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Kick Our Teachers Out of the Country!
Over the past couple of years Fairview Elementary School has been committed to providing each student an exemplary learning experience with a global perspective, academic excellence, and the development of a well-rounded education.
As you walk around our school evidence of our studentâ€™s global immersion is evident. All of our teachers provide unique learning experiences drawing in the outside world. Many of our classrooms have had guest speakers and have even Skyped with other countries.
You have the opportunity to help further the global experience at Fairview. There is a team of teachers that will be traveling to enrich the educational experience and become more aware of the customs, traditions, infrastructure, natural environment, and Spanish language of the Latin culture in Costa Rica. These teachers will live with a local host family and participate in many community activities with the public schools, Minister of Health, and environmental initiatives. They will also be immersed in studying Spanish.
Experiencing new cultures and learning from one another empowers our teachers as they develop the capacity, understanding and passion needed to help our students make a profound difference in the world. Upon returning from their trip, our global team will be bringing home experiences and hands-on activities that will be used at Fairview. They will develop a lasting partnership with schools across the globe in which our students will benefit from understanding the differences in culture and education.
In order for our group to participate this summer, our school must raise the funding to send our team. As you will see below, there are many opportunities for you to support us. One of our major fundraising opportunities is to sell Fairview Elementary School (FVES) T-Shirts. The shirt design that went home last week will be the only Fairview themed shirt that will be sold this year.
As mentioned, the traveling global team will be participating in many events this year that will help raise money. By attending these events you will be supporting our global team:
â€¢ T-Shirt Sale till November 15th (This is the only shirt Fairview will be selling this year!)
â€¢ Chick-Fil-A Night @ Monroe on November 15th from 5 PM to 8 PM
â€¢ Parents Christmas Shopping Night Out - December 3rd from 6 to 10 @ Fairview
â€¢ Art show at PTO meeting, December 13th
â€¢ Checkers Night â€“ December 15th
â€¢ O'Charley's Breakfast on January 28th from 7:30 until 10:30
â€¢ Bingo @ Fairview on February 3rd from 7 to 9:30
There will be more events throughout the year and we will let you know as they happen!
* We want to give a big thank you to PTO for allowing us to participate in some of the events they have held in the past.
Written by: Richard Wikfors
Posted: Nov 04, 2011 by Richard Wikfors