Come Join Us!
October 29 th from 8:30am until 10am
A Walk in Your Child’s Shoes ~
Making and Keeping Friends
Speakers ~ AU Team Members
Workshop is sponsored by Exceptional Children’s Staff
In Board Room @ Central Office
Donuts and coffee will be served – Child care provided – Advance
Please call 652-6580 ext. 1203
If you need more information and/or childcare.
The Education Lottery created N.C. School Heroes as a way to honor those who help our students achieve their dreams. This video is another way to spotlight Peggy’s good work and those like her in schools across our state. The video is featured on the School Heroes website.
Our very own Tracey Childers was featured on a podcast that aired this past week. He was asked to talk about his experience coming into teaching after a 30-year career in industry. Tracey did a wonderful job representing Foothills Community School and McDowell County Schools, but this is no surprise to those who know him. He is a wonderful educator and an even better person.
Apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to McDowell County Schools, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. www.LunchApplication.com has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. If you know your child’s lunch number, this will help to match your application to your child in our system.
To apply simply go to www.LunchApplication.com and click “Apply Now” and go through all the questions. The final process is to click the “Submit” button to send it to the central office.
* If you don't have access to the internet at home computers will be available during open house events at your child's school or call 652-5633 for a paper copy of this year's Free and Reduced Meal Application.
** If you have already received a letter telling you that your child was preapproved for meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year, you do not need to reapply. Please make sure all of the school-aged children living in your household are listed on the approval letter so we will be certain they are also receiving the correct benefits you are eligible for. If not please contact Erin Buchanan at 652-5633 or Erin.Buchanan@mcdowell.k12.nc.us.
With school starting right around the corner, it's important for parents to help in keeping kids safe at bus stops and for drivers to know the rules. Please watch this NCDOT Bus Safety video for more information.