FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Home of the Reading Thunderbirds - committed to excellence!
14 March 2016
|Monday||March 21||Report Cards sent home with students|
|Early Out Day - 1pm dismissal|
|Tuesday||March 22||6th Grade visits Middle School at 1:00 pm|
|Wednesday||March 23||School Community Council at 3:15 pm|
|Thursday||March 24||McDonalds' Fund Raiser -- 5:30 - 7:30 pm|
|Friday||March 25||Minimum Day - 12 Noon dismissal|
|Morning Kindergarten concelled. PM Kindergarten only|
|Mon - Fri||Mar 28 - Apr 1||Spring Break - No School|
|Monday||April 4||Early Out Day - 1 pm dismissal|
|Tuesday||April 5||Grade 6 - 7th grade class selection at 6 pm at Middle School|
|Thursday||April 7||Grade 4 - Watershed Education Day study trip|
|Grade 6 - Middle School registration at 11:00 am|
|Friday||April 8||K-2 Trip Hogle Zoo, leave at 8:30 am|
|Monday||April 11||Early Out Day - 1pm dismissal|
|Tuesday||April 12||5th Grade Maturation Program at 1:00 pm|
|Tues, Wed, Thu||April 12-14||Scholastic Book Fair - PTA sponsored|
|Mon 14 March||Tacos, Soft Beef||Mon 21 March||Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches|
|Tues 15 March||Hot Dogs||Tues 22 March||Ham Deli Sandwiches|
|Wed 16 March||Mandarin Orange Chicken||Wed 23 March||Pizza|
|Thu 17 March||Hamburger Gravy||Thu 24 March||Breaded Pork Patties & Mashed|
|Fri 18 March||Baked Cheese Sandwich||Fri 25 March||Hamburgers|
SPRING BREAK (MARCH 28 - APRIL 1) AND MINIMUM DAY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 25 - Friday, March 25 (the day before the start of our Spring break) will be a "minimum Day" and all students will be dismissed at 12 noon. There will be no morning kindergarten on that day - but afternoon kindergarteners will have school from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The Spring Break goes from March 28 to April 1. Enjoy this time with your families and make sure the students are ready for the spring to the finish of the school year.
MCDONALDS FUND RAISER - We are excited to announce that the PTA is teaming up with the McDonalds in Ephraim for the Fairview Elementary School PTA fundraiser. We are inviting the entire Fairview community to have dinner with us at the Ephraim McDonalds on Thursday, March 24 anytime from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. It will be a great time to visit with neighbors, friends, and family. And the best news is that 50% of all sales will be given back to our PTA. So, come hungry with your entire family, extended family, neighbors, and friends. And if you like chocolate chip cookies, plan on eating a lot of them because the PTA will receive 100% of funds collected on cookie sales. Do NOT use the drive-thru as the PTA only gets credit for the "inside the restaurant" sales. The money raised will be going towards the purchase of some new playground equipment.
SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017 CALENDAR - Here is the school calendar for next school year. Please take careful note of these dates as you plan family trips and vacations. Remember our goal is to always have students in school every single day of the school year. Thanks for your support.
|Thursday||August 18||First Day of School|
|Monday||September 5||Labor Day - No School|
|Friday||Ocrtober 14||1st Quarter Ends|
|Thursday-Friday||October 20-21||Fall Break - No School|
|Monday||October 24||No School|
|Wednesday||November 23||Minimum Day - 12 Noon Dismissal|
|Thursday-Friday||November 24-25||Thanksgiving Holiday - No School|
|Tuesday||December 20||Minimum Day - 12 Noon Dismissal|
|2nd Quarter Ends|
|Wednesday-Tuesday||Dec 21-Jan 3||Christmas Holidays|
|Wednesday||January 4||Students Return to School|
|Monday||January 16||MLK Day - No School|
|Friday||February 17||No School|
|Monday||February 20||Presidents' Day - No School|
|Friday||March 10||3rd Quarter Ends|
|Monday-Friday||March 27-31||Spring Break - No School|
|Friday||May 26||Minimum Day - 12 Noon Dismissal|
|Last Day of School|
REPORT CARDS SENT HOME ON MONDAY, MARCH 21 - Originally, we announced that report cards would be sent home on Friday, March 18. Instead, they will be sent home next Monday, March 21. Please let these report cards be a guide as to how your student can be even more successful in their schooling. Be sure to talk to your student's teacher if you have questions or concerns.
UPSTART KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM - UpStart is a free, at-home, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that gives children a fun start in reading, math, and science in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. It is for children who will be starting Kindergarten in August 2017. It supplements any pre-school program or activities that your child may be involved in. It is a state sponsored program so there is absolutely no cost involved. Go to: www.waterfordupstart.org or call 1-800-669-4533 for more information.
KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017 - Children who will be five on or before September 1, 2016 need to begin the kindergarten registration process today. If you haven't already done so, please call the school today (427-9204) if you have a child or know of a child (neighbor or friend) who is eligible for kindergarten next year. At this point, all we need is the name of our new little Thunderbird along with a mailing address and phone number.
SUMMER READING - In a research article, Richard Allington and A. McGill-Franze said, "Summer reading loss accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap.//so, sending books home with children over the summer yields greater achievement gain." The difference between a student who is successful in school and one who is struggling in school is related strongly to whether or not that student reads during the summer. Knowing this, parents should insist on their children reading every day of the summer vacation - for at least 30 minutes. Hopefully, parents can make reading a pleasurable experience for the entire family. have students read aloud to you while preparing dinner. Turn off the TV and read a good book together. Read around the campfire. Read before going to bed each night. Read whenever - but read every day. We all want our children to be successful in school and in life - and reading (especially in the summer) is one of the keys to that success. Summer is coming so plan now to make it a summer of reading. And the Scholastic Book Fair is coming from April 12-14 - so be sure to get lots of books for summer reading.