AIG Nomination Window for Spring is NOW OPEN


More Volunteers Needed!: 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

Magnet/Year-Round/Transfer Application Time is NOW!

If you have rising 6th graders or are interested in switching schools or calendars, the time to apply is now.  Wake County is accepting applications from January 10th to January 31st regarding year-round and/or magnet options.  Families will be notified of their assignments by February 14th.

Please see here for more information on magnet/year-round applications.

Any families wishing to transfer from their base school need to apply beginning February 20-March 6th.  Families will begin to hear back regarding assignments following the March 6th deadline.

Please see here for more information on transfers.

January Dates to Remember

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 15th (holiday).  Please make sure you’ve made plans for your children’s care for this day.

School WILL be held on January 22nd.  This former teacher workday has been converted into a snow make-up day to make up for January 4th’s snow day.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th:  Game Night (5-8 PM)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11th: PTA Meeting (Media Center @6:30 PM)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th: Readvolution ends! (Keep tracking minutes and books read until then!)

MONDAY, JANUARY 15th: School Holiday (No School)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd: School Spelling Bee (CAC @5:30-7:30 PM)

Snow Make-Up Days

Wake County has confirmed the dates to make-up for our missing Thursday (1/4) and Friday (1/5) due to snow.

School WILL be in session on:

Monday, January 22nd


Monday, February 19th.

These are NO LONGER Teacher Workdays.  Students will attend these dates. Please go ahead and update your calendars.


URGENT: Calling all 3rd Grade Parents…(And any other willing hands)

Twice a month, the PTA serves a “Thank You” meal to our school staff, with each grade level covering the food one month per year. We are asking the 3rd Grade parents to help provide items for the January meals.

Breakfast will be served January 9th and the items needed may be found here:

Lunch will be served January 30th and the items needed may be found here..

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact

Joy Buckmier –

Game Night THIS Tuesday!

We hope everyone has enjoyed a nice break and relaxation with time with family.  Let’s keep the fun rolling!!  This event is scheduled right around the corner (THIS WEEK), but we hope to have everyone who can join in our school family’s game night!

The Gamer’s Armory has kindly offered to host us for this event. They have an inviting space and a library of unique and innovative games to try out. Please feel free to bring your favorite from home as well!


Gamer’s Armory  (683-F Cary Towne Blvd. Cary, NC 27511)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9th, 5-8 PM

There IS a Tinikling performance at the school this evening.  
But the location is just down the road, so we encourage anyone who 
can to drop in afterwards!

               Space is limited so don't forget to sign up!

Thursday’s Early Release Begins Winter Break!

Thursday, December 21st students will be released at 12:30 PM to start Winter break.  Please make plans to pick them up or arrange for their afternoon care.

Winter Break begins officially on the 22nd through January 1st.  There will be NO SCHOOL on these days.  Have fun, enjoy your time with your family, and please stay safe.  We’ll be excited to see everyone again on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at our normal start time! 



Last Minute Shopping? Help CES while you do!

Love shopping online during these times of hustle and bustle?  Depend upon Amazon? If you have not already, please consider establishing CES as your “Amazon Smile” recipient, shop via your personal Amazon Smile link, and you automatically make money for our school with every purchase you make.  Simple as that!

It’s a time of baked goods, paper products, and germ prevention.  Keep an eye out for Box Tops on all of these types of goods and more and make sure you “cut them out” for CES!  Meanwhile, before you head out to the grocery store, please make sure your Harris Teeter eVIC card is linked to the school, as well.



Finally, if you’re heading out to Five Below, please take the below brochure (a print copy should have been sent home in your child’s folder) for another money-making option for our school!  Ten percent of your purchase returns to CES!  Please keep this store in mind and thank them for their generosity!



Thanks for all of your help and happy shopping!