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Apex Friendship Elementary School, opening August 2022


June 1, 2022


Come join us for the Charter PTA Meeting tomorrow evening!


Thursday, June 2

Apex Friendship Middle School Media Center



The Wake PTA will be facilitating the charter meeting of our PTA.  We will be voting on PTA leadership positions.  We will also be approving the by laws under the umbrella of the NC PTA.

At the end of this meeting, we will have a PTA!   


More information can be found in the attachments below.


Free/Reduced Price Meal Information


WCPSS needs you to complete a 2022-2023 meal benefits application for next year. If you have not completed a free or reduced-price meal application and think your child may be eligible, pick up an application at your child’s school or apply online. Paper applications can also be requested by calling 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 or emailing


Kindergarten Information


Kindergarten students will begin school on a staggered entry schedule. This means that they will attend only one day of school from 10:00am to 2:30pm on either August 29, 30, 31, or September 1.  Parents will need to provide transportation to and from school.  This practice is extremely valuable to both teachers and students.  Students will be at school in small numbers to allow them to get to know the building and the Kindergarten teachers.  Teachers will be able to do some assessments and create balanced classes while getting to know the students. The first full day of school for all Kindergarten students is Tuesday, September 6.


Sign-up for your staggered entry day here:


Student Sessions with Dr. Gamble


I have really enjoyed meeting the students at all four schools.  I will be meeting the last two tracks of students at Salem in early June.


Save the Date for Open Houses


Friday, August 26 will be an exciting day in the life of our new school community.

This event will be for all 1st to 5th graders and their parents.  Times are TBD.  Friday, September 2nd will be the Open House for all Kindergarten Students and parents from 10am to 12noon.


When will I know who my child’s teacher is?


All parents of first through fifth grade students will receive an email from their child’s teacher on the morning of Friday, August 26.  All parents of Kindergarten students will receive an email from their child’s teacher on the morning of Friday, September 2, 2022.


School Supply Lists


Grade level lists will be available on the AFES website in the next few days. 


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 soon. 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