• The Sunday Message October 2017

    Posted by Annetta Hymel at 10/2/2017 6:00:00 AM

    October 2

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  • The Sunday Message September 2017

    Posted by Annetta Hymel at 9/5/2017

    September 4

    September 11

    September 18

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  • The Sunday Message August 2017

    Posted by Annetta Hymel at 8/6/2017

    August 7 Issue

    August 14 Issue

    August 21 Issue

    August 28 Issue

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  • The Sunday Message July 2017

    Posted by Annetta Hymel at 7/31/2017

    July 10 Issue

     

    July 31 Issue

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  • March Sunday Messages

    Posted by Annetta Hymel at 3/10/2017

    March 27 Issue

    March 20 Issue

    March 13 Issue

    March 6 Issue

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  • February Sunday Messages

    Posted by Annetta Hymel at 2/15/2017

     

    February 26 Issue 4

     

    February 20 Issue 3

     

    February 13 Issue 2

     

    February 6 Issue 1

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  • Announcements for the Week of January 30, 2017

    Posted by Kevin Biles at 1/29/2017
    Good evening to all parents and staff. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with announcements for the week of January 30, 2017
     
    Happy Thursday, February 2nd Birthday to 3rd grade teacher Whitney Hayes.
     
    A big thank you goes out to parents Holley Neeson and Cameron Johnson that have stepped up to Co-Chair this year's Yearbook Committee.  We appreciate it immensely.  In addition, I have been notified that we can extend the Early Bird Yearbook price of $20 until this Tuesday, January 31st.  After that the price of a yearbook will be $25. Parents can return the order form with their payment to their teacher or order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the ID Code 4262717.
     
    It's almost Valentine's Day and with that, comes our Valentine's Day Dance that you won't want to miss!!  The dance will be held in the gym on Friday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30pm.  There will be a pizza dinner from 5:30-6:30pm. Pizza and drink orders must be placed in advance online by February 7th at pueschool.corecommerce.com.   This year there will be a photo booth so that students and families can take their best Valentine's Day pictures.  The actual times for the booth will be finalized and shared in next week’s message.  Part of the proceeds will go to PTA.  Please note that we are not having a cake walk this year as our fifth grade team that historically visited Washington in the spring already raised money for their Washington, D.C. trip and visited Washington in the November.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the dance!! 
     

    Pleasant Union K-Kids Club is sponsoring a food drive in January and February.  Please see my email with more details about this. We will fill 28+ backpacks with groceries (one per classroom) to provide weekend food for children in the North Raleigh area. 

    BackPack Buddies program provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. Children receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. 1 in 4 children in NC is at risk of hunger.  For more information, please visit FoodShuttle.org.

    Each backpack consists of enough food to prepare 6 meals and 2 snacks.

    3 SHELF-STABLE MILKS

    2 JUICE BOXES

    1 CANNED FRUIT

    2 CANNED VEGGIES

    2 CANNED MEATS

    2 PACKS OF NOODLES

    1 MAC & CHEESE

    2 BREAKFAST ITEMS

    2 HEALTHY SNACKS

    You can help by donating food.  Canned meats include tuna, chicken, and pasta with meat (ravioli, spaghetti, & meatballs, etc.); Ramen Noodles; Breakfast items include individual packets of oatmeal, grits, small cereal boxes; Healthy snacks include packs of goldfish, raisins, snack crackers.  Thank you for participating in the worthwhile activity.

     
    Now that we are in the second semester of the year we will continue to hold severe weather, fire and lockdown drills. Our staff continues to inform their classes what takes place during each of the drills.  In the event that we have a lockdown drill we will alert you after the drill if your child should have any questions. 
     
    Cancer has probably affected one of your family members or friends or in some way.  One of our third grade parents has been fortunate enough to survive Stage IV colon cancer and is now cancer free. Since 2012 she and her team have participated in a Raleigh 5k race called “Get Your Rear in Gear” https://goo.gl/3Q0ECV  to raise money for colon cancer awareness and screening.  If you are interested in participating in the Saturday, March 4th race or donating to her team’s cause please go to the link in my email.
     
    Have a wonderful week.
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  • Announcements for the Week of January 23, 2017

    Posted by Kevin Biles at 1/22/2017
    Good evening to all parents and staff. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with announcements for the week of January 23, 2017
     
    Welcome back to Track 4.
     
    A Pine Hollow Middle School Info Session primarily for 5th grade parents will be held in our Media Center on Monday at 9:00-10:00 and at 5:00-6:00 pm. The sessions are for parents of rising 6th graders that will attend Pine Hollow Middle School and/or parents that are interested in obtaining more about the school to make a decision for applying to it.
     
    Our first PTA Meeting of the new year is this Tuesday, January 24th at 8:15 in the Teachers’ Lounge.
     
    Open Houses for parents of new students to Pleasant Union is this Thursday, January 26 at either 9:30am or 6:30pm.  RSVPs can be found at Morning Sign Up Genius for the 9:30 session and Evening Sign Up Genius for the 6:30 session.  We also are holding weekly Wednesday tours.  Go to the Wednesday Tours Sign Up Genius if you would like to participate. 
     
    The annual Pleasant Union Spelling Bee will be held in the Media Center this Friday, January 27th beginning at 2:00.
     
    Please join us next Sunday, January 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for one of the best family fun events of the year at the Triangle Rock Club (TRC).  Whether you have have climbing for years or have never climbed before, the TRC staff is awesome!!!  It is a fun time for the whole family!  The cost is $15 per climber.  A portion of all proceeds will go to our school.  Please use the link https://www.trianglerockclub.com/pleasant-elementary-pta/ in my email to prepay and complete your participation waiver. We hope to see you there.
     
     
    Mrs. Freer, our music teacher is asking that if you are interested in trying out for the Annual Pleasant Union Talent Show on March 23, please go to Mrs. Freer's blog page http://blogs.wcpss.net/puemusic/ at the PUE website.
    There is information and a link to Sign-up genius there.  You must try-out if you want a chance to be in the show, and auditions will be held Feb. 7, 9 and 16.”
     
    Pieces of Gold tickets for the March 8th performance are on sale now.  Go to Ticketmaster and use the promo code “stars2017” to purchase tickets to see our chorus and other fantastic performances.
     
    Have a super week.
     
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  • Announcements for the Week of January 16, 2017

    Posted by Kevin Biles at 1/15/2017
    Good evening to all parents and staff. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with announcements for the week of January 16, 2017
     
    Happy Friday, January 20th Birthday to 5th Grade teacher Alice Nelson.
     
    Please update your calendar so that the PTA meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th will be held next Tuesday, January 24th.  Please join us at 8:15 in the Teacher lounge.
     
    Lego Club is on for this week.  The 3rd-5th Grade Club will meet on Tuesday at 8-8:45 and the K-2nd Grade Club on Wednesday at 8-8:45.  Both will meet in the Media Center.
     
    The Early Bird discount for purchasing your 2016-17 yearbook ends this Friday.  The discounted rate of $20 will be over after Friday, January 20, 2017.  After that date Yearbooks will go up to $25.  Go to the PTA Yearbook Facebook page to find out more.
     
    There is an Early Release this Friday, January 20th.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15.
     
    Our second snow makeup day is this Saturday, January 21.  School will open for students at 8:45 with the tardy bell at 9:15.  Dismissal is at 12:45.
     
    As mentioned last week we are in need of a person to help coordinate the compilation of our yearbook. We have photographers and some folks that have stated that they can help but still in need of a chairperson that is willing to receive training from our Yearbook company, Lifetouch on how to facilitate the processing of our yearbook.  Please contact our PTA president Rick Childs (rchilds.pue@gmail.com), VP Meg Capel (meg.pue@gmail.com) or myself (kbiles@wcpss.net) if this interests you or have any questions. Your help is very much appreciated.
    Open Houses for parents of new students to Pleasant Union on Thursday, January 26 at either 9:30am or 6:30pm.  RSVPs can be found at Morning Sign Up Genius for the 9:30 session and Evening Sign Up Genius for the 6:30 session.  We also are holding weekly Wednesday tours.  Go to the Wednesday Tours Sign Up Genius if you would like to participate. 
     
    Please join us on Sunday, January 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for one of the best family fun events of the year at the Triangle Rock Club (TRC).  Whether you have have climbing for years or have never climbed before, the TRC staff is awesome!!!  It is a fun time for the whole family!  The cost is $15 per climber.  A portion of all proceeds will go to our school.  Please use the link https://www.trianglerockclub.com/pleasant-elementary-pta/ in my email to prepay and complete your participation waiver. We hope to see you there.
     
    That’s it for this week.  See you on Tuesday.
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  • Announcements for the Week of January 9, 2017

    Posted by Kevin Biles at 1/8/2017
    Good evening. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with announcements for the week of January 9, 2017
     
    All schools will be closed on Monday, January 9,  due to inclement weather.  Please watch for any announcements through tv, radio and social media for any continued school closings, delays and openings for the subsequent days this week.
     
    Happy Tuesday birthday to 4th grade teacher, Jennifer Potter.
     
    Lego Club will be cancelled this week due to the uncertainty of road conditions early Tuesday and whether or not school will be delayed.  We are working to confirm that volunteers are able to help next week so that the club sessions can be moved to next week.  I will confirm in next Sunday’s message.
     
    Please spread the word that there will be Open Houses for parents of new students to Pleasant Union on Thursday, January 26 at either 9:30am or 6:30pm.  RSVPs can be found at Morning Sign Up Genius for the 9:30 session and Evening Sign Up Genius for the 6:30 session.  We also are holding weekly Wednesday tours.  Go to the Wednesday Tours Sign Up Genius if you would like to participate. 
     
    Early Bird discounts for the annual Yearbooks have been extended at the rate of $20 until Friday, January 20, 2017.  After that date Yearbooks will go up to $25.  Go to the PTA Yearbook Facebook page to find out more.
     
    As a follow up to last week’s request, we are in need of a person to help coordinate the compilation of our yearbook. We have photographers and some folks that have stated that they can help but still in need of a chairperson that is willing to receive training from our Yearbook company, Lifetouch on how to facilitate the processing of our yearbook.  Please contact our PTA president Rick Childs (rchilds.pue@gmail.com), VP Meg Capel (meg.pue@gmail.com) or myself (kbiles@wcpss.net) if this interests you or have any questions. Your help is very much appreciated.

    Have a safe, warm rest of the week.
     
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