Reduce use of electronic devices and spend more time with your kidsLately, it can be difficult for all of us to pull away from the TV and cell phones. During National Childhood Obesity Month, let’s serve as role models by trying these tips for Reducing Screen Time and help your kids get active! Print out the Family’s Healthy Adventure and enjoy the many ways you and your family can get healthy together! For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 20, 2017

        


Children running across a field advertising Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 12, 2017

        


Image of a world with text that reads English as a Second LanguageCumberland County Schools, English as a Second Language Department (ESL) and along with Fayetteville Technical Community College is offering FREE ESL Civics and Citizenship Application Preparation Classes. Parents can learn to speak English while their children are in school. We have open enrollment throughout the school year.

Starting September 19, 2017, the ESL classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1307 Hillsboro Street Fayetteville, NC. For more information, call 910.484.1176.


El departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland conjuntamente con Fayetteville Technical Community College, estará ofreciendo clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje, clases de Cívica y Preparación para la Ciudadanía Americana. Aprenda a hablar Inglés mientras su (s) niño (s) están en la escuela.

Unase a nosotros todos los martes, miércoles y jueves de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. a partir del 19 de septiembre del 2017 en el 1307 Hillsboro St. Fayetteville, Carolina del Norte. Tenemos registración abierta durante el año escolar. Para más información puede llamar al departamento de Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje de las escuelas del condado de Cumberland al 910.484.1176.

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Published by Laurie Pender on September 11, 2017

        


Driven 2 Excel LogpWHAT IS D2X?
The Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program is a community enhancement campaign designed to reward high school seniors in Cumberland County who achieve high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the 2017 – 2018 school year.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 23, 2017

        


Green sign reads walk and bike to schoolLooking for an event to spark a healthy, active new school year. Look no further! Register today to join the Walk to School Celebration taking place October 4th. Let’s get your students, staff, and community stepping to a healthier beat. To learn more about Walk to School Day visit the link below or contact Angela Hurley, Healthy Eating and Active Living Liaison at 910.678.2419.

http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 19, 2017

        


Black and Gold National Beta Club LogoFayetteville, NC – National Beta is proud to announce Elizabeth Haynes of New Century International Elementary, as a 2017-2018 Junior Beta Leadership Ambassador. This award is given annually to deserving Junior Beta members who best demonstrate quality leadership through effective team work, an inspiration to fellow peers, a courageous attitude, and honest character.

Elizabeth is one of only 10 Leadership Ambassadors who obtained this honor from 122 potential candidates. Winners were announced during National Beta’s Annual Summer Leadership Camp in Greeneville, TN late July wherein elementary and middle school Beta members from across the nation gathered for leadership training. Members spent the week working alongside nationally-recognized speakers and National Beta staff in a variety of leadership and team-building activities and adventures.
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Published by Laurie Pender on August 11, 2017

        


Picture of the image advertising Credit by Demonstrated MasteryThe Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) process allows current high school students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit and a “CDM” indicator on the student’s transcript by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. 

Any parents or students who are interested in CDM should complete the CDM application and return it to the AIG Consultant at their school no later than September 1, 2017.

*CDM also applies to 6-8 students, but only for certain high school courses offered at the school. Applications for middle school are not available until January.

CDM-Frequently Asked Questions

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery – Application Fall 2017

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 10, 2017

        


Southern Regional Area Health Education Center LogoThe Family Medicine Center at Southern Regional AHEC makes it easy for parents of kindergarten and middle school students to ensure that their child is up-to-date on all immunizations and other health requirements to start school.

They are located at 1601 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 Across the street from Cape Fear Valley Hospital and CVS Drugstore on Owen Drive.

Turn onto Terry Circle for parking. Call 910.678.0100 now through Friday, September 29th to make a school-ready appointment for your kindergartener/middle school student. It’s one of the best ways to make sure your child is prepared for the new 2017-18 school year and ready to learn.

Also, don’t forget your middle schooler’s immunization requirement for a Tdap booster at Grade 7 or age 12 (whichever is first). 

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 8, 2017

        


Nutritious lunch on a school trayNEW This Year!

There are now 2 options available for filling out a 2017 -2018 Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application.

Option 1:

Applications can now be filled out online. To fill out the form visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the “Apply Now” button on the left-hand side of the page.

OR

Option 2:

Fill out a paper application.  The completed form must be returned to your child’s school cafeteria or mailed to Cumberland County Schools, Child Nutrition Services, 810 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, NC 28306.

Only one application per family is required but all students and household members should be listed on the application.

A new application must be completed each year, and families may complete an application at any time during the school year. Students who were approved for benefits last year must complete a new application at the beginning of the new school year. Students may eat on last year’s status for either thirty (30) days or until a new application is processed whichever occurs first. Those students who do not have an approved meal application on file will need to pay for meals at the end of the grace period.

If you received a letter that you child is directly certified to receive meals, you do not need to complete an application for meal benefits. However, if your letter does not include the names of all students in the household, please call 910-678-2595 to let us know. 

Students attending CEP schools do not have to submit an application.  To view a list of the 2017-2018 CEP Schools, click here.

An application can be completed anytime during the school year if you feel that your family may qualify. If there is any change in income, job loss, additional household members added, etc., please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Parents are responsible for payment for any meal until the application is approved.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800. 877.8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call  866.632.9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax:  202.690.7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Published by Laurie Pender on July 17, 2017

        


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