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Week of June 10

 

Greetings Jets Parents and Community!

 

In this week’s updates, you will find information about:

  • Incident Last Week
  • A New Jet Has Landed!
  • Our Newest High Flyer: Mary-Elizabeth Robinson
  • EOG Proctors STILL NEEDED
  • Last Call for EduKits
  • Community Meeting Next Week
  • Applying for NC Pre-K Programs



Calendar of Coming Events

This Week

Monday

June 10

  • Last Day for 2019-2020 Bus Rider Registration (to be guaranteed service on the 1st day of school) - Click link to register
  • PTA Board Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event | 6:15 in the Media Center

Tuesday

June 11

  • No Events Scheduled

Wednesday

June 12

  • No Events Scheduled

Thursday

June 13

  • No Events Scheduled

Friday

June 14

  • Last Day to Order an EduKit for the 2019-2020 School Year (see note below for more information)

Next Week

EOG Testing for T2/T3/T4

Monday

June 17

  • 3rd Grade Reading EOG (T2/T3/T4)

Tuesday

June 18

  • 3rd Grade Math EOG (T2/T3/T4)

Wednesday

June 19

  • 4th & 5th Grades Reading EOG (T2/T3/T4)
  • Community Meeting Hosted by School Board Member Chris Heagarty | Diversity and Student Assignment | Leesville Road Middle School, 6:00 pm

Thursday

June 20

  • 5th Grade Science EOG (T2/T3/T4)

Friday

June 21

  • 2019-2020 Bus Routes to be Posted Online

Click Here for the Full Calendar



Incident Last Week

To ensure parents are informed, I sent you this message last Monday regarding an incident that occurred on our campus. Staff was informed as well and the message I shared with you was also shared with them. Thank you to those who reached out with encouragement and expressions of trust and support. I am confident that our school remains a safe place for our students and staff and that our students and staff were never in harm’s way and there was no direct threat or danger to us. I cannot speak about any further details of this incident or the child involved, as protecting the confidential information of all children is of the utmost importance. While I cannot speak to a specific child or incident, the school district’s policies on this are very clear. Bringing even a toy gun to campus is a very serious offense. In Board Policy, it is a Level III infraction, which means it is a violation that may support long-term suspension.



A New Jet Has Landed!

Congratulations to 1st Grade Teacher Cortnee Hill on the birth of her daughter! Mikayla Amari was born at 2:50 am Sunday morning weighing 6 lbs, 4 oz. Mom, dad, and baby are all doing well and trying to get some rest!



Mary-Elizabeth Robinson - Our Newest High Flyer!

Last week, last month’s High Flyer honoree, Melissa Gough, presented the award to this month’s honoree, Mary-Elizabeth Robinson! The High Flyer Award is passed from one staff member to another each month as a way to recognize staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty. Ms. Robinson is a 5th Grade Teacher, serves on the School Leadership Team, and is Nationally Board Certified. Ms. Gough shared she chose Ms. Robinson to receive this award because of her commitment to her team, her kindness, her dedication to all of the 5th grade students, her positive attitude, and her leadership.  She makes learning fun for her students while also holding them to high standards. Ms. Robinson is an inspiration to the staff at Brier Creek!



Proctors Still Needed!  

We are looking for approved volunteers who would be willing to be proctors for EOG testing in grades 3-5. Please see the sign up genius for Tracks 2-4 for more information and to sign up and support us.  We greatly appreciate you considering volunteering your time!! Any questions can be directed to Melissa Gough at mgough@wcpss.net



Last Call for EduKits

This week is the LAST week to order your EduKit School Supply Kits for the 2019-2020 School Year.  All new Kinder Jets can order along with any Track 4 students returning to Brier Creek. Please go to Brier Creek EduKit to order.  Only online orders will be accepted this year. The deadline to order is Friday, June 14. For those on Tracks 1, 2 or 3 that missed their deadline to order, there are a limited number of extra kits available. Please email Kelly Monce directly (kellymonce@gmail.com) if you are interested in purchasing a kit for your child.



Community Meeting with Chris Heagarty, WCPSS School Board Representative

Our school board representative, Chris Heagarty, will be hosting a community meeting to discuss any potential changes in student assignment for next year’s assignment plan as well as to discuss the Board’s commitment to prevent the re-segregation of the schools. The meeting will be at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19 at Leesville Road Middle School, 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh, NC  27613.



Pre-K Applications Still Being Accepted

If you have a child who will be 4 by August 31st, there’s still time to get them into Pre-K! With ONE application, you can apply for FREE, high quality Pre-K in Wake County. Enroll your child for NC Pre-K, a FREE classroom program designed to make sure children are ready for kindergarten. NC Pre-K is ranked #1 in the country for quality, and we want to make sure all children get this opportunity to learn!  Application events are available all summer to walk you through the process of applying. These events are every Thursday from 1-4 pm at the Wake County Smart Start main office (4901 Waters Edge Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606) and other days and times throughout Wake County. (Check their calendar for more details.) Start here to put your child on the path to graduating high school with the Class of 2033!




Didn’t get a chance to read last week’s message? Click here to get caught up now. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions.



Thank you and take care,

 

Kathy Livengood