Cheetah Chronicles

August 3, 2018

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8/17 - Early Release Day - Dismissal Runs from 1:20-1:50PM

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Early Release Days

Our first Early Release for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, August 17th. Students are dismissed at 1:20pm. The other ER dates for the year are as follows:

  • Friday, September 28th

  • Friday, October 19th

  • Tuesday, November 20th

  • Friday, December 21st

  • Friday, January 18th

  • Friday, February 15th

  • Friday, March 8th

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Parent Information Sessions

Hello to all of our HSES families! We are planning to host a minimum of four parent nights this year in order to foster shared responsibility for student success by building trust, collaboration and engagement among staff, families and the community. In order to make the sessions as helpful as possible we would love to have your input! You can access the survey via the following link or the QR Code below - Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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We love volunteers at HSES! In order to volunteer, you must complete the volunteer application each year. We have computers set up at the school that you can utilize to register and registration must be completed at the school. Just stop by the front office and they will direct you to the computers we have set up for this. For more information on volunteering, you can visit the WCPSS Site found HERE.
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Carpool Reminders

Carpool has gone very smoothly this week, thank you for your help with this parents! Just a couple of reminders as we start a new year.

  • Please make sure that car seats are set up for students to dismiss in the morning on the passenger side of the vehicle. We utilize both lanes in carpool and we want to keep everyone safe!
  • In the afternoon, students dismiss to carpool from their classrooms and it takes a few minutes for the first row of students to filter out. Please follow the car in front of you and avoid pulling out unless directed by a staff member.
  • If some of our younger students need help getting buckled in the afternoon, please pull through the line and ahead of the crosswalk closer to Holly Springs Road, or into the parking lot, so that we can keep carpool flowing smoothly and efficiently.
  • Please make every effort to avoid cell phone use while in the carpool line.

Thank you for your help in ensuring that our students arrive and dismiss safely!

Carpool Applications

For those of you returning to HSES next year please take a moment and visit out web site at to sign back up for your carpool number.

For those of you that are new to HSES you will need to go to our site and scroll down to carpool and click on it. When the application comes up please complete. We will issue you a new number that you will display on your mirror as you go through carpool.

Carpool Reminders: Please stay in line and follow the car in front of you and avoid passing or pulling out. For the safety of the students and staff please refrain from cell phone use and please do not text.

As always, your help in these matters is greatly appreciated!

HSES Carpool Staff

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School Supply Lists

Our teachers' school supply lists will be available soon on our school website under STUDENTS > SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS.
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Bus Rider Information from WCPSS

  • If your (transportation eligible) child will be riding the bus from the same address to the same school next year, you do not need to take action. If you need to update your bus service, please go online at On Friday, May 11, 2018, we will begin receiving (via the web and theTransportation Module) requests from transportation eligible families for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Any transportation eligible family who needs to make a change for 2018-19 is requested to complete transportation requests by June 11th to ensure service on the first day of year round school.
  • Up-to-date transportation information is available in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account. See the next section in the newsletter for more information on Home Base.
  • If your student is assigned to a bus but is not a bus rider, please submit the decline bus form at so that we have the most up-to-date information
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Here Comes the Bus App

Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use mobile device app and website that lets you view the real-time location of your child’s bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

With this app, you can receive customized alerts that allow you to send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to avoid missed buses or long waits in freezing temperatures, pouring rain, the hot sun or rush-hour traffic.

Our school code is 67500.

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Home Base

Home Base gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and assignments. With Home Base, powered by PowerSchool application, everyone stays connected. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time, with one login. Even though grades are not displayed at the elementary level, information regarding school assignment and transportation can be found in the portal. For more information, please click HERE.

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Welcome Back!

HSES PTA Welcomes back Track 4! We have a lot of great events planned for this 2018-2019 school year for our students and staff! Forms to join the PTA will be coming home with your children soon and we really appreciate your support!

Boosterthon Business Sponsors Needed!

Holly Springs Elementary School PTA would like to provide opportunities for businesses to advertise while supporting our school. In September and October, we will host our annual Boosterthon Fun Runs, a fun character and fitness-focused fundraiser. Each student receives a customized Boosterthon t-shirt with our school logo on the front. Students’ laps will be tallied on the back. In order to provide all students with these school spirit shirts at no cost to their families, we are partnering with local businesses like yours. Students wear their t-shirts year round as a symbol of pride for their achievement. If you choose to be a sponsor, your business logo will be displayed on the back of about 1,000 t-shirts! Interested? Email us at for forms and more information. Forms and payment due August 9th!

Class PTA Reps needed!

We would like to have a parent rep from each classroom to act as a liaison between the PTA Board and parents. This rep would collect email addresses and contact consent from parents in your class and use that information to send updates, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, etc. Since everything can be done from home, this position is a perfect opportunity for a working parent or a parent with young children at home who wants to help, but can’t come in to school during the day. Let your teacher know you want to volunteer to be your classroom PTA Rep!


Rent or renew one or more 19" print with your family or child's name painted on it. One Paw $50, each additional Paw $35 or renew your current paw(s)-one Paw Renewal $40, each additional $25. All of the money raised goes directly to our HSES PTA. Advertise your business with a paw for $100. Rent your "paw" until the end of the school year and you will have the opportunity to rent it again next year. Forms will be coming home with your children soon!

More Info

For more information about your PTA and events coming up, please visit our website at or click on the link from the school's site.