Monthly Archive: October 2016

This Week at Fairview – Happy Halloween!

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Halloween Trunk or Treat, especially Nancy Sattan and Melanie Meuerle! The students had a great time!

Halloween Parade – Monday, October 31st @ 1:15pm

Please review the letter that was sent home last week with reminders about the school’s Halloween celebrations.

PTO Meeting Minutes & Calendar

If you missed October’s PTO meeting, please review the Meeting Minutes and the current PTO Calendar.

FV Creation Station – Materials Wish List

Please consider donating materials to help make the FV Creation Station a wonderful place. Whatever you are able to donate would be most appreciated. These donations will be accepted throughout the school year. View the list of materials needed at http://fvcreationstation.blogspot.com/p/donations.html

Thank You from our Faculty

Ms. Zigman sent the PTO heart-felt Thank You Notes for the Raz-Kids Subscriptions that the PTO purchased for the K-3 classrooms and for classroom library books that she was able to purchase with Scholastic Dollars, which we earn with our Book Fairs.

 

Ms. Weinstein thanks everyone who donated cardboard to make the Cardboard Challenge a success!

Halloween Trunk or Treat – Volunteers Needed

The Halloween Trunk or Treat is October 28th from 5:00-7:00pm. The rain date is Saturday, October 29th.

 

Come out for some spooky fun! There will be a digital photo booth (nominal fee), CheeZen food truck, 50/50 raffle, 5th grade mummy wrap, free games, and prizes for the the best decorated trunks!

 

Please RSVP if you would like to park your car in the school lot and participate in the Truck or Treating. You do not need to RSVP if you are not parking your car in the school lot. RSVP to Nancy Sattan at nancysattan@gmail.com or Melanie Meuerle at melanie.layton6@gmail.com.

 

Volunteers are needed! If you can help, please sign up at..http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aacad29abff2-halloween

 

For more details, see the Trunk or Treat flyer.

 

This Week at Fairview

Fairview Peace Week – 10/17-10/21

During Fairview’s Peace Week, students should wear the following to school. This will help to provide awareness of the week’s focus.

  • Monday, 10/17 – Everyone Counts – Wear a Numbered Jersey/Shirt
  • Tuesday, 10/18 – PEACE Rocks! – Dress Like a Rock Star
  • Wednesday, 10/19 – Keep the Peace, Knock Out Negativity – Wear your favorite Superhero’s Logo
  • Thursday, 10/20 – Drug and Bully Free – Red Ribbon Day – Wear red!
  • Friday, 10/21 – School Spirit – Wear Blue and White
Capelli’s Halloween Giveback

Shop at Capelli’s Farm on West Front Street during October and present this Capelli’s Halloween Giveback flyer when you make a purchase, and the PTO will receive 10% of the proceeds.

Fall Clothing Drive – 10/26

Our fall Clothing Drive is October 26th from 1:45-5:00pm. The company will begin pick-up promptly at 5:00pm. Start to gather your unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, and hard toys. For more details, please review the Fall Clothing Drive flyer.

Halloween Trunk or Treat – 10/28 (rain date 10/29)

The Halloween Trunk or Treat is October 28th from 5:00-7:00pm. Come out for some spooky fun! There will be a digital photo booth (nominal fee), CheeZen food truck, 5th grade mummy wrap, free games, and prizes for the the best decorated trunks!

 

Please RSVP if you would like to park your car in the lot and participate in the Truck or Treat. You do not need to RSVP if you are not parking your car in the school lot. For more details, see the Trunk or Treat flyer. Volunteers are needed and a signup will be sent out this week.

FV Creation Station

The FV Creation Station is a learning center with tools and supplies where students, of all grade levels, will be designing, creating, and innovating. In the FV Creation Station, students will tinker, design, create and think critically to solve real world problems. Our students will learn that failure is a component of their learning process and failing forward is just a part of the journey to success.

 

The Creation Station is a Makerspace, that is unique to Fairview. You might have heard about Makerspaces popping up in schools recently. These nontraditional learning environments provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. Makerspaces are DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

 

Follow the journey on the blog: http://fvcreationstation.blogspot.com/

This Week at Fairview

Next PTO Meeting – 10/13

The next PTO Meeting is on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00pm in the Owl’s Nest. Please see the PTO Meeting Agenda 10/13/16.

 

Some highlights of the meeting will be:

  • Mr. Melando will discuss the PARCC results.
  • There will be an “Open House” of the new FV Creation Station in the old computer lab. Come in and check out this fantastic new learning space for the students!
  • Miss Weinstein will discuss the FV Creation Station and answer any questions.
  • We will vote on the PTO Budget and some off-budget purchases for the school and playground.

There will be free babysitting by Middletown North’s Tomorrow’s Teachers.

Cardboard Donations Needed!

Miss Weinstein is planning a school-wide cardboard challenge on Global Maker Day, October 25th. She is requesting donations of cardboard — cereal boxes, tissues boxes, Amazon Prime boxes (with addresses removed), and paper towel rolls. Any clean cardboard will be happily accepted. It can be sent directly to the FV Creation Station (old computer lab) or bring it with you to the PTO Meeting on Thursday.

For more information, refer to the Global Maker Day flyer.

Fairview Spirit Wear – Due 10/14

Fairview Spirit Wear orders are due Friday, October 14th. Please return the Fairview Spirit Wear Order Form and payment to school in an envelope marked “Spirit Wear”. Please make checks payable to the Fairview PTO.

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Fall Clean Up – 10/8

The Fairview Grounds Beautification Committee is joining efforts with the Boy Scouts Troop 140 and Cub Scouts Pack 240 to do some fall cleaning and beautifying of the school grounds. Volunteers will meet on October 8th at 10:00am on the front lawn of school. Please sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44acad2caa8-fall.

Next PTO Meeting – 10/13

The next PTO Meeting is on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00pm in the Owl’s Nest. The first part of the meeting will be an “Open House” of the new FV Creation Station in the old computer lab. Come in and check out this fantastic new learning space for the students! Miss Weinstein will then discuss the FV Creation Station and answer any questions.

 

There will be free babysitting by Middletown North’s Tomorrow’s Teachers.

Cardboard Donations Needed!

Miss Weinstein is planning a school-wide cardboard challenge on Global Maker Day, October 25th. She is requesting donations of cardboard — cereal boxes, tissues boxes, Amazon Prime boxes (with addresses removed), and paper towel rolls. Any clean cardboard will be happily accepted. It can be sent directly to the FV Creation Station (old computer lab). For more information, refer to the Global Maker Day flyer.

Scarecrow Orders – Due 10/12

Fall scarecrow’s are available! It’s a great opportunity to support our Fairview PTO and beautify the school! All scarecrows are yours to keep at the end of the season and include a sign with your family’s name – or even the name of your business or team. Cost for each scarecrow is $15. Refer to the Scarecrow Order Form for more details.

Fairview Spirit Wear – Due 10/14

The new Fairview Spirit Wear Order Form is now available. Check out the NEW long sleeve T-shirts! Just $15.

 

Orders are due October 14th. Please return the order form and payment to school in an envelope marked “Spirit Wear”. Please make checks payable to the Fairview PTO.

Fairview Peace Week – 10/17-10/21

During Fairview’s Peace Week, students should wear the following to school. This will help to provide awareness of the week’s focus.

  • Monday, October 17th – Everyone Counts – Wear a Numbered Jersey/Shirt
  • Tuesday, October 18th – PEACE Rocks! – Dress Like a Rock Star
  • Wednesday, October 19th – Keep the Peace, Knock Out Negativity – Wear your favorite Superhero’s Logo
  • Thursday, October 20th – Drug and Bully Free – Red Ribbon Day – Wear red!
  • Friday, October 21st – School Spirit – Wear Blue and White
Capelli’s Halloween Giveback

Shop at Capelli’s Farm on West Front Street during October and present this Capelli’s Halloween Giveback flyer when you make a purchase, and the PTO will receive 10% of the proceeds.

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This Week at Fairview

Mum Sale – 10/4

The Mum Sale is Tuesday, October 4th from 3:00-6:00pm in front of the school. Stop by and buy some colorful mums to beautify your yard!

 

Please pick up your orders at this time. If you cannot pick up your order on Tuesday, then send an email to ptowizard@gmail.com and we will work something out.

Walk to School Day – 10/5

Wednesday is national Walk to School Day! The forecast looks good, so grab your friends and enjoy a morning walk.

Book Fair – 10/5 & 10/6

Our fall book fair is Wednesday & Thursday, October 5th & 6th . We hope your child will shop for and find that perfect book! Please send in money (cash or check payable to Fairview PTO) in an envelope with your child on the day his/her class will attend the book fair (view Class Schedule).

 

You are welcome to come to school and shop with your child. Please sign in at the main office prior to attending the book fair.

 

Look for the teacher’s “Wish List” board and consider buying a book for your child’s classroom.

 

Evening Sale: Wednesday, October 5th from 6:30-8:00pm. Come in to shop and listen to some of our teachers read! View the Teacher Reading Schedule.

 

Volunteers Needed: Please consider volunteering to help the students shop. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44acad2caa8-book.

 

New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book: You can pre-order the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down book. Send the completed Order Form and payment of $8.99 per book (cash or check payable to Fairview PTO) to school in an envelope marked “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Order”. Important: Do not apply tax to your order. Orders due by October 21st. Books will be delivered to school during the first week of November.

Fall Clean Up – 10/8

The Fairview Grounds Beautification Committee is joining efforts with the Boy Scouts Troop 140 and Cub Scouts Pack 240 to do some fall cleaning and beautifying of the school grounds. Volunteers will meet on October 8th at 10:00am on the front lawn of school. Please sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44acad2caa8-fall.

Clothing Drive – 10/27

Our fall Clothing Drive is October 27th from 3:00-5:00pm. Start to gather your unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, and hard toys.

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