Request: Parent Help to Move Technology

As the year closes out we need to move around some of our technology.  If you are willing and able to assist us with this task please complete this form:

Thank you in advance for your assistance. 


PTA Job Open: Sponsorship

PTA needs volunteers to help with Sponsorship Committee. The person who did it last year can not do it for this coming year. She has the information to help whoever can step up and take on this important volunteer position.

Our Sponsors help pay for items in our school, teacher grants, cultural arts, book stop, etc. A bulk of the work gets rolling during the summer.

If this sounds like it might work with your availability, please contact Deena Fahy if you can help!

Thank you!

Last Week: Dates to Remember

  • Monday, June 4th–5th Grade Science EOG
  • Thursday, June 7thField Day (3rd-5th AM session, K-2 PM session)
  • Friday, June 8th--5th Grade Ceremony (@10:30, Cultural Arts Center)
  • Friday, June 8th–Last Day of School Year!!


2018-2019 School Year Begins Monday, August 27th!  Meet the Teacher Day for 1st-5th grades will be held on Friday, August 24th.  Be on the lookout for summer mailings with more information. Please see this link for other important calendar dates to note. Have a great summer! Play hard! Keep reading! 


PTA Assistance Request: Hospitality Team

Are you looking for a way to celebrate our teachers year-round next year? The hospitality committee provides lunches and breakfasts for the teachers and staff each month during the school year. We’re looking for many additional hands and volunteers to join the team to help serve, setup and provide food to help fuel our teachers (they get short breaks so can’t leave the school to eat out). They are so appreciative and it’s a very rewarding and needed opportunity to help.

We’re planning for the year ahead now so please contact Michelle Smith at if you can join us for a little or a lot of the time.

5th Graders and Families: You’re Invited

All CES Fifth Graders and their family and friends:

There will be an informal picnic ( bring your own lunch) at the fountain/Downtown Cary park           (weather permitting)  after the 5th grade ceremony on June 8th.

Last Day Procedures for 5th Graders:

  • When you walk into the Cary Arts Center for the 10:30 am ceremony you will see a staff member at a table.
  • You will sign in and if you are wanting to have your child leave early you will sign for your student to leave and will be given a token to indicate you have signed out your student.
  • After the ceremony everyone will head back to their classrooms to pick up report cards and certificates in the classroom.
  • The family member who signed out his/her student will show the teacher the token given earlier so teacher can release child to adults for early dismissal.
  • Once you have picked up your child from their classroom, (OPTIONAL) please meet us over at the downtown park for an informal picnic if you are able! Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

If you can, let’s come together and spend a last celebratory lunch together as Cary Elementary’s 5th Grade Class of 2018! 

These six years at CES together have flown by.  Let’s celebrate these friendships that have formed as they’ve moved on to the next step.


Parent Volunteers Needed: Lunch Coverage During EOGs

Our TAs are used to help proctor our EOGs.  Therefore they will not be available to help cover the lunchroom on EOG testing dates.  We are asking parents to come in on the selected dates (see below) within the next week or so  during lunchtime to help make sure our teachers do not lose their brief lunch break and need to eat with their classes during this logistically stressful time.  Lunch might be the only break the teacher gets during these days. A little bit of your time will be a huge gift!

If you have the time and ability, please consider stepping up to help our teachers out!  You’re incredibly appreciated!

*Please remember you must be an approved volunteer to do this job!*


One School, One Book Survey Feedback Requested

Parents, Students, Teachers!  We NEED YOUR Feedback!

In April, our school participated in the program where each family received a book to read aloud together at home.  Everyone in the school shared in the same book at home for a common reading experience to discuss.  The school supported the reading with various learning extensions.

This was CES’s first attempt with the One School, One Book program.  Please take a minute and complete the survey so the school has an idea of what you liked (or didn’t like!) about this reading initiative!   Students and teachers, make sure you offer your opinions as well!

Please use the following link for the survey:


NO SCHOOL: Monday, May 28th

The school will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.  Students will return on Tuesday, as usual.

Third grade parents, remember that the first day upon returning, your students will be taking the Math EOG, completing their first year of End-of-Grade Tests!   Please make sure they come well rested after the long holiday weekend. We know they’re ready!

End-of-Grade Testing Begins

EOG Testing begins at the end of this week for our Third Graders with the Reading EOG! When the school returns from Memorial Day, the other two upper grades will join in, after the third graders finish up with the Math EOG.

Please make sure your students get a great night’s sleep, as usual, and have a healthy, sustaining breakfast the morning of each test.

Also. please arrive ON TIME each morning.  Testing begins promptly at 8:45AM. Students need time to settle in prior to beginning and if your child arrives after testing has begun, he/she will NOT be able to participate in the day’s test (and will need to take part in the Make-Up dates).

Breathe.  Relax.  This is just the time to show off what they know!


  • FRIDAY, MAY 25th – 3rd grade Reading (EOG)
  • TUESDAY, MAY 29 – 3rd grade Math (EOG)
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 – 4/5th Reading (EOG)
  • THURSDAY, MAY 31 – 4/5th Math (EOG)
  • MONDAY, JUNE 4 – 5th Science (EOG)