CES Family News Update

Hello Cary Elem Families,

I hope you all are doing well.  I’ve been enjoying visiting all the Google Classrooms and seeing the students in their Meets.  While we continue to miss them, at least seeing their smiling faces on screen has been great and I continue to be impressed with the work students and teachers are doing along with the support you all are giving at home.  While we know that this current structure brings different challenges for everyone, we continue to do our best to adjust and adapt to meet all the various needs. I hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy this cooler weather. 

Bucket Fillers – We spend a lot of time at Cary Elementary talking with our kids about being positive, character traits, #OtherPeopleMatter, and recognizing their strengths and those in others – thank you to all of you who are showing those things to us, to each other, and for modeling them for your children.

We thought this was a good one to share:

As I was walking in this morning a person walking by said,  “Are you a teacher?”, I replied… “No Ma’am but I work with the best in the business” she handed me a note and she said she felt inspired to write it this morning and bring it by. It reads:   Dear You, Yes YOU, thank you for what you are doing. It is so important. so even if it is hard, please keep going. Love, the people who care. ”     

School Board Meeting – possible return to school for Plan B students

As you’ve likely heard by now, the school board met this week on Wednesday where some proposals were made regarding a possible return of our Plan B students to school.  https://www.wcpss.net/Page/45789

The school board will meet again on Tuesday to vote on a plan.  At Cary Elementary we will be ready to implement the plan approved and will be sure to communicate with you all regarding those details.  Our goal will continue to be to do our best for students and families given the challenges, while also providing support for teachers who have a lot on their plates. 

Asynchronous/Remote Learning Days (non-Live)

At the school board meeting, staff presented a proposal to build in one ‘Asynchronous Learning Day’ each week. On this day, students would not log in for live instruction or attend in-person classes. Instead, students would have the flexibility to complete their learning throughout the day on their own schedule. The teacher would assign a variety of activities and include instructional resources such as recorded instructional videos, assigned activities, off-line assignments, or hands-on stem activities. 

This option is being pursued due to concerns from families and staff about the many hours of screen time required in remote learning.   This is definitely not a “day off but rather an opportunity for flexibility.  Our Cary Elementary team is discussing this option and will plan to send out more details next week.  We realize that all families have different needs, schedules, challenges and expectations.

Monday, Sept. 28 – No School – Teacher Workday

New Counselor website

Our school guidance counselor, Mrs. Bawden, has created new web site that offers some good resources for families.

https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/ces-school-counseling-connect/home

Wear it Wednesday! Working with our PTA we encourage everyone to wear their Cary Elem. Spirit Wear or Blue and Yellow colors every Wednesday so we can show our school spirit – GO COUGARS!

Spirit Wear order information and PTA membership can be found on our school website or in the weekly newsletter https://www.wcpss.net/Page/45789

Thank you for your continued support and have a good weekend –

Rod Stanton

Principal

Save the Date for School Spirit Night!

Dear Cary Families,

See the information from McDonald’s below for times and locations. We will get 10% of sales, 11 AM-7 PM, during that period on the 13th.

Our amazing PTA has organized a school fundraiser at the McDonalds at the corner of SE Maynard and Cary Towne Blvd (869 SE Maynard Rd.) for October 13th.

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La PTA de Cary Elementary tendrá una recaudación de fondos del Día del Espíritu Escolar con McDonald’s en 869 SE Maynard Road el martes 13 de octubre de 11:00 am a 7:00 pm. La PTA de Cary Elementary recibirá el 10% de las ventas durante este tiempo. Si superamos las ventas de la tienda del año anterior, su organización obtendrá un 10% adicional de las ventas adicionales (excluyendo vacaciones, cierre de tienda por cualquier motivo). ¡Todo lo que tienes que hacer es correr la voz a tus familias, pasar por McDonald’s para almorzar o cenar y ayudarás a recaudar mucho dinero para tu escuela!

PTA Membership Starts as low as $10

Start off your school week by joining the PTA!

Your membership supplements all of the amazing things our teachers and administration plan for students each year, from cultural arts and STEM experiences to serving our teachers behind the scenes with mini-grants so they can focus on what matters most– our children.

Contribute to the no-fuss fundraiser by the end of the month and be entered to win an additional gift card.

Ask friends and family to join!

Membership starts as low as $10. 

JOIN NOW: https://ces.new.memberhub.store/store

Please check your Harris Teeter account and link your card to 7441- Cary Elementary PTA.

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $30 million to Together In Education schools since 1998!

When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn.

** If you are not yet a member of My Harris Teeter, please sign up for an account so you can link your VIC card.

LINK YOUR SCHOOL TODAY

Please check your Harris Teeter account and link your card to 7441- Cary Elementary PTA.

Please share the code with family and friends. Thank you! https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education

2020 Election- WCPSS School Board – Virtual Forum Registration

School Board | Virtual Forum Registration

On Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 the Wake County PTA will host a virtual candidate event. Submit questions by September 15.

2020 Election- School Board | Virtual Forum Registration

On Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 the Wake County PTA will host a virtual candidate event.

To join this virtual event, all individuals must register and submit questions beforehand. Please send any questions or comments about the registration process to advocacy@wakepta.org.

Please note that all attendees that call in to this meeting on their phones must submit questions via this registration page. We will not be unmuting phone-call attendees at the end of the meeting to answer questions. If you are not able to join us via the zoom video link, please submit your questions here so that we can answer them during the event.

Even if you plan on joining this town hall using the zoom video link, we encourage you to submit your questions in advance so that the committee can determine what are the most pressing questions given our limited time.

Please check your Harris Teeter account and link your card to 7441- Cary Elementary PTA.

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $30 million to Together In Education schools since 1998!

When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn.

** If you are not yet a member of My Harris Teeter, please sign up for an account so you can link your VIC card.

LINK YOUR SCHOOL TODAY

Please check your Harris Teeter account and link your card to 7441- Cary Elementary PTA.

Please share the code with family and friends. Thank you! https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education