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The Bear Necessities - Week of January 31st

Good afternoon, Claremont Families! Welcome to The Bear Necessities for Families for the week of January 31st.


📣It’s time for our second round of NC Check-Ins!  Let’s show these tests what Claremont Bears are made of!!  These are statewide tests for all of our students in grades 3-6, both face-to-face and online. These tests help to show your child and their teacher how they are learning and areas they have room to grow. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of taking these tests seriously so we can ensure they are achieving high levels of learning and support!


📣Spring Pictures are this Thursday, February 4th. See the earlier announcement by Mrs. Mitchell on Class Dojo for the details, or call our front office at 828-459-7921.


📣HEY, PARENTS AND STUDENTS!  Having trouble with your homework or concepts taught in class? 
Use our NEW Homework Hotline for any of your math, science, English, or social studies classes!
Click the link below or find the NEW Homework Hotline in #CCSEngage
We think you'll love this new FREE Homework Hotline! 

Link: www.catawbaschools.net/homework 


📣 Evan’s Comfort Care Kits

Evan G., a senior at Bunker Hill High School, enjoys doing community service work and loves helping others.  Last year he spearheaded a blanket drive for the homeless. He was able to collect over 200 blankets that he personally handed out at the Hickory Soup Kitchen, the Family Care Center and the Open Door Homeless Relief Program.  Since COVID-19 Evan has continued to do small community service work such as picking up trash at Lake Lookout, cutting up fallen trees after storms at different neighbors homes, and even started participating in the pen pal program with Catawba County Meals on Wheels.  Evan would like to complete one more big community service project before he graduates.  After speaking with DSS workers and the Foster Care and Adoptive Parent Recruiter/Trainer for Catawba County, he was informed that they are in need of items for emergency bags for children & teens who get removed from their homes abruptly.  Evan is calling them "COMFORT CARE KITS".  Evan has already purchased large drawstring backpack type bags and is hoping to fill each of them with your donations.  Donation items may be brought to the school anytime between January 25th and February 19th.  


Needed items:


● Pajamas (all sizes in children and adult sizes for teens)

● Underwear (all sizes in children and adult sizes for teens)

● Socks

● Toothbrush & toothpaste

● Shampoo & conditioner

● Hair brush

● Body wash or soap


● Deodorant

● Hygiene items for older females (tampons, pads)

● Bottle or sippy cups (for the little ones)

● Comfort item based on age (small blanket, stuffed animal, etc.)

● Small toy or book


That’s all for this week’s announcements - see you online or face-to-face this week!  Go Bears!