PTA MEETING - THURSDAY, APRIL 10th, 7:00 PM IN THE POD
We will be announcing the slate for next year’s officers and providing updates on the many activities and events planned for this spring. Immediately following the meeting, we will have a free, one-hour Parent Workshop on “Helping Children with Homework”. Help your children establish effective strategies for completing homework. Learn how temperament and learning styles influence study habits. Develop realistic limits and boundaries for getting homework done and employ strategies to avoid turning homework hassles into confrontations. We hope you will join us for this event!
CALL FOR PTA BOARD NOMINATIONS
The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals to serve on the PTA Board for the 2014-15 school year. All Board positions are open and available for nominations, so if you are interested, please consider serving on the board. Candidates must be PTA members and be knowledgeable about the PTA duties. For more information on all the board positions, please review pages 9 and 10 of the bylaws, which can be found on the PTA website or by clicking here. If you are interested in serving on the board or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dennis Hasch, Carole Letzkus, or Elaine Sullivan no later than Friday, March 28th.
InNOVATION AND iNVENTION FAIR
Today is the first kick-off workshop for the 2014 Innovation and Invention Fair at Fairview! If you have a child who is considering participating in this event, please be sure to have them stay after school today for the first workshop from 3:45-4:45. Don’t worry if they don’t have any ideas about what to do yet. They will find out more about the process today! The links below include important information you will need to know.
SPIRITWEAR SPRING SALE
Back by popular demand...Fairview Spiritwear! The order site will be open until April 11th.
Group code: falcons
YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE APRIL 25TH
Yearbook orders must be received by April 25th. The quantity ordered for the school is based on the number sold. Extras will not be available after this date. Send your payments in with the yearbook order form that came in your child’s Wednesday folder OR order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with yearbook ID code: 5612714.
NEED SOMETHING TO DO OVER SPRING BREAK?
Spring Family Night is May 9th and we want YOU to unleash your inner artist!
Fairview students, staff, and family members are encouraged to create some article of clothing or accessory from something that might otherwise be thrown away. Examples of items you might use include plastic grocery bags, newspapers, magazines, chip bags, or material scraps. Braid plastic bags to make a necklace, weave magazine strips to make a bag, sew scraps of fabric together to make a skirt, or turn some old t- shirts into fashionable scarves. You can model the item yourself on our runway, or create something for a friend to model.
Found Object Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
Open to all students, staff and family members! Make a sculpture from used plastic containers, a mosaic from bottle caps, a picture from pebbles and twigs, or a painting of your favorite nature spot. Entries will be displayed at Spring Family Night and you may choose to have your artwork included in a silent auction that night, which will raise money for a rain garden and an outdoor classroom at Fairview.
Look for ideas and registration instructions coming soon!
TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher/staff appreciation week will be May 5-9. The PTA has many wonderful things planned for our teachers and staff. Each day we will draw names of teachers and staff members and present them gift cards on Good Morning Fairview. You can be part of this fun activity by donating a $5-$10 gift card from a local business (Target, Chipoltle, Subway, Sweet Frog, etc.). Please put the gift card in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation Committee and send it in to the main office by April 30. Just send an email to Appreciation@fairviewpta.org so we know to look for it. Thank you for your help in honoring our Teachers and Staff. Be sure to check with your room parents for other ways you can help.
GARDEN OF THANKS
We are also preparing a large “Garden of Thanks” for our teachers and staff. Parents can add to the garden with notes of thanks. If you happen to be at school, stop by the front office and look for the basket of paper flowers. Add a message of thanks and we will include it in the garden. At the end of the week the flowers will be delivered to individual teachers and staff for which the note was written.