Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know for the coming week.

January 22, 2023

a note from the principal

Early Release Day

Our next Early Release Day is Wednesday, February 8th and school will dismiss at 12:15 P.M.

Growing Together

I want to take a moment and thank everyone who was able to attend the forum and for the thoughtfulness with which you approached the discussion. It is always helpful for our board members to hear directly from constituents and be able to engage in purposeful conversation. On Thursday evening the DPS School Board voted to adopt the proposed Growing Together plan. As a school, SIT, and PTA will be working to educate families on next steps for applying to the lottery should they be impacted by the redistricting. Should you have any questions about the redistricting plan and what it means for your family, please don't hesitate to reach out to administration or Leah Rubow at Leah_Rubow@dpsnc.net.

Magnet Lottery Window

If you have a rising 6th grader and want to apply for Magnet lottery programs, please be sure to apply before February 6th. Also, if you have a rising kindergarten student and are in our current lottery boundary, you must also apply for the lottery, attaching any siblings to the application. The deadline is February 6th at 5:00 pm. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Leah Rubow at 919-560-3913 (option 3) or leah_rubow@dpsnc.net

Our Magnet/CTE Pathways Lottery Application window is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 6, 2023, at 5 pm. To apply, click the link below. https://www.dpsnc.net/domain/135

Nuestras solicitudes para las loterías de las escuelas especializadas y CTE. La fecha límite para solicitar es el lunes, 6 de febrero de 2023 a las 5 pm. Para solicitar, presione el enlace que se encuentra a continuación. https://www.dpsnc.net/Page/3534

Family Culture NIght

We Need You For Our Family Culture Night!

Please don’t forget to submit the interest form to your classroom teacher if you are interested in sharing about your family’s culture and traditions. We know our school has a wide variety of cultures represented in our community! We would love to hear from you. Our Family Culture Night will be held February 16th from 6-7pm.

Here is the interest form attached below:


¡Te necesitamos para nuestra noche de cultura familiar!

No olvide enviar el formulario de interés a su maestro de clase si está interesado en compartir sobre la cultura y las tradiciones de su familia. ¡Sabemos que nuestra escuela tiene una amplia variedad de culturas representadas en nuestra comunidad! Nos encantaría saber de usted. Nuestra Noche de Cultura Familiar se llevará a cabo el 16 de febrero de 6 a 7 p. m.

Aquí está el formulario de interés adjunto a continuación:


PTA Updates

January 23rd-26th : Easley Spirit Week at Elmo's

Elmo's Dinner (776 9th St in Durham) will be donating a portion of its profits to Easley for ALL meals eaten in house between 7 am and 3 pm January 23rd -26th. Make plans to stop by if you are able and encourage others to do so as well. Take out orders are not eligible for the donation to Easley.

February 11th: Garden Work Day

On Saturday February 11th, from 9-11:30am we'll be outside in front of the school to:

· plant more bulbs

· clean up the Discovery Garden (local/native plants) beds along the Kindergarten parking lot and front

· make garden-themed crafts (local/native flower "seed bombs" to plant at home or Easley, and more!)

All ages welcome! Come for a few minutes, or the entire time! Please bring gardening supplies (especially bulb diggers, rakes, and pruning shears). Adults: please DO plan to keep an eye on your children at the school. More information and a signup can be found here.

Apex Remix:

Mark your calendars for our largest fundraiser of the year –Apex Remix on February 13th-24th. Students will raise money by securing pledges for performing fitness moves –while learning leadership lessons in the classroom. More information is coming soon.

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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