The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 4/22/19

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Administrative Assistants Appreciation Week

This week is Administrative Assistant Appreciation Week. We are fortunate to have an outstanding Pleasant Union Office Staff that wear a number of hats. Kaye Person, Lead Secretary, Joyce Baginski, Data Manager and Becky Britt, Office Receptionist are essential to providing daily assistance to students, staff, and parents. Although they each have a primary role, all three consistently go the extra mile to provide assistance to whatever is needed from whoever walks through our doors, all with a pleasant, welcoming smile. Please join the our staff in showing them how much they are appreciated this week. If you need ideas for ways to thank them consider thank yous, cards, healthy foods, cute items /creative crafts, small bits of unhealthy foods, or any other creative ideas that you have.



Happy Monday, April 22nd Birthday to Kindergarten teacher Kelly Stunda.


Track 1 and 3 Third Grade Learned Lots on Coastal Trip


PUE Special Ed Intern to Sing with North Carolina Master Chorale

Sara Fontes, our Special Education intern will be singing as a part of the North Carolina Master Chorale’s production of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. As one of the major choral organizations of the Southeast, the North Carolina Master Chorale has been performing choral-orchestral masterworks for more than 75 years. Under the direction of Alfred E. Sturgis since 1993, the Master Chorale presents a diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to Contemporary with ensembles ranging from 16-voices to 170-voices. Our singers, selected by audition, bring a collective wealth of training and experience. In 2015, the Master Chorale was named Resident Chorus of the North Carolina Symphony. Founded as the Raleigh Oratorio Society in 1942, Master Chorale has evolved into a major regional performing arts group that works with over 250 artist-musicians each season, reaching an annual audience of over 10,000 choral arts enthusiasts.

Saturday, April 27 2019, the North Carolina Master Chorale will be performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil). Rachmaninoff weaves chant-based melodies into a lush harmonic fabric in his hauntingly beautiful Vespers. The chorale presents this sonorous a capella work in Raleigh’s new, stunningly reverberant cathedral.

DETAILS DATE: Saturday, April 27 TIME:8:00 pm - 9:00 pm TICKETS: Pleasant Union Staff and Students will receive $10 when you say this is your school. Tickets available at the door or online! VENUE Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, the new Raleigh Cathedral 715 Nazareth St Raleigh, NC 27606 PHONE: (919) 832-6030 WEBSITE:



Letterland Day:

This Saturday, April 27th Pullen Park will be transformed into Letterland from 10am-4pm. Go to Letterland at Pullen Park to find out all the details for the great pre-K to 2nd grade activities that will take place Saturday.

Single Subject Acceleration

Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge.

The nomination and testing windows for SSA are as follows:

  • Year-Round Track 1 Calendar Schools - 4/15-4/29/2019 Testing 5/7-5/13/2019
  • Year-Round Track 2 Calendar Schools - 4/16-4/30/2019 Testing 5/8-6/7/2019
  • Year-Round Tracks 3 and 4 Calendar Schools - 5/10-5/23/2019 Testing 6/3-6/7/2019

SSA nomination forms are now available HERE.


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, April 22-26

  • WCPSS Administrative Assistant Appreciation Week

Monday, April 22

  • Earth Day
  • Track 4 tracks in

Friday, April 26

  • 1:15 Love the Earth Program 2nd Grade, T 2 & 4

Saturday, April 27

  • Letterland Celebration at Pullen Park

Monday, April 29- Friday May 3

  • WCPSS Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 1

Friday, May 3

  • Report Cards for Track 4 go home