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Veterans Day Program
Published by Flora McLain on November 8, 2019
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photo of Westarea community members celebrating Veterans DayWestarea Elementary held a program to honor our military veterans. Mr. McRae, Westarea Elementary social worker, served as emcee. The program began with the posting of colors by the Men of Promise color guard. Fifth grade student, Solomon T., explained the Read more

        
Clubs
Published by Flora McLain on November 7, 2019
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graphic of the word clubsAfter school clubs will begin on November 14, 2019 from 2:45 – 4:00. Westarea Elementary students in grades 3 – 5 will have the opportunity to participate in science, art, dance, and other educational experiences. Each student will receive a snack. Parents are excited about the monthly chance for their children to receive this enrichment.

        
Reading Rocks!
Published by Flora McLain on November 7, 2019
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Reading Rocks logoStudents at Westarea are excited about Reading Rocks. This campaign raises funds for student learning materials, such as books, STEM kits, calculators, and manipulatives. Students can donate to the coin drive.  The top two classes will earn a pizza party. Spirit Week, November 18-22, gives students another way to show the enthusiasm for literacy. Finally, the Reading Rocks Dance Read more

        
Veterans Day Holiday
Published by Flora McLain on November 7, 2019
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Photograph of US flagWestarea Elementary will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 for the Veterans Day holiday. Westarea will reopen for students at 7:25AM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

        
Grandparents Day 2019
Published by Flora McLain on October 23, 2019
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photo of Grandparents DayFor the last seven years, Westarea Elementary has hosted an annual breakfast to salute and honor our students’ grandparents with a school-wide program. Grandparents show love and care for their grandchildren on a daily basis. This program gives grandparents another opportunity to be involved in their grandchild’s learning experience. This year’s school-wide program was an RSVP event on September 13th at 9:15 AM which included students from K-5th grade.
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Veterans’ Day partnership
Published by Flora McLain on October 22, 2019
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photo of Ms. Caldwell with members of the Clerk of Superior Court displaying student made cardsRecently, 4th-grade students partnered with members of the Clerk of Superior Court to make Veterans’ Day cards. Led by Westarea Elementary art teacher, Ms. Caldwell, students created cards to be included in the care packages assembled by members of the Clerk of Superior Court. The care packages will be donated to the veteran residents of Community Living Center located at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

        
Curriculum Night 2019
Published by Flora McLain on September 23, 2019
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photo of Dr. Backman addressing parentsWestarea Elementary hosted its first Curriculum Night of the year.  The evening began with a brief parent meeting in the Media Center. Parents learned about the upcoming Parent Academy as well as Westarea’s reading initiatives for students.  Later, each grade level highlighted several areas of their curriculum.  The teachers explained several ways that parents can support their child’s academic achievement.  Meanwhile, students participated in literacy, math, and technology centers in the cafeteria. Parents, grandparents, and concerned community members attended. Read more