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Field Trip and Fundraising  


ECU Field Trip: Thursday, March 16. Depart at 8:15 and return at 3:30

Fundraising opportunities

·        Hat Day on Friday $1, March 17

·        Sneakers for $1, can purchase daily

·        Popcorn on Friday for 50 cents, March 17 – money is due Thursday

Field Trip Reminders  


ECU Field Trip: money and slip due Wednesday, March 1

Tyron Palace Field Trip: Thursday, March 2. We leave at 8:15 and return at 2:15

Valentine's Day!  

Valentine's Day

The students will be handing out valentines on Tuesday, February 14. Please send in enough valentines (22) for the students to handout to each student. Please DO NOT send in any candy that contains PEANUTS

D.A.R.E. Graduation  

The D.A.R.E. graduation is on Friday at 9:15am in the multi-purpose room. 

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Monday, October 24

Wear Red/Pledge Day: wear RED to support a DRUG FREE lifestyle. Students will receive their ribbon today!

Tuesday, October 25

"Rock it and Sock it to Drugs!"- wear your crazy socks

Wednesday, October 26

"Team Up: Against Drugs"- wear your favorite sport's team memorabilia 

Thursday, October 27

I'm TOO bright for drugs!- wear your brightest neon clothes and sunglasses

Friday, October 28

Follow your DREAMS, don't use drugs!"- wear your pajamas. Also, we will be collecting non perishables for our Backpack Buddies program. This program sends home a backpack full of food for the weekend for children in need.

Girls on the Run  

Mrs. Carter has joined Girls on the Run as an assistant coach! Our practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. On Early Release days, we will move practice from Thursday to Friday. The girls must come prepared with gym clothes, proper undergarments and tennis shoes.

Arrival & Dismissal  

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures  

Carolina Forest International Elementary School

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


Carolina Forest International Elementary School strives for the safety of our students. To help ensure their safety, we have implemented morning arrival and afternoon dismissal procedures for car riders, walkers and bus riders. Students are permitted to enter the building at 7:40am and dismissal occurs at 3:00pm.


Bus Riders

Ø  Only buses and daycare vans are permitted in the front circle between 7:00am-8:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Ø  Parents are reminded that riding the school bus is a privilege and all school and bus rules must be followed while on the bus as well as at the bus stops.

Ø  Students must be at their designated bus stops 10 minutes prior to official pick up times. Buses are not allowed to wait for students who are not at the bus stops.


Car Riders

Ø  Car riders are required to use the entrance closest towards Ramsey Road and follow the traffic flow accordingly.

Ø  Vehicles may only be parked in the designated parking areas, not in the car rider line.

Ø  Car rider tags are required and must be visible to employees for afternoon dismissal.

Ø  If you are walking up to the left side door of the multipurpose room (MPR) to retrieve your child, you must present your tag to an employee before they will release the student in your custody.

Ø  If you forget or lose your tag, you must report to the office and show your ID to receive another tag before the student will be released in your custody.



Ø  Parents are reminded that the doors will not open for students until 7:40am. Students will be marked tardy after the tardy bell rings at 8:00am. Please ensure students do not arrive prior to 7:40am but before 8:00am.

Ø  Parents who wish to escort their child to class may do so, provided they sign in at the office and it is before 8:00am. They are not permitted to walk students to class after the tardy bell rings.

Ø  All walkers are dismissed at the front of the school. Please wait for your child to exit through the doors. You may not take a child from the teacher's line once they have exited the side of the building by the MPR.


Changes from regular dismissal procedures

Ø  All changes in dismissal procedures must be made in writing and given to your child’s teacher. The office staff are not permitted to take changes made over the phone.


**Pets are prohibited from being on campus during school hours.

Year at a Glance  

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Welcome Back to School! Below you find some important dates for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year.

August 29: 1st Day of SchoolJ

September 5: Holiday/Labor Day

September 8: New Kids on the Block Orientation - Orientation for new families to CFIE 5-7pm


October 3-7: Fall Book Fair

October 6: Fall Open House 5-7pm

October 14: Fall Festival 5-7pm

October 20: ERPD (Early Release Day)

November 4: Military Appreciation Day

November 9: Awards Day

November 10: ERPD

November 30-December 6: Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

December 1: International Holiday Fair 5-7pm

January 2: CFIE Leaves No Reader Behind Kick-Off

January 26: Preschool Transition Meeting

January 29-February 3: Soup Drive

February 1-10: PTO Candy Grams

February 3: Awards Day

February 15: Black History Paper Dolls

February 16: ERPD

February 20-28: Jump Rope for Heart

February 27-March 3: Read Across America Week

March 3: Book Character Parade/Spring Into Open Book Day 8:30-10:30am

March 23: ERPD

April 3-7: Spring Book Fair

April 6: Global Open House 5-7pm

April 7: Awards Day

April 7: Deadline for CFIE Leaves No Reader Behind Program

April 21: Military Appreciation Day

April 28: CFIE Leaves No Reader Behind Celebration

May 5: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

May 5: Field Day  

May 11: Step-Up Night 5-7pm

May 15-19: Free Book Drive

May 19: Spring Fling 5-7pm

June 8: Awards Day

June 9: Last Day of School

1:1 Devices  

Carolina Forest’s 1:1 Parent Night

Tuesday September 6, 2016

In the Media Center

5th Grade Parents 5:30-6:15

4th Grade Parents 6:15-7:00

Learn about Onslow County’s 1:1 program Pay tech fees;  Fill out technology paperwork; Purchase neoprene computer sleeves for $10 (optional)

Carolina Forest Elementary  

Carolina Forest International Elementary  

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