Eagles' News Brief:


PTA Volunteers Needed

Our PTA is looking for a hospitality point person / liaison to plan, organize, and facilitate teacher luncheons. (No experience needed. Minimal volunteer hours needed.)

We are also in need of additional PTA Volunteers in general. If you are willing to assist, please contact Bonnie Fagley at 919-602-7064. We promise we can work with your schedule and no amount of time volunteered (in-person or virtually) is too small.

Thank you!

Need a Carpool Tag OR Need to Drop off Medication?

Please call Ms. Jones at 919-662-2486 or send an email to jjones8@wcpss.net. Thank you!
To pay online, go to www.strawbridge.net. Click Order Pictures and enter the following code: FM353336 Para pagar en línea, visite www.strawbridge.net. Haga clic en ordenar fotos e ingrese el código siguiente: FM353336

Record your Online Payment Code, and send it to school with your child. Registre su código de pago en línea y envíelo a la escuela con su hijo.

Virtual Academy & Remote Sign Up (4th & 5th Grade Cohorts 1 & 2) Academia virtual y registro remoto (grupos 1 y 2 de cuarto y quinto grado): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4baeae2fa3fe3-107067

Single Subject Acceleration

Hi Families! We are coming up on the window to nominate your child for our SSA, Single Subject Advancement, in Reading or Math. Students who are performing at least two grade levels or above in reading or math would be good nominations. We will have a google meet for all parents and families who are interested in hearing more about our Single Subject Advancement on Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 pm. You will need to log on thru your student's email. https://meet.google.com/lookup/hzsckte427

Please contact Ms. Viverette at cviverette@wcpss.net if you have any questions. Thank you!

Important: Complete a Meal Benefits Application by Feb. 26, 2021

Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. These funds also are used for materials and supplies for students and teachers. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.

Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services will soon begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from WCPSS to determine families that will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

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Reminders for a Safe Return to Campus!

  1. Please keep your child home if ANYONE in your household is sick. Please DO NOT send students to school they are sick or if ANYONE in your household is sick or has recently had close contact with someone who is sick. If one child from your household leaves school early, due to illness, all children from your household will be required to leave school and remain out until they meet the requirements for returning. Review the requirements for returning to school after diagnosis, exposure, or illness.

  2. Everyone MUST wear a mask, always. Parents: I encourage you to send your child to school with an extra mask or two in case a change is needed. Masks are required unless students are eating, drinking, or engaging in a uniform mask break under the direction of a teacher.

  3. Please send your student with a labeled water bottle and their individual supplies. Students will not be able to drink from the water fountain and they will not be able to share school supplies. Please be sure to pack your child’s charged Chromebook and any other school supplies, art supplies, and instructional materials your teacher requested.

  4. Please be patient during arrival and dismissal. Arrival and dismissal will take longer this year. During arrival, all students will have to undergo a health screening BEFORE they exit the vehicle. Walkers should be escorted to the screening area by a parent. In the afternoons, students will be traveling from classrooms rather than waiting in the gym. We will load buses first, and then load carpool students. Dismissal will begin shortly after 3 pm.

  5. Please remind your student to follow the directions of our staff. Many of our processes and procedures for everyday activities including lunch, recess, specials, walking in the hallway, and even visiting the restroom have changed. It is important that we all remain respectful and follow the new procedures. They are in place to keep everyone safe.

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Character Strength: Other People Matter- Cheering Others' Success

Being happy for other people when they succeed isn’t always everyone’s initial reaction. Often, it’s easy to become jealous or envious of others’ victories – or even to experience schadenfreude, which is deriving pleasure from witnessing (or learning about) another person’s misfortune. People who have these reactions to the success or misfortune of others are colloquially known as “haters.” It’s important to note that these are natural emotions and in small doses can be helpful in allowing us to see what we care about – and motivate us to pursue those goals.

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