Fairview Special Events
Fairview has many special events throughout the year. Some are fundraisers, some are educational events and some are cultural events, but mostly they are all FUN events for the kids and the Fairview families! Here are just a few:
Tours for Prospective Families
Fairview-Clifton will be giving tours this year for prospective parents interested in Fairview-Clifton for the school year 2013-2014. All tours are scheduled through the school office. Any prospective parent can call 363-2100 to schedule a tour. All tours begin at 9:00 and are conducted by Fairview parents. Participants can get a visitor's badge in the main office before assembling in the community room to start the tour.
2012 dates are now done.
Please check back next fall for information about 2013 tour dates.
Learn more about enrolling here.
German-American Heritage Day Assembly
This event honors the contributions of German immigrants and of their German language and literature to North-American culture and commerce.
This day is a special celebration of the wonderful contribution made to our city, state and country by persons of German heritage. There will be special speakers, student presentations, Choir and Orchestra performances and a celebration of ALL Fairview children born outside the U.S. (September)
Fairview Family Picnic
Each year at the beginning of the school year, Fairview holds picnic for Fairview families and students to meet and get reacquainted. (October)
For two days in late October, Fairview students can visit Fairview's Pumpkin Patch. The "Patch" is open for shopping throughout the school day. Items for sale include small pumpkins, hand-painted pumpkins and lots of little treats and trinkets. (October)
Typically held the first Sunday in November, the "Clifton Lantern Walk" was started by a Clifton resident and German native, a tradition she fondly remembers of her childhood in Hamburg. With a strong German heritage in Cincinnati and Fairview slated to relocate to a new building in Clifton in fall 2007, it was only natural that Fairview get involved in this traditional German event. Lantern Walks in the largely Catholic southern part of Germany are associated with the religious holiday, St. Martin's Day and in the more protestant north, it is mostly just a way of bringing the community together. Many Fairview students, parents and teachers participate along with the Clifton neighborhood. (November)
Holiday House/Holiday Concert
Every year our parent group puts up the Gingerbread House or Holiday Gift Shop. On viewing days, children are able to visit the shop with their class and view the items for sale. Then on their class's designated shopping day, the students can purchase gifts for their friends and family. The shop is also open during lunch, after school, and on the evening of the holiday concert. (December)
Each year professionals present their careers to students from Kindergarten to 6th grade in a wide array of professions including science, sports, entertainment and more.
Math and Science Night
Science Night and Math night are special, evening events attended by students, as well as their siblings, parents and friends. These programs are designed to encourage students of all ages and parents to participate in a variety of hands-on math and science activities. (January)
Fasching Nacht Fundraiser
Our successful fundraiser from last year is returning in 2013. Enjoy an evening out and help raise funds for Fairview in a fun setting.
Helpful Docs for Fasching Nacht
Fasching Nacht items need to be of a $50 minimum value, so please talk to your favorite businesses and work places to see if they have a donation program. Here are some forms to help you:
Fasching Donation Form
New Business Letter 2012-2013
Mother's Day Flower Sale
Our Spring Flower Sale is held the Wednesday before Mother's Day. Parents can pre-order spring flowers in February, then pick them up at the Clifton Rec. Center parking lot, across the the school on McAlpin Ave, on the Wednesday before Mother's Day. Children also have the opportunity to purchase flowers and surprise Mom with them: a range of flowers are sold on a first come first served basis in the main hall near the cafeteria. Flowers in small pots range from $3-$5. Koch's Greenhouses, a family run business in Northside, has supplied the flowers for Fairview for over 28 years. Funds earned from this event go to pay for green space projects such as student vegetable gardens, playground equipment, tulip and tree planting. (February)
Fairview-Clifton Talent Show
For two years now, the school has hosted some of the best talent in Cincinnati from none other than our own kids! Divided into two shows in February and March, kids from Grades 1-6 show us their stuff. (February and March)
Fasching is the pre-Lenten carnival season celebrated in German- speaking countries, similar to Mardi Gras. The exact historical origin of Fasching is not clear, but festivals of this type were established in Cologne by 1234. The festivals became a time when ordinary rules were overturned resulting in noisy parades, costume balls, excessive behavior, satirical plays, and speeches. At Fairview, we use this season of “merrymaking” to provide a break from the harsh, cold of winter, to experience a German tradition, and to raise money for Fairview School. The Fasching celebration usually takes place on a Saturday in March. The new building assumes a carnival atmosphere as children, teachers, and parents join in the fun. In the German tradition the children make scary masks to frighten away winter and encourage the arrival of spring. Rooms of the school are filled with games, a Bid n’ Buy Auction, balloons, prizes, and delicious German foods and sweets. For an entire page dedicated to Fasching, click here. (March)
An entire night devoted to seeing your child's creations! Includes art club viewing, craft projects and more. (April)
Library Benefit Used Book Sale
Gently-used children’s books are collected for Fairview’s Used Book Sale to benefit the school's wonderful library. All books are sold for only 25¢. (April)
We celebrate our exchange program with the Realschule Donaueschingen. The German visiting students typically give speeches and provide some entertainment for the evening. We will have a potluck dinner again as well.
Each year, classroom spell downs are held to determine the finalists from each fourth, fifth, and sixth grade homeroom. These finalists participate in front of an audience of their parents and classmates to determine the school’s representative for the Cincinnati Post sponsored championship.
Father/Daughter "Me and My Guy Dance"
Held in the gym in the spring, this is the night for only fathers and daughters. This year's theme: Country/Western Hoe Down. (April)
Budding Young Author's Night/GEBAS Election
Children in all grades participate in this program by writing and illustrating their own books. Their creative efforts are displayed in the gym on a special night at the end of the school year for all to enjoy. (May)
Fairview-Clifton German Language School
3689 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220
Phone 513-363-2100 | Fax: 513-363-2120