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  • Several Groups Bring Free Mobile Pharmacy Event to Siler City on June 1

    Post Date: 05/24/2018 3:59 PM

    NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Siler City on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM. . The event, which is in collaboration with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, is open to any low-income individual or family needing free health screenings, education and free over-the-counter medications. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 801 Alston Bridge Road in Siler City.  Identification is not required to participate. 

    “We are always excited to work with our partners at NC MedAssist to bring valuable events to our communities,” said Cardinal Innovations CEO Trey Sutten. “The Mobile Free Pharmacy event is an opportunity for us to make an impact on the health and wellness of the people of Chatham County. We look forward to helping provide health resources and education to individuals and families in this community.”

    Individuals will receive up to up to 10 medicine cabinet items for their family/home. Additionally, participants will receive other free healthcare services, such as information on NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program and community health resources. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those who are making the choice between buying food or purchasing medication. 

    The event is completely volunteer run and we are in great need of more volunteers to help the day of and the day before to set up.  See the box at the right for more info.  

    “NC MedAssist is excited to work with Cardinal Innovations and all of our partners to give back to our neighbors in need,” stated CEO Lori Giang. “Through our collaboration we are able to reach more and more individuals and educate them on our free resources. No one should go without medicine and this program is enabling us to reach those who are unaware of our free medications.” 

    There are currently more than 3,700 people in Chatham County that live below the Federal Poverty Level and do not qualify for insurance. Last fiscal year, NC MedAssist dispensed over $48 million in free prescription medication statewide. For more information on the Mobile Free Pharmacy and NC MedAssist, please visit  www.medassist.org.

     




    About NC MedAssist: Founded in 1997, NC MedAssist is a statewide non-profit pharmacy that provides free prescription medicines to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. NC MedAssist offers three programs that address the needs of children and adults: the Free Pharmacy Program, the Mobile Free Pharmacy, and the Senior Care Program. NC MedAssist dispenses more than $48.5 million worth of free prescription medication to 15,000 low-income North Carolinians each year. To learn more about NC MedAssist and find out how to get involved, visit www.medassist.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

     

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    The District Calendar Committee with representatives from every school is in the process of developing two draft 2018-2019 school calendars* to present to the Board of Education (BOE) for their consideration. Calendar A includes 180 instructional days for students, and Calendar B includes 178 instructional days. Click (HERE - Option A) (HERE - Option B) to view a copy of the draft calendars. Click HERE to view the state calendar law requirements (G.S. 115C-84.2) and local priorities.

    Click HERE to provide feedback to the District Calendar Committee. Please note that the committee will only be able to consider suggestions that comply with the state calendar law. The deadline to submit feedback is January 26, 2018.

    *The Chatham Center for Innovation (CCI) will adhere to a different calendar to be established at a later date.

    Survey deadline:  January 29, 2018

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    The North Carolina state calendar law (G.S. 115C-84.2) requires that the 2018-2019 school calendar:

    • starts for students no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26
      • for the 2018-2019 school year, school cannot begin for students earlier than Monday, August 27
    • ends for students no later than the Friday closest to June 11
      • for the 2017-2018 school year, school cannot end for students later than Friday, June 7
    • includes a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours OR 185 instructional days
      • CCS has traditionally elected to satisfy the requirement for 1,025 instructional hours
    • covers at least nine calendar months
    • contains a total number of 215 days (including holidays, workdays, and annual leave days)
    • includes at least (10) teacher workdays, at least two that allow teachers to take annual leave
    • includes a minimum of (10) annual leave days
    • includes the same or equivalent number of legal holidays that are designated by the State Personnel Commission (11 total), one of which is Veterans Day

    The CCS 2018-2019 school calendar must comply with all components of the law.

     

    The District Calendar Committee incorporated the following local priorities into the the draft 2018-2019 calendar:

    • include a minimum of (3) teacher workdays for Required Professional Development (RSD)
    • include a minimum of (3) Early Release Days for school-level professional development
    • to the greatest extent possible, maintain a balance of the number of days in each semester

     

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Principal's Message

  • Parent Message 4-30-2018

    Dear Siler City Elementary School Families,

    I want to remind you all that End of Grade testing will occur as follows:

    • The reading EOG for 3-5 graders will take place on May 25th

    • The math EOG for 3-5 graders will take place on May 30th

    • The  5th grade Science EOG will be on Friday, June 1st

    It is critical that you make every effort for students to be at school on time each of these days rested and ready to work hard.  Please plan accordingly and let us know if you have questions.

    Also, on June 12th, 13th, and 14th,  students who do not pass the End of Grade tests on their first attempt will have an opportunity to retake the test. There will be a full day of school for these students.  Bus transportation, lunch and breakfast will be provided. More information to follow soon, but please do not make vacation plans on these dates if you have a child in grades 3-5.

    Kindergarten Cap and Gown pictures will be take on Thursday,  May 3rd. Please check your child’s backpack for information.

    Siler City Elementary will be having a clean up day again on our campus on May 3rd from 3:30-5:30. Please make plans to come out and help us.  Pizza will be served for participants at 5:30.

    5th grade parents, Chatham Middle School will be holding an information session for all rising 6th graders on May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Chatham Middle School.  Please plan on attending to help your child be better prepared for middle school.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Larry Savage

    Principal, SCE

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