We are excited to announce the start of our Global Garden Project. We have been selected to receive an NC Beautiful Grant to build six raised garden beds here at Forestville Road Elementary School. Each grade level will have a garden bed in which they will plant, care for, and harvest vegetables, flowers and herbs. Our garden project will naturally tie into our Science curriculum grade levels, as students learn about growing seasons, roots, stems and leaves, the growing cycle of a plant, the study of soil and how it helps plants grow. The garden will also tie into lessons in Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts.
We hope you will support us as we build our garden beds and help our children have a hands on opportunity to learn about where the food they eat comes from. The grant we received and donations will provide materials to build and care for the gardens, but we will need lots of help with the construction of the beds. On Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 - 12:00 we will building the garden beds. We need parents, friends and families, and tools to help make this building project a success.
If you construction skills and tools, please come help us out. If you have a green thumb and have knowledge of gardening, please come help us out. If you would like to be part of a project that will benefit FRES students for years to come, please come help us out. Many hands will make our project go smoothly and quickly, so please lend us your time and talent to make this project a success.
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course.
WCPPS will be holding information sessions for parents to learn more about the requirements and process of Math Single Subject Acceleration for students. More information about where and when these sessions will be held can be found English and Spanish
You can learn more about the Guidelines for SSA in Math here. If you are interested in this program it is recommended that you attend one of the information sessions. If you are unable to attend a session you can find more information here or visit WCPSS Accelerative Practices
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
We want to make sure all qualified families are enrolled for free and reduced-price meals. The application for meal benefits must be completed annually. If your family qualifies and you have not completed an application for the 2015-16 school year, we ask that you complete an application now.
For families who qualified for the 2014-15 school year, we have continued to provide school lunches for students this school year. On October 7th any student without an approved application for 2015-16 will be expected to pay full price for breakfast and lunch.
Application forms are available at all school sites. You can get information on the Meal Benefits Program online at http://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849 or talk with your school. You can reapply at any time throughout the school year.