Title I Parent Survey 2015-2016

As a Title I school, we need to gather feedback from our parents (all parents, not just those with students in Title I) about our school. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to complete the short 16-question survey below. Thank you for providing us with your feedback.

Title I Parent Survey: https://goo.gl/RN7g62

Cary Elementary Field Day 2016

field_dayThe school year is flying by and believe it or not, it’s time to start signing up for the 2016 Cary Elementary Field Day! Field day will be Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 3rd-5th grade will participate in the morning (8:45-11:30) and K-2nd will be in the afternoon (12:00-2:30). We are still in need of approximately 20 more volunteers for both the K-2 and 3-5 time frames. Please click here to sign up for volunteer positions.

If you have any questions feel free to email Coach Zenkel at jzenkel@wcpss.net.

North Carolina End of Grade (EOG) Tests

As you may already know, the North Carolina End of Grade (EOG) test is right around the corner. Cary Elementary students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin testing the week of May 26. Testing will start at 8:45 AM each morning as follows:

  • Thursday, May 26 –  Reading EOG  (3rd, 4th, 5th grades)
  • Friday, May 27  – Math EOG (3rd, 4th, 5th, grades)
  • Thursday, June 2 –  Science EOG (5th grade)

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.

Cary to Begin Work in Intersection at Academy and Chatham Streets

Originally posted on The Town of Cary  website:

Cary, NC-As the Town of Cary continues to advance on its Academy Street Improvement Project, beginning May 16 and continuing into fall 2016, drivers travelling to and through downtown Cary should expect significant changes to traffic patterns and detours. Crews will begin work in the intersection of Chatham and Academy streets and will close the intersection nightly Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. and all day Saturday; they will re-open the intersection to traffic at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays. Concurrently, crews will be working to re-open the Kildaire Farm Road and Walnut Street intersection in all directions from Kildaire Farm Road to Faculty Avenue. With that intersection re-opening, Academy Street traffic flow will change to one-way northbound between Dry Avenue and Chatham Street.

Suggested detours

    • When travelling to downtown, drivers heading north on Kildaire Farm Road can access downtown using Academy Street, as one northbound lane is open, providing access to Waldo Street and Ashworth Village;
    • When travelling through downtown to other destinations, drivers are encouraged to use detours set up on Harrison Avenue and Chapel Hill Road.

C-Tran changes

C-Tran’s Route 5 heading north will use Harrison Avenue from the Cary Depot to Dry Avenue in both directions for the duration of the work.  The Town will place temporary stops in both directions at the Harrison Avenue and West Park Streetintersection. During the times when the Chatham Street and Academy Street intersection is closed, C-Tran’s Route 6 will detour from the East Chatham Street traffic circle to Old Durham Road and connect with the Cary Depot via Chapel Hill Road and North Academy Street.  Passengers are encouraged to access the Cary Depot in downtown Cary to access local and regional transit connections.

Downtown merchants

All businesses on Academy Street and Chatham Street remain open during construction; merchants and residents along both streets will have access to their properties throughout the work. Parking is available at the Cary Depot, Cary Town Hall parking garage, the Cary Arts Center, the South Walker Street lot at the intersection of Walnut Street.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes; those drivers who travel through the area should use caution.

“As we enter the final phases of the Academy Street Improvement Project, we continue to ensure access for thosewho live, work, travel and conduct business in the area. We appreciate our drivers’ and pedestrians’ patience as we work to complete the job safely,” said Kyle Hubert, Transportation Engineering Supervisor. “We look forward to the unveiling of our signature street this fall.”

This project, part of the Town’s strategy to revitalize downtown Cary, incorporates pedestrian-friendly design elements such as widened sidewalks, on-street parking and gathering areas. New street furniture, trees, and lighting are also planned. The work will add to the beauty of Academy Street, and help position the downtown area as the cultural center of the Town and a place for activities that support the downtown businesses.

The total estimated cost for the project is $8 million, which includes design and construction. Funding was approved by Cary voters as part of the 2012 Community Investment Bonds referendum.

2016 Summer Camp information for incoming kindergartners

Summer Camp Info:

Do you have a child coming to Cary Elementary for kindergarten? Has he/she been in preschool for 6 months or less? WCPSS is offering a summer school opportunity, Early Start, for students entering kindergarten. This is a three-week program, Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00, with transportation, breakfast, and lunch provided. If you are interested, please come to Cary ES to fill out an application, or call and ask for Jessica Randall.

La Escuela de Verano:

¿Tiene un niño que viene a Cary Elementary para el grado kinder? Él / ella ha estado en preescolar durante 6 meses o menos? WCPSS está ofreciendo una oportunidad de la escuela de verano, Early Start, para los estudiantes que entran en el grado kinder. Este es un programa de tres  semanas, de lunes a viernes de 9: 00-3: 00, transporte, desayuno, y almuerzo. Por favor venga a Cary ES para llenar una aplicación si está interesado o llame y pregunte por Jessica Randall.

Jessica Randall
English as a Second Language, LEP Contact
Cary Elementary School