CFIE Family Newsletter

Friday, September 22, 2023

CFIE Mission:

The Carolina Forest International Elementary (CFIE) community is accountable for educating and empowering our students to make a difference in the world.



Impact Aid Surveys will come home with students on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. We encourage our parents to complete these surveys in pencil and return them to the school during our Open House that same evening between 5 pm and 7 pm.

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Title 1 Information

Mrs. Melanie McGuire, our Title I Coach at Carolina Forest, asks that you take a few minutes to fill out the following survey to help with planning activities and supporting our students and families this school year through our Title I program. On Tuesday, September 26th, during Open House, please stop by the Title I table to learn more about the Title I program at Carolina Forest. I look forward to meeting you!

The following are the dates and times of upcoming Title 1 parent workshops this year. More information to come about information that will be shared.

Tuesday, November 14th at 4:30

Tuesday, January 9th at 4:30

Thursday, February 29th at 5:00; (Family Night)

Tuesday, April 9th at 4:30

Use Math Daily? Please share how! :-)

Dear Family Community,

Mrs. Kieffer asks that you kindly share with our students how you use math in your every day life. Please listen to Ms. Kieffer's call for assistance. :-)

Here is a how-to guide for parents and community members to join the Mathematics Flip.

Field Trip Chaperones/School Volunteers

Please contact your child's teacher If you are interested in serving as a school chaperone for field trips or as a school volunteer. Fingerprinting and background checks are required for both. Onslow County Schools provides fingerprinting services every Wednesday. Please contact your child's teacher so the appropriate paperwork can be completed and approved prior to fingerprinting.

CFIE Parents' Needs Assessment

How can our team best support your child's academic and social/emotional needs this school year?


Reminders from the CFIE PTO meeting held Tuesday, 9/12/2023:

* The PTO will begin pre-selling tickets for the Fall Festival beginning Friday, 10/13/2023, through Friday, 10/20/2023. Tickets may also be purchased at the 10/27 event.

* PTO is actively recruiting Fall Festival volunteers.

PTO has great things happening this year at the Forest. Please follow them on Facebook: Carolina Forest International PTO.

There next meeting is October 10th at 4:30 in the CFIE Cafe.

A Preview of our Literati Book Fair beginning September 22nd

Literati Book Fair promotional video:

Student shopping will begin this Friday, 9/22/2023, and will continue through next Friday, September 29th.

The book fair will be open to parents during CFIE's Open House, Tuesday, 9/26/2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


KICK OFF DATE: Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
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Fees and Transportation

OCS/CFIE has a $25 laptop fee. Thank you for payment which can be made online:

Student Checkout: Checkouts are not permitted after 3:10 due to afternoon dismissal transitions beginning.

Transportation Changes: Must be received in writing or in person by the parent/guardian prior to 3:10 p.m. Changes over the phone will not be accepted. It's best to email BOTH the teacher and our receptionist,

Volunteer Members Sought for the CFIE Strategic Planning Committee

We are looking for parents/guardians to be part of our school's Strategic Planning Team (SPT). The SPT plans and identifies the school's priority needs and areas of focus for the year.

You can have a voice! Meetings are held monthly prior to the school day.

If interested to be placed on the ballot, please contact Mrs. Hill at 910-346-1778 or

Elections will be held during the Fall Festival, October 27th.

Nurse Dianne Nuggets

Parents, just a reminder that if your child has a fever of 100.0 or higher, PLEASE follow the policy. Students are to remain at home UNTIL they are fever free without the use of medications for 24 hrs.

If your child has vomited, they are not permitted to return to school until 24 hours from the last time they vomited.

If you have any questions regarding when your student is allowed to return, please contact Nurse Dianne at 910-346-1778.

Lastly, please submit any updated immunization records or health assessments to Nurse Dianne Phipps. According to NC state law G.S. 130A-440, parents have 30 days from enrollment to submit this very important health information. Beginning Thursday, September 28, 2023, students will be excluded from attending school. Please call Nurse Phipps at 910-346-1718 should you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars

9/25: Book Fair

9/26: CFIE Open House: 5 - 7 p.m.

9/28: Interim report cards go home

9/29: Book Fair Ends

Calendar of Events: SY 23-24

Calendar of Events

9/4 Labor Day Holiday-No School

9/12 (4:30) PTO Mtg (Cafe)

9/13 3rd Grade BOG

9/20 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

9/25-929 Literatti Book Fair

9/26 (5:00-7:00) Open House

9/28 Interim Reports go home

10/3 Boosterthon Kick Off

10/9 Staff Work Day

10/10 (4:30) PTO Mtg (Cafe)

10/11 Fall Pictures

10/18 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

10/18 (1:30) Early Release

10/23-10/27 Red Ribbon Week

10/27 (5:00-7:00) Fall Festival

10/31 End of Grading Period

11/7 Report Cards go home

11/10 Holiday No School

11/14 (4:30) PTO Mtg/Title I Parent Night (Cafe)

11/15 Early Release Day

11/15 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

11/15 3-5 Awards (Times TBD)

11/16 Make Up Pictures

11/22 Work Day

11/23 Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

11/24 Holiday-No School

12/7 Interim Reports

12/12 (4:30) PTO Mtg (Cafe)

12/18-1/1 Winter Break

1/2 Work Day

1/9 (4:30) PTO Mtg/Title I Parent Night (Cafe)

1/15 MLK Holdiay

1/19 End of Grading Period

1/22 Work Day

1/23 Work Day

1/26 Goal Celebrations

1/30 Report Cards go home

2/2 3-5 Awards (MPR)

2/5-2/9 MTSS Mtgs

2/8 Class Pictures

2/12 PTO APEX fundraiser kick off

2/13 (4:30) PTO Mtg (cafe)

2/14 ERPD; 12:30 student dismissal

2/16 (5:30-7:30) Sweetheart Dance (Cafe)

2/21 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

2/26-3/1 Read Across America Week/Book Fair

2/26 Interim Reports

2/29 (5:00-7:00) Title I Family Night

3/12 (4:30) PTO Mtg (Cafe)

3/13 Early Release Day

3/20 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

3/25-3/29 Spring Break

April-Month of the Military Child

4/1 Work Day

4/4 End of Grading Period

4/4 Late Night Conferences Opportunity until 7pm

4/9 (4:30) PTO Mtg (/Title I Family Night (Cafe)

4/10 Early Release Day

4/10 (9:15) National Elementary Honor Society Induction (MPR)

4/11 Report Cards go home

4/15-4/19 Purple Up Week

4/15 3-5 Awards (MPR)

4/17 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

4/23 Spring Pictures

4/29 Work Day

5/2 3-5 Field Day

5/3 K-2 Field Day

5/6-5/10 Staff Appreciation Week

5/8 Interim Reports

5/14 (4:30) PTO Mtg (Cafe)

5/15 (7:10) SPT Mtg (Media Ctr)

5/16 (5:00-7:00) Future Forward Fair

5/24 Goal Celebrations

5/27 Memorial Day Holiday

5/29 EOGs Begin

6/10 2nd-5th Awards (MPR)

6/11 Last Day for Students/Report Cards sent home with students who do not owe fees

6/13 Work Day

6/14 Work Day

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