Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know for the coming week.

January 29, 2023

a note from the principal

Early Release Day

Our next Early Release Day is Wednesday, February 8th and school will dismiss at 12:15 P.M.

Apex Remix Fundraiser:

Mark your calendars for our largest fundraiser of the year –Apex Remix on February 13th-24th. I’m sure you’ve heard your child come home and talk about all the awesome things they are doing in STEAM with Mr. Richwalder this year. We would not have been able to fund that program in the way we have without the support of the PTA. Mr. Richwalder has applied for numerous special project grants to fund items for the STEAM lab, in addition to the line item that was approved at the beginning of the school year. STEAM is just one of the many ways the PTA supports our school. Please click HERE for more information about why we partner with Apex and how the PTA supports our school. More information about the actual event and processes and procedures will come home in the next week.

Magnet Lottery Window

If you have a rising 6th grader and want to apply for Magnet lottery programs, please be sure to apply before February 6th. Also, if you have a rising kindergarten student and are in our current lottery boundary, you must also apply for the lottery, attaching any siblings to the application. The deadline is February 6th at 5:00 pm. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Leah Rubow at 919-560-3913 (option 3) or leah_rubow@dpsnc.net

Our Magnet/CTE Pathways Lottery Application window is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 6, 2023, at 5 pm. To apply, click the link below. https://www.dpsnc.net/domain/135

Nuestras solicitudes para las loterías de las escuelas especializadas y CTE. La fecha límite para solicitar es el lunes, 6 de febrero de 2023 a las 5 pm. Para solicitar, presione el enlace que se encuentra a continuación. https://www.dpsnc.net/Page/3534

Family Culture Night

We hope you can join us on February 16th at 6:00 PM for our family culture night.

PTA Updates

February 11th: Garden Work Day

On Saturday February 11th, from 9-11:30am we'll be outside in front of the school to:

· plant more bulbs

· clean up the Discovery Garden (local/native plants) beds along the Kindergarten parking lot and front

· make garden-themed crafts (local/native flower "seed bombs" to plant at home or Easley, and more!)

All ages welcome! Come for a few minutes, or the entire time! Please bring gardening supplies (especially bulb diggers, rakes, and pruning shears). Adults: please DO plan to keep an eye on your children at the school. More information and a signup can be found here.

Concessions at Duke Basketball:

Do you want to help support our school while bonding with other Easley families, teachers, and staff? We still have openings to work concessions at some upcoming Duke basketball games. Easley PTA receives a portion of the sales and parking is provided for volunteers. More information and a sign-up can be found here. If you have any questions please contact Sara Harrel at sara.harrel@gmail.com.

Lunch Information

Please click on this links below for more information about setting up a student account and/or applying for free or reduced lunch.

General lunch information.

Setting up a student account and adding funds.

Free/reduced lunch application

Volunteer Opportunities

We are so excited to have volunteers back in the building! Your child's classroom teacher will inform you of volunteer opportunities. In order to serve as a volunteer you must complete the registration form and background check. Please view the links below for more information.

Volunteering in Durham Public Schools

Link to Registration Form

School Nurse Contact Info

Hannah Donahue, 919-667-5544


2022-2023 PTA Meetings at 6:30 PM in the Media Center

December 5

January 9

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

Save the Date PTA Community Events

February 13- 24 - Apex Remix Fundraiser

April 21 - Spring family event

Easley Spirit Wear

Spirit wear Store. Get all your Easley gear here.

Meet the Easley Staff

Please click here to learn more about the Easley teachers and staff.

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