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.
Cary Elementary is a Capped School
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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
WAKE Up & Read Book Drive
February 1 – March 2
Cary Elementary is excited to be participating in the WAKE Up and Read book drive again this year! Donated books will be distributed to children across Wake County to build home libraries. There will be book collection boxes in the school lobby during the month of February and we ask that you donate new or gently used books appropriate for children birth – 12 years. If you need guidance on specific titles, WAKE Up and Read has Wish Lists with Quail Ridge Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. The shared goal is to ensure that more children from low-income families have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners. Working together, we can build stronger students and a stronger community. To learn more, visit www.wakeupandread.org.
While it is bitter outside, thanks everyone for keeping the CES environment warm. Nice work this morning carpool gang!
And the extra folks who came out to "chill" with us are also appreciated
Parent / Staff Cougar Bowl 2014
Great game parents and staff! It was a beautiful night for flag football as the parents and staff came together for a fun filled night of football along with our Family Book Fair Night. A good time was had by all.
Teacher of the year!
Congratulations to Angie Chilton for being selected as Cary Elementary’s Teacher of the year. This honor is voted on by the members of our Cary Elementary staff.
Ms. Chilton has been at Cary Elementary since February 2000, when she joined our staff as a Teacher Assistant. Fall 2000, Ms. Chilton moved to teaching first grade. She taught 1st grade at our school for 9 years, before moving to kindergarten. This is Ms. Chilton’s 6th year as one of our kindergarten teachers.
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 2014-2015 school year
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