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November 8


Hello, Zebulon Elementary Families,

This is Principal Newkirk with the update for the week of November 8, 2019




School on November 11

There is no school on November 11 in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Enjoy a day at home.



Entrance Sign

I am sure you have noticed that the sign in the front has not been updated since September! Our key had broken and we were unable to open the sign box. The repair has been made and the sign is being updated. Thank you for your patience as we waited for the lock smith to make a new key.  



Reading Book By Book Parent Engagement

Many of you have asked what activities we do as a school to improve school-wide proficiency and growth on end of grade tests and iStation. The main strategy is to partner with parents. Research indicates that when parents partner with schools to support their child’s learning achievement increases. We ask that every family join us at our next parent engagement on November 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The evening will begin with dinner in the cafeteria. There is no charge for the dinner so bring the family.


Parents will receive research-based strategies they can employ at home to support their child as well as various door prizes that can be used to support learning. Examples include sight word decks, math flash cards, and books.



We Need Substitute Teachers!

Zebulon Elementary needs you! We are looking for parents, grandparents, and school supporters to become substitute teachers and substitute in our classrooms. You can find more information about becoming a sub here.



Parents Welcome

We want to make it clear; parents are always welcome at ZES! We do ask that you schedule an appointment before meeting with classroom teachers, but you are always welcome in the school, library, cafeteria, and our office areas. I truly have an open-door policy and I welcome your company and constructive dialogue.







November 11         Veteran’s Day No school

November 13         Report cards go home – Book Fair

November 14         Growing Book By Book 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Parent Engagement)

November 18         Spirit Day Big Hair Day

November 19         Spirit Day everyday hero day

November 20         Spirit Day silly sock day

November 21         Spirit Day pajama day/ Fall Concert

November 22         Spirit Day cougar pride day Blue and Gold

November 27-29    Thanksgiving Holiday Break




David Newkirk, Principal