Monthly Archive: April 2015

Note from Mr. Melando

A Note from Mr. Melando

It is will great excitement that I extend my first message to you. I am humbled to be afforded the opportunity to serve as your principal, and I am very much looking forward to begin my new role.


My immediate goal is to become acquainted with parents, students, and staff. To that end I aim to be present at the upcoming PTO sponsored events on May 15th, 19th, and 20th. 
As I transition from Thompson with a fully effective date of July 1, 2015 I am filled with hope and confidence that we will accomplish great things together.

Invention Convention

Last night our fourth and fifth graders had a chance to show off their ingenuity at the Invention Convention. Everyone was impressed with the children’s efforts and I had to resist stealing some of the prototypes for myself. The children should be very proud of their efforts!

I will be posting pictures additional pictures and videos once I secure parental permissions but will start with Jessica Ardolina’s video! Please take a moment to watch and share with your children.


Liberty Science Center Circus


Last night we had our Science Night and it was action packed. We started the night off with a Science Circus presented by Liberty Science Center. The interactive fun show was a big hit with the children that attended this free night event. They were so busy having a good time that they didn’t notice they were learning.  Special thanks to Science Night Chair Megan Dzwonkowski for securing Liberty Science Center at a very discounted price. Thank you to the Science Fair Committee: Barbara Cassin, Megan Dzwonkowski, John Little, Ravi Sarma and Rebecca Thal for putting together a great night event!  Events like this would not be possible without all our fantastic volunteers!





Ask your children about Reptile Guy Assembly




Yesterday the Reptile Guy came to visit Fairview for an assembly. He brought harmless snakes, enormous frogs and cool lizards with him and put on a wonderful educational show. This assembly  was made possible by your PTO donations.

Tile Wall Family Night

It’s back!!!  Fairview is hosting another tile wall night.  Hurry and sign up so that you can get your tile added to the wall.  Be a part of the Fairview tradition!

Tile Wall Flyer

Movie Night is Coming!!!

Movie Night will be Friday May 15th!  Save the Date!  Children will vote this week for the movie that they want to see.  Be on the lookout for volunteer Sign Up Genius coming soon!  We will need some bakers to create some delicious treats!

Movie night flyer

Please note that there is a typo on the Antenna Lease Agreement

Please note that there is typo in the lease agreement indicating that the antenna is 18 ft. The antenna is 18 inches. The error has been pointed out to the appropriate responsible parties at tonight’s BOE meeting and  the agreement will be corrected. The corrected lease agreement will be posted asap.

Science Night Schedule and Instructions

Invention Convention and Science Night Schedule


Liberty Science Center presentation of The Science Circus : Drop-off (6:15 P.M.) and Dismissal (7:30 P.M.)


  • Children will be signed in at tables stationed outside of the Owl’s Nest. This is a chaperoned event. We will have plenty of chaperones for the children inside the Owl’s Nest.
  • All of the children attending Science Night will be seated according to grade and class
  • At the end of the evening there will be a parent chaperone for each class holding a sign with the teacher’s name and parents will be required to sign their child out.
  • Fourth and Fifth Graders will be dismissed first so that they can man their inventions!

Invention Convention 7:30 – 8:00

Upon dismissal from the Liberty Science Center presentation all children and their families are invited to visit the 4th and 5th grade invention stations.

-To the Parents of 4th and 5th Grade Participants in the Invention Convention Only –

Invention Drop-Off and Pick-Up Instructions

We all cannot wait to see the students’ inventions for the Invention Convention! To make the event go as smoothly as possible please note the following for invention drop off and pick up.


  1. Morning Invention Drop Off: Volunteers will be at the school in the morning and will have tables set up so their schoolmates can view the projects during the day if time permits.
    • Please have our inventors leave their inventions with the volunteers at morning drop off.
  1. Invention Pick-up:
    • For those inventors not attending Science Night that evening: Please take your inventions home at the end of the school day.   Volunteers will be there to assist.
  • For those inventors attending Science Night that evening: Get ready to have some fun and take your inventions home after the Science Night event is complete at around 8:00 P.M. Volunteers will be there to provide assistance.
  • If your child is NOT attending the Liberty Science Center Presentation but would like to come at 7:30 to show off their hard work they are welcome to do so!