Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fairview News, March, 2010

Fairview Elementary News

March, 2010

                                      Nancy Beck, Principal


Finally, a week when students can get outside for most recesses!  Remember to send snow gear and warm coats – the students love to play in the snow! 


                                     5tth Annual Elementary Art Show

Did you see the art show and all of the wonderful art projects?  Congratulations to all of the students and Mr. Murray for the great showcase!  Check out my blog at http://grinnellnewburgelementary.blogspot.com/ for some pictures of the art show.  The students and Mr. Murray make us proud!


            Kindergarten Pre-Registration for 2010-2011

will be held at Fairview School

March 3 from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm


A child who will be 5 years old, on or before September 15, 2010, is eligible and invited to attend kindergarten.

Parents are asked to bring the child’s immunization record, along with the birth certificate issued at the county/state level.  The school cannot recognize the certificate from the hospital.  Should parents not have a birth certificate, and if the child was born in Iowa, one can be obtained from:  Division of Records and Statistics, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075.  Typically the Court House of the county where the child was born has information about the certificate.  Please register the child even if the birth certificate is not currently available.

Generally speaking, students attend Bailey Park if they live west of Highway 146 and those who live east of Highway 146 attend Fairview.  However, the aim is to have equal class sizes, so usually there are some exceptions to this general arrangement.

 Information about kindergarten and other school programs will be distributed at registration.  We ask that parents not request teachers for their children.  If a child has a specific need please notify the school in writing of that concern.


There will be a district-wide registration this summer for all parents of students attending Grinnell schools.  It is important to attend or submit information at that registration process also. 


Please contact Fairview Elementary with questions (236-2780).



                                      Preschool Registration


Registration for the Grinnell-Newburg Preschool will be held on Saturday, March 6, 10 am, in the Fairview gym.  Please enter through the front office door.  Names will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  


Please contact Fairview Elementary with questions. (236-2780)


    No teacher requests please


Please note that I am again asking that you not request teachers for next year, but trust me to make good choices for your child.  If you have specific concerns or feel your child has specific needs that I need to consider, please set up a meeting with me to discuss those needs or communicate those needs to me in writing.  I do my very best to accommodate the needs of all the students.

Upcoming Events:

March 3            Noon dismissal

March 3            Kindergarten Pre-registration, 11 am – 5:30 pm

March 6            PK registration, 10 am

March 24          Noon dismissal, PT conferences

March 25          Regular school day, PT conferences 4-8 pm

March 26          No School K-8, PT conferences 8 am – 3:30 pm

March 29 – April 2            Spring Break (Hope it’s spring by then!)

April 5               First day back from break