FAIRVIEW ELMENTARY SCHOOL
HOME OF THE READING THUNDERBIRDS - COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE!
29 AUGUST 2016
|Tuesday||August 30||DIBELS Testing grades 4-6|
|Wednesday||August 31||DIBELS Testing grades 4-6|
|Thursday||September 1||DIBELS Testing grades K-3|
|Monday||September 5||Labor Day - No School|
|Friday||September 9||School Pictures|
|Tuesday||September 20||5th Grade only Reaction Time Assembly|
|Friday||October 14||1st Quarter Ends|
|Monday 29 Aug||Peanut Butter and Jelly||Monday Sept 5||No School|
|Tuesday 30 Aug||Chicken Strips||Tuesday Sept 6||Deli Ham Sandwich|
|Wednesday 31 Aug||Pizza||Wednesday 7 Sept||Pizza|
|Thursday 1 Sept||Hamburger Gravy||Thursday 8 Sept||Breaded Pork Pattie|
|Friday 2 Sept||Cheese Pockets||Friday 9 Sept||Hamburgers|
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Fairview Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school that has a rich tradition of success and produced so many amazing students.
I began my teaching career at Fairview Elementary 15 years ago. My first eleven years were spent teaching at Fairview and Mt. Pleasant Elementary. The past four years I have been an Instructional Coach working in all five elementary schools. I have had the honor of mentoring and training teachers in the elementary schools, middle school, and high school.
This year is going to be fun as I join the staff at Fairview Elementary. We will continue to provide academic experiences for your children that are rigorous and exciting. It is important to me that everyone who passes through our doors is excited to be here! This type of positive attitude will help us to create an environment that is fun and nurturing. It will help us to achieve academic excellence with your students.
It takes a village to raise a child. Parents, teachers, support staff, community and administration all play a part in helping our students met and exceed our expectations of them. I am looking forward to talking to each and every one of you as the school year progresses. You will find that my door is always open and I am always here to support you in any possible way.
FACEBOOK FRIENDS - If you haven't yet "liked" the Fairview Elementary School PTA FaceBook page, we encourage you to do so. The PTA, Janae, and Mrs. Mower will be posting regularly and working hard to make this page a valuable tool to improve communication between home and school. We will include reminders of upcoming events, photos of the students, and information about the many learning activities going on at our school. In order to find our page, do a search for the "Fairview Elementary PTA." There are seven Fairview Elementary PTA's so make sure you click on the one with our Thunderbird logo (the same on at the top of this newsletter). Encourage all family members to like our page so they can keep up with all that is going on at our school.
"TAKE 20" - THE MOST IMPORTANT 20 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY - At Fairview Elementary School, we are committed to having every child reading independently and read well. We know that the ability to read is the foundation for school success and that involvement by parents can dramatically increase reading skills. That is why the staff at Fairview has embraced the motto, "Take 20! Read with your child - the most important 20 minutes of your day," which we display at the top of the newsletter. We are the Reading Thunderbirds! To get better at what we do (reading), we need to consistently practice and so we need your help! Twenty minutes a day can and will make a significant difference in your child's academic success throughout his/her life! The single most important predictor of reading success in school is that a parent read regularly with or to their children. In the words of Jim Trelease, nationally recognized read aloud advocate: "The more you read, the better you get at it; the bette you get at it, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it. The more you read, the more you know; and the more you know, the smarter you grow." Please join us and make a commitment to "Take 20!" everyday!
SAFETY FIRST - Please talk with your students about getting to and from school safely. Make sure your students stop at each intersection and look both ways. We want our students to be aware of their surroundings and protect themselves from cars.