The November Board meeting has been moved from Tuesday, November 14 to Tuesday, November 21, as several of our Board members will be attending the NC School Boards Association Conference on November 14.  The meeting time will stay at 6:30 pm.

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Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on November 15, 2017

        


Chalk board with the words meal prep written on it surrounded by fresh veggies.During the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


Publix Partners Program Image - Earn money for your school.As Part of the Company’s Commitment to Education, the Publix Partners Program has Contributed More Than $34.6 Million to Schools

Fayetteville, NC — Publix Super Markets recently donated $5,500 to area schools in Fayetteville as part of the company’s commitment to education and to commemorate the opening of the first Publix store in Fayetteville that took place on Nov. 11. 

Eleven schools within a two-mile radius of the new Publix, each received a $500 check from Publix Super Markets, Inc. The checks were distributed to the schools’ principals during the store’s “Sneak-Peek” event on Nov. 10.

“Publix was founded in 1930 with the philosophy of being involved as responsible citizens in our communities,” said Kim Reynolds, Publix media and community relations manager. “Through our support of education, we strive to enrich the lives of students and assist in preparing them for future success.”

The 11 schools receiving the donation were:

  • School representatives receive $500 checks from the new Publix Store in Fayetteville, NC.Ashley Elementary School
  • Douglas Byrd High School
  • Douglas Byrd Middle School
  • Fayetteville Christian School
  • Glendale Acres Elementary School
  • Guys School Inc.
  • Ireland Drive Middle School
  • Max Abbott Middle School
  • Patrick Catholic School
  • Terry Sanford High School
  • H. Owen Elementary School

In addition, Publix announced its launch of Publix Partners in Fayetteville, NC.  Since its inception in 1994, Publix Partners has contributed $34.6 million to schools in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. In 2016, $1.7 million was donated to schools as part of this program. Publix Partners provides schools the opportunity for parents, faculty, staff, family, and friends to raise unrestricted funds for their school through purchases made at Publix. Schools interested in participating in Publix Partners should contact their local Publix store manager or visit www.publix.com/partners.

Program highlights:

  • Schools open a Publix Partners account by contacting the local Publix store manager.
  • Once the school’s application is processed, Publix sends a packet to the school that includes cards with the school’s account number. The cards are then distributed to parents, teachers, family an, friends.
  • Participants present their Publix Partners card to the cashier whenever they make a purchase at Publix.
  • Publix credits the schools account with every dollar participants spend and awards the school with a check(s), amount based on purchases.
  • The card does not require activation by the participant, never expires, may be used year round on any item in the store (with a few exclusions), and is valid at any Publix in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. 

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,158 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s Website, corporate.publix.com.

Publix Contact: 
Kim Reynolds
704-424-5017 x71014

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


students playing instruments during the all-county orchestra concert in 2016The Cumberland County Schools will hold its 13th Annual All-County Orchestra Clinic on Friday, November 17 and culminating Concert on Saturday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in the auditorium at Gray’s Creek High School (5301 Celebration Drive, Hope Mills). 
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


PowerUP! Be a Positive Charge written on a light blub.During the week of November 13–17, 2017, schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. This year’s theme is “Power Up! Be a Positive Charge.” Our goal is to highlight how taking a small positive action can create momentum for positive change. The idea is that a small spark—a new skill, a piece of knowledge, an extra effort, a kind gesture—can create the connections necessary for students to develop critical academic and social-emotional skills. Sparks can include action words such as dream, laugh, connect, imagine, create, encourage, share, listen, help, explore, try, and speak up. Students can be both the recipients and conduits of a positive charge that generates personal achievement, growth, and resilience, and sense of belonging and community. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 14, 2017

        


Turkey in running shoesThe Gray’s Creek Elementary PTA will hold its 6th Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. The event will take place at Gray’s Creek Elementary School, and will feature local vendors. Support this local school and its quest to get technology into the hands of all students. Register Now!

6th Annual Turkey Trot Information

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 9, 2017

        


Cumberland County Governor’s School Selections AnnouncedLocal Students Chosen to Compete for Governor’s School

Fayetteville, NC – Congratulations to the 29 Academic nominees who have been selected by the Cumberland County Schools’ Superintendent’s Governor’s School Selection Committee and the 20 Performing Arts nominees selected at the school level. These students will compete for state selection to attend the prestigious five and a half-week summer residential program for gifted high school students. They are as follows:
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 8, 2017

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Auxiliary, Finance, Student Support, Policy and Curriculum Committees will meet on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, starting at 8:30 am in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 6, 2017

        


Defining Moments: Military Life

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on November 6, 2017

        


November is Native American Heritage MonthThe celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month has happened every November since a resolution was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.  How did this month-long celebration begin?

It began as a one-day celebration to pay homage to America’s First People. The first state to recognize American Indian Day was New York-in 1916.

Dr. Arthur Parker, (Seneca Nation) director of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Rochester, New York was one the first advocates of American Indian Day.
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Published by Laurie Pender on November 6, 2017

        


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