Upcoming Events in the Cumberland County Schools (January 25 – 31, 2015)

**Jan. 24 Event — District PTA Sponsoring Community Wellness Fair
The Cumberland County District PTA is hosting the ARISE and “Spring into Wellness” Community [Wellness] Fair on Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Fellowship Fitness, Inc., located in the Sunny Plaza at 8130 Cliffdale Road. There will be cooking classes, Zumba, Step and Line Dancing classes, as well as door prizes and numerous giveaways. The fair is being presented by the District PTA Council from the Smart from the Start Community Outreach Grant through the National PTA. For additional information, e-mail ccdpta2@gmail.com or jbogan@nc.rr.com.

In Honor of Educator Shanda McAllister

The family of the late Shanda McAllister will present Ferguson-Easley Elementary School with a check on Monday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the school’s media center. McAllister was a special education teacher who was devoted to the students at the school so much so that her family established a fund in her memory to support Ferguson-Easley School’s Backpack Buddies program. The program provides healthy non-perishable food items for students from low-income families on Friday afternoons so they will have food to eat during the weekend. For additional information regarding the presentation, call the school at 910.483.4883.

Indian Education Parent Committee Meeting
The Indian Education Parent Committee meeting will take place on Monday, January 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Central Services’ Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. The Parent Committee works directly with the Indian Education Program in providing information and insight on the educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students. For more information about the meeting, contact the Indian Education Office at 910.678.2460.

2015 Secondary Choice Fair
CCS’ Secondary Choice Fair will take place on Tuesday, January 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Educational Resource Center, 396 Elementary Drive. The fair will feature booths from middle and high schools with information about Choice schools, academies and programs that are accepting student applications for the 2015-2016 school year. All interested parents and students will be able to talk with booth representatives about the school system’s Choice offerings. For more information, call 910.678.2407.

Special High School Recruitment Event
Cumberland International Early College High School, Cross Creek Early College High School and Howard Health & Life Sciences High School are sponsoring a special student recruitment event on Thursday, January 29 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University. The schools hope to make prospective students and their parents more aware of the numerous educational opportunities each school has to offer. Students who attend these schools graduate with a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours. For additional information about the recruitment event, call 910.672.2844, 910.672.1499 or 910.485.1634.

Upcoming Board Committee Meetings
The Cumberland County Board of Education Curriculum and Personnel Committees will meet on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Central Services’ building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. The meetings are open to the public.

School’s First-Ever Blood Drive
Ramsey Street High School will be hosting its first-ever blood drive on Friday, January 30 from 11:30 – 3:30 p.m. on campus. For more information, call 910.437.5829.

Published on January 23, 2015 by Renarta Clanton Moyd