REMINDER: Early Release October 20, 2017

Early Release!

Friday, October 20, 2017, @ 12:30 p.m.

Students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Carpool and buses will run at this time. Please arrange for pick-up and/or care as necessary. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 31st–TEACHER WORKDAY. (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, November 10th– SCHOOL HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

Please go ahead and make preparations.  Thanks!





SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th: Grounds Clean-Up Day

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 at 1:00pm and assign gardening tasks.  We need lots of parent and children volunteers to:

  • Spread mulch (10 cubic yards)
  • Weed (Main entrance near carpool drop off)
  • Spray paint water tables in Paw Patch
  • Paint seating for the Paw Patch

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!

Date: 10/29/2017 (Sun.)

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT (Come for whatever time you can!)

Location: Kindergarten Playground

Please sign up here to give your time back for this effort!


National Walk to School Day SUCCESS!

This past Wednesday (10/4), our school took part in celebrating National Walk to School day after a few years’ hiatus!  Northwoods Elementary had issued a friendly challenge to see who could congregate the most walkers/bikers.  Numbers weren’t official, but Cary Elementary had over 107 students/staff sign the banner, with a good number who didn’t sign (came later or just didn’t sign). We had an amazing turnout, which was praised by our “rivals.”

The huge number of participants gathered at the park across the street from the school just before 8 AM.   A sizeable portion of our normal walkers made an effort to get to the meeting point a little earlier.  Many of our non-typical walkers exerted that extra effort to participate, as well!  There were some families who walked or biked who didn’t make it in time for the festivities but still participated in honoring the day. All in all, we appreciate everyone going the extra mile to make this day such a wonderful success.  Thank you parents for taking the time to help your children take part! Everyone had such a fun morning!

Paws was there to celebrate and for photo ops!  Our supportive principals joined in the festivities.  Thank you to the Town of Cary, our police officers, Town Council Members Don Frantz and Ed Yerha and Mayor Harold Weinbrecht for coming out to support our walk and bike to school event! Students were given badges and bookbucks, as well as bagels and water being available. And they were given the chance to sign the banner saying they participated, which was later hung in the main hallway at school.


Big thanks to Brueggers on Maynard and Lowe’s Foods on Cary Parkway and Tryon for donating items for breakfast and refreshments!



As some fifth grade parents, and others, have come across recently, Membership Hub is a system that our school’s PTA is utilizing beginning this year. Instead of sign-up geniuses (Staff meals; many volunteer opportunities…), we are asking you use the new membership hub link the event organizer has provided.

However, to be able to sign-up for the various volunteer opportunities you will be offered, you need to register.  Whether you are a paid PTA member or not, every parent can create an account within this hub.

WHERE: PTA member:


Families/parents who choose not to pay PTA dues:

You will need to sign-in with an e-mail and create a password.  It’s as simple as that!

Registering is no different than doing so with any other site.  But doing so opens a world of potential school PTA communications for you.  And you’ll be ready to sign up to volunteer when the offer strikes.

Registering will also give you access to our calendar and other features as well!  We’re just beginning, but we look forward to the potential this portal holds in open communication between school and home!


Any tech savvy parents out there willing to help us wade our way through this new system would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact  Thanks!





Cognitive Abilities Test for 3rd Graders

In the Wake County Public School System, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is administered to all students in third grade.  The CogAT measures general thinking and problem-solving skills and indicates how well the student uses these skills to solve verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal problems.  The CogAT will be given on October 10th, 11th, and 12th.  Testing will begin at 8:45 A.M. and will last about an hour each day of testing.


In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Wake County Public School System’s Strategic Plan Vision 2020, we will be partnering to bring Readvolution to all of our elementary schools. This partnership will support a community-wide literacy campaign around daily reading outside of school. The event has a start date in schools of October 2nd and an end date of January 12, 2018. Your child will be able to be part of this event by reading daily for 20 minutes! 

The challenge will include an individual and school wide component as well as goals for each.  On Monday you will receive a flyer with more information and instructions for how to participate.


Win Your Child’s Class a Cookie Party!

Join the PTA today and help your child’s class win a Cookie Party! The class with the highest percentage of parents signed up for the PTA by October 10th will win a Cookie Party! Family memberships count for 2. If you have more than one student your membership will count for all of them. The winning class will be announced October 10th at the Family Fitness Night.

Please click here to join online or click here to access the print form.

LAST CALL FOR THE NO FUSS FUNDRAISER! We will be drawing the names of the winners of the No FUSS FUNDRAISER on October 10th at the Family Fitness Night.