THUNDERBIRD PRIDE

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!

18 APRIL 2016

 

CALENDAR
Monday   April 18   Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal
        BookMobile
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
        BookMobile
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
        BookMobile
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

 

LUNCH MENU
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."

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