Hawks Happenings

June 2023

Let's finish strong!

The 2022-2023 school year is almost over! It's been a busy year with a lot of hard work and a lot of fun! Thinking back on the year, the things that stand out to me include but are not limited to:

  • BooHoo or Yahoo Breakfast for Kindergarten parents
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Raleigh! (as well as other grade level field trips)
  • PTO Fall Festival
  • Hispanic Heritage Cultural Celebration hosted by our Dual Language classes
  • Career Day
  • Welcoming Dr. Jackson, BCS Superintendent
  • Book Character Dress Up Day!
  • NBHS Baseball team readers
  • Camp Read-a-Lot Read-a-Thon!
  • Grade level musical programs
  • Young Author's Day
  • PTO Dance-a-Thon (the glow lights were spectacular!)

I'm sure that soon I will be adding Field Day and the Fourth Grade Picnic to this list as well. I am so thankful for the fun events that we get to do at NBES but to be honest, these items do not compare to the hug a student gives me on the way to the buses or celebrating with a student when they meet a goal they have set for themselves. Thank you for a great year at NBES!

I wish our fourth grade students (and families) the best as they move on to North Windy Ridge. We know that you will do great things and we can't wait to hear reports of all the awesome things you do! We all will be cheering for you because you will always be part of the NBES family!

Thank you for your continued support of NBES! Our students are growing, learning and succeeding at North Buncombe Elementary!

-Mrs. Allison

Summer Reading Academy - NBES will host the NB District students

Students who are not performing at grade level will be invited to participate in Summer Reading Academy. This is a fabulous program for eligible students. Check out the information below. More information will come home in the next month or so if your child is eligible to attend.

Student days July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27, July 31-Aug 2

  • All camps (8 am-2 pm Monday-Thursday/Student day)

NBES School Improvement Team

According to state law, every school has a School Improvement Team that makes decisions for the school. The NBES School Improvement Team is an active team that meets monthly.

Currently Brittany George and Mary Webb are the parent representatives on this team. Since Mary Webb has been elected as the PTO President again next year, she will continue to serve on the NBES School Improvement Team as well. Brittany George has offered to serve again on the School Improvement Team as well. If you are interested in serving on this team for the 2023-2024 school year, please let Mrs. Allison know via email - heidi.allison@bcsemail.org by June 9th. Should we have multiple volunteers willing to serve, then we will have elections.

Here is a link to our School Improvement Team page on our school's website: https://nbes.buncombeschools.org/o/nbe/page/school-improvement-team

You can review the NBES School Improvement Plan by following the link below. This is also found on our school website.

Please click on this link to view our NBES School Improvement Plan and Meeting Minutes:

NBES Advisory Council

Attention Parents: Want to get more involved at North Buncombe Elementary? Consider volunteering to serve on the NBES Advisory Council! Click on the link below to read more about this important parent leadership role! https://nbes.buncombeschools.org/o/nbe/page/advisory-council

Applications should be submitted to Mrs. Allison by June 9th. Paper applications are available in the main office or you can email Mrs. Allison and she will send you an electronic application.

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Remember that the last day of school (June 9) is an Early Dismissal Day and school will dismiss at 12:25.

Upcoming Dates


1 - RTA Reading Test for some 3rd Grade students

2 - NBHS Senior Walk!

5 - Grades 1st and 2nd Field Day 9-11 AM

5 - Grades 3rd and 4th Field Day 12-2 PM

6 - Kindergarten and Pod 5 Field Day 9-11 AM

6 - 4th Nine Weeks PBIS Reward - Kona Ice!

7 - Kindergarten Awards Day - 8:30 AM

7 - Pod 5 Awards Day - 10:00 AM

7 - 2nd Grade Awards Day - 1:00 PM

8 - 4th Grade Awards Day - 8:30 AM

8 - 1st Grade Awards Day - 10:00 AM

8 - 3rd Grade Awards Day - 1:00 PM

8 - 4th Grade Picnic

9 - Talent Show and Kickball Game

9 - Early Dismissal Day - School will dismiss at 12:25 PM

9 - Last Day of School!

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