Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know for the coming week.

September 4, 2022

a note from the principal

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend.

We are sending sincere gratitude for making our Book Fair an outstanding success! We loved seeing all the grandfriends and family members in the building. We raised several thousand dollars for the school library. All this would not be possible without volunteers from our school community – a special thanks to everyone who helped out at the fair!

If your child missed out on the Fair (or already finished every new book), there’s still time to shop! Our Book Fair will continue online through September 7th using this website: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/easleyelementaryschool1

School Data Release

On Thursday the State of North Carolina released our school’s performance data for last school year. I am pleased to share that Easley exceeded growth and maintained the Performance Letter Grade of B. We know how important it is that every child learns and grows in our school and we are proud of the hard work put forth by our students and staff. The state’s accountability standards are one way that we track our progress, but it’s just as important that you feel satisfied with your child’s individual academic progress and engaged with our school community. Our teachers and staff will work with you and your child to meet these high standards and ensure that our students will leave Durham Public Schools ready for college or the workplace.

If you would like additional information about our school performance data and what they mean, we will host a Parent Information Session via Zoom on Tuesday, September 13th at 5:30 PM. There is also information available on the Durham Public Schools website on the DPS website.

Thank you to everyone who completed the Fall Festival form. We only have twenty-six responses. Please take a moment to complete the brief survey so the committee can adequately and appropriately plan.

Growing Together - Redistricting Information

There have been a lot of questions around how the redistricting will impact siblings who start school in the Fall of 2024. I reached out to the DPS Planning Committee to inquire about this and was pointed to the Board policy listed below. Mr. Palmer told me that sibling placement will be considered and that the goal is to keep siblings at the same school. We will discuss this further at the next SIT meeting on Wednesday, September 7th.

Book: Policy Manual

Title: 4150 School Assignment (2024-25 SY)

From the PTA:

Book Fair:

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Book Fair. We enjoyed seeing so many people come through to shop and very much appreciate the hard work of our volunteers and library staff who made it happen!

Next PTA meeting:

Our next PTA meeting will be on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We will also have an option to join by Zoom. A Zoom link will be included in next week's update. Spanish translation will also be available. You can learn more about the PTA at https://www.easleypta.org/

Duke concessions

Do you want to help support our school while bonding with other Easley families, teachers, and staff? We still have openings to work concessions at some upcoming Duke Football home games. Easley PTA receives a portion of the sales. More information and a sign-up can be found at this link. If you have any questions please contact Sara Harrel at sara.harrel@gmail.com.

Easley Fall Festival

Planning for our Fall Festival/Carnival on October 15th from 1 pm to 4 pm is well underway. However, it would greatly help our co-chairs if we could get a bit of information from you. Please take a minute to fill out this survey to let us know if you will be attending, if you can volunteer, or if you have contacts to vendors or party rentals. Thank you!

Por favor haga clic aqui para el formulario en español.

Lunch Information

School lunches will not longer be free for all students. Please click on this links below for more information about setting up a student account and/or applying for free or reduced lunch.

General lunch information.

Setting up a student account and adding funds.

Free/reduced lunch application

Volunteer Opportunities

We are so excited to have volunteers back in the building! Your child's classroom teacher will inform you of volunteer opportunities. In order to serve as a volunteer you must complete the registration form and background check. Please view the links below for more information.

Volunteering in Durham Public Schools

Link to Registration Form

School Nurse Contact Info

Hannah Donahue, 919-667-5544


2022-2023 PTA Meetings at 6:30 PM in the Media Center

August 1

September 12

October 10

November 7

December 5

January 9

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

Save the Date PTA Community Events

August 11 - Welcome Back Hot Dog Dinner

August 29 - September 2 - Scholastic Book Fair

October 15 - Fall Festival

February 13- 24 - Apex Remix Fundraiser

April 21 - Spring family event

Easley Spirit Wear

Spirit wear Store. Get all your Easley gear here.

Meet the Easley Staff

Please click here to learn more about the Easley teachers and staff.

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