THUNDERBIRD PRIDE

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

25 September 2017

Principal: Allynne Mower   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 435.427.9204   Web Address: http://www.fe.nsanpete.org
    Facebook: Fairview Elementary PTA

Calendar     Lunch Menu
 Sept. 22   Community Council Voting     Monday, Sept. 25   Mac & Cheese 
Sept. 29    No School Teacher Professional Development     Tuesday, Sept. 26   Turkey Deli 
 Oct. 2   Bookmobile     Wednesday, Sept. 27   Pizza 
 Oct. 12   Picture Retakes     Thursday, Sept. 28   Chicken Bowls 
 Oct. 16   Bookmobile     Friday, Sept. 29   No School 
 Oct. 18   1st Quarter Ends         
 Oct. 19-20    UEA, No School    Monday, Oct. 2   PB&J Sandwiches 
 Oct. 23   No School, Teacher Compensation Day     Tuesday, Oct. 3    Hot Dogs
 Oct. 27   Fall Carnival     Wednesday, Oct. 4   Spaghetti 
 Oct. 30   Bookmobile     Thursday, Oct. 5   Hamburger Gravy 
 Oct. 31   Halloween     Friday, Oct. 6   Baked Cheese Sandwiches 
 Nov. 1-2    Parent Teacher Conferences        
 Nov. 1-3   Book Fair     Monday, Oct. 9   Bean Burrito 
         Tuesday, Oct. 10   Ham Deli 
         Wednesday, Oct. 11   Pizza 
         Thursday, Oct. 12   Breaded Pork Patty 
         Friday, Oct. 13   Hamburgers 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL VOTING - Please remember to vote for two Community Council members. Ballots went out last week. After you have voted, return the ballot to school with your child or bring it to the front office. We appreciate the input and partnership we have with parents who serve on our Community Council.

School Rules
Be Safe   Be Respectful
Be Responsible   Be Positive

COLD WEATHER - This weekend has been very cold. We are still working on upgrading the heating system in our building. It should be completed soon. In the meantime, please send your child to school in warm clothing. Layers with sweatshirts, jackets, or coats would be perfect. Student also are expected to go outside for recess to play. Help them to dress appropriately for the weather. We hope the building will warm up fast when students arrive in the morning and start moving around.

BEST PRACTICES PARENTING TIP FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR - Attendance is Key to Success, Elise Hanson

help your child be successful in school by helping him or her build a habit of good attendance. Studies show that missing school lowers test scores and can cause students to fall behind. As parents, we want to do all we can to insure the success of our children. Starting in Kindergarten, too many absences can cause students to fall behind. Missing 10% (about 18days) can make it harder for students to learn to read. They can still fall behind by missing just a day or two every few weeks. Also, being late to school may lead to poor attendance. Poor attendance can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to help the children catch up. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Every day is important. Good attendance at all ages helps children do well in high school, college and at work.

So what can you, as a parent, do? Start by setting a regular bedtime and morning routine. Get school clothes and backpacks ready the night before. Don't let your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick. Complaints of stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety not a reason to stay home. If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, the school counselor or administrator for advice on how to make him or her feel comfortable and excited about learning. Have a back-up plan for getting to school if something comes up. Ask a family member, neighbor, or another parent for assistance. Be sure to avoid making medical appointments and planning extended trips on school days. By doing these simple things, you are helping to set up your child up for a succesful school year and future. For more information, visit attendanceworks.org.

CELL PHONES AT SCHOOL - We are trying to teach our students to be responsible. With access to so much technology, it is easy for students to become distracted from school-work. Please remember that students may have cell phones for emergency, medical, or for before/after school family communication purposes only. Cell phones should be turned off,  not just silenced during school hours and should not be used to send or receive messages during class time or on the playground. If a student needs to send or receive a cell phone message during school hours, they must first receive permission from the teacher. Inappropriate use of a cell phone will result in the cell phone being taken away, and a parent will be required to come pick it up. This includes any type of devide used to send or receive messages such as watches and iPods.

Students may use the school telephone with permission from their classroom teacher. Please make afterschool plans before your child comes to school in the morning.

 

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