Fairview PTO

Strategic Planning Committee

The Middletown School District is looking for interested community members that would like to serve on the next Strategic Planning Committee.  Attached is the letter from Central Office with all of the information.  We hope that Fairview has some representation on this committee.  It will be driving the future plans for our schools.

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Turkey Trot

It’s Turkey Time!  Fairview’s annual Turkey Trot will take place on Wednesday November 19th @ 9:30 am.  For those that are new to the Turkey Trot, it is a Fairview tradition that also teaches our children the important message of helping to feed the hungry at Thanksgiving time.  Each grade will have races down the soccer field.  Each grade will have 3 girl and 3 boy top finishers.  Mr. Feathers will also race the Fairview Turkey down the field for some fun.  It is a great day to come on up to Fairview, stand on the sidelines and cheer on the students.  It’s also a great photo opportunity.  To enter, each child must sign the permission slip located in the VBP and “pay” the entry fee of 2 cans of food.  The donated food will help feed families that are less fortunate.  Let’s go Fairview!!!

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping with Trunk or Treat. Our first experience with Trunk or Treat was very successful.  We hope that the kids had a blast!  It took a village to get this event off the ground. Thank you for your support!  Have a safe and Happy Halloween this week.

Coming up…..

Wednesday October 29th is Pretzel Day.  All orders were due 10/22.

October 29th is also the Clothing Drive.  Fairview receives funds for all clothing, accessories, toys, stuffed animals, blankets and  towels that you have to donate.  Clean out those closets and drop off your bags between 3:15 and 6:00 in the turn around, next to the building.

Friday October 31st is the Halloween Parade.  Parents can line up outside to see the children parade around the school @ 1:15pm.

School will be closed Nov. 3rd- 7th.  We will reopen on Nov. 10th.

 

Trunk or Treat

This Friday is Trunk or Treat in the Fairview School parking lot.  Along with Trick or Treating from car to car, there are many fun activities planned for all the children.  Once you have some treats, head on back to the black top in back for the Cakewalk.  Just a $1.00 a try to see if you are the lucky winner of a Spooky Halloween Confection!  Enjoy the music and a little Freeze Dance too.  Don’t forget to get a ticket to vote for your favorite class pumpkin and your favorite homemade scarecrow.  Finally our Fifth Graders will go head to head to see who can make the best mummy in the Mummy Wrap Contest.  Halloween is going to be Spooktacular at Fairview!!

Communication is key!

We are still reaching out to get everyone signed up for Remind 101.  They are quick text reminders about what is happening each day at Fairview.  Please see the directions in the Documents page of this sight.

If you or your friends have not signed up for email alerts, please do!  We have been sending out weekly updates as well as last minute reminders or changes that are happening.  You must send us your email to be added to the list.

Finally, please use this website often.  Will keep updating posts here about important information that you will need all year.

If you have an issue, question, concern please reach out to the PTO Executive board.  You can use ptowizard@gmail.com or our personal email addresses.  Donna and Christine’s phone numbers are also listed in the directory.  You can also post right here!  We check every day to see what’s going on.

Principal Coffee

Mr. Farrell is holding his first principal coffee on Wed. Oct. 15th @ 1:30.  He will share information about the upcoming PARCC testing.  Mrs. Keats, Fairview’s Math Specialist, is also going to talk about the new Go Math program.  Bring your questions or issues you and your child may be having to discuss.  Miss Zigman, Fairview’s Reading Specialist,  will also be addressing Reading at Fairview.

Coming Soon to Fairview

Look what’s coming up……

  • October 7th will be the Second Grade Lunch with a Loved One.
  • Book Fair October 8th and 9th  Be sure to come to the Book Fair Family Night Event October 8th @ 6:30
  • Walk to School Day is October 8th
  • Great Race applications are due October 8th!  Join Team Fairview in trying to get that banner back in our halls!
  • SMILE!  Picture Day is October 10th.
  • October 16th will be the Tackling Literacy and Math Event hosted by Ms. Zigman, Mrs. Keats & Ms. Weinstein.  This event is for gradesK-2.  Don’t worry kids…grades 3-5 will have their turn in the spring!

 

Contribute to Focus Issue 1

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Please encourage your child to send in a submission to Issue 1 of Fairview Focus Vol 2014-2015. Submissions can be any original work by a child in the form of an essay, book review, poetry, artwork, photography, or other content that can be published. All textual submissions must be sent in by email to focus@fairviewpto.net. For full guidelines on submissions, please see the Focus page on the school website.