The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 5/1/17 ISSUE # 13

Happy Birthdays for This Week.

Happy Tuesday Birthday to Occupational Therapist Lauren Worthy.



National Teacher Appreciation Week is NEXT week May 8-12. Be on the lookout for ideas from our PTA as to celebrate the Pleasant Union Teachers for a job well done.


“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” --Heraclitus

Updates/Implications for Passage of HB-13

Last Thursday the NC State General Assembly passed House Bill 13. The bill reduces the average class size in grades K-3 to 20 in North Carolina schools. An individual K-3 class size can be up to 23 students but the school K-3 average cannot exceed 20. The passage of the bill gives a one year reprieve to a bill signed at the end of the 2015-16 legislative session that calls for more extreme class size reductions. More information regarding this will be forthcoming during the 17-18 school year.

What does this mean for Pleasant Union?

We will have to add some classrooms. It will involve adding a second double track in specific grades so that we can meet the individual class and K-3 class average class size. The new guidelines could cause changes in some students' track assignments to meet the new state guidelines. As we have more specific information we will be communicating this to affected students' families.


Kindergarten Orientation Next Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pleasant Union Elementary School’s Kindergarten Orientation is next Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for Rising Kindergartners and their parents from 9:30 - 11 am in the Gym/Multipurpose Room


PTA News:

Contact Meg Capel ( with any questions regarding upcoming PTA events.

Teacher Appreciation Week Coming Soon

Pleasant Union will hold teacher and staff appreciation week May 8th - 17th. This is a wonderful opportunity to show the PUE staff what a fabulous job they do! Be on the lookout for a flyer with details about daily activities for that week, or go to to find out more.

Muffins for Moms

On Friday, May 12th, the PTA invites students to bring their moms to school to enjoy an early Mother's Day treat together! Muffins, juice and coffee will be served in the cafeteria from 8:00 - 8:45 am. Go to to RSVP for the event. In order to have plenty of food and drinks for everyone, we must have an accurate number of how many guests to expect. If Mom is not available, you are welcome to bring another adult with you. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 10th.


News from the Wake County Schools Transportation Department

FROM: Cathy Moore, Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement
Robert Snidemiller, Sr, Director of Transportation

Dear Parents of Pleasant Union Elementary School
    We are excited to announce that student transportation information can now be found in one single location, Home Base, also known as Powerschool. In order to provide the highest level of customer service to our families we are asking those of you who do not yet have a Powerschool account to stop by the school office to complete the necessary form. You can find more information at

    Once you have a Powerschool account, look for the transportation tab to see your student’s transportation status and type. If your student is a bus rider, stop and route information is also provided.


Time to Sign Up for TGA Golf & Tennis Spring Season 2

Spring Session 2 for Golf and Tennis will start Monday, May 8th. Go to Play TGA to register.


Jump Rope For Heart Program Comes to Pleasant Union

We continue to make good progress toward our goal of $5000. We are almost half-way there. Thank you to all that have contributed.

Letter from the Jump Rope for Heart Association:

We kicked off our Jump Rope For Heart program this past week and our school's event is right around the corner! We are thrilled to participate as we work together to raise money for the American Heart Association and learn how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives.

First things first! We have an easy way for you to raise money ONLINE by having your very own fundraising page. Simply click on this link to go to the Pleasant Union Elem Jump Rope for Heart site!

Pleasant Union Fundraising Page.

You may already be hearing your student talk about the Zoo Crew Ecard Challenge! This is a creative way for your student to choose a heart healthy habit to start doing today! By using the Zoo Crew Ecard Challenge your student will challenge others to do the same and help them reach their fundraising goal.

Once you have your fundraising page, login to your HeadQuarters to get started.

1. Take the Zoo Crew Ecard Challenge and pass it on to 10 friends! Your student will earn their very own Rory’s Zoo Crew Badge! Your teacher has them now.

2. Take the Zoo Crew Daily Mission to unlock cool things in your expedition!

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. We know you can do this!