2014-2015 Teacher 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!


You got candy-caned!

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!

Delivery dates:

Dec 5 for Track 1 and December 19th for tracks 2, 3, 4


Family to Family Giving Tree

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.

Patriotic Arts Night

Monday evening is a special Patriotic Arts Night in honor of Veterans Day.  The event will start at 6:30 with a 3rd-5th grade visual arts show.  This will be followed with a combined concert featuring the 3rd grade and 4th/5th grade chorus.  

If you have a veteran in your family that can join us please bring them to the event.  If you have photos of the veteran in your family that you can share we would love to post them on our Veterans bulletin board.

The Wake County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th for Veterans Day. 

Project Tomorrow Speak Up: Take the Survey

Pleasant Union Year-Round Elementary is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, on online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school.  We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Please take a few moments to go to use the provided button/link on this website (Right hand side of the site) and click on the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp button and complete the survey.  Remember that the students (Grades 3-5) will take the survey in their technology or media specials class here at school.