THUNDERBIRD PRIDE

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!

19 September 2016

CALENDAR
 Monday   September 19    Early Out - 1 pm dismissal 
         BookMobile
 Tuesday    September 20    5th Grade only Reaction Time Assembly
 Thursday   September 22    Walk to School Day - PTA Sponsored 
 Monday   September 26     Early Out - 1 pm dismissal
 Wednesday    September 28    Eye Screening K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades
 Monday    October 3    Early Out - 1 pm dismissal
         BookMobile
 Monday    October 10    Early Out - 1 pm dismissal
 Tuesday    October 11    School Lunch Day
         PTA Meeting 3:00 pm
 Friday    October 14    1st Quarter Ends
 Monday    October 17    Early Out - 1 pm dismissal
 Wednesday    October 19    Picture Make-up Day
 Thursday-Friday    October 20-21    UEA Convention Days - No School
 Monday    October 24    No School
 Tuesday    October 25    PTC - Look for your appointment time
 Wednesday    October 26   PTC - Look for your appointment time 
 Friday    October 28    Fall Festival - PTA Sponsored
 Monday    October 31    Early Out - 1 pm dismissal
         Halloween Parade

 

LUNCH MENU
Monday 19 Sept   Chicken Nuggets   Monday 26 Sept   Mandarin Orange Chicken
Tuesday 20 Sept   Corn Dogs   Tuesday 27 Sept   BBQ Rib Sandwich
Wednesday 21 Sept   Spaghetti   Wednesday 28 Sept   Chicken Alfredo
Thursday 22 Sept   Hamburger Gravy   Thursday 29 Sept   Chicken Noodle Soup
Friday 23 Sept   Chili   Friday 30 Sept   Pizza Stix

 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. Encourage all family members to like our page so they can keep up with all that is going on at our school.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL - The School Community Council is an elected group of parents and teacher who work with the school principal in strengthening our school and providing more learning opportunities for our students. They determine how the TrustLands money will be used. They help to build the School Improvement Plan. It is an important position and we need enthusiastic and positive parents to strengthen this Council. Look for election ballots to come home this week. Please mark your vote on the paper and return it to school with your child. If you're interested in running, talk to or email the principal, Allynne Mower (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - We are excited to have our PTA Walk To School Day. Please help all students walk or ride their bikes to school this day. If you would normally drive your child to school, consider dropping them off at the bottom of the walkway to finish walking to school. Bus students will be dropped off at  the bottom of the walkway so they may walk to school on Thursday. Thanks to the PTA, all students who participate will receive a snack when they arrive at school. Here are a couple of safety items to remember when walking to school.

•Remember that all children should use 200 North and 400 East as much as possible when walking to and from school. These are the street with sidewalks.

•Students on the west side of town should always cross State Street at 200 North where we have a crossing guard.

•Students should walk on the sidewalks when they are available. If sidewalks are not available, they should stay to the side and avoid traffic as much as possible. They should be alert to the traffic that is coming their way and step back as needed.

•Students on their bikes should be extremely careful and stay as far to the right as is possible. Students should slow down at all intersections to check for traffic.

MUSIC SPECIALIST - Students started participating in music this week. Our music specialist is Camie Talbot. We would like to welcome her to Fairview. Our students are lucky to benefit from Mrs. Talbot's enthusiasm and excitement for teaching music.

FRESH FRUIT OR VEGETABLE SNACK - Every Tuesday through Friday after recess students receive a fresh fruit or vegetable snack prepared by our amazing kitchen staff. Fairview Elementary qualified for a grant that offers this to our students. The goal is to improve children's overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program will help schools create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices; expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience; and increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption.

So far our students have enjoyed snacks such as strawberries, mango, peas, oranges, broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. We are excited to offer this healthy snack during the school day. Students are not required to eat the snack if they don't like it, but are encouraged to try new things.

We would ask that all other snacks and candy stay at home. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Mower.

 

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