Parent Event: What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know

 In partnership with the Wake PTA Council, Instructional Technology and Library Media Services is sponsoring a parent event entitled “What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know.” As a part of our fall Convergence, our opening keynote speaker, Janell Burley Hofmann (author of iRules: What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up) will speak to parents on November 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the McKimmon Center at NCSU.

There is limited space and registration is required (http://bit.ly/wcpsstech).

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PTA Meeting: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

On Wednesday, November 8th we will be having a special guest, Mr. Bill Fletcher, at our PTA Meeting. Mr. Fletcher is on the Wake County School Board. He served three terms on the Wake County School Board from 1993 to 2005. After a hiatus, he was appointed to the Board in March 2013 and was then elected to that seat in October 2013. He most recently won reelection in November 2016. Mr. Fletcher is actively involved in the Cary Rotary Club and has been a Realtor in our area for over thirty years. We appreciate his sharing his many years of experience in our school system and how we as families of current students in Wake County can best advocate for our students, teachers, and staff.

Currently, the class size mandate is raising many questions for Wake County families.  Many are curious regarding its potential direct impact upon our schools, and students, as a whole, down to specifics like how could this decision translate into possible school reassignments?

Please plan on attending this unique PTA Meeting next Wednesday, November 8th! (childcare provided; Note the date change, due to the school holiday.)

Time: 6:30 PM

Where: Media Center

Come prepared to ask Mr. Fletcher questions you may have and learn more of what is going on in our school system from his perspective. 

 

Please see below for some PTA-recommended information regarding class size mandate and student reassignment:

 

 

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NO SCHOOL TUESDAY (10/31) and other Important Dates

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31st–Teacher workday (No school for students)

Happy end of the first quarter! Students, please stay safe and enjoy the day off!  Schedules will resume as normal on Wednesday!

 

  • Sunday, October 29th (TOMORROW!!!)–GROUNDS CLEAN-UP @1-4PM (PLEASE COME!)
  • Wednesday, November 8th (*note date change*)— PTA MEETING @6:30 PM (Free childcare)
  • Friday, November 10th—SCHOOL HOLIDAY (No school)
  • November 13th-17th—BOOK FAIR
  • November 14th–COFFEE CHAT @12 noon (Mayton Inn)
  • Thursday, November 16th—BOOK FAIR FAMILY NIGHT (5:30 PM-8:00 PM)
  • Thursday, November 16th—PARENT/TEACHER VOLLEYBALL GAME (6:00PM-7:30 PM)
  • Tuesday, November 21st—EARLY RELEASE (12:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, November 22nd-Friday, November 24th—SCHOOL HOLIDAY (No school)

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Help Wanted! Book Fair: November 13th-17th, 2017

We need your help!  Our annual Book Fair is approaching quickly.  During the week of Monday, November 13th-Friday, November 17th, our media center will be hosting an opportunity to enrich our children’s love of reading and making sure books are parts of our homes. We’re given a chance to boost our teachers’ classroom libraries, by fulfilling their wish lists! As well, the sales fund new books for our school library.

But this week long effort cannot go off without a hitch unless we have many volunteers.  From set-up prior to the event, to take-down afterwards, jobs stretch throughout the span of the days.  During school hours, we need volunteers to help with taking children around to find appropriate books and marking those down on their wish lists to running the cashier for sales.  These shifts can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as you’re willing to help! Whatever time you can manage to offer, we’d love to have!  If you’re passionate about books, here’s a great opportunity to contribute!

REWARD:

While your payout is not monetary, the excitement in these children’s faces when they see all of the new books in front of them is priceless.  And YOU can be privy to it all if you’re able to make the time to help make this fair a success! 

Even if you can’t volunteer, you can participate in supporting book sales. As children grow physically,  and we all see this happening constantly before our very eyes, their reading levels and interests progress likewise.  Constant refresh is a must!  What a great way to do so and help the school out at the same time! Any books purchased for teachers help make the classrooms a more exciting, engaging reading wonderland.  And any profits made school-wide help make our library a stronger resource.  This is a win-win-win situation!

Please sign up here for whatever times and ways you can help out!  Thank you in advance!

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Teacher vs. Parent Volleyball Game

The Parent vs. Teachers/Staff volleyball match takes place on Family Night during our Book Fair. We hope you’re already making plans to attend the night.  Even better, bring some energy to part of the evening and join in on the annual competition against our wonderful teachers to show your own Cougar Pride!

Please be on the lookout for this form coming home with your child(ren)!  Please fill it out and send it back in before November 9th, if you’re interested in playing or judging!  Experience isn’t necessary! Just come and join in on the fun!

 

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Volunteers and Craft Donations Needed for Cultural Arts program

5th Grade’s Cultural Arts week long workshop will be December 11-15th. We will need volunteers each day to help students make their animals out of recycled materials.

The sign-up genius isn’t posted yet, but please mark your own calendars if you think you can help out!  Many hands are helpful and needed!

What can I do NOW?

If you’re volunteering, or unable to, there is still another easy way to help out! Please look for the following materials and donate if you can:

  • Plastic bags ( use for stuffing animals)
  • scrap material ( we rip up the materials to wrap up and shape animals) like sheets or material that can be cut/ripped
  • string ( we use it to tie up bags and material in place)
    buttons ( can use as eyes, nose etc)
  • Any other materials that can be used to create animals.

Collection bins will be located in a multi-purpose classroom (Room 2314–middle of the 4th/5th grade hallway) to collect donations beginning now through the end of the project date in December.  Please be on the lookout for the sign-up genius to volunteer during this week (12/11-12/15)!

Thank you to the PTA and United Arts Council for funding this workshop.

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Grounds Clean-up–NEXT SUNDAY (10-29-17)

The CES Grounds Committee would like to invite you to participate in the Fall Grounds Clean-up Day to help beautify our school.  We’ll meet in the kindergarten playground on Sunday, October 29th at 1:00 pm and assign gardening tasks.  We need lots of parent and children volunteers to:

  • Spread mulch (10 cubic yards)
  • Weed and Prune (main entrance near carpool drop off and Butterfly Garden)
  • Spray paint water tables in Paw Patch
  • Help paint seating for the Paw Patch

 

 Sunday, October 29th, 2017

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Parents can bring: gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pruning shears and a bottle of water.

Everyone can participate and help beautify our school.  Thank you to all our volunteers!  Questions?  Call Carla Delcambre: 919-538-8739

CES Grounds Clean-up Day: Sunday, October 29

 

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