Hawk Happenings

August 2, 2017

Happy August!

Greetings Parents! I hope you are having wonderful summer. I can't believe it is August already. We are working hard to get prepared for the upcoming school year. I hope you find the information in this newsletter helpful.

Please remember that all school traffic should use Yost Street which is off Merrimon Avenue when dropping off students and picking up students as car riders. Parents are welcome to walk their child to their classroom the first few days of school but you must stop by the office to get a visitor sticker. After the first few days of school, parents who wish to visit the classrooms must sign in on the LobbyGuard computer system. Your patience the first couple of weeks of school is much appreciated as traffic will be heavier than normal. Please give yourself more time than expected when visiting our school at the beginning of the year.

On Wednesday, August 23rd, we will post class lists at our main entrance around 4 PM. Families can visit our campus at your convenience to find out your child's placement. Note that to maintain student confidentiality we print only student ID numbers. These numbers are your child's lunch numbers. If your child has forgotten his/her lunch number, please call the school and we can provide that for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

School spirit wear is coming!

We have an online store that will open on August 7th for families to purchase Weaverville spirit wear. A variety of clothing items will be available with the 'Weaverville Hawks' logo below. We will also have a shirt with our school logo available for purchase. Be on the lookout for more information to be shared soon regarding our online spirit store!

Important Links and Information

Check out the links below to learn more about how to stay engaged and involved in our school!

Volunteer Link - Click here to complete the required procedures to volunteer in our school on a consistent basis. We LOVE volunteers!

Parent Portal Link - This link is temporarily disabled but this is where you can create an account to check in on your child's grades. Parents are encouraged to sign up for an account! Remember that in 2nd grade we only use this system for report card grades but starting in 3rd grade, teachers enter grades either weekly or bi-weekly. In order to create an account you need an information sheet from Mrs. Griffee in the main office. She cannot fax it, email it or mail it.

Contact Manager Link - This link will allow you to choose how you want to be contacted through our SchoolMessenger phone and email system. Please make sure your phone numbers are updated in this system. We also ask that you provide an email address if you have one. The information that you record here is how you will be contacted if we have a change in the school schedule due to weather and/or how you will be contacted if we have an emergency. Please keep this information current!

School Nutrition Link - Click here to read about the School Nutrition program and how to set up an online lunch payment. Remember that we provide breakfast free of charge for all students. If your family needs some support, you are HIGHLY encouraged to click this link to fill our our Free/Reduced Lunch Form - FRL Form. Our Title 1 funding is based on our percentage of students on Free or Reduced Lunch so we WANT families to complete an application. The process is completely confidential. We will also send home hard copies of the application form at the beginning of school. FAMILIES WHO QUALIFY MUST FILL OUT THE FORM EVERY YEAR IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH.

Check out the Buncombe County Schools Math Weebly!

The mathematics curriculum staff at BCS designed this page to be a resource for parents, students and teachers from kindergarten to the senior year of high school. We hope this is a invaluable resource for you!

Sign up for Ingles Tools for Schools!

Make sure to link your Ingles Advantage Card to Weaverville Elementary! This has to be done EVERY year! Share this link with your family and friends too!

Box Tops for Education mobile app!

Turn everyday receipts into extra cash for your school with the Box Tops Bonus App. It's as easy as 1-2-3! Just buy, scan & earn!

Get the app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/2wf1CL1
Find it on Google Play: http://bit.ly/2uOWizR

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Box Tops Sweet Treat!

Don't forget that students who bring in 25 Box Tops will participate in a Sweet Treat at the beginning of the school year! Please label the bag with your child's full name and grade level.

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Need help with school supplies?

School supplies are not intended to be a burden on families! If your family needs help with supplies, please let us know. Our school would never want a child to feel bad because they need help purchasing supplies. Currently we have a large selection of backpacks and pencil boxes. If you need these items, please contact the school. If you need help with other items, we will be happy to help with that as well. Several areas churches are in the process of collecting school supplies to support our families. Please call the school at 645-3127 and share your need so we can help.

If your family would like to purchase an additional set of school supplies for your child's grade level, we will make sure it goes to someone who needs it.

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Mark your calendars for these important events!

  • August 23 - Class lists posted at main entrance - 4:00 PM
  • August 25 - Meet Your Teacher 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • August 28 - 1st Day of School
  • September 4 - Labor Day - No School

  • September 14 - Beginning of Grade 3 Test for 3rd graders (BOGs)

  • September 21 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

  • September 26 - Health Fair

  • October 2 - Fun Run Kickoff (more info to come!)

  • October 9 - No School - Teacher Work Day

  • October 11 - Fall Pictures

  • October 12 - Blackhawk Fun Run sponsored by PTO