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Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 1/21/19

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World Read Aloud Day-Friday, Feb. 1, 2018

Dear Parents,

Pleasant Union will be participating in World Read Aloud Day on February 1, 2019. Because Track 3 will be out on the official day, they will be celebrating on Tuesday, February 19. Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.

This year’s theme is “Read Aloud. Change the World.” Because we are a WCPSS Global Pilot School and our school wide focus this January will be on Quality Education, we have decided to partner with a needy sister school in Belize. Find out more here:

Pleasant Union’s own, Peggy Freer, had a part in building the school and has plans to visit on February 1, 2019. We are holding a school wide collection for supplies that she will personally deliver! We will track her trip and communicate with the students through photos, videos and skype sessions, as they receive the supplies we’ve collected. What a wonderful way to change the world!

We are collecting items from January 8-22. We have a school wide request for flash drives, as there is an urgent need. Please deliver supplies to your child’s classroom or the front office.


  • Small toys and prizes

  • Glitter

1st Grade

  • Pocket folders

  • White Out tape

2nd Grade

  • Pens (red, black, blue)

  • Markers

  • Permanent (wide tip) markers

3rd Grade

  • Glue sticks

  • Rulers

4th Grade

  • Will Write Company Letters (in class)

  • New Flash Drives (No info on drive)

5th Grade

  • Will Write Company Letters (in class)

  • New Flash Drives (No info on drive)

*Whole School

  • New Flash Drives (No info on drive)

Thank you, in advance, for helping us make a positive impact on our global community!



Wake County Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 21 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will reopen on Tuesday.

PUE Chorus Singing National Anthem:

This Thursday, the Pleasant Union chorus will travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium, home of the men and lady Blue Devils to sing the National Anthem for the Lady Blue Devil game versus Wake Forest University.

Box Tops Winter & Spring Contest:

The contest will run from February 4 through April 29. Bags will be sent home in Tuesday Folders over the next two weeks. Please send your Box Tops in often as they do expire. The classroom with the most sent in will win a Limbo Luau Party.

Staff Appreciation Lunch:

Thank you to the Second Grade, Track 1 & 3 families for sponsoring Friday's staff appreciation lunch. Staff thoroughly enjoyed the luncheon treat. A huge thank you to Jenny DeFeo for organizing and running the lunch!

Odyssey of the Mind Krispy Kreme Donut Sale:

There will be another donut sale on Friday, February 1 from 7:30 to 9:10 a.m. The 4th Grade Team will be selling dozens of glazed donuts or vouchers for a future dozen for $8 each. You may pay with a credit card online through the PTA Core Commerce website through Wednesday night, January 30. Or, you may pay with cash or check payable to the PUE PTA on the Friday morning of the sale.

Recorders Available at School Store:

When needed, Recorders are now available for our Fourth Grade Music students! Cost is $5. Place your order on line at: and they will be delivered to your student's classroom or come visit the school store on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mrs Freer will also have some available for purchase during her class time.

TGA Golf/Tennis Registration:

Registration for Spring TGA Golf/Tennis is now open. Go to TGA Golf/Tennis to register.

Storyteller Donna Washington is coming to the PUE cafeteria on February 1st at 9:30am! Donna Washington storyteller is an award winning, internationally known storyteller, spoken word recording artist, and author. Access the following link for more information:

The Valentine's Dance is Here! The PUE PTA will be hosting our annual Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 15th from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Pizza will be available in the cafeteria at 5:45pm. Access the following link to order your pizza. Deadline for ordering pizza is Wednesday, January 30. Drinks will be available for purchase. Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work.

Last Chance to See PUE Student Art On Display at Crossroads in Cary:

The following students have their artwork on display at the Crossroads 1 building of Wake county schools central office. It is located at 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, NC 27518. The artwork will be on display until the end of the month:

Eloise Dill, Savannah Hedayet, Gustabo Figueroa, Sydney Proserpi, Davis Williams, Andrew Allaire, Clara Hook, Owen Humble, Samantha Leale, Knox Larsen, Alex Martin, Carter Roadman, Avery Asheim, Emma Hobson, Max Roberts, Jonah Carbajal and Emma Smith. Way to go Panthers!!


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Jan. 21
  • MLK Jr. Holiday-All WCPSS Schools Closed

Tuesday, Jan. 22

  • 8:00 Art Club

Thursday, Jan. 24

  • PUE Chorus sings National Anthem: Duke Lady Blue Devils vs. Wake Forest Univ.

Friday, Jan. 25

  • Track 3 Tracks Out

Monday, Jan. 28

  • Track 4 Tracks In

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • 8:00 Art Club

Friday, Feb. 1

  • World Read Aloud Day
  • 9:30 Donna Washington-Storyteller

Friday, Feb. 15

  • Early Release-Students dismissed at 1:15
  • Valentine's Dinner (5:45pm) and Dance (6:30-8:30)