CFIE Weekly Updates

June 5, 2015

It's been another fantastic week in the forest. Our 5th grade students did an outstanding job on their Science end-of-grade exams. Our 3rd-5th grade students will also participate in the end-of-grade tests on Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9. Please ensure that your students are on time and well rested each day. Our PTO will proudly sponsor breakfast items on both days. Monday breakfast will include a granola bar, juice and a banana. Tuesday breakfast will include sausage biscuits, juice and milk. Thank you to our PTO for continuing to support this program and for feeding 453 students each day!


Congratulations to Mrs. Leilani Akins, our 2015/2016 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Akins will go on to compete at the district level competition this summer. Mrs. Akins has served as a first grade teacher at Carolina Forest for the past three years. She is also the co-chair of our 1st grade team and presented at the National Social Studies Conference on our globalization efforts in November 2014. Congratulations Mrs. Akins!



Our Instructional Assistant of the Year is Ms. Shiel Ferguson. Ms. Ferguson serves our community as the computer lab instructor as well as a tutor.


Our June teacher of the month was Mrs. Sandra Davis and our assistant of the month is Mrs. Claudia Evanich. Mrs. Davis is a kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Evanich serves our community as k/1 assistant to Ms. Tormo and Ms. Lopez.


It's hard to believe that Friday, June 12 is the last day of the 2014/2015 school year. It has truly been a wonderful year in the forest and we appreciate your support, encouragement and hard work. We recognize that parental partnerships and community support is our key to success.


Please note our upcoming events as we close out this school year and as we prepare for 2015/2016:


June 8/9: EOGs

June 11: Awards Day

June 12: Last Day for Students

June 12: Independence Day – Philippines Holiday

June 15-19: Teacher Workdays


Dates for 2015/2016:


June 23: Kindergarten Assessments

July 7: Kindergarten Assessments

July 21: Kindergarten Assessments

August 4: Kindergarten Assessments

August 4-6: Kindergarten Camp

August 11: Kindergarten Assessments

August 17-21: Teacher Workdays

August 20: Student Orientation 5-7

August 24: First day for students

August 24-26: Staggered enrollment for kindergarten

August 26: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am (specifically to discuss funding and PTO focus for 15/16)

September: PTO Coupon Book Fundraiser

September 9: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

September 21-25: Fall book fair

September 22: Fall Open House 5-7pm

September 23: Early Release Professional Development - all students release at noon

October 2: Fall Festival 5-7pm

October 14: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

October 21: Early Release Professional Development - all students release at noon

October 23-30: Pumpkin Projects

November: Eagle Tree

November 4: Awards Day

November 6: Military Appreciation Day

November 18: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

December 6-11: Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

December 10: International Holiday Fair 5-7pm

January 11-February 5: Soup Drive

January 13: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

January 28: Preschool Transition Collaborative Meeting

January 29: Awards Day

January 31-February 12: PTO Candy Grams

February 10: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

February 17: Black History Paper Dolls

February 22-29: Jump Rope for Heart

February 24: Early Release Professional Development - all students release at noon

February 29-March 4: Read Across America Week

March: Original Works Fundraiser

March 4: Character Book Parade

March 9: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

March 13-18: Spring Book Fair

March 15: Spring Open Book Night 5-7pm

March 16: Early Release Professional Development - all students release at noon

April 8: Field Day

April 13: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 7am

April 13: Awards Day

April 15: Military Child Appreciation Day

April 20: Early Release Professional Development - all students release at noon

April 22: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

May 10: Strategic Planning Team Meeting 4-6pm

May 13: Spring Fling 5-7pm

May 19: Step-Up Night 5-7pm

June 6: Awards Day