How can I manage my Cary Elementary newsletter subscription?

You can manage your Cary Elementary newsletter subscription in two ways:

  1. Email from the newsletter: Open an email you have received containing posts from the newsletter, locate the “Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions” sentence near the bottom of the email and click Manage Subscriptions.
  2. WordPress Account:  If you have created a WordPress account and are logged in, you can also manage your subscriptions by clicking the Follow button near the top of the right column of the blog.

Which delivery option should you pick?

  • Weekly: This is the recommended subscription option, as it contains all the week’s posts in one email.
  • Daily: You will receive a daily digest of any posts published during the week. Newsletter posts are typically published on Saturday afternoons.
  • Immediately: You will receive immediate individual emails from each newsletter post at the time of publication.

You can change your delivery preference as many times as you like until you’ve found the one that suits you best.

DeliverySettings
Delivery settings editing screen.

Questions?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.


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REMINDER: How can I manage my Cary Elementary newsletter subscription?

You can manage your Cary Elementary newsletter subscription in two ways:

  1. Email from the newsletter: Open an email you have received containing posts from the newsletter, locate the “Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions” sentence near the bottom of the email and click Manage Subscriptions.
  2. WordPress Account:  If you have created a WordPress account and are logged in, you can also manage your subscriptions by clicking the Follow button near the top of the right column of the blog.

Which delivery option should you pick?

  • Weekly: This is the recommended subscription option, as it contains all the week’s posts in one email.
  • Daily: You will receive a daily digest of any posts published during the week. Newsletter posts are typically published on Saturday afternoons.
  • Immediately: You will receive immediate individual emails from each newsletter post at the time of publication.

You can change your delivery preference as many times as you like until you’ve found the one that suits you best.

DeliverySettings
Delivery settings editing screen.

Questions?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.


How can I manage my Cary Elementary newsletter subscription?

You can manage your Cary Elementary newsletter subscription in two ways:

  1. Email from the newsletter: Open an email you have received containing posts from the newsletter, locate the “Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions” sentence near the bottom of the email and click Manage Subscriptions.
  2. WordPress Account:  If you have created a WordPress account and are logged in, you can also manage your subscriptions by clicking the Follow button near the top of the right column of the blog.

Which delivery option should you pick?

  • Weekly: This is the recommended subscription option, as it contains all the week’s posts in one email.
  • Daily: You will receive a daily digest of any posts published during the week. Newsletter posts are typically published on Saturday afternoons.
  • Immediately: You will receive immediate individual emails from each newsletter post at the time of publication.

You can change your delivery preference as many times as you like until you’ve found the one that suits you best.

DeliverySettings
Delivery settings editing screen.

Questions?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.


FAQ – How do I decide if I want to follow the newsletter, and what is following, anyway?

Short Answer:  Follow Cary Elementary’s newsletter if you want to receive emails of articles that are posted to the site; don’t follow if you want to go to the web site to read posts directly.

If you follow the newsletter, then you will be sent emails containing recent posts. You have three options for how frequently you receive emails:

  • Immediately
  • Daily Digest sent between 9 and 11:00 am
  • Weekly Digest sent on Mondays between 9 and 11:00 am

If you don’t follow the newsletter,  you’ll have to remember to visit the following web site to keep up with Cary Elementary news.

https://caryelementary.wordpress.com/

To follow, look at the top of the column on the right of the newsletter home page. Enter your email address and click Follow, then select your delivery option on the page that pops up.

Questions or need help?  Email the newsletter editor at carycougar@gmail.com.

FAQ – I’m getting too many emails from the Blog. How can I make them stop?

Short Answer: Change the Delivery Schedule for your subscription to the Blog to Daily or Weekly.

When you signed up to follow the Blog, you picked one of three delivery options:

                          • Immediate
                          • Daily between 9 and 11:00 am
                          • Weekly on Mondays between 9 and 11:00 am

If you selected Immediate, will you be emailed a post as soon as it’s published. This will allow you to get up to the minute information about what is going on at Cary Elementary, but it will also result in you receiving more emails.  You can change your Delivery Option to Daily or Weekly.

Which delivery option should you pick?

  • Weekly: You are just generally keeping up with information about Cary Elementary.
  • Daily: You want timely reminders like EOGs will be happening the next day, or field trips are coming up, or money is due shortly.
  • Immediately: You frequently attend events like the Spring Fling or other school events, or you need to be really on top of what’s going on at Cary Elementary.  Rain cancellations and other up-to-the-minute information will be posted to the blog as it becomes available so you can keep up with what’s going on all the time.

You can change your subscription in two ways:

  • Email from the Blog: Open an email you have received containing posts from the blog, locate this sentence near the bottom of the email and click Manage Subscriptions.

“Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions.

  • WordPress Account:  If you have created a WordPress account and are logged in, you can also manage your subscriptions by clicking the Follow button near the top of the right column of the blog.

You can change your delivery preference as many times as  you like until you’ve found the one that suits you best.

Questions?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.

FAQ – How do I decide if I want to follow the blog, and what is following, any way?

Short Answer:  Follow the Blog if you want to receive emails of articles that are posted to the Blog.  Don’t follow if you want to go to the web site to read posts directly.

If you Follow the Blog, then you will be sent emails containing recent Blog posts.  You have three options for how frequently you receive emails.

                        • Immediately
                        • Daily Digest sent between 9 and 11:00 am
                        • Weekly Digest sent on Mondays between 9 and 11:00 am

If you don’t follow the Blog,  you’ll have to remember to visit the following web site to keep up with Cary Elementary news.

https://caryelementary.wordpress.com/

To follow the Blog, look a the top of the column on the right of the Blog.  Enter your email address and click Follow, then select your delivery option on the page that pops up.

Questions or Need Help?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.

FAQ – Where is the Upcoming Dates section that was in the Newsletter? I miss the Calendar.

Short Answer:  Click on Calendar.

When we converted from the Newsletter to the Blog, we had to reorganize a bit. The calendar information is still there, but you have to click on the “Calendar” tab at the top of this blog in the menu list under the picture of the school. See the red oval below.

The Calendar Page not only shows you this month’s Google calendar for Cary Elementary, it also give you other views to choose from.  You can click on the tabs circled in red to change between views.

The Month View

The Agenda View

Subscribing to Google Calendar

You can also keep up with Cary Elementary events by subscribing to the Google Calender. First click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page, then click on the button circled in orange above.  You will need to set up a Google account, which is easy and free.  After subscribing, all Cary Elementary events will also be displayed on your calendar.

To learn more about Google calendar, try this link:

https://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37005&topic=1669238&rd=1

Questions or suggestions?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.

FAQ – I’m not getting up-to-date emails from the blog. Sometimes when I get an email about an event, it’s already happened. What should I do?

Short Answer:  Change your Delivery Frequency to Immediate.

When you signed up to follow the Blog, you picked one of three delivery options:

                          • Immediate
                          • Daily between 9 and 11:00 am
                          • Weekly on Mondays between 9 and 11:00 am

Only by selecting Immediate will you be emailed a post as soon as it’s published. This will allow you to get up to the minute information about what is going on at Cary Elementary, but it will also result in you receiving more emails.

Which delivery option should you pick?

  • Weekly: You are just generally keeping up with information about Cary Elementary.
  • Daily: You want timely reminders like EOGs will be happening the next day, or field trips are coming up, or money is due shortly.
  • Immediately: You frequently attend events like the Spring Fling or other school events, or you need to be really on top of what’s going on at Cary Elementary.  Rain cancellations and other up-to-the-minute information will be posted to the blog as it becomes available so you can keep up with what’s going on all the time.

You can change your subscription in two ways:

  • Email from Blog: Open an email you have received containing posts from the blog, locate the following sentence near the bottom of the email and click Manage Subscriptions.

“Unsubscribe or change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions.”

  • WordPress Account: If you have created a WordPress account and are logged in, you can also manage your subscriptions by clicking the Follow button near the top of the right column of the blog.

You can change your delivery preference as many times as  you like until you’ve found the one that suits you best.

Questions?  Email the Blog editor at carycougar@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Why can I still see all the old articles that I’ve already read?

Short Answer: This is a Blog which includes everything ever posted to it, not a stand-alone, emailed Newsletter. The most recent article is posted at the top.  Following articles are displayed in the order they were posted, not in the order of importance. So, for instance, you may first see the articles on the Spring Fling, which just occurred and are no longer relevant.  But if you scroll past those, you will see other articles that are very useful to read. You should always scan the Blog or Blog emails until you reach an article you know you’ve read.  That way you know you’ve seen everything new.

You are probably used to reading the CES Newsletter, where a new issue was published every week, and it was different each time, just like a newspaper is.

The Newsletter looked like a blog, but it was not. I originally chose to format the Newsletter like a blog because I felt it allowed people to quickly scan the newsletter to pick out just what they wanted to read about.

Now that we have an actual blog, the format looks very similar, but articles, also known as “posts”,  are published very differently.  In a real blog, individual posts can appear at any time, not just once a week.  This lets us send out time sensitive information quickly. After a post is published, it remains in the blog forever, or until someone in charge of the blog deletes it.

Blog posts are displayed in order of when they were published, with the most recent  post shown at the top.  Posts are then shown in order down to the very first post ever published at the very bottom of the blog.

The latest ten posts are always displayed when you visit the blog, but every time you scroll to the bottom, you can click to see the previous ten posts. This lets you view all the posts back to the very first one if you click and scroll long enough.

If you visit the Blog to read it, you can just read any new posts, and then quit when you’ve gotten to something you’ve read before.  There won’t be anything new below that.