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Parents and Community

Mission Statement

Lillian Black Elementary is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

Vision Statement

  • We will prepare our students to become independent learners with the desire to achieve dreams and skills necessary for lifelong learning.
  • We will enrich good values and morals.
  • We will focus on developing strong bodies and minds.
  • We will create a student-centered learning environment, guided by teachers, and supported by home and community.

Parents Right to Know Statements


As required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I Part A.  Information is available at our school to include but is not limited to the following:

  • the school improvement plan
  • qualifications of your child’s teacher and/or teacher assistant
  • professional development opportunities for teachers and assistants to ensure highly qualified personnel
  • opportunities for parent involvement and input
  • the district improvement plan
  • the district parent involvement policy
  • the district report card and the school report card

Please contact our school and we will be glad to provide you with this information upon request.


Como requerido por el Acto de Que Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás (NCLB) del 2001, Título 1 Parte A.  Información está disponible en nuestra escuela que incluye pero que no está limitada a lo siguiente:

  • Plan de Mejoría de la Escuela
  • Calificaciones del maestro(a) de su hijo/a
  • Oportunidades del desarollo professional de los maestros y de los asistentes para
  • asegurar personal altamente calificados
  • Oportunidades para la participación y las opiniones del padre
  • Plan de Mejoría de las Escuelas del Condado de Cumberland
  • El Plan del Título 1 para la Participación de los Padres y el Plan para la Participación
  • de los Padres en las Escuelas
  • Reporte de Calificación del Condado de Cumberland
  • Reporte de Calificación de la Escuela

Favor de comunicarse con nuestra escuela y será nuestro placer en proveerle con información a su petición.

Title 1 Information

Parent & Family Engagement Policy 20-21

School & Family Learning Compact 20-21

Student Handbook

For additional information including school hours, medication, attendance policy, visitors, buses, grading, and school rules, please refer to our 2020-2021 student handbook.


Admission Requirements

For the 2020-2021 school year, all students must be five by August 31, 2020 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.

New Kindergarten:

  • Certified birth certificate
  • Record of immunizations
  • Health assessment (Physical)
  • Proof of residency in the attendance area of enrolling school
  • Photo ID of Adult Registering student
  • SSN
  • Registration Packet (enrolling School)

Transfer Students, K-5th Grade ( In County):

  • Proof of Residency in the attendance area of enrolling school
  • Photo ID of Adult Registering student
  • Last report card, withdrawal documentation, or transcript from the previous school
  • Registration Packet (enrolling school)

1st-5th Grade (New to NC schools or out of County):

  • Certified birth certificate
  • Record of immunizations
  • SSN
  • Photo ID of Adult registering student
  • Last report card, withdrawal documentation, or transcript from previous school
  • Proof of residency in the attendance area of enrolling school
  • Registration Packet (enrolling school)


Student Attendance

Student attendance at LBES is extremely important. Being at school on time every day will greatly enhance your child’s educational experience.

Attendance Policy



Lillian Black participates in the PBIS initiative.



Check In & Check Out Procedures

“Our primary concern is the safety and welfare of all students”

Lillian Black Elementary School will observe the following check-in/check-out procedures.

Students who report to school after 7:30 a.m. must be checked in through the office by the individual bringing them to school. (Must be 18 years old). Please do not drop them off at the front door. An adult must enter with them and sign them in.

When picking up your child from school, please come to the front office and a staff member will assist you. There will be no checkouts after 1:45 p.m. Adults listed on the Verification Cards are the only persons permitted to pick up students unless we have written permission to allow another person to do so.

Complete Check-In & Check-Out Procedures


Media Center

Information about book check out procedures and hours of operation for the media center.Media Coordinator – Sharon Lepore

Open 7:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each school day

The Lillian Black Elementary School motto is “We believe We can achieve and We will succeed”. In the Media Center, we believe that reading, viewing, listening to, and responding to a wide variety of challenging books, videos, educational websites, and magazines helps us to achieve. We also believe that learning how to use the library to find the information we want and need helps us to succeed.

Morning Checkout

The Media Center invites students to come to Morning Checkout each school day from 7:05 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. During this time students may browse the shelves independently, get help choosing a book, look up a book in our Destiny catalog, return Media Center materials, skim a magazine, take Accelerated Reader quizzes, and check out new books.

Checkout Policies

Students are also allowed to check out materials for two weeks during their class’ regularly scheduled weekly Media time. Kindergarten, and First Grade students are allowed to check out one book at a time.  Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade students are allowed to check out two books or magazines at a time.


Child Nutrition & Cafeteria Resources

Lunch Menus and Additional CCS Nutrition Information


Partners in Education

Partners can assist students at Lillian Black Elementary School by helping to:

  • Sponsor students on class field trips
  • Have lunch with students during the week
  • Read together
  • Review homework
  • Be a friend who listens
  • Give academic support
  • Play computer games
  • Mentor a student
  • Reinforce skills taught by the teacher
  • Discuss test taking strategies
  • Encourage students to write or keep a journal
  • Participate in sports activities together
  • Assist with classroom assignments and projects
  • Encourage students to set academic, social, and personal goals
  • Donate items to the classroom from teachers’ wish lists
  • Attend school functions and SIT meetings


Box Tops for Education

Pink banner with a yellow pencil with the words Box Tops for EducationHelp our school earn cash this school year! Every Box Top is worth 10 cents, and they add up fast! Simply buy Box Tops products, clip the Box Tops from the package, and send the Box Tops to school on a collection sheet. You can also use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online. For more information, visit Box Tops for Education.



Class Dojo

Green avatar with a blue background promoting the ClassDojo program.This year, all classrooms will be using ClassDojo. ClassDojo encourages important skills, promotes our P.B.I.S. behavior system, and allows teachers, administrators, and parents to communicate instantly by sharing messages and updates from the class and school. If you have not already connected to your child’s ClassDojo, please contact his or her teacher and request an invite today!


School Improvement Goals

Our school improvement goals for 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • All teachers will individualize instructional planning in response to individual student performance on pre-tests and other methods of assessment to provide support enhanced learning opportunities for students.
  • Instructional teams will develop standards-aligned units of instruction for each subject and grade level.
  • Our Leadership Team will consist of the principal, teachers who lead the Instructional Teams, and other professional staff. We will meet regularly (at least twice a month) to review the implementation of effective practices.
  • The school will regularly communicate with parents/guardians about its expectations of them and the importance of the curriculum of the home (what parents can do at home to support their children’s learning).


Home Base Portal Support

Home Base Portal Support


AIG Information

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program

Published by Sharon Lepore on November 2, 2020