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
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!
CES 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.
Below is the link for the End of Year Survey for parents of students attending Title I schools. Please click on the link and take the survey.
Important dates and information for the 2014-2015 school year
Single Subject Acceleration
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.
What is the process for Single Subject Acceleration?
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 the specified Nomination Windows.
Only students who are enrolled and attending WCPSS schools during the Nomination and Testing Windows will be eligible to participate in the in SSA during the 2015-2016 school year. Schools will offer differentiation as needed for students entering WCPSS after the SSA deadlines.
Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within our school’s specified nomination window. Our school’s nomination window is
April 13th – 24th.
Click here for Parent Agreement Form
Testing will ONLY occur during our specified testing window: May 4th – 8th. Accelerative services will commence at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
For more information about SSA please visit www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com or contact our school’s SSA contact (Sobia Estrela, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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.