Fairview Community School Newsletter #8
April 23, 2009
205 Howard Avenue Principal: Gregg Halfyard
Nanaimo, BC Vice-Principal: Karina Younk
V9R 3R3 Secretary: Anette Hjort
Dates to Note: Principal’s Comments
April 24 Movie Night (Last one)
Apr. 27 Pro-D - no school
Apr 28 Souper Tuesday (last
one this year)
April 30 Jeans Day
May 4 - 8 Healthamongus
May 18 Victoria Day - no school
May 20 Zone Track Meet
June 4 District Track Meet
June 9 Parent Appreciation Tea
June 23 Grade 7 Social 4- 6 pm
June 24 Last day of classes
Report Cards issued
Basketball season is wrapping up with our bantam boys continuing with their undefeated season
in the playoffs. The boys defeated South Wellington in the first round of the playoffs. This was
followed up with an exciting 46-39 match at Park Avenue School last Wednesday. Next up the
team plays Departure Bay Elementary in a final four game at Cilaire on Wednesday April 22nd.
The winner plays for first and second place, and the loser of the game will play for third and
fourth in the district. Thank you to sponsors Mrs. Askham and Mr. Vink and NDSS coaches
Tony and Aman. Good luck to our bantam boys in the final games!
Track and Field Meets
The Fairview Community School track & field meet takes place at the Rotary Bowl on Friday
May 8th from 9:00am – 1:00pm. This year we will be combining with Departure Bay
Elementary for the school meet. All students in grades 3-7 will participate in the school meet in
various running, jumping and throwing events (minimum of 4 events). Top three finishers in
each event qualify for the zone track meet on May 20th. The district track meet is on June 4th.
Interested parents who are able to sponsor and/or help with timing, judging, or measuring should
speak to Mr. Halfyard this week.
Students and parents are reminded of our school and district dress code policies. As the weather
gets warmer students tend to wear lighter, cooler clothing to school. For specific policies please
refer to the student planner and read the dress code. A general rule of thumb is no “beach wear”
with shoulders being covered and no spaghetti straps. Also, clothing is not to be
distracting/disturbing to others, or to advertize alcohol, drugs or profanity. Individual staff
members will first discuss inappropriate clothing with students. If necessary, the administration
will ask students to change their clothing and/or contact the parents. Thank you in advance for
Now is the time to register your child for kindergarten in September 2009. Children who will
be five years of age before January 1, 2010 may enter school in September 2009. You may defer
your child’s enrolment until September 2010. Parents are encouraged to register their child at
your neighborhood (catchment) school as soon as possible. Please bring your child’s birth
certificate. To obtain an assured space at Fairview you must register before June 15, 2009.
Heathamonous Days will run May 4 to 8 at Beban Park from 9:00 to 12:15 pm. The schedule is
Monday, May 4 - Grade 6, 7 Mr. Williams, Mr. Biggs class
Tuesday, May 5 - Grade 4, 5, 6 - Ms Brayden, Mrs. Currie, Ms. James
Wednesday, May 6 - Grade 3 Mrs. Rogerson
Thursday, May 7 - Grade 1, 2 Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Sen
Friday, May 8 - Kindergarten Mrs. Wright and Ms. Carruthers
(K classes are from 9:00 - 11:00 am)
Insect / Summer Allergies
Please inform the office of any allergies, or conditions your child may have during the remainder
of the school year.
Jump for Gold (Heart)
Kick off is May 6
Jump Day is May 7, 9 - 2 pm
Art Winner (Tina Luo)
Fairview School now has a new emergency/earthquake plan.
Community School News
The last Family Movie Night of the season was on Fri. April 24. Many thanks to volunteers Oscar
and Verna Cameron for their dedication to coming to movie nights and looking after the
Kids Can Cook, 4 sessions, Thurs. May 14-June 4, 3-5 pm, in the multipurpose room, cost: $10 per
child ages 7-9 yrs, register with Linda Manarin by April 29. Only 8 spaces available. This is a great
opportunity for children to learn about healthy eating and making nutritious food.
Foodsafe, Mon. June 1 & Tues. June 2, 6-9:30 pm, in the library, cost: $20/student 12 years +,
$35/adult, register with Mrs. Manarin, 250-741-1250. Only 2 spaces available.
Byte Camp, Thurs. May 8-June 19, 3-4 pm, in the library, cost: $90/student in Grade 4-7, information
and registration forms available this week from the office. Byte Camp is a fun technology class for
children. They will explore the work of animation and learn how to use it to create their own work.
Good Food Box, Order by Wed. April 29 with Linda Manarin, delivery Wed. May 13 in Rm. 139, cost:
$10 for a box of fruits and vegetables made available through Nanaimo Foodshare.
Last “Souper” Tuesday for this school year is Tues. April 28. Many thanks to our volunteers Nadine
Scott-Jolly, Monika Keith, Claudia Ober, Pam Schilling, Mairi Dunn and Carmen Moore for their dedication
to creating good soup from the beginning of October to the end of April. Supporters of the last soup day
will receive something special!
Next HFCS (Harewood Family of Community Schools) Council Meeting will be Tues. May 19, 6:30
pm, NDSS library, The meeting is open to any community member interested in knowing what is
happening in our community schools.
Summer Programs will be available at Fairview & Georgia Avenue Community Schools during July.
Fliers about the activities offered will be available the first week of June. Be sure to check out the
Lice Checks were done this week with thanks to our volunteers. Remember, the only way to control the
spread of head lice is to control it with constant surveillance in your own home first. One treatment on a
child’s head will not stop the growth of the nits or lice. Constant combing and using hair conditioner over
a 6 week period will greatly hamper the recurrence of head lice. It is each family’s social responsibility to
contain and eliminate the spread of head lice. Let’s all work together for the good of our children to end
head lice at Fairview. Way to go Mrs. Currie’s class---the only lice free class in the school!
LifeLine Harewood, is a free fun Teen drop-in, for Grades 8-12, at John Barsby Community School, the
first and third Fridays of each month, 1:30-10 pm. Lifeline Harewood is a new program with a variety of
fun and exciting activities. Check it out!
Student Sports Drop-in for Floor Hockey, for Grades 7-12 at NDSS Community School small gym, 7-9
pm. Bring a friend and your runners and use NDSS’s hockey sticks.
Gang Awareness Workshop for Parents, Tues. April 28, 7-9 pm. at John Barsby Community School
multipurpose room. Presented by the Community Policing Office and the Drug & Organized Crime
Awareness Section of the RCMP. Learn about gangs, understand the culture and how children join, and
find out what parents can do.
Body Talk Dance Workshop and Performance May 14-18, for students 13-19 years, cost: $5. Register
with Body Talk at 250-716-3230.
Provincial Election All Candidates Forum, Mon. May 4, NDSS gym, doors open 5:45 pm, forum 6:30-
8:30 pm. Listen to the candidates address “Education issues and the Effects of Poverty for the riding of
Nanaimo. Also learn about the change in the voting method to a STV (Single Transferrable Vote).
Year End Field Trips
Please ensure that your child's permission slips with fees are returned to the teacher by the due
date noted on the permission slip. Thank you
We wish to thank the PAC for our new playground. The upper field now has a swing, a tire
swing, monkey bars and a pully slide, safely mounted in fine gravel. The students are already
enjoying this new play area. Thank you PAC!