PTA Staff Lunch: 1st 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 first 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 THIS Monday, February 11th.

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

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ad2fa75-cesteacher19

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Open the Door to Reading

OpenDoorToReadingThis year at Cary Elementary, we are asking families to volunteer to help open doors at carpool from 8:00-8:30 am.  Our carpool line needs several staff members to run smoothly and having one parent volunteer will allow a teacher to spend time tutoring students first thing in the morning. The more volunteers, the more time teachers will be able to have instructional time/provide support for children rather than being out at carpool.

What can you do? Be available for half an hour to open car doors!  That’s it!

You can volunteer one time, or you can can volunteer 50 times.  Whatever time you have to give, we appreciate!

Please check your calendars and sign-up to volunteer.

To SIGN-UP, please use the link below to see the volunteer schedule and pick your date! We look forward to seeing you in carpool!

SignUpGenius: Open the Door to Reading

Help Needed!: Book Stop Chair Shadow Job Available!

*Do you love books? Do you love kids? Do you love organizing? Do you love money (Monopoly-style)?*

(If you’re whispering to yourself…)

Then Book Stop needs you!!

We need someone to shadow the Bookstop Chair parent who will be leaving us next year. The “job” basically runs itself as we have awesome volunteers. However, we do need someone to take charge as it’s one of Cary Elementary’s most unique PTA run stores: no other local school has one!

Your responsibility would be to shadow next year’s chair so you can learn the ropes of how to manage the Book Stop and follow-up the next year as the chair. 

If you have children that are currently 3rd grade or younger, please consider stepping up!  We tend to have highly interested volunteers to help run the Book Stop.  So this position is more behind the scenes, ensuring we have the books needed, prepared, organized, and ready to “sell.”  Volunteers can be found to assist for any jobs needed to make the Book Stop run.  We just need someone to take charge who has a passion for putting books in children’s hands and smiles on those faces!  Organization and money management are helpful skills.

Please contact Margot Bennett at margotbennett8@gmail.com if you are interested. Thanks!

Staff Lunch Sign-Up: Help Needed

Every month a grade level provides a meal, organized by the PTA, to express our gratitude for our amazing CES Staff and Teachers.  This Monday, January 14th, the 2nd grade parents are leading the way, but we could really use the help to fill in some holes for food donations and serving.  Please see our sign-up genius to see if there is any way you can contribute.  Thank you so much in advance!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4faeaf2aa46-cesteacher2

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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ad2fa75-cesteacher17

Donor’s Choose: Just needs a little bit more!

Mrs. Cavaco, our Media Specialist, has started a Donor’s Choose request for a coding project.

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lets-dash-and-dot-into-coding/3769275/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=page&utm_campaign=ifproject&utm_term=teacher_5181223&rf=page-dc-2018-11-ifproject-teacher_5181223&challengeid=21141811

Thank you to all of the amazing support already given!  If you haven’t done so, please check out this project and consider supporting one of our amazing teachers!  She’s less than $500 away from reaching her goal!

Help Needed: 5th Graders’ Artist in Residence

Families of 5th Graders:

Next week our Artist in Residence will be here. Please make sure to dress students in clothes that can get dirty for at least the first day ( Monday).

Volunteers:

THANK YOU!! You’ve done an amazing job signing up so far! We have a few more spots that could be filled, especially towards the end of the week.  EVEN if your child is not in 5th grade, you are welcome, and encouraged, to come and help out.  Please see the sign-up list for available slots.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0b4fa9a8283-fifth2

Still Needed:

  • Volunteers
  • Plastic bags
  • easily ripped fabric (like old sheets, etc)

What to Expect Next Week:

Monday 12/3: We will be shaping one long wire to make skeleton and stuffing plastic bags into animal for shape. Will use string and yarn  ( kids can use any color because this string will be covered in later stages) to hold plastic bags in place. Everyone ( students and adults) will have to be wearing safety glasses when wire is being shaped in the room. Students will have a picture of their animal to work off of.

 

Tuesday: Finishing up basic shaping of animals. We will use a lot of plastic bags and string to pack and shape the animals. Ears and tails will be added if initial wire was used for body and not enough for ears and tails ( depends on what animal student has chosen).

 

Wednesday: Some students will continue to be working on shaping their animal while others may start wrapping with fabric.

 

Thursday: Wrapping with fabric, adjusting as needed to shape legs ( ex, leaner animals versus bulkier animals). Last layer of fabric so string color will be more planned.

 

Friday: We will be finishing wrapping, adding details like eyes, manes, etc. Glue guns will be used to add the finishing details.