Wear It Wednesday!

Wear It Wednesday! Show your school colors on Wear it Wednesdays. Whether virtual or in-person, we are all one cougar community. Join together every Wednesday and show your Cougar Pride.

What: Wear your school colors (blue/gold) every Wednesday.
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Where ever you are!
Access event details here and shop for apparel here: http://ces.memberhub.com/HE68593I33721

CES Staff Profile: Laura Haun

Each week, a CES staff member will be featured in the weekly newsletter to help our parents, guardians, and extended families get to know our wonderful CES teachers and staff better. This is a project to help advance two of our PTA’s goals for the year – building community and appreciating our CES teachers and staff.

You’ll also notice that one of the interview questions is about favorite beverages. It’s something for you to keep in mind when you visit. Hardworking Elementary School staff absolutely love surprise favorites drinks.

What is your name?
Laura Haun

What is your position?
4th grade teacher

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

I love to read on my kindle. I am thankful that the library has been open to download books throughout the pandemic! I like to do 1,000 piece puzzles. When we are not in a pandemic, I like to travel and to visit with my family.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I have always wanted to be a teacher. I used to teach a room of stuffed animals and dolls. I come from a long line of educators : my mom, my grandma, my aunt, my uncle, my great uncle …..

Who is your favorite children’s author?

This is a tough one! There are so many great children’s authors. I’ll go with Shel Silverstein because my students and I enjoyed reading his poetry during our poetry unit.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

inquisitive, thankful, friendly

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Diet Coke

Ways to Support and Follow the CES PTA

  1. Joining the Cary Elementary School PTA is an easy way to support all of the wonderful programs provided to our students by our PTA. A small portion of your contribution ($4) pays for the state and national dues. The rest of your donation stays in our school to support our programs. All dues/donations are tax deductible! As of today, have 132 members and our goal is 150. 32 dedicated CES staff members have joined. Dues are low ($10 per person or $15 for family), but the rewards are great. Buy a membership today: https://caryelementarypta.weebly.com/join.html
  2. Community partners are vital to the success of the Cary Elementary School PTA. Through our partnerships, we have been able to furnish the latest in classroom technology, cultural arts, and enrichment programs for our teachers and students. Support Our Sponsors – Just Text Your Receipt to cespta@rcityrocks.com for 5% off. Click this link to see our full list of sponsors

3. Link Your VIC Card when You Shop – Harris Teeter card to 7441. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn!
Simply link your VIC Card to benefit our PTA and Harris Teeter will donate a portion of each qualified sale. Click here and enter our code 7441. Share the code. For more information contact Claire Green.

4. Support GIVEBACKS TUESDAY brought to you by your child’s school PTA
Save 30%-50% on products & services designed to help you raise a happy, healthy family – and your PTA gets up to 20% back on every sale! Purchase here: https://ces.memberhub.store/store

5. Shop our 2020-2021 Spirit Store! Cary Elementary is a vibrant, diverse community. Spirit wear gives your children a sense of community and pride in our school. Click the photos below to browse our store. All proceeds go to the PTA to support classrooms. Shop our Spirit Wear Store: Sweatshirts, T-shirts, PJ pants and more. Check out all the apparel now!

Ways you can stay in touch – this is a great way to know what’s going on in our school community: 

Message from CES PTA on 1.15.21

Dear CES Families, As we get started in the 2nd Semester of the school year, there are a few announcements and invitations from the Cary Elementary School PTA. This year our focus is supporting our school with technology needs, building community, and appreciating our teachers. 

  • Every Wednesday is Wear It Wednesday at Cary Elementary! We encourage our students and staff to wear their school colors or school gear on Wednesdays. Snap a pic and post it to the PTA Facebook page to show your Cary Cougar Pride.
  • Do you follow the Cary Elementary PTA? If not, here’s how you can stay in touch – this is a great way to know what’s going on in our school community. 
  • If you haven’t linked your Harris Teeter VIC card to their TIES program, please do that, and name Cary Elementary School as your school of choice. This is a wonderful passive fundraiser for the school, and costs you nothing! You can do that by logging into your Harris Teeter account and adding our school OR email your Harris Teeter VIC number to our coordinator, Claire Green at clrgrn75@gmail.com

Best wishes for a safe and healthy spring semester, 
The Cary Elementary PTA

Cary Elementary News – Friday 1-15-21

Hello Cary Elementary Families,

I hope you have had a good week.  We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our Wednesday virtual open house sessions. We received some good feedback so will be looking to continue these in the future. 

As you have likely heard by now, last night at the WCPSS school board meeting they voted and approved for all k-12 students to remain in remote learning until mid-February. 

Next week, Wednesday, January 20 is the first day of the 2nd semester and we will continue with the changes made to class lists and teaching assignments.  This allows us to have all plans in place for any future moves to in-person learning.  Parents and students will continue to hear from teachers regarding any new Google Meet and Google Classroom links as we prepare for the start of the 2nd semester.

Next week:

Monday – Holiday – no school
Tuesday – teacher workday – no school
Wednesday – remote learning continues for all students – first day of second semester using new class lists
Friday – report cards emailed to parents

Thank you and have a good weekend,
Rod Stanton – Principal

When Students Should Stay Home and When They Can Return to School and Virtual Info. Sessions for Potential Subs sent by WCPSS on Jan. 12

When Students Should Stay Home and When They Can Return to School
During the current pandemic, it is important to know that students and staff must stay home if they are sick. Someone experiencing any symptom of illness not related to an already documented medical condition must be sent home, even if they don’t have a COVID-19 diagnosis. Please refer to this chart to determine when your student should stay home and when he or she can return to school after illness or exposure to COVID-19.

Virtual Information Sessions for Potential Substitute Teachers on Jan 14 and 21
Join us at our next Virtual Information Session to learn more about how you can support our classrooms as a substitute teacher. 

Congratulations Mrs. Beard on upcoming retirement!

After 34 years at Cary Elementary, Mrs. Beard will be retiring with her last day being January 19.  Over these years we know how much she has positively impacted so many students.  She taught 1st and 4th grade early in her career before spending the past 25 years in 5th grade. Her dedication, creativity, passion, hard-work, and love for our school, community, and students is greatly appreciated. While she will be missed at school, we are excited for her as she starts this new and exciting chapter. Congratulations Mrs. Beard – we’ll miss you!

CES Staff Profile: Assistant Principal Catherine Shearin

Each week, a CES staff member will be featured in the weekly newsletter to help our parents, guardians, and extended families get to know our wonderful CES teachers and staff better. This is a project to help advance two of our PTA’s goals for the year – building community and appreciating our CES teachers and staff.

You’ll also notice that one of the interview questions is about favorite beverages. It’s something for you to keep in mind when you visit. Hardworking Elementary School staff absolutely love surprise favorites drinks.

What is your name?
Catherine Shearin

What is your position?
Assistant Principal

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spending time with my family and dogs, hike, garden, travel.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I absolutely loved my 5th grade teacher and she inspired me to be a 5th grade teacher.

Who is your favorite children’s author?

Roald Dahl

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Hard working, compassionate, kind

What is your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic)?

Water, Diet Coke, Coffee