Cheetah Chronicles

December 1, 2018


12/5: Creative Festive Attire

12/6: O'Holly Night

12/8-12/9: Five Below Fundraiser

12/21: Early Release (We dismiss at 1:20)

12/21: Pajama Day

12/24-1/1: Holiday Break (No School)

1/4: Kindergarten Registration

1/12: Jelly Beans Skating

December 5th: Festive Attire

  • SCHOOL WIDE CREATIVE FESTIVE ATTIRE (scarfs, hats, sweaters, etc) This year, in the spirit of the season AND the 4Cs, the teachers will join WCPSS in a festive competition. We encourage student to join us, too! Wear your favorite festive attire on December 5th!
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O'Holly Night Tickets

Tickets for O'Holly Night are available for sale in the School lobby now through the morning of O'Holly Night from first bell(8:50am) until 9:45am! You can pay with cash, check or credit card

Raffle Tickets - $.50 each or 12 for $5
Game bands - $5
Photos with Santa - $2/photo

Silent Auction

Planning to have some family fun at O'Holly Night this Thursday, December 6th? Don't forget to stop by the Silent Auction in the computer lab! We have lots of great items up for bid this year--including overnight hotel stays, gym packages, gift cards to dining and boutiques, kids' camps, and more! Get a deal on an awesome gift for yourself or someone else, all while supporting HSES!

Book Swap at O'Holly Night

Our Annual Book Swap will take place from 4:30– 6:00, December 6th in the Cafeteria.

Clear off your bookshelves and donate books you no longer need. There will be drop boxes in the lobby starting on Tuesday 11/13 with a sign-up sheet to record the child’s name, teacher and number and of books donated. We are looking for books Pre-K to middle school level. (Please, no board books.) For the adult crowd, parenting, cooking, educational or crafting books are also accepted. This is the perfect time to pick up books to read over winter break!

For every book you donate, your child can come to the book swap on December 6th during O’Holly Night and pick out a “new” book. (Maximum of 5 “new” books, no maximum number for donations!) After the book swap, teachers will have an opportunity to choose from any remaining books for their classroom libraries. Anything else will be donated to the Wake County “Wake Up and Read” Program.

This year you may bring your donated books to the event to swap but remember the maximum “new” books you can pick out is 5!

Email with questions!

Food Trucks at O'Holly Night

Tacos! BBQ! Ice Cream! Oh my! Come have dinner & dessert and support the 5th grade class! December 6th from 4:30-8pm!

December 8th & 9th FIVE BELOW FUNDRAISER!

It's simple! 10% of the purchases made by HSES parents and friends will be donated back to HSES PTA! They do require the flyer but make as many copies as you need or email for more copies! Thanks for your support! This is only for the location at 1455 Beaver Creek Commons Drive in Apex! Beaver Creek Shopping Center!

Print a flyer by clicking here!

December 21st: Early Release and Pajama Day

Wear your favorite pajamas to school! We dismiss at 1:20!

January 4th: Kindergarten Registration


This year, K registration will be held on Friday, January 4th. If your child will be 5 by August 31, 2019 then get your papers together and come out to registration!!!!! Here's what you need to do:

Complete the online registration packet prior to January 4th.

Bring in the following documents between 8-4 on January 4th (Remember you must register at your base school!)

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Parent ID
  • Proof of residence (current power or gas bill, or current lease)
  • Immunization records* (You will need this before July 9, but you can bring it if you have it)

Registering early ensures that we will have a spot in Kindergarten for your track! Please share the word with your neighbors!!!

Mark your calendars for JellyBeans Skating in January!

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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!


Rent or renew one or more 19" print with your family or child's name painted on it. One Paw $50, each additional Paw $35 or renew your current paw(s)-one Paw Renewal $40, each additional $25. All of the money raised goes directly to our HSES PTA. Advertise your business with a paw for $100. Rent your "paw" until the end of the school year and you will have the opportunity to rent it again next year. Forms will be coming home with your children soon!

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.