Hawks Happenings

November 2022

Time flies when you are having fun!

My goodness! It's already November! We have been in school for 46 days and we have already accomplished so much! We had an amazing Fall Festival led by our fabulous PTO! We have established reading groups to address everyone's individual reading needs. We have held an Open House and invited parents into our building for various events! We have participated in field trips and projects. We have learned about other countries and cheered for our friends as we recognized Hispanic Heritage Month. We have hired two tutors who are supporting students identified for extra support. We have had dress up days and fun classroom adventures! Many families have already had parent conferences and many more are scheduled. Soon paper report cards will be coming home so you have something to put on your fridge! It feels so good to have a more traditional school year!

As we move into the Second Nine Weeks, we look forward to even more awesome experiences. Please continue to work with your child on his/her homework and read every night. Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and comes to school ready to learn. We appreciate your support of NBES and we are working diligently to support your child and your family.

Working Together,

Mrs. Allison

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PBIS 1st Nine Weeks Reward

On Wednesday, November 2nd, some students will be able to participate in our 1st nine weeks PBIS reward! These students will particiate in a 30 minute Glow Dance Party in the gym to celebrate their positive behavior!

Students who have one or more major office referrals or 3 or more minor classroom behavior referrals will not be able to participate.

Veteran's Day - A time to remember and be thankful.

On June 28, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law, An Act To Establish Veterans’ History Awareness Month In November. The intent of this law is to enable students to gain a better understanding of the meaning and importance of the contributions of American veterans and veterans from North Carolina. The North Carolina State Board of Education (NC SBE) is tasked with identifying recommended programs that schools can use during Veterans’ History Awareness Month.

Did you know that North Carolina is the 4th largest state in the nation in the number of school-aged military dependents of active-duty personnel? North Carolina is also home to over a quarter-million children of military retirees or veterans in every county in the state. Currently, there are more than 22 million Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Let us all thank and honor them in November.

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An awesome opportunity for fourth grade students!

Every Kid Outdoors was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free. Click on the link below to learn more!

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News from PTO!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our monthly PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meetings.

We will meet at 12:45 p.m. in Room 403 on the following dates…

11/15, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, & 5/9.

We discuss fundraisers, ways to improve the school, fun reward activities for the kids, staff support, school projects, and other things.

You’re welcome to come to them all or pop in when you can. Younger siblings are welcome too. If you’re interested in learning more, but unable to attend the meetings, please send us a message, as we often have ways you can help from home. We look forward to working together to make NBES the best!

  • PTO Meetings will be 12:45 PM in room 403. Please sign in at the main office.

Spirit Wear Orders

Upcoming Holiday Sale
The Holiday Sale will kick off next week! Here are some additional details...
  • Dates: November 7th - November 30th
  • 20% savings sitewide
  • Free shipping over $75
  • Guaranteed delivery by December 22nd or the order is free!

Click here to visit the online store!

More information and coupon codes will be shared soon!

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K and 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Meal - A flyer will be sent home for RSVP

The North Buncombe Elementary School Child Nutrition Staff would like to invite you to join us for our Holiday meal on Thursday, November 17th during your child’s scheduled lunch time. Due to the overwhelming response and popularity of these events, only the families of the KINDERGARTEN and SECOND grade students are invited to join us in November. All other grades will be invited for a lunch later in the school year.

Please see the lunch schedule below. Lunches are $4.75 for adults and $4.25 for visiting children. Payment is due the day of the meal – cash or check only.

The menu includes oven roasted turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, seasoned green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, fresh baked roll, cranberry sauce, and assorted seasonal fresh fruit. Dessert is fruit cobbler and drinks will be tea*, water, assorted milk and assorted 100% fruit juice. *Adults only.


  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your child’s scheduled lunch time.
  • Sign in at the office and wear a visitor badge.
  • Wait in the pod area outside your child’s classroom.
  • Join your child’s class as they walk to the lunchroom

Please note that 1st grade and 3rd grade families will be invited to join us in the Spring. Fourth grade will have a special lunch in December and the end of the year Fourth Grade Picnic.

Blackhawk Bolt 5K

The NBHS Band, PTSO and Cross Country team are busily planning an inaugural event they hope will kick off a new tradition to bring the school and community together for many years to come and lay the foundation for a NB Race series alongside the NBMS Chilly Challenge 8k. Introducing THE BLACKHAWK BOLT 5K!

Lace up your running shoes and come by yourself or with a team to walk, run, or just cheer on your friends from across the Blackhawk Community. Join us at the starting line at 10am, November 19th for this unique road-to-trail course entirely on the NBHS campus and designed by our NBHS cross country team.

This year only, we have inaugural pricing of only $20 per race registration for all ticket types.

Hot chocolate, coffee and breakfast sandwiches available for purchase on race day.

>> SIGN UP HERE https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Weaverville/BlackhawkBolt5K <<

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Sign up for Ingles Tools for Schools and give back to NBES!

Link your Advantage Card to NBES to help support our school each time you shop! Remember to sign up EACH year!


We LOVE volunteers!

NBES welcomes volunteers! There are many ways for individuals to volunteer at our school. All volunteers must fill out an online volunteer application and be on the approved volunteer list before volunteering. Potential volunteers may go ahead and start on this process by following the link below. Thank you in advance for your support!


Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Free/Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year are available now! You may apply online at Buncombe County Schools Free and Reduced Application.>>> https://bit.ly/3QaVJHm

Please take a few minutes to fill out a free and reduced meal application today, even if you aren’t sure if you will qualify. If you have questions or need assistance please call 828-255-5927.

Please note that all schools will still serve breakfast to students at no cost next year!

Reminder of COVID Protocols

  • If a student tests positive for COVID (at home or at a healthcare provider), they would isolate for 5 days from when their symptoms began. We will recognize the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS regarding the use of a face covering to be worn for days 6-10 upon return to school.

  • Our normal exclusionary symptoms of fever, diarrhea, and vomiting are in effect. If a student has a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, they must remain at home until symptoms are resolved for 24 hours.

  • Hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning protocols, and improved ventilation are all still priorities and important mitigating strategies.

  • Face coverings remain optional, to be worn by anyone at anytime.

  • Physical distancing such as 3 ft or 6 ft apart is no longer required.

  • Contact tracing is not required.

  • Following the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS, MAHEC will not be providing rapid antigen testing in our schools. Staff and families may order at home tests for free via this link: https://www.covid.gov/tests.

  • MAHEC will send home further guidance regarding when students need to stay home due to an illness.

  • For students where an absence is Covid related please indicate this in your parent or health provider's note.

  • Students/teachers will follow the same guidelines for makeup work as they would for any other illness or injury.

Upcoming Dates

November 2 - PBIS 1st Nine Weeks Reward for eligible students

November 3 - 2nd Grade students go to AG day at NBHS (Agriculture Day)

November 3 - K Tours for potential 2023-2024 Kindergarten families

November 4 - Mrs. Allison and Mrs. Jamison will dress up as a Pumpkin and Cat to celebrate an awesome job with Eblen Charities fundraising

November 4 - Students will 'silly-string' Mrs. Allison and Mrs. Jamison to celebrate their incredible work selling Fall Festival Raffle Tickets!

November 7 - K Tours for potential 2023-2024 Kindergarten families

November 8 - No School - Election Day

November 9 - Report cards go home

November 10 - Fourth Grade Field Trip

November 11 - No School - Veteran's Day

November 15 - NC Reading Check-In for 3rd and 4th grade students

November 15 - PTO Meeting at 12:45 in Room 403

November 16 - Makeup School Pictures

November 17 - Parent workshop focused on Science of Reading (info coming home soon!)

November 17 - NC Math Check-In for 3rd and 4th grade students

November 17 - Thanksgiving Meal for Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Families

November 18 - Career Day

November 18 - K Tours for potential 2023-2024 Kindergarten families

November 21 - Music in Schools Asheville Symphony Performance for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

November 23 - 25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 28 - 30 - First Grade Field Trip

November 28 - K Tours for potential 2023-2024 Kindergarten families

December 8 - Staff Holiday Meal

December 13 - PTO Meeting at 12:45 in Room 403

December 19 - December 30 - Winter Break

January 2 - Welcome back to school!