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Principal's Message, 9-30-22

Greetings Stough Families,

I hope that everyone has had a great week and is staying safe during this storm.  There is no make-up day required for today's inclement weather day.  The District is using banked instructional hours.


Here are your weekly updates.


1.  Welcome to October!  Next week is a five-day week of school.



2.  This week in P2, we studied teamwork.  Next week, we will move to open-mindedness.  Consider continuing the conversation about our weekly traits with your families.  Here's the link with more resources on open-mindedness.


As we move to October, I also want to share this message about anti-bullying from P2:


We know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As many of you are aware, P2 is an upstream approach to preventing bullying. By teaching students how to build positive relationships (through the Other People Mindset elements) and how to tap into their character strengths (such as kindness, integrity, bravery, and more), Partner Schools (like Stough) are showing students "what right looks like" in how they treat other people.




3.  A note about AIG for 4th/5th Grade Families:


Parents of 4th and 5th graders who are interested in having their student screened for AIG services may nominate their student any time during the school year.  Students who meet the new identification criteria may be tested in October or January.  Not all students who are nominated for screening will be tested.  For more information or to nominate your student, please email Mrs. Cecconi-Roberts at



4.  Also for 4th/5th Grade Families from the WCPSS Magnet Office:


This year, we will again host an IN-PERSON event so families can explore the Early College options available in WCPSS.  Consider attending the Early College Fair at Vernon Malone College and Career Academy on Saturday, October 15, from 9-11am.
5.  The State of North Carolina is planning to redesign its system of school performance grades next year.  Here is an optional survey if you would like to offer feedback.  The deadline for completion is October 10.
6.  Here are your PTA Updates:

Join PTA today!

Stough PTA members are part of a powerful association and action plan focused on programs and initiatives to strengthen your child’s education and the family-school partnership.

Please consider joining Stough PTA by TODAY, Friday, September 30. Memberships start at $10. If you join at the Car Magnet or Super Stallion level by next Friday, your magnet and/or t-shirt will be delivered by the end of October, at the latest. 

Join here:  Thank you! Questions?

Last Call for Fun Run Sponsors!

Today is the final day to sign up to sponsor the Fun Run. Contact to learn more about sponsorship levels. All levels include your business logo on the Fun Run shirt! 

Fun Run Prizes Needed

PTA is looking for student Fun Run prizes. If you are willing to donate small, kid-friendly prizes please email 

Examples include gift cards for ice cream, passes for fun activities, new books, etc.  

Fundraising Co-Chair?

If you are interested in a way to get involved with the PTA, we are looking for a Fundraising Co-Chair. Please email if you are interested.

2022 Election Information

The 2022 Election (Nov 8) includes many important races including Wake County School Board, local, state and national races. Absentee ballots are available now. The deadline to register or update registration is Oct 14. One-stop early voting begins Oct 20. Registration information can be found here:

Use this link to determine your district information and view your sample ballot:

Green PTA Candidate Forum Invitation 

Green PTA is hosting a candidate forum for District 6 families on October 13 from 6:00-7:15. Green Elementary is located at 5307 Six Forks Road and the event will take place in their media center. They are inviting families from all District 6 schools, which includes Stough. Click the link to register here

Walk and Roll to School- October 12

Save the date! This is a national event encouraging communities to come together on their morning route to school. Walk & Bike to School ( Stough information coming soon!

Stough Campus Clean Up Day- November 6

Save the date! Sunday, November 6 for Campus Clean Up Day. Join fellow PTA members to weed, spread mulch and beautify our campus. Time: 2:30 to 4:30 PM. More details to come.



Have a great weekend,

Chris Cox, Principal