• Weekly Update 11/18/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 11/18/2022

    Partnership Giving Tree

    We are collecting pajamas and gift cards to support Partnership families this holiday season. Please send unwrapped donations to the library by December 5th. Any questions? Please contact Ms. Helton ahelton@wcpss.net. Thank you for your generosity!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faaac23abf49-partnership

     

    Volunteer Opportunity: Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Book Fair will be held from November 29th-December 1st to help with your holiday season gift buying, promote reading, and to support PMES. We need volunteers to work at the Book Fair! Please sign up if you are able. The Book Fair will have extended evening hours on the 29th of November in conjunction with a chorus performance. You do not want to miss this event. 

    Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DADA72FA75-book

     

    5th Grade Parents:  Early College and Academy Applications due December 14th

    Applications for WCPSS early college schools and leadership academies are due December 14th. Applications for magnet middle schools are due on January 25th.

     

    Calendar of Events

    Nov. 23rd - Nov. 25th - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 29th - Dec. 1st -  Book Fair (evening event Nov. 29th)

    Dec. 5th  -  Early Release 1 PM

    Dec. 8th  - All Pro Dads Breakfast, Papa Johns Spirit Night

     

     

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  • Weekly Update 11/4/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 11/4/2022 8:30:00 AM

    Calendar - No School

    Please note that this Tuesday (Nov. 8th) and Friday (Nov. 11th) there is No School.  Thursday is an Early Release Day. PMES will dismiss at 1:00 pm. 

     

    Food Drive

    In an effort to increase hunger awareness amongst our students, we are partnering with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC in their Students Against Hunger Food Drive. From Nov. 1st-29th PMES will be collecting donations for the Food Bank, reading the book Maddi’s Fridge during library specials, decorating lunch bags for Brown Bag Ministries, and engaging our students in meaningful discussions. Click the link for the  "most needed items" . Thank you in advance for your generosity.

     

    Read to Students: Volunteer Opportunity for the Food Drive

    Thank you everyone who sent in donations and to our parent volunteers who read in the library this week! If you haven't done so yet, there are more opportunities to volunteer and donate throughout November. Updates in the Monday Morning Memo will contain our goals, achievements and engagement opportunities. Each week we will deliver donations to the Food Bank CENC and update you on our contributions. Thanks for all your support, showing our students how much we care about our community!

     

    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c084daba72fa1f85-food 

     

    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c084daba72fa1f85-come

     

    Fall Planting Day

    Planting Day is this Saturday, Nov 5, 8:30-noon. Please bring tools and come help clean up our campus, spread mulch and beautify our grounds.  Come for an hour or come all morning! 

     

    Community Event/Fundraiser: Skate Night

    Please join PMES for another great community event. This event will support our 5th Graders to raise money for the DC field trip as they host a skate night at United Skates (2901 Trawick Rd. Raleigh) Tues., Nov. 8th from 6-8:30 pm. Admission is $10. 

    We hope to see you there for a fun evening!

     

    Poinsettia Fundraiser

    The PMES PTA is partnering with Williams Plant Farm to provide beautiful, florist-quality poinsettias for the upcoming holiday season. These locally grown poinsettias make wonderful gifts, centerpieces, or home and office decorations. An order form went home in your child's folder or you can order here. The plants will be available for pick up the week of Nov. 28th. 

     

    Feedback Needed

    Please take only a few minutes to complete a feedback form regarding Math Night. This form will be used to gather information about how we can improve this experience. Even if you did not attend, please take a minute to complete the questions. It is available in English and Spanish: https://forms.gle/2PkE2jteG7bWpzAh8  

     

    Calendar of Events

    Nov 5th  -  Fall Planting Day 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Nov 8th  -  No School, Election Day

    Nov 8th -  Skate Night 6-8:30pm

    Nov 10th - 2nd Quarter Interim Reports, All Pro Dads, Early Release 1 pm, Interims 

    Nov 11th - No School, Veterans Day

    Nov 23rd - Nov 25th - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov 29th - Dec 1st -  Book Fair

     

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  • Weekly Update 10/28/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 10/28/2022 12:30:00 PM

    Math Night 

    Math Night was a huge success and very well attended! Our staff were energized by your community engagement and eagerness to learn how to support your child at home. If you missed the event or would like to access the activities, visit: https://bit.ly/FallFamMN 

     

    Feedback Needed

    Please take only a few minutes to complete a feedback form regarding Math Night. This form will be used to gather information about how we can improve this experience. Even if you did not attend, please take a minute to complete the questions. It is available in English and Spanish: https://forms.gle/2PkE2jteG7bWpzAh8  

     

    PTA: Thank You!

    We would like to thank you for contributing to a wonderful staff lunch from Mellow Mushroom on October 25th and dinner to keep us energized through Math Night. We truly appreciate your generosity, support, and kindness. PMES is very fortunate to have a wonderful PTA.  

     

    Illnesses: Flu, RSV, Covid 

    As we are entering the cold and flu season, please be mindful of WCPSS health policies. Students should stay home when sick. Please see the following WCPSS guidelines if you have questions: Additional information can be found at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/168 or  https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48740 

     

    Volunteer Opportunity: PMES Needs Parent Reviews

    The Magnet Application window has opened. We are recruiting new families for the 2023-2024 school year.  We are requesting your help to market our school to prospective parents. You can help by writing a positive school review online. Thank you!

     

    School Bond

    The upcoming Wake County election ballot will include a proposal for a $530.7 million school bond that will address WCPSS schools' critical safety and maintenance needs. The bond will also help fund rebuilding seven existing schools, significant repairs to schools, replacements for equipment that has aged out, and construction of five new schools on new sites. You may learn more about it at https://www.wcpss.net/2022bond.

     

    Calendar of Events

    Nov 4th - Interim Reports

    Nov 5th - Fall Planting Day 8:30-noon

    Nov 8th - No School, Election Day

    Nov 10th - All Pro Dads, Early Release 1:00 pm

    Nov 11th - No School, Veteran's Day

    Nov 23rd - 25th  - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov 29- Dec 1 - Book Fair

    Dec 5 - Early Release 1 PM

    Dec 8 - All Pro Dads, Papa Johns Spirit Night

     

     

     

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  • Weekly Update 10/21/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 10/21/2022 8:45:00 AM

    Late Arrivals

    PMES experiences an average of 13-20 students who are tardy each day. We realize there are unforeseen circumstances that create tardiness. Please make a strong effort to have your child arrive at school at 8:00 am. Students need time to unpack, get settled for their day, complete morning work, and have an opportunity to work with their teacher on specific concepts. 

     

    Ideas:  choose outfits and lay them out the night before, pre-pack lunches and backpacks in the evening, create a healthy breakfast item basket ready for an on the go breakfast, set the alarm 5 minutes earlier each day, provide a 10 and a 5 five minute warning before loading the car, eliminate TV and video game playing in the morning. 

     

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Report cards were sent home this week. Please schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher for a conference. It is very important to build two-way communication with your child’s teacher, learn about your child’s academic progress, provide input, and gain insight into your child’s day.  

     

    SATURDAY: Community Meet & Greet Event Fred Fletcher Park! 

    All Partnership families are invited to attend this community building event for an afternoon with friends and classmates on Saturday, October 22nd, 2-4pm at Fred Fletcher Park picnic shelter, 820 Clay Street. The event is for PMES families to meet & connect with others and to learn about the PMES Foundation.  Light snacks, games, and a scavenger hunt will be provided courtesy of the Partnership Foundation.  

     

    Math Night October 27th/Dinner Fundraiser 5th grade D.C. trip

    Please mark your calendars for Family Math Night from 5:30-6:30 pm. Fifth grade students will be selling sandwiches for dinner to raise money for the DC field trip. Dinner may be purchased prior to the event from 5-5:30 pm.  The PTA General meeting will be held during math night right in your child’s classroom. 

     

    The ultimate goal is for parents to engage in math activities/games with their children and peers around the building to build a sense of community and learn how you can support your children at home. Parents are asked to please remain with their children to experience the games as a family unit. 

     

    If you are able, please donate fall treats to your child’s classroom teacher for our staff to put together a small bag of goodies as a culminating treat.  

     

    Magnet Application Award Contributions Needed

    This year we are applying for a Magnet Schools of America Merit Award. This is a prestigious, national award for magnet schools. A section of the application requests information about awards earned by students. We would love to know about the individual awards our students have earned over the past year to include them in the application.  Please share them with Dr. Kenjarski at mrkenjarski@wcpss.net by October 28th. Thank you!

     

    Quick & Easy Volunteer Opportunity

    The Magnet Application window has opened. We are recruiting new families for the 2023-2024 school year.  We are requesting your help to market our school to prospective parents. You can help by writing a positive school review online. How to write a review? You can Google search school reviews and on the website that comes up add your review.  Thank you for your help in selling our school!

     

    Important School Bond

    The upcoming Wake County election ballot will include a proposal for a $530.7 million school bond that will address WCPSS schools' critical safety and maintenance needs. The bond will also help fund rebuilding seven existing schools, significant repairs to schools, replacements for equipment that has aged out, and construction of five new schools on new sites. You may learn more about it at https://www.wcpss.net/2022bond.

     

    Preventing the Spread of Illness

    As we enter cold and flu season, students, families, and staff are encouraged to:

    •  Avoid Touching- Eyes, Nose and/or Mouth

    •  Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when sneezing

    •  Hand Washing -Wash hands with soap and water for 15-20 seconds

    •  Use alcohol-based hand wipes or gel sanitizers only when soap and water are not available.

     Staying Home When Sick

    • Fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher (Stay home until you have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours)

    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (Stay home until you have been without vomiting or diarrhea for 12 hours)

    • Severe headache

    • Red, watery eyes with yellow discharge

    • Undiagnosed rash

    If students become sick at school, parents will be called to immediately pick them up from school. Additional Information can be found at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/168 or   https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48740 

     

    Calendar of Events

    Oct 22nd - Foundation Family Community Event 2:00-4:00 pm 

    Oct 25th - Spirit Night, Mellow Mushroom 3:00 - 9:00 pm 

    Oct 27th - Math Night 5:30 - 6:30 pm  - dinner 5:00-5:30 pm 

    Nov 4th - Interim Reports

    Nov 5th - Fall Planting Day 8:30-noon

    Nov 8th - No School, Election Day

    Nov 10th - All Pro Dads, Early Release 1:00 pm

    Nov 11th - No School, Veterans Day

    Nov 23rd - 25th  - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

     

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  • Weekly Update 10/14/22

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 10/14/2022 8:45:00 AM

    Volunteer Registration

    Please check with Georgette Duncan, Volunteer Services Coordinator, for any questions you may have regarding your volunteer status at gduncan2@wcpss.net. Ms. Duncan is handling the clearances for the entire county. Please remember that you were to complete a Criminal Background Check, which you would have received in a separate link, after registering on a WCPSS device to complete the process. If you did not do this, please register again. Only cleared volunteers may chaperone on field trips. 

     

    Kindergarten Registration begins October 14th

    Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year opens on Friday, Oct. 14th. All families with children who will turn five on or before Aug. 31, 2023 should register online. The address lookup tool allows families to find their base school and view year-round and magnet school application choices. Learn more about the registration process at wcpss.net/kindergarten.   

     

    PME Community Meet & Greet Event in Fred Fletcher Park! 

    All Partnership families are invited to attend this community event!

     

    When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2-4pm 

    Where: Fred Fletcher Park picnic shelter, 820 Clay Street 

    Why: To meet & connect with other PMES  families & learn about the Partnership Elementary Foundation. 

     

    Join us at the picnic shelter for an afternoon with friends and classmates. Light snacks, games, and a scavenger hunt will be provided courtesy of the Partnership Foundation. Picnicking welcome  – bring a blanket! 

     

    Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom: October 25th

    We are holding a Spirit Night at the Peace Street Mellow Mushroom on Tuesday, October 25th. Dine in or carry out from 3 pm to 9 pm.  Mellow Mushroom will donate a portion of the sales to PMES.  Remember to let your server or cashier know you are dining for PMES to ensure we receive the proceeds. 



    PMES Community Event: Fall Family Math Night October 27th

    Please mark your calendars for a family math night at PMES on October 27th from 5:30-6:30 pm. Fifth grade students will be selling sandwiches for dinner to raise money for the DC field trip. Dinner may be purchased prior to the event from 5-5:30 pm. The PTA General meeting will be held during this fun activity right in your child’s classroom. 

     

    The ultimate goal is for parents to engage in math activities/games with their children and peers around the building to build a sense of community and learn how you can support your children at home. Please remain with your child to experience the games as a family unit. 

     

    If you are able, please donate fall treats to your child’s classroom teacher for our staff to put together a small bag of goodies as a culminating treat. 

     

    Fall Planting Day: November 5th

    Save the date for Planting Day November 5th, 8:30- 12:00. We will clean up our campus, spread mulch and beautify our grounds.  Come for an hour or two or come all morning. 

     

    Personal Items

    Please remind your children not to bring toys or balls to school, unless it is for a specific activity.  Thank you! 

     

    Calendar of Events

    Oct 17th - Report Cards Sent Home

    Oct 20th - All Pro Dads, 7 am

    Oct 22nd - Foundation Family Community Event 2:00-4:00 pm 

    Oct 25th - Spirit Night, Mellow Mushroom 3:00 - 9:00 pm 

    Oct 27th - Math Night 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Nov 4th - Interim Reports 

    Nov 5th - Fall Planting Day 8:30-noon

    Nov 8th - No School, Election Day

    Nov 10th - All Pro Dads, Early Release 1 pm

    Nov 11th - No School, Veterans Day

    Nov 23rd - 25th  - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

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  • Weekly Update 9/23/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 9/23/2022 10:00:00 AM

    Fall Break

    We hope you and your family enjoy Fall Break. School will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.  You can access the Modified Year Round Calendar for the school year. 

     

    PME Community Meet & Greet Event in Fred Fletcher Park! 

    Please come if you are a new Partnership family. Please come if you are a seasoned Partnership family. We would love to see all of you! 

     

    When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2-4pm 

    Where: Fred Fletcher Park picnic shelter, 820 Clay Street 

    Why: To meet & connect with other Partnership families and learn about the Partnership Elementary Foundation. 

     

    Picnicking is welcome – bring a blanket! Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. The playground is very close, and we will have classic yard games to play. 

     

    We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

     

    Mark Your Calendar 

    Sept 23rd - End of Quarter

    Sept 25th - Oct 7th - Fall Break

    Oct 10th - No School, Teacher Workday

    Oct 17th - Report Cards Sent Home

    Oct 27th - Fall Family Math Night / First General PTA Meeting

    Nov 4th - Interim Reports

    Nov 5th  - Fall Planting Day 8:30-noon

    Nov 8th  - No School, Teacher Workday

    Nov 10th - Early Release, 1pm

    Nov 11th - No School, Veterans Day Holiday

    Nov 23rd  -Nov 25 - No School, Holiday

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  • Weekly Update 9/16/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 9/16/2022 11:55:00 AM

    Frolic: Thank you!

    Thank you for all of the donations and time you spent on making the Frolic a huge success. We appreciate all that you do to make PMES a strong-knit community. A BIG thank you to the PTA Frolic Committee and Mary Hunter Martin who were instrumental in this success. We appreciate everyone’s efforts!

     

    Important: Volunteering 

    Volunteer clearances through WCPSS for new volunteers are taking time to process due to the volume and manpower required.  However, many new volunteers are not completing the registration process fully. Once you register to volunteer on a WCPSS computer, you will receive an email to complete further information for a criminal background check. This must be completed in order to receive clearance.  Anyone chaperoning or working with students must be cleared by WCPSS. If you completed the volunteer registration process last year, you do not need to register this year.  

     

    Military Connected Families

    In an effort to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met, state law requires that schools collect information on military-connected students. The goal is to help accommodate these students by providing them with support and consistency when their parents are deployed, when they are transitioning between schools, and at other pivotal times during their academic career.  

    If you are a military-connected family, please:

    The deadline is Nov. 11th. You may also print and return a hard copy of the form to school. 

    Calendar of Events

    Sept 23 - End of Quarter

    Sept 25 - Oct 7 - Fall Break

    Oct 10 - No School, Teacher Workday

    Oct 11 - School Resumes for the Second Quarter

     

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  • Weekly Update 9/9/22

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 9/9/2022 1:00:00 PM

    School Breakfast and Lunch

    Students may purchase breakfast ($1.50) and lunch ($3.00) daily at school. You may view menus, add money to your child’s account, and find out more information about school meals at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/4646. You may apply for free or reduced-price meals, by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com.

     

    School Report Cards

    As a school district, WCPSS believes it is important to provide parents with detailed information about our schools beyond test scores. That is why it has created progress reports for each school that includes a variety of information, including teacher experience, survey data and suspension data, in addition to test scores. These reports are available online now, alongside an introductory video. We encourage you to view our PME report card, see our progress, and compare our school to WCPSS and NC averages.

     

    Frolic Volunteer Opportunity

    PTA needs your assistance to volunteer for a shift during the Frolic and/or to assist with our community lunch block in the middle of the day. Please consider helping for at least one shift. 

    FIRST SESSION K-2nd

    LUNCH VOLUNTEERS

    SECOND SESSION 3rd-5th

     

    Bus Transportation

    WCPSS is experiencing a bus driver shortage. There are times when buses may run late or are uncovered. When we know a route is uncovered, we message the affected families. You may always check the status of your child’s bus through the Here Comes the Bus App (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380) or by checking the Live Bus Updates page (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/10147). Would you like to drive for WCPSS and make a difference in the lives of our students? Visit https://careers.wcpss.net/Creative/transportation-services.

     

    Calendar of Events

    • Sept 16th - Frolic

    Frolic schedule 

    Kindergarten 9:00-11:00            3rd Grade 12:20-2:20

    1st Grade 9:10-11:10                 4th Grade 12:20-2:20

    2nd Grade 9:20-11:20                5th Grade 12:20-2:20

    • Sept 23rd - End of Quarter

    • Sept 23rd - Strawbridge - Fall Pictures

    • Sept 25th - Oct 7th - Fall Break

    • Oct 10th - No School, Teacher Workday

    • Oct. 11th - School Resumes 

    • Oct. 27th - PTA / Fall Family Math Night

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  • Weekly Update 9/2/22

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 9/2/2022 7:30:00 AM

    Early Release Today 1:00 pm

     

    Volunteer for our Fun Family FROLIC!! 

    Below is the schedule for when each grade level will attend the Frolic so you can take the opportunity to sign up for a shift while your child is FROLICing!  We are  looking forward to seeing our whole community together!

     

    Frolic schedule 

    Kindergarten 9:00-11:00            3rd Grade 12:20-2:20

    1st Grade 9:10-11:10                 4th Grade 12:20-2:20

    2nd Grade 9:20-11:20                5th Grade 12:20-2:20

     

    Please sign up to work one game shift at the Frolic

    FIRST SESSION K-2nd

    LUNCH VOLUNTEERS

    SECOND SESSION 3rd-5th

     

    Calendar of Events

    Sept 5th - No School, Labor Day

    Sept 16th - Frolic

    Sept 23rd - End of Quarter

    Sept 25th - Oct 7th - Fall Break

    Oct 10th - No School, Teacher Workday

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  • Weekly Update 8/26/2022

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 8/26/2022 9:00:00 AM

     

    2022-2023 Frolic Fundraiser

    Mark your calendars for our on-campus, during the school day Frolic, Friday, September 16th. Thank you to our Frolic Sponsors so far.........We need your help gathering auction items for our auction.  Please ask businesses that you frequent for gift certificates. Questions?  Ask Amy Stritzel at amybell33@hotmail.com or Mary Hunter Martin at mmartin@wcpss.net.

    Interim Reports

    Teachers will be sending home interim reports today. Please review your child’s progress. Contact your child’s teachers with any questions or concerns. 

     

    Calendar of Events

    August 31 - All Pro Dads

    Sept 2 - Early Release Day, 1pm

    Sept 5 - No School, Labor Day

    Sept 16 - Frolic

    Sept 23 - End of Quarter

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