The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 10/22/18

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WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER.

BULLY PREVENTION WEEK

Help us teach students about bullying during “Bully Prevention Week.” Encourage students to wear his/her orange bracelets and to follow the schedule for activities related to bullying prevention. Ms. Schreier has provided materials, and if you have questions please see her.


Here is a quick overview of the themes for next week. Posters will be displayed around school with these themes as well and it will also be sent out in the Sunday message to parents! And don't worry track 3, we will be doing another spirit week when you guys track back in!


Monday October 22nd: Being Nice to Everyone is NO SWEAT!

*Students and staff are encouraged to wear Work-Out/Athletic wear!


Tuesday October 23rd: Bullying Makes Us Crazy!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their hair in a Crazy way!


Wednesday October 24th: National Unity Day!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear Orange!


Thursday October 25th: Put Bullying to Bed!

*Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Pajamas to school that day!


Friday October 26th: Be a Team Player, Stand Up to Bullying!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Favorite Team Apparel!


*All outfits should follow WCPSS dress code.

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PUE Reaching Out To Help Student With Service Project

Mrs. Stepnoski, one of our second grade teachers, presented a project to our PTA Board Tuesday worth your review. Her nephew, Austin is wanting to go to Space Camp but money has been tight due to his father undergoing cancer treatments. Showing great initiative, Austin found a way to earn money by acquiring gently used shoes through an organization called funds2org. Austin is asking if our school would be kind enough bring gently used shoes for Mrs Stepnoski to collect and, in turn, will deliver to Austin to give to funds2org. That being said, please check your closets for gently used shoes that you would like to donate. We will have boxes and bags in the front lobby to put the shoes into. Click HERE to see a flier with additional info about the gently used shoe drive.

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Happy Birthdays

Happy Thursday, October 25th Birthday to Principal Kevin Biles.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-26, 2018

THANK YOU to all 4th grade families for helping sponsor our Staff Appreciation Breakfast this past Friday, Oct. 19. The teachers and staff truly enjoyed their breakfast treats and were very thankful.


ELECTION DAY: Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 is expected to be very crowded at the polls. Wake County Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY to help families with voting and getting to school. You may want to consider the Early Voting option. Go to Board of Elections to find the various voting sites in and out of Wake County. MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU VOTE!!!


Parents that Signed Up for the Parent's Night Out on Friday, October 12th: The PTA is working with the After School Program to decide whether we will host another Parent's Night Out prior to December or if we will apply all payments to the December PNO. We will keep you updated and will communicate on how to handle the payments you made for PNO.


3rd Grade Parents: 3rd Grade will be hosting the Teacher's Appreciation Lunch on November 20th. This will be the one time opportunity for 3rd grade parents to provide lunch to the PUE teachers/ administration for this school year. Click on the following LINK to contribute to your teachers:


This year, the Pleasant Union Elementary PTA is using MemberHub to streamline communication throughout our school community. This site will keep you informed and engaged with what is happening here at PUE! Within our MemberHub site, you will find newsletters, signup sheets, shared calendar events, files, photos, reminders, and much more all in one place! Your information is stored securely and privately. Once you've joined, you will have access to various hubs that are important and specific to you and your family. You will be able manage your profile, your family, communication preferences, and download the MemberHub iPhone or Android app. Simply click on the following LINK to get started. Thanks and welcome to the Pleasant Union Elementary MemberHub!

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BETTER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN UPDATES

REMINDER: THIS IS THE LAST WEEK FOR THE BETTER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN! Go to http://www.puepta.com and click the "Donate" button to make your tax-deductible donation! Thank you so much to the 140 families that have made their Better Together contributions. The PTA and the school greatly thanks you. We have raised $14,500 to date. We need the other 360 families to make their contributions in order to meet our goal of $20,000 by October 26th. Ms Woronka is our top fundraising class, Ms Parrish comes in 2nd and Ms Leavitt is 3rd!

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PUE MOVES UP TO 2ND PLACE IN NORTHERN REGION

Pleasant Union has moved up to second place in the READvolution program. Not that we want to have the highest books read total for our region or anything :) but THANK YOU to all parents that are encouraging their children to read 20 MINUTES PER NIGHT. Wake County Schools are continuing to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to implement READvolution in all of our elementary schools. We're getting closer to the Friday, November 16 wrap up.


The Carolina Hurricanes will award students who achieve the reading goal of 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.


For the school-wide component, schools that collectively read 2,020 books (We're at 1279 as of 10/19) between Sept. 24 and Nov. 16 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in this year’s Cool School Field Trip to the PNC Arena in February 2019. If your school is selected from the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip, students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from the players.


Guides have been created to share with families and school staff to help log reading and books into the READvolution Dashboard. Go to video overview to find out how to log in new books. Also go to the following links for more parent information on READvolution and a "info sheet" on signing books in.



If you have any questions please contact our school READvolution rep Kayla Perry (kperry@wcpss.net).

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October 22

  • Track 4 Tracks in


Monday, October 29

  • 6:00 District 3 Board Advisory Committee, Millbrook High School


Wednesday, October 31

  • Halloween


Tuesday, November 6

  • Election Day, WCPSS 2-Hour Delay


Thursday, November 8

  • Tracks 1, 2, & 4 Picture Make Up Day
  • 6:30 Patriotic Arts Night, Student Art Display & Veteran's Day Concert


Monday, November 12

  • Veteran's Day, WCPSS Closed


Tuesday, November 20

  • 8:15 PTA Board Meeting, Media Center
  • Early Release/Staff Professional Development, Students dismissed at 1:15


Wednesday, November 21- Sunday, November 25

  • WCPSS Closed for Thanksgiving Break


Thursday, November 29-Tuesday, December 11

  • Holiday Shop in the Makerspace Room