Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know for the coming week.

February 19, 2023

a note from the principal

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thank you to everyone one who hosted a table and participated in our Family Culture Night on Thursday evening. It is always one of my favorite community events and this year was our best yet! Unfortunately, I was home sick with a stomach bug and couldn't attend but I loved seeing all the photos and hearing all about it.

Easley Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Richwalder! Teachers are nominated by their colleagues and then a vote is held to determine the TOY. Congratulations to this year's nominee's:

Ray Alban

Samantha Feng

Ingela Gillie

Mary Harriss

Mary Woznicki

We are fortunate to have so many dedicated and outstanding teachers at Easley. Mr. Richwalder will represent Easley for the 2023-2024 school year and will go on to compete for Teacher of the Year for Durham Public Schools.

Apex Remix Updates

Apex is in full force and we are off to a great start! We have the Apex team at school teaching the students leadership lessons like how to be fearless when things are hard, how to adapt to new situations, and how important it is to care about our effort in all we do. Ask your child what leadership lessons they learned last week. The Apex team is putting on a huge event on February 23rd to celebrate everything they learn and the money we raise!

Students are aiming to get pledges from 10 sponsors to help raise money for the school, and they are earning awards for their pledges. On average students complete between a minimum of 26 moves and maximum of 36 moves, with 36 moves being the most they can get credit for. So, if a pledge is made for $1 per move, the donation should be between $26 minimum - $36 maximum dollars. To donate, please check out your student’s “Apex VIP Badge” that was sent home last week. All instructions are inside. Just go to www.myapexevent.com and use your student’s special “access code” or QR code printed on their lanyard to log in and enter your pledges. If you cannot find your code, just email info@apexleadershipco.com.

Parents are welcomed to attend the Remix on Thursday.

Kindergarten and 3rd Grade at 8:00 AM

1st and 5th Grades at 9:00 AM

2nd and 4th Grades at 10:00 AM

School Climate Survey

It is important to us that our school is an inclusive and welcoming community that meets the needs of our families and students. The Easley School Improvement Team is seeking your feedback in order to evaluate and enhance our school climate. We appreciate your honest feedback and thoughtful comments.

School Climate Survey - English

School Climate Survey - Spanish

PTA Updates

Easley Night Out: NuvoTaco on March 2, 2023

NuvoTaco is donating profits from pre-ordered takeout on March 2nd. Order ahead and relax for that night! Pick up will be at Easley in the back lot or at Aldersgate between 5-6pm on March 2nd. Choose your location when you order using the link below. Orders must be submitted by February 28th.


Concessions at Duke Basketball:

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 basketball games. Easley PTA receives a portion of the sales and parking is provided for volunteers. More information and a sign-up can be found here. If you have any questions please contact Sara Harrel at sara.harrel@gmail.com.

Lunch Information

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

December 5

January 9

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

Save the Date PTA Community Events

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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