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August 5-9

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Global Learning at Pleasant Union

Classroom instruction at Pleasant Union embeds critical thinking, real-world application, and collaborative learning opportunities. In order to prepare future-ready learners, our staff integrates global learning into instructional activities. Picture students exploring sustainability, access to clean water in remote locations, and peace internationally and within our community. Be sure to look for additional information regarding our global studies within teacher newsletters and on our website!

Before & After School Opportunities at Pleasant Union

If you are looking for exciting, high-quality before and after school opportunities for your child, look no further. Pleasant Union has a myriad of enriching options for your child.


Pleasant Union Before/After School Program: Our before school program begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:45 a.m. The after school program will run from 4:00 to 6:00. If you would like to find out more about the program go to this link.


KidzArt allows our students to hone their artistic skills and creativity through lessons on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00. The link to register your child is https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KidzArtNorthRaleigh

STEM For Kids is excited to be providing after school programs again this year at Pleasant Union! You can find 4 exciting and educational programs on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 PM in the Art Room. We'll be learning about where our waste goes while building Minecraft cities, how robots can go into space, competing in our Game Competition, and how robots help with medicine pathways in our body. Much more to learn and have fun with! Register at www.stemforkids.net/register


TGA fosters the skill development of our students in golf and tennis through programs that provide a fun and enriching experience for children. The dedicated coaching staff help students develop a passion for golf or tennis while fostering life skills such as respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship. Register here www.playtga.com/wakecounty. This program is offered on Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:00.

Essential Information

Media Center Volunteers

The Media Center needs parent volunteers! There will be a Media Center Orientation for new volunteers on the following date:

Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Please email Sarah Fry (Media Specialist) at sfry2@wcpss.net if you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center this school year.


Beginning of Grade Test for 3rd Grade Students (Track 4 Only)

On August 13, our 3rd grade students will take the Beginning of Grade test. This is a state required online reading assessment. The assessment is comprised of fiction and non-fiction reading passages. Students will answer questions following each passage. This assessment will provide a baseline measure of each child's reading skills.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, August 5

First Full Day of School for Kindergarten on Track 4


Tuesday, August 6

Interim Reports Go Home with Tracks 1 & 2


Wednesday, August 7

STEM for Kids begins (offered weekly from 4:00-5:30)


Monday, August 12

TGA Golf/Tennis begins (offered weekly from 4:00-5:00)


Tuesday, August 13

Beginning of Grade Test (3rd Grade, Track 4 Only)


Wednesday, August 14

Media Center Orientation at 9:30


Thursday, August 15

Open House for Track 4

Session 1 6:15-7:00

Session 2 7:05-7:50