Weekly News and Updates for the Week of September 30
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:

Elizabeth E.
Elizabeth has done a fantastic job of adjusting to the middle school. She has such a positive attitude and works so hard to get her work done. She doesn't hesitate to jump in when a peer needs a little extra help. Elizabeth has already completed 4 focus areas, most even before they were officially assigned. Keep up the good work Elizabeth!

Lily O.
Lily has already demonstrated that she is a friend to many. She is quick to lend a helping hand or have a kind word for her classmates. She is friendly, polite, and works well with others. Way to go, Lily, for being a great example for us all!


Mallory A.
Mallory is an exuberant, polite, and conscientious student. She is president of student council, jumped in to help with Start With Hello week, and is patient and caring with all her peers. She is proving to be a strong leader for our Warrior community.

6th Grade Transition
Our MMS Ambassadors finalized their amazing transition work with the 6th grade class during a mentoring meeting on Friday, September 27th!. Our student ambassadors are happy to connect 1:1 with your 6th grader on an ongoing basis if your child identifies that he or she needs ongoing support!
Math Lab
Math help is available before school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 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. There will be an open house on Wednesday, September 18 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for families to meet staff and see the space. For more information, click HERE.
Start with Hello Week
Our students really stepped up for Start With Hello Week! Although we were all disappointed in the fact that we couldn't take the drone photo on the field last week, they really impressed us with their pledges and random acts of kindness! Take a look at our pledge tree:
Every Thursday, during Mentoring, students are able to choose a Community to attend. It's a way for them to meet new teachers and students, as well as spend time doing an activity the enjoy or try something new! Here's the current Middle School Community Menu:
Cell Phone Use
Just a reminder that there should be no student cell phone use throughout the day, unless it's for educational purposes. It is always helpful when parents echo the expectations.
Search the Twitter hashtag #FoundSomethingCool for updates on cool activities being done on campus! Look for updates from Mr. Vicha @fhsprincipal , Mr. Honeck @fhswarriors_ap and Mr. McHugh @mrjordanmchugh . There's 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!

The ELA, OA, and social studies classes are working on a cross-curricular unit that incorporates the themes and ideas from the summer reading books and ties them into all of our students' family stories.  Each grade level will be working in their classes with artist Natalie Bauman to create their final products for these classes. Ms. Bauman is a digital artist with the Center for Arts Inspired Learning and we are grateful to use her services through a grant from the Fairview Park Education Foundation. See below for additional information for our Tell Me Your Story Showcase coming up on October 3rd, where the students will show off all their hard work.
Picture Day
Picture Day was this past Monday! If you forgot to send in an order form, or one never came home with your child, you can still order! Order online at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: EVTTHCR48.
Middle School Fundraiser Update
Middle School Fundraiser Update

Our Fall Fundraiser has begun! Orders and payment are due by Thursday, October 10. Make checks payable to Fairview Park City Schools. In addition to a pizza party for those that sell 15 or more items, there will be a challenge to see which Mentoring group can sell the most items. The middle school Mentoring class (6-8th grade) that sells the most items will win a pizza party in Mentoring.

You can purchase items out of the catalog, or online at www.ShopFund.com . Family and friends out of town can order online too!
You no longer HAVE to cut Box Tops (although you still can. Download the app and choose Lewis F. Mayer Middle School. Within 14 days of purchase, scan your receipt and the items with Box Tops will be credited to MMS!
From the PTA
Did you know Mayer Middle School and Fairview High School have a PTA? We sure do! Our PTAs are combined and meet at 6pm on the second Wednesday of the month at the high school (Room 125). Can't make the meetings? That's OK! Many members help in other ways throughout the year or simply join to  support our schools. We work to support our students and staff members through various events and activities throughout the year. You can join online at http://fppta.digitalpto.com/ and go to "Join the PTA" or you can print out a membership form and turn it into the Middle School or High School office stating PTA on the envelope. Thank you and we hope our students and staff have a great 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 .

MAP Testing
The fall MAP testing window is 8/15/19 - 11/30/19. Some testing started as early as this past week.

Questions about MAP testing should be directed to subject teachers or mentors. 

Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!
FUNDRAISING - Gilles-Sweet Elementary
FUNDRAISING - Friends of Fairview Park City Schools
The Friends of Fairview Park City Schools is selling Pepperoni Rollers for $2 each. Orders are due by Friday, October 25. Pickup will be Monday, November 11. Click HERE for an online order form.
Introduction to the PLP
Student Experience
What is project-based learning?
Projects are the foundation of the academic experience. Through project-based learning, students develop cognitive skills - like critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making - that are necessary to be successful in college and beyond. With almost 200 rigorous projects in the Summit Learning curriculum, the final products that students complete are diverse, ranging from simulating historic debates to suggesting changes to school policies to build community.  Students build toward the final product by completing a series of checkpoints with their peers, and receiving feedback from their teacher at each checkpoint. This immersive learning style forces students to not simply learn for a test, but instead, actually develop mastery over the subject matter .

Projects are designed to encourage collaboration. Teachers encourage students to work with their peers on rigorous tasks; they group students flexibly so they can offer workshops for students struggling with specific skills, content and/or habits. 

Getting Involved
You don't need to be an expert on the content knowledge covered in your child's projects in order to support them well. The best way you can support your child is to help them reflect, explain their work, and become a better self-directed learner.

You and your students will have access to every project via the Platform

In the Platform, you can see in real-time what project your student is working on, cognitive skills they're building, and learn more about their progress and feedback they've received from their teacher.

Q: What is the role of a teacher in the classroom?
A: Teachers are at the heart of every classroom. They use their expertise to help students understand how what they've learned,  and how it applies to the world around them. They focus on helping students develop lifelong cognitive skills such as critical thinking, and they ensure that students are learning to collaborate and build interpersonal habits.

In the News

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Parent University
The first Parent University event is scheduled for September 30th at 6:30pm at Gilles-Sweet, and will be focused on TECHNOLOGY. There will be a panel of experts present, who will help us (K-12) understand the ins and outs of things in order to protect our children. Babysitting is available. 

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117

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Upcoming Events
Monday, September 30
6:30 PM - Parent University: Technology, Gilles-Sweet

Tuesday, October 1
3:30 PM - Ski Club Meeting, Room 251

Thursday, October 3
5:30 -7:00 PM - Tell Me Your Story Exhibition Night, FHS Gym

Tuesday, October 8 - Friday, October 11
6th Grade Trip to Mohican

Friday, October 11
5:30 PM - Homecoming Parade and Game

Monday, October 14

Wednesday, October 16
7:00-8:30 PM - MS (7-8th grade) Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert, FHS Auditorium

Thursday, October 17
6:30 PM - 8th grader DC parent meeting, FHS Auditorium

Monday, October 28
Picture Retakes

Friday, November 1
1st Quarter Ends

Wednesday, November 13 - Friday, November 15
8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

Friday, November 15-17
Fall Play at FHS

Monday, November 25 - Tuesday, November 26
NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences

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

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Student Counseling

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

Follow the counseling office on Twitter: @FviewCounselors

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

Mr. Jordan McHugh
Associate Principal
440-356-3510 ext. 3100

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