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School Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Mrs. White! áShe has been named the 2014-15 Administrator of the Year for Edenton-Chowan Schools! áThis recognition is part of The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Wells Fargo Principal of the Year Program. áMrs. White has been the principal at White Oak since August, 2012. áShe will advance to the regional competition with eight finalists competing for the state award. áWe at White Oak are very proud of Mrs. White!á

The First Grade classes will present a Veterans' Day Program on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 10:15am and at 2:00pm. áArea veterans are invited to attend.
We would like to honor our veterans by placing their names on stars and displaying them. áIf you know of any veterans you would like honored, please give their names to Jane Parr. áYou can call her at 221-4078 or email her your names at jparr@ecps.k12.nc.us. áThank you.
Please join us for our 4th Annual Arts & Crafts Holiday Show on Saturday, November 22nd! áClick HERE for more information.
We Need Your Help!
Book Bag Buddies is a program that provides healthy food for the weekend to children from food-insecure homes. áThis program is run solely from donations from individuals, organizations, and churches. áIt costs $5 per week per child. áCurrently, we have the funds to feed 70 students every weekend this school year. áHowever, we also have waiting list of 13 children at this time. áIf you are interested in donating to this program, please contact Katie Milligan, school counselor, at 221-4078 or at kmilligan@ecps.k12.nc.us.
Cubbie Club News

OnáOctober 6th and October 10th,ástudents in 1stáand 2nd grade Cubbie Club at White Oak Elementary School wereáengaged in a cross-curricular lesson about measurement. Students began the lesson by discussing inches vs. centimeters and when/why each would be used. Students explored the classroom toáidentify items that would be measured in inches and centimeters. Next, students read and analyzed the story, "Inch by Inch" by Leo Lionni. Students then completed word problems using "more than" and "less than" and finishedáthe unit by building a tower (which then had to be measured in both inches and centimeters).áStudents wereáchallenged to incorporate their prior knowledge to build the "tallest tower." áStudents were excited and thoroughly engaged. See below for pictures.
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Are you looking for an opportunity to serve as a volunteer in our schools? áWould you like to know how you can help in some other way? áClick HERE for more information.
Ways to Help Our School
There are 3 ways you can help our school earn points for needed supplies and it is soooo easy! á
The first way to help is by clipping Box Tops for Education off various General Mills products. áClip these and send them in to help purchase art supplies.
ááThe second way you can help is by shopping at Farm Fresh and saving your receipts. áSend these receipts to school and we can redeem them for points to purchase needed supplies. áThere are collection boxes for both items in our main office.
In an effort to raise funds for needed library supplies, we are asking that you donate your used inkjet and laser printer cartridges. áWe are able to submit these for recycling and earn a small profit. áCartridges can be turned in at theáWOSámedia center.
Supply Lists for 2014-15

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