Make-Up Days March 6 and April 17

Due to the prolonged effects of last week’s winter weather, the Wake County Public School System will use the following schedule to make up the academic time lost from Feb. 17 through Feb. 20.

  • Traditional Calendar Schools: One make-up day will be taken by extending the early release days scheduled for March 6 and April 17 to full school days.

Please use this link to monitor for any additional make-up days: Winter Weather  Make-Up Days

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PTA Meeting Thursday, March 5

PTAWhat: PTA Meeting

When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 6:30 pm

Where:  CES Media Center

Everyone is welcome and childcare will be provided! 

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Hoops for Heart

Our Hoops for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association has gotten off to a great start. Many students have turned in their first donation of $5 and received their “Splash” duck. Several have also registered online, giving them the “Ninja” duck. We plan to continue our fundraiser through Friday, March 13, 2015, and appreciate all who can help. First and foremost, our students are reminded that the most important reason we celebrate Hoops for Heart is to stamp out heart disease and save lives. For more information, please contact Julie Zenkel.

The link address to donate online is

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Save the date: Field Day

Attention Parents: Cary Elementary’s Field Day will take place on Friday, June 5, 2015. Field Day is always a lot of fun with water events, two large inflatables, and much more. We will need plenty of parent volunteers, so please save the date—you do not want to miss out on this exciting, fun-packed day!

Contact Julie Zenkel with any questions.

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Cary Elementary Luau Dance!

LuauDanceCome dance the night away in your favorite Hawaiian gear!

What: Cary Elementary Luau Dance, a PTA-sponsored event

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Cary Elementary Gym

Come enjoy the DJ while dancing with your friends, all for FREE. A hot dog stand will be available for dinner purchases. Please note: this is not a drop-off event and parents will need to stay for the duration.

Don’t miss the special entertainment that will be provided by the Tinikling Team at 7:00!

If you would like to help, contact Susan Keen at

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Read Across America volunteers needed!

2015_read_across_americaOur Read Across America day is coming up on Friday, February 27, 2015, and many volunteers are needed for a short time to make this day a success!

This is a day when celebrity readers come into each classroom, read a Dr. Seuss book to the class, and talk with students about their roles in our community. We need parent volunteers to escort these celebrity readers to classrooms and remain with them because they will not be familiar with our school.

Please sign up to volunteer and enjoy this fun day at our school and nationwide! It is a nationally recognized day by the NEA to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Contact Lauren Schafer with any questions.

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Sign up for Cary Elementary Summer Camp 2015!

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time to sign up for Cary Elementary Summer Camp! Interested parents should download the information form and return it to Stacy Wilson or the main office with the $50 registration fee to guarantee your spot in all the fun!

All Cary Elementary Summer Camp teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid. Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch and snack.


Please feel free to contact either Stacy Wilson ( or John Babson ( if you have any questions.

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REMINDER: WCPSS Family Summit 2015

WCPSS Logo OrangeWCPSS is hosting its second annual Family Summit on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in collaboration with the NC Alliance of Black School Educators. The event will be held at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC for all Wake County Public School families.

The summit will provide families with a variety of informative and engaging workshops on academics and social/emotional development to share strategies on student success. Separate Spanish workshops for our Latino families will be offered, including interpretation services in Arabic, French, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese upon request.

The conference is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast and information fair.

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REMINDER: Early Release February 13

Early Release!

Friday, February 13, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.

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WAKE Up and Read Children’s Book Drive

Cary Elementary is excited to be participating in the WAKE Up and Read book drive again this year!

WakeUp&Read_BookDriveDonated books will be distributed to children across Wake County to build home libraries. There will be book collection boxes in the school lobby during the month of February and we ask that you donate new or gently used books appropriate for children birth – 12 years of age. If you need guidance on specific titles, WAKE Up and Read has Wish Lists with Quail Ridge Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. The 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

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