The Sunday Message

Announcements & Essential Information for Panther Families

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Our staff extends a warm welcome to all families as we embark on the 2019-2020 school year. Our caring and compassionate faculty looks forward to working with you as we support your child's learning and growth. Instructional experiences at Pleasant Union incorporate creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and global education as we prepare future-ready learners. We believe in fostering positive partnerships with families. Each week, I will share pertinent information with you via email and/or text message. Weekly messages will be sent at 6 pm. Staff will routinely communicate with you through newsletters and websites so that you remain informed.

Announcements

New Staff

Please join me in welcoming the following new staff members:

John Zimmerman, 4th grade

Jenna Doares, 2nd grade


Volunteers Matter

Would you like to attend school trips with your child this year? Do you love supporting Pleasant Union by working with small groups and individual learners in the classroom? If so, we need you to register to be a volunteer. Wake County Public School System requires all new volunteers to complete the registration process. If you were approved last year, you must re-register for the 2019-2020 school year. During the first week of school, stations will be set up in the main hallway. The office will also have a station available until 3:15 daily.


PTA

Welcome PUE families to the 2019-2020 School Year. So many exciting events will be happening this year. The PTA welcomes all of the new families to our community. Please look out for our announcements to join the PTA and get a free PUE car magnet! The 2019 - 2020 PUE PTA budget and officers will be posted outside the gym next week! Happy first week for the 2019-2020 PUE School Year!


The PUE PTA



Transportation

You will receive a handout about PUE best practices regarding transportation from your child’s teacher in his/her opening school packet this week. If your child will be dropped off or picked up via carpool, please note all cars must have a carpool tag. If you do not have one, please come in to the main office to get one the first week of school. Additional information regarding arrival, dismissal, and transportation can be found here.


Cafeteria Routines

During the first week of school, we are establishing routines with our students. Please wait until the second week of school to visit your child during lunch.


Beginning of Year Forms

Essential forms will come home with your child next week. An Emergency Locator Card should be completed and returned ASAP so we have accurate contact information. On the back of the card, you will be asked to provide emergency contacts. Please write the name of family members or friends that you would like school staff to contact on the back of the card. It is imperative that you also provide their phone number. If your emergency contact must pick your child up, school staff will check their identification prior to releasing your child.


Other forms of importance are:

  • Data Verification Form

  • Military Connected Form

  • Bus Rider Letter

  • Parent Student Handbook review and receipt form

  • Access to Portal-Access Form. Please complete and return this form to Ms. Baginski in the office. Once completed you will have the ability to update demographic information (phone numbers, email) and then be able to view your child's attendance, bus transportation status and bus stop.

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, July 9

First day of school for Grades 1-5 on Tracks 1, 2, and 3

Kindergarten Classroom Visits for Tracks 1, 2, and 3 from 9:15-10:15


Wednesday, July 10-Monday, July 15

Kindergarten Staggered Entry for Tracks 1, 2, and 3


Tuesday, July 16

First full day of Kindergarten for Tracks 1, 2, and 3


Thursday, July 25

Open House for Grades K-5 on Tracks 1, 2, and 3


Friday, July 26

Track 3 Tracks Out


Monday, July 29

First Day of School for Grades 1-5 on Track 4

Kindergarten Classroom Visits for Track 4 from 9:15-10:15


Tuesday, July 30-Friday, August 2

Kindergarten Staggered Entry for Track 4


Monday, August 5

First full day of Kindergarten for Track 4


Thursday, August 15

Open House for Grades K-5 on Track 4