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Principal's Message October 29, 2019


Happy Fall! We have exciting events planned this coming month and depend on your support and involvement to make it happen! Thank you for your partnership and positivity as we elevate our learning and RISE UP to the challenge!

  • Boosterthon Challenge 2019  | Thank you for helping to support the PTA partnership fundraiser for the year. Our students and staff are working to continue to build funding for a Play structure/ Play Enhancements for all kids. This is our third year to build funds to this project with 2016-2017 raising funds for Classroom books and the building beautification (front doors were painted), 2017-2018 Playground funding and last year, Technology (the PTA purchased 31 Chromebooks) and Playground enhancements. With ADA guidelines for schools, Playground structures are around $50,000! We look forward to watching the thermometer to raise money grow to reach $22,000 this year. Thank you for supporting our PTA with all you do! If you would like to help with the FUN RUN, please consider coming out to volunteer. Click the link for more info and to sign up!
  • School Psychologist Scoop  | Are you worried about your child's worries?  All children worry.  It is developmentally appropriate for them to have fears and worries about lots of things.  However, when their worries isolate them or keep them from doing things they enjoy, there may be more to the story. Please click on the link below to find out information that will help you determine if your child's worries are typical for their age or if they are something that may need some support.

  • Student Assignment  | The 2020-2021 school year brings changes to FVES with the opening of a new Elementary school near us. Please use the link below to look up your address and if it is touched by the new plan.  Use our address look-up tool to see your proposed school assignments.

    You are encouraged to visit for more information about the proposal and to check for updates as the process moves forward.

  • Readvolution |For the third consecutive year, we will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all of our elementary schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide literacy campaign around daily reading outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game.

    This year the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Your child will be able to be part of this event by reading daily for 20 minutes!

    This year’s challenge features both individual and school-wide components, as well as goals for each. The individual component will include the following:

    • ●  Through an online tracking system, students will provide their name and the number of minutes read each day. Please see the log-in instructions.

    • ●  Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive two complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.

      The school-wide component of the challenge includes the tracking of books read collectively at the school site. This component will include the following:

    • ●  Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between Sept. 30 and Dec. 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.

    • ●  Students will record the titles of every book they read along with their names on paper “pucks.” These “pucks” will be added to their school’s Hurricanes hockey goal banner. The goal is to collectively fill the banner with 2,020 pucks.

    • Check out our school website for more infomation and to log books!

  • Volunteers, Visitors and Guests |
    • All new volunteer applicants must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work.
    • All continuing volunteers approved for the 2019-2020 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2019. Reactivating volunteers may go to any WCPSS work site where they can register through by selecting the Community tab, and then selecting Volunteer Registration. Current volunteers, who provide a valid email address, will receive an email 15 days and 30 days prior to the expiration of their volunteer status reminding them to reactivate.
    • Guests: Visitors who are never left alone with students are considered guests. They do not need background checks. Typical examples would include speakers, presenters and community members/parents attending a school event.
    • Volunteers: Visitors who may be alone with students at any point do require background checks. There are no "levels" of volunteer status. You are either a volunteer who may be alone with students or you aren't. Typical examples range from a community volunteer who reads with a child to an overnight chaperone, as well as field day workers, testing proctors, and volunteer coaches. The same background check is done for every type of volunteer.



I look forward to seeing you soon!

Wishing you Well,

Heather Johnson, Principal



  • Monday, Oct. 28- Nov. 7 |  Boosterthon Program
  • Thursday, Nov. 21 |  Thursday, Oct. 31 |Regular school day (Make up day for Hurricane Dorian)
  • Friday, Nov. 1  | Teacher Workday, no school for students
  • Thursday, Nov. 7 | Boosterthon FunRun (Make up date on Nov. 8)
  • Monday, Nov. 11 | School Holiday, no school for staff or students
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 | PTA meeting @6:00 PM
  • Nov. 14-22 |  Book Fair
  • Thursday, Nov. 21 |  Moonlight Reading/ Food Trucks from 5:30-7:00 PM