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Principal's Message 11.5.23

Updates for this week

Positivity Focus for the Week:  Bravery

PGES Book Fair:  The Book Fair is coming November 13-17 and we need your help. Volunteer to help with preview days, student shopping, or the family shopping events!  We will also have times where you can shop before or after school as a family.  Those times will be:  Wednesday Nov 15th , from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Thursday Nov 16th  5:00-6:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Dates:  As a reminder, November 7th is a Teacher’s Workday.  November 10th is a holiday.  There will be no school for students on these dates.  Report cards will be issued on November 9th.

Yearbooks:  PGES yearbooks are on sale now!  Reserve yours today by purchasing one from the following link:  PGES Yearbook Sale

Letterland Parade:  All kindergarten students will have the opportunity to walk in our Letterland Parade this week.  This is an exciting time to work together as a family to create a costume of a Letterland character.  Families are invited to watch their student walk in the parade from the 3-5 playground/field on Thursday, November 9th at 2:00.  Please join us!

American Indian Heritage Month:  November is American Indian Heritage month.  This month we honor and celebrate the history and heritage of American Indians.  North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized Indian tribes: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee, the Meherrin, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the Sappony, and the Waccamaw-Siouan. 

National School Psychology Week is Nov. 6-10:  We appreciate Ms. Natalie Moyer for being an integral part of our school family.  Thank you, Ms. Moyer.

Afternoon Carpool:  We had the pleasure of having our area superintendent observing afternoon carpool on Friday, November 3rd.  The feedback we received is that it is one of the best, most efficient carpools that he has seen (Thank you Flyer Families!).  Most cars were off campus by 4:00 p.m.  Others arrived after 4:15 and needed to check out students from the front office.  There was only one change/recommendation suggested which pertained to where we ask families to park when students take a bit longer to come out.  We will implement this soon, so stay tuned!

Canned Food Drive:  THANKS for GIVING! In this season of gratitude and giving, our Student Council is holding a Canned Food Drive beginning Monday, November 6 and ending Monday, November 20. Our canned goods will be donated to the Interfaith Food Shuttle of Wake County, which supplies food for the Backpack Buddy Program in the Wake County schools. Canned goods most in demand are fruits and vegetables (no heavy syrups or added salt), beans, tuna, and soup. Whole Grain Pasta and Rice are also needed.

The class with the MOST canned goods donated will receive an Ice Cream Party🎉. Thank you to our PGES PTA for their support in making this happen. 

Thanks in advance for your donations. We are very grateful for our Flyer families!