CFIE Family Newsletter

Friday, January 14, 2022

CFIE Mission:

As a school community (staff, parents, local and global partners), CFIE will educate, prepare and inspire every student in every classroom for successful roles in an ever-changing global society.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars!

1/14- End of Grading Period/Remote Learning Day

1/17- Holiday- no school for students & staff

1/18- Teacher Workday- no school for students

1/19- Teacher Workday- no school for students

1/26- Report Cards go home

1/28- 2nd 9-weeks/1st semester awards

2/1- Chinese New Year Celebration

2/1 - PTO Meeting @ 6 pm in the Cafeteria and via TEAMS!

2/2-2/4- AIG testing - 3rd grade

2/15 - Group Pictures

2/21- Teacher Workday- no school for students

2/22- Interim Reports go home

2/22-3/4 - Access Testing for ELL

3/1 - PTO Meeting @ 6 pm in the Cafeteria and via TEAMS!

3/13- Daylight Savings Time

3/14-3/16- AIG Testing- 4th & 5th

3/18- Early Release Day - students dismiss at 12:00 pm

3/22- 1st Grade Musical

3/25- End of Grading Period

3/28-4/8- PTO’s APEX Fundraiser!

April: Month of the Military Child

4/1- Report Cards Go Home

4/5 - PTO Meeting @ 6 pm in the Cafeteria and via TEAMS!

4/8- 3rd 9 weeks awards

4/11-4/14 Spring Break - no school for students & staff

4/15- Holiday- no school for students & staff

4/18- Teacher Workday- no school for students

4/22- 3rd Grade Musical

4/25-4/29 NC Checkins Benchmarks- ELA (4th & 5th); Science (5th)

4/25- Kindergarten Arts Field trip (changed from 1/25)

4/27 - First Grade Arts Field trip (changed from 1/27)

5/2-5/6- CFIE Staff Appreciation Week

5/3 - PTO Meeting @ 6 pm in the Cafeteria and via TEAMS!

5/10 & 5/12 - Kindergarten Musical

5/13 - Volunteer Breakfast

5.20- Field Day

5/26- ELA (3rd); Science (5th) EOG testing

5/30- Holiday- no school for students & staff

6/1- ELA EOG (4th & 5th); Read to Achieve Test (3rd)

6/3- Math EOG (3rd, 4th, 5th)

6/7- End of Grading Period/Last Day for Students

6/7- Awards Ceremonies


Onslow County Schools postponed the January Arts Field Trips to April. Those who have already paid for the January field trip will have that fee applied to the field trip in April.

Kindergarten Arts Field Trip will now be Monday, April 25th @9:30 am, and First Grade Arts Field Trip will be Wednesday, April 27th @9:30 am.

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Donations of coffee K-Cups are gladly being accepted for our Staff Lounge! Thank you for any support you can give to help give our staff a great "pick-me-up", especially knowing this comes from our Eagle families!!

Middle of the Year Assessments are Here & Our Students are Ready to ROCK them!

During January, your child will be involved in middle of year assessments. The data we get from these assessments will help teachers determine next steps to students’ success! We will be looking for students’ strengths and growth opportunities as they engage in rigorous instruction based on the North Carolina Standards Course of Study! Students will “show what they know” in the following assessments this month:

iReady Math Middle of Year Diagnostic

Amplify Reading Assessment

NC Checkins Benchmarks for Grades 3-5 in Reading and Math, and Grade 5 in Science.

How can parents help?

  • Make sure your child gets a good night of sleep each day.
  • Make sure your child is on time for school, especially if you need them to eat breakfast at school!
  • Make sure your child’s laptop is fully charged each day they bring it to school.
  • Motivate your child to do their best and let him/her know how proud you are their “wins” and especially the effort they demonstrate by not giving up, rather working through the struggle for better understanding.
  • Encourage your child to work out math problems when you facilitate math homework, and practice reading at home each day - reading every day increases a child’s vocabulary and fluency!

Help Us Make Arrival to School as Safe as it Can Be!

CAR RIDERS: Please have your child prepared to get out of the car as soon as you pull up, having coat on and having backpack/lunchboxes ready. It delays the flow of traffic when we have to wait on children not prepared to get out of the car. This also results in other cars trying to go around vehicles and can be a safety concern as well. Thank you for helping us make the car rider line a smooth and quick flow so that all students are on time for school.

The doors to the school open at 7:40 am. We are still seeing students dropped off/walkers arriving on campus as early as 7:00 am. Staff arrives right before the doors open to students so these students are not supervised. For their safety, we ask parents to make sure their child is not arriving so early to school - should they get hurt or have a conflict with someone, there may not be someone to help. Additionally, students are exposed to winter weather, especially in the morning, that could be below freezing temperatures. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us with a safe arrival!

PTO Membership Drive Continues - Next PTO Meeting 2/1/22

Don’t forget to sign up to be a part of our PTO and help CFIE achieve our goals for student success! Complete the form and return to CFIE PTO via email ( or send to the office to be placed in PTO’s mailbox!

“For those of you who filled out and returned your membership forms, thank you so much! All parents, guardians, teachers, staff are welcome and encouraged to fill out a form to be a member. Membership grants you voting privileges in how some of our organization runs! Membership does NOT commit you to volunteering in any way. When we do need volunteers for events, we will simply send an email to all of you asking for help.” - Chelsey Carver, PTO President

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