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Apex Friendship Elementary School is opening August, 2022!


March 18, 2022


Good afternoon, Stars!  Let’s jump right into the latest news and updates.


We want to hear from you!


This is your opportunity to contribute to the visioning process for AFES!
You have two opportunities to participate.  




In April, you will receive a survey to complete on your own.  The survey will include open-ended questions for comment.  All comments will be reviewed closely by me and the administration team as we continue to plan the opening of the school.




On Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., you are invited to come to the Apex Friendship Middle School Media Center for an input session.  Dr. Gamble will welcome everyone and share some brief words.  The majority of the time will be spent in small groups dialoguing with the same questions presented in the survey.  There will be a recorder for each group so that information can be captured.  There will be a link sent out in April to note your attendance at this meeting for planning purposes.


*Please note that the date above was very difficult to get on the AFMS calendar considering their schedule and athletics.  While not everyone may be able to attend in-person, everyone can share input in the online survey.  Thanks for your understanding!


School Specifics


The WCPSS School Board approved our start and end times.  The school day will run from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Students can be dropped off as early as 8:45 a.m. when our doors open.  


School website:
School phone number:  919-694-8454
School twitter page:  @AFESStars


Please note:  If you call the school’s number in the next few weeks, it is unlikely that someone will pick up.  Please leave a voicemail and include your name and contact information.  I encourage you to email below as your response time will be faster.


School Staff Contact Information


The school’s Data Manager will begin on June 1, 2022.


School Calendar


2022-2023 school calendar 




Please direct all questions to your current school.  If you have a rising Kindergarten student, please direct questions to the school where you registered.  For any questions about transfers or assignment, please contact the WCPSS Office of Student Assignment.  There is a phone number to call or an online form to complete.


Before/After School


The Kraft Family YMCA is excited to offer Before and After School programs on-site at Apex Friendship Elementary school. The school programs include a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, active games, plenty of outside time, character development, and positive role models. Registration for Before and After School can be completed at beginning in April. Parents will have the option to register for the whole year or by individual weeks (dependent on availability). Applications for financial assistance are available HERE. Question? Contact Katherine Vance, Kraft Associate of Youth Programs, at


Coming Soon …


  • Dr. Gamble will be visiting with students at their base schools in May.
    There will be a meeting conducted by the Wake PTA to establish the AFES PTA.
  • Popsicles with the Principal and Meet the Teacher Dates will be shared soon.


Thanks for your continued enthusiasm and support!


March 18, 2022