Fairview PTO

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Memorial Day Picnic, Movie Night, Field Day & More

Incoming Kindergartener Orientation – Tuesday, May 23th

The last Incoming Kindergartener Orientation for the year is Tuesday, May 23rd from 9:30-11:00am in the Owl’s Nest. Please spread the word to any families you know with children entering Kindergarten in the fall.

Fairview’s Memorial Day Picnic – Friday, May 26th

Fairview’s Memorial Day Picnic is Friday, May 26th. The picnic is run by the Spirit Committee and they want it to be a fun event that inspires school spirit and encourages patriotism among the students! Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue! Please view the Memorial Day Picnic flyer for the details.

 

ATTN: PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ALLERGIES. The PTO provides vanilla and chocolate ice cream (Jack & Jill brand) for the picnic. If your child cannot eat the ice cream, then please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. DeSpirito and make arrangements to send in a special dessert for your child.

 

Volunteers are needed! Please volunteer to scoop ice cream and dish out some sprinkles, chocolate syrup and whipped cream! It’s a fun, but messy job! Sign up at… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445aeae2da20-fairviews

Movie Night! – Friday, May 26th

Keep your fingers crossed!! Movie Night is Friday, May 26th. The movie will start at dusk (about 8:00pm). Bring your family, friends, blankets, chairs, and some money for the concession stand.

 

Volunteers are needed. Please donate some time or a snack (homemade or pre-packaged) for the concession stand. Sign up at… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba57-movie

Fairview Field Day 2017 – Friday, June 2nd

Field Day is Friday, June 2nd, with a rain date of Monday, June 5th. Please view the Field Day flyer for more details.

 

Many volunteers are needed to run this fun event! Please sign up at… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445aaae29a57-fairview5

 

Class parents: Don’t forget that you are required to volunteer for Field Day. If you cannot attend, then you are responsible for finding a replacement. Please note on the signup if you are a replacement for a certain class parent.

Color Run – Sunday, June 11th

The 1st Annual Fairview Color Run will be on on Sunday, June 11th at 2:00pm (rain or shine) on the school grounds. It’s going to be a fun, colorful afternoon!! Parents, siblings and friends are welcome to participate. There is a $15 fee for each participant. Don’t forget to ask family and friends to support the participants!

 

Please refer to the Color Run Flyer and Color Run Pledge Sheet for more information. All Pledge Sheets are due by Friday, June 2nd.

Thank You Volunteers!!

The PTO Board would like to give a big thank you to all the parents who help with our events and fundraisers.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Spring Plant Sale, especially Linda Malanowski and Carleen Burns, who have chaired the event for many years. We’ll miss you next year!

 

Thank you to Pauline Hynes for running the Clothing Drive!

 

Thank you to Janice Martiak and Mandy Yachmetz for making Teacher Appreciation Week so special for our wonderful teachers! And thanks to Christine Butler for helping with the lunch!

 

Thank you to Donna Ferreira and Christine Butler for helping with Author Day. And we’re always amazed by the talents of Lori Reid! Thanks for making Dan Gutman’s characters larger than life!

This Week at Fairview

Yearbook Orders – Due Monday, May 15th

Yearbook orders are due tomorrow! Please complete the Yearbook Order Form and return it with your payment of $17 per book (cash or check to Fairview PTO) to school in an envelope marked “Attn: Yearbook Order”.

Teacher Appreciation Week – Donations Needed for Breakfast

Please sign up to donate an item or volunteer time for the breakfast on Tuesday, May 16th at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4aaaa72fab9-teacher1.

Blood Drive – Tuesday, May 16th

Donate to the blood drive on Tuesday from 3:00-7:00pm in the Owl’s Nest.

Early Dismissal – Wednesday, May 17th

Don’t forget that Wednesday is early dismissal!

Clothing Drive – Wednesday, May 17th

The Spring Clothing Drive is Wednesday. You can drop off your bags between 9:15am – 3:30pm next to the school building at the bus turn around. Please do not pull into the bus turn around from 1:15-1:45pm, since the buses will be arriving and departing.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The company is picking up the bags at 3:30pm. If it will be a challenge to drop items at the school between the above times, please contact Pauline Hynes at 732-357 5114 or paulinechynes@hotmail.com will help arrange an earlier pickup/alt drop off.

 

Start to gather your unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, and hard toys. View the Spring Clothing Drive flyer for more information.

My Weird Fairview School Daze – Author Day & Sports Day – Thursday, May 18th

Dan Gutman is coming to Fairview on Thursday! To show our school spirit, Thursday is “Sports Day”, so students should wear team shirts.

 

If you ordered a book, your child will receive it on Thursday. Be sure to ask your child about Mr. Gutman’s presentation.

Fairview Color Run – Save the Date – Sunday, June 11th

The 1st Annual Fairview Color Run will be on on Sunday, June 11th at 2:00pm (rain or shine) on the school grounds. Stay tuned for details!

Current PTO Calendar

Movie Night Postponed

Movie Night has been postponed until Friday, May 26th. The PTO Board just feels that it will be too chilly to enjoy a family night out under the stars. We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience this may cause.

This Week at Fairview

District Survey

The District is asking elementary parents to take the Elementary School Start Time Survey. Please log on to the Parent Portal to complete the survey. Data from this survey will be used to plan for the 2017-18 school year.

PTO Executive Board Nominations – Board Members Needed for Next School Year

The PTO Executive Board has open positions that must be filled for next year.

 

Last week a letter was sent home from the Nominating Committee asking you to consider becoming a member of the PTO Executive Board. As a member, you are an integral part of shaping the events that happen for the children and staff of Fairview. It’s time to step up and take charge!

 

Please complete the PTO Nominations Form and return it to school by Tuesday, May 9th.

Help Needed in the Garden – Tuesday, May 9th

A volunteer is needed to help Mrs. O’Keefe’s class in the garden on Tuesday, May 9th from 11:40am-12:40pm. You do not need to have a child in this class to volunteer! Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba75-garden.

Teacher of the Year Celebration & PTO Meeting – Help us celebrate Mrs. O’Keefe!

On Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30pm, we will be celebrating Fairview’s Teacher of the Year, Mrs. O’Keefe. Students and parents are welcome!

 

At 7:00pm, the last PTO meeting of the year will begin with a presentation on Digital Citizenship & Literacy. from Daniel Alston, the District’s Supervisor of Instructional Technology.

Spring Plant Sale – Volunteers Needed – May 11th & 12th

The Spring Plant Sale will be held outside in the back of the school on Thursday, May 11th from 5-8pm and Friday, May 12th from 9:30am-3:30pm.

 

All pre-orders must be picked up on Thursday from 5-8pm.

 

Volunteers are still needed. No green thumb required! Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44acad2caa8-spring2.

 

Please send cash or a check (payable to Fairview PTO) to school with your child on Friday. You are welcome to come to the sale at the same time as your child’s class or at any time during the sale hours.

 

View the Spring Plant Sale flyer for more details.

 

9:30am – Sabolchick
9:50am – Valinotti
10:10am – Levens
10:30am – Tetro & Lovato
10:50am – Gent
12:30pm – O’Keefe & McGhee
12:50pm – Maidlow
1:10pm – Harmon
1:30pm – Kameno & Kirchner
1:50pm – Boudreau

Family Movie Night – Friday, May 12th

Family Movie Night is Friday, May 12th. The movie will begin after sunset, 7:45-8:00pm.

 

Family and friends are welcome! Please bring a chair, blanket and some money for the concession stand and the 50/50 raffle.

 

Volunteers are still needed. Please donate some time or a snack (homemade or pre-packaged) for the concession stand. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba57-movie.

Yearbook Orders – Due Monday, May 15th

Yearbook orders are due by Monday, May 15th. Please complete the Yearbook Order Form and return it with your payment of $17 per book (cash or check to Fairview PTO) to school in an envelope marked “Attn: Yearbook Order”.

Teacher Appreciation Week – Donations Needed for Breakfast

Please sign up to donate an item or volunteer time for the breakfast on Tuesday, May 16th at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4aaaa72fab9-teacher1.

Movie Night Postponed & Other Important Stuff

Movie Night Postponed – New Date is Friday, May 12th

Unfortunately, due to the rainy forecast, Movie Night has been postponed until Friday, May 12th.

 

Volunteers are still needed. Please donate some time or a snack (homemade or pre-packaged) for the concession stand. Sign up at… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba57-movie.

Teacher Appreciation Week – Week of May 15th

Fairview will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of May 15th. Our committee chairs, Janice Martiak and Mandy Yachmetz, have planned a special treat for the teachers each day.

  • Monday – Note from the students and a lotto ticket
  • Tuesday – Breakfast
  • Wednesday – Snack cart
  • Thursday – Gift (plant)
  • Friday – Lunch

Please sign up to donate an item or volunteer time for the breakfast on Tuesday, May 16th… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4aaaa72fab9-teacher1

PTO Executive Board Nominations – Board Members Needed

Each spring our PTO takes on the task of reorganizing our group through the nominating process. Today a letter was sent home from the Nominating Committee asking you to consider becoming a member of the PTO Executive Board. As a member, you are an integral part of shaping the events that happen for the children and staff of Fairview. It’s time to step up and take charge!

 

Complete the PTO Nomination Form and return it to school by Tuesday, May 9th.

Upcoming Events

Liberty Science Center Assembly

Did your child tell you about the Liberty Science Center assembly that was on Friday? Ask them what they learned and if they enjoyed it.

Author Day Lunch Contest – Due Thursday, May 4th

The “Dine with Dan” contest is an opportunity for students in grades 1-5 to have lunch with Dan Gutman on May 18th. Students have to write an essay explaining why they want to have lunch with the author. All entries for the contest are due by Thursday, May 4th. View the Dine with Dan flyer for more information.

Fairview Family Movie Night Presents Sing – Friday, May 5th

Movie Night is Friday, May 5th. The movie will begin after sunset, 7:45-8:00pm. Due to a fully booked May calendar, there will be no rain date. We will keep you informed if we need to cancel due to the weather.

 

Family and friends are welcome! Please bring a chair, blanket and some money for the concession stand and the 50/50 raffle.

 

Volunteers are needed for this event. Please donate some time or a snack for the concession stand. Sign up at… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba57-movie.

Spring Plant Sale – Volunteers Needed – May 11th & 12th

The Spring Plant Sale will be held in outside in the back of the school on Thursday, May 11th from 5-8pm and Friday, May 12th from 9:30am-3:30pm. Please view the Spring Plant Sale flyer for more details.

 

Volunteers are needed to help with the plant sale. No green thumb needed! Help the students pick out flowers, collect money and wrap up the plants. We also need help with the set-up and break-down. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44acad2caa8-spring2.

 

Here is the class schedule for Friday, May 12th.

9:30am – Sabolchick
9:50am – Valinotti
10:10am – Levens
10:30am – Tetro & Lovato
10:50am – Gent
12:30pm – O’Keefe & McGhee
12:50pm – Maidlow
1:10pm – Harmon
1:30pm – Kameno & Kirchner
1:50pm – Boudreau

Clothing Drive – Wednesday, May 17th

The Spring Clothing Drive is Wednesday, May 17th after school (1:30pm dismissal). Start to gather your unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, and hard toys.

Proposed Time Change for Elementary Schools

There is a proposal from the Board of Education to change the start and end times of the elementary schools next year. Here is what Dr. George has offered as background information into why this proposal was made:

 

“The reason for the proposed time change is the ongoing transportation issues. District Administration has been closely monitoring our transportation program and working with the elementary building administrators to address issues throughout the school year. To assist in efficiently managing our transportation resources, we have contracted an independent expert to review our transportation schedules and routes. We also researched starting and ending times in the surrounding districts.

 

Please keep in mind that the development of the proposed change takes into consideration there is significantly more time, approximately 45 minutes, between elementary and secondary schedules in the morning than in the afternoon, when there is 23 minutes between middle and elementary end times. It is more efficient to move the elementary starting time later.”

 

This proposal will be discussed at the PIC meeting on May 9th. If you have any concerns, please email them to ptowizard@gmail.com by the end of this week, so our PIC reps can present them to Dr. George. Voting will take place at the May 23rd Board of Education meeting.

Mental Health First Aid – Tuesday, June 6th & Tuesday, June 13th

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, in partnership with other organizations, is offering a Mental Health First Aid training class on Tuesday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 13th. Please refer to the Mental Health First Aid flyer for more information.

Spring Plant Sale – Orders Due Friday, April 28th

The Spring Plant Sale will be held in the Owl’s Nest on Thursday, May 11th from 5-8pm and Friday, May 12th from 9:30am-3:30pm.

 

If you would like to pre-order your plants, please complete the Spring Plant Sale Order Form and return it to school with payment by Friday, April 28th. All pre-orders must be picked up on Thursday, May 11th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

 

Volunteers are needed to help with the plant sale. No green thumb needed! Help the students pick out flowers, collect money and wrap up the plants. We also need help with the set-up and break-down. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44acad2caa8-spring2.

Author Day Book Orders – Due Friday, April 28th

On May 18th, New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman will be visiting Fairview! If you wish to order an autographed book for your child, please complete the Dan Gutman Book Order Form and return it to school with payment by Friday, April 28th.

Results of Movie Night Vote – Sing! – Friday, May 5th

The students voted yesterday for the movie that will be shown at Movie Night on Friday, May 5th. The winner is Sing! The movie will begin around sunset, 7:45-8:00pm. Due to a fully booked May calendar, there will be no rain date. We will keep you informed if we need to cancel due to the weather. We will be need volunteers, so please look out for the sign-up.

Volunteers Needed for the School Garden – Help Our Garden Grow!

The Fairview Garden is preparing for its second season of planting and needs your help! Please read this letter from the Fairview Garden Committee and consider volunteering some time.

 

The sign-up is in the process of being updated with the class schedules. Please check it regularly
for updated time slots…

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba75-garden

Poetry Slam & Take Your Child to Work Day

Fairview’s Poetry Slam – Wednesday, April 26th at Barnes & Noble

Come to Barnes & Noble in Holmdel on Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30-7:30pm to celebrate literacy. Students will share an original poem, that they wrote in school, to celebrate National Poetry Month. This event is run by Ms. Zigman and a percentage of sales will go towards reading-related activities at Fairview. For more details, view Fairview’s Poetry Slam flyer.

Procedures for Take Your Child to Work Day – Thursday, April 27th

If your child will be absent on Take Your Child to Work Day, Thursday, April 27th, then you must submit 1) a parent note and 2) documentation from the organization/business substantiating the visit.

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

Volunteers Needed for Incoming Kindergarten Orientation – April 18th from 9:00-11:00am

Come help us welcome our new Incoming Kindergarten kids and their families. We will need help keeping the kids occupied with a craft and coloring books as well as reading books. To volunteer, go to…http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48a9ad2ba57-incoming2.

5th Grade Fundraiser – April 18th

Support the 5th grade by eating at Chipotle in Red Bank on Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00-8:00pm. Bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Fairview. View the flyer…Chipotle Fundraiser.

Yearbook Boosters – Due April 20th

Yearbook Boosters are a great way to send a special message to anyone involved at Fairview School. Yearbook Booster orders are due on Thursday, April 20th. Each booster is $1 and can be no longer than 25 words . View the Yearbook Booster Form.

Penny Jars for the Fairview School Garden

Each classroom now has a Penny Jar to collect spare change to support the Fairview School Garden. Please contribute to the jars to keep our community garden growing! For more details,  refer to the Garden Penny Jars flyer. For additional information about the Fairview School Garden, view the Garden Information Sheet.

Save the Date
  • Spring Pictures – April 25th
  • Poetry Slam at Barnes & Noble – April 26th from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Movie Night – May 5th
  • Teacher of the Year Celebration & PTO Meeting – May 10th at 6:30pm
  • Spring Plant Sale – May 11th from 5:00-8:00pm & May 12th during school day

Thank You, Wine & Paint Night Volunteers!

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Brenda Thoms, Becky Thal, Amy Girgus and Dore Rogers for organizing and executing the Wine & Paint Night last week! We appreciate the time and effort that you gave to make it a successful fundraiser!

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