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Mid-May Updates - 5.19.23 Memo


Testing Season is here!

End of Grade Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be here before we know it. The following dates are very important for Leopards to be in attendance at school on time! Testing will begin promptly at 8:45 each morning and run through approximately 11:30 AM! 

  • May 31st: Reading EOG (3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade)
  • June 1st: Math EOG (3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade) 
  • June 6th: Science EOG (5th grade)

We will be offering FREE BREAKFAST in the cafeteria for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students the morning of our End of Grade Tests!!! 


May Faculty Member of the Month

It is not too late to nominate a staff member exhibiting excellence during the month of May! Click here for the nomination form. This will be our grand finale of the year... keep the nominations rolling!


Congratulations to our incoming PTA Board!

Thank you to the outgoing PTA Board Members for their commitment to serving Lead Mine Elementary - their time, attention, and love of Lead Mine are greatly appreciated! We are excited to welcome new to our board members and are looking forward to building on the excellence already in place at Lead Mine. If you are interested in supporting the work of our Parent Teacher Association, please reach out to Assistant Principal Weller ( or me ( and we will connect. you with a board member!


Cafeteria Balances

Please work to clear any outstanding breakfast, snack, or lunch account balances prior to the end of the school year. Students with balances were provided with overdue notices from our cafeteria to inform you of their balances. 


Summer Feeding Program


Visit to learn more and register.


2023-2024 Bus Transportation

WCPSS Transportation is preparing for the next school year. Please read all of the important information below. 

Check Your Transportation Status 

View your student’s 2023-24 Transportation status via your student’s Homebase/Powerschool account. Sign up for an account at your student’s school. More information on Home Base is available at  

Your student’s AM and/or PM transportation codes will display “Y” (yes) or “N” (no) for the 2023-24 school year until routes are posted. Routes usually are posted about 10 days before the start of the school year. 

  • If your student’s code is “Y” and your student will be using transportation next school year, no action is required.  

  • If your student’s code is “N” and you would like for your student to use transportation next school year, please submit a transportation request. 

  • If your student’s code is “Y” and your student will not be using transportation next school year, please submit the decline bus form at

If you need further assistance with bus service, contact your student’s school. 

Transportation Request Deadlines 

If you are not currently registered for transportation but would like service next school year, you must request transportation by the deadline listed below for your student's school calendar to ensure service on the first day. Please only request service if you plan for your student to be a regular rider. Students who don’t ride consistently will be removed from bus rosters. To register, go to 


  • Year-round calendar schools (regardless of track assignment): May 31 

  • Modified calendar schools: June 19 

  • Traditional calendar schools: July 17 

Thank you for your support of the Wake County Public School System.


Planning Forward 2023-2024

  • The first day of school for 1st through 5th graders will be Monday, August 28th.
  • Lunch prices have increased to $3.25 a meal.
  • To apply for meal benefits...please click here.
  • Supply lists will come home with report cards and be posted to our website in June.
  • The most up-to-date 2023-2024 traditional school calendar is linked here