Hawks Happenings

November 4, 2019

Happy November!

Can you believe how quickly the weather changed last Thursday night? Let's hope we are ready for cold temperatures and some snow!

We have turned on the heat at school now which means that we cannot turn the heat off or switch back to air conditioning should we have a 'heat wave'. Please encourage your child to dress in layers so they can self regulate their comfort throughout the school day.

It is important that students dress appropriately to be outside for recess even when it is cold. If you need help in providing your child a coat or warm clothing, please let us know.

Make sure to double check our Winter Weather information below so you can be prepared in case our county needs to alter the school schedule due to inclement weather.

Be prepared for Winter Weather!

Parents: We've updated our ❄️ Weather & Safety Info page to include inclement weather child care resources through the YMCA of Western North Carolina and Zaniac Asheville.

In order to use the YMCA during a school closure, you must register your student with a particular YMCA School's Out location PRIOR TO THAT DAY.

🏫 YMCA School's Out Locations:
• Hominy Valley Elementary (Enka)
• Charles T. Koontz Intermediate (Roberson)
• Haw Creek Elementary (Reynolds)
• Black Mountain Elementary (Owen)
• YMCA Youth Services Center (North Buncombe/Erwin)

The Zaniac School Closure Day Camp is available to kindergarten through eighth grade students for half and full day programs during inclement weather, early dismissal days, teacher work days, and many scheduled breaks. View our Weather & Safety page for more information.

📱 As always, we recommend using our BCS mobile app for the fastest access to district weather and safety decisions. Learn more: App.BuncombeSchools.org

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A special note from PTO!

Our Wild West Fundraiser ended with a sMOOOOch!

Our incredible principals kept their promise to their students. We met our fundraising goal, which meant Mrs. Allison and Mr. Chandler had to KISS A COW!

The students chanted, "KISS THAT COW! KISS THAT COW!" And our principals are such good sports - they actually did it. Mrs. Allison even put on some extra lipstick first!!!

The students were delighted (and I think the teachers were too.)

Thank you to the NBHS FFA for bringing their friendly show heifer to our schools for the occasion. Thanks to BCS Communications for covering the event and providing some of these photos. And most of all, thank you to the incredible families of Weaverville Schools PTO for making this fundraiser so successful!

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Our Free or Reduced Lunch percentage is still below the county average of 40% but since we still have many families who consistently owe money in the lunchroom, we do not think our current percentage is accurately reflects our level of need.

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Kindergarten Tours at Weaverville Primary School

Reserve your spot for our Nov. 6 early bird kindergarten enrollment tours! We'd love to meet you personally and show you how our hands-on, engaging, and caring environment with highly-qualified and fully-licensed teachers will help your child thrive.

Simply call your Buncombe County school to reserve your tour spot at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.! (In the case of inclement weather, our make-up date will be Nov. 14.)

Need help finding your neighborhood school? Visit Enroll.BuncombeSchools.org to learn more!

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Upcoming Events

November 5 - PTO Meeting at 8 AM at WPS

November 5 - Student Lighthouse Team speeches and voting - Election Day!!

November 6 - 4th grade ELA Check-In

November 6 - WIG Out Wednesday - ask your child about his/her goals!

November 8 - 3rd Grade Hawk Achievement Awards - 8 AM in classrooms

November 8 - 2nd Grade Hawk Achievement Awards - 1:15 PM in classrooms

November 11 - No School - Veteran's Day Holiday

November 12 - 3rd and 4th Grade Math Check-Ins

November 13 - WIG Out Wednesday - ask your child about his/her goals!

November 14 - 4th Grade Hawk Achievement Awards - 8 AM in classrooms

November 15 - Makeup Picture Day

November 15 - STREAM Clubs and Schoolwide Hawk Huddle

November 15 - PBIS Goal Date to see if we earn 500 Hawk High Fives!

November 20 - WIG Out Wednesday - ask your child about his/her goals!

November 21 - WvES Advisory Council Meeting at 8:30 AM

November 21 - 3rd Grade Holiday Meal (2nd Grade parents are invited in December and 4th Grade parents are invited at the end of the school year for a Farewell Lunch)

November 21 - SIT Meeting

November 22 - AIG Parent Meeting - 7:55 AM - 8:30 AM in Media Center

November 25 - String Quintet Performance at 8:30 in Gym

November 27 - 29 Thanksgiving Break

December 2 - UNCA Education Day! (PBIS Reward Field Trip if we earn it!)

December 3 - PTO Meeting at 8 AM at WPS

December 4 - WIG Out Wednesday - ask your child about his/her goals!

December 5 - 11 Book Fair

December 9 - Book Fair Parent Night

December 11 - WIG Out Wednesday - ask your child about his/her goals!

December 12 - 2nd Grade/Chorus Program "Jingle Bell Jukebox" @ 6:30 PM; snow date on December 17

December 18 - WIG Out Wednesday - ask your child about his/her goals!

December 23 - January 3 Winter Break

February 13th - 3rd and 4th Grade/Chorus Performance Night @ 6:30 PM; snow date: Thursday, February 20

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