Featured Stories

  • School Tools

    What does your child need in order to start another successful school year? Fairview is back in session beginning Monday, August 27th and your child(ren) will need to get a good nights sleep, a healthy breakfast, and school supplies.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • All aboard the book bus

    The UCPS Book Bus made a much appreciated stop at Fairview on July 19th. In addition to the students attending summer reading camp we had 158 Wildcats visit the bus and take home 2 books to add to their home libraries.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 4th Grade Lighthouse Project

    In the month of April our fantastic fourth graders made North Carolina Lighthouses. They made them with materials from home of the students' choice.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Mother Son Bash

    Hi! My name is Drake Covington and I am in 3rd grade and I am here to tell you about the Mother Son Bash!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Hands on learning in first grade

    At Fairview we love hands on learning. During the month of March, first grade students learned all about maps, map features and landforms.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • What is growing in first grade?

    In first grade over the past two weeks students have been learning all about the needs of living things. Within this unit they learn about what plants need in order to grow. They learned how plants need nutrients from the soil, they need sunlight and they need water to grow.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • A Day in the Life of a Kindergarten Student

    Fairview Elementary is very excited to welcome a new class of Kindergarteners in the fall! We would love to give you a glimpse into a day of kindergarten at our school.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Fairview sings at the Harlem Globetrotters

    Our Fairview Chorus was invited to sing at the Harlem Globetrotters game Saturday, March 24th at UNCC. Wearing their Farview colors the students stood proudly on the basketball court floor singing "God Bless America".

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • We All Love BINGO

    Everyone had a great time at our annual Family Bingo Night! The cafeteria was packed with not only current students but former students who return each year to participate in this fun family event! Also, many staff members attend hoping to win a fabulous prize basket.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Time for Tea

    Mr Parker’s 5th Grade had a surprise package arrive from England this week, loaded with sweet treats, PenPal letters and most importantly British Tea!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Read Across America

    Each year schools across the country celebrate Read Across America in honor of Dr. Seuss. The goal is to help motivate and encourage students to foster a love of reading and become lifelong readers.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Harry Potter Night

    Students in grades 3-5 received their letters from Hogwarts inviting them to a Harry Potter Event on Thursday, March 1st at Fairview.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • American Girl Night

    Our 2nd Annual American Girl Night was enjoyed by over 60 students and their families on Thursday, February 22nd from 6-7pm. Mrs. Shulman, media coordinator, encouraged the adults in the room to read in front of their children. When children see their adults reading books or magazines for enjoyment then they will be more inclined to read as well.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Second Grade Competes in the Winter Olympics

    Second grade has been learning about the Winter Olympics since the opening ceremony in South Korea.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Fairview Gives Back

    One of our missions at Fairview is not only to educate our students but also to encourage them to give back to their community.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Our STEAM Lab received a LIFT!

    Mrs. Shulman, Media Coordinator, was awarded the Union County Education Foundation LIFT grant for the STEAM Lab. The STEAM Lab is a space that provides students the opportunity to apply science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Wall of Heroes

    Our "Wall of Heroes" includes 200 names of Fairview family members who have or are currently serving in the military.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Students in kindergarten through second grade were delighted with the Children's Theater of Charlotte in school production of Mr. Popper's Penguins on October 30th.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Second Grade Field Trip

    Second grade students attended the play "Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook" last week at Matthews Playhouse.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Funding the Arts

    This year the proceeds from the Boosterthon Fun Run are supporting Physical Education and Music. Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. Sloan work very hard at providing our students with the best instruction with the materials they currently have.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Instagram Takeover!

    Last week Mr Parker’s Instagram takeover for the Participate Program’s Instagram was viewed over 500 times by people in countries around the world!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Discovering the World with Pen Pals

    Mrs. Cameron and Mr. Parker’s fifth grade classes have written pen pal letters to schools in Jamaica and the United Kingdom.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • “The Best Part of Me”

    Fourth graders wrote about “The Best Part of Me” in writing last week. This getting to know you activity is based on a book titled The Best Part of Me, where students choose a part of themselves and write a paragraph about it.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Make Your Mark on International Dot Day!

    International Dot Day is celebrated on September 15th-ish based on the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Meet Mr. Parker

    Mr. Scott Parker joins Fairview’s 5th grade team all the way from England!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Starting the year off right!

    Nearly 500 Wildcats came back to school today full of excitement for the coming school year. The first day of school consisted of getting to know each other, team building, and learning the rules and procedures of Fairview.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • "Cinderella, If the Shoe Fits"

    Excitement has been buliding for the production of "Cinderella, If the Shoe Fits" for months! "Cinderella, If the Shoe Fits" was written by Sally K. Albrecht and is a take off of the well-known "Cinderella" story. Mrs. Sloan, music teacher, headed up this production and lead the cast of 38 fourth and fifth graders. After months of after school practices the performance took place on Thursday, April 27th to a gym and cafeteria full of parents, families, friends, staff and special guests.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • What is EBOB?

    EBOB stands for Elementary Battle of the Books and is new to Fairview this school year. EBOB is a book club of sorts because the students are asked to read 15 books that are selected by an EBOB council. Each team consists of 12 fourth and fifth graders who battle against other elementary schools within Union County. During the competition students are asked questions based on the plot, characters, and setting of each of the 15 books. Our Fairview team was excited and nervous since it was the first year we participated and they weren't quite sure what to expect.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Ready...Set...Grow!

    Does your child like playing in the dirt? Well the students at Fairview certainly do! Students in grades 3-5 were invited to join the first ever Garden Club this spring. The response was overwhelming with many students signing up for this after school club. In the end, a lucky 22 students were picked to sow seeds and watch them grow.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Book Fair

    We are excited to be holding our second book fair the week of January 30th – February 3rd. Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • American Girl Night

    The first ever American Girl literacy event was held on Monday, January 23, 2017. Students were invited to attend with an adult for an evening of book talks, crafts, treats, and fun! Over 120 students attended the events debut filling the cafeteria entirely. The event was hosted by Mrs. Shulman, media coordinator, who wanted to share this wonderful book series with the families of Fairview.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Winter Reading Challenge

    Students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade were invited to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge over break. Students were required to read a minimum of 10 days in order to be eligible for the grand prize - a hot chocolate party. A reading packet was sent home before winter break where the students had to "fill a cup" with "marshmallows" that contained specific reading goals.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Gingerbread House Contest

    The students of Fairview Elementary were excited to participate in the first ever Gingerbread House Contest! This contest was unique in that students were asked to create their house using nonedible items instead of cookies and candies. The students were encouraged to be as creative as possible in designing and building their homes. Over 80 students participated and everyone had a great time looking at all the submissions.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Annual Spelling bee

    The annual Fairview Elementary School spelling bee took place on Thursday, December 8th in the school gym. There were twenty-two contestants from grades 3-5 competing in the competition. The students were given a study guide to prepare for the big competition.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Ready, Set, Wait! Author Visit from Patti R. Zelch

    On Tuesday, October 11th, the 4th and 5th graders were surprised with an author visit from Patti R. Zelch who wrote "Ready, Set, Wait!What Animals Do Before A Hurricane". This visit came just after Hurricane Matthew came through North Carolina. Mrs. Zelch explained the research process and the steps involved in writing a book.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • The Union County Humane Society Presents

    The Humane Society of Union County presented to 4th and 5th graders on Thursday, October 13th about the 4 R's of pet care. The 4 R's include Respect, Research, Responsibility, and Rescue. The students were excited to have Mr. Daniel Nelson explain what The Human Society provides for Union County residents such as having a clinic, foster home set up, and spray/neuter surgery center.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Boostherthon Backyard Box Office

    Our Fairview Wildcat Fun Run is off and running. Over the next six days your student's will participate in fitness workouts, learning character lessons, and helping our school reach our goal of $20,000. This year we are raising funds for a "Media Center Makeover" and we need your help. We encourage you to have fun too! You can ask your student's every day what they are learning at Boosterthon and how our class is doing.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit

    Kindergarten and first graders enjoyed Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit performance by the Bright Star Touring Theater from Asheville, NC on Wednesday, September 14th. This super hero themed show was complete with capes, a sidekick, and villains. This show was designed to help students build success, friendships, and to feel good about themselves.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 2016 AIG Spring Screening Information

    It is the time of year for the AIG department to start our annual spring screening process. Each student currently enrolled in our schools, in grades 3-7, is automatically included in the spring screening process. Teachers at each of our schools review current student data to evaluate each child’s potential candidacy for AIG Services for the following school year.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Hour of Code

    Computer science is one of the fastest growing job fields today and even our young students are learning how they can compete in this competitive world. Several classes across grade levels chose to participate in the nationwide Hour of Code week.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • World in Our Backyard - Egypt

    On December 4th all students at Fairview Elementary had an opportunity to experience a different culture. We are so pleased to be able to have the World in Our Backyard come and present a different country to our school.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Nocturnal Animal Project

    In November, Mrs. Selvidio’s 1st grade class was working on a nonfiction unit in reading and writing. They enjoyed doing a research based project on a nocturnal animal of their choice.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Barrier Island 2015

    During the last week of October 2015, twenty-six Fairview Elementary Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students traveled to Seabrook Island, South Carolina to participate in a school trip of a lifetime. For three days and two nights, students were immersed in a world of hands-on scientific learning. Students were able to explore the outdoors and gain knowledge and awareness about the environment.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Fairview November Food Drive!

    Fairview Elementary School in partnership with the Kiwanis Club on Union county held a food drive November 2nd through November 13th. Fairview students brought in canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to local families all across the county.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Help Support Fairview Elementary!

    Fairview Elementary School and the PTO participate in a variety of programs that support our school by providing funds and supplies that benefit our teachers and students. For some of these programs, it’s as easy as linking your store loyalty card to Fairview or sending in a label off a product. It may not seem like much but every little bit adds up and makes a big difference to our school. Follow the links below to learn more about each of these great programs.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • National Fire Prevention Week

    National Fire Prevention Week was October 4-10th. Fairview was honored to have firefighters from our local Fairview fire department come and speak to the children on Friday, October 9th. All students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade had a chance to meet firefighters, Jodi Mills and former Fairview students Brian and Zachary Austin.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Fairview Boosterthon Fun Run

    We just completed our 4th Boosterthon program at Fairview and it was a huge success! This year we raised money for auditorium improvements and online educational resources for our school. A part of the proceeds also goes straight back to our teachers for them to use in their classroom to buy much needed supplies. We raised over $15,000 this year alone!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Fairview PTO

    This year has started off as a busy one for the school, as well as the PTO. Along with our usual activities, such as the welcome back breakfast for the teachers and staff, both open houses, membership drive, spirit wear sale, and movie night, we have also moved the Boosterthon Fun Run to the fall. The PTO had been working on moving it away from the busy spring, so as not to interfere in any way with EOG preparation and testing, as well as other spring activities or events such as teacher appreciation week.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display