The PUE Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, & Celebrations 2/4/16 ISSUE NO. 1

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The Sunday Message-a New Format for Weekly Announcements

Good evening to all parents and staff. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with announcements for the week of February 6, 2017.

Wake County Public Schools is in the process of expanding the options for communicating with families. This process will include enhanced options for email, text, and voicemail. Over the past two years our collection of the needed information has been comprehensive for Kindergarten and first grade. In order to bring all grades up to the same level of accuracy I need ALL 2nd-5th grade parents to complete the linked Google Form so that we have the data necessary to provide the above parent communication options. Please take 5 minutes to update your information so that we can maximize our communication with you. While we are in transition it is possible that the voicemail version of my message might not come through.

In addition, I will be sharing the communication via a digital newsletter tool called Smore. The newsletter will allow me to provide news, resources, educational stories, pictures and videos from Pleasant Union and around the world in a more visual manner. Please let me know what you think of the new format by emailing me at

The Week Ahead

The Annual Valentine's Day Dance is finally here!! The dance will be held in the gym on Friday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be a pizza dinner from 5:30-6:30pm. Pizza and drink orders must be placed in advance online by February 7th at This year there will be a photo booth so that students and families can take their best Valentine's Day pictures. This will begin at 6:00 and run until 8:00. If you are able to volunteer facilitating dinner or with after dance clean up please contact President Rick Childs ( or VPs Susan Gowland ( or Meg Capel (

Earlier in the day on Friday our students will be treated to a music group called Moscow Nights The K-2 assembly will begin at 9:30 and the 3rd-5th graders at 10:30. If you are a track 3 family, students with a parent are welcome to join us.

Need Your Help

Our 5th grade is preparing for their artist in residence. The students will be making a coral reef for the Pleasant Union Makerspace during the week of February 13th. They have received many of the needed materials but need several more of the items listed below. If you would so kind to consider helping fifth grade by looking at the needed items listed below and contributing to the cause on the Sign Up Genius we would be most appreciative.

Here is what is still needed:

  • Feather dusters: 6
  • Feather Boa: 5
  • Paper Egg Cartons- as many as parents can bring in. This would be a great area for the school email, if any parent can bring one, this will help to fill this one!
  • White Latex-Free Medical Gloves- need 200
  • Multi-Color Pipe Cleaners- 200
  • Fabric, Yarn and Ribbon Scraps- the more the merrier
  • Solid Colors tissue paper- still need about 100 sheets

The Teacher’s Lounge is transitioning to both a student learning area and for use at lunch time. New, flexible, mobile furniture has been ordered as part of the change. We also will be painting the room later this week. If you can spare some time this Friday to help with this please contact PTA VP Susan Gowland ( or Technology Facilitator Annette Hymel (

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Mrs. Freer, our music teacher is asking that if you are interested in trying out for the Annual Pleasant Union Talent Show on March 23, please go to Mrs. Freer's blog page on the PUE website. There is information and a link to Sign-up genius there. 3rd-5th graders must try-out if you want a chance to be in the show, and auditions will be held Feb. 7, 9 and 16.”

This Friday is an EARLY RELEASE. Students will be dismissed at 1:15.