Important Dates to Know: May and June

  • FRIDAY, MAY 4thJump Street Night (5:30-9:30 p.m, 2 hour increments)
  • MONDAY. MAY 7-11th--Teacher Appreciation Week
  • THURSDAY, MAY 10th-- PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • TUESDAY, MAY 15th-- PTA Coffee Chat @12 noon
  • FRIDAY, MAY 25th – 3rd grade Reading (EOG)
  • TUESDAY, MAY 29 – 3rd grade Math (EOG)
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 – 4/5th Reading (EOG)
  • THURSDAY, MAY 31 – 4/5th Math( EOG)
  • MONDAY, JUNE 4 – 5th Science (EOG)
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7th-- Field Day



Last Day of School, EOG Date Changes, and more…

Last Day Change

Wake County has decided that our students’ banked time has met necessary attendance requirements, so with no further dates likely necessary for inclement weather, our last day has been moved back to its original date, FRIDAY, June 8th.  Students will NOT attend on Monday, June 11th, as had been previously announced over the Winter.

EOG Date Changes

Additionally, this change also trickles down to the EOG dates.  Here are our new testing dates for each grade:

May 25 – 3rd grade Reading

May 29 – 3rd grade Math

May 30 – 4/5th Reading

May 31 – 4/5th Math

June 4 – 5th Science


More changes…

  • Field Day has now been moved back to Thursday, June 7th! 

  • 5th Grade Celebration has been shuffled back to the last day, Friday, June 8th, from 10:30-11:30 AM at the Cultural Arts Center.

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!

Friday, March 9th: Hoops for Heart and Silent Auction Deadlines

Hello Parents,

Thank you to everyone for the participation in the Jump Rope for Heart event this year. Please remember this Friday, March 9, is the final day to turn in donations. To wrap up the event, all students will be participating in a fun day of Jump Rope activities during their PE class this week. Thank you again for your support.

Mrs. Ide


Silent Auction donations are to be brought in this upcoming Friday, March 9th.

There will be a cart in front of the office for drop-offs.  You can deliver those from 7:30 AM-4 PM. Please contribute what you can, if you can, to help our school make this event a success.  There are still a lot of holes to be filled to make these baskets as amazing as possible!  Feel free to be creative. Unused gift cards are also appreciated!  Please contact Deena Fahy for alternate drop offs.

And remember: SAVE THE DATE for the Silent Auction on Tuesday, March 20th! There are some incredible items that will be available!  It looks to be a fun night.


March Dates to Know

Friday, March 2nd, we will have an Early Release.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. Please make plans for any changes in transportation or afternoon care that are necessary.  Thanks!


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 9th--Silent Auction/Gift Card Submissions are due
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14th--PTA Meeting (@6:30 in Media Center) **NEW DATE**
  • Tuesday, March 20th--PTA Coffee Chat (@ 9AM, Mayton Inn)
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 20th-- Class/Individual Spring Pictures
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 20th-- Lip Sync Competition/Silent Auction Night (@ 6-7:30 PM)
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 27th—Dairy Queen Night (6:00-9:00 p.m.)
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29th-- Make-up day for snow (School as normal)
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30th--School Holiday (No School)
  • MONDAY (4/2) through FRIDAY (4/6)-- Spring Break (No School)

Jellybeans Night! TONIGHT!

No plans tonight? Come join us at Jellybeans for some roller-skating fun! We get the rink to ourselves from 5:15-7 PM.  Meanwhile part of the admissions goes to fund our school!  It looks to be a fun night for our Cary Elementary community!