THUNDERBIRD PRIDE

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!

29 February 2016

CALENDAR
Monday   February 29   Early Out Day - 1pm dismissal
Tuesday   March 1   NETSmartz - Internet Safety Training for K-6
Wednesday   March 2   Spring Photos
        High School collects Food Drive
Friday   March 4   Readathon
        Dress up as Favorite Storybook Character
        Battle of the Books Finals at 1:30 pm for grades 3-6
        Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Monday   March 7   Early Out Day - 1pm dismissal
        BookMobile
Friday   March 11   3rd Quarter Ends
Monday   March 14   Early Out Day - 1pm dismissal
Tuesday   March 15   MASH Tuesday
        Reaction Time Assembly - 5th grade
Friday   March 18   6th Grade Study Trip to BYU Planetarium
        Report Cards sent home with students
Monday   March 21   Early out Day - 1pm dismissal
        BookMobile
Tuesday   March 22   6th grade visits Middle School at 1:00 pm
Wednesday   March 23   School Community Council at 3:15 pm
Friday   March 25   Minimum Day - 12 Noon Dismissal
Mon-Fri   Mar 28 - Apr 1   Spring Break - No School

 

LUNCH MENU
Mon 29 Feb   Mandarin Orange Chicken   Mon 7 March    Teriyaki Chicken
Tues 1 March    Chicken Sandwich   Tues 8 March   Ham Deli Sandwich
Wed 2 March   Chicken Alfredo   Wed 9 March   Pizza
Thu 3 March   Chicken Noodle Soup   Thu 10 March   Turkey Roast Gravy
Fri 4 March   BBQ Sandwiches   Fri 11 March   Hamburgers

MINIMUM DAY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 25 - The North Sanpete School District just announced that Friday, March 25 (the day before the beginning of our Spring break) will be a "Minimum Day" and all students will be dismissed at 12 noon. Then there is no schol from March 28 - April 1.

SPRING PHOTO DAY - The LifeTouch photographer will be at our school this Wednesday, March 2 to take "Spring Portraits." A flyer with all of the information that you need to know was sent home with every student on Thursday last week. Additional flyers are availabel at the school. All students who wish to be photographed MUST complete the form and submit payment with the form OR pay in advance online. PreSchoolers are invited to have their photos taken from 11:00 - 11:30 am.

LITERACY WEEK - Our super PTA is sponsoring another great week with a focus on reading - in coordination with Dr. Seuss' birthday on march 2. Here are the activities they have planned:

•Wednesday, March 2 - Books and Breakfast - PTA is inviting parents and students to come and read together and have breakfast (muffins and milk provided by the PTA) in the school hallways at 7:30 am

•Thursday, March 3 - Caught You Reading - All during the week, teachers and PTA reps will be giving our "Caught You Reading" tickets that will then be entered into a drawing on Thursday where students win books.

•Friday, march 4 - Lots of Activities - Students dress up as their favorite storybook character, Readathon in AM, Dr. Seuss Day Readers come into all classes, Battle of the Books Finals at 1:30 pm for grades 3-6 and Dr. Seuss birthday cupcakes at the end of the day for all students.

END OF QUARTER COMING - NOW IS THE TIME TO CATCH UP - Elementary School is a time when parents need to be very involved in teaching their children academic responsibility. We want all students to be dedicated to success in school which includes work completion and test preparation. Parents should insist on the following:  ALL homework must be turned in. ALL classroom assignments must be completed. And preparation for tests is required. Now is the time for children to develop these good work habits. The end of the quarter is coming on March 11 and now is the time to make sure that there are no missing assignments. Check PowerSchool and/or contact your child's teacher to determine what assignments are missing. If there are missing assignments, then talk to your teacher about how they can be made up. If there was a failing test, see if your child can retest. We all need to push our children to demonstrate and show their "best stuff."  Help your children to be committed to excellence in all that they do. If you don't have access to the PowerSchool reports and grades, call the school and request a progress report. Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 18.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS - The Battle of the Books was "fought" on Friday and every student in grades 4,5,6 was well prepared and performed extremely well. It was impressive to see how the students answered over 95% of the questions correctly. They read the selected books and studied them all year long as they prepared for the "battle." This program was a real motivator for reading and we believe it had a very positive impact on student's learning to read. Thanks to Trine Huntington and the PTA crew of parents who made it happen. Each grade level had two winning teams that will be complete in the finals on Friday, March 4 at 1:30 pm. Parents are welcome to join us.

NETSMARTZ INTERNET SAFETY TRAINING - The Internet has drastically changed teh way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creatibity, and people from all over the world. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks to include: cyberbullying, exposre to inappropriate material, online predators, and revealing too much personal information. One way that the school provides Internet safety training for students is through the NetSmartz program. A trained NetSmartz presenter will be at our school on Tuesday, March 1 to teach our children about Internet safety. Parents are always welcome to join us in these trainings. If you would like to come, call the school to find out the NetSmartz schedule. We encourage all families to support this traning by considering the following ideas:

•Keep your family computer in a high-traffic area of your home.

•Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.

•Remeber that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.

•Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.

•Know who is connecting with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.

•Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.

•Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.

•For more information on what more you can do, go to: www.netsmartz.org

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