Sunday Message

September 29-October 4

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Principal's Message

As you know, Pleasant Union is a Global School. Each month we focus on a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). This month, we will study Life on Land. Life on Land is all about conservation of animals and their habitats. Pennies for Our Panther is a way for our school to raise money in order to "adopt" an endangered animal. Students will turn in pennies (only pennies) to their teachers during the designated collection period. At the end of the collection period whichever class has the collected the most pennies will get to name the endangered animal! In the adoption kit there is a plush stuffed animal, a photograph, and an adoption certificate. A flyer with collection dates and additional information will be going home in Tuesday folders very soon.

Visitors to PUE

Thank you to all parents, visitors, and volunteers for joining us on campus. Please remember that upon arrival to campus you must report to the front office to use our sign in system called Lobby Guard. You have to use your driver’s license to sign in through Lobby Guard so ensure you and any guests have that available to sign in with. Additionally, you will be asked the reason for your visit. Parents may join us for lunch any day! If you would like to visit your child's classroom or observe, please set this up with the teacher in advance. The safety of our campus is our top priority. It is important that we know exactly who is on campus each day.


Parents and families—this year’s main fundraiser is the Pleasant Union Panther Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally on 10/10 (T1,2,3) & 10/22 (T4). Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Pleasant Union Panther Fun Run, which will happen on 10/17 (T3) & 10/28 (T1,2,4). This year our goal is to raise $30,000 for Technology, Cultural Arts Programs, Instructional Supplies, Family & Staff Events, and Scholarship Funds, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, Mindspark: Wild West! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the Mindspark kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward Technology, Cultural Arts Programs, Instructional Supplies, Family & Staff Events, and Scholarship Funds and the entire two-week experience. So please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Pleasant Union Panther Fun Run. Thanks so much for your support!

Thank you to all who attended the Family Fun Event at TreeRunner. I also want to thank everyone that came out this morning to help with landscaping. Our campus looks wonderful thanks to your efforts!


Happy Sunday Panthers

Calling all Track 2 Families! Did you know that you only need to donate to a staff appreciation lunch one time this year? NOW IS YOUR TIME! We need monetary donations to be able to provide lunch to all of the teachers and administration on October 18th. Make your donation Today!

Pledging for the Panther Prowl starts Next Thursday! Boosterthon is coming to PUE and the PTA is raising fund for landscaping, technology, cultural arts, instructional supplies, family and staff events and scholarship funds and we need your help! Access the following link to learn about how you can help us raise $30,000 and help us have an awesome PANTHER PROWL!

National Custodial Appreciation Day is this Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Please have your child write a card or just tell Mr. Henry how much they appreciate him. The PTA does not know what we would do without him. Thank you for all you do for our school Mr. Henry!

Memberhub and PTA Membership

We have set a goal of 550 members so join the PTA if you have not already by clicking the following link: The classroom with the most membership by October 31st will win a Pizza Party!! Thank you to all of the PUE families that have already joined!

Track Shirts

The Track shirts are in!! We will start delivering the Track 1 - 3 shirts this week. Track 4 will get their shirts after they track back in. We will send a message, via Memberhub, when we receive the grade 4 & 5 shirts so you know to look out for the shirts in your child's backpack. These shirts will be 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).

Thank you Track 3 Families for hosting a delicious Moe's lunch for the teachers on Friday. They loved it. Also, thank you to all of the families that came and climbed with us at TreeRunner on Friday night. We love TreeRunner and we hope you were able to meet a family you did not know before!

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



Kindergarten is coming...Where to start?

The Office of Early Learning and Student Assignment are partnering to offer family sessions that will explain the Student Assignment processes for children who are currently receiving services through WCPSS Preschool Programs. These sessions will offer information and an opportunity for families to ask questions in an informal format. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, October 15 @ 5:00pm Crossroads II – Room 1400

110 Corning Road

Cary, NC 27518

Friday, October 25 @ 12:00pm

North Regional Library

7009 Harps Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27615

Wednesday, October 30 @ 9:00am

Lake Myra Elementary School

1300 Elk Falls Drive

Wendell, NC 27591

Friday, November 8 @ 9:30am

Frankie Lemmon Center

3311 Carl Sandburg Court

Raleigh, NC 27610

For questions or more information call the Office of Early Learning at (919)588-3551.

Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy has scheduled upcoming campus tours. Tour dates are listed below:


· October 18th 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

· October 23rd 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

· October 30th 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

· November 6th 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

· November 13th 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

· November 20th 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

· December 4th 9:00 am & 12:30 pm

To sign up for a tour, or for additional information visit our website:

Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy has information to share with prospective students and families:


Saturday, October 12 Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy application opens

Saturday, October 12 Early College Fair at Vernon Malone Academy 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, October 26 WCPSS Magnet Fair at Panther Creek HS 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Thursday, November 7 Open House at Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy 6:30 pm

Monday, December 16 Deadline for Application to Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy


October 10 @ 8 am

October 17 @ 8 am

October 24 @3 pm

October 31 @8 am

November 14 @ 8 am

November 21 @ 8 am

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 30

Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

Tuesday, October 1

Track 1 track in

Terracycle Tuesday

Wednesday, October 2

National Custodial Appreciation Day

COGAT Testing (3rd Grade-Track 1, 2, 3)

Thursday, October 3

Fall Pictures Track 1 & 2

COGAT Testing (3rd Grade-Track 1, 2, 3)

Friday, October 4

COGAT Testing (3rd Grade-Track 1, 2, 3)

Tuesday, October 15

PTA Meeting at 8:15

Thursday, October 17

Track 3 Fun Run

Friday, October 18

Staff Appreciation Lunch provided by Track 2 Families

Monday, October 28

Track 1, 2, 4 Fun Run