• January 16, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 1/16/2020 1:45:00 PM

    January 16, 2020


    PMES Families,

    *Monday, January 20th schools will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  School will resume on January 21st.

    *We have many students who are tardy each day to school.  This means they are arriving to class after 8:30 am. Our school attendance policy states after a student has accrued 15 unexcused tardies a Senior Partner will request a meeting with you to problem solve ways to eliminate them.  Keep in mind, if your child is late even five minutes for 15 days the total of instructional time lost is one hour and 15 minutes. Please note that we will follow up with families if this applies. If you have any questions, please let us know. 

    *We are also experiencing students picked up late at school after carpool is over.  Students are dismissed at 3:00 pm and carpool is over at 3:20 pm. Please be conscientious of being here on time so our teachers can get to important meetings, conferences, or plan for the next school day. 

    *Just a reminder that magnet applications must be completed by January 30th. You must complete a new magnet application if you have a rising Kindergartner or a rising 6th grader if you want them to attend a magnet program.  Please be sure to have checked the assignment strip sent home to know which school your child is currently assigned to attend next year. 

    *If you have not signed up to receive texts from our school to alert you of messages, simply text YES to the number 67587.  If you wish to receive messages in any other format please visit   https://www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger    to change your preferences.



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  • January 10, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 1/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

    PME Families,

    Good afternoon and Happy New Year! 

    Report Cards are being sent home today for second quarter.  Please check your child’s backpack to review his or her progress.  Please remember to sign the envelope and return it to your child’s teacher.  For parents with students in grades K-3 you will also find your child’s Istation report in the envelope.  This report outlines your child’s progress on the state reading assessment.  Attached to this report is log in information for you to monitor your child’s performance during the school year.  Your child will also be able to practice reading at home on Istation. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

    The second quarter Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, January 17th at 2:00 pm for students in grades K-2 and 2:30 pm for students in grades 3-5.  The assembly is held to recognize those students who earned a level 4 on their report cards or who earned a character trait award during the quarter.

    On Monday, January 20th school will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

    Have a great weekend!

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  • December 19, 2019

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 12/19/2019 4:40:00 AM

    December 19, 2019

    Partnership Pioneer Families,

    Assignment strips for the 2020-2021 school year were sent home today.  Please check your child’s backpack and review to ensure it is accurate.  

    We received feedback from six families regarding literacy night.  Please take just a few minutes to complete the short survey whether you attend us or not to provide us feedback and to plan for next year. Survey link: https://forms.gle/twdQAbttbxwNtQHaA

    Tomorrow, Friday, December 20th is our last school day of the year.  We will return for the new year on Friday, January 3, 2020.  We hope you all have a great break!

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  • December 13, 2019

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 12/13/2019 1:05:00 PM

    Track Out/Make Up Day:  School will be closed from Monday, December 23rd- Thursday, January 2nd.  Please note that Friday, January 3rd is our make up day from the Hurricane.  School will be in session on this date. 

    Spelling Bee:  In class Spelling Bees will take place on Thursday, December 19th for those students in 3rd-5th grade who would like to participate.  The winners from this bee participate in the school one which will be held during the week of January 27th.

    Literacy Night:   We would love your feedback about our Literacy Night whether you attended or did not. Please answer this short 3-4 question survey, as soon as possible, to help us better plan for our next event. Thank you! https://forms.gle/4YHNs6dQVRf93t1y5

    Absence/Tardies: We continue to have many students coming in to school tardy. Please refer to PME’s Parent Handbook located on our website https://www.wcpss.net/domain/6713 to fully review the school’s plan for handling continuous tardies/absences.  We encourage you to ensure that your child is at school and in his/her seat ready to learn by 8:30 am.

    We hope you all enjoy your family and friends over the winter track out.  We will see on January 3rd

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  • November 22, 2019

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 11/22/2019 3:10:00 PM

    November 22, 2019

    Partnership Pioneer Families,

    Good afternoon!  Just a few short announcements:

    Next week in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday there will be no school from Wednesday, November 27th – Friday, November 29th.We will resume back to school on Monday, December 2nd.We hope you enjoy spending time with your family.

    The annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held December 3-5th. Our school wide Literacy Night will be held in conjunction with the Fair on Tuesday, December 3rd.There will be several 30 minute sessions from 3:30-6:00 pm for you to attend to learn how to support your child in reading. Interpreters will be available as well. Please look for the flyer with the listing of sessions in your child’s bookbag. We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd.  

    Have a great weekend! 

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  • November 15, 2019

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 11/15/2019 3:40:00 PM

    November 15, 2019

    Partnership Pioneer Families,

    Here is your weekly update:

    Scripps Spelling Bee:  Students in grades 3-5 are eligible to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Students who wish to participate received a word list from their classroom teacher.  We will conduct grade level spelling bees on the 19th of December.  Those students who win the grade level bee will move on to compete in the school wide bee which will be held at the end of January.  The winner will then move on to the state competition. Please encourage your child to practice.

    READvolution:  We are so excited!  For the first time in three years our school has met and even has exceeded the school goal the Carolina Hurricanes set of 2,020 books read.  We now qualify for our school name to be put in the drawing to possibly win a field trip to the PNC arena.  And, over 40 students have earned two complimentary tickets to a Hurricanes game.  Further information will be sent home in December.  GREAT JOB!! Keep encouraging your children to read every night and keep logging in books.  Thank you!

    Istation:  Istation, a state mandated computerized reading assessment is replacing mClass as our reading assessments.  Students K-3 will begin practicing for the December assessment next week during Connect class. If you have any questions pleases ask your child’s classroom teacher.

    Scholastic Book Fair/Literacy Night:  Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held from December 3rd -5th.  Please come to the fair during those days to shop for books to help support our school. Books make great gifts.  On December 3rd, in conjunction with the Book Fair we will also host a Literacy Night.  Various sessions related to helping your child read will be available for you.  These sessions will run from 3:30-6:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you at both events.

    Parent Information Sessions:  Magnet School applications for Wake County Public schools are now being accepted.  Please spread the word about our school to those who may be looking for that perfect place to send their child.   Word of mouth by our current and previous parents are our best recruiting tool. 

    Have a great weekend!  

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  • November 8, 2019

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 11/8/2019 4:00:00 PM

    November 8, 2019

     Holiday:  Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day, therefore there will be no school.

    READvolution:  We are so close to achieving our goal of 2,020 books read as a school to qualify for a chance at winning the field trip to the PNC arena.  We are a little over 200 books shy of our goal.  Please continue to help and encourage your children to log in their books. 

    Carpool:  Please drive slowly on Wills Forest when turning from onto it from Glenwood Avenue.  This past week we had neighbors complain that during carpool hours cars are speeding up the street.  Thank you for being considerate.

    Literacy Night:  Please mark December 3rd on your calendars.  In conjunction with the Book Fair we will be holding sessions for parents related to how you can help improve your child’s reading.  Teachers will lead 30 minute sessions beginning at 3:30 pm and ending at 6:00 pm with a choir performance. 

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Please see the letter below to read a notification regarding our school's status under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These notifications are being sent to the 100+ schools in our district that share our same status. Please contact us if you have questions.

    As a parent/guardian of a student at Partnership Magnet Elementary, I am writing this letter to let you know that Partnership Magnet Elementary, has been designated as a Targeted Support & Improvement Additional Targeted Support (TSI-AT) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education. As stated in ESSA Section 1111(d)(2), North Carolina had to identify schools for targeted support and improvement. TSI-AT schools in North Carolina are those that have a subgroup that is under-performing. The intent of this opportunity is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

     As a TSI-AT school, Partnership Magnet Elementary is required to develop a comprehensive plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve student achievement. The plan will also include how our district will support us and monitor the progress of our school.

     Parent engagement is at the heart of our school improvement efforts. Here are some ways we can work together:

    • Make sure that both you and your student are aware of academic expectations set for your student this school year. A list of learning objectives in student-friendly language is available from your student’s teacher(s). You may also find this information by visiting the “Parents” tab on our website.
    • Call us if you have questions or concerns about your student or to set up an appointment to meet with a school staff member who will be working with your student.
    • Make sure that your student is prepared and attends school each day.
    • Monitor your student’s homework.
    • Monitor the progress your student is making and attend meetings with your student’s teacher(s).
    • Keep track of our website and social media sites www.wcpss.net/partnershipes.
    • Volunteer.
    • Join the Parent Teacher Association.

     It sounds like a lot but preparing our students so that they can succeed is not easy and is a group effort. Here are some resources available to help:


    If you have questions about the content of this letter, please contact us at Partnership.

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  • October 25, 2019

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 10/25/2019 3:05:00 PM
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  • October 18, 2019 Update

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 10/18/2019 3:15:00 PM

    October 18, 2019

    Dear Partnership Pioneer Families,

    We have several events coming up in the very near future:

    1. Saturday, October 19th from 8:30 am -12 pm is Planting Day – please consider volunteering some of your time to help beautify our school landscape.
    2. Thursday, October 24th will be our first PTA General Meeting at 6 pm in the Multipurpose room.PTA Board members will be present to answer questions and several of our first graders will be performing in a play. We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.
    3. Friday, October 25th will be our first Quarterly Award Ceremony.  Please check your student’s backpack next week for an invitation.We will recognize students earning level 4’s and the character traits of respect and responsibility. The K-2 ceremony will be held at 2 pm and grades 3-5 at 2:30 pm.
    4. Saturday, October 26th is the countywide Magnet Fair.  This event will be held at Panther Creek High School from 9 am-12pm.  Please consider volunteering an hour of your time to talk to prospective parents about our school. Contact Mary Hunter Martin for more information at mmartin@wcpss.net.

    Please note that Report Cards will go home today.  Please review, sign the report card envelope and return it to school.  If you have not had a first quarter conference with your classroom’s teacher, please contact him or her to do so. 

    The READvolution has started.  All students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day, after school hours.  Please help your child log in to the READvolution site to document his or her books and time spent reading.  There is a 60 minute per day limit for the log in. Each student who achieves 800 minutes by December 5th will receive information to obtain two complimentary tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game.  Our school needs to achieve 2,020 books read in order to be eligible for a field trip to the PNC arena to watch the Hurricanes practice.

    Lastly, we would like to have the number of students who are tardy decrease in amount.  On Wednesday, we had 22 students arrive late to school.  It is so important that students have enough time to unpack, complete morning work and start their day off on a good note.   We appreciate your help with this.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    18 de octubre de 2019

    Estimadas familias pioneras de la asociación:

    Tenemos varios eventos que se acercan en un futuro muy cercano:

    1) El sábado 19 de octubre, de las 8:30 de la mañana a las 12 de la tarde., es el Día de la Siembra, por favor considere ofrecer algo de su tiempo como voluntario para ayudar a embellecer nuestro paisaje escolar.

    2) El jueves 24 de octubre será nuestra primera reunión general de la Asociación de los Padres a las 6 de la tarde en la sala de usos múltiples. Los miembros del comité de la PTA estarán presentes para responder a preguntas y varios de nuestros alumnos de primer grado realizarán una obra de teatro. Esperamos que se veamos a todos el jueves.

    3) El viernes 25 de octubre será nuestra primera ceremonia trimestral de entrega de premios. Por favor revisa la mochila de su alumno/a la próxima semana para encontrar su invitación. Reconoceremos a los estudiantes que obtuvieron un nivel de 4 y los rasgos de carácter de respeto y responsabilidad. La ceremonia de K-2 se llevará a cabo a las 2 de la tarde y los grados 3-5 a las 2:30 de la tarde.

    4) El sábado 26 de octubre es la Feria Magnet del condado. Este evento se llevará a cabo en Panther Creek High School de las 9 de la mañana a las 12 de la tarde. Por favor considere ofrecerse como voluntario durante una hora de su tiempo para hablar con futuros padres sobre nuestra escuela. Póngase en contacto con Mary Hunter Martin para obtener más información en mmartin@wcpss.net.

    Tenga en cuenta que los boletines de notas irán a casa hoy. Por favor revise, firme el sobre de el boletín de notas y devuélvalo a la escuela. Si no ha tenido una conferencia del primer trimestre con el maestro de su clase, comuníquese con él o ella para hacerlo.

    La READvolución ha comenzado. Todos los estudiantes deben leer un mínimo de 20 minutos por día, después del horario escolar. Ayude a su hijo a iniciar sesión en el sitio READvolución para documentar sus libros y el tiempo que pasen leyendo. Hay un límite de 60 minutos por día para iniciar sesión. Cada estudiante que logre 800 minutos antes del 5 de diciembre recibirá dos boletos de cortesía para un juego de los Carolina Hurricanes. Nuestra escuela necesita lograr 2,020 libros leídos para ser elegible para un viaje de campo a la arena de la PNC para ver la práctica de los huracanes.

    Nos gustaría que la cantidad de estudiantes que llegan tarde disminuya en cantidad. El miércoles, 22 estudiantes llegaron tarde a la escuela. Es muy importante que los estudiantes tengan tiempo suficiente para desempacar, completar el trabajo de la mañana y comenzar el día con una buena nota. Agradecemos su ayuda con esto.


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  • October 11, 2019 Update

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 10/11/2019 10:45:00 AM

    October 11, 2019


    Dear Partnership Pioneer Families,

    I hope you are enjoying the great weather.   I have a few updates:

    *Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will compete NC Math Check In Assessments next week – 4th grade will be given on  the 15th; 3rd grade on the 16th and 5th grade on the 17th.  These assessment results allow teachers to direct instruction. Please be sure as always that your child has a good nights rest, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives to school on time. 

    *READvolution – Information will be going home next week about our partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes to support daily reading outside of school.  Please jot down the name of the books and time your child has been reading over the break so you can log it in to the online tracking system.  The individual goal is for children to read 20 minutes per day for a total of 800 minutes between Sept. 30 – Dec 6th.  Students who achieve this goal will receive two complimentary tickets to a Hurricanes home game.  The school goal is to achieve 2,020 books read to be entered into a drawing for a field trip to the PNC arena to watch the Hurricanes practice. 

    *Planting Day – Please join us Saturday, October 19th in the morning to work on planting and cleaning up our school yard.  We really need as much help as we can get.  Our time allotted is from 8:30-11:00 am – Come anytime during that time period. 

    *Magnet Fair Panther Creek, Saturday October 26th 9am-12pm Panther Creek High School –  We can use a bit of your time to talk to prospective parents applying to magnet schools.  Please consider volunteering a minimum of an hour of your time to help promote our school.  Contact Mary Hunter Martin at mmartin@wcpss.net for more information.

    *Lastly, a BIG THANK you to Starbucks on Peace Street for adding positive, inspirational quotes to all of our student bathroom doors.  They look fantastic. 


    Have a great weekend! 








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