Monthly Archive: March 2015

Science Night is Coming to Fairview

Fairview is excited to introduce its inaugural “Invention Convention” as part of the annual Fairview Science Night. Science Night at Fairview will consist of two exciting elements. The first, a Liberty Science Center Science Circus assembly, will be open to all grades of Fairview students and the second, an Invention Convention, will be open to 4th and 5th graders.


Science Circus Assembly Details:

Date:              Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time:              6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Place:             The Owl’s Nest

Grades:         K-5, up to 175 students can RSVP and attend


Liberty Science Center will be coming to Fairview to present its Science Circus. This assembly will explore the states of matter, air pressure, and electricity as things that we interact with on a daily basis. In this assembly the audience participates in exploring the effects of liquid nitrogen on various states of matter, the power of the air that surrounds us, and the shocking effects of electrical charges. Advance RSVPs will be required, please look for details via the Virtual Backpack, the PTO website and email blasts. This event is brought to our students by the PTO and there is no charge.


NOTE: Due to limited space this will be a drop off event. Chaperones will be there to support the students. There will be a sign-up genius for parents interested in chaperoning.

Invention Convention


Invention Convention Details

Due Date: Model must be brought to school on the morning of April 29

Grades: 4th and 5th

NOTE: The models created by the 4th and 5th graders will be on exhibit in the school and there will be an opportunity during the school day for the younger grades to view the models.

The dictionary says that an invention is the discovery or production of some new or improved process or machine that is both useful and is not obvious to persons skilled in the particular field. So if you find a need, and come up with an idea that will fulfill that need, you have made an invention!

The objective of this event is to promote problem solving and creative thinking skills. Students may work alone or with a partner (same or different class). Students should be prepared to speak about/demonstrate their invention at the fair. Teachers will give students class time to present their ideas.

What the students are to do:

  • Build a model of their invention.
  • Space is limited so if the invention is large please do not bring it into school. Students can include pictures of the invention on their trifold poster or make a video to show on their personal electronic device at the night event. Power supplies are not available for any invention or equipment.
  • Design a trifold poster board which answers the following questions:
  1. How did you come up with the idea?
  2. What is your invention used for?
  3. What problem/challenge does your invention help solve?
  4. Who will use it?
  5. How does it work?
  6. Does something like it already exist? If so, how is your invention better?

Here is the form fourth and fifth graders must submit by April 1st.


5th AND 4th GRADERS Invention Convention

Update on Principal Search

Last night Mr. Doug Covert presented the results from the Parent Survey that was conducted.  He also updated the parent community about the process for the next principal search.  Please see the attached document that was handed out.  Any further questions that you may have can be directed to Mr. Covert at

3-19-15 hand out

Antenna Update

The agreement between the BOE and Middletown Township for the antenna installation at Fairview School should be posted on the District website tomorrow. We will share the link when it is available.

Author Daryl Cobb is coming to Fairview

Chris Grabenstein came to visit with our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and now it is our Kindergarteners’, First Graders’ and Second Graders’ turn to see their author.   Daryl Cobb will be visiting on Friday April 24th.  Below is an order form to pre-order his books.  There is something very exciting!  Mr. Cobb has created a book using Fairview as his subject, our very own custom book!  These orders are open to all Fairview students and families.  Orders are due April 2nd.

04-24-15 Fairview Order Form


Please send in your form and payment by tomorrow Friday 3/13 if your child will be attending.  Aftercare children are welcome.  We will return the K-2 children to Aftercare at the end of the session and we will pick up any 3-5 children that want to attend as well.  It will be an exciting afternoon of drawing and cartooning!  Don’t miss out!  K-2 parents, please send a note to your child’s teacher releasing them to the Doodle Dude session.  3-5 parents, please drop off your child between 4:15 and 4:30.  Please remember to be prompt for the 5:30 pick up.  All children must be signed out by a parent or guardian at the end of the session.


Survey Results Presentation

Mr. Doug Covert from the Human Resources office will be presenting the results from the principal survey that was conducted.  The meeting will take place at Fairview on Thursday March 19th @ 7pm.

Yearbook Orders

It is time to order your yearbook!  Below is the link for the order form.  Yearbooks are $15 each.  This year, we will only accept pre-orders for yearbooks.  They will not be available for sale in June.  All students are invited to purchase a yearbook of Fairview memories.  Please send your order and payment to school by April 15th.  We also ask that if you are not ordering a yearbook, please indicate that on the form so we know for our records.


Spirit Wear

We are temporarily stopping Spirit Wear orders.  We will resume taking new orders after Spring Break.  Thank you for your patience.

80s Night!

Bring on the hairspray, the press-on nails and the blue eyeshadow, and join us for a TOTALLY 80S night out!

Don’t forget your dancing shoes because we are going to get footloose!

Like, don’t be a bummer and not come.