Sunday Message

September 16-20

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Principal's Message

As you know, there are a plethora of social media apps. It is so important that children remain safe while they are online. I wanted to connect parents with an upcoming program that may foster deeper awareness of trending social media apps, and tips to assist you and your child while navigating social media.

Pine Hollow Middle School is inviting parents and community members to an informational session called, "My Child, Your Child, and Social Media." The event will be held in the PHMS auditorium on Thursday, September 26th at 6. The presentation will last approximately 1 hour and will follow Ms. Price’s AIG meeting at 5:30.

Another upcoming event is the WCPSS Board Advisory Council Meeting. Please join us for a meeting of the WCPSS District 3 Board Advisory Council (BAC). Board of Education member Roxie Cash will give an update on school board business and discuss the role of the BAC. This is an open meeting and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

When: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6pm

Where: Abbott’s Creek Elementary School

9900 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27614

Future BAC meetings will take place as follows:

11/18 at Pleasant Union ES
2/10 at North Ridge ES
4/20 at Brassfield ES

Each BAC meeting will begin at 6pm.

National Instructional Assistant Day

Pleasant Union will celebrate Instructional Assistants on Friday, September 20. Our Instructional Assistants go above and beyond to support students, teachers, and families. We will honor their outstanding work by showing our gratitude on Friday.


PUE PTA Newsletter - September 14th, 2019

Happy Saturday Panthers!

Calling all Track 3 Families! Did you know that you only need to donate to a staff appreciation lunch one time this year? NOW IS THE TIME! We need monetary donations to be able to provide lunch to all of the teachers and administration on September 27th. We have raised $230 and we need to raise $600 to be able to provide lunch to 75 teachers, administrators and other staff members. Make your donation Today! Thank you to all Track 3 parents that have already made their annual staff appreciation lunch donation!

We need help from our PUE Families with beautifying our school grounds on Sunday, September 29th from 10-2pm! Did you know that it is a PTA duty to maintain PTA planted flowers, shrubs, etc.? What this means is that the carpool circle, islands throughout the carpool, butterfly garden, and picnic tables are required to be maintained by the PUE families rather than the county because the flowers and shrubs were so graciously donated by our PUE families. The PTA is getting estimates from landscapers in the area to use PTA funds to do a significant portion but we also need YOUR HELP because the school grounds need some serious LOVE and this is going to be an expensive endeavor!! The PUE PTA priority this year is to make our grounds as beautiful as the community that we represent. Our focus on the 29th will be on weeding and laying mulch in the butterfly garden and weeding a small portion of the center island in the carpool circle. Please take an hour of your time to come out and lend a hand. Look for a Sign Up Genius for tools, mulch and other materials.

Terracycle Tuesdays

TerraCycle reuses, upcycles, and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy. The PUE PTA is partnering with Panthers Give Back and hosting Terracycle Tuesdays at PUE, starting on Tuesday, September 24th. We will have a weekly recycling drive asking for certain acceptable waste to be dropped off during carpool. For each piece of waste we recycle, the PUE PTA earns $0.01. We will be partnering with Tom's of Maine for our first event. You can also sign up at WWW.TERRACYCLE.COM and join free programs. Select Pleasant Union Elementary PTA as your Charity.

Memberhub and PTA Membership

Our membership is up to 302 members this year which is awesome! We have set a goal of 550 members so please consider joining if you have not already by clicking the following link: The classroom with the most membership by October 31st will win a Pizza Party!!

Track Shirts

We have delivered all of the shirts in the respective sizes that we had IN STOCK. We placed an order for all of the track and grade level shirts that we did not have in stock. We will deliver the shirts upon receipt from the vendor. We will send a message, via Memberhub, when we receive the shirts so you know to look out for the shirts in your child's backpack. We will make certain these shirts are ordered and delivered to your child prior to their first field trip. The PTA will order extra shirts and will announce when the shirts are available in the school store (while supplies last).


Tree Runner Adventure Park: We will have our 1st Family Fun Event at Tree Runner Adventure Park on Friday, September 27th, starting at 4:30pm. Tickets are $35 for an aerial ticket

(Ages 7 and Up) and $17 for a Junior Park ticket (Ages 7 and Under). A paying adult must accompany every child under the age of 10 for the aerial park. An adult chaperone must also accompany children on the Junior Park (up to 3 children per family) but does not have to pay. This is a great way to hang with your family and the rest of the PUE community. Access the following link and get your tickets now: These tickets are discounted from the standard Tree Runner ticket prices of $44 for an aerial ticket and $20 for a Junior Park ticket.

Sunday, September 29th - Landscaping Day from 10-2pm - We need your help!!! Come out and show your Love for our School! #WeAreBetterTogether#

Thank you for all of your support and HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEK!!


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 16

WCPSS BAC Meeting at 6pm

Location: Abbott's Creek Elementary

Tuesday, September 17

PTA Meeting at 8:15

Friday, September 20

PUE to celebrate National Instructional Assistant Day

Tuesday, September 24

TerraCycle Tuesday

Friday, September 27

Quarterly Staff Appreciation Lunch (Hosted by Track 3 Families)

Family Fun Event at TreeRunner

Sunday, September 29

PUE Landscaping Day from 10-2

Monday, September 30

Teacher Workday

Thursday, October 3

Fall Pictures Track 1 & 2