FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!
18 APRIL 2016
|Monday||April 18||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Tuesday||April 19||Natural History Museum visit to 4th grades at 8:30 am|
|Thursday||April 21||Great Utah ShakeOut Drill at 10:15 am|
|Monday||April 25||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Wednesday||April 27||School Community Council at 3:15 pm|
|Friday||April 29||HS Drama Production at 9:30 am for grades 5 & 6|
|M-F, M-F||May 2-13||SAGE Testing|
|Monday||May 2||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Friday||May 6||School Lunch Hero Day - celebrate our School Lunch staff|
|Monday||May 9||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Monday||May 16||Track Meet for grades 4-6|
|Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Wednesday||May 18||Middle School Choir concert at 12:30 pm|
|Friday||May 20||Dance Review Day Performance at 2:00 pm|
|Dance Review Evening Performance at 6:30 pm|
|Monday||May 23||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Tuesday||May 24||School Music Concert at 2:00 pm|
|Wednesday||May 25||Movie Day (AM grades 1-3/PM grades 4-6)|
|Thursday||May 26||Talent Show at 9:00 am|
|Fun Day at 12:30 pm|
|Kindergarten Registration & Screening, 8:30 - 12 noon|
|Friday||May 27||Last Day of School - 12 Noon Dismissal. No lunch served|
|6th Grade Promotion at 9:00 am|
|Mon 18 April||Mandarin Orange Chicken||Mon 25 April||Chicken Soft Tacos|
|Tues 19 April||BBQ Shredded Pork||Tues 26 April||Ham Deli Sandwiches|
|Wed 20 April||Chicken Alfredo||Wed 27 April||Sweet & Sour Chicken|
|Thurs 21 April||Country Fried Beef||Thurs 28 April||Hamburger Gravy & Potatoes|
|Fri 22 April||PB & J Sandwiches||Fri 29 April||Grilled Chicken Sandwiches|
DANCE REVIEW & OTHER END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES - We remind you once again to mark your calendars so that you and your family can enjoy the Dance Review and these other end-of-year activities. These activities along with all other school activities are published in the newsletter calendar - that is distributed to you every other Monday.
|Grades 4-6 Track Meet||Monday, May 16 at 9:00 am (HS Track)|
|Dance Review||Friday, May 20 at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm|
|School Music Concert||Tuesday, May 24 at 2:00 pm|
|Talent Show & Fun Day||Thursday, May 26 at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm|
|6th Grade Promotion||Friday, May 27 at 9:00 am|
TRACK MEET - You will note above that we added our District Track Meet for grades 4-6 on Monday, May 16 starting at 9:00 am at the North Sanpete High School Track. If there is bad weather on this day, we will re-schedule it for Monday, May 23. We encourage families to come watch their children participate in this Track Meet.
JANE H. ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND - We are pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has provided funds for an ongoing scholarship in memory of Jane Anderson, our friend and our teacher. This scholarship fund will be reserved for Fairview Elementary School students who graduate from North Sanpete High School and then go on to a college or trade school. If you are interested in contributing to this scholarship fund, with 100% of the donations going directly to supporting Thunderbirds, call Rian Anderson at (435)469-0363.
"SAGE" TESTING - After a year of intensive learning, our students are ready to demonstrate what they can do with all of their learning! The SAGE test is one indicator of the great progress they have made. And Fairview Elementary School students always perform well on this test. So, encourage your students in grades 3-6 to take their time and do their best. Please avoid any appointments or family trips during this testing period And thank you so much for your support of the amazing Thunderbirds!
CHANGE OF PLANS? - Many parents call the school at the end of the day with a change of plans for their child(ren) - ie., not to ride the bus, go to a neighbor's house, get picked up by grandma, etc. We often get a large number of these calls at the end of the day and it becomes a real challenge to get the many messages to the students. So, we are asking for your help in avoiding any last minute change of plans. We will continue to make every effort to get the word to your child(ren) and we are successful 99.9% of the time, but we can NOT always guarantee that a message is delivered. Thanks for your understanding.
GREAT UTAH SHAKEOUT DRILL - Fairview Elementary School is participating in the "Great Utah Shakeout drill" on Thursday, April 21 at 10:15 am. This is an earthquake drill that is going on all around the state of Utah at the same time. We encourage you to follow-up the drill with a conversation about what your family would do in the event of an earthquake. The children learned to follow the Earthquake Center's procedure to: STOP, COVER, and HOLD ON. For more information on what you can do to prepare for an earthquake, go to: www.shakeout.org.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR! - The good weather is here and the students are getting outside more. Remind them:
•While walking or riding bikes to and from school follow all traffic rules and never assume that a car will stop for you.
•Many of our students walk down or ride their bikes in the middle of the street. This is dangerous so please encourage them to ride their bikes on the far side of the street or walk on the sidewalk or on the side of the street (when there is no sidewalk).
•When walking east or west, students should use the sidewalk along 200 North.
•If crossing State Street, students MUST cross at 200 N where there is a crossing guard.
•Avoid strangers. Talk your children about what to do if a stranger approaches them. Let's have a very safe end of the school year.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, MAY 2-6 - Please take a moment during Teacher Appreciation Week to thank your children's teachers. Fairview Elementary School is blessed with an amazing staff of dedicated professionals. Here is another way to show your support for teachers presented by Dr. Charles Fay. He said, "Let's send a big thanks to educators by helping our kids view them with great respect. A powerful strategy for achieving this goal involves allowing them to overhear us talking positively about their teachers. You've probably noticed your children's eyes glazing over as you've tried to lecture them about some essential truth. In contrast, you've seen how closely they listen when they see that you're trying to have a private conversation! Experiment with this: At least twice a week intentionally let your children overhear you saying something positive about their teachers. Do this for the rest of the school year. Springtime can be tough for both teachers and their students. Keeping things positive can go a long way toward helping your children learn while showing teachers that we appreciate their hard work and dedication."