NO SCHOOL: Wednesday, September 19th

Please mark your calendars that there will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday (9/19), due to a school holiday.  We will see you back at the regular time on Thursday!



Friday,  September 28th is an EARLY RELEASE day.  Students will need to be picked up at 12:30 PM.  Please ensure transportation and/or childcare is planned for on this day.


Fall picture day is THIS Thursday!

CameraPick out your clothes, brush your hair just right, and bring your best smile!

Fall pictures will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Cary Elementary’s yearbook will include student photos from this session.

**Please note, these pictures are PRE-PAID.  IF you want to own these pictures, you must purchase your photos online or send in the money in the envelope on/before photo day.  Please ensure that you complete EACH field on the envelope to save our teachers’ time in having to do so.  If you purchase online, please make note of the ONLINE code on the form sent home.

PTA Meeting Schedule for Year

TIP: To make it printable, use embedded meeting schedule link so you can hang it somewhere in view to keep these dates in mind!


Miss a Meeting?  Want to Stay In the Know?

If you miss a PTA meeting and want to catch up on what you’ve missed, the PTA minutes are saved to Memberbhub as well as here on the newsletter blog.  [Computer directions:] Scan down the right column.  Underneath the “Recent Posts” is a section where the “2018-2019 Minutes” are posted as soon as possible. Stay informed!

1st PTA Meeting and Membership Social! DATES RESCHEDULED See below

Our first regular PTA meeting of the school year is moved to Thursday, September 20th (The Social is now moved to following the October 11th meeting, due to Florence).  Join us at the Media Center to discover more about what’s going on here at CES.  Please come listen and/or be a voice with any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have.  We welcome your presence and your participation!

  Please make every effort to attend!

WHEN: 6:30 PM with Membership Social to follow

WHERE: Media Center


You do NOT have to be an official PTA Member to come and be heard but we do encourage you to join and support our school’s efforts if possible!  Additionally, if you DO have interest, we have positions (either committee heads or support positions) that we would love for you to volunteer for and become an active part of our school!  Childcare will be provided!

Please come and get to know more about the PTA and its members immediately following the meeting at the Membership Social at The Gather directly across the street from the school.

Mr. Stanton Welcomes You Back!

Welcome Back Students and Families! 

We are excited to see you all at the upcoming Meet the Teacher event on Friday from 11:00 to 1:00 where you will not only get to see your classroom and meet your teacher, but also get a chance to meet my newest Cary Elementary Friend.  Stop by to meet him and take a selfie – I also hope you will help us name him 😊


New Chrome Book computers and charging stations are also ready for you in every classroom!  Have a good week and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 Mr. Stanton

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!