Fairview Community School Newsletter #11
March 4, 2010
205 Howard Avenue Principal: Karina Younk
Nanaimo, BC Secretary: Anette Hjort
V9R 3R3 Community School
Phone (250) 753-3418 Coordinator: Linda Manarin
Fax (250) 741-1250
MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE EVENTS HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTES FROM FAIRVIEW STAFF
Spring Break is March 6-14. 5 Keys to Success: I would like to thank both
parents and students for coming forward to report
Family Movie Night - Fri. March 26, 6:30 pm concerns about put-downs, threats, and
A supervising adult must accompany children. aggressive or inappropriate behaviour. Our 5 keys
to success: be safe, be peaceful, be respectful,
Next Parent, Child Mother Goose Sessions start on be cooperative, be kind work because most
Tuesday, March 30, from 6:15-7:15 pm in the students, parents and staff model them in their
Library. As well, the Ready, Set, Learn event will daily interactions and take action when they feel
take place March 30 from 10:30-11:30 am. someone is not following the keys.
NDSS Grade 7 Parent Information Night at NDSS on Respect for People with Allergies: Please be
March 30, 6:30-8:00 pm. NDSS counsellors will be aware that we have students and staff with
visiting with grade 7 students at Fairview on March allergies to fragrances, fur, and a variety of foods.
19 at 12:30 pm. Strong smelling perfumes, deodorants, and
hairsprays or bringing pets into the school can
Good Food Boxes - Next delivery is Wed. Mar. 10 mean that a student ends up going home with
at 3 pm. Order your box by March 30 at the headaches or hives. Foods are more difficult to
office or with Linda Manarin. Cost is $10 for a box control as there are many different food allergies.
of fresh fruits and vegetables and boxes arrive at Students with allergies need to know about their
Fairview on Wednesday, April 14. allergy and refuse any offer of food that might
contain their allergen. In the classroom, other
Next PAC meeting is April 12th students usually know about their friend’s allergy
and respect this by carefully cleaning their eating
STUDENTS WANTED! For Break Activities area and not offering to share food.
*Forms available at the office or from Linda Cell Phone Usage: We all appreciate that parents
Manarin (250-741-1250). Register by Fri. March 5! want to know where their children are and that
cell phones have become a way for families to
5 spaces available for Kids Can Cook stay connected. We would like to remind parents
Mon. Mar. 8 to Thurs. Mar. 11 from 10 am - noon that if your children bring cell phones to school,
for 8-9 yr. olds. Cost: $10/4 sessions. they may call you to let you know they have
arrived safely and then they need to turn the cell
4 spaces available for Super Sewing – phone off, safely store it in their backpacks and
Mon. Mar. 8 to Thurs. Mar. 11 from 1 - 3 pm for 9-12 not use it again until the end of the day. Should
yr. olds. This is a beginners’ class to learn to use a you need to reach your child, you may contact
sewing machine. Students will complete two Anette at the office or text your child to call you
projects including a bunny. Cost: $10/4 sessions. at the end of the school day. Students who text,
call, or use their phone to take pictures during the
Pacific Sport--XploreSportZ Spring Break Camp school day will be asked to turn their phone in to
2010 - Multi-sport day camp for students aged 8- the office and pick it up at the end of the school
13 yrs, March 8-12, 9 am-4 pm offered at Fairview day. We would prefer that students practice
and Georgia Ave. Community Schools. Financial active and positive face-to-face social
assistance is available to participate. networking during their school day.
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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS AT FAIRVIEW SATISFACTION SURVEYS
*Registration forms are available at the office or Parents of students in grades 4 and 7 can
from Linda Manarin. complete the satisfaction surveys in our computer
lab at any time. I sent letters home last week with
Computer Access Program: The computer lab is all grade 4 and 7 students. If your child lost the
open to our Fairview Community every letter or the password, please let me know. I have
Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30 pm. extra copies. It was great to see how positive the
Natalie Downey is available to help you navigate student responses were!
and learn more about computers!
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD…
Kids Can Cook Thanks to our volunteers for being that
Tuesdays, March 16-April 6 (4 sessions), 3:30-5 pm, community! In addition to the volunteers
for 10-12 yr. olds in the Multipurpose room. Cost: mentioned in our last newsletter, I would like to
$10. thank the following volunteers who also take time
Tuesdays, April 13-May 4 (4 sessions), 3:30-5 pm, from their busy schedules to make Fairview such a
for 6-7 yr. olds in the multipurpose room. special place:
Boys’ Group Mentors, Vance Borbandy, Bob
Super Sewers Wyse, Gregg Halfyard, Ben Lanthier, Chris
Mondays, March 22-May 10 (6 sessions), 3-4:30 Fernandes, Luke McIvor, and Gerry Graham have
pm, for 9-12 yr. olds in the multipurpose room. This been busy supporting grade 5 to 7 boys as they
is an advanced sewing class to tackle more help grade 1 to 4 boys learn new skills and
difficult projects. Cost: $10. activities like swimming, skating, carving, bowling,
mini-golf, orienteering and more.
Foodsafe - Mon., Apr. 12 & Apr. 19 6:15-9:30 pm
Cost: $20 for students 11 years and up, $35 for Lisa Carstensen and her team of many volunteers
adults. Contact Linda Manarin, 250-741-1250 if and local bands for putting a huge amount of
you wish to pre-register for the course. work into organizing a community event on
February 27th to raise awareness about resources
Skippers Wanted! The Red Hot Chili Steppers will available for young people dealing with anxiety
be warming up for the Empire Days Parade. and depression. For quick access to these
Practices will start up on Fridays from 11:30-12:00 resources, see their website: http://www.seap.cc
beginning March 19.
Thank you! Fairview students and families brought
Artists Wanted! The annual Gallery 223 and School in over $1500.00 for Jump Rope for Heart! Thanks
District 68 Elementary Art Exhibition are on during to Carrie Green for organizing this event.
the month of March. Before March 31, we need
to select three primary and three intermediate Thanks to the volunteer parents who do the head
entries. Please note that the paper size must be lice checks and to the families at home who
either 8.5 x 11 or 10 x 12. We will be sending other regularly check their children’s hair for lice.
works of art for display at the school board office
from March 17 to the end of April. Thanks to the many parents and to Val Martineau
for donating time to the giant Book Sale at
Woodgrove Mall. The proceeds from this sale are
divided among the volunteer schools and go
toward books for the library.
Thanks to all families for your part in supporting
Have a wonderful break! Fairview School. Remember to read over the
break and also ask your child if they need to
restock pencils, erasers, paper for the next term!