Mark your calendar for January 6th from 9:15-10:00 for an Academic Anxiety workshop presented by our School Counselor, Catherine Cooper and School Psychologist Sarah Kearns. The Goals and Objectives will be to learn about Academic Anxiety and to learn ways to reduce anxiety for issues such as worry, emotionality, task generated interference and study skills deficit. Mrs. Cooper and Ms. Kearns will help parents identify areas of personal responsibility (for both children and parents. To RSVP, contact Sarah Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Catherine Cooper (email@example.com) at 919-870-4228.
Congratulations to Mrs. Cassie Sigmon, Pleasant Union’s 2014-15 Teacher Assistant of the Year. Mrs. Sigmon started at Pleasant Union in June of 2014 and is a graduate of Meredith College. Before coming to PUE, she was a lead teacher in an inclusive preschool where she taught 2-3 year olds with special needs. Mrs. Sigmon loves her first grade class. They keep her laughing and she loves to help them learn new things. She also loves working with Ms. Rohan and all of the first grade team. Some of Mrs. Sigmon’s hobbies and interests includes going on cruises, shopping, cooking, and crafting. We are honored to have Mrs. Sigmon as our the 2014 TA of the Year!
Congratulations to Maranda Nussbaum, Pleasant Union’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Nussbaum has been a teacher at Pleasant Union for four years and has spent three years in fifth grade and one year in third grade. Before coming to Pleasant Union, she also taught 5th grade at another Wake County School. Her favorite thing about fifth grade is being able to see her kids grow and transition into successful middle schoolers! When she is not at school, Mrs. Nussbaum loves to dance. She is a member of the Oak City Clogging Crew, and she just made the 2014 All American Clogging Team. We are honored to have Mrs. Nussbaum as Pleasant Union’s representative for Teacher of the Year!
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 through December 18th. 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 form (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. Forms will also be available at the PUE website and at the table set up in the front foyer area beginning Monday, 11/24. 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 for Track 1 from 11/24-12/4 and Tracks 2, 3, & 4 through 12/18 from 8:45-9:10 each morning!
Dec 5 for Track 1 and December 19th for tracks 2, 3, 4
The Pleasant Union K-Kids Club is sponsoring a “Family to Family Giving Tree” program for the holidays.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please go by the office and choose an apple tag with a gift item on it. Gifts should be wrapped and returned to school with your apple attached no later than December 12th for a child in Tracks 2-4 and December 1st for a child in Track 1.
For more information, please contact Catherine Cooper.