Hawks Happenings

August 2018

Welcome to Weaverville Elementary!

Welcome to our 2nd grade students and our newly enrolled students and families! Welcome back to all other students and families! It is hard to believe that school will start in 21 days! I hope you had a wonderful summer and you are ready to hit the ground running with the start of the 2018-2019 school year!


The Hawks Happenings newsletter is a monthly publication that is sent out electronically to the email addresses that we have on file in PowerSchool. We will also post the newsletter on our school's Facebook page and on our school website under the Administration tab. It is very important that our families keep us up to date with any changes in your contact information so you can have access to the latest news. We want our families informed and connected!


Please review the information below. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Heidi.Allison@bcsemail.org or by calling the school. Let's have a great school year!


Working Together,

Heidi Allison

Click here to vote on our School Improvement Parents

These parents have volunteered to serve on this team for the 2018-2019 school year. Please vote on a parent representative to represent you on this team. If you would like to write in a candidate, please use the 'Other' line.

2018-2019 WvES Advisory Council Members

Advisory Councils serve schools in an advisory capacity and act as a liaison between the Board of Education and the citizenry.


Jennifer Banks

Tiffany Franklin

Dawn Chitwood-Rivers

Katie Rice

Crystle Hyatt

Heidi Allison

How do I access the school campus?

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.

When will class lists be posted?

On Wednesday, August 22nd, 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.

WvES Meet Your Teacher

Friday, Aug. 24th, 8-9:30am

129 South Main Street

Weaverville, NC

Please make sure to visit the Media Center to double check bus routes, pick up car rider tags (also can be completed in the classrooms), learn more about clubs, get help filling out Free or Reduced Lunch Forms, and sample breakfast items from our Cafeteria. Make sure to provide an updated email address in your child's classroom and your child's t-shirt size for the upcoming Blackhawk Fun Run sponsored by our PTO!

Welcome to these new classroom teachers!

Welcome to these Support Staff Teachers!

SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR IS COMING!

We have an online store that will open up soon 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! (The link below is to our school website. We will share a link to order ASAP!) Thanks!

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. English 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 your Ingles Advantage Card to support WvES!

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!

Publix Partners has changed! Check this out!

Simply sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one), select a school, then enter your phone number at checkout. So far, our community has raised over $250 dollars for our school by participating in this program! Thank you!

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.


We will also have some free items available in our main lobby during Meet Your Teacher. Please help yourself to what you need.


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.

2018-2019 School Supply Lists

*Please note that the 2nd grade brochure had a misprint. Students only need 3 spiral bound notebooks - not 5. Thanks!

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The Leader in Me Family Ideas

You are your child's first and best teacher.

So that you are supported, we’re providing parents and guardians with information about the universal, timeless principles found in The Leader in Me process, as well as activities you can put into practice at home to teach your student to become a leader.

Click this link to find ideas of how to explore the 7 habits with your child at home! http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/

Afterschool Care Options:

This is a list of afterschool club/care options that some of our students participate in. This list is provided for your convenience. All of these options are private pay.


YMCA Afterschool Care

· Housed at Weaverville Elementary

· www.ymcawnc.org/centers/youth-services/afterschool-care


Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts

· Van picks up students at WvES through the bus line

· Martialartsasheville.com

· 828.505.4309


Elevate

· Van picks up students at WvES through the bus line

· elevatelifeandart.com/afterschool

· (828) 318-8894


Asheville Community Movement

· Van picks up students at WvES through the bus line

· www.ashevillecommunitymovement.com

· 828.254.6060

*Must have a minimum number of students to offer this service*

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE IMPORTANT EVENTS!


  • August 22 - Class lists posted at main entrance - 4:00 PM
  • August 24 - Meet Your Teacher 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • August 27 - 1st Day of School
  • September 3 - Labor Day - No School

  • September 11 - Beginning of Grade 3 Reading Test for 3rd graders (BOGs)

  • September 18 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

  • September 25 - PTO Fun Run Kickoff (more info to come!)

  • October 2 - Open House and Title 1 Annual Parent Information Session

  • October 4 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

  • October 5 - Blackhawk Fun Run sponsored by PTO

  • October 9 - Fall Pictures

  • October 15 - Teacher Workday for Professional Development - No School

  • October 30 - Health Fair

  • October 30 - End of the 1st Nine Weeks

  • October 31 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

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