October 26, 2018
10/30- Literacy Night at 5:30
Our next Cheetah Pride Night is the Chick-fila make up on Monday November 5th from 5-8pm!
All WCPSS schools will open on a two-hour delay on November 6, 2018 due to the state and local elections.
Save the date! Our next PTA General Meeting is 11/8/18 right before the 2nd Grade Performance.
Candy Buy Back
O'Holly Night planning is underway! The big night is December 6th! You have probably already heard from your classroom basket coordinator. We can't wait to see all the amazing baskets!
PTA Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all 5th grade parents! We need your help with our fundraiser on Literacy Night. Please check out how to can help here: Volunteers for the 5th Grade Committee
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.
Parents-Can you help us STOCK OUR STEAM LAB?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet! In addition, 65% of today’s school children will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created! At Holly Springs Elementary School, we are working to create a STEAM Lab for our teachers to reserve that will provide a space for an exposure to STEAM education that will inevitably help students to develop the processes necessary to problem solve creatively, effectively communicate, and think deeply about real world situations.
See the flier attached here for information on how you can help us stock our STEAM Lab! Thank you for your support of our students and staff at HSES!
National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention month, and WCPSS is preparing for a month of activities to help celebrate and bring awareness to our efforts around bullying prevention. Here is a great resource for parents to use at home!
The WCPSS Communications Department will be posting information on the WCPSS website for parents and the community, and we will be tweeting your highlights and pics throughout the month of October. Tweet your pics @WakeSchCounslor and @WCPSS using #SpeakOutWCPSS
For the second consecutive year, WCPSS will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all elementary schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide literacy campaign around daily reading outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game.
This year the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Your child will be able to be part of this event by reading daily for 20 minutes!
This year’s challenge features both individual and school-wide components, as well as goals for each.
The individual component will include the following:
● Through an online tracking system, students will provide their name and the number of minutes read each day. Please see the log-in instructions.
● Students who achieve the goal of reading 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.
Thank you for your willingness to participate in the READvolution program! We appreciate this opportunity to build lifelong readers and learners in our community.