CFIE Weekly Updates

January 15, 2016

Please remember that Monday is our Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and Tuesday and Wednesday are teacher workdays. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Report cards go home on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.


Congratulations to Landon Siani and Britt Glover who both placed at the state level for the North Carolina Young Author program! We are so proud of your accomplishments.


The Carolina Forest International Elementary strategic planning team asked parents to respond to a survey on Wednesday about their interest in students participating in a Arabic elective class during the 16/17 school year. CFIE was approached about submitting this Department of State grant by the Council of International Schools. Several parents asked about the possibility of other international teachers such as Spanish, French, etc. This grant opportunity was limited to Arabic and Chinese and we considered Arabic since we already have a successful Chinese program. To date, we have had 99 parents respond with results 52% in support and 48% opposed. We appreciate you taking the time to respond and share your thoughts. The strategic planning team will hold off on submitting this grant application for the 16/17 school year based on your feedback.


Have you applied for free/reduced lunch yet? You might be surprised to learn that a family of 4 qualifies for reduced lunch with an annual income of $44,863 and free with an annual income of $31,525. You can complete the application online at www.lunchapplication.com.


January 18: MLK Holiday

January 19-20: Teacher Workdays

January 27: Report Cards Go Home

January 28: Kindergarten Arts Council Field Trip

January 29: Awards Day

January 29: Talent Show

January 31-February 12: PTO Candy Grams

February 1-5: School Counselor Week

February 8-12: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 10: Strategic Planning 7am

February 14-21: Belize

February 17: Black History Paper Dolls

February 22-29: Jump Rope for Heart

February 24: Early Release Professional Development - all students will dismiss at noon and lunch will be served

February 29-March 4: Read Across America Week

March 1-7: School Social Worker Week

March 4: Character Book Parade

March 8: Academic Derby - Go Eagles!

March 9: Strategic Planning 7am

March 13-18: Spring Book Fair

March 15: Academic Derby - Go Eagles!

March 15: Spring Open Book Night 5-7pm

March 16: Early Release Professional Development - all students will dismiss at noon and lunch will be served

March 22: Speech Contest

April 4: Academic Derby - Go Eagles!

April 8: Field Day - Point of Contact is Judy.McMullin@onslow.k12.nc.us

April 12: Academic Derby - Go Eagles!

April 13: Awards Day

April 13: Strategic Planning 7am

April 15: Military Child Appreciation Day - Celebrating our military heritage - all students will receive free ice cream.

April 19: Academic Derby - Go Eagles!

April 20: Early Release Professional Development - all students will dismiss at noon and lunch will be served

April 22: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - Parent/community volunteers are recognized for their service to our school community.

April 22: CFIE Leaves No Reader Behind Celebration!

April 22: Carolina Forest Leaves No Reader Behind Celebration!

April 25-29: Admin Assistant Week

April 28: Safety Drill with students

May 2-6: Teacher/Assistant Appreciation Week

May 10: Strategic Planning for 16/17 year 4-6pm

May 11: School Nurse Day

May 13: Spring Fling 5-7pm

May 19: Step-Up Night 5-7pm

June 6: Awards Day

June/July: South Africa Experience!

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