The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 11/5/18

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The Annual Patriotic Arts Night is this week on Thursday November 8, 3rd graders will present their patriotic art and then perform their concert, joined by our 4th and 5th grade Chorus. Art Show begins at 6:30 and the concert begins at 7. Hope to see you there.

Ms. Freer would love for you to send in photocopies of friends or family who are or were, veterans to display in the lobby these next few weeks. Go to the ”My Hero” FORM to send your family veteran info and picture. Be sure to check out the bulletin board of "heroes" in the front hallway.




Happy Birthdays

Happy Wednesday, November 7th Birthday to 3rd grade Teacher Tina Clark and Thursday, November 8th Birthday to 2nd grade teacher Grace Averette.



ELECTION DAY: Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 is expected to be very crowded at the polls. Wake County Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY to help families complete their voting plan. With the approval of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, a question will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot asking voters to approve the sale of $548 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund that capital budget. The money will be used for new school construction, renovations, technology upgrades, security improvements and other capital expenses. Go to BOND REFERENDUM to find out specific details as to how the money will be used.

Carpool Numbers—Please pick up if you do not have in all cars please park and get one. This simple task is very important so that we are not holding up the cars with carpool numbers and for better security.

Fourth and Fifth graders: -Field trips shirts are still available in limited sizes! Check out the school store or WEBSITE today before they are all gone!

Looking for some new school spirit? Come check out the new Pleasant Union - Better Together logo shirts at the school store. Tie-Dye, Purple, and Pink shirts are now available!

3rd Grade Parents: 3rd Grade will be hosting the Teacher's Appreciation Lunch on November 20th. This will be the one time opportunity for 3rd grade parents to provide lunch to the PUE teachers/ administration for this school year. Click on the following LINK to contribute to your teachers:

Parents that Signed Up for the Parent's Night Out on Friday, October 12th: The PTA, the After School Program, and the PUE administration have made the decision to cancel the October 12th PNO. All payments will be applied to the December 14th PNO. Please reach out to Heather Wilson at if you are not interested in attending the December 14th PNO and would like a refund.

Have you signed up for MemberHub? This additional site to the weekly message and website 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!



THE BETTER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN HAS CLOSED AT $19,150! Thank you to the 237 families that contributed to the Better Together Campaign. Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors; Oak Grove Technologies, Home Theater Innovations, The Virtual Apiary, Yogical LLC, Shadow Image by Stacy, Young's Tree Tech and Soothe-A-Baby, LLC. Ms Woronka came in as our top fundraising class, Ms Parrish was 2nd, Ms Leavitt was 3rd, and Ms Boose was 4th! Families may still make a donation to the PUE PTA. Just go to and click the "Donate" button to make a tax-deductible donation. Any amount is appreciated!


Student With Gently Used Service Project Ends Thursday

You may recall in a recent Sunday Message, Mrs. Stepnoski, one of our second grade teachers, presented a project to our PTA Board which was in tun endorsed. Her nephew, Austin is wanting to go to Space Camp but money has been tight due to his father undergoing cancer treatments. Showing great initiative, Austin found a way to earn money by acquiring gently used shoes through an organization called funds2org. The Austin is asking if our school would be kind enough bring gently used shoes for Mrs Stepnoski to collect and, in turn, will deliver to Austin to give to funds2org. That being said, please check your closets for gently used shoes that you would like to donate. We will have boxes and bags in the front lobby to put the shoes into. Click HERE to see a flier with additional info about the gently used shoe drive. Deadline for this project is this Thursday, November 8th. Austin will pick up the shoes on Friday, November 9. Austin sends a sincere Thank You for contributing to his opportunity to attend Space Camp.


Pleasant Union continues to do well in the READvolution program. Time to turn on the reading afterburner. Have students make sure to encourage children to read 20 MINUTES PER NIGHT and MAKE SURE TO POST THEIR BOOK TITLES ONLINE AND their hockey pucks for the ice rink at the front of the school. Wake County Schools are continuing to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to implement READvolution in all of our elementary schools. We're getting closer to the Friday, November 16 wrap up. It would be great if we could be in the drawings for hockey tickets.

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 (We're at 1279 as of 10/19) 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 (

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Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, November 6

  • Election Day, WCPSS 2-Hour Delay

Thursday, November 8

  • Tracks 1, 2, & 4 Picture Make Up Day
  • 6:30 Patriotic Arts Night, Student Art Display
  • 7:00 Veteran's Day Concert

Monday, November 12

  • Veteran's Day, WCPSS Closed

Tuesday, November 20

  • 8:15 PTA Board Meeting, Media Center
  • Early Release/Staff Professional Development, Students dismissed at 1:15

Wednesday, November 21- Sunday, November 25

  • WCPSS Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 29-Tuesday, December 11

  • Holiday Shop in the Makerspace Room