Wake County sent out a link of websites this week. If you are not receiving email or calls from the County or Mr. Stanton, please see info in post.

wcpss

School Messenger is the system Wake County uses to communicate with families by telephone, text, and email messages. Cary Elementary uses the system to communicate school events, attendance and emergency information. The district uses the system to relay district-wide events including weather related closings.

 

Voice Messages:
Your students’ home phone number that is in PowerSchool is used for phone calls and must be up to date.  Use the InfoCenter to retrieve messages from the past 30 days.

Text Messages:
**Parents/Guardians must OPT-IN to receive text messages. Text YES to 67587 from the cell phone you wish to receive text messages on. **

IMPORTANT: The cellphone number must be associated with your student in PowerSchool to receive text messages.

School Messenger does not charge for this texting service. Check with your wireless provider if additional text messaging rates apply.

If you change your cell phone number you must update it with the school data manager and opt-in again using the above steps.

You can OPT OUT by Texting STOP to 67587 and the system will respond back.

Email messages:

When an email is part of the broadcast, the message is sent to the email address associated with the student in PowerSchool. Contact the main office to ensure that the address is correct. Use the InfoCenter to set your notification preferences.

InfoCenter:

Info Center is a free and easy way to stay connected with events at your students’ school and WCPSS. You can review recent voice, text and email messages sent by the district or school, manage your contact preferences, and set your mobile devices to display when new communications arrive. Access the info center app available in the Apple App store or Google play apps. You can sign up via the website at http://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com

You must use the email you provided to your students’ school to sign up.

Attention Cary Elementary 5th Grade Parents Middle School Registration

Attention Cary Elementary
5th Grade Parents
Middle School Registration
Message from Mrs. Bawden, School CounselorMiddle School

We will be moving forward with the middle school registration process.  Early next week your child’s 5th Grade Teacher will forward a message from me with all the details.

In the meantime, visit Academics- Middle School on WCPSS to learn more about what electives are offered at your child’s middle school, math placement information and more.

While the process will be different this year, we will work through it together! We’ve got this!

Atención primaria de Cary
Padres de 5to grado
Registro de escuela intermedia
Mensaje de la Sra. Bawden, consejera escolar

Seguiremos adelante con el proceso de inscripción en la escuela intermedia.  A principios de la próxima semana, el maestro de 5to grado de su hijo enviará un mensaje yo con todos los detalles.

Mientras tanto, visite Academics- Middle School en WCPSS para obtener más información. sobre qué asignaturas optativas se ofrecen en la escuela secundaria de su hijo, matemáticas

información de ubicación y más.

Si bien el proceso será diferente este año, trabajaremos a través de él

As of Monday, 4/13, as part of the WCPSS directive, all students and teachers will be required to begin Virtual Learning.

virtual learning

As you can imagine, this is a brand new situation for all of us to adapt to and giving ourselves grace has been challenging, as we, teachers and administrators, try to wrap our heads around this new method of teaching/learning.

The state has extended school closures through May 15th, 2020, but has kept Spring Break (4/4-4/12) as no school for students/staff. This means there is no required learning/teaching during the upcoming week of March 30. As of Monday, 4/13, all students and teachers will be required to begin Virtual Learning. There are many options and formats for this to take place including but not limited to Google Classroom and SeeSaw. While we are still working on details and plans, you can expect instruction to include and will include pre-recorded videos, live Google Meet, student independent work/assignments and other resources.

During the coming week, teachers will be “Ramping Up” to start to use the above resources more to allow parents, students, and teachers to practice and become more familiar with things while still providing optional activities before moving to the required components that will start April 13.  Please continue to have your child as best you can and feel free to provide teachers with any feedback or challenges you are experiencing so we can work to fine tune things for the following week. You can also continue to access the county suggested resources found here: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss Both are a nice way for students to practice doing things independently. We do want to stress that for the time being and through next week, instructional activities remain optional, but starting 4/13, instructional activities will be required.

In addition, getting back on a schedule is a very good idea if you haven’t yet done that. A morning start time is suggested and depending on grade level.

Daily Schedule (sample)

8:00-9:00        Healthy Breakfast

9:00-9:45 Reading – independent books, following teacher emailed suggestions, resources from    WCPSS site.

9:45-10:00   Healthy Snack & Break

10:00-10:30  Math – Dreambox online software – all k-5 students now have access. This is new for k-2 and teachers will email login, 3-5 has had it all year.

                  Math – Khan Academy lessons – WCPSS website resources – resources emailed  from teachers

10:30-10:45    Writing – keep a journal – record daily activities, feelings, etc  – Younger students can start with pictures and add words

10:45-11:15   Science/Social Studies – research cool experiments on YouTube (parent permission) – videos of interest and write a short summary response – etc.

Setting a designated exercise time during the day or amount of minutes can also be a great idea.

Teachers will continue to send ideas but still having a designated “Academics/School Time” can be very good and will also help students be ready for the next phase of required learning starting on April 13.

Thank you,

Rod Stanton
Principal
Cary Elementary School
(919)460-3455

Kid-friendly resource to view about Coronavirus.

Screen Shot 2020-03-18 at 7.51.56 PMAs the situation around #COVID19 progresses, we know that students are likely anxious and scared about what they’re hearing. This Brainpop video is a great kid-friendly resource, shared by P2 Partner School Masonic Heights Elementary, that can help your children understand the importance of being informed, washing hands, and following CDC and local guidelines regarding coronavirus – and how our own actions can help protect others.

A Message from our principal, Mr. Stanton

Mr. Stanton w Walrus and Tiger
Hello Cary Elementary Families,
The teachers and I continue to miss you all
very much.  Online meetings through Zoom and Google Meet have become
our new regular way of meeting as a staff an in teams as we continue to plan
and share ideas for how we can share more resources for you at home, connect
with students, and prepare for our move to required remote learning on April 13.
While this current way of life is certainly not what we would choose, I’ll admit it
has caused many of us to quickly learn some new skills, which can also be a good
thing. As many of you know, I have two of my own children at home and they have
also had to adjust as their learning is changing.
mr. Stanton dog
We’ve even had a little fun giving
them some “real world” tasks for learning and this can be something you can do with your children at home too.  Our dog Ellie recently found her way into my backpack, pulled out my wallet, and….at my 20 dollar bill! (Lucky for her she is so cute) It’s in pieces but this week one of my daughters took on this real world project and is writing a letter to the US Treasury as her research showed that this could be an option for replacement. Even if not there has been some good real world learning there – and I learned to zip up my backpack 🙂
My other daughter has been working on some videography skills as she will be helping my wife, who is a teacher, film and edit some of her lessons.  Adding on screen text is a great way to practice some writing.  Lastly, one of of CES students shared with me a great write-up of his findings in an at home experiment he did with
ice and salt.
Next week will bring some more details of how a daily schedule for teaching and learning may look when we start our new phase on April 13.  Please complete the online technology survey we recently sent out and look for an email from me at the early part of the week with some more information and details as we continue to keep you informed.  Thanks for all participation in our One School One Book reading program as we’ve had a lot of fun with the book Almost Super – I think we are super!

One School One Book program with Almost Super wraps up this week on March 31.

Almost SuperOur school has participated in a special, community-wide shared reading event. Last week, every family received a copy of the same book – Almost Super by Marion Jensen – and the goal is that all of our families complete reading it by March 31, see schedule.

Please make the time for your family to participate in this special activity. Each day Mrs. Cavaco will be updating this new website with discussion questions, trivia, and activity ideas while we are all reading along at home.

We hope this provides a fun way for families to stay in touch during this time. Mrs. Cavaco would like for families to send her videos, messages or tweets of your family reading or doing some of the activities. You will find posts here: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/cesoneschoolonebook/home. Check out funny pics families have shared for laughs or inspiration. 

You may also post to a link from the Cary Elementary homepage. If you are tweeting be sure to tag @CavacoMedia101, @cary_elementary and use the #cesoneschoolonebook You can also email Mrs. Cavaco at: lcavaco@wcpss.net with pictures, videos, etc.

We hope to see lots more families participate during this final week!

Technology Needs Survey – please complete by Sunday evening

Technology Needs Survey – please complete by Sunday  (click on link below)

Hello Cary Elementary families,

As we work to prepare for our district wide move to required online teaching and learning beginning April 13, we need to know what technology each student has access to and what they may need. Please complete the short survey using the link below. We are working with the district regarding what options may be available to families with technology needs.

Thank you –

Cary Elementary Technology Survey

District update to COVID-19 (Coronavirus): School is currently closed through May 15, unless extended beyond that date.

All schools in the Wake County Public School System will be closed beginning coronavirusMonday, March 16 through at least May 15. To check for updates, check Wake County Public School System web page and/or WCPSS Facebook page/ 

Coronavirus Updates

Gov. Roy Cooper has closed all public schools until May 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for remote learning during this time and other details related to schools will be released in the coming days.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any event we have ever seen, forcing all of us to make countless decisions that have no precedent.

We will share information as it becomes available. Please check this website for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will we return to school?

School is closed through May 15.

What will happen to exams and school calendars?

State education leaders are currently evaluating the most basic elements of school operations such as state exams and school calendars. We’ll update you when decisions are made.

When is Spring Break?

For traditional calendars, Spring Break will remain on April 6 through April 13. Spring Break remains unchanged at this time on other calendars.

Spring Concert: A Patriotic Celebration honoring Veterans and Active Military. Photos requested!

Our patriotic Celebration “Americans We,” a patriotic celebration featuring the Cary Elementary School Choir & Third Grade is just around the corner (if we’re all back at school!). The tribute will be held on Monday, May 4th.

  • During the program we will be honoring Veterans and Active Military. We are putting together a slideshow for the event. If you have photos of a family member who has served or is currently serving (in uniform or plain clothes) – please share it with us! Send a digital copy to: ehouse1@wcpss.net by Friday, April 3, 2020.

 

We are so excited to share this evening of fun and inspirational music with all of you!  Thank you!

District update to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) School is currently closed through at least Friday, May 15, unless extended beyond that date.

All schools in the Wake County Public School System will be closed beginning coronavirusMonday, March 16 through until May 15th. To check for updates, check Wake County Public School System web page and/or WCPSS Facebook page/ 

Coronavirus Updates

Gov. Roy Cooper has closed all public schools until May 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for remote learning during this time and other details related to schools will be released in the coming days.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any event we have ever seen, forcing all of us to make countless decisions that have no precedent.

We will share information as it becomes available. Please check this website for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will we return to school?

School is closed through May 15.

What will happen to exams and school calendars?

State education leaders are currently evaluating the most basic elements of school operations such as state exams and school calendars. We’ll update you when decisions are made.

When is Spring Break?

For traditional calendars, Spring Break will remain on April 6 through April 13. Spring Break remains unchanged at this time on other calendars.