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RED RIBBON WEEK One School, One Goal: Elect to be drug-free!
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 26, 2020
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Red Ribbon Week
Monday:  Wear RED to take a stand against drugs!
Tuesday: Wear a Super Hero shirt to show you have the power to be Drug Free!
Wednesday: Wear Red, White, and Blue to vote for a Drug-Free Future!
Thursday:  Wear a sports jersey to team up against drugs!

Learn about the history of Red Ribbon Week:
Red Ribbon Week History and Background

        
Manchester Materials Distribution Drive-Thru
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 21, 2020
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Brown girl holding yellow pencil purple eraserManchester Drive-Thru: This Thursday (10/22) and Saturday (10/24)

Come to our Manchester Drive-Thru to pick up your order of school supplies for the second quarter of school on

  • Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and
  • Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

You will receive:

  1. Wit & Wisdom Module 2 Reading Books
  2. Five school documents for which parents/guardians should review, sign, and return to the school.
  3. Crayons, blank paper for art, lined paper, notebooks, and/or pencils for those who may need them while supplies last.

You will drop off:

  1. Five signed school documents (or send them in the mail).
  2. Wit & Wisdom Module 1 Reading Books
        
Cumberland Family Academy Workshop Series
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 20, 2020
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Empowering Parents: How to Advocate Effectively for Your Child
Target Audience: K-12 Families
Session Date: October 29, 2020 @6:00 – 7 p.m.
When parents and caregivers are engaged in the educational process, amazing things happen —
students tend to perform better in school and in life. Join us for this session as we discuss ways parents
and caregivers can effectively advocate for their child’s needs. Remember, you are an equal partner in
your child’s education.
Registration Link: bit.ly/CCSEmpoweringFamilies

Cumberland Family Academy Fall Course Catalog

        
Manchester Principal’s Minute 10.18.20
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 18, 2020
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Manchester Principal’s Minute 10.18.20

2nd Quarter Instructional Materials Distribution

Please mark your calendars for two instructional material distribution events for this week on Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. or Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stop by the school to pick up books and other materials that will be used for the 2nd quarter of school. During this distribution, you will receive school documents that you will need to review, sign, and return to the school. We also have a limited supply of blank paper and crayons for art class and some pencils and notebooks for any students who may need them (on a first-come, first-served basis). Also during the distribution, you can return the reading books used during the first quarter. The teachers will provide a list of which books need to be returned.

So stop by this Thursday evening, October 22nd, from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. or this Saturday, Oct. 24th, from 11 am until 1 p.m. to pick up textbook materials that will be used for the 2nd quarter of school.

Principal’s Minute Changes Date & Time

Starting next week, the Manchester Principal’s Minute will go out on Monday evenings between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. so that you do not receive two Parentlink calls on Sunday evening.

 

This has been your Manchester Principal Minute. Have a good evening and a great week!

        
Tuesday, October 13: Asynchronous Learning Day
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 13, 2020
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child dark hair reading bookTuesday: Asynchronous Learning Day

Just a quick reminder that there are no “live” classes today (10/13). Students have assignments for today in Canvas.

        
Manchester Principal’s Minute 10.11.20
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 12, 2020
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Manchester Principal’s Minute 10.11.20

Teacher Workdays/Asynchronous Learning Day

Tuesday, October 13th, and Wednesday, October 14th are teacher workdays. Tuesday, October 13th is an asynchronous learning day for students. This means that on Tuesday, students will NOT have live video sessions with their teachers instead, on Tuesday, students will access their work for Tuesday directly in Canvas. Wednesday, October 14th will be a student holiday.

iStation and SuccessMaker

While students continue their district and state assessments online using Istation and SuccessMaker please keep in mind that students should complete these assessments without help from others.

This has been your Manchester Principal Minute. Have a good evening and a great week!

        
Family Reading Night – This Thursday!
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 7, 2020
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Family Reading Night – This Thursday!

Join us this Thursday, Oct. 8th from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for our Manchester Family Reading Night online. Learn about the curriculum and fun tips to promote reading at home.

 

Click the link to join the event at the designated time from your mobile device or via the student’s account.

Please complete this quick survey when the event is over. Thanks!

        
Manchester Principal’s Minute 10.4.20
Published by Rebecca McLean on October 4, 2020
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Istation and SuccessMaker

This week our students begin their district and state assessments using Istation and SuccessMaker. Please provide your children with a quiet space with little distractions. Please do not help your children answer the questions. If you help the children with the initial placement assessment, it invalidates the data we receive and we won’t be able to accurately provide individualized instruction. The assessments are completed in 15-20 minutes at a time. These tests are adaptive so some questions will be harder and some easier. Just encourage your children to due their best, but do not supply the answers.

 

Family Night

This Thursday is our Family Reading Night. Each grade level will share information about our reading curriculum to include how families can promote reading at home. They have fun activities to share. So please join us this Thursday at 6 p.m. The links will be posted on Wednesday on Class Tag.

 

Next Week

Looking ahead, please mark your calendars because Tuesday, October 13th, and Wednesday, October 14th, are teacher workdays. October 13th is a remote learning day for students. Their assignments for Tuesday, October 13th, will be posted in Canvas the day before.

 

 

This has been your Manchester Principal Minute. Have a good evening and a great week!

        
Manchester Principal’s Minute 9.27.20
Published by Rebecca McLean on September 27, 2020
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red leaf pumpkin red appleManchester Principal’s Minute 9.27.20

 

Stay Connected

Are you connected to us in Class Tag? Parents and legal guardians have a direct connection to communicate with their children’s teacher and school administration using Class Tag. You do not have to download the app to use the platform. If you are not connected, let your child’s teacher know.

 

Parent Portal

Another best practice for staying connected is PowerSchool’s Parent Portal. Use the parent portal to keep track of your child’s academic performance so that you are never surprised by report card grades. Letters with log-in information were mailed home 2 weeks ago. If you did not receive this letter from the school, contact us.

 

Update Address/Phone Number

Having the correct contact address and phone number on file is essential. We periodically mail important information and instructional materials directly to your home. If we do not have the correct information on file, your family will not receive these important materials.

 

U.S. Census

The deadline to complete the U. S. Census is this Wednesday, September 30th. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey. This census count affects funding for schools, emergency services, healthcare, food programs, housing, and more. This is one way you can help shape your future and the future of our community for the next 10 years. Go to My2020census.Gov and make Spring Lake, Cumberland County, and North Carolina count.

 

This has been your Manchester Principal Minute. Have a good evening and a great week!

        
Manchester Principal’s Minute 9.20.20
Published by Rebecca McLean on September 20, 2020
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Manchester Principal’s Minute 9.20.20

Title I/PTA Night

Thank you for attending our Title I Night! We welcome your feedback for the School Learning Compact. If you missed the meeting, a recorded version will be posted on Class Tag and our school website with a survey link where you can add your suggestions for the school learning compact.

Click here: Manchester SY20-21 School Learning Compact Suggestions

International Folk Festival

Join the Fayetteville Arts Council for the virtual 42nd International Folk Festival Saturday, September 26, 2020 airing at 1:00 PM. Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube! Enjoy a virtual DJ, cultural performances, cooking segments, and much more!

 

Orchestra Recruitment for grade 5

On Monday and Tuesday, our Orchestra teacher will meet with the 5th grade students to introduce them to our orchestra program. For more information about orchestra check out the letter to parents on our school website and on Class Tag. Parent Letter for Orchestra Registration

 

School Improvement Meeting

The September school improvement team meeting will be this Tuesday at 2:30.

 

U.S. Census

The deadline to complete the U. S. Census is September 30th. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey. This census count affects funding for schools, emergency services, healthcare, food programs, housing, and more. This is one way you can help shape your future and the future of our community for the next 10 years. Go to My2020census.gov and make Spring Lake, Cumberland County, and North Carolina count.

 

 

This has been your Manchester Principal Minute. Have a good evening and a great week!