THUNDERBIRD PRIDE

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!

CALENDAR
M-F, M-F    January 11-22    SAGE Interim Testing
    January 14 - Feb 18   Student, Teacher, & Parent Survey Online
Tuesday   January 19   Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal
Monday   January 25   Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal
        BookMobile
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
        BookMobile
        Parent Teacher Conferences, 1:30 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday   February 9   Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Thursday   February 11   Start of Food Drive - Student Council visits
Friday   February 12   No School
Monday   February 15   Presidents' Day - No School
Tuesday   February 16   Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal

 

LUNCH MENU
Mon  18 Jan   NO SCHOOL   Mon 25 Jan   Bean Burritos
Tues 19 Jan   Corn Dogs   Tues 26 Jan   Ham Deli Sandwich
Wed 20 Jan   Cheese Ravioli   Wed 27 Jan    Pizza
Thu 21 Jan   Hamburger Gravy with Potatoes   Thu 28 Jan   Chili
Fri 22 Jan   Baked Cheese Sandwiches   Fri 29 Jan   Hamburgers

ANOTHER SURVEY - We are bombarded with surveys to take - but this one is particularly important for our school. Fairview Elementary School will be administering school climate surveys until February 18. Many parents have already completed the survey. The purpose is to gather stakeholder input about teachers, principals, and schools. All parents/guardians are invited to participate by filling out an online survey. Responses are anonymous and no personal information is collected. Results will be given to teachers and administrators and used to improve classrooms and schools. The surveys are short, taking about 10 minutes to complete. There is a link to the survey on our school website. or you can access the survey by clicking here:

https://uepc.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6J7QKjBcpjoboB7 or by typing http://bit.ly/1S4ax9S into any internet browser. If you do not have a computer, please come and take the survey at the school where we have a computer set up for you, or you can take it on any public computer such as those available at a public library.

The link to this survey opened on Thursday, January 14, 2016 and will close on Thursday, February 18, 2016. When you have completed the survey, please sign the flyer that was sent home or write a short note and give it to your student. When your student brings that note to his/her teacher, he/she will be provided a small gift and will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes. Thank you in advance for your participation.

POWERSCHOOL - If you are not using PowerSchool on a regular basis, you are missing out on a powerful tool that can help you monitor your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade student's classwork, homework, and tests. Teachers record grades and assignment completions in PowerSchool on a daily basis. Parents can easily see if their student is getting behind, not completing assignments, or doing poorly on tests. With this information, a parent can work with the student to change their behaviors so that they can be more successful in school. Please contact Mrs. Kubota in the front office if you need to know how to access your child's PowerSchool records. She will provide you with a letter that outlines the entire login process - to include names and passwords.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES - We will be sending out appointment notices for Parent Teacher Conferences the beginning of February. CONFERENCES ARE SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 8 AND 9. Please plan now to attend these conferences and strengthening your partnership with your children's teachers.

THUNDER BUCK - As part of the school's effort to focus on positive behavior, teachers give out "Thunder Bucks" to students who demonstrate Thunderbird Pride as evidenced by one or more of the following:

B=Behavior -  students who demonstrate positive and helpful behavior

U=Unity -  students who are supporting and helping one another

C=Citizenship -  students who are demonstrating good citizenship

K=Knowledge -  students who are focused on learning and increasing knowledge

Students who receive a Thunder Buck use it to "buy" and "I am a reading ThunderBird" wrist band that gives them "head of line privileges" at lunch. In addition, when the Thunder Buck is brought home, we are asking that parents also recognize their student for demonstrating ThunderBird Pride.

PARKING LOT TRAFFIC - Recently, cars have been driving through the school parking lot at dangerous speeds. Even though you may not see that child who is in between the cars, he/she is there and may bolt out in front of you. When driving in the parking lot, please move very slowly and carefully. Children and other cars are always on the move and we want to avoid accidents. No matter where you are - and especially in the school parking lot - lookout for children who might run out between those parked cars. So, always drive very SLOWLY through the school parking lot and don't do anything that might distract you from seeing a little one.

SKI UTAH PASSPORT FOR 5TH AND 6TH GRADE STUDENTS - Did you know that 5th graders can get a ski pass for $35 that allows them to ski three times at each of Utah's 14 resorts. And 6th graders can ski one time at each of Utah's 14 resorts - all for $35. Just go to:  https://skiutah.com/passes/passports

PARENTING CLASS - The Central Utah Counseling Center is running a parenting class called "Guiding Good Choices." It will be on Tuesdays at 5:15 pm once they get enough interested people. The cost will be $12. Give them a call at 435-283-4065 if you are interested in participating in this class.

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY - Unfortunately, no neighborhood - even Fairview - is immune to crime. However, there are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe,

•Know where your children are.  Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check in or be home. When possible, have them leave a phone number of where they will be. If you have an extra cell phone, let them carry it for emergency purposes.

•Help children learn important phone numbers.  Have your children practice reciting their phone number and address, as well as your work and cell phone numbers.

•Set limits on where your children can go in the neighborhood.  Do you want them crossing the highway 89? Do you want them playing in alleys or behind vacant homes and buildings? Let them know specifically where they can and cannot play.

•Get to know your children's friends.  Meet their parents before letting your children go to their home and keep a list of their phone numbers. If you can't meet their parents, call and talk to them.

Choose a safe house in your neighborhood.  Pick a neighbor's house where your children can go if they need help - and you're not home.

Let's all work together as a community to keep our children safe!

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