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Red Ribbon Week
Published by Flora McLain on October 23, 2020
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Graphic of a red ribbon and the word "Red Ribbon Week" Be Happy! Be Brave! Mustangs, Be Drug Free!

Westarea Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 26 – 30, 2020. Westarea Elementary encourages children, families, and communities to live healthy, happy, and drug-free lives. We are all empowered with shaping the communities around us through positivity, bravery, and strength as we live DRUG FREE lives.

        
Community Leaders Visit Virtually
Published by Flora McLain on October 20, 2020
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Image of community word cloudRecently, Westarea Elementary students were able to speak to our community leaders about “How Government Services Impact the Community”. North Carolina Senator Kirk Deviere, City Council Member Tisha Waddell and the Mayor of Fayetteville, Mitch Colvin stopped by virtually to speak to our boys and girls. They also held question and answer sessions with the students. We would like to thank our distinguished guests, our teachers, and students for this amazing opportunity!

        
Dr. Backman nominated for Principal of the Year
Published by Flora McLain on October 14, 2020
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Dr. Backman with three studentsWe are honored to announce that our very own Dr. Zakiyyah Backman has been nominated for the 2021 Principal of the Year. Dr. Backman has served as the principal of Westarea Elementary for the past eight years and leads with professionalism, positivity, and passion. She is honored by this nomination and with the support of her dream team, she will continue to lead our boys and girls to success. Here at Westarea Elementary we operate as One Team, One Sound, with Excellence and this honor is a celebration for us all!   

        
Growth Foundation donates school supplies
Published by Flora McLain on October 14, 2020
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photo of the Growth Foundation donating school supplies to Westarea Elementary.Recently, the Growth Foundation generously donated school supply donations to Westarea Elementary. Mr. McRae, the social worker, Ms. Callejas, the assistant principal, and Mr. Hollingsworth, lead mentor for the Men of Promise, were on hand to receive the donations from members of the Growth Foundation. The administration, staff, and students graciously thank the Growth Foundation for their outpouring of support. 

        
CCS Family Academy
Published by Flora McLain on October 1, 2020
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graphic of the Cumberland County Schools logoCumberland County Schools has created a series of virtual workshops to support families. These workshops will provide information on powerschool, canvas and other areas families may need support in. 

Workshops are held every Thursday @6:00 pm. These sessions are recorded and will be available on the county’s youtube channel. 

Parents can register for these workshops by going to the website listed below and viewing the course catalog. 

www.family academy.ccs.k12.nc.us

 

        
Angel Tree Registration
Published by Flora McLain on September 28, 2020
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graphic of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program logoRegistration for The Salvation Army’s 2020 Angel Tree program is now open. All applications will be done by appointment only. Please click here for more information. 

        
Every Minute Still Counts!
Published by Flora McLain on September 15, 2020
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iBus Locations
Published by Flora McLain on September 14, 2020
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Eighty school buses with wifi connectivity will be deployed this week around the community to support connectivity. Students will have access to the username and password to use the bus as a mobile hotspot. The range of connectivity for each bus is the size of a football field. Students in the selected communities should be able to stay in their homes and connect to the buses. Buses will be at each location from 7:45 – 4:45, Monday through Friday. Click the following link for the username and password as well as the updated list of iBus locations.

iBus-Location 2021

 

        
Parent Link Opt-In
Published by Flora McLain on September 10, 2020
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Photograph of three phonesIf you blocked the number that the automatic ParentLink calls come from, you cannot receive any phone calls from that number.

If you accidentally opted-out of automated calls from ParentLink, you can opt-in by calling the ParentLink Hotline at 1-855-502-7867 and selecting Option 2. The user must call from the number that is blocked in order to change the status.

        
Join the Westarea Remind App
Published by Flora McLain on September 9, 2020
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Please join the Westarea Elementary group for more information.

  • Download the app from your app store.
  • Enter the code for Westarea Elementary    ge422b4
  • Receive important updates from Westarea Elementary.