Upcoming Events: The week ahead (and October dates to know…)

Friday, September 29th–EARLY RELEASE

Students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Carpool and buses will run at this time. Please arrange for pick-up and/or care as necessary.  Thank you!

Meanwhile, please mark these upcoming dates on your calendars as you play for OCTOBER as well:

  • Wednesday, October 4th–NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY @8 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 5th—CURRICULUM NIGHT @ 6:15 p.m.-8:05 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10th—FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT @6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12th—PTA MEETING @ 6:30 (Free childcare available)
  • Friday, October 13th—PICTURE MAKE-UP DAY
  • October 16th-20th—SPIRIT WEEK (theme days to be announced soon)
  • Tuesday, October 17th—PTA COFFEE CHAT @9a.m. (Mayton Inn–FREE COFFEE)
  • Friday, October 20th—EARLY RELEASE @12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31st—TEACHER WORKDAY (No school)

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Student Directory: Do you have changes?

Hello CES Parents,

The PTA will be publishing our Student Directory again this year.  You should have received the flyer containing your address and phone number as they are currently listed in the WCPSS database for your student(s).  This is your opportunity to make changes to your address and/or phone number, or to opt out of the directory.  You will need to return the form to the office or to your student’s teacher by this Friday, September 29th.  The directory will be sent to the printer at the beginning of October.  The directory is only distributed to CES students (one per family) and staff, and all flyers are destroyed after use.

I realize that some families feel strongly about keeping their information private and I would hate for a misplaced opt-out form to cause any problems.  If you have any concerns about whether or not I’ve received your opt-out form, please feel free to contact me directly and I will let you know.  Send me an email at Melisa.Turner@gmail.com and put “Directory” as your title.

Thank you!

PTA Member Discount at Phillips Farm

WHO?: CES PTA members/families (members who’ve paid dues).  It’s NOT TOO  LATE to join!! 

WHAT?: Phillips Farm offers a DISCOUNT for a fun Fall farm event

GENERAL ADMISSION: Includes access to Corn Maze, Wagon Ride, Cow Train, and Family Fun Park Concessions, and Family Fun Park activities. 

PTA Members receive a discounted rate ($8/adults and $7/kids).

Pumpkins are extra CASH ONLY.

WHERE?: Phillips Farm, 6701 Good Hope Church Road, Cary

(off Highway 55 and Morrisville Carpenter Rd.)

WHEN?: October 7th from 10am-12pm.

You must show your PTA card to receive the discounted rate.You can save an image of your PTA card on your phone or show them your card.

Please go to: https://ces.memberhub.com/dashboard/ to retrieve your card and keep up to date with other PTA information.

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Going to the NC State Fair?

StateFairHere’s an excellent way for you to get your advance gate tickets to the NC State Fair (Oct. 12-22) and help Cary Elementary raise money!

For every $8.00 adult advance ticket sold, two dollars will be returned to our school; for every $3.00 child advance ticket, $1.00 will be returned to our school. Please feel free to forward this email to relatives, neighbors, and friends. The more tickets sold from Cary Elementary supporters, the more money is returned to our school. To be sure the money goes back to our school, you will need to enter Cary Elementary’s code number, which is 364.

You can purchase advance tickets by clicking here.

Don’t wait too long! Once the fair starts, the ticket prices increase, and no money comes back to Cary Elementary.

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National Walk to School Day: Wednesday 10/4/17

It’s Back!!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 4th.  We’re blessed with a walk-able neighborhood school community for many of us and would love to encourage as many as we can to make use of it! We hope to see as many Cary Elementary students walk/bike to school with us on this day.

We will meet at the Downtown Cary park (corner of Academy and Dry Ave/Kildaire Ave, gathering between 7:45-7:55 AM October 4th.  Officer Reading, one of Cary’s community engagement officers, will join us, too! We will then proceed to walk to school as a large group around 8 AM.

Walkers that morning should enter the doors near the office (Kildaire Farms side) to be recognized. We will be giving out prizes and book bucks for use at the BookStop.

If you usually walk or ride to school, please join us.  Let’s encourage our friends who have not tried walking or biking to join in for this day. Please use our standard walkers’ procedure (walker tag for 2nd-5th OR accompanied by adult/parent).

Please remember your spirit wear too!

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Open the Door to Reading

OpenDoorToReadingThis year at Cary Elementary, we are asking families to volunteer 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. The more volunteers, the more time teachers will be able to have instructional time/provide support for children rather than being out at carpool.

What can you do? Be available for half an hour to open car doors!  That’s it!

You can volunteer one time, or you can can volunteer 50 times.  Whatever time you have to give, we appreciate!

Please check your calendars and sign-up to volunteer.

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

SignUpGenius: Open the Door to Reading


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Student Directory

Hello CES Parents,

The PTA will be publishing our Student Directory again this year.  Please be on the lookout for a flyer containing your address and phone number as they are currently listed in the WCPSS database for your student(s).  When you receive it, this will be your opportunity to make changes to your address and/or phone number, or to opt out of the directory.  You will need to return the form to the office or to your student’s teacher.  The directory is only distributed to CES students and staff, and all flyers are destroyed after use. If you have any questions about this, you can reach me at Melisa.Turner@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Book Stop is OPEN!

This past week, our beloved Book Stop has resumed its normal hours.  Parents, please be aware that your children who have earned Book Bucks are able to “go shopping” on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, before school (as teachers permit from 8 a.m.-9 a.m.).

Also, if you have previously “purchased” Book Stop, or other gently used K-5 appropriate, books that you would like to donate, please do!  The Book Stop is always in need of a fresh supply of books!  Please just send in your books with your children, and they’ll be rewarded with Book Bucks! Thank you for your support!

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Fall Window for AIG Nominations is Open!

Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program

Fall nomination window for AIG testing is now open!

Students who may be tested include  4th and 5th grade students new to Wake County Public Schools, 5th Grade AIG students identified in only 1 subject, and 5th grade students not previously identified based on prior scores.

If you would like your child to be evaluated for AIG, please let your child’s teacher know or email Sobia Estrela, CES AIG teacher at sestrela@wcpss.net  by September 29th.

Upcoming Events: The Week Ahead (September 17-23rd, 2017)

coffee chat

Tuesday, September 19th– PTA COFFEE CHAT

When: 7:30 PM

Where: @Barnes & Nobles 760 SE Maynard Rd

What: At these gatherings, parents can informally discuss/follow-up any questions, concerns or topics from the PTA Meeting that have come to mind.  In addition, this is a great place to bring up other school-related topics the participants might be curious about.  Due to the more informal approach, parents can converse among one another more freely about the ins and outs of these school concerns and logistics; meanwhile, perhaps we can discover or unearth different ways and areas of need for involvement. Children can come/not come, based on parents’ preferences and desire to supervise during the chat.

 

Thursday, September 21st—TEACHER WORKDAY

Children are out of school on Thursday.  We’re back in session on Friday!

 

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