Spirit Wear Orders….Coming Soon!

PTA volunteers were sorting our T-shirts and realized there were some mistakes made by the vendor. The vendor has been notified and is working to fix our order. We have been told T-shirts will here by next Friday, October 20th.

We apologize for the delay! Thank you to all who have ordered spirit wear!  We appreciate your patience.


Save the Date Reminder: Grounds Day!

One of the ways parents, and children alike, can come together and help the school is by working at one (or both!) of our two Grounds’ Days throughout the year.  The first one coming up is on Sunday, October 29th! Please make room in your schedule to donate some of your time and energy to this cause.  Volunteers will meet at the school between 1-4 PM.  CES does not have a regular grounds crew to meet the many, diverse needs of our grounds, so it really does depend on us to make sure all of the upkeep and beautification jobs get cared for on campus. 

Many hands are needed! And remember, this is a great opportunity to volunteer if you stay busy during the weekdays and find it hard to contribute as much as you’d like to our school!  It’s also a great way to work together as a family to show off your Cary Cougar Pride for our school and want it it to look its best for our students.

If you can, please make all efforts to join in!  Please see the sign-up genius for specifics of items you could bring to help the cause go as seamlessly as possible.


Thank you!



OCTOBER 17th, 2017: Morning PTA Coffee Chat and PTA Minutes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:00 am

 Please join us at the Mayton Inn for our informal PTA coffee chat!

This is an opportunity for you to get more information about what the PTA does, learn more about your school, ask questions, make suggestions and find out how you can get involved.

Hot topics this week include: decisions made at our most recent PTA Board Meeting, Advocacy: state class size mandates, Book Fair, Grounds Clean Up Day, and more!


Minutes!  Here is the link to the first official PTA meeting of the school year, held on Meet the Teacher Day.  The September and October minutes are coming soon…

(Sidenote: The minutes are posted on Memberhub.  To access this link, you’ll need to have registered.  Here’s another place where the PTA is using this portal, so we encourage you to register so you can stay in the know!)





Spirit Week–NEXT WEEK!!!

Monday (10/16)–Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday (10/17)–Stripes/Polka Dots Day

Wednesday (10/18)–Wear clothes inside out

Thursday (10/19)–Hat day–wear your favorite hat

Friday (10/20)–CES Pride day–wear school colors

Let’s have a great turnout and show how much School Spirit we have!



REMINDER: Early Release October 20, 2017

Early Release!

Friday, October 20, 2017, @ 12:30 p.m.

Students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Carpool and buses will run at this time. Please arrange for pick-up and/or care as necessary. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 31st–TEACHER WORKDAY. (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, November 10th– SCHOOL HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

Please go ahead and make preparations.  Thanks!




SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th: Grounds Clean-Up Day

The CES Grounds Committee would like to invite you to participate in the Fall Grounds Clean-up Day to help beautify our school.  We’ll meet in the kindergarten playground at 1:00pm and assign gardening tasks.  We need lots of parent and children volunteers to:

  • Spread mulch (10 cubic yards)
  • Weed (Main entrance near carpool drop off)
  • Spray paint water tables in Paw Patch
  • Paint seating for the Paw Patch

Parents can bring: gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pruning shears and a bottle of water.  

Everyone can participate and help beautify our school.

Thank you to all our volunteers!

Date: 10/29/2017 (Sun.)

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT (Come for whatever time you can!)

Location: Kindergarten Playground

Please sign up here to give your time back for this effort!


National Walk to School Day SUCCESS!

This past Wednesday (10/4), our school took part in celebrating National Walk to School day after a few years’ hiatus!  Northwoods Elementary had issued a friendly challenge to see who could congregate the most walkers/bikers.  Numbers weren’t official, but Cary Elementary had over 107 students/staff sign the banner, with a good number who didn’t sign (came later or just didn’t sign). We had an amazing turnout, which was praised by our “rivals.”

The huge number of participants gathered at the park across the street from the school just before 8 AM.   A sizeable portion of our normal walkers made an effort to get to the meeting point a little earlier.  Many of our non-typical walkers exerted that extra effort to participate, as well!  There were some families who walked or biked who didn’t make it in time for the festivities but still participated in honoring the day. All in all, we appreciate everyone going the extra mile to make this day such a wonderful success.  Thank you parents for taking the time to help your children take part! Everyone had such a fun morning!

Paws was there to celebrate and for photo ops!  Our supportive principals joined in the festivities.  Thank you to the Town of Cary, our police officers, Town Council Members Don Frantz and Ed Yerha and Mayor Harold Weinbrecht for coming out to support our walk and bike to school event! Students were given badges and bookbucks, as well as bagels and water being available. And they were given the chance to sign the banner saying they participated, which was later hung in the main hallway at school.


Big thanks to Brueggers on Maynard and Lowe’s Foods on Cary Parkway and Tryon for donating items for breakfast and refreshments!