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BHES: Pathway to a Safe and Healthy Return Family Engagement Session
Published by Cynthia Hummel on November 23, 2020
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Bill Hefner Elementary will hold a Virtual Town Hall Meeting titled “Pathway to a Safe and Healthy Return.” This LIVE session will provide families with an opportunity to learn about our school’s plan for re-entry, including safety precautions and cohorts. This virtual meeting will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Join the meeting here:  Pathway to a Safe and Healthy Return Family Engagement Session

        
CCS is closed November 26 and 27
Published by Cynthia Hummel on November 20, 2020
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Slide image with text of Did you know? CCS is closed November 26 and 27 for a student and staff holiday on a white background and multi-colored swoosh on the right-side and the CCS logo

        
Month of the Military Family
Published by Cynthia Hummel on November 1, 2020
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Title says Military Family Appreciation Month, with four images of military families: two with soldier father, wife and child, one with both military parents and child, and last with military mom and childNovember is Military Family Appreciation Month—a time when America honors and recognizes those unique sacrifices and challenges family members make in support of their loved ones in uniform. At Bill Hefner Elementary, we have several special events planned to celebrate this month. Month of the Military Family Spirit Week will be November 9-13; students and staff are encouraged to dress to a different theme each day. Ms. Gilmore’s kindergarten class will mail “hugs” to deployed military personnel. Our morning announcements will feature a military fact every morning, read by our own military-connected staff members. Read about our other special events for Month of the Military Family

        
November is Native American Heritage Month
Published by Cynthia Hummel on November 1, 2020
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Mrs. O’Brien Named Assistant Principal of the Year by CCS
Published by Cynthia Hummel on October 27, 2020
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Tianna O'Brien, Assistant Principal of the YearThe entire staff of Bill Hefner Elementary would like to congratulate Mrs. O’Brien on being named CCS 2020-2021 Assistant Principal of the Year.

O’Brien has served as an assistant principal for four years after starting her career as a teacher in 2010. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and received a master’s degree in school administration from Fayetteville State University.
 
At Bill Hefner Elementary, O’Brien has made her mark on our school community. She led an equity team for staff and also started Hefner Halt, which is an alternative to student suspensions. Additionally, thanks to grants from the Fayetteville Arts Council, O’Brien has ensured students experience different cultures through performances and exciting programs.
 
“Ms. O’Brien has repeatedly outperformed my highest expectation as a seasoned administrator,” said Dr. Donald Cahill, principal of Bill Hefner Elementary. “She has put herself in the position of helping and coaching teachers to also be at their best and accept nothing less.”
        
BHES Crisis Intervention and Response Protocol
Published by Cynthia Hummel on October 26, 2020
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Bill Hefner Elementary School is diligently working to make the most appropriate decisions and get guidance on expectations as we work through this uncharted territory. Our team would like to provide teachers and parents with a crisis referral protocol while students are participating in virtual school. We are aware that although students are not in school, distress and anxieties may still be present.

Read the BHES Crisis Intervention and Response Protocol

        
SuccessMaker 2020
Published by Cynthia Hummel on October 25, 2020
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All students at Bill Hefner in kindergarten through fifth grade will be using Successmaker this year for supplemental learning in Reading and Mathematics. SuccessMaker 2020 is an award-winning educational software program that provides students with individualized instruction, helpful tools, and targeted practice. SuccessMaker can be used at home on many desktop, laptop, and tablet devices. 

Your student’s teacher will communicate any assignments. As you begin working, please read this SuccessMaker Family Letter that has links to videos that further explain how to get started using SuccessMaker. For additional helpful information, please refer to this SuccessMaker Parent FAQ document. 

        
Cumberland @ Home iBus Wireless Locations
Published by Cynthia Hummel on October 24, 2020
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Yellow school bus, shown from side, sitting in a parking lotEighty school buses with wifi connectivity will be deployed this week around the community to support connectivity. Beginning Monday, September 21, some of the iBus locations will change. Here is an updated list of iBus locations

        
Daily Student Expectations for K-5 Students CCS Remote Learning
Published by Cynthia Hummel on October 23, 2020
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Smiling girl sitting next to a keyboard and computer monitorTo help your student be a successful virtual learner, CCS has developed daily expectations for remote learning. To view, click here.