REMINDER: Spring Break!


Spring Break is March 26 – 27, 2015.

Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule March 23 – 25. 

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Thank you for participating in WAKE Up and Read!


The totals are in! As a school, we collected just over 750 books for the WAKE Up and Read book drive. These books will be donated to families all over Wake County without books in their homes. A huge thank you to all families and staff who donated to the book drive during the past month. Your generosity and care for the community makes Cary Elementary such a wonderful place!

 To learn more about WAKE Up and Read, visit

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Author Visit Wednesday, March 18


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Rescheduled: Cary Elementary Luau Dance!

LuauDanceCary Elementary’s Luau Dance has been rescheduled. Come dance the night away in your favorite Hawaiian gear!

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

When: Tuesday, March 10, 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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Parent Single Subject Acceleration Information Sessions

SSACome join us to learn about this option for acceleration of student learning!

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student’s age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.

How do I learn more?

Parents are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming regional sessions to learn information about this program. Please see the downloadable SSA flyer  for additional details.

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Cary Elementary’s Tinikling Team

The Cary Elementary Tinikling team consists of 13 groups of four- to five-person teams. Twelve of the groups are 4th graders; the thirteenth is 5th graders. None of our team members had heard of Tinikling before this school year. The students were first introduced to Tinikling, which has its origin in the Philipines, in PE class. After completing a four-week unit, the invitation to join the team was extended to all 4th graders. Fifty students, both boys and girls, signed up.

By the first of December we began practicing four mornings a week before school. Each group put together their own routine along with a song for their performance. Coach Zenkel offered suggestions and encouragement, but the students did the majority of the work. After weeks of hard work and a lot of practice, the Tinikling team was ready to show their skills to the world, or at least to the kids at Cary Elementary.

Our first performance was January 16th at the second quarter PRIDE meeting. The team members were dressed in their brand new Tinikling T-shirts with their names printed on the back. The kids looked very sharp and were amazing in their performance. Each group stepped up to the stage and proved that dedication and hard work produces a wonderful result.

The team is currently practicing each morning before school preparing for their next show at the school Luau on Tuesday, March 10th. The kids are very excited to have their parents watch them for the first time. We have one more performance scheduled Friday, April 24th at the Volunteer Appreciation. The show will be held on the ball field behind the school. We hope to showcase multiple group routines during this final production.

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Make-Up Days for School Closures

Wake County Public School System schools will use the days listed below to recover lost instructional time caused by snow and icy road conditions during the 2014-15 school year.  

  • Friday, March 6 – This early release day is extended to a full day
  • Friday, April 17 – This early release day is extended to a full day
  • Monday, March 23 – Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule
  • Tuesday, March 24  – Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Schools will operate on a normal weekday schedule

Please use this link to monitor for any additional make-up days:

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3rd Quarter Progress Reports

Due to the recent school cancellations, Cary Elementary will send home 3rd quarter progress reports on Friday, April 17 instead of April 10.

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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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