Read Across America is happening March 11th-15th. There will be lots of fun activities as we dig into our books and have a great time doing it.
Join us Tuesday morning for PTO!
Congratulations to Ms. Daphne Grayson for being voted by her peers as West Buncombe Elementary's Teacher Assistant of the Year! This is a well-deserved recognition for her hard work and dedication in supporting the students and teachers at the school.
As a teacher assistant, Ms. Grayson plays a vital role in the education of the students by providing individualized attention and support to them. Her contributions have undoubtedly made a significant impact on the success of the school and its students.
We are grateful for Ms. Grayson's commitment to excellence and her willingness to go above and beyond in her role. This recognition is a testament to her passion for education and her unwavering dedication to the students at West Buncombe Elementary.
West Buncombe Elementary School is proud to honor and recognize Louise Hall as our Teacher of the Year. Ms. Hall is a dedicated and passionate 3rd grade teacher who has made a tremendous impact on the lives of her students. Her commitment to education and her students is evident in everything she does.
Louise is an exceptional teacher who goes above and beyond to ensure that her students receive the best education possible. She is always willing to lend an ear to her students and help them with any challenges they may face. Her classroom is a welcoming and nurturing environment where her students feel safe and supported.
Ms. Hall is a true inspiration to her colleagues and students alike. She is a role model for all of us, and we are proud to have her as a member of our school community. Congratulations, Ms. Hall, on this well-deserved recognition.
Good morning West Buncombe Families,
As you have probably already heard, today, January 9th, has been designated as an asynchronous remote day. This means that students will not report to school, but will instead complete Day #1 of their inclement weather packet that was sent home prior to Christmas break. If you may have misplaced your child's packet, don't worry. Your child has 5 days with which to complete their work and receive credit. Your child's teacher has extra copies of their packet. If there are extenuating circumstances that may prevent your child from completing their inclement work packet, please communicate with their teacher. We will make arrangements to ensure your child receives credit. Additionally, weather permitting, packets are available in our front office.
Brad Johnson, principal
Please use the link below to read the 2023 North Carolina School Report Cards.
"The NC School Report Cards website contains snapshots of information about our schools, including the school performance grade, students’ academic growth, how prepared our students are when they enter a school, and a number of other measures as well," said NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt. "These resources are readily available for you and allow transparency into aspects like spending as well as school performance. Although this information is important to know, we know it doesn’t tell the complete story. It doesn’t show the hard work our educators pour in each day for their students and schools and it doesn’t show the spirit of the school itself. No data will be able to show the dedication of our educators nor will it show the extracurricular opportunities, the athletic programs, the apprenticeship, or career preparatory classes - all of which have a profound impact on students and growth."
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Parents, don't forget that Monday, November 13th is the deadline for ordering for Art to Remember
Good afternoon, BCS Staff, Families, and Community:
As the school year continues, we are working hard to ensure all of our students have the resources they need- and you can help! Thanks to a partnership with Purposity, we have identified the most urgent student needs and uploaded them to the Purposity website - a program that allows our community to meet these needs with just a few clicks.
🖍Items include everything from new shoes to school supplies.
What do you need to do?
Simply sign up at https://www.purposity.com/organization/BuncombeSchools
, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
Please consider joining us for lunch November 15th to take part in our Holiday Meal.
The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville.
**Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent.
**Following monthly Public Comments, the Board will hear public comments specifically related to the required board policies addressing the State’s Parents Bill of Rights statutes. These policies are linked in the meeting agenda.
Individuals wishing to speak during this time should sign up on the designated sheet before the meeting begins. These comments will adhere to the same public comment guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310.
Additionally, parents may email comments to be shared with the Board of Education to firstname.lastname@example.org
Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at: YouTube.com/BuncombeSchools
West Buncombe Elementary's literacy team is organizing an event named "Fall into Reading" to foster a love for reading among students. To achieve this objective, they are promoting creativity and encouraging students to read as many books as possible based on the monthly theme. In October, the school held a reading kick-off event on October 4th in the school gym. During the assembly, students were entertained with a poem titled "Apple Bobbing" and a thrilling apple bobbing contest that featured Mr. Johnson and Coach Swain. The event culminated with a teacher book relay that was incredibly exciting. Students laughed, cheered, and chanted the "Fall into Reading" slogan. After the event, they enjoyed apple cider while participating in a special read time in their classrooms. Additionally, Students have the opportunity to win daily book giveaways and are encouraged to read as much as possible.
Please consider joining us for West Buncombe's Title 1 Open House
September 26th from 5:00-6:30
The West Buncombe Elementary Book Fair will be taking place next week. September 25-29.
The Buncombe County Schools Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, inviting, and civil educational environment for all students, employees, and other members of the school community. The Board expects all students, employees, volunteers, and visitors to behave in a manner consistent with that goal. The Board recognizes that bullying and harassing behavior creates an atmosphere of intimidation and fear, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious misconduct or to violence. Accordingly, the Board prohibits all forms of bullying and harassing behavior, including encouragement of such behavior, by students, employees, volunteers, and visitors. Additional information on reporting and responding to bullying is available here>>> https://bit.ly/3YG6ib4
🎒🖍📓 This weekend, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers and BCS staff members will be collecting school supplies at the Walmart on Hendersonville Rd. (1636 Hendersonville Rd.).
The hours are: Saturday, August 19- 10 am to 8 pm & Sunday, August 20- 10 am to 2:30 pm.
Examples of school items are as follows but not limited to:
-Book bags—lunchboxes—pencil boxes
-Binders—papers—art supplies (crayons/colored
- Tissues—hand sanitizer—cleaning wipes
-Water bottles—dry erase markers—plug in ear-
buds—other school related items
We hope to see you there as we work together to help ALL students have a great start to the school year!