The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 1/28/19

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5th Graders Create Marbleized Maps for Themselves & School With Artist in Residence Shannon Newby



Pics from 5th Grade residency

PUE Chorus Made Us Proud:

This past Thursday, the Pleasant Union chorus traveled to sing the National Anthem for the Duke Ladies Lady basketball game. They got a big cheer for their part in the game.

Pine Hollow Parent Meeting: There is a parent meeting from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM in the maker space on Monday, January 28th. Counselors from the Middle School will come and visit to discuss the school and next year. Please inform parents through your newsletters if you have not already done so. The meeting is for those already assigned to Pine Hollow and those interested.

Box Tops Winter & Spring Contest:

The contest will run from February 4 through April 29. Bags will be sent home in Tuesday Folders over the next two weeks. Please send your Box Tops in often as they do expire. The classroom with the most sent in will win a Limbo Luau Party. Ms. Coleman's 4th grade class has a Silly String Party waiting for them when they track in for winning the Fall contest.

Harris Teeter VIC Card Link:

Have your linked or re-linked your Harris Teeter VIC Card to benefit the Pleasant Union Elementary PTA. We received approximately $4,000 last year from Harris Teeter rewards & we have received $165 to date for the current school year. NOTE: These links have to be renewed each year! It is super easy! Just click on the following link to link online or you can also link in the store. Your VIC account number can be found on
any Harris Teeter receipt. The PUE School Code is 1829. Thank you for supporting your child's school! The PUE PTA

Odyssey of the Mind Krispy Kreme Donut Sale:

There will be another donut sale on Friday, February 1 from 7:30 to 9:10 a.m. The 4th Grade Team will be selling dozens of glazed donuts or vouchers for a future dozen for $8 each. You may pay with a credit card online through the PTA Core Commerce website through Wednesday night, January 30. Or, you may pay with cash or check payable to the PUE PTA on the Friday morning of the sale.

Recorders Available at School Store:

When needed, Recorders are now available for our Fourth Grade Music students! Cost is $5. Place your order on line at: and they will be delivered to your student's classroom or come visit the school store on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mrs Freer will also have some available for purchase during her class time.

The Valentine's Dance is a week from Friday! The PUE PTA will be hosting our annual Family Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 15th from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Pizza will be available in the cafeteria at 5:45pm. Access the following link to order your pizza. Deadline for ordering pizza is Wednesday, February 13. Drinks will be available for purchase. Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work. Just a note that this is NOT a drop off dance. A parent/grandparent must be on site with their child during the supper and dance for safety of the child.


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World Read Aloud Day-Friday, Feb. 1, 2018

Dear Parents,

Pleasant Union will be participating in World Read Aloud Day on February 1, 2019. Because Track 3 will be out on the official day, they will be celebrating on Tuesday, February 19. Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.

This year’s theme is “Read Aloud. Change the World.” Because we are a WCPSS Global Pilot School and our school wide focus this January will be on Quality Education, we have decided to partner with a needy sister school in Belize. Find out more here:

Pleasant Union’s own, Peggy Freer, had a part in building the school and has plans to visit on February 1, 2019. Thank you for your contributions to be shared with our Sister School in Belize. Our collected items will be personally delivered by Mrs. Freer and her trip colleagues! We will track her trip and communicate with the students through photos, videos and skype or Google Hangout sessions, as they receive the supplies we’ve collected. What a wonderful way to change the world!

Thanks again for the items listed below that have been generously donated.


  • Small toys and prizes

  • Glitter

1st Grade

  • Pocket folders

  • White Out tape

2nd Grade

  • Pens (red, black, blue)

  • Markers

  • Permanent (wide tip) markers

3rd Grade

  • Glue sticks

  • Rulers

4th Grade

  • New Flash Drives (No info on drive)

5th Grade

  • New Flash Drives (No info on drive)

*Whole School

  • New Flash Drives (No info on drive)

Thank you, in advance, for helping us make a positive impact on our global community!


There will be a Cultural Arts Assemblies with on Friday, February 1st for Tracks 1, 2, and 4 for all Grades. Track 3 students are welcome to join us for the assembly with their parent (s). Assembly times are as follows:

  • 9:30-10:20: 3rd-5th Grades
  • 10:30-11:20: K-2nd Grades

In addition, celebrity readers will be visiting our school and reading a global theme book to your child's grade level. The school Global Committee will be finalizing this schedule on Monday.


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Jan. 28

  • Track 4 Tracks In

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • 8:00 Art Club

Friday, Feb. 1

  • World Read Aloud Day
  • 9:30 Cultural Arts Assembly Donna Washington (3-5)
  • 10:30 Cultural Arts Assembly Donna Washington (K-2)

Friday, Feb. 15

  • Early Release-Students dismissed at 1:15
  • Valentine's Supper (5:45pm) and Dance (6:30-8:30)