The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 3/4/19

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Scholastic Dino-Mite: Stomp, Chomp & Read Book Fair is here!

Book Fair

The Scholastic Dino-Mite: Stomp, Chomp & Read Book Fair is here!

The fair begins Monday, March 4 with a teacher preview from 4 - 5 pm after school.

The fair will then be open to all students and families beginning on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:30 am. The fair will close at 1:30 pm each day, except Wednesday, March 6 to allow parents here for Enterprise Day to also visit the fair. There will be an after school/evening session on Tuesday, March 12 from 4 - 6 pm. The fair closes on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:30 pm.

Don't forget the Dino Eggs & Patties Breakfast this Friday, March 8 from 7:45 - 8:45 am for those families that turned in their RSVP forms. The fair will also be open to everyone during this time. Look out for our guest dinosaur and have your photo taken!

We need volunteers to help with the Book Fair. Please consider signing up for an hour or more to help the students fill out their wish lists (for grades K-2) and locate books that interest them. Click on the following link to sign up:

There are four ways to purchase items at the fair: cash, check payable to PUE PTA, credit card, and eWallet. Parents are able to set up a fund for their child/children to shop using eWallet. Any unused money is returned to the parent/not charged to their card. To learn more, go to


The All for Books Coin Drive is complete. Our students, parents, and staff donated over $2,400 for the entire week. This year's total surpasses last year's total by $1,000. Thank you very much for your tremendous generosity and support of our school!

The following are our daily winners and the overall class winners for the week:

Monday - Penny Day - Ms. Coleman's 4th grade class with $15.47.

Tuesday - Nickel Day - Ms. Rich's 1st grade class with $13.70.

Wednesday - Dime Day - Mrs. Potter's 4th grade class with $39.

Thursday - Quarter Day - Mrs. Potter's 4th grade class with $164.

Friday - Dollar Bill Day - Mrs. Potter's 4th grade class with $93.

Overall 1st place winner for the week - Mrs. Potter's 4th grade class with $318.76.

2nd place winner for the week - Mrs. Krautwurst's 2nd grade class with $168.26.

3rd place winner for the week - Mrs. Woronka's 5th grade class with $147.94.

4th place winner for the week - Ms. Rich's 1st grade class with $146.51.

5th place winner for the week - Ms. Jami Clark's 2nd grade class with $141.59.


Happy Birthdays

Happy belated birthday to kindergarten instructional assistant Cameron Johnson. We hope that her Monday, February 25th birthday was a good one.




Our Intermediate Level (4th & 5th grade) Odyssey of the Mind (OOM) Teams did an outstanding job at the Saturday regional competition. Team 1 and team 2 won first place and Team 3 won second place. As a result of winning first and second place, each team has qualified for the state tournament in Greenville, NC next month. We would like to congratulate each team and thank all of the students and coaches for jobs well done. We would also like to congratulate the primary level team for competing at their level. Primary level teams do not have further competition but now have the advantage of extra experience for when they compete at the intermediate level.

Team One:

Renee Little and Heather Fields, coaches

Hunter Little

Ben Fields

Jack Fields

Leslie King

Teagan Evans

Charlie Pittenger

Brenner Lewis

Team Two:

Dana Tiller, Matt Alford, and Sean Wilson, coaches

Alex Tiller

Lily Alford

Magnus Wilson

Caleb Zust

Abbey Fabian

William Harvey

Liam Orcutt

Team Three:

Dan Segal, Coach

Jack Segal

Luca Tozzi

Timothy DeBruin

Teagan Dabbs

Gavin Sibley

Lucas Papa

Ethan Edgerton

Primary Team: This Team competed in the prior weekend

Jason MacEntee and Kyle Covington, Coaches

Rowan MacEntee

Claire Covington

Tori Hay

Amanda Wilson

Celia Trammell

Colin Veach

Ian Scott



Pieces of Gold Celebration:

The Pleasant Union Pieces of Gold Chorus will showcase its talent this Wednesday night at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center. Thank you to the students under the direction of music teacher, Peggy Freer for their hard work at the many early morning practices to prepare for this prestigious event.

Early Release, Friday March 8

This Friday is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 1:15

PUE Yearbooks On Sale

Pleasant Union's yearbook is now on sale! Information about all the packages and options has already gone home in Tuesday folders. If you would like to order online, the website is Then enter Pleasant Union's ID code: 4262719 The yearbook will be on sale until March 25th!

Carpool Safety Reminder-Need Your Help

We realize that this only has been an issue with a few individuals. However, so that we are communicating with equity to all--Please remember that cell phones are to NOT TO BE IN USE during carpool. Once you enter the pick up circle--as the sign at the start of the circle states, phones are to be put away. If, for whatever reason you are expecting an emergency call you should park your car and receive the call. I have asked carpool supervising staff to alert those that are not abiding by this safety rule. OUR STUDENTS' SAFETY COMES FIRST. No exceptions!!!.

6th Grade Orientation: Wakefield Middle School:

There will be an orientation for parents of rising 6th grade students that are scheduled to attend Wakefield Middle School this Wednesday, March 6th at 5:45. For more information please call Wakefield Middle School.

Single Subject Acceleration Nomination Dates:

Track 1:

Nomination Window 4/15-4/29/2019
Testing Window 5/7-5/13/2019

Track 2:
Nomination Window 4/16-4/30/2019
Testing Window 5/8-6/7/2019

Track 3, Track 4:
Nomination Window 5/10-5/23/2019
Testing Window 6/3-6/7/2019



Pleasant Union will its Food Drive for Wake Relief through March 22nd ! Every morning during arrival time there will be a table in the front lobby with eager students waiting to take, organize, and record your donations! Wake Relief will take any non-perishable items you would like to donate but below there is a list of items they are always in need of and can use:

  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Meat
  • Green Beans, Beans, Green Peas, Mixed Vegetables (Carrots or Spinach),Corn
  • Toilet Paper, Bar Soap, Detergent
  • Misc. Items (Canned and Boxed) Cereal, Grits, Mac & Cheese, Crackers, Pasta Noodles, 1 Pound Bags of Rice, Soup, Fruit, Peanut Butter, Boxed Milk

Again, please feel free to donate any non-perishables that you can think of.

Thank you from Lindsey Schreier, Pleasant Counselor and the PUE K-Kids! Please contact Ms. Schreier if you have any questions.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” - Winston S. Churchill


Spring Fling Updates

The 2nd Annual PUE Spring Fling will be held on Sunday, March 31st, from 2pm-5pm. Thank you to all parents that that have already volunteered to help with making this a successful event. Go to Spring Fling to get the details how your child's class can help.

Please note that the auction will go live 1 week before the Spring Fling and run 1 week after the event until Sunday, April 7. This will push all the deadlines back by one week which will give Track 2 some more time. Below are the changes/updates:

  • The Auction will go live Monday, March 25th (instead of March 18)
  • Information needs to be submitted via the Google Doc by: March 15 (Tracks 1, 3 and 4) and March 22 (Track 2). It was previously communicated March 8 and March 15th, respectively.
  • Items will still only be accepted on Friday, March 29.


Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, March 5-Wednesday, March 13

  • Book Fair-See above for operating hours

Tuesday, March 5

  • 8:00 Art Club

Wednesday, March 6

  • 7:00 Pleasant Union Chorus Perform at Pieces of Gold

Friday, March 8

  • Early Release, Students Released at 1:15
  • Track 1 Tracks Out

Tuesday, March 12

  • 8:00 Art Club

Friday, March 15

  • Tracks 2 & 4 Spring Pictures

Tuesday, March 19

  • Art Club

Thursday, March 21

  • 5th Grade Graduation Pictures - Tr 2&4

Tuesday, March 26

  • 8:00 Art Club
  • 5:30 Spotlight on Students at Crossroads I, Cary

Wednesday, March 27

  • 7:00 Talent Show

Sunday, March 31

  • Spring Fling