Weekly News Blast for the Week of December 17, 2018
3rd Grade Concert on December 18
The 3rd grade concert, My Marvelous Magical Sleigh, will be Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Please have your student to his/her designated classroom indicated below NO LATER THAN 6:40 p.m. Anticipate limited parking.
 
            Mr. Fleischer                                        Room 123
            Miss Lehman                                        Room 123
            Mrs. Petruzzi                                        Room 125
            Miss Gallagher                                        Room 125
            Mrs. Keitlen                                           Band Room
            Mrs. Chapman                                     Band Room
                       
            If your student has a special part where a costume is required, please dress your student in the costume at home and have your student ready to go once he/she arrives at the high school (I will be sending elf, reindeer and Santa costumes home the week before the concert). If your child does not have a special part that requires a costume, the dress code is dress pants, dress shirts, dresses, skirts, and dress shoes. NO JEANS ARE PERMITTED.

            Once the concert is over, PLEASE DO NOT remove your student from the auditorium or the hallway. Please wait in the auditorium until he/she is back inside of the classroom.

            Please remember that this concert is a large part of your student's second quarter grade, as it corresponds with the Ohio Third Grade Music Standards.
Outdoor Recess
  All children will go out for recess as long as the wind chill temperature is above 20 degrees. The fresh air and freedom of movement is an excellent way to give students the needed break from the classroom and prepares them for a productive afternoon of learning.
 
So please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, gloves and boots if appropriate!
 
Thank you for your cooperation!
Prepare for Winter Weather School Notifications
With winter weather upon us, families should prepare for winter school closing notifications. In order to receive these announcements quickly, it is important for families to have correct contact information in their students' PowerSchool accounts. This will allow the District's automated messaging system to quickly reach you--via phone, email, and text--with emergency weather information.

To Receive Weather/Emergency Calls, Text Messages, and Emails
Log in to your  PowerSchool account and Under  "Alerting" click on " SwiftReach SwiftK12" in the top left corner. 

On the screen that opens, click on  "Contact Information" to make sure your phone numbers and email address is correct. Then check your  "Alert Preferences" to make sure each category is checked for what you wish to receive under "General Information."  Weather-related closures are sent under the "General Information" category. 

Social Media & Website 
Families can follow the Fairview Park City Schools on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to receive instant weather notifications.

Local Television
FPCS will notify local TV stations WKYC (NBC), WEWS (ABC), WOIO (CBS) and Fox8 with school closing information.

Thank you!
Tips on Staying Healthy and Symptoms to Watch for During Flu Season
It's flu season! The Fairview Park City Schools nurses offer our families these tips on staying healthy and symptoms to look for during flu season. 
 
What are Symptoms of Flu ?
  • Fever-may be high and last 3-4 days
  • Headache
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue and weakness-may last 2-3 weeks
  • Exhaustion
  • Cough/chest discomfort is common
  • Sore throat-sometimes
  • Stomach upset-sometimes
I Think I May Have the Flu-Now What??
  • Go home!
  • Stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours.
  • Treat your symptoms - fluids, medication to treat fever and headache, rest
How Can I Minimize the Possibility that I Get the Flu?
  • Wash your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not share personal items like drinks, food or utensils.
  • Cover your cough/sneezes with tissues or arm when tissues not available. Dispose of used tissues in trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Get the flu vaccination yearly. 
Fairview Park City Schools is hiring Subs, Bus Drivers, and more
Are you or someone you know looking for flexible work? An opportunity to be more involved in your child's school experience? Check out the various job opportunities the Fairview Park City School district has to offer, including: 

- Substitute student monitors, educational aides, cleaning/custodial, daycare workers, and cafeteria workers. 
- Bus drivers (regular and substitute)
- Substitute teachers (apply through Rachel Wixey & Associates link on web site link below)

Family and Community Engagement Corner
By Ms. Carrie Sullivan
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinator 

As the holiday season is approaching, I just wanted to reflect on a few things to bring joy to your family.

1) If there is one thing that students, parents and teachers learned from watching the  Angst documentary...  Talk to your kids! Let them know you are there for them! Please, if you need any resources,  click here

2) The link below is the eulogy that George W. Bush gave regarding his father along with an article that helps remind us that... 

In the eulogy, George W didn't mention once that his parents made sure he had organic food his whole life, or had Pinterest worthy birthday parties, or the perfect monogrammed matching outfits with his siblings. He didn't mention that his parents made sure their week was planned with playdates and millions of extracurricular activities.  He reflected over and over again about how much his dad loved and was dedicated to his mother.

I worry that we get so caught up in the minor things that we forget the major thing.... which is teaching our kids what unconditional love and loyalty looks like.

Please take a few minutes to listen to his speech and read the article.  Have a great week!
Upcoming Events
December
           
18       
2:50-3:50 PM            
Tech and Broadcast Club

7:00 PM                    
Third Grade Concert: FHS Auditorium

19       
10:35 AM-12PM     
Secret Santa FT: Wolanin, Sheldon, Horstman

21       
Last Day of School before Winter Break
                                   
January, 2019

Happy New Year!     
                                                                                
3          
School Resumes, K-12

4          
2:00 PM                     
PRIDE House

8          
2:50-3:50 PM           
Tech and Broadcast Club

9          
Bowling, Grades 1-3

6:30 PM                     
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Conference Room 


10       
3:00 PM                     
Kind Committee
            
6:30-8:30 PM           
PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony: Gemini Center

11       
Eager Engineers

15       
2:50 - 3:50 PM         
Tech and Broadcast Club
            
3-3:40 PM                 
Student Council Meeting: Room 213


16       
Bowling: Grades 4 & 5

17       
End of Second Quarter

18       
Teacher Records Day: No School for students

21       
MLK Day, No School

22       
Eager Artists

24       
Eager Engineers
           

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