A Message from the PTA President

Welcome back Cary Elementary families! PTA

Hopefully you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready to jump into a new school year.

We are excited to begin a new year at Cary. We have a lot planned for the coming year and look forward to a busy start. We continue to reach our families through electronic communication, emails, and the online newsletter we post weekly. Please consider this form of communication to receive information faster, and more efficiently. We will have places where you can post your email at the upcoming Kindergarten Meet the Teacher on Friday, August 29, 2014.

The PTA also plans to conduct several fundraisers this year, including:

  • Pass the Hat – a form of fundraising where you donate any amount you feel will benefit the school without having to sell a product. 100% goes to school.
  • Cookie Dough / Gift Wrap fundraiser
  • Restaurant Nights
  • Box Tops
  • Coke Points
  • Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Kroger, and Target cards – link your store card to the school and checks are received quarterly.

The PTA would not be able to function without the support of families and volunteers at Cary Elementary. Therefore, we invite everyone to attend the PTA meetings held once a month in the CES Media center. These meetings include child care and small group breakouts.

Additionally, the Cary Elementary’s PTA has a new website! Check it out here: http://caryelementarypta.weebly.com/.

Thank you for all you do at the school, we are going to have a great year.


Nancy D. Haywood,  PTA President

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Bus routes

Bus2This is a message from the Wake County Public School System for families at traditional calendar schools who will ride the bus to school.

With the new school year, bus locations may change based on the students on the route.

Bus stop locations were posted online Monday, August 18, 2014, at www.wcpss.net/transportation. Click the Bus Routes link.

Cary Elementary’s bus routes can be viewed by clicking the preceding link. Find the intersection nearest your residence. Be at the stop 10 minutes prior to pick up.

Families that do not have access to the internet should check their bus routes with their school.

We encourage parents to review bus safety and their family bus plan with their children to get the new school year off to a great start.

Questions?  Please contact Transportation:

(919) 805-3030


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Late bus text alerts


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Congratulations to Kristine Harris!

Congratulations to Cary Elementary’s own Kristine Harris!  She is one of the 5 semi-finalists for Wake County’s Assistant Principal of the Year for 2014-2015.  Mrs. Harris has been the assistant principal at Cary Elementary since 2010.  The results will be revealed at a principal/assistant principal banquet on October 8th at Marbles Museum.

Kristine Harris, Assistant Principal

Kristine Harris, Assistant Principal


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Donor’s Choose

DonorsChoose-org-logoDonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on their site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

Currently, one of our 4th grade teachers, Mrs. Haun, has an open Donor’s Choose project.  Mrs. Haun is seeking donations to assist with the purchase of Scholastic Dynamath magazine to help make math more relevant in her students’ lives.  Through August 25, 2014, DonorsChoose.org will match your donation dollar-for-dollar up to $100! To donate, click on her name above and enter the code INSPIRE.

Thank you for your support of Cary Elementary’s teachers!

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Another Great Year at Cary Elementary – Rod Stanton, Principal

Dear Cary Elementary Families,

It is hard to believe the end of another school year is upon us. Things have gone by quickly and it is always exciting for me as I visit classrooms and see the wonderful growth in learning and maturity that has taken place in our students.

Thank you to all of our volunteers this year. We enjoy having you here and you have been a big part of all the learning that has taken place. A special thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and former Cary Elementary staff members who came to help proctor our recent End of Grade tests. The testing office has let us know that End of Grade tests scores will not be ready for parents prior to the end of the school year but will be mailed out to some time this summer.

Looking ahead:

  • Summer letters will be mailed to all Cary Elementary families in early August. These letters will contain important dates and information for the start to the new 2014-15 school year.
  • Keep an eye on our school web site for dates and information. School supply lists will also be posted soon.
  • Opening Doors to Reading – Our new carpool program for next year will look for 1 parent volunteer each day to help open doors for students in the morning. If we can get 1 parent to help each day of the year we can free up a teacher who will use the time to tutor a group of 4-5 students in reading. Stay tuned for information on how to sign up.

Thanks to everyone for another great year at Cary Elementary!

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REMINDER: Last Day of School!

The last day for the 2013-2014 school year is Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Have a great summer! 

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Spark a Reaction – Summer Reading with Wake County Libraries

The Wake County Public Library is offering a summer reading program for readers of all ages (0-5, school age and teens). Below is the participation information for school age readers.

School Age, Grades K-5:

  • Children who participate will receive a bag, a reading log and an “I’m a Summer Reader sticker.”
  • During library visits, children will receive star stickers when they visit a desk to share a favorite book with a staff member, attend a library program, or bring their summer reading bag to the library.
  • Each week, they can receive a “Weekly Wow” when they check out three or more books. These include bookmarks, coloring posters, stickers and other themed items. Weekly Wows change each Monday.

In addition to the reading program, there will be some exciting reading events at the Cary Community Library (along with other Wake County Libraries) all summer long. Visit the Cary Library Events Calendar for a description of and to sign up for the topics below.

K-5 Super Specials

American Wildlife Refuge: Raptors
Tuesday, June 17 at 2:30

Wake Robotics
Tuesday, June 26 at 2:30

Dr. Sol Levine’s Cool Chemistry
Thursday, July 3 at 2:30

Rags to Riches Theatre
Tuesday, July 8 at 2:30

Crocks House of Reptiles
Monday, July 15 at 2:30

Wetland Weirdos with DENR’s Allie Geiger
Thursday, July 24 at 2:30

Fish the Magish
Monday, July 28 at 2:30

Additional information about the Spark a Reaction- Summer Reading program can be found at the Wake County Library site. Happy Reading!!

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Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Joy Buckmier, winner of the Volunteer of the Year from the recent WCPTA Night of Stars event! The decision was a close one, as many amazing volunteers were nominated. We are very thankful for all our volunteers and the dedication to our school. Joy was unable to attend the banquet, but she received a special thank you from Dr. Merrill, Wake County Public School System Superintendent.

Wake Co. Superintendent, Dr. Merrill, holds a sign of appreciation.

Wake Co. Superintendent, Dr. Merrill, holds a sign of appreciation.

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A message from Cary Elementary’s PTA President: 

SchoolKidzDear Parents,

The PTA will be using the convenient services of SchoolKidz, Inc. and their Teacher Tailored® back-to-school supply kit program. Why fight long lines trying to find every single requested item on your child’s supply list? Let us do the shopping for you!

SchoolKidz, Inc. offers brand name items, such as Crayola®, Fiskars® and Elmer’s® and Staples or you have the option to go with more ecnomical option. Each item is chosen by the teachers and is exactly what is on your child’s supply list. Best of all, the entire package comes in a reusable personalized kit.

This program will save you time, making “back-to-school time” less hectic and more enjoyable for both students and parents. We believe you will find the pricing to be very reasonable. All kits will be delivered to the school and we will let you know the exact date for pick up. Order forms will be available soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Haywood (PTA President) at caryptapres@gmail.com.

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