Hawks Happenings

March 2020

March 16 is now a regular school day!

Important Calendar Update:
On February 20, 21 and 27, winter weather caused Buncombe County Schools to cancel school for students those days. This brings the total number of days missed due to inclement weather to 4 for the 2019-2020 school year.

In an effort to compensate for this lost instructional time, Monday, March 16, 2020, will now be a full instructional day for students. This day was originally designated as an optional teacher workday.

Please note that March 13 will remain an early dismissal for students so teachers may participate in their professional learning communities.

Also, the school year has been extended to June 3. At this time, this is the last day for students.

Please note that March and April in the mountains can still hold the potential for more snow and ice events. Further changes to our calendar could be necessary if we lose any more instructional time.

The updated school calendar is posted here (PDF): https://buncombeschools.org/common/pages/UserFile.aspx…

Third Grade Hawk Achievement Awards & Student Led Conferences have been rescheduled (again) for Friday, March 6 at 9:00 (right after the Book Character Parade).

Music in Schools Month

We appreciate everything that Ms. Roop does for our school and our students!

Musical Tidbits!

*Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school. ~Lewis Thomas, Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994

* Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs among any group in our society. ~ H. Con. Res. 266, United States Senate, June 13, 2000

* With music in schools, students connect to each other better-greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm. ~ Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001

* A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math. ~ The Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994

* During moments of musical euphoria, blood travels through the brain to areas where other stimuli can produce feelings of contentment and joy-and travels away from brain cell areas associated with depression and fear.
~ Dr. Frederick Tims, reported in AMC Music News, June 2, 1999

* U.S. Department of Education data show that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music during the middle- and high-school years show "significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12."
~ James Catterall, Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga, "Involvement in the Arts and Human Development," 1999

* Teaching through the arts motivates children and increases their aptitude for learning. ~ Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001

Read Across America Week - March 2 - March 6


  • 1 School 1 Poem: Poems that are to be featured will be voted on by our students from the Find Your Voice Poetry Contest. Each day students and staff will be engaged in reading the poems. Students will have the opportunity to practice their fluency and discover their voice.

  • Monday, March 2: Dr. Seuss Day - Students and Staff are invited to wear Dr. Suess gear. You could wear a red shirt, a shirt that says 'Read' or even a costume! No full-face masks, please!

  • Wednesday, March 4: Allan Wolf Author Visit

    • Mr. Allan Wolf local author and poet will be joining us for a “Poetry Palooza”.

  • Friday, March 6: Dress like your Favorite Book Character Parade @ 8:15 a.m.

    • Students and staff will dress up as their favorite book characters for the day. Please have your child bring the book that matches their character to school this day or borrow one from your child's teacher!

    • We would like to extend the invitation to you! If you’d like to watch our parade, please sign in at the office and then proceed to the cafeteria.

  • Friday, March 6: NBHS Varsity Baseball team will be coming to our classrooms to Read Aloud to our student leaders on March 6th.

(PLEASE NO props that look like weapons and no full-face masks.)

¡Lee por todo Weaverville Elementary! ¡Encontrando nuestra voz!

(2-6 de marzo)

De lunes a viernes

  • 1 Escuela 1 Poema: Los poemas que se van a presentar serán votados por nuestros estudiantes en el Concurso de Poesía “Find Your Voice”. Cada día, los estudiantes y el personal escolar se dedicarán a leer los poemas. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de practicar su fluidez y descubrir su voz.

  • El equipo de Béisbol de NBHS Varsity vendrá a nuestros salones a leer en voz alta a nuestros líderes estudiantiles.

  • Miércoles 4 de marzo Visita del autor Allan Wolf

    • El señor Allan Wolf, autor y poeta local se unirá a nosotros para un evento de "Poesía Palooza".

  • Viernes, 6 de marzo Desfile de vestuarios de los personajes de libro favorito a las 8:15 a.m.

    • El maravilloso personal escolar y los estudiantes se vestirán como su personaje de libro favorito para ese día. Por favor, pida a su hijo que traiga el libro que coincida con su personaje a la escuela este día.

    • ¡Nos gustaría extenderle la invitación! Si desea ver nuestro desfile, por favor regístrese en la oficina y luego diríjase a la cafetería.

(POR FAVOR, NO usar accesorios que parezcan armas ni máscaras que cubran la cara por completo.)

Congratulations to our 'Find Your Voice' Poetry Contest Winners!

Students voted on their favorite poems from their grade level to represent our school during Read Across America Week (March 2-March 6). This contest kicked off our focus on poetry that will extend to our Leadership Day on March 27th. Our Poetry Cafe themed Leadership Day is titled - 'My Poem, My Passion, My Voice'. Each child will share a poem they have written.

2nd: Don't Fight Back by Kaylee - Mrs. Ingle

3rd: The Third Grade Arcade by Westin - Mrs.Webb

4th: The World Around Us by Josephine - Mrs. Lanning

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Mr. Allan Wolf - Poet Visit on March 4th

Two time winner of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, as well as Bankstreet College’s prestigious Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry, Allan Wolf is the author of picture books, poetry, and young adult novels. Booklist has named his historical verse novel, The Watch That Ends the Night, one of “The 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.” Also a skilled and seasoned performer of 30 years, Allan Wolf’s dynamic author talks and poetry presentations for all ages are meaningful, educational and unforgettable. Florida Reading Quarterly calls Wolf “the gold standard of performing poetry.” Wolf believes in the healing powers of poetry recitation and has committed to memory nearly a thousand poems. Wolf has an MA in English from Virginia Tech where he also taught. He moved to North Carolina to become artistic and educational director of the touring group Poetry Alive!. Wolf is considered the Godfather of the Poetry Slam in the Southeast, hosting the National Poetry Slam in 1994, forming the National Championship Team in 1995, and founding the Southern Fried Poetry Slam (now in it’s 27th year).

Wolf’s books for young people showcase his love of research, history, science, and poetry. His latest YA novel, Who Killed Christopher Goodman?, is based on the murder of a high school friend during the summer of 1979. His latest book of poems for kids, The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems To Take You Into Space and Back Again, is now in bookstores, just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Landing on the Moon! Wolf’s fifth novel, The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party, is due in bookstores Fall, 2020.


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Allan Wolf's 'Poetry Palooza' schedule

Each grade level will have a 45 minute session with Mr. Wolf. Parents are welcome to sign in at the office and join your child's session.

8:30 - 9:15 - 4th Grade

9:30 - 10:15 - 3rd Grade

10:30 - 11:15 - 2nd Grade

11:30 Lunch with the poet (7 students per grade level randomly drawn from Poetry contest entries)

This event was paid for by the Weaverville Elementary Title 1 Department. We are VERY appreciative for our Title 1 funding!

Weaverville Elementary is proud to be a Title 1 School! Our school receives extra federal funding that pays for a Reading Specialist, three instructional assistants, professional learning opportunities for teachers, resources, some of our Leader in Me costs and much more!

We need to increase our percentage of students who qualify for Free and Reduced lunch or we face the possibility of losing this funding. Currently we have 191 families who have not applied but we often have families who owe money in the school cafeteria. Please consider applying! This is completely confidential! If you need assistance with applying, we will be happy to help!

Our FRL percentage is 36% and we need to be at least 40% to maintain our Title 1 program.

Free and Reduced Applications for Buncombe County Schools
Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to the Buncombe County Schools School Nutrition office, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.

LunchApplication.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. It has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results.

To apply, simply go to LunchApplication.com or CLICK HERE to apply now!

Need a paper application?
Free and Reduced paper applications are also available from your child's school office or your cafeteria. These will need to be filled out and returned to the cafeteria or mailed to:

Buncombe County Schools School Nutrition
175 Bingham Rd.
Asheville NC 28806.

¿Hablas español?
Una version es español está en la parte de atrás de la solicitud de almuerzo gratis y reducido. Otros idiomas están disponibles a solicitud. Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, por favor llame a Nicole Rodeia al 828-255-5927.

(A Spanish version is on the reverse side of the application. Other languages are available on request. If you have questions or need assistance call Nicole Rodeia at 828-255-5927.)
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Growth and Development classes for 4th graders

It is that time of year again to begin our Growth and Development classes in the 4th grade. See below for a flyer that is posted on the BCS website advertising the parent preview night that will be held on March 3rd.

Parents wishing to preview the program and ask questions of the instructors will have that opportunity at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 3 at the Buncombe County Schools Board Office at 175 Bingham Road. The curriculum is also posted online at https://goo.gl/dN9brF

Lessons will be conducted with our 4th grade students on Wednesday, April 1st. Students will be divided into classrooms by gender.

You may also email Debbie Bryant at debbie.bryant@bcsemail.org with questions.

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Lost and Found is overflowing! Please stop by the school and check to see if any of your child's belongings are in our Lost and Found!

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The Healthy Kids Running series is not a school sponsored event but it is a fun program for children and a local series is being held! Please direct any questions to the Healthy Kids organization and not WvES.

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Upcoming Events

March - Music in Schools Month

March 2 - 6 - Read Across America Week!

March 2 - Dr. Seuss Day! Students may dress up as Dr. Seuss characters!

March 4 - Poet Allan Wolf visit to our school

March 4 - Statewide Tornado Drill

March 4 - WIG OUT Wednesday - ask your child about his/her GOALS

March 6 - Book Character Dress Up Day and Parade!

March 6 - 3rd Grade Hawk Achievement Awards and Student-Led Conferences at 9:00 (after parade)

March 9 - NB District Choral Showcase at Brookstone

March 11 - Battle of the Books Competition - UNCA

March 11 - WIG OUT Wednesday - ask your child about his/her GOALS

March 13 - Early Release Day - School will dismiss at 12:25

March 13 - BCS Math Competition

March 13 - NCAA March Madness Day - Students and Staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college gear to school! Hats are allowed!


March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 18 - WIG OUT Wednesday - ask your child about his/her GOALS

March 19 - Dine Out for Weaverville Schools Event

March 20 - STREAM Clubs - 8:15 - 9:15

March 25 - WIG OUT Wednesday - ask your child about his/her GOALS

March 26 - WvES Advisory Council Meeting @ 8:30

March 27 - WvES Leadership Day - My Poem, My Passion, My Voice (Poetry Cafe Theme) - 12:45 - 1:45

April 1 - WIG OUT Wednesday - ask your child about his/her GOALS

April 2 - 3rd and 4th Grade/Chorus Musical Performance

April 6 - April 10 - Spring Break!

April 22 - Billy Jonas Concert at school

April 24 - Spring Fling at WPS - Mark Your Calendar!

May 4 - May 8 - Buy One Get One Book Fair

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