The Cary Elementary PTA Bookstop



We need used books!!

We need volunteers!

The Bookstop is a PTA-run used bookstore located inside the school and is a HUGELY popular program. Its success is due in large part to the support of parent volunteers and our school staff…..and of course donated books!


  • Students are paid pretend money (“Bookbucks”) for the used books they bring in from home.  Teachers also provide Bookbucks as incentives in the classroom.
  • The kids can use the Bookbucks to “purchase” books from the bookstop, which is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8-9 am.
  • If your child brings home books with colored dots on them, these are theirs to keep


  • they can bring them back and trade for new books when they are finished reading them.

Please come by our table at Open House and Orientation!!  We are in need of parent volunteers. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact or

A Message from Mr. Stanton – Cary Elementary Principal

Welcome to a another great new year at Cary Elementary

Hello Students and Parents,

We are very excited to have you coming back for another great school year at Cary Elementary.  Teachers are already working hard to get classrooms ready and to plan many exciting learning adventures and activities.  I hope you all have had a great summer and are ready to be back with your school family for a year of learning.  I had a fun adventure this summer where I was able to visit Niagara Falls in New York with my wife and two daughters.  A boat ride took us right up next to the falls where it felt like a massive rain storm from the mist!

Some new laptops and iPads recently arrived so those will be in classrooms soon and we are excited that the new grass planted on our soccer field has made it through the summer heat and will be ready for all those games at recess.  I’m also very excited about a new surprise that will be out on the playground this year.  Some parents will be here Sunday morning to help me put it together and I’ll Tweet out the surprise on Sunday. I won’t tell you the surprise yet, but will look forward to playing it with you soon!  We’ll also look forward to seeing you this Friday, August 26 between 11:00 and 1:00 for our Meet the Teacher event.

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!


What: Cary Elementary Spirit Night

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2016, from 5-8 PM

Where: Chick-fil-A at Cary Towne Center.

Come out and show your Cougar Pride and help your PTA raise funds for PTA-sponsored activities. The class with the highest attendance will win a cookie party!

Bring this flyer to ensure 15% of your total is donated back to CES PTA.

Popsicles on the Playground


Rising Kindergarten families!  You are invited to enjoy popsicles on the Kindergarten playground (located on the side of the school near the Cary Arts Center).  Come meet Principal Stanton, play with new kindergarten friends, and cool down with a popsicle.

Thursday August 25th, 2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cary Elementary PTA sponsors this event and will be there to have fun and answer questions.

Open the Door to Reading

OpenDoorToReadingThis 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

Title I Parent Survey 2015-2016

As a Title I school, we need to gather feedback from our parents (all parents, not just those with students in Title I) about our school. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete the short 16-question survey below. Thank you for providing us with your feedback.

Title I Parent Survey: