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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!

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Published by Flora McLain on November 15, 2017

        


photo of mother and toddler readingNovember is Family Literacy Month.  Westarea Elementary will celebrate family literacy in several ways.  Contact your child’s teacher for ways you can encourage your child’s literacy efforts at home.  Research shows that families that read together are closer and achieve more.

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Published by Flora McLain on November 15, 2017

        


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.

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Published by Flora McLain on November 15, 2017

        


Graphic for Parent Internet Safety program on November 16, 2017

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Published by Flora McLain on November 9, 2017

        


Photo of mother and child raking leavesNow that summertime is over, lets warm up as temperatures cool down by staying active. Remember during the fall season, raking the leaves counts! Learn more Tips for an Active Lifestyle and how to Be an Active Family. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Flora McLain on November 8, 2017

        


graphic image celebrating International Education Week, november 13-17

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Published by Flora McLain on November 7, 2017

        


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  
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Published by Flora McLain on November 6, 2017

        


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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Published by Flora McLain on October 19, 2017

        


Photo of milk being poured into a glass

Our little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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Published by Flora McLain on October 6, 2017

        


graphic expalining the Kindness Challenge!

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Published by Flora McLain on October 1, 2017

        


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