The Weekly ROAR Family Newsletter
Week of November 13
Important Upcoming Dates To Remember
November 15-17- Benchmark Testing for 3rd-5th graders
November 17th- 5th grade DARE Graduation Ceremony- 8-9am @Wrightsboro Baptist Family Life Center
November 22- Teacher Workday- No school for students
November 23-24- Thanksgiving Holiday- No school
NHCS Traditional School Calendar - click HERE
NHCS Pre-K Calendar - click HERE
Elementary Testing Calendar - click HERE
Cool Cat Staff Shoutout
Want to thank one of our amazing Cool Cat staff members? Click the link below to submit your shoutout and we will read it on the morning announcements.
There's nothing more special to our staff than to hear how grateful our families are for their dedication and hard work!
Benchmark Testing November 15-17
All 3rd-5th Grade students will take their 1st benchmark assessment November 15-17. Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before and arrives to school on time. These assessments are extremely important in showing us where each student currently is with understanding of grade level material.
The schedule for the benchmarks:
November 15: 3rd and 4th grade Reading and 5th Grade Math
November 16: 3rd and 4th grade Math and 5th Grade Reading
November 17: Science (5th Grade Only)
DARE Graduation Ceremony
I am delighted to inform you that we will be hosting a DARE graduation ceremony for our 5th grade students who participated in the program.
The ceremony is on November 17th from 8:00-9:00am at the Wrightsboro Baptist Family Life Center. It would be wonderful if you could join us to celebrate their achievements.
How To Become a Cool Cat Volunteer
Steps To Becoming a Level 1 Volunteer (Annual Requirement)
- Complete the Volunteer Orientation Assessment (5-10 minutes)
- Submit the Volunteer Application Form to the main office
Once a parent has completed the training and turned in their paperwork to the main office, they may begin reaching out to their child's teacher or staff member about volunteering. Volunteering does take prior approval from the staff member that you will be assisting.
Volunteers MUST sign in at the main office before assisting in the building.
Additional Information That Parents Should Know
Steps To Becoming A Level 2 Volunteer (Every 3 Years)
- Complete a Background Check Application in addition to the steps listed above. Background Checks cost $22.50 and are valid for 3 years
The Salvation Army of Cape Fear's Angel Tree Program 2023
Welcome to The Salvation Army of the Cape Fear's Angel Tree Program for 2023. The website link below will allow you to apply for Christmas gifts for your children ages 1-10 years old, infants or children over 10 will not be accepted.
Student Support Services
We want to ensure that all of our families have what they need. Please let us know if your family is in need of any additional services or support by contacting one of the following staff members:
Haley Deliberto, School Counselor, email@example.com
Siobhain Shelton, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Beth James-Striegle, School Psychologist, email@example.com
Bernadette Johnson, Mental Health Therapist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslee Whitlow, Speech Pathologist, email@example.com
Wrightsboro Elementary- A Title 1 School
What does it mean to be a Title 1 School?
The Title 1 Program is the largest federally funded educational program in the country. Funds are provided to support schools with 40% or more low-income students. Low-income students are determined by the total number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.
What is the main focus of Title 1?
Title 1 schools in New Hanover County are "school-wide” Title 1 schools. This means
that the focus is helping ALL students and ensuring that they are provided equitable opportunities in order to meet the high standards expected of ALL children.
How can funds be used at Title 1 Schools?
The following are examples how schools can use Title 1 funds: improve curriculum, instructional activities, parental involvement, program improvement, and to increase staff support.