Cary Elementary’s new Gaga Pit

Gaga Pit 3We are very excited that Cary Elementary has a new Gaga Pit for the playground!

Gaga is a new fun game for students to be played at recess.  Teachers learned to play Friday morning and all students will learn the rules the first week of school during recess and PE class.  Special thanks to some Cary Elementary volunteers who met Mr. Stanton early last Sunday morning to put it together…and then test it out🙂


Take a look at the link if you would like to get a preview of how Gaga ball is played.

Gaga Pit 2 Gaga Pit 1

Bus Stop Information

All bus stop information is available on-line at

It is best to be at your assigned stop 10 minutes before your estimated stop time.  We will be using Remind101 again this year for important updates and alerts regarding buses.  Information about signing up for Remind texts is in the ‘Back to School’ folders that you received at Meet the Teacher or will be sent home the first day of school.


PTA Treasurer Needed for 2016-17

Are you great with numbers and looking for a wonderful way to help teachers and students?  The PTA organizes activities and projects to raise vital money for our school, and we need a treasurer to keep track of it all.  Does this sound like your niche?

Training is provided, so don’t let the fact that you don’t know what to do right now stop you.  We’ll get you up to speed!  The current treasurer is also able to partner for help.

Interested in learning more?  Please contact Margot Bennett, or Susan Keen, for more information.  We are hoping to fill this one-year position as soon as possible.  Please consider making an impact on your child’s education today.

Thank you!

Important parking and drop off information

family walking

If you will be walking your student into school on the first day of school, you should park in the large lot behind the school and then walk with your child into the school.

Only buses will be permitted to pull into the front lot of the school between 8:00 – 8:30 or to drop students at the front of the school.  All parents who are dropping students off at school should pull to the back of the school and use the carpool drop off line for the safety of all of our students.  Our carpool line is very efficient and moves very quickly.

Thank you for helping us keep the safest drop off procedures in place for our students by following these important guidelines.


The Cary Elementary PTA Bookstop



We need used books!!

We need volunteers!

The Bookstop is a PTA-run used bookstore located inside the school and is a HUGELY popular program. Its success is due in large part to the support of parent volunteers and our school staff…..and of course donated books!


  • Students are paid pretend money (“Bookbucks”) for the used books they bring in from home.  Teachers also provide Bookbucks as incentives in the classroom.
  • The kids can use the Bookbucks to “purchase” books from the bookstop, which is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8-9 am.
  • If your child brings home books with colored dots on them, these are theirs to keep


  • they can bring them back and trade for new books when they are finished reading them.

Please come by our table at Open House and Orientation!!  We are in need of parent volunteers. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact or

A Message from Mr. Stanton – Cary Elementary Principal

Welcome to a another great new year at Cary Elementary

Hello Students and Parents,

We are very excited to have you coming back for another great school year at Cary Elementary.  Teachers are already working hard to get classrooms ready and to plan many exciting learning adventures and activities.  I hope you all have had a great summer and are ready to be back with your school family for a year of learning.  I had a fun adventure this summer where I was able to visit Niagara Falls in New York with my wife and two daughters.  A boat ride took us right up next to the falls where it felt like a massive rain storm from the mist!

Some new laptops and iPads recently arrived so those will be in classrooms soon and we are excited that the new grass planted on our soccer field has made it through the summer heat and will be ready for all those games at recess.  I’m also very excited about a new surprise that will be out on the playground this year.  Some parents will be here Sunday morning to help me put it together and I’ll Tweet out the surprise on Sunday. I won’t tell you the surprise yet, but will look forward to playing it with you soon!  We’ll also look forward to seeing you this Friday, August 26 between 11:00 and 1:00 for our Meet the Teacher event.

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!


What: Cary Elementary Spirit Night

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2016, from 5-8 PM

Where: Chick-fil-A at Cary Towne Center.

Come out and show your Cougar Pride and help your PTA raise funds for PTA-sponsored activities. The class with the highest attendance will win a cookie party!

Bring this flyer to ensure 15% of your total is donated back to CES PTA.

Popsicles on the Playground


Rising Kindergarten families!  You are invited to enjoy popsicles on the Kindergarten playground (located on the side of the school near the Cary Arts Center).  Come meet Principal Stanton, play with new kindergarten friends, and cool down with a popsicle.

Thursday August 25th, 2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cary Elementary PTA sponsors this event and will be there to have fun and answer questions.

Open the Door to Reading

OpenDoorToReadingThis year at Cary Elementary, we are asking families to volunteer just ONE MORNING to help open doors at carpool from 8:00-8:30 am.  Our carpool line needs several staff members to run smoothly and having one parent volunteer will allow a teacher to spend time tutoring students first thing in the morning. Check your calendars and sign-up to volunteer.

To SIGN-UP, please use the link below or visit our school website to see the volunteer schedule and pick your date! We look forward to seeing you in carpool!

SignUpGenius: Open the Door to Reading