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Principal’s Minute Update Week of May 24
Published by Rebecca McLean on May 25, 2020
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Manchester Principal’s Minute Transcript:

Good evening, this is Kailey Hill the principal at Manchester Elementary School with your Manchester Principal’s Minute.

We did it and parents, you helped a lot. Thank you for becoming co-teachers with us for the Cumberland@Home initiative during the Coronavirus school closure. We could not have done this without you! Now that the 2019-2020 school year has concluded, here are some important notes to keep in mind.

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) has launched Online Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. To be eligible, a child must be 5 years old by August 31, 2020. To enroll a kindergartener for the 2020-2021 school year, visit the CCS website for a link to the application (or go to https://ccsncc.scriborder.com/ and select Student Enrollment- Kindergarten). The application and required documents can be completed 100% online using a computer, phone or other mobile device.

Grab-N-Go Meal Service – CCS Child Nutrition Services will not be serving meals to children 18 years of age and younger from Monday, May 25 – Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, the district’s summer meal program will operate at various sites throughout the county. Please go to the CCS website for a list of locations (or go to http://bit.ly/mealpickup).

Parents will be able to pick up their child or children’s medication, personal effects, and report cards on the following days and times:

Kindergarten & 1st grade: Wednesday, June 3rd between 12:30 and 6:00 p.m

2nd & 3rd grade: Thursday, June 4th between 12:30 and 6:00 p.m

4th & 5th grade: Friday, June 5th between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For the safety of families and staff we ask that you wear a face mask and remain inside your car. If you are unable to come on the designated day for your child’s grade, please come at one of the other scheduled times.

The week of June 1st will be the last scheduled Principal’s Minute for Sunday evenings until closer to the new school year, but we will continue to share pertinent information using Class Dojo School Story as needed over the summer.

This has been your Manchester Principal’s Minute. Have a good evening, great summer and a wonderful week.

        
Get a Free Temporary Library Card to Access Learning Resources From Home
Published by Rebecca McLean on May 15, 2020
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Black rectangle public library multi color arrowsSign up for a Temporary e-Card from The Cumberland County Public Library.

There are a lot of resources available online to take advantage of. There are two ways to apply:

“Ask Us Live” Library Chat Service

or Email them at library@cumberland.lib.nc.us

        
CCS Introduces Remote-Learning Opportunity for Students
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 17, 2020
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Slide image advertising Cumberland@Home on a white background with red and black lettering of Cumberland@Home A remote learning opportunity that will allow students to continue learning beyond the walls of the classroom

 

        
COVID-19 Up-to-Date Information
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 13, 2020
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Slide image with Coronavirus Update from CCS with caption of Cumberland County Schools will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16. This includes the Prime Time Before and After School Program. For more information visit coronavirus.ccs.k12.nc.us and the CCS logo in the top corner and a red and yellow swoosh in the bottom right corner

        
Reading Challenge 17 Million Words!
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 10, 2020
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Boy reading books by school lockerOur Reading Challenge kicked off Saturday, February 1st. Each grade level is tasked to reach a goal of words read by April 30th.

Kindergarten’s grade level goal: 100,000 words.
1st and 2nd grade level goals: 1 million words.
3rd, 4th, & 5th grade’s goals: 5 million words.
… for a school-wide total of 17.1 million words.

Schoolwide we are using the resource arbookfind.com to check on the number of words for a given book.

Remember that just 20 minutes of reading per night will help us reach our goal.  And in the words of Dr. Seuss: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

 

        
Read to Ride Program 2019-2020 at MANES
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 4, 2020
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Girl overhalls helmet bicycle Read to Ride ProgramThe Cumberland Lodge #5 Knights of Pythias will be sponsoring the Read to Ride program again this year.  Through this program, all schools with K-2 students will receive 2 bicycles (with helmets) to be given away as awards for a reading incentive program already in place at the child’s class/school.  A girl bike and a boy bike will be given to each school with grades K-2 to use as a reading incentive prize.

The media coordinator of each school manages this program and coordinates with a member of the Knights of Pythias.  A representative will be invited to be on-site at the time of our end-of-year awards to present the bicycles.  The Knights of Pythias will also provide certificates for all K-2 students participating in our program.
The bikes/helmets will be delivered to our schools around the first of the year.

We thank the Knights of Pythias for their interest in literacy, along with teachers and the MANES parents working with our Eagles to become better readers.

        
Manchester Elementary School Dress Code Policy 2019-2020
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 2, 2020
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Ms. Smith Models School's Dress Code

Manchester Elementary Follows a Uniform Dress Policy

All students are required to follow the school’s dress code guidelines. Students who are new to the district have 10 school days to meet these guidelines.  Coats are to be worn only during outside instructional activities. Students will be referred to the counselor’s office if they are not in compliance. 

There will be opportunities for students to dress down or dress up in non-uniform clothing.  In those cases please refer to the Guidelines for Designated Non-Uniform Days in the MANES Family Handbook with link posted below. 

The complete dress code guidelines can be found in the MANES Family Handbook pages 39-41.  Please click on link to see complete details on the dress code policy.

MANES Family Handbook 2019-2020

        
Here Comes The Bus Is Coming to Cumberland County
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 1, 2020
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Boy red shirt book bag school bus Here Comes The BusFayetteville, N.C. – The Cumberland County Board of Education has approved a contract renewal with Synovia GPS Transportation, which will allow real-time tracking of the district’s 492 yellow buses, 62 activity buses and 42 Transportation service vehicles.

As part of the contract renewal, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will have access to the “Here Comes the Bus” mobile application. The solution will allow the district to track school buses and deliver real-time email and push notification alerts to ensure families arrive at the school bus stop on time.
“This tool will provide another way for our school system to communicate with parents and help keep our students safe,” said Dianne Grumelot, the executive director of Transportation.
“Here Comes the Bus” will be piloted at a few schools in the spring of 2020 and implemented at all schools by the 2020-2021 school year.
The Board approved a 60-month agreement with Synovia Solutions, LLC.
        
Every Minute Counts!
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 1, 2020
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Depicts the Importance of Children Being at School on Time, Each and Every day

        
Manchester Elementary School Mission Statement
Published by Rebecca McLean on March 1, 2020
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MANES Eagle Emblem Red BackgroundOUR VISION
In partnership with our families and community, Manchester Elementary students will have the knowledge and the
experience necessary to collaborate, compete, and succeed both locally and globally.

OUR MISSION
At Manchester Elementary, we are committed to establishing a safe learning environment while promoting self-discipline and ownership for learning in order to achieve academic growth and our goals.

OUR PBIS PLEDGE
We are safe.
We are goal-oriented.
We have a positive attitude.
We are accountable for our actions.
We respect ourselves and others.
WE ARE EAGLES!