PTA Staff Lunch: 3rd Grade Parents (and other Helping Hands)

Every month, our PTA sponsors a meal for our teachers and staff as a little way to express our gratitude. This month, our third grade parents are asked to host the event and supply the needs; but if there are any holes, please fill in the gaps as needed, even if you’re a parent with a child from another grade.  Our lunch will be served on Monday, December 17th.

This month we are making the meal so the needs are a little greater than they have been so far this year. Please contribute however you are able, if you are able.  The sign-up link is listed below.  Thank you so much in advance!


You’re Invited: Winter Holiday Performance

Our performance, A Holiday of Music, features the Cary Elementary Choir and our fabulous First Graders.  Our Choir is composed of third through fifth grader volunteers and they have been practicing 1-2 hours a week since earlier in the fall.  They just performed at the Town of Cary Tree Lighting the first weekend in December, serving as the finale with a three song set just prior to the Mayor handing off the lighting of the tree. This is Mrs. Mata’s first year with our school and she is doing an amazing job leading and teaching our musicians.

The performers will be presenting two assemblies Monday morning, December 17th, for our students, and then having an evening concert at 7:00 PM in the Cary Gym.  The concert is full of fun and inspirational music!  Please join us!

When: Monday, December 17th (7 PM)

Where: Cary Gym




PTA Meeting and College Savings Special Guest

Come join us for our next PTA Meeting of the school year!


Thursday, December 13th, 2018

6:30 PM


Media Center


To stay in the know and to share a voice for our children

What (else do you need to know?):

We will host a special guest speaker immediately following the meeting to discuss College Savings.  Chris Cook with Modern Woodmen of America will speak at approximately 7:30-7:50, or following the end of the PTA meeting. This portion will last 15-20 minutes and is just an informational session we’re providing for those who are interested. Come for the meeting.  Come just for the guest speaker.  Or come to both.  It’s up to you, no pressure!

Childcare is provided for both.


December-Early January Dates to Know

THURSDAY, December 13th

PTA Meeting

(Media Center @6:30PM)
*followed by a Guest Speaker: 20 minute presentation on “College Savings” that you can stay for or not
MONDAY, December 17th

PTA Staff Lunch

(3rd Grade Parents Host)
MONDAY, December 17th

School Winter Performance

FRIDAY, December 21st

Early Release (@12:30)

MONDAY, December 24th-WEDNESDAY, January 2nd

Winter Break (No school)

THURSDAY, January 3rd Welcome Back to School! Happy New Year!
THURSDAY, January 10th

Spirit Night

@ Jumpstreet and Chik-fil-a

School Closings


Please note that Tuesday (11/20) is an Early Release.  Students will be released at 12:30.  The following Wednesday through Friday (11/21-11/23), our school will be closed due to holiday.  Enjoy your break and stay safe!  We will see you on Monday, November 26th!



Reminders for the Week!

  • It’s Book Fair week!  Wednesday morning will include a breakfast opportunity for parents to come check out the books before school in the Media Center (7:30-8:30 AM).  Thursday night is Family Night (5:30-8PM), complete with the Parents vs. Teachers Volleyball game. At each of those events, as well as ALL week long, books are available for purchase!  Please don’t forget the Teacher Wishlists!

Those families who donated to the No Fuss Fundraiser can pick up their prizes on Family Night!  The raffle for prize drawings will also be done that evening at 7PM.  Any last minute entries will be accepted up until the drawings occur!

  • It’s also Spirit Week!  Every day there’s a theme for the students to dress up as to show off our Cougar Pride!

Monday–Mustache Day

Tuesday–Patriotic Day

Wednesday–Wacky Tacky Day

Thursday–Enchanted Forest Day

Friday–Comfy, cozy day


  • Tuesday is a two hour delay due to voting! Students are due at school by 10:30 AM.





Book Fair Sign-Up

The Book Fair is right around the corner!  November 5th-9th, we’ll be hosting our annual event.

It’s a big event at our school, ensuring we get books into as many hands as possible.  But with all big events, many hands are necessary! 

There are opportunities before and after school (with set-up, tear-down, before school event and family night) as well as NUMEROUS spots available ALL SCHOOL WEEK LONG during the day.  We need anyone who can commit to 30 minutes at a time to help guide students around to see books and mark down what they’re interested in as well as those to help as a cashier.  It’s a fun job, watching these children exposed to all of these new books and deciding what they might be able to take home! You’re encouraged to sign-up as many times as you can help out, but even one shift would be extraordinarily appreciated!  And we don’t think you’ll regret it, either!  The kids love this special week focused on books!

Also, please keep in mind other ways you can contribute.  Look out for the teachers’ wishlists!  Teachers have chosen some books they’d love to have in their classrooms, so if you are able, please take advantage of these suggestions to fill classroom libraries!

All sales help refuel our very own CES Media Center!  Please make plans to attend Family Night (11/8) and/or consider allowing your child/ren make purchases throughout the week!  We’re going to have an “enchanted” time!