, or any other time of year, too much to handle. 

For more information regarding reducing the holiday stress for your child, click   HERE

I hope everyone has a restful and thankful Thanksgiving!

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
PTA Santa Shop
Santa Shop is coming to Gilles-Sweet December 9th-13th!  This is our holiday store in the gym where students can shop for gifts for their family during school hours. All gifts are $5 and under. The kids love it, and the helper "elves" have lots of fun, too! Please save the dates, as we need a ton of "elves" to wrap presents and help the students shop. Moms, dads, grandparents, friends, neighbors! We have a few early prep nights and needs lots of help for the week please click on the link to sign up: 

Gilles-Sweet Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14 
Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Doors open at 9 a.m. 
Breakfast starts at 9:15 a.m. 

Must pre-register by Monday, December 9 

Adults $8.00 / Kids $5.00 (3 & under are free). 
Checks ONLY: Please make payable to Fairview Park City School District 

Scrambled Eggs
Turkey Sausage 
Hash Browns 
French Toast 
Coffee, Juice, and Milk 

Questions? Contact Diana Hill, Food Services Supervisor at dhill@fairview.k12.oh.us or call (440) 356-3525 x 4120 
Save the Date
The Third Grade Winter Concert "Arrf! On the Housetop!" will be December 17. 
Fundraisers - Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools
We are so appreciative of the continued support throughout this year. Thank you all for dining to donate, purchasing pepperoni rollers, ordering Holiday Ham gift cards or Holiday wreaths. (All order forms are available on our website at   friendsfpcs.org.) You can still order your Honeybaked Ham!

Also, we are very excited to bring you something new this fall. We will be selling foam fingers during the basketball season. We need volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please consider   signing up  for a shift or two. 

Check out our upcoming fundraiser at Five Below!  
Fairview Park Women's Club presents
Annual Lunch with Santa Event
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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