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Fall Book Fair 2017
Published by Flora McLain on November 15, 2017
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Graphic of the Fall Book Fair theme - Wild West Book FairThe whole school is excited about the upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed to Westarea Elementary!  At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.  You can also contribute books to your child’s classroom library.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  Research shows that reading at home can help your child be successful on End of Grade tests, at school, and in life.  Can’t make it out the Book Fair?   Click here to shop the Online Book Fair starting November 1 until November 20. Books from the Online Book Fair will be delivered to your child’s classroom in early December.  See you at the Book Fair!

        
Family Literacy Month
Published by Flora McLain on November 15, 2017
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photo of mother and toddler readingNovember is Family Literacy Month.  One of the ways Westarea Elementary will celebrate family literacy is by extending our book fair.  The book fair allows students and families to build their own library of books at a reasonable cost.  Research shows that families that read together are closer and achieve more.

        
Wellness Tip: Prep Portions Ahead of Time
Published by Flora McLain on November 15, 2017
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photo of blackboard with Meal Prep written on itDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

        
Internet Safety. . . Knowledge for Parents
Published by Flora McLain on November 9, 2017
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Graphic for Parent Internet Safety program on November 16, 2017

        
International Education Week
Published by Flora McLain on November 7, 2017
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graphic image celebrating International Education Week, november 13-17

        
Veterans Day Program 2017
Published by Flora McLain on November 6, 2017
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photo of Gen. Anderson speakingRecently, Westarea Elementary hosted its annual Veterans Day program.  This salute to former military members, as well as current service members, is a way for all stakeholders to show their appreciation to the veterans and active duty service members.  The Men of Promise, the mentoring group at Westarea Elementary, presented the flag. Rachel Townsend sang the national anthem. Dr. Backman, Westarea Elementary principal, began the program by welcoming everyone. The musical highlight of the program was the patriotic selections by Westarea 1st and 2nd grade students. Mr. Lattimore, Military Liason for Cumberland County Schools, (a retired military member himself), introduced the speaker.   The speaker for the program was Brigadier General  (Retired) Rodney Anderson. In his talk, Gen.  Anderson celebrated the sacrifices made by   Read more

        
CCS” Next Superintendent: Tell Us What You Think!
Published by Flora McLain on October 19, 2017
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Cumberland County Schools sign that reads, Collaborate-Compete-SucceedCCS’ Next Superintendent: Tell Us What You Think!
 
The Cumberland County Board of Education has hired the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools (CCS). The Board wants direct input from members of the community to help shape the search process and to assist in defining the qualities and characteristics desired in the next CCS’ superintendent.

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Mentoring Matters
Published by Flora McLain on October 1, 2017
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Be a Mentor!

        
Every Minute Counts!
Published by Flora McLain on October 1, 2017
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