The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 6/24/19

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It is hard to believe but my 19 year stay at Pleasant Union (aka 2nd home) is coming to a close. Who knew when I was approved to be the new principal of Pleasant Union in August of 2000 that I would still be here in 2019. I guess after 39 years in education and 23 in administration it is time to turn the page and go to the next chapter of my life. The transition is bittersweet as I have loved my time at Pleasant Union and have had the opportunity to work with and meet some outstanding people which I now consider life long friends. It has been a pleasure to see so many students go on to successful times in middle school, high school, college and yes great careers. We have seen many of our students named valedictorians in high school, meet with success in higher ed and to go on to jobs in the United States and overseas. Some are preparing to be doctors, teachers, scientists, IT specialists and much more. Some even come back to be a counselor and even the next principal at Pleasant Union.

Your children have given me many fond memories that will never forgotten. Your continued support helped me grow as a leader and to build Pleasant Union into the showcase school that it is today. I have been proud to be your principal and it is with the that in mind that I go to the next chapter of my life knowing that I had the opportunity to work with phenomenal students, an incredible staff, outstanding parents at the best school in Wake County.

Best wishes to your children and to you in the years to come.

Kevin R. Biles



Field Day for Tracks 2 and 4 is this Tuesday, June 25th. K-2nd grades will run from 9:30-11:30 and 3-5th will run from 12:30-2:30. The students are ready to have a great day. We need volunteers to make a super event for the kids. There are lots of ways for you to help. Go to VOLUNTEER LINK to sign up for the event. ANY HELP YOU CAN PROVIDE THAT DAY IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

Event Date : Tuesday, June 25th


  • 9:30 - 11:30 - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade and Morning Pre-K (Tracks 2 and 4)
  • 12:30 - 2:30 - 3rd - 5th Grade and Afternoon Pre-K (Track 2 and 4)

If any questions contact PE Teacher Ben Stern.


End of Year Thank Yous:

The end of the school year is in sight. Assessments are done and another a year of outstanding learning is almost done. A GIANT THANK YOU goes out to the Pleasant Union staff, PTA Officers PTA President Heather Wilson, VPs Valerie DeBruin and Rachael Paden, Committee Chairs, and All of the Room Parents, and Volunteers that have contributed their time to help make this an outstanding year for our Pleasant Union students. We sincerely appreciate your help.

Field Day Volunteers Needed:

If you are a Track 2 or 4 parent make sure to consider volunteering for Field Day on June 25th. Every bit of help we receive will help make the day that much better for the kids.

Visitor Sign-In:

Lots of visitors will be in the building this week. Please remember to either sign in at the computer kiosk in the office or by signing in at the visitor tables in the front lobby. Either way, be sure to complete a visitor badge to put on while at Field Day, End of Year Learning Experiences, or while having lunch with your kiddo.

New Principal Meet and Greet:

This Wednesday, June 26th PTA will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" for our new principal, Mrs. Kiley Brown from 4:30-6:00 in the Media Center. We hope that you will come out on Wednesday to meet Mrs. Brown and to introduce yourself. Mrs. Brown is looking forward to meeting you and working with your child in the upcoming school year.

5th Grade Graduation on Friday, June 28th:

5th grade Graduation for Tracks 2, 3, and 4 is this Friday, June 28th at 9:30. We thank our graduates for all their hard work for the past six years and all the memories that they have contributed to our school. We wish them them the best as they transition to Middle School. We look for them to continue their success and look forward to hearing about the mark they make in the world.

With all this being said we expect a big crowd on Friday. Plan ahead to get a good parking space. After the graduation ceremony the fifth grade staff and students will take their traditional "Last Walk" through the building. Students from other grade levels will line up in the hall to "high five" our graduates throughout the building. Following the walk, there will be a reception at Baileywick Park on Baileywick Rd.


Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, June 25

  • 8:00 Art Club
  • 9:30-11:30 Field Day Tracks 2/4 K-2
  • 12:30-2:30 Field Day Tracks 2/4 3-5

Wednesday, June 26
  • 4:30-6 Meet and Greet New Principal, Kiley Brown

Friday, June 28

  • 9:30 5th Graduation Tracks 2, 3, 4
  • Report Cards Go Home Tracks 2, 3, 4
  • Mr. Biles' Last Day

Tuesday, July 9:

  • 1st Day of School for Tracks 1, 2, and 3

Thursday, July 25

  • Open House for Tracks 1, 2, and 3 (More details to come)

Thursday, August 15

  • Open House for Track 4 (More details to come)