Hawks Happenings

February 1, 2019

February is here! We LOVE our parents and families!

Thank you for all you do to support our school! We are able to accomplish so much because of the generosity, support and encouragement of our families! From our PTO volunteers, community mentors, area churches and the Weaverville Police Department we have so many people working to make our school a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow! Thank you for sharing your hearts with us and allowing us to teach your children in a loving environment!

Exciting events are coming up! Our Favorite Book Character Day is right around the corner:

  • How is your preparation for Book Character and Leadership Day going? Need an example? Your child may love the book Stellaluna and you may have some bat wings from a previous dress up experience. Then you are all set! Inform your child's classroom teacher that your child will dress up like Stellaluna and the book title is Stellaluna. Then your child will work at school to create a book report project that identifies Stellaluna's character traits and her 'Super-Powers'.
  • Another idea would be if your child likes history, then they could pick Abraham Lincoln. If you don't already know of a book about him, you can have your child check out our Media Center or the local library for one. The book could be a nonfiction book about Abe Lincoln or perhaps the Magic Tree House Book #47 which is about Abe Lincoln. Then you will just help gather inexpensive items to create a costume! I hope this helps give you some ideas.

PBIS Rewards:

  • Today is our 1st semester PBIS reward. Students will have an hour to celebrate meeting our school-wide goal with their grade level. All students who are eligible to participate will have 30 minutes of inflatable reward time and 30 minutes of fun time in the classrooms with a choice of activities. Thank you for supporting our efforts to help our students follow our HAWKS Leadership Expectations and demonstrate positive behaviors at all times.

Checking in on student academic growth:

  • Next week our 4th grade students will participate in the ELA checkin on Tuesday. On Wednesday, 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in Math checkin. Remember that these are not graded but they provide wonderful feedback for our teachers and students.
  • Wednesday is now the last day for middle of the year mClass reading assessments. Our teachers have been working hard to complete required assessments while still providing meaningful instruction and activities for all students. Soon you will receive a mClass Parent Report so you can check your child's growth.

Don't forget:

  • Next Friday, February 8th is an Early Dismissal Day and school will be dismissed at 12:25.
  • Last but not least, report cards went home yesterday so please check your child's bookbag if you haven't seen it yet.

Thanks for your continued support of Weaverville Elementary!

Student headphones are wearing out! Please ask your child if you need to replace their headphones. We have some loaners on hand but not enough for all students. Thank you!

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Welcome to our new SRO Officer Reggie Ray!

The Town of Weaverville provides for the safety and security of our staff and students!

Officer Ray will officially begin his role as our SRO today! We are so fortunate to have someone in this role with his experience and expertise! Officer Ray is familiar to many in our community since he grew up in Weaverville. He served for many years in the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department and as a county SRO before coming back home. Please stop by and say hello!

Our school staff would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Town of Weaverville and the Weaverville Police Department for making this possible. Student safety is our top priority and we appreciate being able to provide a high level of security through our partnership with Officer Ray!

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Please remember to use Yost Street to access our car rider line even when picking up your child from an afterschool club. Thanks!

Check out this preview for our Drama Club's movie!


We love learning inside and outside the classroom at Weaverville Elementary!

Next week is National School Counselor Week! Please join us in showing love to Mrs. Jayme Benfield!

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Even though the whole month is devoted to "LoveTheBus", North Carolina expects a formal proclamaton from the Governor and will observe "LoveTheBus and Bus Driver Appreciation Week" February 11th - 15th.

We appreciate our WvES bus drivers - Jason Hyatt and Kim Dillingham!

We also appreciate our drivers from other schools and our dedicated substitute drivers - Stephanie Crain and Brian Witcher!

If you are interested in learning how to drive a school bus, please contact Heidi Allison!

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If you have blankets that you would like to donate to the ABCCM Blanket Drive, please send them in! We appreciate your support!

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Produce Fair - March 5

The School Nutrition Department and our produce vendor Marvin’s Produce plan to provide Buncombe County Schools with eight produce fairs. The students at Weaverville Elementary School have been selected for one of these fairs.

The staff from the School Nutrition Office will come to our school and present an informative program regarding the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. The program will include the following:

1) Colorful displays and presentation of exotic fruits and vegetables

2) Brief lessons on the importance of eating five fruits and vegetables a day

3) Samples of many varieties of fruits and vegetables

4) Information on the produce provided for the School Nutrition meal programs

Here are the times for each grade level presentation:

  • 8:10 - 8:50 3rd Grade
  • 9:00 - 9:40 2nd Grade
  • 10:05 - 10:45 4th Grade
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Don't forget to send in your completed Box Tops Collection Form by February 8th! Students receive a free homework pass when they turn in a completed form!

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Join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, February 14th! We will meet in the Weaverville Elementary Media Center at 8:00 AM!

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Upcoming Events

February 1- PBIS Reward for 1st semester (see plan above)

February 5 - 4th Grade ELA Checkin - on computers

February 6 - WIG Out Wednesday

February 6 - 3rd and 4th Grade Math Checkin - on computers

February 8 - Early Release Day and Student Clubs

February 12 - NAEP Testing for selected 4th grade students.

February 12 - Invitations for Leadership Day will be sent home. Please check your child's backpacks!

February 13 - WIG Out Wednesday

February 14 - PTO Meeting at 8AM in WvES Media Center

February 15 - Tentative Date for Sheriff Department Deputies to come read to our students

February 19 - 4th Grade HAWK Achievement Awards and Student Led Conferences at 8 AM

February 20 - 3rd Grade HAWK Achievement Awards and Student Led Conferences at 8 AM

February 20 - WIG Out Wednesday

February 21 - 3rd Grade Field Trip for classes who didn't get to go yet

February 21 - 2nd Grade HAWK Achievement Awards and Student Led Conferences at 8 AM

February 22 - Michael Anthony Steele Author Visit!!!!

February 25 - Early Dismissal Day

February 26 - Math and Literacy Team Meetings

February 27 - WIG Out Wednesday

March 1 - Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day and Parade

March 5 - Produce Fair (makeup day March 7)

March 6 - WIG Out Wednesday

March 8 - Weaverville Elementary Leadership Day and Early Dismissal Day

April 15 - 19 - Spring Break

May 2 - 4th Grade class visits to North Windy Ridge for tours

May 2 - 4th Grade Parent Night at North Windy Ridge - 6:00 PM

May 3 - Weaverville Elementary Field Day (rain date May 24)

May 4 - BCS Celebrate STEM Day

May 17 - Weaverville Schools PTO Spring Fling!

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