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Elementary schools in Cumberland County Schools (CCS) system offer upcoming kindergarten students and their parents/guardians the opportunity to experience a  typical school day and to register their child during Beginners’ Day.  CCS requires a birth certificate, shot record, copy of physical exam, and proof of address for the registration. At Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) our recent Beginners’ Day was held on April 28th. Representatives from the FEES  faculty and staff greeted our guests and shared information on how our school is run.  Students worked hard in classes and received Kidsville News periodicals for April from the school’s media center to take home.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 28, 2017

        


Our school welcomes authorApril is School Library Month.  This celebration is sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association.  One of the ways our school participated in this national celebration was to invite a brand new author to our school. Mr. Stefon Martin, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, visited Ferguson-Easley Elementary School on April 27, 2017.
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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 27, 2017

        


Success Day Awards Program held at Ferguson-Easley Elementary SchoolFerguson-Easley students were honored for their academic proficiency,  positive behavior and leadership skills on April 13, 2017 during the Success Day Awards Program.  The program had a musical theme because at our school “Success is Music To Our Ears!”  For the past three months all classes have been introduced to various kinds of music in the media center–February was jazz; March was classical; and April was Reggae.  “Musicians” (students, faculty and staff) realize that coming to school and working together to learn and to get smarter is  definitely a hit record.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 13, 2017

        


Parent Teacher Organization has Crime Prevention Specialist to share safety tipsThe Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held a meeting promoting parent involvement on April 12th.  In addition, the PTO had guest speaker Ken Winschel, Jr. from the Fayetteville Police Department who is a crime prevention specialist.  He shared “Safety Tips for Parents and Children”  during the FEES PTO meeting.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 13, 2017

        


Bulletin Board promoting the  Ferguson-Easley Media Center Book FairThe Ferguson-Easley Elementary School  (FEES) Media Center hosted a BOOK FAIR in April to celebrate National School Library Media Month. Proceeds from your support allowed the media coordinator to purchase new books for  the FEES Media Center. 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 11, 2017

        


Ferguson-Easley's Career Fair held in the school's cafetoriumMrs. A. Hayes, Ferguson-Easley School Counselor, along with other team members coordinated a successful Career Day event held on April 7, 2017 in the school’s cafetorium.  Various professions were introduced to students including the following categories: Information & Technology; Health & Beauty; Law Enforcement; Financial; Publishing; and Education to name a few. Students asked questions, sampled products and witnessed examples of day to day operations.  Information from this event helped Ferguson-Easley Elementary students to answer the question,”What career will you choose?”
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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 7, 2017

        


The North Carolina Association of Educators held its Representative Assembly in Raleigh on March 24-25, 2017.

Left to Right: Wanda Kindell, Tamika W. Kelly, Stephanie Dallas, Carol Stubbs, Carrianne Beverly McClellan, Joseph Sorce, and William Hicks represented CCAE at the convention.


The Cumberland County Association of Educators (CCAE) sent seven of the 400 delegates attending the North Carolina Representative Assembly 2017 held in Raleigh on March 24-25, 2017.   The North Carolina Representative Assembly is a part of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the National Education Association (NEA).  We felt pride as we voted: to elevate per pupil expenditures; to continue the fight to end NC vouchers; to help protect a safe  and free public K-12 education regardless of immigration status; to repeal House Bill 2; to advocate for reasonable teacher-student ratios; and to reinstate funding for instructional assistants.  

 

Two of the delegates, Mr. Hicks and Ms. McClellan, were from Ferguson-Easley Elementary School.  Our hearts were full of celebration as we cheered, “Classified or certified we are unified…Right Here, Right Now!”
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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 6, 2017

        


Judge Tiffany Whitfield reading Dr. Seuss to Ferguson-Easley kindergartnersKindergartners, 4th grade girls, and 5th grade girls had the opportunity to meet Judge Tiffany Whitfield who was recently elected to represent North Carolina’s 12th Judicial District.  Judge Whitfield visited the Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) Media Center to celebrate one of her favorite authors, none other than Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).  She read two stories by Dr. Seuss to the kindergartners.  She also led a discussion with the 4th and 5th grade girls on the 12th Judicial District’s position on classroom disruption.  Judge Whitfield is a former family law and criminal defense lawyer and she has worked numerous cases involving juvenile offenders.  She also is a former graduate of both E. E. Smith High School and North Carolina Central University Law School.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 5, 2017

        


Ms. L. Melvin, teacher, shares stories on Family Reading Night, March 2, 2017 in the school's cafetoriumStudents, parents, grandparents, other family members, and Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) faculty and staff enjoyed Read Across America Day by gathering together in the school’s cafetorium on the evening of March 2nd.  “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.  You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot, to pick up a book and share what you’ve got.”  This famous verse was demonstrated by the FEES Family as  Dr. Seuss books were displayed and selected and read during the family reading night.  Additionally, Ms. L. Melvin, kindergarten teacher, shared two of her own favorite stories with the entire group. Under the direction of Mrs. Cox, second grade teacher, faculty and staff representatives from each grade level worked together to make this event exciting.  Participants were so happy to share celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday along with celebrating reading in general.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on April 1, 2017

        


Project Child Find/Proyecto Busqueda de Ninos: Cumberland County has a continuing child find procedure

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Published by Beverly McClellan on March 27, 2017

        


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