Cheetah Chronicles

May 11, 2019


5/8-5/14- Teacher Appreciation Week

5/17- Teacher Letters due to Ms. Clark

5/22- Staff/Parents Vs. Students soccer game

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-14

The PTA is excited to announce this years Teacher Appreciation Week, The Perfect Mix!!

We want to make sure our teachers, teaching assistants, and specialist know how much they mean to us and how much we appreciate their hard work. It is our goal to let them know everyday that they are amazing! Each day of the week has a different theme and a suggested token to bring in or that is provided by the PTA.

If you want to help with donating items for the different days, please check out our sign-up.

Wednesday, May 8 - "Mixed Bouquet", bring a flower for your teacher, TA, and specialists

Thursday, May 9 - "Mixed Tape", send a school supply your child's teacher can use

Friday, May 10 - "Blazing a Trail", we will have a trail mix station set-up, your child can bring the lower portion of the flier with a note or drawing to let their teacher know what they appreciate about them

Monday, May 13 - "Mixed Fruit", the PTA will have a smoothie station that morning for breakfast

Tuesday, May 14 - "Picture Perfect Mix", the PTA has a special frame for each teacher, you can send in a box of crayons for their teacher that day

Bus Rider Registration 2019-20 School Year

Dear Parents:

WCPSS Transportation is preparing for the next school year.

  • If your child is eligible for transportation and will be riding the bus to the same school next year, you don’t need to take any action.

  • If you need to update your bus service needs for the 2019-20 school year, please go online at and let us know.

  • If your student is assigned to a bus but is not a bus rider, please submit the decline bus form at so that we have the most up-to-date information.

  • If you need further assistance with bus service, contact your student’s school.

Up-to-date transportation information is available in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account. Sign up for an account at your student’s school. More information on Home Base is available at

Thank you for your support of the Wake County Public School System.

WCPSS Transportation

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Open Board Chair Positions for 2019/2020 School Year!

Get Involved! We need your help to keep Holly Springs Elementary the best school for your kids. Our elections for the 2019/2020 school year are coming up in early June.

Have your voice heard by volunteering for our open positions from Chair of an event to helping out from home to being on the Board! Participate as much or as little as you want - just make sure to volunteer. The kids, school and teachers all benefit from volunteers and need us to make the events successful.

Please reach out and let me know if you have any questions or how you want to participate. I will make sure you get in touch with the right person. We would love to make the upcoming year the most successful yet! Contact to learn more!


Parents interested in having their TRACK 3 OR 4 child evaluated for SINGLE Subject Acceleration (SSA): Please click HERE for the 2019 SSA information document and carefully review ALL the links regarding SSA info, the requisite (2-page) 2019 SSA nomination form, the format of SSA assessments and related standards, FAQs, etc. Completed SSA nomination forms will ONLY be accepted during your track's 10-day designated window; please adhere to the dates. (The Nomination Windows for Tracks 1&2 have closed.) The same SSA info can also be found on the school's homepage ( and (access code AIG).

Teacher Letters

We welcome letters from parents who wish to inform us of the needs (strengths, characteristics, etc.) of their child for the 2019-2020 school year. As we are unable to meet with each parent, this is a great way to share information about your child and help with placement for next year. We ask that you not mention a particular teacher’s name, since we will not be able to honor individual teacher requests. All letters should be provided to HSES in a sealed envelope addressed to Ms. Clark by May 17th.

EOG Testing Dates

The End of Grade (EOG) testing dates for 2019 are listed below. Please make every effort to ensure that your students are present on these dates. In order to maintain a quiet testing environment, and due to the number of staff utilized for testing, we do ask that families not come in for lunch on testing days and that volunteering is limited. We appreciate your help with this!

EOG Testing Track 1

May 21st = 3rd,4th,5th Reading

May 22nd = 3rd,4th,5th Math

May 29th = 5th Science, RTA

EOG Testing Tracks 2,3,4

June 17th = 3rd Reading

June 18th = 3rd Math, 5th Reading

June 19th = 5th Math, 4th Reading

June 20th = 4th Math

June 21st = 5th Science, RTA

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

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!

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.