The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 10/29/18

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Happy Birthdays

Happy Tuesday, October 30th Birthday to 1st grade Teacher Assistant Kay McEwen.



THANK YOU to all the Pleasant Union families that have contributed to the Better Together Fundraiser Campaign. Remember that Wednesday, October 31st is the contribution DEADLINE. See article below how you can contribute if you have not already.

Carpool Numbers—Please pick up if you do not have in all cars please park and get one. This simple task is very important so that we are not holding up the cars with carpool numbers and for better security.

Fourth and Fifth graders: -Field trips shirts are still available in limited sizes! Check out the school store or WEBSITE today before they are all gone!

Looking for some new school spirit? Come check out the new Pleasant Union - Better Together logo shirts at the school store. Tie-Dye, Purple, and Pink shirts are now available!

The Annual Patriotic Arts Night is right around the corner! On Thursday November 8, 3rd graders will present their patriotic art and then perform their concert, joined by our 4th and 5th grade Chorus. Art Show begins at 6:30 and the concert begins at 7.

Ms. Freer would love for you to send in photocopies of friends or family who are or were, veterans to display in the lobby these next few weeks. Go to the ”My Hero” FORM to send your family veteran info and picture.

ELECTION DAY: Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 is expected to be very crowded at the polls. Wake County Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY to help families with voting and getting to school. You may want to consider the Early Voting option. Go to Board of Elections to find the various voting sites in and out of Wake County. MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU VOTE!!!

3rd Grade Parents: 3rd Grade will be hosting the Teacher's Appreciation Lunch on November 20th. This will be the one time opportunity for 3rd grade parents to provide lunch to the PUE teachers/ administration for this school year. Click on the following LINK to contribute to your teachers:

Have you signed up for MemberHub? This additional site to the weekly message and website will keep you informed and engaged with what is happening here at PUE! Within our MemberHub site, you will find newsletters, signup sheets, shared calendar events, files, photos, reminders, and much more all in one place! Your information is stored securely and privately. Once you've joined, you will have access to various hubs that are important and specific to you and your family. You will be able manage your profile, your family, communication preferences, and download the MemberHub iPhone or Android app. Simply click on the following LINK to get started. Thanks and welcome to the Pleasant Union Elementary MemberHub!



Thanks to all the Pleasant Union families that have donated to the Better Together Campaign. As of Friday afternoon our total contributions were at $17,900 and contributors to the effort at 232 families. Since we would like to meet our goal of $20,000 and since we are but $2100 short of the goal we are asking that those that have not donated to the Better Together Campaign go online this weekend to help us meet the goal. We will also extend our fundraiser for those who get paid at the end of the month until Wednesday, October 31st so that they can help us meet our goal. Remember that ALL of the collected money goes directly to fund our PTA budget. Just go to and Click to Donate. Again, thank you so very much for your support of Pleasant Union!! Have a wonderful weekend.



Pleasant Union Continues to be second place in the READvolution program. Let's see if we can catch the leading school by encouraging their children to read 20 MINUTES PER NIGHT and posting their book titles on hockey pucks for the ice rink at the front of the school. Wake County Schools are continuing to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to implement READvolution in all of our elementary schools. We're getting closer to the Friday, November 16 wrap up. It would be great if we could be in the drawings for hockey tickets.

The Carolina Hurricanes will award students who achieve the reading goal of 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive two complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.

For the school-wide component, schools that collectively read 2,020 books (We're at 1279 as of 10/19) between Sept. 24 and Nov. 16 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in this year’s Cool School Field Trip to the PNC Arena in February 2019. If your school is selected from the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip, students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from the players.

Guides have been created to share with families and school staff to help log reading and books into the READvolution Dashboard. Go to video overview to find out how to log in new books. Also go to the following links for more parent information on READvolution and a "info sheet" on signing books in.

If you have any questions please contact our school READvolution rep Kayla Perry (

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October 29

  • 6:00 District 3 Board Advisory Committee, Millbrook High School

Wednesday, October 31

  • Halloween

Tuesday, November 6

  • Election Day, WCPSS 2-Hour Delay

Thursday, November 8

  • Tracks 1, 2, & 4 Picture Make Up Day
  • 6:30 Patriotic Arts Night, Student Art Display
  • 7:00 Veteran's Day Concert

Monday, November 12

  • Veteran's Day, WCPSS Closed

Tuesday, November 20

  • 8:15 PTA Board Meeting, Media Center
  • Early Release/Staff Professional Development, Students dismissed at 1:15

Wednesday, November 21- Sunday, November 25

  • WCPSS Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 29-Tuesday, December 11

  • Holiday Shop in the Makerspace Room