FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!
4 January 2016
|Monday||January 4||Students Return to School - WELCOME BACK!|
|Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|January 4-29||DIBELS testing for grades 4-6|
|Friday||January 8||2nd Quarter Report Cards go home w/ students|
|Monday||January 11||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|M-F, M-F||January 11-22||SAGE Interim Testing|
|Jan 14 - Feb 18||Student, Teacher, & Parent Survey - Online|
|Friday||January 15||DIBELS Testing - grades K-3|
|Monday||January 18||Martin Luther King Day - No School|
|Tuesday||January 19||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Wednesday||January 27||School Community Council at 3:15 pm|
|Monday||February 1||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Monday||February 8||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Parent Teacher Conferences 1:30 - 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||February 9||Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||February 12||No School|
|Monday||February 15||President's Day - No School|
|Mon 4 Jan||Mandarin Orange Chicken||Mon 11 Jan||Soft Beef Tacos|
|Tues 5 Jan||BBq Rib Sandwich||Tues 12 Jan||Ham Deli Sandwich|
|Wed 6 Jan||Chicken Alfredo||Wed 13 jan||Pizza Stix|
|Thurs 7 Jan||Chicken Fried Steak||Thurs Jan 14||Roast Turkey Gravy|
|Fri 8 Jan||Chicken Nuggets||Fri 15 Jan||Grilled Chicken Sandwich|
REPORT CARDS GOING HOME ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 - Report cards for the 2nd quarter will be sent home with students this Friday, January 8. The Thunderbirds have worked hard and students have made considerable progress. Please make sure to carefully review your children's report cards and help them to see the good things they're doing and then help them to see what more they can do to make even greater progress. Please email or call your child's teacher if you have questions or need any additional information. Together, let's build a stronger school home partnership and make sure that every one of our students "achieves their Thunder dreams." If you do not receive your child's report card on January 8, please contact the school and we will send you another copy.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18 - Don't forget that there is no school on Monday, January 18. It is Martin Luther King Day and a federal holiday. Enjoy the three-day weekend! And don't forget that Tuesday, January 19 will be an Early Out Day. The next newsletter will be sent to you on Tuesday, January 19.
ONLINE PARENT SURVEY - you will soon be receiving information on how you can take our online survey where you will have the opportunity to let us know how we are doing as a school in support of your children. We would like to have nearly 100% of parents participate in this survey. So we are asking you to take the survey. With the feedback you provide, we want to take steps to make our school even more effective in providing a world-class educational program for every child. As soon as we receive the logon information, we will let you know via email, FaceBook, and a flyer that will be sent home. Thanks for your anticipated support.
PARENTS EMPOWERED - ParentsEmpowered is a statewide initiative aimed at eliminating underage drinking in Utah. By providing parents with the proven skills to help keep kids alcohol-free, ParentEmpowered wants to improve the health and wellness of Utah communities by encouraging parents to establish close relationships with their children, set clear rules about "no underage drinking" and monitor their kids' social activities. together, parents and community advocates can help to keep Utah's kids free from the dangers of underage drinking. Later on this week, we will be sending home with students the ParentsEmpowered Magazine. We encourage you to sit down with your child(ren) and review the articles in this magazine about the dangers of underage drinking. If you then fill out the slip of paper stapled to the magazine, your child will be entered into a prize drawing.
HOMEWORK AND CLASS WORK - As we now begin the 3rd quarter of the school year, we want to encourage students to strive for excellence in all of their schoolwork. Many students understand the learning objectives - but because they do not complete or hand in their assignments their grades suffer. Teachers in grades 3-6 record all assignments and tests in PowerSchool. Parents should take advantage of this powerful on-line tool to monitor all assignment and tests in PowerSchool. Parents of students in grades K-2 can check regularly with their child's teacher to ensure that assignments being completed and turned in. It often takes a firm and loving parent to teach their child about the importance of completing all schoolwork.
At home, make sure that your children have a designated place to complete their homework. Turn off the TV and other distractions so that students can concentrate - which means they are likely to finish their work more quickly and it's more likely to be correct. Set aside enough time for your children to finish their work without rushing. Really learning something takes time and effort. When your child just "isn't getting it," make sure you talk to your child's teacher. Most importantly, help your child to take the completed homework and to put it in their backpack or folder so that they can remember to turn it in the next morning. Let's get 100% of class work and homework turned in - so that your child will be more successful in school.
FREE ACCESS TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR 4TH GRADERS AND THEIR FAMILIES - If you have a 4th grader and you would like a free National Parks pass for your family, go to: www.everykidinapark.gov. It's a great deal!
PARKING LOT SAFETY - On December 10, there was a school parking lot accident in Lehi where a young preschooler was hit by a car and later died. We must do everything possible to prevent anything like this happening in our school community. Consider the following:
• Be so careful as you pull in and out of the parking lot. Drive very slowly and always stop at the crosswalk.
• Remind your children to always use the crosswalk and sidewalks and to be aware of moving cars. If you are walking with them, please be a good example and always use the crosswalk and sidewalks.
•Remember that children have a tendency to run out between cars if they see a parent or friend. As drivers, expect the unexpected - and be aware of what is happening around you. Watch for children.
• Children should always be set belted in the car - even if it is only a 2-minute drive to the house. It is the law and it is the right thing to do.
• If you are walking with pre-schoolers, hold on to them and never let them out of your sight.
• Drive slowly. Focus %100 on your driving. - leave he cell phone alone while driving in the parking lot.