Be on the look out for bright yellow Student Assignment strips/brochures for the 2014-15 school year for tracks 1, 3, and 4 in the December 3rd Tuesday folders. Student Assignment Strips/Brochures for Track 2 will go home on Tuesday, December 10th. If you have any questions please go to the WCPSS Student Assignment site.
5th Grader Olivia Holman outlasted all of the 2nd-5th grade class Spelling Bee winners on Monday, December 2nd to become the school champion. It took ten rounds for Olivia to finally win the event. Her correct spelling of ”ragamuffin” qualified her for the Wake County Page (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. The event will run from 8:30 am to conclusion at the McKimmon Center, NCSU Campus, 1100 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606. Winner of the Wake County Regional Spelling Bee wins an all-expenses paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
Olivia is the daughter of Susan and Bennie Holman. We wish Olivia the very best in the competition.
Believe it or not, it is time….
to pre-register siblings of current Pleasant Union Elementary Year-Round students
Starting Friday, December 13:
PUE Parents may visit the Pleasant Union Elementary website to print/complete the 2014/2015 Kindergarten Registration Packet
Stop by the main office to pick up a Current 2014-15 Registration Packet
Pleasant Union has several activities going on this year during the holiday season.
Candy Cane-o-Grams – Time to spread some holiday spirit at PUE! 4th grade is organizing a fundraiser in order to lower the cost of their Asheville overnight field trip. Candy-cane-o- grams will be sold for the next three weeks through December 17th. Please send a candy-cane-o-gram to your favorite friend, student, teacher, specialist, cafeteria lady, office friend, custodial staff or anyone else in the building you think needs a smile on their face and some holiday cheer in their hearts. ONLY $1.00!!!!
Simply fill out the candy gram (or multiple forms- one for each person you are buying for) and send in the money attached. If you are writing a check, please make it payable to PUE PTA with 4th Grade Trip on info line. Forms will also be available at the PUE website and at the table set up in the front foyer area beginning Monday, 11/25. Turn in pre-ordered forms here as well!
Look for your favorite 4th grade teacher drumming up business in the foyer with their elves in tow. They will be up front collecting orders and taking NEW orders from 11/25-12/17 from 8:45-9:10 each morning!
Giving Tree - The Pleasant Union K-Kids Club read “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein as a part of their club activities. Our culminating project was to establish a “Family to Family Giving Tree” program for the holidays. We have a “Giving Tree” located in the school lobby. Each apple will represent a child from the Pleasant Union Community who is experiencing special needs this holiday season. Each apple has a request for one item: a piece of clothing, a toy request ($20.00 or under), books and/or games, or a grocery store gift card. You may ask for more than one apple.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please go by the office and ask for an apple from Mrs. Davidson. The gifts should be wrapped and returned to school with your apple attached no later than December 5th for a child in Track 1 and December 13th for a child in Tracks 2, 3, or 4. The apple tags will have what track the child is on so that you will know when the items need to be returned. The gift cards should also have your child’s apple or identifying information on them.
If you wish to participate but are not able to come to the school during these dates, please provide an email address, and I will send a child’s information to you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for considering this worthwhile project.
Holiday Shop -The holiday shop will be open the week of December 2nd – 6th where students can buy presents for family and friends at kid friendly prices! Have your child/children start saving and earning money now so they can secretly shop for all their loved ones! Budget envelopes and letters have already been sent home.
While we anxiously await the opening of the store, parents and grandparents can sign up to help students experience the joy of giving by assisting them to shop for family and friends. Go to the SignUpGenius link in my email to sign up.
The November Purple Panther Press Newsletter has been posted. Important information from PTA President Tess Freer and an important article from Principal Biles regarding EOG tests, characteristics of a successful school, and parent resources for understanding the Common Core.