Cary Elementary Upcycled Bingo Night

Bingo2Join Cary Elementary teachers, parents, and students for Upcycled Bingo Night!

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: CES Cafeteria

Bingo starts at 6:00 PM and $3.00 lets you play all night!

We need your help . . . please help us collect our prizes. Clean out your closets with re-gift or good condition used toys for this event.  All items can be dropped off in the main office! Examples: Legos, action figures, sports equipment, games, puzzles, gift cards, Barbies, or anything that might be hanging out in your closets!

Pizza will be served for a small fee—all money will go to the Cary Elementary PTA. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Susan Keen.

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Usborne Book Fair September 15-19

UsborneThe Usborne Book Fair is next week! Flyers with additional information will be going home with students on Monday. Students can choose from many of the educational books offered and send their form with payment (checks made out to CES PTA) back to school. All orders will be due by Friday, September 19, 2014. Books will be delivered to each classroom.

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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 late October:

  • Spanish Club (K-5) (12 slots)
  • Hula Hoopsters Club (K-5) (12 slots)
  • Knitting Club (3-5) (12 slots)
  • Art Club (K-5) (20 slots)

If you are interested in starting a club, please contact Kristine Harris. Look for enrollment information later this month.

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NO-FUSS fundraiser and PTA membership


Cary Elementary’s PTA is asking for your support with its NO-FUSS fundraiser and becoming a PTA member! Our teachers and staff work hard to provide a wonderful learning environment for our kids, and it is up to us as parents to assist them with services and programs that the school would not otherwise receive.

This year with your help, the NO-FUSS fundraiser will assist with educational projects,
technology, cultural arts, and teacher grants for items the teachers use in their classrooms.
Please help us support Cary Elementary for a successful 2014 -2015 school year. 100% of
your donation goes back to the school and remember that your donation is tax-deductible.

 PTA membership is $15.00 for a family or $10.00 for individual. A $50.00 donation puts your name in the hat for a night at the Umstead Hotel and a $25.00 donation puts your name in for a season 4-pack of tickets to the Cary Invasion Basketball team or cooking classes! Winners of the NO FUSS fundraiser will be announced at Bingo night on Thursday, September 18, 2014. 

If you have any questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact Nancy Haywood.

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CES Student Directory

The PTA will publish a CES Student Directory again this year! Please note the following:

  • Be on the look out for a flyer in your child’s backpack containing the current address and phone number listed in the WCPSS system for your student. 
  • After you receive the flyer, you will have the opportunity to make corrections and/or changes to the address or phone number, or to opt out of the directory completely— you will need to return the flyer to the CES office or to your student’s teacher if you have any corrections or choose to opt out. 
  • The directory is distributed only to CES students and staff, and all returned flyers are destroyed after use.

For questions or additional information, please contact Angie VanderBroek.

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A BIG Thank You!!

ThanksCary Elementary would like to thank several parents who took time out of their summer to help make our school a better place. Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

  • Kristine and Lief Harris: Built the coat and backpack hooks for the new 2nd grade classroom.
  • Keith Jones: Built the TerraCycle center for the cafeteria.
  • Jeannette Selvaggi: Provided new planters near front entrance.
  • Nancy Haywood: Power washed Cary Elementary’s front entrance
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Become a Cary Elementary School Library Volunteer

Open_bookVolunteering at the library can be a very pleasant and rewarding experience. Some areas where we are looking for assistance is shelving, book displays, pulling books for teachers, photocopying or putting other materials in proper order. An understanding and knowledge of alphabetical filing rules and the Dewey Decimal System is essential to perform these duties. Also, you must be able to push and pull heavy carts, stoop, and bend. Shelving books is physically demanding. We are looking for volunteers that can come once a week on a consistent day and time. Contact Mrs. Cavaco at or 919-460-3461.

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Volunteer Registration

Make a difference in the life of a child—volunteer today!

The Wake County Public School System has numerous community partners who volunteer in our schools each day, working one-on-one with students to help them reach success. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, chaperones, and business partners, providing valuable support to our schools.

We urge members of the community to get involved in our schools to help us better serve all of our students.

All volunteers, both former and new, will need to register. Volunteers will need to use the school’s designated computer to complete and submit their registration on the WCPSS Intranet site. Website registration is not possible for security reasons. Volunteers must undergo a criminal background check before being cleared. The volunteer registration system is available daily from 8:00-4:00 until October 31st. After October 31st the volunteer system will only be available on Mondays only from 8:00-4:00.

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Fall picture day is Thursday, September 11

CameraPick out your clothes, brush your hair just right, and bring your best smile!

Fall pictures will be on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Cary Elementary’s yearbook will include student photos from this session.

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The Bookstop needs volunteers!

The Bookstop is in need of 2 or 3 volunteers for only one hour a week on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 – 9:00 AM (or every other week on Fridays from 8:00 – 9:00 AM). It’s easy, fun, and no experience is necessary!

New to CES or wondering what the Bookstop is? The Bookstop is a PTA-run used bookstore for the students! Students earn bookbucks (play money that is used to “buy” books) from their teachers for good behavior, etc. Students can also obtain bookbucks from donating used books from home. They can then spend their bookbucks on new books. The kids love it, and it teaches them about money and how to shop. They can also sell back the books when they are done with them and purchase new ones with their bookbucks. It’s a great way to clear out the 1st grade books from your 5th grader’s room and replace them with grade appropriate books.

If you have K-5 appropriate books you would like to donate (no baby books, please), send them to school with your child after the Bookstop opens or bring them into the school office with a note including the names of your child and his or her teacher, so we can provide them with their bookbucks.

The Bookstop plans to open on September 16, 2014, so a volunteer is needed ASAP.

Please contact Kirsten Vaughan if you are interested or have questions.

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