Cheetah Chronicles

November 2, 2018


Our next Cheetah Pride Night is the Chick-fila make up on Monday November 5th from 5-8pm!

All WCPSS schools will open on a two-hour delay on November 6, 2018 due to the state and local elections.

Save the date! Our next PTA General Meeting is 11/8/18 right before the 2nd Grade Performance.

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Welcome Natalie Gribbon to our Cheetah Family

Please join me in welcoming Natalie Gribbon to our Cheetah Family. Ms. Gribbon will be joining Holly Springs Elementary School as a Clerical Assistant on Monday, November 5th. Ms. Gribbon was born and raised in Cary and attended college at NC State University where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She was previously a Spanish Teacher and then a Preschool Teacher with Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Ms. Gribbon has also spent some time in the legal field as a Legal Assistant. I know that she can't wait to meet each and every one of you and start her new journey at HSES.
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Support the Troops

Student council at HSES is supporting our troops by collecting candy from November 1st-November 15th. Bins are in the front lobby for students to drop off any unwanted candy.

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Holly Springs High school youth basketball clinic

This is a great opportunity for kids to meet and work with our new Head Basketball Coach, Coach Hepp and this year’s high school players. Click HERE for the registration form.

O'Holly Night

O’Holly Night ticket presale has begun for Track 2. All other tracks look for your forms to be coming home next week! Get you tickets early and save! Presale Raffle tickets 12 for $5 or .50 each, tickets will be 10 for $5 at the door. No need to prepay for dinner this year, we have Food Trucks! Mr. Softee, Big Mike’s BBQ and Tacos Las Gringas will be here for dinner.

Print your order form here! Return completed order forms to the yellow PTA mailbox in the lobby!

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

School Store Volunteers needed!

Kids LOVE the School Store! It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:50-9:20am.If you're looking for an easy and fun volunteer opportunity...the school store could use you! Sign up once....or several times. Training is quick and easy. MUST be a WCPSS volunteer, and be a PTA member for 2018-2019. We'd like to have two volunteers sign up for each day if possible.

Without your help, school store wouldn't be possible.

School Store Sign Up!

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For the second consecutive year, WCPSS will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all elementary schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide literacy campaign around daily reading outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game.

This year the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Your child will be able to be part of this event by reading daily for 20 minutes!

This year’s challenge features both individual and school-wide components, as well as goals for each.

The individual component will include the following:

● Through an online tracking system, students will provide their name and the number of minutes read each day. Please see the log-in instructions.

● Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive two complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.

This information is available in Spanish HERE and more information can be found on the WCPSS READvolution site found HERE.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the READvolution program! We appreciate this opportunity to build lifelong readers and learners in our community.


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.