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CCS is closed November 26 and 27
Published by Flora McLain on November 18, 2020
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Slide image with text of Did you know? CCS is closed November 26 and 27 for a student and staff holiday on a white background and multi-colored swoosh on the right-side and the CCS logo

        
Camp Read-A-Lot
Published by Flora McLain on November 17, 2020
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graphic of rustic sign reading Camp Read-A-LotWe recently hosted our Virtual Camp Read-A-Lot Curriculum Night. Our students were able to listen to stories read by various community leaders and answer questions! Parents had the opportunity to gain information about technology platforms used in the virtual classroom as well as positive behavior systems to implement in the home. A special thanks to ALL community partners involved in this event! We appreciate all of those who joined us and we look forward to seeing you at our next curriculum night!

        
Community Leaders Visit Virtually
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 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!

        
Growth Foundation donates school supplies
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 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. 

        
Dr. Backman nominated for Principal of the Year
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 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!   

        
Every Minute Still Counts!
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 2020
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CCS Family Academy
Published by Flora McLain on November 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

 

        
iBus Locations
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 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

 

        
Purple Star Award
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 2020
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graphic of the Purple Star AwardWestarea Elementary recently earned the Purple Star recognition for the 2019-20 school year. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction awards the Purple Star designation to schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families. Westaea Elementary provides a dedicated page on its website for military family resources.  Westarea Elementary is dedicated to providing the very best education possible for all its students, including students in military families. To that end, Westarea Elementary hosts annual military recognition events such as Month of the Military Child, Purple-Up! For Military Kids!, and the Veteran’s Day program.

        
Parent Link Opt-In
Published by Flora McLain on November 1, 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.