Gilles-Sweet Elementary
News & updates for the week of April 27, 2020 *  Learning-at-Home Edition
Support for our Students and Families: 
4-Day Learning Schedule
Beginning the week of April 27, we will be moving to a four-day learning schedule in all grades K-5. Teachers will continue to post assignments Monday through Thursday.  Fridays will now be a "Wrap Up Day" with no new teacher posts. Students can catch up on assignments (we know if can be overwhelming with everything sent on a daily basis), spend time on specials, Google Meet with their teachers or just catch up with some much-needed time outside! Please know we appreciate EVERYTHING you are doing to ensure your student's success and we want to express our amazement at the outstanding job all of our students are doing each week! 

Together we can do this! 

Fairview PRIDE!
Grab-and-Go School Meals
The Fairview Park City School District is providing meals during the extended school closure for families who rely on free or reduced-cost meals for their children. 

We will continue to offer no-cost, grab-and-go meals (each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) each week. 


Monday, April 27
Pick-up is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days, located in the back parking lot at Gilles-Sweet Elementary.
➡️  Please fill out this form  so our food service department can accurately estimate how many meals to prepare. If you previously filled out a form for meals, please fill out this new version for the new pickup schedule.

Please contact Diana Hill, Food Service Director, at or call (440) 365-3525 x4120 if:

- You are unable to pick-up meals and would like to request delivery
- You recently had a change in income and would like to apply for meal benefits
- You need to confirm if you qualify for free or reduced-cost meal benefits
- You need help applying for meal benefits
- You have any other questions related to food resources.
Derby Dash
The 5th Annual Derby Dash was scheduled for this past weekend. We are disappointed that we did not get to hold the event this spring, however, we have a tentatively re-scheduled the event for July! 
Family and Community Engagement
Hello Fairview Park Families!

I hope this newsletter finds everyone in your family healthy and happy! We can do this!  We had some parent Zoom meetings this week that were a great way for us (the district) to see how parents and students are doing. We understand what the parents are going through and we are trying everything we can to support you!  We will have some more of these meetings in the future.  If there is anything you can think of that we can do to help, please let me know! 

The Counselor Advantage Newsletter is full of resources and ideas.  If you did not see it, you can view it here

Looking for a craft idea for your family?  How about making cards for our:

Fairview Park Fire department
Fairview Park Police department
Fairview Park City - Service Department, Mayor's Office, etc. 
Cleveland Clinic - Nurses and Doctors

I will be putting bags outside of FHS main entrance and GS main entrance for each group.  Let's fill those bags!

Stay healthy and happy! Parents, take care of yourself! 

Carrie Sullivan    
FACE Coordinator 
(Family and Community Engagement)  
NEW PHONE while at home - 440-754-3399 ext 118             

Connecting for Kids

Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat: Healthy Coping in an Overwhelming Time
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that is going on in the world and in your life? Are you being torn in so many directions that you are not meeting anyone's needs right now including your own? Meghan Barlow, PhD of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will provide you with 5 simple coping tools to use when you feel overwhelmed. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other families and share ways of dealing with all the uncertainty and changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our lives. Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program running the free Zoom app on your phone or laptop.  This program is supported by a grant from The Nordson Corporation Foundation.
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program via Zoom

View More Connecting for Kids Programs Here

OverDrive app to Borrow Books from the Public Library
Students are able to download the app, OverDrive (Libby OverDrive) from the self-service app on their iPads.  The app will allow students to borrow books from the public library. Students will need a library card in order to use this service.  Books that are checked out will need to be returned virtually when the students are finished.   

Gilles-Sweet Yearbook Update
Due to school and studio closures our yearbook delivery will be delayed to this fall.
Gilles-Sweet yearbooks can still be ordered online at .  The cost of the yearbook is $17.  Our school's password is "gillessweet20". 

Cleveland Indians Activity Book
Looking for fun activities for the kids? Download and print the newest Indians Activity Book presented by Progressive! 

This activity book includes everything from coloring pages, to a maze, Mad Lib pages and more. Tribe Fans of all ages can have some baseball fun and stay engaged right from home. Once you finish, tag @Indians on Instagram and Twitter so we can see all the creative work #OurTribe creates! 

To view and print the workbook, click here. 
First Federal Lakewood Activity Book 
Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?

To celebrate, First Federal Lakewood is sharing our   2020 Activity Book   for the whole family to enjoy!

It's full of great activities suitable for any age. Review the basics of writing a check, entertain your brain with a word search or just relax a little with our coloring pages. From ages 1 to 100, there's something for everyone!

This book is a fun way to spend some time focusing on financial literacy. It's also a great opportunity to start the conversation with your kids so you can help them develop positive short- and long-term financial habits and skills.