CFIE Family Newsletter

Friday, February 24, 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.



  • Please keep your child's lunch account up to date so they have enough money on their account to purchase their breakfast/lunch and, if you allow, snacks can be purchased too- OCS Nutrition makes it easy by having a way to make payments online! Did you know that meal charges left unpaid follow your child each year? When they get to middle and high school, students who owe money for meal charges may not be able to try out for extracurricular activities like sports and may not be permitted to walk the stage at graduation unless these charges are paid! If you think you may qualify for free or reduced meals, please complete the online application ( Be sure to also send money for meals while you wait for the decision on approval!
  • LOST & FOUND OVERFLOWING WITH JACKETS! If your child is missing a jacket, chances are it can be found in our lost and found located in the cafeteria! Please have your child visit to find any lost items/jackets! See picture inset to see if you see it!
  • 2/24 - Interim Reports are Coming Home!

    2/25 - Odyssey of the Mind Competition- Queens Creek Elem, Swansboro- we have two teams competing this year! Come cheer them on and see AMAZING creativity of students from NC’s Coastal Region!!

    2/27 - CFIE Spanish Spelling Bee @9:00 am

    2/27 - ACCESS Writing Test - ELL Grades 1-3

    2/27 - Start of Read Across America Week - see pictures below on how we are celebrating!

    3/1- Last Day to buy yearbook at $20, beginning 3/2, they will cost $25

    3/1 - Magnet School application window opens! 5th grade parents wishing for their child to get into New Bridge Middle will need to apply - visit for more information.

    3/2- Read Across America Night (5-7 pm)/Title I Parent Workshop

    3/2- Kindergarten Dental Screening


Read Across America Readers Needed (February 27 - March 3)

Would you like to share you reading talents with CFIE? We'd love to have you come share a story with us as we celebrate Read Across America Week! Please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you to set up a time to come visit. If you have any questions, please reach out to Melanie McGuire at We look forward to hearing from you! See below for our week of fun attire to wear during this week!

Here is the link for the guest reader sign up:

The next Parent Workshop Night is Thursday, March 2nd, from 5-7 pm!

Students Achieving with Extracurriculars!

Thumbs Up for SmartBoards!

CFIE continues to build technology tools in the classrooms! This past week, seven classrooms were surprised with the addition of a SmartBoard!

MFLC Corner

Information directly from Camp Lejeune and New River:

PCS’ing and Need Flights?

Take a copy of your basic orders to Camp Lejeune DMO, Building 1011, as soon as possible to begin arranging OCONUS travel. Have Pets? AMC flight schedules and pet spaces are available 90 days out.

Peak Season is around the corner, seats and pet spaces will be very competitive and often difficult to reserve the closer we get to your departure date.

May FY23 is now open, and June FY23 will be opening in a few weeks.

The earlier you come to DMO, THE BETTER!

Lost and Found

The Provost Marshal Office would like to remind you, if you have lost items on Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, please contact the Lost and Found Custodian, Mr. Sam Stolfa at 910-450-7578, or come to PMO Headquarters, Physical Security Department located at Building 58 on Virginia Dare Drive. Items residing within Lost and Found are phones, keys, watches, sunglasses, jewelry, electronics, and other various items. All items left over 120 days will be destroyed.

Warm-Up Tournament

Mar 4 & 5 | 8:30AM | Paradise Point Golf Course, Camp Lejeune

Register now for your chance to qualify for a spot on the Camp Lejeune’s team in the upcoming 50th Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship! Entry fee is $30 and includes prize fund (merchandise certificates) and meal on Sunday. Entry fee does not include greens or cart fees. Flighted by handicap. Sign up by 5PM on Mar. 1 in the Paradise Point Golf Course Pro Shop. Open to the public. Info: 910-451-5445

Hadnot Point Marine Mart Closing Feb. 10 for Renovations

Hadnot Point Marine Mart will close for renovations at 3PM on Feb. 10. It will tentatively reopen in the fall. As an alternative, please visit Wallace Creek Marine Mart or Central Area Marine Mart. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Free Tax Preparation at the Installation Tax Center

The Tax Centers on Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River are now open. The tax centers are open to all service members, their families and retirees.

MCB Camp Lejeune Tax Center

Bldg. 50 on Lucy Brewer Ave.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Unit and Individual Appointments

Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon for E-5 and below

910-451-3030 or 5351

MCAS New River Tax Center

Bldg. AS-216 on Bancroft St. (1st Floor)

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Both tax centers are offering a drop-off and pick-up program for Tax Year 2022 basic tax returns (federal and state returns). Drop-off services are available anytime during normal hours of operation. For more information, please contact the tax center.

Stay Connected with Camp Lejeune

Stay Connected with MCAS New River

Order a CFIE Yearbook!

Right now, the yearbook is $20. Beginning March 1st, they will be $25. Here is how to order online -

  • go to
  • Click Order Pictures and Yearbooks.
  • Enter our Online Code: YB27128
  • Enter your name and email, then click Access Yearbook.
  • Enter your child's information, then click Submit Details.
  • Select your product and quantity. Click View Cart to proceed to checkout.

Show our CFIE Staff some “K-cup” LOVE!

Our supply of K-Cup coffee is very low. We are seeking donations of k-cup boxes for our staff cafe’ to keep our staff going and to warm them up on these cold days coming our way! If you can help us out, please drop them off at our school or if ordering online, you can send it directly to our school at Carolina Forest International Elementary, 141 Carolina Forest Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546. Here is an Amazon wishlist:

Thank you for your consideration in donating!

Volunteer Opportunities at CFIE/ Be a Field Trip Chaperone!

There are opportunities to volunteer if you are not currently fingerprinted like proctoring the EOGs; helping in the library shelving books; cutting out manipulatives and bulletin board items; helping with our garden upkeep, helping with celebrations; cultural/career presentations….- if you wish to help in these kind of activities, reach out to our PTO at! When volunteering in this capacity, you will still need to report to the office first and bring an ID card to be checked into the school’s security system in order to account for everyone in the building in case of an emergency.

In order to be a volunteer at CFIE to work directly with students, including being a parent chaperone for field trips, the following process must be followed and approval obtained from District Office after a background check.

First, you must complete the the following form and seek Mrs. Hill's approval and signature-

Onslow County Schools Criminal Background Checks for School Volunteers form

Second, bring the completed and signed Background Checks form and a picture id to one of the fingerprinting sessions below:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.)

Lastly, as long as everything checks out, begin your volunteering experience with CFIE!

Menu Changes

We have been experiencing shortages in items lately. This has caused the menu to change at times. When we are made aware of any changes in products not being delivered and, therefore, menu changes, we will post this on our Facebook page as well as share with teachers to share with their families.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars!

2/24- Interim Reports go home

2/25- Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

2/27 -CFIE Spanish Spelling Bee @9:00 am

2/27 - ACCESS Writing Grades 1-3 ELL

2/27-3/3- Read Across America Week/CHEW Food Drive

3/2- Read Across America Night (5-7 pm)/Title I Parent Workshop

3/2- Kindergarten Dental Screening

3/8- Tornado Drill

3/10- Staff Workday- no school for students

3/12- Daylights Savings Time Begins - Spring Forward 1 hour

3/15- Geography Bee

3/17 - Fifth Grade Field Trip

3/21- Spelling Bee

3/22- Early Release Day- students dismiss at 12:00 pm

3/28- Multiplication Bee

3/29- End of Grading Period

3/29- 1st Grade Guest Speaker, Mary Downing, Onslow County Museum

3/30- NEHS Induction (9 am)

3/31 - Third Grade Field Trip

4/3-4/7- Spring Break - no school for staff & students

4/10- Staff Workday - no school for students

4/11- 5th Grade NC Check-ins (window open until 4/14)

4/13- Report Cards go home

4/14- Grades 3-5 Awards Ceremony

4/14- 2nd Grade Field Trip

4/17- 3rd & 4th Grade NC Check-ins (window open until 4/21)

4/18- Lockdown Drill for staff & students

4/18 - Title I Parent Workshop

4/21- Chess Tournament

4/25 - Guest Speaker - 3rd Grade- “Historical People & Events” - OC Museum

4/26 - Truelove/Dwyer classes field trip

4/27- Math Counts Competition

5/1- Staff Workday - no school for students

5/1-5/5- Staff Appreciation Week

5/4- K-2 Field Day

5/5- 3-5 Field Day

5/8- EOY iReady Math Diagnostic & DIBELS

5/9- Interim Reports go home

5/11 - Guest Speaker- 3rd Grade-“Plant Survival”- OC Museum

5/15- Guest Speaker- 1st Grade “Plants & Animals” -OC Museum

5/19- Future Forward Fair (5-7 pm)

5/26-6/9 NC EXTEND I Testing

5/29- Holiday- no school for staff & students

5/31- Reading EOG (3rd) & Science (5th)

6/6- Reading EOG (4th & 5th); RTA (eligible 3rd)

6/8- Math EOG (3rd-5th)

6/9- Students Last Day of School/Report Cards go home

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