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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.
 
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Published by Flora McLain on September 14, 2018

        


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!
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Published by Flora McLain on September 13, 2018

        


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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. 
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Published by Flora McLain on September 11, 2018

        


testing clipartBeginning of Grade testing for our third graders is quickly approaching! This test will be given to our 3rd Grade students on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Students should get a good nights rest and a eat healthy breakfast. This test will help student prepare for what they will be learning in the 3rd Grade. 

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Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018

        


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. 
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Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018

        


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Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018

        


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!

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Published by Flora McLain on September 7, 2018

        


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.

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Published by Flora McLain on September 6, 2018

        


graphic for Labor DayWestarea Elementary will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in honor of Labor Day.  Westarea Elementary will reopen at 7:25 AM Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

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Published by Flora McLain on August 31, 2018

        


graphic of happy students with shield icon. educational symbolOn Friday, August 31, 2018, Westarea Elementary will have its first College Apparel Day of the school year.  Students are encouraged to wear shirts with college logos instead of their uniform shirts.  Staff members will also wear college apparel in order to encourage students to work toward attending  the college or university of their choice.  Westarea Elementary will hold a monthly College Apparel Day on the fourth Friday of the month for the rest of the school year.

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Published by Flora McLain on August 29, 2018

        


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