YMCA after school program hosted at Cary Elementary 21-22

We are pleased to provide after school care on-site at Cary Elementary starting with the 2021-2022 school year. At YMCA After School, kids expand their learning beyond the classroom. We use a balanced curriculum that supports learning through active play and a focus on character development and social emotional learning.   

During the week, students will participate in a variety of enrichment activities with opportunities for skill development, physical activity and fun.  

After School is held from school dismissal until 6 p.m.  

Registration will be available online by July 1st. We do not cap enrollment, everyone who needs care will have a spot.  

For more information, https://www.ymcatriangle.org/programs/school-programs/after-school-programs or dana.kennedy@ymcatriangle.org.  

Dana Kennedy 
Associate Executive Director of Youth Development 
TAYLOR FAMILY YMCA 
101 YMCA Drive, Cary, NC 27513 
919-653-2385 
YMCATriangle.org | @YMCATriangle 

Rod Stanton
Principal
Cary Elementary School
(919)460-3455

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Cary Elementary Before School Program 21-22

Before School Program – Cary Elementary will once again operate a before school program that is lead and supported by Cary Elementary staff.   The program will operate from 7-8:45 (start of school day). 

Activities: will include gym games, table games and toys, outside play, and optional homework time.  

Rates: Recent Full time was $94.65/month with a $15.00 one-time registration fee.   

          Daily options (every Monday for example) are also available – approx. $20 per  

          day/monthly) 

Registration:   

Open now – Cary Elementary main office 

Bring these 3 items to Cary Elementary main office  (per child) 

  1. Competed application form 
  2. Check for $15 registration fee 
  3. Completed behavior agreement form  

    All forms available at the following link:   https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12086 

(Cary Elementary Web site – Parents – Before and After School Programs) 

*Enrollment will be limited – if we fill, a waiting list will be started 

Barbara Stout will continue as program director and can be contacted at bstout@wcpss.net 

Ways to Support and Stay in touch with the CES PTA over the summer

  1. Joining the Cary Elementary School PTA is an easy way to support all of the wonderful programs provided to our students by our PTA. A small portion of your contribution ($4) pays for the state and national dues. The rest of your donation stays in our school to support our programs. All dues/donations are tax deductible! As of today, have 132 members and our goal is 150. 32 dedicated CES staff members have joined. Dues are low ($10 per person or $15 for family), but the rewards are great. Buy a membership today: https://caryelementarypta.weebly.com/join.html
  2. Community partners are vital to the success of the Cary Elementary School PTA. Through our partnerships, we have been able to furnish the latest in classroom technology, cultural arts, and enrichment programs for our teachers and students. Support Our Sponsors – Just Text Your Receipt to cespta@rcityrocks.com for 5% off. Click this link to see our full list of sponsors

3. Link Your VIC Card when You Shop – Harris Teeter card to 7441. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn!
Simply link your VIC Card to benefit our PTA and Harris Teeter will donate a portion of each qualified sale. Click here and enter our code 7441. Share the code. For more information contact Claire Green.

4. Support GIVEBACKS TUESDAY brought to you by your child’s school PTA
Save 30%-50% on products & services designed to help you raise a happy, healthy family – and your PTA gets up to 20% back on every sale! Purchase here: https://ces.memberhub.store/store

5. Shop our 2020-2021 Spirit Store! Cary Elementary is a vibrant, diverse community. Spirit wear gives your children a sense of community and pride in our school. Click the photos below to browse our store. All proceeds go to the PTA to support classrooms. Shop our Spirit Wear Store: Sweatshirts, T-shirts, PJ pants and more. Check out all the apparel now!

Ways you can stay in touch – this is a great way to know what’s going on in our school community: 

Drumroll …. read the rest of our CES staff and teacher Profiles before summer break, including, … Wayne, Winterton, Walsh, Lewis, Ralph, Davidson, Estrela, Kosarich and Price.

During this final week of school, we are highlighting the remaining teachers and staff who volunteered to fill out profiles CES to help our parents, guardians, and extended families get to know them better. This is a project to help advance two of our PTA’s goals for the year – building community and appreciating our CES teachers and staff.

You’ll also notice that one of the interview questions is about favorite beverages. It’s something for you to keep in mind when you visit. Hardworking Elementary School staff absolutely love surprise favorite drinks.

What is your name?

Matilde Wayne

What is your position?

K-IA

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spend Time with my family, read and go for walks.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

My love of learning and children.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Dr. Suess

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Kind, caring and a hard worker.

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Coffee

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What is your name?

Angie Winterton

What is your position?

Kindergarten Teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Read and hang out with my children and grandchildren.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I wanted to help others and make a difference.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

It changes through the years but right now I love Mo Willems.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Funny, down to earth and advisor.

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

coke


What is your name?

Emily Walsh

What is your position?

First Grade Teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Exercising, being with my family and friends, and reading.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

My own children and my passion for learning.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Margaret Wise Brown

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Kind, energetic, and brave

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

water with lemon


What is your name?

Jessica Lewis


What is your position?

speech language pathologist

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

I love spending time outside.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I come from a family of educators. My mom was a high school teacher and my dad was a college professor. I guess you could say working in education is in my blood.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Dr. Seuss…..I just love the rhyming

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

quiet, helpful, friendly

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

black coffee


What is your name?

Sarah Ralph

What is your position?

Second Grade Virtual Teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spend time with family, garden, walk my dogs

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I have always loved kids and knew I wanted to help them!

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Julia Donaldson

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

loyal, helper, fun

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

coffee


What is your name?

Jenna Davidson

What is your position?

Kindergarten Teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Cook, hike with my dog

What inspired you to become a teacher?

My senior year in high school, I had a class where I got to volunteer in an elementary school. The way the teacher I worked with created a community with her students and really made everyone feel welcome was inspiring.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Jory John

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Sarcastic, kind, seeker

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Coffee


What is your name?

Sobia Estrela

What is your position?

AIG and Intervention Teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spend time with family and friends, travel, bake, craft, and shop!

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I always loved working with kids. My first job as a summer camp counselor set me on my path to pursue a career in education. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a child learn something new, persevere through a challenge, and pursue goals.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Dr. Seuss

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

caring, brave, creative

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Diet Coke


What is your name?

Amanda Kosarich

What is your position?

4th grade math/science/social studies teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Run, read, spend time with my husband and daughter, and travel.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I had an amazing high school math teacher who instilled in me, a deep love of learning!

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Not a particular author, but I love Little Golden Books.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Definitely not sarcastic.

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Coffee


What is your name?

Samantha Price

What is your position?

Special Education/CCR Teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

I have a love and passion for horses. If I have the time, I like to take the opportunity to ride with my older sister. A typical weekend for me, though, consists of relaxing with my two kitties, Mac and Ollie.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

To this day, I remember every teacher I have ever had from Kindergarten to Graduate School. A majority of these teachers made a positive impact on my life, and have taught me life skills I will remember forever. I knew I wanted to have that same opportunity to make a positive impact on my students every single day when I walk into the building.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

James Dean & Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat)

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Passionate, Thoughtful, Spirited

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

My favorite beverage is an Iced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

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Support a Sponsor: Solid Builders

Solid Builders is a locally owned and operated residential construction company specializing in home remodeling and new construction. Based out of Cary, NC, the business was formed in 2003 by Aaron Miller. He has 18 years of hands on experience and is a licensed General Contractor for both residential and commercial building.

    Serving the Triangle area, Solid Builders offers a full range of remodeling and construction services included but not limited to renovations, additions as well as interior and exterior home improvements and repairs.

Find our more about them here: http://www.solidbuildersonline.com/

  To see our full list of sponsors, click here: https://caryelementarypta.weebly.com/sponsors.html

Drumroll …. This week’s CES Staff Profile: Barbara Stout

Each week, a CES staff member will be featured in the weekly newsletter to help our parents, guardians, and extended families get to know our wonderful CES teachers and staff better. This is a project to help advance two of our PTA’s goals for the year – building community and appreciating our CES teachers and staff.

You’ll also notice that one of the interview questions is about favorite beverages. It’s something for you to keep in mind when you visit. Hardworking Elementary School staff absolutely love surprise favorite drinks.

What is your name?

Barbara Stout

What is your position?

IA Special Needs

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Garden, Hang by the pool, read

What inspired you to become a teacher?

My Love for working with Special Needs Children

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Dr. Suess

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Caring, Giving, fun

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Carmel Frappe (Extra Whip Cream)

Cary Elem. 5th grade end of year events – Congratulations Class of 2028!

Hello 5th grade families,

As our unique school year approaches the end, we wanted to give you the details for the plans we have to celebrate our 5th graders as they finish their time at Cary Elementary.  While many of you have been part of our CES family since kindergarten, others may have joined us this year. Regardless of the number of years, you all are an important part of our school family.  Cary Elementary is a special place for many and as our 5th graders move on to middle school we would like to send them off in style with some good last memories. 

Our school leadership has worked with our teachers, PTA, and parents to create some plans that we hope will be fun and meaningful to our students and families, while we also continue to adhere to the social distancing and safety guidelines that remain in place. 

More details will come as we get closer to the last week of school but for your planning purposes please see the below schedule of events:

Week of June 7:

June 9-11   A display will be present at the front of the school that recognizes our 5th graders. This will be a great photo opportunity for families to park and take pictures. 

Wednesday, June 9   Teacher and Principal messages/speeches will come in a video

by email.

Friday, June 11, 9:30-10:30 5th grade Celebration Parade -Cary Elem. parking lot

– Families should enter the back parking lot on Faculty Ave (carpool lot where you came for student item pick-up-not front lot)

– Follow the carpool route, exit lot, back onto road, quick right turn behind

Cary Art Center, through front lot, then exit with right turn onto Kildaire

Farm Rd. (map on CES website top https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_jHb-Os5r6d9TvYqyjTzrh9yc6sOT8YN/view 

– To support traffic flow and avoid back-ups on public roads:

            – Please exit onto Kildaire with a right turn only

            – Keep moving and stops to a minimum as you go through the lot if

there is a long line (some pictures are great of course)

– Stagger your arrival time – this doesn’t have to be a 9:30 start for all as coming a little later will help prevent a long back-up/lines/delays

– Please stay in the car – we will have some places along the line for “photo ops”

– Do not line up prior to 9:30 – to get the full affect we don’t want to load the parking lot ahead of time.  Please circle the block if you arrive early.

– Please circle the block if you arrive and there is a line backed out onto the road to help prevent back-ups and thru-traffic blocking

– Items can be turned in at the end of the route/front of main office

Fun stuff:

5th grade t-shirts – They look great! Please wear these during the parade event.

Car decorations – have fun and decorate your car if you choose – keep them safe to drive of course.

Car signs – Please use paper and dark marker (or as creative as you’d like)

 Write the student name and post on the front or side window so our staff can easily know which great student is inside.

Surprises – there will be some other things this day and week that you’ll either get more details on later or may just stay a surprise.

*I apologize for the long email but as you can tell, we’ve worked hard on many details to hopefully create some fun and memorable moments for our 5th graders that are also safe and efficient for all involved.  Feel free to let me or your classroom teacher know if you have any questions and thank you to all who have helped with the planning and implementation. 

Thank you and congratulations Class of 2028,

Rod Stanton – Principal

Cary Elementary News 6-2-21

3rd-5th Grade EOG state testing information –Today we finished our End of Grade testing, aside from a few remaining make-ups.  3rd grade reading scores came back to us first, and were sent home to parents yesterday.

Next week we will receive 4th and 5th grade scores, which will also be sent home to parents.

Next week:

Monday, June 7 – PTA meeting 7:30

Thursday, June 10 – Last day of school

Moving?   Please contact Mrs. Strickland in the front office to let her know if you will not be attending Cary Elementary next year.  This helps us with our staffing and planning and also allows records to be sent to the new school when needed. 

Sstrickland2@wcpss.net

5th grade parade – We look forward to celebrating our 5th graders with a drive-thru parade on Friday, June 11, 9:30-10:30.  More information has been sent to 5th grade families.  Congratulations Class of 2028!

Before and After School Care Programs 21-22

Cary Elementary Before School Program 21-22

Before School Program – Cary Elementary will once again operate a before school program that is lead and supported by Cary Elementary staff.   The program will operate from 7-8:45 (start of school day).

Activities: will include gym games, table games and toys, outside play, and optional homework time.

Rates: Recent Full time was $94.65/month with a $15.00 one-time registration fee.  

          Daily options (every Monday for example) are also available – approx. $20 per

          day/monthly)

Registration

Opens Friday, June 4 8:00 am – Cary Elementary main office

Bring these 3 items to Cary Elementary main office  (per child)

  1. Competed application form
  2. Check for $15 registration fee
  3. Completed behavior agreement form

All forms available at the following link:https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12086

(Cary Elementary Web site – Parents – Before and After School Programs)     

*Enrollment will be limited – if we fill, a waiting list will be started

Barbara Stout will continue as program director and can be contacted at bstout@wcpss.net

After School Care 21-22

Cary Elementary has run a very successful after school program for many years and we appreciate the families and staff members who have supported our program. Due to limited Cary Elementary staffing availability, we have decided to focus our efforts on the before school program and invite the YMCA to operate our after school program.  I’ve met with Dana Kennedy several times to discuss our needs for our students and families and feel the YMCA program is a good match. Please see below for an informational message from Mrs. Kennedy. 

YMCA after school program hosted at Cary Elementary 21-22

We are pleased to provide after school care on-site at Cary Elementary starting with the 2021-2022 school year. At YMCA After School, kids expand their learning beyond the classroom. We use a balanced curriculum that supports learning through active play and a focus on character development and social emotional learning.  

During the week, students will participate in a variety of enrichment activities with opportunities for skill development, physical activity and fun. 

After School is held from school dismissal until 6 p.m. 

Registration will be available online by July 1st. We do not cap enrollment, everyone who needs care will have a spot. 

For more information, https://www.ymcatriangle.org/programs/school-programs/after-school-programs or dana.kennedy@ymcatriangle.org . 

Dana Kennedy

Associate Executive Director of Youth Development

TAYLOR FAMILY YMCA

919-653-2385