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"Launching the Next Generation of Lifetime Learners"

Week at a Glance:

*All week: Title 1 will be testing 4th and 5th grade Title 1 students on the DRA. Please do not send 4th and 5th graders to the Launch Pad.

*Mr. Mashburn will not be here October 14-16.

*Carolyn Cooper will be out October 15, 16 and 19.

October 12:

Intervention Day (in classrooms)

Kindergarten Data Meeting in Data Room

Office Meeting (8:15-9:15)

PBIS (2:45)

October 13:

PLC Day (in classrooms)

4th Grade Data Meeting in Data Room

TIPS (2:45)

3rd Grade Field Trip (9:00-1:00)

BCS District Advisory Council Meeting (6:30) at Erwin High School

October 14:

3rd Grade Chorus begins

*Pam Johnson will meet with all grade levels (at your Block time) and Specialists (at 11:40) in the Data Room to introduce you to the new Canvas platform. This will replace Moodle.

II PLC (2:45)

October 15:

Deadline for at-risk parent conferences

Parent Reading Training- 8:15 and 5:30

Asheville Symphony Brass Ensemble (10:00-11:00) in theater for 2nd-4th grades

SIT (3:00) in data room

October 16:

Eblen Pumpkin Sales: Team Spirit Day

1st Grade Field Trip- all day

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Holidays for Hospice

The holiday season is just around the corner and, once again, it’s time to ask for your help with “Holidays for Hospice” sponsored by CarePartners Foundation. Each year, gifts of miniature trees creatively decorated by area students bring cheer and delight to our patients.

If you would like your students to participate, please complete the on-line form to reserve your trees and submit it, no later than Friday October 23.

Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Trees will be delivered to your school on November 1 or 2. Instructions and the date for returning your decorated tree will be included when you receive your tree. Last year we received more than 500 beautiful trees! Here are a few guidelines for tree decorations:

  • Please be sure the trees are fully decorated. Encourage your kids to make something they would be excited to give to someone they know or to receive themselves.
  • Simple, traditional themes work best, but feel free to be creative!
  • Fluff your tree fully, branch by branch.
  • Glue all ornaments to your tree. Ornaments tend to come off in transport!


"Field of Dreams is becoming a REALITY!"

News you can use...

All articles and announcements for the November edition of the Fairiew Town Crier are due no later than October 10. Please send submissions to Katie Jenkins.

Thanks for your cooperation during our drills this past week. We will be doing a Bomb Evacuation Drill sometime in the next few weeks. Make sure you have cards that are the color of your hallway to hold during the drill.

Teachers, please send all parent rsvp's for the Parent Literacy Training to your literacy team representative no later than October 12. Please send all Math Parent Training rsvp's to the office by October 19.

Congratulations to FES! We are being recognized by the state as a Green Ribbon PBIS School. We will be given a banner on November 17 at a special ceremony in Greensboro at the Koury Convention Center! Way to go Fairview staff and a special thanks to our hard-working and focused PBIS team!

A note from Paula: Please keep any notes that allow a student to make an exception to a flag that is on the meal acct. For example if you get a note saying "Johnny may buy a snack today," we need a copy of the note to keep in the cafeteria in my, "Exceptions to Flags" Folder. If it is written on a form you need to keep, a duplicate is great for me.

Thanks for your help with this. It has been an issue that has caused problems in the past and I like to keep problems at a minimum...

Teachers, please synchronize your clock with the 7:55 bell at least once weekly. This is helpful to all staff as we follow tight schedules throughout the day.

K-5 writing samples from the month of October are due by November 10 in your grade level tub in the Data Room. The Curriculum Leadership Team will be taking a look at these samples to help guide our instructional support.

Certified teachers, please remember to complete the bully prevention training sent to you by Katie Jenkins. Please print your certificates and put them in Ms. Jenkins' box by October 28th.

Steve Canady of "Woof in the Woods" has offered to come to our school and conduct some informational training sessions with students on Therapy Dogs. If you are interested in contacting him, his phone number is 222-2222.


from John C. Maxwell...

Most teams don’t naturally get better on their own. Left alone, they don’t grow, improve, or reach championship caliber. Instead, they tend to wind down. The road to the next level is always uphill, and if a team isn’t intentionally fighting to move up, then it inevitably slides down.

The team loses focus, gets out of rhythm, decreases in energy, breaks down in unity, and loses momentum. At some point, it also loses key players. And it’s only a matter of time before it plateaus and ultimately declines into mediocrity.

The good news is that your leadership style can build a winning team, or transform the one you have. Here are four leadership styles (actually, this is two of 4) you can employ that can make or break your ability to succeed – because no one succeeds alone.


The goal is more important than the role. A team isn’t supposed to be a bunch of people being used as a tool by one individual for his or her own selfish gain. Members of a team must have mutually beneficial shared goals. They must be motivated to work together, not manipulated by someone for individual glory.

To employ this leadership style, think about a team you are currently part of (preferably one with a big goal). What kind of attitude do team members have about the big picture? Are they team players who desire to do whatever it takes for the team to succeed? Or do they desire to benefit only themselves?

Begin to foster a team mind set in others by modeling a willingness to serve the big picture, rather than yourself. Motivate people by painting the big picture. Publicly honor team play, and give rewards to people who sacrifice for the good of the team.

Make up Customer Service Training Dates and Locations:

This is for employees who have not attended Customer Service Training. Below is the final opportunity for make-up:
  • October 15, 3:15 p.m. at Administrative Offices, Board Auditorium