The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 11/26/18

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Happy Birthdays

Happy Sunday, November 25th Birthday to Kindergarten TA Tracy Lavin and Tuesday, November 27th Birthday to 5th Grade Teacher Jaymie Boose.


1st and 2nd Grade Students Searching and Talking Text Features


Mrs. Woronka’s Class Enjoys a Dance Party for Their Prize as Top Fundraising Class for the Better Together Giving Campaign.



District 3 Board Advisory Council Meeting is Monday, November 26 at 6:00. Our special guest speaker is Chief of Communications, Tim Simmons who will give a budget presentation. Directions are as follows:

Durant Road Middle School

10401 Durant Road

Raleigh, NC 27614

Holiday Shop: The holiday shop is coming to Pleasant Union December 3rd through the 11th. Use the following LINK to sign up for your time slot to volunteer. (

Staff Appreciation Lunch:

Thank you to 3rd grade parents and families for a wonderful Olive Garden lunch this past Tuesday. The staff truly enjoyed and appreciated your thoughtfulness before the busy holiday.

Box Tops Contest Update:

We have two collections to go before the Fall contest ends on Dec. 7. The next collection is this Monday, Nov. 26. Current leaders are: Mrs. Potter's class with 444 collected, Ms. Coleman's class with 353 collected, and Ms. Larson's class with 322 collected.

Odyssey of the Mind Donut Sale:

There will be a donut sale fundraiser this Friday, Nov. 30 to help an Odyssey of the Mind team raise much needed funds for their team project. They will be selling Krispy Kreme glazed donuts by the dozen, or you may purchase a certificate for a dozen at a later time. Each dozen or certificate cost $8. You may pre-order through the PTA Core Commerce website ( through Wednesday night, Nov. 28, or bring cash or check payable to the PUE PTA with you on Friday morning. There will be a table set up in the lobby from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. There will also be an adult outside in the carpool circle from 8:45 to 9 a.m. Parents must pick up the box.

Holiday Concerts: Kindergarten and 1st Grade holiday concerts are coming up. Check out the calendar below for track dates and times.

Polar Express and "Paint Night”: The PTA will be showing the movie "Polar Express" in the gym on December 5th from 6:15pm to 8:30pm. We will also have a winter "Paint your Canvas" hosted by Ms Hopper in the cafeteria. There are 30 seats left for this event. Click on the following LINK to sign up!

The "Paint your Canvas" will be a Snowy, Winter Cardinal and costs $15 a person which includes all of your supplies and canvas to take home. All proceeds will benefit the Pleasant Union Art program. A parent will be required to stay for these events because child care is not available.

Parent's Night Out on Friday, December 14th: The PTA, in collaboration with the After School Program, will be hosting a PNO on December 14th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. The After School Program will be providing child care for this event. Click on the following LINK to sign up for this event.

All Parents that signed up for the October 12th PNO have been moved to this event and are not required to sign up/ pay again.


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Nov. 26:

  • District 3 BAC Mtg. at Durant Road Middle School beginning at 6:00 pm.

Weds., Nov. 28:

  • Track 3 Fall Picture Makeups

Thursday, Nov. 29/Friday, Nov. 30

  • Holiday Shop Set Up in Maker Space.

Monday, Dec. 3-Tuesday, Dec. 11

  • Holiday Shop in the Makerspace Room

Tuesday. Dec. 4:

  • 9:30 1st Grade Tracks 1/3 Holiday Concert
  • 1:15 K Tracks 1/3 Holiday Concert

Wednesday. Dec 5:

  • Track 1 Tracks out. Returns on Wed. January 2nd, 2019
  • 6:15 Pieces of Gold Audition at Sanderson High School
  • 6:15 Polar Express and Paint Your Canvas Night

Thursday, Dec. 6:

  • Track 2 Tracks in

Tuesday, Dec. 11:

  • 8:00 Lego Club Grades 3-5

Wednesday, Dec. 12:

  • 10:00 New family tours begin
  • Lego Club Grades K-2

Friday, Dec. 14:

  • 1:30 PUE Staff Cookie Exchange
  • 6:30-9:30 Parents Night Out

Tuesday, Dec. 18:

  • 8:15 PTA Board Mtg in Media Center

Wednesday, Dec. 19:

  • 9:30 1st Grade Tracks 2 & 4 Holiday Concert
  • 1:15 K Tracks 2 & 4 Holiday Concert

Thursday, Dec. 20:

  • 7:00 Chorus Performs at Crabtree Valley Mall

Friday, Dec 21:

  • Early Release. Students dismissed at 1:15, Winter Holidays Begin. Tracks 1-3 return on Wednesday, January 2, 2019