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The Constellation for February 2020
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 1, 2020
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February 2020

 

The Constellation Newsletter

Volume 12, Issue 6                            

The Constellation:

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

 

“Character, Leadership, Citizenship, Wellness and Scholarship”

Ferguson-Easley Elementary School Media Center

Beverly McClellan, Media Coordinator

Many of the books in our media center have been shifted to new shelves for the new year. For the third nine weeks many students will focus on checking out books in the five and nine hundreds of our Dewey organized media center.  This gives them chances to learn about math, science, history and biography. We are also reading electronic books in the 500s.

Students also continued to receive The Fayetteville Observer newspaper as a result of that newspaper’s donation to our media center.

Let each one of us resolve to have an exciting Black History Month.  Let us read as much as we can during February to successfully reach our goal and to learn something new about African-American History and/or Black HistoryIt is Twenty-Twenty and in the FEES Media Center books we have plenty.

THE MORE YOU READ,
THE SMARTER YOU WILL BE…

MOST DEFINITELY!

All students were able to select resources to use to learn about Black History.  Displays promoted the various books that we have on this subject.  Students read about the traditions, cultures, and diversity of this celebration during media classes.

They continued learning about the Winter season too.  There were opportunities for students to read both fiction and nonfiction books, to read books from the general collection and the supplementary collection too. When a class read a title together they could help each other out with comprehension.  They could also compare books in a series that were written by the same author.  This made reading more vibrant.

The Donors Choose grant for Kindergarten through Second graders for media made it possible for us to get the opportunity to read the periodical, Times for Kids

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FEES Upcoming Events
Published by Beverly McClellan on February 1, 2020
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February 17-18, 2020: Student Holiday–our school will  be closed for students.

February 20, 2020:  Parents and Guardians are invited to our Black History Programs-

K-2nd graders at 8:30 AM; and,

3rd -4th graders at 9:45 AM.

March 3, 2020: Parent Math Night–4:30 to 6:30 PM and dinner will be served.

March 10, 2020: Participation in the Cumberland County Schools Battle of the Books Competition at the Educational Resource Center.

March 23-27, 2020: FEES BOOK FAIR in the media center – 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

FEES Book Fair

        
Ferguson-Easley Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 10, 2020
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National PTO logoThe Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, citizens, and organizations. The FEES PTO believes it is their duty to help students to learn and to encourage them to grow and to become responsible  citizens.

The FEES PTO mission is to help keep the school great in any capacity that they can.  They want to help any member of the staff on any level to continue the success and academic achievement of FEES students. The FEES PTO meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the school’s cafetorium.

Officers for 2019-2020

Michelle Snells, president–E-mail: luv2work24@gmail.com

Mr. Wallace, vice president

Mrs. Bobo-Barber, treasurer

Mrs. Oliver, co-treasurer

Mrs. Williams, parliamentarian

Mr. McGuire, Sargent at Arms

 

        
Poem for the Ferguson-Easley Family
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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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
 
 
        
ALL-STARS Participate in the Community Eligibility Provision
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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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.

 

        
Cumberland County Schools Dress Code Update
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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Cumberland County SchoolsDRESS 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.  

 

 

        
2017-2018 North Carolina School Report Card for FEES Released
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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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

        
It Is Always Good To Be Prepared
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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Some may remember Hurricane Florence, the disaster that hit North Carolina during 2018.  You may also remember Hurricane Dorian and other 2019 storms. 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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HAPPY BRAND NEW READING YEAR!!!
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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Whimsical cartoon cute star in top hat

This is a wonderful time to celebrate a brand new reading year.  It is our time to decide to resolve to do more reading starting immediately.  This reading resolution is purposeful.  It is necessary.

It is pertinent for each one of us to analyze our own situations and resolve to read more, and more, and more.  We can read Reference books, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Folklore.

Remember that in the FEES Media Center, We have books a PLENTY for the brand new year, Twenty-Twenty

        
Donors Choose Organization Congratulates Mrs. Huggins, Ms. McClellan, & Ms. Cauthen
Published by Beverly McClellan on January 1, 2020
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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.  In addition, Ms. Cauthen’s TIMES FOR KIDS grant for the 4th Graders to read this periodical was also funded.  Congratulations to Ms. Cauthen!  Consequently, many FEES 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; and

All-Stars Shoot for the Goal — Coach Wood.

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