Hawks Happenings

March 1, 2018

In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb... March has arrived with rain and winds!

Phone Message Reminders from Last Night...

I hope you are enjoying the poem, Star Wish, with your families. We appreciate Mr. Martin sharing his talents in writing this poem for our 1 School; 1 Poem event. The theme of this poem captures our school's Spring vision to encourage our students to make wishes about their future but then move forward and make a plan to achieve their dreams by using the 7 Habits.


As you know, this Friday is our Book Character Dress Up Day. Students are asked to select a favorite character from a book they have read and dress up like that character. Since our students read a variety of genres, we always have a variety of costumes ranging from costumes that may have been worn this past Fall to costumes that look like typical school clothing but match the outfit worn by the character in the book. Please make sure that your child has a copy of the book to carry while walking in the parade. For safety reasons, no props that look like weapons and no full face masks are allowed. In the past, some students have found that they are more comfortable to take off their costumes after the parade so please plan ahead if you think that your child will want to do that.


Our Book Character Parade will start promptly at 8:15. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time on Friday. Parents are welcome to join us for this event. You should plan to arrive in enough time to sign in and walk to the cafeteria since this will be the best viewing area. Since we have to make sure that students are served breakfast, please wait to go to the cafeteria until about 7:50. Guests who arrive early may wait in our Media Center before going to the cafeteria. After the parade, parents and special guests who want to attend the session with Barbara O'Connor are asked to join us in the gym at 9:00.


Please note that this week you will receive a message from Mr. Chandler sharing information about our joint PTO meeting on Tuesday and our Dining Out for Weaverville Schools event which will be held next Thursday. Mr. Chandler and I have coordinated these messages so you are not overwhelmed with phone calls.

Parking update for Friday, March 2nd! With all of this rain, our playground is a swamp! There is no way that we can open the gate for parking tomorrow because your vehicles will most likely get stuck! Please remember not to park across the street in our neighbor's driveway. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience!

Mark your calendar for March 8th!

Enjoy a dinner and a show by attending our 3rd Grade Musical Night and participating in our Dining Out for Weaverville Schools!

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Lost and Found is overflowing! Please stop by the school and check to see if any of your child's belongings are in our Lost and Found. Please sign in at the office and go towards the cafeteria to find our racks of missing items!

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A note from Mrs. Roop about March 8th...

On Thursday, March 8th at 6:30pm our fabulous 3rd grade students at Weaverville Elementary School will be presenting their 2018 Musical Showcase! Each class will demonstrate a specific skill, concept, and musical element using a variety of classroom instruments! Please report to the gym at 6:15pm and sit with your class. Students should wear school colors and jeans or black on bottom. Our 3rd/4th grade chorus will also be signing that evening (Please wear your chorus shirts and jeans or black on bottom). Since each class is presenting a different song, we need EVERYONE to participate that evening!! We are a team and need our teammates to help make the night successful. The program will be about an hour long!

March is Music in Our Schools Month! - From Mrs. Roop

This year's Moto is "Music Connects Us". I am thrilled and honored to be the Elementary Music Specialist at Weaverville Elementary and Weaverville Primary. I look forward to creating powerful lessons that help students understand how we are all connected.


Celebrate Music! Musical Opportunities in March:

Thursday, March 8th - 3rd Grade Showcase and 3rd/4th grade Chorus @ 6:30pm - Weaverville Elementary School


Saturday, March 17th - Asheville Symphony Orchestra's Masterwork Concert - Thomas Wolf Auditorium. @ 8pm


Tuesday, March 27th - North Buncombe All District Chorus Night @ 6:30pm - Brookstone Church.


Musical Tidbits!

*Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school. ~Lewis Thomas, Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994


* Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs among any group in our society. ~ H. Con. Res. 266, United States Senate, June 13, 2000

* With music in schools, students connect to each other better-greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm. ~ Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001

* A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math. ~ The Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994

* During moments of musical euphoria, blood travels through the brain to areas where other stimuli can produce feelings of contentment and joy-and travels away from brain cell areas associated with depression and fear.
~ Dr. Frederick Tims, reported in AMC Music News, June 2, 1999

* U.S. Department of Education data show that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music during the middle- and high-school years show "significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12."
~ James Catterall, Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga, "Involvement in the Arts and Human Development," 1999

* Teaching through the arts motivates children and increases their aptitude for learning. ~ Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001

Safety Drill - Severe Weather Week

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina is March 4-10, 2018

Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 at 9:30 AM

March 4-10, 2018 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. This week the National Weather Service and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety are teaming up to bring this severe weather safety campaign to all of North Carolina’s residents. With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is the time to prepare for the severe weather season. If each North Carolina resident would take a few moments this week to learn about severe weather safety and implement a safety plan, then we would all be better off when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes inevitably strike our state and the likelihood of injury and fatalities caused by severe weather could be minimized.


Schools and government buildings statewide will hold tornado drills Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m. to practice their emergency plans. Test messages will be broadcast on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios and the Emergency Alert System. All North Carolinians are encouraged to participate in the drill.

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Thank you for donating your Box Tops to our school! We appreciate your support!

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Growth and Development classes for 4th graders!

It is the time of year when Buncombe County holds its Growth and Development classes for 4th and 5th graders. The county is holding a parent preview night scheduled for 6:00 PM, Monday, March 5


in the BCS Board Office Multi-purpose room. Parents can also go to this link to view the curriculum:

https://www.buncombeschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=92531&pageId=2130460


Our classes are scheduled for April 18th. Boys and girls are divided up for these classes.

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Upcoming Dates

  • March 2 - ESL Parent Coffee and Meeting @ 7:15 in Media Center
  • March 2 - Favorite Book Character Parade and Barbara O'Connor visit
  • March 5 - Midterms Go Home
  • March 5 - NB District Community Night at NBHS 6:00 - 8:30 PM
  • March 6 - PTO Meeting at 8:15 at WPS
  • March 7 - Tornado Drill at 9:30 AM
  • March 8 - 3rd Grade Musical Program at 6:30 PM in the gym
  • March 12 - Early Release Day - Club Expeditions
  • March 16 - 4th Grade Battle of the Books Competition
  • March 27 - NB District Choral/Music Program for WvES Chorus Members
  • March 29 - Regular Student Day and Spring Pictures
  • March 30 - Early Release Day - Club Expeditions
  • April 2 - April 6 - Spring Break
  • Take Action April - WvES Tutoring Program - April 10, April 12, April 17, April 19, April 24, April 26 - Please return your permission slip if your child was invited.
  • April 13 - 4th Grade Field Trip (Extended Day)
  • April 18 - Growth and Development Classes for 4th grade students
  • April 20 - 3rd Grade Battle of the Books to be held at WvES - 9-11:30 in Media Center
  • April 26 - WvES Advisory Council Meeting
  • April 27 - LEADERSHIP DAY!!! and Early Release Day
  • April 28 - Celebrate STEM Event at Discovery Academy
  • May 1 - PTO Meeting at WPS at 8:15
  • May 10 - 2nd Grade Musical Program
  • May 15 - Early Release Day - Club Expeditions
  • May 18 - Spring Fling
  • May 21 - Field Day with May 23 as the rain date
  • June 5 - PTO Meeting at WPS at 8:15
  • EOG testing will be scheduled in the last 10 days of school