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Apex Friendship Elementary School


September 1, 2023


Kindergarten Meet the Teacher is Today!

Teachers will email their class lists to introduce themselves at 4:30.  Doors will open at 4:55pm.  Our event ends at 6:00pm.

Parents will be able to pick up Go, Play, Save books, purchase Spiritwear, get their carpool tag, and more!


Curriculum Night - Thursday, September 21

We are excited to welcome you into the school on the evening of September 21.  You will visit your child’s classroom and learn about what they are learning for the year.  You’ll hear about classroom procedures, daily schedules, and more!  Teachers will provide two identical sessions to allow you to choose what best fits your schedule and to allow for parents with multiple children.


5:30-6:00: Session 1

6:05: PTA General Meeting in the Cafeteria

6:30-7:00: Session 2


Parking will be available at both the high school and middle school.  We hope you can join us!


A Note from Our Specialists

Specialist teachers would like to thank the families who have contributed items for our classes. We are very grateful for your support and are looking forward to a stellar year!


Individual specialist statements are here.


Student Extracurriculars


Basketball My World

Basketball My World is renting space through WCPSS Community Schools at our school for evening leagues.  Find more information at,, or 919-297-8084


Running Stars Run Club

Apex Friendship Elementary is excited to bring back the Running Stars Run Club this fall! This is an active, healthy club for students who like to run, jog, walk, and improve their physical fitness, while also building friendship and camaraderie amongst the entire school community. We welcome students grades K-5! Running Stars is a FREE club, meeting on Fridays at 8:00am-8:45am from September 15 - December 15, 2023. To register your student for the fall, please complete this form:

Running Stars Fall 2023


Girls on the Run for 3rd-5th graders 

General Registration closes on September 24th at 11:30 PM


Tennis Tennis

Navigate to

There is a link at the bottom with information about signing up!



Parent Student Handbook:


Visitors in the Building

Please make sure you bring your driver’s license into the building if you are signing in and reporting to a classroom to volunteer or for a conference during the school day.  You also need your driver’s license to sign a student out early.  Our new visitor system requires a scan of your driver’s license.  More information can be found here:



Parents must bring their child’s medicine to school with a signed 1702 form by a doctor.  They can be collected each day between 9:15 and 3:30.  Students may not self-carry any medicines at school.  Only chapstick and hand lotion are permitted without a signed doctor’s note.



We appreciate your patience as times may vary and routes get established.  In the afternoons, please make sure you share any last minute transportation changes by calling the office no later than 3:00.  You should not change your child’s transportation in the middle of dismissal!


We encourage all families to get a carpool tag so that you have one when you need it.  It helps our processes to use numbers and not student names during dismissal.  Please encourage your child to memorize their carpool number!


Student Attendance and Enrollment

Students who do not attend school in the first 20 days will be withdrawn per state policy on Day 21.  This could have significant consequences.  If you are traveling and not planning to be present on the first day of school, your child must attend school by the 20th day on September 26, 2023.  Students who are withdrawn must be re-enrolled upon your return to school.   Please note that schools are funded based on student enrollment on Day 20, so every single student counts!  If 30 students didn’t show up, we could lose teaching positions!


Free/Reduced Price Meal Information

WCPSS needs you to complete a 2023-2024 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