Welcome to Cary Elementary School located in the heart of Cary, NC, an elementary school rich in history, acclaimed for academic achievement, and bright with promise.
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Find everything you need to register for school here
Registration Hours: 9 AM - 11 AM Daily
Documents required for Registration at Cary Elementary:
day old or newly signed lease
2. Homeowners: Settlement page from your home closing
Renters: copy of your first lease
Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017
Wake County and Cary Elementary Kindergarten
Your child must be five years of age by August 31, 2016 to register.
During the upcoming 2016-2017 school year all incoming kindergarten students will be assigned to a base school determined by their address. Base school information is available at www.wcpss.net
· All incoming kindergarten students will need to register at their base school. (Once registered, incoming kindergarten students are automatically assigned to their base school for the 2016-2017) school year; no additional application is necessary to attend your base school.)
· All families interested in Magnet or Calendar option schools will need to first pre-register at their base school, then apply on-line at www.wcpss.net during the application periods found at wcpss.net.
o Magnet Application Period is January 7 - 22, 2016
o Transfer and Calendar Option Application period is February 8 – 12, 2016
Cary Elementary will offer kindergarten registration hours on
Thursday, January 7, 2016 , from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
There are also regular registration hours, 9 AM – 11 AM daily.
To register parents must present the following items:
ð Your child’s birth certificate
ð Parent/Guardian must present Picture ID (driver’s license)
Recently released state end of grade test scores show that Cary Elementary students met expected or high growth goals in math, reading, and science in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade!
Wake County just released district School Progress Reports. Click here to learn more information about Cary Elementary.
Supply Lists for 2016-2017
Painting the Town!
As part of a Cary Elementary/PTA community connection, the Art Club was given the opportunity to decorate several ceiling tiles for the new Tijuana Flats in Cary. Mrs. Masouras drew the designs on the tiles in advance and the students worked together painting them during Art Club. Below are a few pictures of the students working on the tiles. Be sure to visit Tijuana Flats in May to check them out in person!
Open the Door to Reading
is a new Cary Elementary program and we need your help.
-Every morning teachers and teaching assistants are at carpool to open doors for arriving students.
*You volunteering just one day from 8:00-8:30 will allow a teacher to tutor students during that time. 180 volunteers will allow a teacher to tutor students every day.
** Cary Elementary has over 550 students which means at least 1,000 parents, grandparents, and guardians. 180 out of 1,000 should be easy.
Click the button above to sign up to help.
Important dates and information for the 2016-2017 school year
Friday, August 26 - Meet the Teacher 11-1
Monday, August 29 - First Day of School
Friday, September 2 - Kindergarten Meet the Teacher 12-2
Monday, September 5 - Holiday - No School
Friday, September 9 - Early Release dismissal 12:30
Summer Camp 2016
We are so excited to offer our Cougar Camp here at Cary Elementary this summer! Camp will be filled with exciting and enriching activities that will make it easy to bring your child back day after day. All staff are trained, CPR/First Aid Certified and familiar with the WCPSS District Guidelines to ensure the safety of your child.
Daily…Creating & learning cooperation through play!
*Local Parks *Movies *Field Trips *Art *Camper Challenges *Talent Show
Various unique events that truly highlight the spirit and excitement of Cougar Camp! A sampling of events include…
* NC Museum of History * Bowling * Adventure Landing * NC Museum of Natural Science * Dave & Busters *RDU Observation Deck * Museum of Life & Science and more! A calendar will be provided .
* Cary Invasion/Mascot *NC Theatre Conservatory * various NC State Departments all offering exposure to learning in an exciting and creative way.
Please complete this interest form with ($50.00) Deposit.
Click HERE for form
SINGLE SUBJECT ACCELERATION (SSA)
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student's age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course.
Parents can nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.
Nomination forms will be available from your child’s school or through the online site listed below during 4/20-5/4. No late forms will be accepted.
For more information, including dates and locations of regional Parent Informational Sessions, please refer to www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com or
contact me Sobia Estrela (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Afternoon Carpool Traffic Changes
We have been working with the Cary Police Department and are making a change to how all parents enter the afternoon carpool lot. All cars should now enter Harrison Avenue from the south so that right hand turns only are made onto Faculty to then enter our parking lot. We have had cars turning onto Faculty from both directions which has been causing traffic congestion as traffic backs up and unsafe walking conditions for our students and families.
In making this change cars can stay over to the right while waiting and no left hand turns onto faculty will be made. We feel this change will help keep the area safer for our students who walk home from school, safer for other drivers on the road, and more efficient for travel and carpool.
A Cary Police officer will also be helping with the area and we thank you for supporting this change.
Cary Elementary Homework Plan
At Cary Elementary we believe homework is an important part of the educational program. Homework should be purposeful and an extension of the classroom instruction. Homework is a tool for practicing taught skills, reinforces responsibility, and can serve as a method of communicating learning to parents. Wake County policy 5510 is followed.
Homework is assigned on a regular basis with the exception of weekends unless it is a long-term project with which a time line has previously been established. Regular completion of homework is expected and those having difficulty with submitting completed work in a timely manner will have it documented in the work habits section of the progress report. Following standards based grading procedures, homework is not graded for the purpose of adding to a subject grade on the progress report, but can contain feedback for the student and parent.
Students develop and work at different rates and a variety of activities are conducted to accommodate this. Established times are a guide and represent average nightly completion times for an on-task student. Consistent independent reading is important and is included in the times below.
Kindergarten – 15 minutes
1st grade – 20 minutes
2nd grade – 30 minutes
3rd grade – 45 minutes
4th grade – 50 minutes
5th grade – 50 minutes