Fairview PTO

Adopt a Family 2017

Please consider helping some Middletown families during the holiday season. Click on the tree for more information and to select a gift.

AdoptaFamily-Tree

 

Upcoming Events

Turkey Trot Tomorrow!
Donate corn and stuffing to “Middletown Helps Its Own”
Please send in corn & stuffing tomorrow, if you haven’t done so yet! The Turkey Trot will start at 1:15pm. Parents are welcome to watch the races on the soccer field.
For more information and to access the registration form…Turkey Trot Information.
Beauty and the Beast Auditions

The auditions for Beauty and the Beast are fast approaching. For more details about the auditions and the responsibilities for participation, please read the Beauty and the Beast Reminder.

Bowling League
Coming in January

The Bowling League will begin on January 5th and will run for 10 weeks. It is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. More information and sign up forms will be coming soon.

Holiday Shoppe Coming Soon

Upcoming Fall Events

Donate Unwanted Halloween Candy This Week
Now what are you going to do with all of those leftover Halloween Treats? You know the ones you don’t like. The ones you got too many of. The ones you didn’t give out. The ones you’ll eat if you don’t get them out of the house.
Why don’t you donate it to Holiday Express? The PTO will collect candy this week. Please send it to school in a zip lock bag and place it in the box in the hallway outside of the main office.
Holiday Express is an all-volunteer group that brings holiday parties to those less fortunate.
Your excess candy would fill a lot of goody bags for guests at a Holiday Express Party.
Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot will be Monday, November 20th at 1:15pm, with a rain date of November 21st. Parents are welcome to watch the races on the soccer field.
Please send in 2 cans of corn or 2 boxes of stuffing or 1 can of corn and 1 box of stuffing. Collections will end the day of the Turkey Trot and donated to “Middletown Helps Its Own”. The Spirit Committee is looking for 100% participation in order to get a surprise from Mr. Melando!
For more information and to access the registration form…Turkey Trot Information.
Scarecrows
Feel free to find your scarecrow and take it home!
Thanks for a Great Halloween Trunk or Treat!
We hope everyone enjoyed Fairview’s Halloween Trunk or Treat. We are lucky it was such a beautiful evening.
The PTO would like to thank John Gentile for bringing his Cheezen Truck and donating a portion of the proceeds back to the PTO. We would also like to thank Dairy Queen in the Chapel Hill Shopping Center, Villa Restaurant in the Kohl’s Shopping Center, and the Rave Cinemas in Hazlet. All of these businesses donated toward the prizes given out during the evening.
A BIG thank you to Nancy Fedor Sattan and Melanie Layton Meuerle for organizing the event. Thank you to Justine Kane for bringing back the spooky Haunted Hallway. (We hope no one was too scared.) Thank you to all the volunteers who helped inside and out, including some Fairview alumni.
And thank you to all of the families who decorated their trunks and who donated treats!!! Your creativity and generosity made it such a festive evening.

Spirit Committee’s Fall Reminders

  • Week of Giving: The Spirit Committee is collecting donations for Hurricane Relief in Houston and Florida. The Week of Giving will take place the week of October 23-27. Donations of any amount will be collected to provide assistance in Houston and Florida to students and teachers who have been displaced. Send it to school in an envelope marked “Hurricane Relief”. Checks should be made out to Fairview School. All proceeds will be forwarded to those in need in Houston and Florida from the Hurricanes.
  • Spirit Fridays: Every Friday is a Spirit Day! Wear blue and white or Fairview clothing!
  • Turkey Trot: The Turkey Trot will be November 20th, with a rain date of November 21st. Please send in a can of corn and a box of stuffing. Collections will begin October 30th and will end the day of the Turkey Trot. The Spirit Committee is looking for 100% participation in order to get a surprise from Mr. Melando!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Reminders
  • PTO Meeting: Thursday, October 12th at 7:00pm in the Owl’s Nest. Free babysitting by Middletown North’s Tomorrow’s Teachers.
  • Fairview Picture Day: Tuesday, October 24th
  • PTO Web Site: Bookmark the Fairview PTO web site and periodically check it for the updated calendar and information on volunteering, fundraisers and other events.
KidStuff Coupon Books – Due Tomorrow, October 10th
 If you are purchasing the KidStuff Coupon Book, the payment of $25 per book is due tomorrow. Please send your payment (cash or check payable to “Fairview PTO”) to school in the Money Collection Envelope.
If you do not want to purchase the Coupon Book, please return it to school in a bag labeled with your child’s name. This is NOT A SAMPLE BOOK for you to keep.
HIB Presentation for all Volunteers
It is Middletown Township School District policy that all parent/guardian volunteers in the school must view the Harassment Intimidation and Bullying presentation. Please watch the HIB video as soon as possible, then sign and return the Parent/Guardian Volunteer HIB Presentation Form to Mrs. Mercer in the main office.
Fairview Peace Week – October 16th-20th

Fairview is celebrating Peace Week from October 16th-20th. View the Peace Week Flyer to determine what students should wear to show they care!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12 The Getaway – Preorder this New Book Now!
You can preorder this new paperback of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12 The Getaway for $8.99 (no tax). Orders will be shipped to school and should be distributed the week of November 13th. Please complete the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Order Form and return it with payment of $8.99 (cash or check payable to Fairview PTO) in an envelope marked “Wimpy Kid Book Order” by October 25th.
Community & County Awareness Program
The Monmouth County Sheriff is pleased to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Community and County Awareness Program, a program designed to acquaint students with local and county agencies, local volunteer organizations and youth initiatives that provide essential services for the safety, security and day-to-day operations of our communities and county.
By completing a list of documented visits and interviews, and submitting the documentation to the Sheriff’s Office by November 21, 2017,students can earn the Community Awareness Recognition Award, or, by completing an additional three visits to county offices in Freehold, the Community and County Awareness Recognition Award. These awards will be presented on November 28, 2017 at 4pm at the Sheriff’s Office Recognition and Awards Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Public Safety Center, 2500 Kozloski Road, Freehold NJ 07728.
View the brochure to learn more about the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Community & County Awareness Program.
MTFOdL – Middletown Township Friends of different Learners
  • Special Needs Registry Event:
From the Middletown Township School District:
The Keansburg School District is holding a Special Needs Registry event with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, October 24th from 3:00pm-5:30pm at the Joseph C. Caruso Elementary School located at 81 Frances Place, Keansburg 07734. They have asked us to invite our parents to this event. This is a completely free event and all information is kept confidential.
Just a reminder that the Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens with special needs who reside, attend school or are employed in Monmouth County. The registry was created to help police officers and other emergency service personnel better assist residents with special needs in the event of an emergency by providing those first responders with vital information regarding a registrant’s special needs, emergency contact information, physical description and current photograph of the registrant.
Refer to the Middletown Township School District web site for more information.

This Week at Fairview

  • Monday, 10/2 – Box Tops due.
  • Friday, 10/6 – Cub Scout Open House @ 6:00pm. Interested in joining the Cub Scouts? View the Cub Scout Flyer.

Fall Fundraisers

There’s always a lot going on at the beginning of the school year. We have some wonderful fall fundraisers that are kicking off. Please review the information below about the fundraisers and look for the flyers and order forms that will be coming home in your student’s backpack.

 

Be sure to view the current PTO Calendar 2017-2018. You can also subscribe to the online calendar by clicking SUBSCRIBE.

PTO Membership

We have a new site for PTO Memberships and an online directory – MySchoolAnywhere.

 

Sign up now by at Fairview PTO Membership & Directory by entering your information and making your payment. Once your payment has been received, you will receive an email with your login credentials, which you will use to access the PTO Family Directory.

 

Here are some important points about PTO Membership:

  • Membership is a major fundraiser and we strive for 100% participation.
  • The minimum annual dues are $15 per family. You may prefer to donate more at this time, and then opt out of some future fundraisers. The Fairview PTO is a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so your donation is tax deductible.
  • Payment can be made by cash, check or PayPal. Please follow the directions at checkout in “Our Store”.
  • You will have access to a private online directory of other PTO families. This directory can also be printed.
  • A MySchoolAnywhere app is available for free!

Thank you for your support!!

Mum Sale – Pre-orders due by Thursday, September 28th

The PTO is working with a quality grower again this year to offer a Mum Sale! It will be help outdoors in front of the school on Wednesday, October 4th from 10:00am – 8:00pm.

 

We encourage you to pre-order your plants, as this will ensure you receive the color and quantity that you want. If you would like to order mums, please complete the Mum Sale Order Form and return it to school with your payment by Thursday, September 28th. Your order must be picked up on October 4th.

 

Please note that the students will not be shopping for mums during school hours.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Mum Sale. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d45ada82fa75-mumsale 
Box Tops – Due by Monday, October 2nd
We’re participating in the National Box Tops for Education Week, so please send in the Box Tops that you’ve been collecting by Monday, October 2nd. You can have your children glue Box Tops to a collection sheet or send them to school in a plastic bag or envelope. Please continue to collect Box Tops throughout the school year!
KidStuff Coupon Books – Payment Due by Tuesday, October 10th
KidStuff Coupon Books will be sent home with students this week. The cost is $25 per book. You can also order additional books for family and friends!
  • If purchasing 1 book, pay $25 and keep the book sent home. Return your completed Money Collection Envelope to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, October 10th.
  • If you are not participating, please immediately return the book in a bag labeled with your child’s name to the school. This is NOT A SAMPLE BOOK for you to keep.
Scarecrows – Due by Friday, October 13th

Support the PTO and beautify Fairview at the same time! Scarecrows will be displayed outside the school and are yours to keep at the end of the season.

 

To order a scarecrow with a custom sign or to return your scarecrow from last year, please complete the Scarecrow Order Form and return it to school with your payment.