Weekly News and Updates for the Week of September 23
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:

Lauren E.
Lauren has hit the ground running since day one. All teachers have seen leadership characteristics and an amazing work ethic. Lauren has gone out of her way to help peers that were having difficulties. Lauren is a TRUE Warrior!

Madison and Paige B.
Madison and Paige stepped outside their comfort zones to audition for the fall play.

Kalyb S.
Kalyb has been a wonderful addition to the district and really shines. He is diligent about completing his work, asks questions, participates positively in the classroom, and is respectful of all. He shows a great ability to balance school work and making friends. We're excited to see him flourish here at Mayer.

Picture Day
Picture Day is on Monday! Students should bring their order forms with payment to school on Monday, and turn them in when they get their picture taken. If you'd like to order online, no need to complete the paper order form. You can order online at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: EVTTHCR48.
Warrior Weather Station
Through a partnership and grant with the FP Ed Foundation, we were able to purchase and install our own weather station at FHS! The system is mounted to the north side of the tower. According to Matt, the camera still needs to be adjusted. HUGE shoutout to Colleen Sliwinski for working on this. WOOO HOOO!!! 
Start with Hello Week
Spirit Week Themes
Monday 9/23:  Say "Hey" Day!
Tuesday 9/24:  Lifesaver Day! Make a pledge.
Wednesday 9/25:  Green Day! Drone Picture @ 7:45 am on football field!
Thursday 9/26:  Communities Day! Dress like your community.
Friday 9/27:  Random Acts of Kindness Day!

This slide deck will be used by our teaching staff in mentoring to frame out the week for our students, leading us from why the week exists to ways we can each impact our fellow Warriors.
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!

Gamers Club
Attention Students! Mr. Cohan is hosting a Gaming Club for 6th-12th graders that will tentatively take place every other Saturday throughout the school year. The cost is $20 per student. Stop by Room 211 for a permission slip. The first meeting will be on Saturday, September 28 from 12-3pm in Room 211.
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. Look 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.
Middle School Fundraiser Fall 2019
Middle School Fundraiser Fall 2019

Our Fall Fundraiser has begun! Orders and payment are due by Thursday, October 10. Make checks payable to Fairview Park. 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 .

Office Hours
Office Hours will begin on Tuesday, September 17. Teachers will be available for students to come in each Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM. Teachers may invite students to come in, but students can absolutely come without an invitation.
Math Lab
Beginning on Tuesday, September 17, math help will be 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. 
MAP Testing
The fall MAP testing window is 8/15/19 - 11/30/19. Testing will take place during that time. 
Some testing will start as early as this week. 

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

FUNDRAISING - Gilles-Sweet Elementary
Take a look at these opportunities to show your support!
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.
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 .
Introduction to the PLP
There are many ways to get involved with your student's learning. Not only will you be able to reach out to their teachers - as always - but you'll also be able to reach out to your student's mentor who will be able to talk to you about conversations they're having around goal-setting and more. Hear from teachers all around the country about their own experience with the program in this overview video.

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. 
Parent Info and Tips
Common Sense Media is a very helpful resource, providing reviews of TV shows, movies, apps, games, etc. 
Office Hours
Office Hours take place every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM. Teachers may invite students to come in, but students can absolutely come without an invitation.
Contact Us
Please click on the button if you have any questions or concerns.
Upcoming Events
Monday, September 23
Picture Day!

Saturday, September 28
12:00-3:00 PM - Gaming Club, Room 211

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 PM - Tell Me Your Story Exhibition Night

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

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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Hello Fairview Park Families! As parents, what do we ask our children everyday.....
"How was your day at school? or What did you learn in school today?"

Do we ever get the answers we want? No. Here is a list of questions that may work better to really see how your child's day was or how they feel about school:

  • What's one thing you learned today that you think I might not know?
  • Who are you most excited to see at school? Least excited? Why?
  • If you could change one thing about school, what would it be?
  • Think of a project or assignment you really enjoyed. Why did you enjoy it?
  • If you could make the rules at school, what would your top 3 rules be?
  • Tell me about what lunch (or recess) was like today.
  • What motivates you to work hard at school? What doesn't motivate you, and how can we change it?
  • If you could take a class in anything, what would it be?
  • Who is the best teacher you have this year (or have ever had)? What makes them a great teacher?
  • What makes you feel good about yourself when you're at school?

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

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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