Hawks Happenings

January 3, 2020

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A short video reminder about the habits we teach through our Leader in Me Initiative!


School Lunch Menus are 'going green'!

Please encourage the staff at your school or parents to sign up to receive their monthly menu via email.

1. Go to Buncombe County Schools Home Page - https://www.buncombeschools.org/

2. Click on School Nutrition

3. Click on Menus

4. Click on top right corner icon (see image on the right)

5. Follow email sign up steps to receive monthly menus on the first of every month!

As a reminder:

2019-2020 School Year Meal Prices

Student Breakfast Prices
All Grades

All students are welcome to eat breakfast every morning.
●Full Breakfast: No Cost
●Reduced Breakfast: No Cost
●Adult Meals: A La Carte Pricing
●A la carte milk: 85¢

Elementary Lunch Prices
Grades K-5
Hot and cold lunches are provided featuring a regular menu or a bag lunch. All meals include milk.
●Full-Paying Lunch: $2.55
●Reduced Price Lunch: 40¢
●Adult Meals: $4.15
●A la carte milk: 85¢

Intermediate, Middle School & High School Meal Prices
Grades 6-12
Hot and cold lunches are provided featuring a regular menu or a bag lunch. All meals include milk.
●Intermediate Full-Paying Lunch: $2.60
●Middle and High Full-Paying Lunch: $2.85
●Extreme Meal Full Lunch: $3.30
●Reduced Price Lunch: 40¢
●A la carte milk: 85¢

Parents/families are always welcome to eat lunch with their children. Visiting adults may purchase a lunch for $4.15 and/or an extreme lunch adult meal for $ 4.65.

WvES Title 1 Program and Free or Reduced Lunch Forms

I want to take a moment to explain a process that will greatly impact our children and make a plea for your participation. The Federal government sponsors a Free and Reduced Meal Program that enables many of our students to have breakfast and lunch free or at a reduced rate. We all know that our brains and bodies need fuel to function efficiently, and this terrific program helps many families to ensure that their children receive nutritious meals each day. What many people do not know is that this federal program is directly linked to funding for our Title 1 reading program and, therefore, benefits every child in our school.

The Title 1 reading program is a federally funded program established to teach reading and literacy skills to children, and schools receive funds based on the number of children who qualify for free and reduced meals. When 40% of a school’s student population qualifies for free and reduced lunch, the school is considered to be a “School-wide” Title 1 school. This means that every child in the building is eligible to benefit from the funds. At present, Weaverville Elementary has approximately 35.29% of the children on free and reduced meals. If our percentage drops below 40% on a consistent basis, then we are at risk of losing our Title 1 funding.

How can you help? The answer is simple. Complete an application form to apply for free/reduced meals! This process is CONFIDENTIAL and no one at the school will see your application. Consider doing this even if you do not think that you will qualify; the income window may surprise you. The Child Nutrition Department will review the application and notify you by private letter as to whether or not you qualify. Here is the link to apply online - buncombeschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=92531&pageId=253029. Paper forms are also available.

Keep in mind, we are talking about funding based on the number of students who qualify for free/reduced meals. If you qualify and do not wish for your child to participate in the free/reduced meals program, our school will still receive this essential funding. You are under no obligation to accept financial assistance if you qualify. Even if we pick up a few more children in this process, it will be worth it. This is money that will support the instruction of all Weaverville Elementary students.

If you have applied in the past and been denied, please consider reapplying! If you need help completing the online form, please stop by the school and we will be happy to assist you!

Thank you,

Heidi Allison

Students from the 'Highlighting Our Hawks' STREAM Club created several versions of a 'Save the Date' for our upcoming Leadership Day. Here is one example!

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Mark Your Calendars!

January 7 - PTO Meeting at 8:00 at WvES in the Media Center - CANCELLED

January 10 - Report Cards go home

January 16 - BCS Board Meeting - recognizing Amanda Fields as Math Teacher of the Year

January 17 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

January 24 - STREAM Clubs - 8:15 - 9:15

February 3 - 3rd Grade ELA County-wide Benchmark

February 4 - PTO Meeting at WvES

February 5 - 4th Grade Math Check-In #2

February 6 - BCS Board Meeting - recognizing Allie Snyder as BCS Beginning Teacher of the Year

February 10 - 3rd Grade Math Check-In #2

February 13th - 3rd and 4th Grade/Chorus "We Have Heart" (see overview above); 6:30 PM Snow Date: Thursday, February 20th.

February 21 - STREAM Clubs - 8:15 - 9:15

March 2 - 6 - Read Across America Week!

March 4 - Poet Allan Wolf to visit our school!

March 6 - Book Character Dress Up Day and Parade!

March 13 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

March 13 - BCS Math Competition

March 16 - No School - Teacher Workday

March 19 - Dine Out for Weaverville Schools Event

March 20 - STREAM Clubs - 8:15 - 9:15

March 26 - WvES Advisory Council Meeting

March 27 - WvES Leadership Day - Poetry Cafe Theme - 'Finding My Voice'

April 6 - April 10 - Spring Break!

April 22 - Billy Jonas Concert at school

April 24 - Spring Fling - Mark Your Calendar!

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