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READING ROCKS!
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 17, 2019
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CCS graphic for Reading Rocks of a bookworm reading a book

Each year Cumberland County Schools allows schools to participate in the Reading Rocks fundraiser.  This fundraiser supports purchases for books for the media center.

Friends of Ferguson-Easley Elementary School, please donate as much money as you would like.

Most parents and guardians donated $5.00 per child for the Reading Rocks fundraiser.

We are had a school dance for our students on Wednesday, October 16th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Students got some refreshments and beverages after dancing for a while. They also had an opportunity to purchase additional snacks or beverages during the dance.

A permission form had to be submitted to the teacher for each student participating in the school dance.  Following the dance transportation had to be provided by the parent/guardian also. The permission form and donation needed to be turned in by Tuesday, October 15th in preparation for the October 16th Reading Rocks school dance.

The Committed Community Correlate for FEES was responsible for organizing this fundraiser.  They along with other educators and volunteers donated items and supervised the event.  Domino’s Pizza donated pizza, the Public Works Commission donated bottled water, and families and friends donated funds.  We are especially grateful to the educators who volunteered to supervise the school dance.  We also want to thank the president of the FEES Parent Teacher Organization, Ms. M. Snells, along with Mrs. A. Williams, Mr. Z. Springer, and Mr. M. Elliott.  The Reading Rocks school dance was successful.  Together we raised $445.00.

Let’s keep on keeping on.  Let’s encourage as many people as we can to donate funds for this important cause–raising money to purchase books.

 

        
Come Join Us For the FEES FALL FESTIVAL
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 16, 2019
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On Friday, October 25th, students have the opportunity to have fun at the Fall Festival. Five dollar arm bands includes: 1 hot dog, popcorn & a drink. It also includes unlimited tickets to games.  Arm band tickets will start being sold on Monday, the 21st.  If you choose to not purchase an arm band then you can purchase tickets for twenty-five cents each for the games and activities that require a ticket/multiple tickets.  The Fall Festival will take place in the FEES Pod from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Image of pumpkin and fall colorful leaves

 

        
Cumberland County Schools Dress Code Update
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 8, 2019
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DRESS CODE UPDATE:

Effective September 24, 2019 

By direction of Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr.: 

  1. All Cumberland County Schools will make any necessary religious accommodations for any type of headgear or head coverings otherwise restricted or prohibited under existing individual school dress codes. 
  1. No student shall receive Out of School Suspension based solely upon violation of an existing individual school dress code.  

 

 

        
ALL-STARS Participate in the Community Eligibility Provision
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 1, 2019
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Cumberland County Schools Child Nutrition Services is pleased to announce the Community Eligibility Provision is being offered to Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) for this school year.   This provision enables each FEES All-Star student a free breakfast and a free lunch during days that school is in service and the student is in attendance.

 

        
Poem for the Ferguson-Easley Family
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 1, 2019
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School mascot
ACCELERATE ACCELERATE, WITH A BOOK I HAVE A DATE!
READING IS MY OPTIMUM FATE.
KNOWLEDGE IS THE OPENED GATE.
WITH LEARNING THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT.
BELIEVE ME, TO GET SMARTER IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.
by Ms. McClellan, media coordinator
 
 
        
Donors Choose Organization Congratulates Mrs. Huggins & Ms. McClellan
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 1, 2019
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Let us give Mrs. Huggins a high five! Her classroom project PROGRAMMING ENGINEERS was recently funded.  The resources for this project will arrive soon.  The Kano Computer Kit Touch  will allow our students a chance to see how to build and code a tablet.

Reading nonfiction/informational text is a necessary skill.  Reading about real current events, things that are seen in the news, things that are focusing on the world around us is what students are interested in reading yet many students are intimidated with this type of  text.  With TIME FOR KIDS magazines, students will find the text less threatening because it is shorter than a full book, has plenty of graphics, and great photos too. Reading this magazine will inspire students to read even more.

The Donors Choose Organization recently acknowledged that Ms. McClellan, the media coordinator for Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES),  submitted a TIMES FOR KIDS project that has been fully funded.  Consequently, many students will get the opportunity to read this magazine and learn about current events and increase their confidence in reading nonfiction/informational texts.

It  is not to late to donate to help the other FEES teachers who have submitted projects to Donors Choose.  They are:

Creativity is a “Peace” of Mind –Mrs. Patrick;

“Boomtastic” We Are SuperStars! –Mrs. Hayes;

Time for the 4th Graders to Read Time Magazine!  –Ms. Cauthen; and

All-Stars Shoot for the Goal — Coach Wood.

Go to https://www.donorschoose.org/  and donate to these projects.

 

 

        
The Constellation
Published by Beverly McClellan on October 1, 2019
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The Constellation Newsletter

 

October 2019
Volume 12, Issue 2

The Constellation:

An Assemblage, Collection or Gathering of a Splendid, Radiant or Excellent Sort Read more

        
Curriculum and Instruction
Published by Beverly McClellan on September 27, 2019
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“Curriculum” and “Instruction” are two big words.  Their meanings are equally as large. For Cumberland County Schools curriculum and instruction deals with automatically using the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for each grade level. All public schools in the state of North Carolina adhere to these curriculum standards which are comprised of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and literacy and Essential Standards for all other curriculum areas. 

To promote our school’s adherence to curriculum and instruction standards, we scheduled a FEES Parent Teacher Organization meeting called the “INCREDIBLE TITLE 1/ CURRICULUM NIGHT” for Tuesday, September 24th, starting at 4 pm and ending at 5:30 pm.  Important information was  shared during the event and there were prizes and incredible edibles too, even homework passes were available for FEES students in attendance. Over one hundred people participated in this event.

In preparation for the event several members of the FEES Family worked on Saturday, the 21st, to get the school ready.  The work effort was organized by Mr. Chapman, head custodian.  Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. McRae, Ms. Melvin, Ms. Cauthen, and Ms. McClellan from the staff along with Ms. Snells, a parent volunteer, joined him. (Ms. Alfreda Williams, another parent volunteer, donated decorations for the media center.)

Elementary EveryMinute Counts

 

With curriculum and instruction each minute counts.

 

 

 

 

        
It Is Always Good To Be Prepared
Published by Beverly McClellan on September 9, 2019
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Some may remember Hurricane Florence, the disaster that hit North Carolina during 2018.  Now it is 2019 and it is Hurricane Dorian and others being thought about. One thing for sure, it is always good to be prepared for any upcoming disaster. 

Cumberland County is a military community and here are some of the quick reminders from the Military Times ( www.militaryonesource.mil/emergency-contacts-for-disasters-evacuations) to prepare all citizens from the wrath of disasters. 

GET READY NOW

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2017-2018 North Carolina School Report Card for FEES Released
Published by Beverly McClellan on September 1, 2019
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Graphic NC School Report Card

 

 

 

The 2017-2018 North Carolina School Report Card for the 89 schools in Cumberland County was released on April 30, 2019. The report card for Ferguson-Easley can be found at:

https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=260361&year=2018&lng=en

The report card includes student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and other details.

To compare the FEES report card to other schools go to:

https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src