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Fall Fundraiser
Published by Flora McLain on September 14, 2018
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Smoky Mountain Cookie DoughThe fall fundraiser will begin September 21st.  Westarea Elementary will be taking orders for a variety of delicious snacks and treats as well as twelve mouth-watering flavors of cookie dough.  At the fundraiser kickoff on September 21st, students will learn about the mountain of available prizes.  New this year are daily drawings.  Remember, the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Westarea students through various activities and projects.  As in previous years, we depend on your support.
 
        
Curriculum Night
Published by Flora McLain on September 13, 2018
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Photo of notebook and calculatorWestarea Elementary School is so excited about our upcoming curriculum night and PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meeting! Curriculum Night and PTO will be held on September 20 from 5:00-6:00. We look forward to sharing what our students will be learning this year with our parents as well as hosting our first PTO meeting. Come out and join us!
        
Storm Brings Three-Hour Release, Two-Day Close for the CCS
Published by Flora McLain on September 11, 2018
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photo of hurricane just ahead sign with stormy clouds background

The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is working closely with Cumberland County Emergency Management to monitor the path of Hurricane Florence. Based on weather projections and the State of Emergency issued by the Cumberland County Commissioners, there will be a three-hour early release for students on Wednesday, September 12. CCS’ Prime Time before- and after-school care program will close two hours after schools dismiss. 

The school system will be closed on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14 for all students and staff.  Read more

        
Grandparent’s Day 2018
Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018
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Photo of students performingWestarea Elementary Mustangs celebrated Grandparent’s Day recently. The event was coordinated by Ms. Waters, Westarea parent facilitator. After a welcome skit and performance by Westarea staff and students, Dr. Backman, Westarea principal, offered educational tips. Mrs. Caldwell, Westarea instructional coach, invited grandparents to attend the upcoming Parent Academy in support of their children and grandchildren. Mrs. Callejas, Westarea assistant principal, recognized grandparents who are veterans, grandparents who traveled from other states, the grandparent with the most grandchildren, and various other grandparents. Door prizes were given out before the dance performance by the Tokay Rockers.  After closing remarks by Dr. Backman, many grandparents visited their grandchildren’s classrooms.  Read more

        
Education Extravaganza
Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018
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Graphic promoting the Education Extravaganza

        
Lymphoma Awareness
Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018
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photo of a green ribbonWestarea Elementary will celebrate Lymphoma Awareness on Friday, September 14, 2018. Westarea Elementary School always shows full support in an effort to promote Lymphoma Cancer Awareness. September is Lymphoma Awareness Month. Lymphoma is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes.  Staff and students will wear lime green to support those who have passed, currently fighting, and all survivors of Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. One of our very own, Mrs. Jernise Rucker, instructional coach, is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and always feels loved by her fellow Mustang Family!

        
Curriculum Night
Published by Flora McLain on September 6, 2018
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photo of teacher and schoolchildren in class using technologyWestarea Elementary will host its first Curriculum Night of the year on  Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  After a brief meeting in the cafeteria, each grade level will highlight several areas of their curriculum.  The teachers will explain several ways that parents can support their child’s academic achievement.  Parents, grandparents, and concerned community members are urged to attend.

        
Community leaders welcome back Westarea students
Published by Flora McLain on August 28, 2018
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photo of community leaders This year a group of elected community leaders and partners came out to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with the administration (Dr. Zakiyyah Backman & Arvita Callejas) and staff of Westarea Elementary as they welcomed back the students and parents with “Hi Fives”! These elected officials included Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin, Commissioner Charles Evans, Clerk of Court Lisa Scales, Judge Tiffany Whitfield, attorney Katlin Evans, Laura Hardy, Fayetteville City Police Officers, activist Jeremy Wright and Central Service personnel Dr. Mindy Vickers and Howard Lattimore. Welcome Back Mustangs!

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Dr. Connelly’s Listening Tour dates in September
Published by Flora McLain on August 27, 2018
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Graphic showing Dr. Connelly's Listening Tour dates in September

        
Mentoring Matters
Published by Flora McLain on August 27, 2018
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Be a Mentor!

        
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