2019-2020 School Supply Lists for CES

For those of you wanting to take advantage of Amazon Prime Days or year-round schools’ back-to-school sales, here are a list of our School Supplies divided out by grades:

Now back to summertime relaxation….


Tuesday is the Last day of the 2018-2019 Year!


Cary Cougars,

We have grown abundantly once again after another fabulous year with our teachers and classmates!  This year will have its special memories.  Best wishes to our Cougars who have conquered their six amazing years at CES!  Good luck as you move on to middle school.  But we have all made it through another year of hard work and arrived to summer!  Enjoy!  Relax!  READ, READ, READ.  And we will see you again on Friday, August 23rd (for 1st-5th Meet the Teacher Day) and Monday, August 26th for the start of another great year!  Remember our new bell schedule starts this Fall, so our doors will open at 8:45 a.m. and our late bell will ring at 9:15 a.m. Dismissal will be at 3:45 PM.  Until then, go make some amazing family memories!  We’ll see you soon!



End of Year Message from Mr. Stanton

It’s been another great year at Cary Elementary and I’d like to thank all of our parents, students, and fantastic teachers for once again working as a team for our children.  We look forward to ending our year with another fun Cary Elementary Field Day on Monday and then sending our 5th grade class off in style with an end of year ceremony on Tuesday.  With our 5th graders moving on to middle school we also lose some PTA parents who have made many contributions to our school. We are very thankful for all of their hard work and support.  

Next year will bring a new bell schedule where students can arrive at 8:45 instead of the current 8:00 and will dismiss at 3:45 instead of the current 3:00.  Be on the lookout for a summer mailing with information for next school year and we’ll look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 23 between 11:00 and 1:00 for our Meet the Teacher event where you will find out what teacher your child has and then get to meet them and visit the classroom.  Thank you again for making Cary Elementary so wonderful and I hope you all have a great summer.

Rod Stanton


Cary Elementary School


Congrats to our Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor a Teacher Nominees and Winner!

Congratulations to these fabulous ladies for being nominated for the Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor a Teacher award.  These teachers were nominated by parent e-mails and were selected as finalists after undergoing  an interview process.  Teachers across Cary schools were honored at an event at Koka Booth Amphitheater earlier in the month, where each school’s finalist was announced and awarded a prize.

Mrs. Mills (1st), Mrs. Randall (ESL), Mrs. Anderson (4th), Mrs. Keadle (2nd), and Mrs. Harrington (CCR) were all nominated with Mrs. Randall being selected as the school’s winner.  These teachers are all deserving of being honored and we are thankful for their willingness to serve our children at Cary Elementary!

Free Summer Access to Capstone ebooks!

We’re excited to announce a great resource for reading this summer: Capstone Interactive eBooks! This summer, Capstone is providing free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read from school, home, or on-the-go. These eBooks can be used with a laptop or desktop computer or an iPad. Best of all, Capstone Interactive eBooks provide critical supports like text-highlighting and read-aloud audio, recorded by professional voice-over artists. Plus, the easy navigation makes it inviting for your student to find their Capstone favorites: like the spunky Katie Woo, stunning photography from PebblePlus books, and thrilling reads like Library of Doom from Michael Dahl. And you can feel comfortable knowing your student is exploring an ad-free website bursting with resources to help them read in and out of the classroom. Check out all the titles available using the login information below.

Go to www.mycapstonelibrary.com

My Capstone Library


The perfect Capstone Interactive eBook is waiting for you! Choose from different subjects, genres and levels to find just the right book. And every title is supported by audio recorded by professional voice-over artists!


Login: capstonesummer

Password: interactive19

P.S. Want to read offline? Download the app directly from iTunes

End of Year Checklist…

  • Please remember Monday and Tuesday are still EOG days with 4th graders finishing up with their Reading EOGs on Monday and 5th Graders completing their Science EOGs on Tuesday.  Getting your 4th/5th grader to school on time and well rested is VERY important.  We are so appreciative for your support!  Don’t forget: Please give them encouragement to know that they ARE READY.


  • Check those book boxes, backpacks, classroom libraries, cars, or sneaky home hideaways for any books that you’ve been notified about. Please have your child return all library books that are now due/overdue to Mrs. Cavaco!


  • Do you still want to help out with Field Day?  Check out here for more information and find a place to sign-up! (Remember, if you can’t help out at actual field-day times, if you can consider covering lunch duties, that’s also a way to contribute!)


  • Have you sent in those lingering Box Tops hanging around in your drawer? If you don’t want to lose them before next year, go ahead and send them in!  They’ll be ready to go for next year’s count!  Also, PLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE THEM OVER THE SUMMER.  Here’s a collection sheet to glue them on to if that helps you keep track of those itty bitty little certificates. We were significantly down in our count this year and it’s such an easy way to earn money for our school.  Let’s try to outdo ourselves next year—starting with this summer!
  • Please continue to submit those receipts over the summer!  As well, hopefully you’ve considered establishing your amazon homepage as amazon smile supporting CES so any summertime purchases automatically send a percentage supporting our school.  These small things add up.


  • If you haven’t already, please set aside a certain spot for books that you’re ready or willing to return to the Book Stop once school begins so we can restock our stash.  Most importantly: Read, read, read over the summer!



IMPORTANT: Calling all PTA Members for a Special Come and Go Vote

Calling all PTA members to a special come and go election meeting.

This will be in the Media Center the morning of field day, at drop off, 7:45-8:45 AM. The elections are for our open board seats. All returning board members are listed by position in the notice. See the details below for the full notice.

Cary Elementary School PTA
Special Meeting Notice: RE: Board Elections for Open Positions
Monday, June 10th
Media Center
Time Morning Drop Off: 7:45 AM-8:45 AM


This meeting is for all Cary Elementary PTA members. It is an election for the following positions. Votes will be by paper ballot. At drop off, please walk in and vote. When you enter the media center, make sure you sign in (sign in will be by the ballots). Take a ballot, vote, and place completed ballot in the collection bin. After you sign in and vote, you are free to go. The results will be posted to Facebook.

Nominations for membership vote for open board positions:

Treasurer-Susie Wojcikewych
Secretary-Rachel Studebaker
Teacher Representative-Mrs. Lauren Keadle
Member at large-Rachel Davis

Other board members for 2019-2020
President-Heather Holland
Vice President-Jason Burns
Parliamentarian-Amber Kendall
Principal-Rod Stanton
Member at Large-Mrs. Shearin
Member at Large-Natalie Miller
Audit Committee Chair-Jenn Smith
Nomination Committee Chair-Kara Hand
Advocacy Committee Chair-Claire Green

Please come for just a minute to make these nominations official!

No School THIS Monday prior to EOG week!

We have one last school holiday on Monday, May 27th.   There will be no school.  Please relax, refresh, and refuel your energies before final assessments finish up and EOG week begins!  Enjoy your time as a family.

Good luck to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on EOGs!  This is your time to show what you’ve learned this year!  We have total faith in you.  Just breathe!