TUESDAY NIGHT!: Lip Sync and Silent Auction

On March 20th, 2018 the PTA is hosting our first annual Silent Auction during the Lip Sync Competition.

Interested CES students should have already submitted forms to register to perform for the evening.  The performances will be in the gym, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Meanwhile, families can also take part in the Silent Auction.

Should I be there March 20?

Yes, yes you should!

Fun, shopping, and the best cause– Our teachers!
While we are entertained to the tunes of the lip sync performance on, we are also hosting a silent auction in the gym!

Here’s what you need to know about our upcoming Silent Auction:

A Silent Auction is where themed baskets combining various prizes and experiences and/ or individual prizes are auctioned off. Individuals get to bid by writing instead of by voice. There will be individual bid sheets setting minimum bids and we invite each parent to participate to win wonderful prizes and benefit our IDMOD/ Special Education Classes.

This silent auction is a fundraiser for our school. All proceeds from the event will go towards the teacher appreciation fund (this auction is designated primarily for the Special Education teachers this year).

Each grade level has been working on collecting items for themed baskets, as well as other individual donations from our families and/or the Cary business community.  There are great items and experiences to be had!

Below is a preview of the baskets, individual items, and the Teacher Experiences!!!



All proceeds will benefit our Special Education classrooms and Teachers.

Please make plans to come check out the auction on Tuesday night.  It’s for a great cause!  Please bring your friends and family!

We’re excited to bring our community together for this fun event.  We can’t wait to be entertained by the lip syncing competition, to top it all off!

As always, thank you for your support! 

Thanks so much to our generous community, families, teachers, administrators and others, we have a lot of awesome items to auction off!

We could not pull this off without you!


Tuesday!: Class and Spring Pictures

On Tuesday, Strawbridge will be on campus to take class pictures, as well as individual Spring pictures. Please send in your children dressed with this in mind!

If you’re interested in purchasing the class photo (an 8×10), please send in $10 (cash in the envelope sent home OR order online (“Group” photo) BEFORE Tuesday. Children need to have the envelope/money to turn in on this day! Also, please fill out the form on the envelope completely to save teachers from having to do so.  Even if you’ve ordered online, please record your online order number and the rest of the requested information and send the envelope in with your child to help the photographers track orders.

Spring pictures will be taken during this session as well and sent home in a few weeks.  Any pictures you wish to keep at that time, please complete the paper or online order form payment and RETURN THE REST.

As a related reminder, while you’re placing those Strawbridge orders, if you haven’t ordered yearbooks yet, please remember the deadline for those are April 30th!

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Grounds Clean-up

Please mark your calendars to come help.  Our Ground committee has set aside Sunday, April 22nd from 1-4pm for Spring Clean-up

We’ll be weeding and pruning, as well as planting the veggie garden and a few pollinator plants in the butterfly garden.  Many hands are needed to care for our school campus!  This is a great volunteering opportunity for those who have more difficulty helping out during the week.  It’s also an excellent opportunity to come as a family to spruce up the campus and show pride in our school.  Please go ahead and save it on your schedule!

Good-bye, Mr. Kleiber!

Many of you have had the chance to meet Mr. Kleiber this year as he has done a very nice job serving as our assistant principal intern at Cary Elementary. As he approaches his upcoming graduation from UNC Chapel Hill, Mr. Kleiber will be leaving us to finish his learning year at Durant Middle School.  While we will greatly miss him, we are also excited for him and the learning he will receive from adding a middle school to his administrative learning experience.  

Mr. Kleiber’s last day with us will be Thursday, March 29, our last day before spring break.  Best wishes Mr. Kleiber and thank you for all you have done for Cary Elementary – we’ll miss you!

Spring Break is just around the corner!

Despite the snow earlier this week, Spring Break is coming our way soon.  Please make sure you have marked on your calendars that we have NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 30th- Sunday, April 8th.

However,  Thursday, March 29th IS a Makeup day for snow earlier this Winter.  Please make plans to attend this day.

March MATH-ness!


March MATHness is here!  

As a big basketball fan myself, I find this to be an exciting time of year and a great way to spend quality time with friends, family, and students at school.  This week at Cary Elementary, with some student help, we made a large display in the hallway where students voted for their favorite team, even if it was based on state, logo, or even colors.  We then give them a chance to work with this real data using some math skills.  While the final data isn’t in yet it looks like NC State lead the way followed by UNC, and then Duke.


Sports can also be a great way to use game time to practice math.  As you are watching with your kids over the next few weeks ask them some of these questions:

  • What is the score? – k/1st grade reading numbers
  • What number is in the ones place? tens place?
  • What is the total score of the two teams combined?
  • How many points is Duke winning by? 😉
  • How much time is left?  
  • If the clock started at 20 minutes, how much time has elapsed?
  • How many 2 point baskets are needed for the team to tie the score?

 Have fun and enjoy the tournament!

Mr. Stanton

PTA Meeting: Wednesday, March 14th

Just over a month ago, our Cary Elementary community was rocked when six year old Emily Muth passed away from complications from the flu.  We continue to be saddened and searching for how to help. Now we have an opportunity. Not too long after her passing, her dad, Nathan, reached out and asked simply for a forum to come and thank the community for the support given. At our next PTA meeting he will be there to do just that and we encourage our community to come and wrap this family up with the support we’ve been aching to offer. Usual business will also be discussed.

Come join us at our monthly PTA meeting (NOTE: on a different night than usual!) on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in the Media Center!

Field Day Help Needed!

Flowers are blooming.  The temperatures are (sometimes) rising.  It’s getting to be that time of year–already!  A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to place Field Day on your calendar.  Now, we’re asking who is available to help out?

Field Day will take place on Friday, June 8th, 2018. As always, we need a lot of parent volunteers to help with stations and lead games and activities. Field Day for Grades 3-5 will take place in the morning from 9:15-11:30. Grades K-2 will take place in the afternoon from 12:30-2:30.

If you would be able to help out on this date, please sign up for one of the open slots on one/both of the links below:

K-2 Grades

3rd-5th Grades

Once we have enough volunteers, we will assign you to your designated station and provide you with information that will explain our Field Day and let you know more about your responsibilities for that day.

Your help is greatly appreciated. We look forward to another exciting and successful Field Day at Cary Elementary!