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Image of an open book at a library with the caption of Families that read together, succeed together!You are cordially invited to our Accelerated Reader Night on October 12, 2017.  This event will run from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what level your child is reading at and what their goal is.  Every student should be reading at least 20 minutes a day.  Reading is essential for a child’s success.  Students will be encouraged to read and take an AR Test to earn points towards their AR Goal.  The computer lab will be open for AR testing as well.  As a parent, reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare them with a foundation for academic excellence.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 29, 2017

        


Image of son and father sitting on the bed with a mobile device in their lap and the prohibition sign over themLately, it can be difficult for all of us to pull away from the TV and cell phones. During National Childhood Obesity Month, let’s serve as role models by trying these tips for Reducing Screen Time and help your kids get active! Print out the Family’s Healthy Adventure and enjoy the many ways you and your family can get healthy together! For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 25, 2017

        


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We are building our newest Battle of the Books team here at Ben Martin.  This team is open for selection from our 4th and 5th grades.  Team members are chosen through their teachers and will prepare for competition in the spring. Good luck and happy reading to those students!  Click on the link below to begin reading now!

Battle of the Books List for 2017-2018

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 21, 2017

        


Image of Box Tops asking for them to be turned inBox Tops began when General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools.  They have given over $800 million to schools across the nation.  Our school typically generates over $1000 with this program.  This money is used for our Teacher Wish List Fund every Christmas to replenish supplies needed in the classroom and our fall turn in is quickly approaching.  Box Tops sheets go home every month and whether you fill the sheet or send them in loose, now is the time to send them in!  Each one is worth a dime and they add up fast, so turn them in now so we can have them ready for our fall turn in.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 19, 2017

        


Image of stacks of fresh baked cookies with caption of Cookie Dough at the bottomWho loves fresh baked cookies?  With the cooler weather, cookies will be a wonderful addition to any family fall event or gathering.  Our PTA will be sponsoring our fall fundraiser through Great American Cookie Dough!  Each variety comes in 2.7 pound tubs that makes approximately 43 one-ounce cookies.  They keep for six months in the freezer and six weeks in the refrigerator.  There are also pre-portioned  cookie dough that contain thirty-six cookies.  ALL cookies are zero grams trans fat!  This fundraiser will begin on September 26 through October 13, 2017.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 18, 2017

        


Image of colorful fruits and vegetables surrounding the text "Eat more fruits and veggies"Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, let’s participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer, maintain or reach a healthy weight, and keep your body strong and active.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 12, 2017

        


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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 11, 2017

        


Image of a young boy standing in front of chalk board with Title 1? written above his headYou are invited to join us for Title 1 Night on September 14, 2017 as we go over the aspects of being a Title 1 School in Cumberland County.  The Title 1 program provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or percentages of children in need to help provide support to those children as they strive to meet academic achievement standards.  Title I funds are allocated to be used for children from preschool to high school, but almost 77% of the students served are in elementary schools.  Please join us for a spaghetti dinner as we discuss this program and how it benefits all of our students and answer any questions you may have about this program.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 7, 2017

        


Yellow sticky note hanging on bulletin board that reads Stop Wasting Food!

Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 5, 2017

        


Image of children running through a playground field with the caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthAbout 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States has obesity and certain groups of children are more affected than others.  Childhood obesity is an issue that none of us can ignore.   National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.  It is our responsibility to work together as a community and school to help our children make healthier food and beverage choices.  
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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 4, 2017

        


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