Weekly News and Updates for the Week of October 7, 2019
Warrior of the Month
Each month a student will be recognized  as Warrior of the Month. These students are nominated by their teachers and exemplify what it means to go above-and-beyond our expectations - reflecting their drive to achieve personal and academic growth.  

Rebecca C.
Rebecca is a bubbly, cheerful girl who makes you smile when she walks in the room. Always ready with a positive gesture, comment or action, Rebecca makes everyone around her feel comfortable and welcome. She helps students in class and in the halls with a smile. Thank you, Rebecca! You're awesome!!

Rebecca is nice, caring, and diligent. She is always willing to help another student. Rebecca submits her work in a timely manner.
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!
Ronald McDonald House collects aluminum pull tabs from ANY container and works with a local recycler to turn those tabs into money for their Family Fund. This fund helps support the families that stay at RMH by providing meals and items for families, assistance in emergencies, and giving families special moments - like small gifts for children if they have a birthday while at the House. For more information on how to help, visit their website . We have collection boxes in the school. Bring them into the MS office!
Ready Set! Coffee Roasters are the supplier of the coffee delivered by the Warrior Coffee Company. Mrs. Kohl, one of our Intervention Specialists, along with her students, take staff orders and make coffee (as well as tea and water) deliveries throughout the week. Founders of Ready Set!, Molly and Chris (a sibling duo), are opening their Fairview Park garage and could use your support of their operation.

We thank Ready Set! for everything they are doing for our programming - including social studies visits to educate our children on geography and turning the coffee industry into a plausible career in the future. In turn, our children will educate Molly and Chris in the details of how they run their business.
This October, Ready Set! will be opening their doors every Saturday from 10:00AM - 1:00PM for their Garage Sale Series. They will have a live coffee roasting demonstration each Saturday at 10:30 AM. Here's what's happening:
  • $1 pour overs
  • $2 Ethiopian nitro cold brew on tap
  • $2 espresso shooters
  • $3 for espresso roast in a cappuccino or cortado
  • $2 hot chocolate
  • $14 each for a pouch of whole bean or ground coffee.
  • FREE sweets while sipping and sampling.

Bring family, friends, and your favorite coffee mug to 3901 West 224 Street in Fairview Park!
6th Grade Transition
Thank you to all of the parents and students that were able to make it on Friday morning for our 6th grade 101 session. We realize the time/date did not work for everyone, and wanted to share the presentation with you for your reference. There will be another date announced soon, due to the popularity of this informational session. As always, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to classroom teachers or building administration.
Spirit Week
10/7, Monday: Once upon a Jersey Day
10/8, Tuesday: Once Upon a Grandparents Day
10/9, Wednesday: Once Upon a Hawaiian Day
10/10, Thursday: Once Upon an 80's Day
10/11, Friday: Once Upon a Warrior Day
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. 
Daily Announcements
Click HERE if you're interested in reading our daily announcements. 
Office Hours
Office Hours take place every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30 AM and are open to ALL students.
Basketball Tryouts
MS Boys Basketball tryouts will take place on October 16, 17 and 18 from 5-7 PM in the MS gym.
Cell Phone Use
Middle School students are not to be using their cell phones throughout the day, unless it is for educational purposes. It is always helpful when parents echo these expectations. If there is a day that phones can be used for a lesson (laptops can always be used if the student does not have a phone), teachers will give students advanced notice.
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 . 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
Next MeetingThe next PTA meeting is Wednesday, October 9 at 6pm in Room 125 at FHS. All are welcome! You can join PTA online or you can print out a membership form.
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. 

Introduction to the PLP
PLP "Views"

Week View
This is the View students use to set and manage weekly goals. Students can select goals from ones that are generated by teachers assignments OR compose their own. On this page, a student will see a reminder of an upcoming mentor meeting and a prompt to prepare for that conference.
Year View
The BLUE LINE! An indicator of PACE. This view also shows the scope and sequence of the year. You can hover over the blocks for basic information about project progress and focus areas.
Progress View
In the Activity column, you can see the activity type and course. In the Courses column, you can see a snapshot of courses with current grades and long-term goals. If you click on course grade, you can see the overall grade, project results, focus areas and cognitive skills averages. Below the Courses column is the name of your child's mentor. 
College View
Early on, students use the information and tools here to set long-term goals - including grades for current school year - and directions, such and college and career.

Resources View
In this section, students (and parents) can familiarize themselves with various study skills. 

Focus Areas = 30% (Power Focus Areas = 21% / Additional Focus Areas = 9%)
Projects = 70%

To access the PLP, go to: https://www.summitlearning.org/ . You can log in as your student, with their school email account. 

Student Progress Text Messages
If you haven't already, you will soon begin to receive automated text messages that summarize your student's academic progress. The messages give you tips on how best to speak with your child when it comes to the nitty-gritty of their learning tasks here at school, so that you can best support your student in their learning at home.

Parents will receive, on average, 2 messages per week that are triggered by their own child's academic calendar and performance. Messages are available in English and Spanish.

Here is an in-depth overview of what you can expect from the messages.
Safety Drills
This message was sent to MS and HS families on Friday, October 4 at approximately 9:30 a.m. 

Good morning, Fairview families: 
Today, Friday, October 4, 2019, the campus of Fairview High School and Lewis F. Mayer Middle School practiced a lockdown drill. 
We are pleased to report that all students and staff responded appropriately and efficiently to the drill. Practice of drills is mandated by state law, Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3737.73. 
It is crucial to be as proactive and prepared as possible. Drills, both announced and unannounced, are scheduled to duplicate a variety of real world emergencies. 
Whereas practicing safety drills helps us prepare for emergencies, we spend even more time working with students to be proactive in preventing emergencies from occurring in the first place. 
We promote a positive school environment where students feel welcome and comfortable, as well as physically and emotionally safe, and where students are able to build positive peer and adult relationships. We appreciate your support in these efforts.
We would like to thank the Fairview Park Police Department and Fire Department for their assistance in ensuring the safety of our students during the drill. 
If you have questions regarding building safety procedures, please don't hesitate to contact Chris Vicha, Campus Principal at cvicha@fairview.k12.oh.us or at (440) 356-3500.

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Hi Fairview Park Families! If you missed the Parent University last Monday on Technology, we will be posting the slides and resources on the FACE page next week.

Now that we are all getting settled into our school year, I thought I would talk about SLEEP.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the recommended sleep by age is:
  • Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
The group found that adequate sleep duration for age on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression, especially for teens who may experience increased risk of self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For infants and young children, establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night. The AAP program, "Brush, Book, Bed," is available here .
If you notice your child not getting enough sleep, talk to them to see if there is something bothering them, think if they have had enough exercise each day, make sure they haven't had caffeine or maybe even talk to your child's doctor.

Ms. Carrie Sullivan
FACE Coordinator
440-356-3510 ext. 4117
Parent Info and Tips
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Upcoming Events
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 - Friday, October 18
5:00-7:00 PM - MS Boys Basketball Tryouts, MS Gym

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

Click HERE to sign up for our Counseling Newsletter!


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

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

  Athletic Calendar  subject to change - for the most up to date schedule follow our Twitter handle @FPWarriorSports )

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