Cary Elementary School will be collecting new and gently-used children’s books to benefit the WAKE Up and Read book drive. Our school can make a difference in our community just by donating books! Please clear your cluttered shelves of books your kids have outgrown, or bring in favorites of your own, so that we can help Wake county children grow up loving books.
When: March 2 – 29, 2014
Where: Drop books in bin in the main foyer
Book donations should be appropriate for children birth-12 years of age. Used book donations should be gently-used (covers and pages intact, clean, and readable).
The WAKE Up and Read campaign was launched in 2012 to address one of the most critical junctures to lifelong success, reading on grade-level by 3rd grade. This unique community collaboration includes education, civic, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Wake County, all working together to help every child develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond. Our shared goal is to ensure that more children from low-income families have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners. Working together, we can build stronger students and a stronger community. To learn more, visit www.wakeupandread.org.
What: PTA Board Meeting
When: Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 6:30 pm
Where: CES Media Center
Everyone is welcome and childcare will be provided!
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A reminder that WCPSS will make up for the February 12-14 snow days by cancelling the Early Release on Friday, March 7 (making it a full school day) and using banked instructional time in the schedule to meet the state mandated minimum of 1,025 hours of instruction.
Cary Elementary will be participating in a statewide tornado/severe weather drill the morning of Wednesday, March 5, 2014. This is the perfect time to practice our current tornado/severe weather safety plans. Teachers will be reviewing safety procedures with students prior to our practice on Wednesday morning. Safety is a top priority at Cary Elementary and we believe the better prepared we are now, the more effectively we will respond should an actual emergency occur. If you have further questions, you can contact our assistant principal, Kristine Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-460-3455.
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You may have noticed a change in some of the texts your child has been reading this year (and last year). With the introduction of Common Core Curriculum, half of the texts that students read should be nonfiction.
When it comes to reading nonfiction, many students enjoy learning about current events. Two great sites that contain “kid-friendly” current events are: TweenTribune and NewsELA. You can also find these links (along with other nonfiction resources) on the Cary Elementary Media Center website under “Reading Links.”
The Cary Elementary dance might have been rescheduled to last Monday because of the snow, but thankfully the Village Teachers were still able to make a surprise appearance. They performed their own rendition of YMCA! Check out the video below!
Cary Elementary YMCA Village Teachers
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From the WCPSS blog:
Wake County school leaders have announced that makeup time for the school days missed due to inclement weather on February 12-14, 2014, will require only the cancellation of Early Release on Friday, March 7.
The district will be able to meet the required 1,025 hours of instruction, by keeping the make-up days already announced, changing the March 7 early release day to a full day, and using banked hours that are already in our scheduled days.
Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore told board members, “Staff members, parents, and students provided feedback about exploring all options, which we did. We are glad to be able to exercise this option.”
For a list of previously scheduled make-up days, click here.
Your Cary Elementary PTA is looking for someone to become its 2014- 2015 Treasurer. Compensation is made in the form of a thank you and a smile. If interested please email email@example.com. Thank you!
Having a large vocabulary helps you be a better reader!
“The larger the reader’s vocabulary the easier it is to understand the meaning of the text.”
- National Reading Panel
What can you do? Here is an easy activity to build vocabulary.
1. Choose 2 antonyms – hot/cold, big/little, nice/mean, etc…
2. Think of words that mean the same thing. Add a few your kids don’t know and explain them.
- Hot – warm, scorching, lukewarm, tepid, balmy
- Cold – freezing, cool, chilly, frigid
3. Decide which word for each antonym is the most extreme.
4. Arrange the words in order according to the intensity of the characteristics.
- You can write them down and post the list somewhere where the kids can see it.
5. Ask “Would you rather…” questions using the words.
- Would you rather swim in water that is balmy or scorching?
- Would you rather drink milk that is lukewarm or chilly?
- Would you rather have ice cream that is tepid or freezing?
Encourage your children to use these words in conversation and notice other words that mean the same thing. Add new words to your chart.
WCPSS is hosting its first annual Family Summit 2014: Empowering Through Academics on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Millbrook High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Family Summit is a free event with an objective of providing parents and students with a variety of educational workshops that will provide them with strategies to better support academic success. The summit will include several workshops, an informational fair featuring WCPSS and community agencies, free continental breakfast and free childcare. See the attachment for additional information and a list of all the workshops.
Millbrook High School is located at 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
All parents and students are welcome!