The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 5/22/17 ISSUE # 16


Annual Rubik's Cube Tournament a Big Success


Happy Birthdays for This Week.

Happy Tuesday, May 23th Birthday to Kindergarten teacher Karen Rabon.


Track 1 End of Grade Tests This Week

Track 1 students from grades 3-5 will take their End of Grade Tests this week on Wednesday, May 24-Friday, May 26.

Tips for Success:

  • Make sure to get a good night of sleep.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Arrive at school on time. Tests begin at 9:30. If a student arrives after 9:30 they will not be allowed into the classroom to take the test and will have to make up the test.


News of Note

The Pleasant Union Staff would like to thank our parents for all the wonderful "Thank Yous" for National Teacher Appreciation Week. Our parents are simply the best!!!

Fidgets: As of Monday, 5/22/17, fidget spinners are not to be brought to school by students. This is in response to several incidents of "missing" items, including items taken from a teacher's classroom and the off task instructional behavior observed throughout the school. Thank you in advance for helping us be consistent and for supporting this effort.


Field Days Are Coming: Volunteers Needed


We are in need of your help to make the 2017 Pleasant Union Elementary Field Day a success as you have helped do in past years. There are several ways for you to help your students field day out from volunteer the day of the event and donation of items. Thank you in advance for your help both on the day of field day and with any donations you can provide for these events. Here are the details and sign-up link for the 2017 Field Day events.

Here is the link to the VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET to help at your child's field day.

Dates for Field Day:

Friday, June 2nd

  • 9:30am - 11:30am - Tracks 1 & 3 (K-3rd)
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Track 1, 3, 4 (All 4th and 5th)

Tuesday, June 6th (RAIN DATE)

  • 9:30am - 11:30am - Tracks 1 & 3 (K-3rd)
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Track 1, 3, 4 (All 4th and 5th)

Friday, June 9th
  • 9:30am - 11:30am - Tracks 2 & 4 (K-3rd)

Friday, June 16th (RAIN DATE)

  • 9:30am - 11:30am - Tracks 2 & 4 (K-3rd)

Items we need donated to help with the event:

  • Flav-O-Ice Freeze Bars to Give to All Students At Field Day - please make sure you bring these items to school already frozen on Wednesday, May 31 - for all field days
  • Bubble Wands to be used for bubbles - any size or shape can work. Please bring on Wednesday, May 31 - will be used at all field days

Thank you in advance for your help and support. The field day in the past of been extremely successful in large part to the wonderful parent support for these days and I look forward to great Field Days again this year. If you have any questions, please email Ben Stern (PE Teacher) directly at


Memorial Day Honored on Monday, May 29

The Wake County Schools will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day . The federal holiday in the United States was created to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.


Last Family Fun Night of the Year.

Don't miss our last Family Fun event for the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, May 30th!!! Please join us for a family fun night of dinner at Milton's Pizza (8853 Six Forks Road) from 5pm - 10pm and dessert at Goodberry's (9700 Strickland Road ) from 4pm - 9pm. Please mention the Pleasant Union Elementary PTA at both locations. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our PTA to help support our school and our teachers!!!


Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, May 23

  • PTA Meeting at 8:15 in the Teachers' Lounge
  • 4th Grade Recorder Performance at 9:30 in the gym.

    We hope that you can join us to share in the students’ accomplishments.

Wednesday, May 24

  • 9:30 Reading End of Grade Test (Track 1, Grades 3-5)

Thursday, May 25

  • 9:30 Math End of Grade Test (Track 1, Grades 3-5)

Friday, May 26

  • 9:30 Science End of Grade Test (Track 1, Grade 5)

Monday, May 29th
  • Memorial Day-All WCPSS schools closed

Tuesday, May 30th

  • Family Fun Night at Milton's and Goodberries -See article above for details/times
  • Durant Road Middle School Open House for rising 6th grade at 6:00 pm for those students who are coming to DRMS next year.

Have a Super Week and a safe Memorial Day Weekend!!