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Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School 286 Learning Way, Forest City, NC 28043

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Good Evening Forest City-Dunbar Families,
Our spring Book Fair will take place this week. We would like to welcome grandparents and friends to come and have lunch and shop at the Book Fair. Please refer to the schedule that was sent home for specific days for each grade level to have friends and family for lunch and shopping. We also have our Krispy Kreme donut sell going on as well. Next Thursday, March 7th spring pictures will be taken. These will be prepay, and more information will be sent home this week regarding pictures. Thank you to all of you for your support! Have a great week!
Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School Families,
We have lots of important activities going on this week.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking reading and math NC Check-Ins.
This Thursday will be an early dismissal day for FCDES. Students will be dismissed at 12:00pm.
Also on Thursday we will have our "My Princess and Me" Dance. The dance will be from 5:30-7:30. Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $4.00 at the door. Only current FCDES students will be allowed to attend.
Tomorrow we kick off the Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) with the American Heart Association, and we need your help! Over the next few weeks students will be learning about heart health and have the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.
Our school's goal is for every student and family to know Hands-Only CPR and the warning signs of a stroke by completing Finn’s Mission!
· Step 1. Register at OR download the AHA Schools app for iPhone or Android to search for our school and sign up!
· Step 2. Complete Finn’s Mission!
During the Kids Heart Challenge, your student can earn Heart Heroes who teach them ways for their heart to be healthy. Make sure to check these out on the KHC letter your student is bringing home this week! Additionally, students who complete the Finn’s Mission learning module at home will earn an entry for two tickets to Super Bowl LIX in 2025, as well as helping our school earn PE equipment.
Why we support the American Heart Association: When cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital, bystanders only respond 40% of the time. 75% of cardiac arrests occur in the home. Providing Hands-Only CPR immediately can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
Thank you for helping us build our community of lifesavers!
As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's teacher or the school. Thank you for your support!
Good Evening Forest City-Dunbar Families,
We will have group pictures on Thursday, February 1st. Students will need to follow the uniform dress code for these pictures. Also on February 1st, our 5th graders will complete their science NC Check-In. We want to remind everyone that our morning drop off begins at 7:40. Please do not drop your children off before this time. We want to ensure that our students are safe and accounted for at all times. As always if you have any questions please contact the school or your child's teacher. Thank you for your support. Have a great week!
Today's strong storm system led to widespread flooding, numerous power outages, and hazardous travel conditions throughout our area. While those conditions are improving this evening, we are mindful that some continued flooding, debris in roadways, falling trees, and other hazards may continue overnight and into the early morning hours tomorrow. So that we can fully assess travel conditions tomorrow morning, and so that drivers have the benefit of improved visibility, Rutherford County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 10.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory and Flood Watch for Rutherford County, along with a Winter Weather Advisory in our northwesternmost communities, in anticipation of a strong storm system that will soon affect our area. Stormy weather is expected to develop overnight tonight, and conditions are expected to worsen throughout the day tomorrow.

Given the likelihood of flooding, downed trees, power outages, and hazardous travel conditions, Rutherford County Schools will observe a remote learning day for students and an optional teacher workday for school employees on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

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