Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading Program

SummerReading_2015Wake County Public Libraries are getting ready to launch into summer reading with “Every Hero Has a Story!

Wake County Public Libraries are offering a summer reading program for readers of all ages (0-5, school age, and teens). The summer reading program is a fun way for Cary Elementary students to continue developing their reading skills throughout the summer and participate in programs that are both fun and educational. Below is the participation information for school age readers.

School Age, Grades K-5:

  • Children who participate will receive a bag, a reading log, and an “I’m a Summer Reader” sticker.
  • During library visits, children will receive book stickers when they visit a desk to share a favorite book with a staff member, attend a library program, or bring their summer reading bag to the library.
  • Each week, they can receive a “Weekly Wow” when they check out three or more books. These include coloring posters, stickers and other themed items. Weekly Wows change each Monday.

In addition to the reading program, there will be some exciting reading events at the Wake County Libraries all summer long. Visit Wake County’s library site for additional information.


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REMINDER: No School Monday, May 25, 2015

memorial_day_cutoutNo school Monday, May 25, 2015 due to the Memorial Day holiday.


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Cary Elementary recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School

DigitalCitizenshipCommon Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Cary Elementary as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School for educating its students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens.

Cary Elementary has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Cary Elementary for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. “Cary Elementary deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Cary Elementary has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship and literacy resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 85,000 classrooms nationwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School,” said Mr. Stanton. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

To learn more about the criteria Cary Elementary met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.


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Home/School Compact Review Meeting

We are looking for parents to help review Cary Elementary’s Home/School Compacts for next year. The meeting will be at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, in the Media Center. If you are available to attend, we would greatly appreciate your assistance. Thank you for your support of Cary Elementary.

Please RSVP to Joy Hancock at JCHancock@wcpss.net.


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Letterland To Visit Pullen Park

Raleigh’s Pullen Park will be transformed into Letterland on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. to reward preschool and elementary school students in Wake County.

Letterland brings letters to life by turning them into colorful characters, each with their own personality and stories that go along with their sounds. Wake County elementary schools and many preschool programs use the phonics program as part of their literacy instruction.

The Wake County Public School System, WAKE Up and Read Collaborative, and Wake Education Partnership will partner with Raleigh Parks and Recreation to bring Letterland characters and activities to Pullen Park for an exciting Letterland Adventure Day.

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Square 1 Art spring fundraiser

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Square 1 Art offers unique art fundraiser programs that transform a student’s artwork into beautiful, professionally made products!

Cary Elementary students brought home their Square 1 Art order forms last week. The stickers are for you to keep. If there are any additional products you’d like to order, the deadline is Monday, May 11, 2015. Orders can also be made online by clicking here.

This is a fundraiser for the art program at Cary Elementary. Your support is greatly appreciated.


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REMINDER: Field Day volunteer sign up

field_dayField day will be Friday, June 5, 2015. 3rd-5th grade will participate in the morning (8:45-11:30) and K-2nd will be in the afternoon (12:00-2:30). Please click here to sign up.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Coach Zenkel.


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End of Grade (EOG) Testing Date Changes

With a change in the North Carolina End of Grade (EOG) test turn-in date established by the testing department, Cary Elementary has adjusted its testing schedule accordingly. The new testing dates are as follows:

Thursday, May 21 – Science (5th grade only)
Wednesday, May 27 – Reading (3rd-5th grades)
Thursday, May 28 – Math (3rd-5th grades)

Please be sure that your child is especially well rested and has a good breakfast for the testing days, as research continues to show these are large factors in a student’s learning and testing performance. Thank you for all your support and contact the CES office if you have any questions.


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End of the Year Parent Survey, Title I – April 2015

SurveyAs a Title I school, Cary Elementary is required to encourage parents to complete an end of the year survey. If you could take about 3 minutes to complete the survey, we would greatly appreciate it.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GLCNWZ7


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PTA Meeting Thursday, May 7

PTAWhat: PTA Meeting

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:30 pm

Where:  CES Media Center

Everyone is welcome and childcare will be provided! 


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