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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

        


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

        


Be a Mentor!

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Published by Flora McLain on October 1, 2017

        


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Published by Flora McLain on October 1, 2017

        


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