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Highlights from the Principal’s Minute
Published by Rebecca McLean on January 26, 2020
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Highlights from the Manchester Principal’s Minute:

Tuesday at 3:40 our School Improvement Team will meet in the media center.

Thursday & Friday is our Celebrating Families Breakfast for Parents and Guardians. Thank you for getting your RSVPs in. We will not be able to accept RSVPs at this time.

Our Reading Challenge kicks 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.

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.”

Look out for the flyer with more information on our Reading Challenge.

        
Manchester Elementary Winter Upcoming Events
Published by Rebecca McLean on January 5, 2020
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Blue Snowflake points January upcoming eventsJanuary

  • 1/17
    Spirit Friday
  • 1/20
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • 1/28
    SIT Team 3:30 p.m.
  • 1/30
    First Grade Field Trip
        
Read to Ride Program 2019-2020 at MANES
Published by Rebecca McLean on December 17, 2019
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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.

        
Here Comes The Bus Is Coming to Cumberland County
Published by Rebecca McLean on December 17, 2019
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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.
        
Manchester Elementary School Mission Statement
Published by Rebecca McLean on December 17, 2019
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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!

        
Manchester Elementary School Dress Code Policy 2019-2020
Published by Rebecca McLean on December 16, 2019
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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

        
Every Minute Counts!
Published by Rebecca McLean on December 16, 2019
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Depicts the Importance of Children Being at School on Time, Each and Every day

        
MANES Students Learn About Bus Safety
Published by Rebecca McLean on December 10, 2019
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Yellow School Bus Instructional Assistants

Veteran bus drivers (& dynamic instructional assistants) Mrs. Galbreath (top) and Mrs. Ringi (bottom) led our students through the bus evacuation drill which takes place the first week of school. This drill helps our students understand the bus rules and what to do in the event of an emergency.