Trina Wenzel, Principal
As you may be aware, because of the federal shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has instructed states to issue February’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits early. On Sunday, January 20, 2019 households already receiving FNS benefits will receive their February FNS benefits that would normally be available between February 3rd and 21st. Once issued there will not be additional benefits issued to those households in February. New applications will continue to be taken and processed.
At this time, the USDA has not provided information about the availability of benefits beyond February while the shutdown is in place. The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working closely with county departments of social services and our federal partners to ensure participants have little to no interruption of FNS services due to the shutdown.
Our Winter Festival is a family-friendly, hands on event that everyone, young and old, can enjoy. This event was an opportunity for our teachers to demonstrate how MFWC approaches educating young children. Teachers shared a variety of festive activities using everyday materials to illustrate how simple it can be to teach the important developmental skills not only at school but at home too.
Thank you to all who came out and participated and helped with our Festival and Scholastic Book Fair!
Pictured: Jessica Hendley, Dr. Becky Bailey, Amy Harding
Cabarrus County Schools Preschool continued their journey with Conscious Discipline by sending some teachers to the 65th Annual NCAEYC conference. (NCAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.) Dr. Becky Bailey is the author of Conscious Discipline.
What is Conscious Discipline? An evidence-based, research-backed methodology and trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs. The Harvard study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”
Front Playground Construction
November 5th: “Wow! What an Exciting day! As we watched the excavator dig holes and Miss Sarah level them out and measure them, we asked Mr. Ray why they were digging holes and tearing up our playground. He told us they are putting up a sunshade! They will pour concrete in the holes and set the Big poles. Then once the concrete is dry and poles are set they will attach the long skinny poles to the top of the big poles and put a sun shade on top! Stay tuned and watch with us as our playground is transformed.
All visitors, including parents and volunteers, MUST report to the front office to obtain a visitor’s pass to access other parts of our building. For the safety of our students, a photo ID, such as a driver's license or state issued ID, is required every time to check your child in or out of the building.
Cabarrus Partnership for Children and NCPK
If you are interested in more information or to apply for the NC Pre-Kindergarten program please visit: http://cabarruspartnership.org/early-education/nc-pre-kindergarten
The NC Pre-Kindergarten and Early Education Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am at the Department of Human Services Auditorium. The address is 1303 S. Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083. If you would like to attend the meeting, or if you would like to access minutes from past meetings, please visit http://cabarruspartnership.org/early-education/early-education-committee or you can contact Ann Benfield via telephone at 704-933-8278 or by email at email@example.com.
For more information on the Cabarrus Partnership for Children please click here.