Cheetah Chronicles

September 17, 2018

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9/20-10/8 - Boosterthon

9/22 - Make up day & Cultural Arts Performances

9/26 - Field Day Makeup for Tracks 2,4

9/27 - Run Club Practice (4:15-5:30pm)

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Make-up Days for Tracks 2,3,4

Make up days are currently scheduled for the following dates. On each Saturday, our arrival time remains 8:50-9:20. The instructional day runs from 9:20-12:50 and dismissal runs from 12:50-1:20. Before school care will start at 6:30AM as it normally does and will run until 3:00PM in the afternoon.

Thursday 9/13 - will be made up on Saturday, 9/22

Friday 9/14 - will be made up on Saturday, 12/8

Monday 9/17 - will be made up on Saturday, 12/15
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State Fair

Online Advance Sale Only: August 1-October 11

We are excited to expand our Tools for Schools program in 2018~ Support Wake and Edgecombe Public Schools by purchasing tickets in advance of the N.C. State Fair with your school code.

For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $1 to the school.

To support your school, simply enter your school code under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides or the State Fair Flyer.

The school code for HSES is 447

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Apply Online for Meal Benefits

You should have seen the message below come through this past week from WCPSS. We wanted to include it just in case you missed it or didn't receive it.

Dear Parent:

WCPSS Child Nutrition Services wants you to know that you can now apply online to qualify for free and reduced price school meals.

Go online to to determine if you qualify and complete the online application. To help you, we've shared application information, frequently asked questions and the online application.

Families may also visit their school where paper applications will be available.

We encourage parents to choose healthy and delicious schools meals for their child.

Thanks for your support of the Wake County Public School System.

WCPSS Child Nutrition Services

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We love volunteers at HSES! In order to volunteer, you must complete the volunteer application each year. We have computers set up at the school that you can utilize to register and registration must be completed at the school. Just stop by the front office and they will direct you to the computers we have set up for this. For more information on volunteering, you can visit the WCPSS Site found HERE.
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Cultural Arts

We were scheduled to have our first Cultural Arts presentation for Tracks 2,3,4 today. That has tentatively been rescheduled for Saturday 9/22/18!

Holly Springs Fun Run Coming Soon!

Holly Springs Elementary has a goal to raise $28,000 for Laptops, Literacy & Landscaping. By partnering with Boosterthon, our students will participate in a two-week, fitness-based fundraiser where they’ll learn essential character traits through this year’s theme: MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB. Please click HERE for more information on pledging!

In the past, our school has profited over $211,000 to fund Technology, Playground Improvements and Progressive Learning Environments.

Help us reach our goal this year by connecting with sponsors!

Thursday we kick off our Boosterthon Fundraiser! Click HERE to sign up to help with our fun runs!

You may start collecting pledges NOW by logging in at!


Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Email with questions. Let us know you are working on a project by signing filling out this form. Projects are due October 19th . For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at Download the student packet with registration form here.

Registration is OPEN for the 2018-2019 Holly Springs Elementary School Science Fair.

Registration will close on October 15, 2018. Please note that this year's Science Fair will be judged. Every student who enters the Science Fair will receive the minimum of a participation ribbon. Projects submitted by students in grades K-2 will be provided positive feedback by our volunteer judges. Judges will use a checklist to evaluate the projects and provide feedback. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each individual grade. All students will receive a participation ribbon. Projects submitted by students in grades 3-5 will be carefully examined by 3-4 volunteer judges. Judges will use a rubric to score individual projects. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and 2 honorable mention awards given to the five highest scoring projects. These five student projects will be invited to represent our school in the 2019 NC Regional Science Fair on February 10th, 2018! All students will receive a participation ribbon.

Attention all 5th grade parents!

Please fill out and return to your teacher the red contact information paper that you student brought home ASAP. This is needed to keep you updated on all the 5th grade volunteer opportunities and end of year celebration.

Cheetah Pride

Cheetah Pride Night was originally scheduled for Chick-Fil-A for tonight, September 17th. With school being cancelled we will find another date, more information to come!

Class PTA Reps needed!

We would like to have a parent rep from each classroom to act as a liaison between the PTA Board and parents. This rep would collect email addresses and contact consent from parents in your class and use that information to send updates, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, etc. Since everything can be done from home, this position is a perfect opportunity for a working parent or a parent with young children at home who wants to help, but can’t come in to school during the day. Let your teacher know you want to volunteer to be your classroom PTA Rep!


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.