Sunday Message

October 21-25

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Principal's Message

Thank you to all of the Track 2 Families that contributed our staff lunch. The lunch from Poke Burri was fantastic!

Welcome back to our Track 4 staff and families! I want to remind Track 1, 2, and 4 families that Monday, October 21 is a Teacher Workday. There is no school for students.

Boosterthon is going strong and we need your support to reach our goal! Remember, the $30,000 we are trying to raise will support a variety of essential programs at PUE.


Happy Sunday Panthers!

We are a little over halfway to our Pleasant Union Fun Run goal! Students and families are gathering pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Pleasant Union Panther Prowl. The Panther Prowl fun run was on 10/17 for Track 3 & 10/28 for the other tracks.

Students are also experiencing Mindspark: Wild West which combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the Mindspark kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 for Landscaping, Technology, Cultural Arts Programs, Instructional Supplies, Family & Staff Events, and Scholarship Funds. If we reach our school goal, Mrs. Brown & Mrs. Perry will have a TRICYCLE RACE around the school!

As of October 18, 2019, 53% of the students are registered, 46% have participated, and the current PUE Profit is $16,576!

Track 1 & 2 Weekend Challenge: The class with the most new donations over the weekend will get to throw WATER BALLOONS at the Boosterthon team and their teacher will earn a gift card!


Register your student(s) on FUNRUN.COM

Reach out to sponsors by sharing your pledge link.

All pledges and payments are made online.*

Cheer on your student at the FUN Event on 10/28 for tracks 1, 2 & 4.

Thank you to all of the Track 2 Families that contributed to your teacher’s lunch. It was a great hit! They loved their Poke Burri!

Come out to Miltons' Pizza on October 21st to support PUE's Odyssey of the Mind Team.

Thank you PUE Families for all of your support!!


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Please see the following information from Ms. Schreier:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This October Pleasant Union will participate in activities that support National Bully Prevention month!

Track 2 & 4: 10/22/19 - 10/25/19

Each day there will be a selected theme that focuses on bullying prevention through making smart choices, treating others with respect & empathy, and embracing everyone's differences.

Track 2 & 4

Tuesday, October 22

Bullying Makes Us Crazy

Wear Your Hair in a Crazy Way

Wednesday, October 23

National Unity Day

Wear Something Orange

Thursday, October 24

Being Nice to Everyone is No Sweat!

Wear Work-Out/Athletic Wear

Friday, October 25

Put Bullying to Bed

Wear Pajamas to School!

Veterans Day Concert

Veterans Day is less than a month away, and Pleasant Union always enjoys recognizing families and friends who have served in the Armed Forces. As well as two concerts of patriotic music, we do a wall in the lobby highlighting those people who are our heroes. If you have a special veteran in your life that you would like to recognize on this wall, please consider sending in a copy of a photo of this person. Please label the back of any photos so that they can be returned.

For more details about the concerts, please check out Ms. Freer’s Google site on the Pleasant Union webpage.

Thanks for helping us honor our veterans!

Rising 6th Grade Families

Rising 6th grade PUE families interested in an Early College School must complete an online transfer request between October 12 and December 16. For more information, please click here. Applications are not first-come, first-served.

Rising 6th grade PUE families interested in a Year-Round Middle School

must complete an online transfer request between October 26 and January 30. For more information, click here.

Visitors to PUE

Thank you to all parents, visitors, and volunteers for joining us on campus. Please remember that upon arrival to campus you must report to the front office to use our sign in system called Lobby Guard. You have to use your driver’s license to sign in through Lobby Guard so ensure you and any guests have that available to sign in with. Additionally, you will be asked the reason for your visit. Parents may join us for lunch any day! If you would like to visit your child's classroom or observe, please set this up with the teacher in advance. The safety of our campus is our top priority. It is important that we know exactly who is on campus each day.

Transit Vocal Band

Wednesday, Oct. 23 will be our first Cultural Arts performance of the year. Here is a little information about the group:

All band, no instruments…

transit is four singers, that’s it. Our only instruments are our natural born voices. Everything you hear from the stage and on our studio recordings begins with the human voice. Utilizing the latest technology we combine our vocal talents with stage and studio effects to bring our music to life and put on a show that those who have never seen a vocal band will hardly believe.

transit draws on the combined talents of 4 extraordinary individuals who have been a part of the vocal music scene for more than ten years. Their love for a cappella is second only to their love for music.


For the third consecutive year, we will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all of our elementary schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide literacy campaign around daily reading outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game. This year the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Students will be able to be part of this event by reading daily for 20 minutes! Parents will log their students reading times on the online log in. We appreciate this opportunity to build lifelong readers and learners in our community.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October 21

Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

PUE Odyssey of the Mind Night at Milton's Pizza from 5pm-10pm

October 22-25

Bullying Prevention for Tracks 2 & 4

Wednesday, October 23

Transit Vocal Band Assembly

Saturday, October 26

Magnet, Early College, and Year-Round Fair from 9:00-12:00

Location: Panther Creek High School

Monday, October 28

Track 1, 2, 4 Fun Run

Thursday, November 7

3rd Grade Track 1 & 2 Veterans Day Concert at PUE from 10:15-11:00

Thursday, November 14

3rd Grade Track 3 & 4 Veterans Day Concert at PUE from 10:15-11:00

Spotlight of the Week - Art with Mrs. Hopper

Our Spotlight of the Week is our Art Program with Mrs. Hopper. Mrs. Hopper has been doing lots of creative and innovative things in art. Here are just a few things to highlight.


General procedures and expectations. How to enter and exit the room. Table jobs. Clean up after painting, etc.

K-2- cutting, gluing, folding, holding different tools, etc

K-Art by Me

Mondrian composition

Monet Pond

Tracing, coloring at a 3 or 4 level, Horizontal vs. Vertical lines, Primary colors, gluing with a glue stick, painting skills

1st- Art by Me

The Great wave

Koi fish symbolism in Asian art, Proportion, Drawing skills

2nd- Art by Me

1 Point Perspective Desert Landscape

Collage skills, painting skills (tempera), drawing (chalk and crayon), knowledge of The Great Wave print and Hokosai’s technique

3rd- Art by Me

Patriotic Art

Drawing skills, Overlapping, proportion, composition, mixed media skills

4th- Art by Me

NC mountainscape

NC lighthouse history, using a ruler correctly, horizon line, seascape, mixing different values of paint

5th- Art by Me

Winter Trees at Night

Composition, proportion, point of view, overlapping, perspective, contrast

Art by Me is a great fundraiser we do each year. It allows the students an opportunity to purchase products with their artwork on them. They worked hard making the artwork and now it's time to place orders.All profit goes to buying art supplies for the students.