A Message from Mr. Stanton – Cary Elementary Principal

At this time of year where we are reminded to be thankful, I’d like to say how grateful I am to work with such amazing teachers, students, and parents at Cary Elementary. As we recently finished the 1st quarter and report cards came home, this can also be a time of reflection and goal setting with your child. In some cases, the grades you saw may not meet the expectations you had for your child and we encourage you to talk about a specific plan towards improvement  for the 2nd quarter. All parents should have a fall conference with your teacher and setting goals together along with a plan for meeting them can be a great part of the meeting. It is equally important to praise and recognize your child when they do meet or even exceed expectations along with talking about what they did to accomplish that. Thank you for your continued support of Cary Elementary as parents are a big part of what makes us great.

Support Cary Elementary by shopping at Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile_logoAmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Please select PTA North Carolina Congress Cary Elementary PTA as your charity and the money will go to our school. If you have any questions please contact Billie Hilliard at lovcass@hotmail.com.

If you are ever looking for more information on anything PTA-related please visit our PTA website at http://caryelementarypta.weebly.com/.


Children’s Art Exchange Exhibit


Mark your calendars for the afternoon of December 5, 2015.

An artist reception for the Children’s Art Exchange Exhibit will take place at the Cary Town Hall Lobby, 316 North Academy Street, on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 2:00—4:00 PM . This exhibit was a big hit in Le Touquet, France, one of Cary’s sister cities.

A small presentation ceremony will take place beginning at 2:30 PM to acknowledge the students, including a couple from Cary Elementary: Anna Lewis and Matia Buckmeir.

This reception is part of the Town of Cary’s Heart of the Holidays celebration. The Town has asked us to encourage friends, family, and anyone else who might be interested. There will be refreshments for everyone who attends.

The Art Exchange Exhibit will be on display in the Town Hall Lobby gallery from December 2 through January 22.

A note from Mrs. Harris

Dear Cary Families,

KristineHarrisIt is with mixed emotions that I let you all know I have tendered my resignation with WCPSS. With over a year of careful thought and reflection I have decided to end my 20 year run in public education to embark on a career change to the corporate sector. While I had all intentions to finish out this school year, an opportunity was presented to me recently that I could not pass up. I will be going back to my teaching roots with a local growing IT company. With this opportunity comes a chance to apply my skills in new ways as well as to grow professionally over time.

It is not without a heavy heart that I leave Cary Elementary. It has been nothing short of an honor to work with the best staff, students, and families in Wake County. You entrusted me with your most precious treasures – your children. I have enjoyed watching your children grow over time and feel humbled to have partnered with you in the process. Your support has been unwavering and for that I am most grateful. I will certainly miss your children’s smiling faces and seeing those light bulbs of learning shining brightly!

My last day will be December 4 but I will continue to be a part of the community. My boys will continue to learn and grow at Cary Elementary with the finest and most talented teachers around.  As I walk through these school doors with a parent-only hat, I will have the fondest of memories of my tenure here.  How could I not?  Cary Elementary simply is part of my heart.

Very Truly Yours,

Kristine Harris, Assistant Principal

Breakfast for Mrs. Harris

ThankYouWhile we are sad to see Mrs. Harris leaving Cary Elementary, we certainly wish her the best in her new endeavor. All parents are welcome to join the Cary Elementary staff for donuts and coffee on Wednesday, December 2 as we chat with Mrs. Harris and let her know how much we appreciate all she has done for Cary Elementary. Feel free to stop in any time between 7:30 and 8:00 in the school foyer.

Holiday Lock-In Friday, December 11

Holiday Lock-In Sponsored by Patrick Jane’s Pizza Gourmet Pizza

SantaClause3Sign up now to join us for the school lock-in featuring The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause movie, along with games, pizza and fun! Price is $12 for the first CES student in your family and $10 for each CES student thereafter—please note, only CES students will be allowed to attend. Please download the registration form and send in payment via check made payable CES PTA. If paying by credit card, please add an additional $2.00 service fee to the total payment amount on the form. Space is limited to 75 students only and payment is due no later than December 8, 2015, to secure your student’s place.

Cary Elementary Choir performances in Downtown Cary

Please mark your calendars for two special Cary Elementary Choir performances in Downtown Cary! Admission is free and all are welcome.


  • Saturday, December 5, 2015: Heart of Cary “Ole Time Winter Festival.” Cary Elementary Choir will perform on stage near the Fidelity Bank at 11:25 AM.
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015: Town of Cary Tree Lighting Ceremony. Welcome in the holiday season with the official tree lighting for the Town of Cary. Our Cary Elementary Choir will perform at 6:25 PM. This festive night features actors, singers, and musicians from the community.

PTA Meeting Tuesday, November 17

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When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 6:30 PM in the media center.

Childcare is provided free of charge.

Queremos invitarlos a la reunion de la PTA (Asociacion de Padres y Maestros) que sera el Martes, 20 de Octubre a las 6:30 de la tarde. El lugar sera la biblioteca de la escuela. Tendremos cuidado gratis para los ninos. Gracias!