Grounds Garden Workday

How does our garden grow?

GroundsToolsWith help from you, of course. The Grounds Committee is seeking volunteers for our first grounds work day on Sunday, October 26, from 1-4 p.m. We will be constructing the first couple of planter boxes for our new vegetable garden, moving dirt, and doing some light weeding around the school. Building the planter boxes will involve the use of power tools; volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and protective eye wear if you plan to help with the construction. Garden gloves should be sufficient for all other tasks. We hope to see you and your students there.

To volunteer, please visit the SignUpGenius link below.

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Wrapping Paper and Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Please, check your child’s back pack for our wrapping paper and cookie dough sales packet! It should be coming home on Monday. Every dollar helps support our wonderful school!

If you have any questions please email Susan Keen at

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Cary Elementary Club Update!

Club_ArtThe student application process for clubs will draw to a close on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in applying for a club, please click the following link:

Club leaders will be given the list of applicants to select participants based on specific criteria (time stamp, age, random drawing, etc) and communicate with the student’s family.

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REMINDER: Early Release October 17

Early Release!

Friday, October 17, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.

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Safety Reminder – Please drive safely when on and around our school campus

SafetyFirstWe have many students and families that walk to school each day and we want to be sure our campus and the surrounding area is safe for everyone. Please be sure to follow all traffic rules and patterns and keep speeds safe. Texting and driving is never safe, especially around our school, as we have so many children walking and biking each day. We’ve had some recent “close calls” with walking students and families and cars lately and ask that you please help keep our students safe by doing the following:

  • Follow all traffic rules and patterns
  • No texting while moving—on roads and in carpool
  • Keep crosswalks clear while entering and exiting carpool
  • No U-turns in driveways around campus working to get in line
  • No left hand turns into carpool in the afternoons

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Cary Elementary Clubs!

Clubs are back!  Cary Elementary is excited to start up clubs for the 2014-2015 school year. Thanks to dedicated Club Parent Leaders, Teacher Leaders, and Sponsors we are happy to kick off the year with the following clubs starting in early November, meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 3:15-4:00:

Art Club (K-5) (24 participants)Knitting

Spanish Club (1-5) (12 participants)

Hula Hoopsters Club (K-5) (15 participants)

Knitting Club (3-5) (12 participants)

STUDENT APPLICATIONS:  This year, the student application process will happen electronically.  Simply open the link, complete the form, and click ‘submit’. Club Leaders will be given the list of applicants, select them based on specific criteria (time stamp, age, random drawing, etc.), and communicate with the student’s family.

To apply, click the link below (it will go live at 8:30 on Monday October 13, 2014):

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Spirit Week October 20-24

Next week is Spirit Week at Cary Elementary! To show our Cougar Pride we will be participating in a different theme each day throughout the week. We can’t wait to see you ROARING with Cary Elementary Cougar Pride all week!

Monday, October 20: Mustache Day


Tuesday, October 21: Pirate Day


Wednesday, October 22: Teacher Look-Alike Day


Thursday, October 23: Country / Western Day


Friday, October 24: Patriotic Day


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Shoparoo to help raise money for Cary Elementary

shoparoo2Did you know that with just a few clicks on your phone or tablet you can help earn money for Cary Elementary?  The fundraising app is called Shoparoo.

What is Shoparoo you ask? Shoparoo is a free iPhone and Android app that turns pictures of your shopping receipts into donations to the school or charity of your choice. Just take a quick moment to snap a quick picture of your receipt and voila, you’ve made an instant cash donation to the school or charity of your choice. You can visit the Shoparoo website to learn more. If you use the code brink877 when you join, Cary Elementary will earn an additional 150 points.


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Writer-in-Residence: Diane Silcox-Jarrett

DianeSilcoxJarrettCary Elementary would like to welcome our Writer-in-Residence, Diane Silcox-Jarrett. Diane will be working with each 4th grade class during the week of October 6-10th. Each class will be using an old photograph to create their own story around it. While exercising their imagination, students will also work on writing skills such as character developments, dialogue, and editing.

If you have any questions about this artist, please feel free to contact the Cultural Arts Chair, Lisa Medina, at

This program is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Inc. Additional support is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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More Carpool Volunteers needed for our Open the Door to Reading Program


The support from parents this year has been great, but we have needs for the following upcoming dates, along with many openings in November and December.

October 13, 20, and 27

November 3, 5, and 7

This year at Cary Elementary, we are asking families to volunteer just ONE MORNING to help open doors at carpool from 8:00-8:30 am.  Our carpool line needs several staff members to run smoothly and having one parent volunteer will allow a teacher to spend time tutoring students first thing in the morning. Check your calendars and sign-up to volunteer.

To SIGN-UP, please use the link below or visit our school website to see the volunteer schedule and pick your date! We look forward to seeing you in carpool!

SignUpGenius: Open the Door to Reading

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