News from the Nest
May 1st - 5th: Teacher Appreciation Week!
- Tuesday, May 9, Wednesday, May 10: Preview Math Curriculum Adoption Materials (Flyer below)
- Thursday, May 11 - Field Day (We need volunteers!)
- Friday, May 12 - PTO Meeting - 8:15 am in WvES Media Center
- Monday, May 15 - Auditions for 4th graders for the NBMS musical for next year
- Monday, May 15 - Volunteer Proctor Training - 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
- Friday, May 19 - Volunteer Proctor Training - 9:30 am - 10:15 am.
- Friday, May 26 - Reading EOG for 3rd & 4th grades
- Monday, May 29 - No School (Memorial Day)
- Wednesday, May 31 - Math EOG for 3rd & 4th grades
- Tuesday, June 6 - 2nd grade picnic (more details coming soon!)
- Wednesday, June 7 - 3rd grade picnic (more details coming soon!)
- Thursday, June 8 - 4th Grade Awards in the afternoon (more details coming soon!)
- Friday, June 9 - Early Dismissal & Last Day of School
Hello Weaverville Primary School and Weaverville Elementary School families! Please note the departure from our normal scheduled meeting time, due to conflicts with the school schedules. Join us Friday, May 12th at 8:15 in the Weaverville Elementary Media Center for our PTO General Meeting and PTO Board Elections for the position of President and Secretary. At our last meeting Casey Cuevas was nominated for President and Deb Gontarek was nominated for Secretary. If you would like to be considered for either role, there is still time to be added to the ballot. Please reach out to email@example.com and/or join us Friday, May 12th to be considered either role. We look forward to seeing you there!
A Note from Mrs. Nichols
Dear Weaverville Elementary Families:
May is a busy, busy time! Be sure to read my notes below so that you can be in the "know" about everything happening at WvES!
Here are some important things to note for the coming weeks:
- Yearbooks are on sale for $5. Cash or Check is accepted, and students can give money to their classroom teacher. We can't make change, so please bring $5 exactly.
If you'd like to donate $5 (or any amount) to pay for another student's yearbook, we will accept additional donations. We want every student to be able to get a yearbook this year.We will give yearbooks to students the last week of school. They will have plenty of time to have friends and teachers sign their yearbook.
- Field Day Information for Parents:
Field Day is Thursday, May 11th. The rain date will be Monday, May 15th.
If you would like your child to wear sunscreen please apply that at home so students will not have to keep track of it at school.
Please have your child/ren bring a change of clothes, towel, water shoes and water bottle for Field Day because they will be getting wet at some of the stations that include water.
Field Day Schedule:
2nd Grade 8:30-10:00
4th Grade 10:15-11:45
3rd Grade 12:00-1:30
- Please consider volunteering at our Field Day this year! Field Day is Thursday, May 11th. It's a little earlier than normal, and we still need quite a few spots filled. We'd love to have you here on this very fun day! Complete this form if you'd like to volunteer for Field Day.
- Learning Styles Form for Parents: As our staff start work on the class placement process for next year, I want to give every parent a chance to tell us what went well this year. I also want to hear how your child learns best. We are not able to honor parent requests for specific teachers, but we take a lot of time and give a lot of attention to the process of placing each individual student for next school year. We consider so many factors - academic strengths, needs, behavior, peer relationships, interests, etc. Here's your opportunity to be part of the process! Please complete this short form by Friday, May 19th:
- Title 1 Parent Engagement Survey: Weaverville Elementary School is a Title I School, and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I School you are an important part of the Title I Team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental involvement program and activities in our school. The following survey will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at Weaverville Elementary School.
- 4th Grade Families: Read below for information about auditioning for the North Buncombe Youth Theatre of Wizard of Oz for next year. North Buncombe Youth Theater is holding auditions this May for its third production (Wizard of Oz) - to be performed in Jan 2024 at NBHS with cast/chorus/crew of 2023/2024 5,6,7,8 graders from North Buncombe schools. Current 4th graders (who will be 5th graders at NWR next school year) are eligible to audition, even though they're not 5th graders yet. Directors Rob Miller and Barbara Budhisetiawan would like to make things easier for the interested 4th graders by bringing the auditions to their schools. Auditions for Weaverville Elementary students will be Monday, May 15. Ms. Dauphinais will help supervise students as they wait for their addition.
- BCS Mall Art Show - April 24 - May 7 - Here's a list of students who have work showing in the Mall Art Show! Take time to stop by and see the amazing work from Buncombe County Schools students.
Thanks for all you do to support your child's success at school each day!
BCS Parent Survey - 2023
Parent/ Guardian Survey
We’re asking for just a few minutes of your time to complete our Parent Survey. Your input is crucial to our ability to evaluate and improve the school environment. Please be assured that your responses will be kept completely confidential. The survey will only take a few minutes and will be available online until May 08. You may also complete this survey at your child’s school on paper or on a shared computer.
For your reference: Parent Survey (English) is located at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WS69FZP
NBHS Youth Athletic Camps (Summer)
Check out these Summer Youth Athletic Camps planned at North Buncombe High School.
Common Sense Safety Seminar
Message from BCS:
We’d like to tell you about a partnership with a program called Be Smart For Kids. Be Smart for Kids is a national program that provides education and resources to promote safe gun ownership. There is a role for everyone in the conversation around secure gun storage. Please visit BeSmartForKids.org for more information. Among the initiatives, this group provides free gun locks and other resources for safe gun storage. Please visit BeSmartForKids.org for more information.
We are partnering with the other BCS districts to host a Common Sense Safety Seminar. It will be held Tuesday, May 9th at Erwin High at 6 p.m. We will hear from several presenters, including Be Smart for Kids, who will provide helpful safety information and updates. Families with kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
Spanish interpreters will be available to assist Spanish-speaking families.
Do You Want to be a Mentor?
- Free/Reduced Lunch Application: www.lunchapplication.com
- Please do not check your child out between 1:55-2:55 so that we can have a safe and calm dismissal for students each day.
- Please always let us know in writing if there is a transportation change for your child.
- Please let us know by 1:00 pm if you are changing your child's regular dismissal procedure.
Don't forget that our students, staff, and visitors have access to masks all day long. We have regular 3-ply masks and KN95 masks available. Masks are available in the front office, and we have reminders at hand-sanitizing stations that you can get a mask in the front office.
If a student requests a KN95 mask, we must have parent permission since it is considered a respirator. Parents must complete the Voluntary Respirator Use Form and sign and return. Here is a link to the form. If a student requests a KN95 mask, and we do not already have the form on file, we will email it to parent/guardians for you to sign.
Important Links for Parents/Caregivers
Contact Weaverville Elementary School
Address: 129 South Main St., Weaverville, NC 28787
Mary Nichols - Principal (Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Please email both office staff if you have a dismissal change.
Dawn Flanigan-Bryson - Data Manager (email@example.com)
- student information/records
Ashley Mendoza - Head Secretary (Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org)
- general inquiries
- money questions related to school
- bus questions
COVID Updated Protocols
If a student tests positive for COVID (at home or at a healthcare provider), they would isolate for 5 days from when their symptoms began. We will recognize the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS regarding the use of a face covering to be worn for days 6-10 upon return to school.
Our normal exclusionary symptoms of fever, diarrhea, and vomiting are in effect. If a student has a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, they must remain at home until symptoms are resolved for 24 hours.
Hand hygiene, enhanced cleaning protocols, and improved ventilation are all still priorities and important mitigating strategies.
Face coverings remain optional, to be worn by anyone at anytime.
Physical distancing such as 3 ft or 6 ft apart is no longer required.
Contact tracing is not required.
Following the guidelines established by the CDC and NCDHHS, MAHEC will not be providing rapid antigen testing in our schools. Staff and families may order at home tests for free via this link: https://www.covid.gov/tests.
MAHEC will send home further guidance regarding when students need to stay home due to an illness.
For students where an absence is Covid related please indicate this in your parent or health provider's note.
Students/teachers will follow the same guidelines for makeup work as they would for any other illness or injury.