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Principal's Message, 8-19-22

Greetings Stough Families,

Our teachers have started to return this week, and we are all excited to see our Stallion students very soon!  Here are a few quick updates:


1.  Next Friday's Meet-the-Teacher hours for grades 1-5 are still 10-11am or 2-3pm.  Note this does not include kindergarten or Pre-K students.  All class lists will be posted by grade level in the front lobby and the media center lobby (by carpool entrance).  If your family can not make it during these hours, your child's homeroom teacher will connect with you electronically by Friday afternoon. 


During Meet-the-Teacher, you may also plan to stop by the main lobby if you are interested in any of the following:


  • Obtaining carpool tags
  • Submitting a health plan (or dropping off medication)
  • Learning about Girl Scouts
  • Registering to be a volunteer (in-school, field trips, etc.)
  • Joining the PTA



2.  Rising kindergarten families are welcome to join us for a playdate on the Stough playground at 4pm on Thursday, August 25!  You will be able to connect with other families as well as teachers, school leaders and our PTA Board.  There will be ice-pops available for all kids.  We will contact you via email that day if the weather forces us to postpone.



3.  Did you know that Wake County has a variety of resources and workshops available to parents through Project Enlightenment?  Visit to see the new workshop offerings for the fall. Examples include kindergarten transition, parenting power struggles, child empowerment, setting limits, and supporting an anxious child.  



4.  Bus routes were posted by WCPSS today.  Here are Stough's bus routes for 2022-23.



5.  There will be regular updates from the PTA at the end of every Weekly Message.  Here are the updates for this week:


Join Stough PTA

Welcome back! We hope you will consider joining Stough PTA this year. This is a great way to support our school, get involved and meet other families. Simply joining the PTA helps us provide teacher grants, staff appreciation events and school wide activities like our annual Fun Run. Options to join are linked here: 


Fundraisers- Time to link your VIC card! 

Please visit our website for directions on how to link your Harris Teeter VIC card (must be done every year!) You’ll also find instructions on how to support the PTA when shopping from Amazon Smile. Fundraising - STOUGH MAGNET ELEMENTARY PTA ( 

Spirit Wear Sale- 8/22-9/5 

Start the year with new Stough gear! Our Spirit Wear sale starts online August 22. Items can be shipped directly to school.
Have a great weekend,
Chris Cox, Principal