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Field Trip  

Moore's Creek Battlefield-Please remember that the field trip permission slip and $3 are due on March 29th.

AVID Night Feb. 9th 5-7pm  

students holding handsNSHS will be hosting AVID Across the Ages and our students in grades 3, 4, 5 are invited to attend with parents. This is an opportunity to see and hear what AVID looks like as students age and transition from elementary, to middle school and onto high school. This event will be at NSHS 5-7:00pm Thursday, Feb. 9th.

2017 Speech Contest  

Please access the link below to find information about the speech all 5th graders will be writing.

DARE Graduation  

D.A.R.E Graduation is this Friday, Jan. 6th, at 9:15-10:00am in the multipurpose room. Parents are welcome to attend.

Teacher Workday and Thanksgiving Holiday  

Nov.Turkey wearing Pilgrim hat 23rd is a Teacher Workday. No School for Students.

Nov. 24th and 25th No School for Students: Thanksgiving Holiday


Classroom Reminders  

ImportantThe 5th Grade Award Ceremony will be this Wednesday, Nov. 9th, at 9:30 in the multipurpose room.

Thursday is an Early Release Day. There is no school on Friday for Veteran's Day.


WPush pinear orange this Wednesday, Oct. 19th, to support anti-bullying.


This Thursday, Oct. 20th, is an Early Release Day. School will dismiss at noon and lunch will be served.

Science Fair  

Hello Parents,


We started discussing the Science Fair in class today. Students are asked to turn in 2 or 3 possible topic ideas/questions on Friday, Oct. 7th to be approved. The final projects are due December 5th.


Things to know about the fair:

Ø  Forms needed. (See below for an explanation of these forms.)

Ø  Please review the official rules and complete the “Risk Assessment” form prior to any experimentation. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: Winners will have to sign a paper attesting to the fact that this was completed BEFORE conducting and experiments.

Ø  No elementary level student may enter a project that involves growing/culturing micro-organisms (germs, viruses, bacteria)

Ø  NO ANIMALS may be used in the experiment in any capacity

Ø  People participating as test subjects may be used in the experiment but certain waivers/forms must be completed first.  I would guide students away from this unless they are willing to do the extra paperwork.

Ø  Teachers/Parent must approve the topic before students start experimenting.

Ø  FYI…County office advised that projects like growing crystals, moldy bread, baking soda volcanos, electric fruit/potato typically do not advance to the next level. Students should be posing/answering a question while utilizing the scientific method in the science fair project. Some examples of winning projects:


Which roofing material and color offers the best energy efficiency?

Is the pyramid the strongest 3D geometric structure?

The effect of different materials in a filter on the purity of the water?

What are the Best Materials for Parachutes? Which Boat Hull Shape Can Float the Most Weight?

 House Color Effect on the Temperature Inside The House?

Attached Forms:  These forms were emailed to parents and a hard copy was given to the students.

1.       Judging Criteria Form- This forms shows how the judges will score projects.

2.       Science Fair Info- Dates and requirements

3.       Abbreviated Rules-This is a shortened version of the science fair rules. A full explanation of rules may be found at:

4.       Risk Assessment Form-This form must be completed by parents before any experimentation takes place. 

Early Release  

ImportantThis Thursday, September 22nd, is an Early Release day. School dismisses at noon and lunch will be served.

School Pictures  

SMILE! Wsmiley faceednesday, September 21st is school picture day.

Make-Up Parent 1:1 Laptop Meeting  

There will be a make-up meeting for parents that could not attend previously. It will be Thursday, Sept. 15th, at 9-10am in the media center. Before we issue a laptop to your child we ask that you attend this informational session about the laptops.

2 Hour Early Release Sept. 2  
Please take note of the just released information. I would ask that you inform parents via your webpages if possible.  The district will be sending out a school messenger very soon to all OCS parents.
FOR RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE (17:00 hours September 1, 2016)
The Onslow County School System has received information from the National Weather Service that tropical storm Hermine is projected to pass through Onslow County the evening of Friday, September 2nd, and the early morning of Saturday, September 3rd.
Therefore, the Onslow County School System will be on a two hour early release schedule for all students and staff tomorrow September 2nd, 2016.  All after school activities will also be cancelled for that evening.  
The media, staff and public will be informed if any further decisions are necessary.  Stay tuned to local news channels or visit for additional announcements.

Parent Laptop Meeting  



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 International Elementary  

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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.




Welcome Back!  

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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

Student Orientation  

Carolina Forest International   

Student Orientation, August 25, 2016 12-2pm and 5-7pm       

We Can't Wait to See You at Orientation!

        We Can't Wait to See You at Orientation!   

        Student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 12-2pm and 5-7pm. Please take advantage of this opportunity to tour our school, pay school fees, meet your teachers, drop off school supplies, set-up lunch accounts and learn about transportation options for the 2016/2017 year.    
Eagle Life

                    Student Orientation               

                        Thursday, Aug. 25th, 12-2pm and 5-7pm                   

                        141 Carolina Forest Boulevard             



                        Jacksonville, NC