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All-County Choral Concerts
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 15, 2020
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Slide image of students standing on a stage holding music books singing with a female conductor in front of them and caption of All-County Choral Concerts Elementary - Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Middle & High School - Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. Crown Theater, 1960 Coliseum Drive Open to the public, admission is free. in blue font on a washed-out strip and the CCS logo in the corner

        
School Memory Book 2019-2020
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 14, 2020
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Image of many different colored yearbooks, with Carlton Hubbard Photography logo in the bottom right cornerThis year’s memory book will be in COLOR and packed full of the events that happened at Bill Hefner over the past school year. There will be photos from throughout the school year, both during the day and after school events. It will also include a portrait of each child photographed on school portrait day. Don’t miss out on a great book! Purchase your book for $20 until March 3, 2020. Payment is due in full when ordering. Use the order form/envelope your child brought home from school to return your order and payment, or order online.

        
Teacher Work Days/No School for Students
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 13, 2020
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Happy president's day - poster with the blurred flying flag of the USA with glow. Patriotic background with USA symbols

Monday, February 17, 2020 and Tuesday, February 18, 2020 will be teacher work days. There will be no school for students on these days. Have a safe long weekend, and we will see you back at school on Wednesday, February 20, 2020.

        
District Spelling Bee
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 11, 2020
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Dr, Cahill standing with Anaiya Lewin, who is holding a certificate

Principal Donald Cahill with Anaiya Lewin

Anaiya Lewin participated in the District Spelling Bee on Monday, February 10, 2020. Congratulations, Anaiya, on being a wonderful representative of Bill Hefner Elementary at the Spelling Bee!

        
Love the Bus: Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 8, 2020
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Slide image of Bus Driver Appreciation Week February 10-14, 2020, in blue font with the Love the Bus logo and the CCS logo and a yellow and red swoosh in the corner

        
Important Message from CCS Health Services
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 7, 2020
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Cumberland Count Schools logo of red and yellow book with a stylized blue person over it, the words Cumberland County Schools Health Services belowWe are experiencing an active flu season in North Carolina. Because of this, we have sent home a letter with students to share best practices for maintaining healthy lifestyles. If your child has flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other stomach/GI symptoms or a fever of (100 degrees F) (37.8 degrees C or greater), your child is to remain at home. Other symptoms include headache, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, and runny nose. It is recommended that children who present multiple symptoms remain at home. No student shall return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine, even if they feel better. One way to combat the spread of illness is good hand washing, which should consist of using good scrubbing or friction for 20 seconds. We continue to work as a school system to help prevent widespread respiratory illnesses, and we appreciate your continued support.

        
Civic Oration Winners
Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 5, 2020
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Image of three students, Kaitlyn McGirr, Breanna Streeter, and Khadija Bibi, holding awards for Civic Oration

Bill Hefner Elementary Civic Oration winners(L-R): Kaitlyn McGirr, Breanna Streeter, and Khadija Bibi.

Our Civic Oration Competition was held on Friday, January 31, 2020.  This annual contest, sponsored by Modern Woodmen of the World,  helps our fifth grade students to develop and exercise public speaking skills.  The topic for this year’s contest is “What Does Freedom Mean to You?”  Winners of our school-level competition are Breanna Streeter, first place, Kaitlyn McGirr, second place, and Khadija Bibi, third place.  Good luck to our students as they advance to the next level of competition!

        
PTA Fundraiser: World’s Finest Chocolate
Published by Cynthia Hummel on January 28, 2020
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Image of five World's Finest Chocolate candy bars, labeled dark chocolate, almond, WF crisp, caramel and milk chocolateBill Hefner Elementary PTA is sponsoring a World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser to raise funds for special projects and activities that will benefit our students. They really need the help and support of all our parents and guardians to make this fundraiser a success. You can help by selling chocolate at work, in your neighborhood, or at any functions you attend. No door to door sales! Please supervise your child’s efforts. 

Please sign and return the permission slip your child brought home on Wednesday, January 15 to receive your first case of chocolate. When you have sold a case of chocolate, turn in the money for that case to receive a second case. All money should be turned in by February 17.  

There are many prizes and incentives for selling World’s Finest Chocolate, including a magic show, Whiffer Sniffer backpack clips, Vertigo headphones, and attending a bingo game where everyone wins.  The top 12 sellers in the school will receive VIP seating at the magic show, and the top seller in the entire school will win $100 cash! 

Parents, thank you for getting involved in this fundraiser for our PTA! 

        
Liven Up Your Meals
Published by Cynthia Hummel on January 24, 2020
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Photo of a table set with healthy foods. At the center are two hands holding a class bowl of spinach and onions.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.

        
Every Minute Counts!
Published by Cynthia Hummel on January 1, 2020
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Four students wearing backpacks entering a school, gray banner at the bottom with a caption of Every Minute Counts, from start to finish, class time matter with CCS logo