Weekly News and Updates for the Week of November 18, 2019
Warriors of the Week
Each week through this year we will recognize several of our students through our "Warrior of the Week" award. Students receive this award for displaying effort that goes above-and-beyond our expectations - reflecting their drive to achieve personal and academic growth. 

This week's Warriors of the Week are:

Shaya E.
Shaya is a hard working, sweet, and caring Warrior! She does not hesitate when her peers need help, whether that is in or outside of the classroom. Shaya always has a smile on her face, which is contagious to those around her. It is evident that she is a natural leader and always makes positive choices. We are proud of you, Shaya. Keep being awesome!  

Brandon C.
Brandon is an extremely hard and diligent worker - he is always on task in class and perseveres through challenging tasks. Brandon always has a positive word to say. This week he passed his 2nd focus are in Language Arts! He is a positive member of any class he is in. Brandon takes pride in his work and is receptive to help from both staff and peers. Brandon is also not afraid to share his thoughts and ideas with the class. His positive attitude is contagious and energizes the classroom. Keep up the great work, Brandon! Looking forward to seeing you succeed the rest of your 7th grade year!

John S.
John is an academic and social leader in his 8th grade OA Class. He is in the unenviable position of being seated close to the teacher's desk in a crowded classroom where he regularly navigates peer and adult interactions with a maturity beyond his years. Other students gravitate to his friendly soft spoken demeanor, while his teachers appreciate his insightful philosophical observations. 

TJ has been nothing but helpful on our DC trip and a pleasure to have in class. Always respectful and friendly, TJ went out of his way to be there for others. He is mature beyond his years, and we're so proud of him. Thank you, TJ!
Search the Twitter hashtag #FoundSomethingCool for updates on innovative learning activities/experiences on campus! Look for updates from Mr. Vicha @fhsprincipal and Mr. Honeck @fhswarriors_ap . There are LOTS of great things happening on campus and we want you to be able to see some of the wonderful things we see every day!
Middle School Fundraiser
Fundraising items will be delivered, barring any weather issues, on November 20. Once items are organized, they will be distributed to students, most likely on Thursday, November 21.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26 during scheduled 15 minute appointments:

Monday, November 25 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM, 5:00 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 7:45 -11:30 AM, 12:30 - 3:15 PM 

The Scholastic Book Fair will be set up during conferences.

Teacher Conference Luncheon
MMS/FHS PTA will be hosting lunch for our hard working teachers and staff on Tuesday, November 26th (conference day). Please click HERE to sign up to bring dessert, water or tableware.
Scholastic Book Fair
Dear Parents and Families:

Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary, lowers stress, and supports your child's emotional growth. But perhaps the best benefit is the lasting bond you create with your child when you read with them. Visit the Book Fair with your child to discover new books together!

Book Fair dates/times: 
Friday, November 22 - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 25 - 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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)! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online.
Visit scholastic.com/fair To find our school.

Please consider helping the PTA staff the Book Fair. Sign up for half-hour or hour shifts HERE .

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

Mr. Chris Vicha
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School
Food Drive
The High/Middle School Mentoring Classes will be participating in a Food Drive from December 2nd through December 18th.  Please bring in canned (tuna, soup, vegetables) or boxed food for the Fairview Food Bank. The mentoring class with the most donated food will receive a pizza party.  
APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness
A few parents looking to network and discuss the Platform and how to support our children in the face of 21st century education have formed a group called APP - Advocates for Progress and Preparedness. Their next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 6:30-7:30 PM in Room A/B at the Fairview Park Library.  Generally, to be discussed:
  • Summary report of last meeting, specifically comments/input attendees provided on index cards
  • Continue discussion about education
  • Facebook page
All are welcome! Bring a friend!

In addition, if you are a member of the Gemini Center and are interested in talking to some fellow parents about the Platform (and whatever else may come up), look for the Prepared book on the shelf by the track. " APP Walks" at the Rec Center on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 10:30 AM. 

Prepared , by Diane Tavenner:
An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner co-founded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren't focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. 

Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model. 

Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit's exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.
Parent Information and Tips
Summit Personalized Learning Platform
Read about one teacher's experience teaching with Summit AND her experience as a parent of students using Summit in their school.

Holiday Concert Schedule
Saturday, December 14, 2019

We are very excited about this performance and know that you will enjoy it as well.  Students need to dress up for this concert. Boy - buttoned down dress shirt, tie, dress pants, dress shoes.  Girls - long skirt and blouse or long dress. You may wear holiday clothes if you choose. This is an afternoon of giving and music.  Admission will be a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Fairview Hunger Center.
If you are able, please donate a baked item for the FPMTA to sell at the bake sale.  Items can be dropped off at 1:00 or brought to school the day before.  

2:30 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Golden Singers
3:00 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Band
3:15 Gilles Sweet 5th Grade Orchestra
3:30 Mayer Middle School 6th Grade Band
4:00 Mayer Middle School 6th Grade Orchestra
4:30 Mayer Middle School Concert Band (7-8)
5:00 Mayer Middle School Concert Orchestra (7-8)
5:30 FHS Jazz Band
6:00 FHS Symphonic Band
6:30 FHS Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, & Symphony Orchestra
Math Club
LFM Math Club Meeting will be every Thursday after school from 3:30-4:15pm in Room 247. They will also meet every other Thursday morning from 7:45-8:30am in Room 247, with the next meeting on November 21. LFM Math Club is available for students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th.
Math Lab
Math help is available before school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 - 8:30 AM in Room 201 for students in 6-12 grade. Students can receive help on checkpoints, power focus areas, portfolio problems, etc.
Office Hours
Office Hours take place every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM and are open to ALL students.
Homework Help
The Fairview Park Library is one of several branches in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system that will be once again offering free, after-school homework help Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for students in grades K-8. For more information, click HERE.
Staff Highlights

Anna Tieri, HS Secretary
  1. Where did you grow up? Parma, Ohio
  2. What college did you attend? University of Akron and Cleveland State (graduated from CSU)           
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? Many roles, but my roles here at FHS have been ISR, Study Hall, Guidance/Athletic Secretary and now Main Office/Athletics
  4. Children / pets? 3 kids (Antonia age 13, Julia age 12 and Angelo age 8) Dog Maximus is 6 years old
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Take my kids to all of their things.  LOL! Soccer, soccer, soccer and horseback riding. All kidding aside, I love to watch them all play soccer and my daughter Antonia is very confident on her horse which blows my mind every time I watch her ride!  
  6. Favorite song/artist? I like all types of music.  Currently on an Ed Sheran kick.
  7. Favorite food? Pizza! And Mexican

Kale Chevalier, 6th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher

  1. Where did you grow up?  Grew up in Toledo, Ohio. Spent my young adulthood at Fort Campbell, KY.
  2. What college did you attend?  I did my undergrad at the University of Toledo. I got my graduate degree from Cleveland  State University.
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position?  I taught 5th grade ELA in Parma for three years and taught 7th grade ELA for four years  before moving to 6th grade where I currently teach.
  4. Children / pets?  Two beautiful dogs- Bruno (Hound Mix) and Bella (Dalmatian/Hound Mix)
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working?  I enjoy going to sporting events and also enjoy going to the Metroparks with my dogs.  
  6. Favorite song/artist?  Zebrahead and Yellowcard are always my go to bands when I need a good tune.
  7. Favorite food?  Cheese and pepperoni calzone- only if the cheese is gooing out of it.
  8. What makes you passionate about your work?  I have always found reading and writing to be therapeutic and love the fact that I get to  share that with the students each and every day. 

Anne Dance, Math Teacher

  1. Where did you grow up? Parma, OH
  2. Where did you go to college? CSU  What did you study? Math and Science
  3. What other roles have you had before your current position? I taught Math and Physics at St. Augustine Academy
  4. Do you have any children / pets? I have 3 children (Rick, Mariann, and Randi) and 3 grandchildren (Mikey, Sophia, Peyton)  2 dogs (Bailey and Sammie)
  5. What do you like to do when you're not working? Favorite Hobby? When I am not working I like to knit, make projects with my cricut, and babysit the grandchildren
  6. Favorite song/artist? Billy Joel is my favorite artist
  7. Favorite food? Barbeque Spare Ribs
  8. What makes you passionate about your work? I enjoy the feeling when I know that what I am trying to teach the students finally makes sense to them.  I also like to see them apply what they have learned to another situation. 
Rewards Programs
Mayer Middle School is registered with both the Giant Eagle's Apples for Students and Heinen's Teaming Up for Education programs. When signing up for Giant Eagle's program, the code for Lewis F. Mayer Middle School is 2472.  When signing up for Heinen's program, sign in to your account on the Heinen's Tasteful Rewards Program page and select Lewis F. Mayer Middle School from a list of participating schools.
Box Top Earnings (2019-2020 School Year)
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 the submission guidelines and an entry form and return 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 at angiekleincause@yahoo.com .
Boys Basketball Team Shop
Warriors Basketball Gear 2019 is now open! This is NOT a fundraiser, but if you want some gear, check it out! Everything appears to be red but they have other color options after you click on the item.

 Store Open From: November 11 - November 18, 2019
Ski & Snowboard Club
If you haven't signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club, but still want to, you have time! Please go to the following link  to sign up by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd. The next meeting will be on Monday, December 2 after school in Room 251. Our first trip to Boston Mills/Brandywine will be in January! See Miss Smigelski in room 251 for more information.
Fundraiser - Ski Club
Fundraising - Friends of the Fairview Park City Schools 
Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!
Friends of Fairview Park Holiday Ham Sale
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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 19
6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting, Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

Thursday, November 21
7:45 - 8:30 AM - Math Club Meeting, Room 247 (every other Thursday)
3:30 - 4:15 PM - Math Club Meeting, Room 247 (every Thursday)
6:30 PM - APP Meeting, Room A/B at the Fairview Park Library

Friday, November 22
Scholastic Book Fair Preview during the school day

Monday, November 25 - Tuesday, November 26
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences
Scholastic Book Fair during Conferences

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 2
Food Drive BEGINS
3:30 PM - Ski & Snowboard Club meeting, Room 251

Wednesday, December 4
6:30 PM - MS/HS PTA Meeting, Room 125 at FHS

Thursday, December 12
6:30 PM - Learning Management System Review Meeting, Gilles-Sweet

Saturday, December 14
2:00 - 6:30 PM - District Music Concert, FHS Auditorium

Tuesday, December 17
6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting, Gilles-Sweet Cafetorium

Wednesday, December 18
7:00 - 8:30 PM, Holiday Choral Concert, FHS Auditorium

Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3
Winter Break

Monday, January 6
Return to School

Friday, May 22
8th Grade Dance, Bain Park Cabin

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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hello Fairview Park Families!

It is that time of the year... Parent/Teacher conferences!  HERE is an article that I hope you take with you so you know the perfect questions to ask our teachers to really learn where your child is at!  I hope you all have a great conference and learn something awesome about your child!

Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator 
(440) 356-3510 ext. 4117
Contact Us 

Student Counseling

Mrs. Mary Cory
Middle School Student Counselor
440-356-3510 ext. 3135

Digital Request Form for students wanting to see Mrs. Cory

Follow the counseling office on Twitter: @FviewCounselors

Click HERE to sign up for our Counseling Newsletter!


Mr. Chris Vicha
Campus Principal
440-356-3500 ext. 4100

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