The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 9/24/18

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Happy Birthdays

Happy Saturday, September 29th Birthday to Assistant Principal Lara Fricke. Hope you have a great birthday.


READvolution 2018-19

The Wake County Schools are excited to once again partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to implement READvolution in all of our elementary schools. This year, READvolution will start and end earlier so we avoid major holidays and Winter Break. We’ll kick-off on Monday, September 24 and wrap-up on Friday, November 16. The goal however remains reading daily for 20 minutes and 800 minutes cumulatively over the eight-weeks.

Just like in 2017-18, this year’s challenge features both individual and school-wide components. Based on last year’s feedback, we are excited to announce that the Carolina Hurricanes will award students who achieve the reading goal of 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.

For the school-wide component, schools that collectively read 2,020 books between Sept. 24 and Nov. 16 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in this year’s Cool School Field Trip to the PNC Arena in February 2019. If your school is selected from the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip, students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from the players.

Schools that were selected for the 2018 Cool School Field Trip that achieve the 2,020 goal this year will have their names entered into their regional drawing once. Schools that were not selected in 2018 and achieve the 2,020 goal will have their names entered into the drawing twice. Please note you can always participate in the READvolution initiative but opt-out of participation in the drawing for the Cool School Field Trip.

Guides have been created to share with families and school staff to help log reading and books into the READvolution Dashboard. Go to video overview to find out how to log in new books. Also go to the following links for more parent information on READvolution and a "info sheet" on signing books in.



The PUE PTA thanks you for a great first week kick off to our 1st Better Together Campaign. The campaign will run from September 10th through October 26th. Look for the flyer in your child's Tuesday folder. The PTA is asking for each family to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation of $35 for each child or $50 per family in order to meet our goal of $20,000. Make sure you send in the donation form on the back of the flyer so your classroom will receive their reward! Use the following link to make an online donation or go to Pleasant Union Elementary PTA for more information. This type of fundraiser is a super easy and unobtrusive way to contribute to the PTA so that they can support our school and staff. Just think, for 19.4 cents a day for a child or 27.7 cents a day for a family you can enable our PTA to reach their goal of $20,000. Can you think of a better way to invest in your child's education?



Our Fall clean up day originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 has been moved to Saturday, October 20 from 9-12. Our focus will be the front carpool/bus loop rounds, and the front of the K-1 building near the parking lot. Depending on how many people attend, we may extend our work to the back of the K-1 hallway. Please bring yard tools, clippers, and blowers. We will not be doing "heavy" work- rather a fall clean up session. If interested in helping with landscaping events, please join the Landscaping Hub in MemberHub. You may also send an email to for questions, comments and suggestions.

We greatly need volunteers to help make this a success! Water and snacks will be provided by the PTA. Students are welcome to participate and their parents must also be present. We hope to see you there!



Make Up Days: Go to Make Up Days for the schedule for how Wake county will be making up the 3 lost days lost to Hurricane Florence. We made up the first day this past Saturday, September 22. The second and third days are being made up by making the early releases scheduled on Friday, September 28 and Friday October 19th into full instructional days

As mentioned in last week's Sunday Message, the PTA is providing staff appreciation meals for the PUE staff in a different way this year. Instead of asking all parents for contributions for every early release meal they are asking that parents from each grade level to be responsible for just ONE meal. After that they are done. The upcoming Early Release Meal on Friday, September 28th will be the responsibility of 5th GRADE PARENTS!!! That being said all 5th grade classrooms will are being asked to contribute to their teacher's lunch. Please send in your check or access the following link Staff Appreciation Monetary Donation to support your grade level staff appreciation lunch!!

Fall Box Tops Classroom Contest

The Box Tops classroom contest for this Fall begins on Monday, September. 24 and runs through Friday, December 7. Bags will go home in this week's Tuesday Folders. Please put your child's name on the information sheet inside the bag. Send the bags in often as Box Tops do have expiration dates. The bag will be returned to the student to allow for more submissions throughout the contest.

We had a very successful year last year and raised over $1,500 for our school. Let's make this another great year!



Fourth and Fifth grade field trip shirts are in! We have a limited number of shirts and sizes remaining. Please get yours soon before we run out!

In addition, our school store has stocked our most popular sizes for field trip shirts this year. We have a new panther logo that can be purchased in cotton or dry fit as well as a limited number of the original cotton PUE Paw shirts. Want to get a look at the T-shirts. Go to Panther T-Shirts. Please order your field trip shirts at the PUE school store website or stop by the school store on Mondays (cash, credit or check) or Wednesdays (cash and check only) before school. If your size/style is not in stock, we will include it in our next batch order.

If you have any questions, please contact the PUE School Store Manager - Laura Cox - at



Below are the amended Early Release dates for 2018-19. Student dismissal is at 1:15 for each of these days.

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Friday,December 20, 2018
  • Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Friday, March 8, 2019


Mark Your Calendar

Friday, September 28

  • Track 4 Tracks Out

Monday, September 24

  • 6:00 District 3 Board Advisory Council, Millbrook High School, Guest Speaker: Superintendent Cathy Moore.

Monday, October 1

  • Track 1 tracks in
  • National Custodian Appreciation Week October 1-5

Thursday, October 4

  • Track 1 and 2 Fall Pictures