Hawks Happenings

March 2023

What happened to February?

My goodness, February flew by! It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of our 3rd nine weeks of school! Thank you for all you are doing to support student learning.

Thank you for your support of our Read-a-Thon! This event was created by Literacy Team to create excitement about reading and to help build student reading stamina. I hope that your family will continue to encourage your child to read at home even when this event had come to an end.

Friday, March 3rd is our Book Character Parade Day! Please help your child dress up and bring a copy of the book with them to school to carry during the parade. If you are running tight on time, remember that there are a lot of books with characters who wear regular clothes! Grab a shirt the right color and you are good to go!

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BCS STEM DAY - March 4

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Please encourage your child to look for their missing jackets and shirts in our Lost and Found! We are overflowing and would like to get these items claimed!

March Math Madness Event - Math Fluency Matters!

During the month of March, classrooms will focus on math fluency. Your child will bring home materials and/or games to help them learn their math facts at home!

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We hope you can join us for our school-wide STREAM Night!

Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 5:00-7:00

Discover the fun of STREAM through hands-on activities for the whole

family! Below is just a sample of what you can make and take!

❖ Check Out How Magnets Attract!

❖ Did You Know You Can Paint Using a Magnet?

❖ Forces of Motion with Bubble Wands…

❖ Learn How Sound Travels via Cup Phones

❖ How Does A Seed Grow (Life cycle of a plant)

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March is Music in Schools Month

Did you know that March is Music in Schools Month? We are so thankful for Ms. Minnix and all she does to foster a love of music and performing for our students!

Staff Shout Outs!

Our staff at NBES is top notch! I would love to recognize Angela Woehl and Kourtney Yelton who will be joining several BCS Digital Learning Facilitator, Wendy Fusco, to present at the NCTIES Conference next week! NCTies is an association for educators and educator leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the effective use of technology.

Thank you to these specialists for incorporating technology into their lessons while integrating literacy concepts students are learning in their classrooms!

BCS Leaders visit NBES for Wit & Wisdom training

Last year Buncombe County Schools adopted the Wit & Wisdom literacy curriculum. Teachers and administrators are still working to refine their understanding of this new program. On Wednesday, March 1st, several BCS administrators and curriculum coaches visited NBES to participate in training led by Wit & Wisdom staff. Three staff members welcomed this group into their classrooms to see a snippet of a literacy lesson. A HUGE thank you to Crystal Reece, Brittany Whitson and Kelly Penley for being willing to help with this training!

Happy Social Worker Week to AnnMarie McBride!

AnnMarie McBride is the ultimate problem solver! She works with school staff and families to look for solutions that benefit children! We are so appreciative of the work that Ms. McBride does to support our school!

March 6 - 12 is National School Social Worker Week!

Kindergarten Enrollment for 2023-2024

Do you know anyone with children who will be starting Kindergarten next year? Remind them to call the school and schedule an appointment for Kindergarten enrollment! Our enrollment will be held on Thursday, April 13th.

Students must turn 5 on or before August 31 in order to enroll for Kindergarten.

Current Kindergarten students will NOT come to school on Thursday, April 13th.

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Have a rising Kindergarten student? Sign up for a tour to learn more about North Buncombe Elementary School! Click here to sign up for a tour of NBES: https://forms.gle/JdadLC5stwbUuT5w7

Parents, if you have any questions, please call our main office (828) 645-6054. You are also invited to an informational meeting about Kindergarten enrollment on March 23 at 6:30PM in our Media Center (which will be taking place during our annual STREAM Night which begins at 6PM).

Young Author's Day

NBES will hold their annual Young Author's Day on Friday, April 21st. We have author and poet Allan Wolf coming to present to our students! Parents are welcome to join in on these presentations.

8:15 - 9:00 Grades K-2

9:15 - 10:10 Grades 3-4

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Summer Reading Academy - NBES will host the NB District students

Students who are not performing at grade level will be invited to participate in Summer Reading Academy. This is a fabulous program for eligible students. Check out the information below. More information will come home in the next month or so if your child is eligible to attend.

Student days July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27, July 31-Aug 2

  • All camps (8 am-2 pm Monday-Thursday/Student day)

Upcoming Dates


February 27 - March 3 - Read Across America Week


1 - BCS Math Competition for some 4th grade students

3 - Book Character Dress Up Day and Parade - No scary costumes or weapons!

3 - Last day for the Read-A-Thon

4 - BCS STEM Day at County Office 9-3 PM

6 - Tornado Drill at 9:30 AM

9 - Read-A-Thon Celebration in Media Center

9 - 1st Grade Program at 1 PM in Theater

10 - No School - Teacher Workday

13 - Battle of the Books

13 - Upcoming K tour at 10:30 AM

14 - PTO Meeting at 12:45 in Room 403

17 - PTO Dance-a-Thon Kickoff

20 - NC Check-In - Reading (3rd and 4th grades)

21 - NC Check-In - Math (3rd and 4th grades)

21 - Spring and Class Pictures

23 - STREAM Night

24 - PLC Early Dismissal Day - Dismissal at 12:25 PM

30 - Upcoming K Tours at 12:30 PM

31 - Dance-a-Thon in Gym during Specials

31 - 1st Grade Egg Hunt at 1 PM


3 - 7 - Spring Break!!!!

10 - 14 - Book Fair

11 - PTO Meeting - 12:45 in Room 403

13 - Report Cards Go Home

13 - Kindergarten Enrollment Day - current K students do not come to school

14 - 3rd Grade Honor Roll

20 - NWR Counselor to visit 4th Grade classes

21 - Young Author's Day

26 - 4th Graders visit NWR

27 - 3rd Grade Program - 6 PM

27 - NWR Parent Night for rising 5th graders 6-7 PM


1-5 - Staff Appreciation Week

4 - Transition Night 5:45 - 6:15; 6:30 - 7:00

5 - PLC Early Release Day

5 - Assistant Meeting - 8:10 AM

8 - Literacy Team Meeting - 3 PM

9 - PTO Meeting at 12:45

15 - 19 - BOGO Book Fair

16 - Kindergarten Orientation Meeting at 6 PM

18 - Advisory Council Meeting at 7:45 AM

26 - 3rd Grade Reading EOG - Other dates will be shared later.

29 - No School - Memorial Day

**Remember that all EOG tests are scheduled in the last 10 days of school.


**Here's a heads up to the events below. Specific grade levels will be scheduled at a later date.

5 - Field Day for some grade levels

6 - Field Day for some grade levels

7 - Awards Day for some grade levels

8 - Awards Day for some grade levels

8 - 4th Grade Awards - 8:30 AM and 4th Grade Picnic

9 - Talent Show and Kickball Game

9 - Early Dismissal Day - School will dismiss at 12:25 PM

9 - Last Day of School!

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