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September 30
Welcome Back!  September Update

On behalf of the staff at Fairview School, I would like to welcome all of the students and parents to another new school year filled with rich and rewarding learning experiences and opportunities for all students. 

We have grown in student numbers and staff for the 2019-20 school year.  Fairview is 870 plus students strong.  Our teaching staff and support staff is currently at 50 plus and we are hoping to add to this in the very near future.  Our additions will be in the area of lunch time supervision and English Language Learner supports.

I thank all of our families for being patient with school start-up as we did run into a few concerns with bus transportation.  We do believe that these errors have been corrected and that all families are now able to register for bus transportation.  If you have not registered we ask that you do so.  We may still experience some changes to transportation as the CBE and bus provider adjust to accurate student loads.

We had a wonderful turn out for our Meet the Teacher evening.  Our format allows parents to understand what your child experiences on a day-to-day basis and provides you with the opportunity to meet each of their teachers. 

With September coming to a close it is our expectation that families have purchased the appropriate TLC uniform items.  One of the biggest uniform infractions is shoes.  Students must wear all black, non-marking soled shoes.  If these are dress shoes, they must have non-marking soles.  Teachers will be addressing those students who are not complying with uniform requirements beginning October 1st.  This may result in your child not being able to wear casual clothing on the next casual day.  Should this occur, your homeroom teacher will notify you that your child has lost their casual day privileges. 

We must also remind parents that the streets surrounding Fairview School are bus zones and do not allow for parking.  Please obey these signs as you may receive a ticket from the Calgary Police Services or Calgary Bylaw Services. 

September has flown by with the highlights being our Meet the Teacher evening, the Terry Fox Run and our Anti-bullying presentation from Leo Barbe.

We have only just begun and I look forward to the exciting year ahead.​ 


Ms. McCoag

Principal

March 22
Spring Break

March 22, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The final set of Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for the 2018-19 school year are now complete.  We thank parents for engaging in this process and attending.  We have had parents ask if there could be more booked spots.  The reality is that we would never be able to provide all parents the opportunity to meet with all their teachers.  This would just take too much time resulting in a loss of instructional time to your students.  We encourage parents/guardians to contact their child’s teachers at any time.  Staff emails are on the Fairview School website.

http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview/about-us/contact/staff/pages/default.aspx

 

Fairview is very proud of our Eagles Basketball teams.  All teams made it to the playoffs.  Our Jr. Boys, Jr. Girl’s and Sr. Girl’s all were champions of their division.  Badminton tryouts will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019.


Recently we have had a huge increase in parent and student concerns with regards to cell phone use at school.  We have received reports of inappropriate behaviours occurring on social media sites to inappropriate videos been shown to other students.  We would like to remind all students, parents/guardians that you have signed the Fairview/CBE Student Digital Citizenship Acceptable Use Agreement which clearly outlines the acceptable use of cell phones.  A copy of this agreement can be found on the Fairview School Website. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview/culture-environment/tech-tools/digital-citizenship/pages/default.aspx

It would be greatly appreciated if parents could review this policy with their child(ren) and review what applications are on their child’s phone.

We remind parents/guardians that cell phones and cell plans are purchased and owned by parents.  It is your responsibility to approve the applications that your child has available to them on their devices.  On most devices there is a parental control setting which allows you to set what your child has access to on their device.

Should inappropriate use of digital devices continue we will consider banning cell phone use at Fairview School. 

 

The Fairview Parent Advisory Council would like to thank all students and parents who contributed to the Spring In Bloom Fundraising Campaign.  We all appreciate your support.  Our next Parent Council Meeting is on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Fairview School Learning Commons.  All Fairview parents are welcome to attend.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Spring Break.  School resumes on Monday, April 1, 2019

 

Therese McCoag                                            Brent Banack

Principal                                                     Assistant Principal​

February 26
Spring Message

March 1, 2019

 

Dear Parents/Guardians;

Since returning in January there have lots of exciting things happening at Fairview School.  Most recently we have the addition of new furniture to our Learning Commons. Below are pictures of the new furniture for our Learning Commons.  Thank you to the Fairview Parent Advisory Council for supporting us in the purchase of this new furniture.

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Our Parent Advisory Council needs your support and will be hosting a meeting on March 5, 2019 in the School Library.  This meeting is to update their bylaws.  Please see the information poster on the school website.

Parent Council will be hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the remainder of the year.  Their next Fun Lunch will be held on Friday, March 15th.  Information regarding how to sign up will be sent out via school messenger and posted on the school website.  Also, they will be hosting a Spring Blooms fundraiser.  Again information will be posted once available.

We would like to thank parents for being diligent in calling in for student absences or lates and in sending notes for when students are leaving early.  Our front office staff certainly appreciate your efforts.

Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews will be taking place March 20 – 22, 2019.  Conference Manager for appointment bookings will open on Friday, March 8th at 6pm and close on Monday, March 11th at 6pm.  Information regarding booking procedures will go out to parents/guardians through School Messenger.

We are hoping that the cold weather will soon be behind us however, we would appreciate families talking to their children about appropriate school behaviour.  With the cold weather we have seen an increase in running in the halls, students trying to access non-lunch time spaces and being disrespectful to staff when asked to change their behaviour.  Continued inappropriate behaviour will result in individuals or classes losing their casual day privileges.  Currently our GRADE 9’s have lost the privilege to dress casual on Friday, March 8th.  GRADE 9’s will be required to wear their informal TLC uniform on that day.

Parent Volunteers are required for the many field trips that we offer to students.  In the event that we do not have enough volunteers and our student supervision does not meet CBE requirements we will be forced to cancel these trips.  Please volunteer!

Spring break is March 23-31, 2019.  When students return on April 1, 2019 we will be hosting our annual Eagle Pride Week.  There will be house league events planned for every noon-hour this week and a variety of other events.  An Eagle Pride Week schedule will be posted to the website once finalized.

Soar Like an Eagle!

 

 

Therese McCoag

Principal                                         

November 29
November Updates

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

I thank you for coming out to our recent Parent/Teacher/Student conferences.  The turn our was wonderful.  We strive to have a collaborative working relationship with our families to support our students and continue to encourage you to contact your child’s classroom teacher should you have any quesitons or concerns.

 

At this time I would like to remind families of their commitment to having your children in the appropriate TLC uniform.  All uniform pieces must be clean, tidy, in good repair and fit appropriately.  All uniform pieces should be clearly and permanently labelled so that in the event that a piece is found it may be returned to the correct student.  Due to the markings left on school floors by many of our student’s dress shoes, we moved to allowing students to wear all black non-marking soled shoes.  Black shoes with white soles, shoes with white or coloured markings and coloured laces are not acceptable.  Should you require more information please refer to the TLC uniform information at  www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/program-options/teaching-philosopy/Pages/Traditional-Learning-Centre.aspx.

 

We would like to remind parents that Fairmount Drive and Fyffe Road are mainly school bus loading zones and have posted no parking signs.  While this can make it difficult for dropping off and picking up students, we are asking that you do not park in these areas.  We are working with the Calgary Police Services, the City of Calgary and Southland Transportation to review our bus zones and ensure the safety of all.

 

Fairview will be hosting a Book Fair for students December 10 -13, 2018.  On December 10th, students will be scheduled to preview the items for sale and will have a “wish list” that they can take home.  Parents may send monies with students to purchase between the 11-13th.  Should parents/guardians wish to see what is for sale they may attend the book fair over the lunch hour (12:22 – 1:07) Monday to Thursday or Wednesday evening 4:15 – 6:45pm and Thursday evening 4:15 – 6:30pm.  Should you wish to volunteer for our book fair please contact Ms. Duggal in the library.

 

We have begun the process to convert our current library space into an updated Learning Commons area.  To support this endeavour, the school applied for and were fortunate to be given a grant through EducationMatters.  These funds along with school funds and funds provided to us from the Fairview Fundraising Society (Parent Council) will see the Learning Commons begin to take shape beginning in January of 2019.  I thank our Parent Council for supporting us and encourage parents to join the council meetings.  Council meetings occur the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Fairview Learning Commons (Library).

 

Sincerely,

Therese McCoag

Principal, Fairview School

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September 10
Welcome Back!

September 10, 2018

I would like to welcome all of our students and their Families to Fairview School for the 2018-19 year. 

Thank you to everyone for your patience with our secretarial staff, teachers, and administration as the CBE transitions to a new student information system.   Students will be coming home later this week with information packages.  Please return all necessary documents in the envelope provided.

For those of you, who are still struggling with registering for transportation, please see the website for instructions.  Our website is: school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview.  There is also an opportunity to sign up to use the MyBusStop app.  The MyBusStop app requires that you register yearly and provide them with a school code.  The Fairview code is CBEUWR3W06.

Our Meet the Teacher night is on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  This year we are trying a new format.  We are asking all parents to arrive at the school between 6:45 and 7:00 pm.  We will have a short introduction in the gym starting at 7pm sharp.  Parents will be following their student(s) through a Day 4 schedule for the evening.  In this manner they will meet all of their student’s teachers and understand how their child moves about the building throughout a normal school day.  Parents with more than one child in the school may need to divide up and follow individual student schedules.  We have allowed time at the end of the evening for you to meet with any teacher that you were unable to see.  Please DO NOT just drop into a teacher’s room as they may not be discussing the program that your child is registered in.  For example, should your child be in Math 8 and you drop into to see Mr. Drinkle, he may be discussing Math 9 or another grade at that time.  We are asking grade 9 students and parents to meet in the gym at 8pm for a short meeting.

The Fairview School Parent Council will be meeting on September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All parents are welcome to attend these meetings. 

Our fall athletic try outs are underway.  Coaches will inform the successful students of their position on a team.  Clubs will be starting up during the next few weeks.  Should a club be occurring after school, the sponsoring teacher will send a letter home so that the parents are aware of their attendance and their responsibility for student pick-up.  We do ask all parents to be respectful of team and club pick-up times.  Our teachers are volunteering their time to offer these opportunities to our students.

Once again thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Therese McCoag

Principal​

June 21
End of Year Message to Families

Our school year is quickly coming to a close.  It has been an amazing year.

First off, I want to thank the parents, students and staff for their support during my first year as Principal of Fairview School and their willingness to work collaboratively to support our students.

Next year we are projected to have 810 students.  This will be an increase of approximately 75 students from the 2017-18 school year.  We will have approximately 150 students placed into 6 homerooms at each of our elementary grades (4, 5 and 6) and approximately 120 students placed into 4 homerooms at the grade 7 and 8 level.  Our grade 9’s will consist of approximately 100 students in three homerooms.  Should your family be moving over the summer and do not plan on attending Fairview for the 2018-19 school year it would be appreciated if you could contact the school office as this assists  in our next year planning.  Next year there will be a change to Fairview School’s end-time. We will now be finishing our day at 3:50 pm instead of 3:40 pm.  The new schedule​ is posted on the website.

Many of our classes have been attending a variety of field trips and we still have more to come.  On June 18th, our grade 4 and 5 students went swimming and the grade 8 Outdoor Ed students enjoyed a long bike ride through Fish Creek Park.  On June 20th the grade 7 and 8 students visited Calaway Park and our grade 6 students went swimming.  A whole school track day occurred on June 21st.  On June 26th we will host our Grade 9 Farewell Celebration for students and staff.  The Provincial Achievement Test schedule is posted on our website as is our schedule for the Year-end Awards. 

Unfortunately, we were unable to move forward with the build of a playground either jointly with Le Roi Daniels or on our own.  There were a variety of reasons for this occurring however; our Parent Council has worked diligently to support our students in many ways. We thank them for this ongoing support and encourage more parents to attend Council meetings.  

The success of our students has been and continues to be evident through numerous activities. These included: Character Education awards presented this year; our participation in inter-school athletics; the number of students who participated in the Science Fair; our Leadership classes and the events they create for our school; the support of local and global initiatives by our Social Awareness Society; the work of our student council to provide student voice to school activities; and the success of students who won awards in a variety of competitions such as the Alberta Champions Writing contest, the Royal University Math contest, the University of Calgary Math contest and the Calgary City Science Fair.

While we are busy and quickly winding down another school year, I would like to take this time to remind everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer. 

See you in September.

 

Therese McCoag

Principal, Fairview School

March 28
Welcome to our New Online Home

Hello and welcome to our new website.

The change is part of a system-wide upgrade of all CBE school websites to a new standard. While any technology change takes some getting used to, we hope you'll appreciate the new features such as being able to view it on your smart phone, and being able to find anything on the site using the search tool at the top of the page.

I invite you to explore the pages and check back often for the most current information about Fairview School. You can also watch this space for periodic updates and announcements of school-wide importance. Thanks and come back soon!​

Ms. McCoag

 

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