Open the Door to Reading

OpenDoorToReadingThis year at Cary Elementary, we are asking families to volunteer just ONE MORNING to help open doors at carpool from 8:00-8:30 am.  Our carpool line needs several staff members to run smoothly and having one parent volunteer will allow a teacher to spend time tutoring students first thing in the morning. Check your calendars and sign-up to volunteer.

To SIGN-UP, please use the link below to see the volunteer schedule and pick your date! We look forward to seeing you in carpool!

SignUpGenius: Open the Door to Reading


Reading Buddies

wake-county-library-logo_300_172_80Eva Perry Library Reading Buddies Program is returning this fall! Every Thursday, beginning on September 3 and continuing until November 19, children in preschool through grade 5 can practice their reading skills with volunteers from the library’s Teen Leadership Corps. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. For more information, please contact Linda at linda.winkler@wakegov.com.


 

Welcome back, Cary Elementary families!

CaryCougarsThe start of a new school year is just around the corner and the Cary Elementary staff has been busy this week preparing for another great year. I hope you all have had a good summer and are able to make it to our Meet the Teacher event this Friday, August 21, from 11:00 – 1:00. Things have been busy around school this summer as we have hosted both a Cary Elementary Fun camp and a Wake County special education summer program.

As many of you have noticed there is a great deal of road construction around school that will make traveling the streets a bit more difficult this year, especially when trying to enter and exit our main lot on Kildaire Farm Road. While we have always asked that the front lot be for buses only during the 8-8:30 arrival and 3-3:30 dismissal times with parents using the back carpool area, this will be even more important this year for both the safety of our students and to keep the buses moving so students can arrive and get home on time. Thank you in advance for your help with this and for only making right hand turns out of the parking lot.

Information packets were mailed to all registered families a couple of weeks ago. If you didn’t receive one please call the front office at 919-460-3455.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Rod Stanton
Principal


Important upcoming dates

Please note the following important dates:Calendar

  • August 21– Meet the Teacher 11:00-1:00
  • August 24– First Day of School
  • September 4– Early Release
  • September 7– No School (Holiday)
  • September 23– No School (Teacher Workday)

Cary Elementary’s calendar can be viewed by clicking here.


Traffic Alert: Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street

Due to the Academy Street Improvement Project, drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

  • Academy Street from Kildaire Farm Road to Park Street will be closed to northbound traffic; the southbound lane of Academy Street from Park Street will remain open, as will the eastbound lane on Dry Avenue and Kildaire Farm Road through the Academy Street intersection; the westbound lane on Dry Avenue will be closed between Facility Avenue and Academy Street.
  • Walnut Street will be closed at Kildaire Farm Road; southbound traffic from Kildaire Farm Road will not be able to access Walnut Street and traffic heading west on Walnut Street to Kildaire Farm Road should follow the signed detour at Walker Street.

A signed detour will redirect Academy Street traffic to Walker Street and Harrison Street; two-way traffic on Academy Street will continue north of Park Street. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes; those drivers who travel through the area should use caution.

AcademyStreet_Construction

 


Another Great Year at Cary Elementary – Rod Stanton, Principal

Dear Cary Elementary Families,

It is hard to believe the end of another school year is upon us. Things have gone by quickly and it is always exciting for me as I visit classrooms and see the wonderful growth in learning and maturity that has taken place in our students.

Thank you to all of our volunteers this year. We enjoy having you here and you have been a big part of all the learning that has taken place. A special thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and former Cary Elementary staff members who came to help proctor our recent End of Grade tests. End of grade test scores were sent home last Tuesday, so please check your child’s book bag if you haven’t seen them yet.

  • Opening Doors to Reading – Our new parent volunteer carpool program was a great success this year and provided 4,800 minutes (80 hours) of additional reading help for students. Thank you to all who volunteered and we hope to see you back next year!

Looking ahead:

  • Summer letters will be mailed to all Cary Elementary families in early August. These letters will contain important dates and information for the start to the new 2015-2016 school year.
  • Keep an eye on our school website for dates and information. School supply lists will also be posted soon.
  • Meet the Teacher – Friday, August 21, 2015, from 11:00-1:00
  • First day of School 1st-5th grade – Monday, August 24

Thanks to everyone for another great year at Cary Elementary!


Traffic Alert: Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street

Beginning June 8, at 10:00 a.m. and continuing into the fall of 2015, as part of the Academy Street Improvement Project, drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

  • Academy Street from Kildaire Farm Road to Park Street will be closed to northbound traffic; the southbound lane of Academy Street from Park Street will remain open, as will the eastbound lane on Dry Avenue and Kildaire Farm Road through the Academy Street intersection; the westbound lane on Dry Avenue will be closed between Facility Avenue and Academy Street.
  • Walnut Street will be closed at Kildaire Farm Road; southbound traffic from Kildaire Farm Road will not be able to access Walnut Street and traffic heading west on Walnut Street to Kildaire Farm Road should follow the signed detour at Walker Street.

A signed detour will redirect Academy Street traffic to Walker Street and Harrison Street; two-way traffic on Academy Street will continue north of Park Street. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes; those drivers who travel through the area should use caution.

TownofCary_AcademyStreetImprovement


End of Year PTA Potluck

PTAJoin us for the end of the year PTA meeting and potluck! We will be celebrating the planting of the “Paw Patch,” our Cary Elementary edible garden. Please bring a dish to share and your own water bottle or non-alcoholic beverage. We will be sitting outside, so please also bring a lawn chair or blanket. Cary Teen Council will be available to watch your children.

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cary Elementary “Paw Patch” garden

Please RSVP using the SignUpGenius link here.