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Weekly Media Advisory: January 13-19, 2019
Published by Laurie Pender on January 14, 2019
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Weekly Media Advisory: January 13-19, 2019
A summary of events and activities in the Cumberland County Schools (CCS)

WEEKLY MEDIA ADVISORY
January 13-19, 2019

Renarta Clanton Moyd
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 910.678.2307
Fax: 910.678.2606
renartac@ccs.k12.nc.us

It’s a Parent Café in the New Year!
CCS’ Pre-K Program is sponsoring a Parent Café on Tuesday, January 15 at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Pre-K Office, located at 1307 Hillsboro Street in Fayetteville. The theme is “A New Year, A New You: It Takes a Healthy Village to Raise a Healthy Child.” Parent Café planners are encouraging parents to wear their favorite exercise gear and to bring a friend to the monthly gathering. Parent Cafés are a series of parent group conversations where parents can make new friends, engage in positive conversations, and learn about school and community resources. Parent Cafés follow a specific process and a set of questions that motivate parents to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences they need to talk about. Most importantly, the Parent Café process includes follow-up, leading to real change in the lives of families and communities. The sessions are free and open to staff and parents. To register or for more information, call 910.483.7370.Board of Education Meeting and Public Forum
The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting and public forum in the Board Room of the Central Services’ building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. The Board plans to recognize the Amazing Acts of Character recipients, a local nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, a local Title I School of Distinction, a Re-Designated NC School to Watch and Stephen Shane Fincher Memorial Foundation grantees. The meeting is open to the public.

Festival Brings Elementary & High School Students Together for Cultural Understanding, Respect
Third-grade International Baccalaureate (IB) students from Ed V. Baldwin and Rockfish elementary schools will converge on the campus of South View High School (SVHS) on Friday, January 18 from 8:30 a.m. – noon to participate in the high school’s International Baccalaureate Academy’s 4th Annual Around the World Festival. The event, which encourages global education, will expose the elementary school students to cultures, traditions, and languages from around the world. The Festival will also serve to support the IB premise of “developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” For more information about the Festival, call SVHS at 910.425.8181.

Special Committee Meeting Scheduled
Members of the Cumberland County Board of Education Finance Committee are holding a special meeting on Friday, January 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the Central Services’ Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street in Fayetteville. The meeting is open to the public.

Looking Ahead …
MLK Day Observance
In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, a student/teacher holiday will be observed by the Cumberland County Schools on Monday, January 21. CCS’ Central Services offices will be closed as well.

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Media has provided a complete listing of school activities. No student or employee in the Cumberland County Schools shall, on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicapping condition, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. This document is available in alternative format by contacting the Communications Department of the Cumberland County Schools at 910.678.2638.
        

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