We know parents and students are excited about the Summer Break, but we are also aware that we need to prevent Summer learning loss, or the loss of skills already learned, in our students. Having students read daily can not ony prevent the loss of skills, but also help to build new skills. There are many ways we can encourage our children to read and explore new topics each day. WCPSS provides many digital resources that students are able to access anytime, anywhere. We would like to encourage all students to take advantage of these resources while they are out of school this summer. This Slide Show will provide links and login information for many of our Digital Resources and also provides some fun simple ways you can get your child practicing reading and math skills each day. Have a fun summer and be safe, we look forward to seeing you all in August.
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.
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.
Our Summershine Fall Directory is out now with lots of options for your kids when they're out of school.