Please help keep Bookstop books circulating!

Help! Bookstop Books are escaping!!

*Please* remember if your child brings home books with colored stickers on them, they can:

  • keep them
  • OR return them to the Bookstop

.If your child loves the book, they have “purchased” it, and are under NO obligation to return it! However, if they’ve read the book and that was enough, please ask your child to return the book to the Bookstop so we can keep enough books circulating for all of our eager Cougar readers!

As children return books (or donate any others), children can get Bookbucks back and buy more books!

Important note: when they return high demand books (Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dork Diary, Goosebumps and Pokeman…), they get DOUBLE their money back!!

Bookstop is open T/Th and F from 8-9 AM.

Please stop in and see us!


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 went 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.

Rod Stanton


Volunteers Needed: Cultural Arts Workshop 12/11-12/15

We have a week long Cultural Arts workshop for our 5th graders coming up, December 11-15th. Please look over the signup genius link and help if you can. This is a hands on learning opportunity so we need a lot of adults to help the students as they create their animals.

You don’t have to have a 5th grader to help with workshop. It is awesome to see the students plan their animals and adjust their strategies depending on how the shape for example turns out.!/showSignUp/70a0b4fa9a8283-5thgrade

Also, please remember there are other ways to help out.  We’re still collecting fabric and other craft supplies for the students to use for their animals.  Please send in any donations you have available for this project!  Thank you so much for your assistance in making this program a fun learning experience!

Readvolution Writing Contest and General Rewards

Student Ticket Rewards

Students who achieve their reading goal of 1200 minutes by January 12, 2018 will be able to redeem a Hurricanes game ticket after the campaign has ended.

Note: Details and instruction on redeeming tickets will be communicated at a later date.

Game dates for students rewarded in reaching the reading goal of 1200 minutes are as follows:

o   Thurs. 2/1, Montreal, 7pm

o   Fri. 2/9, Vancouver, 7:30pm

o   Sat. 2/10, Colorado, 7pm

o   Tues. 2/13, Los Angeles 7pm

o   Sun., 2/28, New Jersey, 5pm

o   Fri., 3/2, New Jersey, 7pm

o   Sun., 3/4, Winnipeg, 7pm




The Book Fair starts MONDAY!  There are still openings to help make the Book Fair week and Family Night happen! Many workers are still needed!

  • We’re still in need of craft and breakfast organizers, clean-up crew, face paint station supervising, bake sale organizing and more!

  • As well, below is the sign-up to help the rotations throughout the Book Fair week happen.  Jobs like helping individuals (or small groups of) students look for good-fit, high interest books are available as well as running the cashier during the day of Book Fair week. Openings after hours at Family Night are also available!

  • Please come and support Book Fair Family night (Thursday, 11/16, 5:30-8 PM)! Bringing the school community together always brings out the best in us! Cheer on the Parent vs. Teacher Volleyball match.  Purchase from the bake sale and/or book fair.  Buy your child’s teacher a book off of his/her wish list! Enjoy the crafts!  We can’t wait to see as many Cary Cougar faces as possible.

Please look at your schedule and see if you have some time to help make this event run smoothly!




Parent Event: What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know

 In partnership with the Wake PTA Council, Instructional Technology and Library Media Services is sponsoring a parent event entitled “What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know.” As a part of our fall Convergence, our opening keynote speaker, Janell Burley Hofmann (author of iRules: What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up) will speak to parents on November 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the McKimmon Center at NCSU.

There is limited space and registration is required (

NO SCHOOL: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Please make sure to make plans for your children on Friday, November 10th.  It is a school holiday and students will not attend.  School resumes on the following Monday, as normal!


  • Tuesday, November 21st—EARLY RELEASE (12:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, November 22nd-Friday, November 24th—SCHOOL HOLIDAY (No school)



Book Fair and Related Events Help Needed

Are you good at decorating? Arts & crafts? Hosting events?  Grocery shopping? Supervising teens? Cleaning up?  We need you!

There are so many jobs entailed in the Book Fair that extend further than just helping out with the Book Fair itself.   To entice our shoppers in, we need some help the week prior with decorating! There is a breakfast during Book Fair week that needs someone to help buying the items and setting up.  We have teenagers volunteering to face paint but we need a little help with supervising to ensure the process goes smoothly.  Cleanup: There’s always clean-up.  If you have the time, please consider helping make this event a success!  Remember, there will also be a sign-up for daytime Book Fair help, too!

Please sign up here for whatever ways you can help out!  Thank you in advance! We appreciate it!