Cheetah Chronicles

October 19, 2018


10/23- Science Fair

10/24- Unity Day – wear orange to unite around kindness, support and inclusion.

10/26- Spirit Day: Future Career Day

Our next Cheetah Pride Night is the Chick-fila make up on Monday November 5th from 5-8pm!

All WCPSS schools will open on a two-hour delay on November 6, 2018 due to the state and local elections.

Save the date! Our next PTA General Meeting is 11/8/18 right before the 2nd Grade Performance.

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Science Fair

Science Fair is Tuesday October 23rd from 6-7:30! Drop off projects on the morning of October 23, 8:50-9:20 am, in the Multi-Purpose Room. The fair will be open for viewing the evening of October 23, 6-7:30 pm, when the winners will be announced.

Literacy Night

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 5:30-7pm

401 Holly Springs Road

Holly Springs, NC

Cheetah Families, We are so excited to host a Literacy Night for students and their families on Tuesday, October 30th. This event will provide a wonderful opportunity for families and members of our community to participate in engaging and hands on literacy activities. From guest readers to digital literacy resources to photo booths, the night will be full of exciting activities! Encourage your children to dress as their favorite book character and make it even more special by dressing up, too!

Pre-ordered dinner will be served by the 5th grade committee and will be available from 5:00-5:30PM in the cafeteria. Each meal will include 2 slices of cheese pizza, chips and water for $5.00. Please complete the pre-order form and return to your child's teacher.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Candy Buy Back

CANDY BUY BACK! On November 1st we are collecting leftover candy for the troops! Stanley Dentistry will not only send your leftover candy to your troops, they will donate $0.50 per pound to our PTA. Candy must be dropped off to the school by 2pm on November 1st! Collection bids will be in the lobby! They will be having a fun filled evening of candy, costumes and more at their office from 3pm-7pm 11/1/18 and will be accepting candy there as well. They are located at 3731 NW Cary Pkwy, Ste 201, Cary, NC.
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O'Holly Night

O'Holly Night planning is underway! The big night is December 6th! You have probably already heard from your classroom basket coordinator. We can't wait to see all the amazing baskets!

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all 5th grade parents! We need your help with our fundraiser on Literacy Night. Please check out how to can help here: Volunteers for the 5th Grade Committee

School Store Volunteers needed!

Kids LOVE the School Store! It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:50-9:20am.If you're looking for an easy and fun volunteer opportunity...the school store could use you! Sign up once....or several times. Training is quick and easy. MUST be a WCPSS volunteer, and be a PTA member for 2018-2019. We'd like to have two volunteers sign up for each day if possible.

Without your help, school store wouldn't be possible.

School Store Sign Up!

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Parents-Can you help us STOCK OUR STEAM LAB?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet! In addition, 65% of today’s school children will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created! At Holly Springs Elementary School, we are working to create a STEAM Lab for our teachers to reserve that will provide a space for an exposure to STEAM education that will inevitably help students to develop the processes necessary to problem solve creatively, effectively communicate, and think deeply about real world situations.

See the flier attached here for information on how you can help us stock our STEAM Lab! Thank you for your support of our students and staff at HSES!

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National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention month, and WCPSS is preparing for a month of activities to help celebrate and bring awareness to our efforts around bullying prevention. Here is a great resource for parents to use at home!

October 24 is Unity Day – wear orange to unite around kindness, support and inclusion.

The WCPSS Communications Department will be posting information on the WCPSS website for parents and the community, and we will be tweeting your highlights and pics throughout the month of October. Tweet your pics @WakeSchCounslor and @WCPSS using #SpeakOutWCPSS

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For the second consecutive year, WCPSS will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all 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. 24 and Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Your child will be able to be part of this event by reading daily for 20 minutes!

This year’s challenge features both individual and school-wide components, as well as goals for each.

The individual component will include the following:

● Through an online tracking system, students will provide their name and the number of minutes read each day. Please see the log-in instructions.

● Students who achieve the goal of reading 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.

This information is available in Spanish HERE and more information can be found on the WCPSS READvolution site found HERE.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the READvolution program! We appreciate this opportunity to build lifelong readers and learners in our community.


Rent or renew one or more 19" print with your family or child's name painted on it. One Paw $50, each additional Paw $35 or renew your current paw(s)-one Paw Renewal $40, each additional $25. All of the money raised goes directly to our HSES PTA. Advertise your business with a paw for $100. Rent your "paw" until the end of the school year and you will have the opportunity to rent it again next year. Forms will be coming home with your children soon!

More Info

For more information about your PTA and events coming up, please visit our website at or click on the link from the school's site.