The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 10/15/18

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WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER.

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Happy Birthdays

Happy Tuesday, October 16th Birthday to our custodian Henry Ward and Saturday, October Birthday to Speech/Language Pathologist Jennifer Garrett.

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Odyssey of the Mind Family Fun Night

Don’t worry about dinner on Monday, October 15th! Come out to Milton’s for a great meal, and at least 10% of the sales that night will go straight to the Pleasant Union Odyssey of the Mind team to help fund project expenses. Be sure to mention Pleasant Union Odyssey of the Mind to your server to make sure we get credit for the sales.

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Lots of Pleasant Union Student Art Featured in Triangle

We are fortunate enough to have six pieces of art at this year’s state fair! The following students have their artwork on display in the Kerr Scott building near gate 11 until the end of the fair.

Phoebe LaCombe

Mary Carlyle Bristow

Lucas Taylor

Anna Snyder

Laurel King

Kaelyn Webb


Also, the following students have pieces of art up at the Cary community library located at 310 South Academy Street in Cary. It will be on display until the first weekend of November.

Jax Dewan

Kate Kendziora

Alex Taylor

Jonas Mori

Carmela Dill

Emme Moore

Shreya Gupta

Brayden Priest

Caroline Wilkinson


Congratulations to all for their excellent work.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-19, 2018

October PTA Meeting, Tuesday, October 16: This Tuesday, October 16 the PTA Meeting will be held in the Library beginning at 8:15.


Art Club is back up and running on Tuesday mornings starting at 8am. Please email Mrs. Hopper at mhopper@wcpss.net if you have any questions.


This Friday, October 19th, was originally scheduled to be an Early Release. It will be a FULL DAY of school to make up one of the Hurricane Florence days out of school. Go to MAKE-UP DAYS for details.


This year, the Pleasant Union Elementary PTA is using MemberHub to streamline communication throughout our school community. This site will keep you informed and engaged with what is happening here at PUE! Within our MemberHub site, you will find newsletters, signup sheets, shared calendar events, files, photos, reminders, and much more all in one place! Your information is stored securely and privately. Once you've joined, you will have access to various hubs that are important and specific to you and your family. You will be able manage your profile, your family, communication preferences, and download the MemberHub iPhone or Android app. Simply click on the following LINK to get started. Thanks and welcome to the Pleasant Union Elementary MemberHub!

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BETTER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

The Better Together donations continue to grow. We are up to 134 families that have contributed bringing our total to $14,200. Our goal is $20,000 to fully fund our PTA budget. If you have not made your tax deductible contribution please do so as soon soon as our fundraiser ends on Friday October 26th. Classroom contribution leaders are Woronka in 1st place, Mrs. Parrish in 2nd and Mrs. Leavitt in 3rd place. go to http://www.puepta.com and click the "Donate" button to make your tax-deductible donation! Make sure to include your child's name in the special instructions so the classroom will receive their rewards. Help your class join the leaderboard. are as follows:

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LANDSCAPE CLEAN UP DAY

Please join us this Saturday, October 20 from 9 am to 12 noon to make our school grounds more beautiful. We welcome parents, students, and staff to help make the outside look cleaner and get a fresh look, especially in light of the branches and other items blown down by Hurricane Michael. Please bring your yard tools, gloves, and bug spray. Any amount of time is greatly appreciated. The PTA will provide water and snacks.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact valeriedebruin@icloud.com. We hope to see some of you there. We cannot do this without your help.


Please use the following sign up LINK to let us know you are planning to come:

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HOW IS YOUR CHILD DOING IN THE READVOLUTION CHALLENGE TO READ 20 MINUTES EACH NIGHT?

We hope that your child is continuing to read 20 MINUTES PER NIGHT. Wake County Schools are continuing to 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. Kick-off was on Monday, September 24 and wrap-up will be on Friday, November 16. The goal however remains reading daily for 20 minutes and 800 minutes cumulatively over the eight-weeks.


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.


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.



If you have any questions please contact our school READvolution rep Kayla Perry (kperry@wcpss.net).

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October

  • 15-19 National School Lunch Week/Cafeteria Appreciation Week
  • 5-10PM Family Fun Night Odyssey of the Mind


Tuesday, October 16

  • 8:15 PTA Board Meeting, Media Center


Thursday, October 18

  • 5th HG & D/ Wash. DC Parent Mtg. Tracks 1/3


Friday, October 19

  • 7:30 Staff Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by 4th Grade
  • FULL MAKE UP DAY for day lost to Hurricane Florence
  • Track 3 Tracks out


Saturday, October 20

  • 9-12 PTA Landscape Day-Details above


Monday, October 22

  • Track 4 Tracks in


Wednesday, October 31

  • Halloween