Weekly News Blast for the Week of October 7, 2019
Wear Your Browns Gear on Monday! 
What's For Lunch This Week? 
Monday: Rotini with Meat Sauce and Breadstick 
Tuesday: Walking Taco
Wednesday: Baked Chicken Drumstick with Flaky Biscuit
Thursday: House Grilled Hamburger/Cheeseburger
Friday: Tony's French Bread Cheese Pizza 
Conscious Discipline 
Stoller Fundraiser
Stoller fundraiser orders are due October 8. 
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 on Friday.  Pictures can also be ordered online.
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. 
Third Grade ELA Ohio State Tests
Third grade students will be taking part one and two of the English Language Arts test on 
Monday, October 21st and Tuesday October 22nd.    

By helping your child become physically and mentally prepared, you are helping them lower any feelings of test anxiety.  Test anxiety is a very common experience; however, with some preparation, can be reduced and improve their performance.  

Please help your son/daughter prepare by:

  • Getting an adequate night's sleep (8-10 hours)  
  • Wake up on time to avoid rushing and arrive to school on time
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Reminding them to listen closely to all directions and read the directions carefully
  • Answer questions they know first, and come back to the harder questions later 

When your child feels confident in their test taking skills, they will have less test anxiety and be able to focus on doing their best and showing what they have learned. 

Make-Up Testing dates:   October 23rd and 25th  
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hi Fairview Park Families!

If you missed the Parent University last Monday on Technology, we will be posting the slides and resources on the FACE page next week.

Now that we are all getting settled into out school year, I thought I would talk about SLEEP.  According to the American Academy of  Pediatrics, the recommended sleep by age is:
  • Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
The group found that adequate sleep duration for age on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression, especially for teens who may experience increased risk of self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For infants and young children, establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night. The AAP program, "Brush, Book, Bed," is available here:  http://bit.ly/bedroutine .
If you notice your child not getting enough sleep, talk to them to see if there is something bothering them, think if they have had enough exercise each day, make sure they haven't had caffeine or maybe even talk to your child's doctor.

Carrie Sullivan 
FACE Coordinator 
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
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