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February Events
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 20, 2020
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This is an image of a bouquet of red flowers in the shape of a heart.February 4: Math NC Check In #2 (3rd-5th grades)

February 5: ELA NC Check-In #2 (4th-5th grades)

February 7: Progress Reports Go Home

February 13: Valentines’ Dance 5-7 p.m. (Semi-formal, parent/child event)

February 14: 5th Grade Field Trip

February 17: Student Holiday (no school)

February 17: School Improvement Team Meeting (12:30 p.m.)

February 17: Parent Teacher Conferences (1:30-3:30 p.m. – by appointment)

February 18: Student Holiday (no school)

        
Digital Learning Day
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 20, 2020
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Image of smiling male student sitting at a desk with an open laptop surrounded by other students slightly out of focus with caption of Digital Learning Day #DLD2020 February 27, 2020 in blue font on a washed-out white strip and the CCS logo in the corner

        
February Employee of the Month
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 5, 2020
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Image of Mrs. James-Vanriel standing in front of her first grade classroom door.Congratulations to our February Employee of the Month – Mrs. Odette James-Vanriel! Mrs. James-Vanriel is a first-grade teacher who always displays a positive attitude. She provides colleagues with encouragement and suggestions on how to make their classrooms better and takes being a professional very seriously. She responds to parent and student concerns promptly and greets everyone with a smile and kind word every day!

        
PBIS Newsletter
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 5, 2020
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A picture of LBES student Jaxton standing between his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Crain at a restaurantFebruary is Black History and Kindness Month. We ask that the Jaguar family continue to R.O.A.R., focus on your school work and be kind to one another. Continue to show your parents, teachers, friends and yourself what you want to accomplish this year. Remember to carry all the knowledge you have acquired into this year and you will be guaranteed success.

Mr. Stephen Crain is the Grandfather of Jaxton. He is a very supportive and caring parent. He is a very active parent, not only in Jaxton’s life but in the school’s activities. He goes the extra mile to ensure that his child’s educational needs are met and constantly communicates with the classroom teacher for support when necessary. We are proud of an awesome and dedicated parent like Mr. Crain. keep up the good work!

        
Wellness Tip: Liven Up Your Meals
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 4, 2020
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Liven Up Your Meals

An image of two hands holding out a bowl with salad with onions with a variety of vegetables in dishes on a counter under the hands.Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

        
Student Dress Code
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 4, 2020
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dress code phrase handwritten on blackboard with heart symbol instead of o

DRESS CODE

We need your cooperation with appropriate student attire.  Children should dress with modesty, good taste and adhere to the following guidelines.  Shorts being worn by students should be at least fingertip length.  Tops should cover the torso (no midriff, halter, or spaghetti strap tops).  Shirts with offensive pictures or language are inappropriate.  Pants must be worn at the waist.  Enclosed footwear is encouraged and flip-flops are prohibited.  Heel height should not exceed 1 ½ inches in height due to safety concerns.

  • Students should not wear hats, caps or bandannas inside the building, except for special events.
  • Hair coloring and styling are permitted as long as it doesn’t cause a disruption within the learning environment.
  • Chains hanging out of pockets or from clothing are not appropriate.

Dress Code Update

  1. All Cumberland County Schools will make any necessary religious accommodations for any type headgear or head coverings otherwise restricted or prohibited under existing individual school dress codes.
  2. No student shall receive Out of School Suspension based solely upon violation of an existing individual school dress code.
        
Book Bag Policy
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 3, 2020
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Image of a blue book bagFor the safety of the students and staff at Lillian Black, only clear or mesh book bags are allowed at school. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to put student safety first.

        
Community Eligibility Information for Parents
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 3, 2020
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Image of blue graduate coming out of an orange and yellow book with the text Cumberland County Schools Child NutritionCumberland County Schools (CCS) Child Nutrition Services is excited to announce The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is being offered in sixty-five of our schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The provision enables each student enrolled in the participating schools to receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge on days when school is in session. Students enrolled at participating CEP schools are not required to submit a lunch application to receive meals at no charge. Lillian Black Elementary will be participating in this program for the 2019-2020 school year.

        
Every Minute Counts
Published by Sharon Lepore on February 1, 2020
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Students sitting on the floor assembling wooden pieces together with the text Every Minute Counts, Class Time Matters in white letters on a red background.