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Image of Ferguson-Easley's Global Learning Organization 2016:: Agor, Thompson-Bent; Morris; Blidgen; Palmer; Nunez; Brown-Thompson; McClellan; Galang not pictured.

The Ferguson-Easley family has members from all around the world. On November 17, 2016, the Global Learning Organization (GLO) sponsored an invigorating Cultural Extravaganza that was held in the school’s cafetorium.  The event was designed to present the international teachers who are a part of Cumberland County Schools and to introduce and celebrate various cultures to our students and their parents.  Cultural presentations that highlighted language, dance, and music from Jamaica, Spain, Philippines and the United States of America was a source of pleasure for the attendees and presenters.  Community singing and food sampling added to the enjoyment.  GLO was first organized at Ferguson-Easley Elementary in 2014 to focus on introducing and celebrating global learning. 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on November 18, 2016

        


The Ferguson-Easley ALLSTARS celebrated Red Ribbon Week the week of October 24th through October 28th, 2016. Our theme was “We Don’t Fall For Drugs.” Each day during morning announcements selected students read drug facts. We had fun wearing crazy socks, neckties, sunglasses and our hats turned backward to let others know that we are going to make choices to live a drug-free life. On Friday, October 28th, Ferguson-Easley Elementary had  special guests Mr. Bernard Jones from Communicare, Deputy Stevens and Mr. McGruff. They gave encouraging words to the ALLSTAR Family about living a safe drug-free life and to make wise choices each day.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on November 18, 2016

        


Photograph of Chris Wallace and Ferguson-Easley Elementary male students on November 3,2016.

Chris Wallace speaks to a group of male students.

On November 3, 2016 Ferguson-Easley Elementary School honored Dads, Granddads and Male Guardians during the ALLSTAR Gentlemen’s Breakfast. The event was organized by Ms. Eloise Melvin, the school’s parent facilitator.  The breakfast included a keynote speech by Chris Wallace, a former Fayettevillian who grew up in a poor and crime-ridden part of our city.  “I will be great” is the sentence he had attendees at the breakfast vigorously proclaim.

He now travels the state to share his insight on overcoming adversity.  “Transition your way of thinking from hoping to do better to expecting to do better” is the recommendation he gave our fourth and fifth graders when he spoke to them following the breakfast.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on November 10, 2016

        


Photo of  Larry Wells & Julia Atkins, members of the Fayetteville Orchestra, visiting Ferguson-Easley Elementary School to teach 3rd graders about an upcoming concert.Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra members visit Ferguson-Easley Elementary School to inspire each 3rd grader to love orchestral music.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on November 3, 2016

        


 

Children Nutrition Logo for Disaster ReliefIn the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many Cumberland County residents continue to deal with personal loss and challenging conditions.  To assist in the recovery process, the USDA is providing assistance to 32 North Carolina counties, including the Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services, impacted by a Major Disaster Declaration.  

The benefits include offering meals to all students of the Cumberland County Schools at no charge through November 11, 2016. During this time, each student regardless of his/her approved meal status will be allowed one breakfast and one lunch per day at no charge.  All meals will continue to meet USDA guidelines. Additional items, including milk, may be purchased at the a la carte prices.  

Starting November 14, 2016, student meals will return to regular pricing.  Parents/guardians who have not done so already, may submit an application for free or reduce priced meal benefits at any time throughout the school year.  Only one application is needed per household.

Easy access to nutritious school meals will help keep students well-nourished and ready to learn as our community continues to deal with the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Matthew. 

 
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Published by Karen Dawson on October 27, 2016

        


Every Minute Counts

The Cumberland County Schools motto is “Every Minute Counts.” Recently, our North Carolina State Treasurer, Janet Cowell, and others from the office of the treasurer, visited the FEES Kindergarten class to encourage them to start this minute saving for college. Treasurer Cowell selected Ferguson-Easley as one of her 529 Savings Account Project Schools.  The NC 529 Accounts are savings accounts designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs.  The account is in the student’s name. While in the media center Treasurer Cowell, along with representatives from  PNC Bank, taught a financial literacy class to the FEES kindergartners because they firmly believe that “every minute counts.”

Media Coordinator, Beverly McClellan, wrote this rhyme for the kindergartners to recite to the visitors:

To increase my knowledge,

I plan on finishing college,

Because going on to school,

Will make me twice as cool.

Photo of Media Coordinator, Beverly McClellan; NC State Treasurer, Janet Cowell; Finance Educational Director, Marquita Robertson, CCS Associate Superintendent, Clyde Locklear; and FEES Principal, Dr. Mary Hales showing the FEES 529 College Savings Plan image of check

Picture of Media Coordinator, Beverly McClellan; NC State Treasurer, Janet Cowell; Finance Educational Director, Marquita Robertson, CCS Associate Superintendent, Clyde Locklear; and FEES Principal, Dr. Mary Hales

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Published by Beverly McClellan on October 19, 2016

        


Image of a hand creating a sign about Cumberland County Schools Making a DifferenceThe Student Services Department put together a list of community resources for those in need as a result of Hurricane Matthew. This is not an exhaustive list of available community resources. The goal is merely to provide CCS students and their families a primary point of contact for assistance in the local area.

Title Shelter Food Clothes Financial Assistance Counseling
FEMA
www.DisasterAssistance.gov
800-621-FEMA (3362)
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American Red Cross
Highlands Chapter – 807 Carol Street
910-867-8151
X     X X
NC 211
http://www.unitedwaync.org/nc211
Dial 211 to speak with a specialist will help you to find available
human services resources in your community
X X X X X

650-2-RESCUE (737283)
Works with families on how to speak with your insurance companies

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Manna Church
Cliffdale Location
910-867-9151

 

X

X

 

 

Covenant Love Church
420 Dunn Road Fayetteville, NC

 

X

X

 

 

Fayetteville Urban Ministry
701 Whitfield Street
(910)-483-5944

 

X

X

 

 

Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
220 Russell Street
(910) 483-1899

X

X

X

X

 

Fayetteville Rescue Mission
331 Adams Street
(910) 323-0446

 

X

X

 

 

Operation Blessing of Fayetteville
1337 Ramsey Street
(910) 483-1119

 

X

X

X

 

Catholic Social Charities
726 Ramsey Street
(910) 424-2020

 

X

X

 

X

Operation Inasmuch
531 Hillsboro Street
(910) 433-2161

 

X

 

 

 

Alms House
5512 West Patterson Street
Hope Mills, NC 28348
(910) 425-0902

 

X

X

 

 

Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network (Family Promise)
115 Stein Street
(910) 826-2454

X

 

 

 

 

Balm in Gilead
4928 US HWY 301 S
Hope Mills, NC 28348
(910) 818-3527

 

X

X

 

 

Guidance from the National Association of School Psychologists on Helping Students After a Natural Disaster

Cumberland County Hurricane Matthew Response Preliminary Resource Directory

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Published by Beverly McClellan on October 14, 2016

        


Special thanks to Thomas Cudgel, HR Generalist, Penina Pennartz, Field Administrative Assistant, and Tilat Mansur, Project Engineer of Conti Enterprises, Incorporated for helping the students of Ferguson-Easley Elementary School start this school year of with a bang!  We are grateful for the donation of their time, abundance of supplies and resources, and financial support. 

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Published by Beverly McClellan on October 14, 2016

        


The Ferguson-Easley Elementary School (FEES) All-Stars were honored to have Kindah Temple #62, WCCG 104.5 and Bryan Honda sponsor a back-to-school Backpacks Jamboree.  Students, families and sponsors met on the campus for the event.  Backpacks filled with school supplies were given to the FEES students.  Refreshments were also provided.  A great partnership has been formed between the school family and the sponsors.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on October 14, 2016

        


Many have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  We are extending a special thank you to the 200 plus “villagers” who attended the Ferguson-Easley Elementary School First Open House. Students and families along with faculty and staff joined together to begin showing the confidence we have in our motto: “Excellence is Our Standard and There Are No Boundaries On Our Quest To Be The Best.”  A power point presentation was given by the principal explaining crucial information for all parents/guardians regarding processes, procedures, parental engagement, and teaching and learning.

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Published by Beverly McClellan on October 14, 2016

        


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