Sunday Message

October 14-18

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Principal's Message

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.


There is a Magnet, Year-Round, and Early College Fair on October 26, 2019. For more information, see this link.


Families will be notified on Feb. 19, 2020 if they received a seat at an application school.


If you have questions regarding the transfer process, please feel free to contact our school's data manager, Ms. Baginski or me.

Global Service Project

During the month of September, our students learned about how receiving a quality education is an important aspect of life. Students learned about how lack of resources can impact students across our nation and around the world. At Pleasant Union, we took action to support giving to people in need. We thank all of our students and families for supporting our book drive. As you know, we collected books for the Wake Up and Read book drive. They donate 10 books to students who don't have books at home. That means, we were able to collect enough books to help 245 students in Wake County! Pleasant Union is such a caring community and definitely did its part this September on working toward the global goal of Quality Education.



Please check out the book totals by grade level:

K-357

1-458

2-377

3-305

4-317

5-635

Total- 2,449 Books


*Fourth Grade will deliver the books the books to The Wake Up and Read contact and Third Grade will send their books to Africa!


Veterans Day Concert

Veterans Day is 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!


We'd like to thank all families who have supported us with landscaping during our Fall Landscaping Day. Additionally, we appreciate the brand new picnic tables provided by the PTA!!

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PUE PTA News


A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PUE LANDSCAPING FAMILIES AND JAY'S LANDSCAPING! The PUE outdoor renovations are underway. We have replaced 5 picnic tables and have pulled out weeds in the center carpool, removed juniper bushes throughout the entire parking lot, and will be mulching and planting grass and daylilies.



Pledging for the Panther Prowl starts has started!!


Boosterthon has returned to PUE this week and we are very excited!! We kicked off this week with a pep rally for Tracks 1, 2 & 3! 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 will be on 10/17 for Track 3 & 10/28 for the other tracks. Students will also experience 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.


The funds raised will cover the landscaper (approximately $15K), technology, cultural arts, instructional supplies, family and staff events and scholarship funds. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MEET OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL! PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD COMPLETE THESE STEPS:

  1. Register your student(s) on FUNRUN.COM
  2. Reach out to sponsors by sharing your pledge link.
  3. All pledges and payments are made online.*
  4. Cheer on your student at the FUN Event on 10/17 (T3) & 10/28 (T1,2,4).


As of October 11, 2019, 27% of the students are registered, 18% have participated, and the current PUE Profit is $4,870!!




Calling all Track 2 Families! Did you know that you only need to donate to a staff appreciation lunch one time this year? NOW IS YOUR TIME! We need monetary donations to be able to provide lunch to all of the teachers and administration on October 18th. Make your donation Today! http://pueschool.corecommerce.com/staff-appreciation-monetary-donation/. Thank you to all of the Track 2 families that have already donated.

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!!


THE PUE PTA

Announcements

Bullying Prevention at Pleasant Union


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 1 & 3: 10/14/19 - 10/18/19

&

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

If your track is ‘In’ you are welcome to participate both weeks!


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 1 & 3

Monday, October 14

Be a Team Player, Stand up to Bullying

Wear Your Favorite Team Apparel


Tuesday, October 15

Bullying Makes Us Crazy

Wear Your Hair in a Crazy Way


Wednesday, October 16

National Unity Day

Wear Something Orange


Thursday, October 17

Being Nice to Everyone is No Sweat!

Wear Work-Out/Athletic Wear


Friday, October 18

Put Bullying to Bed

Wear Pajamas to School!


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!


KidzArt

KidzArt drawing lessons use a variety of fine art media, and create an environment that does not expect perfection but helps children see their own potential as capable and creative artists. Classes are on Tuesdays (4-5 pm) in the art room when students are tracked in. New session will begin on Oct 22. Each session is different, so participation in the previous session is not a prerequisite. Students K-5 are welcome.

Registration: http://northraleigh.kidzart.com/programs/kidz/classes

Sibling and WCPSS teacher discounts are available.

Mark Your Calendar

October 14-18

National School Lunch Week

Bullying Prevention for Tracks 1 & 3 at PUE


Tuesday, October 15

PTA Meeting at 8:15


Thursday, October 17

Track 3 Fun Run


Friday, October 18

Staff Appreciation Lunch provided by Track 2 Families


Monday, October 21

Teacher Workday, No School for Students


October 22-25

Bullying Prevention for Tracks 2 & 4


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